Tuesday, February 12, 2019

All New Posts are at Unz.com!

PK Note: Be sure to check out the incredible new work of fiction by K. M. Breakey, "All Thy Sons." It's a phenomenal book! Heroes are rising. 

A new era has started.

Paul Kersey has moved operations to Unz.com as an exclusive blogger at Ron Unz's website.
A new work of fiction you must check out. K.M. Breakey's opus All They Sons. Heroes are rising. 


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It's been almost 10 years since SBPDL began, and now the next step in journey starts.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

His Name is Kyle Yorlets: White Male Nashville Musician Murdered by Five Black Juveniles (Youngest is 12)

While the nation loses its collective mind over a fake hate crime allegedly committed by white MAGA hat wearing hillbillies in Chicago, Illinois (on a night when it was 20 degrees below zero), and white Democrats in Virginia having worn blackface more than 30 years ago, five black juveniles - the youngest being 12 - have been arrest for the murder of a white male in Nashville. [Police ID juveniles charged in deadly shooting of Nashville singer, NewsChannel5.com, 2-8-19]:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Police have identified three of the five juveniles who were arrested in the killing of a former Belmont University student and singer in West Nashville.
Rest in peace, Kyle
A housemate of 24-year-old Kyle Yorlets found him inside their home with a gunshot wound Thursday just before 3 p.m.
 
Officials with Metro police said the five suspects were in a stolen Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck in the alley that runs behind Yorlets’ home when they saw him outside. They allegedly took his wallet and demanded the keys to his vehicle.Police said it’s believed that he was shot after he refused. Yorlets was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died. 
Metro police spokesman Don Aaron called Yorlets "an absolute, absolute innocent victim" in the case. 
"The entire Nashville community, every neighborhood in this city should be concerned about what happened Thursday and the events of Thursday night. A truly innocent man was murdered outside of his home and as the investigation progressed, we now have five juveniles ranging in age from 12 to 16 in custody, we have two stolen loaded guns and two stolen vehicles that they were involved with on yesterday," Aaron said. 
On Friday, Magistrate Mike O'Neil found probable cause to forward the case for all 5 suspects. The next hearing will be held on February 21. 
Yorlets was from Pennsylvania and went to college at Belmont University. He was a member of a local band, Carverton. The band's manager said in a statement, "He was loved by his friends and family."
Three of the five black suspects (the youngest can't be identified via state law)
Early Friday morning, Metro Nashville Police Department arrested five teenagers in connection with the robbery and shooting.
 
According to Metro police, Tennessee law says three of the five can be identified because they are charged with homicide and they are over the age of 13. 
Police identified them as Roniyah McKnight, 14, of Clifton Avenue, Diamond Lewis, 15, of Dinwiddie Drive, and Decorrius Wright, 16, of Decatur Street. 
A 12-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy were also charged. 
The pickup truck was found abandoned on Timberland Drive, which is south of the airport. Witnesses on Timberland Drive told police they saw three juveniles get out of the pickup truck. It was stolen Wednesday in Oak Grove, Kentucky. 
Police said a loaded 9 millimeter pistol, which had been reported stolen, was recovered from them. A second loaded and stolen pistol was recovered from inside the store. 
Officers also recovered another vehicle that had been stolen from Brentwood. Police said they used it to drive to the Walmart.
While our corporate media declares war on Liam Neeson for admitting he once contemplated killing a "black bastard" because one of his friends was raped by a black male, yet another white individual has been murdered by blacks in America.

This time, it was five black juveniles - the youngest being 12 - who participated in the murder of a white male.

His name is Kyle Yorlets.



Thursday, February 7, 2019

No, the Journey Doesn't End Here...

PK Note: The big announcement had to wait until the site integration was completed. It's over now. Be sure to check out the incredible new work of fiction by K. M. Breakey, "All Thy Sons."

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The entire archives have been moved to the site and you'll be able to comment there starting now.

