It’s been three long years and four months since the brutal murder of Melinda McCormick.
The 33-year-old was beaten to death in her apartment.
One news report said, “A hammer, crow bar and a lead pipe were used to beat Melinda. The suspects then set her sheets ablaze in a foolish effort to destroy her body. The hammer was left behind. The confessed killers told authorities that Melinda begged for them to stop beating her.”
Before they left her beaten and disfigured body behind, the attackers apparently doused Melinda’s bed in lighter fluid and set her aflame.
Arrested for the crime were two black males and one female. The latter, Kiesha Pugh, was sentenced this month to 30 years in prison for her part in the crimes.
Pnj.com, a local news venue, had this to say about the convict:
“Pugh’s IQ is in the mid-to-low 50s and a physician said she did not possess the “critical thinking” abilities of a typical adult.”
The crime occurred in Pensacola, Florida in March, 2013.
• At what point will Americans awaken from their stupor and recognize that black-on-white violence is an ongoing epidemic that transcends generations?
When will we give the same recognition to victims like Melinda McCormick that we lavish on Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, and Freddie Gray?
When will we acknowledge the hundreds of white Americans — many indefensible senior citizens — who are victims of black-on-white violence?
When will we emerge from the silly notion that acknowledging black-on-white violence is somehow racist?
• Is it racist to report that a group of black individuals brutally beat an 83-year-old woman during a home invasion?
The attackers doused Dorothy ‘Dot’ Dow with lighter fluid and set her on fire.
The Meriwether County, Georgia woman also suffered a broken arm during the attack.
Reports say the victim was sleeping when the intruders entered her bedroom and demanded money.
Arrested were Justin Peirce Grady, 38, Cortavious Deshun Heard, 18, of Grantville; and Shanquavious Keontrell Cameron, 17, of Hogansville. The arrests were reported August 10, 2016.
The crime occurred in Meriwether County, Georgia and was reported August 5, 2016.
The alleged attackers are black. Dow is white. Is it racist to admit that? If so, why is not racist to repeatedly note that Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Freddie Gray were black?
• Is it racist to report the senseless murder of Billy Michael Garland?
Garland was murdered August 5, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was found badly beaten behind his home.
Arrested for the crime is Michael E. Doertch, Jr., 33.
Doertch is black. Garland was white.
According to whas11.com:
“Police were called to the house around 9:30 a.m. when a neighbor found him badly beaten and unresponsive. Upon arriving, officials said they noticed obvious signs foul play and called in the homicide unit.”
• Is it racist to suggest that white lives don’t matter in Des Moines, Iowa?
40-year-old William Dawson Sr. was fatally shot early Saturday, August 6, 2016 near Johnny Mac’s Bar and Grill in Des Moines.
His son, 20-year-old William Dawson Jr., and 20-year-old Carley Toomey were also injured.
Arrested for first-degree murder was 26-year-old Devin Carter.
Dawson was white. The other victims are also white. The suspect is black.
• Is it racist to acknowledge that the tragic death of Calvin Riley was almost certainly a senseless black-on-white crime?
Riley was ambushed while playing the popular Pokémon Go game in San Francisco. The 20-year-old was fatally shot in the city’s Aquatic Park; apparently for sport.
The shooting suspect was described by Riley’s friend as a male with a dark complexion.
According to sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com:
SAN FRANCISCO — A San Mateo family grieved the loss of their beloved 20-year-old son Monday as police investigated his shooting death Saturday night in San Francisco’s Aquatic Park, where he and a boyhood friend were playing “Pokémon Go.”
Calvin Riley, a college baseball player and graduate of Serra High School in San Mateo, was killed around 10 p.m. Saturday by an unknown assailant. Riley and a friend were walking on the western side of the park when he was shot in the lower back, according to John Kirby, a close friend of the Riley family.
The friend told Riley’s parents he glimpsed the shooter running away and realized it was the same man who had been watching them from a hill moments before, according to Kirby.
A friend of the family tells CBS SF there was no confrontation, no words exchanged, no robbery and no apparent cause. “The friend heard a gunshot, went back around the corner, five or six steps, and saw his friend laying there,” said Riley family spokesperson John Kirby. “As he was laying there, they noticed a male, dark complexion, running away with a red shirt on, and possibly getting into a car.”
The crime occurred in San Francisco, California and was reported August 8, 2016.
• Meanwhile, in Ferguson, Missouri, a memorial vigil is being held for slain black street thug, Michael Brown.
To our knowledge there were no memorial vigils held for Melinda McCormick, Billy Michael Garland, William Dawson Sr., or Calvin Riley.
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