Post by Mustang
One wonders how it is possible to convict a police officer for 30 counts of sexual assault against women, to receive two life sentences for his crimes, and then achieve parole after only seven years in prison. Combine this with the fact that the Birmingham Penitentiary in the UK is far more dangerous to inmates and custodial officers than any place within the city’s highest crime area.
The fact that some felons, some of whom have a rap-sheet longer than a man’s arm, walk out of court scot-free after such additional offenses as breaking a man’s jaw in three places, or beating elderly people with a hammer, or selling drugs to adolescents.
It would appear that there is no justice for our British cousins, and I suspect that part of this is the result of the fact that British citizens are not allowed to vote for their local magistrates. They are appointed by the government. It is, at first blush, evidence that no government is a trustworthy custodian of society’s peace and security.
We Americans should not gloat, however. Considering the number of murders, manslaughters, and sexual assaults perpetrated against our own citizens by illegal aliens, we are in no position to criticize our British cousins. Our system is every bit as broken as theirs’s —and we do get to select our judges.
My good friend “Kid” recently posted a rant at his blog about the murder of Miss Molly Tibbets, whose only mistake was assuming that she could jog in the park without fear of losing her life.
I have to ask; what kind of a society are we to put up with this nonsense? We often hear the term “first responder,” generally referring to police officers who are charged with “serving and protecting” their communities, but I don’t think these uniformed people are first responders at all.
WE are the first responders; it is up to us to defend ourselves, first, because quite frankly, you call the emergency response telephone number and then wait for twenty or more minutes for the arrival of our saviors. By the time police arrive, the damage is irreparably done.
My point is that had Molly’s parents given her the facility for protecting herself, including arming her for self-defense, Molly would still be with us. Our mistake is in the assumption that the government has our back; it is a failure that has dire consequences.
I wonder how long it will take Americans to wake up to this sad, new reality: the world is a dangerous place, particularly when our own government ignores literally millions of illegal aliens, a large percentage of whom seek to do us harm, and yet does nothing toward enhancing our personal and communal security.
I wonder how many more Kate Steinle’s and Molly Tibbets’ we must endure before we finally wake up.