How Should a 74-year-old Defend Himself from a 19-year-old?

I wish the Left would talk about that. They won’t. Graves Co., Ky. shooting under investigation.

Around 3:00 a.m., when the homeowner called 911 to report that a man wearing a mask forced his way into his home while armed with a shotgun.

He was confronted by the homeowner and left. After cops came and left, the would-be bad-guy came back. The second time, the homeowner shot him with shotgun of his own.

Minutes later as law enforcement was arriving in the area, Mayfield Police, who had responded to assist, had located 19 year old James Page II just down the road from the home with a severe shotgun wound to his arm.

He had to be airlifted to a trauma center, but is expected to survive. They didn’t say if he gets to keep his arm or not.

The homeowner is not facing any criminal charges.

Because self-defense is a human-right, and in Kentucky it might be your legal right as well.

Professionalism in Policing

Facepalm X 2Because between the Breonna Taylor screw up and the George Floyd execution, they don’t already look like a bunch of jackbooted thugs with sub-par intelligence. Some genius needs to add to the mix. Louisville PD apologizes for targeting news crew at protest.

A police officer was seen on camera firing what appeared to be pepper balls at a news crew during a live television broadcast of the second night of Louisville protests, prompting an apology from the Louisville Metro Police Department.

But have no fear. The cops are going to look into it, and “if [they] need to do any investigation for discipline,” it will happen. What could go wrong?

People Are Beginning to Push Back

Push back on Governors and other politicians who want to trample their civil rights, that is. As several people have noted, the ACLU has been strangely quiet on a lot of these cases.

First up, Kentucky. Lawsuit alleges Gov. Beshear infringed on protesters’ First Amendment rights.

A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of four protesters alleges that Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear violated First Amendment rights over restrictions to keep protesters at a distance during daily COVID-19 briefings.

North Carolina: ‘We’re concerned that our First Amendment rights are being trampled underfoot’ | Winston-Salem pastor files lawsuit against Governor Cooper.

The lawsuit alleges the Governor’s executive orders preventing gatherings of more than ten people violate the Constitution.

In media news… ‘Protected by the First Amendment’: Media consortiums back Fox News amid coronavirus coverage lawsuit.

It seems a bunch of Karens have decided that Fox News opinion personalities are not entitled to First Amendment protection of their opinions. Not when broadcast on cable television. And while the ACLU can’t be reached for comment, two groups that support journalists, The Internet & Television Association and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, have stepped up to defend Fox.

As usual, the Babylon Bee has perhaps the best take on the issue. ‘I Can’t Believe Christians Think It’s Safe To Go Back To Church,’ Says Woman In Line At Walmart.

I found these stories, and many more, when I went looking for more info on the Mississippi Church burning.

Cops Wouldn’t Lie to Get a Warrant. Would They?

Of course they would. ‘FALSE INFORMATION’ ‘No suspected drug packages to justify warrant’ to raid home of black hero nurse shot dead by police.

This is about the death of Breonna Taylor.

First up we should note that the guy they were looking for was arrested earlier in the day 10 miles away. He had been involved with Ms. Taylor – 2 years ago.

Then there is the evidence used to get the no-knock warrant.

The same detective said he had verified “through a US Postal Inspector” that Glover had been receiving packages at her address.

But a Louisville postal inspector, Tony Gooden, told a local news station that Louisville police did not check with his office about Breonna’s apartment.

He said another law enforcement agency had asked his office in January to investigate for suspicious mail arriving at her home, but they concluded there were none.

“There’s no packages of interest going there,” Gooden told WDRB News on Friday.

Oops. The cops have been in cover-up mode since they killed this innocent woman. Because Lies followed by death don’t look good. To anyone.

Perjury charges. Loss of pension. Jail time. I don’t expect anything to happen to these cops. The are fighting the War on (Some) Drugs™ and there are bound to be problems in war. Truth is the first casualty.

