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Killing of Intruder Called Justifiable

By ATWadmin On May 15th, 2007

That’s right…social justice.  Lousiana-style.  

From The Times-Picayune:

“A 61-year old Avondale man shot and killed an apparent burglar he said entered his home Sunday night, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reported.

Ronnie Wells, 34, Avondale, was killed in the shooting at 297 Capitol Drive shortly after 11 p.m., said Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Cornelius Sims told deputies that while he and his family were sleeping, he heard loud noises coming from his garage. Sims said he armed himself with a handgun and went to investigate the noises.

When he entered the kitchen, Sims saw a man standing in the shadows, he told deputies. Sims fired several shots at the man, who then fled the home. Wells was found dead by deputies in a side yard near the home.

The shooting has been ruled a justifiable homicide by the Sheriff’s Office, Fortunato said.”

I’ll bet they don’t have much crime in Avondale.

 

39 Responses to “Killing of Intruder Called Justifiable”

  1. I don’t bother keeping track of all the defensive shootings in the USA. Too many to count, let alone read about. I did hear of a great (if that word can be used) story the other day though: two crooks (and illegal immigrants to boot) stabbed a man to death in his own home, then broke into another home where there was no one at home except an 11 year old girl. This 11 year old girl just happened to be a clay pigeon shooting champion. She shot the first crook who attacked her in the groin (!), killing him. She shot the second too, who died in the street before ambulances arrived.

    What a brave kid, I do hope she’s not been too traumatised by the whole thing (but surely she’s better of than she would have been had those two bastards had their way with her!).

  2. Cynical: Great story!

  3. As I recall Jefferson Parish has a very high crime rate. In is a bordering parish to New Orleans Parish which is even greater. Sorry Patty.

  4. Must be all those disarmed democrats in New Orleans parish.

  5. Shoot the bastards!!

  6. Wonderful. "You intrude upon my premises at your own risk. You intrude – you die, the choice is yours". Oh how I would like to see this simple edict enshrined once more in English law.
    In fact, when it really comes down to it, f*** their laws, what would you rather be? – Dead, or alive and up before a court with the prospect of taxpayer-funded prison complete with rights to Sky TV? If it actually came down to that simple choice, no contest. I’ll stay alive thank you. That is the stark truth of the world.

  7. Tom

    But what if the intruder knowing you are likely to have a gun and use it with the backing of the law, decides (and remember he has the advantage) to shoot you asleep in your bed first, eager to protect his own life .

    I can understand , empathise and even by gut instinct applaud people who shoot intrudors into their homes but don’t let’s think such a ‘ratcheting up’ policy doesn’t have it’s drawbacks.

  8. Well, Tom have you thought about calling your local government rep and giving him an earful of your truly incredible mind? Loudly too, they don’t listen unless you’re quite loud. And persistent, call repeatedly. You can’t just complain here, you have to let your duly elected imbeciles know what you think!

  9. >>have you thought about calling your local government rep and giving him an earful of your truly incredible mind? Loudly too, they don’t listen unless you’re quite loud. And persistent, call repeatedly. You can’t just complain here, you have to let your duly elected imbeciles know what you think!<<

    And if they don’t, shoot the bastards!!

  10. Why not shoot them and then complain that they’re not listening to you!

  11. ROFL !

  12. Colm and Noel…….too f***ing funny.

  13. Let’s just shoot all bastards in charge and take over…bwahahaahaha

    Yoohoo Toooommm….still waiting on the criteria……..

  14. Colm, that does happen, but there are (at least) two reasons why it doesn’t work out like you might think. Firstly, unless the criminal somehow breaks into your house silently without waking the dog, he knows you will be waiting, in hiding, with your gun, and that he will die. Secondly, most criminals aren’t bright, which is why the choose burglary over a real job.

  15. Mark, you have a good point.

    Colm, most criminals are exceedingly stupid and ill-prepared. They deserve to get shot. Hah!

  16. Mark, you have a good point.

    Colm, most criminals are exceedingly stupid and ill-prepared. They deserve to get shot. Hah! It’s Darwinism at its most immediate culmination.

  17. David , is it my DSL, your site, or some Star Trek freaky time warp thing. My comments are sitting for mass minutes, or reposting twice with a split between sentences? It’s taking forever to refresh the page……mmmmmmm 🙁

  18. Daphne

    It’s probably a server problem as the same thing is happening with me. Anyway I am off now so until the next time, cheerio sleep tight, don’t let the burglars get away with their lives 🙂

  19. I gave up n frustration a few hours ago and went to watch TV – an interesting program on Germany at the end of the War followed by a rather unpleasant Korean film. Still, I smoked some nice tobacco and did some restoration work on a few old pipes.

