For those of us not enjoying Bread and Circuses Sunday aka The Big Game aka The Super Bowl aka Game Where Poor People Pay To Watch Rich People Play, here’s some heart-warming news.
A 70-year-old Vietnam vet from St. Louis, MO made the poor personal choice of crossing the river to Venice, IL. While he sat in his car, Billy Dean Dickerson, 19, and Perry A. Richardson, 23, pulled up along side in their own car. Richardson pointed a gun at the man and demanded money.
Instead, Richardson got hot brass.
The vet shot Richardson in the chest and arm. Dickerson was shot in the head and died at the scene. Richardson was arrested and taken to SLU Hospital for treatment. He faces charges of attempted armed robbery and felony murder in Madison County. If convicted, he faces up to 60 years.
I love these stories. For the state of Missouri, this is a win-win. Missouri doesn’t have to incur the expense of trying or incarcerating either of these two anti-social idiots. As far as Illinois goes, they only have to run one trial.
Shooting criminals in the commission of a crime is a public service.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled government-subsidized distractions.