Sunday, November 18, 2007

Shooting Burglars

  • In a case legal experts say may "stretch the limits" of the state's self-defense laws, a Pasadena man shot and killed two suspected burglars during a confrontation as they attempted to flee his neighbor's property Wednesday afternoon.

    In the minutes before the fatal shootings, Pasadena police said the man called 911 and reported that he had heard glass breaking next door and saw two men entering the home through a window. Still on the phone with police, the man, believed to be in his 70s, saw the suspects leaving from the back of the home.

Someone posted the entire linked article along with a bunch of Texas law. WAY too big buddy. Plus the copyright violations. But it was interesting enough to post. The cops still didn't get there until 6 minutes after he shot the two. The state senator who drafted the "castle doctrine" law says he doesn't think this would apply as the neighbor was defending property not actually his own. But some of the cited law leans toward defending your neighbor's property as your own if you know the neighbor not to be at home.

We'll trust Texas to get it right - they usually do.



Anonymous unclouted patrolscum said...

I hope the Man is given a medal!

To you innocent,law-abiding citizens: if u live in a rural area
and u kill one of these home-invading burglars;bury them and plant a tree above them. If your not hurt,dont say anything to anybody.
If they dont get u in criminal court, the parasites will try and get your assets in civil court...
To u city folk: you'll just have to take your chance w/the democrapic system.......

11/18/2007 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"One riot,One Texas Ranger!".This quote pertains to early 1900's Texas.A Texas border town was having continous civil disorder.One Texas Ranger was sent to take care of the problem..The Ranger used some good old-fashioned Texas Justice..No more riots or civil disorder...

11/18/2007 06:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Texas, I'm sure they get it done better than the Idiots that run Illinois!

11/18/2007 07:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Texas is the place to retire! Forget Illinois or Vegas. Its nice down there. Much better than Arizona.

11/18/2007 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the 911 call. You can actually hear the gunshots near the end.

11/18/2007 09:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"if u live in a rural area
and u kill one of these home-invading burglars;bury them and plant a tree above them. If your not hurt,dont say anything to anybody."

Don't forget to drive their car far enough away, maybe leave it in a bad part of town with the keys in it, or push it into a ditch and burn it. Don't leave any hair or fingerprints.

11/18/2007 09:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't have shot the guys, but that's just me.

Of course if you don't want to get shot for burglary, don't be a burglar. Kind of subtle, I know...

11/18/2007 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope they dont jam him like Mette.If they do the right thing and not charge the guy,im retiring in Texas.Plus they allow you to own machine guns too!!!

11/18/2007 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

burglars should be shot. They're mostly dope addicts who, if you happen to be home when they strike, they will probably try to kill you, especially if you are elderly, or unable to defend yourself, reason,
you stand between them and the items they want from you, to sell for their next dope fix, which they are dependent on.
They don't want any witness who can ID them in court, and probably may be up for their 3rd strike as far as convictions go, and don't want to do a extended stretch in prison, [not as easy to get dope they need] .
They know you could call the police or get a weapon if they don't take you out quickly.
Rather be tried by 12 than carried by six.

11/18/2007 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


11/18/2007 02:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My verdict: The man's a hero.

11/18/2007 02:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry for the long winded post on the event SCC. Jus wanted to have as much info as possible to check out. Didn't think the detailed law description from the Texas Penal code would have violated anything since it was public record. Again my apologies, but thanks for thinking it was worthy as I thought it would be.

Here's the actual link to the call.

Again I think the case could go either wayI would lean towards the shooters side as he really seems as those it was his duty to protect his neighbors property and that is what Texas code says you need to be doing to be justified. He felt a legal obligation........tho the "I gonna kill them" line on the phone to the 911 dispatcher probably won't help his case.

11/18/2007 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Source: http://,2933,312028,00.html

Pictures at Link Above

N.J. SWAT Team Axed After Racy Hooters Pictures Surface

The Hoboken, N.J., SWAT team was axed from the department on Friday after pictures surfaced showing Hooters waitresses posing with their guns, sprawled on top of police vehicles and dangling off the shoulders of officers, reports.

Public Safety Director Bill Bergin, who was sworn in on Friday, disbanded the SWAT team after controversy over the photos, which were taken two years ago at an Alabama Hooters as the officers returned from a Hurricane Katrina relief mission.

Hoboken created the public safety director position to oversee the police and fire departments.

The officers will remain on the force and continue with normal police work, but the SWAT commander, Lt. Angelo Andriani, was ordered to take desk duty.

Adriani, who is seen in many of the photos, also is taking heat from Latino officers who accuse him of being a white supremacist. They are suing for discrimination.

Andriani says the weapons were privately owned and not paid for by taxpayers.

11/18/2007 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No more riots or civil disorder...

11/18/2007 06:41:00 AM

And the Texas Rangers were forbidden by statute to ever get involved in a labor strike again. Maybe you should read more history and not tee shirt adds.

11/19/2007 09:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good case for Jury Nullification if they try to prosecute this guy.

11/19/2007 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous u.p.1:26am said...

to 9:45am
Thanks, I forgot to add that.
We must give the legit citizens all the tools they need; so they dont get jammed up in this f*ked
legal system.

11/19/2007 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would be so pissed if my neighbor saw my house being burglarized (and he had a gun) and didn't do anything! This makes so much sense. He KNEW his neighbor wasn't home. Texas shooter for Supt.

11/19/2007 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/18/2007 08:37:00 PM

It had to be a dago? Haven't we gone through enough?

11/19/2007 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to 5:35pm

There's no Dagos tied up up w/SOS!

11/19/2007 09:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey "DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS" This guy's a true hero. Must be nice to live in a still mostly red(conservative for you dumbycrats)state.

11/20/2007 08:51:00 AM  

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