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Brunswick commissioner jailed in baby killing investigation (De'Marquise Elkins case)
Savannah Morning News ^ | 3/29/2013 | Terry Dickson

Posted on 03/29/2013 6:59:13 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

City Commissioner James Henry Brooks Sr. has been charged with influencing a witness and obstructing the investigation of the fatal shooting of a baby and wounding of his mother March 21.

Brooks, also charged with racketeering in unrelated cases in Camden County, was booked into the Glynn County jail.

He was at the Glynn County Courthouse Monday when the mother of murder defendant De'Marquise Elkins left the courthouse after her son's initial court appearance. As Karimah Elkins and another woman walked from the courthouse, a county police investigator tried to speak with her. Brooks stepped between them and prevented the officer from speaking with the mother, officials said.

A bail of $1,256 has been set on the obstruction charge, but there is no bail on the charge of influencing witnesses, authorities said.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: babyantonio; brunswick; demarquiseelkins; karimahelkins; sherrywest

1 posted on 03/29/2013 6:59:13 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux

Brunswick LEO’s apparently mean business in getting to the bottom of this case.


2 posted on 03/29/2013 7:00:32 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Is he black??


3 posted on 03/29/2013 7:01:57 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Ann Archy

4 posted on 03/29/2013 7:04:20 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Ann Archy

Well, he ain’t no Cracka, Baby.;-)


5 posted on 03/29/2013 7:05:34 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

They found the .22 pistol? Top notch investigation.


6 posted on 03/29/2013 7:06:23 AM PDT by Roger_Wildcat
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To: RoosterRedux

I saw this in the Brunswick morning paper and said “if it were not so tragic (the crime was horrible ) this could be a Three Stooges Movie “. I cannot believe this is happening in the community.. I no longer feel safe in Brunswick.A good Friday lesson here..


7 posted on 03/29/2013 7:06:39 AM PDT by Howe_D_Dewty
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To: RoosterRedux

The article leaves out so much information... is the commissioner a family member? Why was he escorting the woman out?


8 posted on 03/29/2013 7:08:31 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Ann Archy

No need to ask that. Nothing to see here folks....no black on brown/white crime here...no hate crime....the accused is black, just getting his life together and had so much promise. Mother and auntie, sister are saints of the community.....bozo commissioner was just protecking his constituency..


9 posted on 03/29/2013 7:09:08 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: RoosterRedux

It sounds like there is more to this case than there was at first glance. Perhaps they are making sure that there will not be a Zimmerman circus occurring there.


10 posted on 03/29/2013 7:10:40 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Nice pony tail.


11 posted on 03/29/2013 7:11:14 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: RoosterRedux

This a-hole is probably thinking along the same lines as a black detroiter I encountered on a discussion thread on FB... one of these who thinks the two feral animals should go free “because of past injustices.” His main example was the Emmitt Till murder from 1955.

Friggin’ amazing.


12 posted on 03/29/2013 7:11:53 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Holder’s people.


13 posted on 03/29/2013 7:12:55 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Gun control: Steady firm grip, target within sights, squeeze the trigger slowly...)
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To: momtothree; All
That information hasn't been released.

But here's some more info on Commissioner Brooks from another source:

This isn't the first time Brooks has been in trouble with the law.

In January 2012 he was arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on one count of bribery. He was accused of taking a $300 bribe for a man who wanted his record expunged so he could apply for a police officer job.

A judge denied his bond at the time because he felt Brooks could try to intimidate witnesses in an ongoing investigation.

Then in February 2012 prosecutors added a gun charge against him.

The District Attorneys presented a warrant to charge him with "possession of firearm by a convicted felon."

The Florida Times-Union reported at that time that Brooks had a prior felony conviction for taking out a credit card under a false name.

Source


14 posted on 03/29/2013 7:14:12 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux
Hmm. Starting to look like the two young Princes of the Urban Jungle (PoUJ) who have been charged in this crime just might have some connections.
Or they have pictures.
15 posted on 03/29/2013 7:16:13 AM PDT by Tupelo (Old, Bald, Ugly, Fat and Broke in Arizona)
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To: RoosterRedux

Woodpile overflowing


16 posted on 03/29/2013 7:21:19 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: RoosterRedux

What a piece of work! Thanks Rooster!


17 posted on 03/29/2013 7:21:51 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Yet another fine, upstanding public servant doing his part to protect his kind. And these radical tribal leaders accuse all white people of racism? Enough of this nonsense, slavery died a long time ago, but these misfits cling to it for their freebies and to excuse their criminal actions.


18 posted on 03/29/2013 7:24:16 AM PDT by soycd
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To: 2nd amendment mama

Is that a mullet ?
L O L


19 posted on 03/29/2013 7:28:53 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: momtothree

http://www.wokv.com/news/news/local/brunswick-city-commissioner-arrested/nW67L/


20 posted on 03/29/2013 7:32:58 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: RoosterRedux

Wow. One of my best friends lives in Brunswick, and he happens to be black. He does not contribute to the stereotype. Just a working musician, like me.


21 posted on 03/29/2013 7:35:37 AM PDT by real saxophonist ("Always Progressing and Not Fitting Neatly in a Box" - Tosin Abasi)
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To: RoosterRedux

Okay, how black is he, this Brooks race pimp? Suppose the Holder unJustice dept. has put a ‘bug’ in his ear?If the thugocracy doesn’t have a racial crisis, they just send little black devils to gin one up! Can Sharptoon and Jaclkasson be far behind?


22 posted on 03/29/2013 7:36:14 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks Swampy! Seems to be a relative. Gee.... what a wonderful family, huh?


23 posted on 03/29/2013 7:37:06 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: RoosterRedux

“As Karimah Elkins and another woman walked from the courthouse, a county police investigator tried to speak with her. Brooks stepped between them and prevented the officer from speaking with the mother, officials said.”

