Occupying the front page of my local paper yesterday and most of it today: an inmate’s spectacular escape from Sheriff’s custody. (The newspaper is the Santa Cruz Sentinel.)
A 24-year old country jail inmate, six foot-seven (six feet tall plus seven inches), and weighing in at 275 pounds is taken to the hospital for a routine exam. The inmate is being detained in jail to answer to charges of robbery and kidnapping. The hospital procedure involves removing his cuffs. This was known in advance. He is accompanied by a single sheriff’s deputy. As soon as his hands are free, the inmate’s grabs the deputy’s Taser and gun. The deputy gets Tased but not shot. The inmate shoots at stander-by, or maybe a civilian who tries to intervene. Fortunately, he misses before he runs away. Afterwards, he terrorizes several households including one occupied by an old couple that does not speak English. He also breaks into a child-care center. There, he obtains a teacher’s car keys by a putting a gun to her head. He gets captured after several hours.
The next day the sheriff, and the city chief of police who cooperated in the criminal’s capture, are full of self-congratulations about a job well done. In addition, the sheriff
does not have enough warm words for the good, effective conduct his Tased and disarmed deputy did in trying to prevent and in responding to the inmate’s successful escape and subsequent reign of terror. Read this sentence again!
Ok, Now, you know almost all of this moderately interesting story. Another example of incompetent law enforcement, you say. What else do you need to know? OK, the story does not say how tall, heavy, or muscular the overpowered sheriff’s deputy is. It was not reported at all. I don’t care. Here is another, more relevant piece of information: The Tased sheriff’s deputy is a woman.
The sheriff puts a female deputy- I don’t care how big and strong – in charge of a dangerous, huge, young male inmate who was scheduled to be unshackled.
No member of the officialdom and worse,of the local newspaper staff and its editorial team, find this fact worth commenting on. (They don’t.) I must say that the newspaper was honest enough though to report that some members of the public did make remarks about this.
Hello, here is one thing I and my sisters knew with perfect clarity by the time we were seven or eight: Most males are much stronger than most females. Here, you go; I said it. Shoot me!
Political correctness is not only stupid, it does not only narrow our horizons, atrophy our brains, it’s downright dangerous for the general population, including old couples who are staying home and toddlers. I will say it again:
Political correctness is criminal.