Not the Sharpest Tools in the Shed

Almost a Quote of the Day. Stupid Is as Stupid Does.

You know, when I highlight stories like this, I hesitate to point out the obvious lesson, for fear that I might be giving criminals advice on how better to get away with felonies. But then I rememember that these idiots are probably illiterate, so there is no harm in saying this…

Yes do do have to click the link to see the whole thing.

And then there is this candidate for Mensa: Antifa Trash Fire Roundup.

How did the feds apprehend this criminal genius? Well, they were helped by the fact that (a) Schinzing was shirtless during the “mostly peaceful” protest, and (b) he has his rather distinctive surname tattooed on his back.

Did you think that this “protest” (the peaceful part lasted less than 20 minutes) would be different from all the rest, and there would be no cameras? Geniuses. They are geniuses in Antifa.

Security Cameras Do Not Make You Safe

Is this really something that needs to be said? Apparently. WATCH: Security camera captures couple shot at by car burglars.

Violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals because you are shouting about your security cameras.

So some people were trying to break into his car or cars.

Surveillance cameras around his home detected motion, so he investigated.

He was unarmed; they were armed. Can you guess what happened next?

The homeowner was grazed by a bullet on the shoulder but refused medical attention.

The suspects have not been detained or identified at this time.

He is lucky he didn’t get shot in the head for his trouble.

Okay, I often go on about how you can wait a really long time for a response to a 911 call, and you need to be prepared to take action yourself, but that is in cases where your life is in danger. When property is in danger of being stolen, just call 911 and wait. What did going outside accomplish for this guy? He almost got killed, and he now has bullet damage to the brickwork at the front entrance to his home.

Yes you need to be prepared. And yes being prepared doesn’t mean you should act recklessly. Property theft is one of the many reasons you have insurance.

The Deacons for Defense and Justice

Usually you only see stories about the Deacons for Defense and Justice during February, which is African-American History Month. It is rare even then, because their story contradicts some of the MLK legend of non-violence. In Bogalusa, the Deacons fought violence with violence.

The cops in the South were often aligned with (or members of) the Klan. So eventually, people decided that they needed to defend themselves.

During a mob scene, where the whites were trying to stop a black woman from getting medical care, the Deacons intervened.

The warning shot did not deter the mob, and by then, according to newspaper accounts, a white man identified as 26-year-old Alton Crowe of Pearl River began pounding Johnson in his face with his fists. Austan fired a second time, this time with the bullet landing in the chest of Crowe, the married father of five children, who, Austan thought, was trying to enter the vehicle.

The two Deacons were arrested but not prosecuted. Self-defense is a thing, after all. And once the Klan realized that they too could be shot, things changed a bit.

“Once they realized that we were serious about shooting, it became basically a standoff between us and them,” [Deacon Henry Austan] said.

“It was not like the old days where you could just drive in the neighborhood and everybody start hiding from you and you drag whoever you want out,” he said. “It was not like anymore, and they realized that.”

He added: “When there’s some opposition, it’s not any fun anymore.”

The myth contradiction? Well once when the Klan was ready to attack a Congress for Racial Equality (CORE) group, a spokesperson for the Deacons stepped up, and told the Klan-affiliated-sheriff, that they were prepared to meet violence with violence. The attack never took place.

I suppose that the media is bringing this up now in hopes of justifying the “Dismantle the Police” or something similar. Still there is one more important lesson that can be learned from the Deacons…

“We were effective. Not heroic, effective,” Austan said, thinking back on his time with the Deacons. “That’s what we were. We came into existence when the situation demanded it. We went out of existence when we were no longer needed.”

How many organizations disband when they meet their goals? Almost none. They move the goalposts and keep on going.

He Thought Breaking Into a Home Was a Good Idea

He was wrong. Overnight shooting; one man dead.

Just after 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, June 6, a man forced his way into a home in the 3200 block of Boss Avenue.

According to police, the intruder grabbed the homeowner and threw her on the bed. That is when the homeowner grabbed a handgun and shot the intruder in the head.

Will someone on the Left address the “Just give them what they want” strategy in this case? I didn’t think so.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Turns out, this was an ex-boyfriend who apparently objected to the “ex” part of that label. Coroner releases name of man fatally shot in his head.

The Caddo coroner’s office has released the name of the estranged boyfriend who was fatally shot in his head in Shreveport’s Queensborough neighborhood.

The “How dare you live without me” attitude never works out well.

The Gun-hating Left Will Say, “A Teen Tragically Shot”

crime scene tapeBecause that is all they know. 18-year-old fatally shot was one of 3 robbers, Baton Rouge police says; 2 arrested.

