Self Defense Now Considered “Bizarre Behavior,” And May Land You In Prison?

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How Self-Defense Landed a Man In Prison

 

When Kendall Green was denied entry into the Pinkerton home, he forced entry anyways, prompting Air Force Tech Sgt. Matt Pinkerton to use his Glock 17 to deter him. He was shot twice and died quickly after. This act of self-defense – along with the latter’s failure to contact 911 as events unfolded – landed Sgt. Pinkerton a charge of 2nd degree murder. The judge later dismissed all charges.

 


 

Imagine this…


It’s the middle of the night, you hear your entry door splinter as it is being kicked in.

You instinctively reach for your handgun, and meet the intruder in the hallway.

As he advances, you fire a round at him.

He takes another step and you fire again.

The intruder falls to the ground, and the nightmare should be over right?

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Not for Air Force Sgt. Matt Pinkerton…:

In the wee hours of the morning on September 13th, Air Force Sgt. Matt Pinkerton and his wife were entertaining guests at their home when an acquaintance of Mrs. Pinkerton’s came knocking.

It was 2 AM. After being told to leave by Matt Pinkerton, who closed the door, Kendall Green decided that he’d kick it in and force his way into the home.

Matt Pinkerton, having armed himself with his Glock 17 9mm prior to approaching the door, then proceeded to discharge two rounds into Green.

Green was subsequently killed in an obvious act of self defense.

But the story didn’t end there, as it should have.

The district attorney’s office has now filed second degree murder charges against Sgt. Pinkerton.

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You may be asking yourself under what pretext?

According to the DA, Pinkerton exhibited “bizarre behavior” by grabbing his weapon when an unexpected knock came to his door at 2AM that morning. And, because he failed to call 9-1-1 between the time Green kicked in his door and rushed him, he has now been charged with murder by the state.

Mike Pinkerton, one of the guests and brother of Matt, recalls the incident via Bullets First:

“He (Green) kept coming forward so Matt fired. He rocked backwards and took another step forward at which time Matt took his second shot. He stumbled backwards and fell out the door onto the porch.”

“When the shots were fired Jessica called 911.  Matt spoke to the operator; he removed the clip from his gun and the bullet in the chamber. Police arrived within five minutes.”

So what did Matt do wrong when a crazed man broke in his front door at 2am and was after his wife?  To me, nothing.

Yet according to the state of Maryland, Matt should have called 911 first and waited for the police.

That isn’t some glib, pro gun caricature of the how when seconds count cops are minutes away.  This is the reason he is being charged with murder.  It doesn’t help that on top of the lack of a Castle Doctrine Statute the  Assistant State’s Attorney, Glen Neubauer, is an rabid anti gunner himself.

Besides maintaining the ridiculous notion that calling 911 while a crazed intruder just smashed his way into your house is the only legal option, Neubauer also claims that  even the act of grabbing the gun in the first place is “bizarre behavior in itself.”

Read the full report at Bullets First

As an important note, Mrs. Pinkerton was in no way involved with Kendall Green and a long list of evidence suggests they were merely friends, until Green decided he wanted more out of the relationship, at which point Mrs. Pinkerton ended their interactions.

Thus, it should be obvious that Kendall Green was likely demonstrating irrational emotional and mental behavior the morning he kicked down her door and entered her home.

The Pinkertons have set up a Facebook page in an effort to bring awareness to Matt’s plight against an overzealous District Attorney, who himself is a staunch supporter of anti-gun laws.

Through no fault of his own, Matt Pinkerton is now facing the real possibility of being imprisoned for doing what any self respecting, individually responsible person would do – defending himself, his wife, his guests and his home…

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70 Responses to :
Self Defense Now Considered “Bizarre Behavior,” And May Land You In Prison?

  1. Esteban Cafe says:

    Yes, kicking in the door at 2AM is not bizarre behavior in itself ?

    What constitutes “bizarre behavior” is NOT using a weapon and depending upon the cops to get there before something happens to you, your wife or friends.

