[Rushtalk] Army Veteran Arrested For Protecting His Family
John A. Quayle
blueoval57 at verizon.net
Tue Apr 9 19:09:29 MDT 2013
>Army Veteran Arrested For Protecting His Family
>April 9, 2013 | Columbia, MO - Someone recently posted an older
>article by Fox News about a burglary and arrest. One has to wonder
>how the article from March 2012 about the arrested homeowner would
>have been reported if our Constitutionally-protected Free Press was
>in place. While Homer Wright was simply defending himself, his wife
>and his home against burglary, this Army Veteran was
>arrested. Why? Because Chicago doesn't allow guns...So, what's Mr.
>Wright supposed to do, let the burglar pilfer through his stuff
>while waiting for the cops? And, before you read the article and
>tell me, "well, it says the burglar was only after alcohol," does it
>really matter what he was after?
>Don't we have a constitutional right to protect ourselves? More law
>officers are telling us they may not be able to respond quickly
>because of budget cuts or other issues. Does it really matter how
>quickly they respond? Why can't we take the responsibility for our
>own protection? By the way, the burglar had been "arrested at least
>13 times since 2009." Yet, whose photo accompanies the article and
>what was reported FIRST in this misguided article? Mr. Wright's and
>that he "was arrested because he had two previous weapons
>convictions..." Mr. Wright was treated like a criminal, not only by
>the police, but by the mainstream press, as well.
>"Our mainstream media has lost more credibility over the years, but
>many simply don't know where to turn. That's why Peddling Influence
>is so important. It explains the media agenda, why we don't get the
>truth" says film maker William Lewis.
>IF the FREE PRESS handled this, the story and Mr. Wright's response
>to REAL reporters might read something like this:
>Burglar Down As 80 yr old Homeowner Defends Home
>Homer Wright, an 80-year old Army veteran, successfully defended his
>home in the wee hours of the morning from a would-be
>burglar. Anthony Robinson was shot once in the leg by Wright after
>Wright found him inside his home at 4 am, attempting to steal his belongings.
>According to Wright, "My wife woke me up after hearing something
>downstairs. I caught the burglar in that act and defended my property."
>Mr. Wright's neighbors call him a hero.
>According to court records, Robinson had at least 13 previous
>arrests since 2009, alone. Police arrested Wright, however, citing
>him with illegally defending his home and property.
>"It's just plain wrong that people cannot defend against
>law-breakers in this city. Just wrong. I have a right protect my
>family and home. It's right there in the Constitution," said a defiant Wright.
>There is truly no sense in demonizing Mr. Wright. Mr. Wright should
>have been hailed as a hero. This is just one of many examples
>abusive treatment of a victim by both the media and law
>enforcement. We have to ask ourselves why? Maybe the media doesn't
>want to step on the toes of the local government in Chicago, but
>isn't that really their job? If something is wrong, it is wrong,
>yet more often than not, the media takes its cues from
>government. Because of that, we don't have a free press, we have
>another "branch" of government...a "state-run" media.
>Until we have a truly free press, people like Mr. Wright will be
>treated with disrespect rather than as heroes, and criminals will
>continue to do what they do. AND, if more burglars were shot in the
>leg for breaking and entering, maybe they would stop breaking the
>law. After all, Mr. Wright didn't take Robinson life, he just
>stopped Robinson from taking his stuff. There are two things to be
>taken away from this Free Press "experiment." One, there should be
>NO hint of someone like Mr. Wright as a "bad guy" for exercising his
>right to defend himself and his property. Two, if the mainstream
>press won't do their job, maybe it's time for us to take the job and
>run with it...
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