Dead for Donuts
In an era where cops are killing citizens at every turn, many unarmed, I took a little comfort that it had not happened in my small bit of the world for over 30 years. Until last night.
This should not have happened. This young man did not deserve to die at the hand of Sheriff’s deputies who were out of control.
Cannon County deputies shot and killed a man they claim attempted to run over them while doing donuts in his front yard. But the family is calling the shooting death senseless.
Richard Butcher, 28, of 2044 Petty Gap Road was shot and killed Monday night.
“One (deputy) was shooting this way, one (deputy) was shooting that way,” the victim’s brother Nicholas Butcher said.
Nicholas Butcher said he did everything he could to get the Cannon County Deputies to stop shooting last night.
“I came on the front porch and I screamed at the police to stopped shooting, and they didn’t they keep going. I screamed three different times they had that much time to keep shooting,” Butcher said.
Butcher says his brother Richard, known to his family and friends as “Rick” was doing donuts in the front yard; the tire marks are still visible. He said two Cannon County officers showed up, and things took a tragic turn. Lawmen claim he tried to run over them.
“It was pop, then pop, pop, pop,” neighbor Becky Sherburne said.
Sherburne was standing in her front yard, and watched the tragic events unfold.
“After he let that first round go the car immediately had started to roll backward and he kept firing. He unloaded his gun on him, and didn’t stop until it was empty I’m sure,” Sherburne said.
The truck came to rest in a pit of mud. Authorities said Butcher was pronounced dead at the hospital. Family members aren’t buying it.
“He died in the truck they let him sit in the truck for 45 minutes and bleed out. The ambulance was here. There were several witnesses,” Butcher said. more
A federal appeals court has ruled that California’s Prop 8 mandated ban on gay marriages was unconstitutional but an appeal of the decision will likely send it to the Supreme Court. How this is a federal and not a states rights issue is up for debate but I suppose it falls into that ‘pursuit of happiness’ area and equal rights under the law. A federal judge has also ruled that a ‘celebrity’ polygamous family can pursue a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Utah’s bigamy law. If the Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriages then logically polygamy would be next to be legitimized.
The feds would love to overturn any voter approved propositions that don’t fit their agendas. The war on state approved medical marijuana continues and the feds could use the gay marriage issue as yet another precedent for their all inclusive control over the states. Pursuit of health and happiness be damned unless it is federal and corporate sanctioned.
Anyway, the gay marriage issue is a minority distraction. A diversion from the things that affect the majority.
Things like …
Obama escalates the election money wars by promoting his own ‘Super PAC’ for corporations and lobbyists to donate some big bucks to. Barry is having a hard time getting that billion dollars he needs to counter the Republican cash flow. The PAC, Priorities USA Action, is “No Threat to Democracy” says Barry as he looks over the list of favors his donors, who will not be disclosed, will demand.
Obama continues to pander to the Israel first money and even some at the Huff Post scratch their heads in disbelief.
President Obama went farther than ever before in stating his view that U.S. and Israeli interests are identical. “My number one priority continues to be the security of the United States, but also the security of Israel.”
Wait a minute — shouldn’t the security of the United States be the number one priority of the president of the United States? Rather than merely sharing the top spot on the priority list with some foreign country’s security?
Iran? The jewish controlled media basically heaps lie upon lie to the masses. We’re being primed for $4 a gallon gas by spring or sooner and all of the fearmongering plays that up.
I found this comment that sums it up fairly well …
Israel, not United States, is Iran’s enemy. An Iran with nuclear weapons will disrupt Israel’s cruel and outrageously exercised Mideast hegemony. All our Mideast wars have been against our interests, yet successfully advocated by the jewish state. Again against our interests, Israel has involved us in increasingly overt operations against Iran. Spies and American military drones in Iranian airspace are the most recent revelations. Since before 9/11, American soldiers have been dying for the jewish state. We are at war. Who did this to us? Israel, AIPAC, the One Percent and other organized and monied Israel Firsters have corrupted our politicians and entire electoral system. Justice and the future of America demand that they be prosecuted and jailed.