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Dave**Gay for Girls** 2012/04/02 13:08:20

Channon Gail Christian, 21, and Hugh Christopher Newsom, Jr.,
23, were a couple from Knoxville, Tennessee. They were both raped, tortured
and murdered after being kidnapped early on the morning of January 7, 2007.
Their vehicle had been carjacked. Five suspects were arrested and charged in the case. The grand jury indicted four of the suspects on
counts of murder, robbery, kidnapping, rape and theft. Three of those arrested,
Letalvis D. Cobbins, Lemaricus Davidson and George Thomas, have been convicted
on multiple charges including several counts of felony murder. After a jury
trial Lemaricus Davidson was sentenced to death by lethal injection and Letalvis
Cobbins and George Thomas were sentenced to life in prison without the
possibility of parole. Vanessa Coleman has been convicted of facilitating the
crimes and sentenced to 53 years in prison, and Eric Dewayne Boyd has been
convicted of federal charges as accessory after the fact to carjacking and
sentenced to 18 years in prison.


The national news media was
criticized for allegedly ignoring the story because the victims were white and the suspects black.


On December 1, 2011, new trials were granted by a liberal Special Judge to
the defendants due to drug abuse by the later disbarred, presiding judge. Representing the
families of the victims and the People, the Tennessee AG filed an appeal in
January 2011 trying to block the four retrials. In early March 2012, a Court of
Criminal Appeals put a hold on the retrials. An appeals court will decide if
there will be retrials. Convicted co-conspirator Vanessa Coleman's retrial is
not being contested by the AG. She was given 53 years by the later-disbarred
judge.





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  • MisterD 2012/04/02 13:17:45
    MisterD
    +13
    I guess this crime did not rise to the standards set by the media for coverage. Now, if the races in this crime had been opposite? I just wonder......

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  • Jennifersilva11789 2013/07/09 03:44:16
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    It is really sad that people use the race card on anything and everything. This happened in 2007 that was 6 yrs ago I am sure it was on the news at some point so now making a big fuss because it was plastered everywhere? There are a lot of crimes that are not all over the mainstream does not mean it is because of race!
  • daydreamer 2012/06/20 12:44:11
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    if it was the other way around and the whites had done that to blacks it be in news thats for sure
  • sglmom 2012/04/21 08:33:04
    sglmom
    Absent .. it did not 'rise' to the msm /standards/ for coverage ..
    The HEINOUS nature alone .. should have provoked any thinking, caring HUMAN to outrage ..
    But .. nope .. not the msm ..
  • Bobby Ferguson Jr. 2012/04/15 22:19:30
  • aneed2know 2012/04/03 08:27:30
    aneed2know
    All i have to say is this, all you sick sad pathetic, SH conservatives truly put a new meaning on slime, you are the worse of what this country has to offer.

    I want to tell you guys something and believe it or not, i hold down two jobs and on one of those jobs i work for the Marriott hotel as a night manager. Well last week we hosted a group of business people and i was talking to two of the people who attended and they asked. Why is this country so racist, wow is it that a unarmed child can be shot dead and the mam not be arrested. All i could answer is, i dont know.

    Now these two people are from the Netherlands, a country or region how ever you choose to phrase it, these people are from a country where lets just say they are not as diverse as we are. Even there, they see something truly vile in America and even there they see something wrong with a murderer going free.

    You people are sick, sad vile pathetic hateful, ignorant:
  • tommyg ... aneed2know 2012/04/11 15:15:17
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    "You people are sick, sad vile pathetic hateful, ignorant".

    I assume you are talking about the criminals in the story.....
  • aneed2know tommyg ... 2012/04/12 05:13:37
    aneed2know
    no i am talking about the people who are trying to find equivalency in this, because there is none. and if you are one of them, then yeah i am talking about you.
  • tommyg ... aneed2know 2012/04/12 11:29:22
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +3
    You're right. There is no equivalence. Each of these crimes is unique.

    I think the discussion is in regards to the media coverage....or lack of.

