Yet Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

crime scene tapeHomeowner shoots man attempting to enter Milan home.

Investigators spoke with the homeowners, who indicated the man was attempting to enter the home, but the homeowners did not know the man, the release says.

The release says the homeowner shot the man following a short confrontation.

And here’s something that makes the Left crazy.

Investigators say the homeowner did have the legal right to be armed.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense In Memphis

Seems like a lot of people think they have the right to feel safe, when they really have the right to defend themselves. Homeowner shoots suspected burglar, police say. Oh, and at least one of the 2 bad-guys might rethink his life of crime.

[A resident of the apartment targeted] said his roommate got his gun, which he says he has a permit for, and shot the man who was trying to break in.

“The police told me two people tried to rob us with guns and what not. They pulled up in two separate vehicles and one got shot literally sticking his arm inside the house,” he said.

He had broken a window and was reaching in to unlock the door.

The guy who got shot is in a local hospital in “extremely critical condition”.

The reporter makes a point of establishing that the apartment in question is not to far from The University of Memphis campus, as if that should put out a force field to repel crime. Or something.

Neighbors were going about how the apartment complex feels seems safe. But feelings, or appearances, are not reality. If you can read this, then I hate to break it to you, but you live in The Real World™ where crime can and often does happen. You may feel safe, you may not want to think about what could happen, but burying your head in the sand to the reality of your situation does not make you safe.

You Can’t Say “Normally he just steals,” and “He’s not a bad boy,” About the Same Guy

If her son had died, she would have been so shocked. She would have been the only one. Mother of suspected thief shot by homeowner talks exclusively with Local 24 News.

This is in relation to a previous story, about armed self-defense in Tennessee in which criminals shot at a homeowner, who returned fire and hit one of two people trying to steal his vehicles.

This “not bad” kid, has been in and out of jail since he was old enough, and yet his mother is shocked to discover that he is a violent criminal. She thought he was a cuddly criminal. Or something. He is charged with…

attempted second-degree murder, burglary of a motor vehicle, theft of property, and possession of a firearm during commission of a dangerous felony.

His friend is still on the run.

Tennessee Is Also Not New Jersey

Homeowners can (and do) defend themselves, and the authorities are fine with that. Homeowner exchanges gunfire during attempted car theft.

Two guys try to steal a car at 4 AM. Homeowner is notified by his security system. Arms himself, and asks them what they think they are doing.

When the victim called out to ask what they were doing, a second suspect, identified as Timothy Keen, fired shots and he returned gunfire.

Bennie Cobb, a retired Shelby County Sheriff captain says the victim’s actions are protected under state law.

One guy was hit by the homeowner’s gunfire; he was picked up by police a short time later. The other guy ran, and cops are searching for him.

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

He thought it would be a good idea to rob someone at an ATM. Police: Attempted robber shot multiple times by would-be victim in self defense at Bell Road ATM.

[The would-be-robber] allegedly approached a man making a deposit at that location with a gun drawn. The man told police he first noticed the alleged robber, whom he does not know personally, when the teen was sitting across the parking lot wearing a red hoodie with the hood pulled tightly across his face.

The guy making the deposit shot the other guy multiple times in self-defense. The guy who got shot is in a local hospital. It sounds like he’ll be charged with aggravated robbery when he gets released by the doctors.

No charges against the other guy, because self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

SWAT Raid On The Wrong Address

Cleveland, Tennessee. SWAT raid on wrong house leads to lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga, the incident occurred at approximately 6 a.m., on May 22, 2018. The Bradley County SWAT team assembled to serve felony arrest warrants on purported gang members who were wanted for first-degree murder and multiple drug offenses.

However, the SWAT team burst through the door of the neighboring house, where a family was sleeping.

You would think that this is a terribly rare occurrence, but you would be wrong.

A nearly identical incident happened in Boston. This story is from March. Boston SWAT Team Raided Wrong Home: ACLU.

So you can’t say, “Well, Cleveland, Tennessee is a small town, this would NEVER happen in a metropolis.”

To say this amounts to a truly epic fail, totally misses the point. They cause damage with flash-bangs, they threaten people at gunpoint, they destroy property. All because they can’t read a map, or whatever. These guys shouldn’t be dogcatchers, let alone SWAT team members.

Peak Tennessee Gives Peak Florida Some Competition

Meth and alligators don’t mix. Tennessee police warn not to flush drugs down toilet for fear of creating ‘meth-gators’.

