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Posted on 05/28/2014 1:45:48 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
A furious Richard Martinez delivered a four-letter stomping to do-nothing politicians who have called him to cry crocodile tears over his sons brutal killing.
I dont give a s--- that you feel sorry for me, a weeping Martinez said about the congressional condolence calls...
Get to work and do something . . . Getting a call from a politician doesnt impress me, he told the Washington Post...
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1. This man, in response to tragedy is lashing out, understandably, and the media is exploiting his grief stricken anger to pursue their own agenda.
2. You already know, and it is abhorrent.
Yep, Politicians will solve the problem. . . . .
Man empowers son to be a jerk with Bmer murdering people, wants politicians to solve problem without involving his own accessorial guilt in this.
politician will indeed find another useful culprit and language: legal gun owners are the accessories, not the trayvon families.
Disagree completely on #1. The father is another useless liberal who’ll blame anyone and anything but his son and himself for what happened vice taking responsibility
The kid was a ticking time bomb and the parent’s did nothing. I blame them more than anything.
Mr Martinez is the father of a victim, not the perp.
This is is the father of one of the victims.
While this man grieves and lashes out against firearms, he discounts the murders of three men who were bludgeoned and stabbed to death by the perp.
Did you see the video of the stadium/memorial service? This father led the crowd in chants of “Not One More!”....it was pretty creepy. I had flashbacks to the Wellstone funeral.
Sir, you are a grieving father and possibly a liberal secularist, so it’s understandable you can’t see this truth: your son was infected by the Evil One, and no politician, or parent, can solve that or any other such infection thriving in the hearts of the mass murderers.
“you are a grieving father and possibly a liberal secularist”
Sorry, this was referring to the father of the perp.
I’m sorry for his loss. It could have been my son.
But, honestly! Pushing a political agenda over the body of your dead son just seems out of place here.
The making of another anti-gun activist and don’t think the liberals won’t exploit him this election season. I think we all know what side of the aisle Mr. Martinez sits. His original grief-filled tirade was aimed not at his son’s killer but at politicians and the NRA. My condolences for Mr. Martinez but dude looks and sounds like a hardened liberal.
Look for this guy on a stage at the White Hut soon...
Hate to say this but Martinez sounds as if he needs mental health treatment.Hope he gets help soon.
Ironically in my city one person was stabbed to death last week. I hear no calls from that victims family for knife control.
3. This guy is a criminal defense attorney, and he has to blame the guns because he's been helping keep hardened criminals out of prison -- and on the street where they commit more violent crimes -- for years.
I notice the story names and shows a picture of the shooter. The networks play his youtube rant and discuss it on the Sunday talk shows. All of which tells every screwed up, prescription gobbling misfit who hates society if he does this everyone will talk about him, listen to his grievances, and act like his thoughts are important. He will be somebody.
The media is helping to create these monsters.
Is he REALLY a criminal defense attorney?
From what I read yesterday, yes.
Unfortunate. Had one of the victims had a weapon it might have ended before it began. But thanks to politicians DOING SOMETHING, his son is dead.
Maybe he can hashtag something just like Michele and the Nigerian girls.
Because "hammer control", "machete control" and the infinitely more effective "crazy person control" don't fit in with the liberal agenda.
(I also blame politicians -- the liberals who passed the Community Mental Health Act of 1963 -- but they are mostly dead, now.) It's truly pathetic to use the death of a loved one to further a political agenda. I was also reminded of the Wellstone funeral.
Why isn't this guy planning his kids funeral and memorial to his life rather than holding press conferences !
His is a vile creature .
WaPo identifies Mr Martinez as a criminal defense attorney. --> HERE
Given that, Mr. Martinez's extremely twisted logic (ignore the crazy person behind the gun, hammer, machete, and BMW, just focus on the gun) makes some sense.
(Posted elsewhere: "The cynic in me says he might could wrestle himself a Senate seat out of this if he plays his California cards just right.")
An attorney and a criminal defense one at that. Professional Licensed Showboat Liars. When our system looks the other way when lawyers lie in court in a “win at any cost” attitude, justice is never served, except for those who bring the most money to the argument.
Much of our legal system has grown to be nothing more that a life support system for attorneys.
Sure I paint with a broad brush, but when good men do nothing, tyranny wins every time.
Using a criminal defense lawyer for anti-gun propaganda, not a winner IMO.
I agree with Martinez that politicians needs to do something but not the “gun control” he wants. Certainly there has been a lot of finger pointing at “guns” as the culprit that killed those people but strange those same fingers missed the knives, hammer and vehicle that were also used to take those lives. The people that needs “fixing” is the people, they the tools.
I agree with Martinez that politicians needs to do something but not the “gun control” he wants. Certainly there has been a lot of finger pointing at “guns” as the culprit that killed those people but strange those same fingers missed the knives, hammer and vehicle that were also used to take those lives. The people that needs “fixing” is the people, NOT the tools.
He is using his child’s death as a opportunity to push his political agenda.
Hey Father of dead victim, go to hell! Your liberal beliefs and votes got him killed. I blame you too!
Methinks the apple didn’t fall far from the tree!!
I guess it wouldn’t take too much effort to find some of the criminals he defended....and THEIR victims.
What this clown is doing isn’t any different that what the prairie fairy killer did, the prairie fairy killer just took it to the extreme.
Tolerance for everyone except those you disagree with.
If someone went on a killing spree and started killing NRA members this clown would be cheering them on and dancing in the street.
Politicians “doing something” is the reason we are even discussing this. More laws passed that WILL NOT be enforced only to make whiners feel good because there is a law out there.
Politicians can no more to legislate personal responsibility than it can to “do something” to have mitigated the circumstances in which the victim’s and their families are impacted by a non-political act. That is, outside of having the means and ability to identify and sequester nutburgers let loose in our society to exact their damage because of nothing more than political correctness.
So much for your “doing something”. Maybe a better answer is to “do something” with people who feel the only answer is for politicians to “do something”.
Clearly this son was not trained in the way he should go, but was left to his own devices. That training is the responsibility of the the father. To see who's responsible, the man should look in the mirror.
My mistake... This comment is for the perp’s dad, not the victim’s
You did not read the article.
Has he even buried his son yet?
There is a burger joint in West Springfield, ma that is pretty good, called the White Hut. I first went there in honor of the liar and thief Obama on the way home from the Big E (New England’s fair).
I always tend to give these parents some slack. He obviously is upset and in a lot of pain. If he rants about gun control, so be it. I’m not going to attack him for it.
Of course, the agenda-driven Libs in the media take these moments of pain and use them for their purposes. In part to get ratings and in part to drive an agenda. They are scum.
I do too, OB...yet this fellow seems a bit too “driven”...did you see the video from the funeral? Really, it was like a campaign speech.
Learning today that he is a criminal defense lawyer makes me even more perturbed by his sudden interest in gun control.
If his kid had drowned in the Pacific Ocean surfing, would he have blamed the ocean??
Lock up whacked out liberals and their children. There.
“Gentlemen, we must DO something”
Blazing Saddles has the answer, as usual:
I guess he won’t go after the perp and his close fanbase enablers either.
Richard Martinez is an interesting individual, in that he doesn’t seem to exist. At least on the Internet, beyond his tear-filled rant.
No address, no phone, no job, no pictures, etc.
Okay. We'll pass mandatory handgun-carry legislation, and legalize pistol vending-machines.
How's that work for you, Martinez, you who defecates all over your son's corpse by politicizing this. YOU HAVE NO RESPECT for your dead child.
Martinez: "We...(sob)... should make ourselves vulnerable... (cry cry cry).... to rapists, murderers, and .... (sob) ... an out of control, tyrannical government because 50% of the people a nut killed were not killed by knives.... (boo hoo hoo)..."
Frankly surprised you didn't start denouncing Republicans because they oppose Obamacare.
See my #47.
He started with this grandstanding on Saturday, less than 24 hours after his son's death.
He's probably holding off on the funeral until he has all his TV contracts for the coverage in place and has his movie deals signed. I assume the White Hut is also giving him support with the PR campaign.