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  • Historian discusses 'Gods and Generals'

    01/30/2003 8:52:27 AM PST · by stainlessbanner · 40 replies · 568+ views
    Register & Bee ^ | Jan 29, 2003 | CATHY KOPLEN
    DANVILLE, Va. - Dr. James I. "Buddy" Robertson said Wednesday that emotion is the key element in the movie "Gods and Generals."Robertson, a renowned Civil War historian, was the historical consultant on the Warner Bros./Ted Turner movie that features Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson as its main character."Gods and Generals" is an adaptation of a book written by Jeff Shaara and is the prequel to "The Killer Angels," on which the film "Gettysburg" was based.The movie deviates from the book with a healthy dose of Jackson's character taken from Robertson's biography."This is the greatest Civil War movie ever made,"...
  • The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    06/30/2010 1:45:25 PM PDT · by GOP_Raider · 44 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 30 June 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Happy 234th birthday America! The War Between the States Sesquicentennial, 150th Anniversary, runs from 2010 through 2015. The Georgia Division Sons of Confederate Veterans has an information page. Make it a family affair to attend the events planned throughout the USA . The National SCV Sesquicentennial Commission has a website. The fading photos and stories of Union and Confederate Veterans from that summer of 1913, shaking hands, sharing a meal and trading war stories is a special part of our National Heritage well worth sharing. Do young people know who Gen. Robert Edward Lee, Major Gen. George Edward Pickett and...
  • The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    06/30/2010 3:47:19 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | June 30, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The War Between the States Sesquicentennial, 150th Anniversary, runs from 2010 through 2015.
  • Movie reviewer offers critique of ‘Gods and Generals’

    03/04/2003 9:22:05 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 12 replies · 1,278+ views
    TN Baptist Convention ^ | 26 February 2003 | Phil Boatwright
    The sweeping Civil War epic begins in early 1861 and continues through 1863, just prior to the Battle of Gettysburg. Focusing on the leadership of the Norths Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (Jeff Daniels), one of the Unions finest military leaders, and two extraordinary Confederate generals, Robert E. Lee (Robert Duvall) and Thomas Stonewall Jackson (Stephen Lang), the story examines in detail the strategies, sacrifices, and religious nature of these three men.At 3 hours and 49 minutes, with a built-in 12-minute intermission, it is, alas, not a perfect film. Nearly every conversation in the first half has the characters speaking in...
  • Gettysburg College, Bias In Academia & Scholarship

    09/07/2012 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Davy Buck · 23 replies ^ | 09/07/2012 | Richard Williams
    Does anyone really believe it's a stretch to suggest that academic history bloggers are also "motivated by 'culture war' dynamics that tended to conflate religious and political conservatives in responding to adversaries?"
  • Remembering the Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    07/21/2009 5:35:10 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 31 replies · 912+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 21, 2009 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    The story of the Battle of Gettysburg and 50th Anniversary Reunion would make for a heart-warming and touching TV Historic mini-series or Hollywood movie.
  • Neither Fools Nor Cowards(Excellent read)

    05/14/2005 6:27:08 AM PDT · by kellynla · 16 replies · 773+ views
    American Enterprise Institute ^ | May 13, 2005 | Eliot A. Cohen
    Soldier and scholar, the sword and the book. Despite some remarkable individuals distinguished in both fields--Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, hero of Gettysburg and a professor who ended the war as one of Grant's favorite generals, or Gen. John Galvin, Supreme Allied Commander Europe in the 1980s and a noted historian of the American Revolution--the academy and barracks often look askance at one another. While the United States is in the midst of a war that obliterated part of their city, the university senate at Columbia University recently voted overwhelmingly to ban the Reserve Officer Training Corps from returning to the campus....
  • Maine's Congressman Mike Michaud, a man of courage.

