Reporters Are Confused About Who Is The Victim

But then I’m beginning to think reporters are confused about a lot of things. Man dead after St. Roch homeowner shoots him during suspected generator theft: NOPD.

His alarm woke him at 2 AM notifying him that someone was breaking into his shed. He armed himself and confronted two individuals in his yard, apparently in the process of stealing a generator.

One of the males confronted by the resident “turned around and faced” the homeowner, police said. The homeowner then fired his gun, hitting one of the men in the chest, police said. The second fled the scene.

The guy who got shot died in a local hospital.

The statement refers to the homeowner as a “victim” and the two men he confronted as “suspects.” However, the department did not immediately respond to questions Friday about whether police consider the fatal shooting to be justified, or whether the person who fled the scene would face charges.

That would be because the investigation is ongoing.

Self-defense is a human-right.

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People Are Worried About the Wrong Thing

Ebola is bad, but it isn’t likely to get here by way of illegal immigration. It takes too long for people to get here that way. 20 Illegal Aliens from Congo Being “Monitored for EBOLA” at U.S. Border.

TB on the other hand is a real problem.

“TB is an ongoing issue in the state of Texas,’ [Laredo Health Director Dr. Hector Gonzalez] explained. “Between Texas, California, and New York, we have 50 percent of the cases of TB and the border has the most. Brownsville has the biggest number of cases.”

Because there is TB, Multi-drug resistant TB (MDR-TB), and Extremely drug-resistant TB (XDR-TB). Regular TB costs about 100 bucks to cure, if you can give people medicine over time and KNOW they will take it. The other forms require hospitalization, quarantine and whole lot more drugs.

Hat tip to Wirecutter.

Ghost In The City

I haven’t featured anything by The Crystal Method in a while, and then I discovered they (He – one of the guys retired) put out an album the end of 2018, which until just recently, I missed. So, let’s listen to a song from that album. It isn’t quite dance music. Big Beat is how The Crystal Method are usually categorized.

This is “Ghost In The City” by The Crystal Method, featuring Le Castle Vania & Amy Kirkpatrick. It is off their September, 2018 album, The Trip Home. (YouTube isn’t currently tripping over the embedded video, but if that changes, use the link above.)

Supernatural

I just tripped over a trailer for an upcoming (or recent) episode of the show Supernatural. It is hard to believe it is in its 15th season. (I might have watched part of season 1, when they were still mostly doing “Monster of the week.”) I’m sure its continued success says something about the state of civil society. I have no idea what that would be.

April 19, 1995: Oklahoma City Bombing

Eastern side and rear of St. Joseph's Cathedral, located at 225 Fourth Street, NW. in downtown Oklahoma City Doesn’t seem like it was really 24 years ago. Oklahoma City bombing.

Image by Nyttend, via the Wiki. Click the image for a better view and more info.

The Oklahoma City bombing occurred when a truck packed with explosives was detonated on April 19, 1995, outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, leaving 168 people dead and hundreds more injured. The blast was set off by anti-government militant Timothy McVeigh, who in 2001 was executed for his crimes. His co-conspirator Terry Nichols was sentenced to life in prison. Until September 11, 2001, the Oklahoma City bombing was the worst terrorist attack to take place on U.S. soil.

It seems like most people are for forgetting about OKC.

Self-defense Is Legal in Idaho

JusticeAnd prosecutors hate that. Jurors acquit shooter, find he acted in self-defense.

He’d been struck so hard, one of his teeth was knocked out and 2 others were cracked. He was lying on the ground when he shot his attacker. Prosecutors charged him with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

I think it is clear he was in fear of “death or grave bodily injury,” since he was already injured.

Jurors in the two-day trial in Coeur d’Alene’s First District Court deliberated 90 minutes before returning a not guilty verdict.

Self-defense is a human-right, but a lot of prosecutors hate that it is also a legal right.

They Want to Live in a Safe Space

Too bad The Real World™ keeps intruding. Shots fired into off-campus apartments near UNCC, police say.

It is the second time this month shots rang out at the University City apartment complex.

Cops are trying to “strengthen” a program designed to make off-campus housing more like on-campus housing, in order to make residents feel safe. Too bad it won’t actually make them safe.

This time a gunman shot a bunch of rounds into an apartment and drove away in the victim’s car.

The world is not a safe place.