Release of Child Executioner Shows Absurdity of ‘Prohibited Person’ Edicts

Release of Child Executioner Highlights Absurdity of ‘Prohibited Person’ Edicts
Release of Child Executioner Highlights Absurdity of ‘Prohibited Person’ Edicts

USA – -( “The fiend behind one of the most infamous mass shootings in city history — the ‘Palm Sunday Massacre’ that left eight children and two young moms dead in Brooklyn in 1984 — has been quietly released from an upstate prison,” the New York Post reports. “Christopher Thomas slaughtered the innocents in an East New York apartment on a rainy Palm Sunday — the blood-soaked culmination of a beef with the home’s owner, convicted cocaine dealer Enrique ­Bermudez.”

Why is such a human aberration being released?

Thank New York “law,”the same “law” that spits on the Second Amendment and ensures those who disregard it have an advantage over those who obey it. And Thomas was only charged with manslaughter because somehow, his choice of “heavy cocaine use” legally absolved him of assuming full responsibility for his actions. So he only had to serve two-thirds of a 50-year sentence because of, among other things, “good behavior.”

Hey, it’s not like he had a chance to execute defenseless victims in the joint – those guys know how to fight back. The coward didn’t even have the guts to take on the man he had his “beef” with, but instead went after women and children with a gun, “executing them at close range with gunshots to the head.”

Some crimes are so heinous there can be no earthly redemption, and certainly never a reestablishment of trust. The truth is some people are broken and can’t be fixed. The science of healing diseased and evil minds comes up with no solutions that can ensure the monster will not once more ravage when released from his restraints. The finest minds in psychiatry can offer no more of a cure than ancient Egyptians could exorcise demons using “afa root, onions and honey.”

Author Robert J. Kukla made a relevant observation in his 1973 classic “Gun Control,” equating their release from prison with opening the cage of a man-eating tiger and expecting a different result. Yet government routinely releases known homicidal predators to live among us, and offers the totally illusory “protection” of “laws” designating them “prohibited persons,” forbidden by law to so much as touch a firearm, let alone own one.

Anybody check headlines in Chicago or Baltimore lately? Who thinks “Fix NICS” or prohibited status or bans on carrying or age requirements made a bit of difference – except negatively to people who obey the” laws”?

Leave it to gun-grabbers to come up with dumb arguments about that.

Deny it if you like, but the reality is anyone who can’t be trusted with a gun can’t be trusted without a custodian. Because even without guns, the greatest mass murders in U.S. history were ostensibly initiated with box cutters, fertilizer, and gasoline. And think of the damage that can be (and has been) done with knives, with blunt instruments, with fists and feet, with cars…

So how do we determine if someone can or can’t be trusted without a custodian?

When penalties for their actions that can strip them of fundamental rights are involved, everyone is supposed to be afforded full due process – like Thomas got. That doesn’t mean some politically-appointed panel rubber stamps a mental health allegation or some anti-gun judge rules a subjective complaint from a questionably-motivated relative, a cop, a co-worker or even a self-designated “girlfriend” is all the justification he needs.

It means if someone is thought to be a danger, that he be afforded all legal protections. If someone is proven to be a danger, the only way to protect society is to keep him away from the rest of us for as long as he remains a threat. Depending on the issue or crime, there need to be ways to determine he is no longer a danger and restore rights. In the most heinous cases, our laws need to recognize it’s just too dangerous to set him loose. Ever.

In Thomas’ case, he forever forfeited his right to live freely among the rest of us.  I’d argue he forfeited his right to life, but that’s a different topic. Instead, in the ultimate Bizarro World ending, the child killer is allowed to live next to a day care (and tangentially related, courts have upheld edicts banning gun stores near locations including day care centers).

As for those who successfully reintegrate back into society, full recognition of rights needs to be restored. And who put Chuck Schumer in perpetual charge of that remains a mystery.

About David Codrea:David Codrea

David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating / defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament.

