Meanwhile, in the home state of blackfaced Governor Ralph "Infanticide" Northam, a law abiding citizen with serious health issue is sitting in jail because he legally defended himself from robbers.
Imagine you're asleep inside a store early in the morning (where you're social distancing because you're fortunate enough to be employed during a health crisis) and suddenly a group of thugs break in and try to rob the the place. That's when you use your legal firearm to defend yourself and, shockingly, when the police arrive they arrest you for protecting yourself from criminals.
Now a man with severe health issues is stuck in jail in a state where Democrats are gleefully freeing other inmates (of the potentially dangerous variety) during the COVID19 crisis.
An employee temporarily sleeping in Arlington Smoke Shop in Arlington, Virginia, was arrested early Sunday morning on three charges related to him firing a weapon—one that his boss had supplied to him—at burglars who had broken into the store. He ended up wounding one of the three burglars—a juvenile.
As Arlington Now reports, "Police say a group of three suspects broke into [the] store…and began stealing cash and merchandise." According to police reports, 33-year-old Hamzeh Abushariah then "opened the door to the sales floor and discharged the weapon, striking one juvenile subject. The employee retreated to the back room but reentered the sales floor and discharged his weapon again as the subjects were attempting to flee the business."
The other two burglars escaped on foot, and Abushariah was arrested and charged with malicious wounding, reckless handling of a firearm, and violation of a protective order, as the shooter was, according to police, under a previous order to not legally possess a firearm. Conviction on all three charges could lead to him spending up to 25 years in prison.
Jowan Zuber, the owner of the store, took to Tucker Carlson Tonight last night to decry the police's actions. "The neighbor upstairs said when they broke the window it sounded like a car smashing into the store. The employee said it sounded like a shotgun," he said to Carlson. "It's very sad for America today as American citizens practice their Second Amendment to protect the store and their lives….Do you know what the [responding] police officer told [Abushariah]? 'Why didn't you run out the back door?'"
According to Zuber, he was not able to post the $25,000 bond for his employee, as it was successfully "appealed by the prosecutor." It's always dangerous to be in jail or prison, for whatever reason, and especially so in the age of COVID-19, something that prosecutors might want to consider more soberly.