I don’t enjoy posting stories like this, but I think it’s important for people to realize that calling 911 will not always mean the police will be there on time. In this case, a wife and mother of 3 children was on the phone with 911 operators for 13 minutes when she was shot dead by her husband who was hallucinating and speaking of “the end of the world”.
According to Fox13now,
Richard Kirk wanted his wife to shoot him, she told 911.
She screamed when he went to the family safe and grabbed a gun.
The 911 operator heard what sounded like a gunshot. The wife went silent on the 911 call.
Responding police found her dead Monday in the family home with an apparent gunshot wound to the head, authorities said. She was identified as Kristine Kirk by CNN affiliate KWGN.
Kirk admitted that he killed his wife — “without questioning,” a police document says — when an officer put him in the backseat of a patrol car, the probable cause document says.
Those harrowing events, provided by authorities, are now being investigated by Denver police, who are looking at how 911 handled the 13-minute emergency call and whether Kirk was using marijuana or another drug, authorities said Wednesday. (KDVR reports police are investigating the possibility the man had eaten a marijuana edible prior to the incident.)
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A Utah businessman is rocking both state and national politics after claiming Utah Attorney General John Swallow helped him broker a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into his company quietly disappear, the Salt Lake Tribune reports.
Jeremy Johnson was allegedly told that the price would be $600,000, and claims to have made an initial payment of $250,000 when he was slapped with a federal lawsuit. Now he says he wants his money back.
The Salt Lake Tribune points out that Johnson has no way of knowing whether the funds actually made it to Reid, even if he did make a massive payment to Reid’s alleged intermediary.
The Salt Lake Tribune continues, explaining how the bribe supposedly came to be in 2010:
At the time, Johnson was largely known in Utah as a wealthy philanthropist who spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to ferry supplies into Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake.
Then, with the FTC investigation continuing, Johnson said Swallow suggested Reid could make problems with regulators go away — for a price.
“I said, ‘OK, what do I need to do?’ He’s like, ‘OK, it costs money,’ ” Johnson said, who claimed Swallow was adamant he make a deal.
“I think he told me, ‘Richard Rawle has a connection with Harry Reid,’ ” Johnson said.
He said Swallow at first wanted $2 million to enlist Reid’s help. But [his company] I Works was no longer profitable and he did not have the money, Johnson said, so they eventually agreed on $300,000 upfront and $300,000 later.
Swallow put Johnson in contact with Rawle, whose company has operations in Nevada…
Rawle, who died of cancer last month, had contributed to Reid’s 2010 re-election bid and later bragged to Johnson that the Nevada Democrat helped him delay new federal payday-loan regulations, Johnson said.
“Richard [Rawle] is traveling to LV tomorrow and will be able to contact this person, who he has a very good relationship with. He needs a brief narrative of what is going on and what you want to happen. I don’t know the cost, but it probably won’t be cheap.”
Eventually, the man crawled in through a window, and Alicia, realizing that her young twins were asleep inside the house, armed herself with a knife, prepared to protect her family.
“You call 911 and they come and they save you. And they weren’t going to come and save me,” she said.
Luckily, the man soon ran out of her house, and she was able to get through on an alternate number for the Everett police that she had to look up on the Internet.
An hour after her first call, she finally got someone on the phone and police arrived. By that time, the intruder was gone.
While we applaud Ms. Cappola’s bravery, it’s a bit disconcerting that she continues to cling to the idea that calling 911 is a guarantee that the police will save your toches. To quote the old adage, when seconds count, the police are only an hour away. Oh, and kitchen knives are a useful tool for self-defense, but a gun is better. Just sayin’ . . .
Just remember, Chicago has the strictest gun laws in the nation and Obama thinks should be the blueprint for the entire country.
The state of Illinois and the city of Chicago are both considered to be fairly anti-gun. A Firearm Owners Identification Card (FOID) is needed just to purchase a firearm or ammunition. Chicago recently let up on its gun control laws a little bit, but those haven’t been changed long enough for a real armed populace to form.