Word from The Authorities is “Don’t flush your meth down the toilet.”

But in addition to birds, officials said if the water headed far enough downstream… “it would create meth-gators in Shoal Creek and the Tennessee River down in North Alabama.”

Hat tip to Wirecutter, who says there’s Nothing worse than a tweeker gator.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

If you break into homes, you will eventually find an armed homeowner. Man trying to rob Madison home held at gunpoint by homeowner.

First he knocked softly. Then loudly. Kids told someone in the home, who told the homeowner. By the time the guy had progressed to trying to kick in the door, the homeowner had armed himself.

According to police, Marquiese Kemp tried to break into the home Wednesday night just before midnight. By the time police arrived, he was being held at gunpoint.

I’m guessing that being arrested on an aggravated burglary charge wasn’t in his plans for the evening.

Self-defense Is Legal in Nashville

Also being blind drunk can be hazardous to your health. Homeowner shoots intruder in the leg after break-in at Mosaic Apartments.

So what would you do if someone broke the sliding-glass door into your home in the middle of the night, with your wife and her mother in the home with you?

The homeowner said he heard a banging sound, so he grabbed a gun and took the women into the back of the apartment. While on the phone with 911, the homeowner warned the suspect not to move. The suspect did not listen and the homeowner shot the suspect in the leg.

That guys is lucky he didn’t get shot in the heart or the head.

He then got his family out of there, but apparently came back when he saw the police. Being drunk? The homeowner thought that the guy who got shot was drunk.

No word on whether or not the intruder will face charges or what charges he might face.

Metro Police said the homeowner will not face charges.

Because self-defense is a human-right, and in Tennessee it also your legal right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. (Or should that be incredibly stupid guys 0?)

Self-defense Is Legal in Nashville

But then I thought it was. Man not facing charges in fatal downtown shooting.

Two people got into an altercation. He tried to separate them.

Esaw’s friend got into an argument with Coleman’s brother, and Esaw tried to separate the two, at which time Coleman allegedly punched Esaw, knocking him to the ground.

Esaw said that Coleman stood over him and allegedly attempted to assault him again, at which time Esaw drew a pistol and shot Coleman.

The guy who got shot died at a local hospital from a single gunshot wound to the torso.

The guy who did the shooting was picked up and questioned by police, but released when the cops and the DA determined that his statement matched those of witnesses in the area. The investigation continues, but he is facing no charges.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense Is Legal In Tennessee

JusticeBut then I thought it was. No charges will be filed against Ardis Lane shooter who killed two in self-defense.

Two miscreants break into a home and find an armed homeowner. One dies at the scene, the other dies at a local hospital. Cops and the DA believe it is self-defense.

“Someone unlawfully enters one of those places like breaks in, or something when they’re not supposed to be there,” said [Attorney] John Cavett. “Then, the person is entitled to use force to protect themselves, family members, or people that are there as guests.”

Cavett says self-defense covers someone’s home, vehicle, or business. If the owner feels threatened, then action can be taken.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense in Memphis

Oh, and neighbors are shocked scared. East Memphis woman shoots burglar after he kicks down her door.

He was looking for somebody. He found somebody, but not who he was looking for.

Police say William Barnes was shot after he kicked in the front door of a home on South Holmes Street. Four days later the shooting still has one neighbor traumatized

The guy who got shot – several times – ended up at a local hospital, where he was arrested and charged with aggravated burglary.

The neighbor? She shocked and dismayed to discover that she lives in The Real World™ and some fantasy land.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do right now. I mean, it’s so disturbing that this happened.”

After a week she says that. (I am woman, hear me cry hysterically.)

Self-defense In Tennessee

How would you respond if someone forced their way into your home in the middle of the night. One dead in Robertson County Shooting.

He showed up and claimed he knew the family. The homeowner told him to get lost.

Towards the early hours of April 21st, Whitehead returned to the residence where he forced his way into the home, and was shot by Tucker. According to police, Tucker said he was in fear of he and his family’s safety.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

Cops want to arrest you; everyone else is going for simple (i.e. deadly) self-dense. Homeowner shoots man after police chase into Bledsoe County. Though it wasn’t deadly in this case, that is mostly luck. Good or bad, who can say?

He stole a car in one city and led cops on a chase. The car was struck, and suspect fled on foot.

