Washington State Has a Long History of Legal Self-defense

He broke into a fenced back yard, and encountered an armed homeowner. Former Vancouver mayoral candidate shoots and kills prowler in yard, police say | KGW.com

Police spokeswoman Kim Kapp said the homeowner, identified as former Vancouver mayoral candidate Steven Cox, was awakened by the prowler in his fenced backyard.

“The homeowner arms himself with a gun and confronts the suspect in the yard,” she said. “A physical altercation occurs between the two and the homeowner fires one round striking the suspect.”

The guy who got shot was taken to a local hospital where he later died of a gunshot wound. And while the investigation is ongoing…

Washington state law allows someone to use reasonable force to defend themselves or their property, so long as they feel they’re about to be attacked.

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

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What Would You Do to Protect Your Kids?

They weren’t just breaking in; they were breaking into a kids’ room. Homeowner kills burglar trying to break into sleeping kids’ room | KOMO

A homeowner shot and killed a burglar Thursday morning who was trying to break into a room where 2 of his young children were sleeping, the King County Sheriff’s Office says.

I think that parents have a duty to protect their kids.

SO the one would-be bad-guy is dead. The other ran.

“The person absolutely has the right to protect themselves and their family on their own property. Again, it has to be reasonable and they have to feel their life or somebody else’s was threatened with serious bodily harm,” said Sgt. Cindi West, King County Sheriff’s Office.

But the DA determines if charges will be brought.

As Sgt. West noted, self-defense is a human-right.

Woman Shoots Man in Self-defense

He charged her, and she responded appropriately. UPDATE: Man shot in Capitol Hill to be arrested – Capitol Hill Times

Seattle Police report a man hospitalized with a gunshot wound to his leg Monday morning will be arrested, after investigators determined the woman who shot him was acting in self-defense.

This appears to be a domestic violence issue, because “how dare you life without me” is still a thing in some people’s minds.

It didn’t work out for this guy, whatever he was thinking.

So how would you respond to an attack (or at least being “charged”) by an ex?

He Should Have Heeded the Warning

The homeowner told the bad-guy that he was home. He broke in anyway. Homeowner shoots, kills intruder near Brown’s Point | KOMO

The homeowner awoke to the sound of a burglar on his porch, Troyer said.

The homeowner alerted the suspect that he was in the house. The suspect then forced his way into the home.

One shot was fired. The would-be bad-guy was dead at the scene.

So What Would You Do if Someone Was Breaking Into Your Home at 2 AM?

She warned him she was armed. It did not deter him. Homeowner shoots suspect during break-in in Poulsbo | KING5.com

Detectives say the female homeowner said she heard someone breaking into her home. She called 911 and then armed herself with a gun. She says she gave the suspect ample warning, but he continued to break into her house. That’s when she fired her weapon.

They are still investigating, but don’t believe that the homeowner did anything wrong. Because self-defense is a human-right.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0

How would you respond to three armed intruders in your home? Yakima home invasion ends with homeowner shooting suspect

Three armed, masked suspects broke into a home at 4:40 AM. The homeowner was also armed.

The homeowner detained one of the suspects and shot at two others as they fled.

One of the suspects was struck in the chest and hospitalized in critical condition.

All three are identified by the media as “juveniles.” In the world of the mainstream media, this only means that they are under 17, and at least one of the had a car.

One the homeowner detained. The other 2 were captured by police a short distance away.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Minimum Wage Hike Drives Up Cost of Childcare – to be paid by parents

I guess mathematics really is hard. And economics? Forget about it! No one understands that. Childcare costs skyrocket after minimum wage hike passes | Spokane – KXLY.com

Before her phone call, it’s something we hadn’t thought of – and, apparently, some voters hadn’t either.

They have to pay workers more. So they have to charge more. What exactly did you think was going to happen? (The unicorns stopped pooping money for worthy causes many years ago. I know, it’s shocking!)

Heidi Perry, director of Advent Child Care, explained that many parents were not happy with the idea of the cost increase. “I think there was a little bit of sticker shock. I had a lot of parents who walked into the office last night or this morning and say ‘am I reading this right?’ And I said yes you are.”

Costs for this church-run childcare facility will go up $300 per month, per child.

We reached out to several other daycares in the area, one says they haven’t even addressed this yet and another said the tuition increase is inevitable.

Go figure.