Neighbor shoots, kills burglar
SAN ANTONIO -- A man was shot to death on the South Side early Sunday but police so far are saying the shooting was justified.That's about all the article has to say about the incident, other than police don't believe the shooter will face charges. Now, in Texas you are justified in using deadly force over property, so it really doesn't matter whether it was a car or a house. I'm a little conflicted on this myself - while I understand and agree that your property is by extension your money (which is by extension your time and energy), so that it is worth protecting, I don't know if I'd say it was worth killing over.
Police believe the man was trying to break into a home or car, around 3 a.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Beatrice.
Although, since it is certainly worth protecting, it's quite possible that the Texas law is written that way so that if you were to protect your property and the goblin were to attack, you'd be in the right for plugging them quick. I see nothing wrong at all with sticking a 12 gauge in the face of the guy trying to break into your car - if he happens to get himself shot when he reaches for something in his coat, well, he should have chosen his line of work better, no?
Plus, I understand the visceral, violent reaction to the thought of someone else touching my truck...
Dead Goblin Count: 447
That is all.