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Gerald Ung's trial

bill gray

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His trial for the crime of self defense was supposed to start today in Phila. If anyone went to observe, please post what happened. I don't want to depend on the media for reality.
 

bill gray

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Opening arguments start this morning

according to the Phila Inquirer. Location should be Rm 304, Criminal Justice Center,
13th and Filbert.

Hope someone attends and posts some blow by blow accounts
 

bill gray

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Short version

Muscle head jocks (3 or 4) fueled on (they thought) Bullet Proof Beer throw a wolf pack attack on a little guy. He is legally armed, retreats backwards, warns them off, pulls his gun but the attackers are not deterred. One asks the dumbest qustion of all time. "Who are you gonna shoot?" Muscles closes on little guy, throws punches instead of high tailing it and gets six bullets for an answer as they both go down.
Search "Gerald Ung" on the Phila. Inquirer site. You can see video of the attack as there was a surveillance camera trained on the spot.
Penna Firearms Owners Assoc (PAFOA) has a LONG thread on it going back to 12-09 with lots of analysis
 

bill gray

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Ung testifies on Monday

Would be nice to hear from a first-hand observer. Can someone attend? I will reimburse your subway fare round-trip.
 

MKEgal

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When I first heard about this, I wrote him a note of support (c/o his lawyer).
What on Earth is the prosecutor thinking??
It's on video that a gang attacked him, he warned them off, backed away, etc.,
AND he was licensed to carry,
AND he called for an ambulance after the guy was down.
Why waste the time & $$$ going after the guy for what was clearly self-defense?
 

ehewitt1990

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When I first heard about this, I wrote him a note of support (c/o his lawyer).
What on Earth is the prosecutor thinking??
It's on video that a gang attacked him, he warned them off, backed away, etc.,
AND he was licensed to carry,
AND he called for an ambulance after the guy was down.
Why waste the time & $$$ going after the guy for what was clearly self-defense?


was he open carrying? because if he was, then it wouldn't even matter if he was licensed to or not. i think that this is completely ridiculous. from what i have heard/heard about this case, it will be thrown out. and gerald und should sue from fees that he has had to pay to waste his life going through this stupid trial!
 

bill gray

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Observer at Ung trial

Go to PAFOA, discussion forums, regions, Philadelphia, "Gerald Ung trial coming up...", last page. A post gives a link to remarks from a local attorney who is attending as an observer. Note the remarks about NOT feeding ideas to the DA which can be used against Ung
 

david.ross

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Go to PAFOA, discussion forums, regions, Philadelphia, "Gerald Ung trial coming up...", last page. A post gives a link to remarks from a local attorney who is attending as an observer. Note the remarks about NOT feeding ideas to the DA which can be used against Ung

Some of us prefer not to visit PAFOA for several reasons.
1) covering up(removing) the Pittsburgh cop killer's posts who was also a member on stormfront.
2) General anti-homosexual remarks

Feel free to post the information here on Opencarry.org
 

rady8um

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was he open carrying? because if he was, then it wouldn't even matter if he was licensed to or not. i think that this is completely ridiculous. from what i have heard/heard about this case, it will be thrown out. and gerald und should sue from fees that he has had to pay to waste his life going through this stupid trial!

A LTCF from PA or any recripocal state is needed to OC or CC in Philadelphia.
 

TFred

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so, what's the latest on ung?
Not guilty!!!

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/116258729.html?cmpid=41144277

Temple student not guilty in Old City shooting

By MENSAH M. DEAN
Philadelphia Daily News

Gerald Ung, the Temple University Law School student who shot a man six times on an Old City sidewalk last year, was found not guilty by a Philadelphia jury this afternoon.

The verdict means the jury of six men and six women believed Ung when he testified yesterday that he acted in self-defense. The jury began deliberations at 11:32 this morning.

Ung, 29, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of an instrument of crime for shooting Edward DiDonato Jr. shortly after 2:30 a.m. Jan. 17, 2010.

according to an earlier report, the jury went out just before noon. Sounds like they barely had time to review all the evidence. This tells me it was not even close. The philly da's office should be reprimanded for even thinking about bringing this case to trial.

Tfred
 
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