Feb 3, 2017|
Is 2nd degree murder the right charge for Ronald Gasser in the Joe McKnight shooting? Tommy takes your calls and talks to listeners.
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Now Tommy Tucker WW while AMI famine dot com as we consider I continue rather conversation about Ronald gas and grand jury coming back with. Second degree murder charges as opposed to manslaughter which means he could spend the rest is jail the rest of his life rather in jail yes. And text to Tanzania and says that if you're all of a sudden Ming a row harassed by a road rage you won't want to gun in drunken. Apparently people have a hard time understanding about carrying a gun and intranet the car breaks down and you get to gun policy in case you know somebody. That has mean intentions are worried when it happened upon you. But I think sitting here if I had a choice of being Joseph McKnight are being Ronald gas their I would rather be Joseph McKnight. Because I can't I can't begin encumbered hand. Living my life in prison with no freedom our dollar it's that's to Amin Al as a nightmare ended I'm just saying and it's a hard thing to say good. As our think forming night's family but this is this idiotic crap. Has ruined. Two lives and and heard the two families sitting inside a good morning your and other WL. We'll look more. I have a concealed carry person. I think are typical act and I also keep up with. You know furthering my education I think that for the problem is with people they feel that they get a purchase the gun at their states. Carrying it on your glove box you know good tactic is to be carried all and you personally. And I think bad. People really need to further educate themselves when they carry a weapon that they did and that would we lie in our ability that they have. You'd have to first realized that appointment is the first thing. You know and you have to be aware of your surroundings at all time. Are they get this may and you know I'd taken classes an educated himself. He would have aborted the situation called 91 line on this like it live call which is that you pulled the weapon. You got to the at this age you that it important weapon you actually do. Be prepared to she that. And so I get yelled at people educated more in realized. You know the responsibility that involved in carrying a weapon and despite my dot perfection I have to keep my life without appetite collapses you know in. At the end of the spot near term app in you know produced RBC UniCredit. I feel that you know we should do it with people who carry a weapon. Just like you'd you'd feel like you're carrying a weapon in your trunk if you say but it really. Eight and teaching you wouldn't carry weapons keep that let. The that one sack and been caught your life but it did a terrible eight bubble situation at all caught some kids. Elegantly than work there now. They're they're. Not you know it could be a bit. Probably you are. Aware of your surroundings constantly and again I think. Think no ideas do it every tend to avoid having to use the gun not look for a reason to use it to 601 point seven do you think. Second degree murders or right charge and in terms of justice. From what you know now. Would it be justice to send Ronald dancer prison. For the rest of his life he's 65 years old when no chance of parole. Probation nothing he's going to be in jail Tilly dies is that justice are not and what time road rage in about that incident the immediate talk to your kids about how to handle road rage and if you carry. On your prime and do you think road rage is ever just one sided. Or do you think it takes too good to really get a road rage incident going and especially to the point. Of this tragic situation and it is a tragedy for everybody. I don't think is second degree murder I think this is manslaughter but. This is a way I see it you tell me what you think indeed thank authorities handled the case. In a right way done north's short a morning and other WL. Good order and I. Our comment on whether he's guilty of manslaughter or what I come out trial a jury do a job or aren't. I'm not trust our judicial system but when it comes to something your mentioned earlier. Carried a government call I'm in law or law or not sticking your ballot Carrick guy or girl. It is special animal didn't have much shorter on the I'll consider. They are you with my kitten caught my putting it at. On that very real. And I think if no carrier aren't like that that we are cute and call. And they are not lawn or their and they are mandated to respond the questions come in Mike wants something that they're. Well much of my children that Whitney director that we could not happen in yo. I hear you done thank you I'm glad you called T 601878. Jennifer uptown nine Euro and other WL. A morning practice for a no. We note the difference between manslaughter and second degree murder at the I don't know. Manslaughter is basically you didn't intend to killing Bonnie or maybe cash in just