Self defense or Murder?

GLENN BECK PROGRAM


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GLENN: Now I want to play some audio from a 911 call in Houston. To me this is very, very clear. To me there's no question, but I think this is going to hack a lot of people off, my point of view, especially in Texas, but that goes back to my theory that I think Texas is so disenfranchised. They are on the front lines of when is our government going to enforce our own laws. And I've been saying this for a while. When our government doesn't enforce their own laws, what happens is people decide to enforce it selectively themselves. When the Government says I'm going to force this one but not this one, this one and not this one, I'm going to put you away forever on this one but not on this one. When the Government sets that example, oh, people will follow that example as well. And when they don't think that they are going to get any help from the government, if they think that the government and law enforcement is on the side of the bad guys, look out. And I think that's what happened here. 61 year old guy. His neighbors go on vacation. They're gone, ask, "Can you watch our house for us." He says absolutely. Well, somebody broke into the neighbor's house, he happened to see it and so he calls 911. Listen to what happened.

CALLER: He's going out the window right in and out of. I've got to go, buddy. I'm sorry but he's coming out the window.

911 Operator: Don't go out the door. Mr. Horn?

CALLER: They just stole something. I'm going out the door. I ain't going to let them get away with this. They stole something. They got a bag of cash. I'm doing it.

911 Operator: Mr. Horn, do not go out of the house.

CALLER: This ain't right, buddy.

911 Operator: You are going to go outside the house if you go out the house with a gun. Stay in the house.

CALLER: They're getting away.

911 Operator: That's all right. Property's not worth killing someone over, okay?

CALLER: Damn it.

911 Operator: Don't go out the house, don't be shooting nobody. I know you're frustrated but don't do it.

CALLER: They got a bag of loot.

911 Operator: Okay. How big is the bag? They are carrying by hand -- they are walking out? Which way are they going?

CALLER: I can't -- I'm going outside. I'll find out.

911 Operator: I don't want you going outside, Mr. Horn.

CALLER: Well, here it goes, buddy. You hear the shotgun clicking and I'm going.

911 Operator: Don't go outside.

CALLER: Don't move, you're dead.

(Gunfire)

GLENN: That is amazing. You just heard what I believe is the murder of two, granted, scum bags. But you don't shoot people, especially over property. You're kidding me, right? Now, he says that this is weighing heavily on him. He's a 61 year old guy. From what I understand he's, you know, a decent human being. I don't know. I'm going to call Pat here in a second from KSEV. He's following this in Houston. A lot of people in Houston are very upset because this guy's being painted as a killer but I mean, maybe I don't have the facts and I got them from the newsroom here in New York, but that doesn't mean squat quite frankly because I know how the news business works but let me get it closer to the source but I've got to tell you, just on what I heard, this guy's a killer. He said, "I'm going to kill them."

Now, as a guy who believes in the right to carry a firearm, as a guy who, I'll shoot you dead, if you come into my house. I'm not going to shoot you for my television. You come into my house, if you break into my house because especially with the world that I live in, if you come into my house, I assume you're there to kill me or my family. So I don't ask any questions. You come into the house, get the hell out of my house. If you don't do it, I shoot you. Because if it's going to be me, my family or you, you're dead. And I don't shoot to wound, I don't shoot a warning shot. I may only have one shot because I don't know what you're carrying. So bye-bye. However, if I'm in bed at night and the alarms go off and I got my kids, I will tell you that police are just a couple of minutes away. As soon as that alarm goes off, bye-bye. You better pack that television, but if somebody is coming out of my house with that television, can I tell you something? If I see them and I'm standing on my balcony and I can see you taking the television, you're free to leave because I know by the time you get outside, cops are probably going to be there. So take the TV. And even if the cops, you know, don't catch you with a TV, again I'm okay with that because I've got my family. But I will tell you if you're in my house and you're downstairs, I make it very clear. You come up the stairs, I will take that as a threat to my family and it can only tell me and it can only tell me that you plan to harm me and my family. I am armed. If you come up the stairs, I will shoot to kill, end of story. Done. And you go ahead, throw me in prison all you want. If that's the way this country, if we've turned into that, where I can't protect myself and my family, well then, you know what, maybe prison is the only place that you can keep me, but I don't regret it at all. If someone is stealing something and I go out and they've got a bag of whatever it is, if it's not my kids, I don't shoot you. Nothing, nothing you can take of mine outside of my children makes any difference. Everything's replaceable. And even if you went in and took my photo albums and everything else, oh, well, not going to shoot you for it.

Here's where this story gets interesting. First of all, the guy was on the phone prior to what you just heard and he said, the laws here in Texas have changed. Is it the Castle doctrine? Castle doctrine, which basically means, hey, it's my castle. You come into my house, if I feel threatened at all, if I feel threatened, if anybody in my family feels threatened, if anybody in the house feels threatened, I can shoot you. You're on my property and I feel threatened, I can shoot you. Oh, well, enough said. And that's the way it should be.

However, this wasn't his castle and nobody felt threatened. This guy was angry, and I think this guy was angry, I'll get the update from Pat here in a sec. I think this guy was angry because he doesn't feel the laws are being enforced. He feels, "here it is, couple of scum bags coming in and nobody's going to do anything about it because we don't enforce our own laws anymore." These guys are both Hispanic or have Hispanic surnames. Nobody has revealed yet if they were illegals or not. I know that they are being portrayed in the press as good family men but, you know, what does that even mean anymore? You know, I don't know a lot of good family men that go rob houses. So don't try to make me feel bad for these guys who were robbing a house and say they were good family men. I don't even understand that. But I think this is part of the disenfranchisement movement that is going on, that I've been warning against, that I've been saying, look out. When people start to take law into their own hands, we're in trouble. But I think this, I think this is quite possibly, and again I'll have to get the read on the ground in Houston from Pat, but I believe this could be a flash point later down on the road because nobody will confirm or deny that these guys were illegals, at least not as of last night. Not that it makes a difference. You don't shoot citizens, you don't shoot noncitizens, but the reason why everybody thinks that they're illegals is because no one will confirm that they were American citizens. And why is that? I mean, that is the politically correct thing to do: "Well, we don't, I don't -- no comment." What do you mean no comment? Were the guys here legally or not? Again, doesn't justify shooting them. It goes to the disenfranchisement, and I think that's where this guy was coming from, and I'm not going to excuse this guy. With the information that I have now, I'm not going to excuse this guy by any stretch of the imagination, but I am going to hold him up as a warning, and a warning to our government: This is what happens when you sever yourself from your own laws and from your own people. This is what happens. And just like I won't excuse terrorists who say, well, it was caused by... I don't care who caused it. You don't kill people. Feel the same way about him. But we're not too far down this road yet, but we're getting there. And if this 61 year old guy turns out to be a good, fine upstanding guy, never had any problem, not, you know, a crazy man, et cetera, et cetera, and he was just tired of the government not enforcing their own laws, if that's who this guy turns out to be and they throw him in jail, which at this time is where I believe he should be, he could be a cause, he could be a symbol, and it's not the kind of movement that this country needs.

I have to tell you I think Texas is in real trouble and I think this country is in real trouble because there's nobody that understands the Republic better than Texas. There's nobody more American than Texas. There's nobody more common sense "Get the job done, get the hell out of my way, let's just be the people we're supposed to be, use some common sense, man" than Texas. And when Texans start to say, you know what, time to take my gun and grab my country back, we're in deep, deep trouble.

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On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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