NextYearIsHere, on 01 April 2012 - 05:53 PM, said:
that guy straight up murdered two criminals. He left his house with the intention of shooting them. They were criminals, but they didn't deserve the death penalty
And FWIW - he DID NOT "murder" them. He shot them dead while they were in the act of committing a crime. The Texas law stems back from cowboy & early farming times when having your horse or your pig stolen could cause you to be bankrupt or for your family to starve.
Take away, or attempt to take away my means to feed my kids & I will shoot you.
Steal what I have worked for? Endanger my family by being on my property for nefarious purposes?
Just for fun, how much crime do you think has been reported on Mr horn's street since 2007?
And what exactly is the purpose of our criminal justice system anyway? To deter crime?
What's a stronger deterrent:
A) If I get caught, I go to court where I have a strong chance to win & face no penalty. If i do lose, I go to jail and get to rape white boys.
Gee, I might get shot dead if anyone sees me trying to steal something on this street.
No, I'm not kidding. I LOVE the way Texas law reads & is implemented.