While Illinois did recently pass a concealed carry license law, it’s considered pretty watered down compared to many places in the country.
With all of the restrictions and red tape on owning a gun in Chicago, by gun control logic it should be one of the safest cities in the country. However, the complete opposite is true.
Case in point. Here is an excerpt from an article in the Chicago Tribune where 36 people have been shot in 36 hours in the Windy City.
At least 36 people were shot in Chicago, four of them fatally, in as many hours over the weekend, with more than half of the shootings occurring over a half-day period stretching into early Sunday.
Officers responded to at least 27 incidents, starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side involving an attack that left a 17-year-old girl dead and two other people wounded, police said. There were also fatal shootings in the South Shore neighborhood Friday night and the Washington Park neighborhood early Sunday, both on the South Side.
Temperatures in Chicago reached 80 degrees over the weekend, and most crime trends tend to show violent crime increasing as temperatures rise.
One thing is clear, Chicago’s and Illinois’ gun control laws aren’t working.
Also, where is the mainstream media on this? If 36 people were shot by a guy armed with an AR-15 it would be front page news for weeks, but 36 people get shot with handguns in multiple incidents and it’s barely a blip on the media radar.
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Tensions continue to escalate in Bunkerville, Nevada, between protesters and federal authorities. The plight of rancher Cliven Bundy has captured the national spotlight as federal authorities escalate the fight with the Nevada rancher who rejects the federal government’s sovereignty over land his family has used since the 1880’s. Now, with protests mounting and federal authorities not looking to back down, the volatile situation appears to be getting worse.
On March 1st a group of attackers armed with knives stormed a Chinese train station, killing at least 29 and injuring more than 130 others before good guys with guns showed up to end the attack.
According to NBC News, “four of the attackers were shot dead,” and “one was captured alive.”
Yang Haifei was buying a ticket when attackers “dressed in black” rushed in and “starting stabbing people.” He said he ran when one of the attackers came at him “with a long knife;” as he ran he saw injured persons “[falling] on the ground.”
On February 28th Breitbart News covered a Chinese report criticizing the U.S. government for failing to use gun control to curtail the growth of private gun ownership in America.
China has used draconian gun control measures to keep the Chinese people disarmed. However, as the attack on March 1st reminds us, once a population is disarmed, a successful attack with more primitive weapons becomes feasible.
In the study “Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?,” Don B. Kates and Gary Mauser address this by showing “that per capita murder overall is only half as frequent in the United States as in several other nations where gun murder is rarer, but murder by strangling, stabbing, or beating is much more frequent.”
Look, Barry, if I’m gonna take the fall for this cluster f***, you could at least exempt me from it!”
Latest FBI Report: Violent Crime Way Down in 2013, During Same Time Gun Sales Reached All Time Highs
The FBI’s latest Uniformed Crime Report has been released. The report covers the first half of 2013.
Some might be surprised to learn that crime fell fairly substantially across the board. According to the report, violent crime is down 5.4% and murder rate is down a significant 6.9%. Both of these are in comparison to the same time period in 2012.
This may be a surprise to some because during 2013, particularly the first half of 2013, gun stores could not keep any firearms on the shelves. Many vendors were sold out of popular models for months on end during 2013.
According to the report,
Preliminary figures indicate that, as a whole, law enforcement agencies throughout the nation reported a decrease of 5.4 percent in the number of violent crimes brought to their attention for the first 6 months of 2013 when compared with figures reported for the same time in 2012. The violent crime category includes murder, forcible rape, robbery, and aggravated assault. The number of property crimes in the United States from January to June of 2013 decreased 5.4 percent when compared with data for the same time period in 2012. Property crimes include burglary, larceny-theft, and motor vehicle theft. Arson is also a property crime, but data for arson are not included in property crime totals. Figures for 2013 indicate that arson decreased 15.6 percent when compared to 2012 figures from the same time period.