Friday, February 4, 2011

Thugs, guns, and racism

Skeptical Eye, the title of the blog, at first blush it brings visions of debate, curiosity, and a deeper questioning of the accepted and promoted thoughts and reactions of the general populous.

What is more deserving of skepticism than the propaganda of the established media conglomerates and the oligarchy controlled government itself. Many of course do not understand this letting apathy and even narcissism give them a security blanket from whence to lash out in irrational an illogical patterns far too common today. One of the issues is a particular tool, a very dangerous tool, a machine actually called the firearm for the uninformed that is commonly called a “gun."


Before we get into the story that prompted the title we can review a short video clip.

I guess you can always pick the wrong house... run thugs, run! (I digress)

Crime and Self-Defense:

Roughly 16,272 murders were committed in the United States during 2008. Of these, about 10,886 or 67% were committed with firearms.

A 1993 nationwide survey of 4,977 households found that over the previous five years, at least 0.5% of households had members who had used a gun for defense during a situation in which they thought someone "almost certainly would have been killed" if they "had not used a gun for protection." Applied to the U.S. population, this amounts to 162,000 such incidents per year. This figure excludes all "military service, police work, or work as a security guard.”

Based on survey data from the U.S. Department of Justice, roughly 5,340,000 violent crimes were committed in the United States during 2008. These include simple/aggravated assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, rapes, and murders. Of these, about 436,000 or 8% were committed by offenders visibly armed with a gun.

Based on survey data from a 2000 study published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, U.S. civilians use guns to defend themselves and others from crime at least 989,883 times per year.

A 1994 survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that Americans use guns to frighten away intruders who are breaking into their homes about 498,000 times per year.

A 1982 survey of male felons in 11 state prisons dispersed across the U.S. found:

34% had been "scared off, shot at, wounded, or captured by an armed victim”
40% had decided not to commit a crime because they "knew or believed that the victim was carrying a gun”
69% personally knew other criminals who had been "scared off, shot at, wounded, or captured by an armed victim”

And of course one item worth noting for its misuse in established media propaganda.

"In homes with guns, the homicide of a household member is almost 3 times more likely to occur than in homes without guns.”

This statistic is based on a three-county study comparing households in which a homicide occurred to demographically similar households in which a homicide did not occur. After controlling for several variables, the study found that gun ownership was associated with a 2.7 times increase in the odds of homicide.

This study does have a few flaws:

Ownership is not a random decision, homicide victims may well possess firearms precisely because they are likely to be victimized, live in an area considered dangerous or crime ridden, or have received direct threats.

Often cited that states with high firearm homicide numbers prove that the prevalence of guns is the deciding factor often fail to cite that many states with the highest gun ownership also have the lowest firearm homicide numbers. Poverty, education, and issues (including politically incorrect facts) show stronger correlation to violent crime numbers.

The results are arrived at by subjecting the raw data to statistical analyses instead of letting the data speak for itself. (For reference, the raw data of this study shows that households in which a homicide occurred had a firearm ownership rate of 45% as compared to 36% for non-homicide households. Also, households in which a homicide occurred were twice as likely have a household member who was previously arrested (53% vs. 23%), five times more likely to have a household member who used illicit drugs (31% vs. 6%), and five times more likely to have a household member who was previously hit or hurt during a fight in the home (32% vs. 6%).)

What I find most interesting as of late is the irrational and illogical equating of deaths by accident (negligent discharge) and the deliberate use of a firearm to prevent a crime and somehow the restraint of the typical victim does not count because most criminals are not killed in the process of a victim defending themselves.

In the end no reason, no statistics, and no emotional projection can change the fact that the firearm is a dangerous tool, legal adult ownership of any firearm comes with great responsibility, freedom is not and never has been safe and firearms remain deadly tools.

On to our subject - thugs, guns, and racism, and yes I am using the word thug, where you see that the insertion is mine...

