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    Gerald Ung's trial

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill gray View Post
    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.
    I found this docket over here, in this PAFOA thread. Airgumpp said "[t]o all interested, Jury selection finished at 16:52 today, Continueance for 2/8/2011[.]"

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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

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    So whats the story about this guy?

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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

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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.

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

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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

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill gray View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehewitt1990 View Post
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rady8um View Post
    A LTCF from PA or any recripocal state is needed to OC or CC in Philadelphia.


    oh...i must of missed the philly part...thanks for clearing that up.

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    So, What's the latest on Ung?
    "If I know that I am headed for a fight, I want something larger with more power, preferably crew-served.
    However, like most of us, as I go through my daily life, I carry something a bit more compact, with a lot less power."
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    SERPA retention or concealed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by msc 45acp View Post
    so, what's the latest on ung?
    Not guilty!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by tfred View Post
    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/11...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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    That was really fast!
    Wonderful news.
    Calls for some dancing bananas: :::
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    Let's hope he can get some civil redress against these clowns.

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