Armed Homeowner Stops Would-be Home Invader

He probably thought no one would be in the home-in-question at 10:30 AM on Monday morning. Sheriff: Homeowner shoots, kills man who attempted to break into house.

Highland County is bit far east to really be considered suburban Cincinnati, but that is where it is… about an hour east, with no traffic. It would be considerably longer during rush hour.

According to officials with the Highland County Sheriff’s Office, a man called 911 claiming he shot a man who attempted to break into his home.

That caller said the man came to his home, threatened him, then attempted to break into the home via the rear entrance, authorities said.

The would-be bad-guy died at the scene. The investigation continues.

Yet Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought robbing a store seemed like a fine idea. Police: Akron store clerk shoots and kills suspected gunman during robbery attempt.

Two masked, armed miscreants walk into a store and try to rob it.

During the robbery, a 26-year-old clerk pulled out his gun and shot one of the suspects, killing him.

The second guy ran like a rabbit.

Self-defense is a human-right.

The Cost of Politicians Shooting Off Their Mouths

The mayor and bunch of other “Woke” politicos decided that the shooting was definitely murder, and said so, even though the police were still investigating it as a possible self-defense event. Arson investigated at Dayton home where two teens were killed.

Because politicians calling for calm, and reason is SOOO 20th Century.

So of course, since the politicians shot off their mouths, but no one was arrested, the “community” decided they needed to act on their own.

Fire destroyed a home where police said two teenagers were shot and killed by the homeowner in August. Investigators said they believe it was arson.

“Somebody just set that white house on fire,” said a 9-1-1 caller on Thursday night. “I was just parking my car and it exploded and a black car drove off.”

The homeowner of course was long gone. And the house was vandalized with graffiti since the shooting.

“Somebody couldn’t spell ‘murder’ because they came and spray painted it on the house,” said Chris, a Conners Street resident.

Somebody should, but nobody will, call the mayor, et al to account for the reckless words.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought breaking into an occupied home was a good idea. He was armed, after all. Suspect killed, resident wounded in home invasion in Northwest Ohio.

Police say a suspect in a home invasion was shot and killed during a struggle with a resident inside the house, according to reports.

The unidentified homeowner also was shot during the struggle Saturday night, the Advertiser-Tribune reports. He was treated and released at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital.

Bad Guys don’t get a zero score on this one, but the good guys still came out on top. Oh, and self-defense is a human-right.

They Suffered a Breakdown of the Victim-selection Process

They thought it would be a good idea to rob a house. Two men shot, injured in alleged burglary attempt. They were wrong.

Police said a caller reported multiple gunshots were fired at a home. According to officers, a short time later, two men arrived at Children’s Hospital Medical Center with gunshot wounds.

The investigation continues, but self-defense is a human-right.

Relatives of Dead Criminals Don’t Like Self-defense

They didn’t think that the clerk should have defended himself from an armed robber. Who just happened to be their brother.

For more details see my original post on the incident. He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process. Hat tip to the Blaze. Which is now showing up in my news feeds.

The Silver Spade

Lately I’ve become fascinated by the extreme tech that we built in the 1960s. We did a lot of interesting things. Took computers out of the lab and built them for companies, went to the moon, built things like the SR-71, and generally built some incredible things. As several people have pointed out, some of the best minds today are building the surveillance economy, and worried about getting more downloads on the latest game for your phone. It just doesn’t seem the same somehow.

Not the biggest mining shovel ever, but one of the more famous shovels. It began operations in 1965 in the Georgetown area of Ohio, and broke down in 2006. Silver Spade Retires.

Given that mining shovels work in coal mines, and most coal in the last half of the 20th Century was used to generate electricity, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that it ran on electric power.

The Silver Spade, or Bucyrus-Erie 1950-B to use its model designation, was not the largest shovel built but was probably the most famous as the last of its type operating. With an estimated weight of 7,200 tons, she operated with a 105-cubic-yard dipper on a 200-foot-long boom, measured 59 feet wide at ground level, and reached a height of 191 feet to boom tip.

The behemoth shovel was served by a 7,200-volt trailing cable weighing 20 pounds per foot. On board, AC main driving motors totaling 9,000 horsepower drove DC generators for the shovel’s main motions — hoist (8 motors), swing (4 motors) and crowd (2 motors). The massive weight of the machine was supported on eight crawler track assemblies, each with its own DC motor.

It’s final day of production was April 3, 2006, and it suffered a breakdown on April 10th of that year. Preservation efforts failed and the shovel was scrapped. The bucket and cab are all that is left, serving as the focal point of a park in Ohio.

The Harrison County Museum has a great set of photos from when the Spade was new, through demolition.

The Silver Spade was one of two Bucyrus-Erie 1950-B shovels built. The other was The GEM of Egypt which worked the Egypt Valley coalfield in Ohio.

