In Texas the Convenience Store Clerks Are Armed

It is Texas, after all. OPD: Store clerk fatally shot armed robber – Beaumont Enterprise

Around 2:12 a.m., a male entered the 4080 IH-10 Crawdad’s and demanded money while also holding a weapon, Orange Police Department said. A fight ensued, according to OPD, and the store clerk shot the suspect with his personal weapon.

The would-be bad-guy was found dead in the street a short time later.

Self-defense is a human-right.

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Texans Are Still Armed, Home Invaders Are Still Getting Shot

They thought it would be a good idea to break into a house. Homeowner Shoots Suspect In Overnight Robbery: Police | Dallas, TX Patch

What were they thinking? Texans are heavily armed.

When they arrived, officers learned that an armed homeowner had used a pistol to fire on two people who entered his house with guns and demanded money, police said.

One of the robbery suspects was shot multiple times and was taken to a local hospital, police said.

The other guy ran like a rabbit.

Self-defense is a human-right.

All of the “Professionals” Involved Should be Fired and Lose their Pensions.

Whether or not they should also be horse-whipped in the middle of the town square, or tarred and feathered I leave to your judgement. Baby born in jail: Woman said jailers thought she was faking labor

The baby was born premature. So of course that NEVER happens, she must be faking, screaming all night long. And faking the water breaking, I guess.

As she stood there holding the baby, she said one of the jail staff asked her whether she reached inside of herself and pulled the baby out.

She and the baby were taken to the hospital.

If the child has medical problems because he and his mother were denied medical care, then they should all have whatever retirement income they do have garnished. Instead the taxpayers in that locale will be on the hook because some guards were too selfish to look in on a woman giving birth. (They KNEW what was going on. And they are NEVER wrong. How dare you question their authority?!) Hat tip to Claire Wolfe.

Another Bunch of Cops, Another Fake 911 Call

At least no one got shot. When IRS scam didn’t trick Arlington family, hoax caller got cops to descend on their home.

They did exactly what they were trained to do. No thinking required.

When are cops going to wake up to the fact that they are being punked? When a 100 more people die from officers who were “scared” because of a fake 911 call? 1000? Ever? I vote for never, because cops.

Maybe you should notice that the 911 call originated from a masked number before you went in loaded for bear.

What If You Called 911 and They Hung Up on You?

Because the operator “didn’t want to talk.” Ex-Houston 911 operator guilty of hanging up on thousands of callers – CBS News

Calling 911 is fine thing to do. They can send police, and fire or emergency medical personnel. But they can also ignore you.

Prosecutors from the Harris County district attorney’s office say she worked as a 911 operator for a year and a half, ending in 2016. Records showed that thousands of calls lasting less than 20 seconds were attributed to her hanging up. She was fired after a supervisor noticed the unusual number of “short calls.”

She faced misdemeanor charges of interfering with 911 calls and was sentenced to 10 days in jail, and 18 months probation.

Williams told investigators she often hung up because she didn’t want to talk to anyone at those times.

Calling 911 is fine thing to do, but if that is the ONLY thing you are prepared to do, then you might want to rethink that strategy. (Hat Tip to It Ain’t Holy Water.)

An Epic Fail of the Victim-selection Process

If you are going to break into homes, you shouldn’t pick the home of a cop. Off-duty officer shoots man trying to break into home on…

So the cop and his family woke up in response to someone banging on the door at 12:30 AM.

“The sergeant armed himself and came to door yelling several commands, ‘Who are you?’ ‘What do you want?'” Acevedo said. “The suspect ignored commands and questions and kept pounding on the door.”

When he broke a window on his way to breaking in, the officer shot several times, hitting the would-be bad-guy at least once.

So does this qualify as “Stupid Criminals.”

Giving the Criminal What He Wanted Did NOT Ensure Safety

That is one of the mantras of the Left. Just give the criminal what he wants, and he will leave you alone. I guess this guy didn’t get that memo. Man in ski mask robs gas station shoots clerk in leg, police say | CW39 NewsFix

The gas station clerk told police that a man wearing a ski mask and black jacket took money from the cash register and other items in the store before shooting him in the leg.

Cooperating with criminals is a strategy for dealing with a violent encounter. At times, it may be the only option open to you. But you should not confuse “strategy” with “guarantee.” In this case, even after the criminal had everything he could hope to profit from, he still committed a violent act. This is because violent criminals don’t stop being violent criminals based on anything you are or are not doing.

Being armed is also a strategy. It is also not a guarantee. But I believe it is a better strategy than doing nothing.