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.

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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.