Dr. Mehmet Oz, Republican Senate candidate in Pennsylvania, not too long ago attacked his opponent, the ridiculous Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, for a pro-criminal document that will embarrass George Soros. Particularly, he criticized Fetterman for using as aides on his marketing campaign Dennis and Lee Horton, who spent 27 years in jail for a horrific armed theft homicide.
Drunk on his personal self-righteousness, Fetterman sanctimoniously responded: “Does Dr. Oz consider that the wrongfully convicted ought to die in jail?” He added that the brothers “spent 27 years in jail for a criminal offense they didn’t commit.”
Members of the media, who fervently consider our prisons are simply bursting on the seams with fully harmless males, didn’t want to listen to extra. Out of the blue, the complete media-big tech-entertainment conglomerate was screaming at Oz: HOW DARE YOU, YOU MORALLY BANKRUPT DOUCHEBAG! THESE TWO MEN WERE PROVED INNOCENT!
Have been they now?
Right here’s how the media tells “the actual story,” as somberly delivered by MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, who majored in “Simply Fooled” research at Brown College:
“In accordance with brothers Dennis and Lee Horton [and who would know better?], on Memorial Day 1993, they have been out for a joyride after they picked up their good friend, a man named Robert Leaf.
“What they didn’t know was that Leaf had simply murdered Samuel Alemo and was at present being pursued by the police [sketch that scene for me, Chris]. They have been pulled over and all three males have been arrested.
“The police concerned with the case have been accused of utilizing an entire host of problematic techniques throughout the investigation [yes, they were “accused” — accusations laughed out of court by Democratic judges]; eyewitnesses modified their story [they did not] after prosecutors tried to pin the crime on all three of them — the Hortons as properly.
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“And the district lawyer’s case file, which was not made obtainable until 2018 [I think we know why, Larry Krasner!], included a notice stating Leaf is the shooter and a police notice indicating Leaf acknowledged his position — all seeming to clear the Hortons. [total B.S.]
The Horton brothers, who’re black, refused a plea settlement as a result of they stated they didn’t need to plead responsible to a criminal offense they didn’t commit.”
Under, I’ve edited Hayes’ description to incorporate solely these components which can be related and really true:
“on Memorial Day 1993 …
“a man named Robert Leaf
“They have been … pulled over and all three males have been arrested.
“The Horton brothers … are black.”
Fortunately for individuals enthusiastic about figuring out the reality — a bunch that decidedly doesn’t embrace Chris Hayes — the Horton brothers spent their years in jail clogging up the courts with frivolous appeals, so it’s attainable to learn how these harmless lambs have been one way or the other convicted of A CRIME THEY DIDN’T COMMIT!
In dismissing their most up-to-date enchantment, right here’s how the Pennsylvania Superior Courtroom summarized the “proof adduced at trial” — that’s, proof introduced in open courtroom, supported by bodily proof and eyewitness testimony, subjected to cross-examination, and believed by 12 members of a jury:
“On Might 31, 1993, [Dennis Horton], his brother Lee Horton (‘Lee’), and a co-conspirator Robert Leaf (‘Leaf’) robbed Filito’s Bar positioned at fifth Avenue and Searching Park Avenue.
“Through the course of the theft, [Dennis Horton], who was carrying a rifle, shot Samuel Alemo a number of instances. Alemo later died from his gunshot wounds. [Dennis Horton] additionally shot Luz Archella and her daughter Luz Martinez, injuring each. Leaf brandished what seemed to be a black pistol whereas Lee took cash from bar patrons. After leaving the bar, the three males fled in a blue car.
“A passerby was in a position to provide police with an outline of the car and a partial license plate quantity. A radio name was despatched out, which included an outline of the three assailants, their car, and the final 4 digits of the license plate. A police officer noticed the car a short while later solely a mile from the crime scene, and positioned [Dennis Horton] and his companions beneath arrest.
“Police recovered a .22-caliber semiautomatic rifle from the backseat of the automotive, in addition to a black pellet gun beneath the entrance passenger seat. Ballistics testing recognized the rifle as the identical weapon used throughout the theft at Filito’s. [Horton], Lee, and Leaf … have been taken to the hospital the place Martinez and her daughter, in addition to one other bar patron, Miguel DeJesus, recognized them because the robbers.”
(The judges, by the way, have been all Democrats, together with the only black woman on the 38-member appellate courtroom, who subscribes to the speculation that jail is “The New Jim Crow.”)
As you may see immediately, one downside with the media’s model of occasions is: What the hell occurred to the opposite two guys?
This was a daytime theft of a bar, the place two of the perpetrators walked round, taking the patrons’ wallets at gunpoint — not a nighttime mugging witnessed from 20 yards away. The victims had loads of time to look at the perps. Nevertheless a lot prison protection legal professionals assault eyewitness testimony, the patrons definitely knew it was three guys, not one; that they have been black, not white; and so they have been male, not feminine.
However extra essential, proper after the murdering thieves sped off, a passerby known as the police with an outline of the automotive, together with 4 of six numbers from the license plate. Inside minutes, that very automotive was stopped by the police a mile from the bar. And also you’ll by no means guess what they present in that automotive … three black guys and a not too long ago fired rifle!
Clarify, once more, how the Horton brothers occurred to be in that automotive?
Proper after their arrest, all three males have been positively recognized on the hospital by the individuals they’d shot at earlier that day. However even with out that identification, once more: They have been caught within the getaway automotive, mere minutes after the crime.
So if I perceive it accurately, the media’s principle of the crime is as follows:
Instantly after the theft — and I imply instantly! — Leaf instructed his REAL accomplices: I’ve acquired a implausible concept! You guys get out of the automotive. I do know these two brothers — the Hortons — who look precisely such as you and I’m fairly positive are carrying the very same garments. Additionally, their automotive is equivalent to yours and — you’ll by no means consider this — their license plate quantity is simply off by two digits. I’ll simply name them to come back decide me up and wait right here by the aspect of the street with the long-barreled — and straightforward to hide! — rifle we simply fired — OH CRAP! IT’S THE POLICE!
Look, it might be one factor if Fetterman defended his years-long PR marketing campaign on behalf of the murdering Horton brothers by saying, They’ve served lengthy sufficient! All people deserves a second probability. I might disagree, particularly as a result of the brothers proceed to disclaim their guilt — however in that case, not less than Fetterman would solely be a gullible idiot, and never a despicable, bald-faced liar.
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