Meta-Blog

SEARCH QandO

Email:
Jon Henke
Bruce "McQ" McQuain
Dale Franks
Bryan Pick
Billy Hollis
Lance Paddock
MichaelW

BLOGROLL QandO

 
 
Recent Posts
The Ayers Resurrection Tour
Special Friends Get Special Breaks
One Hour
The Hope and Change Express - stalled in the slow lane
Michael Steele New RNC Chairman
Things that make you go "hmmmm"...
Oh yeah, that "rule of law" thing ...
Putting Dollar Signs in Front Of The AGW Hoax
Moving toward a 60 vote majority?
Do As I Say ....
 
 
QandO Newsroom

Newsroom Home Page

US News

US National News
Politics
Business
Science
Technology
Health
Entertainment
Sports
Opinion/Editorial

International News

Top World New
Iraq News
Mideast Conflict

Blogging

Blogpulse Daily Highlights
Daypop Top 40 Links

Regional

Regional News

Publications

News Publications

 
Cory Maye is not Forgotten
Posted by: Dale Franks on Wednesday, February 01, 2006

The blogosphere often picks up an issue of the week, runs with it, then drops it like a hot potato. But there are certain issues that shouldn't be forgotten, and that people need to keep being reminded of. One of these issues is the death sentence for Cory Maye, a man who was woken up oin the middle of the night by police serving a no-knock warrant on his neighbor, a drug dealer. Mr. Maye, unfortunately for one of the police officers, was an armed, law-abiding citizen who, when woken up in the middle of the night by screaming men invading his home without warning, had a handgun readily available and opened fire on the intruders.

Let's not forget Mr. Maye. Radley Balko has fresh updates on the Maye Case. You should read them.

It's no secret that I spent a decade as a military policeman, and then an additional couple of years in civilian law enforcement and high-risk security. One of the things I carried away from that experience is that an armed citizenry serves two important purposes: a) it is one of the best crime-prevention policies, since criminals who have reason to fear being shot by law-abiding citizens tend to be more circumspect, and b) it serves as a salutary incentive to prevent the police from getting overly arrogant. Both of those things are results that are greatly to be desired.

So, let's not forget Mr. Maye.
 
TrackBacks
Return to Main Blog Page
 
 

Previous Comments to this Post 

Comments
Balko has really been doing the lord’s work here. Huge props to him for everything he’s put into it. This is "citizen journalism" at its finest.
 
Written By: Matt McIntosh
URL: http://conjecturesandrefutations.net
Not knowing the specifics of the case, I find it disturbing that an armed citizen is to be put to death for shooting intruders in his own home (assuming they had not identified themselves to him as police). The only reasonable explanation is that the court found that he had deliberately and knowingly killed an officer, and tried to pass it off as unknowing self-defence.
 
Written By: Blewyn
URL: http://
Yes, let’s keep the momentum going. I expect any day now to see Harry Belafonte, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Sean Penn, et al, picketing to obtain Ms. Maye’s release.
 
Written By: Bilwick
URL: http://
Not knowing the specifics of the case
Check out the link.
 
Written By: JWG
URL: http://
I meant "Mr." Maye.
 
Written By: Bilwick
URL: http://
Thank you for keeping this on the radar screen. This is such an important case, and the longer it stays front and center in the blogosphere, the more likely it is that the main stream media will pick up the story!
 
Written By: Melissa
URL: http://

 
Add Your Comment
  NOTICE: While we don't wish to censor your thoughts, we do blacklist certain terms of profanity or obscenity. This is not to muzzle you, but to ensure that the blog remains work-safe for our readers. If you wish to use profanity, simply insert asterisks (*) where the vowels usually go. Your meaning will still be clear, but our readers will be able to view the blog without worrying that content monitoring will get them in trouble when reading it.
Comments for this entry are closed.
Name:
Email:
URL:
HTML Tools:
Bold Italic Blockquote Hyperlink
Comment:
   
 
Vicious Capitalism

Divider

Buy Dale's Book!
Slackernomics by Dale Franks

Divider

Divider