Police Dogs Shot in Line of Duty in Separate Incidents Still Recovering

CANINE OFFICER BLADE. SHOT IN JAW, WILL BE RETIRED.

BLADE WITH HIS HUMAN PARTNER.

Two police dogs, shot in separate incidents hundreds of miles apart are recovering nicely from their wounds, according to reports.

Canine Officer Blade was shot while chasing a black suspect who was subsequently killed by police.

ABC7 Chicago

GARY, Ind. (WLS) — A police dog wounded in a shootout in Gary, Ind., last month got new X-rays Tuesday.

Blade, a 6-year-old Dutch shepherd with four years on the Lake County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Unit, was injured in January during a traffic stop in the 700-block of 42nd Avenue.

Blade underwent two successful surgeries after being shot in the face, taking a bullet for his partner. He had a checkup and X-rays Tuesday at the Purdue Animal Hospital in West Lafayette to see how his jaw is healing.

Blade was brought in for his four week recheck Tuesday, when specialists assessed the healing of his fractured jaw. Doctors say all his skin incisions have healed very nicely and his hair is already growing back, so he is beginning to look like his “good old self.”

X-rays showed the jaw fracture is healing appropriately and there are no signs of any problems with the bone plates that had been implanted to repair his jaw, doctors said.

Blade will be brought in again in four weeks to repeat the X-rays to ensure the healing has continued to progress, doctors said.

Blade is still going through medical procedures and will not officially retire until he is fully healed and evaluated. Blade will visit Canada with his breeders and trainers next month.

During a foot chase, Blade and an officer followed Marquis Thomas down an alley to railroad tracks, where he fired shots at the officer and struck the police dog. The officer returned fire and struck Thomas. Thomas, 18, of Merrillville, died of his wounds, according to Indiana State Police.

Canine Officer Jake was shot twice by a Latino police officer after Jake mistook him for a suspect during a chase and bit him.

CANINE OFFICER JAKE, SHOT BY A HUMAN OFFICER.

KHOU

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Houston police say an officer shot a K-9 after the dog attacked him during a chase Wednesday afternoon in north Houston.

The animal will recover, but because of his age, the K-9 will have to retire, police said.

The incident occurred around noon Wednesday in the 1500 block of Gears Road, not far from Ella and Beltway 8.

Police were patrolling an apartment complex in north Houston for a stolen vehicle involved in an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

They tried to make an arrest at a nearby McDonald’s, but police say the suspects sped off in the stolen vehicle.

A short chase began, and the stolen vehicle rammed into the K-9 officer’s car. The chase ended in a field, and both suspects ran from the scene. Two suspects — a male juvenile and a female juvenile — were arrested. The female juvenile was found to have a gun, police said.

Officials say during the chase, the K-9 attacked one of the officers, latching onto his thigh. Authorities say the dog would not let go, and the officer shot the dog twice.

Officer Castillo, an 8-year veteran with HPD, was taken to Houston Northwest Medical Center with dog bite injuries.

Jake, the K-9, was transported to Aldine Bender Animal Hospital where he underwent surgery. After surgery, the K-9 was transported to BluePearl Veterinary Hospital where he is recovering.

Police say at this time, it is unclear whether the officer thought it was a stray dog or a police dog latching onto his thigh.

JAKE, IN HAPPIER TIMES.

Maybe it’s just me, but to my mind there is a moral question about putting dogs in situations where they can be shot. The police have robots, drones, helicopters, and even tanks at their disposal to use in taking thugs into custody. It’s not clear to me that dogs, who have no awareness of danger, should be put into danger when other tools are available for police to use..

Dogs can be used to sniff out evidence, but beyond that, my opinion is that dogs should not be on active police duty.

White Computer Engineer Snaps After Confrontations with “Nigger” and Mexicans, Shot Dead by Police in Bizarre Incident

HARASSMENT BY NONWHITES WAS MORE THAN HE COULD TAKE.

I looked at the Google street view of Jesse Enjaian’s house, where the police shot him dead. It should have been and probably once was a nice white neighborhood where folks got along.

Then came diversity.

East Bay Express

Jesse Enjaian, a 32-year-old computer science engineer, died in Highland Hospital yesterday after a bizarre standoff where he fired a .22 caliber rifle at his East Oakland neighbors, a news helicopter, and Oakland police officers.

No one besides Enjain – who was arrested after being shot by the police – was injured.

