Victim versus Criminal

CuffsThe media in Oklahoma seems to get it right. NORMAN SHOOTING: Two people injured in shooting in Norman, police say

The media often confuse who is a victim in a self-defense shooting.

According to Norman police, the initial investigation indicates that the victim, 23-year-old Dalton Deleon, was inside his home when he heard someone rummaging through his vehicle parked in his driveway. He left the home to stop the suspect, later identified as a 17-year-old male, police said.

The teen, also armed with a handgun, tried to run away from the scene. Police said Deleon continued to chase him eastbound on Boyd Street to the intersection of Merrywood Lane, where the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot at Deleon.

Both were wounded. The victim was treated and released. The criminal was treated and booked into the county jail on burglary and assault with a deadly weapon.

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

A Failure of the Victim-selection Process

CRIME SCENE DO NOT CROSSHe thought breaking into a home to “settle a dispute” was a good idea. He was wrong. Suspected Burglar Shot Breaking Into Home In Broken Arrow.

Broken Arrow Police said the homeowner confronted the man and shot him twice. Detectives said the men knew each other and had a dispute.

He was shot twice in the upper torso, and is in serious condition.

Self-defense is a human-right.

An Epic Failure of the Victim-selection Process

crime scene tapeHe thought having a gun made him dangerous. Homeowner shoots man in head during home invasion in midtown.

But his intended victim turned out to be more dangerous.

The homeowner told police the two men came into the home with guns and pistol-whipped him, but at some point during the robbery, he was able to get the pistol away from a suspect and shoot at least one of the men. He told police he shot both, but police haven’t been able to locate the second suspect.

Getting shot in the head will ruin your day, and the would-be bad-guy’s injuries are described as life-threatening.

Self-defense is a human-right.

“There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.”

― Robert A. Heinlein, Starship Troopers

Sgt. Craig Johnson

End of Watch. One of two Tulsa police officers shot in Monday traffic stop has died.

Sgt. Craig Johnson, a 15-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, has succumbed to gunshot wounds he suffered in the line of duty early Monday.

Johnson, 45, and a novice police officer he supervised in east Tulsa’s Mingo Valley Division were both shot multiple times during a traffic stop near the intersection of 21st Street and 89th East Avenue.

“There are no neighborhoods that are safe”

Neighbors are usually shocked, not so much right now. Neighbors react to homeowner fatally shooting intruder overnight.

There was a break in, at an Oklahoma home. The home invaders were met with deadly force; one died, and one got away.

If what happened last night happened at John Lenan’s home, he says there would have been a similar outcome.

“I am a firm believer in the second amendment, I carry, my wife carries,” said Lenan.

The Broken Arrow father says he’s not afraid to protect his family.

It goes on like that. Details on the break-in at this link.

They Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

They thought breaking into a home was a good idea. BAPD: Homeowner shoots suspect during an attempted home invasion.

The Broken Arrow Police Department says an alleged suspect is dead and another on the run after an attempted home invasion Saturday night.

The investigation is ongoing, but self-defense is a human-right, and Oklahoma has version of the Castle Doctrine know as Make My Day.

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0

Hand CuffsNo one was injured, just 2 would-be bad-guys in custody. Homeowner shoots at would-be burglars.

Needless to say, when the homeowner fired a shotgun, the 2 miscreants ran like rabbits, leaving their car behind. A car which was loaded with items stolen from outbuildings around the property.

Chennault, along with deputies, searched the Pumpkin Hollow area and found one of the men who matched the homeowner’s description.

James Levesque admitted he had a role in the burglary, and the vehicle found at the scene was registered to him.

Carver determined the other man involved in the crime was Chase Baker.

Backer was arrested a short time later.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Concealed Carry Stops Shooting Rampage

crime scene tapeThat thing the Left says never happens, just happened. Concealed carry permit holder fatally shoots armed woman outside north Tulsa shopping center.

A would-be bad-guy with a gun, stopped by a good-guy with a gun.

