Apparently, something or someone had set off the alarm at the home of an elderly neighbor.
My first thought was to grab a gun to check to see if the lady was alright.
This was also the instinctive reaction of at least five other men on my block.
By the time the police had arrived, we had six Black men with guns walking around the lady's house.
As we have very liberal property protection laws in Texas, a third person is allowed to kill someone caught stealing from his neighbor.
"Nice Neighborhood Watch.", the responding officer would say upon his arrival.
"Shit, WE have Neighborhood SHOOT!", I would reply.