America watched the replay of the security video with absolute horror, the carjacking, abduction of a lovely, young, Birmingham family law lawyer on their cable news programs.
A convicted robber and ex-convict, 35 year-old, Dedrick Griham was finally arrested and the victim rescued by police inside a motel.
In addition to kidnapping and armed robbery, Girham is now charged with one count of rape, two counts of sodomy. The victim endured hours of sheer terror at the hands of this gunman.
I wish the victim a speedy recovery from her ordeal and my full support. I hope she can get on with her life without being stared at as she represents her clients in the local courthouse.
It’s really too bad that the victim or an armed bystander could not have ended these crimes at the point they began.
The laws against carrying firearms as always only work for criminals.
I can’t help but think of how my late friend Annie Leybourne Biebel who escaped the fate of the Birmingham victim because she was both armed and trained to defend herself. If you haven’t yet you can read Annie’s story here.