Category: Shooting


Uber Driver Shoots Man Who Shot At Group In Logan Square

 

 

 

” An Uber driver put his concealed carry permit to use Friday night when he pulled a shotgun and opened fire on a man he saw firing a pistol into a group of people on a Logan Square sidewalk, according to prosecutors.

Six blasts from his shotgun injured a 22-year-old man identified as Everardo Custodio.

  Custodio suffered wounds to his shin, knee and lower back and was still in Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center on Sunday, when Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas refused to grant bail on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm.

  The 47-year-old Uber driver “was acting in self-defense and in the defense of others,” Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn said.”

NBC Chicago

Frank Ernest Shephard: Texas Man Shot And Killed By Police Officers On Live TV

 

 

” Frank Ernest Shephard, known also as “Trey,” led police officers on a high-speed chase early Wednesday morning in Houston, Texas. Once the chase ended, the officers opened fire on Shephard, and it was all caught on live television.

  According to KTRK, police were attempting to pull over Shephard for what they described as “suspicious activity.” But as the officers began approaching Shephard’s vehicle for questioning, he took off, leading them on a high-speed pursuit.”

 

 

   The shooting occurs at about 6:40 point in the video and note that there is an innocent driver directly behind the suspect as the cops kill the man . A still photo on the Inquisitr’s page shows at least ten bullet holes in the passenger side windows of the suspect’s car and we would like to know how many of them went through the car and struck the innocent motorist’s vehicle that was tangled in the wreckage . 

  Compare the angles in the video at the 6:41 mark with the damage shown in the still photo while taking into account the location of the cop with his gun drawn and it seems inconceivable that the by-standing driver was not in danger of becoming “collateral damage” . Regardless of the “threat” posed by the suspect this shooting was not “protecting and serving” anyone but the cops . 

  

Inquisitr has more

‘We Don’t Want Another Ferguson Circus': Walter Scott Family ‘Bar Rev Al Sharpton From The Funeral To Avoid Over-The-Top Attention’

 

 

 

 

 

” Walter Scott’s family have asked Al Sharpton not to attend the funeral, it is claimed.

  The New York-based Reverend became a prominent voice in the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting at the hands of a white police officer in Ferguson last August.

  But as the nation’s attention turns to South Carolina and footage showing Officer Michael Slager shooting dead father-of-four Walter Scott, his parents and brothers have made plain that they do not want the same treatment.

  According to the New York Daily News, the family told Rev Sharpton to ‘keep away’ from the relatives-only memorial service.

  A source close to the Scotts told the paper: ‘We don’t want another Ferguson type of circus here.’ “

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NBC News Sued For Libel & Slander After Describing Rifle Target Company As Bomb Makers

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” NBC News and a local affiliate have being slapped with a libel and slander lawsuit for March, 23, 2015 report that aired on Today (also known as The Today Show) entitled, “Bombs for Sale? Popular Stores Sell ‘Dangerous Explosives.’”

  Attorneys representing Tannerite Sports filed suit against NBC Universal News Group (NBCU) and Lexington, KY-based WLEX Communications for libel and slander for allegedly defamatory print and video reports from NBC News national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen.

  The video segment (above) on Today ran in conjunction with an equally inflammatory print story on the Today web site with the headline, Bombs for sale: Targets containing dangerous explosive being sold legally. WLEX ran a version of the Today article that also allegedly claimed that it is illegal under federal law to mix the two component parts of Tannerite, which is factually false.

  Bearing Arms debunked these apparently defamatory reports from NBC News national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen the day they aired.”

 

Bearing Arms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Shot Dead At Fort Meade After Trying To Enter NSA Gate

 

 

 

 

 

 

” One person is dead, and two more were hospitalized after an unauthorized vehicle tried to gain access to the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Maryland, according to the NSA, which is investigating the incident.

” Shortly before 9:00 AM today, a vehicle containing two individuals attempted an unauthorized entry at a National Security Agency gate,” Jonathan Freed, NSA director of strategic communications, said in a statement. “The driver failed to obey an NSA Police officer’s routine instructions for safely exiting the secure campus. The vehicle failed to stop and barriers were deployed.”

