He Suffered a Failure of the Victim Selection Process

I wish someone on the gun-hating Left would say what she should have done, without the use of a firearm. ’I reached over and got my shotgun, and I cocked it’: Grandma fends off would-be burglar

This is a couple of weeks old, but still worth a look.

“I reached over and got my shotgun. And I cocked it, and I told him to stay right there,” she said. “Told him to go sit on the steps. I followed him out, and I just stood here with the shotgun waiting for the police to come.”

It was Sandy’s first time using the shotgun, which she got years ago to protect her family as a single mother. She was initially “scared to death” while holding the intruder at gunpoint.

“But then I was totally calm, really and truly. I thought, ‘This is amazing!’ I said, ‘You know, I’ve got grandchildren your age!’”

There is quite a bit. What the robber said, what police said. But this is the point I like.

“After he was so meek and mild and sat down like I told him to do? It was empowering. I felt like at least I was in charge. I wasn’t afraid,” she said.

And no one got hurt.

Self-defense is a human-right. Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0. (Hat tip to USA Carry.)

When The System Fails

Facepalm X 2Criminal Justice Reform is not making things better. Retired Seattle judge believes murder by prolific offender Travis Berge was ‘preventable’

Travis Berge, a man who had at least 35 felony convictions and who was profiled in the “Seattle is Dying” documentary from KOMO, allegedly committed a murder-suicide Wednesday night at Cal Anderson Park in Seattle.

Retired Seattle Judge Ed McKenna told KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson Show that he first got word of this story late Wednesday from some police officers he knows. Basically, McKenna says, they told him that Berge killed his wife or girlfriend and then holed himself up in a water supply place in the park.

35 convictions and he was on the street. He killed someone else, then he killed himself. So who did the Criminal Justice Reforms that are so popular on the Left help? They didn’t help Berge; he killed himself. They really didn’t help the woman he killed first.

The Left wants to help, and that is fine, but what they are doing is most definitely not helping anyone, least of all the people who really need help.

“One of things that I’ve been an advocate for, for a long time, is an in-custody inpatient treatment facility where judges can order people to long-term treatment, where they can get the services that they need, and then only when they’re stable, should they be released,” he said. “And Mr. Berge might be alive today had we actually had something like that.”

But that wouldn’t be fair, or something. And the Left will fix the problems as soon as the police are replaced by a bunch of social workers. Or something.

I’m Shocked to Discover BLM Setting Forest Fires

CuffsOK, I’m not that shocked. Suspect charged with arson in wildfire-plagued West Coast has troubling record with BLM.

Authorities along the wildfire-beset West Coast arrested multiple suspected arsonists this week, including one who appears to be a known rioter and Black Lives Matter supporter.

The BLM supporter, Jeffrey Alan Acord, 36, was arrested Wednesday in Puyallup, Washington, after being caught setting a fire in the brush along a state highway.

Why burn down one building at a time, when you can set fire to an entire state?

Self-defense is Legal in Washington State

JusticeAnd so is defense of family. Man Who Shot Two People Not Facing Criminal Charges

A 31-year-old man accused of shooting two men at his home in Wapato last Thursday will not be charged with a crime according to the Yakima County Prosecutors Office. Prosecutor Joe Brusic says the homeowner, 31-year-old Jesse Villa shot the two men as they were assaulting his wife.

He only killed one of them, so the other one will stand trial.

Self-defense is a human-right, and that includes defending family.

Officer Jonathan Shoop

End of Watch. Black Lives Matter Activist Shoots Police Officer Dead in Washington State — Media Ignores Story.

Washington state Police Officer Jonathan Shoop was murdered on Monday night and his partner was shot and injured following a pursuit of a vehicle that ended in a pedestrian being stuck.

The killer Henry E. Washington fired a weapon at the police SUV pursuing him. Black Lives Matter activist Henry Eugene Washington, 37, was arrested early the next morning.

Because backing the police would be racist, the media is ignoring the story.

Life in a Cop-free Zone

Burglaries? Arson? Calling the cops is a sign of privilege, or something.

First up… Seattle man living in CHOP sounds alarms over safety: ‘We’re sitting ducks in here’.

“We are just sitting ducks all day,” Matthew Ploszaj told Seattle-based KIRO 7. “Now every criminal in the city knows they can come into this area, and they can do anything they want, as long as it isn’t life-threatening. And the police won’t come in to do anything about it.”

Ploszaj said he called 911 after witnessing a burglar break into his courtyard and steal a bike, the outlet reported. Then he said the dispatcher told him there was “nothing we can do” unless someone’s life is in danger.

Then there is arson. “Nobody showed up”: 911 calls bring no response after break in at auto shop near Capitol Hill protest zone.

They caught a guy who tried to burn down their business. They managed to put the fire out, but they are inside CHOP.

