George Grier, an American, was defending his home and his family from an attack of 20 MS-13 gang members. If Grier who was legally in possession of the AK-47 did not have a firearm when these gang members arrived at his home, it is safe to say that he and possibly his whole family would be dead today.
George Grier is a hero for protecting his home and saving the lives of his family. However, the police arrested Mr. Grier in spite of the fact that 21 of the world’s worst gang surrounded his home.
If the police had taken the time to look further, the odds are that out of the gang members, more than 2/3 of them were probably illegal immigrants and more than 2/3 of them probably had police records.
Where is the justice?
“A father-of-two was arrested by police for firing an AK47 rifle into the ground outside his New York house in a bid to scare off gang members.
George Grier was held after 20 men believed to belong to the vicious MS-13 gang threatened him and his family on the lawn of their home in Uniondale, New York.
The weapon, more commonly seen on the battlefields of Afghanistan, was legally held by Grier, a later investigation showed.
Speaking to a television reporter, he said: ‘I went around and went into the house, ran upstairs and told my wife to call the police.
‘I get the gun and I go outside and I come into the doorway and now, by this time, they are in the driveway, back here near the house. I tell them, you know, ‘Can you please leave?’
The 30-year-old, who has no criminal record, claimed he was forced into the action when he saw five men arguing outside who were then joined by many more.
He told CBS New York: ‘He starts threatening my family, my life. (He said) ‘Oh you’re dead. I’m gonna kill your family and your babies. You’re dead.’
‘So when he says that, 20 others guys come rushing around the corner. And so I fired four warning shots into the grass.’
Police were at the scene within minutes and arrested Grier who was later released on a $10,000 bond.
John Lewis, his attorney, said: ‘What he’s initially charged with – a D felony reckless endangerment — requires a depraved indifference to human life, creating a risk that someone’s going to die.
‘Shooting into a lawn doesn’t create a risk of anybody dying.’
Grier said he knew Nassau County Police employ the hi-tech ‘ShotSpotter‘ technology in his area which allows officers to pinpoint a gunshot immediately to within 35ft of it being fired.
Police later said the home-owner had been co-operative and told them he feared then men were members of MS-13.
Nassau County Police Lt. Andrew Mulraine, head of the gang unit, said MS-13 has 2,000 members in the county.
‘They’re probably the most organised. They almost have a military hierarchy within the gang, so they are the most organised gang we encounter on a daily basis,’ Mulraine said.
U.S. law states that physical force can only be used to deter physical force, not the threat of it.
However, police determined the AK47 rifle – capable of firing at a rate of 600 rounds-a-minute – was legally held. Grier was not charged over the alleged offence.”
Let us pray for the George family.