by: Cheryl Lacey Donovan
Joe Horn, a 61 year old caucasian resident of Pasadena, Texas, killed what he perceived to be two African American males that were breaking into his neighbors’ home.IT turneed out that the suspects were Columbian.
The problem, he was on the phone with 911 at the time. The dispatcher told him to stay away from the crime scene. The dispatcher repeatedly warned Mr. Horn to stay inside. Horn told the dispatcher that he was going to kill the two would be thieves and all of this was caught on tape.
Now, there are some who would have us believe that he was acting in self defense, even though there was no sign of any weapons and the suspects were shot in the back. There was also no indication that Mr. Horn or his property was in immediate danger.
Self defense or excessive force, what do you think?