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The “Retreat Doctrine” in New York is an invitation to home invaders

Queens DA (demorat) Richard Brown

Proggies love to criminalize self defense.

Reported by Sean Strockyj for NY Post: There is a reason homeowners can rarely afford to dispense mercy on an overnight invader: Criminal intruders tend to be the dangerous type. What homeowners don’t expect are law enforcers and prosecutors going after them for ¬ defending themselves and their loved ones.

Queens resident Joel Christopher Paul faced a home-intruder threat in the early hours of July 30, 2017. The 27-year-old was home in Springfield Gardens with his mother, brother and sister when someone attempted to break in. The intruder was Shamel Shauvo, 26, who had traveled north from Maryland after being named a suspect in a shooting there 10 days earlier.

Expecting a pizza delivery, Paul’s brother, Michael, 16, went to the door and discovered Shauvo trying to break in. Michael forced Shauvo to the surrounding area, and his mother called for help. Joel, adrenaline likely surging through his veins, answered the call — and brought a bat and knife to the confrontation.

By the time it was all over, Shauvo received the ultimate lesson in picking the wrong house. He died at Jamaica Hospital after being clubbed and stabbed. The confrontation had all the indications of a break-in gone wrong for the wanted man, and as one high-ranking police source told The Post, the response was justifiable.

Both brothers avoided arrest and remained home after the incident. But months later, Queens DA Richard Brown submitted the case to a grand jury, bringing ruin upon Joel, who has been charged with manslaughter.

A ham sandwich, as the saying goes, can be indicted in grand-jury proceedings completely overseen by prosecutors. But prosecutors shouldn’t have targeted Joel. The stress, expense and uncertainty of facing a first-degree manslaughter charge are devastating and can lead to an unjustified plea that could result in Joel going to prison.

Part of the trouble lies with New York’s “retreat doctrine.” A theory fit for law school classrooms, the doctrine holds Joel had a duty to run and hide if it was safe to do so. It’s an obligation Joel, like the vast majority of New Yorkers, had probably never heard of.

Yet it’s likely that the Queens DA will pursue precisely this avenue at trial, since the indictment states that Joel, “with intent to cause serious physical injury to Shamel Shavuo,” caused his death.

While most jurisdictions would have left Joel alone, the Queens DA seems to want to resurrect the city’s bad old days, when prosecutors developed a reputation of interpreting laws in ways that protected criminals more than they protected victims.

There is also an abuse of prosecutorial discretion here. The DA should have recognized that Joel was forced to make split-second decisions involving defending his vulnerable family members. Even if Shauvo was initially repelled, Joel had no time for a thoughtful inquiry into what Shauvo would do next unless he saw Shavuo’s backside running down the block.

Brown’s office should also review its own files to get a better sense of the devastation wrought by home invaders over the years. Such a search will reveal unsolved murders, sexual assaults and general terror inflicted on mostly working-class victims.

For a lesson in the threat posed by home invaders, the Queens DA might also recall the notorious 2007 Cheshire, Conn., home-invasion that ended with the murder and sexual assaults of a mother and her two daughters, one of them just 11 years old.

Other home invaders in this country have had remarkable runs, like the Golden State Killer, who allegedly committed numerous assaults in the 1970s. Closer to home, a woman in her 20s last week came home to her apartment from a Manhattan bar only to wake up to the nightmare of an unknown man, who tied her up and raped her.

And what if Joel had acted less assertively and Shauvo had grievously injured Joel’s kin or killed one or more of them? Prosecution after the fact would have offered no relief. No criminal sentence can put victims back together. Prosecution doesn’t raise the dead nor mend physical and mental ¬scars left by crime.

At times, the only defense is an unrelenting offense against a criminal you can assume has the worst of intentions. Unless there is more to this case than the DA has let on, those who neutralize criminals who threaten the sanctity of our homes shouldn’t face criminal charges.

