Where's the Media Outrage?

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

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  • MisterD 2012/04/02 13:17:45
    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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  • Seonag 2012/04/02 14:06:24
    I'm aware of this story since I live in Tennessee. But it does not fit the agenda of the national media to publicize this story nationwide. Nor does it fit their agenda to cover the intentional burning of a 12 year old white boy in Kansas City by two 17 year old black youths. Neither fit the racial 'white on black' crimes that they want to portray. Nor do they cover the more prevalent white on white and black on black crimes.
  • Amasaman 2012/04/02 13:57:58
    It doesn't fit their agenda.
  • Wahvlvke 2012/04/02 13:39:28
    No meat here for the race baiters and justice brothers.
  • Mr Wayne 2012/04/02 13:39:11
  • TheR 2012/04/02 13:36:10
    And America is the place where this crap always seems to happen, and continually goes on. Tomorrow will be another murder, with new victims, and new Prisoners. I think the entire country has gone insane. literally. You have be nuts to want to live there.
  • ElChorizon© THAT'S RACIST! 2012/04/02 13:33:25
    ElChorizon© THAT'S RACIST!
    How dare you post this Dave!
    thats racist
  • Dave**G... ElChori... 2012/04/02 13:35:09
  • Ron the Realist 2012/04/02 13:27:04
    Ron the Realist
    Too bad the victims here didn't look like they could be obama's kids.
    The reason was not a popular media story is because the perps do look like they could be obama's kids.
  • ElChori... Ron the... 2012/04/02 13:35:11
    ElChorizon© THAT'S RACIST!
    Well they did look like Obama's kids, Obama is half white after all.
  • Cat Gaurdian 2012/04/02 13:23:13
    Cat Gaurdian
    poor couple =(.....hope the people who did this gets beaten up in prison for this
  • Swampdo... Cat Gau... 2012/04/02 19:59:29
    Swampdog PWCM
    They should die the way they murdered that young couple!
  • Cat Gau... Swampdo... 2012/04/09 12:25:30
    Cat Gaurdian
    that too
  • MisterD 2012/04/02 13:17:45
    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......
  • Mr Wayne MisterD 2012/04/02 13:40:24
    Mr Wayne
    No need to wonder.
  • MisterD Mr Wayne 2012/04/02 14:45:44
    oh.. I guess you couldn't see my tongue in my cheek. LOL
  • Mr Wayne MisterD 2012/04/02 19:11:01
    Mr Wayne
    lol, my tongue got in the way of my eye teeth.
  • MisterD Mr Wayne 2012/04/02 19:15:01
  • Aingean 2012/04/02 13:14:25
    I've not even heard about this! What the hell!
  • None Aingean 2012/04/02 13:26:01
    This will make your blood run cold !

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  • HelmetGirl 2012/04/02 13:12:38
    Those of us who stay informed are aware of this story and others that have been played down or ignored by the national media. But, re-posting them here or anywhere else is probably not going to serve any further purpose. It just confirms the fact that there is an element in our society that is slowly destroying it.

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