Texans Are Still Armed…

Bad guys are still getting shot. The bad guys still haven’t read that memo. Store clerk opens fire on robbery suspects, killing one, police say.

The store was closed, but they forced their way in anyway.

The clerk was in a plexiglass pod when he was approached by the robbers, police said.

The clerk, fearing for his life, opened fire on the suspects, wounding and killing one of the men, police said. A second suspect ran from the scene while two others drove away in a dark-colored BMW.

A guy with a gunshot wound was found a short distance away, and taken to a hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right, and this took place in Texas, not New Jersey.

Texans Are Still Armed…

Home invaders are still getting shot. Intruder attempting to break into home shot by homeowner in north Houston.

According to the homeowner, the intruder climbed over his private fence and attempted to get inside of his home multiple times.

That’s when the homeowner fired twice through the door, Harris County deputies said, hitting the suspect twice — once in each leg.

The would-be bad-guy is expected to survive.

Self-defense is a human-right. And it’s Texas. You would think bad guys would figure out that breaking into an occupied home was a bad idea. But then, if they were smart, they wouldn’t be bad guys.

Texans Are Still Armed…

Bad guys are still getting shot. Houston homeowner shoots would-be intruder, police say.

The man heard noises coming from the back of his house in the 1800 block of Capron Street in northeast Houston around 1:30 a.m., according to Houston Police Department Lt. Ronnie Wilkins. Checking on the noise, he saw someone’s hand reaching into the home near an air-conditioning unit, so he went and grabbed a pistol, Wilkins said.

This would-be bad-guy is expected to survive. The homeowner has not been charged.

Neighbor Stops Gunfight

Well, at least one of the people had a gun. Neighbor stops fight where man shot gun 11 times, neighbors say.

Silas said the Good Samaritan lives upstairs and saw him intervene.

“He had the shooter up against the wall,” described Silas.

Silas also said the Good Samaritan got a hold of the gun and was able to give it to police when officers arrived. It’s unclear what led to the gunfight, but Silas said it’s a miracle no one was seriously injured or killed.

At least 11 shots were fired and no one was injured? Maybe it was a Christmas miracle.

Honor Killing in Houston

Because it is about 10th Century rules. Honor killings perpetrated by Ali Irsan in Houston, Texas: Love and Hate Crime investigates.

A series of 3 honor killings took place over 15 years in Houston, Texas. Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan orchestrated the murder of two sons-in-law, and a friend of his daughter, because they had supposedly insulted his family honor.

But of course the biggest insult….

Police believe that Ali Isran, a conservative Muslim, was enraged by his daughter, Nesreen, marrying Coty Beavers and converting to Christianity.

The Future is stupid.

Texans Are Still Armed, Bad Guys Still Getting Shot

It isn’t New Jersey, after all. Suspect shot during west Houston gas station robbery.

He cooperated with the robber, until he saw an opportunity.

The clerk complied with the suspect and started cleaning out the register, at which point the suspect became distracted with a set of lottery tickets behind the counter, police said.

With the suspect’s attention away from him, the clerk pulled a pistol of his own and started shooting at the gunman.

The would-be bad-guy was taken to a local hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

He Thought Having a Gun Made Him Dangerous

He was mistaken. HPD: Robber shot to death with own gun by homeowner in Westbury.

Police said an armed man walked up to a homeowner who was in his garage with intentions of robbing the man.

The homeowner was able to get the gun from the robber and shoot the suspect to death, police said.

A grand jury will decide what happens next.

“There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.”

― Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers (published 1959)

Texans Are Still Armed, Home Invaders Still Getting Shot

Yet another failure of the victim-selection process. Homeowner shoots and kills man accused of breaking into home.

Two miscreants decide it would be a good idea to break into a home in Houston, Texas.

According to police, the homeowner shot one intruder several times, but the other suspect ran away.

The guy who got shot died at a local hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right.

He Was Out On Personal Recognizance. Now He’s Dead

Bail Reform claims another victim. Teen who shot HPD officer was out on bond: Records.

He was arrested on trespass and carjacking charges. He was release on “Bond.” (Is PR really a bond?) Then he, and three others, got into it with a cop. There was a struggle for the officer’s weapon, and the cop ended up being shot in the leg, and facing a 5 hour surgery. The kid who was out on “bond” was shot and killed. Of the other three miscreants, two are in custody, one ran.

A 29-year-old Houston police officer is out of surgery and walking after being shot by a suspect on Thursday.

The four started the night by carjacking an SUV, but it was nearly out of gas, so a short time later they committed robbery. Against a priest.

“A priest. You heard that right. A priest in the parking lot was approached by four black males,” [HPD Chief Art] Acevedo said.

[SNIP]
“This priest has indicated he was on his knees praying for his life,” Acevedo said.

It seems to have paid off in this case because their gun jammed, they did beat him and take 2 cellphones, but they didn’t shoot him.

Then they committed another robbery a short time later. And then police spotted them.

So, according to the bail reform crowd, was letting this kid out on PR bond a good thing, or a bad thing? (Second City Cop would say, “the self-cleaning oven is in action.” But he is jaded and cynical.)

