Justifiable Homicide

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May 30, 2013, 02:45:53 PM Last Edit: May 30, 2013, 02:48:24 PM by mardileeweber
I am new here. However, I can't seem to keep my mouth shut over this one. A friend of mine just justifiably (in my opinion) killed a man. This man crawled through the home owners doggy door in the middle of the night, went upstairs, and he got shot. This happened in AZ. There seems to be all kinds of arguments about whether this unfortunate death was justifiable? If someone were to enter my home, in the middle of the night, I would find that incredibly threatening. I would most certainly protect my family at all costs. Wouldn't you? I completely understand this is not about the DP, but I need to vent!!! Thought I might get some support here... :)


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JTiscool

In my opinion, if he didn't belong in that house then it is justifiable.
My reason for supporting the death penalty? A murderer has less of a right to live than his victim and already presents a danger while incarcerated for life. They have nothing to lose when the most they can get is Life in prison without parole.

PAPASTALKIN

 :( got what was coming to him. Gun knife or sludge hammer whatever it takes to protect my home. Just sayin'
That is all I have GOOD NIGHT NOW

deeg

A person breaks into a home, or crawls in, doesn't matter, and  is taken out....good job homeowner.

Dee
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time2prtee

I think we call shooting a home invader "Taking out the Trash" LOL! You have a right to defend your home!

Welcome to the site!  :-*
"Indeed, the decision that capital punishment may be the appropriate sanction in extreme cases is an expression of the community's belief that certain crimes are themselves so grievous an affront to humanity that the only adequate response may be the penalty of death."  SCOTUS

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Michigal

First I would like to say Welcome mardileeweber to the site!

Second, I must agree with you. A person has the right to defend themselves and if someone broke into my house in the middle of the night, the only thing that would keep me from shooting him would be if my husband got to one of our guns first. The law cannot expect us to assume that a stranger was just coming over to invite us to play cards and drink beer. We have the right to defend ourselves and our families and more states need laws preventing intruders/families from frivolous lawsuits against homeowners who were defending themselves. Too many liberals out there making this country all about criminal rights and not victims rights.
You are in the right place if you are fed up with the criminals and what they get away with or are "entitled to" these days. Time to start sending a strong message that crime will not be tolerated.

Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says..."Oh crap...she's awake!!!"

I have not met all of the innocent children murdered but I have wept for them. I have not seen all of the monsters but I know they are there.

fangtasia0413

Even though it would be justified, I would feel guilty if the invader was unarmed.  Unless of course the dude was a rapist.  But then I'm not a sociopath.
I'm a Bill Maher style liberal.  I believe in the death penalty for those who really deserve it, assisted suicide, pro choice, and the legalization of certain drugs.

"I don't know what it is about me that makes people think I want to hear their problems. Maybe I smile too much. Maybe I wear too much pink. But please remember I can rip your throat out if I need to."-Pamela de Beaufort-True Blood

deeg

The problem is you don't know what their plans are - rape, murder, theft  until it is too late.  CA has a pretty lenient definition of self defense - basically if a reasonable person believes they are in harm you can defend yourself including deadly force.

Dee
The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - Margaret Thatcher
The most terrifying words in the English language: "I'm from the government and I'm here to help." - Ronald Reagan

fangtasia0413

I know.  Don't get me wrong it is justified, and you should feel relief that you are safe, but still know the gravity of what just happened.  Its not like pushing the plunger on an obviously guilty rapist or murderer.
I'm a Bill Maher style liberal.  I believe in the death penalty for those who really deserve it, assisted suicide, pro choice, and the legalization of certain drugs.

"I don't know what it is about me that makes people think I want to hear their problems. Maybe I smile too much. Maybe I wear too much pink. But please remember I can rip your throat out if I need to."-Pamela de Beaufort-True Blood

Michigal

Agreed. Like I said, you can only assume that he isn't sneaking into your house to offer you a beer and you and your families safety comes first.
Live your life in such a way that when your feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says..."Oh crap...she's awake!!!"

I have not met all of the innocent children murdered but I have wept for them. I have not seen all of the monsters but I know they are there.

Hutchsmash

I'm with your buddy, some asshole sneeks into my house he/she is going to meet the business end of a .45! 

Hutch
"How come life in prison doesn't mean life? Until it does, we're not ready to do away with the death penalty. Stop thinking in terms of "punishment" for a minute and think in terms of safeguarding innocent people from incorrigible murderers."

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time2prtee


I'm with your buddy, some asshole sneeks into my house he/she is going to meet the business end of a .45! 

Hutch


I prefer shotgun, you are nervous when this happens, so less easier to miss, unarmed, F*** it, you have no business in my house!
"Indeed, the decision that capital punishment may be the appropriate sanction in extreme cases is an expression of the community's belief that certain crimes are themselves so grievous an affront to humanity that the only adequate response may be the penalty of death."  SCOTUS

Peace and Comfort to all Victims and Families

time2prtee


I know.  Don't get me wrong it is justified, and you should feel relief that you are safe, but still know the gravity of what just happened.  Its not like pushing the plunger on an obviously guilty rapist or murderer.


No doubt, in the aftermath, there would be major guilt, we are not sociopaths, as you said earlier, however, armed or unarmed, it is a justifiable homicide...self defense!
"Indeed, the decision that capital punishment may be the appropriate sanction in extreme cases is an expression of the community's belief that certain crimes are themselves so grievous an affront to humanity that the only adequate response may be the penalty of death."  SCOTUS

Peace and Comfort to all Victims and Families

faithamor7

Glad the homeowner was strong enough to kill him. The things robbers do are getting worst by the day.

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