DA’s HATE Self-defense

Because it means you didn’t rely on the State for your personal security. DA: Shooter of 3 teens on SEPTA bus is a Penn security guard.

The security guard’s version of events: Three youths attacked him on a bus, and he shot them in self-defense. They all have leg wounds, not head wounds. You can remember to thank him for that later.

Police found the boys with leg wounds just outside the northbound bus while it was stopped on the 7200 block of Bustleton Avenue in the Castor section.

My guess is that there will be a little-known codicil in the law that makes it illegal to carry concealed on public transportation in Pennsylvania, and they will throw the book at this guy because he didn’t consent to being a victim.

Yet Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Hand CuffsThis guy was especially stupid. Police: Multiple shots fired in home invasion. I mean the people enacting home-invasions are never Mensa candidate, but this guy is not the sharpest tool in the shed.

Those inside the home told police a man, identified as Battle, not known to them entered the rear kitchen door and asked to by a bottle of liquor. One person inside the home was cooking in the kitchen when Battle entered the residence.

When those inside the kitchen told Battle to get out, he pulled a pistol from his waistband and aimed it at a person in the kitchen.

A fight started over the firearm, and while that was going on, someone else in the home shot Battle in the leg. Cops caught up with him at a local hospital.

Battle gave several versions of what happened, including he was “set up” by a woman who told him where he can buy a bottle of liquor, the complaint says.

Battle was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, criminal trespass and illegal possession of a firearm.

Self-defense is a human-right, and it sounds like the cops in Pennsylvania are going to acknowledge the legal right in this case. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

I’m Shocked – Shocked! – To Discover Criminals Don’t Obey the Law

OK, I’m not that shocked. Philadelphia’s Only Surging Industry.

It seems that the media’s ongoing attempts to downplay the rise in crime in Philadelphia is failing.

2020 is the most dangerous year since 2007, with violent crime up 11 percent, and even during the quarantine, crime is rising.

Though the Philadelphia Inquirer has tried to downplay the spike in crime, statistics show that, even as the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds, crime has increased overall, despite a slight dip during the city’s first full week of shutdowns. [SNIP]

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, newly transplanted from Portland, announced that her department—in response to the pandemic—will no longer make arrests for all narcotics offenses; thefts from persons, retail, and autos; burglaries, vandalism, and fraud; and prostitution. In addition, she announced a moratorium on bench-warrant arrests.

While I get that there are reasons to not arrest people during a pandemic, the lack of enforcement isn’t going to make the city safer.

Stupid People Doing Stupid Things

She should pay for damages and go to jail. A grocery store threw out $35,000 in food that a woman intentionally coughed on, sparking coronavirus fears, police said.

The unnamed woman entered small grocery chain Gerrity’s Supermarket in Hanover Township and started coughing on produce, bakery items, meat and other merchandise, chain co-owner Joe Fasula wrote on Facebook.

Staff quickly removed her from the store and called Hanover Township Police, who found her a few hours later and took her into custody, Police Chief Albert Walker told CNN.

It was all a “prank.” Because nothing is so funny in an age when everyone is worried about health and supplies as destroying said supplies by ignoring common sense standards aimed at securing public health.

This woman is “unnamed” at the current time, but I think she should be named. Stupidity needs to be stopped, and I can’t think of a better way than shame.

Self-defense Is Legal in Pennsylvania

I suspected as much. Homeowner cleared in fatal shooting of armed intruder.

The shooting took place about a month ago.

A Pennsylvania homeowner accused of fatally shooting an armed intruder will not face criminal charges, prosecutors said Thursday.

The unidentified shooter was justified because “all necessary elements were met” under the castle doctrine, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said.

A recently passed Castle Doctrine in PA updated/upgraded the right of self-defense.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Police Corporal James O’Connor

End of Watch. Philadelphia police corporal fatally shot serving warrant in Frankford; suspects in custody.

Shortly before 6 a.m. Friday, officers were attempting to serve a warrant on the 1600 block of Bridge Street when they were met with gunfire.

Officials say the corporal was shot in the shoulder above his bulletproof vest when officers entered the home.

He was on the Philadelphia Police force for 23 years. He survived by his wife, and two kids. One of his kids is in the US Air Force; the other is in the Philadelphia Police Department.

Government Meddling in Health Care Markets

It never turns out well when the .gov decides to control a market for goods or services. What happens when you call 911 and no help comes?

Medicare pays ambulances and other medical providers according to a set payment list, said Dom Pascucci, health insurance specialist at the Wexford offices of broker Emerson Reid. [SNIP]

To set its rates, Medicare is surveying a number of ambulance services to determine average costs. Hospitals are required to file cost reports for providing various services. Medicare payments are typically based on a percentage of costs, with hospitals generally receiving 12%.

