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From CBS KEYE Austin Texas:

"Teen shot while allegedly robbing couple now linked to 11 crimes throughout Austin
Police say a 17-year-old who was shot last week while allegedly trying to rob a couple at The Domain is now linked to at least 11 crimes across Austin.
Jaylyn Reed was originally linked to nine robberies over four days after he was taken into custody after being shot in North Austin.
His busy crime spree was cut short while trying to rob a couple at gunpoint in the Neiman Marcus parking lot in The Domain. The victim shot him, but he got in a Chevy Malibu and tried to get away. He didn't get far. Austin police caught up with him near The Domain and he was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. His accomplices were arrested, along with a juvenile who was also in the car, police said.
Now two more crimes have been added to the list Jaylyn Reed is implicated in -- an armed robbery Tuesday, June 7, at an apartment complex in North Austin at 8017 Gessner Drive, and moments later shooting at a pickup truck on East Anderson Lane.
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Teen shot while allegedly robbing couple now linked to 11 crimes throughout Austin
© Provided by KEYE AustinTeen shot while allegedly robbing couple now linked to 11 crimes throughout Austin
List of crimes, according to APD:
  • June 7 – 8017 Gessner Dr.
  • June 7 – 313 E Anderson Ln.
  • June 10 – 614 E. St. Johns
  • June 10 – 10810 N. Lamar Blvd.
  • June 12 – 825 E. Rundberg Ln.
  • June 12 – 1711 Rutland Dr.
  • June 12 – 701 Masterson Pass
  • June 12 – 701 Masterson Pass
  • June 12 – 2101 Wickersham Dr.
  • June 14 – 1012 Reinli St.
  • June 14 – 3400 Palm Way
Police say Reed had been released from custody back on May 27 in connection with a string of armed robberies in 2021, but cut his ankle monitor off before last week's arrest."
Good thing the Citizens were armed ! A one man(boy) crime spree stopped (temporarily) with a little lead.
Wonder if he will get released again. Parts of Texas seem more like Eastern Kalifornia sometimes >>>>>>>>>>>
 

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While it's easy and certainly feels good to simply wish this boy dead, he didn't end up killing anyone and while certainly he deserves punishment for this crime I hope he learn his lesson and turns his life around. Given his involvement in heavy crime like this at such a young age there's a very good chance he was born and raised into a world that most of us probably couldn't imagine, surrounded by nothing but crime and degeneracy. One of the best men I've ever met was a mechanic who taught me a lot early in my career, he had spent 3 years in prison for theft and drug dealing, when he got out he completely dropped all criminal activity and went on the straight and narrow, working every hour he could. He was raised in the worst neighborhood in the city with no father and a sickly mother that he was taking care of from the age of 16, which is a large part of why he began stealing in order to keep bills paid and his mother medicated. Today he's an excellent mechanic, a wonderful father, and a devoted husband. He warned me many times about the dangers and pitfalls of the world of crime and drugs, though I was already on a path far from those things. I hope this boy ends up with a similar story.
 

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Maybe while the politicians are drafting the new gun control laws they could put something in it to keep a 17 year old from getting a pistol, oh wait, its already a law? Do you mean to tell me that criminals intent on committing a crime don't follow laws? Why, I never.

Saturn, in all seriousness, hopefully this kid will turn it around but unfortunately the odds are against it and him, he will likely fall into gang life in prison and it will continue when he hits the streets again and the cycle will continue with his babies. When I worked in the prison system it was a revolving door of family members, daddies, uncles, nephews, cousins, sons all doing time in different prisons. Once the state gets hold of one, it would become almost a badge of honor to the rest of the family. And then there is the, "Come to Georgia on vacation and have to stay because you are on probation," being the not so funny running joke. If you aren't a criminal come to GA, we'll make you one while you're here.

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While it's easy and certainly feels good to simply wish this boy dead, he didn't end up killing anyone and while certainly he deserves punishment for this crime I hope he learn his lesson and turns his life around. Given his involvement in heavy crime like this at such a young age there's a very good chance he was born and raised into a world that most of us probably couldn't imagine, surrounded by nothing but crime and degeneracy. One of the best men I've ever met was a mechanic who taught me a lot early in my career, he had spent 3 years in prison for theft and drug dealing, when he got out he completely dropped all criminal activity and went on the straight and narrow, working every hour he could. He was raised in the worst neighborhood in the city with no father and a sickly mother that he was taking care of from the age of 16, which is a large part of why he began stealing in order to keep bills paid and his mother medicated. Today he's an excellent mechanic, a wonderful father, and a devoted husband. He warned me many times about the dangers and pitfalls of the world of crime and drugs, though I was already on a path far from those things. I hope this boy ends up with a similar story.
You tell a wonderful story and many young criminals with time may stop after a long career of being criminals. But while they are still criminals the public must treat them as criminals, especially those committing armed robberies. It is the lives of the innocent that are sacred and not those of evil doers.
 

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Why on earth was someone involved in a string of armed robberies released at all, shouldn't he be serving some serious time? Too bad he survived.
Because it was in Austin/Travis County. Which is geographically in Texas, but not culturally or politically.
 

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You tell a wonderful story and many young criminals with time may stop after a long career of being criminals. But while they are still criminals the public must treat them as criminals, especially those committing armed robberies. It is the lives of the innocent that are sacred and not those of evil doers.
I doubt that the statistics have changed a lot since i was doing criminal defense - and back then the rate of recidivism was high. Those turn-around tales are newsworthy because rather rare.

More likely is he will wind up like one case I had not too long before i retired (and reigned from the Bar; I'm free many now). Guy charged with murder. Asserted a self-defense case, jury decided not murder, but not exactly self-defense and came back with guilty of manslaughter. Then found out my guy was on parole for a prior murder and had a couple of other priors of a violent nature. Can't recall if he got life or 99 years.
 

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The real bummer is that all of the criminals who eventually age out ( survive actually) and could retire, have paid little to no social security taxes all that time. Now they expect to get a nice Social Security check every month. Biden even wants to take half of everyone’s retirement pensions etc to help fund this too.
 
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