Now read the transcript of the 911 call of Joe Horn's killing; before, during and after killing two burglars in Texas and judge for yourself on which side of the divide you are on. Here's a link to the transcript http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=local&id=5538780 and http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1926577/posts
Icheoku here now comments as follows: - unfortunately the law is an ass and Joe Horn walked! The expanded Texas castle doctrine allowed Joe Horn, an apparent murderer to escape prosecution because he "was protecting his neighbour's home from criminals". He shot those burglars in the back while they were fleeing as reported by a percipient witness, the plain clothes police detective; which would have made it a cold blooded killing but for the castle doctrine. Also we are talking about Texas, a gun ho State where killing is glorified instead of vilified. We are talking about Texas, the State with the highest capital murder executions in the Union. We are talking about Texas where a man was dragged behind a truck in chains until his body completely dismembered. And if you still do not know Texas, we are talking about the State that gave the world, President George W. Bush! Joe Horn deserved some form of punishment for the cold blooded murders of these two burglars, especially after listening to his conversation with the 911 telephone operator! it would appear this is a guy who was desperate to knock some people off the face of this earth. First, it was not his property that was burglarized but a neighbours! Secondly, those burglars were already fleeing! Third, a 911 telephone operator had emphatically urged him not to take the laws into his hands but he ignored all the pleas and did it anyway! Now two people are dead and Joe Horn is cleared of the shootings by the grand jury. Question, if those burglars were whites, would the outcome have been different? If Joe Horn was not a pure "Texan", would the furry been more hellish? Judge for yourself! But at last, this is America and in Texas justice is sometimes very subjective!