Of Course the Arrest Was Politically Motivated

And of course the department’s internal investigation found that it wasn’t. City to pay Stormy Daniels $450,000 over strip club arrest.

An internal police review determined Daniels’ arrest was improper but not planned in advance or politically motivated.

Sure it wasn’t. I’ve got some swamp land in Florida that you might be interested in purchasing. Or maybe a bridge in NYC…

So the chief has recommended that some officers be fired, some be suspended and at least one get a “written reprimand.” Whatever that will amount to in the long run. The union is upset that anyone is being held accountable.

Oh and the Vice unit in Columbus? It has been disbanded in the wake of an arrest. One officer apparently thought he was above the law; he’s charged with a bunch of things including pressuring people to cover up his crimes.

Putting the “Criminal” in the criminal justice system.


Hacked Is Probably an Overstatement

My guess is that the teacher in question had a weak password. (Pet name, kid’s name, spouse’s name, etc.) 13-Year-Old Allegedly Hacked Teacher Account to Create Student ‘Hit List’.

A 13-year-old is currently under investigation after he allegedly used a teacher’s credentials to hack into his school district’s computing system to steal fellow students’ personal information and create a “hit list.”

It dosen’t say, and the original article at the Columbus, Ohio ABC affiliate also doesn’t say, how he got that teachers login and password. If I had to guess (which I do) I would say the logins are known (you have to be able to send emails to the teacher after all), and her password was easy to guess based on information known about her by her class. Which is why you should never use your pet’s name as a PW.

The good news is they stopped this kid before he shot up the kids who were bullying him. (Don’t we have anti-bullying programs today?) The bad news is I doubt anyone will improve the level of their security.

He Literally Shot Himself in the Foot

Though he had a little help. Police: Columbus man shoots himself in the foot after allegedly assaulting employee.

The store clerk told police that Curtis Thompson, 51, became upset with an employee and punched him two times. Thompson allegedly reached into his waistband to retrieve a handgun when a store employee tried to stop him from getting the weapon.

Thompson fired one shot, which struck him in his own foot.

Cops took him to the hospital and then to lockup.

In the words of Bugs Bunny, “What a maroon.”

What If You Call 911, But They Don’t Believe You Have an Emergency?

It took 43 minutes for a cop to arrive in answer to multiple 911 calls by 2 people. We are told to call 911, and help will come. But only if they believe you. Couple says CPD didn’t take them seriously when strangers entered their home

They were ignored. They were transferred to the “non-emergency” line. All while people were trying to (and at one point did) break into their home. All because a 911 operator didn’t think it was a big deal.

Then the woman – who was calling from outside the house (her fiance was inside, also talking to 911) asks the standard 21st Century question.

“How am I supposed to feel safe if someone breaking into my house isn’t an emergency?” she asked. “I just want answers. What is defined as an emergency to you guys? And how am I supposed to feel safe moving forward? When can I call you if it happens again? If I can’t call the cops and 911, who do I call?”

You are not entitled to feel safe. You are not even entitled to BE safe. But if you think that 911 is answer to anything, you might consider that it is a .gov bureaucracy. Just like the DMV.

The police department refuses to comment because of a pending internal affairs investigation.

Calling 911 is fine thing to do. They can send cops, and firemen and emergency medical help. But they can also ignore you. Hang up on you, and transfer you to the non-emergency line. You should consider that maybe there might be something else you could do while you wait.

Good Guy With a Gun Stands Up to Bad Guy With a Gun

He thought it was a good idea to rob a local market. He was wrong. Police: Clerk shoots suspect during armed robbery in Merion Village

The would-be bad guy came into the market wearing a mask and brandished a silver gun.

Police say the clerk pulled out a handgun from under the counter and shot the suspect. The man fled the scene in an unknown direction.

Apparently no one has shown up at any emergency rooms so far.

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

Break Into Houses and You Will Eventually Find an Armed Homeowner

The results should not be a surprise to anyone. Police: Homeowner shot, killed burglary suspect in Hilltop

During the call, the dispatcher heard gunshots over the phone and sent officers.

Officers arrived at the scene and found 35-year-old David Lee Hodge inside the home and in need of medical assistance.

He died at a local hospital a short time later.

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

Break Into Houses, and You Will Eventually Find an Armed Resident

They suffered a breakdown of the victim-selection process. Police identify man found fatally shot on North Side | The Columbus Dispatch

After talking with witnesses, investigators said that Pollard and Pitts had gone to a house in the 3000 block of Howey Road and knocked on the door.

When the resident responded, Pollard attempted to force his way into the house, police said.

While the resident tried to shut the door, Pitts pulled out a firearm and he and the homeowner, who also had a gun, each fired several shots, court records say.

The would-be bad-guy (Pollard) was struck in the chest, and though he and his buddy tried to run, he collapsed nearby and was later pronounced dead.

The guy who avoided getting shot, (Pitts) was arrested and has been charged with murder. (Engaged in a felony that resulted in a death: felony murder.)

Homeowners are armed. In Texas, in Florida, and in Ohio. The bad guys haven’t gotten this memo.

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