CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A resident defending his property shot an attempted breaking and entering suspect, ultimately leading to his arrest Wednesday evening.The reporter in the story went on to tell readers that if confronted with an intruder in the home, don’t resist.
TTAG’s Dean Weingarten has it right:
Missing from the analysis above, is the cost and benefit to the rest of society. When criminals are “given what they want,” they are taught an important lesson: crime pays, and violating others rights is a rewarding activity. This leads to more crime. People respond to incentives.