Monday, November 30, 2009

Murdered Officers

And all for no reason
Just one piece of lead
~ I Hung My Head, Sting
Ronald Owens, Greg Richards, Mark Renninger and Tina Griswold were murdered for being Cops. They were fathers and husbands and a wife and mother. Read the short bios at the Officer Down Memorial Page.

The Lakewood Washington attack is an extreme incident but when coupled by the thousands of hostile and highly charged emotional interactions Police Officers have with people, everyday on the job, Officers (being people as well) often times naturally build a bunker mentality in which the only ones they feel they can trust are each other.

Not the Public, not the Courts, not their local City Officials, and not far removed elected politicians...

However, it feels tawdry and offends me to expound on Mike Huckabee's decision to commute the 35 year prison sentence and release the prime suspect, Maurice Clemmons, in this case. I won't use fellow Officers deaths to score cheap political points.

Of course, the ignorant loathsome odious Republican Coward Mike Huckabee can't take any responsibility and blames the Courts:
Should he [Maurice Clemmons] be found to be responsible for this horrible tragedy, it will be the result of a series of failures in the criminal justice system...
And, Bill O'Reilly assures Huckabee "It's Not Your Fault". IOKIYAR.

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