African Americans at play

Home invader who ‘burst in while hero soldier mom was breast-feeding and shot her in gun battle’ is charged

Reco Latur Dawkins Jr (pictured), 23, was been charged with in connection with the incident after turning himself in to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police

A Marine has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a 20-year-old sorority sister in an apparent road rage fight on New Year’s Eve. Cpl Eric Johnson, of Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron-1, was arrested at his air base in Yuma, Arizona, on Tuesday morning – five days after University of North Texas student Sara Mutschlechner was fatally shot in the head as she drove friends home from a party. According to police, shots were fired from a black SUV that pulled up beside her as she was driving through Denton, Texas, in the early hours of New Year’s Day. Daily Mail Online understands Johnson, 20, is an administrative specialist and had been stationed at the Marine Corp Air Station in Yuma since August 12, 2013. It is unclear if he was on holiday leave. He will be detained in Yuma County Jail until he is extradited to Texas.

Jury Convicts Michigan Woman For “Bacon Rage” Shooting At McDonald’s Drive-Thru Window

Shaneka Monique Torres

Boy, 13, is found guilty of murder after stabbing nine-year-old to death in a Michigan playground

Good Samaritan dad shot three times in front of his wife and young children by robbers who knocked their door asking for help

Mike and Whitney Lash had just returned to their Atlanta home with their two young children when the men knocked on their door with ‘car troubles’. Little did they know what was to come. ‘I had a feeling that it was an excuse and we were about to be robbed. Right about that moment I saw them pull the gun on Mike,’ Mrs Lash told ABC News. Mr Lash was shot three times by the four robbers, who burst into the house and detained the family as they stole items from the house. The men left, and Mr Lash was taken to hospital. Mrs Lash and the children were not injured. Police have since arrested Brandon Jerome Smith, 18, in relation to the crime.

Man who called 911 actually pulled the trigger, prosecutor says

By John Futty The Columbus Dispatch • Tuesday August 18, 2015 9:36 PM

A woman who was shot while sleeping beside her boyfriend in a South Side field didn’t hear a word from the gunman as he stood above them, pointed a flashlight and a handgun and fired.

But “as he walked away, he said, ‘Ha, ha, ha,’” Gertrude Hall testified in a Franklin County courtroom on Tuesday.

Hall and her boyfriend, Carlos Aguilar, were wounded on Sept. 19. A day later, Thomas T. Henson, 63, died after he was shot in his pickup truck in a nearby parking lot. All three were homeless.

Carl M. Quiller Jr., 20, is on trial for the shootings. He is charged with murder, attempted murder, felonious assault and tampering with evidence.

Hall cried on the witness stand as she described being shot just below her right ear and in her left shoulder as she and Aguilar slept behind 2533 Lockbourne Rd. about 4:30 a.m. on Sept. 19.

About 4 a.m. the next day, Henson was shot in the head as he slept in his truck at Southfield Shopping Center, 2910 Lockbourne Rd. He died shortly after being taken to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center.

It was Quiller who called police to the parking lot, making two 911 calls in which he described finding Henson still breathing but with what appeared to be a gunshot wound in his head.

“Stay with me, buddy,” Quiller can be heard saying in a recording of a call that was played in court by Assistant County Prosecutor Kara Keating.

“He wasn’t just a witness,” Keating told the jury in her opening statement. “He wasn’t just the person who called 911. The defendant is the person who pulled the trigger. And he pulled the trigger the night before.”

Keating said Columbus police officers investigating Henson’s shooting became suspicious when Quiller told them he had been near where a woman “got shot in the mouth” the previous day. Officers searched a nearby house on Silverbrook Drive, where Quiller lived, and found a .40-caliber handgun under his mattress.

The gun contained Quiller’s DNA and matched the shell casings and a projectile found at the shooting scenes, Keating told jurors.

She said Quiller told police that he was out riding his bike when he found the man in the truck, but his cellphone wasn’t working so he rode home to get his father’s phone before returning to the scene to call 911.

Defense attorney Don Shartzer said in his opening that Quiller was at both scenes but was not the gunman.

“Carl became involved after the fact, and that’s it,” he said.

Hall and Aguilar testified that it was too dark in the field to get a clear look at the gunman. Both picked someone other than Quiller from a photo lineup, and neither identified him in court.

Aguilar, testifying through a Spanish-language interpreter, said he was awakened by someone who pointed a flashlight in their faces and then fired three shots. One of the bullets struck him in the right arm, just below the elbow.

