Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

And the reporters still have trouble sorting the victims from the criminals. Police: Robbery suspect shot, killed by intended victim.

Reporters insist on calling the dead-guy a “victim,” despite the fact that cops say he was shot in justifiable self-defense.

Investigators said the intended robbery victim shot Cobb in an act of self-defense.

Police said the other suspects are being questioned by police and are facing possible charges.

They are not saying how many “others” are being questioned.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Where Would We Be Without Experts?

Go read the whole thing; it isn’t long. But I will highlight the stats, which caught my eye. COVID-19: The ‘Experts’ Are Clueless.

Something really went wrong in New York.

The per-capita death rate in Georgia remains 88% lower than New York’s; Florida’s rate is 93% lower and Texas is 96% lower.

Of course with more than 70,000 people per square mile, and a governor who set things up to kill old people in nursing homes, it’s hard to see how a virus wouldn’t ravage that city. And state.

Media Bias? What Media Bias?

If it weren’t for double-standards, the media would have no standards at all. Spot The Difference: Two Governors Reopened Their States, Only One Was Accused of ‘Human Sacrifice’.

A Republican governor and a Democratic governor walk into a bar. Only one is accused of being an alcoholic.

The governors of Georgia and Colorado have at least one thing in common. They both took steps to reopen their states’ economies in late April amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But for some reason, the media’s coverage of Gov. Brian Kemp (R., Ga.) has been slightly different from the media’s coverage of Gov. Jared Polis (D., Colo.).

Kemp, for example, has been accused of experimenting with “human sacrifice.” So reads the headline of an April 29 article published in the Atlantic, which accuses Kemp of turning Georgia residents into “unwilling canaries in an invisible coal mine, sent to find out just how many individuals need to lose their job or their life for a state to work through a plague.”

In a brief aside, the article acknowledges that some other states, including Colorado, “have already put similar plans in motion.” Polis, for some reason, is not identified as an accomplice in Kemp’s murder scheme.

Objective? I don’t think so.

I’m Shocked that the Media Was Completely and Utterly Wrong

OK, I’m not that shocked. I am also not expecting this apology to occur in my lifetime. Dear Media, Governor Kemp Will Accept Your Apology Now.

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp reopened his state. The doom and gloom predictions where universal – from the media. People would die. Cases would skyrocket. The sky would fall.

Well, the results are in and the media can now apologize for the savaging of my governor. Since the tentative reopening on April 24, the state has not seen a spike in the percentage of positive cases or hospitalizations. Kemp and his team are measuring this correctly. [SNIP]

The entire purpose of mitigation was to protect the hospital system and ensure those critically ill with COVID-19 could be adequately cared for. Georgia has a more than adequate capacity to deal with a hot spot. Despite increased testing, a lower percentage are testing positive

So, everything is OK, and the sky didn’t fall. Not that the media will admit they are not perfect predictors of the future.

Hat tip to The Other McCain, who asks Remember How Everybody Was Going to Die Because Georgia Ended Lockdowns? And he notes…

Epidemics are always subject to Farr’s Law, in which cases rise and fall in a bell-curve pattern. The death toll peaks and then recedes because, in the early stages of the outbreak, the disease “grabs the low-hanging fruit” (the most vulnerable population), but eventually runs out of such victims. While quarantine policies can “slow the spread” and “flatten the curve,” ultimately no human intervention matters more than the effect of Farr’s Law.

A Monster Attacks an 80-yr-old Man

He didn’t count on the neighbors coming to the old-man’s defense. Neighbors run to man’s aid, shoot intruder, Bartow sheriff says.

The old man was attacked with a board. He was flown to a trauma center in Atlanta.

The suspect had been shot several times by the man’s neighbors, who heard the commotion and rushed over to help, police said.

The burglary suspect was shot after trying to attack the man’s neighbors with a metal post, Rogers said Friday. He was held at the scene until deputies arrived.

The suspect was treated in a local hospital, and is expected to survive. He faces a host of charges including aggravated assault.

The neighbors will not be charged because self-defense is a human-right, and in Georgia, is mostly your legal right. (Every bullet comes with a lawyer attached.)

Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

Things probably won’t end well for you. Eatonton homeowner shoots knife-wielding intruder, sheriff says.

[Putnam County Sheriff Howard] Sills said the man, 28-year-old Hunter Layne Harrison of Eatonton, threw a brick through a glass porch window before trying to enter through a set of French doors.

The homeowner grabbed his pistol and warned the alleged intruder to leave, but Harrison broke a second window with a barbell and entered the house, Sills confirmed.

That’s when he got shot.

Cops found him bleeding in the kitchen. They eventually arrested him. He is charged with “home invasion, burglary, disorderly conduct and four counts of felony obstruction of a law enforcement officer.”

And the sheriff had more to say in another interview. Putnam County Sheriff says ‘these hoodlums make me sick’ after homeowner shoots burlgar.

“These hoodlums make me sick. He’s got a twenty-page rap sheet and he’s over at the hospital, taking up a bed where someone more important, who might have coronavirus, might need it,” Sills said Wednesday.

They have some details on that rap sheet, if your interested. My only thought is that he was on probation for multiple crimes committed at different times. Doesn’t committing a new crime violate the terms of probation?

Self-defense is a human-right.

How Old Do You Have to be to Defend Yourself?

The Left doesn’t want the young to be able to defend themselves. But sometimes that is both necessary and right. Police: 17-year-old shoots, kills armed home invader in Cobb County.

Police said three people with guns tried to break into and rob a home on Olive Springs Road around 9 p.m.

Machavellia Bagsby, 21, was shot and killed by a 17-year-old juvenile who lived at the home. Bagsby died at the scene.

At 17 he is too young to purchase either a handgun or a long gun. But he isn’t too young to use them in legal self-defense.

My original post on this topic is at this link.

Home Invaders Are Not Sheltering in Place

And they’re getting shot by armed homeowners who are. Police: Homeowner shoots 2 intruders, killing 1 in Cobb County.

Actually I’m not sure what the great pandemic situation is in Georgia.

Police said a homeowner shot two people who broke into his home off Olive Circle Sunday night.

One of the suspected intruders died from their injuries, according to police.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Georgia is also not New Jersey. Homeowner shoots man after breaking into Milton home, police say.

Police say a man broke into a locked front door at the residence, where he was confronted by the homeowner.

The homeowner shot the suspect multiple times, according to police. They said the suspect was treated at the scene before being taken to WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

The DA, not the police, decide if charges will be filed, but it certainly seems like self-defense to me.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Drugs And Alcohol Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Because doing stupid shit can have consequences. Atlanta homeowner shoots alleged prowler banging on his front door.

In the middle of the night, he is banging on and kicking the door like he is trying to break in. Homeowner arms himself, and eventually shoots thru the door.

An officer at the scene said Davis seemed to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Upon his release from the hospital, Davis was booked into the Fulton County jail, where he remains

He’s lucky he wasn’t shot in the head.

No charges will be brought against the homeowner, because self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

Things didn’t work out for this guy who did exactly that. Armed gas station clerk shoots perp in the leg to stop attempted knifepoint robbery, police say.

“Surveillance video showed a black male run into the Shell, with a red shirt covering his face armed with a knife,” a release said.

Police described how the “male continued to run in the store towards the cashier area still armed with the knife,” before he was stopped in his tracks by the store’s armed cashier.

He called 911. Cops arrived and offered first aid. Paramedics took him to a local hospital. Then cops charged him with a number of things. Felony stupidity was not among the charges.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Being Drunk Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

Why are the cops speculating? Intruder shot, killed by Macon homeowner may have thought he was at his own house, cops say.

Whether or not he was drunk, he broke into someone else’s home.

“His wife told him that someone was trying to force their way in. He said he (opened) the front door and that the suspect pushed him saying ‘Open the damn door, get out of the way.’ Mr. Allen pushed the suspect back giving verbal commands to ‘get back.’ The suspect then charged at Mr. Allen and that is when Mr. Allen stated he fired 2-3 shots at the suspect.”

Turns out the dead guy lived across the street, and may have thought he was trying to get into his own home. He was wrong, and he paid a steep price.

Yet Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Hand CuffsThat wasn’t on the menu. Sheriff: Man tries to rob Georgia restaurant, gets shot by employee.

I’m guessing he thought that Chinese Americans didn’t exercise their rights under the 2nd Amendment.

A Macon man is in jail after trying to rob a Chinese restaurant at gunpoint Saturday night.

A release from the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office says around 8 p.m., a masked man in dark clothing entered the China Inn on Vineville Avenue with a gun and demanded money from the employees.

He left the restaurant, and police tracked him down a short time later. They took him to a local hospital, and then to the county lockup. No charges for the clerk who defended himself. Because self-defense is a human-right, and Georgia is not New Jersey.

Corruption Worthy of Chicago

This is a beautiful little set piece of “How to screw the taxpayers.” Opinion: S/p/a/c/e/ GRAFTport Camden.

For years, a group of cronies in Camden County, Georgia have been sucking up millions of local taxpayer dollars for an alleged “spaceport.”

There will never be a “spaceport.” The US Navy forced them to close the local airport over security concerns. And there are other reasons as well. Doesn’t stop the graft from being real.

Woman Defends Herself from 2 Home Invaders

Sadly, she was injured, and flown to a trauma center. Rockdale woman injured in shootout after ‘targeted’ home invasion.

