09 March 2006

Guns Don't Diagnose People; People Diagnose People

For all the Pollyannas amongst you who always look for the silver lining in dark clouds, here's a story about someone who's glad he was shot:
[Donald Batsch] was being treated for two gunshots in the arm and abdomen suffered during a robbery when doctors discovered a tumor.

"It was like an act of God that he shot me," Batsch said Tuesday.

Batsch, 54, was shot in the arm and abdomen during a robbery Feb. 16 at his Chester Lane Market. He fully recovered from the wounds, but doctors found the tumor.

As yet, police have not identified or arrested the culprit. When they eventually do, will some enterprising defense attorney argue that his client deserves leniency for setting the diagnosis in motion?

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