He was right to shoot


Jordan Beswick shot a burglar who was in his house. He had a perfect right to do so. The fact that Beswick was, at that moment, outside his window is irrelevant. Maybe the intruder intended to leave the house; maybe not. Was the homeowner expected to interview the intruder as to his intentions first? If he was armed, his history of violence or his combat skills? I think not.

This was not “stand your ground.” This was protecting one’s home and family from criminal intruders. When the intruder broke into his house, he forfeited all rights to protection by the law. The sooner this is made clear to the criminal elements, the better.

For the police to consider charges of homicide or anything else is wrong. Haven’t they any real criminals to go after? Where is the ACLU when it’s needed? Jordan Berwick is a hero, not a criminal, and if he hadn’t had a firearm, he might have been the victim.

Ira Jacobson, Coral Gables

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