You Ever Have the Feeling They Aren’t Telling You the Whole Story?

CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSSThis is one of those times. Philly DA’s Office Employee Kills Armed Sex Worker in Self-Defense, Officials Say

On Tuesday, shortly before 10 a.m., an armed 31-year-old man tried to rob another man on the 2600 block of North Napa Street in the Strawberry Mansion neighborhood, Philadelphia police said. The second man fired his own weapon, shooting the 31-year-old once in the chest.

The 31-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The man who shot him was not injured during the incident and has not been charged.

The shooter was an off-duty employee with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, who “who also works as a gun violence counselor.”

I don’t expect to hear much else, but I will try to try and stay alert to developments in this case.

Oh, and Self-defense is a Human-right.

Self-defense In The People’s Republic of Chicago

CuffsIt is becoming more common. Homeowner shoots intruder in Albany Park home invasion

The 46-year-old man heard what appeared to be someone breaking into his home at 4:52 p.m. in the 4800 block of North Kenneth Avenue, according to Chicago police. He went to investigate and was confronted by a 58-year-old man who doesn’t live there.

The would-be bad-guy was shot in the arm and ran away, but was later picked up and taken to a hospital.

And they make a point of noting that the homeowner was licesned to have a gun in his own home. That requirement is one of tne of the many reasons I don’t live in the People’s Republic of Illinois.

Self-defense is a Human-right. The investigation is on-going, because the powers-that-be in Chicago and Cook County would love to charge this guy with something. We can’t allow individual action and individual responsibility!

Armed Self-defense in the People’s Republic of California?

I think it has become more prevalent recently. Robbery suspect shot by store clerk identified

The attempted robbery occurred at 10:40 a.m. Sunday when Hector Lopez- Gastelum entered La Michoacana store, at 1702 Vesta St., near Acacia Street, said Lt. Julie Epperson of the San Diego Police Department.

Lopez-Gastelum allegedly produced a handgun and demanded money from the cash register, Epperson said. The clerk opened the register and gave the suspect the money.

The investigation is on-going, but self-defense is a human-right.

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Self-defense in Nevada

Warning shots are never a good idea. Carson City man jailed after homeowner shoots him in foot for alleged attempted break-in

A 24-year-old Carson City man was arrested early Saturday for suspicion of felony home invasion after being shot in the foot by a homeowner who had attempted to scare the suspect away, according to a sheriff’s office booking report.

He was shot in the foot by what was intended to be a warning.

It isn’t often you see a .22 caliber pistol used in a self-defense shooting, and I would hate to rely on something that small, but in this case it seems to have worked.

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

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A Woman Defends Her Man From 3 Attackers

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That’s how a firearm can level the playing field. Female homeowner shoots one of three armed intruders: Police

Three men forced their way into a home and demanded money. They were armed. The male resident called out to the woman who was asleep.

When the woman woke up, she said she knew something was wrong and immediately grabbed her gun from underneath the mattress.

She saw the male resident struggling with two unknown armed men. One was wearing a light gray hoodie, and one was wearing a dark hoodie and light blue jeans. She said the latter pointed a gun at her.

One of the guys was shot in the abdomen. One was apparently in shock. The three left. The injured guy was dumped at a hosptial, and he was arrested when the doctors were done with him.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense Is Legal in Ohio

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But then I suspected it was. Man shot to death at Akron liquor store; police believe it may have been self-defense

Preliminary information indicates a 38-year-old man had arrived in a Nissan and was later leaving the Country Market on East South Street when he got into an altercation with the victim. The 34-year-old then drew a gun and shot the 38-year-old in the hand, and apparently the 26-year-old driver of the Nissan then exchanged gunfire with the 34-year-old and shot him before fleeing the scene.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

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He thought robbing a store would be a good idea. Business owner shoots man allegedly trying to rob store at gunpoint in Shelltown area

Police said a man in his early 20s tried to rob a market and taco shop business called La Michoacana at gunpoint. He reportedly demanded money from two cash registers which the person working at the store – later identified as the 40-year-old owner – handed over. As the suspect was turning to leave, the business owner reportedly produced a handgun, challenged the suspect, and ended up shooting the man twice.

The guy who got shot was taken to a local hospital.

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

Self-defense Is Legal in South Carolina

JusticeHe apparently thought was a good idea to rob a guy. He was wrong. No charges in deadly QT shooting in Spartanburg Co., ruled justified

He was trying to buy a money order, but having trouble. So he went next door to use an ATM for cash. Apparently the soon-to-be-dead-guy overheard his plans.

Once the man exited the [QuikTrip] around 10 minutes later, Berry left his car and approached the man “in a hurried manner,” investigators said.

According to the sheriff’s office, Berry took a swing at the man but missed as he was running away. Investigators said the man, fearing for his life due to Berry continuing to come towards him, pulled out his concealed weapon and fired one time.

He thought it would be a good idea to rob a guy who had just gone to the ATM. He was wrong. He got shot, and died during surgery.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in South Carolina it might be your legal right as well.

Felony Murder in Ohio

CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSSThe Left will be scream about how this in unfair any time now. Dayton man indicted in death of accomplice

Two guys decide to rob a guy in his car. It doens’t end well for them when it turns out he is armed as well, and defends himself.

As for the murder charge, you are responsible for the entirely foreseeable consequences of your actions.

Authorities said under Ohio law, an individual is responsible for any death that occurs during a robbery attempt, including the death of an accomplice.

The Left doesn’t generally like that kind of law, because individual responsibility for individual actions is counter to Marxist theory.

Victim versus Criminal

CuffsThe media in Oklahoma seems to get it right. NORMAN SHOOTING: Two people injured in shooting in Norman, police say

The media often confuse who is a victim in a self-defense shooting.

According to Norman police, the initial investigation indicates that the victim, 23-year-old Dalton Deleon, was inside his home when he heard someone rummaging through his vehicle parked in his driveway. He left the home to stop the suspect, later identified as a 17-year-old male, police said.

The teen, also armed with a handgun, tried to run away from the scene. Police said Deleon continued to chase him eastbound on Boyd Street to the intersection of Merrywood Lane, where the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot at Deleon.

Both were wounded. The victim was treated and released. The criminal was treated and booked into the county jail on burglary and assault with a deadly weapon.

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

Stories of Self-defense: International Edition

crime scene tapeThis story is from Brazil. Shop owner shoots dead three robbers inside Brazil clothes store

CCTV shows how the owner calmly walked out from behind the counter, causing the thieves to back away, before pulling out his own handgun from his waistband.

As he goes to grab the weapon, one of the thieves opens fire, shattering a display case just over the man’s left shoulder.

The store owner then fires several bullets, which struck all three of the men as they were attempting to flee.

Self-defense is a human-right. And Brazil has recently made some effort to see that it is your legal right, though I have no idea how this will play out in the long run.

So Who Did the Lenient Rules Help, In the End?

CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSSBecause it wasn’t him. Ex-felon arrested 28 times shot while committing Kinsey burglary dies in Dothan hospital.

For those of you who are geographically impaired, Dothan, Alabama is a small college town roughly north of Panama City, Florida and roughly south of Montgomery along US 231. They have a couple of decent places to eat, and college radio station that isn’t awful. Or they had, I have not been to Dothan in a very long time. 15 years give or take.

First let’s talk about the dead-guy.

He was convicted in 2018 on four counts of drug possession and sentenced to 10 years in prison.

According to the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles, he had served two years of his sentence before entering the federal release program in March 2020.

So a release program. It was no doubt supposed to be good for him. It wasn’t. It was the worst failure imaginable. If he had even had to serve HALF of his sentence, he might still be alive.

And is anyone surprised by his lack of reform? Can you spell “recidivist?”

Now let’s talk about Sunday.

Dantrail Mills, 34, a habitual lawbreaker, forced his way into a family’s home – first throwing a bicycle at the master bedroom window where a couple and toddler were sleeping, according to Houston County Sheriff’s Office investigators.

He, then, kicked the door in and shot at the male homeowner, missing him. The bullet went through a wall and through a crib in another room.

That is when the resident returned fire.

Alabama has a Stand Your Ground law, and this clearly applies, at least according the Houston County Sheriff Donald Valenza.

Among other scenarios, the law states that a person is legally presumed to be justified in using deadly physical force in self-defense or the defense of another person if the person reasonably believes that another person is in the process of unlawfully and forcefully entering, or has unlawfully and forcefully entered, a dwelling, residence, or occupied vehicle.

Self-defense is a human-right, and Alabama is not New Jersey.

Don’t Bring a Baseball Bat to a Gunfight

It won’t end well for you. Man shot five times after threatening Killeen homeowner with bat

The homeowner went inside and came back with a gun. Police said the man in the car stopped on Greengate Dr. and approached the homeowner with an aluminum baseball bat.

The two got into some kind of fight before police said the homeowner shot him at least five times.

The investigation continues.

People You Know and Threats to Safety

Hand CuffsThe gun-hating Left always says that “you’re more likely to shoot someone you know.” That is because they are more likely to be a problem than a random stranger. Man shoots knife-wielding home invader during break-in in Person County, deputies say

Person County deputies said around 10:30 p.m. on Friday, a male neighbor was shot while attempting to break into a home along Rhododendron Lane.

Authorities said a man inside the home shot the neighbor two times in what appears to be self-defense.

So, do you think this neighbor knew the person he tried to attack?

