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The Left will be weeping and wailing about this, and perhaps even some soft-hearted people on the Right: Summary: a couple of crack-cocaine dealers were in their place of business when four policeman arrived to serve a warrant on one of them, Nathaniel Woods. Three of them were shot to death, by the other coke dealer. Woods has just been executed, although he was NOT the trigger-puller, who is still alive, unfortunately. From the article about this in an Alabama newspaper: ] Read the full article here: https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2020/03/nathaniel-woods-convicted-of-killing-3-police-officers-asks-for-stay-before-6-pm-execution.htm I don't know anything more about this case, and in particular what further evidence may have been offered to tie Woods and Spencer together in a plot to 'lure' the officers inside into an ambush. It sounds to me like the usual lack of impulse control, maybe fueled by chemicals, that we find in many violent criminals: unintelligent criminal behavior, instead of intelligent criminal behavior. So it perhaps this was a case of 'felony murder' -- where you and others are committing a crime together, you are all responsible for the felonies committed by any one of you. (Legal experts -- have I got this right?) Even here, I would say this was a close call. It wasn't quite like committing a bank robbery. And remember that what they were doing, according to many libertarians, was just a "willing buyer-willing seller" situation which would be legal under a truly liberty-loving state. (No comment here from me. I think it's a pragmatic issue, although I lean to the libertarian side in the long run.) Was there 'racism' involved? Just because the Left always screams 'racism' if the criminal is not white, doesn't mean there isn't any. We must not fall into the trap of letting the Left do our thinking for us, and just putting a 'minus' where they put a 'plus' and vice-versa. In the propaganda of any but the most stupid enemy, there are always grains of truth: that's how you do good propaganda. Here's my test in cases like this: I switch races: assume that two white members of the Klan have been selling illegal alcohol (did you know this sometimes actually happens, and among good God-fearing Christians too! Shocking! I hear it's especially prevalent in Appalachia.) A squad of Black policemen come to serve a warrant on them ... and the identical sequence of events happens ... one of the Kluxers, after cursing and doing the usual "I'm-a-big-scary-man!" routine, meekly surrenders. His pal retreats back into their apartment and kills three of the arresting officers and wounds the fourth. The weapons cache might sound frightening to vegetarians, but is actually part of the normal toolkit when you're sitting on piles of untraceable cash, and is part of the local culture anyway. Hell, it's part of national culture. The arrested Kluxer doesn't do the smart thing and call an ambulance and try to aid the injured officer while expressing uncontrollable (maybe feigned) grief to witnesses ... but rather strolls across the street and sits down to watch the show. After all, he didn't pull any triggers and wouldn't even be able to spell 'felony murder' much less know what it means and what the implications are for someone in his trade. Now ... how would you feel about executing him for the murder of the Black officers? He didn't pull any trigger, and he probably didn't even know a trigger was going to be pulled. (If he did, then after the event just sitting and waiting for the police to come would be an example of ... really poor planning ahead. Or, in his case, terminal stupidity. Darwin Award stuff.) I separate out how I would vote on a jury, from my reaction to the outcome. In this case, I don't think this was quite within the legal definition of 'felony murder'... but I'm no legal expert. As for my reaction to the case, it's the same as my reaction to the FBI entrapment, in Meridian Mississippi, of the Klan's master bomber, Tommy Tarrants. [ See Tarrants' story here: it will make you feel good, and shows the social value of a good religion, regardless of its scientific validity: https://www.thomasnelson.com/p/consumed-by-hate-redeemed-by-love/ ] The FBI and local police (the non-Klan section of the police) overstepped the mark here but ... I think of these cases as 'Occupational Hazard Situations'. If you're a coal miner, you accept that sometimes the mines cave in and kill miners. If you're a soldier or Marine, you accept that sometimes it can happen that your number will be up. So if you're a dynamite bomber for the KKK, or crack cocaine dealer, you should just accept that sometimes you will pay the price for your choice of occupation and workmates. As the man in The Godfather said, explaining why he had no hard feelings about the assassination of one of his friends, carried out on the orders of the fellow he was talking to .... "This is the business we have chosen!" So in both of these cases, I thought, 'Yeah, they probably overstepped the legal mark' ... Yawn. Life's unfair. Usually it's unfair to the wrong people ... little children in Syria or El Salvador or Rwanda or Burma. But sometimes it's unfair to the right people. Lots of the usual suspects were demanding that this man's life be spared, including OJ SImpson, who tweeted, "Hey, if I can kill two white civilians and walk away from it a free man, why can't this guy kill three white cops and do the same? Fair is fair!" No, just kidding, he said this man is as innocent as he, SImpson, was. No, just kidding again. I don't know or care what he said as I had just finished breakfast and wanted to keep it down. In closing, here are some people who couldn't testify in this case: The three slain officers, from left to right: Carlos "Curly" Owen, 58; Harley Alfred Chisholm III, 40; Charles Robert Bennett, 33. The kind of people the Left hate with burning passion. The kind of people who are the backbone of America. The kind of people like you and me, if we can live up to their example.
TED Speaker: ‘Pedophilia is an Unchangeable Sexual Orientation, Just Like… Heterosexuality’ https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/07/ted-speaker-pedophilia-is-an-unchangeable-sexual-orientation-just-like-heterosexuality-video/ I worked for 3 yrs (1996-1999) in the mental health system with paroled Sex Offenders. The TED speaker is correct in that it is an UNCHANGEABLE & therefore non-curable perversion so these people should be put to death to prevent future victims!