josebach wrote:I'm actually quite conservative when it comes to crime. I'm even in favor of paying higher taxes so that they can build more prisons and giving stiffer prison sentences. My brother was a cop for 10 years and I fully support the police. You obviously don't if you think everybody with a gun should shoot first and ask questions later. What if they were two 15 year old kids?
I really don't understand some people's mentality.
Two totally different situations, as he certainly didn't shoot first and ask questions later. Stick to the one at hand. A man witnesses two men break into his neighbor's house. He calls the police. Gives all the information. The police take too long to get there, so he shoots the criminals before they can escape and never be caught. I didn't see an age for the criminals, but even if it's two 15 year old kids like in your example, so what? Crime is crime and part of robbing people is knowing you can be killed in the process.
What's the problem?
Edit: I Read it backwards
deerayfan072 wrote:I know the law in Florida states that it is legal to use Deadly force on someone who is committing a burglary.
And Texas even recently made the laws more clear that it is quite ok to use deadly force on criminals. One tiny sticky point that I don't think will be a problem, but here it is from the article:
Under Texas law, people may use deadly force to protect their own property or to stop arson, burglary, robbery, theft or criminal mischief at night.
But the legislator who authored the "castle doctrine" bill told the Chronicle it was never intended to apply to a neighbor's property,
So we'll see how it plays out, but I could see someone getting lynched if this guy faces any real charges.