Saturday, December 09, 2023

No “Cure” For Liberal Condemnation of Police

Here we go again. A liberal over reaction to a police incident that’s pushing a false narrative. Those pushing this falsehood are doing so solely based on race. They won’t admit that truth, but if the situation was exactly the same and it was a white officer and a white perpetrator, or a black officer and a white perpetrator, the story never makes it out of Georgia.

The story does contain a unique angle in that the offender, Leonard Allen Cure, was released from a Florida prison in 2020 after serving 16 years for being wrongly convicted of armed robbery in 2003. For the wrong that was done to him, Cure was awarded $817,000 in compensation.

No-one is disputing that Cure suffered an injustice. However, as the old saying goes, “two wrongs don’t make a right,” and that injustice has nothing to do with the life-or-death situation that Cure created after a traffic stop in Georgia.

Buck Aldridge is an officer with the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. As Cure blew past him driving recklessly at 100mph in a 70mph zone, he had no idea who was driving the pickup truck. Not that it should matter. Having a horrible wrong done to you, still never gives you the right to put innocent lives at risk.

On Monday, at around 7:30am, Aldrich pulled over the pickup truck that Cure was driving. He immediately began to order Cure out of the vehicle. Fortunately, and much to the chagrin of liberals desperate to fortify their false agenda, the entire incident was caught on Aldridge’s dash cam. Liberals lie, cameras don’t.

The unfortunate events continued to unfold. Upon exiting the truck, Cure was told to place his hands on the back of the truck, to which he responded, “I ain’t doing Sh*t.

As Aldridge continues to instruct Cure to put his hands on the back of the truck, Cure finally complies by semi-leaning on the vehicle. As he turns toward the officer he asks, “Who are you?”

The two then go back and forth, where upon Aldrich begins to instruct Cure to put his hands behind his back. Cure does not immediately comply and again asks Aldridge, “Your name is officer who?” to which Aldrich replies with his name and the county sheriff’s office he works for.

Preparing to handcuff Cure, Aldrich grabs one of Cure’s arms while holding his stun gun in the other. Cure then asks “Do I have a Warrant? Wait, wait, no, no, no,” as Aldrich continues to push one of Cures arms onto his back to handcuff him.

Aldridge then warns Cure to “Put your hands behind your back or you’re getting Tased.” To which Cure feigning being naive asks, “Why? Why am I getting Tased?”

Does anyone doubt that Cure knew he was going 100mph? He knew exactly what he had done, and he also knew why he had been pulled over. Instead of just complying with the officer’s requests, Cure was belligerent from the get-go. Some of that attitude was undoubtedly born from his previous imprisonment, but Aldridge had nothing to do with that, and it was that belligerence that turned to unjustified rage, that would ultimately result in a tragic result.

Aldridge responded that he was being held, “Because you are under arrest for speeding and reckless driving.”

Curry then nonsensically says, “I’m not driving. Nobody was hurt. How was I speeding?”

Aldridge then states, “You passed me doing 100 miles an hour.”

 Cure responds, “OK, so that’s a speeding ticket, right?”

Aldridge then explains, “Sir, tickets in the state of Georgia are criminal offenses.”

to which Cure unbelievably responds: “I don’t have a ticket in Georgia.” Knowing full well, what was going on.

After another back in forth with Curry still not complying with Aldridge’s instructions, Curry blurts out, “I’m not going to jail.” Aldridge then corrects Curry by assuring him “Yes, you’re going to jail.”

At that point in time, Aldridge use his stun gun to try and get Curry to comply. Instead of doing so, Cure rushes Aldridge, flailing at him. As they struggle, Curry gets his hand under Aldridge’s chin and forces his head back in a forceful way, the whole time saying “yeah bi*ch, yeah bi*ch.”

Aldrich, attempted to use his baton, but was unable to effectively do so because of the force of the struggle. As the pair falls to the ground, Aldridge pulls his gun and discharges it to stop Cury’s attack.

Unfortunately, Curry passed away as a result of the incident. An episode that never needed to occur, but that Curry initiated and escalated to its unfortunate conclusion.

The entire occurrence is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. Their findings will then be sent to the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office for review.

Curry’s brother Michael quickly came to his defense.

“My brother was an exceptional individual. He did not harm anyone. In fact, after being wrongfully convicted for 16 years, you know what he did? He forgave the idiots that locked him up. Seventeen years of no Christmases with him, no Thanksgivings with him, no birthdays with him thanks to this injustice in this country. It’s so sad that this is what we have to endure as a black man, still worried daily when I’m driving.”

Wait a minute, we all appreciate the injustice that your brothered endured. It was wrong, but don’t try and justify what he did. Your brother dangerously and recklessly drove at 100 mph. He then demonstrated very poor judgement by at first nonchalantly ignoring a police officer’s request, then belligerently ignoring them, and finally, launching an attack against an innocent officer that was doing his job of protecting the public.

Your brother was wrong in this situation, …. Period.  Any injustice done to him in the past does not give him the right to victimize other individuals.  Your soapbox lecturing about black men being victimized while driving rings hollow under these circumstances. If a white man had endured the same fate, which they have, and had then reacted as your brother did, no-one would feel on ounce of sympathy for him. The two are separate instances and bleeding race into the story, although typical, is still an ignorant and frankly disgusting ploy.

By doing so, everyone ignores the fact that this story may have had a vastly different ending. Officer Aldridge could have easily lost his life because Cury was angry about what had been done to him in the past. Again, no-one is condoning the previous injustice that took place, but that injustice did not give Curry the right to inflict his frustration on Aldridge.

There are literally millions of stories about people that had absolutely no criminal past that committed senseless acts. People that were sweet and lovely all of their lives, that suddenly snapped and did something terrible. When it happens all of the warm stories come spilling out about their life. However, one fact remains, they still reacted in that one incidence tragically.

Mary Cure, his mother said this:

“From the time that he was released, he was never set free. I would live in constant fear every time the phone rang and he wasn’t home, even if he was at work. Is this gonna be the day that they’re going to lock him up, beat him up or kill him?”

I’m sure that to his mother he was an angel. I’m also sure that what took place at that traffic stop, which should have been nothing more than an arrest for truly excessive speeding, ended tragically because of the way Curry reacted.

The race card has frayed edges from being played in circumstances where its only purpose is to change the narrative. Here’s an idea, admit Curry made a tragic mistake and unfortunately paid for it with his life.