Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought robbing a home was a good idea. He was wrong. Homeowner shoots suspect in failed burglary.

A 30-year-old man entered a home through a kitchen window near South Avenue A and 7th Street just before 10 p.m., according to YPD.

YPD said the suspect was met by the homeowner who shot the suspect once inside the home.

He was taken to a local hospital, and then to a regional trauma center. His next stop will be jail.


Good Guy With a Gun Stops Kidnapping

This is the kind of thing the gun-hating-Left says never happens. (Never say never.) Witness pulls out gun, stops suspect from kidnapping 11-year-old girl, police say.

According to Sgt. Tommy Thompson with Phoenix police, the suspect approached the girl from behind, grabbed her arm and pulled it behind her back and put his arm over her face while she was walking to school near 19th Avenue and Bell Road on April 3.

When the suspect started talking to the girl, a witness knocked him down and told him to leave the girl alone.

The Good Samaritan only ran the creep off and didn’t try to hold him for police. (Hat tip to MaddMedic.)

He Didn’t Listen to the Warning From the Armed Homeowner

This kid is lucky to be alive. 18-year-old, looking for girlfriend, shot by Show Low homeowner during break-in.

He was screaming for his girlfriend outside a house. He was in the wrong place, but that didn’t seem to matter.

The homeowner said he told Hansen “multiple times” to leave and that whomever he was looking for was not there.

“[Hansen] broke through the pet door, reached up and tried to unlock the door knob (sic),” according to NCSO. “The homeowner grabbed his arm to prevent him from unlocking the door. The suspect pulled away and backed away. He then picked up some large rocks and started throwing them at the house.”

Which broke a window in the door. This enabled the intruder to gain entry. The homeowner, who had warned him about being armed, shot him in the leg.

This was a couple of hours before another homeowner in another part of Arizona killed an intruder. The guy-who-got-shot was described as “acting crazy.” So what you do in that situation? For that matter, what do you think he would have done, had he actually found his girlfriend while in whatever state he was in? (I doubt he was there to deliver flowers.)

Self-defense is a human-right.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

How would you respond to intruders at one o’clock in the morning? PD: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder in Phoenix home invasion.

A man has died after a homeowner shot him as he and another man attempted to enter a home in Phoenix early Saturday morning.

One would-be bad-guy is dead; the other is in the hospital. The investigation is ongoing.

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

Darwin Award Honorable Mention

The barriers at zoos are there for your protection. Idiot. Arizona zoo attack: Jaguar attacked a woman while she was taking a picture.

The guest crossed over the barrier to get a photo and was attacked by a female jaguar, the zoo tweeted, citing witness accounts.

“The visitor sustained non-life threatening injuries to their arm from one of our female jaguars. At the request of the family, paramedics were called. At no time was the animal out of its enclosure … please understand why barriers are put in place. Sending prayers to the family tonight,” the zoo tweeted.

She will have a hospital stay, and probably have permanent scars. All for Instagram/Snapchat/Social-media-insanity. At least she gets her 15 minutes of fame. In the words of Bugs Bunny, “What a maroon.”

A Step-by-step Review of a Cop’s Use of Force

The guy had a knife, and attacked a cop. Oh, and he was a Jihadist. Law of Self Defense: ISIS Brings Knife to Gunfight, Gets Shot

The events took place on January 7, but the body cam video and 911 recordings were only recently released under court order, in response to motions filed by media outlets for disclosure. (The body cam video footage is embedded below.)

It’s worth a look. The original video/story is at this link. But Legal Insurrection has a better analysis. (First link at top.)

Cops Torture a Guy on Camera. Both Are Still Cops

One was suspended for 30 days. Not fired. Not prosecuted. Abuse of Force: Body camera video shows man tased 11 times by officers in Arizona.

The Criminal Justice System.

Wheatcroft was handcuffed lying face down on the hot asphalt on a 108-degree day. He’d already been tased 10 times, with one officer kneeling on his back as another, Officer Matt Schneider, kicked him in the groin and pulled down his athletic shorts to tase him a final time in his testicles, according to a federal lawsuit and body camera footage obtained by Scripps sister station KNXV-TV.

He was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer. Charges were dismissed after prosecutors saw the video.

The experts said it was appalling that Officer Schneider, who has won multiple awards from the police chief and has represented Glendale twice on the TV show Cops, was not terminated. They also believe Glendale should have referred the case for outside criminal investigation and prosecution.

The System looks out for its own. And the Little People are screwed. (Hat tip to Wirecutter.)