She has posted about a family who came home to find a burglary in process. Two men struggled with the guy who was literally caught holding their television and one got him in a choke hold. He died at the hospital. Now before you say 'awww', think about it. He was robbing them. He broke into their home, their domicile, their castle, and was taking away their hard-won goods because he thought he could get away with it.
When someone steals something, they are not taking just an item, they are taking the time, the hours of life, and the money that went into being able to purchase that item.
Something that comes up periodically in conversation with others is the use of force to stop a robbery or to stop someone who has broken into the house. Usually the question posited is "Do you think it's worth a person's life to shoot them if they are taking your television?" The answer is "Well, they obviously think so." By allowing this behavior to pass as a 'small thing' and to try to couch it under 'well, theft is a non-violent crime' then it negates the fact that it is still a crime and one that often escalates to violence.
4 months ago