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

His Name is Joe Brown Weaver IV: White Man (and his dog) Murdered by Four Black Men in Home Invasion in South Carolina

PK Note: Big announcement coming tomorrow. 

Nothing good ever happens after midnight. 

A white man and his dog were getting ready to go to sleep on a Monday morning. Four black men named Polo, Muanah, Elijah, and Devonte broke into Joe Brown Weaver IV's home, shooting both his dog and the white man. 
Rest in peace, Joe (and your dog, too)


Both died. [Cops: Four arrested after man, dog shot to death during Summerville home burglary, Live5News.com, 1-28-19]:
Investigators have arrested four suspects after a man and a dog were killed and another man shot during a home burglary in Summerville. 
Summerville police arrested 22-year-old Polo Keoki Salazar, 21-year-old Muanah Aruna Fortune Jr., 20-year-old Elijah Quinlin Green and 25-year-old Devonte Trevon Major. All were denied bond Monday afternoon. 
Dorchester County Coroner Paul Brouthers said 47-year-old Joe Brown Weaver IV of Summerville died in the incident. 
At 12:03 a.m. on Monday, police received a 911 call about a shooting in the 100 block of Myrtle Place (Robynwyn).
Black privilege protects this story from going national (and not even people outside of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina will read/hear about this murder)
Court records state that the suspects gained entry through the back door of the home, and that a dog was shot as soon as the suspects got inside. The dog died shortly after. 
An affidavit states that as the suspects were ransacking the house, the victim was shot multiple times in the chest which resulted in his death. 
A neighbor called 911 and told emergency dispatchers that two people and a dog were shot by four people who had just fled the scene. 
Officers were in the area when the call was made and saw a dark colored Honda CRV leaving the area at a high-rate of speed. 
Officers made contact with the SUV on Central Avenue at Laurel Street and tried to stop it, but the suspects fled, according to Summerville police spokesman Thomas Peterson. 
A report states that during the chase, the suspects discarded four guns from the SUV along with the victim’s wallet, all of which was recovered. 
The pursuit went through Dorchester County via 17A into Colleton County where deputies stopped the car with stop sticks. 
According to investigators, the suspects used a stolen Honda CRV from Walterboro, and Salazar was the driver. 
Officers say Salazar, Fortune admitted entering the home to steal, and also admitted that all the suspects were armed with guns. 
The four suspects, all from Beaufort County, face charges of murder, attempted murder, possession of a stolen vehicle, burglary first-degree, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, armed robbery, and ill treatment of animals in general, torture. 
Shooting survivor goes to neighbor 
The man who survived went to a neighbor's home following the shooting.The neighbor then called 911.
  • 911 Operator: “He’s saying he was shot in the chest and is breathing okay?”
  • Neighbor: "Yes, he's standing right in front of my door."
  • 911 Operator: “What about the dog and the other person?”
  • Neighbor: “The dog is dead and the friend is dead.” 
Charles Wall lives just down the street and saw the police cars, ambulances and fire trucks. 
“I see one policeman draw a shotgun, pump it so I know there was a problem down there,” Wall said."Having been in Vietnam, I just told my wife to go in the house and lay low. That’s the way I look at it."
Remember: if white privilege were real, we'd never hear the end of this story, where four black men murdered a white man and his dog in South Carolina.

Instead, black privilege equates to the media doing everything possible to keep this story barely localized.

Rest in peace, Joe.  

Thursday, January 31, 2019

His Name is Austin R. Burroughs: White Air Force Airman Gunned Down by Three Blacks in "Senseless, Cowardly" Murder in Safe Suburb of Austin, Texas

A white enlisted member of the Air Force was gunned down in front of his wife by three blacks out with "the sole purpose of robbing people at gunpoint."

Not one media outlet in Austin, Texas or even the funeral home where his memorial was held will admit he was a white male (not one telecast by the local media has shown his picture).

