An excellent post from over at offgridsurvival.com this evening about a gang of “urban teens” beating a woman who dared try to stand up to them. She should have known better, you can’t confront protected class like that. Especially in The People’s Repbulik of Kalifornia. A CA Top Man tries to help and is completely feckless, He gets choked out for his trouble.
“I believe social unrest and violent attacks are two of the top survival threats that we face as a community; while the media continues to cover up these attacks, we are not going to sit by in silence and ignore a very real preparedness issue.
Footage was released today of yet another mall brawl, this time of a group of urban teenage thugs violently assaulting a woman at Bay Street Mall in Emeryville, California. The woman, who earlier had her phone stolen by these thugs, asked for it back — then the beating began. In the middle of the attack, a California Highway Patrol officer tries to intervene and is brutally beaten and choked until he is unconscious.”
This is one of the Top Preparedness Threats You Face!
It’s important to note from this video:
- This attack happens out in the open at a nice looking outdoor mall where most people don’t even think about being attacked like this.
- These thugs have no fear of security, police or anyone else.
- Even the police fear them! The off-duty CHP officer begins to run, but the group chases him and continues to assault him, repeatedly striking and choking him until he is unconscious.
- You are on your own during these type of attacks! Most people will do nothing to help you, so you better be prepared to defend yourself against a mob!
Unfortunately, these attacks are becoming an everyday occurrence in this country, only the mainstream media refuses to talk about them because it doesn’t fit the narrative they are trying to push. Unless they can tie a story to “racist White Trump supporters”, they don’t seem to give two shits about the public’s’ safety.
Yet Again, just like so many of these violent attacks this won’t receive national coverage; urban thuggery is very rarely reported by the national mainstream media. And the local coverage it received tried to tie it to innocent Black Friday mayhem. But as we’ve pointed out, this type of thing is now happening throughout the country on a daily basis; here are just a few examples that we’ve covered:
- There isn’t a place in this country where you are safe! In fact, just last month we had Riots breaking out in a HOSPITAL!!
- And if you shop at a mall, there is a good chance you are placing yourself and ground zero: Here is a case just from the other day where Over 1,000 Urban Teens Riot/Fight in New York Mall
- And if you think these are isolated incidents, they are not! We compiled about a large number of these attacks that have happened over the last couple of months in our story about: Hundreds of left-wing & urban mob attacks that happen on a daily basis.
- Quite possibly one of the scariest things we’ve come across in our research, is what is happening to your kids if you send them to a public school in this country. Massive amount of hate crimes against White Students in the U.S. Public School system
- And then of course we have: Antifa Terror attacks, Knockout Game Attacks, and Mass Shootings that don’t fit their narrative!
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Many takeaways from this video. The police should have shot this guy long before he had an officer on the ground in the middle of the street. At one point you see the cop shooting him, it failing and him turning and trying to run. He should have been emptying his mag instead of yelling at him. He could not have stopped shooting. They are supposedly trained to not panic in a situation like this. Easy to say I know. But these are the people who have the power over your life and are trusted with protecting you. You have to wonder if this officer had been trained on a failure to stop drill.
It’s scary to think about. One hit from that blade is almost certain to at the least maim you for life. You are looking at a very deep wound severing nerves etc. Maybe a lost limb. I’ve seen machete wounds to the head because I am the kind of sicko that goes to bestgore dot com. ( don’t go to that site unless massive amounts of gore don’t bother you) and there are no small machete wounds when those wounds are made with intent to hurt.
I also can’t help to assume a lot of it was the SJW policies of the L.A. higher ups and the fear the cop had of backlash that would come from having to end one of the protected class. Either way that was not some mighty fine police work on his behalf.
If you are new to self defense and just started to carry concealed and watching and reading this Do not let some one get that close to you if they are coming at you with a blade of any size and with intent.
Last year BARFCOM user ,”anesvick” told this lethal self defense story. These things never happen the exact same way twice but there is also something to be learned from every single one.
It was a normal Tuesday
night, I was in the process of making tacos, as we had invited the
older two kids over for dinner. I had just got a text from my wife that
she was on the way home from the YMCA and that the youngest had gone
home with his sister. This was a VERY good thing, as he didn’t witness
anything…. I don’t even want to think how traumatic it would have been
8PM rolls around, I hear someone screaming bloody murder. I figured it was kids playing outside. I saw my wife’s car sitting out front so I went outside to say hi. I walked outside to my wife screaming “My God, he’s gonna kill her!” as she’s on the phone with 911, and see my neighbor across the street striking his girlfriend in the face while she’s sitting on the ground, as the girlfriends 9 year old daughter hits the dude in the back with what looks like an aluminum T-ball bat. He grabbed the kid and threw her about six feet.
