Frederick Douglass once said: “The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.” This is a universal truth. We get as much tyranny as we are willing to endure without taking action. That’s what caused me to write the post about workplace violence from today.
It’s also caused me to write my opinion on the Taqueria shooting in this post. We all know the story. A man is sitting in a restaurant enjoying dinner when an armed robber comes in. The armed robber takes everyone’s money, and our hero pulls his weapon and smokes his ass. Now the law is talking about prosecuting the hero.
There has been a lot of debate as to whether or not the man should have taken as many shots as he did. I will grant you that the law says shooting someone who is down and out of the fight is illegal. That’s where I have a problem. See, the dirtbag who was killed had already murdered one person while committing a similar robbery in 2015. He shot and killed a man and saw his charges pled down to aggravated robbery, for which he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He served only about a third of that reduced sentence. For killing someone, he served about 5 years in prison. Keep in mind that there are people who committed the crime of trespassing in the US Capitol during the J6 protests that are still in prison awaiting trial two years later.
We as a people should decide that we have had enough. The law is not there to protect law abiding people from criminals. There are many more law abiding citizens than there are criminals. No, police are there to protect accused criminals so that they are ensured of getting a fair trial.
That system is broken. Now the criminals are getting more lenient punishment than are the law abiding.
I will never get put on a jury because I am a gun owning, employed white male. However, if I ever was, no one who takes out the trash like this would EVER be found guilty. I wouldn’t care if he had tied his hands behind his back and put a bullet behind his ear. As far as I am concerned, that would have been a public service.
Perhaps his lawyer can make the case that the critter, having been shot 8 times was already dead, and therefore his client’s only violation of the law was abuse of a corpse, then plea it down to something else like vandalism.