(Photo Courtesy Diaz family)
Rodrigo Diaz, 22, was driving around with his girlfriend and two friends when he pulled into a driveway, thinking they had arrived at another friend’s house, his brother says. But instead he pulled into the driveway of Phillip Sailors, 69, who thought his home was being robbed, his lawyer says.
…… I can’t no more
Really. REALLY white ppl? REALLY?
– My ‘favourite’ line in the whole article:
Sailors’ lawyer says his client is a Vietnam veteran with no prior criminal history and thought he and his wife were about to be victims of a home invasion. “You have to understand this is a 69-year-old man who is a military veteran who has been honorably discharged,” Michael Puglise says. “He dedicated his life to community service, specifically the Christian Lay Ministry in Latin America.”
Well then. I guess he is gonna get off easy.
My head hurts.
“Basically, what happened is they were looking for one of my brother’s girlfriend’s friends,” says his brother David E. Diaz-Valencia, 23. “The guy came outside and my brother’s girlfriend said he was screaming, ‘Get off my property!’ and he shot into the air. My brother was backing out fast because he was scared and he rolled down the window to say he was sorry and he was not doing anything wrong. Then the guy shot him in his head.”
Wow. This is so disturbing. We can’t pull up in people’s driveways on accident anymore? They didn’t even get out the vehicle. Since when do headlights in your window equal robbery? You expect me to believe this man felt threatened? A vehicle backing up is CLEARLY not coming toward you… how did he perceive the car as coming toward him? He didn’t need to shoot him in his got damn head. You fired a warning shot, and they left, APOLOGIZING for something people do all the time, and that isn’t even a crime. He says this area has been plagued with gang activity, and that it’s not a racial crime, but yet if Rodrigo were blonde haired and blue eyed I bet this would not have happened.
But the only time to talk about gun control is when it’s in the hood, not when these nearly every day occurrences like this happen,right?
If he can’t tell the difference between forward and reverse, what the fuck is he doing with a gun?
serving your country does not give one just cause to go around shooting civilians in the head no matter where you come from.