Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Leftists Cringe over ‘Good Samaritan’ Label for Indiana Mall Hero

'I cannot believe we live in a world where the term can equally apply to someone *killing* someone… my God...'

(Jacob Bruns, Headline USA) After 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken stopped a potential massacre at an Indiana mall by shooting the killer dead, he was labeled a “Good Samaritan” by local law enforcement.

But unable to handle either the Biblical allusion or the fact that private gun-ownership may have saved lives, leftists have attempted to debunk the young hero’s feat, Red State reported.

At Greenwood Park Mall in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Area a man opened fire on a crowd of people, killing three before being heroically shot and killed by Dicken.

“Footage…showed that Dicken shot 10 rounds from his handgun, while motioning for citizens at the mall to exit behind him,” said Greenwood Police Chief James Ison. “Many more people would have died last night if a responsible, armed citizen hadn’t been present.”

He also called Dicken a hero who saved numerous lives.

“The real hero of the day is the citizen that was lawfully carrying a firearm in that food court and was able to stop the shooter almost as soon as he began,” Ison said in an interview soon after the shooting.

“The shooter was confronted by our Good Samaritan. … The Good Samaritan was armed with a pistol and engaged the shooter as he stood outside the restroom area firing into the food court. [Elisjsha] fired several rounds, striking the suspect. The suspect attempted to retreat back into the restroom [but] fell to the ground after being shot.”

Enraged by such language and heroism, leftist journalist Justin Kollar logged onto Twitter to complain about Dicken and the use of the term “Good Samaritan.”

“The term ‘Good Samaritan’ came from a Bible passage of a man from Samaria who stopped on the side of the road to help a man… I cannot believe we live in a world where the term can equally apply to someone *killing* someone… my God,” he wrote.

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