Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Guilty:Not Insane But Still Crazy

A psychologist testified for prosecutors that Routh was not legally insane, but instead had a paranoid disorder made worse by his drink and cannabis abuse.

A Texas jury has found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of the murder of US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who wrote American Sniper, and his friend Chad Littlefield. The debate of whether soldiers coming home from war battles with PTSD , should face the full extent of the law as it pertains to prosecution of criminal behavior, has just began all over again.

The subject, Routh shot and killed two people as they were attempting to give him support with his PTSD. It was argued by his lawyer that " Routh, who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, was under extreme mental distress and was convinced the two men would turn on him on the day of the killing." He pleaded not guilty for reason of insanity.

The judge and the prosecution, although submitted Routh to a psychological exam, the court represented psychologist believed he wasn't insane but is suffering from paranoid disorder. What is paranoid disorder per defined by the American Institute of Mental Health/Disease: It is a mental disorder characterized by paranoia and a pervasive, long-standing suspicious and generalized mistrust of others.

Chris Kyle and his friend took a mental patient listed under the wounded warrior project to help give him some guidance on how to deal with his PTSD or mental disorder cited by the United States Army Medical Department. I found it interesting that if the military placed him with prescribed anti-psychotic medication often used for schizophrenia. A mental or a psychological screening and medical background should have been interjected into the testimony from the military doctors. The text messages from Chris Kyle to his friend on the day of the shooting stated " this dude is straight up nuts". 


We must examine what happened and how can this sort of reality can be curbed or stopped. In my opinion here are the mistakes to this entire situation.

  1. Range or Target shooting is NOT a positive or an effective way to deal with paranoid disorder by any means. To bring a crazy person whom is also a trained marksman (military veteran) to go shooting is a bad idea.
  2. The military has done a poor job in treating these young men and women upon their return into civil society. I am a 10 year war veteran and when I decided to seek life elsewhere from the military. I got the boot without so much as a thank you. Finding work and a decent place to live was very challenging since I was on my own. I had known many veterans returning from military service whom just couldn't cope with civilian life. They started drinking and turned to drugs as a solution mechanism. If you add mental health issues from combat and it's addressed but ignored, then are we surprised at this outcome.
  3. A special court system needs to be designated when you have a war weary veteran so that equal due process under these certain conditions could be really considered. 
The judge and jury in this case gave him a sentence to life in prison without parole. The shame comes that we send our young children to fight wars and they return broken. The common factor not explored is that Chris Kyle and Routh both suffered mentally and emotionally while serving our country. Have a profession that requires you to take a life is one thing, but seeking therapeutic shooting at a range to cope with killing people (suspects/enemy/terrorist) is another. 
I agree incarceration is required for this type of crime, but to sentence him life without rehabilitation (without parole) is an injustice to veterans suffering from PTSD. We may find ourselves initiating the draft all over again; if we start exercising the maximum penalty for veterans coming home from defending themselves from  being killed on the battlefield. 
                        As a conspiracy theorist!
Is it possible that all this was just a cover up on the assassination of Chris Kyle. The military doesn't want to alarm the public or the enemy that the infiltrator was apprehended. Why would the defense attorney allow the movie to be aired so close to the trial? The argument would've been made that it goes against his client as prejudicial to have a fair and impartial a jury. Why!  

As a veteran I pray for the family of Chris Kyle and all veterans especially the one's suffering from PTSD and/or mental disorders.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

How America Creates:The Lone Wolf (Law Man)

As America raise war against "religious extremism" and the war against terror and fear overseas. The U.S. Government, the Department of Justice, corrupt politicians along with state/local government officials, legislators, municipal courts, judges, lawyers with the police has sparked a new war.

This war will inherently acquire an infinite numbers of battles that will neither spawn a victor nor a loser. In the contrary it will systematically create the next generation of patriots, revolutionist, agitators, rebels, abolitionist or protesters.

How, one might ask!
The United States Justice System has been overran with greed, corruption and the privilege of the American society. People have been conditioned to take their grievance before a system, that establishes the requirement of a Juris Doctorate or a Law Degree. The Educational system has ignored to implement the basics of the most influential system of the American Government; to the point that the average citizen isn't able to maneuver in the judicial system in order to receive justice.

