When Seconds Count, Paramedics Are Only Minutes Away

New Jersey is taking an interesting step. WHEN EVERY SECOND COUNTS: Volunteers Get Emergency Care Training.

Since paramedics can’t be everywhere, and it will take them time to reach people in an emergency, they are deploying volunteers with training and the correct tools. In this case, that is a defibrillator, oxygen, and a “comprehensive” first aid kit.

I wonder if New Jersey will make the same connection about “When seconds count…” and police. Probably not. This is New Jersey, after all. Well, a small section of New Jersey, anyway.

So is this the medical militia?

Why Are Lead Pipes Still in Our Water System?

How long has it been since we knew lead was an issue? Lead in NJ water: Plan to replace residential pipes in Bergen, Hudson stuck in legal limbo.

A plan to offer a discounted rate to Bergen and Hudson county residents to replace lead pipes that connect their homes to water mains has become mired in a six-month legal quagmire over who will ultimately pay for the new pipes, hampering efforts to remove the dangerous metal from the water system.

I have an ideal. Let’s take all the money we give to Mexico in “foreign aid” and also the money we give to every other country that is dumping “refugees” on us, and just pay to replace all the lead pipes. I bet we could get it done is a couple of years. And if that isn’t enough, we could take the budgets for the ATF, the Dept. of Education, and maybe a few others. “It’s for the children!”

Why I Won’t Live in an HOA, Part 327

Homeowner’s Associations are evil, for the most part. Howell veteran fights back after being denied an American flag pole at his home.

A veteran wants to display a flagpole in his yard. The HOA doesn’t approve. So he’s putting it to a vote of the residents. (He needed a 125 signatures to get a vote, he got 164, because he doesn’t want anyone complaining.)

“As a veteran I should be able to fly the flag and I should be able to put it at half-staff,” Burtt said during an earlier interview. “It is very important to me because we only do it for public officials and those who died in the line of duty. I felt that we should show respect for these guys, they are the heroes who gave us our freedom that we have today.”

Covenants and Restrictions, even if there is no HOA, are also the sign of insanity.

Even in Deep Blue New Jersey…

JusticeSelf-defense is legal. Retired cop who shot man trying to carjack him at car wash was justified in firing, grand jury finds.

A grand jury has ruled that a retired Newark police officer was justified in using deadly force by shooting a man during a carjacking attempt in September 2017, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office said Thursday.

And how much does that DA hate self-defense? It took more than a year to get this before a grand jury. No rush, you might turn over some bit of evidence to show the act wasn’t justified. Because DAs. Hate. Self-defense.

The Media Is Often Obsessed With Cops Defending Themselves

I don’t usually have posts about cops defending themselves, mostly because that isn’t my focus. But the media just won’t let this case go. It has been all over my news-feeds. It is almost as if the media wants it to be the next great Police Scandal™ or something. Unnamed officer was justified in fatally shooting man who stabbed him at crash scene, authorities rule.

Now for self-defense to be legal, it is my understanding (not a lawyer!) that you must fear imminent death or grave bodily injury. I’m sure that the details change from one locale to another, but that is my understanding. This guy had already stabbed the officer in question. I think most people understand that ‘grave bodily injury’ is already on the table at that point.

An Atlantic City Police officer who fatally shot a man who stabbed him at the scene of a hit-and-run crash last year has been found justified, as the shooting was in self defense, authorities said.

Ya think?

Self-defense is a human-right. And I’m not sure the way this has been reported qualifies as media bias, but I am leaning in that direction.

Cooperation Is Held Up As the Key to Safety

“Just give them what they want, and they will leave you alone.” That is the mantra of all who hate self-defense. Too bad these 2 didn’t get that memo. 2 South Carolina residents charged with killing gas station clerk during robbery.

Violent criminals do not stop being violent criminals because of anything you are, or are not, doing.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey said Wright, after getting the cash from the register, shot and killed Bertram.

The only thing I don’t understand is why the getaway driver is not charged with murder. (The guy who pulled the trigger is.) But maybe New Jersey thinks that Felony Murder is unfair.

New Jersey’s “Catch and Release”

It was supposed to keep “low-level” criminals out of jail if they can’t afford bail. It wasn’t supposed to free murderers. NJ Bail Reform Strikes Again: Judge Frees Fair Lawn Woman Accused Of Shooting Man In Face.

Police were shocked to learn that a Fair Lawn woman charged with attempted murder after authorities said she shot a man in the face was released from jail over the weekend.

Not sure this is what the law intended, or maybe it is just poorly written. But is this a good idea?

In the words of Second City Cop (on Chicago’s situation)

Welcome to the world of Zero Consequences. We hope you enjoy your stay at Ground Zero.

The Linguistic Gymnastics of the 21st Century Media

My prediction: this is another story that will be buried by the national media. EX-BOYFRIEND EXECUTES MAN IN LONG BRANCH RESTAURANT, COPS SAY

In a nutshell… The ex-boyfriend kills the new boyfriend and tries to kill his ex-girlfriend. He defied a court order of protection in doing so (in addition to other several other laws). So how is it that a piece of paper – even one signed by a judge – didn’t stop a bad guy in his tracks? (Sarcasm is sadly under-utilized in this politically-correct era.)

A gun in the hands of one of these victims may not have saved them. Being armed in your own defense is a strategy, not a guarantee, but relying on “the system” is also not a guarantee. A court order. The cops. Even being in a public place (usually a good strategy against crime). None of that worked.

The linguistic gymnastics?

A man living in this country illegally…

Because it is not politically correct to say illegal alien. But what happened to undocumented immigrant? Is that no longer PC either? (Cue the defenders of Sanctuary Cities in three, two, one….)

It Can Be Hard to Tell the Good Guys from the Bad Guys

A drug dealing cop? This is my shocked face. Drug-dealing cop who beat a hospital patient says he ‘lost his temper’

There is at least 1 good guy in the mix.

Facing a federal judge in Newark, a 26-year-old Paterson police officer on Wednesday admitted beating a suicidal hospital patient in two attacks in March, one of which prosecutors said was captured on cellphone video by a fellow officer.

He pleaded guilty. (With video evidence…)

And “Well done” to that fellow officer. If the good cops are ever going to regain the trust they once enjoyed, then the bad cops are going to have to go, and the good cops are going to need to be seen pushing them out the door.

The Left Will Blame the Gun, But He Was On Early Release for a Murder Conviction

And surprise, surprise. He remains a violent criminal. Revealed: Gunman who opened fire on festival-goers before cops shot him dead was a gang member on early release from prison having been convicted of MURDER

A shooting in Trenton that left 22 injured on Sunday may have been prevented if one of the suspects wasn’t granted an early prison release for murder, and an additional sentence for racketeering during his incarceration.

In 2004 he was sentenced to 18 years for his role in a murder. (He was 17 in 2004.) He got an extra 6 years for racketeering while in prison, related to gang activity. But he was reformed (or something) and so was on the street.

But what we need are more gun laws, to make it even more illegal for a felon to possess a weapon or attempt mass murder. Or that’s what New Jersey’s governor thinks.

Because keeping violent criminals in prison would be socially unjust. Or something.