‘Don’t Resist': The Refrain of Rapists, Police, and Other Degenerates
by William Norman Grigg
A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothes and wounded him….
Now by chance three men – a priest, a Levite, and a Samaritan – came down that same road, and, seeing the man being beaten, joined in on the side of the assailants, for they were emissaries of the divine State.
~ The Parable of the Statist Samaritan (offered with the sincerest apologies to the Author of the genuine article).
Three times each week, 36-year-old Keith Briscoe of Winslow Township, New Jersey would begin his day by going to a nearby Wawa convenience store for soda and cigarettes. Briscoe, who had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and lived with his parents, went to the local Steininger Behavior Services clinic for treatment, and he would have a smoke outside the store while waiting for the office to open.
As far as anyone in the neighborhood could recall, Briscoe had never bothered anybody. He wasn’t causing trouble on the morning of May 3, 2010, when he had the lethal misfortune of attracting the attention of Winslow Township Police Officer Sean Richards. When Richards demanded to know who he was and what he was doing, Briscoe was cooperative, telling the officer – who had no business bothering one of his betters anyway – that he was waiting to go to the clinic.
“Patients often go up to the Wawa before their sessions to buy coffee [or] cigarettes,” a medical professional who worked at the clinic informs Pro Libertate. “The local businesses and police are aware that there are psychiatric patients in the area and know to call Steininger in the event that one of them gets lost or is getting into trouble. This cop took it upon himself to do what he did without asking anyone in Wawa if there was any problem. Wawa hadn’t called the police to intervene because Mr. Briscoe would frequently go there.”
Richards should have left well enough alone, but since he had a gun, a piece of government-provided jewelry, and an unearned sense of superiority, he didn’t. He demanded that Briscoe get into his police cruiser, supposedly to be given a ride to the clinic. Briscoe wisely turned down the offer.