Think Progress writer apologizes after he criticized woman who defended herself during armed robbery

A young woman in Chicago made headlines when she pulled out a gun and shot her assailant after he attempted to rob her at gunpoint while she was waiting at the bus stop. She had a permit to carry concealed, fired at the would be robber and killed him.

Police praised her for taking the time to get her permit and proactively protect herself.

But a writer at Think Progress had a different reaction, saying that conservatives were thrilled she killed someone.

Conservatives called out the writer, saying he was victim shaming.

After taking a lot of heat from people on Twitter, Ford has since deleted the tweet and clarified his comments.

 

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