He “entered” or he “broke down the door”, there IS a difference….
Had THIS article run across my feed this morning.
New Orleans Pelicans player Bryce Dejean-Jones was shot to death early Saturday in Dallas, with his agent saying it happened because the player mistakenly entered the wrong apartment.
Ok, he “entered” the wrong apartment. That implies the door was unlocked and he walked in. Still not sure I blame the legal resident of the apartment for the shooting, certainly not enough details there one way or the other, but “entered” certainly sounds not violent…..
A Dallas resident told police he heard someone enter his apartment by kicking open the front door, police spokesman DeMarquis Black said in a statement. The resident said “he called out to the individual, but was not answered,” and when the resident’s bedroom door was kicked open, the resident fired his gun, police said.
Assuming that the legal resident of the apartment isn’t lying I don’t blame him one single bit for shooting. Nor does race enter into it, though I’m sure someone will try to insist it does. Really, I don’t care what color the skin is on the guy who just broke down my door, the reaction is the same across the board.
(Why was Jones trying to break into his girlfriend’s apartment? What was his intent when he found her? Did this random guy just save the life of girlfriend and kid?)