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Family worries about own survival after father suffers brain damage in baseball bat attack
The Commercial Appeal ^ | June 15, 2012 | Beth Warren

Posted on 06/16/2012 8:13:24 PM PDT by ebshumidors

Kadia Sy hovered over her husband's nursing home bed Thursday, stroking his cheek and forehead, and shaking his shoulder as if to snap him back to life.

But her husband, beating victim Alassane Sy, 67, didn't respond. He suffered severe brain damage April 6 when prosecutors say a teen delivered two blows to Sy's head with a baseball bat over a parking dispute.

While the victim's wife was desperate to wake him during a visit to Covington Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the couple's son, Djibril, 17, seemed more resigned.

"He's never going to be the same," he said of his father, who immigrated to Memphis from West Africa a decade ago to improve his family's lot.

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Alassane Sy, a warehouse forklift driver, pulled into a parking spot next to a Jeep Cherokee driven by Tanya C. Wilkins, 33, a waitress. Moussa opened the door and hopped out of the car.

Prosecutors say Wilkins, who had parked on the white line leaving little space, accused the 12-year-old of dinging her driver's door, something the Sys say didn't happen.

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Wilkins' son, Mariquez Moore, 15, walked up behind the victim and raised an aluminum baseball bat in the air before striking the victim in the head with such force, Sy collapsed to the pavement unconscious.

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Wilkins was due in General Sessions Court Wednesday, but didn't show up because she had been shot Sunday in an unrelated incident, her attorneys told Judge Gwen Rooks. They didn't elaborate.

(Excerpt) Read more at commercialappeal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amish; holder; memphis
It seems like some real Africans got to meet one of Obama's sons. Just another day here in Mogadishu on the Mississippi.
1 posted on 06/16/2012 8:13:34 PM PDT by ebshumidors
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To: ebshumidors

Based on my exposure to African immigrants, I’d guess the Sy family was hardworking, educated, and polite. What a shame he was a victim of a Feral-American. My heart goes out to the Sy family.


2 posted on 06/16/2012 8:22:01 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ebshumidors

We went out for a bite today and it was the first time my wife asked me to be sure I was carrying.


3 posted on 06/16/2012 8:24:21 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Holder’s people hate them for that.


4 posted on 06/16/2012 8:25:35 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: ebshumidors

Very sad story.


5 posted on 06/16/2012 8:27:09 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: ebshumidors

Tanya C. Wilkins

Pure Evil


6 posted on 06/16/2012 8:29:32 PM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: ebshumidors

I was attacked by a black guy with a baseball bat once. Many many years ago. He swung level at my face. at the last instant I straightened up and leaned back enough to cause the bat to glance off the bottom of my chin and hit me full force in the left shoulder. The blow to my shoulder was nearly enough to knock me to the ground. I stayed on my feet and with one arm numb and not functioning very well, I took off.

Right after that I bought a 357magnum and went back to where it happened. Probably a good thing I never saw him again.


7 posted on 06/16/2012 8:37:50 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: ebshumidors; ProtectOurFreedom

My African-born neighbors are the only blacks — and the best neighbors — on this block.


8 posted on 06/16/2012 8:38:54 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: ebshumidors
A former high school class mate and friend of mine was robbed and murdered on the streets of Memphis in 1969, in broad day light. His murderer hasn't been found to date. The killer got about $20.

He had been home from Viet Nam for just a few months when it happened.

9 posted on 06/16/2012 8:45:31 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Obama versus Romney? Cyanide versus arsenic.)
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To: samtheman
Tanya C. Wilkins..........

From the article.......

She claims Wilkins then opened her car door and shouted to the victim's wife, 5-year-old son and Djibril: "I'm going to kill you and your kids!"

That later netted Wilkins three misdemeanor charges of assault.

Wilkins was due in General Sessions Court Wednesday, but didn't show up because she had been shot Sunday in an unrelated incident, her attorneys told Judge Gwen Rooks. They didn't elaborate.

Wilkins hobbled into court Thursday with a doctor's note, ordering her to get bed rest until June 18.

The judge ordered Wilkins back in court June 19.

10 posted on 06/16/2012 8:46:28 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one
Headline needs revision...

Unarmed black man killed in dispute with blond-headed woman

11 posted on 06/16/2012 8:59:25 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: ebshumidors

What part of Memphis do you live in? I feel NO need to carry a weapon.


12 posted on 06/16/2012 9:04:35 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: hole_n_one

Dude!!??? Lady??


13 posted on 06/16/2012 9:07:16 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Graybeard58

It’s rare for a black to attack a white in Memphis. Now black on black, that’s another story............


14 posted on 06/16/2012 9:09:06 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: ebshumidors

I wish I could afford to help this family (and so many other families out there), but all I can afford to send them are a few prayers their way.

There have been quite a few stories out there recently about African immigrants being attacked and/or killed here in this country. For example, this story from Denver:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2868258/posts

These stories always make me think back to the African immigrant who bought the house next to mine in Philadelphia. It was an abandoned crack house, and he was fixing it up and converting it into nice apartments for students. He was so excited and was investing so much time and money into this project... Then, one day, I found him looking depressed and leaning up against the wall outside the house. He told me that thieves kept breaking in. They would steal his tools, so he’d have to pack his tools at night and take them with him. Then they actually started stealing his lightbulbs - they’d actually break in and unscrew the lightbulbs. So, every night, he was packing his tools, his lightbulbs, everything, so they’d have nothing to steal. He kept having to replace broken windows, etc.


