No Charges for Man Defending His Home

Break into homes and you will eventually find an armed homeowner. No charges issued after Bevo man kills person attempting to ente – KMOV.com

According to neighbors, the victim was trying to enter the residence by breaking a front window.

The resident shot him, and he was declared dead at the scene.

Neighbors, for a change, are not shocked. They seem to think it is what the times call for, when you have to defend yourself and your family.

“It’s very unfortunate that a life had to be taken,” said neighbor Adam Losh. “[But] it seems to be the necessary steps to protecting your family and yourself from possible harm or, god forbid, death.”

Self-defense is a human-right.

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He Stuck Around AFTER the Alarm Went Off?

I don’t think this guy is the sharpest tool in the shed. St. Louis homeowner shoots burglar in leg | Law and order | stltoday.com

At about 3:30 a.m. Thursday, the homeowner in the 2900 block of Iowa Avenue woke up after hearing his burglar alarm sounding. The homeowner confronted the burglar. The intruder came toward the homeowner, who then fired the shot that hit the burglar in the leg, police say.

You would think the sound of a burglar alarm would be the cue to head for the exits.

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

How Should a 74-year-old Defend Himself From a 26-year-old?

Without a gun, that is? Elderly man fatally shoots would-be robber in North City – KMOV.com

The 74-year-old homeowner told police he was in his backyard when Smith forced him inside his home at gunpoint and demanded property. Once inside the home, the victim got his gun and exchanged gunfire with the suspect.

The homeowner was shot but is in stable condition. The bad-guy was shot and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Without a firearm as a means of defense, the old and the infirm will be at the mercy of the young and the violent.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Why Would Cops Need to Be “Pressed” to Look at Surveillance Video?

JusticeCouldn’t be because of racial prejudice could it? Two brothers are vindicated after they were falsely accused and arrested for robbing a white man – theGrio

White guy tries to rob 2 black guys. They resist. The cops don’t quite see it that way.

Two St. Louis brothers credit their mother for pressing police to look at surveillance video that proved their innocence and kept them out of jail.

Christopher and Jerry Tate believe that if their mother hadn’t insisted that the police look at the surveillance video, they would be in jail for an attempted robbery they didn’t commit.

Because looking at video, when your prejudices are enough to send 2 guys to jail is a waste of time. Or something.

The white guy who did the robbing, had no trouble lying to cops about what happened, and the cops believed him.

“I believe they listened to him because he was white,” Christopher said.

Lawyers Call It By Different Names, We Mere Mortals Call It Felony Murder

If you are committing a crime and someone dies as a result of that crime, you can be charged with murder, even if you aren’t the one who caused the death. That is true in a lot of states and is apparently true in Missouri. Suspect charged after Imo’s delivery driver kills robber during shootout

So 2 guys try to rob a pizza delivery guy. In the standard way – they order pizza. When he is delivering the pies to one guy, the 2nd guy arrives with a gun and demands all the money. (For my earlier post on this story see this link.)

So the guy who didn’t get shot, he stole the pizzas and ran to a nearby apartment building. When he realized the cops were coming for him, he drank bleach in a suicide attempt. The cops hauled him to a hospital.

The Circuit Attorney’s Office issued warrants for one count of Murder 2nd and one count of Robbery 1st against Montel Smith, 24, of the 1400 block of Hoage.

As for the pizza delivery guy…

Police believe the shooting was justified and the death of the robber does not count toward the city’s total homicides.

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

Armed Pizza Delivery Guy Defends Himself

The major chains would fire him for have the nerve to stand up for himself. Pizza delivery man kills robber who attacked him in south St. Louis

Police say the pizza deliverer is a 41-year-old man who was trying to deliver food on Spring when he was robbed by two men. One of the robbers hit the delivery man in the head with a firearm.

The victim tried to run back to his car, and the robber fired shots at him. The delivery man wasn’t hit.

At that point, running away wasn’t working so he drew his own weapon and fired. Hitting one of the bad guys. Drove back to the restaurant and called police.

Major pizza chains would fire him. Because they think cooperating with criminals is good business policy. (Of course the folks who come up with those policies aren’t being robbed while delivering pizzas.)

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense in St Louis

He got a call from his alarm company that something was not right. St. Louis man shoots armed burglar caught in the act – KMOV.com

He came home and found an armed burglar jumping out a side window.

Thornton told News 4 he saw the man’s gun and grabbed his own, shooting the suspect as another thief ran away.

“I was just trying to make sure he didn’t shoot me first,” said Thornton.

A second guy got away with stuff like a Macbook and Sony Playstation.

“(Police) put me in handcuffs,” said Thornton. “I was in the car like I was the bad person.”

But apparently they got that straightened out.

Self-defense is a human-right.