Skip to comments.Mother: Son Didn't Beat Elderly Cobb County Man
Posted on 10/04/2010 5:09:17 AM PDT by from occupied ga
MARIETTA, Ga. - The mother of one of two boys charged with the brutual beating of a 94-year old man is speaking about the case.
At her son's hearing Friday morning in Cobb County, the mother of the 11-year old accused of attacking World War Two veteran Paul Smallwood says her son didn't do it.
The mother called her son a bystander watching.
Earlier during the hearing, attorneys for the two boys accused of beating Smallwood entered not guilty pleas.
The two boys -- 11 and 15-years old -- were in court earlier this week when the judge decided there was enough evidence to hold them. Thursday it was learned part of that evidence includes surveillance video of the two kids just before the elderly man was attacked.
"I hate to see anyone in trouble but anyone do something like that they need to be behind bars," said Paul Smallwood's nephew Ricky Scoggins.
The boys were arrested earlier this week. During a court appearance for the 15-year old Thursday, Cobb detectives said Mr. Smallwood was in his apartment when two boys broke in, beat him, and robbed him.
"Mr. Smallwood says someone struck him in the head with a rock. He fell, then they struck him again," said Cobb Police Officer D. L. Ponte, Jr.
Police say they have surveillance video from a Texaco station shortly before the attack showing the suspects riding bicycles heading toward the Smallwood's home.
Police searched the 15-year old's home and say they found a weapon in his room.
"During the execution of a search warrant we located a 410 gauge shot gun under the suspect's bed and mattress," said Ponte.
Police told the court, the teen who was expelled from Sprayberry High School for an incident earlier this year, bragged about detectives finding the gun.
"Sgt. Pluckett of our gang unit advised that this juvenile was bragging on myspace and Facebook that I had just taken a shotgun from under his mattress," said Ponte.
There was no further social networking for this teen since the judge ordered him to remain in juvenile detention rather than be released on house arrest saying he was a threat to the community and himself.
Smallwood is reported to be in stable condition
As always when some young thug is caught, his (momma, aunts, grandmother - pick one or more) starts carrying on about how he didn't do it, what a good boy he is, etc. You've all heard it many times befo. And again as always here is the momma stepping up to fit the pattern. I suspect section 8 housing here.
Smallwood (the victim) is still in the hospital. His prognosis is unknown. I also notice that the only place I was able to learn that the thugs were black was on the radio. Apparently the news reader forgot that only whaite criminals are to be identificed by race.
he such a good boy
East metro here, I only knew the boys were black from common sense and then from seeing their hands on tv when their faces couldnt be shown due to their ages. I havent heard any announcer say they were black.
This article as you said severely understates the severity of the crime and the savage beating this old man received with a large rock. He lingers in a semi twilight state between life and death while his attackers cry and whine about how innocent they are and their mama’s. aunties, grandmamas, etc all whine as well.
BTW, once again there is no hate crime here, clearly no hate involved.......
Prayers for Paul Smallwood and that justice will prevail.
The mothers really do love their sons and keep hoping that this son will be different than the thugs and takers around them that prey on the women for money and sex and give nothing back.
But one of the major issues is there is a dearth of grown men around to set the example.
A parent once said this to me after his teenage son walked into my yard and punched my 8 year old daughter in the face to impress his friends.
I would have seen that kid in jail if he did that to my 8 yr old daughter. A huge sign of trouble coming for that boy.
peachesOct 1 MY PRAYS ARE WITH YU MRS. RENNEE I KNOW HE AINT DO IT EITHER I ♥ YALL ILL KEEP ALL OF YALL IN PRAYERS AND OD WILL MAKE A WAYand this gem
Regina RobinsonOct 1 First of all it shouldn't matter if he was a war veteran or not, would it had been ok if he was a homeless man on the street. Secondly an 11 year old can't stop a 15 year old. Thirdly unless you were the picture perfect kid I know you did something that your parents did not approve of, and hung around some people they did not like. An 11 year old boy should not be treated as a teenager.I wonder if she'd be as tolerant if a couple of white boys beat a black man nearly to death.
