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  •  This is a terribly sad tragedy. I must say (2+ / 0-)
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    LilithGardener, Paul1a

    I find some of the comments here astoundingly cold and callous. Teenagers often do stupid things that get them into trouble, they certainly don't deserve to die for them. If it was your teenager who was killed, those of you making supportive comments of the shooter, would be whistling a vastly different tune. Shame on those of you making heartless comments. I cannot believe a grownup cannot tell the difference between a malicious intruder and a confused, drunk 16 year old kid.

    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy -7.8., -6.6

    by helpImdrowning on Mon Mar 18, 2013 at 10:39:40 PM PDT

    •  Heartless? (3+ / 0-)
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      gerrilea, noway2, FrankRose

      The man was awoken in the middle of the night, found another man in his home, and ordered him to leave.

      When he didn't, he judged him to be a threat and fired on him.

      There was no lapse in judgement on the homeowner's part. This was a proper use of deadly force, even in states that lack the Castle Doctrine (as the guy was blocking the stairs, and thus, the only means of escape.)

      He did nothing wrong. That's why he's being defended.

      •  A sixteen year old kid is not a man and (1+ / 0-)
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        Paul1a

        frankly you are an abomination of a human being to suggest that this minor child deserved to die because he made the stupid mistake of getting drunk and entering the wrong home. There is seriously something wrong with you if you cannot find, somewhere in your small Grinch heart, the wherewithal to understand the devastating consequences to this young man's family for his loss, and the loss of a potential future life. I pity you for your ugliness of spirit.

        "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." - John F. Kennedy -7.8., -6.6

        by helpImdrowning on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 03:28:29 AM PDT

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