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Retired cop killed man for texting: Control anger receive Anger Management

According to the NY Daily News, The retired Florida cop who allegedly shot and killed a young dad who was texting during a movie "had every right to defend himself" after the man hurled a bag of popcorn at him, his lawyer said in court.

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But authorities said Tuesday there was no physical contact between Curtis Reeves and his victim Chad Oulson before he allegedly shot Oulson in the movie theater.

Reeves, 71, made his first appearance in court Tuesday to face second-degree murder charges for allegedly killing Oulson, 43, during an argument over texting at a Tampa-area theater Monday.

Friends of Oulson told the Associated Press that the father was texting his daughter's daycare. A neighbor of Reeves, Joe D’Andrea, said, "He must have just snapped."

Judge Lynn Tepper ordered Reeves held without bond and rejected the defense's claims that the murder charges were too severe read the entire NY Daily News article

If you can not control your anger, receive Anger Management. Contact a psychologist or mental health agency immediately and receive treatment.

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), The goal of anger management is to reduce both your emotional feelings and the physiological arousal that anger causes. You can't get rid of, or avoid, the things or the people that enrage you, nor can you change them, but you can learn to control your reactions.

Are You Too Angry?

There are psychological tests that measure the intensity of angry feelings, how prone to anger you are, and how well you handle it. But chances are good that if you do have a problem with anger, you already know it. If you find yourself acting in ways that seem out of control and frightening, you might need help finding better ways to deal with this emotion read the entire APA article

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