Some of you remember. It happened on July 13th of this year, in Jersey City, New Jersey (which is really part of New York City). Eric Garner’s death happened four days later, on July 17th. Michael Brown’s death took place on August 9th.
Rookie police officer Melvin Santiago’s killer had never even heard of Eric Garner or Michael Brown, seeing as those darlings were both still alive and actively courting their own ends. But who says violent black thugs need any kind of pretense for murdering cops, security guards, each other, random whites and Asians, or anyone else?
Nonetheless, another lookalike of Obama’s “if-I-had-a-“son decided to head out to a 24-hour Walgreen’s early on a Sunday morning with the sole purpose of ambushing and assassinating a police officer. 27-year-old fugitive Lawrence Campbell, who was already wanted in connection with another homicide case, showed up at 4 a.m. at the store, where 58-year-old armed security guard Pierre Monsanto was on duty inside. Campbell had a plan to get the guard’s gun, then use it to kill a cop.
Despite some reports, the incident was not a robbery. It was the planned execution of a police officer, with the expected suicide-by-cop which ensued.
Campbell pretended to be shopping for a greeting card for the event of a baby’s birth, and asked Monsanto how to find the greeting card section of the store. Monsanto directed him there, then turned his back on Campbell. Big mistake. Campbell pulled out a large knife, came up behind Monsanto, and stabbed him in the head. He then proceeded to beat the guard down and take his pistol from his holster. Campbell tried to shoot Monsanto with his own gun, but at that point, couldn’t figure out how to click the safety off. So he just left him lying there, telling the horrified clerk, “I just killed your security guard!”
Campbell then waited for police to arrive, boasting to nearby witnesses, “Watch the TV news later — I’m going to be famous.”
Officer Melvin Santiago was only 23 years old, and had been on the job only seven months. He responded to what he thought was a robbery at the Walgreen’s. He didn’t have a chance as he rolled up at the store. Campbell had by that time figured out how to disengage the gun’s safety, and opened fire as soon as Santiago was about to exit the squad car. Santiago was hit before he even made it out of the car, the hail of bullets leaving a tight pattern of thirteen holes across the width of the windshield.
Santiago’s partner, Ismael Martinez, was able to scramble and return fire along with other responding officers, none of whom were hit by Campbell’s barrage. Campbell was dropped and killed on the spot.
Some of you also remember what happened next.
Simultaneous to the outpouring of grief and support for young Officer Santiago and his family among the decent people of the city, there was a sickening rally for the dead piece of human waste, Lawrence Campbell, among his “community.” Campbell’s family and friends held a large vigil and assembled a memorial tribute display along a sidewalk and wall of a building, as if the murdering thug was some kind of heroic martyr. “Thug in peace,” read one tribute. Campbell’s “people” posed for pictures at the memorial, most flashing gang signs, some scowling, some grinning.
Campbell’s wife declared, “My husband should have killed more cops!”
This is what we are dealing with, folks. It just goes on and on. Don’t buy the nonsense about how they have some kind of legitimate, unresolved grievance — past or present — which in any way explains such criminal depravity. They simply don’t.
There’s an old saying; that you can’t keep a good man down. If someone or some group unceasingly complains about how they’ve been and are being “kept down,” then what does that tell you about them?
Private security officer Pierre Monsanto survived the incident. I spoke with his supervisor, who reports that Pierre is okay, but not in any condition to return to work.