First Amendment Back in Force in Kentucky

Because tyranny was never going to stand up to legal scrutiny. Not if the judges have any backbone. Federal judge rules that Kentucky churches can hold in-person services starting Sunday.

A federal judge ruled Friday that Tabernacle Baptist Church in Nicholasville, Kentucky, — and churches all around the commonwealth — may hold in-person services Sunday despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Tabernacle won a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of Gov. Andy Beshear’s order barring in-person church services to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

I missed this when it was published last week.

The “How Dare You Live Without Me” Attitude Doesn’t Work Out

crime scene tapeIt never does. Lexington Police investigating homicide on Alice Drive

Police report a homeowner said a man broke into her home and began shooting. Police say another person fired back and shot the intruder.

Police say they entered the home and found 24-year-old Jaymes Michael Miller dead.

Investigators say the homeowner and Miller had been in a dating relationship.

It doesn’t say, but my guess is, “Ex-boyfriend, meets armed current-boyfriend.” Or something to that effect.

Charges are not expected to be leveled against the shooter. The dead guy had a warrant out for domestic violence.

Guys, just accept the fact that “It is over” and move on. Nothing else makes sense.

Liberal Assault on Christianity Comes Up Short

At least in Kentucky. Liberal Mayor: You’re Not Allowed To Attend Drive-In Church Service. Judge: Nope, Gives Mayor Tongue-Lashing.

On Fire Christian Church sued Mayor Greg Fischer and the city on Friday, arguing the mayor’s order banning drive-up service was in violation of their First Amendment rights, particularly since the churchgoers would be practicing safe “social distancing” recommendations.

According to Courier Journal, U.S. District Judge Justin Walker wrote in a temporary restraining order: “On Holy Thursday, an American mayor criminalized the communal celebration of Easter.”

Judge Walker “banned the city from ‘enforcing; attempting to enforce; threatening to enforce; or otherwise requiring compliance with any prohibition on drive-in church services at On Fire,’” the report noted.

And the governor has cops recording the license plates of anyone who DARED to attend Easter Mass. How dare you disregard their authority.

So Can Chalk This Up to COVID-19?

I think we should blame the bleeding hearts who opened the jail doors. More inmates released amid corona concerns as one inmate gets re-arrested for murder.

Because keeping violent criminals in prison would be unfair.

Actually I will leave the murder charge, because the authorities are claiming the guy who was re-arrested was eligible for release without reference to COVID-19, and the timing is just a coincidence. Of course it is.

His [Louisville Metro Department of Corrections FOP spokesman Tracy Dotson] lodge and that representing LMPD officers recently denounced the release of Kenneth Walker, the man accused of shooting LMPD Sgt. John Mattingly on March 13. Walker was released last week to home incarceration.

Dotson said, however, the release of non-violent offenders was needed in order to protect them and his officers.

Releasing non-violent offenders is one thing. Reducing the likelihood of an outbreak in the jail, which would expose both criminals and guards, but this guy doesn’t strike me as non-violent. Louisville man pleads not guilty to attempted murder of a police officer.

When officers “eventually forced their way inside the home through an exterior door,” Ted Eidem with LMPD’s Public Integrity Unit said they were “immediately met by gunfire.”

I’ve checked a couple of stories, but I can’t find any info on why they executing a warrant, or what he was originally incarcerated for.

Hat tip to MaddMedic at Freedom Is Just Another Word… who notes, “This is the Government helping.”

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He broke into the wrong home. Homeowner shot, killed Louisville man who entered Spencer County residence.

He broke into a home and confronted an armed homeowner.

The homeowner then shot the subject during the confrontation, police said.

Cops are not pursuing charges against the homeowner. Self-defense is a human-right.

Armed Homeowner Stops Home Invasion

Kentucky is also not New Jersey. Graves County deputies say homeowner shot two people in home invasion.

