You’re a Hater and a Raaaaaaaacist!

2/21/2015

IMG_4213Unfortunately, you won’t see this sign anywhere in Newnan, Georgia

I’ve got to rant a bit today because of the blatant ignorance of these morons that think every time a white person voices an opinion or criticism about black criminals it somehow makes them a racist.

I occasionally leave comments to my local paper, The Newnan Times Herald, (which by the way is a great paper and has some fine journalists on it’s staff), about things that happen in my own community or news in general.

Recently there have been some cases that spark a response from me. One was a young man that I believed got a bad jury conviction for rape. The others have been poking fun at the stupidity of drug dealers and criminals caught by our local law enforcement officers.

I caught hell for my comments about the young white rapist but every time I post a comment on a crime committed by a black person the ignorant jerks pile on with the hater and the racist name calling.

It only takes a quick look at trying read their comments or looking at their Facebook profiles to understand just how ignorant they truly are.

I’m not a racist or even a bigot. I am however prejudiced when it comes to my surroundings and things I hear in the news. Every human being is. Every where you go you judge your surroundings and people approaching on the sidewalks and in parking lots. Has nothing to do with race. But when the number one killer of young black males in America are committed by other young black males theres a problem. It’s not even about race, It’s about a culture of people brought up to be criminals or denied the opportunities to escape the very culture that corrupts them. It’s a serious problem that people keep avoiding. You can blame rap music for it’s degrading of women and it’s thug gang references as one of the contributors. There are so many factors and so very few people willing to do anything meaningful about it.

I’ve written about the culture of violence several times, but because I happen to be a white male, that makes me a racist in some peoples minds. It’s that same ignorant mentality that when they don’t like how a white person voices a concern over crime, and it happens to involve a black person, they are immediately labeled a racist. Rarely does the racist label hold any truth. These people couldn’t give you the correct definition of racism, bigotry, or prejudice if their lives depended on it. Fact is, the word has been improperly used so often that it really means nothing anymore. I laugh at people that use the word. They cannot tell you the difference between the three.

We can point our fingers at the people who continually fan the flames of racial tension like the race whores Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Jeremiah Wright and yes, even Barack Obama. All of these men are guilty of helping to create racial devise in America. Barack Obama invites Al Sharpton into our White House to get advice on racial issues! Just tell me what exactly makes that ok?

I won’t spend any more time here on something you already know is going on today. I just wanted to vent about this racist name calling that just keeps popping up every time a black person tries to justify, excuse, and defends a culture of violence in our communities when someone like me voices an opinion.

It should be noted that some of these fools have their employers names listed on their comments from their Facebook pages. Not very smart. If I’m an employer and see these comments you might be finding a pink slip in your future. Same goes for any future employment opportunities. Employers look at social media to see just what kind of employees they have or if they are willing to hire that person.

Here’s a sample of some of the comments I left and the reactions I received about two brothers, Dontavious and Tabious who were arrested for eluding police and other crimes in Newnan, and the suspected gang members arrested after being stopped for a turn signal violation. By the way, “police officers found a plastic bag containing 69 capsules of suspected cocaine and MDMA, or “Molly,” along with some marijuana. Officers also received permission to search the vehicle from White, and inside, they found a loaded 9mm handgun and a loaded 38 special revolver in the glove box, an additional 9mm clip next to the driver’s seat and another plastic bag in the center console containing 12 capsules of Molly and about 10 grams of loose Molly.”

