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.

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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.

Self-defense Is Legal in Cincinnati

JusticeOhio? Not surprising. Hamilton County? It is a bit surprising that the DA acted so quickly. Prosecutor: Woman who shot, killed robber was ‘clearly justified’.

The shooting took place on January 23rd – less than a month ago.

No charges will be filed against a West Price Hill store owner who shot and killed an alleged robber, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said Thursday, adding that she was “clearly justified.”

West Price Hill is a neighborhood in Cincinnati.

Actually it isn’t really that surprising that the DA responded the way he did. While Cincinnati is as Leftist as any city in America – they really hate the 2nd Amendment! – Hamilton County has mostly been more conservative. (The SPEED with which he responded is a bit of a surprise.)

“As long as I’ve been prosecutor, I’ve said this repeatedly: If you go into a store with a gun and rob it, you forfeit the right not be shot,” Deters said.

The store owner is still understandably rattled by the incident, but she had a weapon pointed at her, and she defended herself. Self-defense is a Human-right, and it appears that in Hamilton County and Cincinnati it is also your legal right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. (Hat tip to MaddMedic.)

The Failure of House Arrest and Electronic Monitoring

Bureaucrats never admit they’re wrong. County prosecutor: How many ‘have to die’ to end house arrest in violent crimes?.

Court officials, judges say ankle monitors are safe, less expensive.

Cheaper? Sure. Safe? Not so much.

Travion Montgomery cut off his ankle bracelet while under house arrest on a robbery charge. Montgomery had prior convictions for aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and kidnappng.

The court monitors issued a warrant, but didn’t notify law-enforcement. And so when he was picked up by police he was released. Then another warrant with the wrong SSN. And then…

Montgomery was arrested Sept. 10 after allegedly choking a woman and leaving her on life support. He is now in jail on a $500,000 bond.

Yeah, that sounds like a safe system to me. At least I’m sure it’s cheap.

Sheriff’s Detective Bill Brewer

End of Watch. Clermont County Sheriff’s deputy killed and another injured, suspect in custody. Claremont County is a short drive from where I am now.

At 7 p.m., police were called to the On The Green at Royal Oak Apartments on St. Andrews Dr. for a mental well-being check. A male caller said that another male would not leave his apartment.

At 10:30 p.m., two Clermont County Sheriff’s deputies were struck. Police have confirmed that Detective Bill Brewer was killed. Lt. Nick DeRose was injured, treated and released from UC Medical Center.

Expecting “The System” to Protect You Is a Losing Proposition

JusticeBecause in the case of domestic violence, The System doesn’t give a damn about you. Kill or be killed shouldn’t be only option for battered women: Andrea Simakis.

He broke into the house where she was staying. He was armed with a .380 ACP pistol. He was charged with various things. The judge gave him a $1000 fine, but suspended it and gave him probation. As if that was going to stop him from doing anything.

“Tell me who walks into a bank and holds a gun on people and walks out with probation?” asks Nancy Grigsby, director of the Ohio Domestic Violence Network’s Legal Assistance Program. “Nobody does! What we’re saying is, when you do this to women and when you do this your family, it’s a different crime for some reason.

“Courts set community norms,” she continues. “And they tell everybody – the kids in that house, the survivor and the perpetrator – what is normal and acceptable in Cleveland.”

Light sentences tell abusers that nothing they’ve done is so terrible to merit imprisonment – or even a fine.

Now complaining about the state of reality is fine. (I do it all the time.) But wishing won’t make things change, and actually changing The System will take time, if it ever happens. (I have been writing about stories like this one since I started blogging in 2004.) Sure, work for change, but in the meantime recognize the state of reality and make your plans accordingly.

In the case of this story, unlike so many others, the bad guy is dead, and his intended victim alive. Not a happy ending, but not the tragedy I read about all too often. More often than I put in this blog, because even when women protect themselves, they often end up charged. Because the other thing The System doesn’t care about is Justice.

Of 91 domestic violence fatalities in Ohio from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, 42 were women killed by abusive men. Three more female victims were also tracked – two girls, aged 4 and 1 — and the adult step-daughter of a batterer who got in the way.

Three cops lost their lives in the same year, trying to help.

Twenty-two batterers killed themselves. A handful of others were killed by those coming to a woman’s aid

Five of the dead men were killed by women the Ohio Domestic Violence Network’s Family Systems Advocacy Director Jo Simonsen believes were likely acting in self-defense. One woman was not charged. The rest are awaiting trial or have been sentenced to long prison terms, including a teen in Lima who claimed she’d killed her sex trafficker. She’s doing 10 years. A Cleveland woman got 18 years to life.

Still, would you rather be dead?