Are facts racism? The Killers of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
Race is a touchy subject in America. In fact it’s an obsession. When I ended up with this picture (click here) via an e-mail chat group, I was skeptical. After all, I live in Bristol Virginia/Tennessee only 90 miles from Knoxville. This horror story never made it into the local press that I know of. We were drowned out by Anna Nicole Smith banter. If it had been reported, it was certain we would never know the race of the felons, or that at least two of the four are released felons.
Quoting an article by James H. Lilley, also stated in other blogs, etc:
On Saturday January 6, 2007 Hugh Christopher Newsom, age 23 and Channon Gail Christian, age 21, both students at the University of Tennessee went out on a date. They were driving in Channon’s Toyota 4-Runner when they were carjacked at gunpoint. Suddenly the crime turned far more savage than an armed car theft. Chris and Channon were kidnapped and driven to 2316 Chipman Street where they were forced into the home at gunpoint. While Channon was forced to watch, her boyfriend was raped prison style and then his penis was cut off. He was later driven to nearby railroad tracks where he was shot and set afire. But Channon’s hell was just beginning. She was beaten; gang raped repeatedly in many ways, had one of her breasts cut off and bleach poured down her throat to destroy DNA evidence-all while she was still alive. To add to Channon’s degradation the suspects took turns urinating on her. They too set her body afire, apparently inside the residence, but for some reason left her body there-in five separate trash bags…
No wonder the police were not releasing this information if it is true. There’s endless conflicting news reports on this. Also, it has been reported by some this was a crack house where people came and went, nobody tried to help them or call police. For the whole article from Mr. Lilly see RAPE, MUTILATION AND MURDER: A Horror Story Hidden from National Attention
- White woman attacked on Baltimore bus: 9 black youths charged, possible hate crime
- Long Beach Hate Crime Travesty 40 blacks attack three white women, get probation.
- Liberal Racism and the so-called “Jena 6″
- Robbery survivor: 85-year-old fought through pain to stay alive
- The murder of nine-year-old Jordin Paulder
- The Wichita Massacre
But we certainly knew the race of the Duke Lacrosse Players as their names and pictures were splattered all over the media for months. Because my website often tracks and publishes many issues on Bristol Virginia/Tennessee, I did see a growing pattern similar to Knoxville. Only if we see a picture of the criminal (or if they have a Spanish name) do we know their race. Unless it perpetrator is white, the race is never mentioned. Let’s look at some facts.
April 18, 2006 New York Times to quote,
The woman, a 27-year-old single mother of two and a student at a nearby university, is black. She was hired to perform as an exotic dancer at an off-campus party held March 13 by members of the team. She said she was attacked by three white players…Forty-six team members submitted DNA samples to the police on March 23 under a court order. Results of those DNA tests were released April 9 by defense lawyers, who said the results failed to link any of the players to the woman. The 47th player, who is black, was not required to submit a sample because the woman said the attackers were white…
Yet while this went on, to quote:
“Durham was recently the site of a rape at an off-campus party at which men from Duke were present. The national news media ignored it, and the Raleigh News and Observer eliminated race in its description of both the party and the suspect. A black fraternity hosted the party. The suspect is black; the victim is white…The leftists who run the national news media know what they are doing, and they won’t confront the truth about race and crime; that would require reforming their thoughts about the world and undermine their declared agenda. The news media are obsessed with diversity…” Ref: R. Cort Kirkwood May 2007 issue of Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture.
Channon Christian and Chris Newsom
Quoting Nicholas Stix, AR News, May 14, 2007, he claimed the Knoxville police won’t give him the cause of death either. (I tried too.)
Police and reporters have promoted the view that this crime was a simple carjacking that got out of hand, and that the rapists poured cleaning fluid down Miss Christian’s throat to destroy DNA evidence. This appears to be wrong on both counts. The killers ditched Miss Christian’s SUV just a few hours after they stole it, which suggests they had no great interest in it. Also, according to court documents, they had already planned on killing Miss Christian, so they could have used the cleaning fluid after she was dead. They did not bother to “clean” her vagina and anus, which were stuffed with DNA evidence. It appears to this reporter that the carjacking was just a way to kidnap, gang rape, torture, and murder whites, and that the killers used the cleaning fluid for the sole purpose of further torturing Miss Christian.
In addition to quote from West Virginia case where they can’t press hate crime charges because the “victim” knew her captor, “She was not a random target, prosecutor Brian Abraham said Wednesday. She had a “social relationship” with one of the suspects, he said…The victim had a previous relationship with Bobby Brewster, one of the six in custody, Abraham said. He was charged in July with domestic battery and assault after a domestic dispute involving the same woman.” This couple didn’t know these people, so why doesn’t hate crime not apply here?
From WVLT TV Channel 8 Knoxville May 17, 2007 at http://www.volunteertv.com/news/headlines/7549962.html. This is an extract, the trials won’t even begin until next May, but already the PC police are at work. Be aware the judge has put everything under seal.
Letalvis Cobbins is set to be tried first, on May 12, 2008. Lemaricus Davidson a week later on May 19th, Vanessa Coleman, June 16, 2008…George Thomas, the man accused of shooting Christopher Newsom and burning his body, will be tried last…scheduled to begin on August 11, 2008. All four suspects face more than 40 charges, including first degree murder, kidnapping and rape.
This has been openly confirmed: “From the moment police found Chris Newsom’s body, burned, down by the railroad tracks to finding Channon Christian stuffed in garbage bags in a house on Chapman…” But, “You cannot view what has taken place and not feel remorse for the family, At the same time, you cannot cast judgment as to who did it, who did not do it,” says Reverend Ezra Maize, head of the Knox County NAACP.” Yet this same NAACP in North Carolina did exactly that with the Duke Lacross players! What do they mean by “bags?” Was the body dismembered or what?
To continue: “The Head of Knox County’s NAACP says he’s come to court to help keep the peace. For every blog or website honoring the victims, another paints their murders as race motivated. “We have no evidence to support the fact that this crime was a race crime,” says Knoxville Police Chief Sterling Owen, IV. “It appears to have been a random violent act.”
As of this news article, even with trial dates set, to quote: “Groups wondering why prosecutors haven’t demanded the death penalty yet. “We’ve had some discussions of course, we’re still putting evidence together,” says Knox County District Attorney General Randy Nichols.” I’m wondering the same.
Now they play the race card again, trying to make anyone protesting this lack of media coverage as racist: “The Reverend Maize maintains, the NAACP trusts city leaders and police to handle what ever the trials or the case itself, might bring. “We don’t have any counter marches or counter protests lined up. We don’t want to ad fuel, to the fire, if they choose to come to town. We’ll allow them to do what they’re going to do…Nevertheless, at least one group, white supremacist or racially focused, depending on your prospective has vowed to rally here in several weeks. Later this month, though Knox County Mayor Mike Ragsdale will ask commissioners to pass a resolution requesting that group not come.
Checking around the Net, it seems a lot of the liberal news media are getting upset with something they see as another random crime and that racism is behind the “white outrage” as they call it. No Mr. Liberal, it’s your bias and political agenda along with the useless and savage murder of two young people.
In about every publication I googled (with over 1 million hits for “duke lacrosse players”) race was constantly brought up, the stripper’s name/picture withheld while the players names/photos were everywhere. (I still don’t know her name or what she looks like.) As for that lone black player on the team in an interview on ABC News Oct. 31, 2006: