Baby in stroller shot dead by 2 Black teens

Our society is breeding monsters.
Last Thursday, in the coastal city of Brunswick, Georgia, a 13-month-old baby was shot to death while in his stroller. The baby was not accidentally killed by a stray bullet. The murder was  intentional — the deliberate act of two black teens, ages 17 and 14.
Who would do that?

sherry_westSherry West and her baby, Antonio

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The AP reports that on March 21, 2013, Sherry West took her baby, Antonio, in his stroller for a morning stroll near her apartment in Brunswick’s Old Town historic district. Antonio’s father, Luis Santiago, lives in a house across the street.
She had just been to the post office a few blocks from her apartment when she was approached by a tall, skinny teenager and a smaller boy, asking her for money.
West told the AP, “He asked me for money and I said I didn’t have it. When you have a baby, you spend all your money on babies. They’re expensive. And he kept asking and I just said ‘I don’t have it.’ And he said, ‘Do you want me to kill your baby?’ And I said, ‘No, don’t kill my baby!'”
One of the teens fired four shots, grazing West’s ear and striking her in the leg, before he walked around to the stroller and shot the baby in the face.

De'Marquis ElkinsBarack Obama said if he had a son, he would look just like Trayvon. If Obama had another son, would he look just like De’Marquis Elkins?

Brunswick police combed school records and canvassed neighborhoods searching for the teens. The next day, police announced the arrest of 17-year-old De’Marquis Elkins, who is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, and a 14-year-old who is not identified because he is a juvenile.  Police Chief Tobe Green said the motive of the “horrendous act” was still under investigation and the weapon had not been found: “I feel glad that justice will be served. It’s not something I’m going to live with very well. I’m just glad they caught him.”
West said detectives showed her mugshots of about 24 young men. She pointed to one, saying he looked like the gunman: “After I picked him, they said they had him in custody. It looked just like him. So I think we got our man.” But West said she thought the other suspect looked much younger: “That little boy did not look 14.”
West had lost another child to violence. In March 2008, her 18-year-old son, Shaun Glassey, was killed with a steak knife during an attack involving several other teens on a dark street corner in Gloucester County, N.J.
Sabrina Elkins, the sister of De’Marquis, refuses to believe her brother could have killed baby Antonio: “He couldn’t have done that to a little baby. My brother has a good heart.”


What is fascinating about the AP report above is that it makes no mention of the fact that the two suspects are black. It was only when I did a search for “De’Marquis Elkins” that I found the video below, in which Brunswick’s black Police Chief Tobe Green identified the two suspects as “young black males” (0:45 mark):
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Update (July 25, 2013):

This is a developing story. Since the arrest of De’Marquis Elkins, another suspect, Dominique Lang, 15, was also arrested, as well as three more members of the Elkins family — Karimah, Katrina, and Sabrina Elkins, who are accused of trying to cover up the crime, by either providing De’Marquis with an alibi, or by trying to hide the possible murder weapon.  All five defendants were in court on May 29, 2013, for a housekeeping hearing. The judge said he’d like to see this case go to trial by August. (Source: WTEV47 ActionNewsJax.com)
For WTEV47’s coverage of the Brunswick Baby Murder, including documents, click here.

Update (Aug. 24, 2013):

The trial has begun. On Aug. 22, co-defendant Dominique Lang, 15, testified in the trial of DeMarquise Elkins. Both teens are facing charges in the murder of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Lang told jurors how Elkins approached the baby’s mother, Sherry West, in an attempt to rob her. When West refused to hand over her purse, Lang testified Elkins fired at her baby. (Source)

UPDATE (Aug. 27, 2013):

At the trial yesterday, for the first time, the jury saw the .22-caliber revolver prosecutors say De’Marquis Elkins used to murder Antonio Santiago. And testimony from Elkins’ friends and relatives didn’t help his case. Family friend Danielle Williams testified that Elkins came to her apartment the day of the shooting, hoping to hide his weapon. She said, “He asked can he put his weapon under my couch.” Later that day, Elkins’ mom, Karimah, and his sister, Sabrina, came to pick it up. The jury also heard from a friend who said he drove Karimah and Sabrina to a fishing hole, the same place where prosectors say the murder weapon was found.  (Source)

UPDATE (Sept. 2, 2013):

On Friday, Aug. 30, the jury found De’Marquis Elkins guilty of felony murder of baby Antonio. See “Guilty! Black “teen” did shoot baby in face.”
~Eowyn

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lindarm
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I’m so terribly sad for this poor mother. Her nightmares will be filled with the images of her little son being shot.
If the mother and baby had been black, would this kid have shot the baby?

Nancy Coleman
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Nancy Coleman

You know, it’s so tragic for this good mom to lose two children this way. I really feel so sorry for her. The pain must be unimaginable.

joandarc
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joandarc

Thank you Dr. Eowyn for giving us the facts about this horrendous tragedy. Isn’t it incredible that it was not mentioned on national news! One would reason that the killing of a dear infant in a stroller would be important. I will pray for this mother, losing two children to demonic violence.

Mike
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Mike

Where is the outrage in the media? Why have these two monsters not been charged with a “hate crime”? Is it because they are black and the victims white? I am fed up with obama and holders dept of injustice.

Liverpool
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Liverpool

You are not too smart. Race never came up in the victim’s report as a factor. Just because the victim and teh alleged suspect is a different color does not mean it was a hate crime. If he said I am going to kill you beacsue you are white that would be adiffernt story.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

you got it… just “wayward youths,” nothing to see here.

lele
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lele

Where is the outrage??? I knew from the moment I read this story that the mother made it up. But of course, if a white woman says a black person killed her baby, everyone just believes it without question. Keep praying for her, shes gonna need it!

Rainouart
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Rainouart

You black devils are genocidal hatemongers. You know you’re lying through your teeth with malice aforethought. You love the murder of babies if they’re white. That is how low blacks in America have sunk. The black man is the devil and so is the black woman.

Truth
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Truth

They didn’t say they were black, but they said he was named D’Marquis. Same thing. Even in Georgia, there’s no one white named D’Marquis.

Paul Smith
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Paul Smith

When the other guys in prison hear about what he did then he is finished and that will be good news.

Mr. Electric
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Mr. Electric

Paul Smith, not sure about that. All he has to do is convert to Islam in prison and no one will mess with him. Scary to think that Islam is growing at a rapid rate in US prisons than outside of prison. When we lock people up in prison, often times that is what happens. It already happened to Mike Tyson.

Don Hillery
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The world is upside down inside out. My sincere sympathy to the mother of these children. This is the new normal under this government and left lame stream media. How far is going to go and how much are we going to take? And they want to take our guns away!

alice wolf
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alice wolf

Maybe this was because one or both of them wanted to become part of a gang, and robbing and killing someone is a prerequisite. The gangs offer young men the opportunity? of being part of a family? of sorts, and because they don’t feel as though they belong anywhere in society will do almost anything t be accepted to have a sense of being part of a group of people who have the same sense of isolation and oddmanoutmanship. We claim to belong to political parties who now just toe the party line whenever a vote comes up on something… Read more »

DS. Morris
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DS. Morris

Alice, on Saturday night I was telling a friend of mine that I did not believe it was a robbery but a gang initiation. The minor is not going to get charged but the 17-year-old is. he is going to let the 14-year-old take the blame. Families do not know what there young sons and grandsons are doing behind closed doors. Everybody is willing to lie and protect their young sons and grandsons from going to prison for life. We are living in the last days when the Bible talks about the love of many are waxing cold. What he… Read more »

sig94
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There are so many fine upstanding citizens that have no idea just how evil people can be and how young blacks are so desensitized to the notion of killing. The morally corrupt subculture enabling this killing is alive and well. The following table gives the sex and race of offenders arrested for murder in the US for 2011 in instances where the offender is known to police. Federal 2011 UCR report on Sex/Race of Murder Victims/Offenders: https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/expanded-homicide-data-table-6 Taking information from the above table, while blacks comprise only 13.1% of the US population, they committed 48% of all homicides in 2011… Read more »

