Self-defense in the Windy City

A story from a couple of days ago, that I missed. Cops: West Side homeowner wounds backyard intruder.

The 54-year-old homeowner told police he discovered the unknown man in his locked backyard and verbally instructed the man to leave, according to a police spokeswoman. But the intruder allegedly “balled up his fist” and approached the homeowner, who, fearing an attack, opened fire with a 9mm handgun, striking the intruder in the upper left thigh, police said.

The bad guy was taken to a local hospital. He’s been charged with assault. The homeowner was questioned and released, because self-defense. (Even in the People’s Republic of Illinois, it seems to sometimes be your legal right.)

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. (I went looking for this story due to HeyJackass!)

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Armed Homeowner Meets Armed Intruder

Are you surprised at what happened? Police: Jacksonville man shoots intruder found inside home.

The unnamed homeowner told investigators he had just gotten home when he saw a woman he did not recognize inside his residence carrying one of his rifles.

The homeowner was detained for questioning, and the woman went to a hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right, and mostly your legal right in Florida.

“I don’t want to die tonight”

Another couple of Cook County miscreants leave Cook County, figure out that might not be safest course of action. 2 in custody after armed carjacking, police chase into Wilmington.

Two guys carjack someone in Calumet City (Cook County) and lead several jurisdictions on a chase into Will County (south and west of Chicago) where they crash, and flee on foot. One of them breaks into a home, and runs into an armed homeowner.

The homeowner said his dog alerted him of a possible intruder, so he grabbed his gun and called out, “if someone is inside the house leave now.” The suspect allegedly yelled back at the man, and said, “I’m not leaving!”

That’s when the homeowner fired one shot at the suspect. The suspect then allegedly told the homeowner “I don’t want to die tonight,” and left out the back door.

Cops arrested him a short time later, but it took several hours for his accomplice to be picked up.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0.

Texans Are Still Armed. Home Invaders Still Getting Shot.

This isn’t New Jersey, after all. Nacogdoches police arrest suspect shot by homeowner during early morning robbery.

The Nacogdoches homeowner says two male subjects forced entry into the home. The homeowner stated one of the burglars was seen to be armed with a pistol.

The homeowner fired a shot at one of the burglars. Both subjects then ran out of the home.

Police arrested a guy a short time later, who showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound.

Self-defense is human-right, and in Texas it seems to be your legal right. (Investigation continues.)

Armed Self-defense: South African Edition

You could also say, “Don’t bring a random piece of wood to a gunfight.” NEWSFLASH: East homeowner guns down suspected intruder.

“The homeowner had just arrived home with his fiancé and 13-year-old daughter when he noticed that one of the windows in his room was broken. Soon afterwards, he heard his daughter screaming upstairs,” he said.

So he did what any legally armed father would do, he grabbed a gun and ran for the stairs. He met the guy coming down, and a fight ensued. The would-be bad-guy grabbed a piece of wood, and the father shot him.

Mbatsane said the suspect tried to escape but succumbed to his injuries in the main bedroom of the house.

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

Family Members of Kid Shot in Self-defense Are Unhappy

JusticeOh, and Cook County prosecutors agree, there should be no consequences for your actions. (Or the foreseeable consequences they produce.) Family Distraught After Boy Is Shot Dead In Lake County, Cousins Charged With Murder Despite Not Pulling Trigger.

Let’s start off with the Law, which has been around for 200 years. (Though Illinois had to put it back on the books in 2017.) And note that the following phrase clearly implies that they want it to be gone. “Still Stands?” in 88 percent of all states. Including Illinois.

The statute still stands in 44 states.

So when “Professional Journalists” (like at the Tribune) try to call this an obscure law, know that they are lying through their teeth. It’s what they do, when presented with inconvenient facts.

And the prosecutors?

“I would not have charged murder in this case,” said CBS 2 Legal Analyst Irv Miller, a former Cook County prosecutor.

Because in Cook County, there are no consequences. Unfortunately for the criminals in this case, they were not in Cook County, and Lake County has a different attitude toward law and order, and no desire to turn into the mess that is Cook County. (Take a look at Chicago’s Crime statistics from HeyJackass!)

The relatives? One kid died, and those who were arrested are his cousins. (How do you spell “Family Values?”)

The family of the teens is holding onto hope that an injustice won’t happen to their teens.

Because being held accountable would be an injustice. Or something.

The Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim doesn’t see it as an injustice, and is standing by his decision to charge those responsible for creating the situation that brought about murder, with murder. (More from Mike Nerheim at this link.)

For the mother of the dead kid saying it’s not fair, see Relatives of Dead Criminals Don’t Like Self-defense. For details on the original crime see Felony Murder in Illinois, and for the Fake News/Lying Media there is the post Lies, Damn Lies and Media Bias.

How Felony Murder Works in Illinois (Outside of Cook County, Anyway)

JusticeThe Left is going crazy over the decision to employ felony murder charges against a bunch of Chicago teens, who had the bad judgement to leave Cook County. Prosecutor defends controversial murder charges against teen burglary suspects.

“Charging these offenders with felony murder as adults is based entirely on the law,” Nerheim said in a statement on Thursday. “Illinois law has long held felons accountable for any foreseeable deaths that occur during the commission or attempted commission of a ‘forcible felony.’ This includes the death of innocent bystanders in addition to the deaths of co-felons.

“The rationale of the legislature surrounding this legislation is simple: When criminal defendants commit forcible felonies (especially when the felon(s) are armed), the possibility of death or great harm increases dramatically,” the statement continued.

There are few things The Left hates more than individual responsibility, and consequences for one’s actions fall right in that square.