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Coin Shop Owner Used Deadly Force

rballirballi Member Posts: 770 ✭✭✭✭
South Texas

This happened Wednesday May 8th, at noon. Here are a couple of links to what one of the news stations had to say.

http://www.team4news.com/Global/story.asp?S=774976

http://www.team4news.com/Global/story.asp?S=775204

Here is what the newspaper had to say:

http://www.themonitor.com/NewsPub/News/Stories/2002/05/08/10209132591.shtml



Edited by - rballi on 05/09/2002 09:58:48

Comments

  • rballirballi Member Posts: 770 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Here is a link to an update on the story:

    http://www.themonitor.com/NewsPub/News/Stories/2002/05/09/10209963551.shtml

    Also, the D.A. said he would not prosicute and is handing it over to a grand jury. He said he would no prosicute someone defending himself after a robbery. He will not be in favor of the benifit of the criminal
  • badboybobbadboybob Member Posts: 1,658 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Instant justice is the very best kind

    PC=BS
  • gunphreakgunphreak Member Posts: 1,791 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Amazing. Only in America can someone expect to commit crimes against another and then sue them for failing and getting hurt in the process. Good to see some people are making a stand in frivilous law suits. America, once a country of responsibility, now a country of liability. Where did we go wrong???

    Death to Tyrants!!!

    -Gunphreak
  • carbinekingcarbineking Member Posts: 60 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Unbeleivable. Texas has some of the most liberal criminal laws in the United States. In almost any other state, this store owner will be serving time for this. Property is NEVER worth more than a human life, regardless of how much a tyrant, criminal, lowlifee, etc the person is. I can see the United States Supreme Court hearing this case and ruling the Texas law as unconstitutional. It violates the criminal's right to life. Yes, he stole, but was it worth the person's life? The government can't execute people for robbery, it would be cruel and unusual punishment, I doubt they are going to think you can too. Please don't feel you can shoot someone for stealing your property, let alone chase after them and shoot them. You will likely end up behind bars or be facing a nice civil suit that the criminal's family will almost certainly win. You pay for insurance, keep records of your possessions, someone steals it cash in for some new stuff.
  • gunphreakgunphreak Member Posts: 1,791 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Cruel and unusual punishment, eh? I know what you are saying, CarbineKing, but I, like most Americans, probably feel a bit different about the value of the life of a thief versus the value of their property, things they had to sacrifice a portion of their life to obtain, just so it can be stolen from them.

    If any of you out there are reading, according to our courts, the people who steal have certain rights. Be sure you know exactly what you are doing before you pull the trigger on these pieces of garbage.

    Death to Tyrants!!!

    -Gunphreak
  • carbinekingcarbineking Member Posts: 60 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I know, I know. He's a worthless piece of *, I would want to inflict great * harm upon anyway who touches my dvds, but just saying what any other court would say.
  • gunphreakgunphreak Member Posts: 1,791 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I agree... No court will ever suggest anyone has a right to kill or injure over thievery, no matter what it is. I suspect that, until the laws state otherwise, though, there will always be thievery.

    Death to Tyrants!!!

    -Gunphreak
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