Wouldn’t Think Self-defense is an Issue in Texas

But when women defend themselves from abusive men, District Attorneys don’t like that. Even in Texas, apparently. Murder charge dismissed in Robert Lee shooting.

A Coke County woman has been cleared of a 2018 murder charge in the shooting death of her husband.

The court determined her claim of self-defense couldn’t be disproved by the prosecution, according to court records.

She was attacked 3 times in one day. She broke away the third time, and got a firearm, and defended herself. But apparently the DA thought she fired too many times, or something.

During the third “assaultive episode” of the evening, she broke free from his grip, fled to the bedroom and retrieved a firearm. He approached her in a threatening manner and she started shooting, according to the state’s motion.

A witness who entered the kitchen after the shooting verified that Jasmine Moreno was in a cornered position, according to the state’s motion.

And apparently the fact that she used a single action revolver, and had to “cock the hammer for each shot” was also an issue in the DA’s eyes. Oh, there was a grand jury, but the DA runs those. (So semiautomatic pistols are a problem, and now single action revolvers are a problem?)

And the media, even in Texas, is completely opposed to self-defense. At least this source seems to be.

In the meantime, at least for now, self-defense is a human-right. And it may be your legal-right in Texas.

Texans Are Still Armed…

Hand CuffsHome invaders still getting shot. POLICE: Palestine homeowner shoots, critically injures man attempting to burglarize home. Do you think the bad guys will ever get this memo?

According to the Palestine Police Department, around 1 a.m., officials responded to a residence in the 100 block of Clearview after a resident reported their home was being burglarized.

PPD dispatch also received multiple calls from neighbors reporting hearing shots fired. Officers were to the area looking for a prowler that had been reported by a resident in the 200 block of Parkcrest about 30 minutes earlier.

Officers arrived and found a man, identified as Oscar Oliver, 39, of Palestine, lying in the yard in front of the residence.

He had to be airlifted to a trauma center. He’ll be charged when the doctors are through with him.

Because of Governor Greg Abbott’s recent state disaster declaration, both charges will be upgraded to a first-degree felony and third-degree felony, respectively.

Now that’s a declaration I can get behind.

Self-defense is a human-right, and this is Texas, not New Jersey.

Texans Are Still Armed

Home Invaders are still getting shot. 1 dead after home invasion.

So he thought it would be a good idea to break into an occupied home in Lubbock, Texas just before midnight.

The homeowner shot the suspected intruder.

That suspect tried to leave the area on a bicycle after being shot. He stopped about four blocks away on 47th Street, and was found there.

He was declared dead at a local hospital.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Texas it is your legal right, though the investigation is ongoing.

Texans Are Still Armed…

Home invaders are still getting shot. Intruder attempting to break into home shot by homeowner in north Houston.

According to the homeowner, the intruder climbed over his private fence and attempted to get inside of his home multiple times.

That’s when the homeowner fired twice through the door, Harris County deputies said, hitting the suspect twice — once in each leg.

The would-be bad-guy is expected to survive.

Self-defense is a human-right. And it’s Texas. You would think bad guys would figure out that breaking into an occupied home was a bad idea. But then, if they were smart, they wouldn’t be bad guys.

Did He Think He Was In New Jersey?

This is Texas! Katy homeowner shoots man who kicked in his door.

The homeowner told deputies that a man kicked in his door, so he pulled out a gun and shot him in the arm.

Because what do you think a Texan homeowner is going to do? This guys is a little lucky that he didn’t get shot in the head.

Self-defense is a Human-right. And then there is Texas, where it is your legal right.

Wild Hogs Starting to Make Life Difficult for Suburbanites

Unexpectedly, a problem that was ignored didn’t get better. But it was ignored when it was rural problem; now it is hitting suburbs and people are begining to recognize that there is a real a problem. At least they are waking up to the problem in Texas.

First up, a guy and crossbow versus a hog. Wild hog attacks Montgomery County homeowner and his dogs.