And about 48 hours after his surgery, the officer, is up and walking.

He suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

This was in Texas. Did he think it was New Jersey? Woman shoots man who reached into car and tried to steal purse in SW Houston: Police.

Police say Lachelle Hudgins had just parked her vehicle outside her home when two men reached through her driver’s side window and grabbed her purse. Before they could take it, Hudgins frantically reached into her bag and grabbed her gun.

For some reason, she only had 2 cartridges in the firearm. She shot twice and apparently hit one of the would-be miscreants.

The suspect underwent surgery. He’s expected to face aggravated robbery charges.

Hudgins told ABC13 that she still can’t believe she survived an attempted robbery unscathed.

Hat tip to The Other McCain with Oops! Tried to Rob the Wrong Woman!.

If you want to read more about armed self-defense, permit me to recommend the work of my good friend Robert A. Waters. He has written multiple books about such situations, including The Best Defense: True Stories of Intended Victims Who Defended Themselves with a Firearm, and his most recent book, co-authored with his son, Guns and Self-Defense: 23 Inspirational True Crime Stories of Survival with Firearms.

Texas, Self-defense, and Puppies

This is Texas, and so self-defense is understood, but the rest of the story has me at Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot. Man shot in the face during fight over puppies, police say.

Investigators believe the man went to a home, pulled out a gun, demanded the puppies and was shot by the homeowner in self defense.

The guy who got shot is expected to be OK, but things could have been very bad for him.

Texans still armed. Bad guys still getting shot. This makes less sense than usual.

The War on (Some) Drugs™ Claims 2 Innocent Lives

And another lying cop, who has more than 1000 cases being reviewed, is behind the mess. ‘No One Will Hurt You,’ a SWAT Officer Promised an Hour After Houston Cops Killed a Couple Falsely Accused of Selling Heroin.

Oh, and the whole SWAT team seemed to have realized it was a “mistake” because they seem to have gone to tremendous lengths to spin things.

The 2 “suspects” (innocent people who were killed in their own home doing nothing) were reported “down, at about 5PM. They were declared dead at 5:15. At 6:09, some cop starts a “negotiation” over a bullhorn, because that would be good theater. Too bad everyone who isn’t a cop (and their dog) were dead by then.

The lie that lead to the death of 2 people…

Among other things, Doyle wants to ask Follis and Todd about the “supervision and monitoring” of warrant applications and the use of confidential informants. Those are crucial issues in this case, since the raid that killed Tuttle and Nicholas seems to have been based on a “controlled buy” of “black-tar heroin” that never happened, carried out by a C.I. who does not exist.

And the lying liar who put the whole thing in motion?

Goines had a history of questionable testimony and affidavits. In February, KHOU, the CBS station in Houston, looked at 109 cases in which he was involved. “In every one of those cases in which he claimed confidential informants observed guns inside,” it reported, “no weapons were ever recovered, according to evidence logs Goines filed with the court.” In the Harding Street case, Goines likewise said his C.I. had seen a gun, a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, that was never found. The district attorney’s office has dismissed a bunch of pending cases that Goines handled and is reviewing 1,400 more, along with 800 cases involving Officer Steven Bryant, whom Goines cited in his affidavit as verifying that the “brown powder substance” supposedly purchased from Tuttle was black-tar heroin.

So his lie, set a SWAT team in motion that resulted in the death of 2 innocent people. How is this different (aside from him being a cop) to the SWATting case that was in the news awhile back that was a disagreement between 2 gamers? I don’t expect this guy to be charged with murder, or manslaughter, or conspiracy or even jaywalking, because he is a cop. I’m not sure they will fire him. (If the do, the union will appeal.) Because nothing is more important the The War on (Some) Drugs™ and getting enough arrests.

The Tin-pot Despots of City Bureaucracies

The City of Houston has a bunch of would-be-dictators in the City Planning Dept. Houston Family Without Sewage for 17 Months Due to City Regulations.

“Nobody stands up to this because they literally have the authority to retaliate so hard that you will lose your livelihood,” Krieger expressed in frustration.

Aside from the fact that they are giving him grief – just because the can – they have no standards for what is approved and what is denied.

More broadly, Spelz’s business has had building plans rejected that were exactly the same as ones that were approved, with the only difference being the address. They would have exactly similar plans get vastly different procedural instructions.

Say that again. He gets a project approved in the City of Houston. Then he wants to build an EXACT COPY of that house on a different lot. Now it doesn’t meet City of Houston requirements. Why? Because the can. Because there are no checks and balances. And the result.

Blain continued, saying, “Local officials, especially in dense, urban areas often talk about housing affordability, but support policies that keep affordability from becoming a reality. Burdensome regulations and permitting delays keep housing supply from ever meeting demand and that’s exactly what we’re seeing here.”

And this isn’t even like California – in the middle of an epic housing crisis – that keeps passing regulations to make housing even more expensive. (Yeah, that should help!) This is just Texas, where the Bureaucrats can do whatever the hell they want, and no one calls them to account for their actions.

And if you think this only occurs in Houston, you never dealt with local building codes.

