Michael Galvin was charged with negligent homicide after an intruder broke into his detached garage. Michael shot the intruder.
An autopsy showed that the intruder was shot in the back. The question is, so what? In a fight it’s not impossible to believe that at the time the weapon was fired the intruder had turned. It doesn’t change the fact the intruder was in a place he shouldn’t have been. It doesn’t negate the potential and unknown threat the intruder must be assumed to have.
The state decided that the garage was not covered under the “make my day” law. The law allows homeowner to use deadly force against invaders. The argument is that the garage doesn’t meet the standard which states that the buildings are, “used, intended to be used, or usually used by a person for habitation”. Does a detached garage qualify?
Twelve jurors, seven women and five men decided it was. With only a half a day of deliberation they acquitted Michael.
The fact this was ever brought to trail is one of the problems with our society. A person protecting himself, his family and or property shouldn’t have to justify that defense.
Michael is a former member of the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Presidents travel executive order in October. In the mean time they have lifted most of the restrictions put on the order by lower courts.
What bothers me is that the 9th circuit where most of the lower ruling come from seems to rule without regard to the law. Activist judges that don’t appear to either know the law or feel it necessary to enforce or rule by the law rule unabated.
Granted if the Democrats continue on their historic losing streak it may eventually be a moot point.
Many traditional Democrats are coming to the realization that Hollywood, Silicon Valley and the District of Colombia have no idea what the average American is dealing with.
Heat wave oh no…..
Every year is seems the press in their attempt to push Global Warming, come out with stories of heat waves in the Southwest. This has been summer in the Southwest every year, some hotter and some cooler. In the late 80’s I was working with the Nevada National Guard in Indian Springs, Nevada. The average temperature those two weeks hovered around 115 degrees, with some days hotter. Our guys working out of Death Valley were dealing with 120+ degrees. No one was hurt.
Was it hot? Well hell yeah it was hot. Global Warming (climate change) nope, it’s the Southwest. It’s the desert. It’s hot in the desert.
Southern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas are hot folks. You learn to live with it or move.
An article from the AP has this doozy.
“PHOENIX (AP) — The main burn center in Phoenix has seen its emergency department visits double during the heat wave that is scorching the Southwest U.S., including people burning their bare feet on the scalding pavement.”
No shit people. Put some damn shoes on. What are you stupid?
Argument 1: #Afghanistan is falling apart. The Taliban has re-emerged and is taking hard fought ground back from the Afghan government. More troops are needed to push back the Taliban and re-assert the government’s authority.
Argument 2: The Government of Afghanistan is so utterly corrupt that more troops won’t help the situation. The continual in-fighting and distrust of the Ghani administration will not be helped by more troops. Pakistan’s support of the Taliban using its land as a base will continue to frustrate any coalition forces.
Argument 3: If the US doesn’t send in troops the Afghan government will be over, the Taliban will regain control and the Afghan countryside will once again become a training ground for terrorism. Let the Afghan government fall. The Taliban will rebuild and in the aftermath and the US coalition forces can then attack in massive force (air), cutting off the retreat to Pakistan and destroy the Taliban. This will not fix the country but may leave it less a threat and reduce US casualties.
Argument 4: If the US and coalition forces are unwilling to rebuild (run ourselves) an Afghan government that is at least not as corrupt as the current administration and the last, if the in-fighting between the various factions can’t be stopped, we will not be able to save this war. If the US is unwilling to confront Pakistan in a meaningful way we will not be able to win this war. If the US is unwilling to kill many people without regard to the press’s crying of innocent civilians we will not be able to win this war and more troops won’t help.
More troops to Afghanistan? To what end?
Before we send more troops we need to define what victory is. What does it look like? Are we willing to do whatever it takes to achieve it?
If we cannot answer the first two questions or the answer to the third is no, then leave.
nbcwashington.com “House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and four other people were shot and wounded Wednesday morning as the Republican congressional baseball team held an early-morning practice in Alexandria, Virginia.”
bnd.com “The shooter who fired at congressmen and aides during practice for a baseball game Wednesday morning is from Belleville.
The shooter is James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, who belongs to a number of anti-Republican groups, including one called “Terminate the Republican Party.”
Hodgkinson, 66, owns a home-inspection business. Hodgkinson was a licensed home inspector from 1994 to 1997, when his license expired, according records from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. He also held a license from 2003 to 2016, but it was not renewed.
Two days ago, Hodgkinson posted an angry tweet about President Donald Trump on Facebook.
