A real travesty
After viewing Michael Brown’s stepfather on live TV with microphone in hand shout to the crowd, “burn this bitch to the ground,” you have to wonder if this type of parental demeanor transcended to his deceased stepchild. The stepfather could not even keep his pants up even with a belt on his waist. This choice of “wardrobe malfunction” originated in the California prison system and remains widespread throughout this nation, including Middle Georgia. Is he selling crack or trying to give it away? Funny, I also viewed a PSA wherein this same stepparent asked for calm in the community. Is he seeking calm as in non-violent protest or calmly burning everything to the ground?
The new “Johnnie Cochrans” on scene now, Brown family attorneys; Daryl Parks and Benjamin Crump, are simply incapable of answering specific questions regarding this tragedy when presented with facts substantiated by eyewitness accounts and hard physical evidence. Now the real race hustlers, Al Sharpton, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama have all weighed in with their views and have poured gas onto an already intense and emotional situation. They all contend blacks are being unjustly singled out for criminal acts. They are either arrested or shot and killed at an alarming rate in their view. I urge everyone go to the FBI Statics website and look who is committing the most violent crimes and their race along with the victims’ race.
Last, I read that a 73-year-old white female florist shop owner was robbed and when she could not provide enough money from the register to give the robber. The young black male became incensed and beat her so badly her right eye socket was destroyed. This happened in Forest Park and luckily, an arrest has been made.
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On Jan. 7, 2007, in Knoxville, Tennessee, a young white couple stopped at a gas station to get directions. Both Channon Christian, 21, and her boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, 23, were carjacked, kidnapped and held captive for days. According to the testimony of the medical examiner, Channon’s death came after hours of torture. It was also reported that her body was scrubbed with bleach that was also poured down her throat, in an attempt by her attackers to remove DNA evidence, while Channon was still alive. She was placed in a trash can and left to die.
Her boyfriend was sodomized with an object and then raped by an individual. When his body was discovered he had been bound, blindfolded, gagged and stripped naked from the waist down. He had been shot in the back of the head, neck and back and his body had been set on fire. Neither of these examples were identified as hate crimes. Why?
-- Michael Snipes