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See, earlier, Do We Have Government Of Laws, Or Not? and Unequal Justice In New York: Sheldon Silver Still Free

Here’s more justice delayed, the delay in this case being twelve years.

The crime that calls for justice here is the one our own Nicholas Stix calls the Knoxville Horror: the killing of sweethearts Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, aged 21 and 23, in Knoxville, Tennessee back in January 2007.

This was an exceptionally horrific crime. The young couple were kidnapped, raped, tortured, and killed by a gang of at least five assailants.

The details are difficult to read about. If you think you can stomach them, a site search for Nicholas’s articles at gives comprehensive coverage.

The victims were white, though, the assailants black, so mainstream media suppressed the story as well as they could. Nicholas has covered all that in detail, too. The media malfeasance in this case is as shocking as the nature of the crime itself, although of course in a different way: morally, not physically, disgusting.

Four of the assailants were brought to state trial and a fifth, Eric Boyd, to federal trial as an accessory after the fact, for helping one of the killers hide out. The whole trial process was shambolic, though, with procedural issues, judges being replaced, jurors bused in from majority-black counties, vacated verdicts and retrials. The guiding principle behind all these shenanigans was, says Nicholas: “It ain’t over ’til the black felon wins!”

Eventually there was a measure of justice. The four assailants brought to state trial were convicted: one death penalty, one life without parole, one 127-year sentence, one for 35 years. Eric Boyd, tried in federal court as an accessory, got 18 years.

Then last year George Thomas, who got the 127-year sentence, agreed to testify that Boyd was involved in the killings, in return for having the 127 years reduced to fifty. Eric Boyd was brought to state trial. Ten days ago he was convicted of first-degree murder, with two automatic life sentences for the two killings.[Jury finds Eric Boyd guilty of grisly 2007 Knoxville murders, by Jamie Satterfield, Knoxville News Sentinel, August 13, 2019]

That’s twelve and a half years on from the crime; twelve and a half years of unimaginable mental anguish for the families of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. If the youngsters had married, as everyone thought they would, they’d now be in their mid-thirties with kids in school.

Justice delayed? I’d say so.

The contrast here, going back to the previous two items, the contrast is between who justice is delayed for and who it is not delayed for.

That endless procedural wrangling we’re seeing in Sheldon Silver’s case: Why was there nothing like that in Steve Stockman’s?

Or compare the years-long clown show to get the Knoxville killers convicted with the case of James Fields, accused of killing a protestor in the Charlottesville Antifa riot two years ago. Fields’ trials went by so fast, if you blinked you’d have missed them.


We’re a nation of laws, not of men … unless the man—and woman, in the case of Obama’s Auntie Zeituni—is connected to the powerful, and preferably black. Our justice is delayed, and delayed, and delayed—unless you’re a white person with unpopular opinions; then it’s wonderfully brisk.

This is Who We Are.

(Republished from VDare by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Race/Ethnicity • Tags: Black Crime, Political Correctness 
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  1. Such overt favoritism toward ultra-violent black criminals who prey on vulnerable whites will continue as long as the (((mass media))) bury the beginning, middle, and end of the story. This isn’t ultimately about whether crime is punished or not. It’s about who controls the channels of communication.

    • Agree: Gunga Din
    • Replies: @Mark Raven
  2. We’re a nation of laws, not of men …

    Sorry, but we’ve moved beyond Rule of Law to Rule by Law.

  3. unit472 says:

    The only time the wheels of justice move fast is if the victims are government officials. Tim McVeigh was executed in record time. So was John Muhammed who, inadvertently, picked an FBI official as one of his sniping targets. Mir Kansi, who shot CIA officials in their HQ parking lot, was spirited out of Pakistan after millions in reward money was paid for his whereabouts, and quickly tried and executed. None of this decades on death row stuff if you kill Federal Government bureaucrats.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  4. OK, I gotta say this here, and I hope Mr. Derbyshire would not be included in the people I deride here, but ??

    Where the hell have all the Conservatives been when Libertarians have been talking and writing about the travesty of the American justice legal system? They have had lots of words deriding them for harping on “muh Constitution” and calling them “Libertards” when they get into too much detail on the intricacies of our Founders principles and “muh rule of law” and shit.

    Whatdya’ expect was gonna happen when the other side took over, Conservatives? Do you think they have this respect for the ideals of the Founders of this country? They cared a lot only when it got them out of jail on technicalities for acts of destruction over the last 50 years. Now that they have control, the principles you’ve been taking for granted don’t mean a hill of beans to them.

