Self-defense Is Legal In Georgia

JusticeEven if prosecutors hate that. Augusta man acquitted of murder.

There was a “scuffle” at a basketball game. After the game, there was a confrontation.

Quarterman hit Burton so hard he broke and cracked bones that required surgery, defense attorney Ashanti Lilley told the jury. Burton was backing up but Quarterman kept advancing, kept punching and Burton fired two shots in self defense, Lilley said. Burton testified in his own defense this week, telling the jury that he was in fear for his life because of Quarterman’s friends, particularly Anthony Butler.

But despite all that, the prosecutor charged him, and had him held pending trial, for 2 years. It took the jury “several hours” to acquit.

And in more proof that the process is the punishment, he is still held, for charges from his time being incarcerated.

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Self-defense Is Legal in Georgia

JusticeAnd they made this determination very quickly. Police: Homeowner will not be charged in intruder’s death.

The shooting happened on Friday. The homeowner woke to the sound of someone pounding on his door, and armed himself. When the intruder succeeded in breaking in, the homeowner defended himself.

Police said the homeowner will not be facing charges.

My original post on the incident can be found at this link.

Some info on the media bias swirling around this shooting can be found at this link.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Teenager or Legal Adult?

Those Eeeevil gun-owners. Defending themselves from teenagers. Police: Georgia homeowner kills teenager who broke into home.

Does that headline conjure up an image of a legal-adult committing a felony?

At a news conference, authorities identified the suspect as 18-year-old Jayven Jackson, of Paulding County, Georgia. They say they had had past dealings with him when he was a juvenile but didn’t release further details.

“When he was a juvenile.” Past tense. Did any of these reporters take 5th grade English? Or would that be 4th grade?

But then, “Law-abiding homeowner defends himself and his family from an adult felon” just doesn’t put the gun-owner in a negative light. And reporters are nothing, if they’re not determined to libel (or is it slander?) gun-owners.

This is actually old news.

Self-defense Is Legal In Georgia

JusticeAnd they made that determination fairly quickly. Homeowner who grabbed rifle, fatally shot intruder won’t be charged, authorities say.

“People have the right to defend themselves,” Maj. Anthony Thuman of the Clayton County Police Department said.

You can find more details on the incident at this link.

Self-defense is a human-right. In Georgia, it appears to also be your legal-right.

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought breaking into a home would be a good thing to do. He was wrong. Homeowner shoots, kills intruder, Clayton County police say.

The homeowner told police he was awakened by a loud banging at his front door. According to police, he said the man broke a glass pane next to the door and reached through to unlock the door before heading up the stairs.

The homeowner grabbed his rifle and fired several shots at the intruder, police said.

It was not a head-shot. Not a shot to center-mass. He was shot in “the lower extremities.” It still proved fatal. He died at a local hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Georgia Town Says Privacy = No Response to a Burglar Alarm

Want to get police response to your burglar alarm? Then you have to put cameras in your home and connect them to the internet. Because that never ends badly. Confusion abounds over new Sandy Springs alarm law.

Under the law, police officers will not respond to home and business burglary alarms without video, audio or in-person verification that a crime is occurring.

So basically if you value your privacy, you are screwed in terms of having a burglar alarm in Sandy Spring.

Now I get the police position. 90 percent (or more) of burglar alarms are false alarms. And besides…

The chief told residents huddled around him Monday night that the average burglar alarm response time is 40 minutes, which he said is basically useless because a criminal is almost always gone by then.

Under those conditions, why bother with a monthly fee? Though hopefully the fire department can get their faster in the event of a smoke-detector going off.

Homeowner Prepared for Repeat Home Invasion

At least she took action to protect herself. Oh, and neighbors are shocked. Woman says intruder tried to break into her home twice just days apart.

Same guy tried to break in twice. He did break in, and then 2 days later he tried to break in again.

Wiseman said she barricaded her front door after the first break-in, afraid the intruder would hit her home again. She even decided to arm herself, never imagining the criminal would actually come back.

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“He got the door knob off again. Once I popped (fired the gun) he was gone and I called police.”

Cops have some video of a person they think was the lookout.

Police said that all but one of the break-ins, nothing was stolen.

“It’s creepier when you don’t know a motive,” Wiseman said. “Like, ‘What do you want?’ So it’s obvious he wants to harm us. We have to be ready.”

The neighbors?

“I can’t believe it. Two break-ins at the same house? It’s crazy” the neighbor said. “Just scary. Go in, lock your door.”