A feral hog attacked his dogs, then went after him. When his wife came outside the hog charged her. At some point it broke the back door. But the issue was when it charged his wife.

That was the last straw.

The homeowner got his crossbow and shot and killed the hog.

They’ve let the numbers get so out of control that the hogs are invading suburbia. Doing property damage, and in December 2019, a woman died from wounds inflicted by feral hogs.

They are not just an invasive species, they are destroying wildlife and natural settings.

“They’re a detriment to water quality, soil quality, wildlife, health and human safety, all kinds of things,” Texas A&M wildlife specialist John Tomecek told Houston Public Media.

Next up, a father takes on a smaller hog. (Texas Parks and Wildlife says that the hogs can vary between 100, and 400 pounds.) Watch: Atascocita dad wrangles feral hog after it chases after daughter.

“My husband grew up on a pig farm,” Taryn said. “[So he] took it upon himself to restrain the animal while we waited.”

After the pig was captured, a police officer referred the Powe’s to a personal friend that could “take care of the problem,” Taryn said. She said it took her husband, who is a plant operator for SI Group in Baytown, about three minutes to catch the pesky pig and tie him up before help arrived.

Don’t expect the suburbs to do anything productive until after several people die in attacks. If you don’t think hogs can be that dangerous, look up what a boar-spear is, and why they are designed the way they are. And then hope the wild hogs never show up on your doorstep. (They are roaming the Midwest, but haven’t become the problem they are in Texas. Yet.)

Texans Are Still Armed…

Bad guys are still getting shot. Houston homeowner shoots would-be intruder, police say.

The man heard noises coming from the back of his house in the 1800 block of Capron Street in northeast Houston around 1:30 a.m., according to Houston Police Department Lt. Ronnie Wilkins. Checking on the noise, he saw someone’s hand reaching into the home near an air-conditioning unit, so he went and grabbed a pistol, Wilkins said.

This would-be bad-guy is expected to survive. The homeowner has not been charged.

Violent Criminal Out on Bail Commits Murder

Because keeping violent criminals in jail is unfair. Apparently that holds even in Texas. Arrest Made; Sisters Killed in A&M Commerce Residence Hall Identified.

Two sisters were killed in a Texas A&M University dorm by an ex-boyfriend of one of them. He had committed a violent assault against his ex-girlfriend, just last week. He was out on bond.

NBC 5 has learned Smith was free on bond related to an alleged assault family violence incident that took place last week. The report was filed by Abbaney Matts, one of the shooting victims.

So. Violent criminal with long record. Domestic violence complaint. Possessing a gun was not legal for this guy. Of course violent assault against his ex-girlfriend and murdering two people was also against the law, so I guess it really is true that criminals just ignore the law.

While the Left is screeching about gun control, I want to know if you think he would have had a problem stabbing his ex-girlfriend if he couldn’t get a gun, and would you then be screaming for knife control? A steel pipe? A baseball bat? A large rock? It is NOT the fault of the tool he chose. It IS the fault of this monster who should have been behind bars. And it is also partly the fault of the system that says locking up violent criminals is unfair.

Hat tip to The Other McCain who asks, “Do we or do we not care about violence against women?”

This guy had been perpetrating crime his entire adult life. He was only 21 and yet had already been charged with at least four different crimes, so we must ask: Who posted his $15,000 bond after he assaulted the woman he eventually murdered? Why are obviously dangerous criminals being set free to commit more violence? And why aren’t feminists paying any attention to this atrocity? Oh, wait . . . intersectionality.

Texans Are Still Armed

Bad guys are still getting shot. HPD: Convenience store manager shoots ‘erratic’ man who claimed he had a gun.

Investigators said the man was trying to get behind the cash register and claimed he had a gun on him.

He told the manager to get out of the store and that’s when the manager walked to his car to get a gun.

When the manager returned he was allegedly confronted by the erratic man again.

Police said the manager shot the man when he lunged at him.

