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  • mustangyts Jan 14, 1:44 p.m.

    So some say they "don't feel comfortable with a gun in the home", well I don't feel comfortable being raped in my own home! Talk about being a target! LOL

  • That Explains It Jan 14, 11:45 a.m.

    tsquaring ... perfect point.

  • That Explains It Jan 14, 11:40 a.m.

    Where is the outrage that criminals have guns? Where are the calls for legislative action to force guns out of the hands of criminals?

  • lighter22 Jan 14, 11:34 a.m.

    Alarm systems and a good weapon. Man's best friend in this toilet bowl of an economy and debt that is only getting worse.

  • immaannoid Jan 14, 8:42 a.m.

    Spend $20-$30 a month an have a House Alarm. Even just put stickers up so criminals don't think you are an easy mark.

  • Eightball Jan 11, 6:28 p.m.

    "Ever think that the guy from the security company was lying to make a sale?....johnathanb52"- Nope, it was the guy installing them that told me. Not the salesman. I had already made up my mind & ordered them weeks earlier.

  • tsquaring Jan 11, 5:20 p.m.

    I listened to a recording of a 911 call at a meeting i was attending. The woman was locked in her bedroom and she was unarmed. The person on the phone with her assured her the police were on their way. She was sexually assaulted before they arrived and the guy left. The terror of that woman on the recording still haunts me. Then I think about the case in the news recently about the woman hiding her children in the attic as a man was going through the house. She was terrified, but shot the man several times as he entered the door. My thought is, " Ladies, which woman do you want to be"?

  • MrX-- Jan 11, 5:19 p.m.

    "these kids need to be off the streets for good! gun toting, abusive theives have no place amongst the general population, however, I do not think the answer is more guns! how backwards!!"

    Do you prefer how this invasion ended over the homeowner having shot one or both of these men? A gun is a great equalizer.

  • tonycheeek Jan 11, 2:53 p.m.

    Does it bother anyone that the younger perp, 16-year-old Shabar Master Marshall lived at an address within 1000 feet from the home the two slain Golden Corral employees, Samual Flores Mendoza and his wife, Maria Saravia Mendoza?

  • North Carolina Cutie Jan 11, 2:43 p.m.

    You're not exempt from crime because of where you live and it's not always the one they think.

  • Hans Jan 11, 1:09 p.m.

    "Hans, I'm with you on this one. I'm glad I live among like-minded neighbors, locked and loaded, 5 miles of backroads off the Interstate." - Morrigan

    Amen. The only way to live!

  • mike275132 Jan 11, 1:07 p.m.

    "Two brothers – 26-year-old Jahaad Tariem Allah Marshall and 16-year-old Shabar Master Marshall – face a slew of charges in the home invasion, as well as a Dec. 11 break-in on Dorety Place in east Raleigh in which the victim was held at gunpoint. "

    Predators will go after Prey, so live in a nice Neighborhood and the predators will follow. Just a few miles away from their earlier crimes
    Just some more fine NC Citizens

  • smegma Jan 11, 1:06 p.m.

    "Home invasions are all over and the communities need to look out for their neighbors. I'd rather have a nosy neighbor then a silent neighbor. Newest posted home invasion "Smithfield man charged in home invasion, sexual assault cases"

    yeah it's a real epidemic isn't it? banning guns will fix it...

  • csui Jan 11, 12:52 p.m.

    Home invasions are all over and the communities need to look out for their neighbors. I'd rather have a nosy neighbor then a silent neighbor. Newest posted home invasion "Smithfield man charged in home invasion, sexual assault cases"

  • Common_Sensey Jan 11, 12:38 p.m.

    "Downtown is quite safe despite these two, who do not live here, randomly stopping in..."

    No Hans, downtown Raleigh is pretty safe. Glenwood, 5 Points, Hillsborough St, City Market, etc. Usually the only problem people you see are the homeless, harmless bums. Of course, if you go East towards Poole Road, S Saunders St, Chavis Heights area..that's where the problems lie. We all know the 2 people who committed this horrible crime weren't from Oakwood.

  • Terkel Jan 11, 12:33 p.m.

    Hans, I'm with you on this one. I'm glad I live among like-minded neighbors, locked and loaded, 5 miles of backroads off the Interstate.

  • Hans Jan 11, 12:13 p.m.

    "Downtown is quite safe despite these two, who do not live here, randomly stopping in..." - drjones74
    January 11, 2013 9:56 a.m.

