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(Yahoo)   He confronted and killed an unarmed man, 11 days later was arrested for it, and then was out of jail in just two hours. Welcome to being white in Texas   (yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-10-23 7:04:03 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Resident Muslim: Circusdog320: Reverse the situation... could you imagine the outrage from the right

I can't reach that stage of imagination...I can't imagine a brown/black person bonding out like that and in less than a couple of hours from arrest. Probably walked in and was directly processed in and out without even seeing a jail cell.


/in the spirit of fairness, the article doesn't attempt to answer why the deceased was there in the first place.
//assuming he was in the driveway in the first place
///no security cameras in the area?

There are any of a thousand reasons I can think of that are both farious and nefarious.

Maybe next time, call the cops and let them sort it out. Or just wait and see if the guy leaves, which is what I would do. Why was the shooter awake at 4 am locked and loaded protecting his driveway? What kind of maniac or meth dealer is up prowling around at 4 am?


I don't live anywhere near Texas/Gilead, but where I live, junkies and homeless folks get up at 2-3 in the morning to start canvassing dumpsters and wastebins for empties. Which is nominally harmless but like one out of five thinks noting of spreading garbage all over the ground in their quest for money, which is a problem.  And they also think nothing of stealing anything worth money that isn't nailed down. Anyway, wee hours of the morning is prime time for some folks.

As to why the shooter was awake, got me there.
 
2021-10-23 8:23:14 PM  

decirque: Caldwell County is 75% white, 3/4 rural and majority Republican.


It's also a "who's who" for bad policing.  I hate driving through it.
 
2021-10-24 3:41:17 AM  

feckingmorons: If you see a suspicious car in your driveway and you go out to talk to the driver and they drive away why would you chase them down, much less shoot them. Isn't the point just to make them go away?

We shouldn't kill people.


Because there's a certain sort of feral white whose primitive, violent culture conditions him - almost always him - to compensate for sexual inadequacy by murdering people, especially dark-skinned people.
 
2021-10-24 9:00:14 AM  

MycroftHolmes: It is legal in Texas to use lethal force to defend your property.


I really hope there's some nuance to this law, like -- don't shoot someone doing a three point turn on your driveway or you think the post office letter carrier was black and scary or you were frightened of the trick or treaters.


Dear Texas Board of Tourism:

Please be advised that you lot won't be getting any of my business.

Kindly,
Some random person on the Internet.
 
2021-10-24 9:30:48 AM  

gaslight: MycroftHolmes: It is legal in Texas to use lethal force to defend your property.

I really hope there's some nuance to this law, like -- don't shoot someone doing a three point turn on your driveway or you think the post office letter carrier was black and scary or you were frightened of the trick or treaters.


Dear Texas Board of Tourism:

Please be advised that you lot won't be getting any of my business.

Kindly,
Some random person on the Internet.


I believe it is to defend your property from theft or destruction.
 
2021-10-24 2:10:58 PM  

hairywoogit: NevynFox: Resident Muslim: BizarreMan: whosits_112: feckingmorons: If you see a suspicious car in your driveway and you go out to talk to the driver and they drive away why would you chase them down, much less shoot them. Isn't the point just to make them go away?

We shouldn't kill people.

For once, you've said something not-stupid.

Stopped clock, or exception make the rule rules?

What do you two have against Fecking?

You know he rolls troll, right?

I think he's an honest believer.  Which is REALLY REALLY sad, as apparently outside of the right-wing derposphere, hes apparently pretty damn decent.


It isn't sad at all, I have a set of beliefs that have guided me well through my life thus far. Chief among them is don't kill people, there is also let people live their lives the way they want to, help people when you can, and more government isn't a solution to any problem.

Some people disagree with that, that is certainly their right. I also think those people are fecking morons, hence the name. You've got a right to have different opinions if you wish, but don't expect me to share them.

Don't lump me in with any political party or other movement, it is almost certain I don't completely agree with them. I judge people based on their character and I've not found any politician yet that rises to the level of competent, trustworthy and a person of admirable character.
 
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