A Suburban Illinois Reader Reads—And Interprets—The News About Memphis "Teens"
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From: A Suburban Illinois Reader [Email him]

I received an e-mail from a distributor of mine who sells Pepper Sprays. I guess the black teens in Memphis have been going wild lately. Then when some of them do get fingered out by the victims they just get a notice to appear in court.

Sound familiar? Here’s one story: ““Memphis Is Going To Burn If They Do Not Control These Children.”, BearingArms.com, Posted by Bob Owens on September 30, 2014.

 Sharon Mourning was one of the victims in this weekend’s violent mob attack near South Bellevue and Peabody.

She told WREG, “Memphis is going to burn if they do not control these children.”

Mourning says the kids were crowded in the middle of the street and attacked her car.

I did a Google Search on the woman’s name (in my e-mail) and came up with this picture of the lady:


See previous letters from the same reader.

James Fulford writes: It’s true Sharon Mourning is black lady, and her attackers—“teens”—are also black. She’s quoted in another story saying

Police said a large group of teens flooded the streets near Central High School Friday just before 10:00 p.m.

Had I had been armed we would have had a lot of kids laying in the Bellevue street that night,” Sharon Mourning said.

Mourning said she would have done whatever she needed to protect herself, “So we just driving and all of a sudden all of the kids ran into the middle of the street.” [Three cited after another teen mob strikes in Memphis, by Michael Quander, WREG, September 28, 2014]

The story makes no mention of color, but I can tell you that if white victim had talked about shooting “unarmed” teens, it would have been a very different story. A story about white America's  "fear of black teens" or something.

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