In the you know how it is column, we have the following.
First, Eric (Place)Holder received some "unexpected" support from -- you guessed it -- Democrats in Congress, who used the cover the holidays to file the following:
A little-noticed brief filed last Thursday by House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ranking Member Elijah Cummings and fellow Democrats John Conyers, Jr., Henry A. Waxman, Edolphus Towns and Louise M. Slaughter, asks the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to dismiss without prejudice the civil complaint by the Oversight Committee against Eric Holder following the Attorney General being found in contempt of Congress for refusing to produce subpoenaed documents related to the Fast and Furious gunwalking investigation.
This is, because, well, the chief law enforcement officer of the country shouldn't actually have to obey the law. That's for us peasants, you see.
Next we have the NY Shooter. Yes, that one; the wonderful nice guy who shot and killed firefighters -- after lighting a fire on purpose. The media has been oddly silent about this "mass shooting", and with good reason: This clown did 17 years in prison for killing his 92-year old grandmother with a hammer, and we let him out.
He also left a note saying that he intended to do "what he liked best -- kill people."
That's a fine upstanding citizen for you, and someone who we should let out of prison -- right? Well, he couldn't buy guns since he was a convicted felon, but that didn't stop him. Unlike many who simply steal them, however, he got a 24 year old lady to buy them for him!
That's a crime, and she's now been arrested. Incidentally all the gun stores around here have nice big signs warning you that buying a gun for someone else (and lying on the form) is a criminal offense, so it's rather unlikely she didn't know.
Of course the media is making nice-nice about how this guy was such a "model prisoner." Yeah, ok. I guess after clubbing your grandmother to death with a hammer you get extra brownie points for being nice in prison. Right?
Can we have a discussion about people going to prison for serious offenses then then letting them out unsupervised where they get a second crack at serious crime? Like, for instance, the jackass in the Tampa area that murdered a Marshal who showed up to serve him some papers?
He had a penchant for violent crime too -- he had done time for stealing both cars and guns, along with resisting arrest, and after getting out of prison for that he decided he'd like to try his hand at sexual assault. He was again let out, and this time decided that blasting a law enforcement officer was a good idea.
Have the lefty liberals ever considered that maybe he was simply one of the few percent of the population that is incapable of living around other people without initiating violence against them?
You can't have this one both ways folks -- if you're going to play the "compassionate jailer" routine then you have to accept that some reasonably-large percentage of these people will offend again, and sometimes when they do people will die.
Finally, we have the voices in the head thing once more. This time it appears to have involved the man who was pushed into an oncoming Subway train in NY.
Erika Menendez, 31, was charged with second-degree murder as a hate-crime for allegedly pushing Sunando Sen, 46, into a No. 7 train in the Queens borough of New York on the night of Dec. 27, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said today in a statement.
Menendez, who lives in the Bronx, admitted pushing Sen and said she was prompted by the terrorist attacks in 2001, according to Brown. She said “in sum and substance ’I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I’ve been beating them up,’” according to the district attorney.
I see. Oh let's not forget this part -- you know, the "muttering and talking to oneself" part:
Menendez was seen talking to herself while seated on a bench at the 40th Street-Lowery Street station and was also observed pacing on the platform and muttering to herself.
"Simple" murder or maybe a bit of psychosis added in there? Does it really matter? Not much, and unfortunately there's not a whole lot you can do about this sort of thing. It would be nice if there was, but the facts don't quite fit all nice and neat with any sort of narrative on that. Unless the accused had shown signs of being dangerous to others previously I don't know how you prevent someone from expressing a sudden murderous rage in a public place. Of note is that she didn't need a gun or a knife to shove the victim in a front of an oncoming train.
Speaking of knives....
Look where we're headed. You know, after they manage to (foolishly) get you to give up your guns. That's right -- next will be your kitchen knife:
A team from West Middlesex University Hospital said violent crime is on the increase – and kitchen knives are used in as many as half of all stabbings.
They argued many assaults are committed impulsively, prompted by alcohol and drugs, and a kitchen knife often makes an all too available weapon.
They consulted 10 top chefs from around the UK, and found such knives have little practical value in the kitchen.
None of the chefs felt such knives were essential, since the point of a short blade was just as useful when a sharp end was needed.
The researchers say legislation to ban the sale of long pointed knives would be a key step in the fight against violent crime.
“We suggest that banning the sale of long pointed knives is a sensible and practical measure that would have this effect.”
I will give up my Henckels when they...... oh never mind.
I wish the last was a joke.
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