By: the Common Constitutionalist
Craig Hicks murdered three young people in North Carolina. More than 5,000 attended the funeral last Thursday, which is more than most heads of state attract.
But these three happened to be Muslim, and because of that the internet erupted with Tweets and comments. Comments like the one printed in The World Post from Seema Huneidi, a 22-year-old Jordanian communications and media specialist who said “I would like to see world leaders condemning their murder.”
Ban Ki-Moon, the U.N. head toady was one of the first out of gate sending a condolence message. I’m sure he sends out similar messages every week to Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago over the hundreds of black kids shot dead in that city each year.
Of course, the leader of the free world, our president, Barack Obama had to inject his usual knee-jerk judicial brilliance into the situation when he said “No one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship.” We recall he did the same with the “stupid” Cambridge cop, Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown declarations.
Although we’ve come to expect this of Obama, as president of everyone (choked on that one a bit), this is not the example our chief executive should be setting.
If you listened to my most recent Podcast, you’ll realize that I have zero sympathy for this leftist dirtbag Hicks, but even the authorities closest to this investigation have yet to determine his true motive.
Meanwhile the reasonable people at ThinkProgress are busy damning North Carolina politicians for not instantly taking to the airwaves. They write: “Three Muslim students were shot and killed in their home Tuesday night, marking one of the deadliest shootings in North Carolina in years. But in the 24 hours following the shooting, only three of the state’s 15 members of Congress have publicly recognized the tragedy.”
Is this suddenly a requirement for every politician, to express outrage or “publicly recognize the tragedy?”
Did ThinkProgress express the same concern when, in 2011, Mary Ann Holder, a white woman, shot and killed 5 white people near Greensboro, N.C.? I’m going to go out on a limb and say, no – no they didn’t.
But what do we expect? This is what the left does. This is just one more example of symbolism over substance. Just publically confess your grief, send out a tweet holding a sign that reads something like #Save our Muslim Students or #muslimlivesmatter (which was actually used) and you will be magically inoculated from the left’s criticism. It’s like getting a measles vaccine.
So how about I offer some advice to the left. How about you all just shut your collective traps and allow the investigators to investigate.
They can determine what happened and why (if possible), and you can wait quietly for them to finish. But of course that’s not how the bomb-throwers on the left operate. It doesn’t suit their purpose to just wait for the experts to do their jobs.
And what if the outcome, as in the Michael Brown case, doesn’t fit their template? Then what? Then, by not jumping the gun, they’ve missed the opportunity to create racial and ethic division, incite violence and draw more loonies (and money) to their cause of social justice.
North Carolina does have the death penalty, although it hasn’t been utilized recently. The last execution was 2006. I’m sure it’s what prosecutors in this case will be pushing for.
The problem has been legal wrangling over their current three-drug lethal injection cocktail, where the first drug administered renders the perp unconscious, the second paralyzes all voluntary muscles, including those that permit breathing, and the third induces cardiac arrest.
North Carolina Policy Watch reported in 2013 that “Other states had moved to a single drug injection. A less risky one-drug, anesthetic-only execution protocol has been used 37 times in six states without incident.”
As far as I can see, they still haven’t worked it out. Let’s hope they do so in time to put this scumbag down, whether it’s a “hate crime” or just a run of the mill multiple murder.