This occurred in seconds. At that point, when I saw the dude pick up the bat, I ran inside and grabbed my handgun off my desk and went back out. I did not want to see someone get their head caved in. When I came back, at this point, the daughter had run in the house, and he had the woman down on the ground and was trying to choke her with the bat on her neck. I crossed the street, came to the ready position, and told him to get his ass off of her or he would be shot. This distracted him enough that she got him off her and he stood up and looked at me. I ordered him to sit his ass down and wait for the police, he threw the bat toward me.. at this point, the woman ran inside with her daughter and locked the door and he sat on his porch.
At this point, I’m just waiting for the police to arrive… he had other ideas. At this point, he stood up, shouted “YOU DON’T KNOW ME MOTHERFUCKER”, and started rapidly moving toward me, I started retreating backward, around 10-15 feet but I knew that my wife was back there, along with one of the other witnesses, so I couldn’t just run home… this guy was going to hurt anyone he could get his hands on, or beat my ass and take my gun away if I let him get too close.. he was quite a bit bigger than me and definitely spent a good amount of time at the gym. When he was about 5 feet away he lunged at me, and I shot him four times in rapid succession. The whole time he was approaching me I was yelling “STOP, DON’T DO IT!, STOP!, STOP!” His legs just collapsed under him and I will never forget seeing the blood rushing out. At this point my wife told 911 that he had been shot and I was told to put the weapon down so I sat it on the back of my wife’s car and just stood there and shook, and waited. The cops got there 30 seconds after I had shot… 30 seconds. The whole situation lasted from 8:00PM to 8:03PM when the wife hung up with 911 after the police arrived.
I remember, after the shooting, feeling like the world is coming crashing in on me. The first officer put me in cuffs and had me sit in the back of the car while they did the preliminary investigation. He was extremely kind. I remember sitting in the back of the car praying for the soul of the man I had been forced to shoot, praying for the mom and daughter, praying for the well being of my family. While I was in the car, I noticed that my left hand and arm was covered in blood spatter. The evidence tech took pictures of this, and then the officer helped wipe me off. During this time also, one of the lady officers on scene sat in the vehicle to use the computer, and said to me,”You know that you’re a hero to that woman and little girl.” That remark helped to calm me down a lot. About 2-3 hours later, the officer came back to the car and told me that the county prosecutor, who was on scene, had told him to uncuff me. He told me to just stick around but don’t touch anything, I would have to go to the station and make a statement. I asked if I could go into my apartment and see my family and he graciously allowed that, I just wasn’t allowed to talk to my wife about anything regarding the situation, as we had not made our statements. I went back outside and was approached by the Chief of Police for our town and he said,’What you did was heroic, you saved them.’ He told me that they had had prior dealings with the man and that he was a dangerous individual.
Fast forward another hour, and I’m sitting in the office area of the police station waiting to make my statement, watching the officers check in the evidence… I saw them check in my gun and they confirmed that I had fired four times, I wasn’t sure if it was four or five, and that there was blood on the slide, they checked in the bat, and they checked in a chunk of hair and scalp that had come from the mother. And a few other miscellaneous things.
While I was sitting there, finally in some kind of light, I noticed blood stains all over my shirt and pants. He was REALLY close when I shot him. Anyway, gave my statement, kept it simple and to the point. Had my wife bring me new clothes so they could put mine in evidence and I walked out and got in the car, and cried… a lot… probably the most I’ve cried since my mother died in 2000. My wife said to me,”I used to say that my father was my hero, but no, you’re now my hero”. My wife had gone through a similar domestic violence situation with her first husband and barely escaped alive, I couldn’t be there to protect her from him, but I could be there for this. The officers thanked me repeatedly for being cooperative and they were completely awesome, I have nothing but love for them.
I’ve gotten a few more details as time has passed. Apparently he had told her that one way or another that he was going to die that night and was going to take her with him. I know that they had had some rough spots, they lost a baby back in January. My son works with his brother in law, and he was described as a mean drunk.
I picked up my firearm (Sig M11-A1) a month after
everything had happened, and the PD had cleaned the blood off of it and
oiled it to prevent rust, thank you again to them.
The call I got from the prosecutor this last Monday was illuminating. I asked about the toxicology screen, and his BAC was .228, and he had THC and anti-depressants in his system. The prosecutor was not sure about steroids as he said that they generally do not test for that. All I know is that he charged someone that had a loaded weapon pointed at him, so something broke inside his head.
I went shooting for the first time since the event this last Saturday.. and it just felt good… this is the hobby that got me through the deaths of both parents, and countless other stressful life events.
I’ve heard the word hero used multiple times… I’m not a hero, I only did what I had to do so that I can face myself in the mirror every day. The heroes are the guys that do stuff like this every day, The police, fire departments, the armed forces. They keep walking back into the mouth of hell repeatedly to save others. They are heroes.. I’m just a regular guy trying to keep my little corner of the world safe.
thing I’ll never forget, a male neighbor screaming ‘My God, won’t
somebody help her!’ while he stood there and watched…. I don’t know
how to feel about that, it just saddens me at the end of the day.
