November 30, 2009

Friends and Family Helping Cop-Killer Evade Police

I remember when Eric Robert Rudolph was hiding in the mountains of western North Carolina, and the media echoed law enforcement's disgust of a killer being sheltered by those with right-wing anti-government sentiments.

Now that the shoe is on the other foot, I doubt that narrative will go quite as far, so kudos to the Seattle Times for reporting what much of media will probably try to avoid:

Maurice Clemmons has been getting help and shelter from friends and relatives since shortly after the Sunday morning shooting deaths of four Lakewood police officers, authorities have concluded.

"Basically, there's no way that he could be doing this by himself; he was shot in the abdomen," said Sheri Badger, Pierce County spokeswoman at the incident command center.

Also frustrating to law-enforcement officers is that Clemmons reportedly told acquaintances the night before the attack to "watch the news" because he was going to "kill cops."

No one reported his comments to police until after the attack, Badger said.

I'm going to loop this back around once more to Christopher John Monfort. Like Clemmons and many African-Americans, Monfort was weaned in a culture that not only demeans law and order, but which actively glorifies violence against it in popular music and other entertainment.

Folks want to ignore the truth because they want to avoid being called racists, but the simple fact of the matter is that much of African-American culture ranges between distrust of the police and outright hostility, and that hostility has exploded into violence that has left six police officers in this area alone gunned down in less than a month, with only one of those six escaping the coroner's attention.

It probably wouldn't take very much effort at all to loop this violent hatred of authority to the disdain of law practiced by left wing groups primarily composed of minorities such as ACORN, the thugs we've seen in SEIU, the New Black Panthers, and the slightly more sophisticated bigotry of Jeremiah Wright and both Barack and Michelle "for the first time in my life" Obama, but frankly, I'm tired.

Directly or indirectly, there is an African-American culture problem here that no one wants to address, much less attempt to fix. The recent ambushes of police officers by these particular angry black men simply underscore that uncomfortable and deadly truth.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 30, 2009 08:43 PM

Sad to hear this, why would anyone aid this homicidal coward??? I am following this too and I have heard that police are arresting those who gave false info.

Posted by: duncan at November 30, 2009 09:39 PM

Well, at least he's gut-shot. I would guess 90% chance of dying in agony without a doctor. It'd serve him right... but it would be better, I think, to get him alive so the authorities can find out who helped him, so they too can be prosecuted.

Posted by: Russ at November 30, 2009 09:55 PM

There always seems to be that "Bonnie & Clyde" element among us who glorify those who commit the most heinous crimes.

In this particular case, it seems to me that at least a couple of people were well aware of what this worthless scumbag was going to do (kill cops!) and not only failed to report it, to prevent a terrible tragedy from taking place - but allowed it to happen even though there was an excellent chance that their "friend" or relative was going to die, one way or the other. What kind of friend or relative is that?

I hope every last person who aided or abetted this murderer is brought to justice.

No one understands that he's innocent until proven guilty any more than I. However, IF he is found guilty, THE most severe punishment should result.

Posted by: Dell at November 30, 2009 10:20 PM

I certainly hope that the officer was using hollow-points when he shot Clemmons. Not only would it help to insure Clemmons early departure, but it would also help avoid the 9mm tendency to go though the target.

As for the friends and family helping this scumbag, I hope they are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. It sounds like a number of them belong in jail as well.

Posted by: iconoclast at November 30, 2009 11:27 PM

Something similar has been going on in Denver where the police new that gangs of black men and women were confronting white and Hispanic men with racial slurs and beating and robbing them. The police did not make this known to the public! The public was told that a series of robberies were happening in a certain part of town and that the public should be aware of the danger. Not once did the cops mention black on white hate crime or indicate in any way that the crimes were black on white. You are right Bob, this is getting out of hand due to the PC movement.

Posted by: inspectorudy at December 1, 2009 12:47 AM

The police were just on the news and reporting that family and friends were helping this pos evade capture and providing some amount of medical help.

The police warned that people helping Clemmons would be liable to criminal charges. If Clemmons killed anyone, those helpers would be liable to murder charges.

Posted by: iconoclast at December 1, 2009 02:04 AM

"Once two men went up old Rocky Top,
"Looking for a moonshine still,
"Those men never came down from Rocky Top,
"Reckon they never will ...."

Posted by: beet at December 1, 2009 12:18 PM