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A Woman’s Most Important Right

Posted on | February 14, 2015 | 40 Comments

Is her right to defend her own life and property:

A Van Zandt County, Texas woman fatally shot a convicted sex offender as he was trying to break into a side door of her rural home Tuesday morning, an act of self-defense the local sheriff praised in light of an understaffed police force.
Christopher Ray Foster, 37, died at the scene after the unidentified woman shot him at her home near Canton, Texas. She called 911 at around 4:30 a.m.
Foster, who had an extensive criminal history, was recently released on a personal recognizance bond from Van Zandt County jail for failure to register as a sex offender, KLTV reported. Police also believed Foster was the prime suspect in an arson which occurred on Monday.

Scratch one name from the sex offender registry.

Don’t expect feminists to notice this success story for women’s rights. Feminists only care about “rape culture” when they’re persecuting a college boy because a girl he hooked up with got mad.

(Hat-tip: Jazz Shaw at Hot Air.)



40 Responses to “A Woman’s Most Important Right”

  1. Political Rift » A Woman’s Most Important Right
    February 14th, 2015 @ 5:19 pm

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  2. Adobe_Walls
    February 14th, 2015 @ 5:22 pm

    Heart warming story. Did you consider leaving it at that?

  3. robertstacymccain
    February 14th, 2015 @ 5:24 pm

    I did, but the contrast seemed important.

  4. Adjoran
    February 14th, 2015 @ 5:29 pm

    Suggested name change for blog: “The Other Vagina Monologues”

  5. Adobe_Walls
    February 14th, 2015 @ 5:41 pm

    Could you have?

  6. Francis W. Porretto
    February 14th, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

    Outstanding. That’s the way it should be — the way law enforcement is supposed to proceed — from the people first!

  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 14th, 2015 @ 6:03 pm

    She was just exercising choice, her life or the life of the attacker.

  8. Julie Pascal
    February 14th, 2015 @ 6:18 pm

    I got an automated alert from UNM the other day. There’d been an attempted sexual assault at Zimmerman library. My first thought was how did someone define an *attempt* at sexual assault, but the alert went on to describe the guy as having a knife. So, serious stuff. Probably not a student either, in fact almost certainly not a student.

    I’m reminded of this (partly because it was sort of alarming) because campus is one of those places where the law abiding are legally disarmed and a woman does not have the right to self-defense if she chooses the one thing that is actually able to reverse size and strength disparities between men and women.

    (Oh, and I also was reminded of it because you mentioned rape on campuses.)

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  10. Mike G.
    February 14th, 2015 @ 6:34 pm

    Perhaps what we need to do with sex offenders is lock them in a room full of irate women with some tools and implements of destruction.

  11. Dana
    February 14th, 2015 @ 6:36 pm

    Fortunately, this story is from Texas; had it occurred in Illinois or some other loony-bin state, she’d be facing prosecution for having a firearm in the first place.

  12. Matt_SE
    February 14th, 2015 @ 6:39 pm

    Not a feminist victory: no female victims were created.

  13. Dana
    February 14th, 2015 @ 6:40 pm

    But, the most disturbing part of the story is this:

    Foster, who had an extensive criminal history, was recently released on a personal recognizance bond from Van Zandt County jail for failure to register as a sex offender, KLTV reported. Police also believed Foster was the prime suspect in an arson which occurred on Monday.

    What kind of idiotic “judge” would release such a person on a personal recognizance bond? This judge’s stupidity put this woman in danger, and if she hadn’t been armed, she’d be either a traumatized rape victim, or a corpse, by now. This “judge” needs to be identified, and fired.

  14. Jim R
    February 14th, 2015 @ 6:44 pm

    Two groups that one would think would be firmly in favor of RKBA: feminists and blacks. Yet, both are very anti-gun thanks to the white democrat patriarchy.

    Oh, the irony.

  15. Jeanette Victoria
    February 14th, 2015 @ 8:30 pm

    Yeah he looks likes the sort I would trust with a personal recognizance bond

  16. Adobe_Walls
    February 14th, 2015 @ 8:36 pm

    This gentleman’s appearance is probably the norm rather than the exception in today’s courtrooms.

  17. RS
    February 14th, 2015 @ 8:58 pm

    The paragraph you quoted does, indeed, lead to more questions, than answers. If Foster was on parole or probation for some prior crime, his bound would have been set for that in addition to the failure to register charge. I would also note, the failure to register implies he was not under supervision for parole or probation, as probation/parole officers normally make the registration and failure to keep them updated with a parolee/probationer’s address is itself a violation which will send one back to prison.

    The article also doesn’t specify whether the failure register is a misdemeanor or a felony. If it’s the former, some states limit the bonds which can be required. I don’t know about Texas, but a refusal to grant bond may not have been a legal option.

    Finally, the problem may have to do with simple numbers in the local jail. The ACLU keeps close tabs on those things and has filed numerous lawsuits over the years regarding county jail overcrowding. Many counties are under federal court orders to limit the number of inmates. This forces local judges to make choices about bond amounts and OR bonds, which they might not otherwise make.

