The gun control crowd has been strangely silent. Not only are they silent about a Deputy Sheriff being killed and two wounded, but the accused killer is a leftists and an Occupy Denver activists. I guess that it does not fit their narrative very well. What does fit the narrative is that this violence is being aided and abetted by the drive by media and an indifferent administration. Read the details in this article.
As Written by LEE STRANAHAN, Breitbart:
WAR ON COPS: Occupy Denver Activist Accused of Killing Deputy, Wounding Two Others.
Martin Wirth, an Occupy Denver activist who had run for State Senate on the Green Party ticket in 2014, allegedly shot three Colorado Sheriff deputies on Wednesday, killing one.
Park County Sheriff Cpl. Nate Carrigan was killed and two other deputies wounded as they were part of an eight man force serving a “contentious eviction” notice. Wirth had defaulted on his house in 2013 and was facing foreclosure proceedings.
Police say 58-year old Wirth opened fire first.
As a leader in the Occupy Denver movement, Wirth spoke out against corporate welfare, big banks, the cost of higher education, and in favor of sustaining and expanding public transportation in his run for Senate. He also claimed to be a gun rights advocate who supported the Constitution.
The Denver Post also reported that the accused cop killer was an opponent of the death penalty, quoting him as saying:
Interest in this question suggests fear towards addressing the root causes of violence in our society. Poverty is a form of violence that leads to malnutrition, homelessness, and hopelessness. The destruction of our sense of community, and treating people like disposable commodities opens the gate to deeply anti-social and violent thinking. This is itself the result of unconscionable thinking within the ranks of our political class.
There were clues to Wirth’s potential for violence; in a rambling Facebook post from January 22, Wirth complained about police and said in part: