Armed government workers in Fort Worth, TX shot and killed a woman who had committed no crime and was inside her own home. The AGWs descended upon the woman’s home in the middle of the night . . . because a “concerned” neighbor called to report the door was open.
This is not illegal.
But on the basis of the call alone – and the legally open door – the armed government workers skulked around the home’s exterior – guns drawn – and when they startled the woman inside, shot her dead through an open window.
No attempt was made to ascertain whether the woman was the homeowner, much less whether there was any problem . . .
Other than trigger-happy AGWs.
The AGWs have released redacted body camera video showing that there were guns inside the now-dead woman’s home.
Also not a crime.
Many people keep a pistol on a table by the bed or similar for protection.
But the AGWs are already presenting the fact that the woman was “armed” as justification for murdering her – the gunfire erupts almost without warning – on the basis of nothing more than a phone call from a “concerned” neighbor and the fact that her front door was open.
This is important – or should be.
No crime had been committed and there was no reason for believing one had been. Someone “calling” to express “concern” isn’t evidence of a crime.
A kicked-in door or jimmied lock something along those lines is evidence.
The woman’s door was not kicked in.
If this isn’t a license to kill – another one – it is hard to imagine what else might qualify. Many people who live in the country leave their doors and windows open at all hours. It is not “suspicious” – much less illegal – and ought not to qualify as a pretext for an armed government worker to snout around the house, guns drawn, absent some other legally valid reason to justify an armed investigation.
Most people expect to be secure in their own homes and often have guns – legally possessed guns – for their own protection. AGWs (assuming they have any business being there) ought to put their own “safety” second, for the sake of the safety of the citizens they supposedly “serve and protect.”
But we all know the truth of the matter. We know that AGWs are poltroonish bullies – some of them itching to pull the trigger.
Like Amber Guyger.
Like the one in the video above.