Do You Think “The System” Will Protect You?

Hold violent offenders in jail? I don’t think so. Advocates say partners in Harris Co. are being killed after offenders get bond.

In a document filed by the district attorney’s office, Le reportedly posted that if she went missing, it would be Curtis Holliday responsible for her murder.

“Guess what? She was right,” victim’s right advocate Andy Kahan said. “It was a tragedy, and yet it was so utterly preventable because the signals were sent out galore and we sat and did nothing.”

Holliday was charged with continuous family violence in January for two incidents in 2019. He was released on a $30,000 bond and Le was granted a protective order.

Many people have said that a court order is just a piece of paper. If you need an order of protection, then you need a plan for your personal safety. The cops are not going to act as your bodyguards, not even if there is a restraining order.

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Uninvited Visitor or Violent Ex-boyfriend

crime scene tapeYou can also file this under “The how dare you live without me attitude never works out.” Deputies investigate after homeowner shoots, kills uninvited visitor in Lancaster County.

So Euphemisms now count for journalism.

The ex-boyfriend showed up at the house where the girl-friend and new boyfriend were. Things went downhill after the new boyfriend let the ex into his home.

Soon after, the former boyfriend made his way upstairs and confronted the homeowner and the woman at the closet door.

Officers said a disturbance ensued and the homeowner fired a handgun at the former boyfriend, who was shot and died at the scene.

So why is it that so many people, men and women, can’t accept that sometimes, relationships end?

He Didn’t Understand the “Ex” Part of Ex-boyfriend

crime scene tapeHe had a chance to walk away; he should have taken it. Man dies after being shot by homeowner during dispute at Far Northeast Side home.

First, he apparently called in a 911 report on a disturbance. The cops show up. No disturbance, so they leave.

A real disturbance then breaks out between the soon-to-be-dead-guy, and the homeowner’s daughter. The disturbance was on the front porch.

The girlfriend’s father came outside with a gun and asked the ex-boyfriend to leave. Police say that the ex-boyfriend lunged at the father and that is when he was shot multiple times.

The “How dare you live without me” attitude never really works out in the long-run for anybody.

Self-defense is a human-right, and defending their children is what parents are supposed to do.

A Restraining Order Is Just a Piece of Paper

It may be an important piece of paper, but it is not a guarantee of safety. Alabama detective killed by ex-boyfriend who violated protective order, authorities say.

A female detective in Alabama died early Monday morning in what authorities are saying was a domestic disturbance involving her ex-boyfriend, from whom she had previously sought protection.

So if a court order of protection fails to protect a cop, why do you think it will save you?

Now they are important because having the legal system on your side can do some good, but if you need a restraining order, you also need a plan for your personal safety. The cops will not be your bodyguards. While the cops might arrest the subject of the restraining order, they might not, and the courts may not hold him for any length of time anyway.

Having a plan is, of course, no guarantee. “There are no guarantees in this life save for death and next winter’s snow.” Still, having a plan will tip the odds a bit in your favor.

You Expect “The System” to Protect You?

Then you haven’t been paying attention. Murder victim’s friends say PA woman made good on her vow to kill.

Threats. A break in. A house burned down and another fire. And a dead ex-husband.

But no one was able to stop it. Police and the district attorney say they did all they could before the murder within the limits of the law.

Through all of it, the people on the receiving end tried to get the cops, the DA, the arson investigators, anyone to do something. They did nothing. Which is what they usually do.

Now talking to the cops is a fine thing to do in a case like this, but you might consider how expecting “The System” to do all the work turned out in this case.

Restraining Orders Don’t Restrain Anything

Not in the US. Not in the UK. From The Evening Standard: ‘Obsessive and controlling’ husband jailed for life for stabbing estranged wife and baby in anger when she refused to take him back.

Oh, and being convicted of assault is apparently not worth being incarcerated in the United Kingdom.

Khan was convicted of assaulting Ms Khan and ordered to stay away from her in May 2018, but ignored the restraining order and carried out the attack on mother and baby on June 4, 2018.

