PK NOTE: Their Lives Matter Too. It’s a book you must pick up. Names you’ve never encountered, stories you’ve never read about, all for one, unmentionable reason: black on white murder. We were never supposed to notice what’s happening. We were never supposed to catalogue the names and tell their stories. But we did. But we have. Their Lives Matter Too.
Imagine if two white teenagers were hanging out with their black friend. In the Deep South, this would be a sign of racial progress.
Of tolerance and of inclusion.
Only, it wasn’t like this. The two white kids decided to murder their black friend. These two white teens would also steal the car he was driving, which belonged to his black father, only to ditch it and try and run away from the consequences of their actions.
Once caught, don’t you think this story would be the lead of every network nightly news broadcast, from ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX, to endless, 24/7 coverage on MSNBC and CNN?
Stop imaging for a brief moment and learn the story of what happened to 17-year-old Logan Allen Stacks, a white teenager murdered by two black teens in the Deep South. [Second arrest made after slain teen’s body left on side of gravel road in Lancaster Co.,WSOCTV.com, April 3, 2020]:
An 18-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting death of Logan Allen Stacks, age 17, of Fort Lawn, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said Friday morning.
Akime Lee Truesdale, of Lancaster, was arrested on March 31 and charged with accessory after the fact of a felony of murder.
Earlier in the week, Arthur Jeremiah Fisher III, 19, of Lancaster, was placed into custody and charged with murder and grand larceny.
Deputies said they found Stack’s body around 8:30 a.m. Sunday on a gravel road, just off Potter Road, near Kirk Air Base.
About 30 minutes later, a car was reported in a ditch off of Kershaw-Camden Highway. Deputies said it was the victim’s car.
Fisher, Truesdale and Stacks were together Saturday night into Sunday morning, officials said.
They were traveling in a 2001 Saturn sedan owned by Stacks’ father.
At about sunrise, Fisher drove the Saturn with Stacks and Truesdale as passengers onto Kirk Air Base Road.
Fisher stopped the car and the three got out.
Fisher fired a handgun killing Stacks, whose body was left on the side of the road.
Authorities said Fisher drove the Saturn toward Kershaw until it had mechanical problems and that’s when he drove the car into a ditch off the southbound lane of Kershaw-Camden Highway, north of Landmark Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Truesdale removed the car key, investigators said Friday in a news release.
After that, Fisher and Truesdale fled on foot before they caught a ride back to Lancaster that afternoon.
Authorities found Fisher at his home Sunday afternoon and he was taken into custody. On Tuesday, investigators caught up with Truesdale at his home.
Both are in the Lancaster County Detention Center.
“The members of the criminal investigations division received valuable information from the folks they talked with early in this investigation and did an outstanding job running down those leads and putting this case together,” said Sheriff Barry Faile in a news release Friday. “Although we have additional work to do and will not receive the results of forensic testing of the evidence for a while, we believe the bulk of the investigation is complete. We appreciate the cooperation, assistance, and patience we received from Logan’s family and continue to remember them in this difficult time.”
Faile said earlier in the week, “This is not over. We still have a several investigators actively pursuing leads and gathering evidence. It is possible that others will be charged with crimes related to the events leading to and following Mr. Stacks’ death. We will release additional information as appropriate as developments occur.”
Logan Allen Stacks.
You’ll never hear this name on any national television program.
Never on CNN.
Never on MSNBC.
Never on Fox News.
Logan Allen Stacks was a white male, murdered by two blacks.
Races reversed, every white southerner (and white American) would have shared in the guilt of those two white males who murdered their innocent black friend.
As is, near silence from the media in South Carolina for a story of a white teenager murdered by his (ostensibly) black friends.