“Around 8:15 p.m. CDT, officers received a call from a citizen who lives on [Blue Sewanee Road],” police said in the post. “The homeowner who was outside the residence saw a male who charged at him. The homeowner who was on their property was armed and did fire one round at the suspect.The suspect was hit.”

Cops took him for medical treatment, and he is expected to survive.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense Is Legal In Tennessee

JusticeBut then I thought it was. Shooter in Thursday Jackson death acted in self defense, District Attorney says.

Early morning shooting resulted in one guy airlifted to a trauma center, and the shooter held for questioning.

After investigating the incident and conferring with the District Attorney General, the shooter was released and no charges were filed.

Which is amazing, since it can take some self-defense-hating attorneys months to make a similar ruling.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Self-defense Is Legal in Tennessee

A lot of DA’s hate self-defense. This is either one that doesn’t, or the office realized that sometimes it really is self-defense. District Attorney General not filing charges against stabbing victim who shot, killed Memphis man.

So the dead guy stabs another guy. That guy who got stabbed, shoots and kills the dead guy. It would be hard to argue in court that he didn’t fear death or grave bodily injury, since he had already suffered that injury.

The DA’s office said they declined to file charges against the man because they determined that his actions were in self-defense.

The guy who did the shooting is in a hospital, and is expected to survive.

Self-defense is a human-right.

How Should an 85-year-old Defend Herself From an 18-year-old Home Invader?

I prefer the .357 myself. It does make one hell of a loud noise. ‘It Sounded Like a Bomb’: 85-Year-Old Woman Fired .357 Magnum in Gunfire Exchange with Home Intruder.

“He fired at me and I fired back at him,” Emma Tucker told Newsweek in an exclusive interview after she faced down the armed bandit with her trusted .357 Magnum pistol she’d clutched in her right hand at around Midnight on March 18. “He would have killed me, Lord is my witness.”

When cops caught up with him he was sobbing about how he’d been shot, but in reality he’d only cut himself exiting through a broken, kitchen window.

[Quandarrious] Jones is facing a raft of charges including attempted first-degree murder and multiple counts of aggravated burglary for going on a burglar binge that had him surrendering to police officers after he tried breaking into multiple homes and at least one car.

The beautiful thing about revolvers in the middle of the night, is not having to think about misfeeds or stovepipes are any of that nonsense. And with a speed loader or two on hand it should give me time to reach the firearms with the detachable magazines.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Cops Thank CCW License-holder, Call Him “Hero”

While this remains a tragedy, since the guy killed his wife, the witness stopped him from hurting anyone else, or getting away. Witness ‘eliminated a threat’ by shooting man who killed his wife at Tenn. dentist office.

A man shot and killed his wife at a dentist office, but a citizen with a concealed carry permit shot the suspect, which authorities said likely prevented anyone else from being hurt.

The county sheriff had the nice things to say. Click thru.

I’m sure the guy shot his wife because he thought he loved her. Or something. The guy who got shot was taken to hospital.</p

Self-defense is a human-right.

Memphis: How To Destroy a Police Department

It’s almost as if politicians don’t understand that people can (and do) move. More cops. Is it the answer to fighting crime?.

Hurting tax revenues caused salary and benefit cuts. Attrition meant more overtime. A lot more. Not exactly the way to build morale and keep the peace.

And so what is the current “State of Memphis?”

Memphis has a murder rate worse than Chicago’s and a police force that has shrunk by nearly a fifth since 2011, to a head count of 2,020. The city is on its fourth round of outside police staffing consultants in eight years.

Say it again… 20% attrition in 8 years.

Armstrong says police recruiters from as far away as Texas and Florida were coming to Memphis to lure away his demoralized cops. “Until someone takes a look at the benefit packages, this is going to be a continual problem,” [former Memphis Police Director Toney] Armstrong said.

First, politicians don’t do enough to staff 911 centers – pay benefits and hours – and then they are surprised that 911 calls don’t get answered. Then they undercut the cops and are shocked when crime goes up. What the hell are they spending money on?

What comes in the city hierarchy before fire and police?

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

He probably thought a woman walking alone would be an easy target, but he didn’t consider that she might not be alone. Police: Victim’s husband shot suspect who attacked her during attempted robbery.

Her 29-year-old husband heard her screaming and ran outside. He then jumped over a railing and landed on top of Ponce when he ran away.

After a brief struggle, the would-be-bad guy was shot. He was later dropped at a local hospital by the getaway driver.

Hat tip to Wirecutter, who says this is “Why you don’t f&@{ around in Tennessee.”