Records obtained by the Express, however, reveal that the Oakland police had responded to two reports of gunfire involving Enjaian in the past eight days. The police did not arrest or detain him on either occasion, despite physical evidence and witness statements.

What’s more, neither shooting appears in the official daily log, which is released by OPD. Only the Friday shooting that ended in Enjaian’s death is noted — even though all three were documented by officers.

According to police records, the first shooting occurred on Friday, February 10. Officer Brent McCord received a dispatch call for suspected gunfire in the vicinity of Enjaian’s house, at 9512 Las Vegas Avenue in East Oakland. Upon arriving, McCord noticed a gray Lexus sedan with a bullet hole in one of its windows.

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Black Guns Matter: The Movement to Put Guns into Black Hands to INCREASE Public Safety

MAJ TOURE, FOUNDER OF BLACK GUNS MATTER.

Do you think that arming blacks in a place like Chicago would make it safer if those blacks were trained to use firearms in self defense?

The Sun

A PRO-GUN campaigner says the wave of deadly gun violence in cities like Chicago can be tackled with more guns and better firearms training.

Maj Toure is the founder of Black Guns Matter, an organisation that aims to educate urban populations about their Second Amendment rights.

He claims more guns are the answer to America’s gun crime epidemic and believes that years of prejudice have convinced urban populations to associate guns with crime rather than defending themselves, their communities and their rights.

Maj, who was raised in north Philadelphia, said: “Growing up, people always told me that firearms were bad, and that if you have a firearm you either have to be the bad guy or you are law enforcement.

“That’s a lie. It’s just not true. The problem is the lack of information and education about firearms and safety in urban areas.

“There is a deliberate attempt to keep that information away from these highly populated areas because it’s not about gun control, it’s about people control.”

However, the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence claims stats suggest removing guns from cities works better, saying ‘guns make violent situations deadly’.

Maj, who formed Black Guns Matter in 2016, has been taking his message across the United States for the past year, visiting areas such as Atlanta, Baltimore and Detroit.

The 29-year-old has also visited Chicago, where there were 3,550 shooting incidents, 4,331 shooting victims and 762 murders in 2016.

Maj believes a greater understanding of laws and education around firearms in Chicago would bring more ‘respect for the tool’ and greater ‘trigger discipline’.

This along with better teaching of de-escalation tactics would help reduce gun violence.

Maj, who is not affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement, said: “Clearly, gun legislation is not working. They have an extreme amount of gun control law and they still cracked 700 homicides last year.

“So what we do is inform the people better [about guns and the Second Amendment] to cut down on that.

“Information is always better than just legislation.

“A lot of times people in urban areas don’t even associate the Second Amendment with the hood.

“They associate the Second Amendment with guys in the military or crazy white guys down South.

“My job is to make sure that everybody understands the Second Amendment is for every citizen of America. It’s not my job to advocate more firearms. It’s my job to inform people about firearms.

“When you make something a taboo and you ignore it and pretend like it isn’t an issue, then there is no education and no knowledge – and a lack of knowledge is always dangerous.”

According to the American Trends Panel more than twice the amount of white people own legal guns compared to black people.

And while 51 per cent of people in rural areas own a legal gun, just 25 per cent of people in cities own a gun.

Black people were also two-and-a-half times times more likely to be shot by law enforcement than white people in 2015, despite black people making up 13 per cent of the population.

On his trips, Maj meets with community leaders in some of the poorest areas to educate people on their rights to bear arms.

Depending on state laws, they learn what rights they have against the police, sign up to get legal firearms and concealed and carry licenses, and also learn how to shoot properly.

As a conservative and a libertarian I’m for everyone exercising his gun rights. As a race realist, I fear that putting guns into the hands of blacks would be no different than putting them in the hands of children. There’s a lack of self control in the darker race.

What say you? Here’s a black man with a gun:

Man gets 30 years for setting fire to Orlando gunman’s mosque

Confessed arsonist Joseph Schreiber doesn’t look white. Could he be a Jew?

Schreiber has a criminal record and a history of making anti-Muslim statements on the Internet.

He destroyed the Orlando gay nightclub shooter’s mosque by setting it on fire.

One source I consulted claims that his harsh sentence is related to his prior record as a felon, although no details of his earlier crimes were provided except for mention of an armed robbery.

CNN

he man accused of setting fire to a mosque frequented by Pulse Nightclub shooter Omar Mateen has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading no contest to arson, according to St. Lucie County Prosecutor Steve Gosnell.

