"A Texas father caught a man sexually assaulting his 4-year-old daughter and punched him in the head repeatedly, killing him, authorities said.
The father was casually acquainted with the alleged abuser, said Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon.
Neither has been publicly identified.
The girl was left inside the family's house during the social gathering, while other members of her family were tending to horses, the sheriff said.
The alleged abuser was known for his horse-grooming abilities, Harmon said.
The father returned to the house, caught the man in the act, and stopped him by striking him in the head several times, Harmon said.
The man was pronounced dead on the scene, while the daughter was taken to a local hospital in Victoria, Texas, for examinations before being released. "
Sheriff: Father kills man sexually abusing his daughter - CNN.com
Last edited by Alberto_Balsalm; 06-13-2012 at 10:54 PM.
Now all I need to know is the address to which I should mail the medal for a job well done.
Annoy a leftist: Think logically.
The ONLY sentence the judge should levy on the hero Dad is....about 80 hours of community service, IMO.
best punishment for child molestors: couple of minutes alone with the parents.
"...and from these walls laughter will run over the world and infect with courage the bent, laborious peon of antiquity." - 'Desolation Angels', Jack Kerouac
"...now you're really in the total animal soup of time..." - 'Howl', Allen Ginsberg
Charles, you've put this under "let's take action" so I'm not sure what action you'd like us to take. The best part of this story is the police have zero interest in pursuing any kind of charges against the father. They've said someone can protect a third party using whatever means necessary, which means he could have shot him too. Texas really has no tolerance for pedophiles which is one of the good things about this state.
Well done. While I agree the ideal case would have been for the child to be removed from the room, good work dad for putting that animal down.
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Some folks here complained of lynch mobs when there was a mere call for Zimmerman to be arrested and charged, and those same folks are now applauding taking justice into one's own hands in the case of the beating to death of this pedophile. There is a certain inconsistency there.
I can't say that I would do differently if I were to catch someone fiddling with a child of mine, but with the luxury of a cool head, I am able to recognize that justice should not be brought about this way.
But it remains that if you thought there was a lynch mob here on DA merely because some folks wanted the justice system to charge him but still afford him due process, then you can't really applaud a person who took justice into their own hands to kill another person. You can understand why they did it but you can't applaud them if you want to remain minimally consistent.
Nonsense. I applaud people who defend themselves and their people all the time. Joe Horn, etc. Which is consistent with my take on Zimmerman. He got the benefit of the doubt as a man defending his neighborhood. A lynch mob of people who know nothing but what they read in the papers and on the interwebz don't get that benefit from me.
I represent the angry, gun toting meat eating people. ~ Denis Leary
The same shepherd that protects the flock leads them to the slaughterhouse.
Yet you find the term more appropriately used against me who wanted Zimmerman to be charged but receive due process... than you do for a man who killed another man without anything resembling due process.
The discrepancy is manifest, and you can argue circumstance as much as you want, it won't change a thing
As unlikely as it may be, it is possible that pedophile was actually doing nothing wrong: we have to take the father's word for it that he caught him in the act. This is not justice. I can understand why he did it, and I MIGHT do the same in his shoes... that doesn't mean it is defensible.
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