The Price Of Victory: Dallas Teen Gets Arrested After Beating His Friend In 'Russian Roulette'
NBC- A Texas man fatally shot his friend during a game of Russian Roulette in the parking lot of a Dallas hotel, police say.
Vikram Virk and the victim, 18-year-old Jaskaran Singh, were playing Russian Roulette in Virk's car on Saturday when the shooting occured, according to the arrest affidavit. Virk and Singh took turns pulling the trigger at each other. Singh's shots didn't fire, but Virk's did, striking Singh in the head.
Virk drove the injured victim to Methodist Hospital in Richardson where he was pronounced dead, according to police.
Police said they arrested the 27-year-old Virk and took him to the Dallas County Jail where he is being charged with manslaughter. His bond was set at $150,000.
Whoa, timeout. You can't arrest someone for an injury incurred while playing a sport. That's part of the rules. Russian roulette is a violent game. You accept the potential consequences of playing for the joy that is brings you. You play football you might get your brain turned into apple sauce before you turn 35. You play basketball you might land wrong and have your shin bone blast through your skin. You play hockey you might take a puck to the face and lose vision in your eye. That's just the cost of playing the game. This kid LOST his life in the most literal sense of the word. You can't arrest someone for winning. If you can get arrested for shooting someone dead during Russian Roulette why not just call it 'Jail or Death Roulette'. The reason it's Russian is because it has no rules. Sports aren't liable to the same persecution as society. If I swing a hockey stick at someone in the middle of the street I can get arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, but if I do it on the ice I sit in a box for two minutes. If I hit someone in the head as hard as I can with a forearm I got a cell with my name on it, but if I do it to the competition on the field of play then my team just has to walk an extra 15 yards. There's a difference between a flagrant foul and assault and battery, just like there is a difference a winning head shot and manslaughter.
Furthermore, if pointing a gun at someone and pulling the trigger is attempted murder, then the subsequent kill shot is just self defense. Your rules, not mine. You want to accuse someone of something then accuse Jaskaran Singh of being a terrible Russian Roulette player. Maybe he should have stuck to spinning the wheel in the casino that his father undoubtedly owns.
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