Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity


No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Monday, July 26, 2010

Murder in Palm Beach, Florida

From the Palm Beach Sun-Sentinel...a report of a murder of a friend.  If you have any possible information please contact the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office.

John Lauseng always carried a gun to work at his gold store in suburban West Palm Beach. But the Boynton Beach man didn't get a chance to pull it out and defend himself before he was shot dead Monday morning outside the store.

Two masked men surprised Lauseng around 8:30 a.m. as he opened West Palm Coin & Jewelry Exchange at 1784 N. Congress Ave., according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.

The men, who were dressed in black and armed with semi-automatic guns, followed Lauseng into the store, said PBSO spokeswoman Teri Barbera. It is unclear what happened inside the store, Barbera said, but the men shot Lauseng, 44, as he managed to get outside and tried to run away from the apparent robbery. He staggered across the street, where he collapsed in the Circle K parking lot with one bullet in his torso and another in his arm, Barbera said. Lauseng later died at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach.

Deputies are searching for the two shooters, who were seen driving north in a dark green van with tinted windows.One is described as being around 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 220 pounds. The other is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds.

A third person was likely driving the getaway van, Barbera said.

Lauseng leaves behind a wife, Tina, two sons, 23 and 20, and a 5-year-old daughter.

"He had a very dangerous job, but I never thought this would happen," said Tina Lauseng, his wife of 24 years.

She said her husband carried a gun to work every day but had never been robbed.

John Lauseng owned several jewelry businesses and moved with his wife to South Florida from Michigan nine years ago. He was supposed to catch a flight Monday to meet her back in their home state to visit family. Instead, she will fly back to Florida to bury him.

Tina Lauseng said her husband was a generous man, the kind of guy who gave money to panhandlers and hired homeless workers.

"He believed in people when no one else would," she said.

The family is still in shock, she said, and their children are just starting to deal with losing their father. She plans to take over the store, as her husband would have wanted, she said.

Authorities ask anyone with information about the shooting to call Crime Stoppers of Palm Beach County at 800-458-8477.


Anonymous said...

I hope they catch this scumbag

Tina Lauseng said...

They will get the other two hoods that did this.Heartless and scum of the earth,is what they are.I miss my husband more than anyone can imagen and our kids are really having a tough time with all this.We will forever love and miss him more than life itself.Someday soon i will see him in Heaven...We all can't wait..God be with our family,thru all this Lord knows we need this now more than ever...Thanks for all the love and support..The Lauseng Family...

Rich Vail said...

I hope that someone will come forward who saw what happened and give an accurate desciption to the Police and Sheriff's Dept.

Nothing I can say can replace that which you have lost, but if there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.