  NSA police on the scene fired on the vehicle when it accelerated toward a police car, blocking its way, according to the NSA. One of the unauthorized vehicle’s two occupants died on the scene. The other was hospitalized, as was an NSA police officer.

  The two men who officials say tried to ram the main gate at NSA headquarters were dressed as women, according to a federal law enforcement official.”

CNN

Finally, A Gif To Teach You How A Gun Silencer Works

 

 

 

 

 

” The repetitive power of the gif makes it a perfect way to learn how simple machines work. We saw that with these awesome gifs that break down the mechanics of engines and handguns, and we see it again here with the silencer.

  SilencerCo posted this big infographic on its site, explaining not only how the piece suppresses the noise of gunfire but also just how many silencers there are around the country and the world.”

 

Popular Mechanics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sniper: Inside The Crosshairs – Full Documentary

 

 

 

 

Published on Nov 6, 2014

” The deadliest weapon on the battlefield is neither bullet nor gun; it’s the lone sniper. Journey inside the science and psychology behind the greatest shots in military history, through the scope of the world’s most extreme marksmen. Deconstruct the missions, ranging from Vietnam to Iraq to Afghanistan, presented by the men who were there and pulled the trigger. For the first time on American television Canadian sniper Robert Furlong, tells the story of his history-making shot in Afghanistan–striking a Taliban fighter from 1.5 miles away. Ballistics… Tactics… Weaponry… Stalking… This two-hour special examines these critical components in vivid detail, combining interviews with cinematic reenactments, CGI and present day shooting demonstrations to put the viewer squarely inside the crosshairs.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh-Oh: Students At Elite Universities Now Taking Up Arms

 

 

 

 

 

” The Washington Post is on the case:

  In between completing problem sets, writing code, organizing hackathons, worrying about internships and building solar cars, a group of MIT students make their way to the athletic center, where they stand side-by-side, load their guns and fire away.They are majoring in biological engineering, brain and cognitive sciences, aeronautics, mechanical engineering, computer science and nuclear science. Before arriving at MIT, nearly all of them had never touched a gun or even seen one that wasn’t on TV.

 

“ Which is strange because I’m from Texas,” said Nick McCoy, wearing a ­T-shirt advertising his dorm and getting ready to shoot.

  How weird is that? A guy from Texas, new to shooting! Truly, the flyover heartland is a strange and wonderful place. I wonder who — or what — has corrupted this poor lad? Let’s check the headline:

 

 Gun industry’s helping hand triggers a surge in college shooting teams

Aha! Big Firearms!

  McCoy is one of the brainiacs on MIT’s pistol and rifle teams, which, like other college shooting teams, have benefited from the largesse of gun industry money and become so popular that they often turn students away. Teams are thriving at a diverse range of schools: Yale, Harvard, the University of Maryland, George ­Mason University, and even smaller schools such as Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania and Connors State College in Oklahoma.

“ We literally have way more students interested than we can handle,” said Steve Goldstein, one of MIT’s pistol coaches.

  The horror, the horror. I hate to break the news to Michael S. Rosenwald, but when I was in high school in Hawaii, we had a rifle team and mandatory Junior ROTC, as did many high schools across America back when it was a country of men instead of women and metrosexuals. But perhaps real men are making a comeback:

  Although some collegiate teams date to the late 1800s, coaches and team captains say there is a surge of new interest from students, both male and female, ­finally away from their parents and curious to handle one of the country’s most divisive symbols. Once they fire a gun, students say they find shooting relaxing — at MIT, students call it “very Zen” — and that it teaches focusing skills that help in class.

  Some also find their perceptions about guns changing. “I had a poor view, a more negative view of people who like guns than I do now,” said Hope Lutwak, a freshman on MIT’s pistol team. “I didn’t understand why people enjoyed it. I just thought it was very violent.”

