“Go Thou, and Fill Another Room in Hell”

 

Stephen Willeford, hero of the Sutherland Springs shooting.
William Shakespeare wrote a lot about murder over 400 years ago. Even back then, he knew there were some people who needed killing.

Like the murderous servant of Sir Piers of Exton, whom Richard II killed in Act V, Scene V, with the servant’s own weapon. Richard condemned the murderer. “Go thou, and fill another room in hell. That hand shall burn in never-quenching fire.”

Shakespeare’s directive is just as appropriate today for Devin Patrick Kelley, the 26-year-old mass murderer who wiped out almost an entire congregation at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, TX, during Sunday services.

Whether you believe in afterlife or not, there’s got to be some kind of cosmic retribution against this worthless piece of humanity. In his short time on earth, he earned a dishonorable discharge from the Air Force for beating his wife and fracturing the skull of his stepson. He segued from teaching Bible school to proselytizing for atheism. There are reports he tried to bribe underage girls into “dating” him. Finally, clad in riot gear with a semi-automatic rifle, he bravely murdered 26 defenseless congregants and wounded more than 20 others.

Kelley was the poster child of someone who needing killing. When he was finally confronted by a person who could defend himself, 55-year-old Stephen Willeford, Kelley was taken down like the mad dog he was.

When I learned Kelley either died from Willeford’s rifle shot or by his own hand, a tidal wave of relief washed over me. At least we won’t be subjected to the excruciating, illogical water torture our criminal justice system has become.

And speaking of needing killing, how about Uzbekistani Sayfullo Saipov, who mowed down scores of pedestrians in Manhattan on Halloween, killing eight and injuring dozens more? Saipov came into the US in 2010 courtesy of Teddy Kennedy and Chuck Schumer’s “diversity” visa program. These two dottering liberals saw a need to bring in murderous cretins and 23 of their closest “relatives” via chain immigration. Apparently Chuck and Teddy felt we were deficient in homegrown mass murderers.

Saipov was shot by a NYPD officer, but lacked the common decency to die. In the hospital where he is being provided the best Obamacare available, Saipov joyfully asked to fly an ISIS flag. He expressed pride in his killing of infidels in the name of Allah and, in spite of the significant delay in seeing his 72 virgins, was upbeat yet disappointed he hadn’t killed more innocents.

Be prepared for aggressive public defenders who will file sanity and other ridiculous motions during Saipov’s lengthy prosecution, all at taxpayers’ expense. Watching it will be like tearing off a scab, over and over.

Another “Allahu akbar” screamer, Army major and psychiatrist Nidal Hasan, killed 13 and wounded 30 others at Fort Hood, TX in 2009. He was shot but survived, unfortunately, and was convicted in 2013. Eight years later, he’s still on death row at Fort Leavenworth. Recently, his lawyer, John Galligan, predicted many years of appeals because Hasan “did not receive a fair trial at Fort Hood.”

In April of this year, Hasan declared a hunger strike. Let’s help him starve.

In case you thought criminal law absurdity is limited to the US, recall Anders Behring Breivik, who methodically killed 92 people, mostly young teens, defenseless and trapped at an island youth camp in Norway in 2011. Breivik dressed in riot gear and used an assault rifle, and bears an uncanny resemblance to Kelley, the church shooter (do a search of their names and look at their photos).

Breivik was convicted in 2012 and sentenced to 21 years in prison, the maximum sentence for mass murder in Norway. He has sued Norway, alleging inhumane prison conditions, including a poorly decorated cell which has no view and an inadequate reading lamp. Oh, the horror!

Criminal justice in America badly needs reform, including a common sense approach to mass murderers whose guilt is obvious.

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  1. Arahant Member
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    MichaelHenry: Criminal justice in America badly needs reform, including a common sense approach to mass murderers whose guilt is obvious.

    Amen, brother. Mr. Willeford saved Texas a lot of time and money.

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  2. Seawriter Contributor
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    Arahant (View Comment):

    MichaelHenry: Criminal justice in America badly needs reform, including a common sense approach to mass murderers whose guilt is obvious.

    Amen, brother. Mr. Willeford saved Texas a lot of time and money.

    It was Texas. And Teas Attorney General Ken Paxton stated Sunday that someone with a carry permit can stop a mass shooter with a firearm.

    “All I can say is that in Texas at least we have the opportunity to have concealed carry. And so if it’s a place where somebody has the ability to carry, there’s always the opportunity that gunman will be taken out before he has the opportunity to kill very many people.”

    I do not think there will be many more of these types of shootings with that attitude present.

    Seawriter

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  3. GFHandle Member
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    Seawriter (View Comment):
    I do not think there will be many more of these types of shootings with that attitude present.

    Hope. But these deranged future hell dwellers seem suicidal, too, so it may not matter much. But for the ordinary punk, probably more efficacious.

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  4. Larry Koler Inactive
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    With all the divorce and broken and damaged families we are going to see more of this in future.

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  5. civil westman Inactive
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    Though I am loath to accede to the notion that the state should have the power to take human life, there may be exceptions – for cases like mass murders. If there are, indeed, valid exceptions, they ought to include public execution. There has been much debate as to the deterrent effect of the death penalty. When death is hidden and “sanitized” as it is now, even that potential benefit is lost. Watching such a perpetrator being led, powerless, to the gallows or wall of a firing squad, in my opinion, would be salutary in a society such as ours. The image of such an end might well deter at least some such evil individuals.

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  6. tigerlily Member
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    MichaelHenry

    In case you thought criminal law absurdity is limited to the US, recall Anders Behring Breivik, who methodically killed 92 people, mostly young teens, defenseless and trapped at an island youth camp in Norway in 2011. Breivik dressed in riot gear and used an assault rifle, and bears an uncanny resemblance to Kelley, the church shooter (do a search of their names and look at their photos).Breivik was convicted in 2012 and sentenced to 21 years in prison, the maximum sentence for mass murder in Norway. He has sued Norway, alleging inhumane prison conditions, including a poorly decorated cell which has no view and an inadequate reading lamp. Oh, the horror!

    Yeah, I wrote about that absurdity here about a year ago.

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  7. Nanda Panjandrum Inactive
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    Michael, thanks for the reminder of just how often this sort of thing has happened: Do “lone wolves” travel in packs? I wonder…

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  8. Suspira Member
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    MichaelHenry: Saipov joyfully asked to fly an ISIS flag

    I have seen this reported multiple times. In none of the reports have I read that he was told “no.” I’d like to assume that, but then I look around at what we’ve become…

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  9. Johnny Dubya Member
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    Let’s not forget the bravery of Johnnie Langendorff, who – in his truck with Willeford – chased down the shooter. If not for Langendorff’s lead foot, they might never have caught up to the shooter and run him off the road. Willeford saved at least one life in the church. Who knows how many other lives both men saved by foiling the gunman’s escape? Willeford reportedly rested his firearm on the hood of the murderer’s crashed vehicle. “Get out,” he explained. The creep behind the wheel obeyed, however, in a way Willeford didn’t intend (but perhaps was relieved by).

    Responding to 2A advocates who praised Willeford and remarked on the legal gun owner who stopped the illegal gun owner, some on the left sniffed that Willeford’s actions were no big deal and came too late. After all, the shooter had completed his task. In fact, that is not true, with regard to the parishioners. Furthermore, we have often seen that shooters who escape the initial scene go on to kill other civilians in additional locales, and kill or wound police officers who corner them.

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