over Turkey and in the here and the the battle hot blood they call it you shot somebody and second degree murder. Means that is not there that you in essence gold allegedly killed this person and without justification. Well I'd been. Like that people said we haven't done you have a greater responsibility. I have a cooler. Come. And then went from one cut you all you got broad reach because you keep traveling behind a curtain. You know I kind of got. You think it takes to Jennifer rug to produce a road rage incident that leads somebody being Schneider. Or run into one handed. Yet they take school. Initially. Some. Technically. Inept isn't saying enemy. In front of me. Practically make a decision to let it go at it wrote great people but now. And I have practically they jumped in front of people apparently it out so someone at. My turn back the technique and let. Generally say there is not a person listening right now including me. But that is not in one way or the other and be in gauge in some kind of idiotic road rage thing ever and after it's over you'd feel terrible it's. Like Buddha who the hell was that word that come from. Or is do you know. So why would you why would you it pulled in front of somebody. On a interstate at seventy miles an hour and jam on your brakes what sense does that make non which you get man and you do. Wearing. Begin 08 come with the new guy 00 (%expletive) no that you don't like. Degree murder. You know that some young man. Is not going to vote with family ever and so we gotta gotta put that into consideration. I didn't like a piece of the young athletic medical. You said that about his age because I think that factors into an Alice deal with you think Ronald cancers age. Factors in this 'cause I. Yeah right. And I think it's technical I. At 55 you should know better net thank you Jennifer appreciate you taking time McCall added ten extends in Jenna bridges in and out of the park. We have all cut someone off that sometimes when it happens CU. Just suck it opens they will today. It was my turn Robert new loans higher end of it have you on the morning. You ever take and radio down please. Mark good god. Opera color and that. People rights situation and that not. Sure in our in state. In a statement. Two vehicles in the middle. Honesty and went on you guys out in traffic. And caught. In the world and so actually. Ball. In. Court on the world because I'm the old and. So would. Change that situation. One the goal. I think I don't think there's any. Always a never to phrases I try to avoid because there are always exceptions to everything but from your story I think you kind of prove the point in that. Because you didn't pursue anybody you can get involved with it it didn't escalate. And at that point and make and so. EU and the point where mr. capture that. Here because he options available to. Called not want to comment on the situation. You know he felt like. Wednesday cracks. At it. Like it that people. So. Everything and I'm here in his is you know who cut all who offers I don't think it matters of KG you don't have the right is somebody can adjust and traffic to his new book wild crazy like you could have done. And you could've gotten man says oh yeah I'll watch this and and and it would have been three idiots and set of two on the road. But you do it says what I mean by it takes to thank you Robert post Super Bowl is this weekend you care enough. All of Sudan and just typical of what you were. You know. Quote out of debt and the art. And I will tell you get time. Have a great day all right we're to talk about Donald Trump it would continue to talk about Ronald dancer but. Donald Trump saying ended tweeting Iran is playing with fires that President Obama was nice to them and he's not going to be nice and I'm paraphrasing now of course. And then he said bowed. North Korea forgot exactly with that tweet said but here's my issue is that unlike you know would yell think it to six a when he sent money. Is he. Duo and what President Obama did die a you know at this line in the sand with Syria with chemical weapons. And enough and happened and then from then the president was not respected relief for in foreign policy York. See it became a joke because if you threaten to do something and you don't follow up on it. Your paper tiger right aren't code a lot of hot errors governor saying oh yeah and I just. You know you go and almost that Scott union kinda tied in with the road rage thing where. Where do you start and that's what diplomacy is all about because if you start at you playing with fire. Was kind of hard to back down from that he understands I. And yeah the next level up and would be out and to. Nikki Haley was very calm wells spoken and I think very cautious in her choice choice of words but. I would ask you about that 22601878. Do you think the president is getting too tough. Too fast on the tucked a lion applause through quick about caring and on and car realigning your under the W the morning. Come