“At some point he tried to cut me with a box cutter,” Mason said. He pointed to a large rip on his jeans from where the knife cut just his pants.

McDermott said he kept trying to call 911

“I’m told 19 times,” he said. “They alluded they were sending someone… finally said they weren’t going to send somebody,” McDermott said.

“I don’t know what to expect next. If you can’t call the police department, you can’t call the fire department to respond, what do you have?” McDermott said.

Cops wouldn’t come. The mob descended and they had to let the guy go. Justice? What’s that? (Hat tip to Wirecutter.)

The people who live in CHAZ CHOP (when did they change the name?) didn’t get a vote on being in a cop-free zone. They just have to live with the conditions that prevail. Which is pretty much being left on your own. (see the quote from Hobbes’ The Leviathan after the break.) And CHOP does refer to the The Reign of Terror in France in 1793, in which 17,000 people were guillotined.

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Neighbors Were Shocked

Because they think they’re protected by their zip code. Neighbors ‘shocked’ after Everett homeowner kills suspected burglar inside home.

This was a story I posted on previously. Find a link at the bottom of this post.

Randy Guint lives just four houses down from where the shooting took place.

“Of course I’m shocked. I’ve lived here, almost 13 years, and this is the first time this has happened. I’m just worried about my kids,” said Guint.

You can find the details at the this link.

Another Failure of the Victim-selection Process

Self-defense has a long history in Washington State. Police: Everett homeowner shoots, kills burglar.

Investigators say it appears the man had broken into the home and was in a room where firearms were stored when the homeowner shot him.

Self-defense is a Human-right, and it appears to mostly by your legal right in Washington.

Homeless Attack in Seattle

But they’re helping. Man assaults Uwajimaya worker over face covering requirement, returns with hatchet.

And it was a machete, not a hatchet, so why is the headline wrong?

He got pissed off and attacked worker at an Uwajimaya market in Seattle because they told him he needed a mask. He came back the next day with a machete and was threatening people in the parking lot.

Renton police said the man had been staying at the nearby Red Lion Hotel that King County had recently converted into a temporary homeless shelter to meet social distancing requirements in shelters elsewhere. The temporary shelter houses for more than 200 people who are not infected with COVID-19.

The City of Renton said the temporary shelter has tripled its homeless population and led to a spike in fire and police calls at and around the hotel. Shoplifting reports in the area have more than tripled this year, compared to last year.

It’s a bit surprising that there wasn’t a concealed-carry license holder around. But Seattle…

So they’re helping. They’re just not helping the taxpayers of Renton.

The First Amendment in Washington State

The attacks on the First Amendment and religious freedoms coming from blue states are insane. WA gubernatorial candidate Joshua Freed’s legal victory for religious liberty is bigger than media is reporting.

Joshua Freed is running for Governor of Washington.

No, he didn’t win an election that didn’t happen yet. He defeated the Governor’s executive order that prevented Washingtonians from worshiping as they saw fit. Coronavirus lockdowns, especially in left-leaning states, have become rife with attacks on Constitutional rights. The most common one being attacked is the 1st Amendment right to freedom of religion. Despite a 146-page brief filed by the Governor’s office defending their draconian edicts, Freed won. Now, Washingtonians have some of their religious liberties back. We need to get more.

The Democrats seem determined to destroy what’s left of the Bill of Rights.

It Was All a Big Mistake

Hand CuffsThe mistake was his… Suspected burglar shot by West Spokane homeowner told deputies he thought he was in friend’s house.

The homeowner told deputies he had been upstairs watching a movie with his wife and had just turned off the TV when he heard a noise in the kitchen. Being late in the night, he armed himself with a shotgun and investigated, finding Caldero using the microwave.

Upon confrontation, Caldero said he was doing dishes and didn’t understand why the victim was mad when he asked Caldero to get out. The homeowner continued asking Caldero to get out, and he began walking towards the stairway of the house.

When a guy with a shotgun tells you to “get out,” you might consider getting out.

Cops found him “bleeding profusely,” applied a tourniquet, and had him taken to a local hospital.

That friend had no history in the home, or even in the area. The homeowner will face no charges.

Self-defense is a human-right, and in Washington State, they have a long history of respecting your rights.

Florida Man Has Competition

“I wish I could make this up.” Police: Man teaching his dog to drive was arrested after leading troopers on a high-speed chase. The difference between reality and fiction, is that fiction has to make sense.

The suspect was driving “absolutely recklessly,” and a pursuit ensued at 109 miles an hour, [trooper Heather Axtman] said. One of the troopers attempted to corner the suspect’s car, looked inside and realized a pit bull was sitting in the driver’s seat while the suspect steered, Axtman said. [SNIP]

Eventually troopers were able to use spike strips to end the pursuit. During the arrest, Axtman said the suspect gave them one explanation: He was “trying to teach his dog how to drive.”

