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11-30-2007 10:03 AM  9 years agoPost 21
GimbalFan (RIP)

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He did leave it off the hook....It would have been better to hang up.
I worded my post poorly. Given that he'd chosen to leave it off the hook, he could've better chosen what he said and was ultimately overheard.

Hell, he started out digging a shallow hole and then just dug it deeper with every word he said. Commendable actions, unfortunate choice of words.

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11-30-2007 11:18 AM  9 years agoPost 22
TrexRookie

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I am really torn on this one. I have helped friends break into houses and cars before and I would be more than a little pissed if I got a face full of buckshot for doing someone a favor.
maaaaaaaaaan.... you need a role model...I have no problems with this guy walking free because I have ZERO friends that break into cars and houses. I have ZERO respect and ZERO tolerance for anyone who does anything like that, even as a "favor".... my car's been broken into THREE times, and one of those times some punk kids took it out for a joyride which cost me $500 to fix, along with a whole lotta hassle of figuring out how to get around while my car was in impound and in the shop. I'd have done the same thing if I were that guy.

criminals get off way too easy in this country these days... it seems like these days if you don't leave the door unlocked, have all the lights on, have milk and cookies waiting for them, and a "thank you for robbing my house" letter sitting in front of your most prized possessions, you're begging for a lawsuit from the burglar for cutting their hand on the glass they broke, or for tripping over something in the dark.

if you're helping criminals break into houses and cars, I hate to break it to you, but YOU are a criminal.

PS... If I'd caught any one of those guys who'd broken into my car, I'dve snapped their necks like twigs without a moment's hesitation. seems like people these days commit crimes because they aren't afraid of anything or anyone... if this kinda stuff keeps up, they'll be afraid..... and if they're smart, they'll stop doin what they're doin.

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11-30-2007 12:08 PM  9 years agoPost 23
Lomcevek1

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OK that was piss poor wording on my part. I do not help criminals I help the OWNERS who have accidentaly locked themselves out of either their car, house, or toolbox.

I am playing devils advocate and trying to say that it would suck if you made a mistake and shot your neighbors friend. Thats all.

I did hear the 911 call and I think they got what they deserved and I hope nothing happens to him.

I live in Alaska where gun ownership probably rivals that of texas any day of the week.

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11-30-2007 12:23 PM  9 years agoPost 24
ron g

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bravo... way to go dude!!!!!!!maby texas aint so bad after all. hehe

i put fourteen rounds of high end 40. cal through my door one day when my key didnt seem to work...umm yea the responding units
to say the least wernt as ammused as i was!!!!!!!!!!!hahaha

you are a gentleman and a scholar, and your looks are only exceeded by mine.

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11-30-2007 01:23 PM  9 years agoPost 25
SkateFreak

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jezus...
give this guy a break...
He's not commiting a crime by helping a car owner or property owner gain access to their vehicle/home, whats up with you?!
He's jst putting accross the view that what if thoes guys had permission and wern't doing the dirty.
Okay, it seems very very unlikely due to their actions, but still *shrugs*.

Either way, here in the UK its not an option...
Backwards legal system would go in favour of the *victim* for breaching their human rights to not get shot... asside the fact they may be the scum of the earth itself *sighs*.

I personally believe in cleaning up the gene pool myself but have only ever had the opertunities to it hand out yellow cards *sighs*...

Unplesant people really grind my gears..

-Jvr

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11-30-2007 01:59 PM  9 years agoPost 26
SSN Pru

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He's a hero.

What is interesting here is that Horn, I think, thought the criminals were going to leave. Instead, when he walked outside, they were headed at him already. I wonder if these guys were going to break into multiple houses? We'll never know for sure.

i'm going to file this incident under "Important things not to say when you are about to kill someone while on the phone with the 911 dispatcher"

Stupidity can be cured. Ignorance is for life!

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11-30-2007 03:49 PM  9 years agoPost 27
GyroFreak

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I live in Florida, it is a right to carry state. And I do carry a concealed handgun (and the permit) and am happy that many states have the right to carry. Seems the ones that don't allow weapons are the high crime rate areas. Particularly our capitol, Washington DC.

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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11-30-2007 03:59 PM  9 years agoPost 28
rkeith2

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If he gets off -

I am moving to Texas


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11-30-2007 04:35 PM  9 years agoPost 29
SSN Pru

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Seems the ones that don't allow weapons are the high crime rate areas. Particularly our capitol, Washington DC.
so you are trying to insinuate that the right to carry somehow is connected to crime rates? Where's your data for that?

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11-30-2007 04:41 PM  9 years agoPost 30
Mark C

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Oh keep your eye on this one. There are enough liberal rumblings about criminal rights that even though this is Texas, you are likely to see this one in front of a grand jury.

Read this article:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl...an/5337517.html

If you look at the discussion posts following the article you will see pretty much unanimous support for Joe Horn. But the eversoridiculous "Quanell X" has interjected himself into the mix of liberal bleeding harts and is bound to push this into a g0dd@mn race issue.

Just watch.

