A New Jersey ex-con wanted on a murder warrant hoped to get “famous” by going out as a cop killer. Since he couldn’t get a firearm legally due to his convictions, he robbed an armed security guard of his handgun at knifepoint at a local Walgreens pharmacy, and waited in ambush as police officers arrived to answer the 911 call. Rookie police officer Melvin Santiago was one of the first officers on the scene, and was gunned down before he could even get out of his car.
The cop killer was shot down by other officers before he could cause any more deaths.
The reaction of the ex-con’s wife was stunning.
She showed little remorse that her husband was a murderer, and display only sadness that he didn’t kill more police officers before he was taken out.
Friends and relatives of L______ C_____*, the ex-con who shot a rookie Jersey City cop to death outside a drug store early Sunday, have erected a makeshift memorial to the gunman in his hardscrabble neighborhood.
More shocking still, C_____’s wife said Monday her husband should have killed more officers if they were planning to kill him.
“That’s how I feel. God forgive me, but that’s how I feel,” Angelique C_____ told News 12 New Jersey at the memorial. “If that’s the case, he should’ve took more with him. If they was going to stand over my husband and shoot him like a f—ing dog, he should’ve took all of them the f— out.”
I can’t understand this mindset… and I’m not sure that I want to. There is something deeply and morally perverse in the kind of person who views law enforcement officers and the society they protect as obstacles to be overcome as they indulge themselves in criminal behavior. I wish that we could blame these thoughts on just dead criminal’s wife, but it doesn’t come close to stopping with him.
A local resident defended the murderer as a “good person” who “looked out for everybody on the block.”
His community even created a shrine for him, although his accomplishments in life seemed to be little more a rap sheet and the misery he left behind.
Citizen control cultists intentionally overlook the cultural problem that is the real issue in the overwhelming majority of crimes blamed on firearms, but guns aren’t creating a shrine to a cop-killer in Jersey City… people who admire a ex-con, suspected murderer, and cop killer are doing that.
We don’t have a gun problem in this nation, we have a culture problem.
* Bearing Arms will not give the murdering ex-con the fame he desires by naming him.