    Peak Stupidity, in our Liberty/Libertarianism section, has a post that explains that Libertarians and Conservatives have a lot to learn from each other.

    • Agree: The Alarmist
  5. 95Theses says:

    That there exists in mainstream journalism a strong Leftist bias against reporting on Black-on-White crime vs. the White-on-Black crime has almost always been the case.

    For example, Wikipedia devotes many, many more pages to Heather Heyer and the “Charlottesville Car Attack” than to the kidnapping, rape, torture, murder of Channon Christian.

    Charlottesville Car Attack:
    Total pages — 12
    Word count — 8551
    Characters (no spaces) — 45199
    Footnotes — 79

    Murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom:
    Total pages — 7
    Word count — 4905
    Characters (no spaces) — 26678
    Footnotes — 58

    Wikipedia even devotes a glowing mini-biography to the sainted Heather Heyer. Not so for Channon or Christopher, who suffered far more and far longer at the hands of their tormentors than did Ms. Heyer – provided she has any memory of it, since she was unconscious even before paramedics started working on her.

    Still more proof of Leftist–Liberal bias is easily evident in a Google search for the following:“Christopher+Newsom”+“Knoxville” — 10800 results“Channon+Christian”+“Knoxville” — 17700 results“James+Fields”+“Charlottesville” — 86500 results“Charlottesville”+“Heather+Heyer”439000 results

  6. Off topic…but in light of the unending US Military occupation of the Muslim Shithole Afghanistan:


  7. SMK says: • Website

    The problem isn’t simoly the left. At least Wikipedia describes this atrocity in some detail. Have Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham, and other right-wing radio hosts and talking heads on Fox News ever mentioned the Wichita Massacre or the the Knoxville horror? Have they ever told the truth about the horrific realities of black male criminality, especially black-on-white violence? Or averge black intelligence?

    • Replies: @El Dato
  8. @95Theses

    Heather Hyer came to Charlottesville with her ANTIFA Comrades to use force and violence to deny the young White Men of the Alt Right their Constititional Court Ordered Right of Free Speech….

    The Charlottesville ANTIFA drew blood first……

    The (((LAWFARE))) Suit=unadulturated full-blown Jew Power on full display………Just like the slaughter of THE NATIVE BORN WHITE CHRISTIAN AMERICAN WORKING CLASS CREW OF THE USS LIBERTY by Jew Israel….

    The enablers of the PEDERARST CHARLOTTESVILLE ANTIFA are the hardcore racist JEWS……SPLC….ADL….AIPAC….ROBERTA KAPLAN…..

  9. El Dato says:

    They probably dont want to come across as firestarters.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  10. SMK says: • Website

    When sentenced to death for the car-jacking, abduction, torture, gang-rape, mutilation, and murder of Channon Christian, Lemaricus Davidon was in street clothes and he wasn’t shackled. When Abigail Simon was sentenced to 8-25 years in prison and a lifetime of electronic parole-monitoring and public sex offender registeration, she was wearing a drab unisex demin jump-suit and was shacklied for over 2-hours in handcufs attached to a waist-chain and leg-irons. And so was Mary Letorunea at her sentencing and all or nearly all other women convicted of having consensual sex with biological men under statutory age.

    Thus country is so evil and insane that Mary Letourneau and Abigail Simon are far more infamous and despised than the Carr Brothers and Lemaricus Devidson and the Knoxville savages -with the exception of the city of Knoxville and the state of Tennessee.

  11. SMK says: • Website

    Google search: Lemaricus Davidon, 14,900 results; Abigail Simon, 41 million results; Mary Letourneau, 1, 410,ooo results.

  12. John

    I recently met one of your compatriots out here on the East End North Shore….

    I did a tour of the old Hallock House in Southold……I was speaking to an elderly gentleman who was the tour guide…….I detected a slight regional English accent…..War for Blair Mountain:”Where in England are you from?”….He was surprised that I could detect his regional accent…..He and his wife have lived on Long Island 45 years or more…..Englishman:”Yes I am…I am from Lewes England……

    The conversation continues:Englishman from Lewes England:”I was born right next to the home of Ann of Cleves….I have a masters degree in engineering from Imperial College…..It was a very rigorous and demanding course of study…..I went on to design nuclear warheads…I worked directly with plutonium…..eventually it got to the point where my moral concience began to really bother me….You know Albert Einstein was my hero…I idolized Albert….So I went to my boss and told him that I could no longer design nuclear warheads anymore… I was immediately transferred to a different department that had nothing to do with nuclear weapons….Not too long afterwards, I found another job in Ireland….I got job at Kerry Gold….you know…Kerry Gold Butter….designing separators….

