The Left and the Media (but I repeat myself) have been tearing into the Felony Murder charges, that originated from a self-defense shooting in Illinois, all week. Now “the ministers” are involved. Ministers call for wider investigation into death of teen shot by homeowner during attempted car theft.
The lies are repeated with no push-back or clarification.
On August 13, Lake County prosecutors said Swopes was one in a stolen car full of six teenagers. Prosecutors said when the teens tried to steal a car in Old Mill Creek around 3 a.m., the 75-year-old homeowner fired a single fatal shot, hitting Swopes in the head.
“He has a right to conceal carry,” said Rev. Ira Acree, “but not the right to take the law into his own hands.”
He didn’t “take the law into his own hands.” He defended himself from an imminent attack, by at least two attackers, one of whom was armed with a 10-inch knife. But why clutter the issue with facts?
They also hate that the dead-kid’s cousins are charged with a crime. Be responsible for the completely foreseeable consequences of your actions? What is this, the 20th Century?
The Tribune has been going at this story with hammer and tongs (that’s one columnist) all week. I’ve been trying to ignore their coverage because media bias is annoying.
And they keep going on about “concealed carry.” The guy who defended himself was standing on his own porch. Even in the People’s Republic of Illinois, you don’t need a Concealed Carry License to be armed on your own property.