TrailDust
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Thanks for chasing this one down Dr. Eowyn,
When I first saw this story, I searched in vain for a description of the killers. I know it should’t matter. But this stuff is so consistent, it demands honest scrutiny.
Most people cannot imagine this kind of cruelty.

alice wolf
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alice wolf

Our government is funding cruelty just as terrible, instead of standing in front of the child and shooting and killing that child at close range, there are men sitting in offices somewhere, with the controls of a drone in their grip, and aiming and hitting human targets almost every day. The Congress has just confirmed John Brennan for the CIA who is among the architects of the drone assassination program. The Congress is loaded with men and women who don’t turn a hair or bat an eyelid at the killng of innocent children, women and men. The uproar is barely… Read more »

BobtheGrape
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BobtheGrape

I can’t imagine what kind of hell would be raised if it were two white boys and the Mom and baby were black. You know that Jesse and Al and all the race baiters would be in Brunswick demanding that those two boys be hanged. It doesn’t matter what their races are, this was a tragedy for every one involved. The mom who will never get over the violent death of her child, the child who will never grow up and the two stupid kids who thought they were being tough and cool. If the 17 year-old isn’t charged with… Read more »

DS. Morris
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DS. Morris

In the first place, while were these two not in school. And of course, the only way to get a gun is your gang leader gave the 17-year-old one. What if she decided to give them money, was he still on planning to kill her and her baby? I believe the 14-year-old was going to be initiated too. The love of many is waxing cold because what brute and violent beast would shoot a mother and her 13-month old baby son.This is ungodly, wicked, demonic, and wicked. parent’s need to make sure they monitor their son’s activity and movements.gang banging… Read more »

DCG
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How terrible. Our society is messed up with people like this.

minou999
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minou999

Society is producing narcissistic, low-empathy, moronic monsters. They prey on the vulnerable. I’ll bet that the shooter will be classed as a psychopath. This behaviour seems to be on the increase. Psychopathic brains are different from normal brains, they don’t respond the same way emotionally and they need a lot of stimulus to get any kind of feeling, hence the violence. I feel so sorry for the mother, she’s going to need a lot of support. Having been through this twice she’s going to have a terrible time not just with the grieving but with PTSD too. This is so… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

But they vote Democrat for “free” stuff so the media and other left/libtards aren’t concerned,,,

TrailDust
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Listen to the rap culture, watch movies like Jango Unchained, listen to a speech by Louis Farrakhan, or a sermon by Reverend Wright. It’s nothing but hate whitey, hate whitey, hate whitey.

Iron Paul
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Iron Paul

I have lived in parts of Georgia on and off for the better part of 20 years. There is something about the southern negro that causes them to be hostile towards almost all white people, even though by this point we are all afraid of offending them. And we still are! We’re still afraid of pointing out the obvious, this reverse racism, even though the numbers don’t lie! Most of them simply don’t want to get along, and some of them DO get up in the morning with the thought of victimizing a white person, because the sorry state they… Read more »

Iron Paul
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Iron Paul

I need to amend part of what I have said here. What I would like to change is that I find it hard to trust certain people after I have seen reverse racism in action. The south is a brutal place for prejudice. I know that it is mostly reactionary, but one side is going to have to have the good sense to mellow out…

upaces88
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upaces88

This precious child was NO threat to anyone. This WAS/IS an EVIL DEED.
I don’t know what the penalty is in that state; but he does NOT deserve to see the light of day again or to live.

melthemean
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It all comes down to knowing right from wrong. As a child of God, I thought everybody was born with this instinct. How do you explain the lack of this gift in some?

