If Trayvon Martin weren't in the news now, Bo Morrison might be

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    Report: Slinger homeowner shot intruder with police nearby | Fond du Lac Reporter | fdlreporter.com


    Justice For Bo Morrison -- Castle Doctrine Leaves More Questions than Answers | Wisconsin Politics
     
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    They were inside his home - no jury will convict a man for shooting someone in the dark inside their own residence.
    They shouldn't have been there. You break into someone's home - you have to deal with any consequence of doing so.
    I have 3 guns. Someone is in my home with my wife and kids???
    I will shoot first and ask questions later...period.
     
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    Someone was in his house... shoot to kill... and if they live..ask them why there were there. I have zero issue with this.
     
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    I'd call police first; still, if someone broke into the home, those in the home have the right to defend themselves.
     
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    If he went into the house the guy had a right to defend himself.
     
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    It's a little blurry whether he'd be considered to be in the house.

    He was on the porch. But it was a screened porch, if I understand correctly.
     
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    Not blurry to me.
    It was dark, his adrenaline levels would have been high which can severely alter your judgment, making you far more aggressive and react differently than you would otherwise.
    He cannot be held liable for that. He didn't seek the person out, he didn't chase him away from his house then shoot him etc.
     
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    Black, white, blue or purple. You break into my house and I'm putting a bullet into your chest. Screened porch is in the house.
     
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    I don't remember anyone saying he broke in.






    I don't blame the homeowner myself. Some are trying to say that when the young man stood up the homeowner should have waited to see if he had something to say. But if I saw a shadowy figure on my porch get up from a crouch, I would instinctively find that threatening. I probably wouldn't shoot and then I'd probably be disarmed and have my gun used against me. But I'll never know for sure since I don't have a gun and don't foresee getting one.
     
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    Oh yes, did you read the 2nd link there?

    Apparently the homeowner knew there were police in the neighborhood and he could have called them to inspect the noise, and there are some other things people are calling questionable.



    I guess my point is that this was starting to pick up media steam in Wisconsin and might have gotten the national headlines if Trayvon's story hadn't come out when it did.

    The phone calls to the police even have an opening to make a racial story out of it and the homeowner's story changed but he was given the benefit of the doubt due to the stressfulness of the experience.
     
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