Wednesday, March 26, 2014

"Cracker"

Fox13 (Memphis) reports: "Early Saturday morning John King's Clarksdale home was tagged, torched and set on fire. He's calling for the FBI to get involved in the investigation saying that his house was torched because of the color of his skin."



Fox13 continues:


King is disabled. His body is wracked with arthritis and gout. He has trouble getting up the steps of what is left of the only house he has ever owned.

"Due to arthritis I can't do anything anymore and I am on a limited income," he said. "I don't have hundreds of dollars in my checking account but whatever I do have I have worked hard for, and for people to break in and steal stuff because of my skin color is just horrendous!," he said. "It really is. Somebody shouldn't have to go through this day and age.


"It's horrible, just because of the color of my skin. I really hate to say it but the FBI needs to come in and help."

The fire tore through his living room and melted furniture; a surreal scene with burned trophy deer heads on the wall. Heat caused paint to peel and bubble on the walls. King says the perpetrators left graffiti in his bedroom. He says police have told him it may be a sign used by a gang or young kids who want to be in a gang.

"Everything is destroyed and they took the time to write get out 'cracker' on the wall," King said. "They also sprayed a star on the wall. If you are willing to take the time to write get out 'cracker' on my wall then yes that is a hate crime."

Friends and family say King is the kind of guy who will help you when you are down, even organizing charity fishing tournaments for those with less. Rest of article


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

"police have told him it may be a sign used by a gang or young kids who want to be in a gang."

Bullshit. Whoever did this is a full fledged gangster disciple. Clarksdale PD wanting to label them as 'just kids' is irrelevant. The GD's don't care how old they are. They run the town. And the Police Department. Unfortunately, Clarksdale is lost.

Also, you residents of Northeast Jackson take note. You live in their turf as well.

Anonymous said...

um, just what was so "offensive" about this report that we were warned about? Cracker? hog wash..there is no such thing as a hate crime if the perps are black and the victims are white. Everyone knows that...just ax eric holder....it is called "perpetual payback"!!!!

Anonymous said...

WLBT/WDBD(Fox40) posts links to Memphis TV station news stories almost daily. I wonder why they are avoiding this story?

Anonymous said...

The tv news headline seriously reads "Prank of Hate Crime"? Rolling your friend's yard is a prank. Torching a home, not so much. So now a minor crime is serious if it is deemed a hate crime(as opposed to crime committed with love), but a serious felony may be a prank depending on the perpetrator.

Burke said...

Just wondering: If one of these gang members crosses the line into Madison or Rankin County, does he magically change into a Jaycee and sign up for Bible Study?

Anonymous said...

@4:35

The difference is, they aren't laying their head down to sleep next door. And they aren't in our schools. At least not yet. Yes, they come over and commit crimes, no one is doubting that. However, I feel like they are less likely to do it. Considering our cops tend to actually chase them.

Also, whatever happened to the investigations to the death of Mr. Saxton in yazoo county? That screams black on white hate crime to me. There's some clicks up north that to get initiated, you have to kill a white man from the south. I have an acquaintance whose father was murdered for that exact reason. I might be wrong, but I don't see white kids going to steal a license plate in Canton ms to murder a white man in black Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

When a flag and noose was put around a damn statue, the whole nation knew about it the next day. A charitable old white man has lost everything he worked his whole life for, simply because he is white, and the local news won't even pick it up

Anonymous said...

Isn't this crime the definition of a hate crime?

Anonymous said...

Same first thoughts 5:49.

Anonymous said...

Naturally, the first comment on a post about an incident in Clarksdale includes a jab at Jackson. Naturally.

Weltschmerz said...

Five forty-nine for Mayor! Hear, hear. The pranksters' noose was wasted around the neck of a mere statue. Put it around these thugs' necks, one by one, and hang 'em high. On some moonless night. Want hate crime? No prob!

Anonymous said...

You crackers sure do get wound up sometimes!

Anonymous. said...

Damn right, they done wound up a bunch of rednecks that are tired of their chit!!!!!!!!!!! And when we come unwound you know it!!!

Butterfly Watercolor said...

Make music, not war.

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