If I catch someone stealing my car I am not going to risk my life or the perp's life. Take the car if you want it. If I come home and find that my house has been robbed I'm not going to go looking for the person responsible. If I happen upon a man (or woman) sexually assaulting a baby, a todder -- a child -- I am fairly certain that only one of us will be left standing. I haven't been "seeing red" angry in many, many years when I had a horrible temper but there is little doubt that it would return under those circumstances.
A FATHER in Texas has beaten a man to death after allegedly catching him molesting his four-year-old daughter in a barn.
I love a nice feel good story
This man deserves a parade
Ticker tape parade. One less scumbag that will cost taxpayers a fortune to prosecute.
I wouldn't call a little girl's getting molested a "feel good" story.
Dieser Weg wird kein leichter sein; dieser Weg wird steinig und schwer.
Nicht mit vielen wirst du dir einig sein, doch dieses Leben bietet so viel mehr. --Xavier Naidoo
I'm not a supporter of vigillante justice either, but "justice" was probably the last thing on this guy's mind. His emotional state would have precluded his ability to think more clearly than removing the threat to his child.
Last edited by bullmikey; 06-13-2012 at 08:32 AM.
If I remember correctly, feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, the District Attorney is an elected position in Texas.
If I see a rabid dog snapping at one of my grandkids (or anyone else for that matter), Iíll shoot it dead first and then deal with the Humane Society and the people who donít approve of discharging firearms inside the city limits later. And I don't have a damn thing against dogs.
This guy didnít even mean to kill the a-hole; it just happened that way because he wasnít thinking too clearly at the moment. And I'm not sure who would be, given the circumstamces.
When somebody knows they've done wrong and will be punished for it, they will fight you to get away and will use weapons if they possess them. To simply hold or detain somebody you have to physically outmatch and overpower them by a wide margin.
It is simply easier to beat somebody into submission than detain them.
Why do you think you always see multiple cops cuffing somebody laying on the ground?
When a firearm is legally used to stop somebody from doing something criminal, it is just that, stopping their actions.
If you are legally justified in using a firearm, whether or not death results from that is immaterial in the yes of the legal system.
I'd think the same applies here.
The father had legal grounds to behave the way he did, and I would (and most people would) argue the punishment fit the crime.
child molesters/child rapists should be up for the death penalty. The amount of problems they cause for society and for the individuals whom they victimize are lifelong, whether it's the life of the individual or the criminal.
This wasn't a mob going around tracking down some adult who was rumored of screwing the pastor's daughter - this was a father that caught the man in the act and cleaned up society.
Obama needs to give this guy the medal of freedom.
Too bad for poor little Megan Kanka they didn't take it that seriously back then either. She was killed by a three-time loser who should have been put away for life after the first time.
I believe there are a number of "levels". But most people don't distringuish between the levels, and that can unnecessarily ruin a persons life.
I read not too long ago that some teen was being charged with a level 3 (I believe) "sex offense" because he was urinating in public (ie, exposing his privates). Really? A "sex offense"? I bet there is not one male on this web site that hasn't pissed in a bush after having a few beers....
Then there's the case of one teen "sexting" another teen...also charged with a sex offense.
Or the 19 year old "touching" his 16 year old girlfriend. Some of these "sex offense" charges have gotten out of hand, IMO.
IMO, these all should not be classed in the same category as the guy who molests minors, etc. They need a new term, or description that differentiates the true predators, from the teen doing what teens do...
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