    Both crimes are horrendous.
  • AL tommyg ... 2012/04/21 08:48:43
    AL
    No this one was a real LOVE crime instead! I thought you knew that by now?
  • AL tommyg ... 2012/04/21 08:47:31
    AL
    Oh come on now, WE ALL know this was just another black on White LOVE crime instead!
  • Rodney 2012/04/03 01:04:00
    Rodney
    +3
    Fry 'em all! They are soulless sociopaths who will likely never provide anything positive to society.
  • Swampdo... Rodney 2012/04/22 17:04:59
    Swampdog PWCM
    The villains are animals. Where is the out cry from Jesse ans AL against these animals.
  • Rodney Swampdo... 2012/04/22 21:26:04
    Rodney
    +1
    Don't hold your breath, Al and Jesse believe that a black person can do no harm, they are above the law and NEVER racist!
  • Swampdo... Rodney 2012/04/23 17:12:15
    Swampdog PWCM
    +1
    If it weren't for Bigotry and Racism Jesse and Al would be out of a job. These two Religious people (I refuse to call them men) are the greatest race dividers on this planet.
  • Rodney Swampdo... 2012/04/23 18:53:28
    Rodney
    +1
    And major Bigots. When ever I think of them I flash back to that movie about the little boy that says, "I see dead people" or something to that effect. With those two and many like them, they see racism everywhere whether there is or not.
  • Swampdo... Rodney 2012/04/23 19:59:11
    Swampdog PWCM
    The biggest problem with these two is that they are NOT leaders in the black community, they are black males that were picked by the white media to represent blacks.
  • Rodney Swampdo... 2012/04/23 21:33:32
    Rodney
    +1
    Uhhh, yeah, but they have foisted themselves on the Black Community as well. I have several friends who are Black and none of them like or listen to those two or Calypso Louis (Louis Farrakhan ) either.
  • Swampdo... Rodney 2012/04/24 00:12:51
    Swampdog PWCM
    +1
    I was 12 when MLK was shot and Jesse could not wait to step into MLK's place. Jesse was standing right next to King when he was shot.
  • Rodney Swampdo... 2012/04/24 00:18:22
    Rodney
    +1
    And yet he never understood his (MLK's) message.
  • Swampdo... Rodney 2012/04/24 00:21:29
    Swampdog PWCM
    +2
    Nope never.
  • Rodney Swampdo... 2012/04/24 00:34:12
    Rodney
    +2
    Very much like the majority of who is in power, self promoting asswipes.
  • Swampdo... Rodney 2012/04/24 00:37:48
    Swampdog PWCM
    +2
    Wait a minute, I spewed Gatorade on the keyboard laughing. Good 'un!
  • Rodney Swampdo... 2012/04/24 02:15:48
    Rodney
    +2
    I just an tired of pussy footing with these idiots anymore. I am calling them what they are.
  • Swampdo... Rodney 2012/04/25 14:03:58
    Swampdog PWCM
    +2
    I wish the media would.
  • Rodney Swampdo... 2012/04/25 22:23:38
    Rodney
    +2
    Yeah, that'll happen when Hell freezes over.
  • ed 2012/04/02 23:56:03
    ed
    +2
    not worthy enough for the media to cover.
  • Link 2012/04/02 23:38:28
    Link
    +3
    There should be just as much outrage and media coverage, etc as any other crime... race should not play a role either way...
  • AL 2012/04/02 21:31:41
    AL
    +2
    WOW! I guess this was a LOVE crime then right?
  • Gregaj7 2012/04/02 20:59:00
    Gregaj7
    +2
    Apparently, not enough commerce was generated the first-time around (Bondings).
  • GINGERBREAD 2012/04/02 20:37:25
    GINGERBREAD
    +3
    Now, what would happen if the white comminity in Tenn. have a demonstration, and cry out for the blood of these hoodlums? What would the lamestream media say? I know, the lamestream media and these "RACE PIMPS" and "RACE BAITERS" would be crying out that this was a demonstration created by the "ULTRA RIGHT" organisations in Tenn.
  • Scout 2012/04/02 19:46:21
    Scout
    +5
    In this day & age the media isn't quite as interested in covering crime stories when the victims are white and the perpetrators are black regardless of the depravity involved or the horrific manner of death. The way this young couple was brutalized should warrant as much public outrage as the recent death of a young black man. An even more egregious case is that of Geraldine Davidson, an 84 year old retired school teacher who was abducted by two black men and a black woman. She was forced into the trunk of her own car and before being savagely murdered, her abductors drove around their neighborhood showing off their hostage to friends and family like a prize hunter shows off his kill. Each time the trunk opened Mrs. Davidson begged those gawking at her to help her, and each time she did one of her male abductors would beat her. She was "shown off" at least a dozen times. Apparently, NO ONE that "looked" at her was disgusted and shocked at the inhumanity of what was witnesses because NOT ONE PERSON who viewed Mrs. Davidson intervened on her behalf or called the law, and at least one of the individuals was a grandmother. When the trio were through, Mrs. Davidson was bound hand and foot before being tossed off a bridge to die a horrible, horrible death. I compare this murder to t...
    In this day & age the media isn't quite as interested in covering crime stories when the victims are white and the perpetrators are black regardless of the depravity involved or the horrific manner of death. The way this young couple was brutalized should warrant as much public outrage as the recent death of a young black man. An even more egregious case is that of Geraldine Davidson, an 84 year old retired school teacher who was abducted by two black men and a black woman. She was forced into the trunk of her own car and before being savagely murdered, her abductors drove around their neighborhood showing off their hostage to friends and family like a prize hunter shows off his kill. Each time the trunk opened Mrs. Davidson begged those gawking at her to help her, and each time she did one of her male abductors would beat her. She was "shown off" at least a dozen times. Apparently, NO ONE that "looked" at her was disgusted and shocked at the inhumanity of what was witnesses because NOT ONE PERSON who viewed Mrs. Davidson intervened on her behalf or called the law, and at least one of the individuals was a grandmother. When the trio were through, Mrs. Davidson was bound hand and foot before being tossed off a bridge to die a horrible, horrible death. I compare this murder to that of the dragging death of James Bryd, Jr. The national media services found their way to Jasper, Texas to cover what was coined as a "lynching by dragging", but didn't see fit to travel to Palenstine, Texas to report on the gruesome details and depravity surrounding the torture and death of Mrs. Davidson.
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  • Swampdo... Scout 2012/04/02 19:57:57
    Swampdog PWCM
    +2
    Typical liberal media, what do you expect?
  • Swampdog PWCM 2012/04/02 19:22:46
    Swampdog PWCM
    +4
    This was front page news in Europe, but in America, black on white crime is so common,it's not news worthy. Stand up for stand your ground laws!
  • marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS 2012/04/02 18:44:44
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    +4
    The LIBERALs can not exploit this so they dont care about these people who were murdered.

