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| April 5, 2020

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Shooting near Wolf Creek deemed self defense

by Nick Morgan
A rural Josephine County property owner will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a Grants Pass man who reportedly exchanged gunfire with the property owner.

Preston James Sweaney, 29, of Grants Pass, was found dead in a vehicle Thursday after being shot in the 2700 block of Speaker Road near Wolf Creek, according to a press release issued Friday by Oregon State Police.

At about 11 a.m. Thursday, the property owner called 911 to report he had confronted a man in a vehicle who was shooting on his property. The man in the vehicle shot at the property owner, who then returned fire, police said.

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Read the article: Mail Tribune

Poetrooper sends this completely unsurprising article on Philly’s crime spike.

Philadelphia’s Only Surging Industry
Even under Covid-19 lockdown, crime flourishes in the City of Brotherly Love.

A. Benjamin Mannes
Last week, Philadelphia’s police department reported that criminal activity in the first three months of this year increased by double-digit percentages when compared with the same period in 2019—the most violent year since 2007. So far in 2020, property and violent crimes have spiked by 16 percent and 11 percent, respectively, with the largest increases in retail theft—which skyrocketed 59 percent, after district attorney Larry Krasner announced that his office wouldn’t prosecute that crime—and other serious violent offenses, such as aggravated assault, up by 20 percent.

Though the Philadelphia Inquirer has tried to downplay the spike in crime, statistics show that, even as the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds, crime has increased overall, despite a slight dip during the city’s first full week of shutdowns. According to the city’s managing director, Brian Abernathy, the police department has deployed officers in more visible posts along commercial corridors to prevent property crime during the outbreak. This news, however, comes just a week after Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, newly transplanted from Portland, announced that her department—in response to the pandemic—will no longer make arrests for all narcotics offenses; thefts from persons, retail, and autos; burglaries, vandalism, and fraud; and prostitution. In addition, she announced a moratorium on bench-warrant arrests. The relaxed enforcement is motivated by health concerns for officers and inmates.

In an internal memo, Outlaw stated that officers should “temporarily detain the offender for the length of time required to confirm identity (this may require the deployment of mobile fingerprint scanners); prepare all relevant paper work; [and] release offender.” Then, once the alleged criminal is released back on the streets, the department sends an arrest-warrant affidavit to the district attorney’s charging unit. If the charges are approved, detectives will obtain arrest warrants to “be served at a later time.” Outlaw continued: “If an officer believes that releasing the offender would pose a threat to public safety, the officer will notify a supervisor, who will review the totality of the circumstances and utilize discretion, in the interests of public safety, in determining the appropriate course of action.”

Thanks Poe, catch and release. Riiiight. Read the rest here: City Journal

If nothing else, Delta Whiskies and Whiskettes, the COVID-19 quarantine has reduced our daily FGS. And that’s not a bad thing.

“For those that will fight for it, FREEDOM has a flavor the protected shall never know.” –L/Cpl Edwin L.”Tim” Craft, February 1968, Khe Sahn Combat Base

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  1. Wireman611 says:

    At least the transplanted police commissioner is appropriately named,

  2. Anonymous says:

    This just in: Police may not respond to “minor crimes” (less than anything leaving injury) due to the virus lately, but Seattle PD will respond to “racist name-calling” reported on 911.

  3. 5th/77th FA says:

    Ok, here’s your little ray of sarcastic sunshine saying good morning. Sorry I’m late, I had to peruse the WTF articles that Ol’ Poe attached and get my typing palm off of my face. Of course your stats are going to appear to go down if your DA and the Chief of Po Po are telling the bad guys that certain crimes basically have no consequences. Wonder what good idea fairy came up with that plan? Must be the same one that wanted to check off several feelz good boxes on the hiring of the Chief. YGBSM! And the dumbass in Oregon? He shoulda took another Road and maybe the Wolf woulda Granted him a Pass as the Speaker and not sent him up the Creek.

    Got lost for a good while in the linky about the gun pr0n too. sigh…everybody wants to be “…like the 1911…” “…marry the features of the 1911 to…” “…a 1911 with the double stack…” I have noticed this pattern for a good while on ALL of the articles about auto loaders that…WISH they were the epitome of the glorious works of the Saintly John Moses Browning (Howitzer be his name) The Model 1911. Full disclaimer…The wife of my retired wing wiper brother, up in Dakota, is recently retired from Black Hills Ammo. She helped make all of the rounds that came out of that facility for many years.

    And last, but for sure not least, the lovely black haired beauty with deep dark eyes, points of her own, sitting way up high, Ms Thang? Honey Hush! In my next lifetime, I wouldn’t mind being a pair of her blue jeans.

    • David says:

      She’s a rerun…

      • 5th/77th FA says:

        Yes she is…and probably so is my comment on her. She may even be a 3 pete. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I’m sure that AW1Ed would consider any contributions you may like to make for this weekly segment. Hit the “Contact us” button.

      • AW1Ed says:

        Yep. Gun girl 13, to be exact, out of 40-odd pics of chicks and hardware. Your point?

      • 11B-Mailclerk says:

        So is Star Trek.


    • Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH B Woodman says:

      “Black haired beauty”.
      Blondes don’t always have more fun.