Skip to comments.4 Teens Charged in Death of WWII Vet in Mississippi
Posted on 10/25/2013 6:50:33 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
Four teenagers are being charged with capital murder in the fatal mugging of 87-year-old Lawrence E. 'Shine' Thornton of Greenville, Mississippi.
Shine was a World War II veteran and a famous personality in the Delta region for his hot tamales. They were known as Marias Famous Hot Tamales, named after his wife Mary. He was crowned king of the 2012 Delta Hot Tamale Festival.
According to Greenville police, Thornton was killed after being accosted in his own driveway on Oct. 18. He was pushed down and his wallet stolen.
He passed away from his injuries two days later at the University Of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...
"Thornton was born in Shaw, MS on November 23, 1925 to William O. and Vera Tollison Thornton. He was a graduate of Greenville High School. He was a veteran of World War II where he served in the Pacific Theater for two years as a Fireman First Class aboard the minesweeper, the USS Herald........Thornton was an active parishioner and communicant of St. Josephs Catholic Church and was a Fourth Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus and a former Grand Knight".
No need to go to the link... what you suspect is true.
God bless and rest his soul. Thank you for your service, Shine...your buddies welcome you home.
Hey, maybe the old dude was trying to sell them some drugs and wouldn’t take no for an answer! /s
I’ve had enough.
Thnks: I figured it.
Shine had a lifelong love of music. He earned his nickname Shine in high school when he began picking out the notes to You are My Sunshine during the intermission of a performance. Members of the band started calling him Sunshine and eventually shortened it to Shine. He played the French horn in the Greenville High School Band. He played the bass fiddlein several local bands through the years including the Hot Biscuit Boys, the Burt Taggert Band and the Retreads. He was recently honored at the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival for his lifetime contributions to music in the Delta. Thornton taught himself to play the violin in his late 70s but also enjoyed learning from others and he loved to study the history of the violin.
I too have had enough. That is why I changed my car gun to one with greater capacity and slightly more power. Also added an even higher capacity mag for the reload.
I do not intend to be a victim and will do all I can so I will not be.
Yes, we have a class of feral blacks raised by welfare queens and whatever black male happens to be around. THIS is the result of the war on poverty.
..he must have seemed like a threat. What a shame, RIP
Sadly you are right, and those who have tried to leave their uncivilized fellows behind will suffer unjustly.
We traded a poverty of goods for a poverty of soul... bad bargain.
It is not going to end on its own, My FRiend. I don’t have the answer. If one defends themselves from these animals, they get the George Zimmerman treatment from the law, the media, the race baiters, and last but not least, members on this forum. I hope that it never happens to me, but if it does, I will defend my life to the uttermost and so be it.
Poverty of soul, yes.
Frankly, the Democrats did less harm to blacks when they enslaved them on their plantations than they have been doing to them since the time of LBJ, when they started corrupting them, rewarding them for breaking up their families and going on welfare, buying their votes, patting them on the back for their rap music and racism, and all the rest of it.
I wouldn’t choose to be a victim of EITHER Democrat plantation. But it’s better to be oppressed than corrupted.
Why we have a 2nd amendment. The world is not all filled with angels, devils walk among us but the problem is we have certain people in this world who side with the devils and they are winning thanks to subhuman pieces of pig vomit in Washington posing as Republicans.
Yes, four more of Hussein’s sons strike again. Hussein will be proud.
A bullet is too expensive to waste on these bastards. They should be hanged
“We will become “balkanized” into Yugoslavia on steroids.”
In our countrys recent history weve celebrated diversity in our population as if it were a good thing. However, one look at world history will show you that no country with a diverse population of different races, languages, and religion has long survived.
Countries dont naturally form with a diverse population, and when in the past theyve occurred its usually been as a result of armed conquest. These unnaturally formed countries have either melded together into a single population made up of one mixed race with one language and one religion or theyve come apart, and theyve usually come apart with extreme violence. The longer these diverse populations are forced to coexist with one another without mixing and becoming one, the more the hatred grows among them and the more violently they break apart, but break apart they will, or genocide will settle the issue once and for all.
Why is this and why cant we all just get along? The truth of the matter is that we (the human race) just aren’t as civilized as we would like to think we are. Genus Homo sapiens isnt that long out of the trees and the veneer of civilization is very thin, to non-existent, upon us all. Were all carrying the genes that got us here and some of those genes carry a very basic survival instinct that has allowed us to survive thus far.
This most basic of all survival instincts is self preservation and its the one that warns us to be very wary of those who are different than us, our family, and our tribe. Those who possessed this survival instinct survived and reproduced, and those who had no fear/distrust of strangers didnt survive. Over the years, this survival instinct has been referred to as tribalism, nationalism, ethnocentrism, racism, and various other isms, but its an inborn instinct carried in our genes whether we like it or not.