“I wish I could make this up,” Axtman, who is also a public information officer, said.

Who knew Washington State was this crazy? Hat tip to Wirecutter – All I wanna know is how did its feet reach the pedals?

Self-defense Is Still Legal in Washington State

crime scene tapeThough the powers that be in that state are probably working to change that. Police: Washington homeowner shoots kills burglar.

Police said they got reports that an unknown man broke into a family’s home while they were inside. The homeowner confronted the suspected burglar with a gun — eventually shooting and killing him.

The investigation continues, but self-defense is a human-right.

Epic Fail of the Victim-selection Process

Hand CuffsI suppose he thought robbing an old man would be easy. Elderly man shoots suspect who barged into his home.

Cowlitz County sheriff’s deputies Thursday night arrested a man after he allegedly broke into a rural Castle Rock-area home armed with a pipe and assaulted an 84-year-old resident, who in turn shot him during a struggle.

Joseph Wiegert, 27, is being held on $500,000 bail in the Cowlitz County Jail on suspicion of attempted murder, burglary and unlawful firearm possession, all in the first degree, and an unrelated warrant.

The homeowner is 84.

Even after he was shot, cops had to use a taser on this guy, because, as The Other McCain is always saying, crazy people are dangerous. The cops took him to a local hospital before dumping him in the county jail.

Self-defense is a human-right, and Washington state has a long history of supporting legal self-defense. They are of course trying to change that.

Isn’t Cooperation Supposed to Guarantee Safety?

I guess this guy didn’t get that memo. Clerk Shot in Tacoma Armed Robbery, Police Searching for Suspect.

“Just give them what they want.” It’s a statement made by people who hate the idea of self-defense or any individual action. There’s just one problem; giving violent criminals what they want doesn’t stop them from being violent criminals.

Police state that the male walked in wearing a mask and demanded money while armed with a semi-automatic handgun. He got the money but wanted more. While the clerk was opening the drawer to the till the suspect shot him because he was moving too slowly.

Cooperation didn’t guarantee anything. But then if this clerk had been armed for his own defense, he still would have not guarantees. There are no guarantees in this life. Cooperation is a strategy. I don’t happen to think it is a very good strategy.

Self-defense in Washington State

Washington hasn’t quite turned into New Jersey. Armed intruder killed after breaking into McCleary home.

The suspect was confronted by the reporting party and a struggle ensued. A 36-year-old female who was also present retrieved a firearm and shot the suspect, killing him. The suspect had a protection order prohibiting him from contacting the female who shot the suspect, said [Undersheriff Brad] Johansson.

So in the end, the order of protection did no protecting, and a firearm was required to keep the good people safe from the bad person.

The investigation continues, but police are calling it self-defense.

A Particularly Noteworthy Wind Turbine Fire

I’ve been cutoff from the 24/7 news hysteria for a while, but I don’t really remember anything about this fire being trumpeted by media. 500-acre Juniper Fire in S. Washington sparked by wind turbine, officials say. The story is from late July of this year.

I’ve linked this story from the media because it has a decent video of how the wildfire got started. And the video is only about a minute. It turns out (if you look at all the coverage) that 500 acre number was an exaggeration. The fire burned less than 250 acres; when they got around to aerial mapping the original estimates were too high.

The fire was sparked by a wind turbine that malfunctioned and caught fire.

A fire in the hub set the blades on fire, the burning blades fell and ignited dry grass. I wonder what something like this would do in California. Not that the media would report it, I’m guessing. (Green energy = good.)

This is a continuation of my fascination with problems with wind turbines.

So what is the carbon footprint of this wind turbine?

Female Homeowner. Two Would-be Miscreants. How Should She React?

According to the gun-hating-Left, she should be disarmed for her own safety. Burglary suspect shot by homeowner, bitten by sheriff’s dog and then arrested.

The headline says it all.

The homeowner told deputies two strange men came onto her property and continued approaching her when she confronted them, according to the affidavit. She said she was afraid for her safety, deputies said, so she fired two rounds in their direction, at which point they fled into a nearby vineyard.

So the Sheriff’s department brought in a K-9 unit, and one of the two were captured. He was arrested after he got out of the hospital.

The Gun-hating Left Would Like Her to Fight Only With Her Bare Hands

And it looks like there were 2 bad guys, though that isn’t clear. Seattle woman shoots burglary suspect.

She shot him as he was trying to break in.

When officers arrived, they found the homeowner on the roof and a man behind the home with a gunshot wound to the shoulder and a handgun on the ground nearby.

The cops arrested a 2nd guy not far from the scene, but won’t say if he was involved.

My favorite part of the story is that the police had to talk her down from her sniper perch.

Seattle police say the homeowner, who was armed with a rifle, had to be coaxed down by police so they could give the man medical aid.

Self-defense is a human-right.