Some news media is covering the story, but in a manner that blames everything but gang violence and criminality. Bryan Preston at PJ Media is doing the hard digging, and finds out that in the case of James Edwards, at least, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. It turns out that our young murderous coward has a mother who is currently in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for drug charges.
She has three known aliases. As things stand now, her relationship with Oklahoma’s criminal justice system won’t end for several decades. Her multiple convictions include distribution of cocaine. She was in court in Duncan, OK, as recently as May 2010, when she was found to have violated her parole by obtaining prescription drugs by fraud. Her probation was revoked.It looks to me like Mom is doing the remainder of a 12 year sentence, plus a probation violation. She probably won't be out of prison for several years. Due to the vagaries of counting offender class, she seems to be a 2nd, or 3rd felony offender. It's hard to tell without the complete criminal history that gives both arrest and conviction dates, but you can view the record here.
Preston continues to do the hard lifting in this case, citing evidence on Twitter and Facebook that the murderous degenerate scum were not simply bored, but were affiliated with the criminal street gang, the Crips, and were seeking thrills on a lazy summer afternoon. It also appears that they had racist motivations.
CNN also missed this Edwards tweet, in which he claimed to have exacted revenge for the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial — “woods” is slang for white people.
Ayeee I knocced out 5 woods since Zimmerman court!:) lol shit ima keep sleepin shit! #ayeeee
Of course, no one is going to call this a hate crime. We all know that it is extremely unlikely that any black person will be charged with a hate crime for murdering a white person.
I was once told by a lawyer I respect, that the law grinds exceedingly slow, but it grinds exceedingly fine. I hope that the criminal justice sytem in Oklahoma grinds on these three for a long, long time.