“Thug in Peace.”
|Not far from Martin Luther King (MLK) Drive in Jersey City, a makeshift memorial was erected for a black cop killer, who was killed after he gunned down a white cop...|
“Thug in Peace,” does one really need to read any further? Those were the words written on an impromptu public memorial to a “good man,” who “looked out for everyone on the block.” On Sunday, Lawrence Campbell, 27, already a career scumbag with three prior drug convictions and a potential murder charge hanging over his head (he was a suspect in a previous homicide), decided to make himself the next thug martyr of the black community.
First, armed with a knife, he assaulted and disarmed a security guard of his weapon at a local Walgreens. Then, after telling a witness of his coming “fame,” he ambushed the responding officers, shooting rookie officer Melvin Santiago, 23, in the head, killing him before he could even exit his vehicle. Campbell then fired on another responding squad car three more times before being killed in the resultant return fire.
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Naturally, the black community in Jersey City responded as one would come to expect. Just around the block from, naturally, Martin Luther King (MLK) Drive, a memorial including empty liquor bottles, candles, and the ever-ubiquitous “dead homey” t-shirts was constructed in honor of Campbell.
Among the messages left, one simply read, “Thug in Peace.”
Angelique Campbell, the “wife” of Campbell, said to reporters, “I’m not saying that what he did was right or what they say he did was right. I’m saying that he was my husband and he was a human being.” Campbell’s mother was even blunter, “He didn’t do it. That’s not Lawrence.
After a public outcry that reached the national level, the mayor of Jersey City, Steve Fulop, ordered police officers to tear down the memorial overnight.
In the two days since the officer’s murder, three Jersey City police officers have been injured in the line of duty and the JCPD have had to shoot twice a suspect who was attacking them with a signpost. The JCPD is also on alert for potential retaliation from the Bloods over the June 24th fatal shooting of known gang member, Lavon King.
In a struggle with officers, King tried to wrest an officer’s weapon from him, before he was fatally wounded. Police also removed the nearby memorial for King when they tore down the memorial for Campbell. Keep in mind as well; six of Jersey City’s 15 homicides this year remain unsolved.
What you could call “civilization,” is dead in Jersey City. Courtesy of mothers spawning generation after generation of "good boys."
"You're going to see a whole lot of this," Campbell’s mother, perhaps ominously, warned the media while standing over her son’s memorial on Monday.