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Texas homeowner acquitted of killing teen intruder

September 27th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Texas homeowner acquitted of killing teen intruder

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - A Texas jury acquitted a man accused of killing a boy who broke into his home looking for a snack - a case that sparked outrage in this border city, where many thought the man should not have even been charged.

It took the jury of eight men and four women three hours Friday to find Jose Luis Gonzalez, 63, not guilty of murdering Francisco Anguiano, who was 13 when he and three friends broke into Gonzalez’s trailer to rummage for snacks and soda one night in July 2007.

“I thank God and my attorney, the jury and the judge,” Gonzalez said in Spanish after the verdict. “It was a case where it was my life or theirs, and it’s a very good thing that they (the jurors) decided in my favor.”

Gonzalez said he was sorry for Anguiano’s death, but “it was a situation in which I feared for my life.”

Texas law allows homeowners to use deadly force to protect themselves and their property. In June, a grand jury in Houston cleared a homeowner who shot and killed two burglars outside his neighbor’s house despite the dispatcher’s repeated request that he stay inside his own home.

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Texas homeowner acquitted of killing teen intruder

I just love a feel good story, and THIS is a feel good story, unless you’re the burglar.

In Texas, the home owner is King of the Castle, thus the term The Castle Doctrine, and I guess, at some point in time, the bad guys are going to catch on to the fact that here in Texas we not only can, but many of us WILL punch their ticket to hell if they come around doing things that they just shouldn’t be doing.

I know there will be a few folks that read this and say, “Oh my God, that TexasFred guy is one mean, hard-hearted son of a bitch, all those poor boys were doing was looking for snacks and something to drink, surely he wouldn’t just shoot someone down like that”, well, guess again!

You’re right on this part though, I am a mean and hard-hearted son of a bitch if you come breaking into MY house, and I don’t care WHAT time of day or night it is. If a man is hungry or thirsty and he comes to me and says “Fred, I’m hungry man, can you help me out?”, you betcha, the guy is going to get something to eat and drink and anything else we can do to help him out.

But if he breaks in to my house, and tries to steal it from me, he has placed our lives in danger by that act alone, and that is all it takes. If my life or the life of my wife and family is threatened by a home invader, it’s all over, you’ll read it on the blog and see it in the news.

Let me be crystal clear on this, I don’t WANT to shoot anyone, I don’t go out looking for situations that place me in a position of having to shoot, but when circumstance places you in a position of you or them, I vote for ME and MINE every time, and once in a while, the criminal element of this nation leaves you with no other alternative.

I know that some states believe homeowners are supposed to retreat and surrender the home to the criminals, and that deadly force is only to be used as an absolute last resort. Thank GOD I don’t live in one of those states. There are many reasons to love Texas, but our common sense gun laws are the best reasons I can think of right off hand, God Bless Texas!

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Is it Murder or Self Defense?

June 14th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Recently, I have been taken to task and called a ‘vile, redneck murderer’ because I advocate placing the U.S. military, combat troops, along the U.S. and Mexican border, and I also, unequivocally, advocate those troops being put in place and armed with FULL combat gear and ORDERS to SHOOT TO KILL anything crossing our borders ILLEGALLY.

I do NOT believe this constitutes and act of MURDER, I believe that these actions that I advocate constitute lawful defense of home and country, and would be defined as lawful acts of combat against an invading force intent on establishing a hostile takeover of this United States of America if we had a president with BALLS!

Murder: By definition

n. The unlawful killing of one human by another, especially with premeditated malice.

v. tr.
1. To kill (another human) unlawfully.
2. To kill brutally or inhumanly.

Further, I believe that in defending this nation in such a manner would fall under the auspices of The Castle Doctrine and Self-Defense and would be a duly lawful act as such.

Generally, the “castle doctrine” provides that someone attacked in his home can use reasonable force, which can include deadly force, to protect his or another’s life without any duty to retreat from the attacker. It is defined differently in different states. The name appears to have its origin in the English common law rules protecting a person’s home and the phrase “one’s home is one’s castle.”

Folks, I am firmly convinced that we are being invaded by a hostile force that intends to do harm to as many Americans as they possibly can as they attempt to reinsert themselves in a land that they consider to be lawfully theirs, Aztlán, and damn the consequences to the American people in the process.

I am told that we don’t need any more rednecks down on the borders making it even worse than it already is for border patrol personnel, SOURCE, and with that thought I tend to agree, but we DO need professional fighting men and women on that border, and a professional soldier is something my accuser has no understanding of apparently, nor does he comprehend defense of the nation.

We must stop this ILLEGAL INVASION by any means necessary.

In WWII, when our troops swarmed the beaches of Normandy, Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Tarawa, and many other places, we were looked upon as INVADERS, and many of our troops were killed in the process of taking those lands.

Today the United States of America is being invaded and I ask you, wouldn’t it be our right, nay, our DUTY, to repel those invaders as forcefully as necessary?

If someone breaks into your home you have every right to shoot them dead, well, the United States of America is MY home, I feel that same right applies, to ALL of us.

I am asking all of my readers for an honest opinion, would stationing troops on our borders and giving the order to SHOOT TO KILL be an act of murder or is it an act of self defense, and the defense of our nation?

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