Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Rot in Hell, Tookie

The State of California finally adminstered some long-delayed justice to one who so richly deserved it. Michelle Malkin has a comprehensive round-up.

As you can tell, I'm a supporter of the death penalty. For persons like Tookie Williams, who are so clearly and completely depraved, it is the only appropriate punishment, if only to ensure once and for all that they will never hurt anyone -- even fellow inmates -- again.

However, I do recognize that in some cases, Justice can miscarry. Any system is only as good as its parts, and because the police, courts, and prisons are staffed with fallible persons it is always possible to have innocent people sent to prison.

Like this man. If you haven't heard of him, that's not surprising: Once again, the blogosphere is leading the investigation after the Mainstream Media have completely ignored it. Where, oh where are the Rich and Famous members of the "Save Tookie" crowd in this case?

If there ever were a perfect case for Hollywood to get behind, it's this one. Police in Mississippi execute a no-knock warrant search warrant at night, the son of the white police chief is shot and killed by the resident (who incidentally has no criminal record), and the man is sentenced to death by an mostly-white jury. As an added bonus, this happened in a southern state with a conservative Republican Governor. I'd be willing to bet that most of the persons involved are Evangelical Christians. A movie should already be in the works by now.

But it's not. And does anyone know why? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

It's because a law-abiding citizen used a gun to defend himself.

Now, Hollywood and the American Left are perfectly comfortable with the idea of drug-crazed black men shooting cops (remember Ice Cube's "Cop Killer"?, How about Mumia Abu-Jamal?). It fits their world view that guns are evil, and that anyone who uses guns automatically does evil deeds.

But a black man with a clean record using a gun to defend himself and his family is too radioactive for them to touch. If he were found to be justified, it would shake their anti-gun foundations to the core. In their minds, guns are only for the "good people", ie, the wealthy and connected. Respectable, poor or working-class gun owners simply can't be trusted with guns.

Which is why I predict that the Maye case will never get the attention that Tookie's did. Corey Maye will be ignored and even allowed to die. And in the minds of the Left, he deserved it; not because he killed a cop, but because he actually believed he had the right to use a gun to defend his home and family.

To the Left, that is an unpardonable sin.


At 11:20 PM, Blogger The Great El-ahrairah said...

I'm happy that Arnie reached into his pocket and found a pair. I was afraid that his Hollywood liberal friends would convince him to be a "girly man".

Ever notice how Hollywood will defend to their last breathe a convicted murder on death row (Would they have campaigned to spare Hitler from execution? Is the pope Catholic?) but will gladly condemn un-born children to death by abortion. A good example of misplaced priorities.


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