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Blacks Beat Elderly White Man Until Hero Shows Up With Gun

Blacks Beat Elderly White Man Until Hero Shows Up With Gun

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As a young man was walking out of a Kroger grocery store in Little Rock, Arkansas, he saw something terrifying and decided to act immediately. Seven people had surrounded a helpless elderly man and were beating him to the ground.

Without deliberating what he should do, the 24-year-old, identified only by his first name Gene, did what he had to in this tense situation. He dropped his bags and drew his weapon on the punks across the parking lot.

“I saw seven people against one guy and I did not like those odds,” Gene told KOLR-TV. Adding that he was freaking out and shaking, it was his first time pulling his gun on anyone since he first decided to pack heat.

Surveillance footage outside the grocery store captured the moment on April 22 when Gene pointed his gun at the abusive thugs, threatening to pull the trigger if the cowards refused to stop beating the elderly gentleman. The gun got the attackers’ attention, who shouted back at the concealed carry permit holder, ”This isn’t your fight, you need to walk away, you need to put the gun down,” according to The Blaze.

Punks Beat Elderly Man In Lot Until Hero Shows Up With His Little Friend

Other shoppers outside the store who witnessed the standoff immediately alerted police from their cell phones. But by the time officers arrived at the scene, the assailants had scattered off like the rodents they are, and the victim had gotten away as well.

Although it’s unclear what caused the altercation between the guys and the elderly man, a followup investigation revealed that one of the assailants was the victim’s nephew. Police spoke with the elderly man and about the attack, and he opted to not press charges.

Despite this being the first time Gene had to brandish his weapon after years of legally carrying one, he would not hesitate to make that decision again, as it was the right thing to do and the reason gun owners are prepared — to protect the lives of others when they’re in danger.

“When you see a crime happening and you see someone getting injured, if you have the ability to stop it, you should do so,” Gene said.

He was also responsible in keeping his finger far from the trigger while pointing his weapon at the punks, as he was always taught not to touch it until he intends to pull it.

Witnesses to Gene’s reactions supported his decision to pull his gun. “The guy did the right thing,” one woman said.

The infamous anti-gun whiners Moms Demand Action have pushed and begged for Kroger stores in particular to ban concealed carry, since they believe the store is somehow a magical place where nothing bad ever happens. But this incident proves just how ridiculous their “groceries not guns” argument is. They believe that in situation such as this elderly man getting the beat down, he should just endure the injuries, maybe even death, while people standby shouting for the thugs to stop, hoping that police arrive sooner rather than later.

Police kill more whites than blacks, but minority deaths generate more outrage

Police kill more whites than blacks, but minority deaths generate more outrage

Analysis contradicts widespread views about racial targets

Rev. Jamal Bryant leads a rally outside of the Baltimore Police Department's Western District station during a march and vigil for Freddie Gray on Tuesday in Baltimore. Mr. Gray died from spinal injuries a week after he was arrested and transported in a police van. (Associated Press)
Rev. Jamal Bryant leads a rally outside of the Baltimore Police Department’s Western District station during a march and vigil for Freddie Gray on Tuesday in Baltimore. Mr. Gray died from spinal injuries a week after he was arrested.

Body cameras will not boost police-community relations (video):

Woman’s Violent Ex Tried To Kill Her, But Police Ended Up Shooting Her Instead

Woman’s Violent Ex Tried To Kill Her, But Police Ended Up Shooting Her Instead

A woman in Alabama just used a shotgun to defend herself against a violent attacker … but in a bizarre turn of events police ended up pulling the trigger on her.

Lisa Skinner had been in fear for her life for many weeks. The 52-year-old had filed restraining orders against a man she knew very well — her estranged husband.

That man, Bradley Skinner, had previously been arrested on charges of harassment and domestic violence. Over the last several days, his behavior became more and more erratic.

“He began talking about dying and had often mentioned that he wanted to ‘take out all of his enemies and die by PoPo,’” wrote Lisa before the fateful attack occurred.