Iron Paul
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Iron Paul

Look at his photo and tell me he comprehends ANYTHING. Look at his photo and tell me he comprehends his own existence, let alone the existence of right and wrong.
I certainly appreciate what you are saying, but I have lived on the east-side of Savannah and have seen young males who have the same hollow look in their eyes. Yes, we are all children of God, but it is ILLEGITIMACY that strips these vessels of their ability to comprehend good and evil, and even consequences for that matter.

Old North State
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Old North State

We are in the last days and are in a time very similar to Jeremiah’s day when God was judging his own people-the house of Israel. Jeremiah was nearly alone in obedience to the Lord. The Holy Spirit was taken away from their midst and man did what he always does when left to his own devices and sin.
Jeremiah 16:5
” For thus saith the Lord, Enter not into the house of mourning, neither go to lament or bemoan them, for I have taken my peace from this people, saith the Lord, even lovingkindness and mercies”.

TrailDust
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Years ago, I concluded there is no more potentially dangerous person than a 15 year old boy with a gun. He has the physical ability to use it, but lacks the wisdom to recognize the value of the people he could hurt. A couple more years might make him a benefit, or at least temper the menace. He’s a fool with a man’s strength. But this act of evil is beyond such ruminations. The culture is piping an endless stream of violence into the lyrics of our music and the proponents of racism are louder than I have ever heard,… Read more »

minou999
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minou999

Some people are born thoroughly evil and there’s nothing therapy-wise that can help. It took me years to understand this because I was the same as you, I thought everyone had the capacity to know right from wrong and had a conscience, bad behaviour was due to bad environment, abuse etc. Having had an abusive psychopathic husband who threatened to kill me and my baby, then two more psychopaths in my life who tried to destroy me I thought it was about time to try and find out what the problem was! We need educating on the 4% of the… Read more »

DS. Morris
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DS. Morris

Like my pastor always say, blame the 1st Adam. God gave him a commandment and he listened to Eve his wife and tasted of the forbidden fruit (Not apple). Jesus Christ is the 2nd Adam who died and rose again to redeem mankind from the wrath of sin, corruption, and eternal damnation to come upon all those who do not seek and worship the Creator, not the creature. Our society is getting wickeder according to the Bible. The Bible says we are living in the days of Noah. God said these days are worse than the days of Noah. Men/women… Read more »

David
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David

black teenagers hate white america. It is in the history and it is in the music so killing a white person or a white baby is just instinct for some of them who blame the entire white race for their problems. Oh and somehow there is a black president???? Maybe white folks are not all racists after all ….right G?

ramteid tdarg
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ramteid tdarg

“…and it is in the music ” That is really true! This text below from a “rap” song is like a war declaration, so weird, but read it for yourself! “Old Tommy Boy had this plan to rule the planet First he needed some land to expand Off the shores of Spain to maintain he set off to the western hemisphere His first qualm was this Indian man See, Tommy and his people knew the flav And to really make it happen they went and got a million slaves Stripped them off their materials and their minds Since back home… Read more »

DS. Morris
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DS. Morris

What does a Black President has to do with two Black boys shooting a mother and killing her baby in cold blood. it is how society raise their children. David, if Jesus was in the family of these two young men, I believe they would not have committed such a cowardly act on the mom and her innocent bad. I feel for the mom because if she told them she did not have any money, she probably did not. But, money or no money, killing in order to be initiated in a gang is dangerous for the individuals and their… Read more »

pnordman
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pnordman

There are some sorrows that have no voice. The loss of children is the top one. God bless this family!

ramteid tdarg
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ramteid tdarg

After reading the article of the AP and 18 pages of comments on newsday.com about this case, I can just say that there’s not only something deeply wrong with the killers that did this, but also with society.
It’s like an iceberg. 10% are on the surface, but 90% are hidden.

