He Cooperated With Them. They Killed Him Anyway.

And what the hell is a “.22-caliber assault pistol?” One arrested, another at large in ‘cowardly’ killing at convenience store

“Some people put way too low of a value on the lives both of the victims and the families that they disrupt by doing things like this,” [Madera County Sheriff Jay] Varney said. “I think this was a pretty cowardly act for this person to do that on the way out the door after the clerk had done everything to comply with their needs to take someone else’s property.”

He got the first part exactly right. Violent criminals do not stop being violent criminals because of anything you do, or do not do. They don’t suddenly develop a sense of the value of human life, because you are cooperating.

Most corporations like to ignore this fact and pretend that if you cooperate, you will be safe. That is a strategy, not a guarantee. But the corporations will keep you disarmed – for your own safety of course – while you are at work.

While this may have been a workable strategy 30 years ago, it is less of one today. Being armed for self-defense is another strategy. It is also not a guarantee. “There are on guarantees in this life save death and next winter’s snow.” But I think that relying on cooperation, as if it were a guarantee, is misguided.

Cops have arrested one guy, and are looking for a second suspect.

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He Apparently Didn’t Like The “Ex” Part of Ex-boyfriend

Arguing the point didn’t work out too well for him. Sheriff: Man shoots girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend in self-defense

No charges were filed against the boyfriend who did the shooting, but the ex-boyfriend was arrested and booked into Shasta County Jail on suspicion of criminal threats and battery, deputies said.

He made a brief detour to the local hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg.

He had made threats. He showed up (according to police) “as the aggressor.” He threatened a stabbing. When he reached into his pocket he got shot in the leg.

Why is it that some people don’t understand the phrase, “It’s over?”

Self-defense is a human-right.

They Suffered a Breakdown of the Victim-selection Process

They thought it would be a good idea to rob a liquor store. They thought wrong. Man fatally shot during alleged Whittier liquor store robbery attempt identified

Even in the People’s Republic of California, self-defense works.

Butler, along with a second man who fled the scene and is yet to be identified, are suspected of entering the store with at least one handgun between them in what police described as a robbery attempt, according to Whittier police Sgt. Willie Lawson.

The clerk working at the store pulled a gun of his own, leading to “an exchange of gunfire,” Lawson said.

Lawrence Butler Jr. died at the scene from a gunshot wound to the chest. The other miscreant ran like a rabbit. Police did not recover a gun, but they did recover evidence that indicates they shot at the clerk.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense in California: 1884 Edition

Fascinating bit of history. Back in the Day: How a fatal shooting led to a post office’s backwards name – Press Enterprise

A guy shot his uncle in 1884 in what would later be called Radec, California. (That’s “cedar” spelled backwards.) The coroner ruled it was likely self-defense, but a grand jury called for a trial.

On July 24, after deliberations lasting about 20 minutes and with only one ballot, William Fain was acquitted of the murder charge.

Self-defense is a human-right. Time does not change what is and what is not a human right. (Note: of what was once the town of Radec, only the cemetery in that area retains the name today.)

Even in the People’s Republic of California…

Self-defense works. Hesperia homeowner shoots man authorities say was breaking in – San Bernardino Sun

Some of the articles about this incident reference a “teen” being shot, because the would-be bad guy was 18. Technically a teenager? Technically an adult in the eyes of the law.

Through an investigation, officials learned Sanchez had gone to the Kern Avenue home and “began forcing open the front door as the residents slept,” the statement said.

A man inside confronted the 18-year-old at the door and immediately called 911, officials said. The resident then armed himself with a gun, according to authorities.

When Sanchez finally broke into the home, sheriff’s officials said the resident opened fire, striking Sanchez several times.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Domestic Violence Case Highlights Cops Giving One of Their Own Special Treatment

JusticeHe was a cop, or an ex-cop, so of course the rules didn’t apply to him. Ex-Hercules cop gets prison for attacking wife – Story | KTVU

Stalking. Planting tracking devices on her car. Generally being an idiot, who didn’t understand the phrase, “It’s over!”

He finally executed a drive-by shooting (she was unharmed) to get the cops to do something.

Cindy told 2 Investigates that when she called Antioch police, officers would give him special treatment, by driving him home or telling him to “cut it out.” Antioch police have not responded to repeated requests for comment on this case.

It isn’t the first time a cop has been given a pass by his brothers in blue.

“How Dare You Live Without Me!” – Didn’t go as he planned

He flew all that way just to get arrested. English man arrested in Fresno airport for death threats | The Modesto Bee

Domestic violence stories don’t often end well. This one does, with the would-be bad guy in jail.

Fresno County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 20-year-old man from England at Fresno Yosemite International Airport after he threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend who intended to marry another man, the sheriff’s office said.

There was restraining order granted, but because he lived in England, it had never been served.

Deputies responded to the airport Thursday evening to personally serve the restraining order and arrest him.

He is charged with making criminal threats.