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Murder and Double Standards
Posted By Matthew Vadum On July 31, 2013 @ 12:59 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 45 Comments
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Few Americans outside of Knoxville, Tenn., know about the case of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, two young people who were kidnapped, savagely assaulted, raped, and murdered by people of a different race.
If Christian and Newsom had been black, and they had been raped, tortured, and murdered by a group of white people, the victims’ names would be painfully seared into the national psyche by the media’s saturation coverage of the atrocities and their aftermath.
The reason the case attracted so little media attention was because Christian and Newsom were white. All of their attackers were black. Somehow investigators concluded that racial hostility was not a factor in the crimes.
“If this wasn’t a hate crime, then I don’t know how you would define a hate crime,” said Newsom’s mother Mary. “It may have started out as a carjacking, but what it developed into was blacks hating whites. To do the things they did, they would have to hate them to do that.”
It’s worth looking back at this case now to see what we can learn from it. Two weeks after so-called white Hispanic George Zimmerman was found not guilty of murdering Trayvon Martin, a black teenager, there is still no end in sight to the self-righteous pontifications of leftists, politicians, race industry profiteers, and the mainstream media.
They all want us to have a national conversation on race. They’ve been pushing this notion for decades, even though race is discussed all the time everywhere in American society. Even though incidents of race-based discrimination have become almost as rare as four-leaf clovers in recent decades, we are constantly told minorities are little better off now than they were during the era of Jim Crow.
Violent crimes involving persons of different races or ethnic backgrounds tend to become national news only when the victim is a member of a minority group. This is because the radical left-wingers who serve as cultural gatekeepers don’t like to give oxygen to stories that challenge their preconceived, politically correct notions of how society works.
Agenda-setters dislike stories that deviate from their preferred narrative. They will lie and distort in order to shoehorn inconvenient events into their bigoted worldview. This is why Americans have been told over and over again that the Tea Party movement is violent and dangerous, while Occupy Wall Street is gentle and benign. This is why we are told Republicans are greedy, heartless, and racist, while Democrats are selfless, compassionate, and color-blind.
But not all stories can be twisted beyond recognition and used to support the leftist party line.
No amount of spin-doctoring can alter the facts of the case of Christian and Newsom, murdered at the ages of 21 and 23, respectively, so they must be ignored.
The unspeakably abominable crimes committed against the couple received media attention in the Knoxville area but have been subjected to an almost total media blackout at the national level because the facts are inconvenient.
What was done to the two young innocents is stomach-churning.
Last year cable TV commentator Nancy Grace, who previously served as Special Prosecutor in the Atlanta-Fulton County, Ga., District Attorney’s office, told viewers that the particulars of the case were “truly some of the goriest details of murder that I’ve ever heard.”
A prosecutor’s aide fainted during the trial when the county medical examiner provided gruesome details about how the two victims died.
The story began the evening of Jan. 6, 2007, when Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23, who were to attend a party, went missing. Knoxville police said Christian’s sport utility vehicle had been carjacked. (WATE-TV has a helpful, brief summary of the case on its website.)
Newsom’s body was found the next day near railroad tracks. Christian’s bound body was found two days later in the trash. She had been forced to watch her boyfriend being raped.
At trial Dr. Darinka Mileusnic-Polchan, who performed autopsies on the two bodies, gave evidence.
Newsom’s unrecognizable body was found face up, his feet and arms bound, she testified. He had been gagged with a sock and blindfolded with a bandana. His upper body was burned and his ankles were charred. Newsom had been shot in the neck and the back. A separate gunshot to his head caused “instantaneous death.”
Newsom’s anus was torn up and bruised, which indicated “anal penetration.” He was sodomized by means of an object before being sodomized by a person. Seminal fluid was found in his body but it did not contain sperm cells. DNA tests were inconclusive as to the origin of the semen. He had walked barefoot to his death, wearing only his underwear. He had been raped one or two hours before he died, Mileusnic-Polchan said.
“This is not just a rape,” she said. “This is the blunt trauma where an object comes in contact and severely damages the tissue. The depth of the injury was so grave there was no way that just the regular rape could inflict this.”
Christian’s body was found in a fetal position, wrapped in five garbage bags in a trash can. A small white plastic bag was found around her head. The young woman died of suffocation, the medical examiner said.
Christian’s body was found to have tears, bruising, and swelling in her genitals and around her anus. There was also evidence of blunt force trauma.
Christian was raped several times, vaginally, rectally, and orally and kicked in the vaginal region before she was forced into the garbage can. There were blows to her head and her arms had been handled with force. Her body showed carpet burns.
Bleach had been poured down Christian’s throat in what appeared to be an effort to destroy any residual DNA that might be used as evidence. DNA from two unidentified men was also found in Christian’s underwear, raising the possibility that two persons not charged in the case were involved in raping her. DNA from the man thought to be the group’s ringleader, LeMaricus Davidson, was found on a vaginal swab from a rape kit that authorities used on Christian’s body.
Davidson, Letalvis Cobbins, and George Thomas were arrested a few days later and charged with murdering the couple. Later, Cobbins’ then-girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman, was also charged with murder.