tthan43
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tthan43

They are simply doing what that race is best at.see it all over the world. It is legendary

mjthannisch
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mjthannisch

They only report race if it is white on black violence, not vice versa.

ramteid tdarg
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ramteid tdarg

Dear People, Please read this concerning the other child the lady “lost”. Please pay extra attention at the beginning of the third paragraph: Police: Fatally stabbed W. Deptford man intended to attack boy quote: “The 18-year-old West Deptford man who was fatally stabbed late Tuesday night was hit in the upper left torso with a knife he had intended to use to attack a 17-year-old boy, police said today. The boy who stabbed Shaun Glassey acted in self-defense, police found, and will not be charged. Glassey (her son) and four juvenile companions, who were not named because of their ages,… Read more »

ramteid tdarg
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ramteid tdarg

For the dead child that lost its’ life before it even started it doesn’t make no difference anymore, that’s true. For the “suspects” on the other hand it is very relevant in order what they have to face when they are found guilty. Just look for Debra Milke (in case you haven’t heard of her), a woman on death row for 23 years now, when on March 14, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit threw out Milke’s conviction, holding that it had been secured in violation of the Fifth Amendment. Sometimes “the killer” is presented to… Read more »

ugottabs%&tin
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ugottabs%&tin

De’marquis elkin was 17 travon martin was 17 elkins facebook was a lot more civilized —-ummmm ..?….interesting………

mjthannisch
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mjthannisch

Actually we are born evil. Nothing greedier than a child whose whole universe centres on himself. Goodness is taught, not an inate characteristic.

TPR
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TPR

You are exactly correct.  Everyone is born into a sinful world with a propensity toward sin (=evil).  Babies begin to show it by the “Terrible Two’s.” There are myths/Old Wives’ Tales that still linger, such as: –“Children are just born good or bad.”   –“Children automatically know right from wrong.” –“Children should be seen but not heard.” (ie, no parental interaction/bonding required). To the contrary, how a child turns out rests solely on how he/she was TREATED/TAUGHT/TRAINED by their primary caretakers/parents, a “round the clock” EDUCATIONAL job, not just dumping them at church or school & “hoping” everything will turn… Read more »

Brenda Leeann Springer
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Anytime a child is murdered by soul-less animals, it enrages me. If this had been a Black child, Hispanic, etc, I would want the murderers to receive the death penalty. Anyone that does this is not fit for society and should give up their lives to prevent them from getting out and murdering children again. Like the punks in the Jonesboro, AR shootings back in 1998, they should have been executed once they reached the legal age and not let out of the detention home.

Lori
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Lori

Antonio was half-Hispanic yet still no outrage over his cold-blooded murder.

Dave
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Dave

It would appear the DISQUS comment yankers have followed me even here.
Hmm.
-Dave

upaces88
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upaces88

There will be a very quiet backlash to this. Don’t be surprised if they aren’t found in an alley…dead…with no one taking responsibility for it.

pnordman
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pnordman

Where are Al and Jesse??

joe mama
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joe mama

They shouldve been in school.

upaces88
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upaces88

“…because of the “OCCURRENCE” yesterday. It was NOT an occurrence… It WAS a murder of an innocent baby.

mary
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i wonder if obama contacted the babys mama. probably not they weren’t black

MzOpinionated
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MzOpinionated

This enrages me so much, especially with the threat of Black Panthers burning down “whiteys” neighborhood should Zimmerman be aquitted…Jessie and Al are no where to be found in this case and neither are the KKK…. where is the media outrage? Where are the protests?? its as if it is OK as long as the killing is not done by whites against a black person… but I agree with the above poster… Had this been two white teens and the baby and mother were black… there would be threats and protests everywhere by the race baiters but thats not what… Read more »

upaces88
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upaces88

Here in Texas there was a real trial for 3 black youths who held up a convenience store with guns. The Store Mgr. was shot.
The Black mother of one of the back youths actually said this: (paraphrase):
“It’s not my son’s fault. They shudda let them have what they wanted.”

