Friday, August 02, 2013

2nd Degree Attempted Murder Charge For Shooting a Burglar?

In New Orleans

As the Daily Mail explains, "The case has national implications in the wake of the George Zimmerman case, as Landry is white and Coulter is black."

And yes, the case is already receiving attention in the UK

Police say the teen, who has a history of burglary arrests, did not pose an 'imminent threat'  

I have mixed feelings about the press attention in cases like this.  I think the press wants to stoke racial fears, and so the press plays up the racial angle.  On the other hand, charging somebody with attempted 2nd degree murder for shooting a burglar seems like (yet another) over-charge by the state.

1 comment:

edutcher said...

Mme DeFarge nods.

The mob wants blood.