If white privilege exists, why is the death of a white male (Austin Burroughs) at the hands of three blacks not the biggest story in the nation? [Three are arrested in 'senseless, cowardly' killing of airman in Texas, Stripes.com, 1-28-19]:


Three people have been arrested in the shooting death of an active-duty airman, the Cedar Park Police Department announced Monday. 
In not one local news story in Austin, Texas of the murder of Austin Burroughs is his picture shown. Why is the local media and the Air Force so afraid to admit he was a white male gunned down "randomly" by three blacks?
Police Chief Sean Mannix described the “senseless, cowardly actions” that took the life of Airman 1st Class Austin Robert Burroughs on Jan. 20 as a random armed robbery in a safe area of town. 
“His life was taken by a group that appears to have gone out with the sole purpose of robbing people at gunpoint that night,” Mannix said. So far, the three are also connected to two other armed robberies on Jan. 21 in Austin. 
Cornelius Martin, Darius Burdett-Hornsby and Elanna Wilkes, all of Austin, were arrested Jan. 24 and Jan. 25 and were being held in Travis County Jail. They will be transported to neighboring Williamson County, where Cedar Park is located and where all three suspects are charged with murder, Mannix said. 
Cedar Park is a northwestern suburb of Austin with a low violent crime rate. 
Mannix said in his six years with the police department, this is the first felony case with a death in which the individuals did not know each other. In 2018, only two homicides were reported, said Alicia Inns, police department spokeswoman. 
Burroughs, a cryptologic language analyst, joined the Air Force on May 30, 2017. 
He recently graduated from the Defense Language Institute at Presidio of Monterey, Calif., according to records from the Air Force Personnel Center. He was on temporary duty as a student with the 316th Training Squadron at Goodfellow Air Force Base near San Angelo, Texas, en route to his first duty assignment. 
Burroughs and his wife are from Texas and private services were held in Pflugerville during the weekend. 
On Jan. 20, police responded to a call of shot fired at 9:15 p.m. at the Lakeline Villas Apartments, and found Burroughs, 22, dead of a gunshot wound to the neck, Mannix said. He was pronounced dead at 9:30 p.m. 
Burroughs and his wife, who lived at the complex, had just arrived there and he was shot as he exited the driver’s side of the vehicle, police said in the initial release of information following the incident. Mannix would not say Monday which suspect is believed to have pulled the trigger. 
Video surveillance footage collected from a nearby business during the investigation showed a vehicle registered to Wilkes rapidly exiting the parking lot quickly after the time of the shooting, police said. The vehicle had a previous history of being connected to aggravated robberies, Mannix said. 
Wilkes and Martin were arrested on warrants in a traffic stop in Killeen, Texas, on Jan. 24 and Burdett-Hornsby was arrested on warrants the next day. 
Mannix, who said Burroughs had a “promising career in the Air Force,” wouldn’t comment on the condition of the Burroughs’ family, but he said the county’s victims services staff have been in contact with them. 
“I’m proud of the collective effort that is helping to honor Austin’s memory by bringing those believed to be responsible to the justice system,” he said.
Austin's memory is worth honoring, but why has not one media outlet shown us his picture? 
The funeral parlor where Austin's service was held has even removed the obituary (accessible via the cached page) and is not answering questions regarding when the funeral service was even held. 

Austin R. Burroughs was a white member of the Air Force, who volunteered to defend his nation, never really knowing it was no longer his country, but one occupied by an elite undeniably hostile to white males. 

Which is the main reason why his murder (and pictures of him) has been censored from public consumption. 

Rest in peace, Austin. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Her Name is Carlie Beaudin: White Female Nurse (Found Trapped Under a Car and Frozen to Ground) Murdered by Black Man

She was a wife. 

She was a daughter. 

She was a friend.
Rest in peace, Carlie


She was a beloved nurse. 

She was a gifted singer.

