Thursday, April 06, 2006
Nam Ryenge Ho Part ONE
There is a maxim in jurisprudence- "Don't blame the victim" but when you stop for a second the maxim isn't true. Legally at least. Often times it IS the fault of the victim. Look at cases of spousal abuse, scumbag husbands killed by their wives. That could get a killer a free pass. Or look at the Robert Blake case. A huge part of the defense was that "the bitch deserved it." I'm just saying it happens all the time, and the saying is inaccurate. Like "A fool and their money are soon parted." I know a lot of rich fools.
I still spend a lot of time looking at what happened to Gary Hinman. Yes, because I consider Bobby a friend. But also because that's where it all started to go wrong. No Hinman slaying could have, arguably, led to no TLB.
Let's outline it for discussion and maybe carry it forward on three or four posts.
1- The Family knew Gary. Mary had stayed with him at his house. They, and other youth, stayed at Gary's place.
2- Gary, if not gay, was at least bisexual and used his music teaching business as a cover to provide drugs and meet boys.
3- Bobby was bisexual and considered Gary a friend. Bobby and some of the girls would get drugs off Gary.
4- Bobby bought some mescaline for the Straight Satans off Gary in order to raise some money for the group's band, The Family Jam.
5- The Satans claim it is bad drugs. They do not return it but demand their money back.
6- Bobby tells Charlie because the Bikers threaten the ranch. Charlie send Bobby, Sadie and Mary to get the money.
6b- alt version which I doubt- Gary owes Ranch money, has inherited some, Charlie sends kids to get the money by theft.
7- Mission goes horribly awry. Gary tied up and beaten. Charlie called.
8- THIS IS THE POINT WE NEED TO SPEND TIME ON, CLASS- Charlie shows up and makes shit worse, lopping his sword at Gary's face.
9- Charlie leaves- Bobby/Sadie/Mary continue to threaten and abuse to get the money. Gary promised to go to the police.
10 - Gary mounts a last ditch effort for freedom. Bobby stabs. Girls clean up. Writing on walls.
It's a pretty good summary if I do say so myself.
So first off, was there a drug burn?
I believe so.
Were the drugs bad?
Maybe. Mescaline goes off easily.
Did Gary deserve to die?
Of course not.
But I do believe, in this sole case, that Charlie pushed or ordered Bobby to go over there.
I do believe that Charlie made things go much worse than they had to by cutting the guy's face.
I do believe that Charlie pushed for the killing when Bobby called him after the sword attack.
Seems to me Charlie WANTED Gary dead.
I wonder why?