And a big thank you to my daughter for being there for her mother and I, and my son in law for watching his brother in law so that he did not have to see the scene.
Take aways from this.
1> I need formal training.. I’m ok, but I could be a lot better. My wife is also offering to go, which is a first, she needs to be able to defend herself when I’m not around. I think she understands that now.
2> CCW insurance? Is it worth it? I know that I was
lucky in that I live in a gun friendly state with good politicians, it
could have gone far worse legally.
Questions, comments, conjecture, I’ll take whatever you guys and gals have. This is the first time I’ve really put anything down and it has been kind of cathartic in a way.
ETA: I drew up a map of the
incident… him in red, me in blue, and all other pertinent information.
As close to scale as my wife and I can recollect.
Today he posted up his thoughts and feelings on it one year later.
“Well, his corpse is well decomposed, and life has calmed down. My wife still has nightmares and flashbacks, and so do I occasionally, but nowhere near like it was.
He wanted to die, I wanted to live..
That simple, I guess. I’ll never understand why someone would throw a
decent life and career away because they want to imbibe large amounts of
alcohol and stay in a bad relationship. I know he had his own demons
from the death of his son but damn man! I’m not dying for your ass nor
am I going to let you kill a defenseless person in front of me!
I still think about it nearly every day. It’s not life altering like it was, but the thoughts are there.
Guess that will go away as time passes. “
The other day I wrote about what I would buy if I were starting over. Article here.
Some people have complained about that article, and seem to think that I am telling them to buy what I would buy. That the stuff I talked about is too expensive, etc. I never said you need to buy a Colt 6945 and set it up EXACTLY the way I have mine set up.
That write up was about what I would buy if a fire or hurricane, etc destroyed my collection. For example, one bit I omitted, I love my M203. I wouldn’t recommend it as a serious gun for anyone (unless you have a source for HEDP). I find mine so very fun that it would be one of the first guns I’d order a replacement if mine were destroyed in a disaster or lost in a boating accident.
If you read that last article, you now know what I would be ordering if I was standing in a gun shop with an insurance check right after a tragic disaster.
When people ask me what guns to buy, I give the same answer. Colt 6920 with an Aimpoint PRO and a Glock 19.Howard
The quote above was the very second paragraph in that previous article.
Let us think about this for a moment.
If someone who has no guns, suddenly for what ever reason, decides they need/want a gun. That is a complicated situation. “Why?” becomes the important question. If they are only interested in hunting cape buffalo, the advise for them would be very different than someone who is in fear of their life because of a local gang.
Generally it is our assumption that someone is going to buy a firearm for two main reasons. Protection of life & liberty as well as for the fun and joys of shooting.
Most any firearm can be fun to shoot, but not every gun is a good choice for self defense.
I always recommend the Glock 19, but plenty of other Glock models are available at good prices used. J&G Sales has used Glock 42s for $350. Other vendors have G22 for $270, G23s for $340. There are some LE trade in Gen 3 G19s for $380 shipped to your dealer, that includes 3 magazines. The .45 GAP model Glocks are nearly being given away at $260 or so.
Why a Glock? They work, and tend not to be fucked up by previous owners. There are less people taking files to the guts of the Glock than their 1911, Highpowers, etc. They are common and extremely easy to service. There are a great deal of cheap Beretta 96 .40 cal hand guns out there, but if a novice has a mechanical issue, it is so much harder to work on.
Someone out there is going to advocate some C&R or surplus gun like a CZ82 , PA63, or a Star/Lama, etc. Now some of these guns are great guns. Some of them have broken and sitting in a box for five decades. You are still generally talking at least $200 for many of these, and if it breaks or doesn’t work it you might not be able to get replacement parts. Many of these old blued steel guns can rust easily and require more maintenance than a Glock. Maintenance that a novice or spend thrift is not likely to do.
I could go on and on. If someone can buy a used Glock for $300, isn’t their life worth that cost?
They are still going to need to get some ammo, some training, time to practice. Buying a gun is just a very small part of the process of defending ones self and others.
Now once they have that Glock, they need to buy a Colt 6945 and set it up exactly like mine, the one above. Just joking. From the self defense side of things, many would not have need of a long arm. It irks me when people recommend a pump shotgun to the novice for home defense. While the shotgun has nearly countless merits, it is larger and heavier and most importantly a two handed weapon. Watch a novice holding a bad guy at gunpoint with a shotgun while trying to use their cell phone to contact the police. It is a mess. A shotgun will not easily be able to use it in a compact car to defend ones self. The point I am trying to get to is that a pistol is handier and most importantly, concealable. For the person worried about self defense that only has one gun, a pistol is what makes the most sense in our modern society.
There are tons of cool things out there, and plenty of cheap stuff out there, giving countless options. There are many good choices out there, but a used Glock handgun is just a very simple, less expensive, and easy way to get off on a good start.