The woman was alone inside her Lost Valley Drive home when two men kicked in the front door, Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levett said. She ran upstairs to her bedroom before the men kicked down that door as well, he said.

Gunfire was exchanged. Authorities responding about 6 p.m. found her shot twice, and she was flown to a hospital for surgery. Her condition was not released.

A guy with a gunshot wound was found nearby. Police are still trying to figure out if he is one of the bad guys in this incident.

Neighbors are more pissed than shocked, which is a sad commentary, and they want to see more police presence in the neighborhood.

Self-defense in Georgia

Georgia is also not New Jersey. Brookhaven homeowner shoots, kills burglary suspect, police say.

Police confirmed a homeowner shot and killed a burglary suspect Wednesday afternoon in DeKalb County.
[SNIP]

Officers are talking to the homeowner to find out exactly what happened, but it appears the homeowner interrupted the burglary inside his home. The suspect died from his injuries.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Good Guy With a Gun, Stops Bad Guy With a Gun

That’s how they usually get stopped. Bread delivery driver stopped armed robbery at Hardee’s, sheriff says.

And Georgia is also not New Jersey.

The sheriff’s office said the suspect, identified as Damario Kentrell Parrish, jumped across the counter and pointed a weapon at an employee, demanding cash.
[SNIP]

When Parrish began to leave, Chilton grabbed a gun from his truck and ran back in to help the woman, according to witnesses. He shot Parrish, but the suspect was able to run away.

He was shot 4 times, and police caught up with him a short time later. They arrested Parrish and took him to a local hospital.

[Clayton County Sheriff Victor] Hill said he was “so impressed with Chilton” for “defending those who could not defend themselves” that he made him an honorary deputy and inducted him into The Sheriff’s Posse Hall of Fame.

Law enforcement that understands reality. Hat tip to Wirecutter.

The Way 911 Is Supposed to Work

But seldom does. Armed robbery suspects in custody minutes after stickup.

Two masked miscreants enter a store and point guns at the clerk behind the register. A second clerk hid, and dialed 911. Cops converged on the area.

[Thomasville Police Department Criminal Investigations Division commander, Lt. Toby] Knifer said that as the trooper approached the men, they ran through the soccer field. Lindquist entered from the other side of the field on Ben Grace Drive.

“The trooper was pushing suspects straight to him (Lindquist),” Knifer said.

The suspects reached Lindquist’s location, were ordered to the ground and held at gunpoint.

Handguns and money were recovered from the men. Knifer said police believe they also recovered the money taken from the store.

The men were in custody at 7:47, less than five minutes after the 911 call.

They were tied to a similar robbery in a neighboring jurisdiction, and are facing charges for that as well.

Calling 911 rarely works out this well, or at least when it does, it doesn’t end up in the news. So hats off to Thomasville, Georgia police department, for being on top of their game, and for getting 2 miscreants, who might have probably would have killed someone soon enough, off the street.

“The Choices We Make, Dictate the Life We Lead”

Or not, as the case may be. GBI: Telfair County teen killed in shooting was robbery suspect.

You could also file this under, “Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0.

The GBI later said the homeowner confronted the three alleged robbers and shot one of them.

On Friday, two of the suspects – 19-year-old Ulysses McMillan and LaKyle Harris, were charged with aggravated assault and attempted armed robbery.

The kid who got shot, died at a local hospital. I don’t know what the law in Georgia is, but if it permits charging those two with felony murder, and the DA decides to go down that road, then I predict you will hear liberal screeching in a matter of seconds. Screeching about how holding adults responsible for the perfectly foreseeable consequences of their actions is unfair. Or something.

If you don’t want to get shot by a homeowner protecting himself, or you don’t want to face robbery (and possibly felony murder) charges, don’t rob homes.

Self-defense is a human-right. (Quote that forms the title is from Renaissance Man.)

“A community trying to understand what happened”

So the media is still obsessing over the self-defense shooting in Georgia, which is probably a good thing in the long run. Police report reveals new details about scene where teens were killed in shootout with homeowner.

Three teens, armed with a Glock pistol, and with their faces covered, suffered a breakdown of the victim-selection process. The three were killed when the homeowner – or the son of the homeowner, reports have been conflicting – opened fire with a semiautomatic rifle. (And they refuse to characterize it as an assault weapon, even though a neighbor described it that way.)

On Wednesday, more than 300 hundred people returned to the very spot to hold a vigil, calling for healing. There were families and a community trying to understand what happened – as they grieve.

What happened? Three young men who didn’t learn that actions have consequences, or that stealing is wrong, because actually teaching stuff from the Judeo-Christian tradition would be oppressive. Or something. “Live by the sword; die by the sword.”