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Drug War Victim Wants to Apologize

April 22nd, 2009

There are now reports that Derek Copp (who you might recall, was unintentionally shot by an Ottawa County Sheriff’s deputy Ryan Huizenga, during the execution of a drug-raid on his partment over 1/8 of one ounce of marijuana) would like to apologize to the officer who shot him.

Read it again.  Copp, the fucking coward, is not asking for an apology from the Jackboot who shot him, he’s asking for permission to apologize to the Jackboot who shot him.

Although the shooting was an accident, and Huizenga has since been charged with careless discharge of a firearm, (better than nothing, but not good enough, IMO) I can’t help but think that if Copp had been holding a gun, or had “carelessly” discharged one on accident that evening, he’d be very, very dead today.  In fact, given the circumstances, he’s very lucky to even be alive.

And he’s the one who wants to issue an apology?  This is very upsetting, and I can’t help but wonder, just WTF Copp is thinking? And from what sort of battered-victim syndrome is he suffering?*

Maybe a little humor will lift your spirits? It might help to imagine something like this:



*My guess is that Copp’s attorney thinks that this might improve his chances in the “justice” system. Maybe it will. This is how it works: if you confess your “crimes,” if you bow obediently before the State and ask forgiveness, your punishment will be less severe. This is how injustice is perpetuated: by threatening you with severe injustice, you’re browbeaten into accepting a somewhat milder injustice. Your obedience/deference is seen by others as penance, as an admission that you really were the bad guy all along, and thus legitimizes the draconian actions taken by the police, and enabled by the courts.




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