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Her Name Is Melanie Yates: While Reading the Bible to Her Daughter, Young White Mother Fatally Shot by Stray Bullet Fired by Black Male
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Evil does exist. A young white mother was reading the Bible to her seven-month old baby when she was fatally shot by a stray bullet. The person who pulled the trigger was a 16-year-old black male, Zechariah Myles. Her parents said she wanted a large family, maybe “five or seven kids.”

She is survived by her husband and two young children. Her name is Melanie Yates. [Teen Arrested in Death of Illinois Mom Fatally Shot While Reading a Bible Story to Her Daughter: Police arrested 16-year-old Zechariah Myles on a first-degree murder warrant earlier this week,, November 18, 2021]:

A 16-year-old teenager has been arrested in the case of a woman who was fatally shot by a stray bullet while reading the Bible to her 7-month-old baby daughter last month.

On Tuesday, around 4 p.m. local time, authorities arrested Zechariah Myles on a first-degree murder warrant, according to a press release from the Zion Police Department.

Per the release, the Waukegan Police Department was responding to reports of shots being fired in a local area when they found the alleged suspect and two other young individuals.

Police said Myles, as well as the other two teenagers, “fled but were quickly apprehended.” Police added that three handguns were recovered as well.

Authorities then turned Myles over to the Juvenile Detention Center in Veron Hills “on account of his warrant and additional weapons charges,” police said. WGN9 reported that Myles will be charged as an adult despite being a minor.

RELATED: ‘Beloved’ Illinois Mom, 23, Fatally Shot by Stray Bullet While Reading Bible to Baby Inside Home

Last month, Melanie Yates died after she suffered a “gunshot wound to the head,” according to a GoFundMe set up by the family, who called it the “most devastating news.” She was 23.

Local news outlet WLS-TV reported that the incident happened in Zion, Ill., and police found Yates with the gunshot wound inside her home. She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

Melanie’s dad, Shawn Calderon, told WGN-TV that his daughter “was with her baby reading a Bible story to her seven-month-old and praying with her.” Melanie’s mom, Lam Calderon, told WLS-TV that her daughter wanted a large family in the future, perhaps “five to seven kids” total.

Lam added that Melanie’s husband, David, first thought the gunshots were firework noises while he was putting one of their kids to bed, and he eventually found his wife.

“He looked for her, where she was at in the house, and he found her shot in the head,” Lam told WLS-TV.

“He came in and he told me that our daughter had been shot and we didn’t believe him. It was just unfathomable,” said Lam, who added, “We have the hope and the assurance that she is in heaven right now with Jesus and one day we will see her again. That’s what we’re holding onto.”

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In the GoFundMe description, the family remembered Yates as “beloved” by many.


“Everybody who knew Lanie knows she loved Jesus Christ with every fiber of her being. There is no doubt whatsoever that she is in heaven at this very moment,” the page reads. “But we on earth miss her very dearly. We miss her passionate, powerful prayers. We miss her infectious laugh. We miss her beautiful singing voice lifting songs of worship. We miss her feisty, witty humor. We miss her dedication to being an amazing, godly mom and wife. We miss her.”

“And we wish with every fiber of our being she was here, but we know she’s in a better place,” the statement added.

Yates is survived by her husband and the pair’s two young daughters.

Melanie Yates’ young children will never know their mother as they grow up, and her husband will always be haunted by how he lost his wife, and the children they never brought into the world. This tragedy should never have happened, but in a country where publicly noticing disproportionate levels of black criminality is a greater sin than blacks actually committing disproportionate levels of crime, such monstrous acts will only continue to occur.

Because until we can do the former without fear of being called a ‘racist’, sensible gun control laws (adhering to how the 2nd Amendment was originally intended by the Founding Fathers and whose right to own a firearm was protected by the U.S. Constitution) will remain off the table for discussion.