    1. Patriot-Research says:

      The real bizarre behavior is the Attorney General…He is the one that needs to be charged for aggravated militias intend against Air Force Sgt. Matt Pinkerton.

      1. Old Soldier says:

        You mean “malicious intent”.

    2. Duane says:

      what state is this in… and when did it become against the law to protect yourself

  2. Dorothy Grafton says:

    Matt Pinkerton did what was exactly right to protect his home & family & friends. Would the DA prefer to have had more people killed by this intruder?? The DA needs to get over himself and use some common sense.
    We all know it takes the cops awhile to respond to an emergency and in that time much can happen that would not have happened if the householder can defend himself and his family.

  3. Steven Pope says:

    We are still feeling the after effects of September 11,2001. Had passengers been allowed to carry arms the events of that day might have been prevented with minimal casualties. Self defense for the protection of self or family should not be a crime but sadly it has become one. September 11 should be known as the day America surrendered to evil.

    1. Jared Theis says:

      Yea firearms on a plane going off is a great idea dumbass. maybe if the people on the flights would have sacked up like flight 93 and stood up to a box cutter. Its dumbass comments like yours that fuel antigun agenda because then we look like crazed idiots with no common sense. er

      1. bod70 says:

        First of all, your comments are straight from the mouth of an obviously ignorant movie watcher. I’m assuming your concern for firearms on commercial airlines comes from the urban legend that puncturing the cabin will cause a catastrophic breach. This is utterly false. It takes much more than a bullet hole to cause such a failure. Second, the distances between armed defender and knife wielding attacker on an airliner are close enough that even a novice shooter should have no problem hitting his intended target. Third, the mere presence of firearms in the hands of law abiding citizens precludes idiots with knives (or guns for that matter) from successfully taking over anything, so they will choose a different method to “terrorize”. How do you keep a wolf at bay? Arm the sheep.

      2. Adam says:

        Is this why pilots and sky marshals are armed? Maybe you should think next time before calling someone else a crazed idiot.

    2. Old Soldier says:

      If we do not resist this anti self defense attitude on the part of much of officialdom, we will be cowering in triple locked apartments like the Brits. Home invasion, particularly after the dole is distributed, is the most common burglary. When you resist with a ball bat or kitchen knife, you are prosecuted! You are supposed to be a willing victim. Allegedly no one gets hurt that way. What became of the British doctrine that a man’s home is his castle and he can defend it? Complacency is the answer. Same reason everyone gave up their guns. Now the hoodlums have more guns than the police. Brought through the Chunnel, made in China (like everything else).

  4. Michel Blain says:

    He will never be convicted by a jury of his peers, but it may cost him his home just to pay for legal fees…how terrible that such onous be put on law abiding citizens by a single idiot from the State attorney’s office…if declared innocent, he should be able to pursue the state for his legal fees, since this is a clear case of vindication from an anti-gun person.

    1. Chuck says:

      Michel: I wish you were correct, however, in many jurisdictions the prosecuting attorney will ask the judge for a jury nullification instruction. Basically this instruction tells the jury that they may not disregard the law in reaching their decision. There is a case involving the possession of a firearm where the jury wanted to find the defendant not guilty, but because the judge gave the anti-jury nullification instruction to them they felt they had no choice but to find the defendant guilty. That instruction in my view is incorrect and should not be given and I hope that one day SCOTUS will declare it unconstitutional but until that day arrives one should not depend on jury nullification riding to the rescue. Whenever anyone complains about juries not doing their duty, I alway rejoin, “I want to hear your opinion after you have sat at the defense table during your trial.”

      There are a couple of books out that should be required reading for everyone. One is Bogus. It tells the story of what happened to a man who didn’t even exhibit a gun but the complaining witness lied. He was eventually acquitted after spending most of his retirement money on defense and spending time in jail until his attorney was finally able to get him released on bail. The other is “Three Felonies a Day” and talks about how easy it is to fall afoul of the law. Federal prosecuting attorneys brag that they can convict anyone of at least three felonies a day, hence the title of the book. Truly frightening.

