Skip to comments.Mom asks operator for permission to shoot intruder
Posted on 01/04/2012 1:16:13 PM PST by emax
Something to really creep us out. Who would conceive of permission too shoot someone breaking into your home ? Wasnt there a time not long ago where breaking into an American's home, anywhere from the West Coast to Massachusetts to Michigan to Texas to Florida would get you shot at more than once ? Ordinary Americans being that unassertive in protecting themselves-now that is heart wrenching.
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What a load to carry.
When seconds count, police are just minutes away!
Why would you say that? In the video, the woman doesn’t seem upset at all; nor should she.
Ask for forgiveness, ask not for permission
kill or be killed. What’s to ask forgiveness for?
In the People’s Republic of Massachusetts you’re criminally liable for the use of deadly force against an intruder unless you can demonstrate that you were unable to flee — from your own home — instead. No Castle Doctrine here!
I don’t know, this seems overblown to me. Apparently all she did was clarify when it was legal to shoot, and was told the intruder had to enter the home.
(Of course, if she was a cop and someone was breaking into her home she could blow him away because she could legally fear for her safety. But since she was a civilian, the intruder had to actually break in and be within killing distance in her own home before the government would finally accept that she was in danger.)
At least she can use the 911 tape in her defense, criminally and civilly, since she did finally kill the perp - once he was allowed to get close enough to kill her, per police instructions.
Good thing she didn’t have a dog - when the cops showed up to investigate the shooting, they would have killed it.
That’s terrible. Here in SC if someone breaks into your home you shoot them and the police are likely to say good job......
New Mom, new Widow, then had to defend their lives and she is only 18.
That’s a lot to carry in a short period of time.