He Beat Her So Bad, She Was in the Hospital, But He Wasn’t Arrested: He Killed 2 Kids.

So much for women’s rights in Germany. German authorities left violent man alone with kids; he killed 2 | Fox News

Authorities in Germany say they saw no reason to take a woman’s three children into care after her husband beat her so badly she needed hospital treatment.

Two days later the woman came home to find he had stabbed their young sons, killing two and seriously injuring the third.

So the real question is, “Why wasn’t this asshole in jail?” Oh, because the Europeans are so much more civilized than us, they don’t throw as many people in jail as we do. Look how that turned out.

Prosecutor Anette Schmitt-ter Hell said police called to deal with the domestic violence incident Tuesday in the small town of Altenfeld decided not to remove the children, aged 1 to 4, “because the violence was only directed at the mother.”

Well, that’s OK then.

Warnings From the Authorities Didn’t Do a Damn Thing

They warned him not to contact her again. That didn’t work out so well. Domestic-related shooting leaves 2 injured, 3 dead in Utah

[Just] three days prior to the shooting, the victim, identified as Memorez Rackley, contacted the police to report harassment from the suspect, 32-year-old Jeremy Patterson, who was told by authorities not to contact Rackley again.

They can’t wrap their tiny minds around the inescapable fact that violence is not stopped by the fear of their authority. (Legends in their own minds.) Be that a verbal warning from a cop, or written order from a judge, violent people continue to be violent.

I read all too many stories like this, in part because people have faith in the powers-that-be, misguided though it is. A gun may not have saved this woman, (“there are no guarantees in this life save for death and next winter’s snows”) but it is the only thing that might have. Fear of the authorities didn’t stop this guy. And do you think if he couldn’t get a gun, he would not have used a knife? He was caught up in “How dare you live without me!” No reasoning with that.

If you need a restraining order you also need a plan for your personal safety, because relying on the .gov for your protection rarely works out.

“How Dare You Live Without Me.”

Ex-boyfriends who don’t like to admit to the “ex” part can be a problem. In this case it was mostly a problem for himself. Suspected Home Invader Shot, Killed in Pascagoula | WKRG

Witnesses said the ex-boyfriend forced his way into the home and was shot by the current boyfriend while he and the woman were trying to get him out of the house. Neighbors said the boyfriend walked outside after the shooting and called police.

Self-defense is a human-right.

If you need a restraining order, you also need a plan for your personal safety

Time and again it has been shown that domestic violence restraining orders are not particularly effective. Are people finally realizing that? Families say restraining orders fail to protect domestic violence victims | 6abc.com

Probably not. People are rallying to pass another law. I hope it helps, but I have my doubts.

The article opens with the story of a gruesome murder of a woman at the hands of her abusive, ex-boyfriend.

“She would sleep with a pipe in her bed and a knife because she felt if he came up she might have a fighting chance,” Kathie Ehly said.

Of course she wasn’t killed in bed, but in her driveway. In both locations she would have been better served with a real weapon. Then I would be writing something on the order of “Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.” But guns are bad. We need more laws that won’t make anymore difference than the old laws.

“How dare you live without me!” Didn’t work out too well for this guy

They were a relationship. It ended. But he wasn’t willing to leave it there. Man shot to death | The Lawton Constitution

Young-Dever said she was awakened with Stamper standing over her with a handgun pointed to her head and he made threats to kill her. She said she used a gun kept under pillow to defend herself. She said she doesn’t know how he gained entry to the house but that he didn’t have a key and wasn’t supposed to be there.

Cops found him “unresponsive” when they got there. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The investigation continues.

So how would you respond to someone pointing a gun at you in the middle of the night? I would really like the gun-control groups to tell me how the hell this could have been better.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Woman Shoots Man in Self-defense

He charged her, and she responded appropriately. UPDATE: Man shot in Capitol Hill to be arrested – Capitol Hill Times

Seattle Police report a man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his leg Monday morning will be arrested, after investigators determined the woman who shot him was acting in self-defense.

This appears to be a domestic violence issue, because “how dare you life without me” is still a thing in some people’s minds.

It didn’t work out for this guy, whatever he was thinking.

So how would you respond to an attack (or at least being “charged”) by an ex?

This Guy Will Never Bother His Ex-Girlfriend Again

She left him. He was upset and went to threaten her (because he “loved her?). Woman apparently acted in self-defense in fatal shooting

She left him and went to stay with a friend. That friend was armed.

Sheriff Robert Jackson told The Denver Post the homeowner was housing a former girlfriend of 53-year-old Tony Alonzo Ferrara, who was barred from the area by a restraining order.

Ferrara, wielding a realistic-looking BB gun, was shot by the homeowner as he threatened her while trying to contact his ex-girlfriend Oct. 3. He died at the scene.

He thought he could intimidate a couple of women. He thought wrong.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. Self-defense is a human-right.