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08 May 2009

Inside the life of Richard McTear

I saw the below article and couldn't help but to share it, intact!

Original: http://www.randijames.com/2009/05/black-domestic-violence-white-domestic.html

Two days ago, The Tampa Tribune, via TBO.com, reported that a young father by the name of Richard Anthony McTear Jr., kidnapped and killed his girlfriend's 3 month old son.

Along with a photograph of McTear, they reported the type of automobile he owned, his home address, and the address of where he was found. They also mentioned that he had an early criminal history (emphasis mine):

His first arrest on domestic violence charges came when he was 14, Davis said. Details on that case are unavailable because he was a juvenile.
But then, two days later, they fully report it:
The first Tampa police arrest against McTear came in November 2001, when he was 14. He was charged with misdemeanor battery-domestic violence. In that case, police said the Webb Middle School eighth-grader kicked and slapped his mother from the back seat of a vehicle.
They also reference the educational history of the infant's mother, Jasmine Bedwell (she and McTear went to the same school):
The Hillsborough County School District said Bedwell last attended Adams Middle School in 2005-06. Lillie Bedwell said her daughter has been working on getting her GED.
And additionally they take care to mention one more thing (which happened to be at the beginning of the first article)(emphasis mine):
Jasmine Bedwell, 17, started dating Richard Anthony McTear Jr. about 10 months ago, when she was pregnant with the child of another man, a man in prison.
All which leads me to question, was all of that necessary?

Oh, did you figure out that this story involves Black people?

I have been following an epidemic of men and fathers murdering their partners, ex-partners, and children (Justice's Posterous and Violence Against Women and Children News Central) and interestingly enough, only the media reports on Black families contain such details.

Most of the murders, suicides, and familicides for this year have involved White families. And most of those media reports talk about how "shocked" the community was...and how "average" or "honorable" the father once was...And they blame the murders on economic stress, depression, and whatnot.

I guess Black people are just naturally bad. White men have a variety of valid excuses.

These White men had no criminal history and great moral character...or so "they" say...But I am beginning to wonder if we had a chance to ask some of the [White] wives, girlfriends, mothers...what kind of picture would they paint?

I happen to be a little privy to the question that I just posed, because our group of BADASS bloggers are quite nifty with pulling the criminal records of some of these "upstanding" White men (very simple for Florida).

You know what we find?

Histories of domestic violence injunctions and shelter bills, child sex abuse and CPS investigations, rape charges...

Why don't these things get reported?

Because they are "allegations."

White men [with money] turn everything into false domestic violence, false child sex abuse, and false rape. They expend a lot of energy into this, creating nonprofit organizations and enlisting the support of the pseudoscience arena. I'm not saying that there aren't some innocent White men...

I'm just saying...the next time you hear about some attractive, church-going, football coach, Big Brother mentor, outstanding citizen...

The father-fueled media propaganda machine and academic bodies love to fixate on Black fatherless children, maybe we should be talking about the White fatherpresent ones.

I'm not sure if I should be clutchin my purse in the hood, or running away from the Boy Scout leader in the burbs.





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5 comments:

Pierce Harlan said...

"White men [with money] turn everything into false domestic violence, false child sex abuse, and false rape. They expend a lot of energy into this, creating nonprofit organizations and enlisting the support of the pseudoscience arena. I'm not saying that there aren't some innocent White men..."

F*ck the racial crap -- false rape claims against men of any color are an epidemic in the United States.

Cold North Wind said...

Since false claims are "endemic"- I should follow your expert information, and join the crowd. I will now make a false claim(false ,because I know it will be proven so)
You are intelligent and have correct information.

Glenn's Cult? said...

Pierce you are not welcome at my site and I am sure this nice person does not want you here either. Rapes DO happen. And to use your shoddy thinking and try to say they do not happen and that false rapes occur 95% of the time like you and wolfboy aka E. Steven Burkhiemer claim is like the little boy whistling in the dark.

Piece of advice - I would be very very very careful about how you proceed with your database. We badass moms are everywhere, we see everything you do......

Anonymous said...

Pierce, so this problem with false rape claims is only in the United States according to you, right? So why don't you move, do us all a favor.

Rj said...

Pierce,

I assumed person with great understanding of crime and racial issues would understand this article, but in fact by your comment, I see that you do not.

Furthermore, false rape against men of color is not an epidemic any more than any other false accusation or conviction is. In fact, when men of color are accused of raping a woman of color, they are more than likely to get off for the crime due to the lack of forwardness in our communities.