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.

How Would You Respond to an Armed Home-invader Threatening Your Kids?

Parents are supposed to protect their kids, after all. Homicide Investigation Underway After An Alleged Home Invasion In NE OKC.

While the case is being investigated as a homicide, police said if this was a home invasion the residents had every right to shoot the intruder.

“Someone entered your home, you either know them or you don’t, you’re either fighting by them or you’re not, you have a right to protect yourself,” said [Oklahoma City Police Lt. Carlton] Hardman.

And Oklahoma, if memory serves, has a version of the Castle Doctrine known as “Make My Day.”

In any event, Self-defense is a Human-right, and in Oklahoma, it is your legal right as well.

Oklahoma Homeowner More Responsible Than Cops

At least when it comes to following the rules of safe gun-handling. Oh, and the homeowner’s story doesn’t match the cops. Are we shocked? Oklahoma police open fire on homeowner.

Storms. Power-outage leads to alarm going off. Cops arrive and start shooting.

Williams says he gave a warning and saw a flashlight cross the room. That’s when the shooting started.

“I made a split-second decision not to discharge my gun because I didn’t have any background, couldn’t see where my bullets would go, and I could not identify my target 100%,” Williams said.

So do you think, that in a darkened home, the cops were following all the safety rules about “knowing what’s beyond your target?” I don’t.

Don’t Bring a Didgeridoo to a Gunfight

OK this is the Most INSANE headline I’ve written in a long time. Police: Convenience store security guard shoots man in self-defense after nearly hit with didgeridoo.

Police say the security guard told them the man was swinging a large wooden club, which later was determined to be a didgeridoo, at him and also had a knife.

And so he shot him. In self-defense. Which is a human-right.

Lying Witnesses, Concealing Evidence, Innocent Men Condemned to Death

JusticeProsecutors love to win at all costs, even if that means putting innocent men on death row. ‘Jailhouse snitch’ helped send four men to prison, but her false testimony might help get two of them out.

Holland was known for her ability to overhear incriminating statements, and, Payne wrote, had “strategically” been placed by the Pontotoc County Sheriff’s Office in a cell across from Fontenot for nine days.

According to testimony given by Holland, she said she struck up a conversation with Fontentot, who told her that he, Ward, and a man named Odell Titsworth, took part in Haraway’s killing. She said Fontenot confessed to raping Haraway after Titsworth had stabbed her to death. The trio then poured gasoline on the body and burned it, Holland testified Fontenot told her.

But that never happened. When Haraway’s body was found in 1986, evidence showed she had been shot in the head, not stabbed.

Not that the prosecutor cared. He was rewarding that testimony by getting a reduced charge and sentence for her husband. (That was 7 years vs 40 years.) That was not disclosed to defense, and when asked on the stand about any benefits, she said there were none.

In another case there was DNA evidence that eventually cleared 2 people.

You think The Criminal Justice System cares about Justice? Think again. It cares about winning, and is willing to embrace the “criminal” part of that description if that means more winning.

Another School District Hit by Ransomware

This one in Oklahoma. Broken Arrow Schools Victim Of Ransomware Attack.

The start of the school-year means they don’t have time to react. And it means a lot of teachers are coming back from summer break and answering backlogs of email. (Which means phishing is probably exploding.) And schools can’t usually be bothered to spend money on security.

Broken Arrow Public Schools said they are recovering faster than expected after their network and servers were hit by ransomware.

The district said Thursday they have contacted the FBI and that cyber security experts are working to try and fix the issue. An investigation is underway to try and figure out who sent the ransomware.

Some stories are saying it is now “when” not “if” you will get hit with ransomware. So how will you respond?

Self-defense Is Legal in Oklahoma

But then I thought it was. You could also file this under “A failure of the victim-selection process.” Police identify man killed in apparent self-defense shooting outside midtown Walgreens.

A woman and a juvenile were sitting in a parked car at Walgreens, when a “verbal confrontation” began.

[Capt. Shellie] Seibert said Stites walked away, threw down the scooter and returned to the car with a knife. The juvenile inside the car grabbed a gun, accidentally shooting himself in the hand in the process, and shot Stites multiple times, Seibert said.

The woman drove to the hospital where they are cooperating in the investigation.

Homicide Sgt. Brandon Watkins said before 1 a.m. detectives had not determined whether any charges would be pursued. The shooting was most likely done in self-defense, he said.