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11-30-2007 04:51 PM  9 years agoPost 31
TachyonDriver

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Hmm... so one of the dead guys was running around using an alias (DeJesus) AND burglarising. Gets better doesn't it? He was a good man?? YEAH RIIIIGHT!

What if the two perps were called Bubba and JimBob? They'd still be dead. What fecking race issue??

You guys (USA) are getting more like this country everyday, and that's not a good thing IMHO!

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11-30-2007 05:39 PM  9 years agoPost 32
nitrojunkie

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Might step on some toes here but here goes.I think we need more like him. They won't steal from anybody else and the tax payers will not have to support their sorry a$$e$ for way more than the minimum wage.It's about the same as shooting a rabid animal.I have seen some tough times in my 43 years and have never even thought of stealing from anyone.Break into my home with me here and I WILL DROP YOU and have no remorse its that simple.The police don't seem to want to do anything, the judicial system is a perpetual money machine for lawyers and government.Its all to beat the man down.

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11-30-2007 05:51 PM  9 years agoPost 33
SSN Pru

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I'd have to agree with you...

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11-30-2007 05:56 PM  9 years agoPost 34
RappyTappy

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I do not feel the Police are out for my protection ONE BIT. I was recenently hit by a uninsured motorist and the police 'enforcement' was astounding. The cop just shrugged his shoulder and said, oh well, live ya learn, they never towed the guys car, didn't do squat like it was no big deal. Then he gets onto me about not carrying my current insurance card!?!? I do not feel safe by the Police one bit, they certainly have never proved themselves to protect me at all, a law abiding citizen. They love giving out BS traffic tickets though to us though don't they. Hell, they'll even taser you if you don't want to sign the ticket.

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11-30-2007 05:58 PM  9 years agoPost 35
SSN Pru

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They love giving out BS traffic tickets though to us though don't they.
And then they taze you...

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11-30-2007 06:10 PM  9 years agoPost 36
Ronald Thomas

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I am not sure on this one. The guy with the shotgun walked outside his house, disregarding what the 911 dispatcher told him, and was looking for a chance to "kill" someone and then by his and only his omission, said it was in self defense. Don't get me wrong here but that sounds like intent to me. He wanted to do the right thing and stop those pieces of crap from breaking into his neighbors house but when given the opportunity to use his shotgun, he did. I am glad the robbers were taken out however the is pure vigilante justice, which is very dangerous in ANY circumstance. A lot of people are standing behind him because he killed two idiots but what if in the process he killed a child in their own hose with a stray round? Then we would not be cheering for this guy at all. All in all, I am happy they got what they deserved BUT the dispatcher said it best when she said "ain't no property worth killing for" ......Ron

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11-30-2007 06:33 PM  9 years agoPost 37
Dakine

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OK that was piss poor wording on my part. I do not help criminals I help the OWNERS who have accidentally locked themselves out of either their car, house, or toolbox.
Lomcevek1,

Sorry, your wording mislead us, no problem . But, we'll just go for your legs . You'd never get shot if you were helping a friend 'enter' his own house. Just make sure your friend is closed by and have his a$$ enter the house window first.

Back to the case, with regard to the 911 recording:
"Don't go outside the house," the 911 operator pleaded. "You're going to get yourself shot if you go outside that house with a gun. I don't care what you think."

"You want to make a bet?" Horn answered. "I'm going to kill them."
In California, the defendant would be found liable for the robbers' deaths. In Texas, we've got our fingers crossed, and he's got a better shot with a 'not guilty' verdict .

[If this were in the State of California] This recording alone would be the premise of the case: He went out side his house, therefore, he was not in imminent danger for his life. The 911 operator told him to not go outside. He replied, "I don't care what you think...I'm going to kill them!" Slam dunk case for the DA's office in the State of California and other States other than Texas with regard to the issue of intent. 'Crime of passion' won't hold as a defense either. Crime of passion may be a defense if, the robbers had injured Horn's family member(s). Crime of passion is NOT a defense for 'property loss'.

This is going to be a great case to follow. However, it will not influence other states with its outcome. If Horn were to get a not guilty verdict at the end, then the Real Estate market for Texas would rise . Let's all have our fingers crossed for Horn and the State of Texas!

If I were Horn, I wouldn't have told the operator the robbers were outside and that I was going after them. Instead, I would have yelled with the phone near by, "NO NO! please don't shoot me." Then, fire off my weapon!

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11-30-2007 06:46 PM  9 years agoPost 38
Inspector Fuzz

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My stance...

I think anyone who has been on this forum for any length of time knows my stance on this issue.
What is so great about this whole deal is not that the guy stopped the robbers or prevented future crime. The great thing is that he properly punished the criminals (something the state could not do) and he saved the tax payers a heap of dough in the process.
JEFF

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11-30-2007 06:50 PM  9 years agoPost 39
eheliflyer

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I know what he did was a bit drastic but I hope he gets off also.

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11-30-2007 06:54 PM  9 years agoPost 40
SSN Pru

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he saved the tax payers a heap of dough in the process.
Tru dat homie!

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