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Black Teen Nearly Shot After Knocking On Door Asking For Directions To School

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https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/black-teen-nearly-shot-knocking-175616943.html

One of the things that stands out, that probably angers me the most is, while I was watching the tape, you can hear the wife say, ‘Why did these people choose my house?’” Wright said.

So let me get this straight: We can’t hold cellphones in our hands in our own backyard, we can’t call the police for help, we can’t legally own a gun and inform the cops that we do, we can’t knock on a door and ask for help, etc?

 

 

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Yahoo! files this under "Entertainment"?  Dude, you need a better news source.

The boy's name is Brennan Walker, age 14.  He missed his school bus and was walking to school when he got lost in Rochester Hills, MI.  When he rang a doorbell to ask directions, he was met by a woman with a gun.  Then a man came, took a shot, but missed.  He needs to be charged.

 

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 a troubled kid with a broken family.  Not surprised.

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Posted (edited)

The man, Jeffrey Zeigler, was taken into custody and has been charged with Assault with Intent to Murder and Felony Firearms.

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/black-teen-misses-bus-gets-shot-at-after-asking-for-directions-in-rochester-hills

I didn't see the race of the people in the house, while Brennan is identified as black.

Edited by Baltimatt

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Posted (edited)

7 minutes ago, Boobie said:

 a troubled kid with a broken family.  Not surprised.

His mother is married and her husband is deployed in Syria.

Edited by Baltimatt

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There wasn’t a doubt in my mind.

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Just now, mrdeltoid said:

There wasn’t a doubt in my mind.

Any doubt about what?  We can't read your mind.  :confused:

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3 minutes ago, Baltimatt said:

Any doubt about what?  We can't read your mind.  :confused:

Oh, I was responding to the resident being white.

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5 minutes ago, mrdeltoid said:

Oh, I was responding to the resident being white.

OK.  I wasn't sure. 

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Posted (edited)

43 minutes ago, Baltimatt said:

Yahoo! files this under "Entertainment"?  Dude, you need a better news source.

The boy's name is Brennan Walker, age 14.  He missed his school bus and was walking to school when he got lost in Rochester Hills, MI.  When he rang a doorbell to ask directions, he was met by a woman with a gun.  Then a man came, took a shot, but missed.  He needs to be charged.

 

Post has it

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/04/13/a-teen-missed-the-bus-to-school-when-he-knocked-on-a-door-for-directions-a-man-shot-at-him/

 

This guy is a danger to society! His wife is as well!

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39 minutes ago, Boobie said:

 a troubled kid with a broken family.  Not surprised.

Not sure the guy had a troubled childhood but it doesn’t give him the right to shoot at a black guy who knocks on the door to ask directions!

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5 minutes ago, jtowne-swim said:

Not sure the guy had a troubled childhood but it doesn’t give him the right to shoot at a black guy who knocks on the door to ask directions!

They should have simply not answered the door. Goobers.

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1 hour ago, Boobie said:

 a troubled kid with a broken family.  Not surprised.

How do you figure that the family is broken?

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2 hours ago, Baltimatt said:

The man, Jeffrey Zeigler, was taken into custody and has been charged with Assault with Intent to Murder and Felony Firearms.

http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/black-teen-misses-bus-gets-shot-at-after-asking-for-directions-in-rochester-hills

I didn't see the race of the people in the house, while Brennan is identified as black.

Maybe you should use a different news source.

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4 minutes ago, EgyptKang said:

Maybe you should use a different news source.

Which I did.  Stories develop.  I looked for several sources and didn't start with Yahoo! Entertainment.

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1 hour ago, Marshan Man said:

God bless the US. :rolleyes: this country sickens me. 

I'll do you one better, this world sickens me.  What are we going to do about it?

