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By Jon Christian
Court TV had not made a decision to air the murder trial of Chante Jawan
Mallard on Monday, June 23, 2003, only the people living in the Dallas-Fort
Worth, Texas television viewing area would have known that a shocking,
senseless murder had been committed in the early morning hours of October
26, 2001. The crime, which netted Mallard a 50-year prison sentence
four days after the trial opened, went unreported in the mainstream
media for 20 months.
Wilson did limit the presence of TV cameras in the court room during the trial. His decision was based on the view that Court TV couldand shouldprovide footage to any TV station or network requesting trial footage. A gag order was imposed on the prosecution at the urging of the defense attorney, Jeff Kearney, who was afraid his client would be found guilty in the court of public opinion before the trial began and contaminate the potential jury pool. Because of the heinous nature of the crime, and the coverage within Bexlar County, Kearney tried to get a change-of-venue to move the trial out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Could it be that the media chose not to report the story because the murderer was black and her victim, his mangled body left dangling from the windshield of her Chevy Cavalier, was white? Had Mallard been white and Gregory Biggs black, would ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN have led with that story on the evening of March 8, 2002 when Mallard was arrested after one of her friends called the police and reported that Mallard had confessed to being responsible for Biggs death?
You can bet on it. Had the murderer been white and the victim black, the hate crime spinmeisters would have filled every empty motel room in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and crucified the white hate monger as they made a martyr out of the black victim.
Mallard had been white, how often, do you imagine, would that story
have been aired between Mallards arrest and her trial? Very likely
as many times as the media reported the story about James Byrd being
dragged to death behind the pickup truck driven by Shawn Berry, John
King and Larry Brewer, or as many times as the Matthew Sheppard story
Sheppard was tied to a fence post and beaten to death in Wyoming by
two heterosexual bigots because, they claimed, Sheppard propositioned
New York Times, ABC and USA Today ran over 1,000 reports about the Sheppard
murder which the media labeled as a hate crime.
When 13-year old Jesse Dirkhising suffocated as he was brutally sodomized by two homosexual males: Davis Don Carpenter and Joshua Macabe Brown in Rogers, Arkansas on September 26, 1999, ABC never even touched the story. Nor did the New York Times. Nor did USA Today. Nor did they report on the murder of Greg Biggs in March, 2002 when Chante Mallard was charged with the crime. No newspaper outside of Texas covered the arrest of Mallard or the charges that were filed against her. Nor did they report, on September 20, when Mallards accomplices, Clete Deneal Jackson and his cousin, Herbert Tyrone Cleveland, pleaded guilty to charges for dumping Biggs mangled body in Cobb Park where it was discovered the day after he died in Chante Mallards garage. Jackson received a sentence of ten years for his role in the cover-up.
was sentenced to nine years. Police initially thought Biggs had been
the victim of a hit-and-run in Cobb Park and their investigation was
focused in that direction. Had someone not stepped forward and identified
Mallard as the person responsible for Biggs death, she would have
escaped punishment for her crime.
Dirkhising and Biggs murders were not labeled as hate crimes because
the victims were not a racial or cultural minority. In the
minds of the politically-correct, racial and cultural minorities are
never the perpetuators of hate crimes--they are always the victims of
It is important to note the distinctions that made the Biggs tragedy a murder instead of an unfortunate accident. When Chante Mallard struck Gregory Glen Biggs, it was an accident. It became murder when she made a conscious decision to take the living victim of an accident to her home and hide him in her garage until he expired and then, in order to escape punishment for the lesser crime of causing an accident while under the influence of controlled substances, to reconstruct the accident elsewhere.
the evening of October 26, 2001, Mallard, a 27-year old rehab nurses
aide smoked several marijuana joints before going to Joes Big
Bamboo Club at 2800 E. Pioneer Parkway in the University Plaza Shopping
Center in Arlington with her best friend, Titlisee T Fry.
According to trial testimony, Fry supplied Mallard with Ecstacy--which
she washed down with gin. After a few drinks over several hours Mallard
and Fry climbed into Mallards Chevy Cavalier (with Fry driving)
and headed to Frys apartment. Mallard dropped Frye off at 2:30
a.m. and continued on alone to her own house. A few miles before her
Village Creek Road exit in a working class Fort Worth neighborhood off
Texas Rte. 287, Mallard struck Gregory Biggs, a 37-year old homeless
man who was walking along the highway.
police said she struck Biggs with such force that he flew into the air
and struck the windshield with his head. The impact was so violent that
Biggs upper torso crashed through the windshield,
wedging in the shattered safety glass that sprinkled Mallard. Biggs
upper torso lay across the dashboard and his head touched the floor
inside the car. His left leg was shattered and remained attached to
his body only by the skin and the torn fabric of his pant leg. Biggs
legs were turned in an impossible direction, suggesting that had he
survived, it is likely he would have been paralyzed.
