Texas man shoots two men breaking into his neighbor's home

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A 61 year old man from Pasadena Texas shot and killed two burglars breaking into his neighbor's home.
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NKG

Holland, MI

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#23
Nov 17, 2007
 
Who Am I wrote:
Must be nice to feel like you can take the law into your own hands, and pretend to be law enforcement, judge and jury.
idiot
come break in my house, see what happens
liberals are so stupid
NKG

Holland, MI

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#24
Nov 17, 2007
 
Knowledge wrote:
I agree that the burglars got what they deserve if they were actually there to rob the place.
I still wonder though would Caucasians come out as forcefully in favor of the shooting if it had been an older African American killing two Caucasians pieces of trash instead of a Caucasian shooting two African Americans?
What do you say peckerwoods? Would you side with the Black man as well? Be honest. GOD is listening to and watching your sorry arses!:-)
crooks are crooks dont matter what color they are.
peckerwoods ? why can you call whites names and whites can not call you names.
your a freaking low life racest.
Kevin

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#25
Nov 17, 2007
 
Pay attention, at the end of the tape he stated they came into his yard. After seeing what the two men had done next door he could conclude they were going to rob him.
8Ball wrote:
<quoted text>That is the issue here Mic. The crooks had entered a neighbor’s home. His life was never in danger, nor would a reasonable person be in fear for their safety. Legally, how can you justify kill to protect another’s property? Then there is this, in many states you cannot use deadly force to protect property. Unless the neighbor was home, the prosecutor has a strong case against him and an even stronger case in a civil court. I still say, "Bully" for him. Two less thugs on the street.
Kevin

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#26
Nov 17, 2007
 
What recording did you listen to. The man said the two robbers had a crow bar. Pat attention.
8Ball wrote:
If no weapon was seen or implied, the mere presence of these two thugs in his yard is not life threatening. If though they entered the home that becomes a different issue. Can't speak as to TX, but in MI unless they had entered the home or shown a weapon this shooting would not be justifiable.
Kevin

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#27
Nov 17, 2007
 
He should have waited to call the cops until after he killed the two robbers. He then could have made up a better story that could not have been questioned. Something we should take note of.

“Go TIGERS!!”

Since: Nov 07

Caledonia, MI

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#28
Nov 17, 2007
 
Knowledge wrote:
I agree that the burglars got what they deserve if they were actually there to rob the place.
I still wonder though would Caucasians come out as forcefully in favor of the shooting if it had been an older African American killing two Caucasians pieces of trash instead of a Caucasian shooting two African Americans?
What do you say peckerwoods? Would you side with the Black man as well? Be honest. GOD is listening to
and watching your sorry arses!:-)
I don't care what color you are..black, white, yellow..pink with purple pokadots..if someone breaks into your house,,SHOT THEM!!!! I hope a black man or woman would do the same thing!! If it is me and my family or some thug...I will shot in a heartbeat.
hydesrox

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#29
Nov 17, 2007
 
Knowledge wrote:
I agree that the burglars got what they deserve if they were actually there to rob the place.
I still wonder though would Caucasians come out as forcefully in favor of the shooting if it had been an older African American killing two Caucasians pieces of trash instead of a Caucasian shooting two African Americans?
What do you say peckerwoods? Would you side with the Black man as well? Be honest. GOD is listening to and watching your sorry arses!:-)
Here we go! "I wonder if Caucasians came out against blah blah blah!"

Funny how the n word gets cut on these postings but 'peckerwood' does not (which, by the way,'peckerwood' is a racist remark)

God is listening and watching our sorry culi for what? What is He going to do? Please clarify, if you would.

JHCORC!
USA

Holland, MI

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#30
Nov 17, 2007
 
yea peckerwood is racist, and the racist that wrote it, knows it.
he liked rubbing your face in the fact that he has not lost his right to free speech, but white people have.
peckerwood..ok, boy.
PASS THE POPCORN

Glenwood, WA

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#31
Nov 17, 2007
 
SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT WAY TO STOP THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ISSUE.