How is this against the law? Sounds like the Jesse Jackson look-alike must have gotten on someone’s bad side.


24 posted on 03/29/2013 7:39:55 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

The LEO’s have hinted at a gang connection in this case and they have also hinted that it is the gang angle where Commissioner Brooks gets drawn into the puzzle.


25 posted on 03/29/2013 7:50:44 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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This is a shock. I thought Brunswick was a picture perfect, wholesome, quiet little town. Sounds like it must have a shady side as well. How sad.


26 posted on 03/29/2013 8:02:12 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: RoosterRedux

Seems like the town is a Bloods stronghold, the shooter’s mother, aunt, and sister all charged in the case, the O.G. mayor...


27 posted on 03/29/2013 8:03:49 AM PDT by IChing
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

“How is this against the law?” You can’t be serious.


28 posted on 03/29/2013 8:04:38 AM PDT by IChing
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To: Tupelo

Or their mammas have boyfriends in high places.


29 posted on 03/29/2013 8:15:48 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: 2nd amendment mama

MORE DEAD EYES!!!


30 posted on 03/29/2013 8:17:28 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: RoosterRedux

And his peeps ELECTED him to City Commissioner??? OMG....I am really starting to believe certain people are TOO STUPID to get thru life and do moral things....geesh.


31 posted on 03/29/2013 8:19:24 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: 2nd amendment mama

He looks like Obambi’s father.

Still waiting for the illegal alien racist POS living in our White House to call the mother of the slaughtered baby to console her and maybe offer to pay all funeral expense for the little tyke. Obambi’s a multimillionaire and could pay out of his own pocket . . . wouldn’t that be nice?

After all, his own sons killed the little guy!


32 posted on 03/29/2013 8:21:17 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: ScottinVA

“Never side with a white person against another black person.”


33 posted on 03/29/2013 8:21:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Without bail, according to the article. Throw away the key.


34 posted on 03/29/2013 8:23:46 AM PDT by Jane Long (Background checks? Dandy idea, Mr. President. Shoulda started with yours. - Sarah Palin)
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To: RoosterRedux

They need to take a good look at the public defender Gough —


35 posted on 03/29/2013 8:27:09 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: laweeks

I hope you aren’t holding your breath......LOL


36 posted on 03/29/2013 8:33:03 AM PDT by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: IChing

““As Karimah Elkins and another woman walked from the courthouse, a county police investigator tried to speak with her. Brooks stepped between them and prevented the officer from speaking with the mother, officials said.””

““How is this against the law?” You can’t be serious.””

Since when is it a crime to advise someone not to talk to the police (unless the officer was assaulted in the process)?


37 posted on 03/29/2013 8:33:25 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Commissioner Brooks also told our news partner Action News earlier in the week that he's a relative of De'Marquise Elkins.

What kind of relative?? They're all related down there. Is that supposed to be some kind of excuse on his part.

They just need to round up the entire Elkins crime family, turn them upside down and shake them.

38 posted on 03/29/2013 8:39:22 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Ever since they passed laws against obstructing law enforcement and against influencing a witness in a murder case it has been illegal to obstruct law enforcement in a murder case and illegal to influence a key witness in a murder, my FRiend. He isn’t her legal counsel and he isn’t just some inconsequential party, he’s the acting mayor.

Besides, look at the guy’s rap sheet in comment #14—and furthermore, he’s currently charged with bribery and racketeering himself.


39 posted on 03/29/2013 8:42:00 AM PDT by IChing
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

The fact that he’s being held without bond on the witness influencing charge tells us they know he’s connected to the case/family in a very key way. Methinks the Bloods have an O.G. as mayor of the town and the whole sh*t wagon is about to blow.


40 posted on 03/29/2013 8:46:10 AM PDT by IChing
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To: Ann Archy
And his peeps ELECTED him to City Commissioner??? OMG

He's justifiably worried by all of this. Those 4 members of the Elkins crime family account for 28 to 30 votes for him at election time.

41 posted on 03/29/2013 8:47:22 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: IChing
Actually, Brooks is not acting mayor at the moment. The position Mayor Pro Tem is like assistant or deputy mayor (a position given to a member of the city council or commissioner) who will, if and when needed, stand in for the mayor.
42 posted on 03/29/2013 8:48:41 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Brooks is taking his cue from Norton Bonaparte down the road in Sanford.


43 posted on 03/29/2013 8:53:16 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: RoosterRedux

This is just more Black Ku Klux Klan Racism

Just like the Black Ku Klux Klan Racism I see here with the George Zimmerman case...only that the Black KKK has already lynched Baby Antonio

Absolutely distrusting what this politician did
Time for people to wake up....get over the White Guilt Liberal nonsense


44 posted on 03/29/2013 9:02:53 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: RoosterRedux

CNN has this story on its website, but there is no picture and no mention of the name or party affiliation of the culprit.


45 posted on 03/29/2013 9:03:00 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Heck....Brooks and ol’ Nap in Sanford are probably related. Heck, Brooks may be one of the DeeDee Witness #8 s


46 posted on 03/29/2013 9:07:55 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: Ann Archy

All the bottom-dwellers don’t wear hoodies...


47 posted on 03/29/2013 9:17:17 AM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: MHGinTN
Can Sharptoon and Jaclkasson be far behind?

Not until the trial, when they will come a-runnin' and declare that if there are whites on the jury it will be an unfair trial.

48 posted on 03/29/2013 10:18:23 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Isn’t THAT the damn truth!!


49 posted on 03/29/2013 10:40:40 AM PDT by Ann Archy
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To: Ann Archy

“Is he black??”

Is the Pope Argentinian?


50 posted on 03/29/2013 11:07:40 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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