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Man Called Cops On Shooters From Fear Of Gangs

From Australia’s Herald Sun:

Man who dobbed in suspects accused of murdering Melbourne baseball player Chris Lane says his son was next

By Carmel Melouney | August 21, 2013

THE teenagers accused of murdering Melbourne baseball player Chris Lane were dobbed in by a local who claims his son was the trio’s next target.

Chancey Allen Luna, 16, and James Francis Edwards Jr., 15 have been charged with first-degree murder over the fatal shooting in Duncan, Oklahoma. Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, was charged with using a vehicle in the discharge of a weapon and with accessory to first-degree murder after the fact.

James Johnson, 52, called the police to tell them that the accused killers were hiding in the car park of the Immauel Baptist Church car park at about 5pm, two hours after they allegedly shot Lane.

"My son called me and said, "They’re saying they’re coming to kill me," so I called the police and they got here within about three minutes," Johnson told the Herald Sun. Mr Johnson claimed that Edwards Jr had threatened the life of his own 17-year-old son Christopher on Facebook…

"They threatened to kill my son because they are in a gang, the Crips, and were trying to get my son in it and I wouldn’t let him do it. "I told him he couldn’t run with those boys. He’s a little terrified."

Mr Johnson said the Crips, a predominantly African American street gang that began in Los Angeles in 1969 and had been in Duncan for the past few years… Johnson believes his teenage son was the trio’s next target. He said the group consisted of teenagers who he called "wannabes."

"I’ve been living here all my life and we never had this, but in the past few years gangs from Lawton have been coming here," Johnson said of the Crips. Johnson’s son also attends Duncan High School, where suspect Luna and Edwards Jr. were students. He said he knew both boys, and described them as "troublemakers" and "bullies" who had "no parental supervision." …

What can you expect from a society that celebrates the thug culture? The shooters’ FaceBook pages also feature lots of quotes from rappers. Just imagine what the story would be if they listened to talk radio.

Meanwhile, the US government says it is "deeply saddened" by the drive-by shooting murder…

The State Department’s comments came after former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer urged Australian tourists to stay away from America to protest the need for stricter gun controls in the US…

[The] Stephens County Courthouse heard how one of the boys accused of murdering Lane, 22, danced and laughed as he was taken into a police station to be charged after the killing on Friday. James Edwards, 15, was treating the murder as a joke, Mr Hicks told the hearing…

"He thinks it’s funny, and it’s all a joke," Mr Hicks said…

Edwards and Chancey Luna, 16, are charged with first-degree murder and face life in prison if convicted. Mr Hicks said that Luna had refused to co-operate with police. They were both refused bail.

Michael Jones, 17, was charged with using a vehicle to facilitate the discharge of a weapon and accessory after the fact of murder in the first degree. Bail for Jones, who is assisting prosecutors and police, was set at $1 million. The three will be tried as adults…

The court was told that the three boys spotted Lane jogging along a road in an upper-class area of Duncan on Friday. They got into a car driven by Jones, drove behind Lane and then Luna shot him with .22 calibre revolver in the back, the court was told…

But they weren’t stalking. They weren’t profiling. So there is no real story here.

Asked if she had a message for the Lane family outside court, Ms Luna told the Herald Sun: "I feel sorry for them, my heart goes out to them, it really does, but that’s my baby too. "My boy was a baby too." …

It comes a day after Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said he had secured the confession of Jones who had summoned investigators to his jail cell and claimed they were bored "so they decided to kill somebody". Chief Ford said the teens had no motive other than to ”make a name for themselves”.

Lane was staying with Ms Harper in Duncan before going back to Oklahoma’s East Central University where he majored in finance and was the catcher on the team’s baseball team…

Ms Harper said she and Lane had joked about America’s soft gun laws before he was shot. "He wasn’t a fan of guns," she said…

You see? This was all about guns. Which until very recently were outlawed in Oklahoma. No, wait…

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, August 21st, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Man Called Cops On Shooters From Fear Of Gangs”

  1. “…..one of the boys accused of murdering Lane, 22, danced and laughed as he was taken into a police station….”

    I read in another version of this story that one of the ‘would be rapper thugs’ heros is a rapper who just got jail time for some crime and was bragging about how going to jail helped his rap career. Motive?

  2. Liberals Demise

    No mention of a hate crime, either.
    Just some fun loving negros who were bored.
    Abandon all hope if you are any color but black.
    Mission accomplished, houseboy!




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