“[He] wished the police would kill him after he had killed his enemies. I am certainly now an enemy,” the woman explained.

The restraining order against Bradley was supposed to keep him away. It didn’t.

On Sunday evening, Bradley Skinner broke into the house where Lisa was staying with her mother. He was carrying a pistol and a large knife … and he was definitely not there to chat.

Lisa armed herself with a shotgun and tried to get away through the garage, but the armed man followed her.

That’s when Lisa fired her shotgun and hit her estranged husband in the chest.

It should have been over — but then things took a turn for the worst.

Police officers arrived on scene just in time to hear the shotgun blasts. They came around the corner to the garage and saw the woman holding the shotgun.

The cops ordered her to drop the weapon. Instead — possibly still in shock — Lisa turned toward the police with the shotgun.

At least one of the responding officers fired at the woman. She was struck by at least one police bullet.

Officers quickly realized what was happening and gave medical attention to both Lisa and her husband-turned-attacker.

It could have been a fatal night for both the husband and wife, but Lisa was reportedly in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Bradley, on the other hand, was not so fortunate. He sustained life threatening injuries and his condition was unclear.

Concealed Carrying “Uber” Driver Stopped MASS MURDER in Chicago

Concealed Carrying “Uber” Driver Stopped MASS MURDER in Chicago

“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”

That quote usually causes smoke to pour out of liberals’ heads … but a recent incident in Chicago proves just how true it is.

Over the past weekend, a criminal named Everardo Custodio tried to commit mass murder.

Police say he pointed an illegal handgun at a sidewalk full of people in Logan Square andopened fire on the crowd.

That incident could have been another deadly tragedy in one of the country’s most dangerous cities.

This time, however, things were different.

A 47-year-old Uber taxi service driver had just dropped off a passenger when he saw Custodio open fire on innocent people.

Instead of taking cover, he took action.

The anonymous Uber driver decided that he wasn’t going to stand by while innocent people died. He pulled out a concealed shotgun from his car and dropped the rampaging criminal with several well-placed shots.

According to authorities, the heroic driver has a concealed carry permit and was carrying his firearm legally in his vehicle.

There were no charges filed against the armed Good Samaritan, and the man “was acting in self-defense and in the defense of others,” according to Assistant State’s Attorney Barry Quinn.

The criminal, meanwhile, was taken to a hospital where he was put under arrest. He’s facing charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and illegal possession of a firearm.

For many years, Chicago has had some of the most draconian gun laws in the nation. Incidents like this, however, are showing us exactly why people need the right to defend themselves — and in this case, defend an entire crowd.

Criminals bent on murder don’t follow laws. Unarmed, innocent people are a crowd of just victims. When responsible citizens can be armed, however, they have a fighting chance to defend their lives.

Florida Sheriff: ‘Surrender peacefully or You can guarantee we’re going to shoot you!’

Florida Sheriff:  ‘Surrender peacefully or You can guarantee we’re going to shoot you!’

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd responded defiantly to a reporter on Friday when he was asked if he “regrets” saying that his officers were prepared for a “gunfight” with a group of dangerous murder suspects.

“I think everybody understands the gravity of what happened and the urgency and the response that you took,” the reporter began. “Some of the comments you made last night about shooting the suspects, possibly, and the comments today about ‘ready for a gunfight’ — was that in the heat of the moment? Do you have any regret about that?”

The sheriff immediately took a stern tone in responding to the question.

Sheriff Grady Judd for President!!!

100 Year Old Man Kills Wife With Ax

100 Year Old Man Kills Wife With Ax

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Authorities arrive at a home where bodies of an elderly couple were found Monday, April 6, 2015, in Elmwood Park, N.J. Prosecutors say a 100-year-old man apparently killed his wife with an ax as she slept, then killed himself. Photo Credit: AP

 

Authorities say an elderly couple who died in an apparent murder-suicide at their northern New Jersey home had a history of domestic incidents.