      As for suing the prosecuting attorney, as long as he did nothing illegal in the prosecution of the crime, there is no civil action. A prosecuting attorney can prosecute the most egregious case on the flimsiest evidence and unless he violates the canon of ethics in which case he can be compelled to attend a hearing regarding sanctions by the bar association or actually violates a law which provides criminal consequences, he is totally free from suit and in any case, if he is acting within the powers of his office, he is free from personable liability. All those cases against the Los Angeles Police Department? The taxpayers get to pick up the whole tab. The individual officers, acting with the color of their office, walk away without it costing them a dime. They even get time of with pay if the police department suspends them. They can’t lose pay until they are actually convicted of some crime.

      1. Old Soldier says:

        I was once in an area where a Family Court Judge told a husband in open court, “I am going to screw you in every way short of getting reversed.” He did and he wasn’t. You are in bottomless water fighting a legal system like that.

    2. dodger says:

      I belong to the U.S. Concealed Carry Association. As a member, and for a very reasonable yearly fee, I’m covered for bail money and attorney fees if arrested and charged. The membership covers a wide variety of things, so check them out at
      : https://www.usconcealedcarry.com

    3. Steve says:

      yeah he will

  5. James Maxwell says:

    Depending upon the police in many states and cities is foolish. You can
    call them and they do not bother to respond until they finish their
    donuts and coffee. This is even more true since the Supreme court said
    their job was not to protect citizens form criminals. We have to defend
    ourselves from the criminals and idiots politicos who protect the criminal rather than the law abiding honest citizens. If this had happened in my home he would have met a 12 guage loaded with double 00 buck shot. The criminal who break down a door are already dangerous and I will not risk my families safety trying to call 911 and then waiting for the police to arrive. I find it interesting that it only took the
    police 5 minutes to respond after the shooting happened. The national
    average is between 20 to 45 minutes.

  6. Dick Boone says:

    Some people (such as DA’s) are dicks. Is that politically correct to say? If its not, I don’t care.
    There was I fight in a high school in Hercules, Ca. and some silly assed woman on the the news was trying to make excuses for the fighters by saying that the frontal lobe of teenagers is not fully developed, too many excuses are being made simply because of bad parental instruction. This makes me wonder about the development of the DA’s brain.

  7. TSgt B says:

    My take on this? THIS IS AN OUTRAGEOUS CROCK OF SH!T! This “prosecuting attorney” should be handed a dress, a pair of high heels, a gift card to Arthur Murray dance studios, and a free ride to the state pen. Is it time to hang ’em yet? Gravity is our friend.

    1. thistlebud says:

      I agree with your first statement entirely. However, your cheap stab at insulting the DA is a display of your 18th century opinion of women. REALLY, what does a dress, heels and dancing have to do with this idiot? I think he would get his due in the pen without the costume. MD was originally a gift to oppressed catholics from Prince George. That may be where the problem began.

      Pistol Packin’ Mama

      1. Dan says:

        The rest of the history should not be left out. The Catholics of Maryland passed toleration laws allowing freedom of worship. When the Protestants of that time got the upper hand in the legislature they cancelled the laws and kicked the Catholics out. Ironic, huh? Maybe the intolerance in MD started there.

        Obviously, the DA is not going to tolerate self-defense.

  8. Larry K. says:

    Anybody know what community this happened in?

    1. Lorna says:

      I have no clue where this happened, but it sounds a lot like any place in California

      1. Jared Theis says:

        Another dumb comme t from someone who didnt actually read the article think before you type lorna but if we are goin on assumptions of region I would say another uneducated comment from the south???

  9. RKGaiser says:

    Maybe Matt needs to break into this Attorney Generals home at 2:00 AM some morning and take over his home. That seems fair to me and the attorney general needs to just take it.
    What the hell is wrong with these people? is it something in the air in Maryland that makes them so STUPID, that gives Felons all the Rights and the victims (average citizens)NO Means to protect themselves. If this happened to me, that attorney general would have to go into the witness protection system to keep me from shooting him.
    These are the same people that believe in killing innocent babies through abortion and NOT executing convicted killers that sit on death row. In either case it is a waste of our taxpayer money at the hands of a LIBERAL MORON.

