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  • Metairie store clerk shoots armed robber during holdup

    09/06/2011 8:11:01 PM PDT · by BBell · 26 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | September 06, 2011 | Michelle Hunter
    Authorities say Melvin Phillips walked into a Metairie convenience store early Saturday morning with the intention of robbing the place. But the only thing he got away with was a couple of bullet wounds.Phillips, 33, was still hospitalized as of Tuesday after a clerk at the store opened fire and shot him "multiple times" in the torso, according to Sgt. Larry Dyess, spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. Once released, Phillips will be booked with attempted armed robbery. The would-be holdup occurred in the 100 block of David Drive, an arrest report said. The suspect, later identified as Phillips,...
  • Burglar killed breaking into state trooper's home (idiot kicked in cop's back door!)

    08/24/2011 11:57:31 AM PDT · by Arkansas Toothpick · 70 replies ^ | August 24, 2011
    SHERWOOD, AR – Officers from the Sherwood Police Department are on the scene of a home invasion where a burglar has been shot dead. Officer Josh Adams tells Fox16 that police responded to 1300 Maelstorm Circle where a burglar was shot dead by an off-duty Arkansas State Police Trooper in an attempted home invasion.
  • Deputies: Homeowner's Son Kills Intruder in Salinas(CA)

    08/12/2011 6:12:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 10 August, 2011 | Marc Cota-Robles
    SALINAS, Calif. - A teenager was shot dead Wednesday and neighbors say it was a case of self defense. The victim was identified as 19 year old Miguel Medina, Jr. The Monterey County Sheriff's Office believes Medina broke into a home at 286 Pingree Way just after 12:30 p.m. When deputies arrived on scene, they found Medina on the floor of the open garage with an automatic weapon slung around his shoulders. He had been shot and killed. Medina was identified through fingerprints. During the initial break in, Monterey County Sheriff Investigators believe Medina got into an argument with someone...
  • American Tinderbox (Black "Flash Mobs" and the Coming Backlash)

    08/08/2011 3:14:44 PM PDT · by mojito · 156 replies · 1+ views
    The American Interest ^ | 8/7/2011 | Walter Russell Mead
    For some time now, residents of some US cities have noted occasional incidents of seemingly random, racially motivated violence in which young Black males are involved. The hot weather and bad economy seem to be combining to generate a small but possibly significant uptick this year. The national media are doing their best to avoid looking too closely at this disturbing phenomenon, and perhaps for good reason. What the United States doesn’t need is a media firestorm that triggers copycat violence. Nevertheless some attention should be paid.
  • The Second Amendment and Terrorism

    08/02/2011 5:10:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 2 August, 2011 | Richard Johnson
    Too many people see the Second Amendment merely as a freedom. However, all of our rights, including those described in the Second Amendment, bear significant responsibilities. Those Second Amendment responsibilities become more obvious when tragedies like the terrorist attack in Norway or the mass murder at Virginia Tech occur. In both of those incidents, a madman had free reign to slaughter innocent people because none of his victims had a simple tool: a firearm. I argue that it is the responsibility of all free citizens to have firearms close at hand to defend themselves and others against vicious attack. “Active...
  • Victim Pulls Guns on Attackers: Cops (CT)

    08/02/2011 5:23:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | 1 August, 2011 | LeAnne Gendreau
    hree men suspected of trying to rob a man in New Haven ended up with a gun turned on them, police said. The victim was walking in the areas of State and Wall streets at 9:46 p.m. on Saturday when three people walked up to him, apparently to rob him, police said. The man had a handgun, drew it and held two of the people until police arrived. Just a little while later, police found the third suspect. Police arrested Jordan Young, 19, of New Haven, and two juveniles.
  • Police: Woman Twice Told Burglar To Leave, Then Shot Him (OH)

    08/02/2011 6:26:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies ^ | 2 August, 2011 | NA
    NEWPORT -- A woman told a burglar to leave twice before shooting him in the head, Newport police said Monday. Phyllis Maloney, 63, told officers that a man she did not know walked in the back door of her home at 16th and Monmouth at about 1 a.m. Maloney said she told the man to leave, but he refused, even moving to touch her. She said she backed up and got a gun out of a drawer and pointed it at him, again telling him to leave. When the man refused a second time and started moving toward her, Maloney...
  • Man shoots stepson in self-defense(TN)

    07/17/2011 5:52:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 15 July, 2011 | Ashley Hurley
    A New Tazewell man shot his stepson in self-defense last week according to police reports. The Claiborne County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call on Smith Road on reports that someone had been shot at the residence. When Sgt. Ted Brindle and Deputy Phillip Stubblefield arrived on scene, they saw a man, Jimmy Wayne Edens, 27, walking out the front door onto the deck. Officers noticed that Edens had a towel wrapped around his forearm that appeared to have blood on it. Edens stated to officers that his stepfather, Alfred Bell, had shot him and he was still inside the...
  • DEPUTIES: Home Invasion Suspect Shot By Elderly Man

    07/01/2011 7:33:43 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies ^ | 1 July 2011 | unattributed
    A home invasion suspect is now in jail after deputies say he was shot by a 77-year-old man after breaking into a Pitt County home. Deputies say around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday Reginald Watson, Jr. and another man broke down the front door of a home on River Road Estates Road. The victims say one of the men was armed with a revolver. At some point, Albert Atkinston was able to get a handgun from another room. Deputies say once Watson saw Atkinston was armed he pointed his weapon at him. Several shots were then fired and deputies say the two...
  • Woman Speaks Out After Shooting Intruder During Break-in

