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Thanks to LC Jason and the Imperial Firearms Advisor, we bring you some good news out of the Peepul’s Repoplik of Mass-of-two-shits:

TAUNTON, Mass. — A New Bedford homeowner who fatally shot a man he thought had broken into his house has been acquitted by a Bristol Superior Court jury of second-degree murder.

Jurors took just 31/2 hours on Monday to decide that Charles Chieppa, 60, was justified in killing Frank Pereira Jr. in June 2004.

3 1/2 hours? There’d damn well better be a large number of senior citizens on that jury, or there is no way that His Majesty can see justification for an afternoon nap included in their deliberations.

“When you consider his state of mind, when you consider the circumstances, this was a justifiable homicide by a citizen protecting himself,” Reddington said during closing arguments on Monday.

The prosecution, while acknowledging that Pereira was a “thief,” noted that Chieppa kept a loaded gun in his bedroom and that he shot Pereira in the back.

Of course he kept a loaded gun in his bedroom, you illiterate gummint henchman. Where the fuck else was he supposed to keep it at night when sound asleep? At the local YMCA? And don’t give us any of the “shot him in the back” crap either. Was he diving for cover? Did he turn at the instant the shot went off?

Listen, we can all argue ’till the cows come home about “shooting in the back”, but unless you happen to have personal and encyclopedic knowledge of firefights and every possible thing that might happen during one, I don’t really want to hear your armchair, after-the-fact pontifications on how shooting somebody in that area of their body is always wrong and invariably demonstrates homicidal intent, because you’re full of it. Fact is, you weren’t there and you don’t know, so shut the fuck up.

Would I shoot somebody in the back? That depends on a lot of factors. If I were convinced that the goblin had ceased to be a threat and I were convinced that he was about to retreat hastily without offering any further threat to me or mine, then of course I wouldn’t. Why the Hell would I? Goblin gone, situation resolved, I’m happy. The thing is, unless you were there, I’d strongly resent you telling me what I should have been convinced of in the middle of the situation. Resent it to the point of re-arranging your facial features a tad unless you immediately shut up on request.

“He reacted that night in anger, it wasn’t fearful,” Assistant District Attorney William McCauley said during closings. “What does that say about his intent? He decided if there was going to be a problem in his property, he would take care of it.”

Amazing! ADAs can read minds! With amazing skills like that, how on Earth can it be that no private practice has picked up Mr McCauley yet and offered him a real job along with a full partnership? Quick, before somebody else grabs him!

Pereira’s family was outraged at the verdict.

“No matter the circumstances, nobody deserves to die over property,” said Marcey Lugo, Pereira’s girlfriend and mother of his 6-year-old son.

And I’d agree. Unfortunately, your boyfriend seem to have thought otherwise, since he made the clear decision to risk his own life over property. Well, unless somebody forced him to invade somebody else’s home and attempt to steal his property.

If property ain’t worth dying over, then perhaps goblins should quit trying to redistribute it against the wishes and rights of its owners?

Just saying ’s all, you dumb bitch.

You might want to teach your kid that so he doesn’t grow up dumb and dead like the sperm donor that sired him.

31 Responses to “They Sure Took Long Enough”
  1. BauerPower Comment by BauerPower

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    Dan dan dan, another one bites the dust… Another one bites the dust…. Another one’s gone, another’s gone, another one bites the dust.

    Good riddance, you burglar piece of shit! And about damned time the state of Assachewszits makes a judiciary decision worth a flip.

  2. LC Mrs. M-ITT™ Comment by LC Mrs. M-ITT™

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    Well what do you know? There are a few sane people to be found in TaxaTwoShits.

    OT (just a tad) I’m sure the Emperor will be glad to hear this (if he hasn’t already) Gov. Rick Perry has signed the Castle Doctrine Bill today.

  3. Unregistered Comment by Mr.Krinkle

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    Mass-of-two-shits… I always called it Massive-two-shits… anyway, while an unexpectedly good outcome, don’t think for a moment the antis won’t get mileage out of it. I can hear ‘em already… “court sanctioned murder over personal property.” Blah, blah.

    Any time criminal scum gets a well deserved comeuppance, the Brady choir is sure to shed a crocodile tear. Not because they feel sadness over this scumbags death, but because it promotes their agenda: The disarmament of America to secure their socialist “utopia”.

    If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them, “Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in”, I would have done it.”