DCG

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Score one for the Second Amendment: Houston homeowner shoots & kills three perps during home invasion

Odds were one against four (or five, depending upon which media outlet you read). That’s why you need an equalizer.

From KHOU: Three people are dead and one is recovering after a home invasion in east Houston overnight. Police say four men forced their way into a home on Sherman at 71st around 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

Detectives said the homeowner grabbed his gun and shot all four of the suspects.

We’re told one suspect died at the scene. Two others died at a hospital. The fourth suspect was taken to the hospital and went into surgery.

The homeowner was reportedly not injured.

Houston police say the homeowner claimed self-defense. As of Saturday afternoon, he was still being questioned by authorities.

Evidence markers littered the area outside of the home, showing dozens of rounds were fired.

A group of tearful women showed up Saturday morning down the block from where the shooting occurred. They said they are related to the men who were shot and asked for privacy.

A neighbor who lives nearby said he was on his porch with his baby when two men showed up with large rifles.
The neighbor says he ran inside his home and took cover. He said he believes the men were at the home to rob his neighbor, however he says he does not know what they were after. He said he doesn’t know his neighbor’s name and only calls him “Flaco.”

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Unarmed Mother Beaten

WND-TV

‘NANNY CAM’ CAPTURES BRUTAL HOME INVASION

Mother beaten in front of toddler, tossed down stairs

(WNBC-TV) Police are searching for the robber who punched and kicked a young mother in front of her 3-year-old daughter before throwing her down the stairs of her home in an upscale New Jersey community, and authorities hope footage of the attack captured on a nanny camera will help identify the intruder.

Millburn Police in Essex County said the woman and her daughter were watching cartoons on the couch, a baby boy asleep upstairs, when the suspect kicked in the dead-bolted door of their Cypress Street home at about 10:30 a.m. Friday and pounced on the mother.

The suspect beat the mother as the little girl watched, punching and kicking the woman at least 16 times before pushing her down the basement stairs, police said.

Read more at https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Millburn-New-Jersey-Violent-Home-Robbery-Woman-Assaulted-Surveillance-Video-212855501.html

WANTED BY POLICE: Violent home-invader

Here are 2 screenshots I took of the home-invader:

NJ home invasionPolice describe him as a black male, 5′ 11″, about 220 lbs., with a salt-and-pepper beard.

If you’ve seen this man, please contact the Millburn Township Police Department. Here’s the contact info:

Chief of Police: Gregory Weber
435 Essex St,
Millburn, New Jersey 07041
(973)564-7001
Visit Department’s Homepage

~Eowyn

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Home Invader Finds Justice


Yep, nothing like a good DRT* story to get the weekend started off right.
Via fox10tv.com:
Pensacola, Fla. (WALA) – POLICE: MAN INVADES HOME WITH BOW AND ARROW
Police say Auxiliary Florida State Trooper Tabbatha Nussbaumer turned the tables on a robber armed with a bow and arrow during a home invasion in Pensacola.
“Absolutely shocked. I’ve known Sean since high school. We went to high school together, he was a great guy, he never got mixed up in anything bad,” said Ben Calloway
Calloway is responding to what happened on the evening of October 10. Pensacola police said auxiliary Florida State Trooper Tabbatha Nussbaumer was upstairs in her home taking a shower, when her young son told her there was a man in the house.
Nussbaumer confronted the man that police have identified as 24-year-old Sean Harris. Police said Harris was armed with a bow and arrow and demanding money. Nussbaumer told the suspect money was in her truck. As the suspect followed Nussbaumer outside, police say he removed his clothes.
According to police, when Nussbaumer reached her truck she removed a gun, turned around, and shot Harris in the stomach.
When police arrived Harris was lying naked, face down on the road. He was taken to Sacred Heart Hospital where he later died.


I think Tabbatha should be up for a community service award for ridding hers of a menace that very well could have killed an innocent person somewhere down the road.
*Dead Right There
-Dave
(h/t: boortz.com)

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