Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought it would be a good idea to break into a house. He was wrong. Ada home invasion suspect shot by homeowner

It was 3 AM when the homeowner woke to sounds of someone in his kitchen, and flashlight beam in the house.

Reif says he came face to face with Chris Born, who he claims fired four shots at him, but missed.

That’s when Reif grabbed his .38 caliber revolver and shot Born twice in the chest.

Chris Born was arrested a short distance away. Jeanette Matthews and Tara Whittecar were in a separate truck and were also arrested. (Pontotoc County Sheriff’s office believes they were acting as lookouts.) Dustin Hoots, who was in a pickup truck with Born, escaped on foot. Police are still searching. In their search they turned up several stolen weapons. Born will be facing weapons charges when he gets out of the hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right.


He Cooperated. He Got Shot Anyway

The Left loves to say, “Just give them what they want, and everything will be OK.” Of course it isn’t true. Tulsa Store Clerk Shot In Leg During Robbery

And the Left never likes to bring up the subject of rape when they are giving that advice. But that is a story for another time.

Police say the man walked into the store and pointed a gun at the clerk, demanding cash from the store’s clerk.

After getting the cash, the man shot that clerk in the leg.

Violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals because of anything you are doing or not doing.

Even the cops are not clear on this. Though mostly they don’t like the “little people” – that’s you and me – stealing their thunder.

“That is the advice we give victims, just comply. And then when they do comply, someone is callous enough to inflict injury,” said Tulsa Police Captain Mike Williams.

The fact that the advice is so flawed, doesn’t stop them from giving it. (And the cops have not caught the guy with the gun.)

Being armed may not have saved this clerk from getting shot. (He is expected to be OK.) Cooperation is not the iron clad guarantee that some, including cops and corporate officers, who will almost certainly never face a robber in one of their stores, or delivering one of the pizzas, or whatever, would have you believe. (“There are no guarantees in this life save for death and next winter’s snow.”) Cooperation is a strategy. And a fairly poor strategy at that.

Stupid Criminal of the Day (and his VERY unlucky partner)

There are rules of safe gun-handling, and they are there for a reason. This guy needs a refresher course. Tulsa police: Suspected burglar shot his alleged partner in crime

So they thought it would be a good idea to rob a house. (A very modest house by the look of things.) But someone was home when they tried to break-in.

Police say the homeowner’s girlfriend was at the house when she heard someone breaking into a back window.

They say she armed herself and started yelling that she was calling 911.

As the two miscreants were beating a hasty retreat, one guy decided it would be a good idea to fire a shot at the house. For spite? Who knows. But he ended up shooting his luckless buddy in the arm. The shot hit an artery.

The wounded guy showed up at a hospital. He will be arrested after he has recovered from his surgery. The cops are still looking for the idiot with the gun, though one would think the guy who got shot might want some revenge.

All the intended victim had to do was arm herself, call 911, and announce what she was doing to make these guys think that they picked the wrong house. If the idiot hadn’t shot his partner, this story would probably have never made the news, because what would the reporter say? How would they paint a picture of guns as dangerous things if no one got hurt?

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0

An AR-15 is used for self-defense. The haters of black-rifles say that never happens. Sand Springs homeowner opens fire on intruders; 1 dead, 1 in custody | KTUL

Police say two men tried to break into the home, but the homeowner opened fire on the suspects with an AR-15 style rifle.

One would-be bad-guy is dead, the other is in custody.

Police interviewed the homeowner, but he was not detained. That is because Self-defense is a Human-right.

Judge Released Him on Probation 11 Days Before He Raped and Killed

JusticeI started this post 3 days ago, and couldn’t decide if I thought it was really an interesting story. But I keep seeing it pop up in new places, so it must be of interest to some. Prosecutor argued for detainment, but judge released Tulsa teen on probation 11 days before slaying of teacher, rape of elderly woman.

Deonte Green appeared in juvenile court less than two weeks before he is alleged to have raped an 81-year-old woman and killed a Broken Arrow teacher in a robbery attempt, with the judge releasing the teen on probation despite prosecutor concerns that he would “hurt or kill a homeowner.”

Green is 16-years-old, so his case is tried in Juvenile Court. Which does impact the rules.

The latest place I’ve seen this story: Oklahoma Teen Released on Probation Days Before Slaying | US News

“One of my main concerns about Deonte was that he continued to break into people’s homes and, not steal televisions or game consoles, but instead always zeroed in on firearms,” [Assistant District Attorney Julianne] Burton wrote. “I argued that Deonte was either going to be shot by a homeowner rightfully protecting their home and family or that he was going to hurt or kill a homeowner he came across.”

It seems wrong that the system knew this person, Green, was a danger to the community, and that they couldn’t do anything about it. But maybe that is the price we pay for living in a free society. We can’t just lock up whoever the DA thinks should be locked up.

Getaway Driver Charged with Murder Because Intruders Killed During Crime

JusticeThe lawyers in different parts of the country like to come up with different names, but most non-lawyers call this Felony Murder. Broken Arrow Man Who Shot Three Teens During Break-In Testifies

He was home taking a nap, when breaking glass and a slamming door woke him up. He grabbed his father’s semiautomatic rifle. He found 3 masked people in the kitchen.

He shot the suspect closest to him first and then says he worked his way across the room, until all three intruders had been shot. One suspect ran out of the house, Peters says that is when he locked himself in his bedroom to call 911.

All three suspects died at the scene.

Elizabeth Rodriguez was involved in the crime in that she was driving the car that delivered the 3 men to their deaths, and was waiting to drive them away.

A judge ordered Elizabeth Rodriguez to stand trial for three counts of murder. Prosecutors say she drove three young men to break into a Wagoner County home. All three were shot and killed by the homeowner’s son, Zach Peters on March 27, 2017.

Oklahoma has a version of the Castle Doctrine, that I believe is known as Make My Day, after that famous Clint Eastwood/Dirty Harry Callahan quote. The guy who actually did the shooting wasn’t charged because self-defense is a human-right.

He Suffered a Breakdown of the Victim-selection Process

He thought it might be a good idea to break in to a particular house. He thought wrong. TCSO: Homeowner shoots man during attempted break-in –

So how would you respond to someone trying to break in to your home, when your children were asleep? Remember, you don’t know what this bad-guy has in mind.

Authorities say the 33-year-old suspect was found about 300 yards from the home and the homeowner shot him at least twice.

Cops found multiple firearms outside the home, that they believe belong to the would-be bad-guy. So how many firearms are required for burglary?

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