Thursday, June 4, 2009

• Stu Bykofsky, (6/4/09) Vigilantism beats up on justice.
Remember when you were a kid, you'd fall and skin your knee and a scab would form?  Mom would tell you not to touch the scab, picking at it would be bad for you, but sometimes it would itch so much you just couldn't help yourself. You'd scratch the scab, getting a moment of relief, then it might tear open, bleed and expose you to infection.  Tuesday afternoon, the angry neighbors of Kensington scratched at a scab named Jose Carrasquillo, a suspected child rapist, and put him in the hospital in critical condition.  I can understand how good that must have felt. I'd want to take a softball bat to a child rapist. It would be a good thing to do, but not the right thing to do.  Carrasquillo was just a suspect. He was not even charged, let alone convicted.  Picking at this scab - kicking the bejabbers out of a suspect - feels good, but exposes us to an infection, vigilantism.
(:31) RC&TD 1, Attorney Rocco Cipparone with Fox 29's Thomas Drayton on "The 5 Spot" discuss the vigilante-style attack on the "person of interest" in the rape of an 11-year-old girl on her way to school in Kensington on Monday.  About a dozen guys attacked 26-year-old Jose Carrasquillo who was wanted on a bench warrant and has 17 prior arrests.  He was also charged with an attempted rape in 2002, but charges were later dropped.  The dozen "vigilantes" will be splitting an $11,500 reward.  The suspect is being investigated for other assaults, including that of another little girl who was groped in the same neighborhood just an hour beforehand.  Cipparone is asked, "Is this type of vigilante crime justified?"
(:14) RC&TD 2, "Will they be prosecuted?"
(:25) RC&TD 3, "The difference between citizen's arrest and vigilante justice?"
(:14) RC&TD 4, "Is there ever a time when vigilante justified is justified?"
(:20) RC&TD 5, "Do you think rewards play a role in vigilante justice?"
(:35) RC&TD 6, "Does pursuing vigilante justice lead to the breakdown of law and order?"
413-423Have you ever been involved with stopping a criminal or a "bad guy"?  Ever make a citizen's arrest?  Ever been saved by a "good guy"?  Are there still "knights on white horses" out there?  Is chivalry dead?  Ladies, ever have a gentleman intervene to "preserve your honor" or remove a jerk that was bugging you?  Guys, ever have some "upper classman" intervene when a bully was harassing you at school?  Those of you in law enforcement, what have you seen?  What do you think of "conscientious citizens"?
458-508Dr. Benjamin Wiker, ( is a senior fellow and writer at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology ( and is also a senior fellow with the Discovery Institute ( He has taught at Marquette University, St. Mary's University, Thomas Aquinas College, and Franciscan University.  He's written many books including Answering The New Atheism and 10 Books That Screwed Up The World.  His brand new book launched Monday and is entitled The Darwin Myth: The Life and Lies of Charles Darwin.
512-523Dr. Benjamin Wiker
TH 524 – [2:00] Don Rohde (818) 262-2092.  For the past 37 years, Don has been a sales manager at Galpin, the #1 volume Ford dealer in the world for the past 19 consecutive years.  Galpin has been family-owned and operated for the past 59 years, and 90% of their business is repeat or referral.  Galpin offers Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, Honda, Mazda, Saturn, Volvo, Jaguar, and Aston Martin.  Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley at Roscoe and the 405.
528-538David Rosales, pastor of my home church for the past 18 years (1991), the 10,000-member Calvary Chapel of the Chino Valley (
539 – [1:30] Robert Micone/Bill O'Connor aka "The Money Guys" at Applied Financial with 5 offices around the southland, 866-SEEK-COUNSEL, and online at
544-554Bill and Pam Farrel, are international speakers and relationship specialists, they co-director Farrel Communications ( 800-810-4449), and have authored over 25 books including their recent best-sellers Men Are Like Waffles, Women Are Like Spaghetti and Red Hot Monogamy. Their latest is The Ten Best Decisions A Couple Can Make: Bringing Out The Best In Your Relationship.
558-608Bill and Pam Farrel
612-623Bill and Pam Farrel
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644-655Bill and Pam Farrel
• Robert Spencer @ Jihad Watch (6/4/09) Platitudes and naiveté: Obama's Cairo speech.
• Jonah Goldberg (6/4/09) Don't Call It 'Socialism'!
• Politico (6/4/09) Obama seeks Islam 'common ground'.

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