Feel good Thursday

| February 21, 2013 | 22 Comments

UpNorth sends us two links to make you make you feel good on this cold-ass day. The first from Lansing, MI in which a woman defends her family from a misled youth;

It happened around midnight when an Ingham County woman opened fire on an intruder at her home on the 4200 block of West Holt Road, a few blocks from Cedar Street in Holt.

The suspect was male and was shot multiple times. He had injuries to his stomach as well as his hands.

Inside the home were a woman, man, and four children. At this time officials tell us that no one else in the home was hurt.

In the second, an elderly Dallas man permanently ventilates an intruder and then has to defend himself again from the deceased man’s family;

The homeowner, a repeat burglary victim, found 33-year-old Deyfon Pipkins attempting to climb in the house through the window and fired at least one shot at the criminal, hitting his target.

Dallas police Sgt. Calvin Johnson told KDFW-TV that the homeowner is covered by the so-called “Castle Doctrine,” which provides legal protection to gun owners in Texas and other states who are forced to use deadly force against a home intruder.

“It means they don’t actually have to retreat once someone comes in their home,” Johnson said. “You have the option of using deadly force if you believe your life is in danger.

Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Now, the last chapter of the 18-page criminal history of Deyfon Pipkins has been written thanks to a citzen who had been burglarized one too many times. Is my TV worth your life?

Category: Crime, Feel Good Stories, Guns

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  1. NR Pax says:

    Why the hell is Castle Doctrine referred to as “so-called” in that article?

  2. SJ says:

    Did Pipkin look like one of Barry’s boys, if he had a boy?

  3. Twist says:

    “He could have used a warning,” Lakesha Thompson, Pipkins’ sister-in-law, said. “He could have let him know that he did have a gun on his property and he would use it in self-defense.”

    You would think that the law and the fact that it is Texas should have been enough of a warning.

  4. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    It is referred to as “so called Castle Docrine” (in common law) because from state to state and other jurisdictions it is using called something else in legal terms.

    From Wiki:

    A Castle Doctrine (also known as a Castle Law or a Defense of Habitation Law) is an American legal doctrine that designates a person’s abode (or, in some states, any place legally occupied, such as a car or place of work) as a place in which the person has certain protections and immunities and may in certain circumstances use force, up to and including deadly force, to defend against an intruder without becoming liable to prosecution.[1] Typically deadly force is considered justified, and a defense of justifiable homicide applicable, in cases “when the actor reasonably fears imminent peril of death or serious bodily harm to himself or another”.[1] The doctrine is not a defined law that can be invoked, but a set of principles which is incorporated in some form in the law of most states.

    The term derives from the historic English common law dictum that “an Englishman’s home is his castle”. This concept was established as English law by 17th century jurist Sir Edward Coke, in his The Institutes of the Laws of England, 1628.[2] The dictum was carried by colonists to the New World, who later removed “English” from the phrase, making it “a man’s home is his castle”, which thereby became simply the Castle Doctrine.[2] The term has been used in England to imply a person’s absolute right to exclude anyone from their home, although this has always had restrictions, and since the late twentieth century bailiffs have also had increasing powers of entry.[3]

  5. NR Pax says:

    Ah. I thought it was some sarcasm on the part of the article’s author.

  6. A Proud Infidel says:

    I’m sure we’ll soon start hearing liberals bawl about criminals being ventilated because they’re “victims of society”, SCREW ‘EM! REAL common-sense Gun Control involves factors like trigger squeeze, breathing, aim, and target acquisition!

  7. rb325th says:

    That first story… sounds like the woman was defending her illegal drug operation more so than defending her kids. Not exactly a sterling example of law abiding citizend defending their home.

    2nd Story, good for him defending his home. To the family of the thief, well maybe he should have knocked firsat and informed the homeowner he was going to rob him… kind of a burgulars “warning shot”. Dumbasses

  8. Herbert J. Messkit says:

    Why that evil home owner. According to progressives he’s supposed to go out on his balcony fire his weapon in the air, pee his pants, vomit and go to a call box.

  9. pigmypuncher says:

    play stupid games…..

  10. kp32 says:

    Since more laws is always the solution, about a law requiring criminals to do an ORM prior to committing a crime and getting that approved by the local crack-smokers union? Bogging them down with paperwork should do the trick.

  11. Hack.Stone says:

    All of this could have been avoided if the homeowner only had a balconey from which to fire his shotgun and toot his rape whistle.

    Of course, the recently deceased had no choice but to become a criminal, because let’s face it, who would ever hire a guy named Deyfon?

  12. streetsweeper says:

    Watch, I am willing bet family and friends will show up demanding “justice” and the elderly man be tried for capital murder because of ending this man’s short lived career as an associate of Obama’s “Department of Wealth Redistribution”.

  13. ohio says:

    Hominid Bipeds are divided into two categories:
    1) People
    2) Targets
    Each Hominid Biped determines, by his own willfully chosen behavior, into which of those two categories he belongs.

  14. Ex-PH2 says:

    18 pages of criminal history on Pipkins and his dimwitted relatives are crying over him? “Give him a chance”? What?

    OK, well, if Deyfon is now deceased then he can’t bring in more money from fencing stolen goods, can he? I think Deyfon had plenty of chances.

    I’m truly getting tired of ‘relatives’ of some gang banger or criminal weeping over them when they’re dead, because it’s always the shooter’s fault they’re dead, whether the shooter is a homeowner or a cop.

  15. MCPO NYC USN (Ret.) says:

    @ 8 you forgot … faint … I heard that is most effective … LOOK IT UP!

  16. ComancheDoc says:

    “The suspect reportedly had a extensive criminal record and had served time in prison. He was previously convicted of theft, possession of a controlled substance and criminal trespassing” -not exactly a model citizen who just fell on hard times…

  17. UpNorth says:

    @7, Very well could be, RB. That info wasn’t available in the first story. Although it has been legal for some to grow weed if licensed, in Michigan, I doubt this operation qualifies.

  18. David says:

    Had a friend in the ’70s who claimed his grandmother in Ft. Worth had killed a guy who had broken into her house using her dead husband’s old police sidearm … a couple of weeks later she saw a ladder at her bedroom window, a similar looking guy dressed only in a Tshirt and an erection climbing up it, and blew what turned out to be the first dead perp’s cousin back onto the lawn. Police theorized he was coming to assault and kill her in retribution…. then gave her a brand new box of .38 hollowpoints. Always thought that sounded like Ft. Worth seemed like an enlightened place.

  19. UpNorth says:

    @2, SJ, I gots to believe that Deyfon Pipkins would, indeed, look like Baracka’s son, if he had one.
    I’m sure that ole Deyfon was in the process of “turning his life around”.

  20. Eric says:

    @20 wow Chief. And here I thought she would come running in, crying saying, “he was a good boy! he never hurt nobody! he never did nothing wrong!”

    Filled with double negatives, so they aren’t wrong, but it is refreshing to see a Mother be cognizant of her son’s ill-gotten ways.

    Good thing he used a pistol, imagine how long he’d be cleaning up if he used a double barrel shotgun…(Bite me!)

  21. FatCircles0311 says:

    You know you live in a society that is about to collapse when laws have to be enacted that allow defense in your own home. The police instantly going to this law explaining why the home owner won’t be charged with a crime as though he should be is pretty damn crazy. That so called “castle doctrine” our hands are tied!

    Cops should have given the home owner a high 5 on camera and said thank you for making our job that much easier. No explanation needed.

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