Posts Tagged ‘self-defense’

This is probably the most phenomenal story I have heard in a very long time!

Sarah McKinley, age 18, of Oklahoma called in a 911 emergency. Two men were trying to break in to her home. She told dispatch that she was armed and she was asking whether or not she was allowed to shoot the intruders if they were successful in breaking in.

Some of the conversation was recorded. But not all of it.

What happened was that Sarah shot and killed the first intruder with a shotgun blast to the chest once he had entered her residence. The second possible intruder was scared shitless and took off, but then later turned himself in.

I was glad to hear earlier today that no charges will be filled against her. She’s had a very rough few weeks. Her husband had died of cancer on Christmas Day! And then on New Year’s Eve, two morons were trying to break in to her home only to steal the pain medication of the deceased husband. Sarah was smart enough to give the first guy into the house a dose of lethal blow of justice by a shotgun.

How terrible it must have been for Sarah towards the end of 2011. And on top of all of this, she has a 3 month old child to take care of, now on her own.

But I actually salute her courage and bravery for what she did. She did what she had to do to make sure that she protected herself and the life of her baby. And those who were breaking the law have dealt with their consequences of doing so.

Sarah McKinley receives the Heroic Award for this month. Bravo, Sarah. Bravo!



Well, needless to say this blog is now officially open for business. I don’t have balloons and I don’t have any free giveaways. It is what it is.

I received the idea by reading another person’s blog that I have been keeping up with for some time now, and I wondered if he would have been open to the idea of using something that happened to me as a topic for a blog. But I felt it would be better if I had just done my own.

First things first. Question: Why do criminal morons believe it to be okay to prey upon those who are physically disabled? I.. being a person with a physical disability and having the use of a wheelchair have apparently been no exception to this so-called “rule”.

In the past 24 months, I’ve been accosted three times. Not once. Not twice. But three. The first of which I found myself struggling and defending myself from some crackhead who wished to steal my cd player from me as I was getting off of a city bus. Needless to say, I defended myself and found myself in a struggle and the altercation turned physical. To which, I was able to come out on top.

This third one, the last one, I was prepared because I remembered what I had gone through with the first one. Armed with a broken off hockey stick. And yes, I tore into this guy and he paid the ultimate price for his actions.

I did what I had to do, in order to defend myself from this drunk clown because he wanted my wallet.

Whether or not you believe what I had done was the right thing to do or not, my question still remains. Why?

I am just unable to correctly recall how many different times something like this has happened to me. Starting with a homeless person to a crack-addicted punk to someone silly under the influence of alcohol. And not even the good stuff, BEER!!

Each time this has happened, I’ve always resorted into the thought of “I need to move to get away from this.” Which in theory, would seem to be the right thing to do. But crime is everywhere.

But I am fed up. Pissed off. My self-defense mechanisms within me are now on standby. I feel sorry for the next guy who dares to try something stupid like this again.