Why did this happen?

If mainstream politics and the rich can prevent the average citizen from obtaining understanding of the law. The manipulation of the system will eventually lead to the creation of the American Lone Wolf. The U.S. government uses this term to identify the extreme sympathizer whom supports a particular religious organization and/or belief. The definition is only one segment of the identity used to not evaluate the under belly or cause as to why more and more people are being drawn to extremism.

For example: The Justice system locked up so many "Black Panther" members and sympathizers in prison. The prisons became a breeding ground for recruitment by organization to exploit their agenda onto the unsuspecting offender. The "Nation' most famous convert was a man named Malcolm X whom first obtained his knowledge about "oneself" into GOD. Like many number of Black Americans, he was raised under the oppression and abuse of the American agenda of policies not in the benefit of black folks.

Anger, frustration, hardship and pain takes over the conscious mind and psyche. Extreme reactions to negative stimulus, produces a human being whom no longer feel attach or associated with society. Once a man no longer has the desire to live; he will no longer see the happiness of life in his community. Betrayal and self deprecation becomes his reality thus creating the "Lone Wolf" and the path of revenge.

Are we really surprised about the various shooting incidents like the ABB, Kirkwood, Ferguson, New York, and Cincinnati. Are we surprised about colleges, schools and attacks on public officials. Society and the media directs the attention on the end result from human internal explosions expressed by individuals who"flip out" and take matters into their own hand.

In reality most Americans are fearful to admit it, but secretly cheer for the person whom has the guts to go "postal" on the supervisor or on some corrupt judge or cop. However, not being socially acceptable it was a common conclusion in our American West history. The phrase 'some people just need killin'  would receive a community nod; which was directed to the 'Lone Wolf'' that moseyed on into town and became the Law Man.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Why America Needs One Police Force

The argument to have a civilian review board to oversea investigations involving alleged bad actions of police officers has already been stated with proven validation. However, another conversation needs to be centered around creating a unified police force for America. Having smaller police departments with their own values, which conflict with the general public has created a aristocratic society.

Not just in treatment but also in the expectation of police department moral code of conduct. Time and time again we see certain city townships or governments across America, performing acts of disgrace in the justice system and in the service department in law enforcement. Below is yet another example as to why America needs to unify it;s police department under one banner of ethics, conduct, use of force, commitment to service, internal affairs investigation and prosecution review. I present to you The Jeter Conspiracy

  • Was this traffic stop lawful. 
No! Their was no victim of a domestic assault or incident. The video shows no intent of probable cause to enact a traffic violation. The Use of Force policy in all police department requires reasonable suspicion to approach a vehicle with guns drawled "only upon a felony traffic stop". That wasn't established on the police cam. 

  • Was their a resisting of an arrest!
No! The stop was invalid! 

  • After the stop did Jeter become physical with the officers?
No! The officer yelled don't touch my gun, while the video clearly shows the Jeter hands were up. This what we as officers call a " pre-determined statement of to "establish fact" a practice performed by cops who want to justify an act.

  • Did the third officer pose a danger or threat to do harm with his vehicle?
Yes! Driving across the median and hitting the already stopped vehicle in an assault with a deadly weapon and is not a authorized control stop upon a moving vehicle. IE The Pit Maneuver or spike strips. Jeter vehicle was already stopped. 

  • Did the second officer use excessive force?
Yes! The punch to the face while entering the car to remove Jeter for an unknown crime was a wrongful act. The punch to the back of the head on a already subdued suspect is a violation of the Use of Force Policy. 

I know everybody want to stand up for the police, but we can't be  blind to simply say the steps that were taken to cover up the evidence, the false statements and traffic stop is valid. The discovery was held up by the Prosecutors office supported by the Internal Affairs division.

Department, Prosecutors and bad cops like these guys has tainted all the good work myself and other active or retired cops have done to make a difference in our profession. Please don't support stupidity with blind devotion.

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