  • John Roycroft · Top Commenter

    Dontavious and Tabious. It’s safe to say we didn’t really need mugshots to identify these two thugs.
    • Jamar Bailey · Church of God in Christ

      These guys were definitely in the wrong and deserved to be arrested but it saddens me to think that with 13 years of service to my country and multiple deployments, that when I finally retire and come home, this is the bigoted and racist mentality that I have to come home to. I’m not biased because they’re black either because I actually used to work for Lt. Col Yarborough when he was Capt. Yarborough and he’s a good man. Im pretty sure that he wouldn’t appreciate the comments I’m reading. Be better and do better. Smh ‘Merica Hooah
    • Bird Tippy Man · Newnan High School

      Why John roycroft the racist comments on only post bout black people going to jail he need to go do some black history research and find out where he would be without black people
  • Shanese Florence · Works at Cargill

    Really , fuck both of yal racist mf !
  • John Roycroft · Top Commenter

    Another job well done by Coweta law enforcement. Lynch Park Sharks? Really guys? You got busted over a turn signal violation? Sounds like a kids Cartoon Network series. Grow up and get a job doing something you’re good at. Gang banging in Newnan obviously isn’t it. You’re an embarrassment to the Crips, Newnan, and your mothers. newnanbull.com
    • Stephanie White

      You get a job , you posting stuff you don’t knw nun bout , they make music and gone continue to make music forget what a hater gotta say , i laugh at ppl like you , Yall give me a laugh I sweaa . Thanks for your negative feedback just a motivation for them
      Reply · Like · 3 · February 18 at 9:12pm
    • Thëý Løvë Słïm · East Coweta High School

      Ummm . Stfu It’s Not A gang It’s A Music Group . You Sound Stupid As Hell . That’s What Happen When People Like You Run Their Mouth & Have Absolutely No Idea What They’re Talking About ! Don’t Worry About SHAARKS. They Good ! They Doing Something Good & Still Get Pointed At . Mfs Never Wonna See You On Your Shit .. I Swear .
      Reply · Like · 2 · February 18 at 10:14pm
  • LaTonia Person · Student Services at Mercer University

    First off Mr. Roycroft……..I beg to differ on “Another job well done by Coweta County Law Enforcement.” Yeah…..you’re absolutely right they stopped these boys ABOUT A TURN SIGNAL!!! Who tha hell with REAL BUSINESS to handle and REAL CRIMES TO SOLVE would be worried about a freaking turn signal!!!! They posted up and prayed for a reason to DO WHAT THEY DO BEST…..HARASS OUR YOUNG BLACK BOYS!!!! Won’t deny OUR BOYS were reckless in their movement on that night, but the Gang Banging bull ish…….y’all need to give it a rest!!! There are no GANGS in Newnan…..They’re a Rap \ Music Group with their stuff on paper!!! So next time……try getting your facts in order before you try to add insult to injury behind a piss poor pathetic UNNECESSARY traffic stop!!!! Try as you may Coweta County……But #Shark LLC will go on and they will go even STRONGER and HARDER each and every time y’all try to break them down!!! #ThaFckOuttaHere #SharkDisSharkDet #SharkLLC
  • Maruice Arnold · West Georgia Technical College

    John Roycroft you aint nun but a Red Neck and an ignorant Hater… Really Gangmeners Newnan police have it all wrong and its papers to prove we are not a gang
  • Bird Tippy Man · Newnan High School

    So wearing the same shirt make u a gang shut all them white people wearing camo a gang don’t know what they called but lock they ass up and sound like they was our to harass them boys cause they was following them from the gas station sound like they just messing with drops of black people and tagging them a gang but the police really the gang they ass was not protecting and serving they harassing bothering people
  • Gotti KO · Works at Cooper Lighting

    Man don’t go back and fourth with these folks that clearly don’t know what there talking bout gang charges dismissed the guns had papers on em and turning signal really when your two cars behind me oh yeah the police report was all fucked up but IMA hold that down
    • Mark Strozier · · Works at Self-Employed · 146 followers

      Fuck all these fags they always come up with bullshit to pull blacks over a turn signal come on that’s not a reason to search kno your rights don’t consent to no search. Fuck 12

It Could Have Been You

February 14, 2015

On Monday night a 13 year old boy was killed, the victim of a horrible hit and run accident here in Newnan.