  Anyone who’s ever shot knows that Zen is precisely the word we shooters use. Everything is focused on the target; in my experience, nothing clears the mind like successfully putting a few hundred rounds exactly where you want them to go. Nothing “violent” about it. But that darn gun industry…

  And that’s precisely what the gun industry hoped it would hear after spending the past few years pouring millions of dollars into collegiate shooting, targeting young adults just as they try out new activities and personal identities.

  Okay, Rosenwald, you got us. What Big Firearms is doing is akin to what Big Tobacco did, “targeting young adults just as they try out new activities and personal identities.” It wouldn’t be a Washington Post story without some pseudo-Freudian, au courant references to “personal identities,” now, would it?

  The rest of the story goes on in this vein, full of wonderment that otherwise sensible top-tier college students have been seduced by the Cult of the Gun. If there was ever a story that spoke to the division of the cultural weaklings in the media and the rest of us, this is it.

  Some students plan to continue shooting after they graduate, but others say it will depend on family situations and how tough regulations are wherever they wind up. And they acknowledge that many in society don’t think about firearms the way they now do — that it’s less about the gun, as one student put it, and more about who is using it.

  Amazing what a little actual experience will do for you.

  Be sure to read the comments at the link. There really are Two Americas, only one of which can shoot.”

 

Thanks to Michael Walsh and The Tatler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Demolition Ranch

 

 

 

Published on Mar 8, 2015

” These projectiles, in .45ACP and 12 gauge, fire a center slug as well as 3 outer fragments that are tethered together for a controlled spread. So is this a gimmick, or is it an improvement to self defense ammunition? Let’s find out! “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3600 Yard Shot HCR 375 CheyTac

 

 

 

Published on Jan 19, 2015

Hill Country Rifles
http://www.hillcountryrifles.com/

” On September 28th, 2014 a team from Hill Country Rifles joined with expert instructors from FTW Ranch to attempt a 3600 yard shot onto a 36” steel target. At more than 2 miles, it will take the bullet a full 7.2 seconds to reach the target.

  New Jersey native Jim Spinella is not a stranger to long distance shooting, but this shot would be a new personal record. One that few would ever consider attempting.

Rifle: Hill Country Rifles Custom 375 CheyTac (http://www.hillcountryrifles.com/cata…)
Optics: Schmidt & Bender 5-25X56mm PM-2 scope
Distance: 3606.41 Yards (2.049 Miles)
Target: 36” circular steel plate
Altitude: 2000 ft.
Temp: 70 degrees
Elevation: 60.2 mil (26.8 in rail, 22.6 in turret, 10.8 hold over)
Windage: 3.5 mil left

Wind calls by FTW instructor Doug Prichard.”

 

HT/Bob Owens at Bearing Arms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Police Tapes: Officers Told Of Battery Involving Tony Robinson Before Shooting

 

 

 

 

 

” The Friday evening police call that would end with a white officer fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager, sparking heated protests and pained conversations across Madison, started with a report of a man on Williamson Street “yelling and jumping in front of cars.”

  Police radio transmissions from Friday night, archived and later posted online, start with dispatchers sending officers to 1125 Williamson St.”

Here is the complete police scanner audio regarding the Robinson shooting …

” With police on the way, a dispatcher tells the officers that the man is named Tony Robinson, and that callers have said he hit and tried to strangle someone inside the Williamson Street house.

  Less than 20 seconds after an officer radios that he is going into an upstairs apartment, there is a call for shots fired.

  In those seconds, police say Robinson, 19, of Madison, and Officer Matt Kenny, 45, who has been with the department more than 12 years, struggled inside the apartment before Kenny fatally shot Robinson. Kenny was injured in the altercation, police said.

  Authorities Saturday declined to answer many questions about what happened between Kenny and Robinson. Madison police said the release of that information will be up to the state Division of Criminal Investigation, which is leading the inquiry into the shooting as part of a state law requiring outside investigation of all officer-involved deaths.

