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Crazy or Evil? We Report, You Decide

Posted on | June 9, 2022 | Comments Off on Crazy or Evil? We Report, You Decide

Say hello to Michael Cook, 33, of Phoenix. His mother says Cook has been diagnosed with schizophrenia but doesn’t take his medicine. This may partly explain his brutal assault last week on 22-year-old Maria Coronado, who was working at a telephone store when Cook suddenly attacked her, a crime captured by store surveillance video:

The victim isn’t buying the “crazy” defense:

Coronado said the Cook was watching her all day until she was alone, and that was when he allegedly came in and attacked her. . . .
Coronado said she saw Cook looking inside the store several times before the attack. . . .
“He was evil,” said Coronado. “He knew what he was doing. This was premeditated. He came four times the whole day, just seeing if there were customers, if I was alone. On Wednesday, he literally told a manager I’m going to come back and kill you.”
Coronado claims no one called police about his prior threats.
“If they would have said something, they probably would have caught him and this wouldn’t have happened,” said Coronado.

Why do you think he would attack her that way? The argument against excusing this as a random act of madness is that, as Coronado said, Cook seemed to be watching the store looking for a chance to find the employee alone — demonstrating he had the mental capacity to plan his crime. According to cops, “Cook admitted to stealing three phones and selling two of them for fentanyl and meth,” and he eluded capture for three days, which indicates a certain degree of rationality. Cook has been charged with multiple felonies for this incident, but what would you like to bet that this is not the first time he’s been arrested for criminal violence?

While it seems to me we can’t rule out the possibility that this was some kind of hate crime, you can be sure that the “social justice” crowd will show no interest in this incident, which won’t be covered by the national media, for some reason. Meanwhile, they’ll go 24/7 covering the “insurrection” hearings in Congress, because that’s a real crime.



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