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.

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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.

So They Got Behind in Hiring? Or Got Used to Treating People Badly?

More on the nationwide shortage of 911 operators. Tulsa in need of 911 dispatchers.

It’s a nationwide issue now hitting home.

A 911 dispatcher shortage caused in part by a high burnout rate.

911 Communications Director Terry O’Malley said they got behind on hiring and need 31 more dispatchers as soon as possible.

And the poor jobs situation that prevailed since 2007 (at least), didn’t contribute to everyone just piling on the work. Where are you going to go? Except today, people have options. Even now, the pay (quoted in the article) doesn’t sound very high given the state of the economy. Which might change.

Oklahoma IS Right Next-door to Texas

Did you think they were unarmed? Police: Homeowner shoots, kills alleged burglary suspect.

And they have some version of a “Make My Day” law, but I don’t know the details….

The caller told [911] dispatchers that they could see someone trying to break into their vehicle.

When officers arrived at the scene, they learned the homeowner confronted the alleged burglar as he was breaking into his car.

The guy was shot and killed. No one was arrested, but the investigation is ongoing.

Self-defense is Legal in Oklahoma

JusticeBut then I suspected that it was. Clerk in Fatal Oklahoma Pharmacy Shooting Won’t Be Charged.

Authorities say they will not bring charges against a former Walgreens clerk in Oklahoma who shot and killed a customer during a confrontation over photographs.

Tulsa police Sgt. Brandon Watkins told the Tulsa World that the former clerk’s actions were “pretty justifiable” in the shooting of 52-year-old William Adolf Hurley.

And what did the clerk get for legally defending himself? He was fired by Walgreens. Because they would rather have dead employees, than employees who can defend themselves. Or something.

Bad Guy Stopped By a Good Guy With a Gun

Oklahoma is a heavily armed state. Police: Would-be robber killed by Oklahoma pharmacy worker.

They don’t say, but when I hear a pharmacy is being robbed I’m thinking it’s for the painkillers.

Police say the worker who had a state-issued concealed carry license shot the suspect, fatally wounding him. They say a second person inside the store was grazed by a bullet that was fired from the suspect’s gun as he fell to the floor after being shot.

Yet another failure of the victim-selection process.