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.

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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.