When stories such as this air on the radio the race of the perp is omitted with instuctions to visit their(radio station} website.By then we can, with 90% certainty,usually guess the race.Just look at mugshots.com of your local police to see who is commiting the majority of the crime.You wont be surprised.
He bees inacent. This was obviously a hate crime. That old white man did everything he could to get those poor innocent black youts in trouble. Grabbed dat rock an hits hissef in the haid jest to gets dem boys in trouble.
He was just watching so he could learn how to beat an old man with a rock.
These two need to be introduced to a “CRACKER”.
And American society continues to decline. Not my fault.
I bed to differ. There are too MANY grown men setting the example. Notice I didn't say good grown men - just men.
These boys have watched the "men" in their fetid neighborhood their whole lives and have seen the example of what race based socialism has done and they simply followed the example set for them.
If the media REALLY reported on the absolute disparity of black on white crime compared to the white on black crime statitics, hell would break loose in America and it would be aimed at the ‘hood.
This may be a racist statement but too many of us have seen the ridicoulous amount of crime directed at white folks out of pure hate and the total media blackout on such crime.
Gosh, ma'am, how did he happen to be "bystanding" in the man's apartment while his buddy was bashing in the guy's face with a rock?
I heard on the radio that the 11 yo was released into the custody of his parent. The 15 yo remains in juvenile detention. I’m guessing that the 11 yo will get a slap on the wrist, and that the 15 yo will get a harder slap on the wrist, and that the 15 yo will be back on the street before the 4th of July. The 11 yo will probably be back before christmas.
The OJ defense.......
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If your elderly and live in an area like this you should carry a gun.
I agree with one slight modification "If you live in an area like this you should carry a gun."
When you see this in the news:
-”boys” attack and almost kill elderly man.
-Mother says “my boy is a good boy. He would never do anything like this”
-No mention of hate crime.
-Faces not shown on TV
You know immediately that this is a hate crime committed by a minority against a defenseless White person out of motives of pure racial hate.
He and the other thug just wandered in to help the old guy. Tou know the kind of help: helping lighten the weight of carrying around his wallet and cell phone.
Yes, and did you notice the size of the 15 year old “suspect” shown in the video clip? he is a lot bigger than his momma.
Yet another non-hate crime.
His friends would have been carrying a bag out of my yard if he did that to my daughter.
The ‘males’ are around( I wouldn’t call them men ). They are in jail, on probation, or parole, behind a dumpster, DW wif their boyfriends, shacked up with a fat working white girl, or at a bar, or standing in front of a convenience store door, talking s**t with four dollars in their pockets and hundred dollar kicks on de feet.
There is no single American society. This is urban, welfare black....’culture’.
Chicago, blacks, 35 percent of the population, commit 76 percent of all homicides;
whites, 28 percent of the population, commit 4 percent.
New York City, blacks, 24 percent of the population, commit 80 percent of all shootings;
whites, 35 percent of the population, commit less than 2 percent of all shootings.
Black illegitimacy rate in New York is over 78 percent;
the white illegitimacy rate in the city is 7 percent.
The national rate of homicide for black males between the ages of 14 and 17 is ten times higher( 1,000% ) than that of whites, into which category the federal government puts the vast majority of Hispanics.
Ma boy din do nuffin
Welfare has taken away all accountability. While I see it and hear it, I still have a problem wrapping my brain around the that we have a large segment of society that has evolved without any conscience. It is really very scary.
Smells like “social justice.”
I'm not sure it's just a lack of conscience. Blacks have been told that they're entitled to special consideration from they day they're born. Not all of them fall for this, but the inner city welfare culture embraces this viewpoint. When your minister (for those who actually go to church), your government, your community "leaders," yo homies, and your momma all constantly tell you that the reason you have nothing is because the whites have it all and that you're entitled to an equal scoreboard (not an equal playing field), then you get the idea that it's OK to just take it.
