"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
We have been through a year of people & the media trying to present the George Zimmerman murder trial as a crime of hate and white against black prejudice. It has been a national media event, Obama immediately commented that Treyvon could have been his son, DOJ organized demonstrations in Florida right after it happened. Zimmerman was accused by the media (NBC even altered a tape they presented on the news) before anyone even knew the facts in the case.
I would like you to look at another murder--black against white--where the facts are so horrific you can't even believe them, don't want to believe them. You have probably never even heard of it; probably never saw it in the news and yet the poor parents of the 2 murdered young people had to go through trial after trial and then after the 5 black murderers were found guilty and sentenced, the convictions were overturned "by a special judge who ruled that the presiding judge at their trials was intoxicated at the time". The parents of the murdered couple had to go through all the trials again. The murders were committed in Jan. 2007 and the final trials were not until May 2013--OVER 6 YEARS!
Please do some of your own research and ask yourself why did the media, Obama (first trials were in 2009), and the US DOJ say and do nothing about THESE murders when they immediately jumped in to influence public opinion on a self-defense trial in Florida? Where is the outrage? Where were the demonstrations for these hate crimes? Some of the details of this horrific crime are given below:
Channon Christian, Age: 21
University of Tennessee student
Parents: Gary and Deena Christian
Carjacked and kidnapped on Jan. 7, 2007
She and boyfriend Newsom were later raped and murdered.
Christopher Newsom, Age: 23
Halls High School graduate
Parents: Hugh and Mary Newsom
Carjacked and kidnapped on Jan. 7, 2007
He and girlfriend Christian were later raped and murdered.
In the early morning hours of Jan. 7, 2007, Christopher Newsom and his girlfriend Channon Christian were carjacked and held captive in a house on Chipman Street in Knoxville. Both were raped, tortured and killed. Newsom's body was discovered in the vicinity that afternoon burning alongside railroad tracks. Christian's body was found stuffed in a trashcan inside the house a couple of days later. Five people were arrested in connection with the crime.
These murders were NOT done in self-defense. The carjackers had taken Christian's vehicle at gunpoint, bound and blindfolded the couple, and transported them to Davidson's residence. At that location, Newsom was raped by multiple assailants, his penis was cut off, he was shot multiple times, his body was set on fire, and finally his corpse was taken away and dumped alongside railroad tracks. With Newsome out of the way, the perpetrators next focused their depravity on Christian. Over the ensuing two days, they beat her, gang-raped her, urinated upon her, cut off one of her breasts (while she was still alive), and poured bleach down her throat. As with Newsom, they finished up by shooting her multiple times and setting her body on fire, but instead of dumping her corpse elsewhere, they wrapped it in a blanket and stuffed it into a trash can which as left inside the residence.
Eric Boyd was convicted in federal court of aiding the alleged ringleader, LeMaricus Davidson, after the carjacking and murders and is serving an 18-year prison sentence. The first defendant to be tried in Knox County Criminal Court, Letalvis Cobbins, was sentenced to life in prison without parole in August 2009. His brother, Davidson, was tried next and was sentenced to death by lethal injection in October 2009. In December 2009, George Thomas was sentenced to life in prison without parole. In May 2010, Vanessa Coleman was acquitted of first-degree murder in the deaths but was convicted of facilitating the death of Christian. She is currently serving 53 years.
In December of 2011, Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood ordered new trials for each defendant following a TBI investigation revealing that former Criminal Court Judge Richard Baumgartner had been under the influence while presiding over the trials.
In November of 2012, Vanessa Coleman was retried and found guilty of facilitating the kidnapping, rapes and death of Christian. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison.
In January of 2013, Senior Judge Walter Kurtz denied new trials for alleged ringleader LeMaricus Davidson and his brother Letalvis Cobbins, but granted a new trial for George Thomas. Thomas was retried and found guilty on all counts in May 2013 and sentenced to life with the possibility of parole.