The victim:
The Denver DA drags man into system drains his money and spits him out when nothing is found (standard for Denver except for the wild police that are out of control) The local media and ethnic communities join together and use racism and deliberate exposure to drive out a good individual that wanted none of the trouble.

The established media:
The typically liberal media of Denver whines about a thug killed in a robbery attempt and promotes interviews with tearful relatives.

It starts with the title - Make My Day Shooter: ‘I Did The Right Thing’

The genuflection to the criminal and his family is sickening.

The robbery:

“I’m yelling ‘Who’s in my house? Who’s in my house?’ I was scared,” said Kutchin (homeowner victim).

Suddenly, the three teens came running down from the second floor.
Marcus Duran (Thug) was carrying a loaded pistol. As he neared the front door, about five feet away from Kutchin, Duran brandished the loaded gun and aimed it at the homeowner. Duran (Thug) was still inside Kutchin’s home.

“And I just reacted in a defensive stance and took a shot,” said Kutchin.
The round missed its target. Kutchin said he could see Duran’s pistol.
“I saw a gun pointed at me and I shot,” said Kutchin.

The second round hit Duran in the head. The two other teens fled (now in jail for related robberies). Also be aware the rounds fired from the victim’s revolver are shot-shells and a single round will fire multiple projectiles (from 3 to 50 depending on size of the shot).

The toxicology report for Marcus Duran (Thug) shows the teen tested positive for alcohol, opiates and THC- the active ingredient in marijuana.

“My Godson did wrong, but he didn’t deserve to die,” said Phyllis Chavez, Duran’s godmother.

“I don’t think it was fair the way he(Kutchin) shot freely. Do it in the air. Why was he aiming at them if they are running away? That’s the part I don’t understand,” said Chavez.

You should see some of the comments both pro and con. Look Phyllis your godson entered two homes that night with intent on criminal activity. Duran was armed and he fell under a second round fired so in effect a “warning shot” was fired first as the victim missed with the first shot-shell fired. Duran raised his pistol (an illegal pistol BTW, and illegal for him, a minor, to posses - so much for gun control) and the homeowner/victim was forced to kill this criminal.

It is not the fault of the victim that your relative was a criminal, you would rather he be in prison or free after he killed this homeowner? (somehow I bet that is the case.)

Kutchin said beyond the anguish over what happened, he has spent $5,000 on attorneys fees, another $1,000 on his insurance deductible and countless hours dealing with police, prosecutors and court personnel.

The Denver District Attorney’s office cleared Kutchin of any criminal wrongdoing, ruling his actions were justified under Colorado law. But that is not the end of the story.

Channel 31/Channel 2 crew members visited the house in question. They found the 3150 Gaylord Street residence boarded up, and neighbors told them the owner had left after reportedly receiving threats.
The racism:
In the end the homeowner is driven out of his own home by racist hispanics more interested in lauding a teen criminal than facing the reality of the case. I can assure you that if anything had been wrong or if Denver had been able to plant evidence, or force a wrongful prosecution you better believe that the DA in this area would have sacrificed the homeowner for political gain, clearly he was not able to railroad this individual.

Some additions:

Armed self defense works

As I’ve noted before, criminals often work in groups, using superior numbers to overwhelm their victims. When that happens, even the strongest unarmed victims can be overpowered by the numerically superior criminals.

Whining morons bitch about a criminal lost, "Make My Day" case or unjustifiable homicide?

In the end this is simple - break into a home at 2 am in the morning and you have a gun with you you then threaten someone with, you have written your own death warrant, I have no sympathy for a stupidity, excuses, or age, the world is better now that a criminal’s career was cut off permanently.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you wholeheartedly. I'm lucky to live in a state (Oklahoma) with a "Make my day" law. I pity the fool that tries to rob my house. Like you, I have no sympathy for someone trying to take my stuff at gunpoint, I am an equal opportunity occupant of my home. I'll smoke any of them, no matter age, race, sex or size.


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