    -Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif, discussing the 1994 “crime bill”, one of the largest gun control bills of the last 30 years.

  4. Unregistered Comment by smokeybehr

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    If you’re stupid enough to break into someone’s home in the middle of the night, you should expect to get nothing more than dead. If the alarm in the house or the truck goes off in the middle of the night, I’m wide-fucking-awake and looking to shoot the son-of-a-bitch that’s trying to take my stuff. I have the Glock right next to the bed, and the 870 behind the door on the way out of my bedroom. If I don’t recognize you, you’re going to be dead.

  5. Unregistered Comment by redgirlinbluestate

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    Pereira’s family was outraged at the verdict.

    “No matter the circumstances, nobody deserves to die over property,” said Marcey Lugo, Pereira’s girlfriend and mother of his 6-year-old son.

    And I’d agree. Unfortunately, your boyfriend seem to have thought otherwise, since he made the clear decision to risk his own life over property. Well, unless somebody forced him to invade somebody else’s home and attempt to steal his property.

    If property ain’t worth dying over, then perhaps goblins should quit trying to redistribute it against the wishes and rights of its owners?

    Just saying ’s all, you dumb bitch.

    You might want to teach your kid that so he doesn’t grow up dumb and dead like the sperm donor that sired him.

    I’m just surprised that, in viewing the last names of the moron that got himself killed, and his girlfriend, that this wasn’t considered a “hate crime”, since they are obviously hispanic (or latino, or what ever PC name we are giving to them this week).

    As to what happened–good for Chieppa, he had every right to defend himself and his family. The world we live in is sick and depraved when you cannot defend what belongs to you from some psychopath that thinks that he can use an innocent person’s household as his own free shopping mall.

  6. Unregistered Comment by redgirlinbluestate

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    I’m just surprised that this wasn’t considered a “hate crime” since the thief and his girlfriend are obviously hispanic (or latino, or whatever PC name we are using this week).

    This scumbag deserved to be shot. Mr. Chieppa had every right to defend what belongs to him. I would use deadly force myself if someone decided to use my home as their own personal free mini-mall.

  7. Trooper THX1138 Comment by Trooper THX1138

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    Would I shoot somebody in the back? That depends on a lot of factors. If I were convinced that the goblin had ceased to be a threat and I were convinced that he was about to retreat hastily without offering any further threat to me or mine, then of course I wouldn’t. Why the Hell would I?

    True, Emperor. On the other hand, it is easiest to get a clean hit that way… :twisted_wp: :shock_tb: :guns_tb:

  8. Beth* A. Comment by Beth* A.

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    “No matter the circumstances, nobody deserves to die over property,”

    WTF?

    Someone breaks into MY HOME (and for ‘home’, read: refuge, batcave, sanctuary from the world) EXACTLY how am I supposed to know what he is there for? He could be a thief, yes, or a deranged psychopath, he could be high, or just a teenager out to earn some street cred with his buds,(what was that one teenage girls excuse, that she was ‘bored’?)or a rapist, or a hit man sent to the wrong address, who knows? And - NONE of which matters.I won’t be wasting much precious time wondering why a stranger broke into MY HOME if I encounter him. My time will be better spent in active defense.

    If I’m prepared. If I’m lucky.

    Better to save the biography compilation for the AAR (trial). Or, the funeral. Preferably his, not mine.

  9. Unregistered Comment by Veeshir

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    How can you tell the ADA is from Mass? He said this as if it was a bad thing:

    He decided if there was going to be a problem in his property, he would take care of it.”

    I’m thinking of having that put on my gravestone.

  10. Unregistered Comment by redgirlinbluestate

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    I was having trouble posting my comment, so I realize that I put my little ole opinion in twice. So just to let you know, I’m not losing it, and sorry!! :rolleyes_wp:

  11. Unregistered Comment by LC Staci GBOR

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    “No matter the circumstances, nobody deserves to die over property”

    She needs to know this too: no matter what the circumstances, nobody deserves other’s property.

    How did that stupid bitch know he wasn’t going to try to kill or hurt the people in the home he trespassed?