    06/05/2003 7:20:48 AM PDT · by 2timothy3.16 · 6 replies · 50+ views
    ACP ^ | 5 June 2003
    Wednesday June 5th, 2003 It has been over one hundred and thirty years since Maine has had a politician whose word you could trust. It has been over 130 years since Major General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain walked the halls of Maine politics and it has been that long since we have had a man whose honesty, integrity and courage emulated Governor Chamberlain. Look at today's crop of Maine politicians, we have as governor one John E. Baldacci, a man who cries, complains and accuses President Bush of forcing the No child left behind act on Maine, yet as Maine's Democratic...
  • Vernon Robinson the "wrong kind" of black speaker at Bowdoin College?

    03/07/2005 6:23:14 PM PST · by mhking · 67 replies · 2,269+ views
    Ramblings' Journal ^ | 3.7.05 | Michael King
    The College Republicans at Maine's Bowdoin College invited former US Congressional candidate and current Republican Winston-Salem (NC) City Councilman Vernon Johnson to campus as part of their observance of Black History Month. They weren't ready for the firestorm that followed.The co-president of Bowdoin's College Democrats, Alex Cornell du Houx, appeared on Monday's Michael Medved Show to defend his statements as published in the Bowdoin Orient.Many found the rhetoric put forward by the College Republicans offensive and unwarranted. The claim, taken from Vernon Robinson's website, that "The Only Thing he has in Common with Jesse Jackson is a good TAN," [sic]...
  • Bowdoin College Student Elected Maine Republican Party Vice Chairman

    11/22/2005 12:22:18 PM PST · by nywalton · 18 replies · 619+ views
    Maine College Republicans ^ | 11/21/05 | Maine College Republicans
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Bowdoin College Student Elected Maine Republican Party Vice Chairman College Republican National Secretary Daniel Schuberth is Nation’s Youngest State Party Officer AUGUSTA - Daniel Schuberth was elected Vice Chairman of the Maine Republican Party on Saturday, November 19. Schuberth, 21, a three term state chairman of the Maine College Republicans and College Republican National Secretary, is the youngest state Republican Party officer in the United States. The Maine Republican State Committee met on Saturday to elect a new Vice Chairman in addition to its other business. The seat was previously held by Mark Ellis, who assumed the...
  • A deeply religious movie about war: Kinsolving on his role as Gen. Barksdale in 'Gods & Generals'

    02/11/2003 12:42:39 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 18 replies · 657+ views ^ | Tuesday, February 11, 2003 | Les Kinsolving
    Even though it chronicles one half of the Eastern sector of the bloodiest war ever fought on American soil, the new movie "Gods & Generals," is one of the most deeply religious movies ever produced. In every one of the four Gospels, there is that account of the violence of Jesus Christ. For after a brief sermonette of one verse, he took "a small scourge of cords" and used it to whip the money changers and sacrificial animal salesmen out of the Temple in Jerusalem. Two of the most devoutly religious and courageous soldiers in American history were Thomas Jonathan...
  • This Day In History - Civil War July 2, 1863 The second day of battle at Gettysburg

    1863 : The second day of battle at Gettysburg General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia attacks General George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac at both Culp's Hill and Little Round Top, but fails to move the Yankees from their positions. On the north end of the line, or the Union's right flank, Confederates from General Richard Ewell's corps struggled up Culp's Hill, which was steep and heavily wooded, before being turned back by heavy Union fire. But the most significant action was on the south end of the Union line. General James Longstreet's corps launched an attack...
  • The Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    07/03/2011 5:17:31 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 91 replies
    Canda Free Press ^ | July 3, 2011 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Fifty years had passed since the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1st- 3rd, 1863.
  • 1913 Gettysburg Reunion of Blue and Gray

    06/15/2013 2:53:18 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 262 replies
    Huntington News ^ | June 14, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    A highlight of the reunion was the Confederate Veterans walk on the path of Gen. George Pickett’s charge that was greeted, this time, by a handshake from the Union Veterans.
  • Last full measure