The attack is horrific. I won’t inflict those nightmares on you. He was mad she wouldn’t take him back, because that meant he would be subject to deportation back to Pakistan.

A violent husband who tried to kill his estranged wife and her infant son when she refused to give their marriage another chance has been jailed for life.

Now this is the UK, so life doesn’t mean life without parole. He will be eligible for parole in 16 years. (It isn’t clear if that includes time-served or not.) But at least he won’t be deported.

He was convicted of assault, threatening to throw the baby out a 4th floor window, and he got a restraining order. Which didn’t do much restraining. And in the UK where defending yourself is forbidden (it is the cops’ job to protect you!) what chance did this woman have?

The details of the crime can be found at this Daily Mail story from 2 years ago. Hunt for Pakistani father who ‘stabbed his estranged wife and their 11-month-old baby’ as friends say he was facing deportation from Britain after she reported him for trying to strangle her.

Texans Are Still Armed

And the “How dare you live without me” attitude never turns out well. HPD: Woman’s boyfriend shoots ex-boyfriend after door to their apartment is kicked in.

Investigators believe a man kicked in the door to an apartment where his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend were. Police said the current boyfriend grabbed a gun and shot the ex-boyfriend, in fear for his life.

No charges have been filed in the shooting, because self-defense is a human-right, and this happened in Texas.

Relatives Can Be a Danger

crime scene tapeThe Left goes on and on about how if you own a gun, you might shoot someone you know, but most of the threats in your life are going to come from people you know. Look up the definition of domestic violence, for starters. Grundy County Sheriff’s Office investigating deadly shooting in Coalmont.

Police say Nolan had been shot by his father 56-year-old Dale Nolan.

“The preliminary findings in this incident lead us to believe this was a case of self-defense.

He had been arrested at the residence several times for domestic violence.

It is sad, but you have the right to defend yourself, even from your relatives.

He Thought Breaking Into a Home Was a Good Idea

He was wrong. Overnight shooting; one man dead.

Just after 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, a man forced his way into a home in the 3200 block of Boss Avenue.

According to police, the intruder grabbed the homeowner and threw her on the bed. That is when the homeowner grabbed a handgun and shot the intruder in the head.

Will someone on the Left address the “Just give them what they want” strategy in this case? I didn’t think so.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Turns out, this was an ex-boyfriend who apparently objected to the “ex” part of that label. Coroner releases name of man fatally shot in his head.

The Caddo coroner’s office has released the name of the estranged boyfriend who was fatally shot in his head in Shreveport’s Queensborough neighborhood.

The “How dare you live without me” attitude never works out well.

She Refused To Be a Victim

Don’t expect much coverage of this event by feminists or the national media, since it doesn’t support the narrative. She wasn’t a victim. A gun probably saved her life.

The “How dare you live without me!” attitude fails again. Woman shoots, kills ex-boyfriend with shotgun after he breaks into home, report states.

She broke up with him. She changed the locks. He broke in.

The woman told officers she hid in the bathroom when he broke into her home and shot him with a shotgun when he entered.

Ouch.

This is Texas, so she is not facing charges at this time. (Cops don’t make that decision, but…)

And the guy who got shot had no pulse when cops got to him. Shotgun to the stomach will do that. He was rushed to the hospital where he eventually died.

Self-defense is a human right.

There is a bit of a legend about a Colt firearm engraved as follows:

“Be not afraid of any man;
No matter what his size;
When danger threatens, call on me—
And I will equalize!”

That principle certainly seemed to apply Wednesday evening.

The “How Dare You Live Without Me” Attitude Doesn’t Work Out

crime scene tapeIt never does. Lexington Police investigating homicide on Alice Drive

Police report a homeowner said a man broke into her home and began shooting. Police say another person fired back and shot the intruder.

Police say they entered the home and found 24-year-old Jaymes Michael Miller dead.

Investigators say the homeowner and Miller had been in a dating relationship.

It doesn’t say, but my guess is, “Ex-boyfriend, meets armed current-boyfriend.” Or something to that effect.

Charges are not expected to be leveled against the shooter. The dead guy had a warrant out for domestic violence.

