by Rev. Austin Miles
HOLLYWOOD 4/13/19-Last evening the NBC program, 20/20 told the story of the murder of popular actress Rebecca Schaeffer by a deranged stalker/fan. At that time in 1989, this writer had a high-profile public career and had several mental cases stalk me, trying to find where I lived with the intention of harming me.
These stalkers were men along with a woman from New England who carried a wedding dress in a box as she followed me all over the country. She had seen a church service I did there and just knew I was talking only to her. She then hounded my post office box telling all she saw that she was going to marry me and the box she carried contained a wedding dress. Indeed, she said, God told her that she was going to marry me. Problem was, God had not told me, nor my wife.
She spent three days in the Forest Hills, NY Post Office lobby waiting for me to come for my mail, driving everyone nuts. Fortunately I was out doing public events in different locations. However, she knew that I was due to fly to Charlotte, North Carolina for my regular appearance on the international TV show called The PTL (Praise the Lord) Club with Jim Bakker. which she constantly watched. She made her way to the PTL Club studios and got a job there in the restaurant where she would work and wait for me. PTL put security around me and she was fired.
I also had men who had conjured up a reason to hate me and want to harm me and would often get behind my car and follow me hoping this would lead them to my home. I simply drove to the police station.
When I renewed my driver’s license I was told to include my home address. This I did not want to do and protested. They insisted saying that this was the law. I told them that this would open the way for some nut to show up at my door. I told them firmly that this would also pose a danger to every Hollywood star who had to give their home address that could be accessed by anyone.
One nut who followed me to church constantly, once followed me home and as I pulled in the driveway, he yelled at the top of his voice for all to hear, “This is where Austin Miles lives…this is where Austin Miles lives.” I opened my electronic garage door, drove in, shut the door and grabbed a lead pipe, just in case. Once we spotted a couple of men hanging around the mailbox in front of my house late one night.
It is interesting how fluctuating these nuts are. When in Philadelphia to do the Mike Douglas Show, there were always people standing in the hallway to see the celebrities coming in and out to be on the show. When I walked by one said, “Oh yes, Hi” he said with adoring eyes. At the end of the show when I came back down the stairs that same nut said in disgust: “Oh there HE is.” It was obvious that he now felt familiar and if he had a chance he would have harmed me. How quickly his attitude changed.
So it made sense to discontinue publishing the home addresses of anyone who needed a driver’s lesson, especially since I lived in California where so many high profile people lived.
This was during the time that Rebecca Schaeffer had become a very compelling screen star, beginning with her series, ‘My Sister Sam.’ Other roles followed which attracted a nut named Robert John Bardo, who lived in Tucson, Arizona. He imagined he was ‘in love’ with her and her with him.’
This mental case, who should have been in an institution, took a Greyhound Bus to Hollywood, presented himself to the gate of the film studios demanding to see her. He was escorted off the property. He paid an investigator to find her home address which the investigator did easily since he simply went to DMV and they showed him her driver’s license.
Ms. Schaeffer had done a movie with a love scene, which infuriated Bardo who felt she belonged to him and now she was unfaithful. This is how the insane think.
Bardo had tried to buy a gun but was refused due to his obvious mental incapacity. So he sent his brother to the same store, who bought the gun his brother wanted…..the same gun that would kill an innocent girl.
Bardo made his way to Ms. Schaeffer’s apartment and pressed the door bell. The intercom was broken so she had no choice but to answer the door. She was expecting a script to be sent to her so she could audition that day for a hugely big movie, Coppola’s God Father 3 where she would play the role of Mary Corleone, a major role that would make her a star.
When she answered the door, Bordo pulled out his gun and shot her point-blank. The bullet went directly through her heart as she screamed with such terror that it was heard throughout the area.
Bardo was found, arrested and put to trial. The District Attorney then was Marcia Clark who came to fame with the OJ Simpson murder trial. His public defender, knowing that if he was described as a mental case he could be put away for the rest of his life, instead tried to convince the jury that it was not a case of insanity but the case of “obsession” which the defender said was different. No it is not. Severe obsession is every bit a mental illness and should be handled as such. Yes, this ‘defense’ lawyer was trying to get this cold blooded murderer off the hook.
It is unsettling to know that my favorite President, Ronald Reagan, was the one who had all State Hospitals (insane asylums) closed thinking there was another way to deal with mental problems. And this is only ONE of the results. Had Reagan not done this Rebecca Schaeffer would be alive today. Nor would any of these school shootings or workplace shootings have taken place. It is time to reopen State Hospitals throughout America. If ever there was an issue of common sense, this is it.
Bardo was judged ‘guilty’ and sent to Mule Creek State Prison to begin his life sentence. While there another inmate stabbed him 11 times which did not kill him. Pity. He was then transferred to Avenal State Prison in Central California where he will be behind bars for the rest of his miserable life.
This bastard (don’t get your knickers in a twist since that word is used in the Bible regarding questionable birth circumstances) left many, many broken hearted people who loved this delightful young woman and will be scarred for life by this totally senseless murder that could have been prevented had Reagan not closed State Hospitals.
At the very time of Ms. Schaeffer’s murder, this writer was fighting with DMV to keep home addresses off driver’s licenses. After her death, the DMV FINALLY, even though a bit late, made it a rule that home addresses could no longer be a part of a Driver’s License.
As the Pennsylvania Dutch would say: “Too soon oldt–too late schmart.”
Murder, murder, everywhere, but Obama’s not to blame.
Murder rates are skyrocketing in large U.S. cities, but President Obama’s progressive pro-crime policies and endless racial provocations have nothing to do with it, the New York Times predictably declared in a recent article.
Nowadays Americans are being killed and maimed explicitly because of their race. Execution-style cop killings are becoming distressingly common. Killings and vicious assaults based on the skin color of the civilian victim are also becoming common.
That any of this is happening shouldn’t surprise anyone who follows public events. For years media outlets have acted as uncompensated publicists for the Obama administration’s ongoing campaign to turn America into the progressive paradise that is Robert Mugabe’s Zimbabwe.
And they’re still doing it today. Some downplay the evidence of a crime wave.
Smug left-wing journalists Jason Linkins of the Huffington Post and Jesse Walker of Reason snickered at the Manhattan Institute’s Heather Mac Donald when she argued in late May that after two decades of falling crime rates nationwide, anti-cop sentiment was boosting crime rates.
The “most plausible explanation of the current surge in lawlessness is the intense agitation against American police departments over the past nine months,” wrote Mac Donald in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. Walker wrote at the time that “any talk of a ‘nationwide’ crime surge is at best premature, at worst sheer fearmongering.” Linkins wrote that Mac Donald’s column contained “a load of hot nonsense.”
The legacy media has helped to inflame racial tensions in a country that had relative racial harmony before Barack Hussein Obama was inaugurated. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone who has been following the news that the dead-tree and TV network media outlets are now covering up Obama’s role and their own in stirring the pot.
Reporting from Milwaukee, Wisc., the Old Gray Lady explains:
Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few places have witnessed a shift as precipitous as this city. With the summer not yet over, 104 people have been killed this year — after 86 homicides in all of 2014. More than 30 other cities have also reported increases in violence from a year ago.
According to the New York Times article dated Sept. 1, homicides committed to this point this year are outpacing homicides committed to this point in 2014.
The report highlights these troubled cities: Milwaukee (murders up 76 percent); St. Louis (up 60 percent); Baltimore (up 56 percent); Washington, D.C. (up 44 percent); New Orleans (up 22 percent); Chicago (up 20 percent); Kansas City, Mo. (up 20 percent); Dallas (up 17 percent); New York (up 9 percent); and Philadelphia (up 4 percent).
But Obama and the Left are not to blame.
Times reporters Monica Davey and Mitch Smith seem genuinely perplexed, scratching their heads wondering where all this bloody violence might be coming from.
Law enforcement experts blame “disparate factors” though “no one is claiming to know for sure why murder rates are climbing,” Davey and Smith write. Recycling boilerplate from old news articles, they write that rivalries between “organized street gangs,” “the availability of guns,” and “a growing willingness among disenchanted young men in poor neighborhoods to use violence to settle ordinary disputes” are major factors.
Maybe it’s the “Ferguson effect,” they speculate, describing it as “the notion that less aggressive policing has emboldened criminals.” Although it “is a popular theory for the uptick in violence,” they write that “many experts dispute that theory.” They quote criminology professor Alfred Blumstein of Carnegie Mellon University saying, “[t]he equilibrium has changed between police and offenders.”
St. Louis, Mo., police chief Sam Dotson has been credited with coining the term the “Ferguson effect.” He was referring to the Left’s never-ending drumbeat against the police which is causing some cops to refrain from using force when it is appropriate. Recently in Birmingham, Alabama, a plainclothes police officer was beaten senseless by an angry black driver. The cop admits he hesitated in defending himself because he was afraid he might be called racist.