She was a white woman, murdered by a black man.  [Nurse killed at Froedtert was an accomplished singer who ‘would come to Bel Canto to have her soul fed’, Fox 6 Now ,1-28-19]:
Carlie Beaudin, the 33-year-old Greendale nurse practitioner who died at Froedtert Hospital Friday, Jan. 25 after she was found trapped under a vehicle in a parking structure at the hospital was a gifted singer with the Bel Canto Chorus. The director spoke out about the loss on Monday, Jan. 28. 
Beaudin's death was ruled a homicide, and a 27-year-old man was arrested.
"Everybody that she touched in Bel Canto is stunned by this horrific event," said Rick Hynson. 
While words might not bring solace after this tragic event, Hynson said there's music. 
"Her legacy will be the music that she made with us. She was a color to her soprano, and quite a fine singer. A high soprano. That's the part that usually carries the melodies, and so she'd be soaring up there with the angels, just as she is now," said Hynson. 
That morning, Nick Beaudin said he woke up early. 
"My dog was restless, because he doesn't sleep well unless we are both in bed. My morning was trying to find out where my wife was," said Nick Beaudin. 
When deputies arrived on the scene, they found an unconscious woman trapped under a vehicle. She was bleeding from the head. Officials said the woman had a weak pulse and was frozen to the ground. The vehicle was crashed into a wall of the parking structure and had some damage. There were no occupants.
Carlie Beaudin lived an amazing life. She died a horrific death, murdered by a black man. If white privilege actually existed, the name Carlie Beaudin would be spoken by every newscaster in America and her murder at the hands of a black male would be the above-the-fold story of every major newspaper, too. 

But her name won't be spoken, save by those who knew her, nor will the macabre details of her murder be broadcast nationwide. After all, we have a black criminal to protect in this interracial murder. [Hospital spokeswoman: Suspect in attack that killed Froedtert nurse was former valet, fired in October, Fox 6 Now, 1-29-19]:
Charges have been filed in connection with the death of Carlie Beaudin, a Froedtert Hospital nurse practitioner who died at Froedtert Hospital Friday, Jan. 25 after she was found trapped under a vehicle in a parking structure at the hospital. Her death was ruled a homicide. 
Kenneth Freeman, 27, of Milwaukee, faces one count of first degree intentional homicide. 
Below is a statement from a Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin spokeswoman: 
“Today we learned additional details and the identity of the suspect in Carlie Beaudin’s tragic death. This is very difficult news, and our hearts go out to Carlie’s loved ones and colleagues. 
The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office has just filed first degree intentional homicide charges. We understand that Carlie was attacked in Froedtert Hospital Parking Area 5 and driven to Froedtert Hospital Parking Area 1, where she was found. The details included in the complaint are disturbing. 
The suspect, Kenneth B. Freeman, has been identified as being formerly employed by a parking service provider as a valet on the Froedtert Hospital campus from January to October of 2018. Froedtert policies require that contracted employees from third-party vendors follow the same background checks required for direct employees. The parking service provider has confirmed that the suspect cleared the background check and that he was terminated for a non-violent infraction. 
We remain vigilant about the emotional and physical safety of every person who works or studies at, is cared for by, or visits our campuses, clinics and hospitals. 
Safety is our top priority. We have made security enhancements, and we will continue to make improvements. 
We will continue to take direction from law enforcement, and the situation will follow due legal process.”
Carlie Beaudin, rest in peace.

 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

In 52% White/41% Black Opelika, Alabama, 29 of the past 30 Homicides have been Black on Black

Opelika is a charming city in Alabama, right off of Interstate 85. Out of a population of just over 30,000 people, 52 percent of the city is white and 41 percent is black. 

As it turns out, 29 of the past 30 homicides in the city have been black on black. 


Low Impulse Control?


Poor Future Time-Orientation?
Black on Black homicides have accounted for 29 of the past 30 homicides in Opelika, a 52 percent white city in Alabama


Low IQ?


