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| December 2, 2022

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Trespasser shot dead after stabbing Daytona Beach officer in the face

Patricio G. Balona, The Daytona Beach News-Journal
A police officer was stabbed in the face by a felon trespassing at a gas station Thursday morning prompting him to fatally shoot the man, Daytona Beach police Chief Jakari Young said.

The officer suffered a cut to his left upper jaw line, said Daytona Beach police spokeswoman Carrie McCallister.

The suspect was identified as Benjamin Joseph Remley, 36, of Deltona. Florida Department of Corrections records show Remley did three years in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was released Feb. 6.

On Thursday, Remley stabbed the Daytona Beach officer at a Sunoco gas station at 2501 W. International Speedway Blvd. at 9:11 a.m., McCallister said.

The officer, a veteran of the Daytona Beach Police Department, was released from Halifax Health Health Medical Center Thursday afternoon after getting treated for the knife cut to his jaw, McCallister said.

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The shot placement indicates an up close and personal encounter. Fortunately, the LEO did make it home after his shift. Mr. Remley not so much. Thanks, Gun Bunny.

Dallas store customer facing murder charge for shooting unarmed robber

By FOX 4 Staff
A Dallas man is charged with murder for shooting and killing an unarmed robber he believed was attacking two dollar store employees.

After the shooting, the man stayed on the scene and spoke with police.

Dallas police say 47-year-old Kevin Jackson was legally carrying the gun he used to shoot and kill 26-year-old Phillip Betts inside a Family Dollar on South Lancaster Road in Oak Cliff Tuesday night. He told police he was worried about the safety of the two employees.

The murder charge raises questions about when it is appropriate to step in and use deadly force.

According to an arrest affidavit, a female assistant manager recognized Betts as someone who frequently steals. She asked Betts to leave and to return stolen items from his coat.

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Fox 10 Phoenix

Mr. Jackson halted what he perceived as a deadly threat. Question is, can the DA convince a Texas Grand Jury of murder?

“There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.”
– Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Flori-DUH! Man strikes again.
Officer Friendly has a new nickname, Officer Scarface, “Say hello to my little frien’ “.

Yep! Close shave for the LEO and good shooting. Judged by 12 V toted by 6? I’ll take the 12.

The MIC benefits from prolonged war.

“…not reamed deeply enough…” That’s what Lori told Phil. “…drew inspiration from a John (HMS/JMB/HBHN) Browning patent…the right gun at the right time…”

One of the Characters (Marine) in Jeff Shaara’s WWI Historical Novel, To The Last Man, spoke highly of the “Chat Chat” and put it to good use.

Gotta love the picture of the GI using his 1911 while the Chat Chat is laying on the ground next to him. Yeah, I know it’s posed.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Yeah….that Dallas shooting is going to a jury trial.
I originally thought it was a “good shoot” as the perp (Betts – notice no picture of him in the Fox article?) was attacking the store workers.
Then we get to the bottom, it said that Betts appeared to be trying to run away when he was shot. Oops!
Still all in all, it may have been a split microsecond thing. I think I’d take my chances on a Texas jury trial rather then accept a plea deal.

Texas laws are a little different. There doesn’t have to be a deadly threat, merely “unlawful force” with responding force “to a degree the actor believed necessary” The theft turned into a robbery when Betts began fighting with store employees, turning it into a forcible felony.

IAW Texas Code:

(a)…….a person is justified in using force against another when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the force is immediately necessary to protect the actor against the other’s use or attempted use of unlawful force. The actor’s belief that the force was immediately necessary as described by this subsection is presumed to be reasonable if the actor:

(C)was committing or attempting to commit…. robbery, or aggravated robbery;

A lot of questions come into play. I wouldn’t have shot the robber, but if I had, I’d take it to a jury.

Picture of Betts, thinking deep. He was an honor student ya know:

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Recidivism now = zero.


You just shot an unarmed man!

Old tanker

Given the circumstances the validity of the civilian shooting is very questionable. One issue I do wish a lot of folks carrying would explore and learn, is when NOT to shoot. Just because you can, is not sufficient justification to do so. Petty theft / shoplifting isn’t in the proper category especially when it isn’t even your property.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

But at the time, it wasn’t JUST a shoplifting. There was also an assault on the store employees, with unknown weapons.

John Seabee

Another useless lump of excrement to be collected by Waste Management. Good shoot DBPD. Glad to see the officer is going to be all right.