    1. Lori Walker says:

      I so agree, I wish someone would give the attorney General the scare of a lifetime.

    2. Chuck L. says:

      OK, first of all it was the District Attorney that filed the charges of 2nd degree Murder, not the Attorney General. Having said that, I believe this case will be thrown out due to lack of merit. Unfortunately, the good Sgt may spend some time in jail, loose his rank and privileges along with other military disciplines being heaped upon him while he faces these charges, not to mention the cost of defending himself…

  10. Roy Nelson says:

    What happened to the castle doctrine? This is why we need a Stand your Ground law in every state. I would guess that Matt should have called the Police after the first kick on the door, retrieve a shotgun and shoot through the door (Biden), Then it would have been OK. What state was this in? Start recall actions against the District Attorney in that city!!!!!!!

  11. Charles LaFayette says:

    this is just another show that gun owner’s better watch out. The governments, both state and federal are
    working to install fear into the gun owners of America so that they, the governments, can one day come for our
    guns and because of the harassment we will let them take our weapons without complaint. They are making
    the victim into the criminal in the hope’s that the public will eventually look at all gun owner’s as someone
    to stay away from. Just like they did to smoker’s, they almost have to hang their heads in shame because they
    enjoy a cigarette. that’s what they want to happen to gun owners.

    1. Chuck L. says:

      Your comparing Apples to Oranges. The constitution does not have an amendment to protect the right to smoke, but there are multiple laws in place that offer people the Right to Clean, Smoke-free Air..! Now as far as I know the Second Amendment is still in place, and gun ownership is at an all-time high across the land. All you have to do is look at gun sales, gun shows, and on-line store-stocks “out-of-stock” mania go through the proverbial roof every time Obama speaks out against them! For the last eight months I personally had to learn to re-load my own ammo because I couldn’t find enough on-shelf ammo stocks due to the panic buy-outs everywhere!! I agree that there is a WAR on Guns going on, especially on the East Coast! However, it has spurred gun sales and ownership like nothing I’ve seen for a very long time. People are scarred at what is happening to our Constitutional Rights, Freedoms, and and even the economy under this present Administration. They are re-living the McCarthy Ira, making Bomb Shelters, stock-piling, and buying guns and ammo like we were going to WAR. What I’m afraid of is that they are right!

  12. “were entertaining guests at their home when an acquaintance…came” – not knowing any further facts than what is in this article, this sentence does stand out. Why use lethal force if acquaintance could have been stopped by other means? Mrms. Pinkerton + plural “guests” is at least four people, with at least two being men. Plus add the first bullet. Unless acquaintance was unusually large and obviously violent (which could’ve certainly been the situation), I can see why the DA would take this case. I don’t think he should win the case, but I can see why it might be pursued.

    1. Chuck L. says:

      The U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment clearly spells out the parameters of our Rights to being armed for “Deadly Force” against any invader of our home, even if intruded by our own Government!! The thing is that it even qualifies it’s pretense with,”And this Right shall not be infringed”. For those that have issue with people exorcising their Constitutional Rights by reasons of circumstance and innuendo it speaks to that by saying openly that it has precedence over State and Local laws against the outright functionality of it’s hold on the Legal Position of defending one’s own home with “Lethal Force”.
      Point of fact, the intruder already had demonstrated a violent nature by kicking in the front door, and continuing to move forward even after being shot once. This given by what seems to be the only witness to the scene (ASIDE FROM THE SHOOTER), who is still alive! Being that the perpetrator is not alive..he can’t really testify in his defense now can he…?!! Something that will work in the good Sgt’s behalf..! The argument that the DA has postured about not calling 911, and exhibiting “Bizarre Behavior” by arming himself can easily be thwarted once in court on multiple levels! The fact that the Sgt is a trained soldier in the U.S. Military for one! Then there is the “legal position” taken by our own Supreme Court recently stated that the Police are not there to “Protect us from Criminals”, so if not them then who?