Perhaps the 'warrior gene' is prominent within the black population of Opelika (as they carry the 2R version of MAO-A)?

Whatever the case, Opelika, Alabama's violent crime problem exists courtesy of the black population. [Mayor Fuller announces Opelika Commission on Crime and Violence, OaNow.com, 10-2-18]:
With homicide rates recently on the rise in Opelika, city officials have worked together to form a commission to address crime within the city. 
Mayor Gary Fuller spoke about the commission during the Lee County Voters’ October meeting Monday evening at Bethesda Baptist Church in Opelika. 
Fuller said the commission is made of up 32 Opelika residents that include citizens involved in churches, schools and business. The list of members includes Opelika City Council member Tiffany Gibson-Pitts, Opelika City Schools Superintendent Mark Neighbors, Opelika Police Chief John McEachern, Wright's Market owner Jimmy Wright and more. 
The members will be divided into four sub-committees: Families, Youth, Education and Resources. 
“What we want to do is determine where we are and look at what we can do,” Fuller said. “I’m not willing to give up on anybody.” 
Fuller referred to the month of July in which three homicides were committed in Opelika within a period of two weeks. He commented that 29 of the last 30 homicides committed in Opelika have been “black on black” crimes. 
“All of this violence is being done by a small percentage of our population,” Fuller said. 
Fuller commented that the youth of today doesn’t always solve their disputes with a fist fight in the school yard as they did when he was growing up. 
“I hear people talking about black lives matter … all lives matter,” Fuller said. “It doesn’t matter what color you are, pink, purple, black, Hispanic, white … all lives matter and all lives matter here in Opelika. We have a problem, and we’re doing our best to address it, but we’re not going to fix it overnight.” 
McEachern spoke on the importance of the commission and other ways the Opelika Police Department is working to stop crime, such as its Proactive Patrol, which offers extra police presence in Opelika. 
“We’re putting more officers on the street each and every day,” McEachern said.McEachern also spoke about how he works to get officers to get to know the public better. 
“Every officer is given business cards and they are encouraged to introduce themselves,” he said. “I encourage them to stop at businesses, schools, and other places and get to know the people.” 
McEachern also poke about the recent homicide cases and added that the police department has been lucky to solve the crimes. 
“But one murder is too many,” he said. “We’re doing everything we can possibly do to stop this, but we can’t do it by ourselves. We need the entire community to get involved.”
Amazing to think hundreds of cities across the United States, like Opelika, also have a violent crime problem solely because of the black population residing in them.

And each and every one of those cities has elected leaders who envision a commission to address the black crime or funding non-profits with taxpayer money to steer black men away from crime will magically reverse the carnage.

And in none of those cities have programs, commissions, or non-profits worked.

Time to be honest about the lack of future time-orientation among this racial group, or else Opelika won't have much a future.

Or the USA.


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

His Name is Gary Wayne Medlin: In 96% White Knox County (Kentucky), Black Criminal Guns Down White Man

Imagine living in a 96 percent white county, in the heart of Appalachia. Low crime rate, yet a poverty rate of 35 percent

People know one another. They care about one another. They are family. They friends of family. 

Despite the poverty rate, social capital flourishes. 
Rest in peace, Gary Wayne (left)


The population of this county in Kentucky (Knox County) is less than one percent black. 