Elmwood Park police tell The Record that since 2012, officers had responded to three calls at the home of 100-year-old Michael Juskin and his 88-year-old wife, Rosalia. Authorities believe Michael Juskin killed his wife with an ax as she slept late Sunday, then killed himself in the bathroom with a knife.

Family members say Michael Juskin suffered from dementia.

In March 2012, police responding to a 911 call found him to be unstable and took him to a hospital for evaluation. Another call came in September 2013, when Rosalia Juskin claimed he was harassing her.

The third call came Jan. 13, when Rosalia Juskin said her husband had locked her in the basement in his confusion.

Obama gun control push backfires as industry sees unprecedented surge

Obama gun control push backfires as industry sees unprecedented surge

Dimitry Lazar fires his 9mm pistol at targets at the Firing-Line indoor range and gun shop, Thursday, July 26, 2012, in Aurora, Colo. The massacre inside a crowded Colorado movie theater has prompted a sudden increase in gun sales and firearms training. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times 

The American firearms industry is as healthy as ever, seeing an unprecedented surge that has sent production of guns soaring to more than 10.8 million manufactured in 2013 alone — double the total of just three years earlier.

The 2013 surge — the latest for which the government has figures — came in the first full year after the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, signaling that the push for stricter gun controls, strongly backed by President Obama, did little to chill the industry despite the passage of stricter laws in states such as New York, Maryland, Connecticut and California.

Indeed, interest in guns appears to be at an all-time high in California, which shattered its previous record for gun-purchase background checks last month, with nearly 200,000 processed, suggesting a vibrant firearms market in the country’s largest state.

Industry backers say they aren’t surprised firearms buyers and manufacturers alike have responded to the national gun control debate by making and purchasing more.

“The surge in firearms sales in 2013 reflects both a long-term upward trend in shooting sports participation and [a] particular concern that year that law-abiding gun owners and those interested in purchasing a firearm for the first time could face tougher restrictions affecting access to and selection of firearms,” said Mike Bazinet, spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, an industry group.

Little more than two years after the Sandy Hook shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 schoolchildren and six faculty at the school, the staying power of the industry is striking.

Despite Mr. Obama’s personal appeal for stricter laws, efforts to impose new background checks and to ban military-style rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines failed at the federal level in 2013. The Democratic-led Senate blocked those changes in a filibuster, and the GOP-controlled House never even took up any legislation.

Mr. Obama was left to move ahead on his own, signing more than two dozen executive orders and memos tweaking federal enforcement priorities, urging safe gun ownership and boosting the focus on mental health. He also nominated B. Todd Jones to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) — but two years later, Mr. Jones has quit the agency after a bungled effort to ban a popular type of rifle ammunition.

Some states did move forward in the wake of Newtown, including Connecticut, where Sandy Hook was located. Colorado, Maryland, New York and California also enacted restrictions.

Still to be seen is what effect those tougher state laws will have on manufacturers. Several companies signaled they would flee states where they no longer felt welcome and shift production to states that are seen as more gun-friendly, but those moves came too late to be reflected in the 2013 data, which is the most recent available. ATF releases data after a one-year gap.

Beretta, which produced nearly 350,000 firearms at its Accokeek, Maryland, plant in 2013, said last year it is moving to Tennessee.

A spokeswoman for the company didn’t return a call seeking comment.

Several gun control groups also didn’t respond to messages seeking comment on the manufacturing statistics and what they mean for the state of the debate.

Surging under Obama

The biggest change in production has come under President Obama. From 2001 to 2007, gun production held steady at between 3 million and 4 million units a year. It topped 4 million in 2008 but shot to 5.6 million in 2009, held steady in 2010 and then spiked to 8.6 million guns in 2012 and a record 10.8 million in 2013, according to ATF data.

