They Suffered a Breakdown of the Victim-selection Process

They thought it would be a good idea to rob a house. Two men shot, injured in alleged burglary attempt. They were wrong.

Police said a caller reported multiple gunshots were fired at a home. According to officers, a short time later, two men arrived at Children’s Hospital Medical Center with gunshot wounds.

The investigation continues, but self-defense is a human-right.

Politicians Acting Against a Whistle-blower, and Being Generally Corrupt?

JusticeThat would never happen. Would it? Judge: Cincinnati police captain’s federal lawsuit can proceed against city, police chief.

If you follow news about the sorry state of 911 centers around the country, the way I do, you will eventually see some jurisdiction somewhere congratulating themselves on being ready to handle these newfangled cellular telephones. Because even though they collect taxes or fees on every cellphone bill specifically to support 911 services, there was no provision in the law to say that those taxes had to be spent on 911 services. So, in large part, for generations, they weren’t.

Butler claims in his original lawsuit, filed in September 2017, he was retaliated against after he raised questions about how the city spent its 911 fees and grant dollars while he was overseeing the Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 3, 2016 to Jan. 1, 2017.

That’s when he says he was moved and stripped of his managerial duties with virtually no notice.

And it seems that the fix was in, and not just on 911 fees. A friend of the mayor had a company that was basically skimming 15 percent of all city purchases. (Hey, it was service fee. Or something.)

Grab some popcorn. This should be an interesting bit of depositions and discovery. Because even though I believe that the fix is in, I’m not sure that the politicians in Cincinnati can twist a federal judge’s arm. In Chicago, I would believe that City Hall had that kind of power, but I just don’t see that Cincinnati is that organized.

A Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Concealed carry is legal in Ohio. The bad guys apparently haven’t gotten that memo. Teen was shot by the victim he was robbing. Now his partner has been charged with murder.

Around 5 a.m. Saturday, investigators say two 15-year-old boys tried to rob an unidentified victim in the 3600 block of Reading Road.

The victim fired at the teens, striking 15-year-old Jordan Lara. He was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

The actual shooter, the victim of the robbery, is not facing any charges. However, the surviving teen is.

The lawyers call it all kinds of things, but those of us who aren’t lawyers usually call it Felony Murder. (Whatever you call it, the Left HATES it.) If you are committing a crime, you are responsible for all of the bad things that can result from that crime. And trying to rob someone can result in a self-defense shooting. Holding people responsible for the foreseeable outcomes of their actions? I know, it is such a 20th Century concept.

Self-defense is a human-right.

The “How Dare You Live Without Me” Attitude Strikes Again

It didn’t work out well for him. PD: Woman shoots ex-boyfriend trying to break into her East Price Hill home.

Don’t expect the national media to be trumpeting this, because they don’t like it when domestic-violence is handled by the intended victim.

The man broke into the woman’s home through a front window, and she shot him in the abdomen, Sgt. Andrew Fusselman said.

So what does the Gun-hating Left think should happen? She should be reduced to fighting him hand-to-hand?

The guy who didn’t understand the “ex” part of ex-boyfriend was taken to a local hospital and is expected to be OK.

The investigation is continuing. Self-defense is a human-right.

More on the incident. Police: Mother of 5 with license to carry shoots ex-boyfriend as he breaks into her house.

I’m beginning to have some real respect for Joe Deters, the Prosecuting Attorney for Hamilton County (where Cincinnati is located).

“Thank goodness she had a Concealed Carry Permit and was able to defend herself and her five children,” said Prosecutor Joe Deters in a news release. “It is hard to imagine what might have happened to her or her children if she had not been able to protect herself and her family.”

She also had an order of protection out against the guy she shot. (A piece of paper issued by the courts is still a piece of paper.)

Self-defense Is Legal in Cincinnati

JusticeOhio? Not surprising. Hamilton County? It is a bit surprising that the DA acted so quickly. Prosecutor: Woman who shot, killed robber was ‘clearly justified’.

The shooting took place on January 23rd – less than a month ago.

No charges will be filed against a West Price Hill store owner who shot and killed an alleged robber, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Thursday, adding that she was “clearly justified.”

