Wednesday's HOT MIC
Paraphrasing "Archer": "Are we not doing 'shocked face' anymore?"
And... Stacy Lennox wins today's Internet.
This one is going to break your heart, so I'll try and find something light and amusing to follow up with later today.
Black Gun Owner Will Give Birth in Prison After Trying to Protect 2-Year-Old Daughter from Assailant.
Robby Soave reports for Hit & Run:
Siwatu-Salama Ra is a 26-year-old black mother who watched in horror as an angry assailant—a neighbor with whom Ra had a dispute—deliberately crashed her vehicle into Ra's car while Ra's two-year-old daughter was playing inside. Ra removed her unloaded, legally purchased handgun from the glove box and brandished it, scaring the neighbor off.
The assailant, Channel Harvey, was never charged. Ra was arrested for felonious assault. She is now serving a mandatory two-year-sentence, even though Michigan is a Stand Your Ground state and Ra was clearly defending her family on her own property.
Ra is pregnant, and she is expected to give birth in prison.
Read the whole thing, which involves at least two serious miscarriages of justice. Perversions of justice, even.
I'd add that there is only one reason for the State to criminalize self-defense, particularly for moms and/or pregnant women.
You might not want to know the reason, but you must: This kind of thing is done in order to forcefully remind people that they are wards of the State, and not sovereign citizens of a liberty-loving nation.
So the UK government forces parents to watch their child die in a hospital bed, instead of at home. So Michigan forces a pregnant woman into jail for daring to protect herself, her child, and her unborn child.
And so it goes.