Don’t mess with Texans.

My good friend Tom Carter, a retired Army colonel who lives in Austin, Texas and  publishes Opinion Forum, posted this article there.  With his gracious permission, I now post it here.


June 19th, 2012

By Tom Carter

I’ve been closely following the legal case of a man who owns a ranch in a small Texas town.  As reported here,

Hearing his 5-year-old daughter crying from behind a barn, a father ran and discovered the unthinkable: A man molesting her. The father pulled the man off his daughter, authorities say, and started pummeling him to death with his fists. …

In declining to indict the 23-year-old father in the June 9 killing of Jesus Mora Flores, a Lavaca County grand jury reached the same conclusion as investigators and many of the father’s neighbors: He was authorized to use deadly force to protect his daughter.

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