March 29, 2012

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Local activists (Chattanooga Organized for Action to be specific, lest I insult other better-informed activists) have compared this to the 1983 in-custody death of Wadie Suttles, and the need for justice there, too.

This was a case handled locally, overseen by the state, then investigated by the feds. Twice. But because the results were not what people wanted based on word of mouth, that made it wrong. Apparently the FBI colluded with the TBI and the local cops because the possibility that there wasn’t enough evidence to make an arrest made it mandatory to burn local officers at the stake at city hall “just in case”.

So now that the white connection is gone between the two cases, the march that has already been planned has to go on for other reasons, lest they lose face. I understand, but I’d sure prefer they just shut up and admit they hadn’t read the other half of the story yet.

In the meantime, why is the 13-year-old black female shot in the head on Bennett Avenue in Chattanooga not getting press or a Chattanooga Organized for Action-sponsored march? Is it the result of the Zimmerman’s race, or just another page they hadn’t yet read?  

I’m eager to find out. You should be, too.

Alex Teach is a full-time police officer of nearly 20 years experience. The opinions expressed are his own. Follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/alex.teach.

March 29, 2012

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Alex Teach

If you have the facts present them. I am so sick of damn white people telling me what justice and equality is.

Maxine Cousin more than 1 years ago

To Alex Teach part deux

Fantastic write up and you sir, hit the nail on the head. I appreciate someone actually writing an article once some facts have come in and have been judiciously weighed instead of just spouting off in support of a political agenda. Unlike the poster above me here whose main objective is to cause more racial division and animosity in the name of equality and diversity, I applaud you for the article. It really makes you more credible, Maxine, when you curse your opponent and try to be little them in a public forum (insert sarcasm). The root of the problem with society lies with in all of us. We need to look inward to fix it. We have to be willing to see that maybe we are the problem. This is pertinent whether you be White, Black, Hispanic or Asian. We need to not point fingers at everyone else but ourselves and accept that maybe we are what needs fixing. Spewing hate and division only hinders our plight for true equality as a nation. I served in the Military with people of many different races. To me we were all the same color, we're Americans and we were willing to die for each other. We would do what was necessary for your brother next to you, no matter his color. It's sad and unfortunate but, these days people are looking for retribution and revenge more than anything else.

Caxine Mousin more than 1 years ago

Really hon?

So it WASN'T investigated by the FBI (who is actually this WHOLE other agency)? Re-investigated? Re-opened?
You and I have the same information, same facts from that night. You're the one making all the assumptions and dictating who knows what they're talking about though. Interesting.

Alex Teach more than 1 years ago

To Alex Teach

This case was not handled locally--at least not according to the evidence. The state did not oversee this case. Stop telling your damn lies just to protect the Police department. What the hell is the "other half of the story" since you are so clairvoyent.

You don't know what the hell you are talking about.
Koiesha Ford is a tragic case. Just like the Wadie Suttles case, justi like the Trayvon Martin case. Anyone who dies violently is tragic. But to coverup the death--the way the local authorities did in the Wadie Suttles case--is even more tragic--it is criminal.

Maxine Cousin more than 1 years ago

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