BREAD & CIRCUSES: EDWARD CAMPBELL, ERIC CAMPBELL AND THE DARK DEPTHS OF THE CRIMINAL MIND
I shouldn’t be alarmed by the reaction of conservative bloggers to the news reports of two West Virginia policemen who were shot as they engaged in a traffic stop yesterday which turned violent in a matter of moments near Lewisburg, West Virginia. The nomination by the Democratic Party of Barack Hussein Obama and his subsequent victories in two presidential elections have reopened a door that many white Americans felt was shut, locked, deadbolted and bricked shut when the 1960s ended. But of course the door was discovered by the millions of white Americans who flooded to gun stores throughout 2008 out of fear that the election of a man of color would spur many among the black and brown 85 million to do them violence simply because one of their own is in the White House.
That last statement brings me back to the developments in Lewisburg, WV. Two men, a father and son they have told law enforcement, Edward Campbell, 54 and Eric Campbell, 21, murdered an elderly couple Jerome Faulkner, 73 and his wife Dora Faulkner, 62 in Oak Hill, North Carolina before burning their home to the ground. The killers then put the bodies in the bed of the Faulkners’s truck and covered them with mattresses before setting off toward Lewisburg, WV with Eric following in a second stolen vehicle. So for nearly four hours the duo drove through NorthCarolina and Virginia to West Virginia’s interior before Eric was stopped by a local cop and a West Virginia state patrol officer. Dad pulled up behind in the Faulkner’s stolen pickup truck with the bodies and opened fire striking the two officers.
Eric ran and hid and his father took off into the woods after having been hit in the leg by a bullet fired by one of the officers. Eric Campbell turned himself in to police; his father was arrested shortly afterward. What is missing in between the lines of this terrible tale is not that two people were murdered, their home burned and two officers wounded and recovering in hospital, but that these men were violent and dangerous, fired weapons at police and somehow they remain alive and will have their day in court when others who had done none of these things died simply because of the color of their skin.
Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!
Robin Naismith Green, D.S.V.J., O.G.H. [Journ.]
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