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Local guy protecting his property

Discussion in 'Stolen Property & Criminality' started by sidebite252, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. rotor

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    I think these laws are confusing, theft at night for example, you might have to look up when "night" exists (30 minutes after sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise). Someone steals my truck and it may not be recoverable by any other means. The problem is that these issues can end up with a jury deciding them as nothing is straight forward. I am still surprised that the homeowner in this case did not face any legal action. Just depends on local DA or police. I personally would have no regrets if he would have killed the bad guy but that's me.
     


  2. oldag

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    And exactly why would he face legal action?
     
  3. rotor

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    Because he was not legal in using lethal force. Texas 22.05
     
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  4. oldag

    oldag TGT Addict

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    Read the rest of the code.
     
  5. rotor

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    Forgive me if I don't get it but what part of 22.05 do I need to read? Explain what's on your mind. I don't pretend to be a legal scholar.
     
  6. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    Wallet should have been inside the home. This is the second time he's been broken into, first time they stole his gun. Gun should have been in the home.

    1. He reasonably believes using the force is immediately necessary to prevent arson, burglary, or robbery; and
    2. He reasonably believes that the land or property cannot be protected or recovered by any other means.
    Doesn't that AND carry a lot of weight in the above statement?
     
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  7. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    And why are you asking me?
     
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  8. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Ego kills talent TGT Supporter

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    Just getting around to post #24
     
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  9. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    I did leave that out, but how could it be proved one way or the other, at least that's my thinking.
     
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  10. BRD@66

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    IF I ever get to a point where I have $200 in my wallet, I resolve not to leave it in my vehicle at night.
     


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