The latest example is the bill of State Senator Sharon Broome, who wanted to amend the criminal code to require that a grand jury investigate all deaths that come about when one person defends another.
This bill stems from the Temple shooting and,
Broome told lawmakers that her legislation would provide a vehicle of closure for Temple’s family.Oh, please.
“Something went terribly wrong in this whole scenario and yet there seemed to be a breakdown in the review,” she said.
This shooting has been investigated by the Baton Rouge Police Department. It has been investigated by the District Attorney. It will be taken before a Grand Jury. It is being investigated by the Justice Department. How much more investigation does Broome want? Call in the FBI, the CIA, and the Texas Ramgers. Let's get Scotland Yard involved too.
Lets use a hypothetical for a moment to demonstrate the lunacy of this bill. Suppose for an instant that a homeowner comes home after a day at work. He finds his dog dead in the carport. He arms himself. He investigates and finds his mother dead on the living room floor. He looks down the hall and finds a goblin trying to break down the bedroom door where the wife has taken refuge. The homeowner shoots the goblin. Broome's bill would require that the homeowner be investigated by a Grand Jury.
In actual purpose, the Temple investigation is going beyond the scope of the proposed legislation. Thankfully, the cooler heads on the Judiciary Committee killed the bill. Rightfully so.