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  1. Don’t hear too much about bad things going on in Zion. I had always assumed that it was mostly White. As of the 2010 census is was 31% nog. I’m betting almost all of that is ghetto section-ape apartments. Tragic story. Sounds like the 49% White people should be looking for a new neighborhood.

    • Replies: @Raccoon
    , @Jim in Jersey
  2. This is the true price of diversity.

    Hint: It’s not worth it.

  3. I wasn’t familiar with Zion, so I found it on the map (between Chicago and Kenosha, right on the border and on Lake Michigan) and dug up some stats.

    Zion is some 30% black.  It is not an environment where White people are safe, nor is it a fit place to raise children.  Perhaps the Yates could not afford to live in a safer place, or perhaps they were fuzzy-minded liberals.  Regardless, an avoidable tragedy.

  4. magilla says:

    Another day, more victims of the war against our people. There is simply no living with a race so stupid, selfish, and evil they’ll run over parade goers and shoot guns in suburban neighborhoods without a care about where the bullets end up.

    The animal that shot her has no place in our country. He isn’t smart enough to do anything but stoop labor, and there is no way in hell he’d work at that. He was born to consume and destroy, destined to produce nothing and take everything.

  5. Dr. X says:

    Look at that Negro savage. He looks like an animal straight out of the Congo.

    Of course, the white woman deserved to get shot, because slavery, so I’m sure the young Negro will be found unfit for trial from the PTSD of living in a “white supremacist” society and freed in six months.

    I’m not sure what Mr. Kersey means with his comment about the “sensible gun control laws,” though. The Second Amendment means exactly what it says: “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” There are no “sensible” gun control laws, they are ALL unconstitutonal.

    Of course, as the Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford, the Founders clearly did not intend for the phrase “the people” to include Negroes… they wrote the Constitution “for ourselves and our posterity” and since there were no Negroes at the Constitutional Convention, the document clearly applied to whites only.

  6. Being a yoof, Sideshow Nog will be let out of the joint when he turns 18 (in a better world he’d be executed.)

    • Agree: magilla
  7. Bernie says:

    I keep looking at the rising numbers of blacks where I live. Knowing the truth about race is very unsettling.

    • Replies: @magilla
    , @Lancelot_Link
  8. loren says:

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  9. Bite Moi says:
    @Mr. Rational

    Mr. Rational———-As a taxpayer,it’s just offensive to be subsidizing the reproduction of low IQ nogs.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  10. Trelane says:

    Thirty percent black is trouble. It means there’s something about your neighborhood that’s causing blacks to be over-represented. Not a good thing.

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
  11. After a brief search I found that the random bullet problem happens a lot.

    Epidemiology and clinical aspects of stray bullet shootings in the United States

    Another case:

    Virginia boy’s death from falling bullet prompts search for culprit, scrutiny of celebratory gunfire

    The Wiki for town says the population is mostly white. I suspect the celebratory 4th of July shooting is done more by whites than blacks, especially by what was probably an expensive pistol.

    The White Christians around here in my part of Indiana are into fireworks instead of firarms for the 4th. Their guns come out within a few seconds of the New Year arriving. Since I know of one black family in a 5 mile radius of here, the local shooters are very probably white guys. A half mile up the road I know for sure the gun guys are white folks, Their firing sounds very much like machine guns, but more likely it’s from the “bump stocks” which equal that rate of fire.

    The Author is dancing around a theme here, and kept things really vague at the end.

    Is he suggesting we go back to the ‘original intent’ of allowing firearms for only Militias?

    Or is this a stealth plea for the Second Amendment to apply only to White People?

  12. Raccoon says:
    @AR in Illinois

    AR, you are still carrying the “in Illinois” handle?

    Governor Lizard and the left are going to destroy the entire State. At what stage do you just pack up and go, before it’s too late?

  13. Raccoon says:
    @Mr. Rational

    Do not ever suggest that the victims might be responsible for their fate, as it may invoke the usual rantings of someone who blames The Men for what happens to the wimmenfolk!

