Police Charge 68-Year-Old Home Invasion Victim for Defending Himself

Police Charge 68-Year-Old Home Invasion Victim for Defending Himself

Police Charge 68-Year-Old Home Invasion Victim for Defending Himself

It wasn’t enough that a 68-year-old New Brunswick man was attacked after three people broke into his home.

He also had to suffer the humiliation of being arrested and charged criminally for daring to defend himself against those three armed home invaders.

Michael Woodard committed a cardinal sin in Canada: he took direct action that threatened the lives of criminals – an apparent “protected class” of persons in Canada.

Sure, the St. Stephen RCMP pressed charges against Woodard’s home invaders, but surprisingly it is only the under-aged home invader who is charged with a violent crime. The two adult home invaders are charged only with robbery, presumably because as adults, they might actually go to prison for “assault with a weapon” whereas the cherished “young offender” would only get a slap on the wrist before he heads home for dinner.

Mr. Woodard now faces charges for “discharging a firearm in a reckless manner” and “discharging a firearm with intent” – presumably “with intent to harm” – but the shoddy reporting in this case fails to make that clear.

The complete lack of “reporting” done by alleged CBC news staff is appalling. They couldn’t be bothered to do their jobs, choosing instead to do the slightest of rewrites of the RCMP’s press release and calling it a day. The two documents are practically identical.