on. Tom. How old they do about. The situation room on this stage cancer in. And not a global polio mr. McKnight yeah. Here. I am wrong but did you sort him he had little. Awareness that there were what was said in changing. When a gallon vehicle. Printed charges on him is ludicrous because normally iron. Quote shall out of fear or anger should be shortened second degree murder. So you'd go to manslaughter. Do I want any charge at all. A local. Shelter through war. All rely peca out. Wouldn't. It torture according aggregate disparate and done something new and important it is cute and walked towards you. You angry at you you're not rational the anger. There are reunion today and give me an excuse doesn't Lawny I mean as you fifties you're old. Don't you and you page cute. Alteration to award. But you do get a basic attack by angry your traditional view your your army and not to do you do what you. But the other guys thought the same thing is they were cut each other profile moment Moammar move you forward Doug is that says appear. Police department was on the hot seat did you tell Jordan and. Yes yes I pink yellow to a lot of pressure applied to them come up with shelter and is going to be just. Yeah. We got a lot easily tell you are absolutely right which means. When it comes to use and a gun you are getting it caught up in sucked in of that tornado of politics. Because whether it's justified or not. Ray Sanders intuit the political atmosphere Anderson to it that that constituency in terms of pro gun anti gun matters into it. You don't wind up being a political sacrifice and you didn't do anything wrong. I'm glad you have a today. Lady you're right Donald Trump I don't know that diplomacy. Through tweet is a good thing in limiting it to 140 characters good. That is the median that he chooses. And the latest news to run dances around playing with fired. President Obama was nice of them he's not going to be that way. Also some things going on in in Nam the Ukraine with Crimea the tensions Europe there and we don't know about the Middle East and Mike lines. Major Mike lines or CBS military analyst Jones right now on morning major Margaret. Ng a major one thing nice dressed couple of minutes ago that. Kinda disturbs me is that. We we all remember President Obama and the line I'll remember exactly elegant to be red line but it series used nuclear weapons. And then nothing happened and I used wonders if Donald Trump isn't starting too high because. Either get a its either gonna quickly escalate or Cassie could work with some money back and down or what's the next step. I'd look in terms with them until it wouldn't comment about there are put on the sides promote them. I think that to move to other countries. Some deterrent that you going to apply our. And that's simply specifically from them to and so we're putting them on notice it's what you do bad employees or something that so. It is not necessarily a great stuff I do agree with that and given the fact that happened credit and as shootings were taking place and that Russia. Ukraine border so. Are they pointing fingers at each other's any other ones targeted. That's right. It's edited side of that Ukraine border and that Russian tanks Russian equipment. I'd like to separate forces that are there so it is really situation. That start the spa and the question is whether this is what proved once that happened. Some plants you are why I mention that both sides that the other one started because this could be. Very early test for Donald Trump and given our record by a Vladimir Putin. Right and it could happen here Ukraine in Iran with a ballistic missile testing. And we still have four hours to deal with the Korea plus program that there right now. With and in North Korea and Japan reassure those allies there. So it's kind of we typically for the applause let's say four months between Obama and president trump but we're right back to where I think you know went into the less than. But in terms of diplomacy end. Come and gone back to President Obama with a line I mean does is Donald Trump kind of pulling out of the that he deceived the guns terrible metaphor but throw it is easy kinda start and going too fast too quick too early. That's. For sure and again does that to look at these kinds of things soon started that spot that that becomes. That the jumping off point and that's what's next them there and the next thing runs struck with Simpson's back on the likely we don't have that the coalition that we had before so. It's going to be difficult to really impact them. Look what else can do my peace here with a run the deal to get back to Israelis. If they feel for 12 continuing to violated in this for the security is. Threatened and I've been asked permission from anybody to fire into Poland so that's cyst that's sixteen. And and go back to that the facilities. People pretend to starting a reassuring one ballistic. Yes so I guess the other question is given you know we've been