Un-REAL: NC Mayor Cancels Memorial for Fallen Cop, Attends Funeral of Thug Who Killed Him
I smell a recall election:
One-thousand “brothers in blue” came to pay their respects this afternoon to Officer Alexander Thalmann, 22, killed in the line of duty in New Bern, N.C., last week.
Thalmann’s partner, Officer Justin Wester, 23, is recovering from a gunshot wound to his leg from: the shootout that left convicted felon, Bryan Stallings, 35, dead.
The incident happened March 28, in the housing projects known as Craven Terrace.
The town’s grief was made even more painful by the local administration’s handling of events following the young officer’s death.
For unknown reasons, newly elected, Mayor Dana Outlaw chose to attend Thursday’s funeral of the career criminal.
Adding insult to injury, last night’s planned memorial for local citizens to say “goodbye” to Alexander Thalmann was cancelled by the mayor’s office.
It was alleged that two of the city’s aldermen had invited relatives of the killer to attend the vigil. Rather than rescind the invitation,: the city chose to cancel the event.
Officer Thalmann’s death seems to have had a greater impact on the mourning residents of New Bern than the mayor.
Did you notice what’s missing? : Did you see it?
What is Mayor Outlaw’s party affiliation?
You guessed it. : Democrat.
Duane Lester is co-founder of All American Blogger, and the primary writer. Following graduation, Duane entered the United States Navy as a journalist. He spent five years touring the world, reporting on local news and sports. Following his enlistment, Duane spent almost 10 years working with adjudicated youth in residential treatment environments. Duane discovered politics after September 11. He credits Erich "Mancow" Muller for opening his eyes to his conservative beliefs. Since then, Duane has devoured books and literature on politics, reading everything he can from Adam Smith to Larry Elder to Thomas Sowell. He refers to his style of politics as "conserva-tarian", a mixture of conservative and libertarian beliefs.
This week-end, as I was reflecting on the crankiness of the conservative movement and how unhappy so many people still
I’m a fan of Kathleen Parker’s work and enjoyed interviewing her, but I can’t say that I agree with her
From a conversation I had earlier today on IM with Scott Ott from Scrappleface. He gave me permission to post