That word – in the headline – is harsh. But it’s editorially honest.
A middle-aged couple, Dennis Tuttle (59) and Rhogena Nicholas (58) were Hut! Hut! Hutted! to death in their Houston, TX home by a pack of armed government thugs who invaded their home on the basis of a criminal warrant . . . the criminal part being the lies confected by “lead investigator” Gerald Goines.
News story here.
It turns out (post mortem) that Goines deliberately lied about material facts in order to obtain the warrant that led to the fatal Hut! Hut! Hutting!
This has been admitted to by Oberstgruppenfuhrer (i.e., five star “general”) Art Acevedo.
Goines made up a story about drug transactions allegedly taking place at the home – which even if true could not possibly justify the murderous Hut! Hut! Hutting! which ensued, except in the murderously amoral place the United States has become.
One of the reasons America has become a far-from-free place is because of the despicable idea that people can be violently assaulted by armed government thugs for peacefully – in their own homes, even – partaking of or buying/selling substances arbitrarily decreed to be illegal.
At any rate, this Goines person decided he wanted to have a Hut! Hut! Hut! party at the Tuttle house – and scribbled the necessary lies. Tacticooled, body-armored “heroes” descended on the home – and the startled couple did what many of us would do in their place.
They fought back.
This resulted in a hailstorm of lead and two dead victims – Tuttle and Nicholas – plus five merely wounded murderous AGWs, including Goines.
Goines is being criminally prosecuted for the “untruths or lies” he peddled to obtain the warrant, in the words of Oberstgruppenfuhrer Acevedo.
But – and this is important – he is not facing murder charges. As any mere “citizen” would, if they stormed an innocent person’s home and shot two people to death. The fact that the two people shot back would be considered legitimate self-defense and would in no way mitigate the criminality of the “citizen’s” actions.
Oberstgruppenfuhrer Acevedo said: “When we prepare a document to go into somebody’s home it has to be truthful, it has to be honest, it has to be absolutely factual. So, we know already there’s a crime that’s been committed.”
Not a word from the Oberstgruppenfuhrer about the double homicide perpetrated by Goines and his crew of Hut! Hut! Hutters!
He did previously praise his murderous subordinate – who has reportedly been an AGW for 30 years – as “tough as nails.”
It brings to mind what Stalin reportedly said about Lavrenty Beria to one of Roosevelt’s aids at Yalta: “He is our Himmler,” Uncle Joe genially explained.
We have lots of such “Uncles” now.
One wonders how many other times Goines peddled “untruths or lies” over the course of all those decades enforcing laws, actual as well as made-up. Is it probable that this particular case of “untruths or lies” is the only one?
Or the only one discovered?
It is worth discussing in this regard the fact that the sworn say-so of an AGW is considered evidence while anything a mere “civilian” says is dismissed out of hand as hearsay.
You can be convicted on the mere say-so of an AGW. But anything you say is “irrelevant.”
Goines provided “evidence” – his say-so – that resulted in a lethal Hut! Hut! Hutting! But how many other victims of Goines’ “untruths or lies” remain uncatalogued?
If, as in this case, it has been established that an AGW manufactured “evidence” in one case, is it not reasonable to presume he manufactured “evidence” in others? Or at the least, to concede that such a person’s “evidence” is questionable on the face of it?
Arguably, any person so much as levied a fine on the basis of Goines’ (or any other caught-lying AGW) say-so ought to have their fines refunded – plus interest – the money taken directly out of the pocket of Goines himself.
Not out of the taxpayers’ pockets.
The same for any compensation awarded by a court, post-mortem, to the surviving family of his victims.
Make him pay. And charge him.
If Goines and others like him had to think about the possibility of life behind bars – and their families living in a van by the river – in the event of their committing an atrocity such as the one visited on Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas, it is very likely the both of them would still be breathing rather than pushing up daisies.
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