On a brisk fall night in Orangeburg, SC, Joel Robinson awoke in the hours just before dawn to the sound of intruders. These intruders had burst into Robinson’s house unwelcome and unannounced, storming inside with guns drawn.
Robinson did what any self-respecting and threatened individual would do – he picked up his gun and fired on the assailants, hitting one in the arm.
Unfortunately for Robinson, these assailants were DEA agents, a special kind of home intruder who believe they have the right to invade a person’s home in the middle of the night, draw guns on them, and face no repercussions.
Joel Robinson was given 8 years in prison for shooting the DEA agent Barry Wilson. Robinson shot Wilson in the arm, breaking his elbow and forearm. Robinson took a plea deal resulting in an 8 year prison sentence because of undo pressure by attorneys and mistrust of his chances in a jury trial.
It should be noted there were no drugs found in Robinson’s house. Robinson also had to pay over $82,000 in medical bills to the DEA agent he rightfully shot in self-defense!
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I can't stand it anymore! What is becoming of our country, our basic liberties?
After two careers (18 yrs as a dental hygienist, then 20 as a Realtor) I have to stand up and try to effect some change. I want to make it easier for you to do the same. We have to Get Off Our Butts and spread the word. There are more of us than they think, but we have to make ourselves known before it's too late.