He is the Story: http://calgarysun.com/news/crime/rcmp-charge-okotoks-homeowner-and-alleged-intruder-after-shots-fired-during-confrontation
The local & rural community is standing with this young family and supporting them as they go through this difficult time. At his first court appearance it was estimated that between 100-200 individuals rallied outside the court house to show their support. https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/man-charged-with-firing-shots-at-alleged-intruders-appears-in-okotoks-court-1.3835977
I have setup a FundRazr site to help support them financially through this time. We started with GOFUNDME but after 24 hours GOFUNDME shut it down because they felt we violated their terms and conditions. Here is a direct quote from their website showing their terms and conditions that they felt we violated.
"campaigns deemed by GoFundMe, in its sole discretion, to be in support of, or for the legal defense of alleged crimes associated with hate, violence, harassment, bullying, discrimination, terrorism or intolerance of any kind relating to race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, sex, gender or gender identity, or serious disabilities or diseases;"
If you could take a minute to share the FundRazr link I would be very much appreciated. It is anyone's guess how long and how much money this will take for this young family to fight this. What really bothers me is that he wasn't looking for trouble, the trouble showed up on his property and now their lives are forever changed.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. We greatly appreciate any shares and all donations.
God Bless you all.
Basically, you defend yourself, you get charged, you spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in court proving your innocence and then you may or may not win
As a former Law Enf State game warden, i have the benefit of knowing the force continuum, and when to esculate up.
I rely heavily on Freeze + P, but do have a 357 magnum. I have been in that exact situation right after hurricane katrina. Caught a clean cut white kid stealing tools out of my truck. I held him at 44 magnum revolver gunpoint. While waiting for deputy to arrive the kid takes off running. I did not feel like pursuing , so all i could do is watch him run.
Any time force is used to protect or defend property (as opposed to protecting life) the one using the force runs the risk of legal trouble, at least when he lives in a place like Canada (or California, for that matter).
It is an issue that needs to be taken up with the Provincial government (too bad its the NDP). When laws do not protect the law abiding citizens it is time to compel the government to create better laws.
I sincerely hope Alberta has a better chance of improving than my state does.
No need to retreat, no need to feel threatened in an intruder is (inside) your home you have the right to defend your property just like your life.
The catch is they have to be (inside) your home and this does not interpret inside an attached garage.