Criminals have the attitude (just like the government) that what's yours is theirs. So if I have your stuff and your money, then it isn't a crime for you to take it back from me. This is one one of the many reason I despise the phrase "giving back"
I had the same thing happen only it was a woman making an excuse for her daughter. Her daughter demanded to play with two 8 yo boys (one my son) and they said ok. When the little girl again demanded that they do something they didn’t want to do and they refused she threw a fit and kicked my son in the groin and stood there laughing at him. He recovered enough to throw a punch directly to her snout. I witnessed the entire chain of events and when momma came to me and complained that I had to discipline my son for hitting a girl I relayed the story and told her that if her little darling wanted to play with the boys and try to bully them then she should expect to be treated like one of the boys and get punched back. She didn’t like that but finally stomped off when told to piss off. It’s not just boys who do things like that and have their mommas defend them.
At least for those who care. I don't hear of dee revin "hate whitey" Wright yelling out these things from his pulpit.
I get blacks are 15 times more likely to commit hoicie than whites in chicago and 58 times more likely in the east coast's biggest anus.
I wonder why you never hear from his 'daddy'?
But where is the empathy? Being told you deserve things is one thing, but to be able to look into the eyes of an elderly person or child, someone or something that is weaker than you and harm them is telling. It would be one thing if it were an anomaly but it is now common.
Good point. There is none. Whites and "the rich" have been blamed for every ill in the black community. Never mind that it isn't the whites who hang around drunk and high screwing every male tht comes through the door just to get pregnant so as to get a bigger welfare check. It isn't whites who beat up other members of their race if they try hard in school and accuse them of acting "too white." It isn't whites who would rather stand in line for three days to sighn up for welfare housing than spend an equal amount of time looking for a job.
How many time have you heard the Democrats say the "rich" aren't paying their fair share? How many times have you heard black community "leaders" stirring up hare and resentment so as to remain in power. (look at the Duke lacross players). How man times have you heard our president stirring resentment against achievement?
When you're raised on hate, envy, and resentment, you have no empathy for the targets of this hate.
'Cause who know who de daddy be, and if known, de daddy knows the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
And how do you stop it? It seems each generation gets worse. The scary part is that they are like feral animals. The welfare state has destroyed basic human instincts. It is the most destructive force facing our country.
There fixed it.
You don't think free people are converted to slaves and serfs directly, overnight, in one generation? It takes time and application( welfare state, destruction of private property and earned rewards/income. )
You stop it by arming the innocent and KILLING these animals when they attack you.
You stop it by voting NOT GUILTY when called for jury duty in cases where the good guy shoots the bad guy....
Funny how the government that has so much trouble paving roads, can for decades destroy cities, industries, communities, peoples. Why, if I didn’t know better, I would of thought of such consistent, decades long, cause and effect was some sort of plan.
You know who has an even worse/better welfare system than us?
Africa. Welfare has ruined Africa. Africans were once very prosperous, each citizen free and dignified. Then well meaning people decided to go help the African, even though he obviously didn’t need help because he was so prosperous, free, and dignified. And well fed. And then the African became corrupt, due to freebies, and their once admirable African family unit disintegrated. But man...before welfare...before...they were the envy of the World.
So there you have it. The true story of the nation of Africa and their mighty welfare system, that ruined them. Just like here.
Don't hold your breath unless by justice you mean that the two thugs will get minimal punishment, and that the old guy will have to be put in some kind of critical care facility for whatever remains of his life.
My personal take would be to handcuff them to a pole and give the old guy's relatives baseball bats and 20 minutes to do as they wanted with them.
You start by getting rid of the democrats and rinos who spent the last 50 years growing the problem. The you peel away the welfare payments a little bit at a time (or in bigger chunks if you can). IF this election can topple the Democrats then this is a step in the right direction. If not then we're doomed.
But when you watch television ads these days, its the strong, quiet, intelligent black man vs the oafish, stupid, childlike or criminal middle class white man. Or as in the Allstate commercials, the above mentioned black man vs the evil, here comes trouble white guy.
I make it a point to mentally register which products protray white men as stupid and avoid those products at all costs, including ADT.
Well if facts make someone a racist so be it.They think we are all racist anyway.Just some of us just dont give a sh!t what they think.
Wow. I'm racking my brain trying to think of one major company that isn't in the business of running ads portraying white males as stupid, oafish, wasteful, greedy pigs.
We are whistling past the graveyard with mass media and government not being honest about the nature of our violent social problems. This will not end well.