I read a comment by a very offensive person the day before yesterday and wrote KATV, Channel 7, in Little Rock, Arkansas to complain about rank racism, with the racist words, on their site. I got no reply to my email address, except for “news updates”.
This same commentator is back tonight, and I will reproduce the entire story and his comments. I believe that Fair Use protects us here, since this blatant racism is news in and of itself.
Here is the KATV story.
Plumerville Officer Shot, Killed
posted 06/19/09 6:12 pm
Plumerville – A Conway newspaper says it has confirmed the name of at least one person being held in connection with the shooting death of a Plumerville police officer Friday morning.
According to Conway’s Log Cabin Democrat, 22-year-old Shane Ashton Lonix of 19 Rolling Pine Cove, Conway, was being held Friday morning at the Faulkner County Detention Facility on suspicion of capital murder. The newspaper said the information was obtained through an FCSO jail intake report.
Officer Joseph C. “Joey” Cannon, was shot after he pulled over a stolen pickup truck on U.S. Highway 64 in Conway County on Friday morning. A Conway County Sheriff’s spokesman says Cannon was shot one time in the chest, but was able to return fire. (Scene Video)
State police spokesman Bill Sadler confirmed that the driver and passenger in the vehicle had both been caught, and that a weapon was recovered. The truck, which police say was stolen in Pulaski County, was taken into evidence. Sadler says the driver was caught while fleeing on foot in Mayflower, and officers captured the passenger near the scene of the shooting.
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Conway County authorities could not confirm that Lonix is suspected in Friday’s murder. The identity of the truck’s passenger, who was being held this morning in a Conway County facility, has not been released.
Lonix was also wanted for violating the conditions of parole stemming from a hot check conviction.
Plumerville Mayor Ed Paladino says Cannon was a police officer in the city for about nine years, and had 27 years of law enforcement experience. His son works as a deputy for the Conway Co. Sheriff’s Office, and his daughter is a law enforcement dispatcher.
Cannon, who was the Assistant Chief of Police, was planning to retire from the Plumerville force next month.
Paladino says the shooting is the worst thing to happen in his small town in more than 100 years, when a candidate for U.S. Congress was shot to death.
I can not get a fix on the picture of the accused, but suffice it to say that he appears to be a relatively young black man.
KATV has a blog response area. Most of the comments are pretty harmless, but this one is not. I complained to KATV yesterday about this particular commentator about racism, but they did not do anything. So now it goes national. Here is the comment:
When will the nation wake up? They will be free in 2 -3 years max. I say again, when will the nation wake up?
What we need is public courthouse hangings every Sunday afternoon.
Hang them all… and stop kissing their butt. But I will also say it is a proven fact that the majority of these crimes are comitted by the negra.
that is why i have no respect for negra, and firmly believe they should all be working in my cotton fields. They are the root of all problems. Send em on down to my cotton fields I got a “hoe” fer em…..
This is just past any decent thought that a person could have.
The real problem is that KATV allows racists like this to post without any repercussions.