Cops Are Calling It Self-defense

But they don’t get to make the final determination. Police: Fatal shooting of woman was self-defense.

An initial investigation, Williams says, has determined the woman was shot in self-defense. The case is expected to be presented to a grand jury as a possible justifiable homicide.

No arrests have been made.


Don’t Bring a Box-cutter to a Gunfight

And reporters need to learn who is, and who is not, a victim. Man injured in apparent self-defense shooting after woman attacked.

He pulled a box-cutter and slashed a woman half-a-dozen times. Then he turned on her boyfriend.

The boyfriend pulled out his gun and shot the victim three times.

Fulton said the shooting victim was taken by helicopter to Baptist South. The victim who was cut also went to a hospital and required about a hundred stitches.

It doesn’t say in the article, but it has the earmarks of a disgruntled ex-boyfriend being mad that she decided to live without him.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

He suffered from a breakdown of the victim-selection process. Mobile homeowner shoots possible burglary suspect on Chin Street.

He thought it would be a good idea to break into a home. Then he found an armed homeowner.

Police say the homeowner fired a shot and hit the man in the foot.

The investigation is ongoing, but the homeowner has not been charged with a crime. Self-defense is a human-right.

Terrorist Camp in Alabama

No mention by the national media? FBI uncovers homegrown terror training camp in Alabama.

But this plot of land in Macon County, Alabama is described in an FBI search warrant as a “makeshift military-style obstacle course” belonging to a small group of terrorists led by Siraj Wahhaj who owned the property up a long dirt road but just a few miles from downtown Tuskegee.

Hat tip to Godfather Politics.

A Failure of the Victim-selection Process

What would you do if you came home and discovered a burglary in progress? Police: Burglary suspect sent to hospital with gunshot wound after altercation with homeowner.

There was an altercation and the homeowner shot the burglary suspect, according to Sgt. Johnny Williams.

The guy-who-got-shot was taken to a local hospital. When he gets out the hospital, he will be taken to the local lockup.

Self-defense is a human-right.

A Play-by-play of What Happens When a Town Assumes Nothing Will Change

“Change is the only constant in the universe.” If you assume nothing will change, you will get run-over by inevitability. Courtland could ‘run out of money’ if golf course doesn’t sell.

There was a paper mill in the town. They assumed that it would be there forever. It wasn’t there forever.

In 1999 – assuming that nothing would change – a small town built an 18-hole golf course complete with a clubhouse and a maintenance building, for a little more than 3 million dollars. (They still owe 1.4 million and are paying about $12,000 a month to pay off the bond.)

Then in 2014 the mill closed, and in 2016 the company stopped paying “in lieu of ad-valorum” which was about 700,000 a year. And now the city or town is in deep yogurt.

The course’s bond holders are guaranteed on their investment, [Farrell Hutto, town councilman and lifelong resident of Courtland] said. “If we don’t sell it, (the bond company) will. Then they’ll sell the Town Hall and anything else until they get their money.”

They tried to sell the golf course, but there are covenants and restrictions that limit what can be done, so the auction didn’t reach the reserve they set.

The high bidder that day, Mount Hope farmer Sam Spruell, said earlier this month he wasn’t certain the purchase would have been a good investment. He said the covenants on the property near the Courtland Air Base limit how the land can be used.

The property currently cannot be used for residential development or as farmland for raising livestock, according to county records. Hutto said the property has built-in irrigation and six lakes that could lure a row crop producer.

“I’d probably turned it into a mixture of sod farm and row-crop farm,” said Spruell. “I might have sold some of it off.”

Covenants and restrictions are the ultimate hubris of the time, limiting what can be done with a bit of land, has put this town in a position where they will lose everything. Everything that can be sold to raise money to pay off a bond they should never have taken on in the first place.

How many people do you know under the age of 50 who play golf? Under 30? In 1999 you really couldn’t conceive the idea that the mill might close? That happened so many times it is literally a cliche.

The mayor says there is no plan B. So why didn’t they accept the offer of 700,000 bucks?

Courtland, Alabama isn’t alone of course. A lot of major cities are paying off bonds used to build ballparks and football stadiums, while their schools and pensions are ignored. It is just that being a small town, they are running out of cash faster than places like Chicago.

Self-defense Is Legal In Alabama

And prosecutors aren’t happy. Murder charge dismissed in Albertville shooting.

The facts.

Crawford was indicted on a murder charge for the November 2017 shooting death of Jason Myers at Pleasant View Trailer Park. According to court documents, Crawford claimed Myers approached the home at night saying he was going to kill Crawford and his wife. Crawford fired one shot, hitting Myers.

The judge ruled that evidence shows this was a case of legal self-defense. The DA can appeal in the next 30 days.

Self-defense is a human-right, and it seems it is also your legal right in Alabama.