Self-defense is Legal in North Carolina

The justice system is even moving pretty quickly in North Carolina. DA: Man acted in self-defense in fatal Caldwell County shooting – | WBTV Charlotte

The shooting took place on February 8th of this year. Getting a decision like this can take months in some jurisdictions.

The district attorney determined the actions that led to the death of Daniel Lashawn Wright were justified as a measure of self-defense from a physical assault, and no charges will be filed.

The guy was found to have methamphetamine in his system.

The DA authorized the immediate release of the gun – which was confiscated as evidence – to its owner, the guy who did the shooting.


Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner. New Hanover County homeowner fatally shoots intruder, deputies say

The homeowner told deputies that he heard his back door get kicked and saw a man enter his home.

He had a gun. He shot the guy 1 time.

Cops say “the investigation is ongoing,” but to the untrained eye, it looks like legal self-defense, which is a human-right.

Another Mother of a Dead Criminal Doesn’t Like Self-defense

Her son and two others were robbing a Pizza Hut. It didn’t go as he planned. Parents of NC Pizza Hut robbery suspect question why worker fatally shot their son | WNCN

She doesn’t think self-defense is a good idea. We shouldn’t defend ourselves from violent criminals; we should wait on the government in the form of law enforcement. Of course by the time the cops get there, the violence would have already been committed.

She has other “issues.” He got shot in the head. Shouldn’t he have been shot in the chest instead? A head shot is personal. Or something.

What her position boils down to, is that only the criminals should be armed.

“Why in the hell did this guy have a gun?” questioned Hairston about the employee who shot her son.

How about to protect himself in the event of a robbery? But I will go with delivering pizzas is a dangerous job. Pizza delivery guys get robbed with depressing frequency, and too many of them end up shot.

And on that score, Pizza Hut has released some bland statement about the security of their employees, but I would be willing to bet that they fire the employee. Not because he legally defended himself, but because the corporate big-wigs, who will never be robbed delivering a pizza, don’t want their employees armed.

Then there are the excuses.

They said Grace Jr. had fallen on hard times and resorted to crime to provide for his own child. They also said their son used to work at the same Pizza Hut restaurant where the robbery happened. They maintain he never would have physically hurt anyone during the robbery.

I’m sure he was just the little angel. I mean, he had a good reason for being a criminal. Or something.

I get that she is in pain, but in the end this woman will have to deal with the fact that her son was a violent criminal, and he died while committing a crime. You may say that is harsh, and it is. Reality is cold-hearted bitch.

What If You Called 911 and Waited 50 Minutes?

That call was in response to people in a woman’s home. Raleigh police response times called into question after recent break-in, murder calls

A lot of really bad things can happen in 50 minutes.

The woman said she called 911 at 6:34 p.m. to report the incident and also posted about it on her neighborhood’s Facebook page. She said a neighbor came over within a minute to check on her. However, she said she called 911 again at 6:59 p.m. because there were still no police at her home. She said officers arrived at 7:24 p.m.

The other story that they cover in the article has to do with ambulance response to a crime scene. If the cops don’t show up, then the EMS can’t show up. (It’s a crime scene!) In that case the EMS crew was waiting for the cops down the block. It took the EMS a few minutes to arrive. It took the cops about 10 minutes to arrive.

Calling 911 is a fine thing to do. It can summon all kinds of help. But if that is all you are prepared to do, then you should also be prepared to wait, because you may wait for a while, depending on the circumstances in the police department. And the lack of personnel in the police department can keep EMS from getting to you if you are the victim of a crime.

Self-defense (and defense of others) is legal in North Carolina

JusticeIn terms of the speed at which the legal system can work, this decision was nearly instantaneous. Shooting death ruled self-defense by District Attorney

The shooting took place November 30th.

A lot of the details from the investigation are available in the linked article, and they are interesting. Part of a 911 call, statements from the woman business owner who did the shooting, and her boyfriend who was getting beat up by the guy who got shot. You don’t usually see this much detail in a newspaper story. They even reference the relevant “Castle Doctrine” law about when you are in your own workplace.

The woman business owner had her 2 young grandchildren with her in the store when all this transpired.

What it doesn’t cover is why, and we may never know why the guy who got shot had such a problem with this business owner and her boyfriend, but apparently he had to be encouraged to leave the store at gun-point, before he came back and made such a disturbance that he ended up being shot.

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

Ransomware In North Carolina

Or maybe it’s phishing. Scary ransomware attacks famous North Carolina county.

State and local governments love to put stuff on the web. Too bad they don’t love to make it secure.

A major ransomware attack has forced the shutdown of a host of IT systems at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

They froze a server and apparently wanted $23,000 to release it. The county in this case has backups and is not paying. Good for them, even though it will mean a couple of days of doing things the old-fashioned way, until the server is rebuilt from the backups.

The attack reportedly unfolded after a worker at Mecklenburg County clicked on an infected email.

If You Break Into Homes, You Will Eventually Find an Armed Homeowner

No one will be surprised at what happens. Durham police: Teen robbers shot during home invasion

Police said a homeowner told them someone tried to kick in his front door and then reached through a broken window to open the door, so he opened fire.

At least one of the pair was armed.

A 16-year-old male and 16-year-old female were taken to a local hospital. The female was arrested on an outstanding warrant. Burglary charges are pending. They’ll be arraigned when they get out of the hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0.