A Comment to Comment On
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. Defend 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.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.
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.
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.