  Chief Mike Koval on Saturday confirmed reports from protesters and Robinson’s family members that the teen was unarmed when he was killed, and acknowledged that fact has driven much of the outcry following the shooting.

“ He was unarmed,” Koval said, “and that’s going to make this all the more complicated … for the public to accept, to understand and to wait patiently for what other circumstances, if any, were there … such that deadly force had to be used.” “

Read more at the Wisconsin State Journal

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LAPD Fatal Shooting Of Man Caught On Tape

 

 

 

” Authorities said Sunday night that Los Angeles police fatally shot a man on skid row during a struggle over an officer’s weapons.

  Police officials offered a detailed account of what they say prompted the Sunday morning shooting, which was captured on video by a bystander.

  Cmdr. Andrew Smith said officers assigned to the LAPD’s Central Division and Safer Cities Initiative — a task force focused on skid row — responded to the location about noon Sunday after receiving a 911 call reporting a possible robbery.

  Smith said the officers approached the man and made contact with him, at which point he “began fighting and physically resisting the officers.” The officers attempted to take him into custody and at one point, attempted to use a Taser that Smith said was “ineffective.”

  The man continued to resist police, Smith said, and the man and some of the officers fell to the ground.

” At some point in there, a struggle over one of the officer’s weapons occurred,” Smith said. “At that point an officer-involved shooting happened.”

  Two officers and a sergeant fired at the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, Smith said. It was unclear how many times the officers fired, although at least five shots can be heard on the video recording that captured the shooting.

  No other gun was recovered at the scene, Smith said. It was unclear if the man had any other weapons among his possessions — investigators were still combing the scene late Sunday night.

  The man has been tentatively identified, but Smith said it was unclear if he was homeless.”

 

LA Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Interested Readers Have Until Midnight Tonight To Enter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” In February, NAGR is giving away a custom-built Iron Ridge Arms .308 Patrol rifle, loaded with accessories, including a PVS14 Night Vision Monocular from Ultimate Night vision and night vision compatible EOTech EXPS3-2 holographic sight. Entire package valued at $7,000.”

” But remember you can’t win if you don’t sign up.

  All entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, February 28th, 2015. The winner will be announced via email the next day. “

Enter here

NAGR Is Giving Away An IR Defense Hunter Thermal Imaging Scope

 

 

 

” The IR Defense Hunter Thermal imaging scope equipped with a 320×240 Thermal Weapon sight (50mm 5-20x), 800×600 KOPIN Display, FlIR TAU2 336×256 Sensor, 60Hz Frame Rate, High Quality Construction, MOA Reticle System, Image Capture!”

” Entire package valued at $5,500. But you can’t win this IR Defense Thermal Imager unless you sign up below!

  All entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, February 28th, 2015. The winner will be announced via email the next day.”

Enter here for your chance to win thanks to NAGR

Copenhagen Shooting Suspect Killed By Police

 

 

 

 

 

” Danish police said they shot dead a gunman on Sunday who they believe was behind shootings at a free-speech event at a Copenhagen cafe and a nearby synagogue a day earlier.

  The suspect was shot dead on the street outside a train station in the northern part of Copenhagen after he opened fire, police said.”

 

 

 

 

 

” “ There are a number of things indicating we have the right perpetrator, but our technical investigation isn’t complete so we cannot be 100% sure,” said Jørgen Skov, head of the Copenhagen police. “There is nothing to suggest that several perpetrators are involved.”

  Police said the alleged gunman took a cab to an area in the Nørrebro neighborhood, and that they were able to track his whereabouts and link him to the earlier attacks through city and taxi video-camera surveillance.”

 

 

The suspected gunman caught on surveillance camera

 

 

” Denmark launched a nationwide manhunt Saturday after two people were killed and several wounded in the two separate attacks.

  The first targeted a seminar on Islam and free speech in the wake of the January attack on French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Police said a man sprayed dozens of gunshots through the plate glass windows of central Copenhagen’s Krudttoenden cafe, where Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks and France’s ambassador to Denmark, François Zimeray, were in attendance. Neither Mr. Vilks nor Mr. Zimeray was injured, but a 55-year-old man died and three security officers were wounded.

