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.
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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.”

How Much Does the Left Hate Self-defense?

A lot. Answers sought to whether killing of 3 Rockdale teens was justified.

This story is from several days ago. The three “kids” who were shot, approached a home with their faces covered. They opened fire on people who were in the front yard of the residence. That’s when the homeowner’s son returned fire with his “semiautomatic rifle.” The fact that he was defending his mother seems to be lost on the gun-hating Left when it comes to matters of self-defense. What was he supposed to do? Watch her die? And if the bad guys were swinging swords, or trying to stab innocent people with steak knives, what then? As far as I can see, that son protected his mother.

But the Left hates self-defense so much, that they can’t let it go. (And if they want to beat a dead horse, I am perfectly willing to continue to highlight the use of the so-called “assault weapon” as a “defense weapon.”)

Neither the homeowner nor the people who lived at the home were injured. But all three teenagers violent criminals died from their injuries. One of the teens miscreants died at the scene and the other two died at a local hospital, [Deputy Lee] Thomas said. [My edit. Z-deb. (I fixed it for them!)]

The timeline of events is not in question.

One of the suspects had a handgun and fired shots at the residents before the homeowner returned fire, Thomas said. The homeowner’s name has not been released.

The only thing not clear, is how long the gun-hating Left and the media (but I repeat myself) will bitch and moan over what appears to be a textbook case of legal self-defense. Or how do “fired shots at the residents” and “fear of death or grave bodily injury” stack up against one another?

But They Told Me I Can’t Use an AR-15 for Self-defense!

A politician is WRONG about something? Has that ever happened in the past? </sarcam> Self-defense via “assault weapon”? Three masked teens open fire on Georgia homeowner — and don’t live to regret it.

So far the exact type of weapon used in self-defense has not been identified. However, a neighbor described the sound as an “assault weapon,” and WSB-TV in Atlanta confirmed it to be a long-barrel semi-automatic:

The original post on this incident can be found at Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0.

Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0

Three masked men show up at your home at 4 AM, “with bad intent.” What do you do? Homeowner shoots, kills 3 men wearing masks in possible ‘stand your ground’ case.

And while details are thin when I’m typing this, is seems the good guy was armed with a semiautomatic rifle. You know, the kind the gun-hating Left says cannot be used for self-defense.

At this point, investigators believe this could be a stand your ground case, involving an attempted home invasion or robbery.

One would-be bad-guy died at the scene. The other two died later at a local hospital. And the guy who did the shooting is a truck driver, son of the homeowner, and is described as “highly protective of his mother.” I’d say.

Self-defense is a human-right.

‡ Extra points if you can identify the musical reference.

Self-defense in Georgia

How would you respond to the sound of breaking glass at 2:30 in the morning? South Fulton homeowner shoots, kills alleged intruder.

“As he approached the area, he encountered a subject in his home,” [South Fulton police spokesman Lt. Derrick] Rogers said from the scene. “Gunshots rang out between the homeowner and the subject. At this time, the subject is deceased on scene.”

The investigation is ongoing. Self-defense is a human-right.

Yet Another Ransomware Attack on a Public Agency

It will get worse before it gets better. Georgia State Patrol hit with ransomware attack.

CBS46 obtained exclusive information that Georgia State Patrol has become the latest state agency hit by a ransomware attack.

The Lawrenceville Police department was previously hit, as well as couple of courts in Georgia. Recently. And of course there was the Atlanta attack in March of last year. (How time flies…)

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Do you think people aren’t ready to defend themselves when they travel? One person dead after Saturday morning shooting.

A guy was complaining about noise from various hotel rooms. Cops showed up twice before the shooting. The people in the first room were asleep, and the cops found no indication of a disturbance. The 2nd room he complained about was empty. Then he tried to break into the first room.

Approximately an hour later, at about 3:20 am, witnesses told police that the man still believed the upstairs occupant was making noises and went upstairs and began banging on the door of Room 226 and trying to enter the room. Witnesses told police he made threatening statements, saying that he was going to “f *** them up.” The occupant of Room 226 was armed with a handgun and when the man tried to force his way into the room, the occupant shot him multiple times. He then began to render aid to the man shot, putting pressure on his wounds. A 911 call was made at 3:27 am and officers and EMS responded to the scene.

Cops say it appears to be self-defense, but they are still investigating, and it is the DA who makes decisions about charges.

That said, self-defense is Human-right, and in Georgia, it is also your legal right.

Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

Not even if it’s a really BIG knife. Things won’t go well for you. Intruder with machete shot, killed by homeowner, DeKalb police say.

An intruder armed with a machete was shot Thursday morning when he broke into a north DeKalb County home, police said.

The investigation is ongoing, but it seems they knew each other, though it is clear they weren’t friends.

Investigators are still trying to determine if the break-in was criminal in nature or if it was some kind of mental episode.

Either way, self-defense is a Human-right.

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.

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.”

How Would You React to a Stranger In Your House?

A ridiculously intoxicated stranger, that is. Homeowner Defends Residence With Gun; Intruder Arrested.

Phillip Jennings, of Cleghorn Street, was inside his home when an intoxicated stranger suddenly appeared inside.

“Upon arrival, Mr. Jennings advised that he held the male subject at gunpoint and ordered him to leave the residence. He stated that the male subject walked out of the house but stayed in the yard.

So just how intoxicated was this guy? When the cops, in the person of one Officer Stricklin showed up, things went sideways.

I advised Mr. Turner that he could not just enter people’s residence and that he could have been shot by the homeowner. Mr. Turner began speaking to his imaginary accomplices again.

So self-defense in which no one got shot. Self-defense is still what happened, and it is still a human-right.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

I don’t think things turned out as he hoped they would. Police: Brunswick homeowner shoots suspected intruder.

A Brunswick homeowner confronted and shot a man accused of trying to break into his home Monday evening, authorities said.

The guy who got shot ran off, but cops found him a short distance away. He had to be airlifted to a trauma center, where he is in stable condition.

The unnamed homeowner was not hurt and is not expected to face any charges, according to police.

Because self-defense is a human-right, and in Georgia it is also your legal right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.