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Reality just took a giant dump on “the narrative”

So, a black man kills a woman, who I presume is white because no big deal is being made about her race. An attempted mass murder was thwarted by a man on the scene carrying a gun. And a Muslim beheaded a white woman in OK. OK, you caught me. They’re all the same story. So, when will the race hustlers show up? Anti-gun people won’t be outraged because it was a knife. And, if Moms Demand Action had their way, there would have been two murders. Will Holder investigate civil rights violations?

And CNN is bending over backwards to paint the guy with the gun as a sheriff’s deputy who showed up instead of him being the CEO of the company. He is a reserve deputy.

23 Responses to “Reality just took a giant dump on “the narrative””

  1. Paul B Says:

    This does not even begin to fit in the narrative they want to portray.

    Have to wait and see how they finally spin it.

  2. Tam Says:

    White cop with a gun killed a black man with a knife!

  3. SayUncle Says:

    My god, you’re right. Alert MSNBC.

  4. Sigivald Says:

    I’ll give CNN a pass on the whole “deputy” thing.

    I have no idea what the difference is between a real deputy and a “reserve deputy”, and I don’t blame a reporter much for not assuming it was something they Needed To Research before calling him a Sheriff’s Deputy as if it’s a Real Thing.

  5. Simon J. Says:


    Who knows what it means here. In TN it can vary county to county, and over time.

    Knew of people where were “reserve deputies” in one county 20+ years ago, before HCP, as a way for the sheriff to let them carry–would have been called up if there was something very pear shaped going on, but it never happened in the quiet little area.

    Nowadays in the different quiet county I live in there’s a good deal more to the job, doing occasional ride alongs and serving when extra bodies are needed e.g. when there’s a parade.

  6. Cargosquid Says:

    And during the news conference about the killing, this happened.

    But it was just “standard” workplace violence.

  7. Tam Says:


    I have no idea what the difference is between a real deputy and a “reserve deputy”, and I don’t blame a reporter much for not assuming it was something…

    Neither do I, depending on the jurisdiction, but I made the mistake of listening to the video of the po-po spokesdude read the press release before I read CNN’s “interpretation” thereof. Seriously, go listen to it if you haven’t yet.

  8. nk Says:

    In Cook County, a reserve deputy is someone like Walter Payton who wants a gun permit (pre-McDonald). A few thousand dollars to the right people and thirty hours of training in gun handling and the rules of the Sheriff’s office. I did run into one pinch-hitting at holiday court, manning the front desk, so I suppose they do call on them to actually work sometimes. But what difference does it make? Why dis the man for being in the right place at the right time and doing the right thing, to support our armed citizen narrative.

  9. GomeznSA Says:

    Tam – good call – you KNOW that someone will spin it that way.
    Regarding the ‘reserve’ deputy status – as many have mentioned it does vary from state to state. Regardless, any bets that the demanding moms (or some such group) will go ‘see, see – it was a trained professional that stopped the attacker, not some right wing nut job psycho with a gun who was just looking to kill somebody (see Tam’s comment).
    BTW, Tam – if you still have some of your kruggerand ‘bait’ I happen to have a bit of surplus .22lr I’d be willing to trade 😉

  10. Standard Mischief Says:

    >And CNN is bending over backwards to paint the guy…

    Sound like “Jeanne Assam” syndrome.

    It comes from the cognitive dissidence they experience when they try to wrap their heads around “ordinary person” + “privately owned firearm” at “right place, right time” = “hero”

    They themselves can’t believe it and it hurts their head when they have to explain it to their audience so an alternative explanation comes into play, but only when the story is too “big to not cover”.

    Another example might be the Pearl High School shooting back in 1997. Various members of the usual suspects totally forgot to report how the assistant principal raced to his car that was parked off campus (stringently complying with the law) to retrieve the firearm that convinced the shooter to surrender.

  11. joe Says:

    Until NV got “shall issue” CCW, “reserve deputy” literally meant “connected campaign donor”

  12. WallPhone Says:

    Apparently the OK County reserve program involves uniforms.

  13. Crawler Says:

    “Will Holder investigate civil rights violations?”

    Nah. But he and his boss will probably proudly declare it another “workplace violence” incident just to rib more salt in the wounds of the Fort Hood victims and their families.

    Mr. Vaughn proved that one way top stop a domestic wanna-be islamo-fascist blood thirsty terrorist with a beheading knife is a good guy with a gun.

  14. Tam Says:


    Yup, it looks like all their reserves have to be actual academy grads.

  15. Patrick Says:

    A local paper notes that this reserve deputy was part of a “tactical team” that stands up when they need the extra manpower. So it sounds like more than someone doing traffic duty at the county fair. The Sheriff’s Office is also referring to him as a “deputy”.

    The good news is – regardless of his status – he was there. The bad news was he is front-office staff (executive) and had to run out to his car and then back in again before killing Ayatollah Asshole, who was in the process of beheading his second victim.

    It could have been worse. Prayers to all.

  16. Kristophr Says:

    A lot of folks become reserve police officers for the privileges acquired.

    I’m sure some form of contribution to the local cop brass was involved. Mind you, anyone can do this. You might get called on to escort funeral processions and the like.

  17. Old NFO Says:

    Workplace violence, again… sigh

  18. Tam Says:


    I’m sure some form of contribution to the local cop brass was involved.

    I know that reading all the comments before typing one’s own is non-traditional on the internets, but the reqs for Oklahoma County S.O. reserve deputies have already been discussed in this thread.

  19. JKB Says:

    Note the media Trayvon Martinized the shooter as well. The most prominent photo they’ve been running is from like 13 years ago. His look is a lot more Islamic now.

  20. MrSatyre Says:

    If she was black, there would certainly be no comments from the press or so-called activists. Not even the black community gives a shit about black on black violence.

  21. Tim Says:

    It’s kind of amusing that, now Tam is unburdened from the chore of being cranky with commenters on her own blog, she has more time to be cranky with commenters elsewhere.

  22. Kristophr Says:


    It’s ok, I was a serial commenter on her blog. I’m used to it.

  23. mikee Says:

    Workplace violence? I heard the guy who killed the woman was really the bankrupt owner/operator/client of a gay bath house who used to work at a pork BBQ restaurant before it was closed by the health inspector.

    Or that is how I’d promote the lone jihadi, if I were running CNN.

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