This pervasive cop-hatred contributed to civil unrest last fall in Ferguson, a St. Louis suburb, both before and after a grand jury decided not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for killing young black male Michael Brown. Brown, who had just held up a convenience store minutes before, battered the policeman, and tried to grab his handgun. Wilson shot Brown in self-defense but the politically motivated lie that Wilson gunned him down while he was trying to surrender persists and the media perpetuates this lie by continuing to describe Brown as an unarmed black man instead of explaining the circumstances of the case. (One notable exception is the Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart, a black left-wing columnist who acknowledged in March that Wilson was a victim of Brown, and not the other way around.)
Of course the New York Times and the rest of the mainstream media have done everything in their power to ramp up racial hostility across the fruited plain during the Obama presidency.
They lied about why Darren Wilson had to shoot his would-be killer “gentle giant” Michael Brown. They turned racist, black, gay Obama supporter Vester Lee Flanagan II, who murdered two white former TV station colleagues (in part because they were white) during a live broadcast in Virginia, into an example of why more gun control was needed. They sat by silently as then-Attorney General Eric Holder let voter intimidation charges against New Black Panther Party members in Philadelphia slide because black-shirted black nationalists are an important component of the Obama coalition.
Then there is President Obama’s relentless anti-police rhetoric, a toxic blend of anti-white racism and Marxist cop-hatred. It is as if Obama pal Bill Ayers, the unrepentant terrorist and Black Power supporter who helped to launch Obama’s political career, were running the White House communications office.
Execution-style cop killings and assaults on police are becoming more commonplace ever since two New York City police officers were gunned down in their squad car last December.
Houston sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth, a white man, was shot point-blank in cold blood 15 times last month reportedly by a black man named Shannon J. Miles. But there is no racial motive, we have been assured. “Mental illness” is to blame, the media report. The riots in Baltimore and Ferguson, Mo., were understandable “uprisings” against the unjust status quo that holds black people down, they say.
Obama’s progressive soulmates have also played a role in the new crime wave.
This summer oft-deported illegal alien Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez became the poster child for so-called sanctuary cities across America which harbor illegals and frustrate federal immigration enforcement efforts. He murdered Kate Steinle in cold blood at a San Francisco tourist destination for no apparent reason.
Steinle’s blood is on the hands of the radical left-wing sheriff, Ross Mirkarimi (D), who set Lopez-Sanchez loose on the streets over the objections of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Federal officials had characterized the man as an “enforcement priority” and filed an “immigration detainer” asking jail officials to hold him until they could take custody. Mirkarimi let him go because like a good progressive he doesn’t believe the nation should have enforced borders. That any desperado who wants should be able to saunter in the United States is also apparently the view of the Obama administration.
Meanwhile, much of the anger in the streets that has turned into rioting and looting sprees has been underwritten by radical anti-American financier George Soros to advance the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement. Much of the rest of it has been inspired by the community organizer in the White House and his minion, the former Attorney General Eric Holder. The mainstream media has been playing a supporting role, turning every police shooting of a person of color into a cause célèbre, regardless of the circumstances leading to the shooting.
And as each day goes by the rhetoric from the black-nationalist Left grows more chilling, unchallenged by the Obama administration and the mainstream media.
Last month Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan openly called for the slaughter of white Americans. Farrakhan called for “10,000 fearless men” to come forward and get the massacres underway. “Retaliation is a prescription from God to calm the breasts of those who kill us. Stalk them and kill them let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling.”
Black-supremacist King Noble announced in a YouTube video that it’s time to start to murdering Americans, Breitbart News reports.
“It’s open season on killing white people and cops. It’s unavoidable, unescapable.
It’s funny that now we’re moving to a time where the predator will become the prey.”
Today we live in a time where the white man will be picked off and there’s nothing he can do about it. His day is up. His time is up. We will witness more executions and killing of white people and cops than we ever have before. We see with the Houston, Texas shooting and we see with the news reporting shooting in Virginia, it’s about to go down. It’s open season on killing white people and crackers. The Black Lives Matter movement wasn’t enough.
It’s not safe no more to be white in America. Lurking behind any corner could be an angry black man ready to take yo ass out. It’s a reality. It’s open season on killing whites and police and they better make some serious, serious changes, social changes, at this point, but it ain’t looking good.
At time of writing, the viral video posted Aug. 30 had been viewed more than 444,000 times.
Normally this kind of extremist rhetoric would be ignored or laughed at, but we do not live in normal times.
President Obama doesn’t condemn any of it, which is reason for all Americans to worry.