“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Cop killer goes back for seconds
Seattle police officer Benjamin L. Kelly is being hailed as a hero for his actions early Tuesday morning, in which he single-handedly shot and killed Maurice Clemmons, the man wanted in Sunday's killings of four Pierce County officers.
After an intense, two-day manhunt for Clemmons, Kelly had stopped to check out a stolen car parked on the side of a road in Rainier Valley. Clemmons was outside the car. Kelly recognized him from police bulletins and ordered him to put up his hands, police said. When he refused, Kelly shot Clemmons.
Seattle police officers said they believed that the South Seattle incident - in which Clemmons had the hood up and motor running of a stolen car - may have been an attempted ambush of police officers by Clemmons.
This guy was walking around for two days with a gut shot that had been covered by amateurs with gauze and duct tape.
He was the subject of the most intense manhunt in recent Pac Northwest history.
He was leaving behind a long trail of friends and family who will now all go to jail for aiding and abetting a fugitive (all of whom were too stupid to call it in and collect the $100,000 reward money, which would have at least compensated for the $19,000 they scraped together to bail him out of jail in the first place).
But what was his priority? Get out of Dodge? No, it was to pull over with a perfectly good stolen car, put up the hood, and get ready to shoot the first cop that offered assistance.
Obviously Clemens was a victim, it was racist "justice" in a white society that made him act out and do those things. And all his friends and family who helped him are being harrassed by the Man with charges pending. Expect Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton to rush to their defense.