New York vs West Virginia

One part travelog, one part dig at the smug jackholes on the East Coast. Dining at the Longbranch.

Thousands of New York nursing home patients have died because of Cuomo’s policy, while West Virginia is the only state in the country to have tested every nursing home resident for COVID-19. Tell me again, New Yorkers, how much smarter you are than these rustic hillbillies.


Another 911-center Congratulates Itself on Being Ready for 1999

These newfangled cellphones just make the world a groovy place. Or something. </sarcasm> Logan County 911 center implements new technology.

The new technology? They will be able to accept the latitude/longitude info from a cellphone 911 call that the FCC mandated in 1999 as part of E911.

But they didn’t stop there! They will also be able to accept text messages and video. What will they think of next?

‡ OK, so the mandate was made in 1999. It established a deadline of 2005 for 95% compliance. Which some carriers managed to miss. The point is… This is NOT “new technology.” Not even in West Virginia.

[Insert Prince video for “1999” Here. I would actually insert it, but I hate that song, though the video is mildly amusing. (I’m sure SJWs’ heads would explode today over that video.)]

How Should a 70-year-old Defend Herself?

If not with a firearm? (I’m guessing that things did not work out as he had planned.) Deputies: 70-Year-Old WV Woman Shot Home Invader.

When investigators arrived they found Jesse Blake, 34 of Marlinton, WV lying in the yard. He had been shot. Blake allegedly tried breaking two windows to get into the house. Deputies said that is when the 70-year-old woman who lived in the home shot him with a .22 magnum rifle.

I suppose the gun-hating-Left would say she should be defenseless.

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

Self-defense is Legal in West Virginia

Though the DA seems to have trying really hard to make it be otherwise. Jury returns not guilty verdict in “Mother’s Day” murder.

The jury deliberated and returned a verdict within 40 minutes.

So something must have been clear.

According to trial testimony, an altercation occurred at Shine’s residence, before the shooting took place.

The DA offered up every charge imaginable, namely second-degree murder and two counts of wanton endangerment, whatever that means. And his statement after the verdict strikes me as odd. But go take a look for yourself.

I guess WV doesn’t have a Castle Doctrine.

Budget Matters

If you cut the budget for police by 300,000 dollars, something will be impacted. Chief deputy Smith addresses staff shortage.

Apparently in this case, staffing cuts resulted in longer 911 response times.

The release further stated, “In 2015, the department had 23 fully sworn deputies responsible for answering 911 calls, serving protective orders and mental hygiene orders. We also had two civilian process servers responsible for funeral escorts, jury summons, civil papers and litter complaints. The county also employed 10 civilian bailiffs that were responsible for door security for both buildings, holding cell and security for all three courts,” he stated.

After the $300K cut, number of officers is down, bailiffs were reduced, so 3 officers are assigned to the court, where they weren’t before, etc. Only 12 deputies are assigned to answer 911 calls.

This is not taking into account deputies being on scheduled off days, sick days, vacation or being injured at work.

This article doesn’t say, but it would be interesting to know why the 300,000 dollar cut, and what else the county is spending money on outside the realm of “public safety.” Or if the county is just strapped for cash. (Mingo County is rural.)

But then I recently had a post on the UK doing something similar with public safety.

Bad Guy with a Gun Meets Good Guy with a Gun

And no shots were fired. Clerk fights back during attempted robbery in Ohio County. (That is Ohio County, West Virginia.)

They say a man walked up to the door and showed the clerk a gun. The clerk then pulled out a weapon, and the robber then ran.

I would have said that he ran like a rabbit, but then I don’t work for a TV station.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Armed Self-defense in West Virginia

The shooting happened on the guy’s property. Deputies investigating shooting in Kanawha County

Deputies say the evidence at the scene appears to back up the shooter’s statement that the person was acting in self defense. At this time, deputies say, no charged are expected to be filed against the shooter.

The guy who got shot is in a local hospital, and he is expected to survive.

It took the police a little more than 12 hours to see the evidence lined up with self-defense. It can some jurisdictions 12 months to admit they can’t charge a man for defending himself.

Self-defense is a human-right.

If You Are Favored With a Warning Shot, You Really Should Heed It

This guy didn’t. Of course I’m not big on warning shots. I think this is mostly because they have been illegal in several of the places where I’ve lived. Bunker Hill homeowner shoots burglary suspect in leg | West Virginia |

A Bunker Hill homeowner shot a burglary suspect in the leg Sunday morning after the alleged intruder failed to heed a warning shot, Berkeley County (W.Va.) Sheriff Curtis Keller said.

He was treated at a local hospital, and is now being held in the regional lockup. The homeowner has not been charged.