    Keep on telling yourself that. And it's going to get a lot worse as the economy continues to worsen. Get out while you still can.

  • Sweetgrl3 Jan 11, 12:10 p.m.

    Unfortunately once they are in and standing over your bed, there isn't much you can do. Security systems should be put in place, dogs, etc. Anything you can do to alert yourself before they come in and give you a chance to arm yourself.

    Can't understand why people do not want us to have guns. The police can't help us at the very moment it is happening. We have to protect ourselves.

    These guys are low life's and should be put to death. We have no use for them in our society.

  • Common_Sensey Jan 11, 11:50 a.m.

    "Best Security you can get. A few fake security signs in the yard, (cost: about 15 bucks), a few decent locks on the doors, (cost: about 50 bucks), and a few dogs, (cost: a lifetime of unconditional love)." - bubbba

    Yep, and if you see anyone around Oakwood that doesn't look like you, call the cops! Sounds silly, but in this case it would have worked!!

  • bubbba Jan 11, 11:44 a.m.

    Best Security you can get. A few fake security signs in the yard, (cost: about 15 bucks), a few decent locks on the doors, (cost: about 50 bucks), and a few dogs, (cost: a lifetime of unconditional love).

  • Common_Sensey Jan 11, 11:36 a.m.

    "I am a gun ownwer and would shoot to kill any intruder but the racist posts need to stop. Was there any racially motivated outrage when a white Jason Williford broke in raped and killed Kathy Taft?" johnathanb52

    The racist posts stem from the fact that MOST violent crimes committed in the Triangle are committed by one certain RACE. That's not being racist, that's speaking about facts. Get over it!

  • maisoui82 Jan 11, 11:14 a.m.

    these kids need to be off the streets for good!
    gun toting, abusive theives have no place amongst the general population, however, I do not think the answer is more guns!
    how backwards!!

  • larterl Jan 11, 10:54 a.m.

    This kind of heinous crime should always be "shocking"...in any area. When we no longer find this type of horrible violence shocking, we have lost our humanity. I'm so sorry this family has had to endure this.

  • Whosays Jan 11, 10:29 a.m.

    ...and where is Rev. Barber and his pots and pans?

  • Whosays Jan 11, 10:27 a.m.

    You come into my house uninvited I will shoot first. Like the sign says that I would love to post in my yard, you come here at night univited and the herse will be here to pick you up in the morning.

  • seumfithy Jan 11, 10:20 a.m.

    "I read that article. The type of weapon is largely irrelevant in that situation. A pistol or rifle would of stopped the intruder as well. The only reason Worland posted this story was to bring a political point due to the potential assault weapon ban."

    Two errors in this statement. The AR-15 is a rifle. It is shorter, has a different style of stock, and the grip locations vary from those on a hunting rifle. Those two features make it better suited for close quarter protection such as in a home. Very relevant weapon for the described situation. Hunting style rifles are designed for longer range shots. If there is one thing I have learned from the overall debate, many people with strong opinions know very little facts about the guns they want banned.

  • junkmail5 Jan 11, 10:14 a.m.

    I read that article. The type of weapon is largely irrelevant in that situation- Bill Brasky

    Then why do you keep insisting we should ban a specific type of weapon?

  • Realthoughts Jan 11, 10:13 a.m.

    This is great that people are coming together. I just like to know why the NAACP isn't there rallying the community and denouncing this horrible crime. Why doesn't the NAACP take a stance and help the community reach out to kids and teens so they to end up committing such crimes? Where is the "Advancement" in NAACP?

  • FilPhord Jan 11, 10:11 a.m.

    "My home is somewhat distant & secluded from my neighbors. Thought I would be pro-active & beef up the security. I've had an alrm / call-out for a while. I had very nice looking wrought iron bars out over all the windows. The guy from the company that did it said that if anything, home invasions, NOT breaking & enterings, are under-reported unless there is an injury or attack. Told me of two that happened in the next neighborhood, that month, of which I had heard nothing about."

    Ever think that the guy from the security company was lying to make a sale?

  • fmacmaster Jan 11, 10:02 a.m.

    We need more Gun control laws that would have protected him from being shot by criminals who don’t get back ground checks.

  • Bill Brasky Jan 11, 10:01 a.m.

