Speaking of Not Treating Violent Crime Seriously

An armed home-invasion in Australia (where they have all that lovely gun control). Though this wasn’t the guy with the shotgun. Judge shows ‘no mercy’ to armed robber who terrorised a couple during a violent home invasion.

His victim had been bashed, robbed and left for dead

He could have been sentenced to 25 years (not counting stealing a vehicle). Instead the “no mercy” judge sentenced him to “five years and three months in jail, with a non-parole period of three years and two months.” Given the time he has been in jail waiting for trial, he will be eligible for parole in about 15 months. (Actually most of this was the result of a plea deal.)

This guy has been in trouble with the law for some time. Click thru and scroll down.

For contrast to how to handle violent crime, and how to get more of it see the posing at this link.

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The Rich Turn Their Homes Into Fortresses

The Hamptons – not what it used to be. DON’T PANIC Mega rich New Yorkers installing luxury panic rooms in their mansions amid fears over deadly MS-13 gang.

Last year, Southampton Town Police Chief Steven Skrynecki publicly expressed concern that the gang might spread further east.

When he deployed police equipped with anti-terrorism gear, including automatic weapons, along the perimeters of summer 2017 charity galas, locals took note.

Rich people are arming with handguns and shotguns. Installing bullet-proof glass and high-security entry doors as well as panic rooms.

A single window that you can beat with a sledge hammer – and not break – costs about $6000. To start. Some of them are full on bomb-shelters. Cold War 2.0 is upon us after all.

An 18-year-old Is An Adult, In the Eyes of the Law

I guessing the Left doesn’t like that. Teenager found guilty of killing homeowner in home invasion.

When he was 18, he broke into a home at 2 AM armed with a firearm. He used that firearm. Now he will face the consequences of his actions.

The prosecutor says he had the “intent” to use the weapon. The defense attorney says he didn’t intend to kill anyone. (What exactly does he think happens when you shoot someone?)

As she asked for a guilty verdict, prosecutor Kristina Escalona said, “If we allow going to sleep in our own home to become a risk, what do we have left?”

You must be held accountable for the completely foreseeable consequences of your actions, or society is doomed.

Hurricane Michael

Is just about to make landfall. .

This is a big, well-organized storm. (The Panama City news station that I’m watching has better access than I do, but this image isn’t bad.) Click on the image for a larger version.

If I saw this coming at me, I wouldn’t be sticking around. Even if I had to drive to Chicago to stay with family.

The people who run our satellite services keep trying to hide the satellite data. But I managed to find some. (Most of my hurricane bookmarks are broken just in the past month or 2. Because what would web designers do, if they didn’t change things all the time?)

Update: One of the Panama City news stations I’ve been watching, just lost their feed from downtown Panama City. They heard a loud noise – like a roof collapsing or something – and went off the air.

Never Underestimate the Power of Human Stupidity

A “little nervous” when a category 4 tropical storm is bearing down on you. Ky. Woman Living On PCB Decides To Stay During Hurricane. (That is Panama City Beach.)

I hope she is OK, I really do, but you should not be “a little nervous” about a category 4 storm. You should be motivated to get out of the way. (How hard would it be to have driven 100 miles inland, or go stay with relatives? Granted, it would be VERY difficult to find a hotel room.)

Young and her boyfriend decided not to evacuate from their fifth floor Panama City Beach apartment head of landfall.

“I feel very, very safe. If I were on ground level, I would not be here at all.”

As long as the building doesn’t collapse, they could be OK. But look what happened in Mississippi when category 4 storm Katrina made landfall in Biloxi. (Katrina didn’t hit New Orleans. The levees failed due to rain.)

So this person from Kentucky is “prepared for the aftermath.” I’m sure that’s what a lot of people have said over the years.

Florida Has a Felony Murder Law

JusticeThis is very similar to an incident from September, but this crime took place in May. Third person arrested, charged with murder in Tampa home invasion.

Four people break into a home in Tampa, Florida. Since Floridians are almost as heavily armed as Texans, they meet an armed homeowner, who defends himself, and one of the 4 bad guys is killed. The other 3 scamper.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested Taylor Pritt and Vincent Benitez, both 20, Saturday, charging them with second degree felony murder with a firearm and robbery/home invasion with a firearm. Late Saturday night, deputies in Clay County arrested Ashley Causey, 32, on charges of home invasion and murder resulting from distribution of controlled substances.

The Left is on record as not liking Florida’s law, because it is unfair to hold people accountable for the completely foreseeable consequences of their actions. Or something.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Life Imitates Art. Or The Onion.

It is hard to know where the parodies of the future will come from.

First up, we have this clip from Tucker Carlson. (YouTube will complain if you have any privacy extensions in your browser. Use that link above.)

The complaint that is brushed off, is “Why are we going to protest at an office of someone who is on our side?” Hard to say why they would protest one of their supporters.

Then we have one of the better scenes from The Life of Brian. “You are all individuals” is one of the few scenes that is worth remembering from that movie. (YouTube. Complaints about privacy. Use link.)