And it looks like there were 2 bad guys, though that isn’t clear. Seattle woman shoots burglary suspect.
She shot him as he was trying to break in.
When officers arrived, they found the homeowner on the roof and a man behind the home with a gunshot wound to the shoulder and a handgun on the ground nearby.
The cops arrested a 2nd guy not far from the scene, but won’t say if he was involved.
My favorite part of the story is that the police had to talk her down from her sniper perch.
Seattle police say the homeowner, who was armed with a rifle, had to be coaxed down by police so they could give the man medical aid.
Self-defense is a human-right.
“I’ll take ‘How to increase crime’ for $1000, Alex.” What is Seattle doing to get repeat criminals off the streets?
“No bail” is the phrase of the day. Charging people bail is unfair. Or something. So in King County (Seattle) the same people are arrested again and again, sometimes at great risk to police or the public at large.
“I have panic attacks all the time because of it,” Alicia Bomer said.
Bomer says she will never be the same.
In which she recounts being carjacked by a guy who had committed several crimes earlier in the month, but was let out with (can you guess?) No Bail.
So how is what she went through fair?
They must be taking notes from Chicago.
The 911 call from an armed self-defense incident. LISTEN: 911 call audio from homeowner who shot & killed burglar released.
Police say that the homeowner has been cleared by Detectives and will not face any charges for the shooting death of the 29-year old suspect who had broken into his home.
Below is audio of the actual 911 call (WARNING: some of the call contains disturbing audio content) made by the homeowner as he hid in the closet in his bedroom waiting for Deputies to arrive:
It is 12 minutes of audio. That is a long time to wait. Good thing that calling 911 wasn’t the only thing he was prepared to do. My original coverage of the story is at this link.
If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner, even if you limit yourself to deep blue, gun-hating regions. Homeowner fatally shoots suspected burglar.
The homeowner called 911 to report that he heard breaking glass downstairs and believed several people were inside his home.
A short time later, while the homeowner was still on the phone with 911 and trying to hide, he fired several gunshots and killed an intruder near the bedroom.
Cops don’t believe there was more than one person.
Self-defense is a human-right.
Business people are disgusted with the situation they find themselves in. Seattle business owner frustrated over repeat offenders chases, tackles a gunman.
It’s the same business Q13 News talked to just last month about repeat offenders targeting their store. The significance of Friday’s incident isn’t just about the play by play of what happened, it’s a prime example of the mounted frustrations of business owners in Seattle who say the city is out of control.
He calls 911 nothing happens. Even if the cops show up and arrest people, in the end nothing happens. Now they feel like fools calling 911 hundreds of times.
And these people are not stealing candy bars. The guy he tackled stole a $3000 guitar last week. He was back this week. How much should the good-people of Seattle have to endure?
I’m dumping this into “Defenseless Victim Zones” because although Washington State has a long history of legally supporting self-defense, this situation is similar to leaving people with no means of defense. The courts, are supposed to help maintain law and order. That’s not happening in Seattle.
For the prior story on Seattle see “Seattle is Dying.”
This isn’t the first time I’ve run across this info, but this is from the ABC affiliate in Seattle. NOT a part of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, so – perhaps – less easy to dismiss as right wing nonsense.
From KOMO channel 4 in Seattle. Seattle is Dying.
Seattle Is Dying. It’s a harsh title. Someone on social media even called it a “hopeless” title. I’ll admit to you that I wrestled with the name for some time. Too dramatic, I wondered? Too dark? In the end I went with it because I believe it to be true. I believe that Seattle is dying. Rotting from within.
The image snipped from the early portion of the video is of property crimes per 100,000 residents of major cities in the US. Click on the image to enlarge.
It’s a 59+ minute video, but worth your time.
It documents “Broken Windows” in reverse. And the results are exactly as predicted. You ignore the small things, and things get worse in general.
I look at this and it makes me think that Amazon HQ2 wasn’t just about a 2nd location, but the first step in leaving Seattle, because who wants to live in a dump?
When you call 911 you expect police to show up. But should you expect that? SPD investigating Target rampage response time.
Why, when I’m at a Target, does it takes you 14 minutes to get there? He’s head butting people, he’s throwing things down escalators, he really is on a rampage .. I really want to know, how many cops are out there when I dial 911 or how many cops aren’t out there?
That question was asked of Seattle PD Sgt. Sean Whitcomb by a radio interviewer. The answer: Once we dispatched someone it took them 3 minutes to get there. But the Seattle PD doesn’t answer questions about staffing levels. It’s about safety of officers which I will accept for the time being. Though I have a suspicion that the union is going to make a push for more officers or more overtime or more something.
The incident itself was originally classified as a priority 2 call, not as a “crime in progress.” That contributed to the delay.
Calling 911 is a fine thing to do. They can send you all kinds of help. They can also fail to correctly classify your situation, or just plain ignore you. You should have a plan for what you are going to do between the time you call 911, and the help arrives.