Monday, December 05, 2011

The Brittney Watts Murder Case: Nkosi Thandiwe is Playing New Variations on the Crazy Card

By David in TN

Atlanta murder victim Brittney Watts


Shooting victim Lauren Garcia as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia's Grady College, from which she had just graduated. She is now a paraplegic.


Shooting victim Tiffany Ferenczy.


“Alleged” midtown Atlanta shooter, Nkosi Thandiwe, pleaded not guilty two weeks ago to all charges of an 11-count indictment.

Thandiwe’s new defense attorney, John A. Garland


Thandiwe is charged with fatally shooting Brittney Watts on July 15 and wounding two other women as he fled in Watts' car. One of the women, Lauren Garcia, is paralyzed below her waist. The other, Tiffany Ferenczy, returned to work the following week.

Defendant Nkosi Thandiwe


It appears the defense will be “insanity” or diminished capacity. In other words, the “crazy card.”

N.S. In a previous hand, Thandiwe’s playing of the crazy card got the death penalty taken off the table. This is exactly the sort of crime the modern death penalty was meant for. I say, “the modern death penalty,” because it used to be, if you murdered someone, you paid for it with your life. There were no exceptions for second-degree murder, or someone just being along for the ride, or not being the actual shooter (it was, and according to the law books, still is legally considered, “acting in concert,” “criminal responsibility,” etc.). Murder was murder.

Previously, at WEJB/NSU:

“What was the Motive in the Atlanta Murder of Brittney Watts? APD Bigwig Calls Craven Killer ‘Bold’”;

“Brittney Watts Murder Update: After Triple Shooting, CBS News Reporter Asks, Is Midtown Atlanta Safe?”;

“The Brittney Watts Murder: Fellow Victim Lauren Garcia, 23, May be Paralyzed for Life”;

“Exclusive! Nkosi Thandiwe, Allied Barton Security Guard Charged with Murdering Brittney Watts was a High-Tech Stalker, Reports Atlanta Source; Company Adopts Bunker Mentality”;

“Brittney Watts Murder/Atlanta Midtown Shootings Update”

“Hearing Re-Scheduled in Brittney Watts Murder Case”;

“Brittney Watts Murder: Are Defendant Nkosi Thandiwe and His Attorney, John A. Garland, Playing the Crazy Card or the Race Card? Both Refuse to Appear in Court, for Third Straight Time”; and

“Crazy Like a Fox: Brittney Watts’ Racist Black Atlanta Murderer, Nkosi Thandiwe, Plays ‘Crazy Card,’ Gets Death Penalty Taken Off the Table.”

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