Texas Man Cleared of Shooting Burglars

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    I thought this was interesting, this is a couple of hours from my home and we've been hearing about it for months. This man killed two burglars (illegal immigrants) who were burglarizing his neighbor's home. He called 911 and the dispatcher told him to stay inside, but he felt like they were going to get away. So he went outside with a shotgun and told them not to move or they're dead....they moved and he shot both of them in the back. Fortunately enough for him, at the time the burglars were shot, they were in his yard, so he was protected by the Texas "Castle Law".... Does anyone have any thoughts/opinons on this?

    FOXNews.com - Texas Man Cleared of Shooting Suspected Burglars Next Door - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
     
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    I thought they were in his neighbors yard, running away.

    What a hero.
     
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    They were in his neighbors yard, but somehow, maybe when they were walking back to their truck or whereever, they entered his yard. There was MASS demonstrations by Quannel X a very tense situation for a while. A bunch of African-American activists showed up in defense of the burglars (who were dead). They and the people that supported the old man were almost fighting one another...it was crazy. I just thought it would be interesting to find everyone's opinion on this. Should he have been cleared or not?
     
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    JOE HORN CAN BE MY NEIGHBOR ANY DAY.


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    Quannel X is a fucking joke. Be original if you refuse to get a real job for christ sake.
     
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    I think the law is wrong. If my kid forgets his keys one night and crawls in the window of my house, that means my neighbor can shoot him dead with no consequences.

    How stupid can it get?
     
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    Or if a kid wearing a mask comes to your house on halloween who doesn't speak english trespasses, you can shoot him.

    Oh, what a glorious and peaceful society!
     
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    I do believe we should have the right to protect ours and our neighbors property from criminals... personally I don't think it was necessary for a mortal shot, shooting them in the legs would have sufficed.. now if they were armed, blow 'em away

    Just because a criminal is "running away" does not make them less of a criminal... and their actions less of a violation
     
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    i just heard the 911 call from Joe on the radio. im sure it can be found on the net..
     
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    True, but a death sentence for stealing a television is too steep.
     
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    If your kid uses a crowbar to break into the window and removes a bag of loot then... indeed, tell me about stupidity.
     

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