Teacher Assaults Student Over Trump Pin

Because of course he did. UPDATE: Student says teacher pulled off her ‘Women For Trump’ pin.

Trump Derangement Syndrome is a real thing.

A Mason High School student turned to the police alleging a teacher assaulted her during school hours because she supports President Donald Trump.

At the very least, he should lose his job, his career, and his pension. At most he should do time for assault.

Hat tip to The Right Scoop and Pirate’s Cove.

I can’t decide. Is this “stupid criminals,” or a “hate crime?”

Don’t Bring a Bottle to a Gunfight

And it seems that Michigan is still not a clone of New Jersey, either. Man shot after attacking gas station employee in Macomb Twp.

According to reports, the man walked into the gas station and had some sort of altercation with one of the two brothers who runs the gas station. At some point, the man struck the clerk over the head with a glass bottle.

The clerk responded by pulling out a handgun and shooting his attacker twice in the stomach.

The guy who got shot was taken to a local hospital. He was conscious, but no other word on his condition or prognosis was offered. The clerk who got hit with the bottle (actually one of 2 brothers who run the store) was checked for injuries as well. The investigation continues.

Self-defense is a human-right. In Michigan it can be your legal right as well.

Use The Weapon You Have At Hand

And if that happens to be a bearded battleaxe, well then… Victim uses battle axe to fend off home invader.

He was mad that his former girlfriend was dating a “nerd” who played video games. Or something. Except it isn’t just about video games.

The suspect knocked on the door repeatedly, then kicked it in, while Ball was in his apartment playing video games and watching Rick and Morty.

Ball said he had reason to believe the suspect had a firearm.

“(The) door opened, (I) grabbed the axe, (then) step, step, hit.”

The video goes on, and on, but it does include a nice picture of the axe.

The suspect spent a night in a local hospital with “substantial wounds” before being taken to the county lockup.

Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Jim VanDyken said avoiding confrontation with a robber is usually the best course, but he says people have a right to defend themselves, especially in their own home.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. (Hat tip to hellinahandbasket.net and The Right Way.)

Officer Rasheen McClain

End of Watch. Friends remember slain Detroit Police Officer Rasheen McClain.

Officer McClain was shot and killed in the line of duty Wednesday night. Police say a 28-year-old suspect with an extensive criminal record is in custody for shooting him and his partner that night, Officer Phillippe Batoum-Bisse.

For whatever reason, the Detroit police haven’t released the name of the suspect.

A Rifle Used for Self-defense

The media isn’t saying what kind, but I know what rifle I would choose for self-defense. Home invasion suspect dead after being shot by homeowner; police looking for second suspect.

Two masked men with guns entered an apartment and ordered occupants in the living room to “get down.”

The renter of the apartment was in a bedroom, heard the commotion, exited the bedroom with a rifle and shot one of the suspects.

Police found the guy who got shot a short distance away. He was dead from a gunshot wound to the chest. The other guy is still on the run.

“Three men, one woman and three children were inside the apartment” when all of this took place. They are all safe, thanks to the right of self-defense. Which is a human-right.

He Saw the Light. It Was a Muzzle-flash.

Though I’m not sure if probation counts as Justice Served, or not. Intruder shot by homeowner had ‘epiphany,’ gets probation.

He broke into a home in June, and was shot twice by the homeowner, who was wielding a .357 magnum revolver. My personal favorite, middle-of-the-night (don’t lecture me about dealing with feed jams) firearm. If that revolver and a speedloader aren’t enough to deal with the situation, there is more at hand.

He apparently spent months getting medical treatment, and is still using a walker.

“This incident has led (Elrod) to have a personal epiphany, especially after being shot,” Elrod’s attorney Marsha Kraycir said. “He knows his drug addiction led him to this and he is lucky to be here today. He could have easily been killed.”

The homeowner fired from the hip. I would have aimed for center-mass.

My previous post on this incident can be found at the following link. Self-defense in Michigan

Relatives of Dead Criminals Hate Self-defense, Especially When a Federal Agent Is Involved

The father of the dead guy was sure his son was not attacking the ICE agent. ICE agent cleared in civil trial after fatal shooting.

Quinn was a member of a fugitive apprehension team when Terrance Kellom was shot. Police have said Kellom was wanted for armed robbery and lunged at Quinn with a hammer. His father, Kevin Kellom, has disputed that account. Quinn wasn’t charged.

