Originally posted by Carreau
reply to post by GrandStrategy
Could you explain how you came to the conclusion the criminal was mentally ill? What proof do you have of this complicated medical diagnosis from
reading that news report?
And could you also offer what the family should have done while waiting for the police to arrive and save them?
Earlier in the night, a neighbor said the same man was trying to break into his pickup truck. That neighbor, identified as Matt, said he went out with
a baseball bat but did not confront him. Matt said the man appeared to be either "on drugs" or "crazy." He was yelling at his hand and talking
loudly to himself, Matt said.
The yelling at his hand and talking loudly to himself, makes me think he's crazy. That's not sane by my standards.
I think we both probably know how this incident unfolded. Mentally ill man trying to get into a house, home owner yells at him to leave(obviously
petrified, who stands back and yells at somebody to leave, just sock him in the face surely), the crazy person didn't leave, and that was enough for
this scared to death man with no courage, to shoot him dead in fear.
Let's be reasonable, it's going to turn out he had no gun, probably a crackhead of some kind. The guy shot him from inside his own house because he
was soft, there is nothing in this story to indicate any self control, any sort of responsible use of his weapon. Reads to me like he was a coward who
got scared because some mentally ill person was trying to open his window. In blind fear, and nothing but fear, he irrationally shot the man to death.
Oh he saw him reach for a gun, well i think that's something that everybody says, oh oh he was reaching for his waist. That's new. That's original.
We all buy that excuse, as if he had a gun he'd be stood at the window like a lemming!
If you can't demonstrate self restraint, if you can't demonstrate composure, then you should not have a gun,you don't deserve the responsibility
that comes with it.