Self-defense Is Legal in Michigan

JusticeBut then I thought it was. JUST IN: Kent County Prosecutor’s Office won’t issue charges against Grattan Township shooting suspect.

His “souped-up” Jeep was making lots of noise early in the morning. A neighbor complained. He threatened her. She went home, he followed. It didn’t end well for him.

After Macy confronted Morgan, he threatened her and eventually followed her to her residence. Macy woke Jamie up, and he tried to diffuse the situation. Morgan started making threats toward him and eventually made an action as if he were trying to attack Jamies

At that point, Jamie Fredericks, a veteran and valid CPL holder, fired a single gunshot from his .40 caliber handgun. He fatally shot Morgan through the stomach, and the same gunshot punctured the wrist of Morgan’s nephew Jake Vanenk.

It turns out, the guy who got shot was “under the influence of alcohol.” Color me shocked.

He was inside their house when he was shot. He was making verbal threats and eventually started acting in a threatening manner. In Michigan, “use of deadly force against another person is justified if that person honestly and reasonably believes he is in imminent danger of death or great bodily harm.” (That is from Kent County Prosecuting Attorney Chris Becker.) No charges will be brought against the guy who defended himself.

The shooting was August 12. It is almost amazing that the DA got this cleared up this fast. In some places (Illinois or New York spring to mind) it could take months for the DA to admit that they can’t charge a man defending his home with something. (They hate self-defense that much.)

Self-defense is a human-right.

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No Means No

I’m sure he believes that he loves her. Man shot by girlfriend, woman claims self defense.

He had apparently assaulted her earlier in the day. He then shows up and forces his way into her apartment.

It is also believed that the man tried to force his way into the home, and in the process assaulted the woman as well as her 17-year-old son.

The woman said that she fired a single gunshot into the man’s torso in defense of her son and herself.

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

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

How should a 79-year-old defend himself From a 37-year-old intruder? Sheriff: Armed homeowner shoots intruder in barn.

When the homeowner, a 79-year-old man, heard an intruder in the pole barn around 11:20 at his home in Inland Township he grabbed a shotgun and confronted the man, according to Benzie County Sheriff’s Deputies.

Not willing to take orders from the guy with the shotgun, the bad-guy advanced on the homeowner.

Deputies said the homeowner fired a single shot and hit the the intruder in both legs.

The homeowner kept an eye on the man until police and an ambulance arrived at the home.

Police took the would-be bad guy to hospital. The DA is reviewing the case, but the cops didn’t arrest the homeowner.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Their Weekend Didn’t Turn Out At All The Way They Planned It

First they got shot by the homeowner they tried to kill. Then they got charged with a bunch of felonies and held on $500,000 bond. Pair face 11 counts following break-in where homeowner shot them | WEYI

23 year old Aaron Pinkston and 27 year old Jermonii Perry appeared in court and face a series of charges after state police say they broke into a man’s home and then the homeowner shot them.

among the charges, assault with intent to murder.

One of the 2 bad guys says “he’s innocent.” Of course you could see the bandage on his arm where the homeowner shot him.

They also got charged with killing the owners dog, a charge that carried 4 years and $5000 fine.

Cops are still looking for bad-guy number three.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Detroit’s 911 System Is No Longer a Complete Joke

I would say it has a way to go. Detroit 911 emergency system comes long way from pop-can-rigged fax machine | MLive.com

While under bankruptcy in 2014, a Detroit fire station rigged an emergency alert system using a pop can and a fax machine. It made national news.

Dispatchers would fax details of an emergency to the firehouse. As the fax printed out, a strategically placed pop can would be knocked to the floor, make noise and alert nearby firefighters.

Somewhat functional if completely insane. And that came with a 30 minute response time for high priority police calls and nearly that long for EMS.

Today things are better. 12 minute response time for police and 8 minutes for EMS. Those are averages. A lot of bad things can happen in 12 minutes, and you can die in 8 minutes if the circumstances are bad.

Detroit is a VERY large city. Geographically one of the largest in the US. (It may be the largest, but I won’t commit to that.) I think they did a lot of annexing in their heyday. Today with population (and taxes) down, all that real estate makes it hard to get cops and medics anywhere in a hurry. Still it is better than 30 minutes.

Calling 911 is a fine thing to do, but even if you can call 911 before bad things happen you are going to wait for a while. Maybe you will wait for a very long while.</p.

They Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Three guys thought it would be a good idea to break into someone’s home. They were wrong. Home invasion suspect shot by homeowner in Branch County; two others sought | Fox17

Police say that three suspect tried to break in the front door of a home and also broke several windows. The homeowners fired multiple shots from inside the home and the suspects fled in a dark green, full-size four-door sedan

They dropped the guy who got shot off at a local hospital, but the other 2 didn’t stop for very long and police are still searching for them.

Self-defense is a human-right.

More Churches Wake Up to the Fact That They Exist in the Real World

In The Real World™ where bad things can and do happen, even in the middle of religious services. Comprehensive action plans can help protect churches.

Attacks on Churches are always presented like they are an aberration. But while they aren’t common, they do happen on a regular basis.

The most common venue for mass shootings are workplace environments followed by academic institutions. About 6 percent of shootings occur at places of worship. They often are chosen because there is potential for a large number of casualties.

This article is about organizations getting a plan in place. Because call 911 and wait for the cavalry to arrive is a losing proposition.

The average length of an active shooting lasts about 12½ minutes. On average, law enforcement’s response time to an active shooter is 18 minutes, according to Cuevas, which is why having a plan is so important.

Organizations should have a plan – like designated security. But everyone should know what to do in the event of an active shooter.

Although the focus is on religious organizations, some of the information applies to any similar situation, like how to react when the cops arrive. Go look at it. It isn’t that long and it includes some interesting things to think about.

“You can’t stop it from happening, but you may be able to prevent a bigger disaster,” [the organizer of the seminar] said.