I am disappointed in the MDJ’s coverage of the murder of Joshua Chellew. Not once is it noted that the four on trial for the murder are black youths and Mr. Chellew was an unarmed white man. If it had been the other way around, you know it as well as I do that it would be the banner headline every day how four white youths beat an unarmed black man and left him for dead alone and abandoned on a busy highway.
What did the defendants expect to happen to Mr. Chellew? Not one of them reported the crime to police who may have been able to get to him sooner than the car that hit him did. Can you imagine how the driver of that automobile feels? It could have all been avoided had they just left Chellew run away as he tried to do.
Being beaten is brutal and savage. Being punched and kicked by four people is not the way we are supposed to treat one another.
And I was wondering if there have been any updates on the case of road rage where Sparkles Lashayla Lindsey was arrested for shooting and killing KSU student Kim Kilgore?
I would like to clarify something to Ms. Moffitt (“Towery column missed point on Ferguson,” Letters to the Editor, Thursday’s MDJ). There is a huge difference between a petty shoplifting crime and a strong-arm robbery. Petty theft refers to the value of the product taken while strong-arm robbery describes a situation where the offender uses any degree of force to complete the act of theft. There is proof of a strong-arm robbery carried out by Michael Brown before he was killed. Of course I agree that this does not constitute murder, but I believe she should know the correct term to use while describing his crime.