Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He probably thought 2 women were easy targets. He was wrong. Police: Detroit woman shoots, kills man during home invasion Sunday.

A mother and her adult daughter were on there way to church. An unknown idiot grabbed the homeowner by the coat. He was “asked” to leave. He didn’t leave.

fter asking him to leave, the women went inside the house and the man followed them. The homeowner fired off two rounds of gunshots at the man, who is now dead, police say. The man is in his thirties and was shot in the chest at least once, police say.

Self-defense is a human-right.

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4-day Response to 911 Call May Be a Record

Un-Freakin’-Believable. She called 911 when her daughter was attacked; Detroit police arrived 4 days later.

On average, Detroit cops get to a 911 call in 12 minutes. That was 30 minutes (on average) just a few years ago. But aside from the fact that bad things can happen in 12 minutes, you should remember that sometimes people are going to wait longer. In this case, it was much longer.

She called 911 when her daughter’s boyfriend was beating the daughter. No one showed up that day. She called multiple times, talked to dispatchers, talked to supervisors. No one showed up. The attacker came back again. The original call was made on Saturday.

Detroit police didn’t arrive at the west side home until the following Wednesday afternoon, a full four days and 34 minutes after the first call to 911.

Assistant Chief James White made no excuses when he spoke with WXYZ television station about the delay last week.

They have offered the girl who was attacked, an apology. But this kind of thing can happen to anyone. Mistakes were made, but humans make mistakes. You should not assume that 911 is going to come to your aid every time.

He Disrespected Their Authority

They couldn’t accept that. 2 Detroit cops charged with home invasion.

2 cops are charged with home invasion, because they kicked in a door of a house without a search warrant. They also weren’t in “pursuit of a subject.” The homeowner refused them entry, and they couldn’t have that! Not OBEY the police – even illegal orders? What kind of a police state is this? </sarcasm>

“A couple cops came to the house looking for a suspect,” [the homeowner, 28-year-old Tashar] Cornelius said. “I told them the man they were looking for wasn’t here, but they refused to listen to what I was saying. They wanted to come in my house, and I told them ‘without a search warrant, you have no right to be here.’

“I guess that teed them off,” he said. “I shut the door on them, but they didn’t leave my property. They seemed convinced their suspect was here. So they kicked in the door and came in with their weapons drawn. Then they put me in handcuffs and searched the property.”

Cornelius spent 36 hours in custody, supposedly for owning an “illegal taser.” No charges were filed against him, because disrespecting the cops isn’t a real law, just the one they enforce. He is considering a suit over the violation of his rights.

The 2 are on “administrative leave.” Or as most people call it – paid vacation.

Home Invader Meets Armed Homeowner

Another failure of the victim selection process. East side homeowner shoots intruder.

Officer Dan Donakowski said the suspect forced entry through a window, but then heard the victim moving around and tried to hide behind a couch.

But the victim, a 42-year-old man, was armed and fired shots at the suspect, hitting him on his left side.

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

Detroit’s 911 System Is No Longer a Complete Joke

I would say it has a way to go. Detroit 911 emergency system comes long way from pop-can-rigged fax machine | MLive.com

While under bankruptcy in 2014, a Detroit fire station rigged an emergency alert system using a pop can and a fax machine. It made national news.

Dispatchers would fax details of an emergency to the firehouse. As the fax printed out, a strategically placed pop can would be knocked to the floor, make noise and alert nearby firefighters.

Somewhat functional if completely insane. And that came with a 30 minute response time for high priority police calls and nearly that long for EMS.

Today things are better. 12 minute response time for police and 8 minutes for EMS. Those are averages. A lot of bad things can happen in 12 minutes, and you can die in 8 minutes if the circumstances are bad.

Detroit is a VERY large city. Geographically one of the largest in the US. (It may be the largest, but I won’t commit to that.) I think they did a lot of annexing in their heyday. Today with population (and taxes) down, all that real estate makes it hard to get cops and medics anywhere in a hurry. Still it is better than 30 minutes.

Calling 911 is a fine thing to do, but even if you can call 911 before bad things happen you are going to wait for a while. Maybe you will wait for a very long while.</p.

So Is It a Tax, Or Protection?

Want good service from Detroit police? Pay an extra $4000 to $6000 up front, and $150 per month. Some Detroit businesses question fairness in Green Light crime fight

Don’t pay? Get to the back of the line.

A customer was destroying a Marathon gas station, so the manager called 911. When time passed he called again to find out why cops didn’t respond.

“The dispatcher said, ‘It’s because you don’t have the Green Light,’ ” Kaid said. “The customer was in here destroying the store, throwing everything off the shelves. He was here for almost an hour before he left. When the police finally came, they told us the Green Light locations get priority.”

It took about an hour for the cops to arrive at the Marathon station. That is a long time.

The Police Chief says they aren’t ignoring businesses who haven’t paid their protection signed up for ‘Green Light.’ And cops would never lie, would they?

Cops would like to force all businesses – or at least those open after 10 PM to sign up. It gives cops unfettered access to the surveillance footage. Welcome to the Panoptican.

Concealed Carry License Holder Survives Ambush

I don’t know what else you can call this. CPL holder kills masked shooter at Highland Park gas station

The CPL holder had driven with an unidentified passenger to the Sunoco gas station at Hamilton and Webb, east of the Lodge Freeway. When he parked, two masked men came from the back of the gas station and started firing shots at the car.

The guy who was being shot at drew his own pistol and killed one of his attackers.

The second masked man, described only as a black male wearing all black, was able to get away.

Details have been withheld due to security concerns.

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