Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Crime Nearly as Horrific as the Knoxville Murders

And this one is white-on-black!

As a result, I suspect that it’ll get significantly MORE attention than the even more terrible (because it resulted in two deaths) Knoxville torture-murders.

According to an AP report, “For at least a week, authorities say, a young black woman was held captive in a mobile home (torture-trailer pictured above), forced to eat animal waste, stabbed, choked and repeatedly sexually abused — all while being peppered with a racial slur.

“It wasn't until deputies acting on an anonymous tip drove to a ramshackle trailer deep in West Virginia's rural hills that she was found. Limping toward the door with her arms outstretched, she uttered, "Help me," the Logan County sheriff's office said.
“Six people, all white, including a mother and son and a mother and daughter, have been arrested and could face federal hate crime charges in the suspected attack on 20-year-old Megan Williams, who remained hospitalized Tuesday with injuries that included four stab wounds in the leg, and black and blue eyes. Her right arm was in a cast.”

While no hate crimes charges have yet been filed in the Christian-Newsom torture-murders, it appears authorities are immediately set to level them in this heinous attack.

As I’ve noted, I oppose all “hate crimes” laws because they punish thought not action and do nothing to bring about “more justice” for the victims.

In the Christian-Newsom case, since there are two murder victims and, as a result, murder charges all around, IF all those involved in that event (including the female accomplice) get the death penalty, I’ll be quite pleased.

In this case, I don’t see why “kidnapping for the intent to torture” does not carry a death penalty bounce as well.

Do those involved in this depravity deserve simply “more prison time?”Hardly.

Somehow (and I’m just guessing here) I believe this crime will get far more national attention than the Knoxville torture-murders did, and that’s an injustice as well.


Cobra said...

Hold on my friend.

Far more attention than what?

Michael Vick (black man) and dog fighting? (no human victim)

Kobe Bryant (black man) and Katelyn Faber (white woman)? (no trial, civil settlement)

Chandra Levy? (white woman)
Natalie Holloway? (white woman)
Runnaway Bride? (white woman)
Elizabeth Smart? (white woman)
Bobby Cutts Jr. (black man) and Jesse Davis (white woman victim)
JonBenet Ramsey (white girl)
Jessica Lunsford (white girl)

And the grandaddy of them all, OJ Simpson (black man) and Nicole Brown Simpson (white woman).

I could fill this screen with more names, and you know I could. There's even a name for the genre, "Missing White Woman Syndrome"

It's absolutely SILLY of you to even SUGGEST that black victims receive anywhere NEAR the media coverage that whites, particularly WHITE WOMEN receive.


JMK said...

In the OJ Simpsaon case virtually ALL the media attention Simpson got was "positive," or at least as positive as a man charged with a heinous murder can get.

And that was the only black-on-white murder that ever really got any national attention and that was solely because of Simpson's celebrity.

Simpson din't get "white justice," as the less intelligent among us often claim, but he got "rich man's justice," which his financial position warranted.

Bobby Cutts is pretty much "dead to rights" guilty in the murder of his former girlfriend...and as THAT fact (the mounting evidence of his guilt) that story has faded.

Kobe Bryant was acquitted, as were the Duke LAX players, though the Duke three went through far more hell than Bryant ever did...and thankfully got justice as a rogue prosecutor was disbarred and convicted of a felony in criminal court.

Mike Vick convicted himself by admitting his guilt in a felony.

Anyone who doesn't realize dog-fighting is a felony crime is as dumb as those who'd compare it to deer hunting.

Vick delibertately or not, sabotaged his own career.

He's not a character worthy of much sympathy and yet I gave him more than he deserved here, because of the utter obnoxious-ness of the PETA people.

But this W VA crime, as it comes to trial will almost certainly be a national crime, as it should.

It should NOT have more attention and outrage than the Knoxville racially motivated torture-murders....and I'm betting it will.

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