Opinions. Am I blood thirsty?

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by puppydog, Feb 5, 2013.

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How would you feel.

  1. He got what he deserved.

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  2. He is a human being and shouldn't have been shot

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  3. Other

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  4. Tortillas and Cheese.

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  1. puppydog

    puppydog Tru evil has no pantyline

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    Last night someone broke into our house. The alarm went off and Paul dashed downstairs to find him rifling through the kitchen drawers looking for a knife (we have some BIG knives). Paul chased him and he took off with my handbag (containing everything I own) and Pauls Nikon SLR.

    I found out that the police shot and killed him about 20 minutes after he fled our property.

    I personally think he got what he deserved. He had broken into quite a few houses down the road.

    Another forum I'm on is having a kinipshin because I am not beside myself and crying because this gross human being has been removed.

    I'm not "happy" he is dead but I can't say I'm sad or feel bad for him.
     
  2. blue

    blue Jerk.

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    It's too bad Paul wasnt able to dispatch him.
     
  3. puppydog

    puppydog Tru evil has no pantyline

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    I'm very glad Paul didn't get near him. He would have ended up hurt or in trouble.
     
  4. Romy

    Romy Taxiderpy

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    If he was looking for a knife, I hate to think what he was planning to do to you and Paul if you hadn't woken up. *shudders* Makes me wonder what he did to the police that made them feel threatened enough to kill him.

    EDIT: I voted that he got what he deserved, though that's not quite how I'd word it.. More like, he knowingly put himself in that position for no reason than to get gain by harming and threatening others. Most criminals understand the risks of their lifestyle.

    ETAETA: And I'm REALLY glad you guys are safe. That must be so terrifying to have happen.
     
  5. puppydog

    puppydog Tru evil has no pantyline

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    Thanks Romy. It was scary, mainly because Paul was hell bent on going after the guy!

    The dogs and I were sitting upstairs in the middle of the bed. LOL
     
  6. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    No, I wouldn't feel bad at all for him. I'd be relieved to know he's taken care of and not still out there. That is SCARY stuff!
     
  7. Jules

    Jules Magic, motherf@%$*#!

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    I think we have a winner!

    And I ditto everything Romy said (((HUGS)))
     
  8. skittledoo

    skittledoo Crazy naked dog lady

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    This this this this

    Oy, if this guy had come to my house he would more than likely be dead before he had a chance to walk out the door. Josh keeps a shotgun close by and I have my bersa .380 always within reach at night.

    It scares me SO much that he was rumbling through knives.... Really hate to think about what could have happened if you both hadn't woken up. (((Hugs)))
     
  9. joce

    joce Active Member

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    Come into my house at night it's not the cops that are shooting you!

    And no, you should not feel bad one bit. Someone that very likely was out to do you harm was in your home. I don't question that. All life is sacred blah blah. But mine wins over theirs. Sorry. I don't do drugs, steal, etc etc etc. I'm in my home.

    There are people in this world who will kill you without a second thought. It's just the sad truth.
     
  10. puppydog

    puppydog Tru evil has no pantyline

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    Yep. It was not fun.

    According to many on the other board I'm evil for not being upset that he is dead.

    I've even been asked to provide links to the news story (there isn't one) under threat of banning.

    I provided the police case number.
     
  11. stardogs

    stardogs Behavior Nerd

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    No, I don't think you're bloodthirsty.

    I'm not sure if I'd go so far as to say he deserved to be killed, but I also can't say he didn't. I wouldn't be sad to see a criminal off the streets, but I do also hate to see cops have to shoot someone. Still sad someone had to die, even if it was for good reason, I guess.

    How's that for a good waffle-y answer?
     
  12. sassafras

    sassafras mushinois

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    No, I don't think you're bloodthirsty. And in your position I would probably feel exactly the same way.

    I'm not sure I would exactly phrase it as he got what he "deserved." More like... well what did he expect? Sometimes when you make certain choices, certain outcomes are possible.
     
  13. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    This!

    I'm so glad that neither of you (or the dogs!) were hurt. That's terrifying.
     
  14. Emily

    Emily Rollin' with my bitches

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    Def not bloodthirsty... Like others have said, I don't take any like... satisfaction in his death but he made poor choices and obviously posed a danger to you and Paul. This was the outcome. It's unfortunate he had to die, and it's unfortunate that his life and choices led him to that death, but... they did.

    Plus, to be honest... what happened to you was really, really scary and if the police shot the guy, he was likely very dangerous. In your position... I dunno, I might take some satisfaction in knowing he was gone and could never harm anyone again.

    I wonder if the people chastising you have ever felt the kind of fear that accompanies something like that. If if I didn't agree, I think I'd understand somebody who said, "And thank god the son of a bitch is dead."
     
  15. yoko

    yoko New Member

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    Well I feel bad for that person's family because they have lost someone they care about. But on the other hand I have NO sympathy for thieves and with what you described it probably wasn't going to just be some stolen stuff it could have been way worse.

    I don't know if I'd word it 'he got what he deserved' that just sounds off to me but really I think he kind of did and I have no sympathy for him or his poor choices.
     
  16. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    One of the first nights in our new house we had a guy running from the cops crash into a street parked car three houses down. We live in a working class, nice old people, neighborhood but we're less than 10 blocks from a very busy street with a fair amount of crime, it's bound to bleed over from time to time.

    Anyways, this guy slams into a car, jumps out, and suddenly five cop cars are on the street, a cop yells at the guy and he runs. Denis checked the locks, grabbed the guns and let Sloan out of her kennel (she was in heat or we would have grabbed both dogs) just in case.

    I don't wish death on the guy (especially in this case, he did nothing to us) but if he got shot in his running... well... I would likely not lose sleep over it. In our case the cops (and k9 unit, which was the highlight of my night) caught him and put him in the back of a squad car but I feel, for the most part if you do that type of crime you get what they feel you deserve from the cops, which could be deadly force.

    You're not alone.
     
  17. Julee

    Julee UNSTOPPABLE

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    He got what was coming to him. He wouldn't have made it out of this house, though, LOL. Five dogs, 20+ guns, three relatively large angry men, and myself, all of who are very well versed on how to use said guns, control or release said dogs, and use the knives we carry in self defense.

    And then, my drunk mother, who probably wouldn't have even woken up :rofl1:


    What the hell other forum is trying to be all rainbows and butterflies over it?
     
  18. milos_mommy

    milos_mommy Active Member

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    I'm voting "other". I don't necessarily know this guy deserved to be killed, but if someone who was a threat to your well being and was making your household or life unsafe, it's completely normal to be relieved, even happy, that they're no longer a threat, and if it takes death to create that, so be it.
     
  19. CatStina

    CatStina SBT Lover!!

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    How terrifying. I am torn. He got what he deserved. He was clearly a violent criminal, but on the other hand he was a human being. Maybe he was a terrible human being, or maybe he was in a rough spot. I know it's hard to imagine that he's anything other than a bad person, but I know some good people who have made bad choices and I am thankful that those choices didn't end their lives. I think I would feel a bit bad that he lost his life as a result of his poor life choices. That's just me, though. My default emotion is sad.
     
  20. Shai

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    "Apathetic" sounds more fitting than "Bloodthirsty" from what you've said.
     

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