73 year old alzheimers patient shot by home owner in yard

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posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 01:35 AM
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A gun, gives man...human nature... power and control... are we surprised? I'm not. I once dated guy who brought a gun in my house and flaunting it, like it was boy toy. And I told him flat out, either you leave, or the gun does. Never seen him since.
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posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 07:50 AM
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yes, it is the police's job. isn't that their motto? "to protect and serve"? the old man had knocked on the door. lost and confused. wasn't doing anything threatening. home owner had ALREADY called the police. instead of waiting, he went out and killed the man.



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 08:13 AM
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Very sad. Kindness and understanding has been taken over by fear and suspicion. The whole world is sick with distrust.

When I was a kid, maybe 9 or 10, I answered a knock at our front door. An older man with tattered clothes stood there not knowing what to say, then asked if there was someone older in the home. My mother rushed to the door and asked what he wanted. The most polite and beautiful conversation transpired between my mother and this needing soul.

He was hungry. He explained how he had lost his wife and depression had taken him over to the point of being homeless. My mothers responses were immediate and compassionate. Mom left me at the front door with this man as she hurried about the kitchen packing him a brown paper bag lunch. He was simply a very sweet, thankful but lost person. What an incredible experience these two afforded me.

Can't help thinking that if the home owner had not done the dirty deed of shooting this man, that the cops certainly would have.



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 09:15 AM
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Spookybelle

SubTruth
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Many gun owners I am sure feel the way I do. To be honest even if someone was inside my home and was not a threat I would not pull the trigger.



Life is precious. And so is the right to bear arms. I honestly believe in my heart the 2nd is the only thing standing between tyranny and freedom.



TV,Radio,Phone,Car you can add every else it does not equal the life of even the worst person on earth.


Not directing this at you but that attitude is why tyranny exists. When one side believes in violence and the other doesn't, guess who wins?


I guess you must think you win since you believe in violently shooting old men to death...
Tyrant.



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 09:16 AM
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blackthorne
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yes, it is the police's job. isn't that their motto? "to protect and serve"? the old man had knocked on the door. lost and confused. wasn't doing anything threatening. home owner had ALREADY called the police. instead of waiting, he went out and killed the man.


Protect and serve? you went old school with that one. When is the last time you have seen that motto on the police cars? They stopped using that motto about 15 years ago in my part of the country. Police response time can be up to an hour. If you can wait an hour for the police while a potential threat is on your property, more power to ya.
As for me, the lives and safety of my family aren't worth the gamble.



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 09:19 AM
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You say tyrant; I say realist.
Lets call the whole thing off



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 09:24 AM
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Spookybelle
If it was a legal shoot I say great job.

If it wasn't than prosecute him.

If that bothers you than petition to have the law changed. How about charging the caregiver here with neglect or something as this guy shouldn't have been wandering around.

If he lived by himself then chalk it up to bad luck.

I don't blame the shooter whatsoever.


I think this is one of the most disgusting things i've heard, somebody shoots an old, sick man, and you dont blame him because of what????



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 09:26 AM
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FDR was right. The only thing to fear is "fear itself". Leads to debacles like this. Fear of an old man. Fear of your neighbor. Fear of the gov't. FEAR!!!!! Maybe we should channel the spirit of FDR to get some counsel. Nah, some nut would probably shoot him out of fear. @@



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 09:29 AM
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FEAR!!!!! Maybe we should channel the spirit of FDR to get some counsel.


Perhaps you are up for the job?



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 09:30 AM
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Witness2008
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FEAR!!!!! Maybe we should channel the spirit of FDR to get some counsel.


Perhaps you are up for the job?


I wasn't aware that I was the topic of this discussion.



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 09:34 AM
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Didn't mean to make you the topic. My apologies. I brought a bit of thinking from another thread on channeling, and what you said resonated with me.



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 09:41 AM
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Wilson says charges could be filed but says Hendrix didn't violate any laws by walking out into his own yard.


OK. What about shooting someone standing in your yard? Guess Georgia law allow a person to shoot someone on private property for any reason...



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 10:46 AM
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Witness2008
Very sad. Kindness and understanding has been taken over by fear and suspicion. The whole world is sick with distrust.

Can't help thinking that if the home owner had not done the dirty deed of shooting this man, that the cops certainly would have.


That proves your point as you are clearly one of those people sick with distrust.


In the end, this is a horrible situation.
Bad things happen in life, they happen all the time and this is one of those bad things.
I feel sad for everyone involved.
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posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 01:05 PM
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i am very saddened, but not surprised at the attitude on here. these people had already called the police. the man was NOT harming or threatening or causing any damage. just knocked on the door. and this is cause for a death sentence by the home owner. we might just as well get rid of all police. let it it be a free for all out there. any one now can shoot any one for what ever reason they wish with out any legal repercussions what so ever. "he looked at me funny, so i shot him." "little boy was in my back yard getting his ball, so i beat him."



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 01:35 PM
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I can say with absolute certainty that the distrust I have for my fellow man does not come anywhere close to feeling the fearful need to shoot someone, or even to harm another person. There is almost always a better way.

Unfortunately I and many others have been swept up into the trend of not trusting. I just try to stay aware of the atmosphere in order to never get physically caught up in it, while continuing to give my fellow man the same treatment as I would ask for.



posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 02:21 PM
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blackthorne
we might just as well get rid of all police.

My name is riffraff, and I approve this message.



"little boy was in my back yard getting his ball, so i beat him."


Riffraff cannot condone his constituent's desire to beat little boys chasing their balls.
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posted on Nov, 29 2013 @ 03:34 PM
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I'm of the firm belief that the increase in tragic incidents such as this is the result of the perpetual FEAR being created,instilled, and maintained within our society (by the government/media/peer groups/etc, ALL of them). People are being conditioned to FEAR practically everything that is not immediately familiar to them regardless if there is a valid reason to fear or not, and it's creating an atmosphere of reactionary paranoia that is becoming closer to mental illness than anything else.

It's sad, and it's a shame.


"There's no doubt in our mind that Mr. Hendrix and his fiance felt threatened," the sheriff told reporters.

However, the sheriff also expressed his view that Hendrix should not have left the house as his fiance stayed on the phone with an emergency dispatcher, who had sent two sheriff's patrol cars to the residence.

"I believe that he should have stayed inside the home," Wilson said.

Source

Threatened? No, not threatened, IMO, but just scared.

There is a difference.
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