Just after midnight, Nov. 19th, 3 guys decide it would be a good idea to break into a home in Kentucky. Cops were called to the scene when the homeowner reported a home-invasion and a shooting.

They found one person that had been shot multiple times. Another person was found in Mayfield that had also been shot from the same incident.

The two guys who were shot are both in stable condition. The third guy ran like a rabbit.

Self-defense is a human-right.

An Hour Wait for an Ambulance After 911 Call

I usually write about 911 response time and police, but this hits the topic of “socialized medicine.” EMS staffing emergency results in response time delays.

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So this is from Eastern Kentucky, but once you get away from major metro areas, the same conditions apply in a lot of the country. Long waits for ambulance services in response to a 911 call.

One aspect many may not realize, is the reimbursements ambulance services receive.

“Oftentimes, your 911 provider, and it doesn’t matter if it’s our company or if it’s the company in the next county over, we operate at a loss. It’s because of some of our Medicaid reimbursements,” said Absher.

After the cost of medical supplies, trucks, and other important items, outweigh the profit of a call.

So the .gov doesn’t pay the cost of an ambulance ride, and then people are surprised that there aren’t 100s of companies lining up to be put out of business by the .gov. Only someone in government could set up a payment system designed like this. Someone with no contact with the real world.

“Medicare for all” would sink every one of the ambulance services that try to cover medicare patients with the profit from other patients. Unintended consequences? At some point you have to believe that the idiots in government (while clearly idiotic) are not that completely stupid. They want something to fail, so there’s an excuse to take more control.

Another .gov Agency Hit by Ransomware

Kentucky Provider Pays $70,000 Ransom to Unlock Patient Data.

Park DuValle Community Health Center paid hackers $70,000, after a ransomware attack locked down the medical records of about 20,000 patients for almost two months.

The 2nd attack since April the center has endured. In the first case, they were able to restore without paying the ransom. In this case they did pay.

Lack of patient records means no medical history, etc. And it has impacted care.

The center that got hit gets some funding from the federal .gov, so this does impact you, even if you don’t live in Louisville. (They are a non-profit center and serve low-income patients and the uninsured.)

What’s The Worst Part of a SWATing Call?

Danger to the public? Not by half. Swatting call takes time, manpower.

Forget about the fact that someone might get shot, since that someone is most likely to be the homeowner, and not a cop.

So did they do anything to try and contact the homeowner aside from assembling an army with the goal (mostly) of shooting a bad-guy? A bad-guy who didn’t even exist.

“We are fortunate we don’t have many instances of it in Georgetown,” said Robert Swanigan, Georgetown Police assistant chief. “While nothing may actually happen, it is a strain on resources because it is the type of reports that require a significant response. And it’s not just police. We usually have ambulances and other personnel on the scene.”

If you have a reason to assemble that army, do you think one person might approach a judge to see if a warrant might be available to get a phone number? Or is the only way cops know how to communicate over the sights of an AR-15? Suppose they were coming to my house; if they checked with the 3 largest cellphone providers in America, they would find a cellphone that I pay for, so maybe they could send me text, since I don’t usually answer calls from people who are not in my contacts list. But it seems like they are too busy getting medical support lined up and climbing into their superhero costumes. Or their tactical gear, whichever.

I get that cops have a dangerous job. They should have been told that on day one when they went to whatever police academy they attended. (And they should probably sign a document that they know the job is dangerous every January 1st) That doesn’t mean that they should get to have open-season on homeowners, whenever some anonymous call comes in.

Now no one died in this incident. Except maybe a little more of the respect I once had for cops.

They Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

They thought robbing a house sounded like a good idea. They were wrong. 20-year-old man shot and killed by homeowner during burglary attempt, Radcliff police say.

Kobie Long, 20, and another man forced their way into the door of a home on North Wilson Road and were shot by the homeowner, Radcliff Police said.

Long was killed, but the other man is in critical condition at University Hospital.

