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  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Dec 6, 3:00 p.m.

    @workinghuman. My reading comprehension just fine. If you'll refer to my previous post you'll see your comment is followed by that of piene2. I referenced his/her "six gun packing" society in my comment, not anything of yours. Maybe you should slow your reading down to a speed that won't throw your own comprehension off so much. Stop jumping Piene2's six gun. :) Have a great day

  • delta29alpha Dec 6, 8:36 a.m.

    Rachel, I hope you are not serious, pay a person to live in the house? You do realize that the reason this property was purchased was probably to rent and make money. Without the profit motive there would be no apartments or rental property. That would mean that the only way for a person to have a place to live would be to buy their own home. So what would the millions of people who can't qualify for a mortgage, or those who are not looking for a permanent residence.You were just kidding ...right?

  • workinghuman33 Dec 5, 7:21 p.m.

    No gun=kill him with something else.Nauti-dog""

    would be promptly executed" workinghuman33"

    I actually used the word "executed" and as you plainly state in your posting "kill him with something else" both are one and the same. Where could you possibly get the idea that I am against guns? I firmly believe in our 2nd Amendment rights. SO either you decided to take my posting out of context or you possibly have some reading comprehension issues (not sure which). I also believe in our 1st Amendment which is a right I believe that piene2 is using. I'd be nice if you didn't decide what my thoughts are as far as guns or anything else for that matter, especially when I didn't post such.

  • oleguy Dec 5, 5:11 p.m.

    OOPs, my big mouth,,, Take the man to court??? You got to be kidding,,, It takes 6 Months to evict and the cost??? Your best bet is hope they just go away,,, You send papers to a renter you will be lucky they dont destroy your property, Once you start eviction you cannot even go to the property till they leave,, Had a friend start eviction,, when he finally was allowed on the house the renter had left a week earlier, stopped all the drains and turned the water on... A mess

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Dec 5, 5:09 p.m.

    ".I'm sure the very last thing they expected when he went to meet a tenant late with his rent was that their loved one would be promptly executed. workinghuman33"

    I do not know why not. As we become more and more of a six shooter packing society this sort of thing will become more and more common.
    piene2

    Enough with the six shooter stuff already. First, he used a SHOTGUN. Second, guns are here, there, and everywhere. Get over it. They'll always be here whether they're legal or not. Unless somebody picks it up and pulls the trigger they're as harmful as a rock laying on the ground, which could also kill someone. The existence of a gun had very little of anything to do with this man's decision to kill. No gun=kill him with something else.

  • oleguy Dec 5, 5:04 p.m.

    There was a time when??? I screen renters closer than ever,, and I have a Judge always close by...

  • determined2win Dec 5, 4:18 p.m.

    "Calton was arrested on a first-degree murder charge about six hours later, after exchanging gunfire with Raleigh police officers outside the Creedmoor Crossing Shopping Center. Investigators later determined it was Calton who made the anonymous 911 call that brought officers to the shopping center."

    Hmm... sounds like Calton KNEW that he was in trouble for committing murder & was aiming for a 'suicide by cop' situation.

  • workinghuman33 Dec 5, 4:16 p.m.

    Right, the shooter should not have to be responsible for how he lives or acts. The government should make sure he has everything he needs. Stupid Integritous Democracy!
    itsyoureternalsoul""

    I see that the use sarcasm is completely lost on you .....geez lighten up! I do see however you took the first and slightest of opportunity to slam Democrats. Good job there...you must be so proud of yourself (that would be sarcasm). I dare say not one of those comments were meant to be serious. Although I will also say I doubt it is a normal mentally healthy human being that kills their landlord as opposed to asking for an extension on paying their late rent in.

  • rachel Dec 5, 4:14 p.m.

    welfare is a trap-"outlaw landlord tenant relationships"- an interesting concept-in some areas, when you own a home and you want someone to take care of it for you, keep it clean, mow the lawn, prune the shrubs etc- you hire a caretaker, who lives in the home and they receive a wage-they are not paying you for the privilege of living there, the owner pays them to maintain their property. However, when a small time person hopes to become a land baron, they buy up a bunch of small houses, and try to get people to live in them, pay their mortgage AND maintain their property, so they can buy more houses- I am very sorry for the victim in this case-I just have a very different view on the so called landlord/tenant situation

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Dec 5, 4:09 p.m.

    if the govt d

    The man should have paid his rent. The government does not have anything to do with someone not paying their rent on time. Nevertheless, he will be going to prison. Are you going to visit him or maybe write him while there?

  • storchheim Dec 5, 3:46 p.m.

    "Or made sure that he received the mental health services that he obviously needed as opposed to cutting services to our most vulnerable while giving tax breaks to millionaires. Unbroken""

    Nice outlook there, if the govt doesn't hand it to you, there's just no other way!

    Unless the govt knocks on your door every day and every night and gives you your blankie and baba, it's the millionaires' fault.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Dec 5, 3:44 p.m.

    The landlord went about it the wrong way. He should have taken the matter to court and had the man evicted, since he thought he did not have to pay his rent. Now he will face his consequences in prison, possibly for life. Was not worth all that. Wonder does he get it now?

