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(Reuters) - Race was no longer considered a motivating factor in the weekend stabbing death of a white U.S. Army serviceman in Washington state, police said on Monday as they announced the arrest of three fellow soldiers connected with the incident.
The car stopped, and a verbal confrontation ensued between Geike's group and a group of black men from the car. Geike was stabbed after tensions had initially appeared to defuse once the driver learned that the soldiers were combat veterans, police said at the time.
"It appears from interviewing everyone involved that race was not a motivating factor in this homicide," Lawler said in a statement on Monday. He did not clarify whether the initial reports of a racially charged verbal exchange were corroborated by subsequent interviews. "The main suspect, Jeremiah Hill, did not make statement; so it's unknown exactly why he did this," Lawler said.
reply to post by niobe
You have absolutely nothing to do with this story.
Why do keep injecting yourself into a news story that has NOTHING to do with you.
You can relate because you are black???
I dont know Wrabbit but his/her patients far exceed my own.
edit on 7-10-2013 by MALBOSIA because: (no reason given)
Text LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- Three suspects were arrested and booked into Pierce County Jail Monday for the stabbing death of Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier Tevin Geike. All three suspects are also soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. A sergeant contacted Lakewood detectives Sunday with information about a 23-year-old suspect who had asked another soldier for first aid for a knife wound. According to the sergeant, the suspect reportedly told the soldier he had cut his hand while stabbing a man over the weekend. However, when the sergeant confronted him, the suspect said he cut his hand while chopping vegetables. The suspect told a different story to hospital staff when went to Madigan Hospital for treatment, claiming he injured his hand while cutting a parachute cord. Officers also interviewed a 21-year-old soldier who admitted to being at the scene. The soldier said the stabbing took place early Saturday after he and four friends in a car had words with a group of men walking on Pacific Highway Southwest. According to the soldier, the car stopped and the men got out but nothing happened once the parties realized everyone was active duty. As they were walking back to the car, however, the 21-year-old soldier said it looked like the suspect gave the victim a "bear-hug" and pushed him to the ground. When the suspect returned to the car, the soldier said the victim was covered in blood and they discovered he had stabbed the victim. A second soldier, 19, corroborated this account. The main suspect in the stabbing did not make a statement to police. The three suspects were booked after police found the suspect vehicle and evidence in the soldiers' barracks. Two other soldiers in the car were reportedly cooperating with police and were not facing charges. Geike, 20, was in a combat aviation unit. Specialist Brian Johnson, who was a friend of Geike's, compared the killing to an act of treason. "You betrayed your country," Johnson sid. "At some point you served your country and now you killed a man that was doing the same." "Why would you stab your own brother in arms," asked Specialist Donald Tener. "You're supposed to have each other's back." According to a statement released by a Joint Base Lewis McChord spokesperson, the three men arrested in the murder were all members of the 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division. The 23-year-old soldier who police say stabbed Geike, is from Chicago and joined the military in April of 2013. Officers said that based on their interviews, the crime did not appear to be racially motivated. KING 5 is not naming the suspects until they are charged.
reply to post by Tazkven
Hate Crimes.. yeah right not with black attackers and white victims. Show ONE link of a case. lol
Was sitting at the Loma Linda VA hospital pharmacy today, along with about 40 other vets of various ages and races.
The CNN channel was on and all the MSM says "not a hate crime, this is something else.." Automatically a few people said "victim must of been white".. And ALL AGREED and then "attackers were black probably"..
whew,, I am not the only one with a brain.
WTF guys.. when is this gonna end?
When a group of white guys starts doing it to blacks? NOT GOOD.. but what else will stop it? REALLY? is this the plan by the ELites?
I can say, that if this 'mob of young black' mentality does not stop, their future looks bleak. These youngsters are in a false sense of security.
Many white kids today are defending blacks and Our grandparents are looking at us crazy!..
what if the young white kids start acting like the white kids acted 60 years ago?
Is that what these mobs of young angry blacks want? they WILL be slaughtered if that is the case...
WHAT A MESS!!
Charlie Foxtrot.... USA is cf'd
20-year-old soldier Tevin Geike was celebrating the end of his military service when he was killed early Saturday.
He was walking along Pacific Avenue Southwest in Lakewood with two other soldiers, Matthew Barnes and Brian Johnson.
That's when a car passed by and they heard yelling. Johnson said, "One of the guys in the back seat yells something like white and cracker." Barnes said he yelled back, "So this is how we treat combat veterans now?" The car came back and five black men stepped out. They demanded to know what Barnes had said and he repeated himself.
Four of the five then backed off, but the fifth attacked Tevin Geike and stabbed him. Barnes struggled to stop the bleeding. He said, "I was sitting there, holding my hand on his chest and then called 911 with my left, screaming at them and telling them exactly where we were and they need to hurry and hurry and hurry."
Brian Johnson ran to tell other friends what had happened, but by the time he got back, Geike was dead. Johnson said, "We weren't out looking for trouble and trouble found us anyway." Lakewood police are looking for the killer. Geike's friends say they will remember him as a brother in arms and a man who was unflinchingly loyal to his friends.
While people certainly kill for misguided ethnic and racial reasons, it is overwhelmingly an intraracial epidemic! So please be smarter than to fall emotional victim to sentiments of race war, whose flames are ignorantly stoked anytime smart people like you forget the real agenda of the race baiters and MSM. To sell advertising to the distracted consumers while the elites do whatever they please...