Tuesday, June 20, 2006

DA Hoping to Prosecute Self-defense

Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0

Homeowner shoots two teens during burglary attempt You wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of breaking glass.
Armed with a gun, he went into his living room where he saw several people, including one person who appeared to have a weapon. Police said the homeowner fired at the person. Police would not say what kind of gun was used or how many shots were fired.
Two teens were shot. A 14-year-old was injured and is in fair condition. Another teen - they didn't say how old - was found in the woods behind the home, dead. A 17-year-old was held by the homeowner until police arrived.
District Attorney Bill Jennings said the case was still under investigation.

"My office has not had an opportunity to review all of the statements that have been taken in the case," Jennings said Monday. "It's something that we will not only review but in all likelihood will proceed to a grand jury review."
DA Jennings is no doubt hoping that he can prosecute the homeowner for defending himself. And people still question whether the revised Castle Doctrine laws are required. Do you think the thugs were standing in the living room in the middle of the night, after having broken in, because they were selling magazine subscriptions? Do you think the lights were on, or could they have been standing in the dark?

The Brady Bunch and their ilk will call this "children shot" and a "child tragically killed," because the fact that the "children" were committing a crime at the time of the shooting is just not of interest to the Brady Bunch.

Self-defense is a human right.

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