Due to the recent news surrounding the debacle in Sanford, FL (which I have not written about it because, unlike the mainstream media, I don’t believe I’m qualified to because I haven’t been given all the facts), I am reposting this story from 2008 that I wrote after Bobby Rush was elected to Congress to represent Illinois. Please share this with everyone you know…how did a former Black Panther member ever get elected in the first place?
And just today, Congressman Bobby Rush from Illinois came on TV and warned against the implications of NOT seating a black man in the Illinois Senate seat, which was vacated by Barack Obama. Shortly thereafter, the talk of Rush being a member of the Black Panther Party starting ringing some bells to me, and it drew me back to the History Channel special I had just watched. So, I decided to do a little research.
Something’s gotta eventually give, folks, because I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready to accept beheadings as a nightly news item on my local newscasts. Don’t believe that can happen? Keep your head in the sand then. And don’t think it will stop with illegal Mexicans. Do yourself a favor and look up the acronym “OTMs.” Yeah… they’re coming, too.
Accused cop killer, Joshua Tremaine Jones, was charged with the murder of a South Carolina Master Cpl. Sandra Rogers, and made his first court appearance on January 30th. Details from The State newspaper:
The man accused of fatally shooting a South Carolina police officer was released from a mental facility last fall after shooting himself in the head, the man’s father told a judge during his son’s first court appearance on Monday.
During that hearing, a magistrate judge ordered that Joshua Tremaine Jones, 26, remain jailed on a murder charge. Jones’ bond was set at $10,000 on a weapons charge, and his next hearing was scheduled for March 9. Under state law, jailed suspects must go before a circuit court judge for bond to be set on murder charges.
Jones has been held at the Aiken County jail since Saturday, when he was arrested at his Batesburg home. Authorities say Jones shot Master Cpl. Sandra Rogers earlier that day when she responded to a report of suspicious activity. The 28-year veteran of the Aiken Department of Public Safety died Saturday at a hospital.
Before shooting Rogers, police say Jones killed his girlfriend, 21-year-old Cayce Vice, in her Augusta, Ga., apartment.
Early Sunday morning in Houston, Texas, police officer Kevin Will was working a traffic stop on the side of the highway when a drunk driver struck and killed him. Officer Will leaves behind a pregnant wife and two children.
HPD Chief Charles McClelland says that Kevin Will also died a hero. Just seconds before he was struck and killed by Johoan Rodriguez’s car, Officer Will pushed another man out of the way. KTRH spoke to the Chief:
“The man heard the impact before he hit the ground,” says McClelland. “But he credits Officer Will with giving him the prior warning of yelling ‘Get out of the way!’ it actually saved his life.”
The tragedy of Officer Kevin Will’s death is compounded by the fact that his killer, Johoan Rodriguez is an illegal immigrant who had twice been deported, only to find his way back into the country. Will is also the sixth consecutive HPD officer to be shot or killed in the line of duty by an illegal immigrant.
One side of me thinks I should be stunned, but then the other side smacks me, shouts “WAKE UP” and reminds me of just who Obama is – a person who is ambivalent about this nation’s exceptionalism, the greatness of her warriors, and the honor, intelligence and patriotism of her citizens.
Earlier in the week, Fraternal Order of Police National President Chuck Canterbury sent a letter expressing his “profound disappointment” with the invitation and followed it up with a phone call reminding Mr. Obama’s staff that National Police Week is “a time to honor law-enforcement officers for their service and sacrifice.”