Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Lives of the Saints

There's Alton Sterling:

9/09/96 – Aggravated battery
10/31/97 – 2nd degree battery
1/06/98 – Simple battery
5/04/00 – Public intimidation
9/20/00 – Carnal knowledge of a juvenile
9/04/01 – Domestic violence
5/24/05 – Burglary of an inhabited dwelling place
7/11/05 – Receiving stolen things
9/12/05 – Burglary of inhabited dwelling place
3/17/06 – Simple criminal damage to property, simple robbery, simple theft, drug possession, misrepresentation during booking, simple battery, aggravated battery
4/12/06 – Aggravated battery, simple criminal damage to property, disturbing the peace, unauthorized entry
4/04/08 – Domestic abuse battery
6/03/09 – Resisting an officer, drug possession, receiving stolen things, possession of stolen firearm, illegal carrying of a weapon with CDs, sound reproduct without consent
10/12/09 – Illegal carrying of weapon, marijuana possession
8/13/15 – Failure to register as a sex offender
4/08/16 – Failure to register as a sex offender
6/14/16 – Ecstacy and marijuana possession

The last time Alton resisted arrest, a stolen pistol fell out of his pocket. The next time he got shot. Then there's Philando Castile. Unlike Alton, Philando's rap sheet was mostly made up of petty traffic violations, but he was a suspect in an armed robbery.

Philando got shot when his vehicle was stopped and he appeared to reach for a gun on his lap. His passenger, Lavish Diamond Reynolds, cold-bloodedly filmed him bleeding to death. She stands to make a lot of money. So far Lavish and her friends have raised over $200,000 through Go-Fund-Me.

Philando's Gun

Here's a video of Philando with Lavish Diamond Reynolds and her 4 year daughter:

Make of this what you will.



LL said...

The white man drove those poor, stupid, cotton pickers to a life of crime. Maybe if the white man had offered up more money, more drugs, a new car for every one that they crashed and ho's, it wouldn't have ended like that. Looks like the white man is to blame.

Adrienne said...

I knew from the first moment of seeing the video that it was all a lie. But just today Odumbo praised both of these losers at a memorial for 5 murdered police officers in Dallas. You may consider me gobsmacked.

I grieve for the decent black people who are as appalled as we are.

Fredd said...

It's another tried and true play out of the liberal playbook: make the dead perp look like a choir boy after the fact, and then make the decorated policeman out to be a jack booted murderer.

I think Saul Alinsky devoted a chapter to this in "Rules for Radicals." But it made a great plot for Tom Wolfe when he wrote "The Bonfire of the Vanities."

LSP said...

LL, I blame it on the NRA.

LSP said...

Me too, Adrienne. I'd say they're the victims

LSP said...

That title keeps coming to mind, Fredd...

LindaG said...

I think it is terrible that there are so many people ready to destroy our country and we seem powerless to stop it.
I pray about it, but I think we need more voices.

Be safe and God bless.

LL said...

Sharpton said that the NRA is racist.

I counter that there is nothing about 'black guns' that white people don't like.

Euripides said...

The Philando shooting disturbed me, not because of the supposed racism, but because of Reynolds' cold-blooded description and obvious lies that she filmed while he lay next to her and died. That is the face of evil.

Euripides said...

LL: Black Guns Matter