quote: In January 2007, Channon and Chris, a young couple from Knoxville TN, went out on a date. As they left a friends apartment complex, Channon sitting in the driver’s seat with Chris standing in her open door, paused to share a kiss. The sweetness of the moment was cut short by two or more assailants, rushing them at gun point. While who played what part in this crime has not entirely been made public or deciphered, we do know that they were car jacked.At some point they were both blind folded with their hands bound by string behind their backs. They were driven to a private residence, led into the home at gun point and stripped. Chris was beaten, pants stripped and anally raped repeatedly, in front of Channon. Autopsy reports state he was raped with an object, most likely a leg broken off of a kitchen chair. He was then lead, bare from the waist down, without shoes, gagged, blind folded and still bound to near by rail road tracks. Once there he was shot, once in the back of the head, once in the neck and once in the back. His body was then set on fire. Thankfully, the medical examiner testified he was dead before the fire began.Channon was made to endure more torture for almost another day. Autopsy reports detail that she was repeatedly raped, orally, vaginally and sodomized. It has also been stated that her swollen and torn vagina was repeatedly kicked. The same broken chair leg she witnessed being used to sodomize her boyfriend, Chris, was also used to rape and sodomize her. The number of her rapist was listed as four or more, one being female. DNA has confirmed this. After the rape, she was lead into the living room where bleach was inserted into her vagina and rectum and poured down her throat, no doubt in an effort to try and cover the DNA evidence. She was then hog tied, several plastic bags wrapped around her head, placed in a trash bag and thrown into a kitchen garbage can, where she suffocated to death.
quote:This haunts my every thought. AS a community, we have watched the parents of these children grieve. Channon’s father barely able to contain his anger in court, rocks back and forth to hold in the rage. Chris’s father, in tears has described several times the indignity his son endured and the memory of seeing his bare feet caked in cold red mud. Do you realize these parents had to view over 77 autopsy photos of the children they once held in their arms, raised, loved and lived for? That the last views of their babies are broken, burnt, and tortured lifeless bodies?Do you have a son? Can you stomach the knowledge, the thought that your son lost his dignity and pride in front of the girl he loved? That he was tortured and unable to protect not only himself but the girl who held his heart? That he knew being dragged or led to those rail road tracks that his life was coming to its end and Channon would be left alone with those monsters? And Channon. Have you a daughter? Could you live with the very thought of her being repeatedly ravaged over and over? The pain of the bleach being poured down her swollen throat or over her open wounds?And after all this, could you accept that the News Channels across the United States decided to add to the insult by completely ignoring your beloved children?I started off saying, EQUAL. You would have to ask yourself if your children were black and the monsters that savaged them white, would the story be told? I have never met these families but I wanted to do something, any little thing, as a Mother in honor of them. I wrote to: Nancy Grace, Bill O’Rielly, American Justice, 20/20, 48 Hrs Mystery, 60 minutes and True Crime, begging them to report the story. If for no other reason but to let these families know that not only Knoxville Tennessee, but the whole world would now know the horrible truth and unite in prayer and outrage for their children. I only received generated email replies thanking me for “my story ideas” no other contact has been made.Never would I even attempt to diminish the horror of slavery, but I do believe that history should be learned from and not relived. But now, now the races are, as they should have always been, equal. A rape and torture of a white child should be reported and deplored just as the rape of a black child. Are the national news channels so afraid to comment and report on this? Is it that they fear having to actually say the words, “5 black assailants’ raped, tortured and murdered 2 white victims”? If that is the case then leave the races out of it. Each person in this tragedy has a name, use their names and not their races but by God tell their story.The color of the attacker’s skin means no more to me then the color of the victims. My anger and sadness from the