A Nurse with a Gun

Friday, March 07, 2008

A Comment to Comment On

Jackie Mouton has left a new comment on my blog post Update on the Baton Rouge Shooting. The blog post is about the no-billing of a citizen in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a Mr. Perry Stephens, who used his weapon to put an end to a vicious attack on Officer Brian Harrison by George Temple. The aftermath, as usual is painful for all involved.

Jackie Mouton says:
I just wanted to clear some things up on this blog. First, I want you to know that George Temple, II is my god-brother. He was a great person who was loved in this community. George Temple and familyDefend Mr. Stephens actions if you must, but there was NO need for this to happen. It will be proven that Mr. Harrison was the instigator in the fight. George was on the phone with his mother the whole time. She heard the officer yelling at George. She heard the tone in his voice and the 101 questions he was asked about the car he was driving. She heard her son shot. He was less than a mile from her when it happened.

Now, I do believe Mr. Stephens came to the aid of the officer as George did have experience boxing, but he was by no means trained. George could handle himself. I do not believe that George attacked the officer. George has had his run ins with trouble, and he knew the consequences of crossing the law. George had a successful business that he loved and a family that was his world. he would never do anything to jeopardize that.

Lastly, I must ask a question. Did Mr. Stephens truly feel it was necessary to shoot George 4 times? Yes, he was beating the officer. Yes, he was wrong. Could he have been stopped without a bullet? Yes.
First, Mr. Mouton, thank you for your comment. It is a terrible thing to lose a loved one to violence. It must be even more terrible to lose a loved one to violence while that loved one was committing a felony, beating an officer of the law into submission. Not only did you lose your loved one to violence, but he lost the illusion he carefully crafted as an honest business owner. You say he "had his run ins with trouble." I guess he did. His record is proof of that. You see, Mr. Mouton, your god-brother was a thug. That may be a hard thing to accept, but the facts are he had to be killed to stop him from permanently maiming or killing another human being.

At any time George Temple could have stopped his attack on a sworn officer of the law. George Temple was in control of the attack as he sat on top of Officer Brian Harrison pounding him into oblivion over a damned traffic ticket. These are not the actions of a honest businessman. These are not even the actions of a rational human being in response to a policeman yelling at them. These are the actions of an animalistic criminal who knows no bounds for his behavior, and a deviant deranged devil that the world would be better without. His mother should be ashamed she placed this thug in the world. Why was George Temple shot the number of times he was? Because, Mr. Mouton, that is what it took to stop the attack that he was engaged in.

You may believe what you wish Mr. Mouton, as may others, but the fact remains that Perry Stephens would never have come to Officer Brian Henderson's aid if George Temple had quietly accepted his traffic ticket like an honest citizen. You are right about one thing, Mr. Mouton. George Temple could have been stopped without a bullet. He could have stopped himself. He could have stopped himself years ago.

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Anonymous Mopar said...

I think Jackie is a Mr, not a Ms. Checking out the myspace page linked to Jackie's post http://www.myspace.com/johncoffee24 shows a 6'4" 280lb male flashing gang symbols and and says "Ever beaten someone up: Yes, but they deserved it".

8:02 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

All the standard excuses are in play here. A guy that had had his troubles with the law but was turning his life around. The police started it. The guy that saved the officer's life over reacted.

You're exactly right. Temple was a thug, pure and simple.

Mr. Stephen's actions don't need defending, they need rewarding.

8:44 PM  
Blogger Xavier said...

Right you are mopar. Adjusted.

8:57 PM  
Anonymous Sam in Texas said...

"George was on the phone with his mother the whole time. She heard the officer yelling at George. She heard the tone in his voice and the 101 questions he was asked about the car he was driving. She heard her son shot. He was less than a mile from her when it happened. "

So what? You think that's a defense for trying to kill a police officer? Give me a break.

"George had a successful business that he loved and a family that was his world. he would never do anything to jeopardize that."

Wrong Jackson. He did jeopardize that. He gave it all up and his life too because he was a dumbass that couldn't keep his mouth shut and just take a ticket for cutting into a funeral procession. Then he tried to bribe the cop. He had over three thousand dollars in his pockets. What business did he have? Drugs? Get real man.

9:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever been beaten up: No

Ever beaten someone up: Yes, but they deserved it

that says it all.

9:27 PM  
Anonymous markus said...

look, anutha thug!

9:57 PM  
Blogger Mauser*Girl said...

Give me a break.

NO rational, honest, law-abiding citizen responds to being questioned by an officer - or even yelled at by an officer - by trying to beat them to death. Only a thug will do that.

A RATIONAL person will accept the traffic ticket. If a rational person is treated badly by an officer, they go down to the station afterwards and file a complaint.

THAT is what rational, law-abiding citizens do. Attacking an officer and beating them is what scumbag thugs do.

I'm just waiting for the next excuse. I'm willing to bet $100 that it will be, "The officer yelled at him because he was BLACK." If no other excuse works, that's usually the one trotted out next.

I'm not buying it.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Cybrludite said...

No doubt Mr Temple was on his way to choir practice when he was pulled over. Clearly he was justified in going berserk and trying to murder the police officer with his bare hands...


12:29 AM  
Blogger Ethan said...

you do realize how inconsistent this persons e-mail is right? He says that this guy would not ever beat up a police officer and would not cross the law. The next paragraph it is said "Yes, he was beating the officer. Yes, he was wrong." you know i might believe this side of the story but its so inconsistent i an determined the man who shot him was doing his civic duty.


12:43 AM  
Blogger phlegmfatale said...

George Temple earned what he got. Thank goodness someone was there to stop him.

6:23 AM  
Anonymous rastaman said...

It been 2 years. You ain't proving nothing becuz you got nothing. Temple was a punk. Now he a dead punk. That is all.

7:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Stephen's is a hero and will go down for the record books as such. I'm proud to call myself an American so long as there are Americans left like Mr. Stephen's. We are all safer now that he has removed the slime from this planet that he did.


9:10 AM  
Blogger Don Gwinn said...

All true, BUT this is also true:

Grieving people are frequently irrational. Xavier handled this just right; there's no use in being smug or insulting. You can only state the truth to someone trying to make sense of the death of someone they loved.

This guy is no less irrational than the father in a later post up above who kept hoping that his son hadn't really been killed in Vietnam--that they'd shipped back the wrong body, and his son was a secret POW somewhere. His delusion was less destructive, but the irrationality is the same and comes from the same source.

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that Xavier's comments are on point, moderate (given the facts of the case), and warranted.

The perp was a career scum bag who probably had a long juvenile record.

If the family members really wanted to try to show that the perp was a good guy, they release his juvenile record.

I'll bet they don't.

The facts speak for themselves.

I'm glad the creep got "domed."

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...


I agree with Don. Your reply is spot on and delivered without devolving into emotional rants.

Thanks for sharing this!!

10:03 PM  
Blogger Keith Walker said...

I disagree with Mr. Mouton. Mr. Temple could not have been stopped without a bullet. In fact, he could not be stopped with five bullets. It took the sixth and final bullet to stop him.

For the sake of argument, let us assume that the police officer did start this fight. Is that a reason to try to murder the officer? How do I know he was intent on killing the officer?

Think about it for a second. If you are pounding away on someone and get shot, do you stop and address the greater threat or do you continue to pummel someone who poses no threat?

1:11 PM  
Blogger Keith Walker said...

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1:13 PM  

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