No, You Can’t Shoot Someone Running Away

JusticeNot even if you are a cop. SC Officer Who Killed Black Motorist Loses Appeal.

There was a traffic stop. The guy and the officer had “mutual combat” and then the guy ran. While he was running away, the officer shot him five times. (Do I need to state that the guy running away was black?)

In the state trial he testified that he was not caught up in the heat of the moment, but that he was calmly going about his duties. He tried to change that for the purposes of the appeal – as if the appellate court didn’t have access to all the trial transcripts. (Should I file this under “stupid criminals” or finally create that “Cops Behaving Stupidly” category?)

And then there’s this.

According to court records, Slager made false statements during the investigation that were clearly contradicted by a video of the incident that a passerby captured with a cellphone.

Cops have STILL (this happened in 2015) not figured out that cameras are everywhere. At this point, I’m not sure they ever will.

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Bad Guy With a Gun. Good Guy With a Gun

If only criminals had weapons, how do you think this would have turned out? (Criminals don’t follow your gun-control laws.) Deadly shooting on Rosewood Drive deemed self-defense.

According to witnesses, two men were arguing inside of a business. The argument carried out into the parking lot where the deceased man was initially armed with a knife and made threats prior to retrieving a handgun from his vehicle.

He’s accused of discharging the firearm at the man he argued with, who in turn returned fire resulting in the fatal injury.

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

Another Breakdown of the Victim-selection Process

He didn’t break into the home, but he still found an armed homeowner. Coroner identifies man killed in Anderson County after sheriff’s deputies say he tried to rob homeowner.

Hayden says they had no idea as to how many shots were fired or hit the deceased, but Andrew Tribble with the ACSO says a preliminary investigation has indicated that Mackey was attempting to rob the homeowner, who then shot him.

Since they produced a mug-shot of the dead-guy… Well, draw your own conclusions.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense Is Legal in South Carolina

JusticeThis decision was made at light-speed, considering the shooting took place on December 7th. No criminal charges sought against homeowner who shot and killed escaped inmate in Pickens County.

There was a jail-break from the county lockup, cops were notified and on the scene in a few minutes. One guy (Dill) was arrested a close to the jail.

Deputies say at the same time Dill was being arrested, a female homeowner, living in Meece Mill Road, called 911 reporting an unknown subject had kicked in her back door and she had shot him.

Sheriff Clark said the victim, a CWP holder, was home alone at the time of the incident, and fired one shot, striking the escaped convict. Deputies said when they arrived at the home, the suspect was dressed in prison clothing and was immediately identified as the second escapee.

It can take the justice system in some places months to come to the conclusion that self-defense is legal.

So How Would This Have Ended If She Wasn’t Armed?

Good thing she was armed, because that means the Good Guys came out ahead. South Carolina prison escapee shot dead by female homeowner, other jail-breaker captured, cops say.

Two inmates escaped from jail. One was recaptured minutes later on a road near the prison.

Clark said that, as Dill was being captured, a female homeowner who lives nearby called 911 to report a man had kicked in her back door and she had shot him.

The woman, who was not identified by the sheriff, had a concealed weapons permit and had shot the second inmate in the head as he approached her bedroom door, according to Clark.

Authorities have not yet released the identity of the second inmate, pending review of the medical examiner’s office. The inmate was found dressed in prison clothing and had armed himself with a foot-long knife sharpening tool he grabbed in the woman’s kitchen.

So I would really love it if someone on the gun-hating Left would tell me what she should have done. Since they don’t believe she should be armed in her own defense, they must have some other ideas about what she could do in this situation.

The Sheriff isn’t confused about what would have happened. Sheriff: Woman kills jail escapee who kicks in her door. He believes she would have been hurt.

“This was a big guy. If she hadn’t had a weapon there’s no telling what would have happened,” Clark said. “I gave her a big hug. I told her how proud I was of her.”

In the meantime, self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0.

Mother of Three Defends Her Kids

‘I yelled, I have a gun, I will shoot you. Get away from my house’ – Upstate mom said she shot a man who kicked in her front door

Someone was banging on her door. She heard several people talking. She called out that she had a gun that they should leave. She called 911. They tried the back door and then one of them kicked in the front door. She shot him once, and he ran off.

“Something just came over me, and I got calm. My heart slowed down and I got focused. I told myself if he comes in here, you can’t let him get past your doorstep. You have three young children to protect,” Jones said.

The guy who got shot is in a local hospital, and both people seen in the surveillance video are facing charges.

[Sheriff Chad McBride] says Jones was prepared and did what she should have done.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 2, Bad Guys 0.

Self-defense is Legal in South Carolina

The “How dare you live without me” attitude didn’t work out for him. It never does. Fatal shooting was self-defense, sheriff says. ‘She survived to tell her story’.

They had been going out. They broke up. He drove to see her, to “work things out.” He demanded to see her phone, to see if she was talking to anyone he didn’t approve of. That’s when he pulled a gun.

“He pulled a gun on her inside the car,” [Anderson County Sheriff Chad] McBride said in an interview Friday. “She had a split second to grab it and fight for her life. A struggle ensued, and he was shot.”

She will not face any charges because self-defense is a human-right, and in South Carolina, it is your legal right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. (And making that determination between Tuesday and Friday is light-speed, by the standards of some jurisdictions.)