Saturday, September 21, 2013

Clay Pigeons

    “There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of being followed when they were shopping in a department store.”

    “There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars.”

    “There are very few African-American men in this country who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off.”
Barack Obama, July 2013.

Victim Chris Lane 23, randomly shot dead by three youths… “for the fun of it”
Victim Joshua Chellew 36, beaten unconscious by four gang members then left in the middle of a five-lane highway where they watched as he was run over by a vehicle.

Victim Pat Mahaney 46, severely beaten by six youths dies from complications… The boys were seeking entertainment and “felt like it.”
Victim Delbert Belton 88, beaten by two youths, died within hours from the injuries. Gang initiation or was it out of “boredom” as claimed by the teens.

Victim Jeffrey Babbitt 62, Brain-dead after received a blindside blow to the head by a 31-year-old male… “The next White person that walks by, I’m going to fuck”
Victim Christopher Newsom 23, after being carjacked he was stripped, bound, sodomized with an undisclosed object, raped by one of the assailants, shot in back, neck and head, finally his body was doused in fuel and set on fire…

Victim Channon Christian 21, (Girlfriend of Christopher Newsom) Channon unlike Chris was taken back to one of the assailants home, there she was repeatedly raped (in every possible way) beaten over and over (until much of her body was unrecognizable).  After at least one, possibly two days of abuse she was still alive, her tormentors then poured bleach all over her body to wash away DNA evidence then they poured bleach down her throat, again to wash away DNA.  Still alive she was bound, stuffed into plastic trash bags then shoved headfirst, upside-down into a kitchen trash bin where she slowly suffocated to death.  Through search efforts of Christopher and Channon’s families and diligent investigating by the police, the house of horrors was tracked down, Channon’s body was still in the kitchen, still in the trash bin.  By all accounts Channon was little more than a few days of entertainment for the four men and one woman convicted of the gruesome murder.

    Seven victims all white, twenty-one assailants twenty black/one white… Cherry Picking? DOJ statics on interracial crime, Black on White crime 75% vs. White on Black crime 10% (Other Combinations 15%).  The latest estimated demographics show the United States population is made up of 12.6% Black, 72.4% White and 15% other.  At this point I could effortlessly counter Obamas call for Americas to do some “Soul-Searching” in the terms of race and the history of African-Americans “that doesn’t go away”, after all 75% of the racially charged crimes are committed by factions within 12% of the population... One could make the point the reputation was hard fought and reactions well deserved… but that’s not the point I want to make.
    At one time the conventional wisdom was when confronted be it a robbery, purse snatching even a carjacking don’t put up a fight, after all its just stuff… a few bucks gone, the hassle of replacing your ID’s, BS paperwork with the insurance company… but still just stuff.  No longer can those thoughts guide actions, robbery and theft are becoming an afterthought (if a consideration at all).  Assailants seek to feed a blood lust, thugs seek to entertain themselves by cruelly torturing another human being for hours if not days… To a small but vicious portion of society, you, me, EVERYONE have become nothing more than clay pigeons on a skeet-range.  The mindset must change, you must be aware of your surroundings, not only should you lock your car doors as someone crosses the street towards you, you should mentally coil yourself and be ready to act.  Our society has produced predators and social cannibals with a thirst for blood not seen since the days of the Roman Empire. 

  A few weeks back I took a road trip to north-east Pennsylvania for a wedding, my wife, mother-in-law and her sister were with me.  It was late Sunday night on the way back (in KY, 40-miles west of Cincinnati OH.) I stopped for fuel at a little place just off the interstate, nothing special a quiet little stop-n-go no other lights around.  As I stretched my legs and pumped the fuel a car pulled up to the front door of the store, three boys (20-22 years-old) in the car were a bit loud, boisterous, full of piss & vinegar and most likely didn’t need the twelve-pack of beer they walked out of the store with.  A few moments later another car pulled into the parking lot, two young ladies jumped out, they pulled some snacks and drinks from the back seat.

    Immediately the girls caught the attention of the three boys and the cat calls began.  At first I don’t think the girls realized they were the objects of the boy’s increasingly vulgar comments… but soon they caught on.  Their eyes widened then they looked towards me, we made eye contact and I gave them a little nod.  I faced the boys and stood quietly but attentive, the boys would have had to go past me to get to the girls… the boys didn’t move.  When the young ladies got in their car I climbed into mine, as they pulled out I pulled out behind them but as I hit the parking lot exit I swung a bit wide to block it for a moment until the taillights disappeared into the night, the boys stayed put behind me.

    Three on one, I knew if something happened I most likely wasn’t walking away and that was my mindset but being an old nuke troop I stand by the idea of “MAD” Mutually Assured Destruction, I’d do my best to make sure they didn’t walk away neither.  Along with the obscenities the boys were yelling they also yelled some racial slurs, it was three WHITE boys and two BLACK girls but I didn’t see color, I saw  trouble on one side of me and someone that needed if not protection at least reassurance on the other side of me.  It could have been my daughters, at a minimum they were someone’s daughters.

    Glenn Beck told the story of the Newsom/Christian murders on air, it was one of the most difficult stories I had ever listen to… but one that every man must know, take the next few moments, listen to the story, set your resolve, do some “Soul-Searching”.


A Clay Pigeon with a
MAD attitude!!!


  1. I remember the Newsom/Christian case and reading again just makes my heart sick. Soul less people seem to be, and while not everyone believes in Jesus, I can't help but think of 2 Timothy 3 whenever I read these stories.

    This is something that needs to go viral and seen by everyone. I don't have that many people following me, but I'll be sharing it as far as I can.

    As for Obama's words, I remember when I heard them too, and I still say the same thing. As a woman, it doesn't matter what skin tone anyone has, if I'm by myself, and a guy or a few are walking by, if I'm alone on an elevator with a stranger, doesn't matter where I am, I am going to be very aware of everything and not breathing easy until the situation is over.

    I'm thankful you were there for those girls. I shudder to think of what might have happened if you weren't. Thank you for that.

  2. As an ex-Cop, I can tell you that "profiling" wasn't (with me anyway) a "racial" thing. It was ALL about the predominance of descriptions of most likely suspects. Was it MY fault, that so many were black? Blacks, as per the FBI crime data your referred to, is just that, DATA, from real crimes, with real defendants.

    Evil comes in all forms. But in MY view, the plight of Black America today, is the collapse of the Black family, and the lack of real Black male role models. Too many, by percent of their population, have reduced themselves to such animalistic behavior, that what on earth are we going to do with the frowning number of them?

    Last, and I am no physiologist, but perhaps the hate such people exhibit .... is not so much "racial", as it is hate for being brought into the world, with NO father to love them enough to make real men out of them. And then the Sharpton's of the world, blame "whitey" for all their ails, and with no father to guide them, they strike out on those they hate for having what they don't. Families, love, belonging. Just my feeling about it.

  3. Right on point, as usual-- thanks.

  4. Thank you for doing this story, it is powerful, hope ya don't mind but I am going to reblog this.