"And what does the LORD require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God"
-- Micah 6:8

"The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict."
-- American Bar Association Standard 3-1.2(c)

"There may be a legitimate diversity of opinion even among Catholics about waging war and applying the death penalty, but not however with regard to abortion and euthanasia."
--Pope Benedict XVI, June 2004

Monday, May 14, 2007

Bravo

Former Marine kills cop-killer with slain officer's own firearm.

New Hampshire authorities said yesterday that they will not press charges against a former Marine who stepped into a deadly shooting and killed a 24-year-old high school dropout who had moments earlier fatally shot a police officer.
The former Marine, Gregory W. Floyd, 49, was driving with his son along Route 116 in Franconia on Friday night when he saw Liko Kenney, 24, shoot Franconia Police Corporal Bruce McKay, 48, four times in the torso. After Kenney drove his Toyota Celica over McKay as the officer lay on the ground, Floyd grabbed the officer's service weapon and shot and killed Kenney.
My only question is how the "authorities" could even couch this situation in terms of whether Floyd might be charged. How about this alternate-universe report:
"authorities credited Floyd for his bravery in stopping a deadly cop-killer and will be recommending him for reception of a civilian heroism award. When asked about potential charges against Floyd, the authorities patiently explained to this reporter that shooting an armed murderer attempting to flee a crime scene does not constitute a crime."

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