JeffreyCarterAlbrecht http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/5750/all en New Law Passed, Texans Already Going Kill-Crazy http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-law-passed-texans-already-going-kill-crazy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter Gretel Kovach: &quot;A Texas rock musician was shot to death here early Monday by a neighbor who fired through a closed door, thinking he was scaring off a burglar. The incident occurred just three days after a new law took effect strengthening the right of Texans to use deadly force to protect themselves and their property.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> <p style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Former Dallas Morning News reporter Gretel Kovach reported on the tragic shooting death of a keyboard player for Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians in "<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/05/us/05dallas.html " target="_self">Musician Is Killed For </a><a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/05/us/05dallas.html ">Banging On a Door</a>."Unwittingly or not, that headline (killed for the crime of banging on a door - talk about harsh Texas justice!)suggested the shooting was an overreaction, and Kovach's article further politicized the issue from the second sente</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/new-law-passed-texans-already-going-kill-crazy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch GretelKovach GunLaws JeffreyCarterAlbrecht NewYorkTimes NYTimes Shooting Texas TimesWatch TimesWatch.org Wed, 05 Sep 2007 16:42:00 +0000 admin 5763 at http://www.mrc.org