Originally created 10/01/00

It's self-defense



I was surprised to hear the Channel 26 news team refer to the shooting by Deputy Tim Powell in Columbia County as a murder. Come on. Gary Lee Cooper was a career criminal and Deputy Powell is a decorated police officer.

Shooting someone in self-defense is not murder. Who edits the news? Sounds like slander or defamation of character to me.

Greg Blackmon, Appling