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West Virginia Sheriff gunned down in latest attack on law enforcement

Written By: Bob - Apr• 03•13

First prosecutors out west were gunned down, and now the Mingo County (WV) Sheriff has been murdered as well:

Law enforcement and emergency officials tell that Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum has been shot and killed.

The shooting happened about one block from the Mingo County Courthouse near the corner of 3rd and Harvey Streets about noon on Wednesday.

Officials tell that Sheriff Crum was on his lunch break when he got shot.

The suspect was shot attempting to flee the scene and is in custody. The Charleston Daily Mail reports Crum just assumed office in January, after first having been a magistrate and police chief of Delbarton, WV.

There isn’t any definitive signs of coordination between the Colorado shooting, the two separate Texas shootings, and this newest shooting in West Virginia, and I hesitate to ratchet up any hysteria unless there is an emerging pattern, but what the heck is going on?

Update: The Sheriff in question had built a reputation as being very tough on drug dealers, and he was gunned down at a spot he routinely lunched at where he could keep an eye on an area that was once a “pill mill.” It seems like Crum was a very good man, the kind of person we want in law enforcement. I’ll pray for his soul tonight, and for his family.

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  1. Bill says:

    It is a bit odd. We look for patterns where none exist. Not saying either way, but it’s possible.

    If they were all sheriffs I’d think conspiracy.

  2. Comrade X says:

    From the highest to the lowest this country is more increasingly being ruled by man and not by law!

    New York nor Chicago will no longer be the exceptions but the rule; as long as our rulers are the Obama’s and the Bloomberg’s of this world and not the God fearing freedom loving people of old!

    Death before slavery!

  3. citizen says:

    Too soon to be a revolution and in the wrong states. Criminal conspiracy, copycats or false flag attacks?

  4. LFMayor says:

    not to play Devils advocate, but people get shot all the time. Sometimes, they even NEEDED it. I doubt this is connected to Texas, but that Texas stuff is getting done because good, bad, otherwise, somebody is FnA serious about some percieved wrong.

  5. Honeybadger says:

    TL Davis said it best…”A lawless government breeds a lawless public. ”
    It’s on and has been for some time.

  6. robins111 says:

    I’m guessing false flag…

  7. R says:

    There is no difference between the War on Drugs and the continuing War on Guns. Freedom is freedom, irrespective of your own personal preferences for one or the other.

  8. Orion says:

    Honeybadger has it: A lawless government breeds a lawless public.

    Or, from the awful 70’s flick Billy Jack: “When police break the law, there is no law any more. Just a fight for survival.”

    Too many police, and other people who are supposed to make and uphold our laws ignore them. One rule for me, another for thee…Well, when that happens, it’s basically rule of the jungle.


  9. Rob Crawford says:

    what the heck is going on?

    Stories being reported nationally that would previously have stayed local. Random events occurring “together” just as would happen from time to time. Lots of things more likely than a national campaign against law enforcement.

  10. I think it was on Herman Cain’s show this morning, but it might have been on Rush, that I heard the theory that it’s the Mexican cartels sending their own enforcers in (at least in Texas) to intimidate instead of contracting it out to locals like they used to. If there’s a drug connection in the other shootings as well that would lend support.

    Of course the Texas shootings are being blamed on White Supremacists, but the drug thing makes more sense to me.

  11. Right_2_Bear says:

    This was one of our “first protectors/responders”. Point is that if they are that vulnerable, and can’t guarantee our safety then the people should always have the right to be legally armed and defend themselves.

  12. The Wolf says:

    If I were of a paranoid and cynical mind, I would think this is the workings of a prog conspiracy to weaken the resolve of the police and sheriffs who have pledged to support the 2nd amendment. It also serves to feed the paranoia of the Honey Boo Boos.

    Whether it’s active in the sense that progs are actually targeting police, or passive, in the sense that the Media is enabling this by picking up all the formerly local reports and making them national news probably wouldn’t matter. The results would be the same. There would be a greater outcry from the sheep for a stronger (read more restrictive) government.

    Of course, now that the borders have been thrown open and all the cartel enforcers that were let out of prison as a way to punish people for the sequester, it’s also likely that MS-13 and etc is getting back at LE.

    Either way, the results will get to what Obama wants, which is a state of anarchy. Then he can toss the Bill of Rights secure in the knowledge that the sheep won’t fight back.

    We are hosed, people.

  13. John--Akron says:

    The killings of law enforcement people are undoubtedly due to the Mexican drug gangs expanding into the United States. The Obama regime even gave them the guns they needed through operation “Fast and Furious.” Murders of local law enforcement are standard operating procedure in Mexico.

  14. Real Deal says:

    “Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, it’s enemy action.”

    However I don’t think that’s the case with the WV shooting, like Rob Crawford said, sometimes stuff happens around the same time.

    I think it’s the Mexican Drug cartels in TX and possibly CO. It really could be something involving the Aryian Brotherhood but I’m not convinced. Blaming it on the Cartels however does not fit the narrative the MSM and Government want especially in light of the F & F scandal. Better to blame white racists, they are behind everything and have all the power don’t you know.

  15. Chuck says:

    Agreed that the Texas DA murders are most likely drug cartel assassinations. That has long been predicted by those who keep an eye on these things. The white supremacist angle makes no sense in this context.

    Unlikely the Colorado and Texas killings are linked in any way. If they are, I suggest that it’s entirely possible the AB was contracted by the Mexicans to conduct the hit. These are organized criminals and as they say in the movies, “it’s nothing personal, just business.”

    The “white supremacist” nature of the AB and other prison gangs is overblown. They ALL form along racial lines. These people are first and foremost criminals and are in it for the money, not for racial purity or any other racial/ethnic nonsense.

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  17. PapaSmurf says:

    Today’s tin is tomorrow’s truth. How about different phases of the same conspiracy? Shoot up moviegoers and kids where that will work to gin up support for gun control; shoot up DA’s and cops where *that* will work to gin up support for gun control.

  18. Bill says:

    Another one killed today in an interrogation room, along with a suspect. With a gun. Odd, that.