This celebration of diversity in the American population was introduced in the 1960s and 70s as a deliberate divisive revolutionary tool wielded by Marxists like Bill Ayers and other radicals. It became dogma taught by Marxists in our universities, then spread by our leftist controlled news media and leftist controlled Hollywood. The intent was, and is, to split American culture along race and class lines and set off a “proletarian” revolution to destroy capitalism. The Left has now managed to elect a half-Black radical as President and their revolution is proceeding along very predictable lines, with him using every opportunity to stir up more division and discontent. A reading of the Constitution of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA at this link should make clear their goals and methods: http://revcom.us/Constitution/constitution.html
At the beginning of the 21st Century, the American people are about to learn the savage lesson of Communist Revolution that the Russian people learned at the beginning of the last century. Millions died in Russias Communist experiment before they learned that Communism just doesnt work, as the concept of Communism (You didnt build that) is completely alien to basic human nature. Now its our turn to learn what Russia after a century of death and misery now knows.
However, the coming American Communist Revolution that Karl Marx and his acolyte Barack Hussein Obama is bringing upon us wont progress in the comparatively orderly fashion as it did with the Bolsheviks in Russia. The cursed diversity within the U.S. population will quickly turn this Communist Revolution into a no-holds-barred, and to-the-death, Race War. How our country with its Constitution intact could possibly survive such a blood-bath is a near impossibility. It once appeared as if our country might one day become a mixed race people of olive skinned, brown eyed, black haired, Spanish speaking Muslims, but Barack Hussein Obama has started a Communist Revolution that will undoubtedly destroy any possibility of that ever occurring.
There is no expiration date on any of our survival instincts, and white Liberal Democrats in their Gun Free zones will be the first among us to be reminded of this at the very beginning of our coming Communist Revolution turned Race War, as the American experiment in Democracy joins all previous Democracies in the dust-bin of history.
Until then, we are simply pissing and moaning about things we have no intention of offering sacrifice for change, if you get my meaning.
Respectfully, I must disagree with post 23. The rule of Race Wars 101 is:
1. Make sure you are in the majority.
American Blacks and Hispanics are a minority.
American citizens now own 44% of all private arms on Earth. And we can (and will!) do better.
Those with IQ deficits are ill advised to pick fights with their intellectual betters, particularly when very outnumbered by those with said IQ advantage.
IMHO, America is about to play Cowboys & Collectivists and Cowboys and Muslims.
Enjoy your collectivist friends and Muslim friends while you can, for their days are numbered and others shall take their place.
And, eat their lunch - so to speak.
But, what would a white, Judao-Christian, conservative male know?
And the FBI hate crime savior team is where, now?
“...American Blacks and Hispanics are a minority....”
Hispanics in this country are not infected with political correctness. So they are not putting up with this feral crap in their communities and neighborhoods. When blacks go against a group not PC infected, they don’t fare well at all. Just ask the black residents (and FORMER residents) of Compton, California.
Obama ruthlessly used a Florida black on black episode where George Zimmnerman a black hispanic security guard was forced to shoot Trayvon Martin an adult sized black teen attacker. In a secured mixed race modest means housing complex. Martin the guards attacker was killed during a struggle over the guards gun while Zimmerman’s head was being pounded on a cement walk when he lay begging for help managed to get his gun first and shot his attacker. .
POTUS Obama who considering sundry socialist communist objectives saw an opportunity to advance and strike out against stand your ground gun control defence and,promote Stalinist type housing collectives. None of which had anything to do with the episode Obama used to stop a losing base among black supporters,
With the complicity of the regimes slavish devotion of media its propaganda arm created a race war.As the POTUS (president of the United States) announced Martin the attacker ,of the a black hispanic security guard a George Zimmerman was a “victim”; Obama insisted to a compliant NBC, the attacker “(he) could have been my (his) son” and subsequently proffered on CNN “That could have been me”. Thus sacrificing a supporter, Zimmerman, for the benefit of the socialist collective.good..
Trayvon became a cause celeb “Zimmerman became a white hispanic””The area he patrolled owned by rich jews” Trayvon was”a victim.”Stalked” “ Murdered in cold blood because he was black”” depicted as a 12 year old kid” “All duly reported and embellished upon to the point of hysteric hyperbole by the MSM and carried by black publications throughout the counrty. Believed by blacks particularly youths Each of the individual visual media alphabet soups ABC,CBS,NSNBC,CNN and NBC ,were falling all over each other curryring favor with the regime with their own particular “spin”. Contriubuting to the racial strife which is leading to killing of whites and hispanics because of what they created .
Since then the only distance the media from their reporting or POTUS Obama has made from these developments his been silence-Not only by the above but also by his political opposition
It was only about a month ago that the three punks in Spokane beat Shorty Belton to death. Now another hero meets the same end. I would gladly volunteer for the firing squad.
Me too, but only if we get to start at the ankles and work up.
“Hispanics in this country are not infected with political correctness.”
However I must draw your attention to their vast over-representation in Federal and State prisons.
Hmmn - speaking of “infection” and the Hispanics, what disease has the Libtard population blamed for the crass, common, criminality of far too many “Hispanics”?
May Lawrence E. ‘Shine’ Thornton RIP.....
This kind of story is sickening. THIS is what Obama’s America looks like...just damn.
Eyes likes the way you puts things in perspective, GladesGuru!
I knew as soon as I read the headline.
But, what would a white, Judao-Christian, conservative male know?
Not news worthy black of white crime, just think these vets are on the gov terrorist watch list and the gun ban list. Those who protected us are not allowed to protect themselves.
Everyone with a brain is carrying weapons in Mississippi and there is no more patience left for these satanic souled animals. There are no more warning shots... Threaten a life and lose yours. We are a Castle Doctrine state.