    Just sayin’

  14. Don’t know how to post vids but EVERYONE needs to watch this,,,over and over…

  15. If one in three residents are black, it’s not safe to live there.

    Segregation today, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.

    • Replies: @WSG
  16. Mike Tre says:
    @Mr. Rational

    The I94 corridor that links Chicago to Milwaukee has been transitioning to larger negro population for about 30 years now. It’s the same phenomenon that happened on the I94 corridor between Chicago and Detroit: Jobless negroes commute regularly between these larger cities for many reasons. The cheap motels that line the interstate are full of these transient blacks, and some end up staying right where they are. All the fast food joints and gas stations along I94 are employed by ghetto negroes from the bigger cities the interstates link up. The amusement park Great America is largely staffed by negroes, instead of high school kids as it once was. The near north town of Evanston, home of Northwestern University, has opened its tax payer funded arms and gone out of its way to welcome and facilitate negro dysfunction. The north coast suburbs of Chicago are some of the most expensive places in Illinois to live, including large Jewish communities in Wilmette (home of the Emanuals) and Glencoe. It’ll be interesting to see what happens as more negroes encroach on these areas.

    • Agree: dixonsyder
  17. I guarantee this thing will be back on the street before it’s 25th birthday. Prosecutors will anti up with a 2nd degree manslaughter charge in trade for a tearful confession and apology in court to the family and their friends. Who, by the way will eat it up and accept it because “oppression” and “racism” the systemic kind you see.. Those evil things that no one can see but makes POC do horrible things not even understanding why they do it.

  18. @AR in Illinois

    31% nog

    At 31% it is no longer livable or survivable.

    • Replies: @Raccoon
  19. loren says:

    I could only watch for seconds. the half rican in the white house as vp, after a stolen election.

    • Replies: @Trevor
  20. anon[251] • Disclaimer says:

    kbn = killed by negro

  21. magilla says:

    It should be. They are color coded for a reason.

  22. @Mr. Rational

    I am somewhat familiar with that part of Illinois. 30% in that town is too high. Chicago is getting rid of African Americans and sending them to other places in the state and outside of the state. Coming soon to your local neighborhood, courtesy of the Federal Government to bring population equity.

    I was rather amazed at the Negro population in the extreme northeast part of Chicago. Took a drive by there recently and was surprised at how many African Americans were on the streets in the middle of the day.

    A long time ago some residents of a eastern European country were asked how many Africans lived in America. They responded that they thought that Africans made up 50% of the population of America. They may be right. This would be a disaster for America.

    Sub-Saharan Africa currently has a population of 1.2 billion with a projection in 2030 to be 2 billion. And most of them want to move to America. This would totally swamp the White population and insure that blacks would dominate in a Democracy like ours.

    • Replies: @calling out insanity
  23. Trevor says:

    I don’t understand that video. The verbal rhetoric is all anti-white.

    But the violence pictured is all black on white. To me it demonstrates that blacks are dangerous white-hating feral pavement apes and that they are the problem.

    However maybe the video makers intended this to be shown as the result of “white supremacy”?

    • Replies: @loren
  24. @loren

    #climatehoax was the false religion before #covidhoax

    “Diversity” is of no consequence when all parties are joined in a lie.

  25. WSG says:

    No half measures…

    Separation today, separation tomorrow, separation forever.

    • Thanks: Augustus
  26. @Trelane

    As a previous poster pointed out, they are most likely Section 8 refugees from Chicago that get placed in these smaller towns. The problem is they bring their dysfunction and criminal ways to the new area and proceed to ruin that too.

    • Replies: @loren
  27. @Bernie

    Mr. Sanders! I thought you were a flaming liberal! At least you are finally getting the picture!


  28. Augustus says:
    @Dr. X

    Sense young mothers are not safe INSIDE THEIR OWN HOMES, I think “sensible gun control laws” means laws preventing blacks from having firearms.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  29. Augustus says:

    You got it posted just fine.

