Monday, August 15, 2005

Patrick McCullough Stands On Principle

Besieged homeowner sticks it out Patrick McCullough has been attacked in the media for exercising his right to defend himself. He has been called a vigilante, when he is just a law-abiding member of the community.
It's been nearly six months since Oakland homeowner Patrick McCullough faced down a group of young men outside his home, wounding one of them during a scuffle, and he is still dealing with the fallout.
With the help of the police department, he has upgraded the security of his home.
the Oakland Police Department outfitted his home with a high-tech surveillance camera that sweeps the neighborhood constantly. The machine is fitted with a zoom lens and can be accessed by local law enforcement as easily as signing onto the Internet. It's a 24-7-365 eye in the sky.
This man did nothing but report criminal activity to the police (Bakari Olatunji, the president of Uhuru House, seems to feel that this makes Mr. McCullough a race-traitor or something) and defend himself when attacked by a group of thugs. I applaud Mr. McCullough's bravery in the face of all of this.

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