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The following recent case is one of the most grisly, appalling, unspeakably horrific, brutal, and sadistic cases of abduction, rape, torture, and murder in recent history. It is right up there with the Jeffrey Dahmer or Charles Manson murders. It should be receiving national attention. Yet there has been a media blackout on the case and most Americans know nothing about it.

On January 7, 2007, a young white couple, Christopher Newsom, 23, and Channon Christian, 21, were the victims of an apparant carjacking in Knoxville, TN. The two were approached by two black men armed with firearms, abducted and driven in their own vehicle back to a home used by the abducters. While the young woman, Christain, was made to watch, the young man, Newsom, was raped, sexually assaulted, and beaten. He was then bound, reportedly had his penis cut off, doused with gasoline, set on fire while still alive, then shot at least 3 times and killed. His body is wrapped in bedding and dumped by a nearby railroad track.

The young woman, Channon Christian, is held captive in the house for around 2 days, beaten, and repeatedly raped by 4 black men. The men force her to wipe her mouth (and reportedly drink) a spray cleaner because they believe this will remove the DNA evidence. Though not officially released, the men reportedly cut off her breasts while she is still alive prior to killing her. After killing Christian, her body is dismembered and deposited in 5 trash bags.


http://www.knoxnews.com/kns/local_news/article/0,1406,KNS_347_5277265,00.html

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"Details of double slaying emerge

By JAMIE SATTERFIELD AND DON JACOBS
January 13, 2007

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Newsom was shot, bound and his body wrapped up in bedding and set afire, according to a search warrant application drafted by Knoxville Police Department Investigator Todd Childress.

Police would find his body later that day discarded like trash along nearby railroad tracks. Two days passed before Christian's battered body was found stuffed in a trash can in the Chipman Street house where, records show, Davidson and Cobbins had been living."



http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16599622

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"Fourth suspect arrested in corpse-burning case

Tennessee couple had been shot; woman was raped for days before death


Jan 12, 2007

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - A fourth person was arrested Friday in connection with the killing of a young man, whose burned corpse was found dumped along railroad tracks, and the death of his date, who was kept alive for days and raped, authorities said."



Victims


Suspects



Archive of articles on case:
http://www.volunteertv.com/special

CourtTV message board thread on case:
http://boards.courttv.com/showthread.php?threadid=284406


Why has there been hardly a peep out of the national media on this case?? If the races were reversed, with the victims black and the perpetrators white, the national media would have had a feeding frenzy, and this would be plastered on the news 24/7 for weeks and weeks.

This case is very similar to another horrific abduction, rape, and murder case that was buried by the national media: the "Wichita Massacre", a 2000 case where two black men abducted, raped, and shot execution style 4 young white people.

http://www.wichita-massacre.com/



[Edited on March 22, 2007 at 9:33 AM. Reason : 7]

3/22/2007 9:05:55 AM

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wow, surprised that hasn't made bigger headlines

thats horrible and I hope those assholes pay if proven guilty

3/22/2007 9:13:47 AM

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why the hell would people do this? This is a case where i'd like to see a revisitation of the ole' eye for an eye philosophy.

3/22/2007 9:14:56 AM

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Im from knoxville, this is terrible. It would be HUGE news there. I agree with the eye for an eye listed above. The sad thing is if somethings were reversed it would have been a "hate crime" and the charges would have been worse.

3/22/2007 9:22:59 AM

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"he sad thing is if somethings were reversed it would have been a "hate crime" and the charges would have been worse"


Not necessarily true. Regardless of the color of either side, there would have to be proof of hate statements during the act or before for this to be elevated to a hate crime.

And besides, the savage nature of this crime means the death penalty for these people anyway, so it isn't like tacking on "hate crime" really matters.

3/22/2007 9:33:00 AM

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It would still be called a hate crime, whether or not it was. Since perception is reality, perception would prevail. The whole concept of a "hate crime" is bullshit anyway.

3/22/2007 9:36:41 AM

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If this had happened to me and my girlfriend I'd probably be awaiting trial for a double homicide

3/22/2007 9:41:56 AM

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n/m

[Edited on March 22, 2007 at 10:00 AM. Reason : .]

3/22/2007 9:43:22 AM

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If this had happened to you and your girlfriend you would be dead.

3/22/2007 9:43:31 AM

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no i probably wouldve gotten into a firefight with the carjackers

3/22/2007 9:43:55 AM

sober46an3
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and you would have died.

3/22/2007 9:44:38 AM

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nah

3/22/2007 9:45:19 AM

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Local TV News reports on the case:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1TC5tDwg10
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s_LHtov7HY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPSqKCxENdg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SZzYfjnKiY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE-P5iIm4qs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIk3g8Gg9wU

3/22/2007 9:49:53 AM

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any nationale exposure? I mean with a rape at duke it was 24/7 coverage, but I guess rape and murder arent as sexy.

