Chris Muir's Day By Day

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Update: Justice Far Faster Than the Justice System Provides

Follow-up to this post of mine in which I reported on the murder of a rapist in Lancaster, SC. The rapist was murdered a few minutes after committing the crime.

Now comes the news that the rapist was killed by the brother of his victim, making this about as righteous a shooting as you can get these days and have it still be considered a crime. The police, of course, shake their heads sadly about "taking the law in their own hands," but I'm going to guess that when this one comes to a jury, there's going to be a strong desire to nullify what the law requires. Kid may get away with the murder, in other words.

After all, how many of you would act differently, were it your sister or other female relative involved?

Update: I'm reminded that Ambrose Bierce had a definition for homicide in his Devil's Dictionary:

HOMICIDE, n. The slaying of one human being by another. There are four kinds of homocide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy, but it makes no great difference to the person slain whether he fell by one kind or another -- the classification is for advantage of the lawyers.


This current one falls into the praiseworthy category, obviously.

3 comments:

ProudHillbilly said...

One does have trouble getting exercised about it.

TOTWTYTR said...

IF it gets to a jury. If it's presented to a Grand Jury, they just might "No Bill" it and end the matter right there.

TOTWTYTR said...

IF it gets to a jury. If it's presented to a Grand Jury, they just might "No Bill" it and end the matter right there.