  • piene2 Dec 5, 3:38 p.m.

    ".I'm sure the very last thing they expected when he went to meet a tenant late with his rent was that their loved one would be promptly executed.
    workinghuman33"

    I do not know why not. As we become more and more of a six shooter packing society this sort of thing will become more and more common.

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Dec 5, 3:36 p.m.

    "This never would have happened if the govt had paid this poor disenfranchised man's rent. storchheim"

    Or made sure that he received the mental health services that he obviously needed as opposed to cutting services to our most vulnerable while giving tax breaks to millionaires.

    best comment of the day!!!
    NiceNSmooth

    Not so much the best comment of the day.....unless you can show he was deemed needy for help before it was confirmed by murdering someone. All while keeping in mind that he may have been a perfectly sane person who killed another to prove a point. Not all that kill are mentally insane. Some are, but some are just mean, some are drug addicts, etc. But if you lean left with our government we can save them all if we try......right?

  • hudman3 Dec 5, 3:21 p.m.

    At what point do we start to take responsibilty for our actions and stop the blame game it wasnt the governments fault (niceandsmooth)he was smart enough to call his landlord and plan this whole thing. He is a cold blooded murderer and thats all there is to it. My heart goes out to the family.

  • NiceNSmooth Dec 5, 2:12 p.m.

    "This never would have happened if the govt had paid this poor disenfranchised man's rent. storchheim"

    Or made sure that he received the mental health services that he obviously needed as opposed to cutting services to our most vulnerable while giving tax breaks to millionaires.

    best comment of the day!!!

  • chrismosc1 Dec 5, 2:09 p.m.

    its sad to hear about this i knew Jody for 20 plus yrs and the shooter i talked to a few times when i cut the grass that he rented from Jody i hav'mt seen the guy for a few yrs but i used to talk with him on occasions but from his recent arrest pic he looks like he been on crack cause when i used to see him he was healthy

  • itsyoureternalsoul Dec 5, 2:04 p.m.

    Right, the shooter should not have to be responsible for how he lives or acts. The government should make sure he has everything he needs. Stupid Integritous Democracy!

  • workinghuman33 Dec 5, 2:01 p.m.

    Or made sure that he received the mental health services that he obviously needed as opposed to cutting services to our most vulnerable while giving tax breaks to millionaires.
    Unbroken""

    Agreed. And the new home for the disenfranchised mentally ill and homeless here in Raleigh (I am certain) will be our new lovely park...on the site of the former Dorothea Dix mental health facility......ohhhhh the irony.

  • storchheim Dec 5, 1:55 p.m.

    Unbroken, I missed the part where he sought help for mental illness and was denied.

  • NiceNSmooth Dec 5, 1:47 p.m.

    Drives a Cadillac but doesn't make rent?

    That's priorities right there.

    uhhh what year did they stop making el dogs? really not a new car - El Dorado not Escalade

  • nitabitasmith Dec 5, 1:38 p.m.

    Wow. What a way to deal with your problems. More and more people resort to violence as a solution to a problem they have. This is scary.

  • Unbroken Dec 5, 1:28 p.m.

    "This never would have happened if the govt had paid this poor disenfranchised man's rent.
    storchheim"

    Or made sure that he received the mental health services that he obviously needed as opposed to cutting services to our most vulnerable while giving tax breaks to millionaires.

  • workinghuman33 Dec 5, 1:25 p.m.

    Wow! When and how has human life become so expendable? Selfish, self-centered, I, ME and MY world we live in. My prayers are with the victims family...I'm sure the very last thing they expected when he went to meet a tenant late with his rent was that their loved one would be promptly executed.

  • AppFan Dec 5, 1:18 p.m.

    68_dodge_polara: At best the car is a decade old. It may have been expensive once, but not anymore.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cadillac_Eldorado

  • sharonrenee1955 Dec 5, 12:55 p.m.

    @68_dodge_polara...I was thinking the exact same thing....drives a Cadillac Eldorado but doesn't pay his rent. I guess we'll be paying his rent for the rest of his sorry life and you know tax payers always pay our bills and everyone elses too.

  • storchheim Dec 5, 12:45 p.m.

    This never would have happened if the govt had paid this poor disenfranchised man's rent.

  • JAT Dec 5, 12:45 p.m.

    well, at least he won't have to worry about rent anymore.

    if he'd asked the guy for another month, he would have probably been ok with it. why was a life worth rent?

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican Dec 5, 12:43 p.m.

    What a leap. From deadbeat tenant to cowardly murderer.

  • 68_dodge_polara Dec 5, 12:42 p.m.

    Drives a Cadillac but doesn't make rent?

    That's priorities right there.

  • Ambygirl Dec 5, 12:39 p.m.

    Stupid is a stupid does. And this was just plain stupid!! I hope he gets life (NC will never execute). And I hope his worthless self is completely miserable the rest of his breathing days.

  • working for deadbeats Dec 5, 12:24 p.m.

    We need to outlaw landlord and tenant relationships.

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