    "Too bad this home owner didn't have a gun. That kid in Houston a few days ago was able to stop a home invasion in with his Dad's AR-15. Worland"

    I read that article. The type of weapon is largely irrelevant in that situation. A pistol or rifle would of stopped the intruder as well. The only reason Worland posted this story was to bring a political point due to the potential assault weapon ban.

  • drjones74 Jan 11, 9:56 a.m.

    Hans, the worst crime area in Raleigh is mini-city...the definition of 'burbs. Downtown is quite safe despite these two, who do not live here, randomly stopping in...

  • dellman44 Jan 11, 9:52 a.m.

    Lock and Load.. no one has the right to enter your home without your consent.

  • loving life 84 Jan 11, 9:44 a.m.

    I dont understand why this is such a shock to people, you may live in a big house, but your still less than a block away from a crime and drug infested area.All of these new houses they are building downtown,are misleading.Its simple if your close to downtown or zip code 27610 something is bound to happen

  • terribletaste Jan 11, 9:40 a.m.

    Oakwood is really close to the ghetto. That is the only reason I won't move to Oakwood.

  • junkmail5 Jan 11, 9:29 a.m.

    Too bad this home owner didn't have a gun. That kid in Houston a few days ago was able to stop a home invasion in with his Dad's AR-15.
    Worland

    I think you mean a few years ago-

    http://www.khou.com/news/crime/Burglary-suspect-shot-by-15-year-old-son-of-deputy-97430719.html

    Happened June of 2010.

    Unless there was another case recently that was basically exactly the same?

  • Hans Jan 11, 9:27 a.m.

    My advice: get out of the cities while you still can. Things are going to get a whole lot worse.

  • chrisnrali Jan 11, 9:27 a.m.

    "SHOCKING"??????? one block away from raleighs highest crime area and the headline reads "SHOCKING"?? I'm confused.

  • Eightball Jan 11, 9:19 a.m.

    My home is somewhat distant & secluded from my neighbors. Thought I would be pro-active & beef up the security. I've had an alrm / call-out for a while. I had very nice looking wrought iron bars out over all the windows. The guy from the company that did it said that if anything, home invasions, NOT breaking & enterings, are under-reported unless there is an injury or attack. Told me of two that happened in the next neighborhood, that month, of which I had heard nothing about.

  • Mike H Jan 11, 8:56 a.m.

    Oakwood neighbors are free to pray. I'll sleep better with a tube mag full of 12 gauge shells next to my nightstand.

  • Worland Jan 11, 8:54 a.m.

    Too bad this home owner didn't have a gun. That kid in Houston a few days ago was able to stop a home invasion in with his Dad's AR-15.

  • ncrebel Jan 11, 8:54 a.m.

    As a homeowner, I would be furious. Its sad that people have been terrorized in their own homes.

  • Glock07 Jan 11, 8:41 a.m.

    This is becoming a lot more common than shocking. It is time we open up our eyes and realize how dangerous our society has become. Protect yourselves and your family at all costs.

  • Crumps Br0ther Jan 11, 8:39 a.m.

    There are people out there that want to do you harm, and they dont want you to have guns either

  • ifcdirector Jan 11, 8:37 a.m.

    "Banding together" is not going to stop felons from shooting and assaulting you in your home. I lived in Oakwood and had many run-ins with nefarious characters passing through there and had to use my pistol one night to keep a burglar from crawling through my single female neighbor's living room window. If you live in Oakwood yes look out for each other but more importantly get a dog, beware of dog signs, a top-notch security system with signs front and back, and handgun for your person and a shotgun for your bedside and learn to use them proficiently. Do not delude yourself that you are living in a completely safe area of town.

  • yankee1 Jan 11, 8:30 a.m.

    As long as the Justice system remains a revolving door for low-lifes and evil people and as long as the bleeding hearts amongst us continue to deny that evil exists and are willing to dole out the punishment necessary, regardless of race, age or sexual orientation, it ain't gonna stop. The parole system is a joke, plea bargaining is a part of the problem and lawyers are more worried about their pocket books than justice. Why is it so hard to understand the fact that criminals don't care about your stupid laws. Don't you think they know that a law exists when they choose to ignore it?

  • WageSlave Jan 11, 8:12 a.m.

    This is exactly what is needed. People coming together at the neighborhood and local community level to combat the evil amongst us.

  • working for deadbeats Jan 11, 8:05 a.m.

    What a horrible event. Imagine the terror they experienced. I wish stuff like this was shocking, but sadly it's not.

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