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| June 10, 2024 | 13 Comments

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Connecticut residents form armed group to defend against violent crime
The ‘Self-Defense Brigade’ patrols neighborhood streets in Hartford, while monitoring surveillance cameras and video from drones and homes

By Bryan Llenas
A predominantly Black neighborhood in Hartford, Connecticut, hoping to fend off violent crime, has turned to an armed group of citizens to patrol their streets by land and by air.

The so-called “Self-Defense Brigade” — made up of about 40 legally armed citizens — are voluntarily patrolling the streets of Hartford’s North End wearing body cameras mostly on nights and weekends, according to the group’s founder, Cornell Lewis.

When the armed volunteers are not on the streets, the group monitors video feeds from a dozen drones hovering over the neighborhood, and 75 home surveillance cameras in the neighborhood.

“The Democratic machine in Hartford is either unwilling or unable, incapable of doing it, and people are paying their tax dollars, and they’re not really getting any kind of service,” Lewis told Fox News. “So we want the people to understand, number one, self-defense is not a dirty word.”

Hartford’s Democratic Mayor Arunan Arulampalam has denounced the group over concerns they will enact vigilante justice.

“Our community has seen so much pain and trauma, and what we need is for those who love this city to do the hard work of healing that pain, not walk around our streets with guns trying to take the law into their own hands,” Arulampalam said in a statement to Fox.
The group began patrolling the neighborhood at the behest of Archbishop Dexter Burke of the Walk in the Light Church of God. A shooting in February left two men dead near his church and he had enough.

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Grand jury declines to indict man who was accused of chasing down, killing alleged car thief

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Harris County filing from last month shows a grand jury declined to indict a man in the death of an alleged car thief.

On March 9, Dushawn Caples was at home when he reportedly heard someone steal his vehicle. That’s when he allegedly grabbed his gun, got into his wife’s car, and followed the driver.

The driver, along with a passenger, refused to stop, and that’s when authorities said Caples fired shots into his stolen car.

Then, at about 4 a.m., deputies responded to a crash on Golden Eagle Drive. A 17-year-old, later identified as Danell Cotton, died from gunshot wounds, and another man was seen running from the car with a backpack, according to investigators.

At first, deputies believed it was a possible road rage case. Caples’ wife called 911 to report the stolen vehicle and deputies pieced together what happened, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Caples was charged with murder and booked into the Harris County Jail. The case went to a grand jury, with his attorney claiming Caples acted in self-defense.

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The NRA was founded, in part, so that newly freed slaves could protect themselves from the democrat founded KKK.

And democrats still today hate the NRA.


I am curious about evidence for this. I think the NRA was thinking more about everybody rather than any racial group in particular. The NRA didn’t really start heavy opposition of gun control until the 1970s.


Someone needs to tell the mayor of Hartford, if you let criminals run wild, guess what? Eventually you WILL have people enacting vigilante justice. I’m still waiting to see a news story of cops forming death squads, that’s when you know the slide is complete and there is no getting back up it.


While I applaud the people of Hartford for taking responsibility for their community inevitably they will be sued to pieces by the family of the first hoodlum they send to meet Jesus. Even if the shooting is 100% justified that is how the world works these days.


Roh-Dog, you been helping your neighbors…Prepare? You’ve been kinda quiet of late. Wondered what you’ve been up to.

Another good example of why one does not mess with (in) Texas.

Even Ray Charles can see that it is now up to the individual citizens to protect themselves.

The Bowie Brothers…grin.


My neighbors? Yeah, a bit. ‘Horse, water, drink’ and all that…

Hartford? Not so much. Been half-tempted to drive over there and drop a c-note in the good Pastor’s hand for his work.

It’s been busy as a MF here. Trying to stay engaged with TAH but the irons are rubescentening, in need of striking.
I’ll do my best.


Maybe the good folks of Hartford could use those same cameras to check on what the mayor and city council are up to.

See if they can record their hookups and payoffs.

jeff LPH 3 63-66

The guy chases after the car jacker and kills him. Should have called the Police and let them do the job. His life wasn’t in any danger and it could have ended up with jail time but the grand jury did the right thing by saying that it was a bad shoot.


DA tried to make it a bad shoot. Grand jury let him walk.


I’m going to ask why?

Someone steals his car and he is not allowed to stop them? Back in the day if somebody stole your horse did you just let them ride off into the sunset? Would I have done it? Probably not. I have a lot of car insurance and I don’t like lawsuits.

In Texas, at night, you are allowed to use deadly force to stop a felony theft. In a case about 15 years ago in Houston, a man stopped a car theft by shooting out of his second story apartment window. The thief died, and he was completely exonerated.

Skivvy Stacker

Because we want to avoid such things as; “my abusive husband went to the bar, planning to get drunk, so I went there and shot him to death in self defense so he wouldn’t come home later and beat me.”
Deadly force may only be used to stop the IMMEDIATE and OTHERWISE UNAVOIDABLE danger of death or grave bodily harm to the innocent. This is true in every state in the union.
Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground Doctrine only remove the duty to retreat when faced with danger. This simply means that you will not have to prove you tried to leave the scene before employing deadly force.
As to Texas…I don’t know what to say about that.

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neande

Now THERE is jury nullification!
Well done, Grand Jury, well done!


Meanwhile, Chicoms get a pass caught sneaking over the border: