So someone steals your car at gunpoint. You report it to the cops, who take a report and otherwise do nothing.

You and your friends then find your car. You attempt to retrieve it, but knowing that the thieves are armed, you make sure that you are, too. The thieves then produce weapons in furtherance of their crime. You shoot them in self defense.

The cops THEN decide to do something and arrest you for murder because you did the job that they are being paid to do, but don’t.

Now you are in court, and I somehow have made it on to the jury. I will vote not guilty, and if it were in my power, I would vote to have the government take the cost of your defense out of the pension fund of the local cops.

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Brother John · December 2, 2023 at 10:07 pm

There’s a good reason that stealing a horse would get you hanged 150 years ago. I’ve got no problem applying that same standard to carjacking.

Reader · December 2, 2023 at 10:12 pm

If I were a juror, that Does Not take directions from the Court on how to Think.

Not Guilty.
Good Shoot.

BTW, that statement got me out of jury duty rickty tick. Yeah, thats what I told the Judge, Prosecutor and Defense Attorney.
Dismissed! Hahaha.

anonymous coward · December 3, 2023 at 1:00 am

100% agree. I have very few people I interact with, but have heard many stories of motor cycles, phones, computers being stolen and the people find it their selves because the cops won’t do their jobs. I totally understand the desire for a little pay back when you finally catch up with the crap that would take the stuff you worked for.

Susan D Harms · December 3, 2023 at 3:15 am

un fortunately, that is where we are headed. and the guys in this video (BLM) makde that possible.

It's just Boris · December 3, 2023 at 5:34 am

Even moreso if it were a work truck or van. Steal a man’s ride and you’re stealing his livelihood. Further, even if he’s insured you’re stealing part of his lifespan that can never be restored to him.

Wild, wild west · December 3, 2023 at 8:53 am

Stay out of Memphis if you know what’s good for you.

AZFloyd · December 3, 2023 at 9:04 am

IMHO, a weak point in all this is the judges that allow these cases to go forward. If I were king, any judge that allowed a man defending himself to be made to face a jury should be put up against a wall and kinetically aspirated.
JUdges should be doxxed and publicly humiliated.

Bad Dancer · December 3, 2023 at 10:18 am

Fully agree. It has to hurt them not the city for the lesson to stick.

“oh but we won’t have the budget to protect and serve the community” like how exactly?

Aesop · December 5, 2023 at 12:53 am

You left out mandating the city reimburse the defendant for the cost of ammunition, and assessing the prosecution – the exact lawyers involved, not the D.A.’s office – the full cost of his defense if found not guilty.

The second time the prosecutor brought a case like that to court, the arraigning judge’s initial instructions to the prosecutors should be that they “bring their checkbooks to court, along with a toothbrush and fresh underwear.”

Such asinine prosecutions wasting the court’s time would taper off markedly.

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