    What a powerful video! It should play on every news station in America, but it will not be seen on even one.

    • Agree: Tony massey
  30. Anonymous[342] • Disclaimer says:

    The woman is obviously non-white, likely hapa.

    • Agree: loren
    • Replies: @Lancelot_Link
  31. Trevor says:

    Off topic, but just reading about the Ahmed Aurbery (sp?) verdict.

    Three white men convicted of murder because the negro stupidly grabbed the business end of a shotgun held by one of the men and pulled it toward him causing the trigger to be pulled?

    WTF?! More black privilege.

  32. Zion has always been a dump, lots of crap skinned porch sitters. Nuke power plant is the only tourist attraction.

  33. loren says:

    off topic

    Ram Z Paul mentions the ‘ann coulter rule’, the longer it takes for the news to mention the race
    of the criminal-accused is because the perp is Black or muslim or brown.

  34. loren says:

    found at ram z

    I lost my job waiting tables at a Mexican restaurant in college because a family of 6 people who are allowed to have dreadlocks complained about my service, told my boss I was racist and ended up getting the entire meal for free. Every one of their meals were so modified that they essentially became new menu items. No service could’ve ever been satisfactory enough for their needs. It crushed my income and I never waited tables again, but it taught me a huge lesson about who the real racists are. Thanks for reminding me of that story.

    In Stoddard’s “Revolt Against Civilization” he says that it’s unreasonable to expect people who did not create Civilization to thrive in it, let alone accept it.

    • Agree: AR in Illinois
    • Thanks: europeasant
    • Replies: @Bite Moi
  35. Escaping from NY to Florida 4 years ago was such a good move. Our Governor passed a bill where you can shoot looters and run over protesters. Guess what we don’t have? He’s a #2A supporter. Zero BLM/Antifa crap in Pinellas county!

    • Agree: Listener
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  36. A “teen.”
    A “shot rings out.”
    Have the “streets gone wrong?”

    In BRA it’s always the same old story, isn’t it?

    Might ask the following about the “teen:”
    * IQ?
    * Impulse control?
    * Future time orientation?

    Once again, Africa claims a victim in America…

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
  37. I sense that this lovely woman (RIP) intended to homeschool each one of her kids. The shooter (we’ll see) deserves 65 years-to-life, with no possibility of parole before 2,071.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @CLand Steamer
  38. Raccoon says:
    @Jim in Jersey

    Dead right! I suspect that only 15% is a crucial “tipping point” in any population – that’s 15% of the population being completely the antithesis of the other 85% will lead to civilisational chaos.

    31% is completely beyond the pale…

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  39. loren says:
    @Sick 'n Tired

    working the system instead of working

  40. Listener says:

    I couldn’t get past the 2 minute mark, they are absolute savages.

    • Agree: loren
    • Replies: @AR in Illinois
  41. @Abolish_public_education

    The shooter (we’ll see) deserves 65 years-to-life, with no possibility of parole before 2,071.

    I couldn’t agree more with your statement. However, the reality of things now with these sub human shit stains shows us daily that prosecutors do everything in their power to show restraint in not being too harsh with these animals when it comes to aggressive prosecution. The only real answer as I see it is states succeeding and making it so uncomfortable for these scum that they relocate to places more palatable for their uncivilized tendencies.

  42. @Listener

    Yes, I couldn’t watch the whole thing either. Made me want to grab my 700 and go even things up.

  43. Bite Moi says:

    loren——-I did the waiter thing for about 6 months.Blacks don’t tip.Blacks run a server ragged.They always complain about something in hopes of a free meal.Even black servers try to avoid large groups of black diners. Oh yeah,i was fired from the gig.3 of the black,ahem “ladies” were wanting their meals comped because of poor food and service. I explained,in a loud voice,that only blacks ever pulled this shyte. Even the black servers roared with laughter.

