Well, it appears the good news posted yesterday is less so today.
The murdering armed government worker Amber Guyger has been sentenced to just ten years in prison for barging into an innocent man’s home and shooting him to death. She will be eligible for parole in just five years’ time.
The judge coo’d and gave her a Bible.
To put this in context: The Orange Man’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort got a heavier sentence – an effective life sentence, given the guy is 69 – and he didn’t murder anyone.
Or even trip them.
A better context to consider: What do you suppose the sentence would have been had Botham Jean – the man shot to death by Guyger in his own apartment – entered Guyger’s apartment and shot her to death?
Cue the North Korean Dear Leader-style funeral for the “fallen hero” – and cue the life in prison for Jean. If not death, by lethal injection.
Do you imagine there is the slightest chance Botham Jean would have been given a ten year sentence for murdering an armed government worker? In her own apartment? How far do you suppose the argument that he was “tired” would have flown?
Cue microphone drop.
It’s even more enraging when taken in another context. This Guyger creature had apparently posted murderous statements prior to the murder of Jean about dressing in black – for the funerals of the people she seemed eager to murder – and being ready with gloves and shovel.
It’s also hugely dangerous. Societally, culturally. People are growing weary of the Blue Discount. They realize our lives don’t matter. That armed government workers can ululate “officer safety” or “stop resisting” and get away with murder – literally.
We tire of the North Korean-style Dear Leader funerals for the “heroes” – who are literally nothing more than armed government workers. Hired mercenaries who enforce the laws of an increasingly brutal, illegitimate government that does whatever it wants to because it has the power to do whatever it likes.
Poltroonish mercenaries who hide behind their BDUs and body armor, cringing in fear when a car backfires and then Hut! Hut! Hutting! the baffled and entirely innocent of anything driver.
It’s out of control – and it’s explosive.
A point will be reached – and it’s probably close – when people give up on the system and decide to deal with things themselves. No one with his head screwed on straight – with any sense of what that will mean – looks forward to this. But it becomes inevitable when things like this Guyger business aren’t aberrations but the expected and given outcome of such things.
It’s a measure of how bad things are that most of us were surprised that Guyger was even convicted. Shaver wasn’t. Most AGWs who do things like these two did aren’t. Most of them are never charged with anything or even docked pay.
That degree of in-your-face can’t go on forever.
It probably won’t go on for very much longer.
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