15 posted on 06/16/2012 9:10:44 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: ebshumidors

Anyone comes at you with a bat or club, it’s a lethal weapon. Period.

Also, it is always good to pick your battles carefully. Weigh if whatever’s going on is worth discharging your weapon or getting into it with someone else.


16 posted on 06/16/2012 9:11:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Albion Wilde

That’s great for you, because they aren’t the normal statistical blacks. Hell I’d vote for Walter Williams for President but Walter isn’t typical either.


17 posted on 06/16/2012 9:12:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ebshumidors

Pretty bad when real Africans run here to get away from the mass murder in Africa and find it in the land of the free, too.


18 posted on 06/16/2012 9:24:45 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Coldwater Creek

Near Southwind.


19 posted on 06/16/2012 10:01:41 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Probably because lots of people carry, although things go on with the unarmed libs near Cooper-Young that don’t get advertised much. You can feel something just under the surface, though.


20 posted on 06/16/2012 10:07:29 PM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: Coldwater Creek
"What part of Memphis do you live in? I feel NO need to carry a weapon"

LOL - You must also not feel ANY need to carry fire or auto insurance either. Cause where you live bad things do not happen.

21 posted on 06/16/2012 10:33:47 PM PDT by ciaocotc
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To: Secret Agent Man
“Weigh if whatever’s going on is worth discharging your weapon or getting into it with someone else.”

And there in lies the problem... Can you imagine if an armed white guy had gotten into a confrontation with these thugs and discharged his weapon when the 15 year old came at him with his baseball bat? We would be seeing nonstop pictures of harmless little Mariquez when he was a 10 year old little league player.

When the wife and I are packing we avoid all confrontations even more than normal. Even when you are 100% in the right if you use your weapon who knows what the legal ramifications would be.

22 posted on 06/16/2012 11:11:41 PM PDT by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: hole_n_one

This is the sort of woman Obama and Holder want to help
not the man who was beat into a coma who was taking care of his family. I am so sick of this crap I hope the lady in the picture and her vile son get whats coming to them.
Disgusting!


23 posted on 06/16/2012 11:19:22 PM PDT by funfan
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To: ebshumidors
Wilkins was due in General Sessions Court Wednesday, but didn't show up because she had been shot Sunday in an unrelated incident, her attorneys told Judge Gwen Rooks.

What an unbelievable chain of events.
24 posted on 06/17/2012 1:33:38 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: ebshumidors

I have to say, in certain cases the muslims have it right. In one of those countries, filth like this is taken care of. She’s either an animal or severely mentally ill, and in both cases should be shut down permanently.

Here, she’s probably go to jail for a short amount of time, cause no end of disruption, and within a few years get back on the street and kill someone. Killing someone’s brain is murder and she should be executed.


25 posted on 06/17/2012 1:33:44 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Coldwater Creek
“What part of Memphis do you live in? I feel NO need to carry a weapon.”

When one of my kids was living in Nashville I used to pass through Memphis when i would go to visit. I got tired of having to go way around to get through that town. So one time I got out a map and saw that there was a main-drag straight shot through town and I took it. What a shock, I went back to taking the long way after that.

26 posted on 06/17/2012 2:38:46 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Coldwater Creek
What part of Memphis do you live in? I feel NO need to carry a weapon.

I feel no need to wear my seatbelt either. But I do it because of all the intangibles that cannot be predicted...

27 posted on 06/17/2012 3:23:03 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: ebshumidors

Even to church now...alas...


28 posted on 06/17/2012 4:32:33 AM PDT by jennings2004 (President Hayes, Mount Rushmore, telephone, Dear Leader...what a mix!)
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To: hole_n_one

Wanna bet you and I are paying for those tatoos and manicure?


29 posted on 06/17/2012 5:02:03 AM PDT by bgill
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To: ebshumidors

I suspect most of us looked at the story to see the race of the victim. Then we see it. Then we say to ourselves “of course, if the victim had been white (as in Baltimore, Chicago, Atlanta, and numerous other ‘cosmopolitan’ cities) it wouldn’t have been reported...or at least the race of the victim would not have been reported.


30 posted on 06/17/2012 6:10:14 AM PDT by BobL
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To: Ken H

Nicely done. You could be an editor for the legacy media!


31 posted on 06/17/2012 6:22:21 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: ciaocotc

That’s one of my favorite questions to ask anti2A Libs.

“Why do you need a gun?”

“Do you own a fire extinguisher?”


32 posted on 06/17/2012 6:27:06 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: ebshumidors

I would bet that 15-year-old Mariquez Moore, son of Tanya Wilkins, has never even met the worthless stud who sired him. Meanwhile, the nine children of the African immigrant whose life Mariquez destroyed will do their daddy proud by overcoming great odds to bring his dreams to reality. There’s a Father’s Day lesson in this. But I would bet the people who most need to learn it will never even hear the story.


33 posted on 06/17/2012 6:34:26 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: ebshumidors

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2012/jun/15/forever-changed/?partner=popular

Read the whole thing. If it were up to me this pos 15 year old Mariqiz Moore would be tried and executed within 30 days. We have thousands and thousands as murderous as him that need swift adjudication then execution

Mariqiz Moore assualt put this man in a brain damaged state, he is now a vegetable, the taxpayers will be picking up the tab I am sure. For all that Mariqiz Moore needs to be tried and executed


34 posted on 06/17/2012 6:55:36 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: ebshumidors
Lorenzen Wright was murdered out near you, but I can guarantee that it was black on black and had to do with some aspect of the drug trade.
35 posted on 06/17/2012 1:28:57 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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