    • Agree: magilla
    • LOL: loren, Lancelot_Link
    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  44. Evidence that wasn’t allowed to come out in the Arbery trial- he was known by local convenience store owners by the nickname “the jogger” for running into stores, stealing items and then running out before anyone could stop him.

    And so, the story of another sweet, innocent dindu nuffin bites the dust to the surprise of no one who is awake and aware of what “joggers” really are!

  45. @Bite Moi

    Mr. Rational———-As a taxpayer,it’s just offensive to be subsidizing the reproduction of low IQ nogs.

    Haven’t we been doing that for 400 years? When have they ever turned a profit?

  46. @FloridaMan

    Escaping from NY to Florida 4 years ago was such a good move.

    But Florida is full of Negroes, and has been for 180 years. The Adirondacks, the Catskills, and the Allegheny Plateau are not.

    Plus, the weather is more suitable for white men. Brisk Nordic breezes off the lakes. Beats a malarial swamp.

    I don’t want looters close enough to see, let alone shoot.

  47. @Raccoon

    Dead right! I suspect that only 15% is a crucial “tipping point” in any population – that’s 15% of the population being completely the antithesis of the other 85% will lead to civilisational chaos.

    31% is completely beyond the pale…

    Which is why Lincoln was a fool. Fillmore, Pierce, or Buchanan should have expelled any states with more than that. The Union was 98% white, i.e., civilized, and should have stayed that way.

    • Agree: Mr. Rational
    • Replies: @Jim in Jersey
  48. @Dr. X

    Of course, as the Supreme Court ruled in Dred Scott v. Sandford, the Founders clearly did not intend for the phrase “the people” to include Negroes… they wrote the Constitution “for ourselves and our posterity”

    The Scott decision said that they had no right to be in this country. They were aliens, here without permission. Follow the logic: any white man harboring such individuals was a criminal by definition.

    They were no different from the coyotes of the Southwest today.

  49. @Bite Moi

    Blacks don’t tip.Blacks run a server ragged.They always complain about something in hopes of a free meal.

    • LOL: Mr. Rational
  50. @dindunuffins

    That video of blacks randomly attacking whites is horrifying. But what makes it even more effective is playing the videos of blacks attacking whites–with no provocation whatsoever–while the quarter-black hypocrite bitch of an installed-by-fraud VP bleats in the background about “being against raaaacism and hate.” Hypocrisy to the max.
    ….Lesson: Never vote for a Democrat for ANY office again.

  51. @europeasant

    If you watch television you’d think blacks were 90% of the population, and 70% of all American families were multiracial. (You’d also think half of American couples were homosexual.)

  52. Bite Moi says:

    Reg Caesar——–Well,theoretically they turned a profit for their owners in hot,coastal areas due to blacks much higher resistance to malaria.However,look at old houses in Charleston.They went to great lengths to defend their homes from blacks. Bars,walls,iron spikes,etc. Maybe a few years of “net” profit from slavery.Then generations of net loss to White civilization.

  53. I’d suspect that there is some denial of reality in the term “stray bullet”. For once, a dindu shot straight.

    • Replies: @AnalogMan
  54. AnalogMan says:
    @kerdasi amaq

    No. Trust me; if a dindu gets something right, it can only be by accident..

  55. @Reg Cæsar

    Actually, once the numbers get to two digits, it’s pretty much too late to correct.

    The 8-10% will cause such a jump in crime as to make the area unlivable.

  56. @Anonymous

    Her maiden name is in the article. Latinx.

  57. GEMMELL says:

    regret thinking this but even God couldn’t save this woman from His first attempt at creating a human, which was a failure

  58. @AnalogMan

    Trust me; if a dindu gets something right, it can only be by accident..

    Among the brow-raising social media posts that surfaced on Tuesday was a meme about Adolf Hitler and the identity of the ‘real Jews’.

    The moulignon even got that one wrong.

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