“We are all interested in the future, For that is where you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives! …” — Plan 9 From Outer Space
The following email has never been publicly shared.
You see, back on October 23, 2013, John Palmer “J.P.” Shelley was murdered by three black youth in Memphis. Shelley, a white man in life, in death had no privilege of his untimely demise being broadcast out for the nation to see.
On his son’s birthday, Shelley was shot in the neck after he gave the three black muggers his wallet.
One of the few outlets to even dare mention how Shelley died and reflect on his what his life actually meant (nothing, in the end) was SBPDL. Strangely, his o bituary page omits the reality of his death, leaving out the crucial detail three black males robbed him on his son’s birthday and then one of them shot him to death…
Well, on January 26, 2014, an e-mail came to the official SBPDL address, which will now be printed in its entirety:
On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 1:39 AM, A Shelley [email omitted] wrote:
Dear Editor of Stuff Black People Don’t Like:
I represent the family of John Palmer Shelley.
I respectfully request that you remove mention of Mr. Shelley from your website, as it does not reflect the beliefs or intentions of him or his familly (sic). Mr. Shelley was a man with friends and colleagues of all races.
Your website contains copyrighted images of Mr. Shelley and his family, which you do not have permission to display. I request removal of those images immediately.
Should you chose not to respect this request, then we will procede (sic) with the take down procedures afforded to copyright owners under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. 101 et seq.
Please acknowledge your receipt of this request and removal of the images within three (3) business days.
The picture of J.P. Shelley was removed, but Alexa Shelley did receive this email from SBPDL:
From: Paul Smith
Date: Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 9:43 AM
Subject: Re: John Palmer Shelley
To: A Shelley [email omitted]
The images will be removed. Please let his family know regardless of his non-white friends, he’s still dead.
Thanks to a black person.
And Memphis is still dying.
Thanks to black people.
I hadn’t thought much of John Palmer “J.P.” Shelley after hitting send on the email to Alexa Shelley back on January 26, 2014, until this story appeared only days ago. [Second teen pleads guilty in murder ofcontractor, WREG Memphis, 9-17-2015]:
A second teenager has entered a guilty plea for the murder of a Memphis contractor.
Corey Sandifer, 18, was sentenced to 15 years in prison without the possibility of parole as well as 12 years for aggravated robbery.
The sentences will be served together.
In August, Derek Cunningham Jr., pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and aggravated robbery in the case and was sentenced to 30 years in prison with no parole.
In October of 2013, Cunningham and Sandifer robbed J.P. Shelley and another man in the 4700 block of Scottsdale Avenue in Parkway Village.
During the robbery, Cunningham shot the victim in the neck, killing him.
Thomas Moss is also charged in the case.
WREG sat down with Shelley’s wife, Beverly, after Sandifer plead guilty. She believes the young men need to pay for what they have done, but she said the idea of them going to prison does not make her happy.
“I think a lot of these kids just come from such bad situations in their own family, and they just don’t know where else to turn,” Shelley said.
Both Cunningham and Sandifer have juvenile court records. Shelley said she wished there has been interventions in their lives before her husband’s death.
She has begun working with an organization that accepts juvenile court referrals of kids with multiple offenses, called JIFF (Juvenile Intervention and Faith-Based Follow-Up).
Shelley said her two kids are participating in a fundraiser to help JIFF help more troubled youth.
“I think a lot of these kids just come from such bad situations in their own family, and they just don’t know where else to turn,” Shelley said….
They know exactly where to turn, Ms. Shelley: in the direction of your husband on the date your son was born, to not only steal his wallet, but extinguish his life as well.
It’s hard to articulate just how sad the contents of this entire entry our and the tragedy of what they represent.
From a family member writing an e-mail to demand – by threat of legal action – a picture of Mr. Shelley be removed from SBPDL because he, “was a man with friends and colleagues of all races,” to his widow stressing how sad she was the three black males who murdered her husband came “from such bad situation in their own family”… it leaves you wondering if a large portion of the white population has accepted their role in forever uplifting the black population and providing the occasional white sacrifice to their black gods…
Just know this, Shelley family: if you stumble across this entry at SBPDL and decide to e-mail me again asking it be removed, John Palmer “J.P.” Shelley is still dead… and it was three black males who participated in this act of racial violence his widow has now excused away as the circumstances of having “bad situations in their own family.”
In a Memphis free of blacks, your husband – father of your two children – would still be alive. In a Memphis quickly losing what’s left of its white population, your husband is dead… courtesy of blacks. And your children are fatherless (much as you lament the three black kids predicament in life because their fathers abandoned them, your children are fatherless because they killed your husband ).