Guys, just accept the fact that “It is over” and move on. Nothing else makes sense.

Relatives Can Be a Danger to Your Safety

The Left loves to warn you that if you own a gun, you might shoot someone you know. But then most of the threats in your life will come from someone you know. 76-year-old Florida woman shoots daughter in self-defense, deputies say.

“Edwards resumed hitting her, and her mother warned her if she hit her again, she’d shoot. Edwards hit her again, and her mother shot her in the leg,” deputies said.

According to the news release, Edwards was being treated for a non-life-threatening injury and will be taken to jail when she’s released from the hospital.

Every case of domestic violence, like this one, is a result of someone the victim knew acting violently. It’s a good thing the mother was able to defend herself.

This Looks Like a Straight-forward Case of Self-defense

My guess is that they arrested this guy because he works for Customs and Border Protection, and so he must be guilty of something. LPD: Self-defense claimed by suspect in fatal shooting of Laredo firefighter.

The dead guy was the husband of the woman whose apartment he broke into. They were separated. He was apparently incensed because the CBP officer was with her. He sent her threatening text messages. He threatened to break in the door to the apartment. He attacked the CBP officer and knocked him to the floor before he was shot.

But because a Customs and Border Protection officer must be guilty of something, they arrested this guy on a murder charge. In Texas.

Politics over facts?

Wouldn’t Think Self-defense is an Issue in Texas

But when women defend themselves from abusive men, District Attorneys don’t like that. Even in Texas, apparently. Murder charge dismissed in Robert Lee shooting.

A Coke County woman has been cleared of a 2018 murder charge in the shooting death of her husband.

The court determined her claim of self-defense couldn’t be disproved by the prosecution, according to court records.

She was attacked 3 times in one day. She broke away the third time, and got a firearm, and defended herself. But apparently the DA thought she fired too many times, or something.

During the third “assaultive episode” of the evening, she broke free from his grip, fled to the bedroom and retrieved a firearm. He approached her in a threatening manner and she started shooting, according to the state’s motion.

A witness who entered the kitchen after the shooting verified that Jasmine Moreno was in a cornered position, according to the state’s motion.

And apparently the fact that she used a single action revolver, and had to “cock the hammer for each shot” was also an issue in the DA’s eyes. Oh, there was a grand jury, but the DA runs those. (So semiautomatic pistols are a problem, and now single action revolvers are a problem?)

And the media, even in Texas, is completely opposed to self-defense. At least this source seems to be.

In the meantime, at least for now, self-defense is a human-right. And it may be your legal-right in Texas.

“She went to the police, but they did not take it seriously.”

Sadly that is the epitaph of too many stalking victims. R.I.P., ‘Sexual Intellectual’.

Relying on “The System” to protect you is a fool’s choice. The courts have said over and over that cops have no duty to protect you, not even if you have a restraining order. She didn’t have an active order against this guy.

And this is California, so the idea of a stalking victim having a concealed carry license and a firearm is just nuts. The Left would rather see dead women, than live women standing over dead stalkers.

The Other McCain can’t muster much sympathy for this woman, and people do have to accept the consequences of their decisions. But the guy who is responsible is the one with the real problem. He hadn’t dated this woman in years, but he couldn’t move on.

The guy was also in the clutches of Trump Derangement Syndrome, as well as other things. He couldn’t stop looking back.

Always act like a winner, even when you lose. If you really want revenge against the girl who dumped you, the thing to do is to carry on with your life as if you’ve suffered no pain at all. If she’s done you wrong, there are other women in the world who’ll do you right. Or such would be my advice, if any heartbroken young guy sought my advice. [SNIP]

Here’s some advice for you ladies: Don’t date guys who show clear symptoms of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Not that I’m a Ph.D. therapist or a relationship expert or anything, but like I keep saying, Crazy People Are Dangerous.

Concealed Carry Stops Ambush

crime scene tapeThis incident happened a few days back, but there were almost no details provided. ‘It was instinct’; Homeowners speak following double fatal shooting in Greene County.

A couple coming home from grocery shopping stop at the street/gate to get an Amazon package and the US mail. They are ambushed by the ex-wife, and the ex-wife’s new husband. (Not in that order.) Two gunfights – in sequence break out.

“All of a sudden, hell began,” he said. “All I really remember was a 6’4”-6’5” man that was probably 230 pounds with a full camo mask and hoodie ran to my wife’s driver’s side with a gun and held it about ten inches from her head.”

He drew his legally-carried weapon and they traded gunfire. Then the ex-wife drives up and gets in on the action.

Around the same time, Lindsey’s ex-wife, 59-year-old Cheryl Sanders, pulled up to the scene and started toward Molly, threatening to kill her. More gunfire ensued, and Cheryl was killed.

There was a history of animosity. Several attempts at blackmail, and 5 years ago the husband, Lindsey Duncan, reached out to police saying he had reason to believe that his ex-wife had tried to hire a hit-man.

The investigation is ongoing, but it is going to be hard for a prosecutor to say that he did something wrong.

Self-defense is a Human Right. Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0.

Because Keeping Violent Offenders in Prison is Unfair

I thought that the point of the Criminal Justice System was supposed to be the protection of Society. It is starting to look like a jobs program for lawyers. Ex-boyfriend out on bond for shooting woman 6 times returned to home and killed her, prosecutors say. Hammond mayor says justice system failed her..

In November he shot her 6 times and was arrested for attempted murder. Later in November he was released on bail.

Last Thursday, he came back and shot her 5 times, killing her.

How’s that bail reform working out? How long before you blame the gun? No blame for the criminal? No blame for the judge? If it was anyone but a .gov bureaucrat making these awful decisions you could charge them with depraved indifference. This outcome was completely predictable, and so “The System” has to have some responsibility. There will be no accountability. (They work for the government.)

On Facebook, [Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.] on Friday criticized Goforth’s release in the November case, saying the justice system “failed” Williams. Lake Superior Magistrate Natalie Bokota, assigned to the case, approved a request on Dec. 11, allowing him to continue living in Missouri, records show.

And this judge doesn’t appear to have a good record vis a vie recidivism.

In an unrelated case, Bokota accepted a plea agreement in 2018 for James McGhee, charged with beating his pregnant girlfriend, killing two of four fetuses. He later kidnapped her for about a month, records allege. He received three years probation.

McGhee was later charged with killing another girlfriend.

I understand no wanting to keep people in jail ahead of a trial just because they are poor. But violent criminals being free is not a good thing.

The “How Dare You Live Without Me” Attitude Didn’t Work for Him

He ended up being shot. RCSD: Man went to Irmo home threatening to shoot ex-girlfriend and her family, shot by homeowner.

Joseph James Harkless, the suspect, went through a break up with his girlfriend earlier in the day Saturday. He then threatened to shoot her and her family, deputies said

Officials say Harkless went to the home of one of his ex’s family members and shot a glass patio door at the back of the house. But as he went inside, the homeowner shot him, deputies said.

He then stole a car, drove to a local business and asked them to call 911. After he was done at the hospital, cops took him to the county lockup.

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

People You Know Can Be a Threat

The gun-hating Left often goes on about how a gun you own will be used to shoot someone you know, as if to say that someone you know could never be a threat. Texas stepfather shoots stepson in possible act of self-defense, police say.

But people you know can be threats. (Look up the definition of “domestic violence” sometime.)

Police believe the shooting may have been an act of self-defense.

An elderly couple lives at the home with their stepson.

Family members told police that the 38-year-old stepson may have been violent with them in the past.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Michigan Is Also Not New Jersey

And self-defense works. Police: Intruder shot and killed by Grand Rapids homeowner.

So this guy decided to break into a home at a little after 2:00 Wednesday morning.

A man went into a home and was confronted by the homeowner. Police say a fight broke out between the two men, which lead to the shooting.

The homeowner shot the intruder in the chest — he died on the scene.

Police are being a bit cagey, but it sounds like an ex-boyfriend/ex-husband breaking into the home were his ex now lives. The “How dare you live without me!” attitude never works out in the long run.