Joseph Schreiber, 32, was accused of setting fire to the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce on the evening of September 11, 2016. Mateen, who killed 49 people at the Orlando nightclub in June, had attended the mosque.

No one was inside when the fire started, authorities said. St. Lucie County crews responded after two drivers called 911 to report flames on the building’s roof.

“Surveillance footage from cameras on the building revealed that a white or Hispanic male arrived on motorcycle at approximately 11:38 p.m.,” according to a statement released at the time by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. “In the video, it appears he is carrying paper and a bottle of some type of liquid. The male approaches the northeast side of the building and a flash is seen, presumably when the fire ignited. The male is then seen running from the building.”

Schreiber, a Floridian, was identified and arrested in connection with the fire two days later. He was charged with arson of a structure evidencing prejudice.

Gosnell said Schreiber’s plea of no contest Monday was adjudicated as a guilty plea.

Mateen had attended the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce since 2003, Imam Syed Shafeeq Rahman told CNN last year. Mateen usually came for Friday prayers before the rampage at the Orlando nightclub on June 12.

Rahman said the mosque preached a peaceful message.

“So far, as we here in Fort Pierce are concerned, we are always very conscious — consciously speaking about peace, about love, about unity,” Rahman told CNN in a previous interview. “We came to this country; this country gave us everything.”

The mosque had also been attended by Moner Mohammad Abu-Salha, a Florida man who became the first known American suicide bomber in Syria.

One of the mosque’s attendees told CNN that the Fort Pierce Islamic Center was “like any other mosque.”

“It’s simple, friendly,” Bedar Bakht said in June. “Our imam is very good at explaining things. We never hear any stupid things coming out from anybody. It’s very low key.”

A building isn’t the problem. That’s what’s wrong with burning down a mosque.

The problem is the presence of Muslims on American soil. Joseph Schreiber would have done better if he persuaded a few Muslims to leave for their homelands.

Elderly Homeowner Charged with Manslaughter for Shooting at Home Invaders, Killing One

DAVID PETTERSEN. CHARGED WITH SECOND DEGREE MANSLAUGHTER.

Given his age, which is 65, David Pettersen was right to be afraid of a gang of teens who admit that they were casing his house for a burglary. It isn’t clear that all of them were white, but the dead teen shot by Pettersen was of European descent.

The moral and legal question is whether he was justified in trying to shoot out the tires of the car in which teen Nick Embertson was fleeing.

Fox News

A Minnesota homeowner is facing manslaughter charges after he told police he shot at a group of men who had tried breaking into his home, and one of the suspects later died in the hospital.

David Allen Pettersen, 65, called police around 7 a.m. Saturday to report a possible burglary and shooting at his home in Fieldon Township, just south of Madelia. According to the charging documents, Pettersen told the dispatcher he fired his handgun at a gray car that was leaving his property after an attempted burglary.

A deputy responding to the call found the car 2 miles north of Pettersen’s home, with three people inside. One of the passengers, 19-year-old Nicolas Thomas Embertson, had a gunshot wound and later died at Madelia Hospital.

NICOLAS EMBERTSON. HAS DONE HIS LAST BURGLARY.

Another passenger, 18-year-old Kyle Thomas Nason, had a broken ankle. He told police that he, Embertson and a third man — 18-year-old Cornelius Ayers — were at Pettersen’s home to “case” it for a future burglary.

Nason said his friends gave him a boost onto the second-level deck of the home, and that he injured his ankle when making the 10-foot jump back down. He told police he heard two loud bangs as Embertson drove away from the home. As they were headed down the driveway, Embertson said, “I think I’ve been hit,” before losing consciousness. Nason continued driving the car until they were stopped by the deputy responding to Petterson’s 911 call.

Pettersen told investigators he was in bed when he heard someone trying to open a door to the deck. He saw the person jump from the deck and crawl toward a car, at which point he grabbed a .45 caliber handgun and tried to shoot the tires of the car. Pettersen said he was about 10 feet from the car when he fired two or three shots.

Pettersen was arrested and booked into the Watonwan County Jail. Monday morning, he was charged with second-degree manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm.

“The law does say a self-defense law, but what we’ve gathered so far, we feel we have enough to charge him with second-degree manslaughter,” Watonwan County Chief Deputy Jeremy Nachreiner told KEYC-TV in Mankato.

