Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Liberal Victims on Display

The Flint Journal has an article on killings in self-denfense.

When deaths are deemed justifiable, self-defense laws don't console families

Are these the least sympathetic victims ever? Ann Coulter's new book, Guilty, focuses on the phenomenon of phony liberal 'victims' who are either victimizing others or are responsible for their own plights.

When you ask Joyce Dye about her brother, there's a slight pause.

The Flint woman had only three short weeks to get reacquainted with Paul Lee Jr. before he was killed. He was fatally shot June 13 as he tried to rob LT's Clothing and Accessories on Clio Road.

He'd only recently been released from prison after serving 20 years. It was a stupid mistake, Dye acknowledged -- but did he deserve to die? She doesn't think so.
Trying to rob a store isn't a 'mistake', it's a crime.

She believes her brother's death -- and his life -- were written off in part because of his past criminal history. Lee went to prison in 1986 for second-degree murder.

"(The store owner) didn't have to shoot him eight times to knock him down," Dye said. "It's just goofy. That's the hard part, that nobody faced charges in his death."
Yes, let's punish the people he attacked.

Paul Lee's mother, Alice Rawls, said that because her son was on parole from a shooting, she believes police and prosecutors didn't give his death a second glance.

Rawls of Grand Blanc Township remains convinced that her son was set up by someone angry about a previous shooting that landed him in prison more than 20 years ago.

She said Lee was getting his life back on track [apparently not!] and was up for a promotion at work.
Assistant manager of robbery?

If all these weepy family members had stopped making excuses for and enabling their criminal relatives, maybe they wouldn't have gotten to the point where they forced someone to take their lives in self-defense.


RightMichigan.com said...

This is so far beyond a pet peeve to me. Hits home. Been here.

But its like the Flint Journal article this morning, too, bemoaning the fact that if the Granholm-Cherry administration gets their way and cuts 5,000 convicted felons loose early they'll have a hard time finding jobs.

Aww, poor babies.


Wade Moline said...

And what about those who have never committed crimes that are having a hard time finding jobs? Oh wait, I know the answer to this one! Liberals only have sympathy for the law breaker not the victims and the law abiding citizens. Those poor criminals. Society turned them into criminals, it is really their fault, their victims made them murder them.

Wade Moline said...

That should be, "it is really NOT their fault, their victims made them murder them."