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"WARNING: THIS POST IS RACIST"
Who’s Joshua Chellew? The fact that you don’t know his name is the whole point.
Four south Cobb teenagers are in custody in connection with the beating death of a 36-year-old Joshua Chellew. They repeatedly punched and kicked him.
While attempting to escape, Chellew was pushed to the ground and knocked unconscious...“leaving him helpless,” and eventually hit by a car.
A senseless murder.
Why hasn’t it received wider attention?
This might be why. Joshua Chellew:
According to the warrant, Chellew flashed blue colors and claimed allegiance to the “Crips” street gang. Three of the suspects were dressed in red, the colors affiliated with the “Crips” longtime rival, the “Bloods.” The exchange was captured on the station’s surveillance cameras.
Originally posted by OneManArmy
well they didnt murder him for one, they beat him up and he walked into traffic.
thats manslaughter at worst.
the current DOJ standards?
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
reply to post by kimish
What's the question? I don't know what he's referring to.
The Department of Justice became aware of the incident on Election Day and started an inquiry. Under the Bush administration, a criminal investigation into the incident was started, but later dropped. Instead, in January 2009, less than two weeks before the Bush administration left office, the civil rights division of the Department of Justice filed a civil suit under the voting rights act against four defendants, namely, Minister King Samir Shabazz, Jerry Jackson, NBPP chairman Malik Zulu Shabazz, and the NBPP itself. The lawsuit accused them of using uniforms, racial insults and a weapon to intimidate voters and those who were there to assist them. The case remained open when the Obama administration took office a few weeks later.
In April 2009 Bartie Bull, a former civil rights lawyer who was serving as a poll watcher at the polling station where the incident occurred, submitted an affidavit at Justice's request supporting the lawsuit, stating that he considered it to have been the most severe instance of voter intimidation he had ever encountered.
When none of the defendants who were charged appeared in court to answer the charges, the career attorneys pursuing the lawsuit assumed that they would win it by default. However the career attorneys' move to pursue a default judgment against the defendants was overruled by two of their line superiors, Loretta King who was acting Assistant Attorney General and Steve Rosenbaum, Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General.
Hans A. von Spakovsky, stated that internal e-mails from the Department of Justice released under a Freedom of Information Act request show that political appointees were "intimately involved" in the decision to drop the case, including former deputy attorney general David Ogden, Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli and attorney general Eric Holder, and that Perez may have committed perjury by denying this in his testimony before the Civil Rights Commission.
In October 2010, a draft report from the Civil Rights Commission was posted on the political website TPM Muckraker, stating that political officials had been extensively involved in the decision to dismiss the case, and that the Department of Justice had attempted to conceal their involvement.
Civil Rights Commission chairman Gerald A. Reynolds confirmed that the draft was authentic, but said that it was not the most current version of the draft, and declined to immediately release the newest version or describe what revisions had been made to it.
The Justice Department has denied the allegations in the report. In July 2012, Judge Reggie Walton dismissed the Justice Department's denial, finding that political appointees did interfere with prosecution of the New Black Panther Party.
Originally posted by CaticusMaximus
I dont think this was race related.
But then again neither was the thug wannabe trayvons death, but it was turned into a race issue deliberately by the media.
Pointing out the hypocrisy here though does make clear the medias agenda. From start to finish with the zimmerman case it was all about creating a circus and a spectacle, either to distract from other issues, inflame race relations between easily manipulated parties (to distract from other issues), or to push an agenda of division where it might not have existed before (to distract from other issues).
The warrant also indicates that the four men are accused of street gang violence because they belong to the “Re-Up” gang, according to the Cobb Anti-Gang E Unit, and have been arrested in the past in connection with gang-related crimes.
A 19-year-old female witness, who asked not to be identified, said she was sitting in the car waiting on Chellew to get something from inside the gas station when everything unfolded.
“He was coming outside of the store talking to himself like he always does and one of them asked him what he was talking about,” she said.
She isn’t sure what, if anything, Chellew said to the suspects, but for some reason they jumped him and started punching and kicking him.
“I don’t know them and have never seen them before,” she said. “They were hanging out by the gas station, getting gas.”
She didn’t see any weapons used in the beating, but said the entire incident occurred in just under two minutes. Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Mableton teens linked to gang are accused in beating death