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The Board of Aldermen, joined by panderer-in-chief Lyda Krewson, unanimously passed a resolution honoring Anthony Lamar Smith, the person convicted of drug and firearm offenses who led police on a high speed chase after a suspected drug deal, leading to his death at the hands of police after it was alleged he reached for a gun in his car.
Yes, you read that right.
Now, understand that neither I nor anyone else I know and respect is happy that this person was killed, whether in self-defense or not. That isn't the point. The point regarding my absolute shock is twofold:
1. It is highly possible that this person died trying to kill a police officer.
2. If he was not trying to kill a police officer, he died after having been caught (allegedly) trying to deal drugs, and after (undeniably) leading police on a high speed chase in the wake of an attempted arrest. With a history of drug and firearms convictions.
It seems, ahem, highly dubious to the point of insanity for the government to issue a resolution honoring, or remembering positively, such a person.
In this climate of political and civic unrest, for the "responsible" governemental officials to do this, effectively calling the police and the judge charged with the case liars, it is beyond ludicrous and unconscionable. Here is a quote from the resolution:
Who could do such a thing? Of course-- Lyda and Friends. The mayor has undercut her own police department by her public actions and words time and again. Smart. I wonder why it took police thirty minutes to disperse the mob in front of her house the other night. The next time she might find 911 unmanned.
The City of Saint Louis is in such good hands.