    07/03/2005 8:03:44 AM PDT · by Valin · 16 replies · 459+ views
    Powerline ^ | 6/3/05 | Scott Johnson
    We missed our opportunity yesterday to pay tribute to the heroes of Gettysburg Day 2, the decisive day of the battle. Among the heroes who saved the Union on July 2, 1863 were the 282 men of the First Minnesota Volunteers. Their story cannot be told often enough, and Mackubin Thomas Owens made it the centerpiece of his terrific 2003 "Reflections on Memorial Day." As John has previously observed here: The pivot of American history turns on the second day at Gettysburg, and, while thousands of men fought gallantly on both sides that day, there were two points where the...

    11/16/2010 1:15:46 AM PST · by plinyelder · 5 replies
    Just ran across this and thought that some of you historians would like to see it. Check out the 'history' of this flag on the provided link. BTW: Sold for over $32,000!
  • Happy 234th birthday America!

    06/25/2010 3:58:54 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 17 replies
    Huntington News ^ | June 25, 2010 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Do young people know who Gen. Robert Edward Lee, Major Gen. George Edward Pickett and Major Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain were?
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Little Round Top - Gettysburg (7/2/1863) - Nov 6th, 2003

    11/06/2003 12:00:42 AM PST · by SAMWolf · 169 replies · 7,677+ views ^ | James R. Brann
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits Little Round Top - Gettysburg (7/2/1863) - June 24th, 2005

    06/23/2005 10:11:11 PM PDT · by snippy_about_it · 59 replies · 2,562+ views ^ | James R. Brann
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Remembering the Gettysburg Reunion of 1913

    07/03/2012 3:28:07 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 3, 2012 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Do you know who Gen. Robert Edward Lee, Major Gen. George Edward Pickett and Major Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain were?
  • Hometown hero, at last Hometown Hero; Maine community gives Civil War general his due

    06/01/2003 8:17:40 PM PDT · by Uncle Jaque · 28 replies · 386+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 5/31/2003 | Doug Warren, Globe Staff
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was many things in his lifetime: Medal of Honor winner for his bravery during the battle of Gettysburg, governor of Maine, and Bowdoin College president. With interest in the Civil War growing in recent years, Chamberlain has gained almost mythic stature, with his image appearing in movies, TV documentaries, on bottles of ale, and even in a stage musical. But somehow, Chamberlain - who died in 1914 and is buried here - had failed to fully capture the hearts of the people of this picturesque college town where he spent most of his adult...
  • Chamberlain Statue Nearing Completion in Brunswick, Maine

    09/09/2002 8:16:37 AM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies · 626+ views
    Chamberlain Statue Nearing Completion in Brunswick, Maine Sept. 9, 2002--He was a college professor turned military leader, turned governor, turned college president. He wrote some of the most memorable lines to come out of the Civil War from a participant and, according to at least one recent movie, single-handedly saved the Union army at Gettysburg. Yet there has never before been a statue of Gen. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in Brunswick, Maine, home of Bowdoin College with which he was so intimately connected as student, professor and president. This situation is about to be rectified. The statue, by Swanville artist Joseph...
  • Joshua Chamberlain & Providence Question

    12/27/2006 2:50:04 PM PST · by LibertyBelt · 56 replies · 1,309+ views
    Book: Through Blood and Fire ^ | Dec 27, 2006 | LibertyBelt
    Can any good brothers from Maine or Alabama confirm to me the source of this quote, said to be found in a book written by Joshua Chamberlain. An Amazon review says this is found on page 21 in the book, but a search of other internet links does not mention this letter as much as one would imagine. Here is the Amazon quote/review: A letter written to a Confederate combatant of the 15th Alabama Regiment which assaulted Little Round Top on July astonishing(p.21).The former rebel soldier simply states that he COULD HAVE SHOT CHAMBERLAIN TWICE during the battle...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles Colonel Joshua Chamberlain - May 17th, 2004

