Saturday, 16 July 2011

American Vetran Hero Jailed

Dr. Jerome Ersland

By Ilana Mercer, author and columnist

The following is from “American Veteran-Hero Jailed,” now on WND.COM:

“As I document in my new book, “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons For America From Post-Apartheid South Africa", ‘South Africa’s ruling dominant party disregards the importance of private property and public order and the remedial value of punitive justice. Consequently, innocent victims of crime often defend themselves in their own homes and businesses on pain of imprisonment.’

But are the impediments to the defense of life and property enacted by South Africa’s dominant-party-in-perpetuity so different from the decisions issuing from American courts?

A world away from South Africa, Dr. Jerome Ersland was recently condemned to life in prison for defending his property and his employers from a gang of armed robbers.

As reports,

“Ersland, 59, had been hailed as a hero for protecting two co-workers during the May 19, 2009, robbery attempt at the Reliable Discount Pharmacy in south Oklahoma City. Dramatic surveillance video of the attempted burglary shows 16 year-old Antwun Parker and an accomplice running into the pharmacy in the crime-ridden neighborhood and pointing a gun directly at Ersland. The video then shows Ersland, a former Air Force lieutenant colonel, firing a pistol at the two men, hitting Parker with one shot that knocked him to the ground. After chasing Parker’s accomplice out of the store, Ersland retrieved a second gun and returned to shoot Parker five more times, 46 seconds after firing the first shot.”

Ersland was accused of hastening the descent into hell of “Parker” with excess zeal.” …

Continue reading the complete column “American Veteran-Hero Jailed,” on WND.COM


Ilana Mercer's powerful book “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons For America From Post-Apartheid South Africa,“ is available from Amazon both in the USA and also on the UK site. Kindle Version.


martin-knight said...

I'm very impressed with Ilana Mercer getting published and being favourably reviewed by Thomas Szasz.

Anonymous said...

At least Ilana is making up a bit for the tremendous damage done by her Rabbi father and his buddies in South Africa . Maybe their stay in Israel opened their eyes to the tremendous hypocracy of their liberal / communist views in South Africa .