Neighbors Were Shocked

Because they thought their zip-code protected them. Neighbors in shock after suspect kidnaps, shoots teen babysitter Wednesday afternoon.

He kidnapped the babysitter, and he tried to rob her. Then he shot her as she ran away from him.

“You don’t see this type of behavior happen around here,” [Alena] Moran [a resident of Boscobel St. for five years] said.

If you can read this, then you do actually live in The Real World™ where crime can, and sometimes does, happen.

Good thing the teenager was disarmed, for her own protection, or someone might have been hurt. Oh, wait a minute…

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Sounds Like a Parent Defending Kids

Which is exactly what parents are supposed to do. Police: Intruder shot, killed by homeowner in Tigard.

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner. That’s what happened here. The result is one dead home invader.

According to police, multiple kids were inside the home at the time, but they are safe.

Neighbors aren’t quite shocked.

This incident certainly has neighbors on edge.

“It’s very friendly, very family oriented – and yeah, this is unusual for here,” said Cheryl Lawhead.

A reminder that they do, in fact, live in the Real World™ where crime can, and sometimes does, happen.

While the investigation continues, Self-defense remains a Human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Residents Were Shocked

Reality is true, even when you don’t want it to be. Union Temple Beefs Up Security After Vandalism.

So the antisemitic graffiti and arson attacks on various synagogues in New York City have pushed (some) people out of their delusions. And they aren’t happy.

“Of course I know anti-Semitism is real, but I guess that in the back of my mind I was telling myself ‘but not here,’” [One member of the temple] said. “Now that it’s in Brooklyn, in my own super-progressive neighborhood, inside my baby’s preschool, I have to come to terms with it on a whole different level.”

Crime – even hate crime – isn’t something that only happens in “other kinds of places,” to “other kinds of people.” It is strange to me to think that the Jewish community in New York – even if only the extremely liberal portion of it – could really believe that somehow their zip-code would protect them.

If you can read this, you are not a resident of some fantasy locale where crime never happens. You live in the Real World™ where crime – even hate crime – can and sometime does happen. You should plan accordingly.

So as a show of force, there will be some private security, and – at least for a short time – some NYPD cops at this school. But in the long run what are these people going to do?

[That same mother] had recently volunteered to canvass her neighborhood ahead of the midterm elections, a decision that she said she’s now feeling conflicted about, “because of how much this incident makes me want to go out and buy a gun.”

What’s that old saying? “A Conservative is a Liberal Who’s been mugged.”

I’m sure she will get over the desire to exert individual action. Because she’s in her “own super-progressive neighborhood.”

A side note: The articles I’ve read seem to be doing everything they can to avoid mentioning that the person who has been arrested in relation to several attacks (James Polite) was Democratic intern, because narrative, I assume. (That’s another “uncomfortable reality.”)

Crime Doesn’t Just Happen in Other Kinds of Places

People think they are immune to crime because of where they live. They are wrong. Bossier’s Safest Neighborhoods Are Being Targeted by Criminals.

Many Bossier City residents may have been lulled into a false sense of security living inside our safest neighborhoods. Greenacres Place is certainly viewed as a secure and friendly place to live. But now we know we can all be at risk.

To the point where they are leaving keys in unlocked vehicles.

When my uncle and my cousin went hunting for elk, they didn’t stay in Illinois. They went to where there were elk. Why do you think criminals won’t be active in your neighborhood? It is too far? Unless you live in a gated community with serious security you are subject to crime. This is the Real World™ not some fantasy-land.

I’m putting this in the “Neighbors Were Shocked” category, because I’m sure they are surprised to find they can’t leave their keys in their cars.

Neighbors Were Shocked. Well a Guy Who Worked There Was Shocked

Because you see, College Hill is a nice neighborhood in Cincinnati. (Or maybe it is North College Hill that is supposed to be “nice.”) Police: 17-year-old robbed, shot outside College Hill gas station.

Except 2 people were shot and killed just across the street from this incident 2 days prior to this shooting.

“I was over there behind the cooler, when I heard the shot, so I go outside and look. The person, he’s laying on the floor and I see the blood in the back,” Mandeep Singh [the clerk] said.

Crime can happen to anyone anywhere. It doesn’t just happen in “other kinds of places.” You should plan accordingly.

The kid who got shot was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with “non-life-threatening injuries.”

What If 911 Put You on Hold For 4 Minutes

Oh, and neighbors were shocked. Shooting in Toronto’s east end leaves neighbourhood on edge.

What has been troubling for people in the area was how long it took to get through to 911 in the first place. Several neighbours said they called 911 as soon as they heard the shots. But in each case, they were put on hold.

Long wait times at Toronto 911 have been an issue. More positions have been approved, but it doesn’t sound like they have been filled.

A lot of really bad things can happen in 4 minutes, and at that point you haven’t even communicated with a 911 operator. So what are you going to do while you wait?

And the neighbors?

One woman, still reeling from the incident, spoke to Global News anonymously. She’s lived in the area for years and now fears for her safety.

While she may be less-safe than she was years ago, she isn’t less safe than she was last week. She just thought she was safe.

And Canada has all that lovely gun control. How is it that criminals just ignore those laws?

Neighbors Were Shocked

First, it is a story of armed self-defense. BAPD: Homeowner Fires At Woman Attempting To Break In.

She decided that she was entitled to break into another person’s home to retrieve property she believed was hers. She miscalculated.

Police said a woman was home when she heard a loud noise. She immediately called 911, picked up her gun and walked toward a broken window.

“[She]noticed that a window had been broken and saw a white female trying to get into the house, trying to gain entry into the house,” said Officer Koch. “[The] homeowner fired shot in the direction of the suspect, its unknown whether the suspect was injured.

Cops apparently went on at length about how this is not a random event.

The neighbors? They were shocked to discover that they live in the Real World™ and not in some crime-free paradise.

Rick Plantin is one of several people living in the neighborhood who was shocked to hear the sound of a police chopper.

“It’s scary, it really is,” said Plantin.

He did eventually arrive at the point were he realized that crime can happen “in any neighborhood.”

Self-defense is a human-right.