Home break-ins could be a growing problem in Elkhart County

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 Posted 11/6/2013 12:30:38 AM
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Home break-ins could be a growing problem in Elkhart County
Home break-ins could be a growing problem in Elkhart County
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 Posted 11/6/2013 12:32:39 AM
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Such is the direction of our American way and culture.

As we have said b4 on here, with the proliferation of ne'er-do-wells in the current economy, home invasions will most likely increase.
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 Posted 11/6/2013 6:09:25 PM
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The headline leads one to think that the authors has lost their sanity. If you actually read the paper you would not question if it is a growing problem, when in fact it has become a full blown problem. Emily and Sharon where do you live to be so completely disengaged from what has been going around you for such a long time.
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 Posted 11/10/2013 2:20:52 AM
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Consider, as per fact, that these home invasions have been fomented by those who are melanin enhanced.

Not being racist here...just presenting reported facts.

So...with this in mind, can you understand why so many home owners are distrusting of black youths?

Would YOU answer a knock on YOUR door at midnight if two, three or four black kids were asking to be let in?
Or worse, what would you do if they kicked your door in and invaded your home?

Am I racist? Yes. But these home invasions are NOT being done by Amish kids...and facts are facts.

I am Racist because of the crimes I see these black kids commit day in and day out...crimes that are all too common, and increasing, in our area.

I am not a racist because of the color of these kids' skin, but because of the crimes that these little punks commit every day.
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 Posted 11/10/2013 2:34:20 AM
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Osswald advised anyone faced with a home invasion to “give them what they want and let them out.”
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It is up to each home owner to decide what they must do. If I am taken by surprise and they have me at an overwhelming  disadvantage, I might follow the above advise. If however I have a fighting chance I would choose to take them out, instead of letting the out. Once a community gives into these thugs we will be at there mercy which will be non existent.
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 Posted 11/10/2013 2:40:16 AM
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Take the Boy Scout motto:

BE PREPARED!
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 Posted 11/10/2013 5:38:15 AM
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Osswald advised anyone faced with a home invasion to “give them what they want and let them out.”



I do own firearms and have often wondered if I could really shoot someone who was invading my home and threatening my family. If I was by myself it would be difficult for me to do this (if you have children of your own, you know what I am talking about). However, protecting my family would most likely draw instincts to open fire. I pray that I will never have to find out but statistics show this scenario is a very real possibility for me.
   Elkhart County has a huge thug problem stemming from youths who live by, "If you do not have, steal it from someone who does and to hell with the consequences." This attitude is growing and is only going to get worse.
   I have taken care of instructing my own family on (what I consider to be) the proper ways to live and be a responsible citizen but how do we do the same with those who are not taught this? (This is a parent responsibility thing, not a have-nots thing) How do we approach these young people who have no respect for anyone or anything? I know there are community programs in place but they seem to have lost effect? I like the list of things this article has shown to help deter a home invasion and I will implement some of them but surely there is some way to make a positive change. This situation has to get turned around. Seriously, any ideas?

Edited: 11/10/2013 5:39:59 AM by Roncargo
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If you are not mentally prepared to pull the trigger, then perhaps you shouldn't have a gun at all.  It will just be used on you then later on someone else.  
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Buford,
Alright, alright......you got me there. Your point is a good one and is constructive. I admit I have a mental block with shooting a human being but I will not give up my firearms as I use them to hunt. I do not want my faults to result with an innocent person getting injured or killed so I have inquired to Indiana Firearms Training in Fort Wayne to seek instructions in home defense. Thank you for the constructive comment Buford. You may just have saved a life.
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Osswald advised anyone faced with a home invasion to “give them what they want and let them out.”
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I advise anyone faced with a home invasion to shoot first and ask questions later.

and @ roncargo you said "
Elkhart County has a huge thug problem stemming from youths who live by, "If you do not have, steal it from someone who does and to hell with the consequences." This attitude is growing and is only going to get worse."

Blame lays on the culture that not only does NOT teach personal responsibility, but actually ENCOURAGES bad behavior by glorifying it (gangsta rap, for example) and aiding and abetting it.

What floors me is when the same neighborhood that shields criminal from the police in one instance then rises up and screams about the police doing nothing when one of their own gets killed.

You see and hear screaming about the crime in certain neighborhoods. But let the police go in and try to stop it and you hear the screams about 'profiling' and racist cops. A black man I once worked with who turned his life around from being a teenage hoodlum stated the opinion that they should build a fence around certain neighborhoods and let the scum fight it out. He was talking about predominantly black neighborhoods.

All the 'programs' in the world will not change a thing until the community - the people - change their thinking. As long as they prefer being 'victims' to being responsible, the issue will remain.

Perhaps Elkhart should go the way of K
ennesaw, Georgia:

In 1982 Kennesaw, GA passed an ordinance [Sec 34-21][19]

(a) In order to provide for the emergency management of the city, and further in order to provide for and protect the safety, security and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants, every head of household residing in the city limits is required to maintain a firearm, together with ammunition therefore.
(b)Exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who suffer a physical or mental disability which would prohibit them from using such a firearm. Further exempt from the effect of this section are those heads of households who are paupers or who conscientiously oppose maintaining firearms as a result of beliefs or religious doctrine, or persons convicted of a felony.
According to he city violent crime rate for Kennesaw in 2010 was lower than the national violent crime rate average by 85.16% and the city property crime rate in Kennesaw was lower than the national property crime rate average by 46.46%.

According to Cityrating.com - In 2010 the city violent crime rate in Kennesaw was lower than the violent crime rate in Georgia by 85.15% and the city property crime rate in Kennesaw was lower than the property crime rate in Georgia by 56.74%.
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