    06/24/2011 8:24:07 AM PDT · by School of Rational Thought · 42 replies
    KSPR 33 ^ | June 23, 2011 | Lauren Matter
    At the time I heard something in the house, you know a bump," she states. Melton knew she locked the doors and knew no one was supposed to be in the house. So when she heard something coming from the back bedroom, she was ready. "I had never seen him," Peggy says. "I had just heard him and he was ranting and raving and he said 'I got a gun, I'm going to kill you. I said fine, I got a gun too." Peggy says the intruder was hiding behind the bedroom door. He threatened her and that's when she...
  • Baltimore Police Issue 2nd Amendment Decal Warning

    06/07/2011 12:00:04 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 113 replies ^ | 06/07/2011 |
    Maryland --( On May 29, 2011, the Baltimore Police Criminal Intelligence Section issued an “Intelligence Bulletin” warning officers about persons displaying the 2nd Amendment decal pictured here. The bulletin contains the following caption in bold red letters: “….while the individual who is displaying the symbol may not be armed, the presence of the symbol provides an early warning indicator that you MAY be about to encounter an armed individual.” It apparently never occurred to the Intelligence Section that perhaps we the people could use a warning that the presence of a badge provides an early warning that we are about...
  • Please pray for my friend.

    06/02/2011 9:31:06 AM PDT · by RolandTignor · 24 replies · 1+ views
    none | 6-2-2011 | me
    My friend Christopher Sims was defending himself last night when two guys rushed his vehicle and started beating him up. He pulled out his gun and shot both of them. One is dead and the other is in critical condition. Here's the story: I don't understand how the police can charge him with murder when he was defending himself.
  • Police: Homeowner shoots/kills burglary suspect(SC)

    05/29/2011 12:51:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies · 1+ views ^ | 27 May, 2011 | NA
    SUMTER COUNTY, SC (WIS) – A burglary suspect was found dead near a Sumter County home after police said the victim fired three rounds. The incident happened on Pecan Court Friday. The Sumter County Sheriff's Office said when deputies arrived at the scene in response to a burglary, they found the front door of the home had been kicked in. Deputies said the victim woke up after hearing a noise in his apartment and found 42-year-old Henry Leon Wiley in his living room. They went on to say the victim fired three rounds at the suspect, who then fled on...
  • Man kills intruder at S.C. home days after burglary

    05/29/2011 10:52:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 73 replies ^ | 29 May, 2011 | AP
    SUMTER, S.C. Authorities say a man shot an intruder in his Sumter home just two days after it was broken into the first time.
  • Druggist in OKC is convicted of murder (shot robber)

    OKLAHOMA CITY - An emotional jury decided Thursday that pharmacist Jerome Jay Ersland is guilty of first-degree murder for fatally shooting a masked robber two years ago in an Oklahoma City drugstore. Jurors recommended life in prison as punishment. Two co-workers at Reliable Discount Pharmacy told jurors that Ersland was a hero who saved their lives on May 19, 2009. Read more from this Tulsa World article at
  • 1 Dead, 1 Injured When Homeowner Fires On Burglars

    05/23/2011 11:12:30 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 21 replies ^ | 23 May 2011 | kirotv Webstaff
    TACOMA, Wash. -- An early-morning shooting involving a homeowner and two burglars sent one person to a hospital and left another dead at the scene in Tacoma Monday, Tacoma police said. At about 6 a.m., police confirmed to KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Rick Price that a shooting erupted shortly before 5 a.m. between Fawcett Avenue and D Street off South 38th Street. Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum told KIRO 7 a homeowner shot two men who were breaking into an attached garage at his home. Fulghum said the homeowner confronted the two burglars and was holding them at gunpoint...
  • Uptown robbers target the wrong guy (MN)

    05/11/2011 11:10:32 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies ^ | 5/11/11 | Matt McKinney
    The Uptown robbers struck again Tuesday night, only this time their victim was armed, police say. Edward Curtis, 61, who described himself to police as an ex-Marine, fired several shots at a group of men who attacked him as he got out of his car near his apartment, according to police records. Curtis thinks he may have struck one of the men, said Minneapolis Police Lt. Mike Fossum. "He had just parked his car in the parking lot," said Fossum. "These guys blitzed him. They just started kicking his ass. He managed to get off three rounds." The suspects, one...
  • Clerk kills would-be robber(PA)

    05/02/2011 6:42:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views ^ | 30 April, 2011 | AP
    CAMDEN, N.J. - April 30, 2011 (WPVI) -- Police in Camden say a gas station clerk killed a man who tried to rob him.
  • Largo police: Cabbie shoots 19-year-old man in self-defense(FL)

    05/02/2011 6:46:29 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 1 May, 2011 | Danny Valentine
    LARGO — A cab driver shot and injured a man who pulled a gun on him after an argument early Sunday, according to police. An unidentified Yellow Cab driver picked up 19-year-old Travonte Myles just before 3 a.m., according to police. Shortly after, Myles and the driver got into an argument and the driver pulled the cab over at Roosevelt Boulevard and Bay Vista Drive, according to Largo police Sgt. Richelle Wasylyna. The driver asked Myles to get out and Myles pulled out a weapon, Wasylyna said. The cab driver got out of the vehicle and Myles followed him with...
  • Armed Citizen

    03/25/2011 7:11:45 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | 03/21/2011 | NRA
    Around 12:30 p.m., two hooded and armed men entered the Jules Market in Flint, Mich. One of the robbers stayed by the door to act as a lookout, while the other drew a gun, went behind the counter and demanded money from the store owner. After giving the criminal the $10 and $20 bills, the owner asked the criminal if he wanted the $1 and $5 bills. The criminal demanded the money, but as the owner reached for the bills with one hand, he retrieved a gun with the other and shot and killed the criminal. The owner then turned...