This is a discussion on Retired Cop Fatally Shoots Own Son, After Mistaking Him For Burglar within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Michael Griffin, 48, was killed at his father’s home in the 5300 block of North Delphia Avenue. His family said Griffin’s father, retired Chicago Police ...
Michael Griffin, 48, was killed at his father’s home in the 5300 block of North Delphia Avenue. His family said Griffin’s father, retired Chicago Police Detective James Griffin, mistook Michael for a burglar.
Retired Cop Fatally Shoots Own Son, After Mistaking Him For Burglar « CBS Chicago
"One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation."
--Thomas B. Reed, American Attorney
Second Amendment -- Established December 15, 1791 and slowly eroded ever since What happened to "..... shall not be infringed."
I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
Oops.“My brother was staying there, and last I heard they were watching the Jay Leno Show, and my dad fell asleep,” Stephen Griffin said. “And I guess he assumed my brother was at home sleeping, and when someone came in the back door, he just naturally assumed it was an intruder.”
Know your target. Words to live (or die) by.
Man, wasn't it just a couple weeks ago the schoolteacher shot his son?
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How terribly sad for the family.
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End the cycle of hatred, don’t give them a tomorrow.
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Assuming causes more problems than anything else,I would also be asking if the Dad had been drinking alcoholic beverages,I find it hard to believe that a former LEO is not gonna yell freeze/get on the floor or identify a target before opening fire unless there is something else going on .
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country,"
--Mayor Marion Barry, Washington , DC .
So sad and he will have to live with that for the rest of his life.
When you have to shoot, shoot. Don't talk.
"Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way."
Chicago is a tough place to live. But, why didn't Ol Dad have his gun taken away from him by the Police after he retired?
And I think the alcohol may have been a factor too!
I thought guns were illegial in Chicago!
My Wifes Sister and Husband live there, and recently sold their house, moved into a Condo in the burbs then went and bought a Home in Pheonix to get away from the crime. Can't say as I blame them. Tried to talk into moving here to Texas, but they said we have too many guns here.
I explained that we do have guns here, but we can never have too many. And it's legal to own and carry them here!
She shudders at the thought of me having one on me when I go out. I just can't get them to understand!
Sad for the that Family!
What have you done to prepare for the end of civilization as we know it?
Guns are no longer illegal in Chicago. The Supreme Court overturned that ban within the last year or so.
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Sad, i'd drop the case let the oldman go, his punishment is the thought that he killed his son, something he will live with for the remaining of his life. I would banned him from owning of any weapons from here on period. For as long as hes alive !!! (indeffinatly).