  Hours later, police reported another shooting, near a synagogue in downtown Copenhagen, that killed a 37-year-old guard outside a bar mitzvah and wounded two police officers.”

 

   Read more at the Wall Street Journal on the latest instance of “workplace violence” by the “religion of peace” . The Guardian also has more including the identities of those killed .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BATFE To Ban Common AR-15 Ammo

 

 

 

 

” In a move clearly intended by the Obama Administration to suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and other .223 caliber general purpose rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives unexpectedly announced today that it intends to ban commonplace M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.” The decision continues Obama’s use of his executive authority to impose gun control restrictions and bypass Congress.

  It isn’t even the third week of February, and the BATFE has already taken three major executive actions on gun control. First, it was a major change to what activities constitute regulated “manufacturing” of firearms. Next, BATFE reversed a less than year old position on firing a shouldered “pistol.” Now, BATFE has released a “Framework for Determining Whether Certain Projectiles are ‘Primarily Intended for Sporting Purposes’ Within the Meaning of 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(c)” , which would eliminate M855’s exemption to the armor piercing ammunition prohibition and make future exemptions nearly impossible.      

  By way of background, federal law imposed in 1986 prohibits the manufacture, importation, and sale by licensed manufacturers or importers, but not possession, of “a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and which is constructed entirely . . . from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium.” Because there are handguns capable of firing M855, it “may be used in a handgun.” It does not, however, have a core made of the metals listed in the law; rather, it has a traditional lead core with a steel tip, and therefore should never have been considered “armor piercing.” Nonetheless, BATFE previously declared M855 to be “armor piercing ammunition,” but granted it an exemption as a projectile “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes.”

  Now, however, BATFE says that it will henceforth grant the “sporting purposes” exception to only two categories of projectiles:

Category I: .22 Caliber Projectiles

  A .22 caliber projectile that otherwise would be classified as armor piercing ammunition under 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(B) will be considered to be “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes” under section 921(a)(17)(C) if the projectile weighs 40 grains or less AND is loaded into a rimfire cartridge.

Category II: All Other Caliber Projectiles

  Except as provided in Category I (.22 caliber rimfire), projectiles that otherwise would be classified as armor piercing ammunition will be presumed to be “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes” under section 921(a)(17)(C) if the projectile is loaded into a cartridge for which the only handgun that is readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade is a single shot handgun. ATF nevertheless retains the discretion to deny any application for a “sporting purposes” exemption if substantial evidence exists that the ammunition is not primarily intended for such purposes.

  BATFE is accepting comments until March 16, 2015 on this indefensible attempt to disrupt ammunition for the most popular rifle in America. Check back early next week for a more in-depth analysis of this “framework” and details on how you can submit comments. “

 

 

From the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N.S. Police Say They’ve Foiled Attempt To Kill People In A Public Place

 

 

 

 

 

 

” RCMP in Nova Scotia say they have foiled an alleged plot to kill a large number of people in the Halifax area on Valentine’s Day.

” The evidence to date and the information is, had they been able to carry out their plan there was potential for a large number of individual citizens to be put at risk,” Nova Scotia RCMP Assistant Commissioner Brian Brennan told a Friday evening news conference.

  Police allege a 19-year-old man from Timberlea, N.S., and a 23-year-old woman from Illinois planned to go to a public venue in the Halifax region on Saturday, “with a goal of opening fire to kill citizens, and then themselves.”

  Acting on a tip from a member of the public about “a potential significant weapons-related threat,” police tracked down the male suspect at a Timberlea residence, where he was found dead in the early hours of Friday morning.”

 

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Shooting Guns? It’s Rather Fun, Actually

 

 

 

 

Shooting a handgun at a target is a thrill; don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You load bullets into a clip, push it up into the gun, turn off the safety catch, take careful hold of the gun with two hands, aim and shoot. The thing jumps in your hand and you see the bullet knock a hole in the target and spark off the floor at the back of the range. There is an extraordinary rush and then you do it again. Another spark; perhaps this time the hole in the target is a little closer to the centre. Soon you have fired the whole clip and you’re loading the deadly weapon in your hand again.