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The teen was reportedly lost on his way to school Thursday after missing the bus and was looking for assistance from nearby homeowners. When he knocked on a door at South Christian Hills Drive, a woman reportedly started screaming that he was trying to break into her house and Zeigler came at the boy with a 12-gauge shotgun, firing at the Rochester High freshman as he ran away. Authorities said the woman called 911 and said a black man was trying to break into their home.

The boy's mother told local media she believed it was a hate crime. Ziegler says he was responding to his wife's screams.

https://patch.com/michigan/rochester/rochester-hills-homeowner-shoots-14-year-old

 

Is the woman a racist or simply lives in fear ...

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=zRHSWu3EL4ub5gKNnIDIAg&q=Rochester+Hills%2C+Michigan+home+invasions&oq=Rochester+Hills%2C+Michigan+home+invasions&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i22i30k1.5577.14684.0.15447.16.16.0.0.0.0.120.1545.8j8.16.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.16.1540...0j0i131k1j0i22i10i30k1.0.DrkeQCHlLb4 

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2 hours ago, mlatoman said:

They should have simply not answered the door. Goobers.

Some people are just to challenged mentally to figure that one out. 

Definitely should confiscate their guns and hopefully throw the book at them.

And tear up their NRA membership cards. Not making a joke. 

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4 minutes ago, Daan said:

 

The teen was reportedly lost on his way to school Thursday after missing the bus and was looking for assistance from nearby homeowners. When he knocked on a door at South Christian Hills Drive, a woman reportedly started screaming that he was trying to break into her house and Zeigler came at the boy with a 12-gauge shotgun, firing at the Rochester High freshman as he ran away. Authorities said the woman called 911 and said a black man was trying to break into their home.

The boy's mother told local media she believed it was a hate crime. Ziegler says he was responding to his wife's screams.

https://patch.com/michigan/rochester/rochester-hills-homeowner-shoots-14-year-old

 

Is the woman a racist or simply lives in fear ...

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=zRHSWu3EL4ub5gKNnIDIAg&q=Rochester+Hills%2C+Michigan+home+invasions&oq=Rochester+Hills%2C+Michigan+home+invasions&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i22i30k1.5577.14684.0.15447.16.16.0.0.0.0.120.1545.8j8.16.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.16.1540...0j0i131k1j0i22i10i30k1.0.DrkeQCHlLb4 

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Fortunately there is surveillance video.

I would suggest Brennan learn his way to school.

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Not much diversity in Rochester Hills and that likely played a role.

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11 minutes ago, Daan said:

 

The teen was reportedly lost on his way to school Thursday after missing the bus and was looking for assistance from nearby homeowners. When he knocked on a door at South Christian Hills Drive, a woman reportedly started screaming that he was trying to break into her house and Zeigler came at the boy with a 12-gauge shotgun, firing at the Rochester High freshman as he ran away. Authorities said the woman called 911 and said a black man was trying to break into their home.

The boy's mother told local media she believed it was a hate crime. Ziegler says he was responding to his wife's screams.

https://patch.com/michigan/rochester/rochester-hills-homeowner-shoots-14-year-old

 

Is the woman a racist or simply lives in fear ...

https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=zRHSWu3EL4ub5gKNnIDIAg&q=Rochester+Hills%2C+Michigan+home+invasions&oq=Rochester+Hills%2C+Michigan+home+invasions&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i22i30k1.5577.14684.0.15447.16.16.0.0.0.0.120.1545.8j8.16.0....0...1.1.64.psy-ab..0.16.1540...0j0i131k1j0i22i10i30k1.0.DrkeQCHlLb4 

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From what I have read this is not clear.......did she open the door....or just scream like a banshee.....from behind a close door. Breaking in.... I think not. 

I don't know about California law....but most states consider...even if you open a door....that the are not breaking in till they cross the thresh hold uninvited. 

Further...even if a person does cross the threshold ....if they pivot and run back out the door....that doesn't allow you to take a shot at them. 

Any prosecutor worth there salt has a slam dunk on this one. 

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