    Its only a outrage when a black person is killed.
  • Swampdo... marcuss... 2012/04/02 19:23:44
    Swampdog PWCM
    +1
    According to the libs. he was murdered.
  • marcuss... Swampdo... 2012/04/02 20:35:49 (edited)
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    +4
    Even with eyewitnesses and injuries to Zimmerman they refuse to see the facts. Even with NBC getting busted altering the 911 audio tape to fit their agenda the truth does not matter to the radical LWNJ.
  • Swampdo... marcuss... 2012/04/22 17:05:54
    Swampdog PWCM
    +1
    Yep and the peoson who altered the tape has been fired!
  • Avenged7 2012/04/02 18:36:16
    Avenged7
    Oh, so now the media has to headline every murder committed by blacks, and I guess just ignore all murders by whites. Is that the idea??? Sounds about right for the racist party!!!
  • Dave**G... Avenged7 2012/04/02 18:42:00
  • Avenged7 Dave**G... 2012/04/02 19:10:46
    Avenged7
    There are hundreds of murders in this country every day, and the only reason this one got more publicity, is because of this ridiculous law of, Stand Your Ground law, which can let a real murder get away with it. Also this kid was unarmed, and out weighed by Zimmerman. Also the police didn't do any forensics at the scene, it looks like this guy will get away with murder. The common murder in this country does not have all these fascists.

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