Article bemoans the victimhood of armed home invaders
In it, we're told that "Kevin Fernandes is remembered as a loving daddy to his young daughter. Josh Henderson was said to be a good man to his family" and "Fernandes played football, basketball and ran track at Bethel High. In his News Tribune obituary, his family said "He lived life with passion and truly loved his family and friends." In a guest book note, his mother wrote: "I will keep your loving spirit alive and teach your baby girl all about her amazing daddy.""
The minor problem being that they broke into an ex-cop's house and, he says, advanced on him with a crowbar, and he shot in self-defense.
"Apparently there is bad gun violence and good gun violence." Yes.
"But of late, the law of defense has become more a law of offense, with homeowners - at least anecdotally - increasingly taking the lethal option." Hmmm... it leads off with two cases.
In one, a fellow who was likely psychotic attacked a homeowner, who warned him thru the locked door that he was armed, whereupon the fellow kicked in the door and came after him.
In the other a junkie broke through a kitchen window and was seen entering, hammer in hand.
It's hard to see that either homeowner was taking the offensive here....
Brazenly dishonest piece you found there.
Posted by: SPQR at April 30, 2012 09:20 AM
hey they were offensive to the writers so that was enough..
Posted by: Anonymous at April 30, 2012 02:07 PM
No link to the brazenly dishonest piece you found there? I can't go harass them with no link.
Posted by: kalashnikat at May 1, 2012 03:14 PM
The word "told" is hotlinked, Kalasnikat.
Posted by: SPQR at May 1, 2012 04:49 PM
Methinks what we need is a government program to buy houses and set them up with nice furnishings inside and provide the houses to the burglars free of charge to practice their "trade" in a safe and encouraging environment without harassment from pesky property owners. Maybe the burglars can be given a salary and union recognition to boot. It would stimulate the economy, therefore it's in our national interest...
Posted by: Mman at May 3, 2012 04:16 AM