Even so... [Knox County murder victim's family, friends hope for justice as search continues, WKYT.com, 1-23-19]:
Law enforcement continues to search for a man accused of murdering a man in Knox County earlier this month, as family and friends hope justice will be served. 
Troopers say Gary Wayne Medlin, 25, was killed Jan. 16 as he was trying to leave the A and B Quick Stop convenience store on U.S. 25 East between Barbourville and Corbin. 
Investigators say Phillip Lee Lewis III, 24 is wanted in connection to the robbery and shooting death. Lewis is wanted out of Mississippi for a probation violation, and he has ties to Mississippi and Michigan. He is considered armed and dangerous. 
Kentucky State Police say they still don't know why Phillip Lewis was in Kentucky or the reasoning behind the robbery and deadly shooting. 
“Honestly I think (Gary) was just hanging out with some friends," family friend Angela Raines said. "Just being Gary Wayne, you know. I couldn't believe it. I thought it was a sick joke. I said, 'No, not Gary Wayne.'” 
In the days following the murder, A and B Quick Stop has closed its doors. The store plans on staying closed out of respect for Medlin's family. 
Medlin's friends have started a Facebook page which includes fundraisers to help his children.
Even in a county where 96 percent of the population is white (with 35 percent of the population living below the poverty line and - somehow - violent crime and property crime being rare), a criminal black male murders a white man.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Black University of Georgia Teaching Assistant Says,"Some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole”; Maintains Violence Should Remain an Option

A white high school student stares at an Amerindian and the entire American establishment collapses into fits of genocidal rage against Covington Catholic High School and Make America Great Again hat wearing white males. 

A black teaching assistant at the University says "some white people may have to die" for black communities to be made whole, and the same American establishment barely bats an eye. 
How many blacks in America share Irami Osei-Frampong's 'Nat Turner' racial fantasy of vengeance against whites?  


Black-Run America (BRA), indeed. ['Some white people may have to die': UGA teaching assistant under fire for post, WSBTV.com, 1-22-19]:
ATHENS-CLARKE COUNTY, Ga. - A University of Georgia graduate student is getting criticism for comments he wrote on Facebook. 
The man at the center of the controversy is Irami Osei-Frampong -- a philosophy graduate student employed by the university as a teacher's assistant. 
He speaks frequently about race and equality, but some critics believe he crossed the line when he made a post online that stated, "Some white people may have to die for black communities to be made whole." 
Another social media post said: "Fighting white people is a skill." 
The teaching assistant told Channel 2's Tony Thomas he's confused by the backlash. 
"I'm confused why that is so controversial," Osei-Frampong said. 
Osei-Frampong appeared on Cox Media Group radio station WGAU Tuesday morning, insisting he's not calling for violence, but believes it should remain an option.  
"It's just a fact of history that racial justice often comes at the cost of white life," Osei-Frampong said. "I didn't advocate for violence. I was just honest of racial progress." 
Thomas spoke with some students who had mixed reactions. 
"I feel they should do something when it's, like, a racial thing,'' student Xavier Ford said. 
"I would generally agree with it. I think black people in this country have been marginalized," student Andrew Davis said. 
Thomas asked Osei-Frampong if he's worried about losing his position. 
"If they fire me, they'd be firing me for doing my job," Osei-Frampong said. 
Some UGA alumni said they're thinking about withholding donations after learning of the comments. 
"I feel like the things he is saying is inciting violence. They invite the idea into people's minds," UGA alumnus Andrew Lawrence said. 
University leaders said they are consulting with the attorney general on what actions they can take, but Osei-Frampong said he's standing firm and not backing down. 
University administrators sent Channel 2 Action News the following statement that reads in part: The University has been vigorously exploring all available legal options. Racism has no place on our campus.
"... he's not calling for violence, but believes it should remain an option."

There can be no peace. We can't coexist with these people, because they deem violence against us an acceptable alternative to living with us.

Monday, January 21, 2019

The Paul Kersey Reading List

A friend inquired of me why I had never put together a recommended reading list of fiction/non-fiction books or movies for people to read/watch in their quest for finding the right "red pill." 

How to ensure they enter the realm of  'those who can see."

Well, here goes. This will be a living list, with new additions added as they are read. 


