Short version: a 21 year old black man was shot by a white homeowner after breaking in the man's house with two of his friends in the middle of the night. After reviewing the facts, and in light of SC's Castile Doctrine law, the local police force declared the death a justifiable homicide and the dead burglar's family is mad. Implicating racism, they claim the burglar was shot while fleeing the home and that the shooting was therefore not justified and should be considered murder.
I was going to post a short rant highlighting the following points:
- Anyone foolish enough to take up burglary in a Castle Doctrine state knows (or should know) ahead of time the risk that they are taking.
- The homeowner was in his own house, didn't pick or lure in the burglars, nor did he treat them any differently than he would have any other moron who broke into his home.
- Burglary is a crime and it automatically makes the criminal the one in the wrong. Period.
Given how much nonsense there is in the news these days, I just had to share this bright spot - with comments like those openly and articulately posted, there may be hope for the world yet!