  That is just to preface a more obvious point. To a liberal European reporter, from afar, American gun culture appears utterly insane. Americans are far more likely to murder someone or to kill themselves than people in almost all Western European countries, largely because guns make it easier. That almost 33,000 people are killed with firearms each year in America (including three Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, earlier this week) is a colossal and largely unnecessary waste of life. That people celebrate these deadly devices and carry them around while shopping, picking up their children from school or working, seems monstrous.

  Yet shooting is fun. And what Europeans—and liberal Americans—often don’t realise is that these deadly weapons are also an accessible, affordable and interesting hobby for millions of people. My experience of firing a pistol took place at a shooting range in the Maryland suburbs, about half an hour’s drive outside of Washington, DC. I had until then never visited a shooting range and I had no idea of what to expect. But the experience was actually oddly familiar. This place was not a temple to violence. Rather, it mostly closely resembled the golf driving range that my father would occasionally take me to as a child.”

 

 

Then there is this:

 

 

” In the range people fired guns gleefully at targets. Some were white, male, middle-aged and somewhat scary-looking. But not all. Across from where I fired my pistol, two black women, one with a small son, were taking turns (the child heavily supervised). Shooting targets was a fine family day out. At a practice target outside of the range, plenty of people were learning how to hold a weapon for the first time, without pointing it at anyone, dropping it or injuring themselves as it recoiled. Again, it resembled a driving range: people hitting targets for fun.

  And the truth is that in the range, the violence that guns inflict on America felt extremely remote. A few stickers here and there made political points (“My right to own a gun is what protects your right to tell me I can’t”, said one). But mostly, the idea of guns as a means to kill somebody was absent. And so it is for most people who fire guns. The most dangerous neighborhoods for gun violence in America are in poor cities, not in the suburban areas where most gun owners live. Most of the 21,000 or so suicides in which guns are used take place behind closed doors. And the numbers, while devastatingly high, are not so high that most Americans will know someone who was killed with a gun.

  For the majority of gun owners, being told that their harmless hobby is somehow responsible for the deaths of other people must be deeply unpleasant. Worse still is when they are told it by metropolitan types with more money than them. Michael Bloomberg, for example, New York’s billionaire ex-mayor. Or possibly me. And it makes me wonder whether one of the problems—certainly not the main problem, but one of them—with attempts to control guns is precisely that the people making the loudest case for reform are people like Mr Bloomberg and me.”

 

 

 There is some confusion sown by the writer with the two separate fatality statistics wherein the ill-informed reader could easily be lead to believe ( intentionally?) that the linked 21,000 suicide deaths are in addition to and not a part of the total firearms related deaths but the typical gun owner knows better . 

  And while the writer does take the obligatory shots at demonizing that leftist bogeyman , the NRA , overall the article from a self-declared liberal with no firearms experience and plenty of pre-conceived anti-gun bias is fairly evenhanded .

 

 

” But keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill is not incompatible with widespread gun ownership. And bringing about the changes that will make America safer means convincing people who routinely use guns safely that they are not the enemy. Perhaps what gun control needs is a few advocates who are a little more visibly familiar with the sheer fun of holding a pistol and pulling the trigger.”

 

 

   Perhaps unsurprisingly the author chooses to remain anonymous , writing under the byline DK . Still , the article is worth your time . Read it all at The Economist .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man Not Charged After Shooting And Killing SWAT Officer In No-Knock Raid

 

 

 

 

Josh Paniagua
February 11, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA)

” Let’s start in Prentiss, Mississippi on the night of December 26, 2001. Police carried out a no-knock raid on the home of Cory Maye during a raid on his neighbor Jamie Smith, a known drug dealer who lived on the other side of Maye’s duplex. Upon hearing a crash at his back door, Maye rushed to grab his .380 caliber pistol, unaware that the intruders were police. Maye fired 3 shots into Officer Ron Jones, killing him with a final fatal shot. About a gram of marijuana was found. In 2004, Cory Maye was sentenced to death by lethal injection. However, after 2 retrials and 10 years in prison, Maye signed a plea agreement pleading guilty to manslaughter and was released in 2011.