Although she claimed, in her appeal to the jury for leniency, that she stopped immediately and tried to pull Biggs from the windshield, testimony suggests Mallard did not stop until she reached a deserted area near some warehouses where she tried to pull Biggs from the car. Biggs begged her to get help. The medical examiners testimony suggested that had Mallard succeeded in pulling Biggs from the windshield and left him on the ground near the warehouses, it was very likely that he would be alive today since, Dr. Nizam Peewani testified, it probably took Biggs up to six hours to bleed to death. (The medical expert, and only witness, called by the defense [a medical examiner from another county], refuted Peewanis timeline. The defense expert insisted that Biggs could not have lived longer than two hours before bleeding to death.)
Unable to pull Biggs from the windshield outside the warehouse, Mallard--who was trained in CPR and could have easily applied a tourniquet to Biggs severed leg and saved his life--gave up trying. Instead of calling for help, she got back behind the wheel of her car and drove off with Biggs still hanging out the front windshield of the Cavalier. Astonishingly, she drove down a six-lane highway for two or three more miles to the Village Creek Road exit without anyone seeing her. (Granted, it was about 3 a.m., but even at 3 a.m. there is still traffic on most of the freeways around Americas largest metro areas.) Mallard then got off the freeway and drove, with the lower portion of Biggs torso still hanging out of her windshield, through a populated residential area to her home without being noticed by anyone.
this ordeal Biggs, who was still conscious, and was still begging her
to drive him to a hospital or, at least, for her to call 911. Instead
of taking him to a hospital, Mallard hid her car in her garage. Biggs
was still begging for his life. Mallard sat behind the wheel, next to
Biggs, crying as she apologized for hitting him with her car, telling
him why she couldnt call for help. Then, dismissing him as best
she could, she went into the house and tried to call her former boyfriend,
Clete Jackson, who had recently been released from prison. She was unable
to reach him.
to the garage to see if Biggs had died yet. He was still alive. He continued
to beg for help. He had been hanging upside down in the windshield of
her car for at least a half hour. It was now 3:30 a.m.
the garage and went back in the house. This time, she called Fry. Fry
told her to call 911. Mallard refused, telling Fry she didnt want
to go to jail. She told Fry she had been trying to reach Jackson, but
he wasnt home. She asked Fry to come and get her so they could
go out and find him. Fry
agreed and drove to Mallards.
Chante took T to the garage to see Biggs. The sight of Biggs
contorted body frightened Fry. When T saw him--still pleading
for help--she told Mallard to do something. Call 911, she
said. Mallard replied that if she did, she would go to jail. She begged
Fry to help her.
that she told Mallard I dont want anything to do with this
at all... She told the jury the sight of Biggs scared her and
she then left.
did in fact leave, she left with Mallard after agreeing to drive her
friend around Fort Worth
to see if they could find Clete Jackson at any of the local after hours
haunts he customarily frequented. Mallard was convinced Jackson would
know what to do--how to get rid of the body when the man in her windshield
finally succumbed from his injuries.
After searching for what was likely another hour or so, Fry dropped Mallard off and got away from the crime scene as fast as she could. It now had to be close to 5 a.m. Biggs was still alive. Mallard got back on the phone.
This time, she reached Jackson and pleaded with him for help. Based on Jacksons testimony in court, it appears likely that Biggs probably expired sometime between the time that Mallard reached him by phone and the time that Jackson arrived at her home. Based on the remark that Jackson made when he saw Biggs body, it is apparent he believed Biggs was still alive when he drove up to Mallards home because when he saw Biggs dead body, Jackson got mad.
He asked Mallard:
What did you call me for? I just got my life right. To the
jury in Mallards trial, he said: I knew the dude was dead.
I tasted death in the air--the same thing I smelled when my mom died.
I knew she got me in trouble.
right. The trip to Chantes house in the early morning of October
27 cost him ten years of his life. Jackson called his cousin Herbert
Tyrone Cleveland to help dispose of Biggs body at Cobb Park. That
ride cost Cleveland nine years. Even after Jackson and Cleveland pleaded
guilty on September 20, 2001 to dumping Biggs body in Cobb Park
in what the media described as a bizarre, callous, cold-hearted accident
turned into murder, the media outside Texas refused to cover the story
even though Mallards trial was yet to come because the crime--that
was every bit as heinous as the James Byrd murder or as cold-blooded
as the Matthew Sheppard killing--was committed by a black woman on a
white man. The media--and the attorneys involved in the two highest
profile hate crimes--argued that the murder of Matthew Sheppard qualified
as a hate crime because Sheppard was killed by two homophobes. The killing
of James Byrd, who was chained to the back of a pickup truck, also qualified
as a hate crime because Byrd was dragged down a deserted dirt road by
three white men in a pickup truck until his head and limbs were literally
torn from his body.
nor Sheppard posed a threat to their attackers so none of them could
claim they were provoked. In fact, neither Sheppard nor Byrd tried,
or even if they had wanted to, could have harmed their assailants. Their
murders were senseless acts of heartlessness that defy human logic.