If you lunge at me with a hammer or a screwdriver, or a rock, or a knife, or any number of other ad hoc weapons, I am going to defend myself. I think most people would. (Even the people who say they wouldn’t resort to violence, want to live, after all.)

Self-defense in Michigan

This would-be bad-guy made a bad decision, and has had a tough couple of months as a result. Intruder shot with .357 Magnum during home invasion pleads no contest.

I looked, but apparently didn’t have a post on this incident when it first happened.

63-year-old guy wakes up to the sound of someone trying to break in. Grabs his .357 magnum revolver. When the guy does break in, he shoots from the hip hitting him twice.

After two months of medical treatment, Elrod was arraigned and charged with one count first-degree home invasion, which was dismissed in his no contest plea of second-degree home invasion.

My favorite bit of this whole story…

The homeowner called 911 to report the shooting but hung up and got dressed after telling the dispatchers they “were asking too many dumb questions,” police said.

Self-defense is a human-right.

So How Should a Female Homeowner Respond to a Male Home Invader?

I wish someone on the side of the Gun-hating Left would tell me that. Man shot by homeowner during attempted break-in, police say.

A man is in critical condition after he was shot by a female homeowner during what Flint police are saying was an attempted break-in.

He crashed his car about a block from the break-in, while trying to flee.

Self-defense is a human-right.

If You Call 911 By Accident…

Stay on the line and tell them what happened. 30% of Eaton County 911 calls are accidental and wasting resources.

“Don’t hang up, stay on the line,” said Stahelin. “These calls happen all the time. We’re not offended, we’re not upset, and no one’s going to be in trouble. Just stay on the line and explain that it was an accident. If you hang up, then we’re forced to follow our procedure, and potentially you could have a few officers showing up at your door.”

A hangup has to be treated like a possible hostage situation.

Calling 911 is now as easy as hitting a button on your phone, or tapping the side of your smartwatch. This simple access to 911 is meant to get you help in an emergency quickly. But it’s slowing things down for emergency workers. Emergency dispatch lines are clogged up with hundreds of accidental calls every day.

You can turn those features off. (When did calling a 3-digit number become such a problem?)

If 30 percent of their calls are bogus, you can see how that might impact their ability to actually handle an emergency.

Stahelin says Eaton County 911 gets around 13,000 unintentional calls a year, and that his estimate of 30% is very comparable with other dispatch centers around the country.

Alligators in the News

Gators in Miami. Gators in the Midwest. Lots of gators in the news lately.

The alligator that made headlines in Chicago a few weeks back was captured and sent to Florida. Alligator found in Humboldt Park Lagoon gets full health exam at University of Florida.

Veterinarians said the gator, nicknamed “Chance the Snapper” by Chicagoans, seemed to be in good health after his exam, but they won’t know for sure until his blood work comes back from review.

Another gator in the Midwest – this one in Michigan. Michigan man fatally shoots alligator that lunged at him on rural property.

According to the Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office, the alligator escaped from a fenced enclosure at a nearby property where an exotic animal rescue was operating, WSBT reported.

And a “rumor” of a gator in Oklahoma. Is there an alligator in Lake Thunderbird?.

Facebook user Jackie Dawson shared an image that she said her niece took of an alligator in Lake Thunderbird.

Keith Thomas, Fisheries Biologist for Lake Thunderbird said there is nothing official on the supposed sighting right now, but the game warden and state park officials are looking into it.

A 9-foot gator in Miami isn’t usually news. Alligator spotted in SW Miami-Dade leaves community concerned.

A witness spotted the 9-foot gator in the area of Southwest 57th Avenue and 34th Street at around 6:30 a.m. while he was on his way to work.

And another 9-foot gator in Coral Gables. Giant Alligator Captured After It Takes Stroll Down Coral Gables Sidewalk. (And 9 feet really doesn’t qualify as “giant.”)

Video of the gator, which is about 9-feet long, was first posted on the social media site @OnlyInDade.

How Old Do You Have To Be To Defend Yourself?

Because the Left wants to limit kids’ access to the tools of self-defense. 15-year-old shot dad in self-defense in Cass County, police say.

The juvenile, who police did not identify, shot his father, James Hodges Jr. 37, in defense of himself and another person, Cass County Sheriff’s Department said in an updated press release on the incident.

The case is still under investigation, but cops have no plans to arrest the kid.

