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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Neighbors 'outraged' after man, 80, charged after shooting burglar

Arresting the victim is so typical of the insanity of the American judicial system. This case also raises the issue of the immorality denying a human being their natural right to bear arms to defend themselves because of prior convictions. Just because a person has been convicted of a crime shouldn't mean that the government can permanently strip them of their constitutional rights. In this case, the victim had two prior weapons convictions in 1968 and 1994.
Neighbors say they're "outraged" that an 80-year-old owner of a local tavern has been charged after shooting a burglar who broke into his home in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. "What does it say to me and other senior citizens that we will be arrested if we defend ourselves?" asked Anita Dominique, head of the block club in the neighborhood. "This is an outrage." Police say Homer Wright was inside his home in the 6400 block of South Morgan Street about 6:30 a.m. Monday when someone broke through several boards and entered through a rear bathroom window and tried to steal some liquor. Wright grabbed a handgun and shot the burglar in the lower right leg, police said. Anthony Robinson, 19, of the 6000 block of South Wood Street, was charged with felony burglary after he was treated at St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center and released. Wright was charged with one felony count of unlawful use of a weapon after police discovered he had two prior weapons convictions from 1968 and 1994, officials said.
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Chicago Tribune