Perhaps it’s just an increase in awareness, but since the night when Mike Brown’s step-dad Louis Head kicked off the local Saint Louis riots -with his requests to “burn these bitches”- there appears to be a marked increase in the numbers and scope of murder by fire throughout the Mid-Eastern part of the U.S.
♦ The first victim noticed was DeAndre Joshua who was burned in his vehicle in the Canfield Greens apartment complex not far from where Mike Brown was shot and killed. His late November autopsy results showed he was shot first and then lit on fire, in an apparent gang related attack on the same night of the grand jury verdict.
♦ On December 6th in Courtland, Mississippi, 19-year-old victim Jessica Lane Chambers was burned alive in her vehicle.
♦ A week later another burned body was found just outside Memphis on another roadway, with a pick-up truck set ablaze. Unknown victim.
♦ Last night, in the Saint Louis area two more people were attacked with fire. Just north of Saint Louis, a man was set ablaze in a portable toilet:
[…] The incident happened at around 8:20 p.m. Firefighters put out the fire, which was “pretty well-involved” by the time they arrived, a spokesman said. The man was transported urgently to a hospital, where his condition was unknown. It was not immediately known why he was inside the portable toilet or why it was on fire. (link)
♦ Approximately fifteen minutes later police responded to another car fire where they found another unidentified body:
[…] A body was found inside a burning vehicle in the Baden neighborhood on Friday night, and now St. Louis homicide detectives are investigating.
St. Louis firefighters were called to the scene in the 700 block of Thrush Avenue at about 8:35 p.m. They extinguished the fire and found a body inside, a fire department spokesman said. (link)
These seemingly disconnected events hold an eerily similar disposition.
Given the recent visibility of gang violence expressed in social media, specifically regarding the intents of violence using fire, the connections are perhaps somehow related.
[…] One week before, and on just the day before Jessica Chambers was carjacked and burned to death, certain blacks among her intimate circle and acquaintance were involved in Facebook exchanges wherein calls for the rape and burnings of white women and children, especially the families of white police officers, were posted.
[…] Just prior to her demise, Jessica Chambers is reported by numerous sources as having been trying to leave the gang and move on with her life, and had been telling people she was planning to write a book about having survived the gang lifestyle. She is also reported to have been in an altercation with someone at the same gas station a week before her murder.
[…] Particularly, we have just seen and heard Michael Brown’s mother’s boyfriend, repeat felon Louis Head, violently screaming “burn this bitch down!!!” over and over again, accompanied by blacks rampaging, burning, looting, and attacking — sometimes fatally, with hammers or other deadly means — random, innocent whites in St. Louis and elsewhere.
Speaking of Louises, Farrakhan just recently stood before a crowd of cheering blacks at a prominent Maryland college and renewed his nationwide public exhortations for blacks to mass-murder whites, whenever and wherever.
In philosophy and problem solving, there’s the principle of reasoning known as Occam’s (or Okham’s) Razor, which goes like this: Among multiple alternative explanations, all of which require various assumptions in order to arrive at possible solutions, often the simplest and most plainest answer — involving the least number of assumptions — turns out to be the right one. (continue reading)
So is this all just some random series of similarly horrific killings?
Or, could these burnings be a darker underpinning; and, like the “27 verified knock out game assaults” JUST THIS YEAR, the politically correct media will avoid discussing them?
Is this the beginning of a terrible trend now increasing in frequency?
Time will tell.
Well, more accurately, time and torches…