Skip to comments.'Mother's pride' is laid to rest (in Philly - black gang beats a white to death - Obama silent)
Posted on 04/02/2008 7:23:32 AM PDT by 2banana
'Mother's pride' is laid to rest By DAFNEY TALES & DAVID GAMBACORTA Philadelphia Daily News
LONG AFTER the final hymn had been sung and the last rose had been laid across her son's bronze casket, Sharon Conroy sat in her quiet home in Lansdowne trying to make sense of it all.
Her mind drifted through a steady stream of tender memories of her son, Sean Patrick Conroy.
She could see him as an eager, grinning Cub Scout, then as the kid who went to dinner and a movie with her every Friday night until it seemed uncool at age 15.
She remembered his spontaneous move to California after high school to become an animator for Disney, then his return to the Philadelphia area, where he matured into his "mother's pride," working as a mentor in North Philly and helping out with charities.
He found a job that he loved, running a Center City Starbucks, fell in love with the woman of his dreams and, at age 36, planned on a full and happy life. "This was the gentle man I was lucky enough to call my son," Sharon Conroy said.
Then it all fell apart on an underground SEPTA platform in Center City last Wednesday afternoon, when four teens inexplicably attacked Conroy's son, kicking and punching him until he had a fatal asthma attack, police said.
Police arrested Kinta Stanton, 16, a 10th-grader at Simon Gratz High School, and charged him as an adult with murder. Stanton has refused to identify the other youths, who also attend Simon Gratz and remain on the loose, a police source said.
Last night, people who answered the door at Stanton's home on Smedley Street near Griscom told a reporter that they didn't know him.
The fatal attack, which investigators said had been unprovoked, has incensed citizens across the city, from everyday SEPTA riders to Conroy's friends and relatives.
They wonder why no one has turned in the other teens, or what could have prompted them in the first place to attack an innocent guy who was known for his gentle, easygoing nature.
Through it all, Sharon Conroy said she remains calm in this tumultuous sea of anger and pain.
"It's not to say that I'm not angry," she said yesterday, hours after her son was buried at Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, in Marple Township. "But my son was a gentle person and would have wanted us to get all the facts."
Conroy said nearly 200 teary-eyed mourners packed St. Cyril's Church, in Lansdowne, for her son's funeral, and the funeral procession included 170 cars.
Starbucks employees were among the attendees, including Mike Rose, a district manager, who talked about Conroy as helpful and compassionate.
Old friends from his Cub Scout days showed up, and a former employer from California sent a two-page euology about how "gentle and polite" Sean Patrick Conroy was.
On Easter Sunday, Conroy became engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Stevany Johar. Yesterday, Johar released a statement through Sharon Conroy, which read in part:
"I still cannot accept his death in so many ways. Everything reminds me of him. Part of me still believes that he will come home, give me a kiss and also a hug like he always did."
In the week since Conroy's death, SEPTA's subway lines have been flooded with more than two dozen members of the Guardian Angels, the civilian watchdog group that was founded in 1979 in response to violence on New York's subway system.
"SEPTA riders are terrified," said Curtis Sliwa, founder and president of the organization. "These kids come on like a tsunami onto trains and trolleys and start acting wild."
The Guardian Angels will patrol the Broad Street line and the Market-Frankford El Monday through Friday, from 1 to 5 p.m., to address commuters' fears. *
Daily News staff writers Mensah Dean and Kirstin Lindermayer contributed to this report.
In the 90s, the media were calling these kinds of inidents “wolfpack” attacks, but they were forced to drop the name as “racist.”
But of course it’s an exactly appropriate descriptive term. They identified some weakness in him, they circled him exactly the way predators will, and attacked him in a group until he was dead.
“Give me fifteen minutes of private time with Kinta Stanton”
Might the conversation go like this one from Pulp Fiction?
Butch: You okay?
Marsellus: Naw man. I’m pretty ###### far from okay.
Butch: What now?
Marsellus: What now? Let me tell you what now. I’ma call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin’ #######, who’ll go to work on the homes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch. You hear me talkin’, hillbilly boy? I ain’t through with you by a damn sight. I’ma get medieval on your ###.
Well I can absolutely guarantee you that either Obama will be our next president ... or he won't.
Fine. Not like they won't be found.
But when your court-appointed lawyer asks for leniency, don't be surprised when we respond exactly the same way.
You best start praying for our cities and our people. If they don’t put a serious stop to this, you will see more of it. Life has no meaning to the people that did the killing. It’s a way of life for them and they really don’t care. Why should we care about them?
The way I see it...
Since, B-HO said that “typical white people” are racists like his grandmother, these poor “yutes” were terrorized and traumatized by the appearance of this horrible and evil “racist” in their midst.
That “typical white person” was guilty of a hate crime just by trying to catch the subway.
Well, that’s what their pastor told them...
So, according to your “typical black person” - these “good boys that don’t hurt anyone” were just acting in self-defense.
The best thing that could happen would be for the Clintons to “steal” the nomination from Obama.
The wrath will be on the dhimmirats and not on the rest of the country.
The youths already have leniency. It is illegal to put to death any convict for capital crimes committed as a minor, thanks to the Supreme Court.
If I recall, the New York subway got real safe after Bernie Goetz took matters into his own hands.
Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome were victims of a terrible hate crime.
Typical White Kids.....
That won’t save them from life in prison, though.
Crime in Phila is totally out of control. Even though we live 60 miles away, people are called there to federal jury duty. When my daughter was called, I went with her.
“When are black people going stop murdering people?”
More like when are they going to stop murdering themselves. Most black violence is black on black.
They were the victims of a horrible racist crime ... and the PC retards in MSM ignored it.
There’s also some kinda creepy stuff at that site you linked.
That is what I meant. When are they going to quit murdering PEOPLE, especially blacks.
And while I'm at it, when is the media going to notice that abortionists are mostly aborting black babies?
So instead of life, this thug gets 20 years, probably 20 months with good behavior (provided he is even convicted at all). That means in 20 years we have to deal with this criminal once again. I miss the old days when a prosecutor could dangle a life sentence in front of a defendant as a form of leniency.
Jesus said: "and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one."
That word sword is machaira. And yes it does mean sword, but it also means weapon of war and weapon used for judicial punishment. So, today it means gun, tank, tactical nuke. Well maybe not tactical nuke, but definitely guns, long, short and shot.
Now does the lord really mean sell your clothes and buy a gun if you don't already have one? Seems as if He does; himation, a dress (inner or outer, apparel, cloke, clothes, garment, raiment, robe, vesture.
Ya, I would say Jesus was saying "If you don't have a weapon of war, a weapon for judicial punishment, go buy one. And if you don't have enough money, well it is better to be naked and armed than clothed and unarmed.
Perhaps that white guy who got beat up should have spent a little more time study God's word and a little less time dialing 911.
That creepy stuff on the website makes my skin crawl.
We need to look at things as they are, not as the politicians paint it.
“Random” is the new code word for black on white crime.
Think of it as the opposite of “Hate” crime.
Thus we have
White on Black = Hate Crime.
Black on White = Random Crime.
Instructions have gone out to police departments, newspapers and TV stations as this is now how things are reported.