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Fatal self-defense shootings running high in Detroit
Hotair ^ | 03/31/2014 | Erika Johnsen

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 I’ve seen this number of justifiable homicides. It’s 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 city’s 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. You’ve got to be concerned about good Detroiters who aren’t going to stand for it,” Craig said. “Detroiters are fed up and they are taking action.”



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: armedcitizen; banglist; detroit; guns; selfdefense; shootings

1 posted on 03/31/2014 5:52:29 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This is good news and it is as it should be.


2 posted on 03/31/2014 5:55:17 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Sharpton and Jackson are strangely quiet.

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3 posted on 03/31/2014 5:55:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“God made men, Colonel Colt made ‘em equal”. Nice shooting, ladies.


4 posted on 03/31/2014 5:56:45 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s called cleaning out the rat’s nest.


5 posted on 03/31/2014 5:56:48 PM PDT by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: umgud

It’s kind of like watching “The Rifleman” reruns.


6 posted on 03/31/2014 5:59:40 PM PDT by 11x62
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To: umgud

First steps on the road to freedom.


7 posted on 03/31/2014 6:00:00 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: wetgundog

Too bad they didn’t start about 40 years ago.


8 posted on 03/31/2014 6:01:34 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: SeekAndFind

As long as no one white is caught defending himself in Detroit, the media will soft pedal this story.


9 posted on 03/31/2014 6:08:10 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: SeekAndFind

“Don’t start nuthin’, won’t be nuthin.”


10 posted on 03/31/2014 6:11:15 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: umgud

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...


11 posted on 03/31/2014 6:13:54 PM PDT by cherry
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


12 posted on 03/31/2014 6:15:12 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: 11x62

watching the Rifleman right now....what a great show...


13 posted on 03/31/2014 6:15:28 PM PDT by cherry
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To: SeekAndFind
Taking out the trash is a good thing.
14 posted on 03/31/2014 6:15:33 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: cripplecreek
Reminds me of a story told by an older black gentleman several years ago. He was employing me (our store) to repair a window he said young toughs had knocked out numerous times attempting entry into his home.

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!

15 posted on 03/31/2014 6:20:18 PM PDT by WhoisAlanGreenspan?
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To: SeekAndFind

Most likely this is black on black self defense, otherwise we would have heard more about it.


16 posted on 03/31/2014 6:21:18 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: cripplecreek

Great news! Efficient, inexpensive justice. Can we charge the criminal’s family for the bullets and range time?


17 posted on 03/31/2014 6:23:35 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


18 posted on 03/31/2014 6:24:05 PM PDT by boycott
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To: MileHi
There are some good folks in Detroit who are fighting for the soul of Detroit. People like Rick Ector who doesn't let it slide when someone says Trayvon Martin and stand your ground in the same sentence.

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19 posted on 03/31/2014 6:27:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: PGalt

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.


20 posted on 03/31/2014 6:29:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is simply because the civilized members of society are now ‘permitted’ by their Government Masters to defend their lives and property from attack by barbarians and wild animals.

It should have happened years ago.


21 posted on 03/31/2014 6:30:32 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: SeekAndFind

Some of these cases may be what I call “bags of dirty water breaking each other,” but it’s still a reduction in the number of bags of dirty water.


22 posted on 03/31/2014 6:31:43 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thinning the herd.


23 posted on 03/31/2014 6:32:37 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: cripplecreek

Is it raysis if I love that man?


24 posted on 03/31/2014 6:38:33 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?
Detroit is in the process of being "Bronsonized".

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25 posted on 03/31/2014 6:38:34 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2111USMC
Too bad they didn’t start about 40 years ago.

You have to start someplace. Better they start now for a better future and a safer Detroit. Clean up the vermin and restore Detroit to the great city it once was.

26 posted on 03/31/2014 6:41:00 PM PDT by 41Thunder (It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.)
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To: boycott

Give ‘em a break man. They will be starting to turn their lives around when the resident of the next home they invade shoots them to death.


27 posted on 03/31/2014 6:41:51 PM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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To: MileHi

He’s fairly regular on Cam and Company.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_da15sVbZqw


28 posted on 03/31/2014 6:41:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 41Thunder
You are far more optimistic than I.

Seeing recent photos of Detroit has left me feeling that it is a helplessly lost cause.

29 posted on 03/31/2014 6:47:08 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: Blue Collar Christian

You’re right.

They’re worthless trashy mother (or grandmother) will be interviewing with the local TV station saying, “He was a good kid about to turn his life around.”

The father so often doesn’t even know his child so he just wants to know if there is anyone he can sue.


30 posted on 03/31/2014 6:47:43 PM PDT by boycott
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To: 2111USMC

You should get to know some Detroiters. I’ve fallen in love with those people. I’m no fan of Anthony Bourdain but he really nailed it with his Detroit show last fall.

This is just a teaser but if you ever get a chance to see Parts Unknown Detroit you should check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kv_DXDrqo4


31 posted on 03/31/2014 7:02:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Piers Morgan finds all this, “Appalling!”


32 posted on 03/31/2014 7:27:13 PM PDT by UnBubba
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To: 11x62

Chuck Conners. A man’s man.


33 posted on 03/31/2014 7:58:18 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: SeekAndFind

Since the city has about 200 murders per year, I’d say they have a way to go.


34 posted on 03/31/2014 8:06:44 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: cripplecreek

Mr. Ector looks like a man not to be fu*ked with.


35 posted on 03/31/2014 8:32:08 PM PDT by shove_it (my real nickname is Otter)
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To: WhoisAlanGreenspan?

he could shoot all of them. disparity of force is on his side. for multiple reasons. outnumbered, age.


36 posted on 03/31/2014 10:13:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: cripplecreek

I give Anthony props for going out there and mixing with the locals and eating their ghastly food.


37 posted on 03/31/2014 10:44:14 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: SeekAndFind

lots of Holders people in Detroit needs killing


38 posted on 04/01/2014 3:35:03 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: SeekAndFind

1st Chicago CCW permit holder arrested, idiot As predicted http://secondcitycop.blogspot.com/


39 posted on 04/01/2014 8:28:35 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: SeekAndFind
Not all "Gun Violence" is "bad".

As folks say in Texas, "Some folks just need shootin'..."

40 posted on 04/01/2014 9:54:08 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: BraveMan

“Chuck Conners. A man’s man.”

He was a coward! He was even branded as a coward.


41 posted on 04/01/2014 11:04:42 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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