And you cannot (by law) ask a Medicare recipient to make up the difference between what Medicare pays and what the ambulance ride actually costs. Result: there will be no ambulance (and maybe no EMS) for rural Americans. But then the Democrats want to herd us all into cities anyway. Easier to control that way.

The result is, you are better off taking yourself to the ER. The opening anecdote of the article detailed a 51 minute wait for an ambulance, before the person found their own way to the hospital.

Now some will point fingers all over the place. But if the .gov was never in the business of setting rates (sounds like socialism or communism to me) then maybe we wouldn’t be in this place. We would have other problems, no doubt. (Life is about problems.)

A Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought it was a good idea to break into a home. Man shot, killed after allegedly forcing his way into Montco home.

Responding officers found a 55-year-old man with a gunshot wound inside the home, the DA said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, but his name has not yet been released.

And the neighbors were shocked alarmed to discover that they did in fact live in The Real World™ where crime can, and often does, happen.

WFMZ’s Holly Harrar spoke to neighbors who said they keep to themselves but that the incident is alarming, especially since the road is poorly lit at night time.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

A Legally-owned Gun Stops Crime Spree

He was robbing one establishment after another. Armed robber fatally shot at strip mall in case of self defense, Lehigh County DA says.

“While Mussa was committing that second robbery, the victim of the beverage facility robbery confronted Mussa inside Drake’s Pizza,” Martin says in the release.

The first victim was armed with a legally possessed semiautomatic handgun and shot Mussa as Mussa pointed his gun at the victim and was turning to flee, according to Martin.

The guy who got shot collapsed in the parking lot, and was pronounced dead at a local hospital. So you could file this under “A failure of the Victim-selection process.”

Uber Driver Defends Himself. Will Lose Job

Hand CuffsBecause Uber would prefer that this driver was dead, than that he defend himself. Pittsburgh Police: Uber Driver Shoots After Being Assaulted By 4 Male Passengers.

So he was assaulted by 4 passengers, and defended himself. He then called the cops. They took the guy who was shot (grazing wound to the head) to a local hospital and were able to track down the other 3 in short order.

As for the driver and his job…

Uber says its firearms policy prohibits “riders and their guests, as well as driver and delivery partners, from carrying firearms of any kind while using our app.”

Though they haven’t said he’s banned as a driver, that will surely come next, because guns are bad, even when used for legitimate and legal self-defense. (No one who values the 2nd Amendment should use Uber.)

That’s Not How You Use a Pistol

A pistol is meant to keep the bad-guys beyond arms’ reach. Homeowner Fends Off Home Invader, Police Searching For Intruder.

A homeless guy with a knife breaks into an apartment. A fight breaks out.

The resident struck the intruder in the head with the pistol and accidentally fired off a shot. Hatfield then fled the residence.

Still it got the job done, but if are not 100 percent sure you can’t fire the weapon, then you shouldn’t have one.

Cops know who the homeless guy is, but they are still looking for him.

Self-defense Is Legal in Philadelphia

JusticeAnd the prosecutors hate that. A Philly woman killed the boyfriend who’d threatened to put her ‘in the grave.’ A jury found her not guilty.

“You touch any of my s—,” he wrote, according to text messages read in court, “I guarantee your daughter will be missing two parents, because I’m going to jail and I’m going to put you in the grave.”

An hour later, Roye was dead. Ramseure had shot him five times, then called 911.

And on Thursday, a jury acquitted her on all charges.

The defense attorney gets the last word.

Coard, who in his closing arguments refused to identify Roye as a victim, called the prosecution “an outrage and an injustice,” and a waste of public resources. “Here’s a woman who had the [expletive] beaten out of her, she had a [Protection from Abuse Order], the guy comes into her house and she shoots him with his own gun. Why are we here? If that’s not the Castle Doctrine, what is?”

Self-defense in Philadelphia

So what is the FedEx policy on being armed in your own self-defense? FedEx Driver Pulls His Own Gun, Kills Robber After Being Shot In Stomach.

The 32-year-old driver had just finished making a delivery to a Northeast Philadelphia home Tuesday evening around 7 P.M. when an armed man approached and robbed him. At some point during the encounter, the gunman shot the driver in the abdomen, CBS Philly reported.

The driver then reportedly pulled out his own weapon and fired, then drove himself to a nearby parking lot.

Cops found a guy with gunshot wounds and took him to a local hospital, but he died.

And while self-defense is a human-right, and may even be your legal-right in Pennsylvania, I’m guessing this guy just might lose his job, because employers hate self-defense almost as much as the Left.

Yet Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

And self-defense in Philadelphia, PA? Who knew? Not this guy. Armed robbery suspect shot dead by victim he was trying to rob in West Philadelphia.

Police say the suspect, roughly 25 to 30 years old, was attempting to rob a man who was sitting on the front steps of his home at gunpoint.

The resident had a license to carry and opened fire on the would-be robber. Police said the victim fired the shots in self-defense.

