December 08, 2005

An Innocent Cop Killer

(via Instapundit)

Sometimes under the strangest of circumstances, the man who guns down an honest cop in the line of duty, deserves to walk the earth a free man.

Cory Maye is one such man. I would have likely done the same thing myself...

Posted by Confederate Yankee at December 8, 2005 10:34 PM | TrackBack

I've always operated on the correct side of the law, have no record, have only been in court to serve on a jury, but I too keep a loaded handgun within easy reach when I'm at home. If the police decide to do one of their smash and grab raids on my home they'd better be sure they announce loud and clear they are the police. I might well die in the interchange, but if I don't know who's smashing their way into my home, they're going to be shot. Of course, with any warning at all I'll open the door and invited them in for coffee and we can straighten everything out peaceably. Much the preferred outcome.

Posted by: Fish at December 8, 2005 10:54 PM

Like you, I realize I could be in Corey Maye's shoes. The blogosphere has picked up on this story, but the mainstream media hasn't. Wonder why? "Liveral" love stories like this that reek of prejudice and injustice.

Posted by: NOTR at December 12, 2005 11:33 AM

I recall first reading the details of Cory Maye's case and having a strong sense of "There but for the grace of God go I." It seems to me that if someone busted into my house in the middle of the night, unidentified, then I too might take exteme measures to protect those I love.

It seems to me that at most Maye should have been charged with manslaughter. I doubt he deserved even that much, but if he had he would have probably gotten about 4 to 5 years, and so he would be out this year. He deserves to be out this year, no matter how you look at it.

Laura Denyes, myself, and some like minded people have been working on a petition asking or Cory Maye's release. We've tried to word the petition in a manner that conservatives, libertarians and liberals would all feel comfortable signing it. We have it up now here:

We hope to bring attention to the case of Cory Maye. At some point this spring, we intend to print this out and mail it to the Governor of Mississippi and to all the major newspapers.

If you feel able to sign this petition, please do. We hope to get at least 10,000 useable signatures (when I say useable, I mean signatures with reasonably full addresses. The signatures without addresses will probably be subtracted out before we send this to the newspapers).

Posted by: Lawrence Krubner at February 4, 2006 06:21 PM