West Price Hill is a neighborhood in Cincinnati.

Actually it isn’t really that surprising that the DA responded the way he did. While Cincinnati is as Leftist as any city in America – they really hate the 2nd Amendment! – Hamilton County has mostly been more conservative. (The SPEED with which he responded is a bit of a surprise.)

“As long as I’ve been prosecutor, I’ve said this repeatedly: If you go into a store with a gun and rob it, you forfeit the right not be shot,” Deters said.

The store owner is still understandably rattled by the incident, but she had a weapon pointed at her, and she defended herself. Self-defense is a Human-right, and it appears that in Hamilton County and Cincinnati it is also your legal right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. (Hat tip to MaddMedic.)

Cops Behaving Stupidly

These guys are just acting like idiots. (Though maybe they’re not acting.) Questions mount whether officers who used racial slurs should be fired.

And yes there is video of the 2 separate incidents. They were not caught on cellphone video, when they weren’t looking. They didn’t speak up in front of a security camera that they didn’t know about. They were caught on body camera. Cameras that cops should KNOW are there. Like I said, idiots.

They can’t be fired for a first offense – that is by union contract language. My guess is the union language will stand, and the city has to keep them on, and there will be weeks of “protests.”

Neighbors Were Shocked. Well a Guy Who Worked There Was Shocked

Because you see, College Hill is a nice neighborhood in Cincinnati. (Or maybe it is North College Hill that is supposed to be “nice.”) Police: 17-year-old robbed, shot outside College Hill gas station.

Except 2 people were shot and killed just across the street from this incident 2 days prior to this shooting.

“I was over there behind the cooler, when I heard the shot, so I go outside and look. The person, he’s laying on the floor and I see the blood in the back,” Mandeep Singh [the clerk] said.

Crime can happen to anyone anywhere. It doesn’t just happen in “other kinds of places.” You should plan accordingly.

The kid who got shot was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with “non-life-threatening injuries.”

Another Failure of Mental Health

So when do you change our minds about how we handle mental health cases? Cincinnati shooter had troubled past, including arrests and ‘rambling’ lawsuits against MSNBC: reports.

The Ohio man who shot dead three people Thursday in a Cincinnati office building had an arrest history in several states, often looked “pissed off” at his neighbors and twice filed lawsuits claiming MSNBC was spying on him, according to multiple reports shedding light on his apparent troubled past.

So he was “troubled.” That must be be the politically correct term for crazy. People on the Left will blame the gun.

She Disrespected His Authority

Department policies be damned! He couldn’t let that go. Cincinnati police chief ‘extremely concerned’ by officer’s use of Taser on 11-year-old girl

A police officer working an off-duty detail at a grocery store used a Taser on an 11-year-old girl Monday evening.

She was walking away, and he told her to stop. She didn’t stop. So he used a taser.

So will the fact that he was moonlighting – and not on duty (or so I see that statement) – mean that he isn’t granted limited immunity? (Which usually amounts to unlimited immunity anyway.)

“If you can’t run, then you need to get off the police force. If you can’t handle an 11-year-old child, then you really need to get off the police force. You here to protect these kids,” [the girl’s mother] said.

I’ll go along with that statement.

News Flash: Criminals Don’t Call 911

And the citizens don’t want to get involved. (Almost makes me homesick for Chicago.) Cincinnati shot-tracker shows most gunfire isn’t reported

Now that we have Shot-tracker, no one needs to call in gunfire. Cops will know right away. (Or else what is the technology for?) 85% of gunfire is not reported to 911.

So let’s review. Bad guys aren’t going to call the cops. The good guys are afraid of the bad guys, so they won’t either. That’s ground-breaking reporting right there. (Maybe I should create a Media Insanity category to go along with Cops Behaving Stupidly.)

Just to show the level of command of the English language… The next story at the Cincinnati Enquirer discusses how police in Dayton are trying to “coax” a subject out of a house using sirens and bullhorns. Not sure I would have gone with the verb “coax” under those circumstances. But then again I’m not a Journalism Professional™.