While the investigation is ongoing, self-defense remains a human-right.

Relatives of Dead People Still Don’t Like Self-defense

JusticeThey never do. No Charges Filed In Deadly Shooting In OKC, Victim’s Family Speaks Out.

The family just wants revenge.

“Why is there no trial? How come we’re not even trying to get justice for my brother? I don’t care about money. I don’t care about any of that. I just want this guy in jail,” Kevin said.

And of course the dead guy was “very respectful.” He’s shown in pictures fishing, and being an all-around American boy next door.

The DA on the other hand, has a different set of concerns.

Prosecutors say the evidence suggests Chappell shot in self-defense.

And there it is. Facts. But this is the 21st Century, and facts are a 20th (or even 19th) Century concern. Today it is all about feelings.

Despite your feelings, self-defense is a human-right, and in Oklahoma, it is also your legal-right.

He Suffered a Breakdown of the Victim-selection Process

He thought attacking a woman out in the open would be a good idea. He was wrong. Tulsa police investigating year’s 15th homicide; man fatally shot during altercation with woman in south Tulsa.

Ritter said officers learned based on the store’s surveillance video footage that the woman and a friend were walking from the store to her apartment when the man attacked her.

The footage shows the two struggling on the side of the roadway and the man falling to the ground, which is when police think she shot him, Ritter said.

They ran to her apartment and called police. The guy who got shot died in a local hospital.

Other articles are calling it self-defense, but provided fewer details. One Tulsa news organization is even confused about the difference between attackers who, get shot, people defending themselves, and who in that scenario can realistically be portrayed as a victim.

It Was Off-campus Student Housing. Bet There Was a Gun-ban

Oh, and neighbors/students are shocked. “It was scary,” Nerves rattled for residents at Langston University apartment complex after double shooting.

Langston University police and the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation are investigating a double shooting that sent two people to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

It happened around 1 a.m. Thursday at an apartment complex owned by Langston University just off the campus.

Police think there were 4 suspects. 2 people had to be flown to a trauma center with multiple gunshot wounds. This riled up the campus because they didn’t know they live in The Real World™.

“I can’t believe this. I’m totally in shock,” Letina Mcleod, who also lives at the complex, said.

There is more of that.

Grandson Tries to Kill Grandfather – Epic Fail

Old doesn’t mean “easy target.” Bodycam: Man shot in chest after barging into Tuttle home to kill grandfather.

Police learned that around 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Williams drove up to a home on Star Drive near Sky Lane and barged in when the homeowner opened the door. The homeowner, who is Williams’ estranged grandfather, grabbed a pistol and opened fire, hitting Williams in the chest.

Williams had told the officer he went to the house to kill his grandfather. The grandfather reported that his grandson said during the break-in that he planned on killing him.

The grandson got taken to hospital in critical condition. Oklahoma has a “Castle Doctrine” or “Make My Day” law, so the cops are not in the habit of prosecuting self-defense. Which is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Update on a Self-defense Story

The story I covered yesterday, about the 3 armed miscreants who kicked open a door only to find an armed homeowner. Police arrest suspect in Broken Arrow home invasion burglary.

Broken Arrow police arrested 20-year-old Zackary Mosley on Friday in connection to a first degree burglary

Police are still searching for the other 2.

The security video – in which the 3 run like rabbits – as at the link above. For the details on the case see my original post.

Armed Homeowner Repels Three Armed Home Invaders

3 guys try to break into a house in broad daylight. Violent burglary attempt caught on camera in Broken Arrow.

One shot from the homeowner, and even though they were armed, they ran like rabbits.

“Everyone in the State of Oklahoma has a right to defend themselves inside their home,” said [Officer James Koch with the Broken Arrow Police Department].

Self-defense is a human-right.

Turns Out Some Cops Don’t Like Self-defense Either

But then cops don’t lay charges, District Attorneys do that. Tulsa jury acquits man in Valentine’s Day murder trial; defense attorney argued killing was in self-defense.

The jury took about 3½ hours to decide he was not guilty.

[Defense attorney Shannon] McMurray told jurors the homicide investigation was “incomplete” and contended Tulsa Police either minimized or ignored information supporting Bridges’ self-defense claim because detectives quickly made up their mind that he committed murder.

Self-defense is a human-right.