    While it’s tempting to blame the judge, I would reserve judgment until I knew more specifics.

  18. RS
    February 14th, 2015 @ 8:58 pm

    HTML fail. Buns.

  19. Nan
    February 14th, 2015 @ 10:14 pm

    No. He coulnd’t. Heteropterydactyls can’t.

  20. Nan
    February 14th, 2015 @ 10:16 pm

    Yeah, but the one and only time that someone held a knife to my throat, it was a college student, after dinner, in his dorm room, which I was in only because I had accompanied a friend who needed to discuss homework with his roommate. Not gangbangers. Football players.

  21. Daniel Freeman
    February 15th, 2015 @ 1:00 am

    Paging Sir Wombat! Restrict italicization to “If” and correct “bound” to “bond”?

  22. concern00
    February 15th, 2015 @ 1:35 am

    I think in using a firearm, in this instance, she should be accused of “victim shaming.”

  23. Steve Skubinna
    February 15th, 2015 @ 1:58 am

    The only “woman’s right” a feminist knows if the right to infanticide. Just as “woman’s health” means only abortion. That is the ONLY health issue facing women.

    Anyway, haven’t you got the memo? Self defense is “icky.”

  24. Julie Pascal
    February 15th, 2015 @ 2:39 am

    Curious… what happened afterward? What did the police do about it? The school? Clearly that’s assault with a deadly weapon.

  25. Nan
    February 15th, 2015 @ 2:48 am

    I won the staredown and he put the knife away, then my friend and I left the room. She and his roommate were staring at us. Because I knew him and he had a history of attempting to intimidate me, resulting in laughter on my part, I knew he had no intention of hurting me so neither the police nor the school was aware of it. I ran into him many years later and he acted like he didn’t see me until I said hi to him. He claimed he didn’t think I’d remember him and I asked how I could forget him?

    Then he told me that he was high at the time, which I could see in his eyes, and that he’d been at someone’s wedding a couple of weeks before, and that incident came up; he said that I could’ve had him off the team, out of the dorm, out of school, in prison and he wouldn’t have played arena league football if I’d called the police…nobody could believe there were no repercussions. He seemed a bit shocked that I didn’t hold it against him.

  26. RS
    February 15th, 2015 @ 8:13 am

    Quite. Self defense is one of those rights, which if advocated for women, results in examples of philosophical inconsistency which, when noted, become part and parcel of “male aggression,” as decried by the young lady in our host highlighted in the prior post.

  27. JadedByPolitics
    February 15th, 2015 @ 9:21 am

    he is dead, dead, dead now! that lady did a service to society!

  28. jakee308
    February 15th, 2015 @ 12:19 pm

    You’d think the SJW’s would be all over this. Gurrrll power and all that.

    But no. Guns are icky and are the patriarchy’s ultimate projection of the PENIS (PENI UBER ALLES) thrust upon women since time began. Those Bastards!!!!!

    (Has it never occurred to these shrieking harpies that every man has a mother (even Jesus did) and that according to most accepted psychiatric theory, mothers exert enormous influence on their children psychologically. Extending to habits they will retain unto death. Particularly how they relate to Women. That’s some power girls so don’t misuse it now. — Or has it been misused in the past?)

  29. jakee308
    February 15th, 2015 @ 12:22 pm

    More like:

    “Vaginas. The Rest of the Story.”


    “Having a Vagina doesn’t make you a special snowflake.”

  30. jakee308
    February 15th, 2015 @ 12:24 pm

    A judge under pressure concerning jail overcrowding due to lack of funds to expand jail capacity maybe.

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  32. jakee308
    February 15th, 2015 @ 12:26 pm

    I cringe whenever I hear people call some miscreant neer do well criminal a gentleman.

    If he was a gentleman, he wouldn’t be in the trouble he’s in.

  33. instugator
    February 15th, 2015 @ 3:11 pm

    Heck, feminists don’t even care that their newest media sensation “50 shades of Grey” celebrates rape, violence against women and patriarchy.

  34. Finrod Felagund
    February 15th, 2015 @ 4:47 pm

    From what I understand, the BDSM world has been fearing the movie release for many months now because its portrayal is so far off from anything safe, sane or consentual.

  35. theoldsargesays
    February 15th, 2015 @ 5:18 pm

    I wish I could give more up votes to your comment.
    (I suppose that some day there may be a Disqus App and we’ll be able to buy more up votes but for now…
    +1! )

  36. richard mcenroe
    February 15th, 2015 @ 5:27 pm

    The difference being?

  37. Julie Pascal
    February 15th, 2015 @ 6:04 pm

    Well, that’s good. Being a jack-*ss shouldn’t be entirely without consequences but it shouldn’t ruin a person’s life either.

  38. Toastrider
    February 16th, 2015 @ 9:07 am

    Here, let me recalibrate your sarcasm detector. It seems to be on the fritz 🙂

  39. Toastrider
    February 16th, 2015 @ 9:07 am

    Yeah, I’ve got a couple friends into that sort of thing and the words they used to describe the book and movie are NOT complimentary.

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