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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Covid as an excuse for aggravated assault…

I have always thought the risk of Covid is overblown, to most people. Older people, people with compromised immune systems, etc, there is a serious issue. But with a survival rate of over 99.%, it is manageable. And I thought some of the people going anal about getting a shot, getting too close, etc was a bit overblown. Then there is this: 
Security guard who shot man 3 times acted in self defense because the victim wasn’t wearing a COVID mask, lawyer says 
A liquor store security guard was acting in self defense when he shot a customer three times because the customer was “putting other’s lives at risk by not wearing a [COVID] mask,” the guard’s private defense attorney said during a bond court hearing Wednesday. 

The argument did not sway cook County Judge Mary Marubio. 

 “The victim fled the store, fell outside, followed by the defendant [who], according to the surveillance video, shot a second time. The defendant then paces back and forth and shot a third time,” Marubio said before ordering 42-year-old Chester Holmes held without bail. 

Holmes, who is barred from possessing a weapon because he is a four-time convicted felon and registered child sex offender, was working as an armed security guard at the store on the 6000 block of South Racine when a 28-year-old man walked in without a COVID mask around 9:53 am. Monday, according to Assistant State’s Attorney Darryl Auguste. 

Holmes and the victim argued about the mask policy and the victim eventually left. 

He then turned around and walked back in. When he did, Holmes met him with a drawn handgun and shot him, Auguste said. 

The victim fell to the ground outside the store…

Well, he had no business with a gun, so that kinda puts the icing on the lie of being scared about a dude not wearing a mask. Good riddance.


  1. Yikes. I like the point about the survival rate, it's kind of scary how people try to justify their irrational actions.

    How and why did this dude had a job as an armed guard with felonies?! Mind boggling. I'd say the store owner is liable as well for hiring what I would basically equate to an armed thug.

    1. If the store owner did, you’re dead on. He may have hired him through another service, that’s not on him.

      Also shows how laws will not stop people who want guns from gettinga them.

      Have a great day.