Thats what qualified them as hate crimes. They slaughtered their
prey like animals.
And that is
the dilemma that faces us when we look at the actions of Chante Mallard,
Joshua Brown and Davis Carpenter. The same elements: the senselessness
of the act, the wanton disregard for human life, and the complete absence
of even a grain of compassion for their victims that were apparent in
the Matthew Sheppard and James Byrd killings were also evident in the
killings of Jesse Dirkkising and Gregory Biggs.
pundits of political correctness are quick to denounce the killing of
13-year old Jesse Dirkhising by Brown and Carpenter as a hate crime
even though they used the heterosexual boy as a sex toy to satisfy their
perverted cravings. Brown and Carpenter, they correctly maintain, did
not make anti-heterosexual remarks when they sodomized Dirkhising. Dirkhisings
death, they maintain, was an accident.
the same to be true in the case of Mallard. Mallard did not have a history
of being anti-white. And, they insist, she did not deliberately hit
Biggs with her car. She did, however, deliberately let him die to cover
up the felony she committed due to having an accident while driving
under the influence of controlled substances. All of the elements that
make Sheppard and Byrds deaths hate crimes make the deaths of
Dirkhising and Biggs hate crimes as well.
Lets face it, murder is a hate crime. It requires intense hate to take a human life. In each instance, the killers acted without provocation. And while Lawrence Brewer, Shawn Berry, and John King acted out of an intense and publicly known KKK-type hatred for blacks--and did commit a hate crime in every sense of the meaning, McKinney and Henderson did not.
Sheppards homosexuality to entice him out of that bar in Laramie,
Wyoming so they could rob him. Whether Sheppards death was the
deliberate result of McKinneys contempt for Sheppards chosen
lifestyle, or was merely a miscalculation of how much of a beating the
110-pound man could endure, will likely never be known since McKinny
and Henderson have changed their stories as often as the change of the
weather. Henderson, who pleaded guilty to lesser charges and agreed
to testify against McKinney, has recanted his guilty plea and is attempting
to get a new trial. Both men now claim, in prison, that they beat Sheppard
to death because he was a homosexual. Perhaps they did.
In any event,
the argument launched by hate crime advocates is that hate crimes are
exclusively white-on-black crimes, white-on-homosexual
crimes, or white-on-any-minority crimes--but that they are
never a black-on-white crimes. Why?
Because if it was proven that blacks, homosexuals or other minorities committed as many--if not more--crimes on whites than whites commit on them, then not only would hate crime legislation not be merited, it would be seen for what it is: merely one more attempt by the liberal political correctness police to create supra-protection for government favored minorities.
the dreaded middle class white male would be forced to think twice before
instigating offenses against minorities--even to the extent of making
slanderous racial comments since verbal abuse is now a felony punishable
as a hate crime. (Scratch the adage: sticks and stones may break
my bones but names will never hurt me.)
It is for that reason that the liberal media cringes whenever a black-on-white crime occurs anywhere in the country--and why they refuse to report them. And, when the reports finally leak into the public domain, and questions are raised why the liberal media ignores hate crimes against whites, they are quick to retort that there was no evidence collected in any black-on-white crime to suggest the motive for the crime was hate.
of ethnic origin is the determining factor in a hate crime then we need
look no farther than the Wichita Massacre to see a black-on-white hate
did not know it at the time, the Carr brothers were on the final leg
of a nine day crime spree that would land them on death row in the Kansas
Seven days earlier, on Dec. 7, the Carrs abducted Andrew Schreiber and forced him to withdraw cash from several ATMs. When the ATM finally ate Schreibers card, they released him unharmed.
Ann Walenta, a 56-year old cellist with the Wichita Symphony Orchestra was not as lucky as Schreiber. On Dec. 11, three days before the massacre, the Carrs lay in wait for her at her home on Dublin Court in Wichita.
As she started to exit her vehicle, Walenta noticed two black men with (she said) wire hair approaching her car. Frightened, she quickly closed and locked the doors of her car. Reginald Carr told her they needed help. She rolled the window down. Carr immediately thrust a Lorcin .380 caliber automatic pistol through the window and fired one shot at point blank range, striking Walenta in the left breast.Still conscious, she frantically tried to roll the window back up. At the same time, she started the engine and began backing out of the driveway. Her assailant fired again. When the Carrs melted into the night a minute later, Walenta had been shot five times. She slumped over the steering wheel of her car, her spine severed by one of the bullets.
