Neighbors Are Shocked

Shocked to discover that their zip code doesn’t protect them from crime. Police say attempted burglary leaves one man shot to death in Spring Park.

One person is dead, and another detained. Cops won’t say if it is a homeowner or intruder who was shot. So, on to the neighbors.

“There’s crime everywhere, but I didn’t expect it around the block,” neighbor Melanie Blackburn said. “It’s concerning. That shouldn’t happen in the neighborhood.”

If you can read this, then you live in The Real World™ and not Mayberry RFD or Pleasantville. And in the Real World crime can, and sometimes does happen. Unless you live in a gated community, with guards, where you live doesn’t ensure no crime. Statistics are all about averages, not absolutes.


I’m Shocked – Shocked! – to Discover a Lying Politician

I mean, the Democrats in Chicago never lie. (Or only when they talk.) ‘I just made it up’: Florida Dem admits lying about treating Pulse shooting victims after going on the record as saying ‘I personally removed 77 bullets from 32 people. It was like an assembly line’.

She wanted to “be somebody.” And so she is. She is lying hack that shouldn’t be elected dog catcher. Oh, and she was slapped with a fine and Cease and Desist order. Otherwise I think the headline above says everything that needs saying.

Sadly, this level of insanity does not qualify as Peak Florida. This is just a politician lying her ass off.

Good Guys 4, Bad Guys 0

Well, not quite 0; they did wound the homeowner. Deputies: 2 killed in home invasion, homeowner wounded.

Investigators tell the Ocala Star-Banner that four men entered the property, which is surrounded by dense woods. Apparently, one of them entered the home and was shot by the homeowner. The second man was hit during an exchange of gunfire.

So when the gun-hating-Left tells me how many rounds a magazine should hold, I ask them, how many people are going to be involved in the next home invasion? And how often am I allowed to miss?

Deputies found the other 2 miscreants when they searched the area.

So would this be better if everyone was limited to knives? Hand-to-hand? Without a firearm, anyone can be overcome by numbers.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

The Gun-hating Left will completely ignore this incident, since no one was shot. There is no way for them to advance their “guns are bad” narrative. Florida pastor holds church intruder at gunpoint until police arrive.

Guy breaks into a church, setting off an alarm. The pastor lives nearby and grabbed his gun and went to confront the miscreant.

He says he yelled for the man to get down and he held him on the ground until police arrive.

No one was injured. Police haven’t released the suspect’s name.

And the pastor said, the guy should have asked for help, instead of stealing.

Now I would like someone from the gun-hating-Left to explain how this would have been better if the pastor hadn’t been able to be armed. But then maybe they think every church in America should be ransacked.

Homeowner Uses AR-15 to Defend Himself From 4 Intruders

You could almost file this under “Good Guys 4, Bad Guys 0,” except that they did wound the homeowner. And you meet the nicest people on Craigslist. Or not, as the case may be. Two dead, two jailed following Craigslist-related Summerfield home invasion.

But… the gun-hating Left is always telling me that I cannot use an AR-15 for self-defense. Impossible they say. I guess they’re wrong.

Jackson’s body was found in the home’s dining room floor. He was wearing a “Jason” mask on top of his head and gloves on both hands, with a semi-automatic pistol with the slide locked near his head, the report says.

Doyle was found outside the home with a shotgun lying on the ground next to him. And the wounded homeowner was located in his bedroom with an AR-15 assault rifle lying across his legs, the report says.

Whenever someone goes on about how many bullets should be permitted in a magazine, I always ask, “How many people are going to attack me at one time, in the future?” Since they seem to know what the future will hold when they say “You won’t need more than X bullets.” The follow up question is, “How often can I miss?”

The first guy died at the scene. The guy with the shotgun died in a local hospital. Two other miscreants were apprehended by the police. The homeowner was shot, and is in a local hospital.

The Craigslist connection? The homeowner had dealt with one of the 4 previously.

The homeowner told detectives that about an hour before the incident one of the suspects knocked on his door. He said he didn’t answer it and then saw the man peering through his back sliding glass door. He said the man mentioned the previous Craigslist transaction and said he needed help with his vehicle. The homeowner told him he was disabled and not able to help and the man left, the report says.

Then when they crashed front and back doors, he grabbed his AR, which was next to his bed.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Florida, it is mostly your legal right.

Another Florida City Hit With Ransomware

I missed this story. It certainly didn’t get the coverage of Baltimore, or Atlanta, or even Riviera Beach.

You can expect cities, counties, and other municipal organizations to get hit with similar attacks in the near future. They run their own email-servers. (Because that’s what they’ve always done!) The powers-that-be won’t approve money for stuff like anti-virus, updated software, updated PCs, etc. because “Things work just fine; we don’t need to spend money you crazy IT people screaming about how the Sky is about to fall.” And everything about the organization is public-record, making Spear Phishing as easy as 10 minutes on the city’s website.

First it was Riviera Beach, then it was Lake City, and now it is Key Biscayne. Third Florida city falls victim to ransomware attack.

Both Key Biscayne and Lake City were hit with Ryuk, the final piece of what is known as the “Triple threat attack,” the other two being Emotet and Trickbot malware. It’s uncertain whether the Riviera Beach attack was also based on Ryuk, which was originally linked to the notorious North Korean “Lazarus” hacking group.

Also Georgia’s Judicial Council and Administrative Office of the Courts was hit by the same triple-threat.

So if you can pay (as Lake City did) the hackers, why couldn’t you pay the IT department last month when they asked for money to prevent this? And it isn’t clear to me if Key Biscayne is going to pay or not.

Floridians Are Almost As Heavily Armed As Texans

But it seems that bad-guys haven’t gotten that memo. Homeowner shoots, kills man breaking into his Hillsborough County home.

There was a family history of domestic violence between the guy who got shot, and people who live at the place he was breaking into.

Deputies responded and found an adult man dead in the home.

The homeowner told deputies he confronted and shot the suspect who had broken a glass window in the rear of the home to gain entry.

No one has been arrested, and the cops don’t make decisions about charges.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Florida, it is mostly your legal-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.