In addition to being a field editor/columnist at GUNS Magazine and associate editor for Oath Keepers, he blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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I couldn’t find any source giving the ages of the slain children but if they were younger than 10 years of age, in Texas that would count as CAPITAL MURDER. If one is convicted of a capital felony (one step ABOVE 1st degree) the only way they will leave prison is in a box. The only two sentences for a capital crime in Texas is death or LWPP (life without possibility of parole). Someone so depraved and evil as to knowingly and intentionally murder a child should be sequestered from the rest of society – PERMANENTLY!


“Why does anyone need an ar15?”

“Why do anti gun politicians and judges keep letting psychopaths out of prison?”

Michael Conniff

Wouldn’t y’all be surprised to find out that in fact this guy was a Republican? Look it up!

MJ Worner

The operative question is why isn’t this scum in the dirt? If you need someone to face him where he can see his demise coming out the barrel, give me a call.


Hey Michael, wouldn’t ya’ll be surprised to find out that in fact the guys who let this this guy out of prison are Democrats? Look it up!


There are two very simple solutions to this problem.
1. Use the death penalty or term of natural life imprisonment for states without the death penalty.
2. Any official who releases or paroles any criminal is made responsible if the criminal offends again. If the bleeding heart liberals are made accessories to any future criminal activity that will give them pause to think before they set dangerous crimms loose in the community.


Jap, I agree with you – especially regarding your 2nd point. In fact I think that any time someone is given a plea deal and “convicted” of a lesser offense, if they re-offend any time during the period in which they WOULD HAVE been in prison had they been convicted of their original offense, the Judge and prosecutor should be held liable. I believe that in cases where a person given a plea deal or probation instead of being sequestered from the general populous commits another offense when they should – by all rights – have been behind bars then… Read more »

Chris Mallory

You have to remember, the system is set up for plea deals. The state does not want trials. That is why the prosecution piles on charges and threatens everyone the accused has ever known, to get a plea deal. The government does not like trials. They have to show actual evidence, convince citizens of guilt and expose their trained monkeys with badges to examination. If the government actually had to take all accused citizens to trial, the system would break down within a month. I am in favor of requiring every citizen be given a jury trial, for every thing… Read more »


Democrats do have one redeeming value. They never leave the toilet up. That’s because there’s no reason for them to lift it in the first place!

Dave Brown

Well if the left is at fault, why or why won’t the Right Do Something About It?? I know why, the left and the right are almost one and the same. Vote for The Person and Be Party Blind. You will find Freedom as you won’t much care for the left nor the right!


Party blind, come on Dave let everyone know your a raging democrat.


I really think Chucky Schumer should have to take him in and teach him right from wrong if he is so determined to let these low life killers out to prey on the public again. Now I remember, Chucky has an armed staff to protect his sorry a$$.


Amazing someone didn’t take this scumbag out in prison. Can’t believe he made it through 32 years.




“Sexual predator?” No evidence of that.

Missouri Born

His good behavior in prison is because he didn’t have a gun available to him to kill more people.
He should have received the death penalty or at least life and a day, no parole ever.
This guy is one of the reasons anti gun people have for trying to take away the second amendment rights.
Liberals don’t think like normal people.

Francis King

AP news says that Christoper Thomas was 36 when he did the killing, was sentenced in 1985. He has thus served 32 years in prison, and is now 68 years old. He is no longer the man he was, and it would be nice to learn first what the parole board concluded.

Wild Bill

@Francis King, He may not be the man he was physically, but he remains the man that he was psychologically.


@Francis King, if you TRULY believe what you wrote, why don’t you put your tender body where your mouth s and offer Thomas a place to live? And while you’re at it why don’t you sign a paper declaring your steadfast desire to accept the same penalty Thomas receives for any/all crime(s) he commits while under your care/supervision?


He donated his prison earnings to the Clinton Foundation.


My God, how disgusting. That scumbag absolutely deserves to HANG!! And those that cut this ape loose also deserve to HANG right next to this piece of filth!! WTF is going on I this country, especially in the lovely, safe, liberal progressive states of the like of NY, NJ, MD, CA, IL, etc, etc good lord, WTF is going on people? Executed women and children and they turn him loose. He will kill again, mark my words.

Leo Smith

He Promised to vote Democrat so they let him out.


And that ape and his type ALL deserve to HANG!!