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

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0

How should an 82-year-old defend himself against a 24-year-old assailant? Without access to a firearm, that is. Deputies: Man killed by homeowner after apparent home invasion

He’s working in his garage, when a 24-year-old breaks in through a window and threatens him. Good thing he was armed.

The homeowner shot the intruder, according to deputies, killing him.

Without access to firearms, the old and the infirm would be at the mercy of the young and the violent. The small could be overpowered by the large, and anyone can be overpowered by multiple assailants. The reason we use tools is so that we don’t have to face the reality of the jungle with just our bare hands.

No charges are expected against the homeowner, because self-defense is a human-right.

Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0

They thought it was a good idea to commit home-invasion. They thought wrong. Home intruders beat up, knock out resident. But his younger brother comes to the rescue with a gun.

A West Virginia man came home Saturday morning to very unwelcome guests — three intruders inside his Logan residence who he said charged at him, held him down, choked him, kicked him and knocked him out after slamming a gun on his head.

It could have gone very bad for that guy, but they didn’t count on one thing. Adam Jones, the intended-victim’s younger brother.

Jones said he fired a warning shot over the head of one of the crooks, wounded two of them — and all three hightailed it out of the house.

All three bad guys are in jail. Two made a stop-off at a local hospital first. Self-defense is a human-right.

2 Out of 3 Ain’t Bad

Though all 3 are in custody, so we could file this under “Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0.” Police: Two shot during home invasion in Logan County

You might say they suffered a breakdown of the victim-selection process.

Logan Police tell WSAZ three people tried to break into a home and two of them were shot by the homeowner.

The two who got shot were released from the hospital after being treated for “non-life-threatening” injuries. All three invaders are in the county jail. (Excuse me, “Regional Jail.”)

I love it when the good guys win and the bad guys end up behind bars.

If You Break Into Homes, You Will Eventually Find and Armed Homeowner

You should not be surprised by what happens. Culloden man shot during alleged robbery attempt

Police were called to a residence by the homeowner. They found one guy on the ground with a gunshot wound. (He is in critical condition.) The other would-be bad-guy ran away.

Self-defense is a human-right.

Elderly Man Shoots Intruder

How is a 78-year-old, described by his daughter as being sickly, supposed to defend himself without a firearm? UPDATE: Elderly man shoots alleged intruder; family says this isn’t his first break-in

This same set of “individuals” robbed this guy before.

Quinn says that’s because he knew better. She says this wasn’t the first time this has happened to her dad.

Back on Aug. 31, Quinn says Dunlap and a man broke into Foster’s home and stole about $20,000 in cash, as well as his bank account information.

“They stole all of his identity, his credit cards,” Quinn said. “We had two months, three months of nothing but hell.

So this time he was ready with a firearm.

Quinn is glad her father defended himself this time. Otherwise, she fears he may be killed next time.

“Shoot ’em,” Quinn said. “That’s what I’ve told him from the get-go. Shoot ’em. Then we’ll call the cops and we’ll sort it out.”

At this time, deputies say it doesn’t appear Foster did anything unlawful.

Police know at least one of the individuals, and are searching.

Self-defense is a human right.

How Should an 80-year-old Defend Himself from 3 Intruders if not with a Firearm?

A woman said she needed to use a phone due to an emergency. 2 men came into the home when she was let in. After that, things didn’t work out as they had planned. Police say a Fairmont homeowner has shot two intruders, killing one of them

The statement says 28-year-old Larry Shaver of Fairmont was pronounced dead at the scene, while 28-year-old John Grossklaus of Fairmont was in fair condition at a hospital with a gunshot wound. Charges against Grossklaus are pending.

23-year-old Whitney Renay Kabiru is being held in the local jail on robbery and conspiracy charges.

Good Guys 3, Bad Guys 0. Self-defense is a human-right.

He Suffered a Failure of the Victim-selection Process

A guy tries to rob a pharmacy and gets shot. UPDATE: Attempted Robbery Suspect Dies after Being Shot by Pharmacist.

So he comes in and pulls a gun on the pharmacist.

Seconds later, the pharmacist pulled out his gun and shot the would-be robber twice in the chest. Sheriff’s deputies say he was taken to the hospital where he died.

Neighbors were not shocked, and said things like “you gotta do, what you gotta do,” and “I’d do the same thing.”

No charges are expected to brought in this miscreant’s death, because self-defense is a human-right.

Good Guys 1, Bad Guys 0.

Interesting Change in WV House of Delegates – Goes GOP for 1st Time in 80 Years

West Virginia House, controlled by Dems for eight-plus decades, flips to Republican control – Daily Journal.

All 100 House seats were on the ballot this year. Fifty-nine slots and counting have been called for the GOP.

It takes a lot for Americans to throw out incumbents. It seems they did it in a big way in WV.