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calendar   Thursday - December 06, 2007

Hero at Seven

There are a lot of angles to this story.

DETROIT—A 7-year-old-girl is being hailed as an “angel from heaven” and a hero for jumping in front of an enraged gunman, who pumped six bullets into the child as she used her body as a shield to save her mother’s life.

Alexis Goggins, a first-grader at Campbell Elementary School, is in stable condition at Children’s Hospital in Detroit recovering from gunshot wounds to the eye, left temple, chin, cheek, chest and right arm.

“She is an angel from heaven,” said Aisha Ford, a family friend for 15 years who also was caught up in the evening of terror.

The girl’s mother, Selietha Parker, 30, was shot in the left side of her head and her bicep by a former boyfriend, who police said was trying to kill Parker. The gunman was disarmed by police and arrested at the scene of the shooting, a Detroit gas station. Police identified him as Calvin Tillie, 29, a four-time convicted felon whom Parker had dated for six months.

Parker, who was treated and released at Detroit Receiving Hospital, is now at her daughter’s bedside. She declined to comment Tuesday.

Read the rest to get the full story, but imagine the courage of this young lady to jump in front of an enraged man who is shooting her mother.  Imagine the horror of seeing your child do that for you?  Imagine the depth of evil in a man’s heart to continue shooting this little girl when she threw herself in the line of fire.

I hope and pray that proper justice will be served on this cretin.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 12/06/2007 at 02:13 PM   
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calendar   Monday - October 29, 2007

He Must Have Taken a Bad Step

From Marco, we learn that a Paul Landingham in Salem, Oregon, decided it would be a good night to rape a woman. As he was in the act, a group of good folk happened by and decided that maybe it wasn’t such a good night for rape.

SALEM, Ore.—Five Good Samaritans stopped a rape in progress in a south Salem neighborhood, according to police.

Officers said a 22-year-old woman on crutches was walking near the intersection of Liberty and Boone streets southeast just before 1 a.m. Saturday when she was attacked and assaulted by 37-year-old Paul Landingham.

According to authorities, a car with five people was driving by, saw what was happening and came to the woman’s rescue.

Three men pulled Landingham off the woman and held him until police arrived at the scene

Good for them. Although, I have a feeling they may have had a little persuading to do to keep him there until the authorities arrived. Why, you ask? Have a look at his mug shot.

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Heh. Maybe he should have just waited nicely.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/29/2007 at 07:20 PM   
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Dept of Righteous Shootings

Found on Xavier’s site this morning.

A Shot in the Dark

Arthur Williams is 75 years old and blind, but still managed to shoot an intruder who broke into his southeast Gainesville home early Friday. Cevaughn Curtis Jr., 28, of Gainesville allegedly forced his way into Williams’ home before being shot in the neck. Curtis was taken to Shands at the University of Florida and was listed in stable condition Friday afternoon.

Curtis came to Williams’ door about 3 a.m. and asked to be let in, according to Gainesville police. When Williams refused, Curtis allegedly pushed his way into the house. Williams then fell back into a table, shattering a glass vase. “I don’t know what he had in mind to do,” Williams said when reached at his home Friday afternoon. “I had to stop him.”

Williams said he keeps a .32-caliber revolver to protect himself. After warning the intruder, Williams shot in the man’s direction. “I can hear - I backed up and I shot him,” he said. “I knew I hit him when he fell.” Williams, who had called 911 during the incident, then reported that he had shot the man.

Gainesville Police Lt. Anthony Ferrara said the first officers to arrive at the house found Curtis on the porch. “It appeared he tried to leave the house and collapsed on the porch,” Ferrara said. “He had been shot in the left side of the neck.” Ferrara said surgeons were trying to determine whether to attempt to remove the bullet or leave it in place because it was so close to Curtis’ spine. An update on his status was unavailable late Friday.

Curtis was charged with burglary of an occupied residence and battery on a person over the age of 65, according to police. Florida Department of Corrections records show Curtis was released from state prison in January after serving time for battery. He was on probation for multiple counts of battery and for intimidating a witness.

Williams said he worries about criminal activity in the area, so he keeps his gun close at hand. “I keep my gun on me,” he said. “That’s my protection - I can’t see.”

By Nathan Crabbe and Karen Voyles---The Gainsville Sun

Good for you Arthur.  Good to know that you have the means and will to protect yourself.  What if the Brady Bunch had their way?  They would like this blind man to simply wait for his 911 call to get responded to while the intruder did who-knows-what with him.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/29/2007 at 01:16 PM   
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calendar   Monday - October 22, 2007

The Lightning

Great essay by the Geek this morning.  Go give it a read and let me know what you think.