  13. Quester55 says:

    In this day & age, Your better off Shocking the Perpetrator with a Broken Lamp & a vase of Flowers in water, Leaving the impression that the Clumsy person, Died of His/Her/It’s own Fault!
    Thanks to the Current Communist Party in office, We Have No Rights! No Free Thoughts, No Free Will & Very Little control over our own Bodies!

  14. Quester55 says:

    The Sad thing is, Survival Life has Many Good Offers & Free B’s, However, If Using your Credit Card on Anything, You can just bet that one of 26 or more Government Offices Know about Each Purchase you Make!
    So Trying to Buy Guns & Ammo on line is a Fool’s Purchase if you wish the act to be Secret!
    As for this latest Violation of our Gun Rights, Get Involved or Get Screwed, it Matters not to the Current FUHRER, How we Die, Just so long as we DIE!!!

  15. sidehillman says:

    This is one of the many reasons I moved out of the communist state of maryland. The state is run by a bunch of mentally defectives.

    1. john says:

      Evil Bastards not Mental Defectives.

  16. Rev. Scott U says:

    Anyone charged with murder by the state should AUTOMATICALLY get their legal fees completely reimbursed upon being exonerated.

    1. Chuck says:

      That argument is opposed by some who argue that if juries are aware that the defendant is going to have his legal fees paid to a private attorney from taxpayer funds, they will be reluctant to acquit and may find the defendant guilty of the least offense offered, just to save taxpayer funds. I don’t know whether that is a valid argument or not. I think it might apply to some juries and not others, but I would hate to be found guilty of involuntary manslaughter just because the jury wanted to save taxpayer bucks.

      It doesn’t really apply in the case of the public defender’s office, but most deputy public defenders carry a significant case load and while most of them are dedicated, experienced lawyers, it is a well known fact that defending a major criminal defense case takes lots of time, something that is rare in the PD’s office. That is why people with money hire private attorneys, but a criminal defense of a major crime can easily run into the millions of dollars. If the attorney charges $300 an hour and that is not an overly high figure and puts in ten hours a day working on your case, that is $3,000 a day. Preparing for trial by talking to the witnesses before trial, trying the case for five hours a day and working with staff after being in court all day, it is easy for a lawyer trying a capital murder case to spend ten hours a day in prep and actual trial.
      Then add in the cost of investigators and experts all of whom are expensive and a million dollars is soon used up.

  17. Vin Arde says:

    One thing people have to remember. If you shoot the intruder, they have to arrest someone on some charge so they can get money. Lawyers n judges want their share and by killing the intruder you caused them lack of profits. With others in the house, someone should have dialed 911 when the kicking started while he guarded the intrusion. If he had been alone and no one else there then, maybe his actions could have been justified. Was the intruder armed with more than hands and feet? I am not taking up for either side but if I had been in his shoes, I probably would have just gave him the beating of his life and sent him on his way!

  18. No body at my house says:

    1. I will reach for my gun and shoot if necessasary.
    2. Will load body into truck and dump at remote location.
    3. Return home and go to bed.
    Cops will not be called. Don’t want to tear them away from their donuts:)

    1. Jared Theis says:

      Ignorance at its finest….dumbass

      1. No body at my house says:

        Ok Jarad you are so smart what would you do. Or are you just another asshole trying to cause trouble. You are so busy putting other people down in your replies why don’t you share your great knowledge with the rest of us mortals so that we can worship at your feet. Besides it takes a dumb ass to know a dumb ass, dumb ass.

  19. Barry Smith says:

    I I would like to to see what the prosecuting attorney would do in the same situation. It would be nice to send someone into his house in full body armor (just in case the states attorney started shooting)just to see exactly how the prosecuting attorney acts in the very same situation. I bet his tune would change real quick.

