Skip to comments.Pastor questions grand jury indictment in 'road rage' shooting death
Posted on 02/22/2013 7:53:35 AM PST by Uncle Chip
HOUSTON -- The pastor of the young woman who indicted for murder five months after a road rage incident in northwest Harris County says that if the races were reversed there might not be a murder indictment at all.
Crystal Scott, 23, shot and killed 22-year-old Jonathan Ables, September 17, 2012 ...
The drivers had pulled into a Shell gas station at Perry and FM 1960 after Scott says Ables bumped her car.
Unfortunately the actions of an enraged man led to his untimely death, said Scotts pastor, Bishop James Dixon, II, who held a news conference on Wednesday -- the day after the indictment was announced.
Crystal Scott is African American. Jonathan Ables was white.
"Had this been a black male, a white female, most people are doubtful we'd be having this kind of press conference, said Dixon when a reporter asked specifically about the race issue and whether he thought a white female would face a murder charge under similar circumstances.
"How is it that you get a murder charge when you're the one under attack, Dixon asked.
Crystal Scott surrendered to authorities Tuesday night for a mandatory booking process and was released pending trial on $50,000 bail.
An initial court date has been set for early March.
(Excerpt) Read more at khou.com ...
Scott had been driving recklessly for which she had been charged 10 days earlier and also later that day. She hit Ables vehicle and they both pulled off into a gas station to exchange insurance information as is required by Texas law.
He parked 125 feet from her and walked unarmed over to her vehicle. What did she think he was coming over to her for -- to steal her bag of Skittles and iced tea???
Instead of getting out of her car with her insurance information she reached into the glove box for her CHL permitted gun and waited behind the tinted windows of her car for him to get close enough.
When he got toward the front of her car, she then fired at him from within the car but missed. That one shot that went into the window frame shattering the window sent him backing up away from the car with his hands up.
This woman then, "so fearful for her life", exited the vehicle gun in hand, and as Ables backed up away from her car with his hands up in the air, pleading for her to put the gun away, went after him, and fired three more times, two of them hitting him in the chest, killing him 30-40 feet from the car.
With her black activist pastor on speed dial her prefabricating NAACP attorney was there in minutes claiming self defense.
And now a little bit about Bishop Dixon II:
Bishop James Dixon travels to Sanford, Florida to join other social justice advocates including Rev. Al Sharpton of National Action Network, Marc Morial of the National Urban League and NAACP leaders.
The purpose is to protest the killing of 17 year old Trayvon Martin. He was an unarmed youth who was gunned down by a Neighborhood Watch leader named George Zimmerman.
Bishop James Dixon was recently appointed Chairman of Religious Affairs of the Texas NAACP. He works closely with national religious and civil rights leaders, many of whom will be speaking in Sanford, Florida on Thursday.
Upon returning to Houston, Bishop Dixon will be sharing with leaders across Texas how they can lend their voices to the cause of justice and show their support for Trayvon Martin's family.
He will also hold a meeting with African-American youth to help soothe the growing anxiety stemming from their fear of police.
Bishop Dixon recently introduced a new campaign to area leaders, Be Your Brothers Keeper, Not Your Brothers Killer. The purpose is to promote the concept of brotherhood within and across lines of race, and to discourage violence by promoting the sanctity of human life.
How's that new campaign working out for you, pastor???
Yep. In a case like this, it is best to turn around with your back to them and walk away. If you are shot, it makes the "scared for my life" defense much more unlikely to succeed.
Do not approach a vehicle with tinted windows; wait for the police.
Unless the facts are disputed, this pastor is a race baiter trying to excuse murder. Unfortunately, race baiting pays.
Why my Glock is always with me, everywhere.
With racist hate pimps like Dixon fomenting the murder of Whites in Houston and thousands of Katrina parasites still infesting the city, why would any White person with a choice move to humid Houston?
Previous discussion here:
Photos and other info here:
Zactly! Especially in Houston.
Depending on the veracity of the story of #1 post, sounds like da ho be lookin fo some cracka to pay back.
Darn it, don’t they know that road rage is now part of entitlement policies? She should just walk. /s
Is he maintaining that black people ought to be able to kill white people whose vehicle they have bashed?
That's their way doncha' know.