Video reportedly showed the woman was involved in an earlier altercation in the parking lot. The woman left the shopping center and returned about three minutes later, when she pulled a gun and opened fire, according to the news release.

The concealed carry permit holder reportedly returned fire.

Don’t expect this shooting to be all over the news, because the narrative hasn’t been served.

Hat tip to Bearing Arms and The Daley Gator, who notes…

The Cult of Gun Control will be heart broken, their poor, poor false narrative.

A Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Hand CuffsHe thought it would be a good idea to break into cars. Homeowner shoots suspected car burglar in Sand Springs.

Police say the suspect was shot in the leg after they were found trying to break into the homeowner’s car.

The would-be bad-guy is recovering in a local hospital. Police expect no charges to be filed against the homeowner.

Self-defense is a human-right, and Oklahoma has a history of respecting the right of self-defense.

Yet Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He tried to break into an occupied dwelling; it was a bad idea. Intruder fatally shot by Ada homeowner.

He was trying to break in. Someone inside the home ordered him to leave.

“A few seconds later the door was kicked in, and one of the witnesses saw a gun stick inside the house and called out ‘gun!'” Ada city spokeswoman Lisa Bratcher said.

Vick told police that’s when he fired at Winters in self-defense.

He died at a local hospital. The gun he had was stolen from somewhere. I’m shocked to discover that a criminal didn’t pass a background check to obtain weapon. (OK, I’m not that shocked.)

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Oklahoma it is your legal right.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

crime scene tapeSo three would-be bad guys decided it would be a good idea to break into an occupied home. Robbery suspect shot, killed by homeowner in Enid, police say.

Once officers arrived they learned that three suspects attempted to break into a house and were met by an armed resident of the home.

The resident fired several shots at the suspects as they ran from the home, police said.

One was hit, and found by cops. He died later in a local hospital. The other two ran away. Cops are still looking for them.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Oklahoma, in your own home, it is mostly your legal right.

And the “Stupid Criminal of Year” Award Goes To…

Not only does the “How dare you live without me!” attitude never work out, this guy got the address wrong. East Tulsa resident shoots man who reportedly kicked in back door.

He wanted to talk to his ex-fiance, who wasn’t at the home in question.

The man peered through vehicle windows at the residence, then went into the backyard and to the backdoor, police said. The homeowner’s son retrieved a gun and “issued several warnings” to the man, but the man kicked open the door and entered the house, according to a news release. The son then fired one shot, striking the man in the abdomen.

He was taken to a local hospital. This guy is lucky he isn’t dead. And cops confirm he was in the wrong place.

Oklahoma has a fairly good history with self-defense, and a version of the “Make My Day” law.

Justice? What’s that?

Prosecutors want to “win.” They don’t care about Justice. ‘Innocent Man’ inmate to walk free, but for how long?.

U.S. District Judge James Payne in August ordered Karl Fontenot, 55, to be released by Thursday, writing in his nearly 200-page decision that newly discovered evidence provides “solid proof of Mr. Fontenot’s probable innocence.” The judge cited numerous problems with his conviction including: new evidence establishing an alibi and other suspects; sloppy police work; bungled crime scenes; and the prosecutor’s withholding of evidence and knowing use of false testimony, among other things.

“This pattern and practice resulted in a systemic due process violation of Mr. Fontenot’s constitutional rights,” the judge wrote of the case that John Grisham featured in a bestselling book and Netflix documentary.

Nevertheless, Oklahoma’s attorney general is appealing the decision, and local prosecutors are mulling whether to retry Fontenot.

Cops were “desperate” to close a high-profile case, even if that meant sending an innocent man to prison for 35 years. What do they care?

With Friends Like This…

Oklahoma is also not New Jersey. Tulsa Police Say Fatal Shooting At Apartment Complex Was Self-Defense.

[Tulsa PD] said Alfred Guy, who was high on PCP, went over to a friend’s apartment to ask for a ride. When the friend said no, police said Guy attacked his friend.

