Hey - nobody is talking about this because your intro sucks and people don't like to click on links (even if they request them!).
So basically, cops showed up at the wrong house in the middle of the night, didn't identify themselves and shot the scared guy who answered the door with a gun. FREEDOM!
I agree - this is disgustingly wrong. The court refusing to award even civil damages is adding insult to an already fatal injury. I don't necessarily see this is as a 2nd amendment issue. It's an issue with how we do law enforcement in the US. Coincidentally - this is what the BLM crowd has been saying for several years. They have a point - it's more likely to happen to them than it is to me, a white dude.
Anyway, another innocent guy had to die so that we can all try to avoid something like this. Remember to identify yourself (and ask who's trying to get into your house) next time your house is under siege in the middle of the night I guess.
I saw 5 cop cars on my commute to work this morning. 10 miles through a small town of approximately 20K people. 3 different agencies. I don't feel safe enough, though. Maybe we should spend an additional 50+ billion annually beefing up security.
And I'm on record here saying this was an issue for years, but unlike the BLM protest, it isn't a black and white thing. It is a blue vs everybody thing. If the police screw up and people die, the burden to get justice is very high, no matter what your color is. The chances of encountering the police are much higher in the black community, but so are your chances of being involved in crime. It does take white middle class people seeing there is a problem and rational/sober solutions to the problem. Not riots and protests that negatively impact people who have nothing to do with the problem. I thought BLM was onto something, if not misguided in identifying the problem and too narrowly focused, but they lost all credibility when they shut down highways, malls and their protest in many cases let to rioting and opportunistic looting.
"In the world I see you are stalking elk through the damp canyon forests around the ruins of Rockefeller Center. You'll wear leather clothes that will last you the rest of your life. You'll climb the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Towers. And when you look down, you'll see tiny figures pounding corn, laying stripes of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway." T Durden