3/22/2007 9:55:07 AM

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^ that was because white people raped a black girl apparently.

this is the opposite.

black on white crimes are regularly covered up or hidden under the rug.

so someone gonna call me a racist now?

3/22/2007 10:05:32 AM

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I agree


crimes should be looked at as crimes now

3/22/2007 10:07:20 AM

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damn i so wish i could find that thread in chit chat during the wral fiasco in which i posted this news article about a white college girl being raped and killed by a black student.

i think it was SCU or WVU or something like that.

anyway, the student body was told by the university that she died of natural causes or something like that.

the cover up was discovered and it made headline.

treetwista knows the article because were having a fight over it in that thread.

the guy's name was "orange [some arab middle name] taylor".

y'all can find it on tdub or the intertz if you like.

i am just covering my ass lest someone calls me a liar or a racist.



[Edited on March 22, 2007 at 10:15 AM. Reason : ]

3/22/2007 10:11:57 AM

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animals

3/22/2007 10:32:24 AM

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I think this is it, 0EPII1

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/11200947/detail.html?subid=22100415&qs=1;bp=t

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"Students Accuse EMU Of Crime Cover-Up

March 8, 2007

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- About 300 Eastern Michigan students attended a town hall meeting Wednesday after accusing University officials of a cover-up.

Students said the school covered up the rape and murder of a fellow student.

The body of Laura Dickinson, 22, of Hastings was found inside her dorm room on Dec. 15.

Students claim they were told Dickinson died of what appeared to be natural causes.

"I kind of just feel like they were holding things back. They should have just told us," said student Bejarney Tabscott.

Police said Dickinson was raped and murdered."

3/22/2007 10:53:46 AM

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Last year in NY a black guy raped and killed a white girl and it was all over the news forever and on national talk shows

3/22/2007 10:57:38 AM

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I'm from Wichita and I don't really recall hearing anything about those murders in the news. That was my senior year in HS

[Edited on March 22, 2007 at 11:07 AM. Reason : was]

3/22/2007 11:06:50 AM

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natalee holloway was on the news for fucking ever even though she was probably dead before the story first broke

3/22/2007 11:12:32 AM

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my first question is how hard would it be just to drive off or run over these motherfuckers when they are coming after your car

but second, these assholes need to pay, this is one of those times where the police should have an assasin squad and just go in there and raise hell against those people, shoot them in the stomach to make it real painful, then set their house on fire and let them burn alive

3/22/2007 11:20:58 AM

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Wow, Twista's probably like an action movie star in real life.

3/22/2007 11:22:29 AM

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i just take protecting my life and my loved ones seriously

3/22/2007 11:24:02 AM

GoldenViper
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And you think you'd have odds in firefight against two armed attackers?

What you do carry?

3/22/2007 11:25:25 AM

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Welcome to the world of correctional officers. They go to work every day and deal with so many sick assholes like this. I'll give you just one of many stories I have: This guy and his brother raped and murdered a woman. The two rode around in a car for several days with her body in the trunk--continuing to sexually violate the corpse until the stink became unbearable. Unbelievable but true.

3/22/2007 11:25:41 AM

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what the fuck is wrong with people

3/22/2007 11:28:50 AM

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"I'll give you just one of many stories I have: This guy and his brother raped and murdered a woman. The two rode around in a car for several days with her body in the trunk--continuing to sexually violate the corpse until the stink became unbearable. Unbelievable but true."


Seriously? Just as in the limerick?

WTF?

3/22/2007 11:30:41 AM

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i usually carry one of my .45s

whether or not i got both the attackers, i'd sure as hell do anything in my power to protect myself and wife/girl

3/22/2007 11:32:32 AM

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I'm sure you would, but I wouldn't expect to win that kind of fight.

Much better than not fighting at all, though, at least in this case. Assuming they also had handguns, you certainly could win.

3/22/2007 11:35:16 AM

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Well, considering that 85% of all people shot with a handgun survive, I think their odds would have been better if they'd been able to fight back. I'm not sure how motivated these people were to commit this crime (it supposedly started as a carjacking, and these two do look like easy targets) but a gunshot wound would probably make a criminal of opportunity back off. IMO.

That being said, I've read TreeTwista10's theory on gunfights in other threads and he is, well, tactically incompetent.

[Edited on March 22, 2007 at 12:29 PM. Reason : .]

3/22/2007 12:28:54 PM

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my theory on gunfights? let me guess, you're harping on my ability to count? as if nobody can count when under duress? k

3/22/2007 12:31:40 PM

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In a word, yes.

But I'm not going to take this thread off topic to discuss that.

/mail_compose.aspx?user=24659

[Edited on March 22, 2007 at 12:41 PM. Reason : damnit]

3/22/2007 12:41:25 PM

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^^ No problem--just carry the "duckfoot" pistol.





[Edited on March 22, 2007 at 12:58 PM. Reason : .]