  20. jerry falwell is dead.

    http://tinyurl.com/32zdl3

  21. Buglars beware – imagine if Monica got her mitts on one of these puppies!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn02le8e0nQ

  22. Daytripper: Was Falwell shot breaking into someone’s home? I don’t see the connection.

  23. Colm, you asked: But what if the intruder, knowing you are likely to have a gun and use it with the backing of the law, decides (and remember he has the advantage) to shoot you asleep in your bed first, eager to protect his own life

    With a decent security system installed, (or a dog, if you like dogs), you won’t be asleep by the time the intruder gets to your bedroom.
    Even without those things, only the most ferocious and determined intruder will risk breaking in, and approaching your bedroom, if there is any reasonable possibility that you could be armed.
    Sure, you face the risk that the intruder could shoot first, but he faces the equal risk that you might shoot first. So both you and he simply have to ask yourselves which one of you is going to be the lucky punk. That is a better deal by far, than being unarmed and at their mercy.

  24. Almost every animal in nature has an inbuilt offensive or defensive weapon system of some sort. It often strikes me that, going on our physionomy alone, us humans are not well adapted to become the dominant species. It’s only our brains that give us the edge, as we can make tools to overcome our physical weaknesses. I think it’s essential that we should be allowed to make and carry a weapon, as it’s a rough old world out there!

  25. "I’ll bet they don’t have much crime in Avondale"

    Profanity removed. Patty

  26. Patty

    I assume you don’t get satire then hence your censorship nonsense? How about irony? That one is usually lost on Americans.

    For those who missed it I suggest inter-family sexual congress and random hangings of black people may well be the main criminal endeavours in Avondale. But Patty will probably censor this too since she doesn’t pay much heed to the ever so precious 1st ammendment.

  27. "For those who missed it I suggest[ed that] inter-family sexual congress and random hangings of black people may well be the main criminal endeavours in Avondale"

    In other words you had nothing constructive to add to the argument so you instead chose to make a long outdated and offensive generalisation based on hatred of and ignorance of America, and you thought that would somehow pass as an intelligent comment. Patty, you were right to delete such rubbish.

  28. "For those who missed it I suggest[ed that] inter-family sexual congress and random hangings of black people may well be the main criminal endeavours in Avondale"

    In other words you had nothing constructive to add to the argument so you instead chose to make a long outdated and offensive generalisation based on hatred of and ignorance of America, and you thought that would somehow pass as an intelligent comment. Patty, you were right to delete such rubbish.

  29. SBK: "random hangings of black people" This is a nice paraphrase of what you wrote, SBK, and you know it so don’t try to say I’m censoring without merit.

  30. Tom

    Its called a joke. Something you clearly don’t understand. America is just about the biggest racial powder keg in the world. So my comment is far from "outdated". Incest is another outdated concept in America? Then how do you explain the various hotspots in America filled with people riddled with X-linked recessive genetic disorders? Perhaps these people were descended from the Russian Tsars perhaps?

    You Americans. You can dish it but you really can’t take it back.

  31. Patty

    Think on this, and I’m paraphrasing again, "I don’t like what you are saying but I’ll fight for your right to say it." Or perhaps the 1st ammendment is just a pile of meaningless crap?

  32. SBK, WTF??

    Tom, you’re passing as a Yank, well done!

  33. SBK – Your writing provides clues that you aren’t black given your lack of sensitivity to what you wrote. As for your other topic, incest, the clues indicate that you are likely a product of such a union. Cheers.

  34. Patty

    Charles just strongly implied use of the "F" word! Why don’t you censor him?

    Tom

    I assumed you were American since I assumed Americans were big enough to stick up for themselves.

  35. I meant fart! 😉

  36. And the ad hominem attacks begin!! Therefore, I’ve won my argument. Bon nuit!

  37. SBK: You put out an ridiculous and offensive comment, you are defeated in a battle of wits (since you are unarmed) and then you slink back to the comfort of the rock from which you reside under. Adios.

    Tom – Charles and I will nominate you for honorary citizenship.

    Patty – well done.

  38. I know that the US has its faults, both historical and current, just like the Brits have too. But I broadly admire and appreciate the US model.

  39. Cynical – the ’11 yr old girl shoots two home intruders’ is an Urban Legend. At http://www.snopes.com, search by her name or ’11 yr old girl shoots two home intruders’. An ‘Urban Legend’.