For all the talk from the Marxist politicians in this town regarding crimes committed with guns, note the extremely light sentence given by the judge for these gun-toting criminals. Where is the outcry from the gun-grabbing crowd regarding this clear miscarriage of justice? This proves that Marxists are only interested in taking away guns from law abiding citizens. They are not at all interested in punishing the lawless. — Jerry B
The customer, Nazir Al- Mujaahid, made national news as the first Wisconsin resident with the state’s new concealed carry permit to fire his weapon while intervening in a crime. He said he fired at Dierre Cotton when he turned his gun toward Mujaahid and his wife.
Cotton had entered the Aldi store at 7601 W. Fond du Lac Ave. on Jan. 30, 2012. Cotton was threatening a cashier with a sawed-off rifle or shotgun before he was shot. Cotton was hit in the leg and grazed on the head by shots from Al-Mujaahid. He fled the store and met up with co-defendant Edyon Hibbler, who was waiting outside. The pair were later arrested and charged in the Aldi robbery attempt and two other robberies, at a Radio Shack in Wauwatosa and a CVS in Milwaukee earlier that month.
Hibbler, 21, was sentenced Tuesday to the year he’s already spent in jail, and four years of probation. He pleaded guilty in March.
Cotton, 21, pleaded guilty to three robbery counts on Monday. His sentencing is set for April 8.
Al-Mujaahid was not charged, but he is still awaiting return of the gun he used that day. He disputed that prosecutors needed to hold it as evidence so long, and went to court to get it back.. He had received his permit to carry a concealed weapon just two weeks before the Aldi incident.