September saw the usual toll of white women in relationships with black men, whites who got involved in altercations with blacks, and robberies. There was also yet another gas station clerk and two Good Samaritans.
But one trend that showed up strongly this month: recidivism. Defined as the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend, it’s often cited by psychologists as a hallmark of psychopathy [Psychopathy and Recidivism: A Review, by James F. Hemphill et al., Legal and Criminological Psychology, June 2011]. It is also a recurring theme in black-on-white homicides: suspects commit crimes after they have been released from prison or are otherwise on judicial probation. There were no less than three cases involving recidivists in September: the tragic deaths of jogger Eliza Fletcher, Allison Parker, and radio reporter Jim Matthews. See below.
Cleotha Abston, 38, was arrested.
However, when Eliza Fletcher was abducted while running and murdered in Tennessee, none in the mainstream media seemed to notice the victim was white and the suspect is black.
”[Cleotha] Abston, according to police, ‘ran aggressively toward’ Fletcher, who was out for a morning run, and then ‘forced’ her into the passenger’s side of the GMC Terrain, adding that there was a ‘struggle’ during the abduction,” Fox News reported [Eliza Fletcher abduction: Suspect allegedly cleaned ’vehicle of interest’ prior to arrest, police say, by Adam Sabes, September 4, 2022].
Put this in context: when white men attempted to arrest a black male “jogger” suspected of burglary in Georgia, they were attacked. The suspect trying to grab their gun in what was clearly self-defense. Those white men are now in prison. There was much ado was about racism and ”jogging while black.” See Joe Biden Wants To Talk About Black “Jogger” Ahmaud Arbery—Why Won’t He Talk About These Raped/Murdered White Joggers?
If Eliza Fletcher had used deadly force to stop the attacker as did those who faced Ahmaud Arbery, would she also have been arrested and sentenced to prison? [Remembering Eliza Fletcher: Hundreds Complete Liza’s Run in Memphis to Honor Late Teacher, by Angie Orellana Hernandez, eonline.com, September 9, 2022]
Ezekiel Kelly, 19, was arrested.
Parker was a white female. The other victims, 24-year-old Dewayne Tunstall and 62-year-old Richard Clark, were black males.
Parker was a nurse and mother to three—her 20-year-old daughter was with her and witnessed the attack.
Kelly ”was released from prison just six months ago, after serving 11 months for an aggravated assault charge that stemmed from a shooting in early February 2020,” according to commercialappeal.com. See Her Name Is Allison Parker: White Nurse Murdered In Front Of Her Daughter While Trying To Help Black Mass Shooter Who Crashed His Car During Memphis Facebook Livestreaming Melee.
[Memphis Shooting Victims Identified, Including Medical Assistant Mom of 3 and Entrepreneur Dad of 2, by Giovana Gelhoren, people.com, September 9, 2022]
Matthews’ girlfriend and his two children were hospitalized after the incident.
Arrested was Arthur Levan Williamson, 54.
This is another case of recidivism, the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend.
According to state prison records, Williamson had been sentenced for breaking and entering and assaulting a police officer in connection with a March 3, 2013 offense in Clinton County, Michigan. Prior to that, he was convicted of assault with the intent to commit murder, kidnapping, and several weapons offenses involving an April 14, 2002 offense in St. Clair County, Michigan. Before that, he was sentenced on several drug offenses involving a May 19, 1993 case in Macomb County… According to Michigan Department of Corrections records, Williamson was on probation until June 5, 2023. He had been placed on supervision four years earlier on June 5, 2019. One of the many conditions of supervision was that Williamson would not violate any criminal law. [Michigan Man on Supervised Release Charged with Murdering Detroit Radio News Anchor and Attacking the Victim’s Girlfriend and Children, by Aaron Keller, September 27, 2022]
The alleged killer was apparently known to the victims.
Arrested was 19-year-old Laquavion Bentley.
Reports say Bills was shot twice after a ”fight broke out” as if fights are spontaneous events without provocation. We suspect Bills resisted an attack, armed robbery, or both[Teen arrested in fatal shooting at south Wichita mobile home park Thursday, by KAKE News, kake.com, September 15 2022].
Tran is the Vietnamese transliteration of a Chinese surname Chen.
Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputy Devin Williams Jr., 24, was arrested following a 12-hour manhunt. Williams apparently had a love interest in Maria.
[EXCLUSIVE: Friend of Dublin double homicide victim Maria Tran remembers her ’beautiful soul,’ by Dion Lim, abc7news.com, September 11, 2022]
Arrested was Joshua Gilbreath, 26.
It appears the elderly woman stopped to help Gilbreath after seeing his vehicle on the side of a road with its flashers on. (One more example of the wisdom of John Derbyshire’s rule (10h): Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway)
An affidavit stated:
Joshua stated he pulled his vehicle over on a side road and a vehicle pulled over behind his vehicle. The woman got out of her vehicle, and he shot her when she approached him
[Affidavit: Man bought gun less than a week before shooting 70-year-old woman near Florence, by Jaclyn Ramkissoon, kxan.com, August 18, 2022]
23-year-old Brian Taylor was arrested and booked with manslaughter in connection with the killing.
The two were coworkers at a car dealership [Alabama man identified as employee slain at Slidell car dealership, by Ken Daley, fox8live.com, September 17, 2022].
The apparent motive was robbery.
Police released surveillance images of two persons of interest in the stabbing. They’re black.
Here’s the surveillance video:
[Video shows 2 suspects wanted for stabbing chef to death during Loop robbery: Chicago police, ABC7 Chicago Digital Team, msn.com, September 12, 2022]
Her black boyfriend, 29-year-old Craig Joshua Thomas, was also fatally shot [‘My mama been shot!’: Witness says mom, boyfriend killed by her ex in front of 15-year-old daughter, WSBTV.com, September 13, 2022].