Davidson, Cobbins, Thomas, and Coleman were convicted in county court under state law. (The county indictment may be viewed here.) A fifth defendant, Eric DeWayne Boyd, was convicted in federal court for being an accessory after the fact and hiding Davidson. All five defendants were black.
When the murders were first reported, the celebrated syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. mocked white people who complained about the lack of popular outrage over the crimes. He ended one of his screeds with, “Cry me a river.”
Pitts, who recently began a virtually fact-free column with “I am Trayvon Martin,” wrote in 2007 that the Christian-Newsom murders generated “mewling noises from that subset of my white countrymen who feel put upon by big, bad racial minorities.” He described such put-upon whites as part of a “lunatic fringe.”
When Obama was inaugurated for the second time this past January, Pitts opined absurdly that Obama, who rarely misses an opportunity to inject race into even the most random of public discussions, had assiduously ignored race and was mute on the subject.
Pitts, by the way, is no marginal figure. He won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in 2004. His views more or less represent the journalistic mainstream in this country.
Al Sharpton, who has eclipsed Jesse Jackson Sr. as Americas leading race hustler, didn’t take up the case of Christian and Newsom. He did take up the cause of the late Trayvon Martin, creating a firestorm of controversy where none existed. More than anyone else, Sharpton’s Alinskyite agitating pushed authorities in Sanford, Fla., to pursue second-degree murder charges against George Zimmerman. Sharpton claimed racism was a factor even though local and federal investigations failed to uncover even a shred of racial animus on Zimmerman’s part.
But an absence of evidence never stops a dedicated community organizer from stirring the pot.
Sharpton, a racial arsonist known for leading angry followers into violent confrontations against whomever he happens to be targeting at the moment, became a national figure in 1987 by participating in the Tawana Brawley case, a racially charged gang rape hoax. Sharpton falsely accused prosecutor Steve Pagones of participating in the gang rape of a young black woman that never actually happened. Pagones won a libel judgment against Sharpton.
It’s not like cases involving forcible sodomy make Sharpton uncomfortable. If the victim isn’t white, he leaps into action.
Sharpton and his National Action Network launched a crusade for justice for Abner Louima, a black immigrant, after he was assaulted and sodomized with a broom handle by New York City police officers in 1997. Louima was actually a victim and the perpetrators were held accountable.
Sharpton, whose transgressions against his fellow man have been ably documented by Carl F. Horowitz of the National Legal and Policy Center, also took up the case of Michael Mineo, a young tattoo artist reportedly of Puerto Rican descent on one side.
Mineo is an unsavory character whom the left-wing Huffington Post described as “a pot-smoking thief and a gang member who has a Crips tattoo across his stomach to prove it.”
Mineo’s ordeal, which turned out to be fantasy, took place the same year Christian and Newsom were cruelly killed. Mineo claimed police sodomized him with a police baton. Originally he claimed that the instrument of torture was a police radio antenna.
The police officers were acquitted at trial and Mineo’s civil suit against them failed. Mineo’s civil case was so weak he was ordered to pay the three officers’ legal expenses.
In the end Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom are likely to be footnotes at best in the history books, remembered only in their communities. They didn’t have publicists like Sharpton and Pitts to shape their public image.
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It’s worse than double standards. The left wants the elimination of the White race.
After taking all their money.
The funniest thing (in a weird way) is white libs think that they are immune from all this and that their other lib buddies of different races/cultures will never turn on them.
there were Jews in Germany who thought they could blend in and it would all go away too
You are correct.
Every time I hear a white person say Zimmerman should have stayed in his car and not killed Trayvon it lights a fire in me.
How stupid white people are who can view what is happening and still continue to be liberals astounds me. It’s way past time that they wake up. The poor 16 month old baby shot in the face and killed in it’s stroller, did not awaken the white race to the racism and race hatred of blacks. Yet these liberal idiots agree with and cry over the criminal in training Trayvon Martin.
Thousands of Blacks killed in America’s big cities testify to the criminal activity of blacks and the nature of their propensity to murder and it brings no outcry from blacks, but one delinquent teen killed by a Hispanic with black blood and they want to crucify whites for the deed.
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Too many on both sides are playing with the truth of the Zimmerman trial.. The regime and the media set the premise for the trial narrative and their presentations ignoring the setting where the incident took place..An area having a “Neighborhood Watch”. If some of those so called conservative talk show hosts had interviewed guests who run such watches they would have exposed the regime and the media for the frauds they are. Particularly a “gated” neighborhood watch.When you enter one of these and start wandering around no matter if you are white, blue, red, green, or black. You can be asked your purpose for being there. You are on private property. And yes those on patrol can and do leave their vehicle and follow on foot if they lose sight of the person they’re observing.. .
Its the second time the President of the United States has interjected himself into a confrontation between those in authority on legal grounds reasonably questioned and released someone involved in a curious activity. Could this attitude be based from the idealized communist concept that there is no such thing as “private” property because the state (collective) owns the land ? .
