Thursday, January 05, 2012

Three Things About That Shooting In Utah

1 Police Officer Killed, 5 Wounded in Utah Drug Shooting

"Ogden, Utah – Authorities say a Utah police officer has died following a shootout that left five other officers and a suspect wounded.

Ogden police say in a statement early Thursday that Jared Francom died from his wounds following Wednesday night's drug-related shooting.

Five police officers from multiple agencies remain hospitalized with serious to critical injuries. No more information on their conditions was released.

The suspect in the shooting is at a local hospital under guard, with non-life threatening injuries.

The shooting occurred as an anti-drug strike team was serving a warrant. The Standard-Examiner in Ogden reported that more police responded upon word of at least one officer shot.

Police blocked off the area from 34th Street and Jackson Avenue to 32nd Street and a SWAT team took positions. The paper said police eventually surrounded the suspect near a backyard shed."

Not one version of this story, and I've read seven or eight, has information about drugs being found at this house. You'd think that the whole purpose of what the cops did would be ballyhooed as justification for the tragic outcome but there isn't a peep.
From the looks of it the homeowner objected to a home invasion and did what anybody should do and fought them off. I've vowed repeatedly to never allow a gang of intruders, badges or no, to force entry into my home. The first one through the door will definitely die, the second one will probably die and the third one will possibly die also before I'm shot. The more people who fight these violent, ninja break ins the less the jackboots are likely to feel sanguine about dressing up and playing nazis.
And apparently the cops see no irony in announcing the following - "The residence was secured after the arrest, and at 9:45 p.m. police announced that there was no longer a threat to the community, the paper said."

To me there's not a shred of difference between this:
Oklahoma Mother, 18, Kills Intruder Breaking Into Her Home
and this:


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Remember that Oklahoma pharmacist got lie in prison for killing that robber?

7/1/12 2:49 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Yeah I do anon. If we're not careful in this country it's going to turn into a version of what happened in Britain, where it'll be a crime to defend yourself against people with bad and even murderous intent.

8/1/12 12:08 PM  

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