The Cop Pointed a Gun at His Face … He Shot the Cop in Self-Defense … And He Has Been Sentenced to Death

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There is just so much wrong here.

Police responded to a domestic violence call at the home of George Hitcho in Freemansburg, in northeastern Pennsylvania.

It was bad enough that Officer Robert Lasso pointed a stun gun at Hitcho’s dogs. It is even worse yet that, according to Hitcho, Lasso pointed a gun in his face.

Said Hitcho: “He tried to kill my dogs and pointed a gun in my face,” Hitcho said, according to the documents. “I do not care if you a cop or not …Unbelievable.”

According to this article: “Freemansburg Police Chief George Bruneio testified he saw Lasso, 31, struggling with the animals and yelled at the nine-year police veteran to shoot one of the dogs.”

I am sick of hearing all the time about police officers “struggling” with dogs and using this as a pretense to shoot them. Mailmen, UPS and FedEx drivers and utility meter readers get barked and snarled at every day, and when do you ever hear about any of them shooting dogs?

Hitcho shot and killed Lasso.

hitcho lassoA jury convicted Hitcho of first-degree murder. Hitcho is being sentenced to death.
Northampton County District Attorney smugly proclaimed: “I think the jury’s verdict sends a high affirmation that police officers are off limits.”

This story is from 2012. Hitch announced in January that he will get a new attorney and appeal this death sentence. Let us pray that he prevails.

If Hitcho or anyone else doesn’t have the right to shoot back when they feel their life is threatened, then none of us have any rights. Period. Why even bother with a Second Amendment? It doesn’t matter if the person you feel threatened by rocks a blue uni and mainlines donuts and tax money.

This story is sad from beginning to end. (And, no, I am not happy that Lasso is dead.) The police are the business end of the government and they are totally out of control. It does little good to moan and groan about recklessness in Washington, while at the same time ignoring what is happening on the streets of your own town.

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My name is Doug Newman. I live in Aurora, Colorado, just outside Denver. Food for the Thinkers is mostly about the connection between Christianity and libertarianism. Most Christians do not understand libertarianism. And most libertarians do not understand Christianity. Hopefully, this blog helps clear up those misunderstanding. Check out my old page at And remember: When you let people do whatever they want, you get Woodstock. But when you let governments do whatever they want, you get Auschwitz.
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5 Responses to The Cop Pointed a Gun at His Face … He Shot the Cop in Self-Defense … And He Has Been Sentenced to Death

  1. Right on the money as always. People, until you assertively refuse consent to sadistic murderers claiming a mandate to ‘protect’ you and granted a legal monopoly on the use of lethal force, America will keep right on hurtling down the greased slide of insanity.

  2. Manuel Miles says:

    Members of the police gangs shoot and kill people just about every day, and very often it’s outright murder. I save all my sympathy for those who do NOT belong to roving gangs of uniformed ghouls. If somebody retaliates against the Crips, Bloods, or Cops I don’t shed a tear.
    Until the D.A.s and cops learn that they are NOT “off limits” a lot more of them will have to find it out the hard way. I do NOT accept that gangs of uniformed thugs can do whatever they like with impunity — and THAT is the “message” that the morons of the jury and the sneering D.A. are trying to send to the citizenry.
    Cops shot a 13 year old boy in California last autumn — without warning — MULTIPLE times because he was walking down the street carrying a TOY gun. The lad is dead but there is no yapping by the cop gangsters about innocent civilian CHILDREN being “off limits” and no D.A. has prosecuted the murderer of that child.
    To hell with all the police departments; the citizens of the world are far, far safer without uniformed gangs roaming the streets committing assault and murder with impunity.

  3. a12iggymom says:

    Reblogged this on a12iggymom's Blog.

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