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"Enough's enough!".

The Spot-12-Stop convenience store in North Birmingham, Alabama, had been robbed four times and burglarized on six occasions since late 2002 when yet another would-be robber entered the establishment at around 11 p.m. on November 22, 2003. The criminal may have thought the place an easy mark, but store owner Tina Brown had begun keeping a gun on the premises--in her words, "Enough's enough!"

The young thug, Demarcus Daniels, pointed a gun at the female cashier, began cussing and yelling at her, and demanded money. According to Brown, Daniels told the employee that "it was no joke" and threatened to shoot her.

Another employee was stocking shelves elsewhere in the store at the time. Hearing the commotion, he grabbed the gun that Brown kept in the store and fired a shot that struck Daniels in the torso. Daniels slumped to the floor, then rose and staggered from the store, dropping his unfired gun just outside the door. He collapsed at the far end of the parking lot and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The entire incident was caught on a security surveillance camera, clearly showing Daniels intimidating the cashier with a gun in his hand. On November 24, the Jefferson County district attorney's office ruled the shooting justifiable.
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Title Annotation:Exercising The Right
Author:Lee, Robert W.
Publication:The New American
Date:Mar 8, 2004
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