Thursday, June 14, 2012

Unintentially funny quote of the day...

I know everybody else has already talked about the father in Texas who put such a beatdown on the guy he found molestering his little girl that the dude in question is no longer among the living, but it was this quote I read that finally has to draw a comment:
Relatives of the 47-year-old dead man -- who is from Gonzales and does not appear to have a criminal record -- had not been located as of Tuesday, McMinn said. His name will not be released until those relatives are found, she said. 
Gosh, they're having difficulty finding the relatives? Ya think? Nobody is stepping forward and proudly saying "Oh, yeah, that's Cousin Jose, the baby raper"?

To find the next of kin, locate the town in Mexico from which his folks hail, and look for the people wearing Groucho glasses or perhaps bags over their heads. Failing that, check the courts for recent changes of name.

 Regarding the grand jury hearing, I cannot imagine a jury in Texas, criminal or civil, that would not give this guy a serious dead pervert discount in this obvious case of misdemeanor manslaughter. Time served and fifty bucks to the next-of-kin. Next case.


(It's been everywhere, but I think it was Bayou Renaissance Man's post that finally goaded me into typing...)

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Regarding the grand jury hearing, I cannot imagine a jury in Texas, criminal or civil, that would not give this guy a serious dead pervert discount in this obvious case of misdemeanor manslaughter. Time served and fifty bucks to the next-of-kin. Next case."

Texas is kind of a do-it-yourself state. It is entirely legal here to use deadly force to stop or prevent the sexual assault of a third party.

No time served, no misdemeanor, just a man protecting his daughter.

Tam said...

I'm sure that's what the grand jury will say.

I was making a joke, not writing a legal document. ;)

Now keep your pistol covered.

perlhaqr said...

I wonder if this will have any impact on the "Trayvon couldn't have been a threat, he was unarmed" crowd.

Joseph said...

Now keep your pistol covered. didn't they fix that a while back?

I remember my '09 trip down there thinking I had better watch my concealment garment pretty carefully, but I swore I heard that it had changed since I went there.

Texas is a pretty weird legal state where some things you'd take for granted Texas would be on the good side, they aren't.

Anonymous said...

The media is slipping. They usualy have no problem getting great Aunt Gonzales de la Dude to look at the camera and swear Jose was nice man and was turning his life around.

Gerry

Don M said...

A nuanced man in Texas:

"In a perfect world there would be no crime. In a slightly less perfect world, the perp would be shot just before he could commit the crime."

Ed Rasimus said...

I'll raise a cold Shiner in toast to the father. No prosecutor who expects re-election will indict.

Bram said...

"There are three things all wise men fear: the sea in storm, a night with no moon, and the anger of a gentle man."

- Patrick Rothfuss

Joe in PNG said...

"Meanwhile, some lily-livered little Austin based Nancy boy made some whiney noises about 'summary execuitions'. This reporter proceeded to show him his pimp hand while asking the little *^£+{ what the &@$/;@ was wrong with him?"...
At least that is what I wanted the story to say.

Goober said...

As the proud father of a 15 month old girl, i cannot imagine a situation where I would not feel fully justified in beating a man to death who did her lasting harm like that.

If you hurt a Daddy's little girl, you'd better be prepared to have a world of ass-whoopin come down on you. This is not murder. This is righteous justice mixed with a bit of well-deserved revenge.

I am as gentle a man as you could possibly imagine, but anyone who hurts my Evie will die in very unpleasant and very painful ways.

Jay G said...

Add in "messy" and I'm right with you, Goober...

Robert Fowler said...

The county attorney in Texas must present this to a grand jury. It is after all a homicide. But I will bet that it will be the fastest "no bill" in Texas history.

I'm also betting they will never find any next of kin. They will plant him in a paupers grave.

RabidAlien said...

Heh. I sorta expected it all to be handled over lunch somewhere.

"Judge Smith, have you heard about the father who killed the ...person...who raped his daughter? Its coming up to your office here soon."

"Dammit...another one? Okay, slap him on the wrist and inform him its customarily not polite to do such a thing and leave witnesses. $500 fee, to be paid in full to the local Eddie Eagle program. Now, could you be so kind as to pass the butter?"

...I remember a case, back in the 70s or 80s, where a karate instructor kidnapped a 12 year old boy and took him to California, proceeded to rape him. He was caught and eventually hauled back...there is a news video of him coming out of the airport, the father can be seen standing next to a bank of phones in the background, dad turns around and shoots the effer in the head. He was eventually cited for negligent discharge of a firearm in public, given 30 days community service, and sent home, IIRC. Sometimes justice does work.

rickn8or said...

It not just child molesterers, it seems relatives of all sorts are getting fussy about who they claim.

Seems an appropriate end somehow.

I wonder if Texas is going to send the Mexican government a bill for handling of this "ex-citizen."

Anonymous said...

@ RabidAlien ...

I<3 google!

Here's a story with video of the kidnapper getting shot ...

Larry said...

The only thing the grand jury is deciding is how big a medal to hang off of him and what day to have the parade.
Tuesday isn't too busy.
I have little girls. (OK, not so little any more but still) Nothing you can say will sway me.

southtexaspistolero said...

The rapist was from Gonzales?

Oh, man. The only thing that would have made that better is if his victim's father had shot him with a cannon. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I guess there are a lot of guys in Texas phoning up their exes saying "Can I have little Kaylee on Thursday, there's a guy at work who has been bugging me and I want to beat the crap out of him and need her for insurance, in case he dies or somethin'.

mike in oz

Josh K. said...

Mike are you a WYF?

In a rape there is fiscal evidence and trauma involved.

A false accusation is easy to disprove and would provided no cover.

So, what are you trying to imply???

Cheesy said...

Of course, if the rapist was carrying Skittles, and this were Florida we're talking about...

Anonymous said...

Josh, relax. I was just saying that we are all very ready to jump to (violent) conclusions on very little info. The info provided later by Tam makes it sound more justified.

I just wouldn't want to feel that if I encountered an upset crying child with, say, blood on their clothes, that I should run a mile in case someone comes by and thinks that I am molesting rather than comforting the child and then beats me to death.

Mike in Oz

Josh K. said...

Mike

"...more justified."

As long as you keep your pants on you will be fine.

Anonymous said...

Exactly my point, when we were first applauding the father we did not know about the perps pants, etc.

mike, still in Oz

Josh K. said...

Mike, but that not what you where implying with the original comment. You were implying that there were a bunch of Texas fathers that would put their kids at risk by use them as an excuse to get revenge or just be able to be beat someone up, because I get the feeling you feel we Texans are a blood thirsty lot.

Just because you were jumping to conclusions doesn't mean the rest of us were. I personaly wasn't basing my opinion on what information was provided in this post.

All I'm asking is before you start disparaging a group of fathers, use a litle more forethought.

If you think we were being hasty in are praise of the father then say that.

Not this, "I guess there are a lot of guys in Texas phoning up their exes saying "Can I have little Kaylee on Thursday, there's a guy at work who has been bugging me and I want to beat the crap out of him and need her for insurance, in case he dies or somethin'."

Anonymous said...

Apologies to all Texan fathers! (Shaking of head, rolling of eyes). And I did not imply the child was being put at risk.

As an aside, the number of executions in Texas makes the world think that Texans are a blood thirsty lot. (Diving into nuclear bunker!)

Mike in Oz