  20. Paul Keith Tweekrem says:

    When I worked as a cop some 35 years ago, the law in Texas was fairly straight forward, as it should be in every state, including Texas, if it is no longer straight forward there today. Thirty-five years ago, the Texas State Penal Code stated that the use of deadly force was permissible to defend your life or that of another, in the case of a rape in progress, and to defend your property at night. Yes, you could use deadly force to stop criminal mischief at night, from vandalism to burglary, and you did not have to prove you were in fear for your own life. Boy howdy, that law, were it still in effect, and it may still be in Texas, would cut back on the graffiti, wouldn’t it. Tag my fence, I’m gonna tag your dumb ass.

    I believe I should have a legal right to defend my life and my property through the use of deadly force, whether or not I feel my life or the lives of my family are in danger. I catch some little prick running from my home with my possessions in his arms, my fat ass can’t catch him, but a speeding bullet will, and the message will get out into the ‘hood that you don’t mess with the old vet who lives in Space 81.

    That same message was sent by a Mr. John Baker in the City of Orange, Texas, where I served as a cop long ago in the late ’70s. About thirty years before I joined the force there, Mr. Baker, who owned a service station, was robbed by a young man who, after emptying the till, ran. He did not get far, Mr. Baker shot him in the back, then walked up and, for good measure, shot him five more times. The stupid son of a bitch somehow lived, and Mr. Baker, from that day forward, wore his gun, in a brown holster, in plain view, on his side while on his property, and was never robbed again. Message sent, Message received.

    I don’t ever want to have to send that kind of message, and in today’s world I can’t. Why? Why should I, a hard working, honest citizen who has served his community as cop, fireman and social worker, and his country in the USAF, have to potentially defend myself in court for protecting what I earned with my own blood, sweat and tears if I ever have to, because some bastard thinks it’s okay to take from others what is not rightly theirs. They didn’t earn it, they have no right to what is rightly mine, and I should be able to take it back from them using whatever means available to me.

    Sorry, I didn’t mean to go off on a rant, but this shit pisses me off! We need to simplify the rules of the game so that if someone is up to no good at night it is they who should have to watch their backs, not us.

  21. rev. dave says:

    It seems to me that it is Glen Neubauer who has engaged in ‘bizzare behavior’ by using his state political ‘clout’ to arbitrarily and capriciously prosecute a citizen for the furtherance of his personal political agenda – one by the way which is seditious due to the attempt to overthrow the Bill of Rights by using his ability to press false and spurious charges.

    Is it not illegal in Maryland to use a political position for personal purposes – malfeasance, or conflict of interest at least? Mr. Neubauer needs to be removed from his position as quickly as possible, IMO, and it shouldn’t matter how, considering he’s engaging in probably corrupt (conflict of interest) prosecutions.

    I hope that the jury uses the power of jury nullification to acquit Sgt. Pinkerton and throws this charge back in the prosecutor’s face. And I hope that someone will find a way to charge the SA and remove him from office. I wonder, would he have watched some whack-job come in and molest his wife until the cops could get there? Would he have picked up the phone and called cops while it happened? Would it excite the doofus?

  22. hugo says:

    this assumes that you are more capable as a street fighter than he and that he doesn’t get lucky and gain the upper hand first.
    also remember that there is no mention of relative age or relative size between the two. Others present can not and should not be expected to intervene in something that they may know little about so forget the guests, etc. They may help but cannot be relied upon. Someone mentioned that someone else should have called the police. Someone else did. the story reports that the homeowner’s wife did that. It appears to me that the only thing that was done wrong here was to have elected a maniac for a DA.

  23. turretman1st says:

    to Paul from Texas
    my cousin and her husband lived near Brownsville Texas one night she was alone and a car came up the road to her property with brights on she came to her door with a shotgun loaded with birdshot the individual got out a started approaching the house my cousin told them to stop an asked who they were the person kept coming so my cousin fired the shotgun over the persons head but had it lowered when she aimed the shotgun the person turned to run and got it in his backside kind of low. it turned out it was a deputy sheriff wanted to talk with her husband. no problem for my cousin but deputy had some time off work unpaid. he did not identify himself.

