Good?: Police decide not to charge homeowner

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    Good?: Police decide not to charge homeowner

    who shot a man as he was trying to kick in his door...

    Good? The police decided not to charge? Incomplete reportage... Was the BG armed? Why was this a decision (shouldn't it be a foregone conclusion)?

    Here's the story
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
    I suppose

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    Bad: if charging him was ever even a consideration.

    There are some pretty nice farms available these days, too bad the bad guy didn't buy one.
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    It should be a forgone conclusion; someone is trying to kick in your door they are not there to collect for the Red Cross but are demonstrating a threat and should be dealt with accordingly.
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    Sounds like Castle Doctrine, doesn't matter if someone is armed or not, someone breaking into your house, it is assumed they are there to cause harm, you have a right to defend yourself. Good Call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    It should be a forgone conclusion; someone is trying to kick in your door they are not there to collect for the Red Cross but are demonstrating a threat and should be dealt with accordingly.
    Could have been a no-knock warrant...hard to tell LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntzu View Post
    Could have been a no-knock warrant...hard to tell LOL
    Frankly, a no-knock warrent will probably end the same as this story at my house, except the "no charges were pressed" part. Fine example of why no-knock warrents are foolish and unecessesarily dangerious to both the police and home owners. They need to anounce! If not, it limits my right to defend myself. If I have to play ten thousand questions with a criminal to determin if they are the police or the BG its probably too late for me. That is why warrents, anouncing who they are, and uniforms are so important. Look I wouldnt go deer hunting dressed as a dear, I wouldnt go to war dressed as the enimy, and I sure as heck wouldnt want to kick in someones door and go rushing in unanounced! How about you guys? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jpeetz View Post
    Frankly, a no-knock warrent will probably end the same as this story at my house, except the "no charges were pressed" part. Fine example of why no-knock warrents are foolish and unecessesarily dangerious to both the police and home owners. They need to anounce! If not, it limits my right to defend myself. If I have to play ten thousand questions with a criminal to determin if they are the police or the BG its probably too late for me. That is why warrents, anouncing who they are, and uniforms are so important. Look I wouldnt go deer hunting dressed as a dear, I wouldnt go to war dressed as the enimy, and I sure as heck wouldnt want to kick in someones door and go rushing in unanounced! How about you guys? LOL
    I agree. Somebody kicks my door down, they're getting a belly-full. I'll figure out who they are after the dust settles.
    Last edited by Flasher; January 11th, 2012 at 11:05 AM. Reason: fixed typo
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