at war for so long and I guess still are with with what 5000 troops in Iraq has now. I am coming in Afghanistan given number on him. Yeah I still 9800 it's not to the point where a President Obama wanted in his legacy should he was out of Apple's places but just for the gonna happen he did well on that. That platform you don't want to go to war but. You know that that now that that's civic. Quagmire since they put there's not a tune in late into the tunnel what we're gonna do that could be. Confused situation in Afghanistan like everybody thought would happen in Iraq could gonna have troops there for the next forty years likely at the Second World War. So that's really what it is is happening to our guests. They reason Lance that is you know we were coming off of this battle fatigue and every one call a state of the military readiness. You know we're Thomas three fronts here we're talking about Iran with Thomas South Korean perhaps Russia or Ukraine were in the military be stretched that far. Right no exactly fronts on which we don't have. Allies to outline that particular certain aspects and good of proxies I think. At this point you back twenty years from an ago and historians were protecting the future looking forward as to what the military should be doing. Everybody else but the United States would buy out was by proxy we would not have to be doomed to things and putting our soldiers in the mud. But again it just happens to materialize. And aides repeatedly don't know when you say flight by proxy you mean. I'm having other countries do ordered Baghdad and other allies and the Turks for example and NATO countries do you do the work that that we should be doing. Instead we've done is we've stepped up our technology and drones and and and the like and we've added another dimension but it's. It's still hasn't become a difference maker we we thought that the nuclear deterrent still would. Play that that's strategic deterrence does not work the terrorists and he's so he put it altogether and the predictability of warfare would be today world where we thought it was some years ago at nine close. Major appreciate your time we have a great weekend. And I'm Cheryl talking again major Nightline CBS military analysts. A talking about that is well we come back in in addition around on gas and Joseph McKnight and second degree murder with a grand jury came. Back with yesterday and charged him with. Are you worried about O'Donnell promise he somebody on the screen here says. Voted for trump but a little uneasy I would like to ask you that if you did vote for Donald Trump. Are you comfortable with what he's doing now Lou foreign policy wise and do you think he's going too fast too far too fast and doesn't need to back off a little bits and at Texas comes in and says I challenge you Tom and a funny one incident in which a black person killed a white person. And was allowed to go home until things were sorted out like gas or was allowed to go home. Now the charges are too much because he's white here we go again with our white privilege. You know it finding something like that are are proving a statement like that. You need a research staff of god knows how many people checked in through god knows how many records. But why would ask you does the fact they'd gas or went home for what three days. Or four days still sticking your craw that much does it bother you that much because he's been in jail cents. He's gonna be in jail until trial navy's convicted of second degree murder he's going to be in jail for the rest of his life. And cardinal Hayes bond was set for him and you'll make a comparison between that his bond was one point 75 million which he couldn't make. And yet a different parish here I don't know where that figures in but Ronald gases bond is 750000. And he couldn't make 500 so. I don't see him get not a jail Jane won't sign in my carrying a gun in your car hey you're on WWL. Come on. Analysts momentum go on and all of a sudden you just stop this in our tracks Tenet's new loans iron WW good morning. Again. I hello hello. Yeah that's. Job on them and. Only clear that he didn't say that I I just. Said I would imagine that that again. You look at sanctions. That's on the the informant shops and on up. Leon bit shy. Hi lies lies and again. Travelman. And that people. And among. You know. And chill out. Not so that's. Oh while still isn't. Out. Why. But I guess I'm asking Canas is easy right inject. When it is miles that is back in can't cash because it and you can't Lebanon will be able to handle war on forefront of those three. Optional or. I mean Leah that shot excellent. I'm China yeah. Reactors. And as. You know they. You know human material costs. On the court it is now. He'd actually correct. Tennis or our time you care about Ukraine is do we have anything to do it that. Or should as Donald Trump said when we were on and you know what if Russia wants it let him take it as part of Russia at one point the Soviet Union at least.