“I Want to Say Mr. President, for being an ass hole you are Truly the Biggest Ass Hole We Have Ever Had in the Oval Office,” he wrote on Facebook.”
The Smoking gun; “The gunman who opened fire this morning on Republican congressmen and staffers recently declared in a Facebook post that, “It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.”
The Week; “Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) recounted an "odd" encounter he had as he was leaving the field just minutes before the shooting: "There was a guy that walked up to us that was asking whether it was Republicans or Democrats out there, and it was just a little odd," DeSantis told Fox News.”
The left continues to hurl accusations of violence at the right yet it seems most of the actual and imitated violence is from the left. The liberal, tolerant left can’t tolerate any deviation from their group think.
The leaders of the Democratic Party are not helping.
They keep pushing and their demented followers will act. The hate the left has knows no bounds.
U.S. Army Special Warfare: Its Origins: Revised Edition
~ Alfred H. Paddock Jr.
“Based on exhaustive research in formerly classified documents, Paddock examines the U.S. Army’s activities in psychological and unconventional warfare during World War II, Korea, and the early Cold War to determine the impetus for, and origins of, the "special warfare" capability established at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He describes the key role played by Major General Robert A. McClure, the "father of Army special warfare," to convince often reluctant military and civilian leaders to rebuild psychological warfare forces dissipated after World War II and to create Special Forces the Army’s first formal organization to conduct guerrilla warfare. Paddock also clearly establishes the influence of concepts pioneered by the Office of Strategic Services on the original design of Special Forces.”
American Guerrilla: The Forgotten Heroics of Russell W. Volckmann ~ Mike Guardia
“In 1950, Volckmann wrote two Army field manuals: "Operations Against Guerrilla Forces" and "Organization and Conduct of Guerrilla Warfare," though today few realize he was their author. Together, they became the Army’s first handbooks outlining the precepts for both special warfare and counter-guerrilla operations. At a time when U.S. military doctrine was conventional in outlook, Volckmann marketed the ideas of guerrilla warfare as a critical force multiplier for any future conflict, ultimately securing the establishment of the Army’s first special operations unit-the 10th Special Forces Group.”
Both books are very interesting so far.
“We cannot allow this ideology the safe space it needs to breed – yet that is precisely what the internet, and the big companies that provide internet-based services provide,” Ms May said.
“We need to work with allied democratic governments to reach international agreements to regulate cyberspace to prevent the spread of extremist and terrorism planning.
No Prime Minister, you need to go to the places where the Jihadist live and teach. Neighborhoods filled with Jihadi preaching turds and Mosques need to be opened up and exposed. Those not citizens need to be removed. Citizens linked to Jihadist crimes or overseas training camps need to be jailed. The enemy is not hiding behind the Internet, they are right in front of you.
It’s not the internet. But of course once you control the internet you will certainly have control over free speech and those that criticize the government.
The governments of the West are too busy looking for “far right” boogeymen instead of fighting the fight that has been brought to us.
CIRCA reports that “Declassified memos show FBI illegally shared spy data on Americans with private parties” by John Solomon and Sara Carter.
“The FBI has illegally shared raw intelligence about Americans with unauthorized third parties and violated other constitutional privacy protections, according to newly declassified government documents that undercut the bureau’s public assurances about how carefully it handles warrantless spy data to avoid abuses or leaks.”
We are not in a good place in our country right now. Real treason appears to be taking place while politicians and most reporters are ignoring it as they push innuendo filled “fake news”.
Bloomberg.com surprisingly has a good article on the innuendo campaign.
Notice that Brennan did not accuse anyone in Trump’s orbit of espionage or treason. He didn’t say the Russian plan worked. He just said that when he left office he had questions. A definite "maybe."
If you wanted to completely discredit a media (and political opponent) that you believe is out to get you, how would that be done? If you were to leak many false stories and the media were to publish without verifying, how would that turn out for the media? Over time would they still be credible? Would it also leave an opponent looking incompetent as they latch on to every narrative supporting their cause?
How would the media counter? Perhaps by actually investigating and reporting verifiable facts. But they just can’t control themselves. When one has a bias and can’t account for it in their reporting it’s very difficult to see the facts.
Just thinking out loud….
It seems, reading the latest news reports on the James Comey firing, that the news media have very few facts to work with but a whole lot of….stories and speculation (translated – made up stories to fit their narrative). Not that this is anything new.
The New York Times has the documents. You can and probably should disregard the articles on the event here, but do read the actual letters from DAG and AG to POTUS to Comey.
Will this stop the investigation into Russian collusion? See my last posting.