    05/17/2004 12:00:06 AM PDT · by SAMWolf · 166 replies · 1,895+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... . U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. . . Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family...
  • Bowdoin College drops award honoring Confederate president

    10/22/2015 11:05:41 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 59 replies
    BDN Staff ^ | Oct. 22, 2015 | By Beth Brogan,
    BRUNSWICK, Maine — Bowdoin College will no longer bestow the Jefferson Davis Award, after the college’s board of trustees voted to approve President Clayton Rose’s proposal to end the practice. The annual cash award to a student of government and legal studies who excels in constitutional law was named for the Confederate president. It was established in 1972 with an endowed gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy, according to a news release from the college. In 1858, Davis received an honorary degree from Bowdoin College.
  • Teen convicted of killing baby gets life in prison

    09/12/2013 4:53:46 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 12, 2013 7:26 PM (ET) | RUSS BYNUM
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia teen convicted of fatally shooting a baby in a stroller was sentenced Thursday to spend the rest of his life in prison with no chance of parole after the grieving mother asked a judge to punish the gunman for taking "the love of my life." De'Marquise Elkins, 18, stood silent and showed no emotion as he was sentenced in a courtroom less than two weeks after a jury found him guilty of murder in the slaying of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago during a robbery attempt.
  • Teen who killed baby in stroller gets life in prison

    09/12/2013 6:02:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    NBC News ^ | 9/12/13 | By Jeff Black, Staff Writer, NBC News
    An 18-year-old Georgia man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for fatally shooting a baby riding in a stroller during a robbery attempt at a seaside town, a judge ruled Thursday. De’Marquise Elkins, 18, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, The Associated Press reported. Elkins was 17 at the time of the killing and thus too young to face the death penalty under Georgia law. A jury last month found Elkins guilty of two counts of felony murder and a count of murder in the March 21 shooting of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago...
  • Witness: Man accused of killing Ga. baby hid gun

    08/26/2013 7:28:18 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 26, 2013 | KATE BRUMBACK | Associated Press
    MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting a baby in coastal Georgia hid a gun at a relative's apartment the day after the slaying, and his mother and sister came to get it, a woman who lives in the home said Monday. Danielle Williams testified that De'Marquise Elkins came to her home March 22, the day after 13-month-old Antonio Santiago was shot to death in his stroller, and asked if he could hide a gun under a loveseat. Later that day, Elkins' mother and sister came by the apartment and left with the gun, Williams said. Williams'...
  • Teen 'who shot baby in the face ... counted down from five before he pulled the trigger'

    08/23/2013 10:42:01 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 6 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | August 23, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The teen accused of shooting a toddler between the eyes during a robbery attempt counted down from five before firing, his alleged accomplice testified today after pointing him out as the shooter. Dominique Lang testified that he ran into De'Marquise Elkins on the morning of the March 21 slaying. A short while later as the two walked together, they saw Sherry West with a stroller. Lang says Elkins walked to West and demanded her purse before pulling out a gun. When West refused to hand the purse over, he hit her in the face with it and threatened her baby....
  • Defense challenges testimony of alleged accomplice to Brunswick toddler shooting

    08/23/2013 5:29:47 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 12 replies
    wsbradio ^ | 8/22/13 | christian Boone
    The accused accomplice to the Brunswick teen on trial for fatally shooting a 13-month-old between the eyes admitted on the stand Thursday he told “at least” 16 lies to police and family about what transpired that morning.Dominique Lang, just 14 when the shooting occurred March 21, testified Glynn County police “pushed” him to say that he witnessed De’Marquise Elkins fire the bullet that killed Antonio Santiago. But the baby-faced 8th grader insisted Elkins was the killer, testifying he witnessed him count down from 5, gun pointed at the stroller, before firing the deadly bullet.Elkins, 18, is charged with malice murder,...
  • Teen co-defendant says 18-year-old shot Georgia baby in stroller

