Good Reasons to Kill

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Good Reason to Kill #36: Dubstep; and #37: King of Pop

From an Aug. 23 press release by the SF Public Defender's Office: San Francisco, CA — A 52-year-old man accused of smashing a champagne bottle over his 30-year-old coworker’s head after the younger man changed the music from classic Michael Jackson to…


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Good Reason to Kill #35: Missing Can of Shrimp

Not only is this a great reason, it also involves great weaponry. From the Orlando Sentinel: Jayson [L.], 34, of Deltona used a sword to break down a door and threw kitchen knives at family members after his mother's boyfriend…


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Good Reason to Kill #34: Bishop to Queen’s Knight 6, Checkmate

A chess match between neighbors turned into an eight-hour police standoff after a Bellevue man pulled a gun on his opponent early Thursday morning, police said. The man's opponent wisely resigned from the match at that point and departed, after…




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Good Reason to Kill #31: Refused Second Pretzel Dip

At least this time no firearms were used (see "Man Demands Hot Sauce at Gunpoint" (Sept. 22, 2011)), but for whatever reason there seems to be something extra stupid about resorting to violence over a little plastic thing of hot-pretzel…



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Good Reason to Kill #29: Didn’t Vote

Is it a good thing to exercise your right to vote? Yes, it is, in the abstract, no matter who you actually vote for, I suppose. Probably. Given the lackluster choices we are typically presented with, though, and how polarized…


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Good Reason to Kill #28: Alanis Morrisette

"That's all the motherf*cker listens to," Allen Casey, 24, told sheriff's deputies Sunday night in the Jacksonville home he shares with Todd Fletcher, 33. According to the police report, available at The Smoking Gun, the excess of Morrisette prompted Casey to…


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Good Reason to Kill #27: Gangnam Style

"Gangnam Style dance-off escalates into gang shootout" was the headline that made my day today. According to INN (via the Guardian), two gangs were dining in the same restaurant in Bangkok when younger members of both groups "danced provocatively at…