Friday, December 7, 2007

Is it Self Defense or Excessive Force When You kill Someone Breaking into your Neighbors Home

Joe Horn, 61, a resident fo Pasadena, Texas, killed what he perceived to be at the time, two African American males that were breaking into his neighbors' home.

The problem, he was on the phone with 911 at the time. The dispatcher told him to stay away from the crime scence. Horn told the dispatcher that he was going to kill the two would be thieves. All of this was caught on tape.

Now, there are some who would have us believe that he was acting in self defense, even though there was no sign of any weapons. Nor was there any indication that Mr. Horn or his property was in immediate danger.

Self defense or excessive force, what do you think?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How can it be self defense if he was not in danger? I understand calling emergency for breaking in someone's home. People are using guns too loosely. Yet we also got a bunch of nuts out here that have gone off the deep end. Yet people don't believe we need to pray.

Timothy Stelly Sr said...

Arrogant white man, with a "Matt Dillon Mentality" takes it upon himself to kill two black man, under the misguided belief that he'd get away with it. I hope they dip him in Shake 'n Bake before giving hom the frying he deserves. Trust me, if the victims were white and the shooter black, this would be a done deal.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad Mr. Horn didn't get indicted, we need more people like him.

Before you pull the race card on me, I would say the same thing if it was a black man in Horn's situation and the scumbag criminals were white.