Jun 4, 12:03 PM EDT
2 sex offenders shot to death in Clallam County
"PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) -- The Clallam County sheriff says a man suspected of shooting two sex offenders to death left a note saying he hated sex offenders and "it had to be done."
Sheriff Bill Benedict says investigators believe Patrick Drum shot Gary Lee Blanton on Saturday night at a home Drum was renting near Sequim. Blanton was renting a room in the home.
Benedict says Drum then drove to the home of Jerry Wayne Ray in the nearby Agnew area where he was killed.
The sheriff says Drum abandoned a rental car and reports of a suspicious man in the area Sunday led deputies to respond. The note in the car led to the victims and identified Drum as a suspect.
He was tracked and arrested in a wooded area."
Hatred of sex offenders may be motive in fatal shootings
PUBLISHED: 06:35, 5 June 2012 | UPDATED: 09:00, 5 June 2012
Vigilante who was killing sex offenders arrested: Police swoop on ex-convict as he planned more 'murders after shooting two paedophiles [sic]'
"Anyone guilty of sex with a prepubescent child (not someone capable of child-bearing, consent, or enticement) deserves to die. Life imprisonment does not exist - it has failed to deter. If the law was not controlled by a Marxist political class, this is what would happen, and vigilantes would not exist.
- Brian Williams, Dover, UK, 05/6/2012 16:36
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Is it just me, or does anyone else secretly admire this man? I'm not suggesting we should all go out and kill the people we don't like, but if society made sure paedophiles were always given the death penalty, then he wouldn't have had anyone to kill. Surely our anger should be directed towards the paedophiles.
- Sarah, Wales, 05/6/2012 16:31
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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Every sex offender is somebody's son
"This story out of Tacoma, Washington represents both my biggest fear, and the vexing fact that even in death, a murdered sex offender is just that and nothing more.
Most of the articles covering this story refer to Gary Lee Blanton and Jerry Wayne Ray as "rapists" who were "shot dead." As a fellow advocate said yesterday, "Animals are 'shot dead.' People are murdered."
He's right. If either of the two men had been virtually anyone else, or even had criminal convictions that were not considered sex offenses, we might not even hear about the shooting to begin with. But if we did, we'd hear about how they were gunned down in cold blood and left behind a wife and a mother and two children. We'd see photographs of a crying woman with her head in her hands and there would be quotes from friends and community members talking about what a senseless loss it was."
Posted: 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Wife of slain sex offender: 'Nobody has any compassion'
"Wife of slain sex offender speaks out (video)
The wife of a convicted sex offender who was targeted and killed over the weekend said Tuesday she’s sickened by people who have called the man accused in the crime a hero.
Gary Blanton was one of two sex offenders shot and killed by Patrick Drum in Clallam County, investigators said.
“My husband wasn’t a predator,” Leslie Blanton said. “My husband was the victim of a horrible murder and nobody has any compassion about that. They don’t care.”"
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