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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:52 PM
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103. The problem with wanting a single human life to be worth any amount of physical property...
...is that it's not the rule that the criminals operate on. That is the first problem.

The second problem is that in most cases, the issue isn't clear-cut, which is why I support Castle Doctrine in that the homeowner has no clue as to the intruder's motives, desires, tendencies, abilities, armament, desperation, mental status, or criminal history. And I don't think that I should be putting my life and the lives of anybody else staying at my house in danger when such an intruder is in my home. I don't think the homeowner should have any fear of legal retribution when making split-second life-or-death decisions, either. Remember, prosecutors in such high-profile cases often act based on political considerations, especially if they aspirations of higher elected office. And in our two-tiered justice system, that generally means the accused gets the shaft, either unable to compete with the state's attorney in terms of legal firepower or bankrupting themselves to acquire the firepower.

I'd love to see some progressive policies enacted... but until they do, the issue of what to do remains.
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