Saturday, August 22, 2009

This Is Not Self-defense

The media loves to paint legal self-defense as vigilantism. Well, for my money this story is one of vigiliantsm. Elderly man shoots suspect in home invasion - CharlotteObserver.com But that's just my opinion.

There was no imminent threat. The 4 hoodlums who committed home invasion, were no longer in the home. This guy had to go out of his way to track them down and shoot one of them. (The home-invader who got shot is now dead.)

That doesn't sound like self-defense to me.
[The homeowner] was taken into custody and police are now working with the district attorney's office to see if they are going to file charges against him.
Not where we want to be. The rule of law is a good thing, people.

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