Non-Fiction

5. The Crimean War: A History by Orlando Figes
8. Conquest of a Continent by Madison Grant
20. The March to Glory by Robert Leckie
21. The Right Stuff / The Painted Word by Tom Wolfe

Fiction

3. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien 
4. H. P. Lovecraft: Tales by H.P. Lovecraft
5. Camp of the Saints by Jean Raspail 

Johnny and Jamaal by K.M. Breakey 







Sunday, January 20, 2019

His Name is Roy Brown: White IHOP Employee Gunned Down by Black Career Criminal (His Son Shoots and Kills the Black Shooter)

Roy Brown was a white man. He worked at an IHOP. 

So does his son. 

A black man with three prior arrests - for assault with a firearm - was upset with an order.

Naturally, he pulled out a gun and started shooting. [Community offers support for family of slain IHOP worker, Al.com, 1-18-19]:
Everything looked normal on Friday at the IHOP on Huntsville’s Memorial Parkway. 
Rest in peace, Roy Brown
Servers rushed to booths of chatting customers, while bacon sizzled on the grill and cooks flipped dozens of pancakes. 
But outside, at the back of the building, candles burned in a small memorial that served as a reminder of the deadly shooting that temporarily shuttered the restaurant less than 48 hours earlier. 
Roy Brown, an employee of the restaurant, died late Wednesday when an apparently angry customer pulled out a gun and started firing. The shooting injured Brown’s son Jay, who was also working that night. Jay Brown then pulled out his own gun and fatally shot the customer, whom authorities identified as 25-year-old Roderick Turner. 
The restaurant reopened Friday morning, and the dining room was bustling. 
Customers offered support and condolences to the workers. 
Prior to his untimely death, this was just another black career criminal our justice system refuses to lock away for life...
Among the customers showing support for the family is Huntsville police officer James Andrews. He organized a GoFundMe.com account to raise money for the Brown family. The account raised nearly $3,000 of its $10,000 goal as of Friday afternoon. 
Andrews, a third-shift officer, said he and his buddies eat at the IHOP about four or five nights per week. He said Roy Brown always made sure they got top-notch service. 
“He always took good care of us,” Andrews said. “He was real nice and went above and beyond.” 
Andrews said he doesn’t know the Brown family’s financial situation, but he wanted to do something to help. 
The Brown family said they are grateful to the community for its support. 
“We are very thankful to everyone that has reached out to us and put us in their prayers,” said Roy Brown’s wife, Rachel. She said her husband was a dedicated restaurant employee. All three of his sons worked with him at IHOP. 
“Roy was a good-hearted man,” she said in a message to AL.com. 
In a phone interview with AL.com, Roy Brown’s sister described him as a good, Christian man who loved his family and friends. Linda Simmons said her nephew is a hero for shooting back at Turner before anyone else could be hurt or killed. 
Rachel Brown said she considers both her son and husband heroes. She said Roy Brown was trying to keep the situation under control Wednesday night, when, according to police, Turner got angry about the service he received at the restaurant and started shooting.
And why is Roy Brown dead? A reminder: because Roderick Turner, who had been charged with assault involving a firearm three times before, was upset about the service at the IHOP. [Man who opened fire at Huntsville IHOP had multiple arrests for violent incidents, WHNT.com, 1-18-19]:
As the investigation continues into the deadly IHOP shooting on Wednesday night, we’re learning more about the man police say first opened fire. 
WHNT News 19 has learned this is not the first time 25-year-old Roderick Turner was involved in a violent incident with a gun. In fact, Turner was charged with assault involving a firearm three times with three different victims. However, Madison County prosecutors say those cases were hampered by the unwillingness of the victims and witnesses to testify. Turner was never convicted on any of those charges. 
The Huntsville Police Department provided the following narrative about the fatal encounter at IHOP on Drake Avenue and Memorial Parkway Wednesday night:The deadly incident started when Turner went to pick up a to-go order just before 10 pm. 56-year-old Roy Brown and his 32-year-old son were both working at the restaurant. 
Authorities say Turner grew angry, apparently upset about the food service. 
Police tell us the argument turned into a physical altercation between Turner and Brown’s son. Investigators say at some point Turner reached for his gun and shot at the two IHOP employees. 
His bullets struck Roy Brown and his son. It’s unclear which one of them was hit first, but police say Brown’s son then pulled out his own gun and shot Turner. HPD says seven shots were fired during the incident. 
Roy Brown and Turner both died from gunshot wounds in the upper torso area. 
Brown’s son survived but was hospitalized.
Rest in peace, Roy.