That he was shot while committing armed robbery is not important to the Left. That he was shot in what police believe to be justifiable self-defense is also not important. That the intended victim suffered “life-threatening injuries” is so not important to the Left.

Baton Rouge Police say an 18-year-old who died in a shooting on East Smiley Avenue was among three men attempting to rob another man, who was seriously wounded.

The two would-be bad-guys who didn’t get shot, did get arrested, so you could file this under “another failure of the victim-selection process.”

Self-defense is a human-right, but being armed in your own self-defense is no guarantee. There are no guarantees in this life save for death, and next winter’s snow. Still, we can hope that the 2 surviving miscreants get some measure of Justice, that might keep society safe for while. Though I’m not counting on it.

Being Crazy (Or High) Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

Especially when you make yourself a threat. Man dead, wife arrested after bizarre crash and home invasion in Livingston Parish.

For reasons they don’t explain, two people drove through a private yard, and got their vehicle stuck. The guy then broke into the home, but left when confronted by the homeowner.

Kendal then got a shovel handle and broke the bathroom window from outside the house, which prompted the head of the household to shoot Kendal.

The guy who got shot died at a local hospital. His wife fled, but was arrested a short time later.

Self-defense is a human-right.

New Orleans Hit With Ransomware

Are we surprised? New Orleans declares state of emergency following ransomware attack.

Suspicious activity was spotted around 5 a.m. Friday morning. By 8 a.m., there was an uptick in that activity, which included evidence of phishing attempts and ransomware, Kim LaGrue, the city’s head of IT said in a press conference. Once the city confirmed it was under attack, servers and computers were shut down.

Ransomware was detected, but they didn’t say how many computers were hit or what variety it was. They were mostly reassuring everyone that all is fine.

“If there is a positive about being a city that has been touched by disasters and essentially been brought down to zero in the past, is that our plans and activity from a public safety perspective reflect the fact that we can operate with internet, without city networking,” said Collin Arnold, director of Homeland Security, adding that they’ve gone back to pen and paper for now.

I’m sure there will be more info later in the week.

Self-defense Is Legal in New Orleans

JusticeAnd the Prosecutors hate that. Jury acquits man who shot ex-boxer Fouad Zeton’s son, claimed self-defense.

All this over an argument over the closing time of a bar.

Prosecutors said Nero inflamed the situation by taking out the weapon and forfeited his legal claim to self-defense when he pointed it at his friend.

He only shot when the other guy made a “punching motion” in his direction. This was after the guy had backed up an entire block. As for the DA’s position on what causes you to give up your right to self-defense, the jury didn’t buy it. They came back in 4 hours with a verdict of “Not Guilty.”

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought it would be a good idea to rob a liquor store. He was wrong. Store clerk shoots would be robber; police investigating.

The store’s clerk shot the would-be robber. The robber was taken to a Shreveport hospital for the treatment of a non-life-threatening injury.

Cops took the would-be bad-guy to the hospital, and questioned the clerk. And the investigation continues.

And the would-be miscreant has been charged with armed robbery. UPDATED: Shreveport store clerk reportedly shoots robbery suspect; suspect charged with armed robbery.

So at a guess, they won’t be charging the clerk who defended himself. (Though that isn’t settled at this point.)

Manelski reportedly entered the “Grab & Go” business in the 4900 block of Mansfield Avenue shortly after midnight “brandishing a weapon (and) demanding money,” according to Manelski’s arrest report.

Self-defense is a human-right.

What Would You Do If a Nude Man Forced His Way Into Your Home?

This was at one o’clock in the morning. Nude man who forced his way into Zachary home shot by homeowner, sheriff says.

A Zachary homeowner shot and critically injured naked man who forced his way into a home early Sunday morning, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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

Flooding in Louisiana, Mississippi and Environs

The intermediate Tropical Storm Barry Public Advisory, from 1:00 PM Central Daylight Time. (6:00 PM UTC)

10 inches is a lot of rain in 24 or 48 hours, some places will get twice that, possibly more.

RAINFALL: Barry is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 10 to 20 inches over south-central and southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi, with isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches. Across the remainder of the Lower Mississippi Valley and western portions of the Tennessee Valley, total rain accumulations of 4 to 8 inches are expected, with isolated maximum amounts of 12 inches. This rainfall is expected to lead to dangerous, life threatening flooding.

And even as the rain moves north, which it is doing very slowly at this point, all that water will flow back down the Mississippi River.

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

I guess he didn’t expect to be resisted. LaPlace store clerk shoots armed robber in neck.

The robbery occurred just before 9 a.m. on June 13 at a convenience store in the 400 block of Belle Terre Boulevard, according to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The guy who got shot was taken to a local hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right.

