Article by Damien Lee Thorr
I have never been at all surprised by the hypocrisy of religious people. Particularly, dumb christians. Christians are always quick to judge others when they are flawed themselves with behavioral inconsistencies and after years of observation, their conduct doesn't appear to improve. They are unable to see the monsters in their mirrors.
Several years ago I landed a job as a music teacher at a local lutheran school, teaching music and music theory to grades K through 12. The behavior of the kids in that school was not what I expected. The vast majority were oppositional, belligerent, disrespectful and the white ones even blatantly racist, mocking those who spoke Spanish.
One 15 year old in particular, Conn Errico, seemed to go out of his way to be difficult and oppositional without any provocation. Being a teacher who likes to make a difference with children, I didn't take it personally and looked into his background and discovered that his father was in prison for drug related crimes and his mother had died when he was only six. Feeling sorry for him, I offered him a weekend job, working as my assistant as a luthier, building guitars by hand. This gave us both an opportunity to get better acquainted and his disrespectful behavior stopped.
I have always been open about my atheism, even at the school. They knew prior to hiring me that I am an atheist but hired me anyway. Errico claimed that jesus was his savior and prided himself in that and even took moments of prayer in school and read his bible. I even asked him why he resorted to rude behavior, adding the sub question of whether his jesus would approve of such conduct. Atheist or not, I set an example of seriousness for life, consequences of actions and just generally being kind.
Once I left the job, I learned that Errico had dropped out of school and had resorted to drug dealing. I tried communicating with him when I heard this but was unsuccessful at convincing him to return to school.
In March 6, 2020, Lacharles Jean, age 16, wanted to buy some marijuana and sent a message to “Weed Connoisseur” via Instagram, but before the deal was done he would be running for his life, said Broward sheriff’s officers.
Video footage of the surveillance cameras at the condo located at at 1335 S. Dixie Highway in Deerfield Beach, FL, show Jean was chased down and shot to death in the back about 1:20 a.m.
Conn Christian Errico and Christopher Michael Snyder, both 19, have been charged with Jean’s murder.
Errico was arrested April 29 and accused of pulling the trigger. Snyder was arrested March 27 for driving Errico to Jean’s home in the Deerfield Palms Condominiums.
Conn Christian Errico, 19, was ordered held without bond in the Broward County Jail charged with the murder of Lacharles Jean.
According to the arrest reports, Errico and Jean had arranged the meeting through their Instagram accounts. Errico’s account was named “Weed Connoisseur” and it featured pictures of cannabis in clear plastic baggies among other items.
Snyder and Errico exited a silver 2015 Toyota Prius and talked with Jean. After a few minutes, Jean punched Errico in the face and quickly ran off.
Snyder got behind the wheel and Errico got in the passenger side of the vehicle and drove after Jean.
Several surveillance cameras mounted around the complex recorded the chase and shooting on video. The Prius sped away as Jean lay wounded on the ground.
Broward county Detectives identified Errico and Snyder through their Instagram accounts and through other “clients” who contacted Errico via “Weed Connoisseur.”
It is unlikely Errico will ever be released into society due to the Florida 10-20-life law. For those unfamiliar with it, this is how it works:
Commit a crime using a gun, it’s a mandatory 10 year sentence.
Pull the trigger during a crime, it’s a mandatory 20 year sentence.
Harm or kill someone, mandatory life sentence.
This is what christianity is:
Lack of accountability
An arrogant sense of entitlement
and just plain stupidity
Damien Lee Thorr is the composer and lead guitarist for the popular, classically influenced and openly atheist/political activist metal band Predator, has authored many essays and editorials for Asphyxium Zine and written he horror-erotica novel “The Vampire Journals”. Check out Predator’s 2011 full length "Born in Blood" at Youtube and visit their official site at http://www.predatortheband.com/.