    08/22/2013 4:37:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 22, 2013
    MARIETTA, Ga. – An 18-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a baby in a stroller during a robbery attempt in coastal Georgia twice counted down from five and threatened the baby before the deadly shot, his teenage co-defendant testified Thursday. Dominique Lang took the stand at the murder trial of De'Marquise Elkins, who is accused of shooting 13-month-old Antonio Santiago on March 21. Police say the 15-year-old Lang was an accomplice, and he is also charged with murder and will be tried at a later date.
  • Ga. man faces trial in killing of baby in stroller

    08/17/2013 2:55:06 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 55 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | August 17, 2013 | RUSS BYNUM
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — It was a tiny bullet that took the short life of Antonio Santiago. He had learned to walk, but not yet talk, when he was killed March 21, six weeks after his first birthday. He was strapped in his stroller, out for a walk with his mother a few blocks from their apartment near the Georgia coast, when someone shot the boy between the eyes with a .22-caliber bullet the size of a garden pea. The teenager charged as the shooter is scheduled to stand trial next week in a courthouse far from the scene of...
  • Attorneys prep for trial in baby's killing

    08/06/2013 6:20:40 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 4 replies
    News4jax ^ | August 3, 2013 | Vic Micolucci
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Less than three weeks away from the start of the first trial in the shooting death of a 13-month-old boy, lawyers on both sides are making their final preparations before the judge about what will happen when the case is in the hands of a jury. At times, the conversations between prosecutors and the team of defense lawyers at a hearing Thursday got heated, both parties arguing about evidence, witnesses and wording in the case against De'Marquise Elkins. Elkins is one of two teens accused of killing Antonio Santiago in March while the child's mother was walking...
  • Will Cobb take ‘high road’ on Zimmerman fallout? (Talks about upcoming Antonio West trial there)

    07/30/2013 10:35:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Marietta Daily Journal ^ | July 30, 2013 | Pete Borden
    The Marietta Daily Journal’s news sections, as well as the op-ed pages seldom miss having at least one entry concerning the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman tragedy as well as the subsequent trial and its verdict. Indeed, one can hardly read a newspaper or magazine, watch TV or surf the internet without reading, hearing or seeing something about it. The case has, with a lot of outside help, split the nation, so to speak. I had hoped that the people of Cobb County were above the racially divisive finger pointing, name calling and sheer idiocy overtaking a large part of the nation....
  • How Antonio West got to meet the real De’Marquis Elkins

    07/27/2013 3:51:02 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 4 replies
    Grumpy Elder ^ | 7/26/2013 | Staff
    Like a lot of people I’m getting disgusted with the propaganda being put out by a lot of professional race pimps who make their living stirring up racial hatred.. Worse than the pimps are the political appointees and elected jackasses that are making all kinds of racist statements know full well everything they’re saying defies reality.. Here’s a little dose of reality for them, it’s the first of two emails I got about Antonio West this morning…. His Story: You won’t recognize me. My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month old child who was shot at...
  • The Story of 13-Month-Old Antonio West

    07/24/2013 7:12:30 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 14 replies ^ | July 21, 2013 | John Branin
    You won't recognize me. My name was Antonio West and I was the 13-month old child who was shot at point blank range by two teens who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot. A Grand Jury of my mommy's peers from Brunswick GA determined the teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty...too bad I was given a death sentence for being innocent and defenseless. My family made the mistake of being white in a 73% non-white neighborhood, but my murder was not ruled a Hate Crime. Nor did President Obama take so much...
  • Defense in baby death requests evidence that may prove 'murder-for-hire plot'

    04/11/2013 2:27:16 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Action News Jax ^ | Ryan Smith
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- The defense for the teen accused of killing a Brunswick baby wants evidence released that may connect another local woman to the crime. Action News uncovered startling new details in the death of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. According to police, 17-year-old De'Marquis Elkins murdered the Brunswick baby nearly two weeks ago. Now his attorney, Kevin Gough, claims someone else may have plotted to have the baby killed and used Elkins as the trigger man. Action News isn't releasing the woman's name because she hasn't been charged with a crime. "I know she hasn't been involved in anything. I...
  • White baby murdered by black teens - Who was Antonio West?

