Skip to comments.Fatal self-defense shootings running high in Detroit
Posted on 03/31/2014 5:52:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
The city of Detroit went into bankruptcy last summer, citing a whole slew of financial and municipal problems including the Detroit police’s average response time to calls for the highest-priority crimes coming in at an absurd 58 minutes — but that didn’t stop the firestorm of criticism in store for Detroit Police Chief James Craig when he started vocally advocating for more responsible citizens to take up the task of self defense by arming themselves.
After an incident last week, however, in which a northwest Detroit homeowner fatally shot two men he said were trying to break home, the number of fatal self-defense shootings for the year will likely be up to 10 already. In 2012, there were 25 justifiable homicides by citizens in the D, and 15 in 2013 — and whether or not its because more people have taken Chief Craig’s advice to heart and starting exercising their Second Amendment rights, it looks like more would-be criminals are finding citizens who aren’t willing to be made into victims, the Detroit News reports:
It does appear more and more Detroiters are becoming empowered, Craig said. More and more Detroiters are getting sick of the violence. I know of no other place where Ive seen this number of justifiable homicides. Its interesting that these incidents go across gender lines. …
Among the recent incidents:
-On March 7, a woman in her 50s shot and killed a man trying to break into her home in the 22000 block of Grove Street. She heard noises at her rear window and shot the intruder in the chest.
-At 2 a.m. Feb. 22, two men broke into a house on the citys southwest side; the homeowner shot both men. A 21-year-old man died and the other man escaped.
-Earlier on Feb. 22, at 12:30 a.m., a woman who was surprised by a gunman when she pulled her car into the garage was able to reach for her own gun and fatally shoot the man.
-A woman on Feb. 17 opened fire on three teens who kicked in her door. The alleged intruders, ages 14, 14 and 15, were caught by police and charged with home invasion. …
This should be a message to those who continue to perpetuate violence on Detroiters that enough is enough. Youve got to be concerned about good Detroiters who arent going to stand for it, Craig said. Detroiters are fed up and they are taking action.
This is good news and it is as it should be.
“God made men, Colonel Colt made ‘em equal”. Nice shooting, ladies.
It’s called cleaning out the rat’s nest.
It’s kind of like watching “The Rifleman” reruns.
First steps on the road to freedom.
Too bad they didn’t start about 40 years ago.
As long as no one white is caught defending himself in Detroit, the media will soft pedal this story.
“Don’t start nuthin’, won’t be nuthin.”
its too bad that its gotten to this but people can not just lay down and take it time and time again.....protecting self and family and home is a basic right and responsibility...
This will turn into a story of racism, as I am sure that most of the death perps are black.
While the Police Chief is also black, he is most likely going to be called an Uncle Tom or some such.
watching the Rifleman right now....what a great show...
I asked him why he didn't get a gun and he said he has one. He just figures they would target him even more if he shot one of them. And there's no way he could constantly be on guard if there was a real war between him and these hooligans.
No wonder some people have said enough is enough!
Most likely this is black on black self defense, otherwise we would have heard more about it.
Great news! Efficient, inexpensive justice. Can we charge the criminal’s family for the bullets and range time?
The alleged intruders, ages 14, 14 and 15, were caught by police and charged with home invasion.
It was some great reading until I got to ....
My guess is these thugs are already back on the streets. They need to be locked in a cage.
Just this once I would like to see the city pay to send home owners to Rick’s Firearms Academe and a gift certificate for parts and accessories from the Detroit Gun Works.
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