It’s Only a Hate Crime When the Victim is Black, Part V

If there was any real justice, these dysfunctional sociopaths would be put to death the same way they killed their victims.

On Saturday January 6, 2007 Hugh Christopher Newsom, age 23 and Channon Gail Christian, age 21, both students at the University of Tennessee went out on a date.

They were driving in Channon’s Toyota 4-Runner when they were carjacked at gunpoint. Suddenly the crime turned far more savage than an armed car theft. Chris and Channon were kidnapped and driven to 2316 Chipman Street where they were forced into the home at gunpoint. While Channon was forced to watch, her boyfriend was raped prison style and then his penis was cut off. He was later driven to nearby railroad tracks where he was shot and set afire. But Channon’s hell was just beginning. She was beaten; gang raped repeatedly in many ways, had one of her breasts cut off and bleach poured down her throat to destroy DNA evidence-all while she was still alive. To add to Channon’s degradation the suspects took turns urinating on her. They too set her body afire, apparently inside the residence, but for some reason left her body there-in five separate trash bags.

Channon Christian Christopher Newsom

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.

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

The District Attorney General of Knox County later announced the arrests of the following five suspects and the charges they’d face:

The Killers of Channon Christian and her boyfriend Chris Newsom

Lemaricus “Slim” Davidson, age 25 faces a total of 46 charges. Davidson was indicated on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery, kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. Two counts premeditated murder of Christian and Newsom, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20 counts aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.

Latalvis “Rome” Cobbins, age 24, faces a total of 46 charges. Cobbins was indicted on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery, kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. Two counts especially aggravated robbery from Christian and Newsom, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20 counts of aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.

George “Detroit” Thomas, age 24, faces a total of 46 charges. Thomas was indicated on 16 counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery, kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. Two Counts of premeditated murder of Christian and Newsom, 2 counts especially aggravated robbery from Christian and Newsom, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20 counts of aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.

Vanessa Coleman, age 18, faces a total of 40 Tennessee State charges. Coleman was indicated on 12 Counts of Felony Murder growing out of rape, robbery, kidnapping and theft of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. One count premeditated murder of Christian only, 1 count of especially aggravated robbery of Newsom only, 4 counts especially aggravated kidnapping of Christian and Newsom, 20 counts of aggravated rape of Christian and Newsom and 2 counts of theft from Christian and Newsom.

Eric “E” Boyd, age 24, was arrested in connection with the carjacking, but faces only federal charges as an accessory after the fact.
http://www.sullivan-county.com/wcva/jl.htm

The  official police record of the charges and the heinous crimes are described in graphic detail. It will make you sick.

The convictions and sentences so far:

Davidson, the ringleader was convicted 28 October, 2009 on 46 counts and will likely get the death penalty.

Cobbins: Found guilty August 2009. Life sentence without parole.

Boyd: Found guilty 18 May, 2008 Serving an 18-year sentence in federal prison.

Coleman is awaiting her first-degree murder trial in criminal court.

Thomas is currently on trial.

Like the Jesse Dirkising murder, the MSM didn’t dwell on this because it doesn’t fit the narrative.  The media thought Anna Nicole Smith, the Don Imus controversy, and the Duke/Lacrosse accusations were far more important.

The Knoxville News Sentinel is the only newspaper that followed the story. Nationally, the only time it got mentioned, as in this example from the AP, it was used as a race card:

Associated Press (August 17, 2009) : A jury was brought in for the case from Davidson County, 150 miles away, in an unusual move to ensure jurors weren’t tainted by pretrial publicity. They are sequestered in a hotel and barred by the judge from following news coverage of the trial. The victims were white and middle class, and the defendants are poor and black. Some conservative Internet commentators and white supremacist agitators accused the national media of reverse discrimination by failing to give the case the same attention paid to white-on-black hate crimes.

The NAACP gave the usual pap:

Knoxville NAACP President Ezra Maize has been meeting with city and police officials. “We don’t want to add fuel to the fire. Our goal is simply to keep the peace,” he said.

“Whether it is black, white or Hispanic, there is no way in the world you cannot view what has taken place and not feel remorse for the families,” Maize said. “At the same time, you cannot cast judgment as to who did it or who did not do it. That is not our place.”
http://jacksonville.com/apnews/stories/051707/D8P6ED601.shtml

Oh yeah? If the ethnicity of the victims and perpetrators had been reversed, Maize and his friends would have been marching in the streets, screaming “racist hate crime” at the top of their lungs.

It’s not surprising that this hate crime was not ruled as such.  Hate crime legislation is exclusive to select groups, (gay, black, hispanic) determined by liberal legislators.   A person with an Irish-Scots-German-Cherokee lineage isn’t as fortunate.

Hey has anyone seen any outrage from Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson yet?…..

Just asking.

 

Related Post:

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2009/09/21/its-only-a-hate-crime-when-the-victim-is-black-part-iv/

Related articles:

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/news/local/channon-christian-christopher-newsom-murders/
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/oct/28/davidson-jury-verdicts/
http://web.knoxnews.com/pdf/0202body_presentment.pdf
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1220695/Is-political-correctness-blame-lack-coverage-horrific-black-white-killings-Americas-Deep-South-Tennessee-Channon-Christian-Christopher-Newsom-carjack.html

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