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Old 02-08-2015, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I watched this on my local news tonight. A car thief was in the process of stealing a truck with the help of an accomplice in another vehicle. When he started the truck up the alarm went off, the truck's owner and his brother heard the alarm, and came outside. They followed him and shot the car thief, killing him. An accomplice escaped in another vehicle. I'm not sure how I feel about the brothers' actions toward the thief. What are your thoughts?

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Old 02-08-2015, 05:11 PM
 
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Thoughts? They missed the accomplice. More practice is required.

IF they followed then they have problems in their future. It was just a truck unless maybe there was a baby inside or something like that.

A proper beating would be acceptable, followed by a hand over the the police. The beating? Only if no one else was looking.
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Old 02-08-2015, 05:12 PM
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One less thief in this world thanks to these two brothers.

People are getting sick of criminals being slapped on the hands. Maybe one potential thief out there will think again before taking something that doesn't belong to him!
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Old 02-08-2015, 05:55 PM
 
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If people would just mind their own business and leave other people's property and body alone, none of this would happen. I don't think you deserve to die for stealing someone's car, but if you do I don't really care that much.
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Old 02-08-2015, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Caverns measureless to man...
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Great. So they're driving down the freeway firing off rounds out the window, in the general direction of a truck that's weaving down the road at a high rate of speed. What a couple of Einsteins. Yeah, let's give them a big cheer and a pat on the back.

And then when the stolen truck is wrecked, they pull up alongside of it and squeeze off more rounds into the truck, even though the thief was apparently not firing back at them. That's murder.

But see, that's OK. Because the law sometimes doesn't work out the way we want it to, so that makes it alright for those of us who respect the law to ignore it and break it whenever we want to, right? Because we're law-abiding citizens, right? So we get to do that, I guess.

Is that the way the logic here works, or am I missing something?
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Old 02-08-2015, 06:44 PM
 
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I'll shed no tears for thieves. Too bad one got away.
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Old 02-08-2015, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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Great. So they're driving down the freeway firing off rounds out the window, in the general direction of a truck that's weaving down the road at a high rate of speed. What a couple of Einsteins. Yeah, let's give them a big cheer and a pat on the back.

And then when the stolen truck is wrecked, they pull up alongside of it and squeeze off more rounds into the truck, even though the thief was apparently not firing back at them. That's murder.

But see, that's OK. Because the law sometimes doesn't work out the way we want it to, so that makes it alright for those of us who respect the law to ignore it and break it whenever we want to, right? Because we're law-abiding citizens, right? So we get to do that, I guess.

Is that the way the logic here works, or am I missing something?
Off hand, It looks like you missed this:
"Deputies told Channel 2 the case would be referred to a grand jury; as of Sunday morning no charges had been filed."
So, AFTER the Grand Jury has made a decision in the case, you can rant all you want (IF appropriate).
Until the Grand Jury has spoken, though, your rant is asinine.
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Old 02-08-2015, 06:57 PM
 
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Hey man nice shot!

Human trash is like Doritos, crunch em they'll make more
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:00 PM
 
Location: SC
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I watched this on my local news tonight. A car thief was in the process of stealing a truck with the help of an accomplice in another vehicle. When he started the truck up the alarm went off, the truck's owner and his brother heard the alarm, and came outside. They followed him and shot the car thief, killing him. An accomplice escaped in another vehicle. I'm not sure how I feel about the brothers' actions toward the thief. What are your thoughts?

Brothers chase down car thieves, shoot & kill 1 suspect | News - Home
In the formerly sane world (in jurisdictions I am familiar with), this meant you are about to go to jail, as deadly force was not allowed to protect property.

These days with vengeance being the rule of the day, I'd say it now depends mostly on who the perps were and who the shooters are.
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Old 02-08-2015, 07:05 PM
 
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Off hand, It looks like you missed this:
"Deputies told Channel 2 the case would be referred to a grand jury; as of Sunday morning no charges had been filed."
So, AFTER the Grand Jury has made a decision in the case, you can rant all you want (IF appropriate).
Until the Grand Jury has spoken, though, your rant is asinine.
Mmm... uhh... no, I didn't miss that. That was quite clear.

What is not clear is what that has to do with anything I said. So I have no idea what point you think you're making.
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