A homeowner in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was horrified when a so-called “non-violent” thug shattered the glass of the window near his front door, then reached inside to unlock it. However, little did the punk know, he would instantly regret breaking into this victim’s home. Now, people who knew the thug are blowing up social media, saying “he would never hurt anyone,” but the internet is forever, and the vile act he committed just a year before has shut them all up.
According to local news source WBRZ, the violent home invasion took place just before 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Baton Rouge police said that the homeowner was startled by the sound of glass shattering near his front door, and before going to investigate, he made the decision that probably saved his life — he grabbed his gun.
Sgt. L’Jean McKneely with the Baton Rouge Police Department said that as the homeowner went to investigate the noise, he was confronted by 33-year-old Micah West, who had just broken the window near the door and reached around to unlock it before entering the home. This would be the last time West victimized an innocent person.
The homeowner, in fear for his life, fired two rounds in West’s chest, instantly dropping him to the ground. The “double tap” to West’s upper body was all it took to remove him from the population. West was declared dead at a nearby hospital a short time later.
The homeowner had every right to shoot West for breaking into his home. That is what I would call excellent “gun-control.” However, not everyone agrees.
When the police arrived at the residence in the 2000 block of Kleinert Ave, they discovered the dead thug lying in a pool of his own blood and an armed homeowner. If the victim hadn’t been armed, police may have arrived at a much different situation, where a body bag was needed for the homeowner. However, like so many other “non-violent” thugs who “dindunuffin,” West was defended on Facebook by people who knew him following his untimely death.
One woman with the username Sarah Katherine Batty said, “I knew Micah. He wasn’t the violent type. He wouldn’t have broken into a home with ill intent. It’s not in his character at all to be malicious. I agree that he must’ve been under the influence. That doesn’t excuse what he did, but I just can’t imagine him PURPOSEFULLY doing damage to someone else’s home and probably scaring these poor people in such a way.”
Batty was just one of several people who took to social media to defend West. However, there’s just one problem with the idea that West wasn’t a violent person. According to a previous report by WBRZ, West was arrested on Saturday, November 19, 2016, by LSU Police after a nasty assault on a paramedic.
According to arrest documents, LSU Police called for medical assistance for West, who was intoxicated, confused, and walking around in traffic while carrying “a handle of Fireball” whiskey. Officers said West was cooperative with paramedics as they buckled him down onto a gurney and prepared to transport him to the hospital. However, as the ambulance drove away, police said West unbuckled himself, grabbed a paramedic, and repeatedly shouted, “I am going to f***ing kill you!”
It gets worse. The ambulance driver pulled off the road and called the police for help. Still, West managed to kick the driver of the ambulance three times before officers arrived and handcuffed him to the gurney. Police said that West continued to scream profanities at the paramedics, then fought multiple medical staff at the hospital before being strapped to a bed. West’s blood alcohol content was registered at 0.298, according to police, and West was charged with battery of emergency personnel.
Another Facebook user named Bradford Raymond, who was apparently offended by other users comments, said, “I’m aghast at some of these comments. Micah was a person. A son. A brother. A friend. His death isn’t ‘good news’ he didn’t ‘deserve to die.’ His death is an unfortunate tragedy born out of circumstances that aren’t totally clear yet. He was loved and he was a good man. Those of us that knew him…REALLY knew him…will forever feel a void in his loss.”
This is the narrative the mainstream liberal media will likely follow. If Raymond wants to be “aghast,” he should spend a couple weeks reading the endless string of news reports where innocent homeowners and their families are beaten, raped, murdered, and robbed by “non-violent” criminals. Yes, West was someone’s son, brother, and friend. But, you know what? So is the real victim here — the homeowner who also has a family that loves him, and he had every right to give any intruder what they deserved after breaking into his home.
To be quite frank, there’s no time to do a character assessment and interview when you find someone invading your home. In many situations, it’s kill or be killed. So, it would benefit everyone if those who loved West honored his memory by using his death as a teaching tool to prevent others on the same path from meeting the same fate.
It’s always nice to say warm, happy things about people after they die to comfort loved ones who are left behind. The truth of the matter here is that people should remember that West was a violent person who broke into an innocent victim’s home, and those actions come with consequences. He alone is responsible for getting shot to death.
Once again, the 2nd Amendment pulls its own weight. A Baton Rouge homeowner is alive and unhurt because he understood that his safety was primarily his own responsibility.