UPDATE: As I noted in the comments, this is a “domestic situation.”

The “How Dare You Live Without Me Attitude” Never Turns Out Well

In this case, it cost him his life. Ex-boyfriend killed after forcing way into home in search of ex-girlfriend.

He was armed. He pushed his way into a home looking for his ex-girlfriend. (Apparently he didn’t understand the meaning of the “ex” part.)

Police tell FOX 2 that their initial investigation shows the 39-year-old homeowner shot the man after he entered the home. At this point the homeowner is not in custody as police are investigating — this as a likely case of self defense.

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

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

19-year-old shot by Detroit homeowner during alleged attempted break in.

So a teenager, or a legal adult? Teenager sounds worse.

A teenager has been shot allegedly trying to break into a Detroit home, according to police.

But the real story is that a legal adult was shot will committing a felony.

Detroit police say a 19-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound while reportedly attempting to break into a home in the 20000 block of Avon.

You can’t blame the folks writing headlines. This is the reporter who tried to exercise some spin.

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

Self-defense is Legal in Michigan

But then I thought it was. Macomb County Prosecutor won’t charge gas station clerk who shot armed robbery suspect.

The media is hung up on how many times he was shot. The DA – in this case – not so much.

The Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office agreed with the sheriff, saying the 25-year-old Detroit man who shot an armed robbery suspect inside a Mount Clemens gas station will not be charged.

The prosecutor made the announcement Friday, one day after the sheriff’s office presented findings that showed the robbery suspect had been shot six times.

This determination was made pretty quickly. The robbery took place in March.

The guy who got shot is going to face numerous charges, including armed robbery and weapons violations.

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

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought being armed himself, it would be easy to hold up a gas station. He was wrong. Macomb County gas station clerk shoots masked robber 6 times, police say.

He was wearing a mask, and he was armed with a .22 revolver when he entered the store.

Police said the robbery suspect, a 27-year-old Clinton Township man, is in a hospital. He’s in critical condition but is stable, officials said. He is also a possible suspect in several recent similar incidents, police said.

The clerk was armed with a 9mm handgun, and shot the would-be bad-guy 6 times.

Self-defense is a human-right, but I’m sure the investigation will go on for a while.

Self-defense Is Legal In Michigan

And that determination was made fairly quickly, by the standards of the Criminal Justice System. Prosecutor: Homeowner justified in fatally shooting Lansing man during attempted burglary.

A 69-year-old Ionia County homeowner who fatally shot a Lansing man will not be charged with the man’s death, prosecutors say.

It can take some prosecutors close to a year to come to a similar conclusion.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Michigan, it just might be your legal right.

Some Guys Just Don’t Get the “Ex” Part of Ex-boyfriend

That “How dare you live without me” attitude didn’t work out well for this guy. Homeowner shoots girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend during home invasion.

Sheriff deputies say the ex-boyfriend showed up at their door and was asked to leave. He left, but then started sending threatening texts to both his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend.

Then at 3:30 AM he showed back up.

After a struggle, the ex-boyfriend ended up with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The case is in the hands of the DA, but it sounds like self-defense to me.

Another Organization Underestimates Ransomware Complexity

They got hit on Tuesday, and expected to be back on Wednesday. They were not back on Friday. Genesee County, Michigan Recovering from Ransomware Attack.

Genesee County, Michigan was hit with a ransomware attack on Tuesday and the county has been working non-stop to get their systems back online. Unfortunately, this process turned out to be more difficult than expected and system are still down.

And by that they mean, you can’t contact them by email, they can’t process payments, or do most anything that requires a computer.

I wonder how often their IT support organization asked for more money to beef up security/backups/whatever and were turned down.

They hope to have operations back to normal by Monday. At least they didn’t pay the ransom. (If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s gonna want a glass of milk.)

What Happens When Students Are Better at Cybersecurity Than School Administrators?

The administrators get schooled. Students Hack School System to Change Grades and Attendance.

Like a modern day WarGames, students in Michigan have hacked into a school district’s computer system and changed grades and attendance records.

The parents have been notified, but apparently not the police. (Hacking is a federal crime, with stiff penalties.) And they got caught this time. Do you think this is the first time the school got hacked?

While the linked article references the grade-changing scene from the movie WarGames, I always like the bit from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off much better.

The scene from WarGames can be found at this link.