QuadDeuces
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April 20th, 2012 at 2:57:34 AM permalink
A Summerlin resident acted in self-defense and will not be charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed backyard intruder last month, officials at the Clark County district attorney’s office determined.

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/apr/20/summerlin-backyard-intruder-shot-self-defense-pros
zippyboy
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April 20th, 2012 at 7:04:35 AM permalink
Las Vegas is a high-crime city. Hopefully other criminals will get the message. We don't like you. The courts don't like you. If you take a risk, you pay the price, and society's better off without you.
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s2dbaker
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April 20th, 2012 at 7:38:45 AM permalink
Quote: zippyboy

Las Vegas is a high-crime city. Hopefully other criminals will get the message. We don't like you. The courts don't like you. If you take a risk, you pay the price, and society's better off without you.

If criminals were capable of rational thought liket that, then they wouldn't be criminals. It's all fun and games until someone's kid in a hoodie armed with Skittles and Iced Tea takes a shortcut across someone's property.
Someday, joor goin' to see the name of Googie Gomez in lights and joor goin' to say to joorself, "Was that her?" and then joor goin' to answer to joorself, "That was her!" But you know somethin' mister? I was always her yuss nobody knows it! - Googie Gomez
DJTeddyBear
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April 20th, 2012 at 7:47:25 AM permalink
Quote: s2dbaker

It's all fun and games until someone's kid in a hoodie armed with Skittles and Iced Tea takes a shortcut across someone's property.

Did you read the article.

The victim was not some kid trying to take a shortcut. Although unarmed, he was definitly up to no-good.
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s2dbaker
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April 20th, 2012 at 7:56:57 AM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

Did you read the article.

The victim was not some kid trying to take a shortcut. Although unarmed, he was definitly up to no-good.

That was the fun and games part.
Someday, joor goin' to see the name of Googie Gomez in lights and joor goin' to say to joorself, "Was that her?" and then joor goin' to answer to joorself, "That was her!" But you know somethin' mister? I was always her yuss nobody knows it! - Googie Gomez
QuadDeuces
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April 20th, 2012 at 11:24:49 AM permalink
Here's to hoping if/when the dead perp's family brings a civil suit the judge exercises the same, rational line of thinking and quickly dismisses it with prejudice before this guy has to spend even more money because of the perp's bad choices.
AcesAndEights
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April 20th, 2012 at 11:51:55 AM permalink
As someone who will soon become a gun owner and hopefully a responsible one, I have to say that I don't think I would have shot the guy after simply making eye contact. When you own a pistol for self defense and home protection, it should be the LAST resort, after telling the person to leave, etc.

I'm not saying the courts made a mistake as I'm not familiar with the law in Nevada, but I feel like picking off a criminal from inside the house without saying something like "hey, leave now, I have a gun" is...not the best thing in the world.
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EvenBob
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April 20th, 2012 at 12:00:52 PM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

When you own a pistol for self defense and home protection, it should be the LAST resort, after telling the person to leave, etc. .



Nope, wrong on all counts. Somebody breaks into your house,
the gun is your FIRST resort. Talking the guy to death only
works on TV. In real life you get seconds to react and its
you or him. Do you know how many people are killed by their
own weapons every year, while they're waffling around trying
to figure out what to do? You're not a cop, you don't have to
yell 'Freeze!' before you shoot.
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DJTeddyBear
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April 20th, 2012 at 12:00:58 PM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

As someone who will soon become a gun owner and hopefully a responsible one, I have to say that I don't think I would have shot the guy after simply making eye contact.

Neither would I.
Re-read the article.
Superstitions are silly, childish, irrational rituals, born out of fear of the unknown. But how much does it cost to knock on wood? 😁 Note that the same could be said for Religion. I.E. Religion is nothing more than organized superstition. 🤗
QuadDeuces
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April 20th, 2012 at 12:12:10 PM permalink
When someone is breaking into one's house and you open the curtains and the guy KEEPS TRYING TO GET IN after making eye contact, I see no reason to wait any longer to stop his advance. Luckily, neither does the DA. Too much one doesn't know. Is he armed? Is he alone? Is he high?

The chain of events was set in motion by ONE person.

Another interesting note about Nevada is the media has kept this guy's accurate address and name out of the news.

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