If I were Pettersen’s lawyer I would emphasize his age, the fear factor, and the fact that he was outnumbered three to one by vital young teens. And I would emphasize that he was afraid they would come back, which they admitted they planned to do.

Any other amateur lawyers out there willing to argue for Petterson’s acquittal?

(UPDATED) Breaking: Anti-Trump, Anti-Milo U. Washington Protest Leads to Shooting Incident, Victim Critical, Shooter in Custody

UPDATE: AT 3 A.M., CENTRAL TIME U.S., THE SPD BLOTTER STATES THE VICTIM IS AGE 32 AND THE SHOOTER TURNED HIMSELF IN TO POLICE.

This story hasn’t hit the media yet. It’s only on Twitter as I write. Exactly what happened is unknown at this point.

Let’s hope that a Trump supporter was not the gunshot victim in this case.

UPDATE: NEW VIDEO OF “TOLERANT” LEFT PROTEST:

MILO CONTINUED HIS TALK AFTER THE SHOOTING, AS AN ACT OF RESISTANCE.

This Tweet from the Seattle PD is the only official confirmation of the shooting.

Arizona “driver” Who Shot and Beat Trooper Was an Illegal from Mexico

Yahoo headline:

Authorities: Trooper was shot by driver he sought to help

Better headline: Authorities: Trooper was shot by illegal migrant he sought to help

An illegal Mexican who was involved in a serious roll-over car crash that left his Latina girlfriend dead decided to attack an Arizona trooper who arrived on the scene to render assistance. The attacker’s motivation is unknown as he was shot dead by a passing Good Samaritan motorist who intervened on behalf of saving the trooper’s life.

Yahoo

PHOENIX (AP) — The man who shot and severely beat an Arizona state trooper last week was a former member of the Mexican federal police who was in the country illegally, authorities said.

He had rolled his car on Interstate 10 before he inexplicably attacked the officer who had stopped to help.

Leonard Pennelas-Escobar opened fire on Trooper Edward Andersson early Thursday after the officer had stopped on the interstate and set up flares in a bid to get motorists to slow down. Pennelas-Escobar said something unrecognizable in Spanish before shooting the trooper, and then he started landing blows with his fists and beating the trooper’s head on the ground, Department of Public Safety Director Frank Milstead said Monday.

EDWARD ANDERSSON, THE SHOT TROOPER.

A passing motorist who witnessed the attack retrieved a handgun from his vehicle and fired two shots at Pennelas-Escobar after he refused an order to stop attacking Andersson. With Pennelas-Escobar incapacitated, the motorist tended to the wounded trooper but was later drawn back into the dispute when Pennelas-Escobar got up and resumed his assault on Andersson. The motorist then fired a fatal shot at Pennelas-Escobar.

“He definitely kept him (Andersson) from having much more serious neurological injuries from this beating,” Milstead said.

Milstead called a news conference Monday to offer more detail on the chaotic scene, but he was unable to provide an explanation on why Pennelas-Escobar attacked the officer.

The 37-year-old Pennelas-Escobar was in the country illegally, a drug user and was believed to have once worked as a Mexican police officer, Milstead said. Still, Pennelas-Escobar had no known criminal history.

Andersson arrived at the rollover scene about 55 miles west of downtown Phoenix to find Pennelas-Escobar holding his injured girlfriend, 23-year-old Vanessa Monique Lopez-Ruiz, on the edge of the roadway.

THE DEAD WOMAN’S MUGSHOT.

She had been ejected in the high-speed rollover and was later pronounced dead. The cause of the collision hasn’t yet been determined. Pennelas-Escobar was believed to have been the vehicle’s driver.

Andersson, a 27-year department veteran, suffered gunshot wounds to the right shoulder and chest. He underwent surgery and has since been released from the hospital.

The motorist who shot Pennelas-Escobar hasn’t spoken out publicly about the shooting.

Milstead said the motorist didn’t serve in the military or work as a law enforcement officer, but he still had experience in using firearms. The DPS director described the motorist as a humble man with a strong religious faith.

“He knows he did the right thing,” Milstead said. “He is trying to reconcile that in his mind, which is difficult to take a life even when you know it’s the right thing to do.”

Arizona has a “defense of third person” law that allows someone to use deadly force against another who is threatening or injuring a third person. It was not unusual that the passing driver was armed in this gun-friendly state with loose regulation.

Mexicans have a well-deserved reputation for being hot tempered. That explains a lot.