A Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Maybe he thought an elderly man would be easy to rob. MCSO: Elderly resident shoots at would be burglar on Snow Road.

Authorities say an elder homeowner told deputies that a subject forced entry into his home and that he fired a shot at the subject.

They say the subject fled on foot, leaving his truck in front of the homeowner’s house.

In other words, he ran like a rabbit.

Self-defense is a human-right.

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A Good Guy With a Gun

Thank God he was there. Dad at McDonald’s with kids shoots and kills masked gunman who opened fire.

Birmingham Police responded to the McDonald’s at around 10:45 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports that multiple people had been shot. When an employee opened the door to let a father and his two sons out of the restaurant, a masked man entered. The man then began shooting. Investigators say it is not clear whether he intended to rob the McDonald’s or was targeting someone inside.

The father then opened fire on the gunman, fatally wounding him. The unidentified dad and one of his kids, a minor, were also struck, but do not have life-threatening injuries.

The dad is not facing charges, though the investigation continues.

Self-defense is a human-right. And concealed carry works.

Self-defense is Legal in Alabama

I never thought she should have been arrested when I first heard about this incident. Selma woman charged in husband’s shooting death cleared by grand jury.

A Dallas County grand jury on Thursday heard testimony from 38-year-old Jacqueline Dixon and, when it was over, declined to issue an indictment against, said District Attorney Michael Jackson.

The investigators and DA’s office issued a murder-domestic violence warrant, but the Grand Jury declined to prosecute.

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0.

So how should an 80-year-old defend himself from 2 (much younger) miscreants if not with a gun? MCSO: homeowner in his eighties shoots suspected burglar.

So two guys try to break into a home in the middle of the afternoon on Wednesday. They set off an alarm, and that brings the homeowner home. Police were also responding.

Captain Paul Burch with the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office said, “The owner has been a victim of burglaries numerous times in recent months. The alarm went off, he responded to his house, encountered some burglars, some incidents occurred leading up to him firing some shots, and one burglar was struck.”

The guy who got shot ended up flagging down some cops for help. He was taken to a local hospital. Cops caught up with his partner-in-crime later in the day, and arrested him. A grand jury will decide if the homeowner should face charges, but it seems like the police believe he was within his rights to defend himself.

That is because self-defense is a human-right.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner. Birmingham homeowner shoots home invasion suspect.

The shooting happened at about 2 a.m. at a home on 3rd Avenue North in the Eastlake area. Police said a man was breaking into a house when the homeowner shot him in the stomach.

The guy who got shot was taken to a local hospital in stable condition. The homeowner was NOT arrested. The investigation continues.

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

When Hurricane Gordon Comes Ashore in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi or Florida…

The fact that no one is preparing, or getting the hell out of Dodge, will be all Trump’s fault. (Either that or it will be Bush’s fault.) Tropical Storm Gordon Public Advisory.

Gordon is currently a tropical storm. At 1500 UTC it was about 145 miles east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi river, heading northwest at 15 miles per hour.

The GOES satellite imagery shows that the storm is strengthening.

Even though they are predicting up to 5 feet of storm surge in some areas, no one will evacuate. Even though a huge swath of territory could experience as much as 8 inches of rain (and the flash flooding that goes with that) no one will evacuate. Because I sort of remember a hurricane in Texas, but did it really do that much damage? And besides, evacuating so much WORK.

If (when?) someone is in trouble because they didn’t prepare or evacuate, it will be all the .gov’s fault and in particular, Trump’s fault. (Or Bush’s fault.)

If and when Gordon becomes a hurricane in the next 24 hours, it will be the 4th Atlantic hurricane this year. (The 3rd which is a category 1 hurricane, is currently churning in the Atlantic.)

When The System Can’t Protect You, You Must Protect Yourself

Where to begin? She knew the guy. He was a neighbor causing her trouble. She went to the cops, they arrested him, but he was out on bail, and he was back to causing her trouble. Helena Police: apartment shooting appears to be self-defense.

He had threatened her with violence. That was why he was arrested. But when they released him on bail he went home – to the same apartment complex she lived in. So in the end, she was forced to protect herself.

After taking witness statements, police said it appeared that Boykin was behaving erratically, accosted a female neighbor at her apartment, and she shot Boykin in self-defense.

So this is another instance of someone you know being enough of a problem that lethal self-defense “appears” to be justified.

This is also another instance that shows, even when cops are doing everything they can, they can’t keep you safe. And it isn’t the fault of the cops – they didn’t set his bail conditions; they just arrested him and turned him over to the courts.

At least this woman had a firearm and was able to defend herself. If she had been disarmed by the state (it is ALWAYS for your own protection) she could be dead today.

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