  12. Unregistered Comment by thirteen28

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    I can’t believe that even went to trial, except for the fact of where the incident took place. But it’s good to know that DA will be shit outta luck if he ever comes to Texas looking for work:

    Austin - Today, Republican Party of Texas Chairman Tina Benkiser applauded Texas Governor Rick Perry for signing Senate Bill 378. Senate Bill 378 authored by State Senator Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio) and sponsored in the Texas House by State Representative Joe Driver (R-Garland) states that a person has no duty to retreat from using force if that person is attacked in a place where he or she has a right to be present, if he or she has not provoked the attacker, and if the person using force is not engaged in criminal activity at the time the force is used.

    “Protecting one’s family and home from violent criminals is of paramount importance. I commend our Republican legislators and Governor Perry for passing this important crime deterrent,” said Tina Benkiser, Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas.

    Senate Bill 378, sometimes referred to as the “Castle Doctrine,” also creates immunity to a civil action applied to any lawful force (including deadly force) as justified by existing penal law outlined in Chapter Nine of the Texas Penal Code.

    “Texans stand their ground when defending their home and family. This law will make sure they are not treated like the criminals who have invaded their home in the first place,” concluded Benkiser.

    Senate Bill 378 was signed by Governor Perry on Tuesday after being debated and passed overwhelmingly by both the Texas House and Senate.

  13. Unregistered Comment by ancesthntr

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    “No matter the circumstances, nobody deserves to die over property,”

    Really? What if someone is strugling with you over your gun, in your bedroom or livingroom at 3 AM? After all, its just property…. Idiot.

    Look, if someone comes into my home in the middle of the night without my or my wife’s express permission, then I can only presume that they are prepared to do me and my family harm - why else enter an occupied home in the middle of the night? In any event, I wouldn’t have time to figure it out for certain - those who break into homes at night are usually a bit shy about answering a 5-page, fill-in-the-blank questionairre about their life history and their views on life, or waiting around until I’ve finished analyzing it.

    It is very easy to second-guess someone who’s scared to death that someone’s broken into their home (someone who’s almost certainly armed with a knife or gun, and who may be hopped up on who-knows-what narcotic) and who’s mind isn’t 100% on because he was awakened from a dead sleep, and who has a matter of a couple of seconds at most (and probably less) to make a life or death decision. Be sure that if I’m on a jury for a case like that, the homeowner will leave sans handcuffs - unless after the shooting he ate the perp’s liver or something like that.

  14. Unregistered Comment by tweell

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    A surprising number of criminals will immediately turn around when faced with a firearm. They understand very well that their intended victim could get in trouble for shooting from behind, plus most people don’t like the idea of shooting anyone in the back. I was faced with that dilemna a few years ago.
    A fellow reservist called, said her home had been broken into and that she was worried. I went over, and found her ex-bf in her teenage daughter’s room. He turned around and started walking backwards towards me, saying that I wouldn’t shoot him in the back. That stopped me for a couple of his steps. He was almost in range to kick me when I kneecapped him. :)
    It simply wasn’t something that I had considered, the pause to think was potentially deadly. If he hadn’t kept coming, I probably would not have shot him. Corrections is the only department authorized to shoot in the back, but he wasn’t an escapee, so that would not have protected me.
    Folks, think about things like this, so you know what to do if you are stuck in a similar situation. I was lucky, not something to count on.

    BTW, a .44 Magnum with semi-wadcutters does an excellent job of kneecapping from behind.

  15. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    They understand very well that their intended victim could get in trouble for shooting from behind, plus most people don’t like the idea of shooting anyone in the back.

    You know, I never thought of that, most likely because I’d never even THINK about turning MY back on somebody with a firearm. Excellent point.

    And good on you too. Nice job. I suspect he still walks with a limp BWAHAHAHAHAH!

  16. cmblake6 Comment by cmblake6

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    This is but another instance of why I love this place too, Sire. Excellent! Referring back to the “Castle Doctrine” post, it’s just a shame laws like that are required. Come ON people, whatever happened to personal responsibility? Or has the media propaganda managed to brainwash commonsense from the American public? But we may rejoice that there are enough people waking up to the fact that, since protection from liability for protection of hearth and home are now required, the laws are being passed to provide same. Across this once and future glorious nation, people are finally waking up.

  17. LCBrendan Comment by LCBrendan

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    3 1/2 hours? There’d damn well better be a large number of senior citizens on that jury, or there is no way that His Majesty can see justification for an afternoon nap included in their deliberations.

    HEY

    Lay off!!!

