Skip to comments.The Wichita Massacre
Posted on 07/16/2002 10:49:48 AM PDT by Orual
The crime-and motive-the media ignored.
On September 9, Reginald Carr and his brother Jonathan go on trial for what has become known as the Wichita Massacre. The two black men are accused of a week-long crime spree that culminated in the quadruple homicide of four young whites in a snowy soccer field in Wichita, Kansas. In all, the Carr brothers robbed, raped or murdered seven people. They face 58 counts each, ranging from first-degree murder, rape, and robbery to animal cruelty. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty.
The only survivor of the massacre is a woman whose identity has been protected, and who is known as H.G. In statements to police and in testimony at an April 2001 preliminary hearing, the 25-year-old school teacher offered horrible details of what happened on the night of Dec. 14, 2000. That evening, a Thursday, H.G. went to spend the night at the home of her boyfriend, Jason Befort. Mr. Befort, 26, a science teacher and coach at Augusta High School, lived in a triplex condo with two college friends: Bradley Heyka, 27, a financial analyst, and Aaron Sander, 29, who had recently decided to study for the priesthood.
When H.G. arrived with her pet schnauzer Nikki around 8:30 p.m., her boyfriend Mr. Befort was not there, but the two roommates were. A short time later, Mr. Sander's former girlfriend, Heather Muller, a 25-year-old graduate student at Wichita State University who worked as a church preschool teacher, joined them. At about 9 p.m., H.G. went to her boyfriend's ground-floor bedroom to grade papers and watch television. Mr. Befort came home from coaching a basketball practice around 9:15, and at 10:00, H.G. decided to go to bed. Before joining H.G in bed, Mr. Befort made sure all the lights in the house were turned off and all the doors were locked. Mr. Sander was sleeping on a couch in the living room while his former girlfriend slept in the second ground-floor bedroom. Mr. Heyka slept in a room in the basement.
Shortly after 11 p.m., the porch light came back on, to the surprise of Mr. Befort, who was still awake. H.G. says that seconds later she heard voices, then shouting. Her boyfriend cried out in surprise as someone forced open the door to the bedroom. H.G saw "a tall black male standing in the doorway." She didn't know how the man got into the house, and police investigators have not said how they think the Carrs got in.
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Speaking of disgusting talk-show hosts, where's Ron Kuby? Why isn't he all over this with the "black rage" defense? Especially since he missed his chance to try it out in the Colin Ferguson case...
See Ann Coulter's book on Liberal Lies for why this is not national news with direct calls for immediate capital punishment upon conviction.
Because you first heard about this story on a questionable website rather than the Chicago or Washington papers it makes it less credible? Tell that to the four dead people.
I've been patiently waiting for updates on this case.
Did your local paper cover this story? Probably not. We urge you to call the editor and ask him to cover the trial, which begins on Sept. 9. [One listing of newspaper websites is at www.newspapers.com]
The importance of the article, I think, is to publicize a vicious crime and to point out the irrefutable fact that it has not received the same media coverage it would have had the races been reversed. The author also speculates on what might have happened if it had been a white-on-white crime or a black-on-black crime.
Oh, I don't even hear his explanation for how the website is "questionable." I would challenge him right now to comb through the info on that site - which is a priceless source on this subject, by the way - and explain exactly how their facts are in error.
Then when he can't, tell him to take his "guilt by association" intellectual laziness over to Salon or DU.
Did the article get something wrong? Do tell.
Excuse this diatribe but..... yesterday this man gave a blurb about "we will go to the limit"- he said that they will "test the limits with the exploration of news". He went on with a pious declaration of how CNN would not descend to sensationalism. He said though, that they would seek out and bring news to the public. News that others dare not. Aaron Brown- anyone? Reminds me of a case about four years ago. Five white teenagers jumped on a freight train for a lark, they jumped off in the "wrong" neighbourhood in Flint, Michigan. A girl was raped and either she or a companion was killed.
A very solid man, a black truck driver, rescued the surviving teens- God love him. The criminals were young blacks. A racist crime, yes. The press? Silence was golden generally. Got it on the Michigan T/V- I think ,though. If only there were some coming together of right thinking blacks and whites. Hey, the white dominated press do not want it.
Yes it seems so.
Seems to have worked for Jackson, Sharpton, Bond, Farrakhan, King, Fissel Grey, on add - nausea.
Could have also thrown in a few hundred whites that fit the bill but didn't want you to feel good.
When a crime of the nature and magnitude of
this one are so severely underreported, you have
to ask yourself why. The answer is enough to
overwhelm your knee-jerk racist(?) remark.
This sounds to me like another glaring example of the blatant double standards existent in the government's ridiculous "hate crime" categorizations. If two white males were caught on a rampage like this, and if their victims were all minorities - blacks, asians, hispanics, muslims, or homosexuals - we would be inundated with constant coverage by the mainstream media.
Did the article get something wrong? Do tell.
I wasn't questioning the article's veracity, as I have no way of telling if the report is accurate or not. That said, the facts seem to generally corroborate with other reports; the problem I have is with the spin placed on those facts.
Skeptical? Go to the American Renaissance site and do the reading there. Follow their links. Google on the authors of the articles, the books reviewed, etc. See if those things don't turn up an organization with a serious racial axe to grind.
Possibly, I have no interest in AR. But the article taken by itself represents a legitimate point of view. Certain public servants, public figures and the national media have conducted themselves in a hypocritical & thoroughly disgusting manner regarding these murders.
Yeah, in fact I would. That is, if I had the slightest idea what the New Amsterdam News was.
>If a white on black crime is reported on BET instead of
>CBS or CNN does it make it less of a crime?
That's a silly question. Of course not. I find the source's motivation to be highly suspect, and they spin the crime quite blatantly. Take the following quotation from the article:
It is true that Reginald Carr had a white girlfriend, and it may be that the race of the victims was unimportant to him. At the same time, Jonathan Carr wore a FUBU sweatshirt, a brand popular with black rappers that is said to stand for "For Us, By Us." Some blacks wear FUBU clothing as a statement of black solidarity if not outright rejection of whites.
Never mind that one psycho had a white girlfriend, the other guy had a FUBU shirt on!! He must be a racist! Puhleeze.
So suddenly we go from "two black males commit horrible racially-motivated massacre" to "two black males commit horrible massacre." Still a disgusting crime, for which these two bastards richly deserve death, but probably not racially motivated.
I suppose I should give the article's author credit for even mentioning the discrepancy in the first place. Frankly, it surprised the hell out of me.
By the way, when I was attacked by a black gang in Landover, MD and beaten with baseball bats for no reason (other than my race) a few years ago, I was totally unable to get the story covered by the local media. So I can easily believe what this story says about a media blackout. And now there is a whole book on the subject, William McGowan's Coloring the News.
That's certainly intelligent.
You seem to be angry that a heinous black on white crime is getting some attention.
Hardly. If you'd bothered to read my postings instead of just going off half-cocked like a dumbarse, you'd notice that I think these bastards oughta fry.
What the hell is that supposed to mean? Why the emphasis on "brother?"
but the reality is that black on white crime is far more common than the reverse,
...and black-on-black crime is worse than both put together. SFW. and is going to be brought up a lot more than before thanks to fine web sites such as this no matter how much you leftists moan and bitch.
Get a grip, Hoss. Have a beer. Relax.
Please, read before posting. I didn't dispute the facts. I just disliked the spin that the report put on the crime, straining very hard to frame it as a racially-motivated crime, when there's (at this point) no evidence to suggest it is.