Charged with multiple crimes, including two counts of felony murder, was Marquez Smith [Marquez Smith charged after allegedly killing ex Desiree Cash and boyfriend during heated custody exchange, by Danielle Wallace, Fox News, September 13, 2022].
Arrested was 26-year-old Chris Copeland.
The incident was captured on video. Singh was shot in the back of the head after being forced to sit on the floor.
Singh was from Dhapai, a city in Kapurthala, India, according to Indian website PipaNews, whose headline identifies the races of both killer and victim, without any nonsense about “Man Arrested.” [Punjabi boy Paramveer Singh, who was working as a cashier in Mississippi state, was shot dead by a black robber. Pipa News, September 16, 2022]. Also: [Tupelo store clerk shot, killed during Sunday robbery, by William Moore, Daily Journal, September 11, 2022].
Arrested two weeks later was 27-year-old Olaffia Hester.
The police department also did not detail what Baker overdosed on or provide any details on Hester’s alleged role in the overdose, reports said [A 23-year-old was found dead in a hotel room. A man is charged with murder for her overdose death, by Jonathan Raymond, 11Alive, September 7, 2022].
Arrested were 22-year-old Malik Deangelo Henderson and 24-year-old Kha Len Richard Price Williams.
Reports say Johnson, who appears to be white, was riding in a vehicle with the others when she was shot [Two arrests made in overnight Des Moines homicide, by Dan Hendrickson, who13.com, September 6, 2022].
Arrested was Preston Lamar Nelson, 38.
”According to Decatur police, Sain was intentionally struck and killed in the parking lot of Walmart Neighborhood Market...,” al.com reported [Alabama woman fatally struck by car in Walmart parking lot was ‘loved by so many,’ by William Thornton, al.com, August 29, 2022].
Charged with attempted aggravated robbery and first degree murder was 31-year-old Keanthony William.
The tragic death of a working white man demonstrates a culture clash that has dominated the American landscape since 1619. Some cultures value working for a living—even if it means menial jobs—while others value violent crime to acquire cash [Smyrna gas station clerk shot dead during attempted robbery, suspect arrested, by Jordan Whittington, fox17.com, August 30, 2022].
Arrested was 22-year-old Shamar Duncan.
Poetsema was in Indiana for special training [Suspect charged with murder in Indianapolis shooting that killed Dutch soldier, wounded 2 others, by WTHR, wpta21.com, September 1, 2022].
39-year-old Henry Bates then killed himself, reports say.
[Portage police identify victims in suspected murder-suicide, by Molly Gundry, News Channel 3, August 31, 2022]
Arrested were Jaylen Smith, 16, not pictured, and Martavon Nelson, 18.
A third suspect is under investigation, reports say.
The intended target of the shooting was apparently in a different apartment when it occurred [Two suspects charged in shooting death of Battle Creek 2-year-old, no attribution, fox17online.com, September 26, 2022].
The suspect, 18-year-old Lamar A. Davis, was fatally shot by police.
“He was a very, very sweet and quiet young man,” Davis’s mother said of her son. That quote is from yet another apologia portraying young black criminals as angelic victims of white intolerance. Could it be that black mothers who refuse to accept the violent criminal tendencies of their sons contribute to their crimes? [‘2 families are hurting and nobody knows why,’ says mother of teen homicide suspect killed by police, mlive.com, September 6, 2022]
Police “have not said whether Taylor and Davis were in a relationship or released any information about a possible motive for her shooting” [Police identify woman killed in Bay County and suspect killed by deputy, by Terry Camp, abc12.com, September 2, 2022].
Arrested was Ricardo Gibbs, 35.
The death appears to be another ”traveling while white” incident. Bouknight had been riding a motorcycle. Gibbs was driving a vehicle [Man killed in alleged road rage shooting in Daytona Beach; Florida man arrested, by FOX 35 News Staff, fox35orlando.com, September 25, 2022].
Arrested was Lee McKine Jr.
Reports say Garcia and three others had an altercation with McKine at a local business. The group fled in a vehicle after McKine fired a gun. McKine reportedly pursued them, shooting at their vehicle [LPD: Victim identified, suspect in custody after deadly Lubbock shooting early Saturday morning, by News Release & Posted by Staff, everythinglubbock.com, September 19, 2022].
Arrested were Devon Raye Brock, 20, and William Patrick Edward Barfield, 19.
Reports say the two suspects lured Lathrop into a wooded area where he was shot multiple times. The suspects were Lathrop’s neighbors.
Brock is black. Barfield is white [Edgefield County pair accused of luring, murdering neighbor, by Staff, wrdw.com, September 13, 2022].
Jerrod Rakeem Sanders, 32, was charged with murder.
According to the probable cause affidavit, the shooting stemmed from a dispute Wednesday night between Yakim and his girlfriend at a gas station. She then called Sanders for a ride back to her apartment, where she lived with Yakim.
Investigators say after arguing with Sanders outside the apartment, Yakim walked away and closed the door to his apartment. Sanders then reportedly fired three shots into the door and fled in his car.
[South Bend man arrested, charged in deadly shooting of Christopher Yakim, by 16 News Now, wndu.com, Sep. 30, 2022]
Overall, FBI data suggests blacks are over 13 times more likely to kill whites than vice versa. We found no white-on-black homicides in September 2022.
Kenn Gividen [Email him/Tweet him] is a retired direct marketer. He lives in Indiana with his wife. Kenn is the father of two grown children, four grandchildren, and two grand dogs. He publishes dailykenn.com and abatehate.com. In 2004 he was the Libertarian Party’s candidate for governor of Indiana. In 2002 he published The Prayer of Hannah, which sold about 24,000 copies. Kenn is an alumnus of Liberty University.