Friday is the funeral for Georgia State Trooper First Class Chadwick LeCroy. He was killed Dec. 27 when Gregory Favors allegedly shot three times, hitting Trooper LeCroy once. He died on the way to Grady Hospital.
You all have seen this scenario played out before. Favors is a career criminal, in and out of jail for years. He was arrested Dec. 11 and charged with breaking into a car, drugs and several counts of obstructing a law enforcement officer.
And he was allowed to sign his own bond? Seriously?
I have no idea what this guy will put up as a defense. Did he not get a hug when he was younger? Or maybe someone bullied him in the fourth grade? Poor kid, life is so rough. I’m sure he has a lot of “poor me” crap he’ll present during his trial.
He had his chance and found it easier to victimize other people than to live his life with the simple dignity of contributing to society. Now, if convicted, he’ll finally graduate as a murderer. Unfortunately, Trooper LeCroy paid the price.
Regardless of whether you came from a family with money or one with no money, you have the opportunity to know and to live your life with class and character. Favors chose not to. For some, it’s too hard to work and it’s too hard to be an honest person with all of life’s challenges that come with it.
What’s done is done. Now, there comes the question of accountability. Why did it happen and who is accountable for it? How do you fix it?
There is no way this career criminal should have been able to sign his own bond. They got him on drug charges, not one but several counts of obstruction and entering-auto charges. And the judge said: “Let him sign his own bond.” That just doesn’t make sense. OK, shoplifting maybe? Yeah, sure, but not on these charges.
It’s a lesson in life, folks. It’s the holidays, and look what’s going on. It’s not like the movies, is it?
If Favors is convicted of Trooper LeCroy’s murder and I were on the jury, I know how I’d vote: death penalty.