This time he ran into a woman who was tired of it ~ witnesses report he tried to get in her car ~ she shot him.
The only mistake the preacherman made was describing him as 'white' ~ 'cause he wasn't. Crystal knew exactly what he was up to.
Perhaps George Zimmerman can answer that for you Pastor.
Thanks for the further info. This is definitely not Stand Your Ground or self defense. And this Bishop (uh huh) is with the anti-Zimmerman Black Racist Lynch Mob in Sanford.
People need to wake up to Black Racism
Here’s something interesting I found.
Yep. It shouldn’t matter who is black and who is white. Why did she kill him?
Seems like we have two distinctly different versions of events. If it was at a service station, I gotta wonder if there is video. That would clear things up nicely.
I said earlier that if everything happened the way the shooter said it did the tape will be out on the street quick, and if there's a problem we may never see it!
Still waiting ~ their lawyers may need more time.
This case probably had surveillance on the front door and the pumps where trouble usually happens. The woman pulled off the road and parked some distance from that central area. There can be good reasons why there's no video there.
BTW, I check back on this case from time to time as well, and refresh my memory of what went down. The earliest story tried to portray the hispanic guy as white but he's undoubtedly mestizo. She's American!
He's left that identity piece in there ~ but I thought we'd all gotten past that business since there were over one dozen women in that part off Houston metro with that exact same name.
The indictment by the Grand Jury was a given if they had the same set of facts that were obvious at that Diwataman website — and clearly they did.
This case was previously discussed here 5 months ago:
I assume that you forgot the sarcasm tag for your post. If not it certainly deserves several.
Actually three: Crystal Scott's, muawiya's, and the one that the Grand Jury believed.
You've done this a couple of times before on similar stories.
In the meantime I"m sticking to what we've seen ~ which is no more than what we've seen back when this story happened.
So then you missed this:
Now please post your source for what you put in post 12 or give it a sarcasm tag.
You'll have to do better than that eh!
This chick shot at least twice. One hit the car window frame and perhaps was the ricochet shot that hit a man’s car that was pumping gas. The second and possibly more, hit Jonathan Ables, an unarmed man. Notice the damage on his car (accident) and not hers? At the very minimum this woman is guilty of reckless discharge of a weapon and manslaughter/negligent homicide to intentionally leaving her car and shooting once and possibly twice hitting a man that was backing away from her. She got OUT of her car. Intent.
May the Truth and Justice be told in this case.
What is surprising is that the police initially bought her story despite the obvious forensic evidence available to anyone with eyes to see. She was lying bigtime from the start.
What the h*** did she mean that he was trying to get in her car???
Anyone can see that a bullet fired from inside the car broke the side window. It was not broken by someone outside banging on it, but from the inside from someone trying to shoot through it.
And furthermore with no crowbar or other instrument at his disposal there was not the remotest possibility of any kind of forcible breaking and entering.
So that would leave one last thing — the door handle. Pulling on a car door handle to open it is not a criminal offence or life threatening, especially since the person in the car, if she truly was afraid, would have locked it.
I also understand that she was subsequently charged with reckless driving that day as other drivers took her license plate down and called and reported her. That together with her arrest 10 days earlier for expired vehicle registration among other things would make her an insurance risk and send her premiums through the sunroof — a reason to make her very angry at the person walking over to her car who gonna be asking to see your insurance card.
But instead of pulling the insurance card out of the glove box, she pulls out her handgun and ambushes him — and then gets out of her car and chases him down as he’s backing up and shoots him again in cold blood to finish him off — and then has the audacity to claim victim status.
When you wade through the Queen Letitia BS and past the self defense smoke screen, this becomes a clear case of premeditated murder.
I wouldn’t be surprised if that is what the Grand Jury billed for her — Murder One — First Degree Murder with Premeditation. We’ll find out in a few weeks.
i am anticipating the character assassination and the RACE CARD to be played BIG TIME.
i hope that in the end, Jonathan Ables isn’t declared a justified death for the “Slavery” of Crystal Scott’s ancestors.
They will also try to play the single mother card.
And that will be a clear indication that the facts are against her -- and they are.
Being that her car windows were tinted, he may not have known that she was black until she got out of the car.
And she was no demure female. Look at the size of her. I'm not sure that if they had gotten into a scuffle if she might not have beaten the dickens out of him.