    War for Blair Mountain:”So what’s the specific gravity of Kerry Gold Butter?

    Englishman from Lewes:”Company Secret”….

    War for Blair Mountain:”What’s the half-life of Kerry Gold Butter?”

    Englishman from Lewes:”Company Secret”…..

    War for Blair Mountain:”How do you initiate a symmetrical implosion of two hemispheres of Kerry Gold Butter?”

    Englishman from Lewes:”Company Secret”…..

  13. @95Theses

    Wasn’t the Heyer homicide a White-on-Fat crime?

  14. SMK says: • Website

    These filthy subhuman beasts should have all been executed over 10 years ago. And in a sane country, they would have been buried in prison years before they committed this atrocity. I wonder how many felonies they committed, individually and collectively, before the Knoxville horror?

    James Fields was acting in self-defense, and should not have even been charged with a crime. The communist/anarchist terrorists who were screaming at him and attacking his car with baseball bats and other weapons should have been charged in the death of Heather H. Fields is a political prisoner, sentenced to life in prison plus 419-years not for his actions in this case but for his “racist”-“white supremacist” beliefs. This isn’t “Third-World justice,” but Soviet-style “justice.”

    Once again, no mention of this outrage by Limbaugh, Hannity, Carlson, Ingraham, etc.

  15. 95Theses says:

    I do wish I had had a chance to edit this. Nope, the instant I posted this it went “right to the printer”. Oh, well.

  16. @El Dato

    Wow. Nice fire-suppression system!

  17. Truth says:
    @El Dato

    There are 96 mirders a day in Mexico.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
    , @Rich
  18. There are 96 mirders a day in Mexico.

    Are those joy killings?

    Mexico has over twice the population of South Africa, and the same number of days in a year, so their rate should be slightly lower.

  19. @Truth

    OK, but how many murders are there per day in Mexico?

  20. White people have no idea.

    Colin Flaherty is sent 200 clips of black on white violence every single day.

    And it’s usually the weakest most vulnerable whites; old whites, whites in wheelchairs, whites on crutches, lone women, lone children, etc.

    While there is hardly any white on black violence at all.

    • Replies: @Glock45
  21. Mike Tre [AKA "MikeatMikedotMike"] says:

    Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom will never have true justice paid to them. Even if the male negros involved were gelded and fed their amputated genitals raw, only after being starved for weeks, before being buried alive in a pine box, the former would still have had their young lives stolen from them, and their last hours on earth filled with unimaginable horror.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  22. Rich says:

    Numbers are a “White people thing”, I understand, but the population of Mexico is 129.2 million, the population of S Africa is only 56 million. What this means is that a country with more than twice the population commits less than than twice the number of murders. That means you guys are batting better than the Mexicans. Congrats.

  23. “That’s (not) who we are” is obviously an assertion of identity – it is the ultimate statement of identity politics. It also insinuates that if you disagree with the speaker, you are not a proper American. No wonder the remark is so popular with liberals.

  24. Truth says:

    …Yeah, but Mexico isn’t burdened by having 5 million violent WASPS…

  25. @Microwave Surfer

    This isn’t ultimately about whether crime is punished or not. It’s about who controls the channels of communication.

    You say “this” — I say “everything”.

    They control the flow of information.

    They control the production of ‘truth’.

  26. Glock45 says:
    @Robert Dolan

    While there is hardly any white on black violence at all.

    Fascinating, though, how the (((media))) in all its forms (TV, movies, news outlets print and electronic) all manage to convince millions of people that the exact opposite is the case: that whites commit all the violence, and that blacks are always sweet innocent victims who “dindu nuffin” because any violence they commit is always explained away and excused by “white privilege”, “systemic racism”, etc.

  27. According to the coroner’s autopsy report, Heather Heyer died of a heart attack, not blunt force trauma. She was under 5 ft, tall & weighed over 300 lbs. Did the alleged killer force feed her Twinkies ?????????

  28. Anonymous[388] • Disclaimer says:

    Meanwhile some 19-year old LGBT math major with 3.97 gpa who’s scheduled to graduate this year is charged with a felony hate crime for finding a piece of rope on an elevator and making a noose out of it and leaving it on the elevator.

    U of Illinois student arrested after noose found in elevator
    September 3, 2019

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois student who is accused of tying a noose and leaving it in a residence hall elevator was charged Tuesday with a hate crime.

    Andrew Smith, 19, found some rope in the elevator in Allen Hall over the weekend and tied it into a noose, Champaign County Assistant State’s Attorney Kristin Alferink said during the arraignment.

