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Family Demands Answers

Posted on | February 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Family Demands Answers

Whenever police kill a black criminal, it is now predictable — as night follows day — that the media will run a story about how the family of the deceased suspect “demands answers” about the shooting. Generally speaking, there will be a “civil rights” lawyer at the press conference, and there will eventually be a lawsuit against the cops. We take this for granted nowadays, along with the media interviewing relatives of the deceased criminal, who had an extensive felony record, saying that he was really a wonderful person, a beloved father, blah blah blah.

All of this is part of building up the Black Lives Matter narrative that law enforcement is about “systemic racism.” It is necessary to mention in this context that cops kill white criminals, too. In fact, the majority of suspects shot by cops are white, and sometimes the circumstances surrounding these shootings are tragic (e.g., Sage Crawford, shot in front of her small children after she charged cops with a knife), but cops shooting white people doesn’t become a 24/7 story on CNN, and nobody’s rioting over these cases. No, it is only black criminals getting shot by cops that get CNN saturation coverage, and we are not supposed to notice the upside-down values involved in this liberal media narrative, wherein everyone is expected to sympathize with lifelong criminals.

OK, but what happens when cops don’t kill criminals? What happens when fear of being accused of racism convinces people that it’s a good idea to turn criminals loose, just because they’re black?

The latest news from Chickasha, Oklahoma:

It’s been over one week since a four-year-old and her 67-year-old grandfather were stabbed to death inside their Chickasha home. All of it was allegedly by one of their own family members, 42-year-old Lawrence Anderson.
Monday night, investigators said that same family member may be responsible for a third murder.
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations is still investigating the unfolding story in Chickasha, but the family of the third woman killed are demanding answers. They said they want to know why the man’s sentence was commuted in the first place.
“We’ve lost a part of our heart that we will never get back,” said Brooke Burris Wofford, a cousin of 41-year-old Andrea Blankenship, who was found dead in her Chickasha home.
Anderson was just released from prison in mid-January. He was out for less than three weeks on a commuted sentence when the crimes occurred.
Investigators said Anderson stabbed his uncle and 4-year-old Kaeos to death. However, the alleged spree didn’t end there. Detectives now believe Anderson also murdered Blankenship, who was found dead in her home on the same street as the first two murders.
“We need some more answers,” Burris Wofford said.
OSBI officials said on Thursday they now have evidence that Anderson killed Blankenship before he killed Leon Pye and Kaeos and stabbed Delci Pye.
Wofford said Blankenship was a single mother of two who lived alone and worked from home. She said the family is unaware of any relationship between her and her alleged killer.
“We want to know why this monster who is dangerous was released,” Wofford said.
Anderson was originally sentenced to prison in 2006 for attacking and pointing a gun at his girlfriend. He went back to prison in 2012 for selling crack cocaine near an elementary school. Anderson was sentenced again in 2017 for having a gun and sneaking drugs into jail. However, just three years later, Gov. Kevin Stitt signed off on a commuted sentence, which was granted by the state pardon and parole board. Anderson was released from prison for a third time on Jan. 18.
“Let us know the reasoning behind why he would release such a violent criminal,” Burris Wofford said.

He attacked his girlfriend and sold cocaine near an elementary school, but why he should be in prison? That’s “systemic racism”! No, let’s turn him loose, because what could possibly go wrong?

Why did the Republican governor of Oklahoma approve this commutation? Without bothering to research that question, my guess is that someone in the governor’s office decided it was a good idea to release inmates who were imprisoned for “non-violent” offenses. Selling cocaine near an elementary school? That qualifies as a “non-violent” crime. Nobody bothered to check whether Lawrence Anderson had any previous history of violence, and this is what happens when “social justice” replaces common sense as the guiding principle of law enforcement. That some Republicans are buying into this mentality should concern us.



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