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A 14 year old with a butcher’s knife and a clown mask inside a middle school cafeteria is not something to be taken lightly. But one School Resource Officer stopped the threat.
I find it interesting what the deputy said about his choice in weapons.
“A person with a knife, we’re basically trained that we can use up to and including deadly force,” Lindley added. “I felt that since there were no other children around him and no one was in immediate danger that I would start at the lower end of the use of force continuum which would be the asp baton.”
A gutsy choice, as a butcher knife is just as sharp in the hands of a 14 year old as it is in the hands of an adult.
This deputy showed up with several choices. He had his fists, his baton, and his gun. He might have had pepper spray as well. He had a choice and he selected the baton and won. What would you have been allowed to use? What choices would you have been permitted? What choices would the staff of that school been allowed had there been no School Resource Officer available to take the risk for them?
Sadly, that’s not a rhetorical question.
School officials say it shows the importance of the School Resource Officer program in middle schools. Those positions had been eliminated in Rowan County, but were brought back after grant money was found to fund the positions.
Anyone want to bet that the elementary schools don’t have School Resource Officers? Who would be there to stop an adult from taking a knife to any one of the elementary schools and carving up the staff and students until the police showed up?
We need a better system than one that expects school staff to die as human shields until the authorized forcible response unit manages to arrive.
Outside the Beltway this is what an actual war on women looks like.
Investigators think the men may have used a date rape drug to sexually assault a 26-year-old woman they met at a party on Sept. 5. The woman called police after viewing the assault on a social media site, Scott said in a press release.
And what sort of person thinks it’s a good idea to drug and rape a woman, film it, and then post the video on “a social media site”?
Just exactly the people you think would do something like this.
I’m not a fan of zoos. I like animals just fine. Dogs are great. Cats are pretty cool too. I’m ok with you having a bird, but I don’t want one. But I’ve no interest in getting close to exotic animals of any type.
The harmless motion sparked the attack that happened in front of dozens of school children.
Scottie Brown said what happened to his bookkeeper Kimberly Hillman was a painful lesson to learn.
His staff was taking school children on the drive on a wagon through Zootastic in Iredell County Oct. 27 when a mother arrived late with her children.
The wagons had just left.
“I radioed her and said I saw the lady so Kim said, ‘Well, I’ll just bring them down in my car,’” Brown said. “So she brought them down and when she got out of the car she was walking the kids to the wagon. The wildebeest came over and she shooed it.”
That action caused the wildebeest to be aggressive.
“It hit her, threw her up in the air. She hit (the) ground, it picked her up again and threw her up in the air, and I was getting off the tractor at the time and I ran and got between her and the wildebeest,” Brown said. “It happened because she got out of her car and I guess for that matter, it could have happened to the mother and child? Oh yes, yes.”
She spent a week in the hospital and apparently has some souvenir black eyes from the encounter.
It is important to remember, whenever dealing with wild animals, that “cute does not equal tame.” They are wild animals whose ancestors survived for thousands of years against predators who have far scarier teeth and claws than we do. They may decide that “shoo” actually means “bounce this person up in to the air repeatedly just in case she actually is a threat to me.” Because wild.
I had no idea that long hair was so versatile.
And who carries a gun in her weave?
Yet the gun haters want to blame people like you and me for “gun violence.”
Who does this?
Blinding pilots while they’re flying an aircraft is just stupid
He seems to have a problem following the law.
I’m not sure this was a well thought out crime.
How did he think he was going to get away with it?
I guess that 8 months he spent in prison didn’t teach him anything.
Here’s your feel good story of the day.
“In this case, the state has an affirmative duty to disprove any claim of self-defense, and the evidence in this case strongly supports Crystal Turner’s claim that she was defending herself,” Jackson said in a statement.
This is a hard one to write about as there’s no shorthand for “Dude who got what he deserved, so I’m going to have to refer to him as “Victim” with the deliberate scare quotes.
The woman who defended herself does not appear to have any sort of criminal record in North Carolina, while the “Victim” has quite a few charges. The story says that the “Victim” was recently convicted of assaulting the woman, though that’s not included in the database.
This looks like a classic case of Stand Your Ground. I wonder if the SYG hating media will try to attack her? Where are the usual race mongering agitators? They might not like it, but this is why we worked so hard to pass the enhanced Castle law in NC which includes the “no duty to retreat” law.
Aren’t we supposed to feel charitable towards the homeless?
What sad path led him to living in a homeless shelter?
Maybe no one else wants him to live with them.