Skip to main content

View Diary: Compare:  Joe Horn and John White (19 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  Even Under Sharia, They Just Cut Off A Hand! (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    blindyone

    Besides Texas, which state, condones Murder in response to Burglary?  What civilized Nation, condones Murder, in response to Burglary?

    •  That would be the nations where... (0+ / 0-)

      their citizens have the constitutional right to self-defense, in that they have the right to bear arms.

      •  Self defense of your neighbor's (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        leonard145b

        dvd player when the cops are on the way?

        "though we rush ahead to save our time- we are only what we feel" Neil Young- 1968

        by blindyone on Wed Dec 12, 2007 at 06:48:40 AM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  I speak in generalities. (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          blindyone

          Joe Horn sounds like a crazy coot that shot someone on someone else's property.

        •  his case is tenuous (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          blindyone

          my main point of the diary was to show how one African American man is on trial for murder when every mitigating circumstance is in his favor while a white man is not charged with anything when every mitigating factor is against him.

          Now I feel Joe Horn overreacted but under the law, it would be hard to convict him.

          I shall not rest until right wing conservatives are 4th party gadflies limited to offering minor corrections on legislation once or twice a year.

          by davefromqueens on Wed Dec 12, 2007 at 07:00:53 AM PST

          [ Parent ]

          •  Thanks for your diary. (0+ / 0-)

            I had heard a lot about the Horn case but nothing about the other one. I agree with you that I would use a gun to protect my family, or my house, if I had one. The 911 tape in the Horn situation is chilling. His eagerness to shoot is appalling. Suppose some unlucky Black person walked or drove by while he was acting as judge, jury and executioner? He probably would have shot him, too, assuming he was an accomplice. I hope that he is prosecuted in some way. This type of rash behavior shouldn't be encouraged.

            "though we rush ahead to save our time- we are only what we feel" Neil Young- 1968

            by blindyone on Wed Dec 12, 2007 at 07:16:37 AM PST

            [ Parent ]

    •  look at the facts in the John white case closely (0+ / 0-)

      The 5 punks weren't there to steal a bracelet or ask John White if he wanted to buy Girl Scout cookies.

      They came with a baseball bat late at night, used their cars to block off a road, shouted racial epithets, made death threats, and then proceeded onto John White's lawn.  

      If I was in John White's shoes and I had a gun, I'd have blown all five of them away and not lost a moment's sleep over doing so.

      I shall not rest until right wing conservatives are 4th party gadflies limited to offering minor corrections on legislation once or twice a year.

      by davefromqueens on Wed Dec 12, 2007 at 06:44:38 AM PST

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (130)
  • Community (63)
  • Bernie Sanders (44)
  • Elections (36)
  • Hillary Clinton (28)
  • Culture (28)
  • 2016 (27)
  • Climate Change (27)
  • Civil Rights (23)
  • Science (23)
  • Environment (23)
  • Spam (21)
  • Law (19)
  • Labor (18)
  • Media (18)
  • Republicans (18)
  • Barack Obama (17)
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (15)
  • White House (14)
  • International (13)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site