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The Boo-Yah! Solution to Property Crime

hhBeen warning folks that CLT was on the edge of an upswing in property owners taking the law into their own hands. And what do you know, a car break-in in East Charlotte drew an extra-911 response from the car owner.

Let’s see if the DA’s office files charges against the guy. I’d give him a medal. He certainly had the right approach, a shotgun with birdshot to start. One assumes he had a progressive load of buck to turn to in case the perps wanted a firefight.

5 Responses to “The Boo-Yah! Solution to Property Crime”

  • Jul
    30
    2009

    Gotta love this guy!!

  • Jul
    30
    2009

    “Alleged suspect”. Earth to Steve Lyttle: You’re an idiot.

  • Jul
    30
    2009

    Seems to me that you shouldn’t say “alleged” unless there’s a name mentioned — otherwise, you are alleging that an unidentified person did something, and how could anyone possibly sue over that?

    Correct usage: “John Doe allegedly committed murder.”
    Incorrect usage: “An unknown suspect allegedly committed murder.”
    Correct usage: “An unknown suspect committed murder.”

    As for protecting your property: More power to the guy with a shotgun who protects his property. I don’t give a damn if the person isn’t threatening me personally or is “only” messing with my car: You steal my stuff, I mess you up. Gilchrist should announce today that he will not prosecute people who act in defense of their property — the amount of property crimes would drop precipitously around here if criminals realized trying to steal could result in them being shot.

  • Jul
    30
    2009

    Like I said recently. Burglary would start resulting in the Death Penalty if they start letting Burglars and Hijackers out of jail.

  • Jul
    30
    2009

    clayj is right. “An unknown suspect committed murder” is the proper sentence. “Allegedly” should never be used. If you can say “alleged,” you can attribute it to a source which means you don’t have to say “alleged.”

    “Police say the suspect murdered the victim.”

    However, I read the article again and never saw “alleged” used.

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