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Walgreens fires Pharmacist for Defending himself

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  1. sliverbulletexpress

    sliverbulletexpress TS Member

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    Walgreens fires pharmacist for defending himself against armed robbers.
     
  2. Unsingle

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    Too bad he wasn't aa better shot!!
     
  3. primed

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    I'd fire him too....for missing what he was shooting at.

    Bob
     
  4. Hoosier Daddy

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    Is there anyone on this forum that has never missed what they were shooting at?
     
  5. sliverbulletexpress

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    I don't think you can judge him unless you were in his shoes, your accuracy might be little worse when a robber was trying his best to shoot you, luckily the maggot just couldn't get his pistol to shoot. I wonder if Walgreens would have been more satisfied if their employee would have been shot and drugs would have been stolen?

    This pussyfication of Americans has to stop, if a citizen is willing to stand up and fight for the right thing his employer ought to be behind him 100%.
     
  6. Shooting Jack

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    Hoosier, I even miss sometimes on purpose. Of course, I miss more not meaning to. LOL The pharmacist was doing good to even get off the shots. If someone pulled a gun on me and attempted to fire it three times I would first pinch myself to make sure I was still alive and well. Then I would have to change underwear. It takes training to respond properly under duress. Jackie B.
     
  7. mike2010

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    everybody ought to boycot walgreens,and explain to them that the employee was just protecting himself,and the drugs that the crooks was wanting to steal.Give him his job back and reward him
     
  8. daddiooo

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    He should never take that job back even with a pay raise. Walgreens obvious disregard for his safety and his personal heroism is rewarded with being fired?

    A good attorney, a multimillion dollar lawsuit and he can open his own pharmacy.

    silverbullettexpress has it right, the pussification has to stop. If you enter a store with the intent to rob or shoot someone, being shot DRT (dead right there) just saves lives and the taxpayers being fleeced for a "fair trial" and keeping your useless ass in jail for 20 years.
     
  9. CalvinMD

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    Even with a good lawyer hes screwed...places like Walgreens..Cvs any pharmacy has clear company rules about non-resistance that all employees must sign onto and agree to abide by before they are ever hired...he just needs to be thankful hes alife and hope enough pressure is applied will help his case
     
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    Walgreens is wrong. Their policy is no confrontation in a potential robbery situation. Mr. Hovan was in the middle of an ARMED robbery, and was under aggravated assault. A potential robbery situation only existed when the thugs walked in the door, at that didn't last to long.

    Wayne
     
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    When the armed intruder stuck the gun in his face and pulled the trigger 3 times attempting to kill him......company policy and non-resistance went out the window. The will to survive took over. Does your company have the power to make you blindly lay down in submission and die for company policy??

    Better to be fired than carried by 6. The store video is his best defense. I can't imagine any jury seeing that and finding him at fault no matter what you signed. That was attempted murder.
     
  12. shooterIII

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    On the O'Reilly factor last night in the "Is It Legal" with lawyers "Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle" Bill said that he (the pharmacist) should get a bigger gun and then told the lawyers to both call the CEO of Walgreens and put pressure on Walgreens to rehire the guy.
     
  13. sliverbulletexpress

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    So if Walgreens has a policy of non resistance and some bad guys come in to rape you according to policy you should just allow yourself to be raped? How many companies have policies like that?

    One reason crime is so rampant is because there are so many easy targets and so little real prosecution.
     
  14. CalvinMD

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    unfortunantly nearly every company that deals openly in public that is a possibly robbery target has that in black and white...they only say dont resist but defending yourself in the face of harm or death should not kill your career
     
  15. daddiooo

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    Unfortunately Walgreens and many other companies make this complete submission policy and gun free zone public knowledge. Ever wonder how why armed intruders and robbers target these businesses?? Criminals prefer unarmed, helpless victims.

    What they need to do is to put a picture of a 50 cal. Desert Eagle on the front door along with a sign that says "We don't call 911".

    The lawyers can haggle out the BS later.
     
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