Monday, March 05, 2012

Of Course He Shot an Intruder in His Home

Everyone is crying how the poor, misunderstood home-invader got shot. Of course he got shot. DA Must Decide Whether To Press Charges In Slinger Shooting - Milwaukee News Story - WISN Milwaukee

So there is a raucous party next door, and you call the cops to complain. The cops show up and bunch of underage-party-goers hoping to avoid being arrested run. This one runs, and doesn't stop until he is inside an enclosed porch. What is the guy in the house supposed to think. Someone from that loud raucous party - who may or may not know who called the cops - has just broken into his home. Be fair, what would you do? Offer the guy a snack?

For all he knows this person is there to exact a penalty for his calling police. He is probably drunk and maybe on drugs. He doesn't know. All he knows is that a stranger is in his home.

This is a tragedy on many levels, but that doesn't mean the homeowner did anything wrong.

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