Wednesday, July 19, 2017

People v. Roberts (Cal. Ct. App. - July 18, 2017)

Some things seem common, some things seem strange.

"Sharkey, who had ties to the West Coast Crips (WCC) street gang, was playing dice in downtown San Diego when Roberts, known as "Scrappy," shot her twice in the chest."  Do people really still play dice on the street these days?  And who shoots someone during a dice game for no reason?

"Sharkey claimed that Roberts pointed a gun at her face and said something to the effect of, "[k]eep my name out of your mouth." Roberts's act of pointing the gun at her infuriated Sharkey, who felt extremely disrespected by the act."  Really?!  You feel "disrespected" when someone points a gun at your face?  What an unusual reaction.  (Sarcasm alert)