He is expected to be out of the hospital soon, and will then be in police custody.

Self-defense is a human-right, even if it against someone you know.

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim Selection Process

I wish someone on the gun-hating Left would say what she should have done, without the use of a firearm. ’I reached over and got my shotgun, and I cocked it’: Grandma fends off would-be burglar

This is a couple of weeks old, but still worth a look.

“I reached over and got my shotgun. And I cocked it, and I told him to stay right there,” she said. “Told him to go sit on the steps. I followed him out, and I just stood here with the shotgun waiting for the police to come.”

It was Sandy’s first time using the shotgun, which she got years ago to protect her family as a single mother. She was initially “scared to death” while holding the intruder at gunpoint.

“But then I was totally calm, really and truly. I thought, ‘This is amazing!’ I said, ‘You know, I’ve got grandchildren your age!’”

There is quite a bit. What the robber said, what police said. But this is the point I like.

“After he was so meek and mild and sat down like I told him to do? It was empowering. I felt like at least I was in charge. I wasn’t afraid,” she said.

And no one got hurt.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. (Hat tip to USA Carry.)

Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0

CuffsAnother failure of the victim-selection process… Northeast Side robbery suspect killed, alleged accomplices arrested.

According to police, two male suspects entered the Beechcroft Newstand, located at 1935 E. Dublin-Granville Road, around 1:10 a.m. Friday wearing masks.

The men were armed and demanded money.

Police said the suspects and the clerk exchanged gunfire, with the clerk fatally shooting one of the suspects.

The clerk and a customer were wounded in the exchange, but they were released from the hospital.

The bad-guy with the gun has been charged with murder, because felony-murder is a thing in Ohio. The getaway driver was also arrested, and she has also been charged with murder.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0

Hand CuffsThey thought breaking into a home was a good idea. I’m sure things didn’t turn out they way they planned. 3rd person captured after homeowner shoots suspect during attempted break-in, deputies say

“There were three people [the homeowner] had caught and he believed were breaking in,” said JT Foster with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. “One of the suspects made a move towards him and he felt threatened, so he fired at least one time striking one of the suspects.”

The other two suspects ran from the scene, deputies said.

Deputies brought in a K-9 officers and ATV’ss to track the other suspects (see Sky 4 video above.)

They caught the woman fairly quickly. They guy who got shot was taken to a local hospital, but his condition was not disclosed. The third miscreant has been apprehended.

As for the homeowner…

“Bums and thieves who come on my property to steal, if I have to defend myself, if I have to disable your vehicle, if I have to disable you, I’ll do it,” said the Homeowner. “Stay off my property.”

Click thru for more details.

Self-defense is a human-right.

A Failure of the Victim-selection Process

CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSSHe thought breaking into a home to “settle a dispute” was a good idea. He was wrong. Suspected Burglar Shot Breaking Into Home In Broken Arrow.

Broken Arrow Police said the homeowner confronted the man and shot him twice. Detectives said the men knew each other and had a dispute.

He was shot twice in the upper torso, and is in serious condition.

Self-defense is a human-right.

A Failure of the Victim-selection Process

CuffsHe had a chance to walk away. He should have taken it. Two people charged in Flower Mound home invasion

During the incident, the homeowner shot the male suspect after telling him to leave several times and warned him, without success. The homeowner felt threatened as the suspect kept moving toward him, which is when he fired one shot towards the suspect.

He was shot one time in the chest, which makes him slightly lucky to be alive, and also luck not to be paralyzed.

Matthew Aaron Jester, 29, and Aerialle Rieff, 30. Both have been charged with burglary of a habitation and fraud use. Rieff was also charged with tampering with/or fabricating physical evidence.

Self-defense is a human-right, and this took place in Texas.

After Action Report on Self-defense Shooting

People were injured and scared, but they got out better than the would-be bad-guy. EXCLUSIVE: Midland homeowner speaks out after killing alleged intruder

Two guys were in the kitchen, Duffy’s girlfriend was down the hall.

Duffy saw 26-year-old Ian Ramirez burst into his home brandishing a gun,

he knew he had to act quickly.

“I ran to my room and grabbed my rifle,” said Duffy.

Duffy added, “He had blue gloves on and a surgical mask, and he pointed at me and said you’re going to come with me. He was very matter-of-fact and very determined–it was stressful, it was scary.”

That’s when the shooting began.

Click thru for the details of the shooting, what the cops found when they arrived, etc. There is quite a bit that is worth a look, but I will include this.

The incident, although scary, has strengthened Isabel [Tovar] and Gunner’s relationship.

“I definitely feel safer because not everybody can say that my significant other would take a bullet for me, and he definitely did, and I feel safer with him,” said Tovar.

Self-defense is a human-right, and this happened in Texas, not in New Jersey.