But instead of making this all about Bob’s health issues* I decided not to post. Sorry for the prolonged absence but I’m semi-back now.
And as soon as I’m back I see this news report of a violent criminal taken down – taken from slightly out of order.
The escaped convict, Rodney Long, had eluded officers trying to track him down for four days before he broke into the Bedford home of Jerome Mauderly, a retired prison guard, and his wife Carolyn Mauderly at about 10:15 p.m. on Monday night, according to the Daily Iowegian.
Long was suspected of shooting a southwest Iowa sheriff’s deputy on Sunday night after two days on the run from the Clarinda Correctional Facility’s minimum security prison where he was serving time on a burglary charge.
Okay, so we have an escaped convict willing to use deadly force on the loose. Of course, the anti-rights cultists would just have people huddle in their houses and wait for the police to solve the matter.
Long disabled the phones in the Mauderlys’ small one-story home in a rural area next to cornfields, and was suspected of trying to gather supplies to help in his escape, the Des Moines Register reported.
But sometimes the criminals have other plans and intrude where they shouldn’t. And in this case, I mean he really shouldn’t have intruded in the Mauderly’s home.
But after four hours as a hostage Jerome Mauderly had had enough and retrieved his shotgun, police said.
“As the situation wore on, a decision was made by the Mauderlys that they were going to defend themselves,” the state’s lead investigator Mitch Mortvedt told reporters at a Tuesday news conference, the Register reported.
Can you imagine the terror they felt? The concern for the well being of their beloved spouse and self? Is it any wonder after 4 hours Mr. Mauderly had had enough?
Certainly the police didn’t rush to the rescue because the thug had disabled the phones.
Mauderly shot Long once, officials said. No one else was seriously injured in the shooting.
Police said Long, was carrying a semi-automatic weapon.
Shortly after 2 a.m. Carolyn called 911 to tell authorities her husband had shot Long. Officers found Long lying face down in the kitchen of the home.
One shot with a shotgun; one that the home owner had to retrieve. So much for the idea that once the bad guy has the drop on you it is all over, eh.
Time and time again we see cases like this that completely demolish the myths of the anti-rights cultists. The police didn’t ride to the rescue, the bad guy prevented that by simply disabling the phone lines. The Anti-Rights cultists would have preferred the Mauderly’s to be forced to retreat from their own homes; as if 70-something year olds could outrun a younger man. They would have you believe it is better to give in, give the criminal what he wants. After 4 hours, didn’t he already have everything he wanted? We will never know what his plan was but I’m betting it was more violence, not less. Especially given his willing to use deadly force.
Jay G. at MArooned tracks hundreds of times the criminal ends up dead at the hands of home owners. Makes me wonder what outcome the anti-rights cultists would prefer instead; dead home owners and/or more violence from the criminals perhaps?
I don’t know. I do know that I will resist their efforts to make it harder for people like the Mauderly’s to defend themselves.
Please join the discussion.
* Very minor for the most part, just very distracting