He Thought Having a Weapon Made Him Dangerous

He thought wrong. Burglar shot with own gun in New Orleans break-in.

Investigators say 37-year-old Bradford Crier was armed with a gun when he allegedly forced his way into the home. Once inside, Crier got into a struggle with a man over his gun. During the fight, Crier was reportedly shot in the shoulder and thigh, police say.

The homeowner and woman inside the home were not hurt.

He’ll be charged, once he gets out of the hospital.

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

“There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.” Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

Two Negligent Discharges, and He’s One of Their Best Officers?

I really need to create a “Cops Behaving Stupidly” category. Mishaps with department-issued weapon continue to plague Port Allen officer.

Both times he was home “clearing” his weapon. Once it was his service pistol. The second time it was his AR-15.

That time he told investigators he was “tired.”

He lives in an apartment, so there is a real risk that he can kill someone.

Not only are they not going to discipline (or fire) him, the police chief is defending him.

“He’s one of our best, one of our top dealing with weapons,” Port Allen Police Chief Esdron Brown said.

Brown told WBRZ, despite the problems, Celestaine is one of his most respected officers. A firearms instructor said if he’s the best, the public should be concerned about the rest of the department as multiple accidental discharges are uncommon. [My emphasis. Z-Deb]

So if a member of the public at large, fired a weapon in an apartment building, twice, with no justification, such as self-defense, would they be arrested for illegally discharging a firearm in the city? When there are two sets of rules, one for the police and one for the rest of us, you can be pretty sure you are living in a police state.

Reporters Are Confused About Who Is The Victim

But then I’m beginning to think reporters are confused about a lot of things. Man dead after St. Roch homeowner shoots him during suspected generator theft: NOPD.

His alarm woke him at 2 AM notifying him that someone was breaking into his shed. He armed himself and confronted two individuals in his yard, apparently in the process of stealing a generator.

One of the males confronted by the resident “turned around and faced” the homeowner, police said. The homeowner then fired his gun, hitting one of the men in the chest, police said. The second fled the scene.

The guy who got shot died in a local hospital.

The statement refers to the homeowner as a “victim” and the two men he confronted as “suspects.” However, the department did not immediately respond to questions Friday about whether police consider the fatal shooting to be justified, or whether the person who fled the scene would face charges.

That would be because the investigation is ongoing.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense Stops Domestic Violence “Harassment”

This is how more domestic-violence incidents should end. Woman shoots boyfriend in self defense on Marque Ann Dr..

Police say Freddy Davidson allegedly stormed into his girlfriend’s house and started harassing her. During the altercation the girlfriend shot Davidson in the leg.

Because it is self-defense even if it is someone you know. And self-defense is a human-right.

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner. No one will be surprised at the results. (Well, you may be briefly surprised.) Bossier City Homeowner Shoots, Kills Intruder.

“The initial investigation by detectives indicates that the homeowner shot the man as he was trying to break into the residence,” [Bossier City Police public information officer Traci] Landry added.

The investigation is ongoing, but Self-defense is a Human-right.

How Would You Respond to Multiple Home-invaders?

The gun-hating-Left loves to say we don’t need firearms, or want to put strict limits on them. So what do they expect us to do? Thursday parish shooting being investigated.

“They had a guy break into a trailer, and the guy defended his property,” said David Hedrick, Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office chief deputy.

There were multiple “subjects.” The rest ran like rabbits leaving their injured buddy behind.

Self-defense is a human-right.

A Breakdown of the Victim-selection Process

A masked man walks into a drug store. (All those drugs.) Attempted drug store robber fatally shot by pharmacist in Luling, St. Charles sheriff says.

Drug stores seem to be a growing target for robbery. All those drugs.

A scuffle happened before the pharmacist pulled out his weapon and fired at the masked man, who then ran out of the store. The robber, who was hit at least one time, ran about 100 yard before he collapsed behind the store and died, the sheriff’s office said.

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

Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gunfight

This is a story about trusting your instincts, and not giving up. Bastrop store clerk fights off attempted robber recalls deadly encounter.

Guy backs into a parking space at a convenience store, and is acting a bit weird in the store.

“He kept walking along the counter well I just reached over and put my hand on leroy”, said Linzay.

Leroy is the .38 revolver Linzay keeps under the register every shift. She says she’s never had to pull the trigger in the 23 years she’s had the gun but in the blink of an eye that changed.

He came at her with a knife, and they fought over the gun. She was stabbed and shot a couple of times. He died at the scene. She is home recuperating with her granddaughters around her. There’s a link to raise funds for her medical bills at the bottom of the link article.