  24. Don says:

    RKGaiser has it exactly right.. When this moron attorney is standing there with shit running down the inside of both legs of his pants then he may begin to understand what reality is: Reality is seeing things as they really are and acting appropriately. No doubt he lives in some gated, walled semi-prison like private compound with armed guards patrolling 24/7. God put fools like him on this earth so that the rest of us could know what not to do in a situation like this. Hopefully the prick will die with a dildo stuck up his ass in some very public place. Better yet would be a railroad flare burning at 3000 degrees—that might wake him up. His behavior is what makes more Americans trust the government a little less each day: abuse of power and lack of common sense. This is not what Locke and Mill had in mind when they argued for liberalism—this is fascism, pure and simple.

  25. db says:

    Unfortunately, what you’ve earned throughout your life doesn’t belong to you. At anytime the Government can take your things claiming national security. So what’s yours is really the U.S. Governments.

  26. jesse says:

    i dont think anyone would call the cops even at 2 am in the morning. a responsible person doesnt have to rely on the police. i would arm myself with something a little less lethal but if i had the gun i wouldnt have shot first. the thing is that if someone has no weapons and life isnt in immediate danger you have no right to shoot. but you do have a right to use lethal force shoving hitting stuff like that. only sheeple rely on the police and do what their told. this incident in itself may or may not be justifiable but he made a decision that may or may not have saved a brutal beating or even a death if he wasnt shot.

    1. Chuck L. says:

      Your disposition against calling or relying upon the Police aside, your knowledge of the Law is less then accurate. Using Lethal Force to defend yourself or your property/home and family is not predicated upon your adversaries own ability or necessity to be armed or capable of performing an act of lethal force. His/her uninvited presence into your home is enough to kill them “legally” if you so choose.
      However, what people need to understand is that once an Officer of the Law is called to a scene where violence was perpetrated, he MUST ARREST someone. That’s his/her job as a Police Officer, it’s what they are trained to do, and they do it very well. You have a domestic call because your husband or wife got out of hand, no matter if you forgive and forget, if the cops were called they WILL arrest one or both of you. AND, even if you drop all charges the State (in many states) has mandatory statutes with regard to violence and abuse, put into play by their State Congress to take and preside over the case and continue to levy those original charges…and perhaps a few more the DA might want to throw in for good measure! Sometimes it’s better to call for an ambulance rather then a cop!! If she’s off her meds and she threatens you with your own 14″ garden trimmer chain saw, maybe she needs to cool her heels in a 72 hour observation tank at the local hospital as opposed to a night in jail….think about it! That way your not looking at attorney’s fees, court costs, bail money, and the next six months shuttling her ass over to some useless “Court Ordered” anger management class that does nothing but sit around….and it cost you $500 to boot!

  27. BrooklynResident says:

    I’m starting to think we ought to all get some practice in butchering and preparation of wild game–as in long pig. At least smaller pieces are easier to dispose of…

    1. BrooklynResident says:

      After all, Mr.Gate-Crasher most likely didn’t tell anyone where he was going…

  28. Jeff Zimmerman says:

    Perhaps someone should kick Glen Neubauer’s door in at 2AM and see what he/she/it does. Its about time this starts happening. Thats not violence – its communication.

    1. Tee says:

      You do realize that people before have had intruders that they didn’t handle with a gun, and EVERYBODY lived to see another day, and NOBODY had to be shot. I bet you wouldn’t even eat crow if your “scenario” happened & Glen handled it without a gun. Heck-I as a woman have gotten unwanted intruders (2) out of my home before without a gun. Only a weak person thinks a gun is the first and best answer to any problem. I hope Matt Pinkerton IS found guilty-he is no American hero to behave the way he did the night in question.