Here’s an excerpt to whet your whistle:

Whether America remains free and prosperous will be determined by whoever controls The Lightning; which is some critical portion of war suitable energy resources.

And it damned well better be us.

Let’s talk a little while about The Lighting, so that we understand what it really is. There are a lot of high yield energy resources on the planet; nuclear, coal, gas, oil and oil distillates, hydraulics, and a pile of what are currently low yield types, such as wind, geothermal, solar, and the like.

All war is logistics, and all logistics is resource allocation and delivery, and it all takes energy.

In order to prevail, the warfighters, their support supplies, their weapon systems and their munitions must be delivered to the theatre and positioned such that they can effectively used to defend or take and hold their objectives.

Of these energy types, most are simply not suitable for war. They may be useful for economic and private consumption, perhaps, but not useful for war.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/22/2007 at 01:10 PM   
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calendar   Monday - October 15, 2007

Second Time’s a Charm

Or maybe he should start putting heads on a pike outside his business.  Would that help?

Dallas Man Shoots, Kills Second Burglar In 1 Month

For the second time in one month, a business owner in west Dallas has shot and killed a burglary suspect.

The second fatal shooting occurred in the 2000 block of Chalk Hill Road.

Dallas police believe James Walton was sleeping when his burglar alarm sounded late Saturday night.

Police say he found two suspects at his business, Texas Allied Welding Supply. He shot and killed the first suspect, 37-year-old Jimmy Gannon.

The second suspect was also shot, but was not seriously injured.

According to investigators, the two suspects may have been looking for copper.

Robert Brown, one of Walton’s neighbors, said he’s proud of the shooting. He said it brings “a sense of pride of your neighborhood, taking care of your own. I like it.”

Last month, Walton shot and killed Raul Laureles after he tried to break into his business.

“People have the right to defend their property and their own life,” said Dallas Police Sergeant Andrew Harvey. “We’ll refer to the grand jury and make sure they hear [the case].”

Walton was questioned by police, but was not arrested.

That’s right Sarge, people do have a right to defend themselves.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/15/2007 at 07:43 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - October 14, 2007

‘You Sneeze, You’re Dead Man’

Great story out of Houston today.  Details from Breitbart TV


Speak softly and carry a 12-gauge
Houston TX. October 11, 2007
Nathaniel Brooks stole a line from an old Western movie to capture a pair of burglars. A Fort Bend County homeowner fought back when he found burglars in his home.

“You know there’s something about when you hear a pump shotgun click,” said Nathaniel Brooks. “It makes everybody think twice.”

And the two burglars did think twice.

“You are trying to steal something out of my garage,” Brooks recalled telling the robbers. “You in my garage so you have no rights now. This is my house.”

He saw them through his back door rummaging through his garage.

“And I walked out of the house and I went around and confronted those guys on the side of the house,” he said. “So, I aimed at him and said, ‘You sneeze, you’re dead man.’ And I called the other guy out of the garage.

“I watch a lot of movies it sounded like a good thing to say. It got his attention.”

Brooks held them at attention until deputies got there two minutes later.

“I feel like I reacted like every homeowner should react,” said Brooks.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 10/14/2007 at 01:46 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - August 29, 2007

When Seconds Count, The Police Are Just Minutes Away

In my earlier post about the gun ownership rates in America, Dr. Jeff commented that:

We must also understand that the police won’t always be there when we need them.  If you are confronted by a criminal, even the most dedicated officer of the law just isn’t likely to be there exactly at the moment when you need him and that you will have to rely on yourself for your own defense. 

Lawdog has a post about that very topic today.

My story begins early on Friday the [redacted]th of [redacted]. I live in rural [redacted], but work in [redacted], on the edge of what is rapidly becoming known as the bad side of town. Never knowing what traffic is going to be like, I leave pretty early to make it to the office on time. This particular Friday found me arriving exceptionally early due to a lack of utter fools on the road (for once. Every once in awhile, it DOES happen!), so I decided to swing into a local establishment to grab a breakfast kolache, then head back to work. I pulled into a side of the drive that’s not normal for me and noticed a Character walking along the back edge of the lot. Not unusual as we’re pretty surrounded by apartments and we’re between them and the local bus stops. Fortunately, I have assigned covered parking at my office. Unfortunately, it’s in the back far corner of the lot from the building, and right close to where said Character is walking. I keep my eye on the guy as I pull past him and turn down my row and park.

That was my first mistake.

Go read the rest for the outcome.  How prepared are you?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 08/29/2007 at 04:56 PM   
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