And yes, I know that strip-mining coal is considered a bad thing today. Still doesn’t diminish the awesome nature of this machine.

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought it was a good idea to rob a Dollar Store. He was wrong. Ohio clerk pulls out own gun and shoots armed robber dead.

Police say the suspect entered the store around 6:20 p.m., pointed a gun at the worker and demanded money.

Officers say the clerk then pulled out a gun and shot the suspect in self-defense.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Ohio it can be your legal right. (Though DAs hate self-defense.)

Of Course the Arrest Was Politically Motivated

And of course the department’s internal investigation found that it wasn’t. City to pay Stormy Daniels $450,000 over strip club arrest.

An internal police review determined Daniels’ arrest was improper but not planned in advance or politically motivated.

Sure it wasn’t. I’ve got some swamp land in Florida that you might be interested in purchasing. Or maybe a bridge in NYC…

So the chief has recommended that some officers be fired, some be suspended and at least one get a “written reprimand.” Whatever that will amount to in the long run. The union is upset that anyone is being held accountable.

Oh and the Vice unit in Columbus? It has been disbanded in the wake of an arrest. One officer apparently thought he was above the law; he’s charged with a bunch of things including pressuring people to cover up his crimes.

Putting the “Criminal” in the criminal justice system.

The Stupid. It Burns.

This guy wins a gold medal for this boneheaded move. Listen: Man calls Sharonville Police Department to complain that officers stole his weed.

No. Recreational marijuana is NOT legal in Ohio.

After a brief conversation with a dispatcher, the man goes on a rant about how “motherf****** cops” pocketed his weed then demanded his weed back, insisting anything under 100 grams is “cool.”

“From what I know 100 grams is cool, right? Or am I wrong?” the caller said.

“You are wrong,” the sergeant said.

And while Cincinnati has apparently decided to look the other way on a small amount of weed, Sharonville is most definitely not Cincinnati.

Family Members of Dead Criminals Don’t Like Self-defense

Oh, and they were “good kids.” Or something. Teen shooting deaths evoke emotions, legal questions.

Three kids break into a garage. A confrontation with a homeowner occurs. Two are shot and killed; one was arrested a short time later. Now the family is upset.

“My brother wouldn’t harm anybody,” Derren Henderson said. “If that man would have came out nicely, ‘Hey y’all kids please get off my property,’ they would have left.”

Of course they would. Because respectful, peace-loving kids are always breaking into homes and trying to steal cars or whatever. </sarcasm>

The brother is right in one respect. That “death could have been avoided.” All they would have had to do to avoid being shot was NOT break into someone’s home.

The cops are still investigating, because they and the DA would love nothing more than to arrest the homeowner. (And maybe they should, but until the Powers That Be provide more facts, all we have are the “emotions” listed in the headline.) The law around self-defense was recently changed in Ohio to restore the idea that you are innocent, until proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Elimination of a Gun Free Zone

Gun Free Zones don’t work to stop gun crime. Ohio is one of the states that recognize that, and the state leaves it up to the school districts to decide if they believe it too. Garaway Schools votes to arm staff members.

Citing the need for “additional protection for our students and staff,” the Garaway Board of Education passed a resolution to allow for armed staff at Garaway Schools at its meeting Monday night.

Garaway joins Newcomerstown, Indian Valley and Tusky Valley as Tuscarawas County schools that authorize armed staff members.


Felony Murder

JusticeAll she did was drive the car, but you are responsible for the foreseeable consequences of your actions. And being the getaway driver for a home-invasion, you should know that bad things can happen. One dead after Canton home invasion, driver charged with murder.

The victims, a northwest Canton couple, awoke about 2 a.m. Monday to two masked men pistol-whipping them during a robbery attempt, according to investigators.

They say the resident fatally shot one of the intruders while a second as-yet-unidentified burglar ran from the home in the 2600 block of Second Street NW.

Police later in the day charged the suspected driver, Joi T. Griffith.

The Left screaming about this is unfair in 3, 2, …

Canton City Prosecutor Jason Reese said even though Griffith didn’t pull the trigger, Ohio law allows her to be charged with murder because someone died during the commission of another felony crime, in this case the burglary.

Police are still looking for the guy who ran.

They Suffered a Breakdown of the Victim-selection Process

So how would you respond to uninvited guests at two o’clock in the morning? Canton homeowner shoots and kills burglar during home invasion robbery, police say.

While cops were responding to the report of a home-invasion burglary, they were also notified of a person with gunshot wounds dropped at a local hospital.

A preliminary investigation revealed the gunshot victim was one of the two alleged burglars in the home invasion robbery on 2nd Street Northwest.

The guy dropped off at the hospital died. The other guy is still on the run.

Self-defense is a human-right.

A Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Concealed carry is legal in Ohio. The bad guys apparently haven’t gotten that memo. Teen was shot by the victim he was robbing. Now his partner has been charged with murder.

Around 5 a.m. Saturday, investigators say two 15-year-old boys tried to rob an unidentified victim in the 3600 block of Reading Road.

The victim fired at the teens, striking 15-year-old Jordan Lara. He was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where he died from his injuries.

The actual shooter, the victim of the robbery, is not facing any charges. However, the surviving teen is.

The lawyers call it all kinds of things, but those of us who aren’t lawyers usually call it Felony Murder. (Whatever you call it, the Left HATES it.) If you are committing a crime, you are responsible for all of the bad things that can result from that crime. And trying to rob someone can result in a self-defense shooting. Holding people responsible for the foreseeable outcomes of their actions? I know, it is such a 20th Century concept.

Self-defense is a human-right.

The “How Dare You Live Without Me” Attitude Strikes Again

It didn’t work out well for him. PD: Woman shoots ex-boyfriend trying to break into her East Price Hill home.

Don’t expect the national media to be trumpeting this, because they don’t like it when domestic-violence is handled by the intended victim.

The man broke into the woman’s home through a front window, and she shot him in the abdomen, Sgt. Andrew Fusselman said.

So what does the Gun-hating Left think should happen? She should be reduced to fighting him hand-to-hand?

The guy who didn’t understand the “ex” part of ex-boyfriend was taken to a local hospital and is expected to be OK.

The investigation is continuing. Self-defense is a human-right.

More on the incident. Police: Mother of 5 with license to carry shoots ex-boyfriend as he breaks into her house.

I’m beginning to have some real respect for Joe Deters, the Prosecuting Attorney for Hamilton County (where Cincinnati is located).

“Thank goodness she had a Concealed Carry Permit and was able to defend herself and her five children,” said Prosecutor Joe Deters in a news release. “It is hard to imagine what might have happened to her or her children if she had not been able to protect herself and her family.”

She also had an order of protection out against the guy she shot. (A piece of paper issued by the courts is still a piece of paper.)

Self-defense Is Legal in Ohio

JusticeAnd concealed carry works. Gunman cleared in fatal Canton gas station shooting.

Attorney Jeff Jakmides said his client acted in self-defense when he was attacked and punched by a man in the BP parking lot on Tuscarawas Street W near the Interstate 77 exit ramp. The man killed also wielded a knife that was later found at the scene by police, Jakmides said.

“He was in lawful possession of his sidearm,” Jakmides said of his client. “He has a concealed carry permit.”

Jay H. Schweitzer, 31, of Canton, died following the shooting on Oct. 6.

There were recently changes in Ohio law to dial back the often over-zealous prosecutors – who hate self-defense.

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

I’m guessing this is not how he thought his day would turn out, and now it keeps getting worse. Robbery suspect shot by Cleveland cellphone store employee charged in separate hold-up.

He tried to rob a Metro by T-Mobile store. The clerk shot him. He is charged in a robbery of a different Metro by T-Mobile store in April.

Jones has been in custody since an employee shot him in the stomach, left leg and right hand April 23 at another of the chain’s locations on Harvard Avenue at East 93rd Street, according to police reports and court records.

The other robbery was on April 19th.

So did the law-abiding gun-owner stop a crime spree? Who knows? But I know that self-defense is a human-right.

Hacked Is Probably an Overstatement

My guess is that the teacher in question had a weak password. (Pet name, kid’s name, spouse’s name, etc.) 13-Year-Old Allegedly Hacked Teacher Account to Create Student ‘Hit List’.

A 13-year-old is currently under investigation after he allegedly used a teacher’s credentials to hack into his school district’s computing system to steal fellow students’ personal information and create a “hit list.”

It dosen’t say, and the original article at the Columbus, Ohio ABC affiliate also doesn’t say, how he got that teachers login and password. If I had to guess (which I do) I would say the logins are known (you have to be able to send emails to the teacher after all), and her password was easy to guess based on information known about her by her class. Which is why you should never use your pet’s name as a PW.

The good news is they stopped this kid before he shot up the kids who were bullying him. (Don’t we have anti-bullying programs today?) The bad news is I doubt anyone will improve the level of their security.

If you break into homes…

You will eventually find an armed homeowner. No one will be surprised at the result. One shot in home invasion.

After the initial investigation, it appears the armed homeowner confronted two adult male suspects at his residence. As a result of this confrontation, one male suspect shot. He was transported from the scene to Genesis Hospital with a single gunshot wound.

2 people are in custody, a man and a woman. It doesn’t say if the other “male suspect” is still in the hospital, or if police are still searching for someone. My instinct is to say, “Good Guys 3…” But I really can’t back that up with the story linked above.

Self-defense is a human-right.