  29. The Zen Archer says:

    We were having a problem with threats over the phone by a convicted felon. My father got a gun and a state highway patrol member, a friend of my father’s, advised us to make sure that if an intruder is shot, to make sure the body is in the house and not leave it on the porch. This is where Matt ran into a problem.

    1. al uhrich says:

      I was told the same thing almost 40 some yrs ago by one of the local cops. If you have to shoot, shoot to kill and make sure that he falls in the house.

  30. Jungle Work says:

    Live in a Communist State, expect to be treated like a Slave by the State Communist Commissars. What do you think is going to happen to you when you act in a manner that upstages the States rights to dispense it’s form of Just-Us in their Communist Utopia. Or if you give your Commissar a chance to use you as a Political Stepping Stone to further their Ambition to Rise up the Political Ladder.

    Xin Loi, sucker.

  31. Fed up American says:

    Thats why Maryland is known as the communist state. They believe you are supposed to call 911, even if its not possible, and die while waiting for the police.

  32. Nick says:

    That situation is totally insane, but what the establishment wants is a citizenry of victims so that we look toward them for protection. We have to hold on to your right to self-preservation but there is also an important lesson to learn here. Call 911 ASAP, don’t wait until they’re kicking in the door. Call it as soon as a situation arrises. Then if you have to shoot your ass is kinda covered right? Don’t wait for it to escalate.

    That being said, it’s still stupid what they’re trying to do to a man that was protecting his family and his home from a lunatic.

  33. RightWingNutter says:

    Given the situation in MD one of two things will happen. A jury, or a juror, will refuse to convict. Otherwise Mr. Pinkerton will go to prison and his case will eventually be appealed to federal court on 2nd amendment grounds. Recent SCOTUS decisions suggest that the conviction would be overturned.

  34. SFLD says:

    This is why everyone should have these on their exterior doors!

    http://www.asafehome.net/strikemaster-ii-pro.php

    (I am in no way affiliated with this company but DO own 2 sets of these myself. Good luck kicking in my door!)

  35. jlevasseur says:

    Fact. Liberals will attack anything they can’t control.

  36. Mike L. says:

    This is why I’m glad I didn’t lose anything in Maryland the last time I was there, and in no hurry to go back. It has to be the most criminal-friendly state in the union, and most intent on making criminals of honest citizens. Running a yellow traffic light is just as bad as running a red one, and you cannot record a person for the purpose of trying to catch them in the act of a crime without their permission!

  37. rev. dave says:

    Jury nullification could shove this case right up the prosecutor’s ass where he keeps his head – and it should. But how to let most citizens in Maryland know about it so that the jury pool has at least one member in it no matter who gets selected? That I don’t know.

    Maybe there are some activists in the local area who could manage that. http://www.FIJA.org has lots of materials available, as well as contacts in the state.

  38. al uhrich says:

    this article is pretty much in line with another article that I happened across. An older couple was driving from Florida to Maine and was stopped by Maryland troopers and according to the article, he was asked where his handgun was. His answer was ” that it was in gun safe in florida. ” when they asked his wife , she was rattled and answered that” she didn’t know where it was. ” the couple was then handcuffed and stood by the side of the road for a period of time ( 1 to 2 hr ) wile 3 to 4 troopers searched ( tore apart ) their car. Finding nothing they were released, no tickets, no ctitations, nothing. No reason was given for being stopped.

  39. Tee says:

    If only you didn’t start out your article being misleading. You made it sounds as if an unknown assailant entered the Pinkerton home. The facts as I’ve read them show that the so called assailant was KNOWN and a former friend of the wife, not only that Mr. Pinkerton also INCITED Mr. Green to barge into the home by referring to him as the N-word. Mr. Pinkerton would not get any leniency from me if I were on the jury. You can’t use self defense strategy if you incited the confrontation. And maybe this will teach people that filthy nasty language like the N-word should not be spoken-it can have a dramatic response from those forced to listen to that sort of verbal assault. I hope the prosecution succeeds in finding this crazy shooter guilty. Perhaps if he’d never uttered the N-word, Mr. Green wouldn’t have gone to those lengths.

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