All he had to do was stay in the house and wait for the cops.
These kids weren't the usual city gun toting gang types.L
I really think there was reverse "racism" here.
I hope it does send a few messages. Time for Castle Doctrine laws, Don’t Tread on Me and Criminals will be shot on sight.
“I just hope it’s not a message to the community that you have the right to shoot a 17-year-old unarmed kid for trying to break into a car,” she said.
I dunno it might stop a number of break-ins from happening.
I just hope it's a message to the community that trying to break into a car is NOT a good idea.
As for whether he should have been acquitted, I have not read all the details and cannot be certain (although I lean toward trusting the jury on this one). I do think that even if he encroached on their "comfort zone" and even if his actions triggered an aggressive response from the criminals, it was okay for him to defend himself against that aggressive response. I have seen far too many career criminals who go through the revolving door of our "justice" system; these were criminals and I don't mind seeing a few of them go through the one-way door of the county morgue.
“”I just hope it’s not a message to the community that you have the right to shoot a 17-year-old unarmed kid for trying to break into a car,” she said.”
Why not. There’d be a lot less thieving going on.
“I just hope it’s not a message to the community that you have the right to shoot a 17-year-old unarmed kid for trying to break into a car,”
Why Not? First off what’s the punk doing breaking into my can and how am I suposed to know if he is armed or not.Especially with others helping him. If you and your friends are breaking into my car or home or anyother thing I own then you will have to take the final outcome.BANG problem solved.
Some yutes picked this time to drive around taking out windows with wrist rocket slingshots.
They shot out a window at one house. The home owner, a Senior Chief in the US Navy, grabbed his handgun and went outside.
Spotting a car down the block, (The yutes had pulled over), he approached, gun in hand.
The homeowner said he saw one of the yutes, "Make a move" , or something to that effect.
The homeowner shot one of the yutes killing him.
The homeowner was acquitted.
If these thug kids had not been out stealing cars, the punk would not have been shot. Period. So Scott should have retreated into his house and allowed his vehicle to be stolen/vandalized? BULL!! And although this article makes no mention of it, the punk kid started TOWARDS Scott. The jury should not have been deadlocked. In fact in this case 12 people should have been able to PHONE in their votes.
Rochester, N.Y. Testimony in the Roderick Scott case Friday revealed that Christopher Cervini was drunk when he was shot, according to Assistant District Attorney Julie Finnochio.
Jeanne Beno, the chief toxicologist for the Medical Examiners office, testified Friday that Cervinis blood alcohol content ranged from 0.09 percent to 0.13 percent in different tests.
Cervini also tested positive for a proper dose of amphetamine in his blood, which Beno testified would counteract the alcohol and make Cervini less impaired than if he was just drinking.
Beno also testified there were traces of marijuana in Cervinis blood, but that the concentrations were so small that they indicated only past use.
Cervinis cousin, James Cervini, and friend Brian Hopkins testified earlier this week that they were not drunk and Cervini did not appear drunk.
Scott is on trial in the April 4 shooting death of Christopher Cervini on Baneberry Way in Greece. The teen had been rifling through cars when Scott confronted him.
The trial is expected to continue Monday with testimony from the Medical Examiner's office.
Two shots, one fatal.
shoot and kill 16-year-old Christopher Cervini in April, when he caught the teenager and two others breaking into cars in his neighborhoodWhat? He didn't have two more bullets?
We do in Texas.
Doesn't mean it's the best idea in the world.
But if 17 y/o kids don't want to get shot, they should not be breaking into other people's property.
Like to know the physical sizes of Scott and Cervini and how close Cervini was to Scott when the shooting happened.
Was this a black/white thing?
Horse thieves. Hang'em or shoot'em. Either is appropriate.
I had three cars broken into in my driveway last night.All I can say is that they are quite fortunate they were extra quiet about it and I didn’t find out about it till later this morning or there might have been additional headlines in the paper this morning.
There’s no mention that Scott was a black man or that Cervini was a white teenager!