In both cases those representing authority were reported as white . In the second case the person working security was attacked after questioning an activity while on private rights of way and allowing the person to continue on their way. Who then doubled back and attacked the neighborhood watch worker beating him severly on the ground and the attacker was subsequently killed in a struggle over the Neighborhood Watchman’s legal pistol.
In the second case both were dark skined.
Since the Zimmernan not guilty verdict has been rendered, the facts of this case are still being shamefully being concealed by the media to the extent they are advancing and are complicit in permitting a putrid injstice to be committed of the worst order,organized and instituted by our governent.While denied. It began as a miscalculation when a surname of a Jewish origin shot up and lighted the heavens like a star shell in the darkest of nights. It would have been difused if the media used pictures of both side by side because they look like cousins. And the area where this occured of paycheck to paycheck struggling homeowners of all races trying to protect themselves had been reported and not some ritzy all white enclave.they portrayed..Worse yet the media is still pilling it on with ABC editing a a black jury members (remember when they were all white)t remarks to make it sound like she accused Zimmerman of murder .
The result as we have seen is that another marxist axiom (division) has been implemented which has resulted with gangs of black youths murdering happless whites who happen into areas usually where a black population is the majority. Those media outlets who by their delberate misuse of the instrument of the 1st amendment are just as complicit in those deaths as the regime is.
Instead the party that hypenated itself from God at their 2012 convention into demo-coms, and believe that all groups should be hyphenated , Afro-American, Hispanic-American, etc..Decided Zimmerman to be the egg that is to be broken,. sacrificed, so that we have an omlet..Just like Stalin did to the Ukrainian land owners known as Kulacks whom he executed, (and used that egg example) in a soclal engineering plan to organize collectives during a Russian drought..Because as we have learned there seems to be the intention to use a collective data base to create collectives.where a utopia of uniforimity of conformity exists. As was done in Detroit, and Oakland California.only this time a poor whitey or blacky wont be able to move,.
Just as with the energy plan where the cost of fuel used for energy and transportation and that includes raising the price of transporting gas and oil by rail, that favors a key contributer while the regime has been recently ridiculing the impact the completion of a pipeline, has skyrocketed those costs. Placing many on fixed or limited incomes dependent on government handouts. Resulting from this regimes socialist policies which go blameless. Now call for the sacrifice of Zimmerman who must die for another communist plan.. We all move together in centers designed and approved by comrades running the collective who (just like Obamacare arent in it) wont ever live there.
What should the Rebuttal and counter charge be ?
Why is this being done ? To cover up Fast and furious, IRS, Bengahzi, Solar panel gate, NSA spying on US,over-riding the constittution? Those are blamed on others .But not who accompaines Obama on his many trips around the world at taxpayer expence ? Were they the heavy hitters or their friends holding the presidents hand ? Never looked into either by the House and certainly not even speculated about or reported on by the media.
Seems like that could be considered pay back at US taxpayer expence. Isnt that an impeachable offense ? Now if somebody even suggests impeachment. What better way to discourage any investigation into malfeasance and corruption by organizing the base for riots in the streets ?
A simple problem and a simple solution.
When government does not take the side of its honest citizens against criminals, or worse, when it supports the criminals against its honest citizens, vigilantism results.
Vigilantism is almost exclusively peaceful. By the numbers it supports petitions for government to do its job; then elections, to replace a bad government with a better one; then unarmed block watch patrols, to improve notification to the police; and eventually armed block watch patrols, but only for self defense if they are attacked by criminals.
But by the time frustration has built up enough to create a vigilance organization, the other means are futile. Their petitions are ignored; the elections are corrupt; police either ignore reports of crime or oppress the block watches.
And invariably, the government sees the vigilance organization as a greater threat than it does the criminals, so it tries to bust up the organization and arrest its leaders. Often the government will recruit criminals to help them do this.
Finally, after repeated acts of violence against innocent people and vigilantes, the vigilance organization loses patience. Even then, they just want to drive the criminals away with as little violence as possible.
Only if the criminals resist with violence, and the government resists with violence, does the organization turn into a lynch mob. The criminals and bad government are forced to flee or are lynched.
And once they are gone, after a clean up, peace returns to the place and the vigilante group semi-dissolves.
This being said, the question becomes “How much patience does the honest citizenry have, before it starts to lynch violent criminals?”
The media may refuse to call a blatant black on white hate crime a “hate crime”; and the police and government may refuse to do the same; but when such criminals are caught an hung from light poles, it will be very entertaining for the government to express its deep angst about a “racist lynching” of violent murderers.
No, not really.
When the media were on fire with news and propaganda about the Matthew Shepard murder, two criminal pederasts killed an Indiana teenager named Jesse Dirkhising by raping him for two or three days until he died of suffocation (by being strapped to a mattress in a "crucifixion" position). The Yellow Press would have exploded over a case like that 70 years ago, but the politicized MSM remained silent as the tombs.
Brent Bozell cornered a Newsweek editroll in a parking garage and demanded he explain the silence in Dirkhising's case. After trying to worm his way out, the editroll finally caved and said,
"Because it didn't resonate."
Didn't fit the editorial line = zero coverage.