The friend pulled a gun and shot Guy once. He died of his injuries the following day.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Oklahoma it is mostly your legal right.

MS-13 Threatens Oklahoma Courthouse. Armed Guards Deployed.

The problems a failed state south-of-the-border begin to impinge on life in the US. Tactical marksmen guard courthouse after murder trial sparks threats.

Armed tactical officers on the roof of an Oklahoma courthouse. What’s wrong with this country.

“We have taken a lot of precautions at all of his (the alleged killer’s) appearances in court for the simple fact that we just never know. It’s my responsibility to keep him safe,” [Ottawa County Sheriff Jeremy] Floyd said.

“Yes, we had some tactical guys on the roof watching over things making sure that if anything should be a red flag they would be there to observe it and let the guys know on the ground.”

I’m sure the only things those “tactical guys” had were binoculars and radios.

The Left Still Hates Self-defense

The media is confused about why he didn’t let the bad guy shoot first. Homeowner shoots and kills man outside east Tulsa home.

Police say the homeowner was not expecting company, so he grabbed his handgun when he answered the door to see the man — 19-year-old Troy Giles — standing outside holding a gun.

The homeowner fired twice — hitting Giles once.

The Left is disturbed by the fact that the homeowner didn’t let the bad guy make the first move. But then the Left is confused about a lot of things.

Self-defense is a Human-right. And the law in Oklahoma was actually called “Make My Day” when it was passed.

How Should an Elderly Woman Defend Herself from a Home Invader?

I would love for the gun-hating Left to tell me what should happen in a case like this, since they hate self-defense. Elderly Woman Shoots And Kills Intruder In LeFlore County.

Investigators said the man who died entered the home on Jenson Road. Once inside, investigators said they believe the man was asked to leave but advanced towards the homeowner. He was shot and killed.

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

Oklahoma Self-defense Two-fer

Make. My. Day. Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office Investigating 2 Homicides.

First up, a guy was beating on the windows of a house screaming “If you don’t come outside I’m gonna burn your house down.” He got shot by the woman who owned the home.

Chennault said the woman’s neighbors confirmed the story, and she was not taken into custody. The district attorney will be reviewing the facts in the man’s death. His identity has not yet been released.

Next up, a man and woman (they were dating) get into an argument at a party. He hits her in the head with a stick, someone intervenes and a fight takes place.

The two men fought, then the man who intervened got a shotgun and shot the boyfriend.

He died at the scene.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Oklahoma it is your legal right. Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0.

Cops And Domestic Violence

JusticeThey usually get a free pass.

First up, a story from Oklahoma. New details in OKCPD officer arrest for domestic abuse.

According to the records, the victim told investigators Maldonado said things like “I’m gonna kill you, you’re dead, I’s [sic] gonna kill you tonight, your white privilege is over.”

Innocent until proved guilty… It is somewhat amazing that he was arrested.

Next up a case from California. LAPD officer accused of repeatedly beating, severely injuring girlfriend. The most interesting part of the story is what they don’t say.

So. Three times he’s accused of beating her since April. Only the most recent incident, that resulted in “great bodily injury to the victim,” got the attention of prosecutors. The two previous assaults were not interesting.

LAPD has a “statement” about how this kind of thing won’t be tolerated. Except it apparently was tolerated since April. I’m a bit surprised he didn’t kill her, or that any part of the system acted before he killed her. Of course the story isn’t over yet.

For my view on how cops are generally given a free pass by other cops, see Were there two sets of rules regarding domestic violence? That is about the story of Drew Peterson, a cop from Bollingbrook, Illinois, who wasn’t called to account until after his 4th wife died. And they never did find any evidence about her, but after she disappeared, they reopened the investigation into his 3rd wife’s death, and convicted him. There were calls to 911, but no reports and no arrests. Multiple. Calls. To. 911. But the cops were not going to arrest one of their own! You don’t think the rules apply to cops, do you? Rules are for the Little People.