complete lack of interest in this case is due to the fact that, beyond a shadow of a doubt had the races been reversed this case would have hit OJ Simpson trial level. It would have been considered a hate crime and the nation would have been outraged. Protesters, Politicians and reporters would have shouted at the top of their lungs in out rage. The over whelming demand of justice would have been an earth shattering out cry. But for Channon and Chris, it is little more then a whisper.When the LA riots broke out, the aftermath was horrible. The beating that Mr. King received was deplorable. We all saw the video and sat in shock watching several white cops beating a young black man. You would be hard pressed to find one person over the age of 30 who does not know his name. And yet, during the riot a white man was dragged from his truck and beaten by several young black men, in shock we watched that video too, do you know the name of that man? The beatings were equally as vicious, yet the reporting and treatment of the victims were different. If race did not play a part in the reporting of these stories, or lack there of, what did?Shame on you Nancy Grace, 20/20, 48 Hours, Bill O’Rielly. Of all I have seen you are on the front line of racism. You had the opportunity and means to tell the story of these two wonderful people, to give them back their dignity, to make their lives memorable, to support their families and loved ones. And you chose to sit in silence, turning a blind eye, just waiting for the next black victim that you can make a dollar off of. My friends of African descent do not need or desire you to champion their cause, or play their outraged heroes when horror is inflicted upon their race. You are not truly horrified at the assaults or attacks they suffer, no, instead you are a greedy opportunists who knows how good it looks to stand in the lime light and cry foul play when a young black man or woman is raped and tortured before murdered. And then pretend not to notice when their fellow white American sisters or brothers endure the same. To sit in silence ignoring this story, denying the Christian and Newsom families the right and little comfort to know the whole Nation is outraged at the horror their children endured is the same as throwing Channon into that trash can and leaving Chris dumped onto the railroad tracks. If you are afraid to say what race the attackers and victims are, then don’t. That doesn’t’ have to be defined, but say something.http://en.wikipedia.org/w(...)d_Christopher_Newsom
quote: Op donderdag 10 mei 2012 17:18 schreef RM-rf het volgende:de gepostte verhalen komen vooral van rechtsextreme sitesinclusief een heel calimero-jankverhaal dat 'zwarten alles mogen'...
quote:de daders zijn echter gewoon veroordeeld, eentje heeft zelfs de doodstraf gekregen, enkel kwam het tot een mistrial, en moet het proces nu overgedaan worden...
quote:wat betreft media-aandacht, in amerika komen 15000 moorden per jaar voor en dat betekent dat weinig moorden de nationale media halen... volg een beetje de amerikaanse media en je zult zien dat ze vrijwel nooit over een lokaal geweldsdelict of mord berichtten, ténzij er een beroemd persoon bij betrokken is (OJ Simpson)
quote: Op donderdag 10 mei 2012 18:14 schreef Tingo het volgende:.Die grootste deel van serial killers zijn blanke.Blanken of zwarte slaat nergens op.
quote: Op donderdag 10 mei 2012 21:29 schreef Teutoon het volgende:Je mist duidelijk de bewuste negering van de media in deze kwestie. Toen Rodney King als zwarte taxichauffeur werd mishandeld door blanke agenten, kwam het uitgebreid in het nieuws omdat het hier een racistisch misdrijf betrof.
quote:Deze moorden(!) vallen in dezelfde categorie, echter wordt het nu genegeerd om raciale discussies te voorkomen.
quote:His body was then set on fire. Thankfully, the medical examiner testified he was dead before the fire began.
quote: Op vrijdag 28 september 2012 00:53 schreef KeimpeHart het volgende:[..]Hoe konden ze dit vaststellen?
quote: Op zaterdag 3 november 2012 17:31 schreef KeimpeHart het volgende:Gerechtigheid?
quote: Op dinsdag 8 mei 2012 14:55 schreef Teutoon het volgende:Blijkbaar hebben zwarten meer rechten dan blanken. Denk aan ´positieve discriminatie´ en het feit dat zwarten tal van ras-specifieke organisaties hebben terwijl dit nooit getolereerd wordt van blanken. Het Rodney-King incident werd breed uitgemeten met massale rellen tot gevolg
quote:en ook OJ Simpson wist de dans te ontspringen.
quote: Op donderdag 10 mei 2012 21:29 schreef Teutoon het volgende: Toen Rodney King als zwarte taxichauffeur werd mishandeld door blanke agenten, kwam het uitgebreid in het nieuws omdat het hier een racistisch misdrijf betrof.