Westmark Staffing in Australia tried to ban their holiday helping Santas from saying "Ho-Ho-Ho." Some reports say it is/was because the term "ho" may be offensive to some women... As in, women who are prostitutes. At least one company rep said the reason was because "it could frighten children." Since when does Santa's "Ho-Ho-Ho" scare kids!? Yeah, some kids freak out when they see Santa, but "ho-ho-ho?" I don't think so.
A guy in Texas called 9-1-1 because his neighbors were robbed. After more than 5 minutes and no cops, the guy was still on the phone and they bad guys were coming out of the house with their loot. The guy put down the phone, called out to the thieves, and shot them. In Texas, it is a person's right to protect personal property, even if it is not YOUR personal property. He is now saying he regrets his actions, that he'll have to live with them for the rest of his life.
There is a lot of talk going on about the law, the guy, the two thieves (okay "alleged"), etc. Frankly, it's nice to know there are some people in this world who will do what they need to in order to protect and help their friends and neighbors. Do I feel bad for the families of those who were killed? I don't know, both thieves had previous convictions for drugs. So, while I understand the families' losses, I have no sympathy.