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.)

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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™.

Self-defense Is Legal in Cincinnati

I sort of suspected that it might be, but 7 days is fast for a prosecutor to admit it. Clerk who shot would-be robber cleared of wrongdoing, prosecutor says – WCPO Cincinnati, OH

Hananiah Israel entered a store, point a gun and demanded cash. One clerk through cash across the counter. The other drew, and demanded he drop his weapon, then fired.

Hananiah Israel died in a local hospital from his wounds.

[Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe] Deters said Wednesday he was not even taking the case to a grand jury.

“If you enter a store with a weapon to rob it, you have forfeited your right not to be shot,” he said. “And these clerks were lucky they weren’t victims themselves. They were clearly defending themselves.”

Self-defense is a human-right.