Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Seriously screwed up legal system...

Is this bullshit, or what?

Seems a 59-year-old retired city bus driver, confined to a wheelchair, plugged a would-be mugger with a .357 -- and is now being sued by him for $5 million.

Margaret Johnson, 59, described as "a retired city bus driver who has a dislocated hip and a ruptured disc", was sitting in her motorised mobility scooter in September 2006 when Deron Johnson, 48, "tried to snatch her purse and gold chain".

This turned out to be a bad move, since Ms Johnson's grandfather was Harlem crime boss Ellsworth “Bumpy” Johnson, a no-messing-about character who once battled with fellow gangster Dutch Shultz for control of the Harlem numbers racket.

After the would-be mugger got off (claiming he was defending himself from her Shih Tzu -- we all know how vicious those damn things are...)
Mr Johnson is, as is the local custom, now suing granny and her apartment block landlord for the aforementioned five million bucks. His lawyer, Craig Davidowitz, claims he's "suffered permanent nerve damage from the shooting".
My favorite part of the story is
Margaret Johnson, though, is having none of it. She sensationally explained to the New York Post: "I'm a peaceful person. I wish that I had killed him. I didn't think you had to pay to get mugged in New York City."
As an added bonus attraction, the linked article has a link to a NY Post picture of her posing with a farookin Uzi she previously owned. Go Granny!

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