    They did the job they were supposed to do, they took their time and considered the facts and didn’t rush. I am happy you are happy with the decision, but you should also be grateful that this jury didn’t muck about and did their job properly.

    I’d rather they’d take their time, and get it right, than rush and do it wrong.

    You slap people and juries for verdicts you’re not happy with , yet when one does the right thing and takes a little longe,r you still whack em upside the head?

    Geez , Misha. :(

  18. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    You slap people and juries for verdicts you’re not happy with , yet when one does the right thing and takes a little longe,r you still whack em upside the head?

    Geez , Misha. :(

    Chill, Brendan, I was just having a bit of harmless fun. I was actually positively surprised to an enormous extent that a verdict like that could come out that quickly, and in Massachusetts no less!

    You shouldn’t take me THAT seriously, buddy :smile1_tb:

  19. LC Guido Cabrone Comment by LC Guido Cabrone

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    tweell

    BTW, a .44 Magnum with semi-wadcutters does an excellent job of kneecapping from behind.

    I like your style, m’friend.

  20. Unregistered Comment by tweell

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    As far as the perpetrator goes, he spent a short stint in prison, is out, and hasn’t shown up again. I would be very surprised if he didn’t walk with a limp, there wasn’t much knee left.

    He tried to sue, but didn’t get very far - he had on only a pair of the lady’s panties when we found him, and that was enough to convince folks he was up to no good.

    The thing was, it wasn’t my house. I really wanted to just blow him away, but I was worried about the possible consequences to me and my family. Instead, I took a difficult shot and got lucky. I don’t practice enough and am not very good with a pistol. Another step and he would have been wrestling with me.
    Trying to use a lethal weapon in a non-lethal fashion wasn’t very smart. I got away with it, but don’t plan to tempt fate. After thinking it over, if I’m ever in that kind of situation again, I’m emptying the revolver in center of mass, and dealing with those consequences.

  21. LC Guido Cabrone Comment by LC Guido Cabrone

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    The thing was, it wasn’t my house.

    I don’t know about the castle doctrine in other states, but the one we have here basically states that if you have a legal right to be there, you have no duty to retreat, and may defend yourself by any means necessary.

    Too bad we can’t get that through in ALL states…

  22. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    Instead, I took a difficult shot and got lucky. I don’t practice enough and am not very good with a pistol. Another step and he would have been wrestling with me.
    Trying to use a lethal weapon in a non-lethal fashion wasn’t very smart. I got away with it, but don’t plan to tempt fate. After thinking it over, if I’m ever in that kind of situation again, I’m emptying the revolver in center of mass, and dealing with those consequences.

    Words to live by, and anybody else reading them please take heed. I’m sure that bullet received some guidance from above, but don’t ever count on it.

    As it was, this story had a perfect ending, and thank G-d for that (literally), but it could have been very different indeed. Always, always go for the easy shot to center mass, emptying the gun if you have to, and save any neat shots for last, if the perp is still armed and twitching.

    Ammo’s cheap, your life isn’t. And as to any legal repercussions… Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

  23. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    The world’s now a safe place with that son of a bitch beneath it. I too, would kneecap if necessary, I’ve heard of similar scenarios……but geeze, I would have figured a forty-four mage would have blown his friggin’ leg off….nothing you can’t fix by stealing the leg off a coffee table though……

  24. LC Guido Cabrone Comment by LC Guido Cabrone

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    nothing you can’t fix by stealing the leg off a coffee table though……

    And inserting it where, Caveman??? :smoke_tb:

    Remember, Superglue sticks to burglars…

  25. LC HJ Caveman82952 Comment by LC HJ Caveman82952

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    Actually, Guido…I was thinking of a wooden leg below the knee. It sounds like he would need it. Course it would be a bitch at times, getting your leg stuck in storm grates and manhole covers….say right in the middle of rush hour traffic…..

  26. LC 0311 crunchie Comment by LC 0311 crunchie

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    Tweel, thank you for that amazing story, yet another training tool I can use for my students. God did smile on you that night.

    As far as back shots go, there is amazing research from Dr. Bill Lewinski of the Force Science Research Center showing that the time for the human mind to process the visual stimuli, recognize a threat, make a decision to fire, and squeeze off the shot is twice as long as the time required for a perp to lunge and turn and have his back presented as the impact point. In other words, he can literally turn his back into the bullet.

    They have also proven that firing rapid fire, a trained shooter will still cap two to three rounds after a threat has stopped. Processing time again.