Young Parker Madliak was walking home from a friends home around 9:30 that night on a dark Newnan road when he was struck and killed by a Ford F150 pick up truck driven by 17 year old Cody Landry.

Landry turned himself in to police when he learned later what he thought had been a deer he had hit was actually a young boy walking on the shoulder of the road. Landry even posted pictures of his trucks broken headlight on social media joking that he had hit a deer.

Some people are being pretty judgmental on social media now calling Landry a killer and everyone has an opinion of how this case should end for Landry. There are two sides to this story and neither has a happy ending.

IEither Landry knew he hit that young boy and ran, making up a story to post on social media to cover for himself, or he honestly believed he hit a deer Monday night. Only he knows the answer. One thing is for certain. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation will uncover the truth and there will be people plenty of people that will not agree with the results.

This tragic incident reminded me of an accident that I was involved in several years ago. It was back in the early 90’s when I was driving to visit a client out in Stockbridge, Georgia. It was about 5:30 am when I was driving down this very dark two lane back road. I was probably traveling about 45 – 50 miles per hour down that road listening to the news radio station when I was passed by an oncoming pick up truck.

Milliseconds before that truck passed me, there was a very loud and hard hit against my side of my car. I distinctly remember seeing an object in the headlights of the oncoming truck but it was so sudden I had no time to react or even comprehend what it was. I just knew that something slammed very hard into my car.

I immediately pulled over, as did the other driver to see what I had hit. It was so dark that neither of us could see anything on the road around us.

The front end of the truck was damaged as was the entire side of my car. The truck had actually hit something and thrown it into the side of my car as we passed each other. There was no blood, just damage.

We both looked everywhere and could not figure out what we had hit. Neither of us had a flashlight. Was it a person, a deer? We just didn’t know. We just knew that we needed to find out before either of us left.

We called 911 and in minutes a police officer arrived. The cop shined his spotlight across the entire area, and there, about 30 feet off the shoulder lay a deer. You cannot imagine our relief. The guy driving the truck stood there with his hands together looking up at the dark sky thanking Jesus for it not being a person.

I tell you this story because even though Landry said he thought he had hit a deer, no where have I read that he stopped and looked to see what he had hit that night. That puzzles me a bit. Maybe he did and I just haven’t found the story anywhere. I also haven’t seen the police report.

I did see photos of the damage to his trucks headlight which didn’t appear to be major. Nothing that would have disabled his truck. I just cannot understand why he didn’t at least stop and examine the damage. Could Cody have stopped and rendered life saving aid to his victim? Perhaps. Even if he had stopped he may not have even seen the boy laying on the road side. A deer might have run away and died in the darkness. We weren’t there. We just don’t know. My gut tells me he honestly didn’t know he had struck a kid and being an immature teen he just kept on driving.

Deer vs vehicle accidents are very common here. Some are very bad and others so minor you really wouldn’t need to stop. At least not if you were positive it wasn’t a human.

I cannot tell you how many close calls I’ve had at night and in the day time driving down Cedar Creek Rd. near my home. On one occasion I thought I might have clipped a deer but I didn’t stop. It was a close call. On another occasion in a different town I did hit and kill a small deer in the daylight. It busted my right headlight and felt like I had hit a small tree. I was driving a VW Golf at the time and only traveling about 35 miles per hour. I stopped that time because I knew there was damage and needed a police report for my insurance claim.

I think everyone on both sides of thought need to sit back wait until the investigation is over. You folks should leave Cody Landry alone and let the Madliak family grieve.

This could have happened to anyone of you that night or any night for that matter. We can all agree that Cody Landry never set out that night to kill anyone and he is most certainly the one forced to live with the death of an innocent child.

No matter the outcome of the GBI investigation, this was still a horrible accident.

Shame on those of you jumping to conclusions and getting the hanging tree ready. It could just as easily been you, your son or daughter driving down that dark road that night. -JRoycroft

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