We talk a lot about people protecting themselves, their families, and their homes from people committing burglary and other crimes of assclownery (see Downtown Mugger Gets Thwarted by Woman with a Gun… and Rape Survivor Calls Out Obama on Gun Control). These stories are always important to highlight given leftists’ proclivity to demonize the 2nd Amendment as often as Lena Dunham breaks mirrors with her gaze.
What we don’t usually have is the burglary suspect’s family defending him for committing a crime…
“I don’t care if she have her gun license or any of that. That is way beyond the law… way beyond,” said Johnson’s cousin Nautika Harris. “He was not supposed to die like this. He had a future ahead of him. Trevon had goals… he was a funny guy, very big on education, loved learning.”
It gets better…
“What’s wrong with her,” asked Johnson’s sister Nisha Johnson. “She did not have to shoot him.”
“You have to look at it from every child’s point of view that was raised in the hood,” said Harris. “You have to understand… how he gonna get his money to have clothes to go to school? You have to look at it from his point-of-view.”
Ok then. But that’s kind of hard when he’s dead. For the sake of Nisha here, let’s look at this from Trevon’s point of view. We’ll indulge her a bit. She is, after all, grieving.
Trevon got shot because he was breaking the law trying to steal from someone else. In a general sense, this is a bit of a no-no. It’s frowned upon. There isn’t a morality tale or kindergarten primer about Mary stole a red dress. Or in this case, Trevon scored some free sh!t.
Typically parents teach their children to be mindful, respectful, good. Such sentiments are typically reinforced later in school. Then enforced by law. Earning money=good. Stealing=bad.
Which meant that somewhere down the line, Trevon’s support system broke down. Either his parents or his teachers taught him the downsides of stealing, or they didn’t. But here’s another alternative. Trevon knew stealing was wrong and did it anyway. The evidence of his sneaking, then running, would support such a hypothesis that Trevon knew he was up to no good.
Enter the unknown variable of a person protecting their home. Law is on this person’s side. She knows that stealing is bad. Protecting yourself is good. Protecting your property is good. When some crap weasel breaks the law, that crap weasel is subject to the consequences of it.
Conclusion? If you don’t want to get shot by a home owner, don’t invade their home. Sorry, Nisha, Trevon learned the hard way. But this is, from the looks of it, all Trevon’s fault.
If I may, here’s something you can pass on to the next generation to learn from Trevon. If you want to provide for yourself, so you might have food and clothes, maybe a job? Sorry, is that racist to suggest such a crazy idea? Perhaps earning money through employment would be easier than getting shot super dead. Just my two cents…