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    Re: Texas boy, 7, dies after shot in mistaken trespass

    This kind of story makes me angry.

    I know it's an enshrined right in a lot of places to shoot first and ask questions later, but even if the kid was on private property, how would this constitute self-defense?

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    Re: Texas boy, 7, dies after shot in mistaken trespass

    I don't think anyone here is leaning towards "defensive"....
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    Re: Texas boy, 7, dies after shot in mistaken trespass

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So if they looked like Ward and June Cleaver, it'd be okay right? The law doesn't judge people by their looks.
    I was simply commenting on the fact that it looks like they're meth addicts.

    gg though.
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    Re: Texas boy, 7, dies after shot in mistaken trespass

    These people may have had a history of people riding around on their property without permission. I'm not defending their actions, which appear clearly wrong in this case. Just saying.
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    Re: Texas boy, 7, dies after shot in mistaken trespass

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    These people may have had a history of people riding around on their property without permission. I'm not defending their actions, which appear clearly wrong in this case. Just saying.
    Could be, but it's up to the shooter to assess a situation and make a decision to pull the trigger.

    There are much better ways to deal with kids trespassing on your property than to go shooting a shotgun at them willy nilly.
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    Re: Texas boy, 7, dies after shot in mistaken trespass

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Texas boy, 7, dies after shot in mistaken trespass | AP | 05/09/2009

    Hey, kid's parents should have known better, right?


    That's terrible - it's one thing to defend your life if threatened, but come on, the father, friend and kids, weren't doing anything; kids going to the bathroom - sounds like they wanted some target practice for fun.....what a shame......
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    The sign says it all.
    George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to win the war with Britain... He shot them.

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    Re: Texas boy, 7, dies after shot in mistaken trespass

    The whole ordeal is messed up, but the part about smiling, that's even more wacked.
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    Re: Texas boy, 7, dies after shot in mistaken trespass

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So if they looked like Ward and June Cleaver, it'd be okay right? The law doesn't judge people by their looks.
    There are only three facts that matter:

    1. The child was not on their property.
    2. The child was not violating any law.
    3. They intentionally fired on the child.

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    Re: Texas boy, 7, dies after shot in mistaken trespass

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I'm still not sure whether trespassing has been established, however the actions the couple took were most certainly premature, since it doesn't appear they were theatened. Looks like the charges are correct.
    In TX, you may kill in self-sefense to protect property (even of a third person) absent a direct threat to your life.

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