Still conscious but unable to move her lower body, Walenta began flashing the headlights on her car as she screamed for help. A neighbor, Anna Kelly, who thought she heard what sounded like three shots, saw the flashing lights and went outside to check. Kelly discovered her. Walenta died from her wounds on January 2, 2001.
crime spree ended at the Woodgate Apartments.Once they broke into the
Beforts home with guns drawn, the Carr brothers forced the five
occupants to strip. Once they were naked, they forced the five to have
group sex. Then
they pistol whipped the males and put them in separate rooms, warning
each that if any of them attempted to escape they would kill everyone
else. With the three males secured, the Carrs took turns repeatedly
raping the two women and forcing them to perform oral sex on each other.
When their sexual appetite was finally sated the Carrs took their victims, one at a time, to an ATM machine where they forced them to withdraw as much cash from their accounts as possible. Once they had exhausted the ATM cards, Reginald and Jonathan Carr forced their naked victims into a pickup truck with an enclosed camper and drove to a remote soccer field on the outskirts of Wichita. Then, forcing their victims to kneel in the snow, the Carrs executed them by shooting each in the head. Or rather, they thought they had successfully executed all of them.
H.G. was still alive--and she would testify at their trials. But, even more, H.G. would prove to be an embarrassment to Prosecuting Attorney Nola Foulston who, when the hate crime issue first surfaced, assured the media--and the interested conservatives--that there was no evidence to suggest that a hate crime had been committed.
She lay in
the snow, waiting for the Carrs to leave. She was afraid to allow her
naked body to shiver in the subfreezing temperatures lest the Carrs
realize she was still alive and shoot her again. When she was sure they
were gone, she forced herself to her feet and trudged for about a mile
through the snow until she found help. H.G. identified her assailants
to the Wichita police and the Carrs were arrested. Heather Mullers
engagement ring and Andrew Schreibers stolen watch were found
in the possession of Reginald Carr.
.380 pistol was found among Jonathan Carrs possessions. It was
conclusively proven that Carrs gun was used at both murder scenes.
It was also identified by Schreiber as the gun that was held on him.
If you awoke in Wichita or Topeka on the morning of December 15, 2000
the first sketchy details of the massacre screamed out at you from the
morning paper. But, if you awoke in Boston, or Philadelphia, or New
York or Hoboken, New Jersey there was no mention of the mass murder--nor
would there be. There was a virtual news blackout on the story. This
was a hate crime--but the victims were white.
In her pre-trial testimony, H.G. testified that the Carrs used racial slurs throughout the initial assault on the two women, and that the Carrs taunted them with racial slurs as they executed them. Wichita homicide detective Ken Landwehr, who headed up the investigation, testified that what the police found at the soccer field should never have happened in Wichita. It resembled a war zone, he said. It belonged in Bosnia.
By the time
the preliminary hearing was held in April, 2001, most of America had
learned about the Wichita Massacre over the Internet. But the national
media was still ignoring the case. Once
again, the court judge--in this case, 18th Judicial District (Division
14) Judge Rebecca Pilshaw--imposed a gag order. The gag order restricted
H.G. and the prosecution from discussing any aspect of the case to the
media at the request of Reginald and Jonathan Carrs attorneys
who were afraid that allegations of a hate crime would fan civic fervor
to a fever pitch, resulting in a guilty verdict--and a death sentence--for
It is interesting
that when the Byrd case and the Matthew Sheppard case were being tried
in the media, those judges did not impose gag orders to prevent witnesses,
lawyers or special interest groups from arguing that the special
civil rights of the victims were violated when the crimes against them
saw the volatility of the issues that were going to surface in the Wichita
Massacre case, she issued a statement saying: I dont have
the ability to order a lot of people to do or not do certain things.
But I am going to make a very, very strong suggestion that people do
not talk about this, adding that ...the less that is said
about these things, the better it will be for all parties involved.
Foulston, the prosecuting attorney spent a good portion of her time
trying to defuse comments from conservative columnists like Armstrong
Williams and others who insisted that the primary ingredients of a hate
crime existed in Wichita. Even though the Carr brothers were African-Americans
and all the victims were white, Foulston said that The fact that
the defendants and victims happen to be of different races has no bearing.
the Byrd murder, however, the Wichita massacre received little national
exposure, largely because the victims were white. That means no Jesse
Jackson screaming into his megaphone about how the government needs
to wipe out racial violence. And no Rev. Al Sharpton fulminating into
his power horn about the need for a special category of law dealing
with racially motivated crimes. Hardly anyone even raised an eyebrow
when Wichita officials declined to try this case as a hate crime.
Frankly speaking, even if Foulston had wanted to, the liberal hucksters of political correctness would not have allowed it to happen. Foulston would have risked her position as District Attorney since if the liberals were forced to admit that blacks and other minorities are capable of committing hate crimes against whites, they would be hard pressed to enact legislation that granted special protection to blacks, homosexuals and other minorities when they were victims of crimes committed by whites.