Many of you know Rodney as the “South Mountain Shooter.” His life changed forever on July 24, 2008 in South Phoenix, when he was forced to protect himself with his legally-owned and registered pistol from the same three men who broke his jaw eight months earlier. The days of the then-22-year-old working at UPS or as a security guard, while finishing up his associate’s degree, were over.
The four subsequent years would entail some combination of probation, county jail, house arrest, lojacks and/or work release. The living hell reached its peak in the summer of 2012. Rodney was arrested and on April 10, 2013, sentenced to eight years in prison (of course for a non-violent, victimless “crime”). Barring early release, he’ll be 36 when freed…enduring 14 total years of Planet Hell’s worst.
I lost my closest friend in Arizona because the Second Amendment, gun laws in general, self-defense statutes, “stand your ground,” and Castle Doctrines only apply to certain people. We know we’re living the Biblical Hell already Brother Rodney. We’ll all be free soon. Peace and love brother.
The Rodney Smith Profile (October 5, 2008)
BREAKING NEWS: Rodney Smith’s Bond Lowered (October 22, 2008)
“South Mountain Shooter” Trial May Not Happen Until Late 2010 (January 26, 2009)
Rodney Smith Could Use Drew Peterson’s Lawyer (May 19, 2009)
Charges Dropped Against Rodney Smith Sr. (June 9, 2009)
Rodney Smith Case: “South Mountain Shooter” Continues Waiting For Trial (January 21, 2010)
Maricopa County Attorney Violating Conflict Of Interest Statutes (January 26, 2009)