A man who admits to shooting the suspect accused of stealing his SUV could face second-degree murder charges. Gail Gerlach, 56, says he shot at his 1997 Chevrolet Suburban just once after seeing 25-year-old Brendon T. Kaluza-Graham taking the vehicle. Gerlach told police he saw the suspect pull out of his driveway. He followed Kaluza-Graham on foot and allegedly saw the suspect raise his arm. Gerlach says he fired when he thought he saw a gun. The suspect died instantly when a bullet hit him in the head. Investigators finished searching the SUV Tuesday night and did not recover any weapons from the car. Gerlach does not have a criminal history and was legally allowed to carry a concealed weapon. Kaluza-Graham had several run-ins with the law before his death. Police say they found two sets of shaved keys, a flashlight and a screw driver on his body.Perfect example of the distinction I was discussing yesterday. We have a typical innate criminal, Kaluza-Hyphen-Graham, doing what innate criminals do. Taking things and harming people. And we have a typical good citizen, Gerlach, enforcing the laws of universal morality and eliminating one born criminal from the gene pool. The persecutor is operating on the basis of written "laws" instead of real laws. Surely he knows that a local jury will instantly find Gerlach innocent. Does he plan to move the trial to New York where he can find a jury of his own commiefag peers, or is he just dumb? Update a year later: The case finally did reach a local jury, and the jury did instantly find Gerlach innocent. Thanks be to the Lord or whoever. Mainly thanks be to normal sane people.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.