Neighbors Were Shocked

Shocked to learn they live in the Real World™ where crime can – and often does – occur. Police investigating a fatal shooting during a home invasion.

Bad-guy breaks into home. Bad-guy meets armed homeowner. Homeowner shoots bad-guy. Neighbors are shocked!

Residents of Remsen Street say they were surprised to wake up to the news because it’s a quiet neighborhood.

They never worry when they’re out and about and usually feel safe.

“I can walk down the street, be comfortable, and not have that worry if I’m going to lose the money that’s in my pocket from somebody,” said Ken Zeoli, who lives on Remsen.

He apparently thinks that crime happens in “other kinds of places” to “other kinds of people.” Or he did think that anyway. Maybe now he will wake up to reality.

The guy who got shot died at a local hospital. Cops are investigating because New York hates self-defense.

But despite how New York feels, Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

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Why Are the Neighbors Always Shocked?

Oh my. There is crime-scene tape in my neighborhood. Neighbors react to ex-boyfriend shooting in midtown

It’s as though they think that crime only happens in “other kinds of places.”

“I was driving by and looked over to my wife and said, ‘Was that crime scene tape?'” said neighbor Nic Hutchinson. “What’s going on? This is such a nice, quiet neighborhood.

That isn’t the only quote.

Surprising? Perhaps. But crime can happen anywhere. If you are reading this then you live in the Real World™ and not in Fantasy Land. You should plan accordingly, because you (and your neighborhood) are not immune to crime.

The details on the original story can be found here.

If You Break Into Homes, You Will Eventually Find an Armed Homeowner

No one will be surprised at the result. UPDATE: Authorities identify man shot to death by Carrollton ho – WDRB 41 Louisville News

First he pulled a knife on some sanitation workers collecting trash. When that fight was broken up, he went to a home and kicked in the door.

Wilhoite says Corley kicked in the door of the home, and the homeowner shot him.

Corley was pronounced dead at about 6:40 a.m. The cause of death is listed as a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Neighbors aren’t shocked, so much as scared to discover that they live in the Real World™ where crime can and does happen.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Neighbors are Shocked to Learn They Live in the Real World™

Bad things happened in THEIR neighborhood. That isn’t supposed to happen. Neighbors react after man killed in home invasion

Neighbors at Creek Meadow Estates tell WAAY 31 they’re still in shock that someone broke into a home in their usually quiet neighborhood.

It is the usual litany of “It’s so quiet here,” or “Couldn’t believe it.” Believe it.

Here’s a clue. If you can read this, then you live in the Real World™ where crime can and does happen. You might see less of it depending on where you live, but you are not immune. And if you live in the boondocks, then you might consider that when something bad does happen, the cops can be a long way off. You should plan accordingly.

The British Are Shocked

Shocked to discover that they live in the Real World™, and not a fantasy land. Arrest after car shot at from motorbike in Stockton – BBC News

OK so there are shootings and stabbings and acid attacks in London, but this isn’t London. This Stockton-on-Tees, which is half-way (well…) across the country from London.

One resident said: “It’s scary because you think with everything that is happening in London, with the shootings and the acid attacks, you start thinking ‘Is it going to start happening round here?’.

Sorry to disappoint you, but you are not halfway around the world from London, you are 350 kilometers from London. Did you think you were going to be immune from the insanity that is in London? Sorry to disillusion you, but all those problems will be there eventually.

Residents of Chicago’s Gold Coast Are Learning They Aren’t Immune to Crime

A lot of the crime in Chicago is concentrated in some neighborhoods, but no part of the city is immune. 2 shot, including elderly man, during Gold Coast-area carjackings; 12 others shot within 15 hours – Chicago Tribune

The story is long, and includes some info an a lot of shootings and several carjackings. But the part that caught my attention was the fact that some residents of the Gold Coast were shocked to discover that crime can happen in their neighborhood.

Steve Brown, an attorney who lives a block away, was walking home from getting groceries when he saw paramedics helping a man with a gunshot wound to the arm out of the driver’s seat of the Nissan. He was placed on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance, Brown said.

Brown, like others in the city, has heard of shootings taking place on the city’s South and West side but thought this was abnormal.

“It’s troubling. This is right in the middle of the most affluent part of Chicago. But it’s crazy because they know they are going to get caught.’’

Passersby snapped pictures and live-streamed the scene on social media.

“And this is supposed to be the good side of town,” one man said before leaving.

Even the Gold Coast is part of the Real World™ and is not immune to crime. And given the epidemic of carjacking in Chicago that is hardly to be expected. If you are going to steal cars, you might consider going to those places where they keep the nice ones.

Crime isn’t something that happens only in “other kinds of places” even if that is a comforting illusion. (Hat tip to Second City Cop)

Epic Fail of the Victim-selection Process

And neighbors are shocked, but we’ll get to that. Gun-toting ex-Georgia cop foils attempted home ambush | Fox News

So he thought it would be a good idea to ambush a homeowner.

The armed suspect, who was still being sought Monday by police, was chased off a driveway in Newton County on Tuesday after being confronted by Carlos Wicker, a former police officer.

“I pulled my gun, I shot at him and he took off running,” Wicker, the homeowner, told FOX5 Atlanta.

The press has to play up “former police officer,” but that just means “current non-police-officer citizen.” With a gun.

As for the neighbors…

The incident, which happened just after midnight, has left homeowners in the Riverwalk Farms community on edge.

“I want to find out what’s happened because we have young children here,” one of Wicker’s neighbors told FOX5 Atlanta. “It’s not normal.”

Sorry to let you know, but if you are reading this (and everyone in that neighborhood) live in the Real World™ where crime can and sometimes does happen. Crime isn’t something that only happens to “other kinds of people” in “other kinds of places.” It can happen to you.