Good shooting, Jay.

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Black Lives Matter? Black Baton Rouge Journalist Begs Blacks Not Kill/Shoot One Another on Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Years ago, Edward Pratt wrote an embarrassingly revealing story about the quality of life (or lack thereof) blacks create in Baton Rouge, when he noted intense levels of African-African mayhem and violence required funeral workers to carry concealed weapons. [Edward Pratt: Funerals now under threat of violence, The Advocate, 6-14-14]:
Imagine, if you will, funeral workers carrying concealed weapons. 
The first time Hall Davis IV mentioned that to me, it took some time to sink in. It bounced around in my head for about a month before I initially considered writing about it. 
The Baton Rouge, Louisiana skyline... just another American city where African in America violence is out of control...
What he is talking about is yet another sad commentary on the deadly violence in the African-American community. 
Davis, the owner of Hall Davis and Son Funeral Services, a large funeral home in Scotlandville, has been a leader in the fight against violence in the community. 
Through his work with 100 Black Men, he has been especially concerned about the mayhem in the African-American community. 
That violence and some of its spillover has Davis very concerned about his safety, that of his employees and some of the families using his funeral home. 
He is worried that he and his employees may be caught in the crossfire of retaliatory attacks against some family members he is transporting or providing services for at his Scenic Highway location. “I’m talking about when we pick up the family at their home, at the funeral home, at the church, at the cemetery and when we take them to the repast,” he said.
Just a few days ago, Edward Pratt topped himself when revealing the quality of life (or lack thereof) Africans in America create... [Edward Pratt: The best way to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy? A day without violence, The Advocate, 1-18-19]:

On Monday the country — well some of it — will again celebrate the life of a civil rights icon, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was an imperfect man who was nevertheless able to get the country to take a look at itself in connection to race and prejudice. 
There will be many programs, marches and speeches on Monday in a concerted effort to show that there has been some progress toward civil rights here since his assassination in 1968. With any luck, the programs will be attended by people of many races and ethnic backgrounds. As the young folk say, “It’s a good look.” 
I continue to hope that these gatherings will launch weeks and months of dialogue that will lead to some good. Talking and listening can’t hurt. But on most King holidays, I spend the day reflecting and reading from King’s speeches and stories about him. I always find something new. 
While the King Day celebrations are important to me, there is something else I want that will make the day to honor this American hero perfect. It won’t capture the imagination like King’s speeches and their iconic phrases like “Let freedom ring" and “Free at last.” 
I will be hoping that my cellphone will be silent on Monday. I don’t want to hear that pinging noise that I get all too often, which is frequently the sound of a news alert about the latest outbreak of whining from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. 
As aggravating as that can be, what I really don't want on Monday is a news alert about yet another shooting or killing in my community. King — and others — risked their lives to improve the lives of people who live on those streets and in those communities where violence is now too common. 
Can we have a day of non-violence in every community on Monday? While a day of calm would be great every day, can this mayhem at least stop for the 24 hours of Martin Luther King Day? 
Please, no pinging on my phone announcing a child has shot another child in the street, or three people were wounded on so-and-so street, or a man was found dead from gunshot wounds, or a woman was wounded or beaten and taken to a local hospital. 
Please, can we have one day to honor a man of non-violence by not perpetrating violence? Can we have a day of locked arms and smiles?
Neither of these stories are from The Onion.