Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Castle Doctrine Mentality at Work in Ohio

via Norwegianity from Jonathan Turley

Charles DuBose, 55, is accused of the heinous act of shooting Ivhan`e Merritt, 11, for the offense of playing on his front lawn in Cleveland at 10:40 p.m.

Witnesses said DuBose was upset with the children and then fired after one child walked across his lawn and another bumped his car.

The so-called Castle Doctrine laws would never justify something like this. But what contributes to these incidents is the attitude that property and privacy are more important than human life. These are the very attitudes that are bolstered by the Castle Doctrine Mentality, which guys like Du Bose cannot distinguise from the letter of the law.

Let's count this one as another success of the gun-rights movement in Ohio.

Please leave a comment.


  1. Give me a break. Why don’t you start blaming armed robbery on “CCW mentality”?

  2. Bullshit. I am from the area. If you want to know what caused this I will tell you. Ignorance, no education/importance placed on education, no parenting, no rules, no police and no idea who is going to shoot who from day to day in this area. This block is one of the worst in the entire country. Rules and laws that apply to most in this country are trivial to the scum that live in this area.