Returning to he scene of the crime. It’s a cliche, really. Even still, almost like a runway to death, the dingy red porch sprawls out across the front of the house in plain view as if to bear witness; or claim trophy, depending on perspective. Likewise, a lamp burns on the outside wall as if to be an eternal gas light flame, and a vase with a cluster of flowers, as if in memoriam, hangs on one of the posts holding up the extended porch roof of the apparently vacant home.
No doubt about it, LaJeromeny Brown is a bad character. His wrap sheet is extensive including drug conspiracy, firearms violations, high speed eluding, parole violations, assaulting an officer and more. And, as if in diametric opposition, Billy Fred Clardy’s good “wrap sheet” is lengthy including honors as a Army veteran and certificates of commendation and citations of appreciation as a police officer. As dancing partners go, they were a perfect match. Maybe too good. It smells like an organized crime to me.
If you suppose the notion of an organized crime, it comes with some interesting implications. Both are then victims because if the event is staged, they have both been “chosen” and subjected to indoctrination, conditioning and the orchestration suggested by the invisible powers that be. It might then be said that two birds were gotten with one stone. That doesn’t excuse the crime, but then it does suggest some degree of temperance in meting out justice. Clardy has met his maker either way and will answer to the host of hosts whereupon his soul will be individually judged for eternity. Whether he has become a martyr for, or because of, larger causes is a matter of perspective, and the invisible powers that be.
Attorneys for LaJeromeny Brown recently asked that he be allowed to return to the crime scene in preparation for his case. Madison County District Judge Patrick Tuten denied the request saying that there is no compelling reason. And yet, based on the supposition of organized crime, there is precedent allowing outlaws access to various forms of media, usually while in prison, based on the notion that it facilitates mental association.
It doesn’t seem that association is what LaJeromeny Brown’s attorneys had in mind, but jogging his apparently foggy memory might actually be good for him in the long run. Needless to say, LaJeromeny Brown will never again see the light of day as a free man. Cases involving killing a police officer are closed before they get to trial. He will likely be spending the rest of his life in prison, or get the death penalty. So, why allow him to “associate” in that manner? Well, simply enough, processing could bring him peace of mind and for as long as he is alive in prison, that would likely make him a better inmate.
Generally speaking, I’m not opposed to the death penalty. However, I think it should be sparsely dispensed. In my opinion, the legal system is actually rigged, intentionally or not, to evade the question of organized crime and conspiracy like I have suggested here. Another example, where the death penalty was certainly deserved, was Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City bombing. I opposed his execution anyway because I still suppose his foggy memory might have been revealed over time, and his death meant additional information and evidence likely went with him to the grave never to be revealed. I.e. the organized crime and conspiracy go with impunity and without full revelation.
Regardless of what you believe, or what your perspective is, it’s a shame how these things go down. It’s a tragedy for everyone involved.
©2020 – Jim Casey