Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Was Samuel Irick a Victim of Affirmative Action Justice?

By Nicholas Stix


“Samuel Irick, American Hero, RIP”; and

“Update: Suspect Arrested in Houston Murder of Good Samaritan Samuel Irick.”

The man charged with murdering Good Samaritan Sam Irick at a Chevron station in Houston Sunday, November 7, was a fugitive who had escaped from a halfway house which he never should have been placed in, in the first place, because he was already a convicted felon who was guilty of repeatedly violating his parole.

According to a story by “KHOU.com staff”—I guess no one wanted to be tied to this story—the members of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles refused to revoke 39-year-old, lifelong persistent felony offender Anthony Ferrell’s parole, and instead sent him to the no-security halfway house, from which he walked away.

HOUSTON—The man accused of fatally shooting a good Samaritan during an armed purse-snatching at a Chevron station was supposed to be in jail when the murder occurred.

Authorities issued an arrest warrant for Anthony Ferrell back in October, when he ran away from a Houston halfway house, violating his parole.

A month later, Ferrell, 39, was back in jail—this time accused in the capital murder of 24-year-old Sam Irick.

Police say Irick was fatally shot when he tried to stop Ferrell from stealing a woman’s purse in the 4600 block of Beechnut.

The entire crime was caught on surveillance cameras….

Ferrell, who has a lengthy criminal history dating back to the 1980s, was most recently arrested in February for a series of parole violations.

But in August, the Board of Pardons and Paroles refused to rebuke Ferrell’s parole, instead sending him to the halfway house, where he eventually escaped.

[“Man accused in good Samaritan's murder had escaped from halfway house,” by KHOU.com staff, KHOU, November 15, 2010.]

Criminal justice affirmative action refers to the various subterfuges that police, prosecutors, judges and jurors engage in, in order to ensure that black and Hispanic felons suffer either diminished punishment, or none at all for their crimes. David in TN’s article of five hours ago, “Do Jurors Lie to Get on a Death Penalty Trial?” is an example of one type of AA justice. All types, whether they are committed by public officials or civilians, involve the deliberate, criminal obstruction of justice.

I started a list of the forms of such “justice,” and examples of them, but the list quickly grew much too large for a brief item.

Members and Commissioners of the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles


Rissie L. Owens
Charles Aycock
Conrith Davis
Jackie DeNoyelles
Juanita M. Gonzalez
David G. Gutierrez
Thomas A. Leeper


Freeman, Pamela D.
Garcia, Tony
Hensarling, James
Hightower, Elvis
Humphrey, Billy S.
Kiel, James Paul Jr.
Moberley, Marsha S.
Morales, Edgar
Ruzicka, Lynn
Shipman, Charles
Speier, Charles C.
Thrasher, Sr., Howard A.

Agency eddress:


Troy Fox Board Administrator Tel.: (512) 406-5452/5453; Fax: (512) 406-5482

Thanks to reader-researcher “W” for his help.

1 comment:

donnal said...

So a criminal with a long and violent past was allowed to be free.
Meanwhile, thousands of people with the disease of addiction are in prison.

Here is a guy with no crimes besides that of personal possession of a drug who is incarcerated for a 4 year conviction. Seems a bad use of our tax dollars to me.