He is in a local hospital; no word on his condition. There is more info at the link related to what this guy was doing before he showed up at this convenience store.

People You Know Can Be a Threat

The gun-hating Left often goes on about how a gun you own will be used to shoot someone you know, as if to say that someone you know could never be a threat. Texas stepfather shoots stepson in possible act of self-defense, police say.

But people you know can be threats. (Look up the definition of “domestic violence” sometime.)

Police believe the shooting may have been an act of self-defense.

An elderly couple lives at the home with their stepson.

Family members told police that the 38-year-old stepson may have been violent with them in the past.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Texans Are Still Armed…

Home-invaders still getting shot. The bad-guys haven’t gotten that memo. Sheriff: Burglary suspect dies after being shot by Weslaco homeowner.

He tried to break into a home – in Texas – around 7:30 in the morning.

A person suspected of burglary of a habitation has died after being shot by the homeowner Saturday morning, Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra said on social media.

Cops arrived after a 911 call and found the guy with critical injuries, and had him taken to a hospital.

The investigation continues.

Texans Are Still Armed

Home Invaders are still getting shot. Homeowner shoots, kills 18-year-old who broke into home.

Not sure why the age of “legal adult” is an issue. If I had to guess, they really wanted to call him a “teenager.” Makes it sound like the eeeevil homeowner shot a 13-year-old kid.

A preliminary investigation revealed that a man forced his way into a home when he was confronted by the homeowner. The homeowner armed himself and fired gunshots towards the suspect. The suspect fled the area.

Cops found him, and took him to a local hospital, but he died.

Self-defense is a human-right, and they take that right seriously in Texas.

Austin Neighborhood Patrols

So what is deep blue Austin, Texas spending money on aside from things like police and fire protection? North Austin homeowners patrolling neighborhood after increase in break-ins. But it does mean they aren’t getting the police coverage they think they need.

So people breaking into cars overnight is an issue in parts of Austin. So much of an issue that people are getting up in the middle of the night to patrol their neighborhoods.

Video from the neighborhood association show that the break-ins have ramped up over the last several months between 1 a.m. to 5 a.m.

“They come by the car load sometimes and they will just scatter out of the car like ants and hit all the cars in the area and jump back in the car and take off to the next,” said [The Retreat at Tech Ridge HOA Vice President, Cristie] Purple.

The patrols apparently get better response from 911. And media attention usually helps.

Homeowners want more police to patrol the area during that time window. APD is basically saying they don’t have the extra resources. I wonder what Austin is spending money on. Do they pay for “Art in the Park” or something similar? Do they fund a needle exchange?

911 Response: 20 Minutes in Austin, 2 Hours in Fargo

If your plan in the event of bad things happening is to call 911, you probably should come up with a plan for what are you going to do while you wait?

First up, Austin, Texas. Austin Police Open Internal Investigation Into South Congress Stabbing.

It’s unclear at this point whether or not the total response time – 20 minutes from when 911 was called until the officer arrived on-scene – is unusual for an early Monday morning call, but an APD spokesperson confirmed to the Chronicle that the internal review would also look at that question

Shift change? Who knows. (Not them.)

Then there is the problem of snow storms. It took deputies 2 hours to respond to a domestic during a blizzard. Now the sheriff’s buying a plow.

Somehow I thought this would have been taken care of by now.

Cass County Sheriff Jesse Jahner said he was “nervous” during the raging Dec. 29 blizzard when his department had a call from a woman in the rural part of the county who said she and her young child were hiding in the bathroom from her husband during a domestic dispute.

Because of the weather, they had to call out a county employee to drive a snow plow. Now they are going to have their own on the front of a pickup.

The sheriff had actually budgeted for this item, but he switched to a “v-blade” after that incident, which costs more, so he needed an extra 3 grand or so.

Calling 911 is a fine thing to do, but they won’t be there in an instant. You should plan for what you are going to do in the meantime. You may be waiting a long time.