  Now let’s fast-forward to January 17, 2008 in Chesapeake, Virginia. 28-year-old Ryan Frederick heads to bed at 8:00 pm to be ready for his morning shift just to be immediately awoken by crashes at his front door. Frederick grabs his pistol, looks out of his room, and sees unknown intruders smashing in his door. In defense of himself and his home, he fired his gun at the front door, striking and killing Officer Jarrod Shivers. It should be noted that 3 days prior to the police raid, Frederick’s home had in fact been invaded. It would later be revealed that the intruder was actually a police informant that broke in and searched his home for probable cause for a raid. In February 2009, he was sentenced to the maximum 10 years in prison for manslaughter.

  Then more recently, we have the case of 49-year-old Marvin Louis Guy. In the early hours of May 9th, 2014, police executed a no-knock raid on Guy’s home. Upon their forced entry, they were greeted with gunfire from Guy, resulting in the death of Officer Charles Dinwiddie. A warrant for the raid was issued after a police informant claimed to have seen cocaine being trafficked through Guy’s apartment. After the raid, only a glass pipe was found and nothing to suggest he was trafficking drugs. Marvin Guy is awaiting trial but is facing charges for capital murder which is punishable by death.

  See a pattern here? A SWAT team aggressively invades somebody’s home in a no-knock raid based on information from a snitch, officer gets killed in an act of self-defense, the information turns out to be illegitimate, and then the people defending themselves and their property from unknown invaders are charged with capital murder or manslaughter. And coincidentally, they all happen to be drug-related cases. But a grand jury in Texas broke that pattern when they dropped all charges related to the shooting and killing of Deputy Adam Sowder during another botched no-knock raid.

  On December 19th, 2013, 9 Burleson County Sheriff’s Department raided the home of Henry Magee and his pregnant girlfriend in. Magee believed that his home was being robbed, so to protect himself and his girlfriend, Magee grabbed his gun and opened fire on the unidentified intruders, resulting in the death of Adam Sowders.

  The SWAT raid was executed based on information from yet another police informant. Officers believed they would find a major marijuana grow operation consisting of over a dozen six-foot plants and several firearms, including one that had been stolen from the department. Instead, they found 2 6-inch plants, under an ounce of marijuana, and 4 guns all legally owned by Magee.

“ It was a tragic accident, but it wasn’t a crime,” Magee’s attorney Dick DeGuerin tells the press, “Hank did what a lot of people would have done under the circumstances[…] When awakened by a loud boom and somebody’s kicking in the door, they defend themselves.”

  The grand jury found that Henry Magee acted in self-defense and dropped the murder charges. He was however indicted for possession of marijuana, and possession of a deadly weapon and illegal drugs is a felony (which in itself is completely outrageous). But aside from the ludicrous weapons charges and the absurdity of general US policy on marijuana, what’s important to recognize is the breaking of a cycle. The police fucked up, one of them got killed in the process, and a grand jury recognized that enough for a man to avoid manslaughter or capital murder charges which are, as mentioned earlier, punishable by death.

  Now, before anybody starts getting all bent out of shape, allow me to clarify: this story isn’t good news to me because somebody got away with shooting a cop. This story is good news because in regards to the murder charges, I believe unconditional justice was served. These officers stormed into this man’s house where he and his pregnant girlfriend were sleeping, did not identify themselves as police officers, and got shot at. Aside from the basic fact that Magee himself pulled the trigger, it’s quite clear to see who is at fault: the unidentified intruders.

  Still, the dropped murder charges don’t change the fact that Magee is being indicted on drug and weapons charges which also happen to be victimless. Henry Magee growing marijuana did not result in an officer being shot. Unnecessary force, lack of investigation, and senseless drug policies resulted in an officer being shot.” 