3/22/2007 12:56:44 PM

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3/22/2007 12:57:55 PM

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note to self: in the event of a carjacking, floor the gas pedal

3/22/2007 1:01:41 PM

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"Why has there been hardly a peep out of the national media on this case?? If the races were reversed, with the victims black and the perpetrators white, the national media would have had a feeding frenzy, and this would be plastered on the news 24/7 for weeks and weeks. "


Do you expect the media to report all crimes nationally that occur between blacks and whites?

3/22/2007 1:02:48 PM

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bttt, should a hate crime even be a crime? Its not illegal for me to hate [insert subset of humankind here] so long as I don't act on it. It is the act that makes the crime, not the motivation, so should that be considered? On the other hand, we do discriminate between the different degrees of murder.

^ no, but this is hardly "any" crime, it is a pretty horrific one. Considering the attention given to the Duke case, the difference in coverage is thrown into pretty sharp relief.

[Edited on March 22, 2007 at 1:04 PM. Reason : .]

3/22/2007 1:03:00 PM

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"considering the coverage given to the Duke case, the difference in coverage is thrown into pretty sharp relief."


The Duke case was a big deal in part because it had the makings of a scandal and the fact that the DA tried to make headlines prosecuting it.

3/22/2007 1:07:38 PM

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^^ It's pretty obvious why the Duke case was chosen though. It was Duke and Lacrosse players at a stripper party. It's dripping with media ratings juiciness.

This is a pretty horrific crime, but that's "all" it is, horrific. There's no juicy angle for the media to exploit. You're delusional if you think the media is after anything but ratings, this isn't a jewish conspiracy, it's economics. And they are reporting this, just not focusing on it, it seems, which makes sense, because it's a pretty depressing story.

[Edited on March 22, 2007 at 1:12 PM. Reason : ]

3/22/2007 1:09:46 PM

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Meh, fair enough, the Duke case did have more staying power than this one does.

[Edited on March 22, 2007 at 1:13 PM. Reason : .]

3/22/2007 1:10:00 PM

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apparently when the bodies are found/the case is solved, the media isn't as interested:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missing_White_Woman_Syndrome

3/22/2007 1:19:15 PM

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MinutesofCoverage = FamilyIncome * (AbducteeCuteness / SkinColor)^2 + LengthofAbduction * MediaSavvyofGrievingParents^3

3/22/2007 1:25:20 PM

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"moron: ^^ It's pretty obvious why the Duke case was chosen though. It was Duke and Lacrosse players at a stripper party. It's dripping with media ratings juiciness."


True.

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"moron: This is a pretty horrific crime, but that's "all" it is, horrific. There's no juicy angle for the media to exploit. You're delusional if you think the media is after anything but ratings, this isn't a jewish conspiracy, it's economics. And they are reporting this, just not focusing on it, it seems, which makes sense, because it's a pretty depressing story."


If the races were reversed, do you think it would maybe get a little more coverage though?

I mean, in the Wichita Massacre, the judge said, "I don't have the ability to order a lot of other people to do or not to do certain things, but I am going to make a very, very strong suggestion that people not talk about this." He's not part of the media, but ask yourself why he would say something like that. Could it apply to the media, as well?

[Edited on March 22, 2007 at 1:47 PM. Reason : sss]

3/22/2007 1:45:15 PM

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"but a gunshot wound would probably make a criminal of opportunity back off."


Most carjackers don't torture and murder their victims. These guys were far from average.

And you can fight back without a weapon. They should have in this case. But you never know. Other criminals just want money, and won't hurt you unless you resist.

3/22/2007 1:55:57 PM

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" If the races were reversed, do you think it would maybe get a little more coverage though?"


I think it would, because then there would be an angle to play off of, not because of a racist anti-white conspiracy.

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"I mean, in the Wichita Massacre, the judge said, "I don't have the ability to order a lot of other people to do or not to do certain things, but I am going to make a very, very strong suggestion that people not talk about this." He's not part of the media, but ask yourself why he would say something like that. Could it apply to the media, as well?"


The judge said that because when some crackers here a story like this, they think in their minds that these niggers represent all black people, when in fact, they do not. He's trying, in his own way, to protect blacks and keep race relations moving in a forward direction.

3/22/2007 2:01:59 PM

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"moron: I think it would, because then there would be an angle to play off of, not because of a racist anti-white conspiracy."


What angle would that be?

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"moron: The judge said that because when some crackers here a story like this, they think in their minds that these niggers represent all black people, when in fact, they do not. He's trying, in his own way, to protect blacks and keep race relations moving in a forward direction."


DING DING DING

Do you think maybe the media might be similarly inclined?

[Edited on March 22, 2007 at 2:13 PM. Reason : sss]

3/22/2007 2:13:00 PM

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"Do you think maybe the media might be similarly inclined?"


I think the media THINKS they're similarly inclined, but they are not in general.

3/22/2007 2:15:26 PM

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I don't know if keeping stories like this quiet is the right way to go about things.

3/22/2007 2:22:20 PM

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