What If You Called 911 and Nobody Came

This is an epic fail of the 911 system. Family speaks out after tree falls on, injures children during party

A tree falls on several kids during a party. Several adults call 911. No one responds.

People at the party transported the children to the hospital themselves. Now, they have questions about response times.

“I went to the hospital with those kids, came back, no ambulance nobody had responded. It took us to go driving and walking outside and finding people. You know, it’s hard to see a baby– have you ever just seen a child just dying bleeding?” said Washington, still emotional about the tragedy.

The EMS service that covers the area where this occurred has no record of the call. It doesn’t say in this story, buy my guess – and it is just a guess – is that it will turn out the 911 calls were made with cell phones. And the 911 center that answered can’t handle cell phones properly.

Cell phones in their current form are basically more than 20 years old. And at some point all phones were made to be equipped with GPS specifically for 911 calls. Though I may be remembering that incorrectly.

Calling 911 is a fine thing to do, but you shouldn’t count everything working perfectly.


An Acquaintance Can Be A Threat

Kathy Jackson, of A Cornered Cat, covered that fact in the past. (See the link at the bottom of this post.) JPSO: Homeowner shoots, kills acquaintance who came into Harvey home without permission

This is why the statistic about a gun being used to kill “someone you know” is a red herring. (Or an outright lie.)

Investigators with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said the 66-year-old man, who was not identified, was shot after entering the home of an acquaintance without permission.

The 66-year-old man is believed to have brandished a firearm while he was involved in an altercation with the homeowner, who also was not identified, officials said.

So he went to the house of someone he knew – though they don’t say how well – “brandished” a gun. He was shot for his trouble and died in a local hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right, even when you know the person who is attacking you. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Yet Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought it would be a good idea to break into someone’s home. He was wrong. Man shot multiple times by resident after breaking into apartment off Airline Highway, BRPD says | Crime/Police | theadvocate.com

The suspect kicked down the door and forced his way into the apartment around 5 a.m. in the 3200 block of Victoria Drive, according to Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L’Jean McKneely Jr.

One of the three residents armed himself with a handgun and shot the suspect multiple times, McKneely said. The suspect tried to flee the scene but collapsed outside the building.

The guy who got shot is expected to survive his injuries. He will booked on home-invasion charges when he gets out of the hospital.

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

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Three bad guys accost a man in his home. It didn’t’ turn out the way they had planned it. Homeowner beaten, one suspect shot in Baker home invasion on

Around 3:00 p.m on March 5, three men entered a residence at 9167 Rathmoor Ave. and an altercation ensued between one of the men and the homeowner.

During the altercation, in which the homeowner suffered non-critical injuries, the homeowner was able to use a gun to defend himself. One of the 3 bad guys was shot, and is in critical condition. The other two bad guys ran like rabbits.

Actually, it seems that the guy who got shot, died in hospital. One man dead, one suspect arrested, another still at large after Monday afternoon shooting | Crime/Police | theadvocate.com

Self-defense is a human-right.

Legal Self-defense Stops Robbery

The part of the story that caught my attention, was the reaction of their regular customers. Men at Lee Ray’s store thankful to be alive after attempted robbery

So three armed bad-guys try to rob a convenience store. Since there have been robberies in the area, the store has extra staff. The staff are also armed and one of them is able to shoot 2 of the 3 miscreants.

First, one of the guys who got shot ran to a nearby house, hoping to hide, I guess.

One suspect was found nearby with a gunshot wound to his abdomen. Junior says the man went to a home, broke a window and told the homeowner he’d been shot. He chuckled when he said the homeowner told the suspect he’d be shot again if he came inside.

That is a classic line if ever there was one.

Then the militia sprang into action.

Five or six of them showed up at the Bayou Maria Road store after they heard about the attempted robbery, some of them armed. They offered protection while asking if the men were OK.

“When the people heard about the shooting in the store, like five or six people who live around the store came to the store with guns,” manager Junior Issa told The Town Talk Wednesday night. “And guess what they said; Are you OK? Do you need help? We’re here.

“And that’s why we appreciate all the neighbors around here.”

Two of the three guys are in custody – after a trip to the hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right.

If You Need an Order of Protection, You Need a Plan for Your Personal Safety

“How dare you live without me!” It never ends well. Lacombe woman shot dead by ex-boyfriend in murder-suicide: sheriff

So apparently he couldn’t accept the “ex” part of the “ex-boyfriend” label. She knew he was trouble and she had a restraining order. It didn’t help.

Family members said Landor was in a car with her brother and his wife, about to go to a store, when Malveaux got out of the truck and approached. He then fired into the side of the car, striking Landor several times, they said.

“He stalked her down until he killed her – like a dog,” Landor’s aunt, Coradena Batiste, said. “The law just failed us,” she said, referring to the protective order.

It should be noted, that since there was an order of protection, in a case of domestic violence in place, he was a prohibited person, and should not have had any firearms.

A gun may not have saved this woman*, but relying only on the system, on the courts and the police to keep you safe, has been shown time and again to be a losing strategy.

* “There are no guarantees in this life save for death and next winter’s snow.” (Marion Zimmer-Bradley – somewhere in the Darkover series.)