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Researchers: Cops 25 Times Less Likely To Shoot Blacks Than Whites

Researchers:  Cops 25 Times Less Likely To Shoot Blacks Than Whites

Officers typically hesitate when shooting black suspects, according to researchers

Shock Study: Cops 25X Less Likely to Shoot Unarmed Blacks Than Whites

Cops are 25 times less likely to shoot unarmed blacks than whites or Hispanics, according to a little-known study which makes the South Carolina police shooting of an unarmed, fleeing black man even more egregious than before, if that’s even possible.

The study by Washington State University-Spokane, which barely received any news coverage, found that police were more likely to hesitate when shooting a black suspect due to “real-world concern over discipline, liability or public disapproval.”

“We found that [the all-white] participants took longer to shoot black suspects than white or Hispanic suspects,” the researchers reported. “In addition, where errors were made, participants across experiments were more likely to shoot unarmed white suspects than unarmed black or Hispanic suspects, and were more likely to fail to shoot armed black suspects than armed white or Hispanic suspects.”

“In sum, this research found that participants displayed significant bias favoring black suspects in their decisions to shoot.”

The researchers gave 36 white police officers a Glock 21 modified to shoot a laser beam and had them take part in a series of 10 “highly realistic” video scenarios based on actual encounters with suspects in which police were assaulted or killed.

“Black, white and Hispanic suspects appeared in the scenarios proportional to their involvement in actual attacks on officers, as compiled in FBI statistics,” Policeone.com said about the study. “Suspects were unarmed in about a third of the scenarios.”

Not only did the officers take significantly longer to shoot black suspects, but they were also “25 times less likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than they were to shoot unarmed white suspects,” the researchers stated.

While this study shouldn’t be used to discount the numerous police shootings of non-threatening black suspects, especially after S.C. officer Michael T. Slager shot a fleeing, unarmed black man on Saturday, it does reveal that many cops fear being publicly crucified or labeled racist for justifiably shooting a suspect.

And this fear is also keeping a lot of would-be police officers from pursuing careers in law enforcement.

“I think they realize that what they do would be so scrutinized to the point it’s not worth the trouble, and it’s not worth the headache … to become involved in the field,” West Virginia sheriff Mike Rutherford told the The Charleston Gazette. “Quite often, people question you and call you everything under the sun, including a racist, simply because you make an arrest.”

Video Shows Woman Get Run Over After Brutal Fistfight as Onlookers Scream in Horror

Video Shows Woman Get Run Over After Brutal Fistfight as Onlookers Scream in Horror

Police are close to making an arrest after shock video uploaded online shows a 19-year-old Michigan woman being run over by a car after a brutal fistfight Monday.

“I have like tire marks all right here, all on the back of my back,” Sierra Washington told WOOD-TV.

Footage captured on a cellphone shows Washington in a vicious fistfight with an unidentified woman in Grand Rapids. Some bystanders attempt to break the brawl up, but others push them away and can be heard saying “let them fight.”

Warning: Strong language and violence. Discretion is advised. 

Suddenly one of the women enters a vehicle and begins the process of seemingly driving away.

Washington then can be seen throwing something on the hood of her vehicle. The 19-year-old then attempts to flee, but the other woman driving hits her and proceeds to drive over part of her body as onlookers scream in disbelief.

Image source: Screen grab

“I really wasn’t thinking that she’s going to run me over,” Washington told WOOD. “But she just ran me over and I actually thought I was dead. My body crunched up. I was just sitting there in shock. Then she turned around like she was going to come back again and my friends hurried up and picked me up, thank God.”

“I really wasn’t thinking that she’s going to run me over.”

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Video of the violent moment had amassed more than 1.1 million views on website World Star Hip Hop at the time of publication.

Washington said that the fight was in response to messages on Facebook.

“She was calling my baby ugly — basically Facebook beef back and forth,” Washington said.

The 19-year-old told WOOD she thinks the other woman should be behind bars.

“I understand the fight,” she said. “The fight is one thing. I’m perfectly fine with the fight. I don’t regret anything. But as far as running me over, you know, justice should be served.”

Police know who the suspect is and are close to making an arrest, WOOD reported.