Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He probably thought 2 women were easy targets. He was wrong. Police: Detroit woman shoots, kills man during home invasion Sunday.

A mother and her adult daughter were on there way to church. An unknown idiot grabbed the homeowner by the coat. He was “asked” to leave. He didn’t leave.

fter asking him to leave, the women went inside the house and the man followed them. The homeowner fired off two rounds of gunshots at the man, who is now dead, police say. The man is in his thirties and was shot in the chest at least once, police say.

Self-defense is a human-right.


4-day Response to 911 Call May Be a Record

Un-Freakin’-Believable. She called 911 when her daughter was attacked; Detroit police arrived 4 days later.

On average, Detroit cops get to a 911 call in 12 minutes. That was 30 minutes (on average) just a few years ago. But aside from the fact that bad things can happen in 12 minutes, you should remember that sometimes people are going to wait longer. In this case, it was much longer.

She called 911 when her daughter’s boyfriend was beating the daughter. No one showed up that day. She called multiple times, talked to dispatchers, talked to supervisors. No one showed up. The attacker came back again. The original call was made on Saturday.

Detroit police didn’t arrive at the west side home until the following Wednesday afternoon, a full four days and 34 minutes after the first call to 911.

Assistant Chief James White made no excuses when he spoke with WXYZ television station about the delay last week.

They have offered the girl who was attacked, an apology. But this kind of thing can happen to anyone. Mistakes were made, but humans make mistakes. You should not assume that 911 is going to come to your aid every time.

He Disrespected Their Authority

They couldn’t accept that. 2 Detroit cops charged with home invasion.

2 cops are charged with home invasion, because they kicked in a door of a house without a search warrant. They also weren’t in “pursuit of a subject.” The homeowner refused them entry, and they couldn’t have that! Not OBEY the police – even illegal orders? What kind of a police state is this? </sarcasm>

“A couple cops came to the house looking for a suspect,” [the homeowner, 28-year-old Tashar] Cornelius said. “I told them the man they were looking for wasn’t here, but they refused to listen to what I was saying. They wanted to come in my house, and I told them ‘without a search warrant, you have no right to be here.’

“I guess that teed them off,” he said. “I shut the door on them, but they didn’t leave my property. They seemed convinced their suspect was here. So they kicked in the door and came in with their weapons drawn. Then they put me in handcuffs and searched the property.”

Cornelius spent 36 hours in custody, supposedly for owning an “illegal taser.” No charges were filed against him, because disrespecting the cops isn’t a real law, just the one they enforce. He is considering a suit over the violation of his rights.

The 2 are on “administrative leave.” Or as most people call it – paid vacation.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Or maybe this could be titled, “Don’t bring a BB gun to a Gunfight.” Resident scares off home invaders with gun, Michigan police search for suspects.

“When I got around the corner, there were two masked men trying to break into our window and the masked men, they were right at the second window there trying to open it up,” he added.

“[A suspect] looked up at me and he told me to go back inside and he pointed his gun at me and when he pointed his gun at me, that’s when I pointed mine back and I fired a shot,” said Wolford.

He apparently missed everybody, but he sent them running like rabbits. Cops and a canine unit found one of the guys hiding in a field. They are still looking for one or two more people.

The homeowner’s daughter told police later Thursday afternoon she found what police believe to be the weapon the suspect had in the woods, and it has been identified as a BB gun. Police took custody of it as evidence.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Home Invader Meets Armed Homeowner

Another failure of the victim selection process. East side homeowner shoots intruder.

Officer Dan Donakowski said the suspect forced entry through a window, but then heard the victim moving around and tried to hide behind a couch.

But the victim, a 42-year-old man, was armed and fired shots at the suspect, hitting him on his left side.

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

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.

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.