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Burglary Suspect Sues Homeowner for Shooting Back

There are 351 comments on the blogs.findlaw.com story from Oct 29, 2012, titled Burglary Suspect Sues Homeowner for Shooting Back. In it, blogs.findlaw.com reports that:

You know this country is overly litigious when even suspected criminals can sue their alleged victims for violence.

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“....VETS”

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#362 Nov 3, 2012
Ga missy wrote:
Tally,remember the shooting in Denver,Colorado at a theater? Twelve people were killed and atleast fifty eight were injured. There was a woman in that theater that had a Concealed Weapons Permit. She decided to leave her gun locked in her car instead of taking it in with her that night. Can you imagine how different things might have turned out if she had taken her weapon in her purse (remember,she did have a carry permit)?
She watched her parents get shot....THAT,would not be a pretty sight! Not to mention how many other deaths and injuries could have been avoided.
I'm not trying to argue with you...I'm just trying to prove my point .
more dead and more wounded , this is not a hollywood shoot in the arm type story , a missed bullet goes some where

all I said to this thread was , BE SURE YOU ARE RIGHT

a darken theater lets just say 100 people one shooter identify in a sec who the shooter is

a Castle law: once again says you can stand your ground , doesn't say you have to , but can , your life must be in immediate danger IMMEDIATE the 90 year old wasn't in danger until he decided to escalate it other words he could be held as the instigator ... think about it he dragged it beyond a just sit there .... if he was in immediate danger won;t he be dead before he decided to pee???

Zimmerman didn't understand his castle law

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#363 Nov 3, 2012
Yeah, watching Batman is safer than being alive. Theaters are notorious for drawing low lives.

“Reality”

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#364 Nov 3, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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more dead and more wounded , this is not a hollywood shoot in the arm type story , a missed bullet goes some where
all I said to this thread was , BE SURE YOU ARE RIGHT
a darken theater lets just say 100 people one shooter identify in a sec who the shooter is
a Castle law: once again says you can stand your ground , doesn't say you have to , but can , your life must be in immediate danger IMMEDIATE the 90 year old wasn't in danger until he decided to escalate it other words he could be held as the instigator ... think about it he dragged it beyond a just sit there .... if he was in immediate danger won;t he be dead before he decided to pee???
Zimmerman didn't understand his castle law
You're impossible!!!

“Reality”

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#365 Nov 3, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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more dead and more wounded , this is not a hollywood shoot in the arm type story , a missed bullet goes some where
all I said to this thread was , BE SURE YOU ARE RIGHT
a darken theater lets just say 100 people one shooter identify in a sec who the shooter is
a Castle law: once again says you can stand your ground , doesn't say you have to , but can , your life must be in immediate danger IMMEDIATE the 90 year old wasn't in danger until he decided to escalate it other words he could be held as the instigator ... think about it he dragged it beyond a just sit there .... if he was in immediate danger won;t he be dead before he decided to pee???
Zimmerman didn't understand his castle law
And BTW....Zimmerman was a TOTALLY different scenario!

“....VETS”

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#366 Nov 4, 2012
Ga missy wrote:
<quoted text>You're impossible!!!
nope you are incredible tunneled visioned

“....VETS”

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#367 Nov 4, 2012
Ga missy wrote:
<quoted text>And BTW....Zimmerman was a TOTALLY different scenario!
no the subject is castle law , Zimmerman is claiming castle law ,

we are ,well make that I'm discussing castle law

happy shooting

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#368 Nov 4, 2012
tallyho wrote:
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nope you are incredible tunneled visioned
I'M the tunneled visioned one huh? I refuse to argue with you on this!

“....VETS”

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#369 Nov 4, 2012
Ga missy wrote:
<quoted text>I'M the tunneled visioned one huh? I refuse to argue with you on this!
nice refusal you just posted ,,, when you say no do you mean no ???

any how thanks for the peace and quiet I'm about to receive

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#370 Nov 4, 2012


Below is a copy of the Texas Castle Doctrine also known as Texas Castle Law or as Texas Castle Bill
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SECTION 1. Section 9.01, Penal Code, is amended by adding Subdivisions (4) and (5) to read as follows:

(4)“Habitation” has the meaning assigned by Section 30.01.

(5)“Vehicle” has the meaning assigned by Section 30.01.

SECTION 2. Section 9.31, Penal Code, is amended by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsections (e) and (f) to read as follows:

(a) Except as provided in Subsection (b), a person is justified in using force against another when and to the degree the actor [he] reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to protect the actor [himself] against the other’s use or attempted use of unlawful force. The actor’s belief that the force was immediately necessary as described by this subsection is presumed to be reasonable if the actor:

(1) knew or had reason to believe that the person against whom the force was used:

(A) unlawfully and with force entered, or was attempting to enter unlawfully and with force, the actor’s occupied habitation, vehicle, or place of business or employment;

so I can shoot you if you rob where I work
bank/bar/shoe factory/coal mine/ deep sea diver/ airline pilot ... damn

huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum

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#371 Nov 5, 2012
SLY WEST wrote:
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I wish it were that simple sir, I've owned a home here for about 20 yrs. and my job of 16 yrs. keeps me here, maybe not the best job in the world but it pays the bills and keeps a roof over my head and I feel blessed having a decent job in this economy. And hell, I've lived here my entire adult life.
Call me crazy but there are a few of us die-hards that refuse to give into these thugs, and as Tally so eloquently put it, "we take our chances of being on the wrong side of the law if and when we ever have to pull a trigger" but hopefully we're still alive in the end to be sued if it comes to that but to be honest its rare that you hear someone getting sued under those circumstances here.
Altho' the Mich. Criminal Court system metes out some of the harshest penalties in the country for violent crimes the prison system here is bulging at the seams so to speak and alot are released earlier than the courts original sentence (So much for truth in sentencing) most come out more violent than when they went in, and criminally wiser, its not just your valuables they're after, they have wised up to the idea of leaving no witnesses behind or just out of hatred for society for lack of a better way of putting it, they feel a power need to hurt and control, as is the case with most rapists.
And make no mistake, the teenagers here can be every bit as ruthless as the adults if not more so at times.
Thanks for posting those stats, hope you understand my position on this a little better, didn't mean to come off like rambo, just overstated the fact that I refuse to be a victim in my own home if I can help it. I don't want to be a part of that stat. you posted.
I understand your point and respect your decision to live there. As I said before - I've been to Detroit - many times - more times than I care to admit. I just can't for the life of me figure out why anybody would want to live there. I understand you have a history - job, family, friends - but at the risk of losing it all in one swift moment, I would look at the alternatives. But that's my opinion - you have your own reasons.

Good luck and God bless.

“frequently laughing”

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#372 Nov 5, 2012
65007noogard wrote:
If the homeowner had better aim, there'd be no lawsuit.
Sorry but you are incorrect. It happened in California, if the burglar died the family would have some ambulance chaser attorney that calls and says lets file a law suit for lost support. It is the norm in California.

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