Officer Killed in New Orleans

They spotted something they thought was suspicious. Apparently they were correct. NOPD officer killed in New Orleans East shootout; suspect wounded, hospitalized | Crime/Police | theadvocate.com

According to Harrison, four of his officers were on patrol near the intersection of Tara Lane and Lake Forest Boulevard about 12:15 a.m. when they spotted something they considered suspicious. …

As the officers stepped out of the vehicle, a man opened fire at them, Harrison said, striking one of the officers multiple times. At least one of the officers returned fire and apparently struck the attacker.

The officer killed was 29-year-old Marcus McNeil. “He is the 5th officer killed in the line of duty in the last 4 years.”

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Self-defense is a Human-right

The night did not work out the way the would-be bad guy planned it. LaPlace homeowner shoots, kills suspected home intruder: sheriff | NOLA.com

He heard voices in his backyard, which was fenced, so no one should have been there.

Sheriff Mike Tregre said a surveillance video of the incident shows the suspect ‘bumrushed” the home owner.

“The subject just rushed into him, trying to force his way in,” Tregre said. “The home owner opened fire, striking the intruder.”

He was shot once in the abdomen and died in a local hospital.

The surveillance video and evidence – which includes a firearm recovered at the scene – indicates this was a case of lawful self-defense. Police are still looking for the other individual

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0

A bad-guy with a gun threatened 2 good guys (at least one of who had a gun). Police nab suspects in southwest Shreveport burglary | News | ktbs.com

So they were burglarizing places and that lead to them running from the cops.

As they were arriving on scene, the suspect fled from the residence on foot entering into the yards of other neighbors. A neighbor and his father were in the back yard of one of those residences when they encountered Tarodganey Sumner, 26. Sumner allegedly aimed a suppressed .22 caliber pistol at them prompting the citizen to fire a shot to defend his life and the life of his father.

The shot missed the suspect but caused the suspect to drop his weapon and get onto the ground. They yelled out to officers who were able to locate them and take the suspect into custody. A second suspect, Calvin Horton, 27, was located in another neighbor’s yard and taken into custody as well.

Stolen weapons. Stolen jewlery. Assualt. Their day didn’t turn out as planned.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

You’ve heard this before, I’m sure. He miscalculated how bad-ass he really was. Deputies: Knife-wielding man allegedly threatens homeowners befo – WAFB

According to detectives, the homeowner had an active protective order against Morgan. They added the homeowner also reportedly asked Morgan several times to leave.

Deputies said Morgan apparently refused. They added he allegedly pulled out a knife and started threatening the homeowners.

So you are warned off for trespassing – to the point where a court order is obtained, no less – and yet you come back at a later date and threaten the people at the address.

After being threatened with a knife, the homeowner responded with a gun. The would-be bad-guy was pronounced dead at the scene.

While the shooting remains under investigation it seems pretty clear cut to me. No charges have been filed.

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

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0

Several people entered a home – at least one was known to the homeowner. They pulled guns, but that isn’t the guarantee some people think it is. Zachary police: One fatally shot, one arrested after trying to rob home at gunpoint late Tuesday | Crime/Police | theadvocate.com

Damon Hayes, 20, of Baton Rouge, was found dead at the scene of the home invasion in the 4000 block of McHugh Road around 10:30 p.m., McDavid said Wednesday. Police soon learned that his accomplice was still in the area and later arrested Jordale Carter, 20.

In other news stories on this crime, it isn’t clear if there are more bad-guys involved or not.

The investigation is ongoing.

Self-defense is a human-right.

How Should a 60-year-old Woman Defend Herself?

They probably thought it would be easy to rob her. They were wrong. Jeanerette woman shoots, wounds home invaders

Two would-be burglars chose the wrong home to break into Wednesday morning. A possible home invasion was thwarted when the 60-year-old homeowner turned the tables on the interlopers, leaving one in the hospital and the second on the run and possibly wounded.

Without some technological means to equalize a situation like this, the old and infirm will be at the mercy of the young and the violent. (Not that 60 is old.) The few can be overpowered by several assailants. So what do the gun-fearing idiots think should have happened?

One guy is in the hospital on his way to lockup. The other guy is on the run.

You could say they suffered a breakdown of the victim-selection process. Self-defense is a human-right.