Tuesday, January 08, 2019

That's Kind Of The Idea

 Leroy Schumacher, grandfather of 17-year-old Jacob Redfearn, believes the death of Redfearn was unjustified because the homeowner's AR15 gave him an unfair advantage over the three burglars.

That's kind of the idea.  Home invaders aren't looking for a fair fight.

I would probably have used a shotgun.  I'm just saying.


Joe Mama said...

If you find yourself in a fair fight it means your tactics suck.

Anonymous said...

The problem is the grandfather's assertion that breaking into an occupied home is "stupid" because they could be punished rather than "wrong". As if the consequences of crime are arbitrary and the person being robbed has no right to prevent the miscreants from robbing him.

Reminds me of when Richard Pryor was preparing for the movie Stir Crazy he went to a prison and spoke to someone who was in prison for life for murdering people during a home invasion. He asked why he'd murdered those people and the convict said "Because they were home." After that Pryor said he never wanted to go to prison, but he was real glad prison existed.

Mark D

Steve Sky said...

Mark D
You make a very good point. It's like the burglar who sued for falling thru a skylight, and won a settlement. When I heard about it, I asked, "So, we need OSHA for burglars?" /sarc.

I believe that if you are committing a crime, you have to accept the consequences, and what is missing is the acknowledgement that the grandchild is committing a crime.

Theother Ryan said...

Losing someone unexpectedly. I suspect losing a child is very hard. Some families seem to lash out at everyone but the person whose fault it is. Rarely do families get that right.

In the smallish town where I currently reside a burglar was recently shot in the face by a resident. The burglars family issued a statement that they were sorry for everything that their son was troubled with drugs and they were sorry for everything that happened to the lady. That must have taken a lot of honesty and awareness.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I fell for this too.

It sound familiar, like I had already had this conversation. That's because we ahd. It's from almost 2 years ago.

I wonder why this old article is making the rounds again....