    Check em out.
    http://www.forcescience.org/

  27. Grits Comment by Grits

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    Let’s stop this bullshit about not shooting or killing someone over property. Someone stealing your property IS stealing your life. You invested a certain amount of the scant time you have on earth to either work and buy the property or build it or whatever. A thief steals your life when he steals your property. Sure, you can get another one of whatever was stolen … maybe … but you can never replace the time it took you to work and pay for or build whatever it was that was stolen.

    Grits

  28. Unregistered Comment by Rustonite

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    first, redgirlinbluestate, those comments are seriously out of line. New Bedford has a large number of Portuguese residents, descendants of men who immigrated in the early 1800s to work on whaling vessels. Lugo, Perreia, and Chieppa are all Portuguese last names. Chances are they’re all natural citizens, and the closest they’ve ever been to Portugal is the closest deli. try not to be a knee-jerk racist, it’s about as bad as being a knee-jerk anti-gun Nazi.

    (In case you can’t guess, I’m from just outside NB, and even though I’m Italian and not Portuguese, I have the same issue they do about people assuming from my last name that I’m Hispanic and therefore an illegal immigrant.)

    second, I’m shocked Chieppa even had a gun, New Bedford is normally a does-not-issue jurisdiction, as in, they do not issue gun permits, to anyone, ever. Good for him, though.

  29. Emperor Misha I Comment by Emperor Misha I

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    Well, I don’t think that’s what she was trying to say (although I obviously have no way of knowing, being the miserable mind reader that I am :wink_ee: ), Rustonite, I read it more as making a well-deserved snarky point about how anybody with a name that might sound like it came from an Officially Protected Minority™ is usually treated to an automatic Victim Card™ by the MSM.

    Nevertheless, your point is a very very good one in general. Broad brushes are dangerous to wield and one easily ends up wearing a well-deserved load of paint in one’s eye if one isn’t careful about it.

    Take Hispanics, for instance. I make no bones about where I stand on the issue of illegal Hispanic immigrants (or illegal immigrants of any other nationality, for that matter, I don’t give a hoot if they’re from Sweden), nor do I make any excuses for it. But it’s important to keep in mind that the operative word here is “illegal”. Legal Hispanic immigrants are every bit as hard-working, honest, law-abiding and American as the rest of us, no matter where we come from, and it’s important to be very clear about that distinction.

    Ultimately, I’d wish that the liberals would finally start paying heed to the words of the brilliant Dr King, rather than just treating him like their personal trophy. Race is utterly irrelevant in judging somebody’s character, and if it weren’t for the Democrats clinging to making a difference between people based on it, we’d have long since moved on and regarded it as being the irrelevant bull that it is.

  30. Unregistered Comment by redgirlinbluestate

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    First of all Rustonite, let me make myself clear. My remarks that you took as being racist or whatever were meant to be tongue in cheek look at the fact that whenever a “minority” is involved in a crime these days, that crime inevitably turns out to be a hate crime. Perhaps my use of the term Hispanic was not the best, perhaps I should have used the word Ethnic…but then again, your reaction proves my point of our country’s PC addiction (what exactly do we say? Just the same as not all black people are African-American, as pointed out by a black professor who got angry when a student called him African-American when he was Jamaican-American). BTW–I do not make my friends, colleagues or anyone else refer to me as an Irish-Scottish-German-Welsh-Native-American. Though, if I got as upset about labels as everyone else does, perhaps I would.

    Second of all, where I live, we have a large contingent of illegal aliens who are causing more and more crime. They are peddling drugs on our streets, shooting each other and innocent bystanders, and this is going on where people are overlooking the first OBVIOUS crime–they are here illegally! And now, our “International Institute” which is a official sounding name for a non-profit that sucks taxpayer money to make it easier for these people to find jobs, sue businesses, and get free healthcare and welfare, think that it’s a bad thing that they are called “alien”. God, we are even getting PC about how we describe the illegal invasion!

    That was my point…I did not mean to offend you, I don’t think that someone with an Ethnic sounding last name is immediately bad…I’m mostly Irish and remember my Grampa telling me about the days when his parents came to this country. Grampa even had a sign in his garage that he bought at an auction that said “Irish need not apply” that hung there for years, because he was proud to own the business.

  31. Unregistered Comment by redgirlinbluestate

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