The Stupid Can Be Deadly

What’s the worst that can happen? In Texas, you can get shot. Texas homeowner fatally shoots teen who was part of group shooting paintball guns at home: police.

“They believed that they were — that their house was being shot at,” Horn told KHOU. “The homeowner, the father, came outside to the disturbance, approached a suspect who was standing out here. Believed that he was a threat, fearing for his safety, fired a round at him.”

Turns out they were shooting paintball guns at the house.

I Suppose This Father Is An Example of Toxic Masculinity

So how would you respond to an intruder in your 13-year-old daughter’s room at 2:30 in the morning? Father shoots intruder after wrestling gun away from him, police say.

When police arrived at the scene, witnesses told them the intruder had broken into a downstairs window and made his way up the stairs.

Police say the homeowner found the suspect armed in his 13-year-old daughter’s bedroom. A scuffle ensued, and the homeowner was able to wrestle the gun away from the intruder and shot him multiple times.

Though I’m a bit surprised (this IS Texas) that he didn’t have his own firearm.

After which the family escaped to a neighbor’s home, and the intruder stabbed himself with a kitchen knife. He died at a local hospital.

Gee, father’s protecting their children. Feminist heads will be exploding in three, two, …

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Standing In His Own Yard While Black

I really need to create the “Cops Behaving Stupidly” category. Because, let’s face it, not all of them are running on full thrusters. ‘You Called Me Three Different Names!’ Houston Homeowner Explains Why He Refused to be Arrested by Deputy Who Mistook Him for Fugitive.

I don’t usually feed the trolls with stories that are going to explode on their own, but this cop has to be the stupidest I’ve read about all year.

Clarence Evans was in the yard tossing a ball with his 6-year-old son on May 8 when a deputy arrived at his home.

“He said there was a report of a stolen dog,” Evans told KPRC on May 13. “Then he asks me for my ID, and I said I felt I didn’t need to give that.”

It was after his refusal, Evans said, that the officer, who has been identified as Deputy Garrett Lindley, “grabbed me.” Then his wife Kelly Evans began recording the now-viral Facebook video about a minute into the confrontation.

The description of the interaction is fairly comical, as long as you can ignore the very real possibility that the cop could shoot this guy at any minute.

Why was the cop mistaken? Because both this guy and the fugitive are black and have dreadlocks. I guess this cop doesn’t see too many people sporting dreadlocks.

A second deputy arrives on the scene. He hands the deputy attempting to apprehend Clarence Evans his phone and that deputy shows the homeowner a photo of the suspect.

“Doesn’t that look a lot like you?” the deputy asks.

“No! That don’t look like me! What the f— is wrong with you, man?!” Evans shouts. “You trying to say because I’ve got dreads and I’m black that’s me?!”

Did someone say lawsuit? Yeah, there’s a lawsuit. But can you sue a cop for being a complete idiot?

Cooperating With Criminals Is No Guarantee

The Gun-hating Left loves to go on about how if you just give the bad guys what they want, you will be OK. 3 men charged with capital murder in shooting death of Houston store clerk. I guess these guys didn’t get that memo.

Investigators say several clerks were on duty when the masked suspects burst through the doors of the convenience store.

Even though Lee complied with the suspects’ demands, he was still shot multiple times, authorities say.

Violent criminals remain violent criminals regardless of what you do, or don’t do.

Being armed in your own defense is also not a guarantee. There are no guarantees in this life.

When the Left is preaching the benefits of cooperation they rarely want to talk about rape.

In Texas, Even The Pastors Are Armed

What did you expect was the case? Pastor, wife kill intruder in their home near River Oaks, police say.

Jeff Powers and his wife told police they were awakened by noises coming from their backyard. Police say they saw a man in their backyard, who forced his way inside the residence in the 6100 block of Del Monte, near River Oaks.

Firefighters pronounced him dead at the scene.

Self-defense is a Human-right.

Did They Think They Were In New Jersey? This Was Texas!

What did they think would happen? Son shoots home invasion suspect in the head while sisters hide in closet at SW Houston home.

The ambushed the father as he arrived home and forced him inside. They made him turn off the alarm, but his daughters, who were hiding, kept pushing the panic alarm.

The son arrived home, and he armed himself.

Soon after, their brother, 20, arrived at the home with their mom. When he saw something was wrong, he went and got his gun and fired at the suspects while they were running away.

That phrasing has been used in a number of news stories, but the guy he shot was armed, and the two guys who got away were threatening his mother and younger sibling while this was going on.

They tried and failed to steal a Mercedes, and instead got away in a minivan.

Police said the minivan was a silver Toyota Sienna, license plate DGL-3948. The homeowner was hospitalized with what police described as “medical issues.”

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Texas, it is also a legal-right.

They Suffered a Breakdown of the Victim-selection Process

Did they think they were in New Jersey? Store clerk kills robbery suspect at Houston liquor store.

Houston police said that at least two armed suspects went into the store, where two employees were working at the time.

One of the employees had a concealed handgun license and got into a shootout with the suspects.

The robbery suspect who was shot managed to escape, but died a short time later just south of the store.

The cops are looking for the 2nd person.

Self-defense is a human-right.