    07/23/2013 10:01:36 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 51 replies
    The Steady Drip ^ | 07/20/2013
      Hello. Don’t recognize me? That’s OK; I understand.   My name was Antonio West. I was the 13-month old child who was shot in the face at point blank range by two black teens, who were attempting to rob my mother, who was also shot.   I think my murder and my mommy’s wounding made the news for maybe a day, and then disappeared.   A Grand Jury of my mommy's peers from Brunswick, Georgia ruled the black teens who murdered me will not face the death penalty... too bad it was me who got the death sentence from...
  • What Students DON'T Learn at Bowdoin College

    04/09/2013 9:04:10 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies ^ | 4-8-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: From the Wall Street Journal last Friday, April 5th. I missed it Friday. I was informed about this on Saturday afternoon. It's a piece by David Feith. David Feith is assistant editorial features editor at the Wall Street Journal. "It sounds like the setup for a bad joke: What did the Wall Street type say to the college president on the golf course? Well, we don't know exactly -- but it has launched a saga with weighty implications for American intellectual and civic life. Here's what we do know: "One day in the summer of 2010, Barry...
  • Judge wants trial in baby killing before year ends

    04/05/2013 10:02:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies ^ | 3/5/2013 | RUSS BYNUM
    A judge said Friday he wants a trial before the end of the year for a teenager charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face during a street robbery two weeks ago. *snip* The judge denied Elkins' request for bond, saying he was concerned the suspect might flee if he was released. Elkins faces life in prison if convicted of malice murder in the March 21 slaying of Antonio Santiago. *snip* The suspect's 78-year-old great grandfather, McKinley Elkins Jr., took the witness stand and promised the judge he would personally look after his great grandson if he was...
  • Brunswick commissioner James Brooks surrenders on racketeering charge

    04/01/2013 11:55:46 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 14 replies
    News4jax ^ | April 1, 2013 | News4jax
    The Brunswick city commissioner charged in connection to the shooting death of a toddler last month turned himself in to Camden County deputies this morning for charges from a separate racketeering investigation. James Brooks faces a six-count grand jury indictment involving soliciting bribes. He is accused of taking money from people in exchange for wiping their criminal records clean. He is also accused of taking money from people to help them get licenses needed to open a business. When surrendering Monday morning, Brooks was accompanied by two women, and when asked if he had anything to say to his constituents,...
  • Mom, sister not granted bond in child killing [The New Black Panther Party weighs in]

    03/30/2013 10:11:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 56 replies
    News4jax ^ | March 30, 2013 | News4jax
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. - The mother and sister of a 17-year-old accused of killing a 1-year-old boy last week were not granted bond at their first appearances in court Friday afternoon. Karimah and Sabrina Elkins, 36 and 19 respectively, are charged with trying to dispose of the gun investigators believe De'Marquise Elkins (pictured below on right) used to kill 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Police said the women disposed of the gun in a saltwater pond about two miles away from the killing. The judge said no bond was granted because of their past history, and they will have to wait for a...
  • Brunswick city commissioner arrested in connection to fatal shooting [More Charges]

    03/29/2013 10:13:56 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 7 replies
    News4jax ^ | March 29, 2013 | News4jax
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. - Brunswick City Commissioner James Henry Brooks Sr. has been arrested in connection to the investigation of the fatal shooting of a Brunswick toddler, Channel 4 confirmed Thursday. Brooks (pictured, below), 59, turned himself into the Glynn County Detention Center late Thursday afternoon. Sources close to Channel 4 said Brooks' wife drove him to jail. He was released Friday morning after posting $8,000 bond on the condition he surrender himself to the Camden County Sheriff's Office by noon Monday to answer a racketeering indictment there. Channel 4 spoke with Brooks' attorney, Alan Tucker, who said that Brooks was...
  • Georgia murder shows media won't cover Black on White crime even when the victim is an innocent baby