Radcliff Police Capt. Willie Wells says that the shooting is apparently justified by way of self-defense.

“You have a responsibility to protect yourself and your family in whatever means possible to do that,” Wells said. “So, long as you can articulate that your actions were in defense of yourself or your property, then I think you would be justified.”

Definitely not New Jersey.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Kentucky, it is your legal right.

He Apparently Doesn’t Understand The “Ex” Part of Ex-boyfriend

It nearly cost him a lot. Lexington homeowner shoots at suspect.

The ex-boyfriend shows up at the home of the current boyfriend at 4:30 in the morning and starts banging on the door. Things go downhill for him from there.

The homeowner came out and started arguing with the suspect.

That’s when police say the homeowner fired several shots at the man in self-defense.

It isn’t clear if he was hit by any bullets or not.

He could have been wounded. He could have been killed. All because of the “How dare you live without me” attitude that all too many people, both men and women, seem to embrace.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense in Kentucky

He picked the wrong store to try and rob. Store clerk derails would-be Lexington robbery, fires shot at suspect.

Robbing a convenience store at 12:30 in the morning is almost cliche. Didn’t work out the way he expected.

When he started to come around the counter, however, police say the store clerk reacted, pulling out a handgun and firing a shot at the would-be robber.

Cops are still looking for the bad-guy.

Video of Armed Self-defense

There isn’t often video. Kentucky homeowner shoots at intruders.

A violent home invasion was caught on camera when four men burst through the door of a home in Kentucky, but they soon discovered the man inside was already armed. The home security cameras caught what happened next.

Which is that the 4 bad guys ran like rabbits.

According to another story on this incident, one of the 4 bad guys was shot, and he is in custody. The other three are still on the run.

Self-defense is a Human-right.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

How would you respond to an intruder, in an 11-year-old girl’s room who stripped to his underwear? Homeowner shoots home invader who undressed to his underwear, Louisville police say.

The main confrontation with the homeowner happened in the kitchen.

A male homeowner demanded Oliver leave and got into a physical fight with him, injuring his hand, police said.

He yelled to his girlfriend for help. She fetched a gun from the bedroom which he then used to shoot Oliver multiple times.

He was taken to a local hospital, and then to the county lockup.

Self-defense, and defense of family, is a human-right.

They Will Shoot You Over a Case of Bud Light

Somewhere along the way, Americans lost respect for human-life. 2 arrested after clerk’s nephew shot trying to stop man from stealing beer from Oldham County Circle K.

This isn’t about self-defense, or about how cooperating with criminals will not ensure your safety. This is about the collapse of civilized society.

They were stealing a 30 pack of Bud Light. A clerk’s nephew tried to stop them, so they shot him.

My local grocery store doesn’t stock 30 packs, but their website says they sell a 24 pack for $18 and change. Even if we think the Circle K was charging $30 bucks, to shoot someone over 30 dollars shows something about the state of civilization. They didn’t kill the guy they shot, but they could have. It didn’t seem to bother them at all.

They went home and hid the beer in the woods and buried the gun in the yard. (Not the sharpest tools in the shed.)

Police arrested 18-year-old Austin Ransdell of Crestwood and 19-year-old Andrew Tetidrick of La Grange. Both are charged with robbery and assault.

They face 20 years in prison, and they didn’t even get to drink any of the beer. The case was found unopened.

Just Because You Know Someone…

That doesn’t mean they can’t be a threat. They knew him, and he attacked them. Update: Coroner identifies man killed during attempted home invasion.

The gun-hating-Left loves to warn you that you might shoot someone you know, but what they miss is that you are more likely to have trouble with people you know.

When they got to the scene, the homeowners told deputies the suspect had been hanging out at their home when an argument broke out. We’re told they then asked him to leave. The homeowners say he did, but he came back, forced his way into the home and attacked them.

He apparently didn’t know them that well, or he might have predicted their reaction. The homeowner shot and killed him.

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