And while I’m no lawyer, I would be surprised to find that you need a concealed carry license to be armed on your own property, even in Pennsylvania.

The would-be bad-guy ran off and collapsed. Cops took him to a local hospital, but he died from his wounds.

Self-defense is a human-right, and it might just be your legal right in Philadelphia. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Two Criminals Charged After Shooting at Homeowner

That’s how this headline should read, but the media hates gun owners so much that they can’t say the 15-yr-old was engaged in a crime when he was shot. Boy, 15, shot at Lancaster city homeowner after attempted burglary, 18 year old also charged: police.

Jaquan Denell Marentez, 15, and Alexis Dariel Colon-Rodriguez, 18, both of Lancaster, tried to break into a home in the 100 block of North Broad Street on Oct. 1, police said in charging documents filed Tuesday.

Marentez is being charged as an adult.

So there’s that.

TL;DR version – when the criminals shot at the homeowner, he returned fire. The 15-yr-old-being-charged-as-an-adult was hit. Cops were still searching for the other guy. Apparently there were finger-prints on the homeowner’s car.

Self-defense is a human-right, and apparently they haven’t managed to turn Pennsylvania into New Jersey. Yet.

“If all robbers were this dumb, our jobs would be a lot easier.”

He went to a cellphone store looking for money. He’s never heard of credit cards, apparently. Would-be robber gets locked inside Boost Mobile store, tries to shoot his way out: Police.

So the clerk had no money, but told the guy he could get some. Just wait right here.

“Can you wait a few minutes, I give you money, I have another employee outside,” the clerk said he told him.
So the bandit agreed to wait inside while he went out to get the money and locked the door behind him.

“Yes, I closed the door and put the shutter down,” the employee said.

SWAT showed up a few minutes later and convinced the would-be bad-guy to surrender. In the words of Bugs Bunny, “What a Maroon.”

So if you beat an unarmed man in a battle of wits, does that count as self-defense?

Neighbors Were Shocked

But then they usually are. Investigators: Man shot, killed in Whitehall Township after answering front door.

Guy answers his front door at about 5:30 AM. Gets killed. Police are investigating. (More details at the link.)

The neighbors? They didn’t think that they lived in The Real World™ where crime can, and all too often does, happen.

Neighbor Shannon Gallagher awoke to police tape and cop cars outside her window.

“I was scared, still scared, I’m going to talk to the cop right now. We don’t know anything and it’s scary.

Which I grant you, isn’t really being shocked.

“Something like that I would not expect. I’ve been living here seven years now, never seen anything like this. Never had any issues with the neighborhood,” [neighbor Afif Salloum] said.

I am sorry to tell you, but if you are reading this, you don’t live in Pleasantville, and Andy Talyor isn’t the sheriff of your little community. You too live in The Real World™. Crime is not something that happens to “other kinds of people” in “other kinds of places.” There may be statistically more or less crime in you zip code, but the possibility exists. You should plan accordingly.

Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0

Or how should a woman defend herself from 2 home-invaders, if not with a firearm. Homeowner shoots 2 home invasion suspects, 1 fatally, police say.

Investigators said the two suspects climbed into the house through a back deck window and were both shot by someone inside the house.

Police said two men broke into the woman’s home and demanded money.

You could also file this under, “They suffered a failure of the Victim-selection process.”

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense Is Legal In Philadelphia

And in deep blue Philadelphia, it took less than a week for the DA to make that determination. No charges for Metro PCS store worker who fatally shot would-be robber in Southwest Philly.

The employee who fatally shot an armed man attempting to rob a Metro PCS store on Monday in Southwest Philadelphia will not face criminal charges, the District Attorney’s Office and Police Department said this week.

Of course there is video of the guy coming into the store with a gun in his hand. Under those circumstances, it would be hard to come to any different conclusion.

That video can be found at WPVI Philadelphia, the ABC affiliate station, via Yahoo News. (Original posting on the story at this link.)

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Even in Deep-blue Philadelphia, self-defense works. And the neighbors are shocked. Philadelphia store employee shoots, kills armed robbery suspect, police say.

The man was trying to rob the store when the lone employee inside – who has a permit to carry a firearm – fired at the would-be robber multiple times, striking him.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. And the neighbors?

Debra Earle, who lives nearby, said she was rattled by what happened at the store.

“Very upsetting, very upsetting,” she told FOX29. “You can’t feel safe walking down the street paying your phone bill right down the street from your home.”

She was never safe. But she lived in a bubble where she was able to delude herself into thinking she was safe. And it’s the 21st Century where facts are irrelevant and the only thing that counts is “Feeling safe.” Not actually being safe. She wasn’t safe last week. She isn’t safe today. Do you think she will consider some type of self-defense? A kubaton? Pepper spray? Anything? I doubt it. In a month, she will “feel safe” again. She still won’t be safe.