    03/29/2013 9:25:42 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/29/13 | Derrick Hollenbeck
    Take a minute and try to imagine what would happen in this country if the following scenario had taken place. A report describing how in broad daylight two White teenaged boys tried to rob a Black Brunswick, Georgia woman at gunpoint as she was peacefully pushing her 13 month old son in his stroller. When she resisted pleading, “I don’t have any money” they callously shot and killed the baby. The gun did not “go off by accident.” The White thug meant to shoot the...
  • Brunswick commissioner jailed in baby killing investigation (De'Marquise Elkins case)

    03/29/2013 6:59:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 49 replies
    Savannah Morning News ^ | 3/29/2013 | Terry Dickson
    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...
  • Suspected baby shooter's sister arrested

    03/29/2013 4:28:52 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 29 replies
    jax4news ^ | 3/28 | Victor Blackwell and Michael Pearson
    ...Sabrina Elkins, 19, was named in a grand jury indictment released Wednesday, accused of helping her mother get rid of the gun authorities say was used to kill the child during an attempted robbery on March 21. ...
  • Bullet recovered, new arrest in Brunswick baby murder (update)

    03/28/2013 7:53:48 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 38 replies ^ | 3/28/2013 | Leslie Coursey
    Shortly after her little brother's arrest last Friday, Sabrina Elkins told Action News, "My brother is innocent." Fast forward a week, and Sabrina joins her brother, DeMarquise Elkins, in the Glynn County Jail. She was arrested Thursday night on charges of evidence tampering. "We know who. We know when. We know where. And we know how the firearm was hidden transported and disposed of. She was part of that," said Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering. It's the fourth arrest in the Elkins family since the murder of 13 month old Antonio Santiago. Demarquise's mom, Karimah, and aunt, Katrina, are...
  • George Zimmerman’s Brother Clashes With Piers Morgan in Fiery Exchange

    03/28/2013 7:30:12 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 15 replies
    The Blaze via CNN ^ | Mar. 27, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    On Wednesday night, CNN’s Piers Morgan hosted Robert Zimmerman, Jr., the brother of George Zimmerman, whose controversial tweet comparing Trayvon Martin to De’Marquise Kareem Elkins, a Georgia teenager accused of shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face, has sparked cries of racism. Morgan almost immediately went after Zimmerman, saying his tweets comparing the two “black boys” were “very controversial” and “bordering on outright racism.” Here are the tweets in question:
  • The Broken Homeland

    03/27/2013 1:52:29 PM PDT · by IChing · 40 replies ^ | 3/27/2013 | Donald Joy
    It’s broad daylight on a Saturday afternoon in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, just this past December. Bill Bailey, father of a two-year-old daughter with his fiancé, is walking back home after going to a neighborhood convenience store and buying cigarettes. Three young boys, two of them aged 14 and the third aged 13, are following Bailey and harassing him, trying to get him to give them cigarettes. Bailey refuses. The boys keep up their aggressive following, demanding cigarettes. Bailey arrives at his home, and the boys won’t stop harassing him. The argument escalates. Bailey’s fiancé, 22-year-old Kayla Peterson, hears the commotion...
  • Pastor says he was shot by alleged baby killer

    03/28/2013 5:38:39 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 26 replies ^ | March 28, 2013 | Jamie Smith
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Pastor Wilfredo Calix-Flores told Action News he has been afraid of returning to work at his small church on Norwich Street in Brunswick ever since he was shot in his arm during a robbery attempt there on March 11th. Police now say the gunman who demanded a cell phone and wallet from the pastor was the alleged Brunswick baby killer, De'marquis Elkins. According to the indictment for murder filed Wednesday against Elkins, the 17-year-old shot the pastor in a robbery attempt 10 days before killing baby Antonio Santiago while trying to rob the child's mother. "We're comfortable...