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    Houston woman stops home invasion, kills robber

    A story I just heard on the news here in Houston.

    Two guys pounding on this woman's front door, at 3 AM, while she is home alone with her 3 year-old son. They demand valuables, she refuses, they force their way in. She makes it to her kitchen, gets her gun and orders them to get out. One of the robbers comes toward her, she shoots him in the head. The case has been referred to the district attorney, but the police are declining to press charges.

    One less criminal on the streets of Houston today. Good shooting, Ms. Alvarez.

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    Good work! The city's a better place for her.

    And the police say she should have "screamed". Yeah, that would have worked inside the house...

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    Nah - all she had to do before screaming was dial 911 - then of course no prob's!!

    Glad she was armed - as I have said other times - if slimeballs knew there was a gun in any and every house they possibly wouldn't even try this stuff.
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    P95, I agree !! House, car, and person !!!
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    Is there any reason for the DA to even review this? A woman at home with her young child- home invaders at 3 a.m.- etc? I hope this review by the DA is purely routine and required. I think she deserves praise for acting exactly correctly and with courage. Give her a medal and her pistol back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefs-special-guy
    Is there any reason for the DA to even review this? A woman at home with her young child- home invaders at 3 a.m.- etc? I hope this review by the DA is purely routine and required. I think she deserves praise for acting exactly correctly and with courage. Give her a medal and her pistol back.
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    This isn't much different than the Tony Martin shooting in the UK. Martin ended up in prison for killing one of the home invaders and wounding the other, inside his home, in the middle of the night. I don't recall whether the surviving home invader received any time for his part in the attempted home invasion.

    We challenge the sanity of even reviewing the case, but if it had happened in DC, New York, Chicago or San Francisco, then it would be a real question. Sad that we have twisted things around to the point that defending yourself is a violation of the attacker's rights.
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    Sad that we have twisted things around to the point that defending yourself is a violation of the attacker's rights.
    Whats really sad is the way that a citizen can protect himself lawfully and legally in one city,can be criminal in another and it can even be in the same state. One guy or gal shoots and speds the night at home, another a few miles away does the same thing and the city spends millions trying to prosecute.

    Just one more reason to avoid living in a big city if at all possible.

    Any how...the women did what she had to do and lived to tell about it.

    The BG didnt...as it should be.

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    Maybe she screamed as she pulled the trigger........ That would be effective!

    Glad it turned out in her favor.
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    If she screamed "DIE POS" just before she pulled the trigger that should get the LEO's approval,right??

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    Is there any reason for the DA to even review this?
    The DA must refer all shootings to a Grand Jury for review. It is the law here.
    Usually, if the shooting appears justifiable, the DA will refer the case to the grand jury without charges. It's a formality only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HighVelocity
    The DA must refer all shootings to a Grand Jury for review. It is the law here.
    Usually, if the shooting appears justifiable, the DA will refer the case to the grand jury without charges. It's a formality only.
    Almost the same in SD, but the DA has the ability to charge or not, No Grand Jury needed.

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    Imagine if she hadn't had the gun? Glad the situation resulted in her and her child's safety. Probably avoided rape, death, or who knows what.
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    My question is why did she open the door ? Secondly, will she face any charges...you got to be joking me right ? Two strong men, a woman and her son. Do the math....
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    She should be fine if there is any justice in the world. If she gets any trouble for this, then our legal system is a piece of crap(not saying it isn't already)
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    any one remember the elli ness case or justic system is crap. of course she exicuted her sons sic ol rapist in court because he told her on the sonora court house steps that when he got out of jail he was going to f her son agine so she walked up behind him in court and shot him twice in the head btw her son was sixyears old she went to prison for six or eight years till they found out she had terminal cancer and gave her a stay to die at home where is the justice in that hope this woman fairs better

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