PMB
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PMB

If a WHITE teenager shot a BLACK baby in the face I would be equally OUTRAGED! If ANY teenager shot ANY baby in the face I would be OUTRAGED–I would consider that kid a MONSTER. I’m WHITE, and I belong to the same race as everyone else on this planet: the HUMAN race–one race with many beautiful colors. Yet it appears that some people don’t want us to see one another that way, preferring to divide and conquer for whatever selfish reason. So they drum up hate, hate, and more hate, and terrible things happen. Only with God’s love can… Read more »

upaces88
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upaces88

They seem to HATE racism and project it upon us that we are the racists. THIS IS A LIVING EXAMPLE OF RAGING RACISM AGAINST WHITES. They just made our case for all of us resting upon the dead body of a child murdered by hate. The parents must be soooo proud of their children who did this. Allow me to explain. Several years ago, a friend of the family bought a day care center in Denton, TX. My daughter and I live about 45 min from there and told her we would both help until she could hire permanent employees.… Read more »

Nicolas von Schatz
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When the humanity wasn’t obsessed with fake “mercy” towards walking filth, such bastards were turned into the roadside food for vultures. It’s the only place they belong to, no matter of skin color.

John
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John

waste of sperm animals not suited for civilization, all belong in the fields under supervision

valeria hellis
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valeria hellis

I AM WONDERING WHERE IS OBAMA’S PERSONAL VIEW IN THIS CASE…WHERE IS HIS WHITE SIDE? PRESIDENT SHOULD BE THE PRESIDENT OF ALL RACES…

Salomão Domingos
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Salomão Domingos

If the white people do not awaken, they all will be killed. In here in Brazil, we can not to buy a gun fire to self defense, and 50.000 brazilians are killed for year. The motives is not racism, but actualy is the same thing, becouse our president suport the criminals and incite him against population. But you can stop this things. You don’t have to claim for more state, more police, more interventions. You’ll have to do this together and alone.

Michael Samuel
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Michael Samuel

So the mother lied!!!! It was her that killed her own son, and blame it on these innocent men! https://rollingout.com/shame-on-you/white-mother-lied-on-innocent-black-boys-murdered-her-own-son-in-georgia/

clhaskell
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clhaskell

The trial may never get underway, now that the defense is forcing police to release gunshot residue evidence and the father is in jail on a different charge, the truth seems poised to be freed. It’s looking more & more like another Susan Smith case.

TrailDust
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The Gospel contains the only known remedy for young people like these guys. If they turn their lives over to Jesus Christ, they can be transformed into good people.

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”
–Ezekiel 36:26

Conservatives are hilarious.
Guest

There’s no proof the “black boys” did it. While there IS proof that the white mother pinned the crime on the boys. She was a crackhead and her OWN “white” daughter (Since you all want to make this about race) said her mother’s story was very suspicious, and that ske killed her own baby for the insurance money to buy MORE drugs.
https://m.nydailynews.com/1.1430117
^ there’s the news story about how she more than likely murdered her own baby.
Oh. & this has been all over the national news but conservatives probably don’t watch much CNN. But CNN has been closely covering this story.

Mike
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Mike

Hilarioius, did you even read the article you linked? It says the alleged murderer’s accomplice SAW him shoot the baby.

DCG
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Apparently liberals don’t watch much CNN as well: Only 323,000 People Watched Obama’s CNN Interview Friday, Came in Third Behind Fox and MSNBC.
https://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/08/27/only-323000-people-watched-obamas-cnn-interview-friday-came-third-beh#ixzz2dDfIC3aY

Dave
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Dave

And you, apparently, don’t know how to read.
-Dave

Karyn Allen
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Thanks for the article, Dave