Now we have news of a guy by the name of Byron Williams. Here's his picture:
Byron had a little spat with the police recently. From San Francisco Weekly, this comment:
"If a writer crafted a character like Byron Williams -- the 45-year-old felon in serious condition after exchanging gunfire with state troopers on I-580 in a scene right out of Robocop -- he'd have been accused of creating a nightmarish cartoon.
With Williams, the jaw-dropping elements just keep coming like so many bullets.
He was a twice-convicted felon driving on a suspended license with an arrest history including assault, property destruction, a DUI, hit and run, and theft. And, yes, he was allegedly driving drunk prior to yesterday's shootout...Williams was apparently prone to maniacal rants about about left-wing politicians taking away his rights and lived with his mother in backwoods Groveland in Tuolmne County. She had a locker full of guns, as she believed that armed resistance against our government was inevitable -- but Williams allegedly made off with the stash because he felt that time was now."
And here's a little more, from SFGate:
"(His mother) said he had been released from prison about 2 1/2 years ago after a felony conviction..."He hasn't been able to get a job because he's an ex-felon and nobody will hire him," she said. She said her son was angry about his unemployment and about "what's happening to our country." Williams watched the news on television and was upset by "the way Congress was railroading through all these left-wing agenda items," his mother said.
Janice Williams said she kept the guns because "eventually, I think we're going to be caught up in a revolution."
Well, I've got a few things to say about this. In the worst job environment since the depression, this violent, twice convicted felon couldn't get a job. This was apparently the fault of a "left-wing agenda," and not his own choices in life. And, mother, I'm sorry, but I'm afraid you are going to have to get some new guns for the coming revolution- I don't think the police are going to give you those back. And just a word to Byron- sorry, you were wrong...the revolution didn't start this week. How strange that your shooting at some cops who stopped you for drunk driving didn't enrage patriots everywhere.
Now to some more general comments: Here we are again, with some right wing asshole acting out the fantasies of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, but you know this story will totally disappear into the void without the mainstream press drawing a single logical conclusion from this incident, any more than they did from the guy and his son who shot the police in Arkansas last month, or the wingnut who flew his plane into a Federal building a few months ago, or any of the other of these incidents, which seem to regularly happen every couple of months.
Right wingers love to blab away about personal responsibility, but when they get into trouble in their own lives, it's always the Democratic Communist Muslims who are at fault. Byron, those jobs that you think you deserved- they probably all went to people who went to college instead of prison, and who are now working for half of what they earned a few years ago. Sorry that Obama personally ruined your life. He must have been in cahoots with those policemen you shot. Some advice: Next time...oh wait, you're not getting a next time.