“MI needs the death penalty! ”

Since: Jun 07

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#32
Nov 17, 2007
 
Kevin wrote:
What recording did you listen to. The man said the two robbers had a crow bar. Pat attention.<quoted text>
Oh, ouch. I've got a gun and one of them has a crow bar. That sure would scare me enough to kill.

“MI needs the death penalty! ”

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#33
Nov 17, 2007
 
Kevin wrote:
Pay attention, at the end of the tape he stated they came into his yard. After seeing what the two men had done next door he could conclude they were going to rob him. <quoted text>
You need to pay attention. Until they entered his home, it's a tresspass. Last time I checked that wasn't a capital offense. For that matter B & E isn't either. As long as that neighbor wasn't at home and no one had entered his home, no one was in danger. All in all, I won;t lose any sleep knowing these two thugs are dead. You need to go back and read my first post.
alex

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#34
Nov 17, 2007
 
Joe Horn, your the beginning of take back America!! It's time to start cleaning up the streets. Any looser that enters my home that is un welcomed is up for the chalange for their life. It's even a crime to defend your self if you are a registered martial arts. the law says you have to let them victimise you.
alex

Elk River, MN

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#35
Nov 17, 2007
 
Where is Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson when we need them? These guys are our saviors
alex

Elk River, MN

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#36
Nov 17, 2007
 
this is not a racist issue but al and jesse should spend some time teaching how to go out and get a real job instead everybody owes you something.
bill

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#37
Nov 18, 2007
 
won't you
won't you
Be my neighbor.........
Good shooting Joe
Saved this texas town a ton of money in court fees,with the use of three well placed shotgun shells.
Joe Horn for mayor
BRF

Spring Lake, MI

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#38
Nov 18, 2007
 
Who Am I wrote:
Must be nice to feel like you can take the law into your own hands, and pretend to be law enforcement, judge and jury.
You would probably feel differently if it were your house they were breaking into and one of YOUR good neighbors defended your property now wouldn't you, I say GOOD JOB to the shooter!
Batch 37 Pain is Good

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#39
Nov 18, 2007
 
This story is one of the Great American stories that exist. Common sense laws in Texas being applied. Their law is clear and the shooting is justified. The thieves do not even have to be armed or corner you in your home. If you do not want to get killed stealing then don't steal. ANY Thief should know that you will become a target if you insert yourself into another's domain. Some of these thieves end up killing or raping the occupant of the property. I am eye balling a move to Texas like Ted Nugent did for their no non-sense approach to having a great community life. Protection of life and property is a God given right not a government right.
Good Neighbor

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#40
Nov 18, 2007
 
I do not think this is a race issue and those people are not BLACK they are HISPANIC! Why are blacks always blamed. What if those people who were robbing the house has decided to shoot someone. Thou shall not steal and the wages of sin is... Please do not charge him for being a good neighbor. I also heard that the thieves families would may sue this man. Did you ever hear of the felony murder rule if someone dies in the commission of a felony they are responsible. The robbers are responsible for their own death in my humble opinion through the felony murder rule. The family deserves no compensation for this.
KeepItUP

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#41
Nov 18, 2007
 
Wonderful news, since there seems to be no help in controlling these idiots until they commit a crime...shoot em, throw them into an alligator pit, run them over, and anything else that can help society to be safe.

All they do if they catch them is waste money on them in jail, and turn them loose into society.

Majority of citizens are getting sick of this and are protecting themselves, families, and properties.

If the liberals feel this is wrong then they should turn there homes into jails, and support the idiots at their own cost.
KeepItUP

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#42
Nov 18, 2007
 
Kevin wrote:
He should have waited to call the cops until after he killed the two robbers. He then could have made up a better story that could not have been questioned. Something we should take note of.
He should of waited for the police? Maybe he couldn't make the dang phone call, maybe he was
worried of being attacked and killed. Maybe Maybe Maybe

Maybe he should of asked to be excused so he could make that phone call. Do you think they would of waited? Heck NO

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