Department of Righteous Shooting Texas Style - Page 2




 
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Department of Righteous Shooting Texas Style
 
July 6th, 2008  
mmarsh
 
 
Department of Righteous Shooting Texas Style
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Originally Posted by Missileer
I don't do studies of crime rates worldwide but Texas is a pretty bad place to go with a criminal occupation. If the neighbors don't get you, death row will. Remember "he needed killin' " is still a valid defense plea.
But that attitude has little effect on crime, Texas crime Rate is still high compared to other states.
July 6th, 2008  
Fox
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmarsh
But that attitude has little effect on crime, Texas crime Rate is still high compared to other states.
Texas is the highest death row cases in the country.

It ain't place for the criminals. Don't mess with Texas, huh?
July 7th, 2008  
Rabs
 
 
Is everyone missing the point here, that two men just got executed for burglary?


Bit excessive maybe?


and still, why no spell checker for firefox. I can not spell for crap, and I need to be told whats wrong.
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Department of Righteous Shooting Texas Style
July 7th, 2008  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rabs
Is everyone missing the point here, that two men just got executed for burglary?


Bit excessive maybe?


and still, why no spell checker for firefox. I can not spell for crap, and I need to be told whats wrong.
Firefox has a spell checker, it may be an addon not sure but I use it all the time just right click on the underlined word.
July 7th, 2008  
mmarsh
 
 
Fox

And you are proud of it? The fact you have to take a life in order to avenge another is nothing to be proud of. The reason its so high is because MURDER rate is so high and its been that way for decades which proves that Texas's draconian laws might make the citizenry feel good but they don't actually prevent crime. And FYI, I am not anti-death penalty but I take no pleasure in having to OCCASIONALLY use it.

Rabs

The SCOTUS just ruled a week ago that a child rapist in Louisiana cannot be executed for a crime where there was no murder. So if its illegal for the state to execute a child rapist, what does that say about allowing an individual to execute a robbery suspect? Furthermore, the Constitution guarentees everybody the right to a fair trial, if there are state laws that allow the taking of life for the protection of property without trial (mob justice) doesnt that seem to contradict the very essence of the 5th Amendment? Seems to me that the whole Castle Doctrine is about to go under constitutional scrutiny.

And follow MontyB advice, download FireFox 3.0.
July 7th, 2008  
Rabs
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mmarsh
The SCOTUS just ruled a week ago that a child rapist in Louisiana cannot be executed for a crime where there was no murder. So if its illegal for the state to execute a child rapist, what does that say about allowing an individual to execute a robbery suspect? Furthermore, the Constitution guarentees everybody the right to a fair trial, if there are state laws that allow the taking of life for the protection of property without trial (mob justice) doesnt that seem to contradict the very essence of the 5th Amendment? Seems to me that the whole Castle Doctrine is about to go under constitutional scrutiny.
Another thing that bothers me about this, is what was not his own home, it was his neighbors. Now I am glad he called the cops, that was the right thing to do, but I just don't think you open fire over material goods. Like you said, this man decided to take the justice system into his own hands disregarding the fact

This comes from Texas's own castle law

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reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary
to protect the actor against the other's use or attempted
use of unlawful force.

http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/tlodocs/80R/billtext/html/SB00378I.htm


No where in the bill does it give anyone the right to shoot at someone entering someone else's house.

If you listen to the full call, he repeatedly says that he "is not going to let them get away with this ****"

He was told many many times to not go outside, he was never threatened they never came after him. AFTER he was warned not to go outside no less than 14 times. Rather after he went outside he was actually advanced upon by the burglars is unknown. The man premeditated what he was going to do, and then did it. I wouldn't call it murder for the simple fact that he might, and it probably isn't true, might have been advanced upon after he went outside. (Hard to shoot someone in the back when they are coming at you though, no kidding they where in the neighbors front yard, he went out there with them)

This is at least voluntary manslaughter.
Though it was pretty clear this was premeditated we will give him the benefit of the doubt that he acted by impulse.
July 8th, 2008  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rabs
This is at least voluntary manslaughter.
Though it was pretty clear this was premeditated we will give him the benefit of the doubt that he acted by impulse.
Having read your last couple of posts on this matter I think I will change my mind and agree with you, while I cant feel a great deal of pity for those shot I think you are correct in saying that the shooter should have been prosecuted.
July 8th, 2008  
tomtom22
 
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rabs
and still, why no spell checker for firefox. I can not spell for crap, and I need to be told whats wrong.
The milforum has a spellchecker. Look at the upper right corner of the reply box. It's the button that has ABC with a check mark beneath it.
July 8th, 2008  
AZ_Infantry
 
 
Some of us are just sick and tired of watching our justice system conveniently and consistently fail to properly punish criminals. Judges, mostly liberal, are ruining this country by failing to enact harsh penalties for those folk that prey off of the fortunes of others who have earned what they have.

This man was charged with the protection of his neighbor's assets earned legally. He carried out his duty. Had the two scumbags laid face-first on the ground when confronted with a 12-gauge bore, they'd be alive and released from jail to steal, rape and kill in 3 months.

And I'm surprised y'all don't understand the Castle Doctrine as well as you think. To fall under that defense, a crime has to be committed through a burden of proof by an investigation. If Johnny-come-home-late is sneaking into his window and Joe Neighbor puts a boat tail .308 into his chest, Joe Neighbor will be charged and convicted of manslaughter. That's plain and simple.

And if this makes Chris Criminal pick up a rusty Jennings .22 or a POS Glock turned sidewise all gangsta style, I say let him - it'll make the case all the better for us trained, well armed homeowners that put two in his chest and one in his head while he's trying to figure out why that sideways aim can't give him a proper sight picture.

This was a good shoot, and two less scumbags are out there raping your mom, stealing your stuff, mooching off the welfare system.

It's time that we Americans stop pandering to the dirtbags. If we had the gonads to take crime into our own hands, there would be no more crime; rather than making the good guys seem like criminals in the courts.
July 8th, 2008  
AikiRooster
 
 
Not to mention the fact one of the dirtbags was initially going toward the shooter. I think it ought to be National policy.
 


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