Four men, aged 18 to 20, decided to cover the license plate on their car and enter a target in Kissimmee, FL in order to steal pizzas and Pokemon cards from the store. Security called the local gendarmes, who arrived and attempted to take the young men into custody. For some reason, the police perceived a threat and opened fire, killing one and injuring one of them.

The police are having to keep silent until the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), who investigates all police shootings, completes its investigation. Their attorneys have been all over Central Florida news, claiming that the police overreacted and shot the men for no reason at all. The local press has been eating it up.

One of the claims that the lawyers are making is that the police never identified themselves as cops. At the same time, they are also claiming that the cops shot the men, even though they had raised their hands in surrender. The usual claims of racism aren’t available to them, because the deputies involved were the same race as the critters who were shot.

If you have read this blog any amount of time, you know that I don’t always side with the cops. Sometimes, I agree with what they do, sometimes, I don’t. This case is one of the former, in my opinion.

One question that has been raised throws cold water on the attorney’s claims: If the cops didn’t identify themselves, then why did the criminals raise their hands in surrender?

Those young men weren’t choirboys. They went there with the intent of stealing, as evidenced by their covering of the license plate with tape. Their records indicate some of who these men were/are:

  • Jayden Baez, the man killed: He had a felony conviction from a 2019 case where he reached into his ex-gf’s car and struck her new beau and then stole some items, including airpods and a box of candy. That case was charged as burglary with battery, a felony. He pled guilty to misdemeanor battery. He also had a second arrest stemming from attempted escape from an Osceola Deputy who had arrested him on a warrant. The charges on that one were dropped. I didn’t attempt to find out what the warrant was for.
  • Joseph Lowe, who is the 19 year old that was also shot, has an extensive juvenile offender record. I can’t see the specifics, but a 2018 arrest on driving a stolen Escalade lists him as a “juvenile felony offender with violent tendencies” (pdf warning)

On top of it, Nejame (the attorney) is well known in the area as being the lawyer who represented Casey Anthony, the woman who got a 13th trimester abortion. He represents the criminal element of Central Florida.

Categories: Crime


EN2 SS · May 8, 2022 at 3:52 pm

Target does not want the perps prosecuted.
Added to the reasons I stopped going to target, years ago.

    Big Ruckus D · May 8, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    Heh. Gotta show off that pathological Minnesota world-class cucking (Target, which is HQ’d in MN) by publicly advocating for the perps. The Dayton family sure have shown their ability to turn self-destructiveness into a high art form, both in retail and politics. There’s a reason they chose a bullseye as the corporate logo.

    They’ve gotten so bad now in the post fentanyl floyd era (which saw several of their stores, uh, targeted for not only mass theft, but property destruction) they should make their logo a faggot in the prone position lisping “thank you thir, may I have another?” No sense of self-preservation at all. It is beyond the limits of absudity.

    Anyway, I don’t much mind the cops popping these budding career criminals. Given a couple already have felony rap sheets as juveniles, their trajectory seems pretty well set. People can change? Yeah, and I can get blown by a squad of cheerleaders before bedtime tonight. Spare me the bleeding heart BS about them getting their lives straightened out. We don’t have the time or resources to absorb that society eroding bullshit anymore, the buffers are all spent.

    Another thing: these guys even suck at larceny; going to target to steal pizza and Pokemon cards? What the hell is that? These numbnuts might as well have hit up the pharmacy for estrogen supplements while they were there. If you’re gonna nick target for free shit™️, grab some high dollar stuff like expensive cutlery or electronics, maybe some inkjet cartridges to resell for cash. They know the store will probably kiss their asses anyway, since the company detests wayward youths getting their deserved justice as official policy.

    Finally, that attorney deserves a post-term abortion. So too does Casey Anthony, but I’ll chose not to revisit my revulsion for that slag. The media should still be paying her royalties for the mileage they got out of that story. I suspect Amber Heard could learn a thing or two from her.

Steve S · May 9, 2022 at 10:09 am

FDLE needs to read a recent article by Ayoob in American Handgunner about needing to change procedure in officer involved shootings. Immediately release body cam, etc and get your story in first. If the perp sided lies (yes assuming that is the case) get out first and longest you never do change public opinion later.

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