Comment of the Day: Don't Steal My Beer

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Our fellow Terrence McCoy took aim at the rise in "justifiable homicides" in Texas with a list of the five dumbest reasons someone got killed in east Texas. The whole thing started with a guy who was shot for stealing some beer. Well, "Terance," we know you are kinda new to these here parts, but nobody steals a man's beer and expects to live to tell about it.

Jim C wrote:

I'm sorry, I can't get behind the concept that killing someone in the act of stealing is wrong. Anyone who commits a crime deserves the risk of being injured, maimed, or even killed. If crime has no risk, then everyone would be doing it.

Tell you what, Terance, tell me where you live, and I'll be over for my $20.29 and 12-pack of crappy beer. Whether you like it or not.

And God help you if you put beans in your chili.

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