Case in Greensboro NC
Article here. There have been a lot of burglaries in the neighborhood, two teens come up to house to break in, leave when owner makes noise. Owner then steps out and fires shots in the air, and police cite him for discharging a firearm inside city limits. OK, not exactly a wise response -- he could have spent the time calling 911, and shots into the air have to come down somewhere.
But what's interesting about the story is ... keep skimming down and you come to a Google map, I'd guess of his house. You not only get his address, you can hit the "Sat" button for an aerial view and a link to an image of the house from the street. I wonder if the newspaper generally does this to people on the receiving end of attempted burglary?
At least there's no *streetview*, yet.
Posted by: Cemetery's Gun Blob at August 27, 2009 08:41 PM
Unfortunately, there is streetview of the guy's house. Newspapers now days are run by idiots.
Posted by: Chris at August 27, 2009 09:14 PM
Perhaps it's time we started "street-mapping" those, including reporters and editors, who support a "No Gun" policy. That way, they can demonstrate their convictions as everyone will know where their personal no gun zone (address) is.
Posted by: CarlS at August 28, 2009 01:42 PM