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Gunman Knocked Down In Attempted Car-Jacking

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Footage has been revealed of an armed man trying to escape a high-speed police chase by hijacking a car on a busy motorway.

  Two men had been tracked by police from Queensland, Australia, on a 93-mile (150km) police chase from near Brisbane through to New South Wales.

  Police halted the blue Mitsubishi Lancer with road spikes at Tweed Heads before one of the men fired his semi-automatic handgun at police.

  He then tried to shoot at a passing car, forcing it to stop suddenly and the car behind it to plough into its back, sending belongings across the busy Pacific Motorway.

  Both drivers appeared unhurt.

  Apparently trying to hijack another car, the 32-year-old pointed his gun at another vehicle, which struck him, knocking the gun from his hand.”

 

Sky News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hooded Gunmen Open Fire On Police In Marseilles

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Hooded gunmen exchanged fire in a Marseille housing project known as an open-air drug market on Monday, prompting police to close off the area in a search for the shooters the same day France’s prime minister planned to visit the city.

  No injuries were immediately reported in the shooting in the Castellane housing project, an area north of the city’s old port that is rife with drug violence and gangs.

  There were conflicting reports about whether officers had also been targeted by automatic gunfire. David Olivier Reverdy, a police union official, told RTL radio no officers were specifically targeted and no one was wounded.”

 

 

    While the news article takes pains to stress the fact that this area of Marseilles is well-known for drugs and gangs one cannot help but wonder as to the origins and motivations of the assailants given the fact that the area is represented by one Samia Ghali , a woman who although native born , is of Algerian extraction , a group which makes up the single largest non-native born demographic in the city:

 

 

” In 2006, the single largest nationality was residents of Maghrebian origin from Algeria (70,000), followed by Comoros (45,000). About 30% of the population today has Italian ancestry. Marseille is now home to the second-largest Armenian and Corsican population sin the country, with large populations of Chinese, Comorians, Turks, Maghrebis, and Vietnamese.”

 

 

    Is this another case of political correctness coloring the reporting of the facts ? Dhimmitude on display or simple crime ? The fact is that we the people cannot place much faith in the mainstream media of today and perhaps we will never know the whole truth.

National Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lawmakers Introduce Measure To Ban High-Capacity Magazines

 

 

 

 

” A group of lawmakers introduced a measure in Washington on Thursday that aims to end the sale of large-capacity ammunition, used by mass shooters in Newtown, Connecticut; Aurora, Colorado; Tucson, Arizona; and Fort Hood, Texas.

  Co-sponsors Rep. Elizabeth Esty of Connecticut and Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, both Democrats, unveiled the Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act. The bill would ban the importation, sale, manufacture, transfer, or possession of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

“ The only thing more senseless than the gun violence that has taken too many of our nation’s children and countless innocent Americans is the failure of Congress to pass common sense gun safety measures, like this one, that are supported by 90 percent of the American public,” Menendez said. “

 

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Syria War Awesome Sniper Shot Destroys A Kornet Missile

 

 

 

 

Note to Michael Moore: Snipers don’t just kill people , they save lives … often many lives .

HT/Viral Buzz

Southgate Man, 74, Shoots Man Breaking Into House

 

 

 

Southgate Home Invader Killed

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” A home invasion ended in violence Thursday morning when a 74-year-old homeowner shot and killed an armed suspect who had broken into his home.

  The incident occurred at 4:47 a.m. in the 15000 block of Flanders, according to Chief Jeff Smith.

“ The defendant entered the home through a window and had a firearm with him,” Smith said. “The house was occupied by a man and his wife. He had a legal firearm and confronted the intruder. He ended up shooting him and the defendant died at the scene.”

  Police are working to identify the invader and have declined to release the names of the homeowners.

“ As he walked through the house, the home invader confronted him with his (handgun),” Coombs said. “(The homeowner) shot the home invader, and the home invader died here on the scene.” “

 

Detroit News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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