Texans Are Still Armed…

Being drunk and belligerent can be dangerous to you health. Canton police say man was shot at New Year’s Eve party in self-defense.

Are we surprised to discover that people in Texas are armed in their own defense?

Canton police say a man was shot to death at a New Year’s Eve party after becoming aggressive with other guests and began threatening them with a handgun.

And yet he wasn’t the most dangerous person at the party.

One of the attendees heard Bates’ threats, saw his gun and armed himself with his own handgun. Bates entered the house with his gun displayed. The other party attendee shot Bates multiple times in self-defense, witnesses told police.

The investigation continues, and grand jury will make the final determination, but self-defense is a human-right.

Good Thing We Eliminated Mental Hospitals

Because aving crazy people running around is so much better. ‘We Knew He Was Crazy But Not Like This,’ Ex-Wife of Church Gunman Says.

Kinnunen’s ex-wife said he had a bad drug habit and lost touch with reality.

“We knew he was crazy but not like this,” Angela Holloway said. “I don’t wish this on anybody. I feel sorry for the victims. I really do.”

The list of restraining orders, assault charges, etc. at the link. So what happens when you have crazy people running around? They do bad things.

A side note, and a quote from one of the congregation.

“I was so surprised because I did not know that so many in the church were armed,” Isabel Arreola said, telling the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that she was sitting near the gunman, had never seen him before, looked like he was wearing a disguise and that he “made her uncomfortable.”

Good thing they were. (Hat tip to The Other McCain on that story.)

And of course, this is not an isolated incident. A clear-eyed look at Monsey attack: It looks like New York’s mental health failures were partly responsible for the attack at a rabbi’s home.

His long-time pastor couldn’t understand why he wasn’t institutionalized, telling one reporter, “There hasn’t been anyone who has given a real solution to deal with a grown man who is dealing with schizophrenia, other than ‘Go home and call us if something happens.’ ”

That is certainly the case in New York, and it’s Cuomo who bears the brunt of the blame for the state’s failed mental health policies. He continues to close psychiatric hospitals, refuses to take the lead in amending New York’s involuntary commitment standard, and, like Mayor de Blasio, is surrounded by people who refuse to focus mental health services on delivering treatment to the most seriously mentally ill.

Unfortunately, “when something happens” usually means something bad has happened.

Deputy Chris Dickerson

End of Watch. Texas deputy fatally shot during traffic stop.

An official with the Panola County sheriff’s office said Deputy Chris Dickerson died after being shot numerous times. Chief Deputy John Depresca said the 28-year-old Dickerson had been with the sheriff’s department for eight years.

A suspect in the shooting has been arrested in Louisiana, and is waiting on extradition to Texas.

Biden Doesn’t Think The Shooter In Texas Should Have Been Stopped

Because guns are bad and don’t belong in Church. And besides how are they supposed to lobby for gun control if good guys with guns save the day?

Neighbor Stops Gunfight

Well, at least one of the people had a gun. Neighbor stops fight where man shot gun 11 times, neighbors say.

Silas said the Good Samaritan lives upstairs and saw him intervene.

“He had the shooter up against the wall,” described Silas.

Silas also said the Good Samaritan got a hold of the gun and was able to give it to police when officers arrived. It’s unclear what led to the gunfight, but Silas said it’s a miracle no one was seriously injured or killed.

At least 11 shots were fired and no one was injured? Maybe it was a Christmas miracle.

Texans Are Still Armed

Home invaders are still getting shot. Texas homeowner shoots, kills 3 with shotgun during break-in.

Did they think they were in New Jersey?

[Harris County Sheriff Ed] Gonzalez said the homeowner, who he did not identify, opened fire on the men with a shotgun after they entered the trailer in the Houston suburb of Channelview on Monday morning.

A witness told authorities that there may have been a fourth person who fled before the group entered the home.

The homeowner was shot and spent a good part of Monday in surgery.

Self-defense defense is a human-right.