After the gunman left, Aguilar said, he helped Hall to the curb on Lockbourne Road and went to a nearby McDonald’s to call police. Hall said a man circled her on a bicycle as she waited and asked if she needed help. He rode off when she told him help was on the way, she said.

Keating and Shartzer told the jury in their opening statements that Quiller was the man on the bike.

Hall became emotional while testifying about her injuries, which kept her in a hospital for 11 days. She said one bullet “shattered my whole face,” and surgery was required to insert a plastic plate from below her right ear to her jaw. She doesn’t have full use of the fingers on her left hand because of the bullet that struck her shoulder, she said.

“I don’t know why I have to go through all this,” she said, weeping. “I help people. I don’t hurt people.

The trial is expected to continue all week in the courtroom of Common Pleas Judge Charles Schneider.

A positive example for black youth

Playbook must be easy: Baltimore Ravens lineman has published a mathematics research paper and tackled his first chess tournament during the NFL offseason

Offensive guard John Urschel (pictured) has a master’s degrees in mathematics and he graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Pennsylvania State University. The 23-year-old also helped teach a Penn State math class and his Twitter handle is MathMeetsFball. He competed in the U1700 section of the Pittsburgh Open Chess Grand Prix. The paper he worked on was published in the Journal of Computational Mathematics (top right).

[Officer] Wilson knew about the theft of the cigarillos from the convenience store and had a description of the suspects. [Michael] Brown fought with the officer and tried to take his gun. And the popular hands-up storyline, which isn’t corroborated by ballistic and DNA evidence and multiple witness statements, was perpetuated by Witness 101. In fact, just about everything said to the media by Witness 101, whom we all know as Dorian Johnson, the friend with Brown that day, was not supported by the evidence and other witness statements.

“The fundamental problem,” [Daniel Patrick] Moynihan wrote, is family breakdown. In a follow-up, he explained: “ From the wild Irish slums of the 19th-century Eastern seaboard, to the riot-torn suburbs of Los Angeles, there is one unmistakable lesson in American history: a community that allows large numbers of young men to grow up in broken families … never acquiring any stable relationship to male authority, never acquiring any set of rational expectations about the future — that community asks for and gets chaos.

In 2013,
71 percent of black children in America were born to an unwed mother
, as were 53 percent of Hispanic children and 36 percent of white children.

16-Year-Old Charged In Videotaped Gang Beating Of Girl In Brooklyn McDonald’s
Source: Aniah Ferguson Has Had 9 Prior Arrests; 6 Since SeptemberMarch 12, 2015 11:03 PM

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The U.S. Department of Justice report about the Ferguson, Mo., police department found the arrest of blacks was disproportionate to their numbers in the community. It concluded that the only possible explanation for the racial disparity was that the Ferguson Police Department was routinely violating the constitutional rights of its black residents.

Another possible explanation is that the racial disparity in the statistics was caused by the disproportionate number of crimes committed by blacks. According to Missouri state records, the arrest rate of blacks for offenses that don’t hinge on police discretion, like violent crimes, also exceeds their proportion of the population.

According to the Missouri Uniform Crime Reporting Program, which provides crime statistics for every city in Missouri according to age, sex, crime type and race since 2001 (the Justice Department report examined only a sample size of the last three years):

• Since 2001, 18,608 people have been arrested in Ferguson; 84 percent have been black.

• Since 2001, 469 people have been arrested for burglary in Ferguson; 91 percent of them have been black.

• Since 2001, 287 people have been arrested for weapons charges in Ferguson; 90 percent were black.

• Since 2001, nine people have been arrested for murder in Ferguson. Eight of the nine were black.

• Since 2001, 28 people have been arrested in Ferguson for rape. All were black.

• Since 2001, 133 people have been arrested for robbery in Ferguson; 88 percent were black.

• Since 2001, 147 people have been arrested for motor-vehicle theft in Ferguson; 92.5 percent were black.

• Since 2001, 4,882 people have been arrested for larceny in Ferguson; 80 percent were black.

These numbers are nearly a complete match to the crime statistics available from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Annual Report to the Community, which breaks down the arrest rates for violent crime by race from 1999-2012.

About Jerry Frey

Born 1953. Vietnam Veteran. Graduated Ohio State 1980. Have 5 published books. In the Woods Before Dawn; Grandpa's Gone; Longstreet's Assault; Pioneer of Salvation; Three Quarter Cadillac
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