    University spokeswoman Robin Kaler said students in the hall on the Urbana campus reported finding the noose early Sunday. Their find quickly blew up on social media and, seeing that, a woman who says she was with Smith when he tied the noose reported him to school authorities.

    Smith, of Normal, was arrested Monday and charged the next day with felony hate crime and misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges.

    Alferink said Smith told university police that he “only spent about 30 seconds thinking about his actions” and that even after checking social media, didn’t think his actions were serious enough to turn himself in.

    Defense attorney Audrey Thompson on Tuesday declined to comment on the charges. She described her client during the arraignment as a sophomore with enough credits to graduate this year and a GPA of 3.79.

    Smith enrolled at the University of Illinois in fall 2018 and is majoring in math, according to Kaler.

    “The university does not condone acts of intolerance, bias, or prejudice,” Kaler said in a statement Tuesday. She said support staff are available for students who feel overwhelmed because of the noose.

    Judge Roger Webber set Smith’s bond at $5,000 and scheduled another hearing for Oct. 22.

    And this story made national news (Washington Post, NY Times, NY Post, et al.) and international news (UK Metro, UK Daily Mail, India’s Herald Publicist, etc.)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  29. Anonymous[388] • Disclaimer says:

    Compare this to the case of…

    Man in Queens for stepsister’s wedding dies after being punched in the face

    LONG ISLAND CITY, Queens — A Florida man in Queens for his stepsister’s wedding died days after being knocked out by a punch to the face, police sources said.

    Sandor Szabo knocked on the window of a white SUV in Long Island City early Sunday, thinking it was his Uber back to his hotel. The driver got out and punched Szabo in the face, knocking him to the pavement.

    Afterward, the driver and a 17-year-old witness propped Szabo — who was unconscious — up against a car, according to the witness.

    “Me and the man, we picked him up and leaned him against a car so he would stop choking on his blood until the ambulance came,” the witness said.

    The driver fled the scene and Szabo was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, officials said.

    Szabo died on Tuesday, according to police sources.

    The Florida man worked in digital advertising and was remembered fondly by his employer.

    The victim, Sandor Szabo, was an American Jew and his funeral was at Beth Israel Boynton Beach.

    Wake Forest Places Coach on Leave After Pleading Not Guilty to Assault Charge

    …Jones was arraigned on a misdemeanor assault charge and released on his own recognizance Thursday, after police say he threw a punch that killed a Queens tourist.

    That’s not a typo. A misdemeanor. For homicide. Apparently we now reserve felonies for victimless thought crimes and making nooses out of rope found on an elevator.

    • Replies: @Rich
  30. Rich says:

    I don’t understand how, or when, making a noose became a hate crime. Are they going to arrest Clint Eastwood and every other Hollywood actor who ever appeared in a Western? Just shows how self-centered and arrogant blacks are, they actually believe they were the only people to ever wear a noose as a necktie. Gets crazier every day. Whites who’ve never lived around blacks don’t understand how crazy they are as a people.

  31. We’re a nation of laws, not of men … unless the man—and woman, in the case of Obama’s Auntie Zeituni—is connected to the powerful, and preferably black

    I think Derb makes this more about race than it really is. Getting your friends’ and relatives’ petty crimes forgiven has always been a perk of office.

  32. Technomad says:

    If we could drive these creatures out of the Western Hemisphere, we’d be a lot closer to the beautiful Utopia the founders envisioned.

  33. Achmed E. Newman: “Whatdya’ expect was gonna happen when the other side took over, Conservatives? ”

    Few things are more pathetic than whites whinging about unequal justice as they willingly give up power. The white man used to consider himself superior to the black man. Nowadays he begs to be considered his equal. This reversal is a symptom of a sick mentality.

    In truth, the idea that equal treatment under law is desirable, or even possible, is a relic of his Christian thinking. He imagines the justice delivered by his imaginary God to be universal and impartial, and perhaps it is, in an imaginary world. In an ill-conceived effort to bring this divine justice down into the human realm, the influential Christian theologian John Locke tried to derive his theories of natural law and justice from biblical fairy tales. But when we look around frankly and see the world as it really is, the only natural law we see, or ever should have seen, is dog eat dog; survival of the fittest. In point of fact, the law has never been equally applied, and since each case is unique circumstances always allow plenty of room for prosecutorial and judicial discretion. The myth that it is equally applied or should be is one of those lies that is necessary to keep society together, but that no one ought ever to take too seriously.

  34. I was 15 when this happened and only heard of it now.

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