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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Black Woman Tortured and Raped For A Week in West Virginia - Open Season on Black women continues.

Essential Presence has all of the gory details.

Besides being sexually assaulted, the victim had been stabbed four times in the left leg and beaten, Porter said. Both of her eyes were black and blue. The woman's wounds were inflicted at least a week ago, deputies said.

During her capture, the victim was forced to eat rat and dog feces and drink from the toilet, according to the criminal complaint filed in magistrate court. The woman also had been choked with a cable cord and her hair cut, it alleges.

One of those arrested, Karen Burton, is accused of cutting the woman's ankle with a knife. She used the N-word in telling the woman she was victimized because she is black, according to the criminal complaint.

Deputies say the woman was also doused with hot water while being sexually assaulted. Source

Not in Africa or Bosnia or Central America, in THIS country! Open season on Black women! This will probably be ignored just like Dunbar Village, but there is hope because this time the SIX assailants were White so maybe THAT will get attention from the League of the Immorally Indifferent and the media. I got three letters for y'all C.H.L. I was going to avoid doom and gloom on today because September 11th already makes me sad, but I got three e-mails about it, so it couldn't wait till tomorrow. Thanks WAOD readers (Symphony, Tracey, Phil) for the heads up. I appreciate y'all.

UPDATE:Welcome cnn.com readers.

Folks, apparently through some quirk of fate Cnn.com's AP story about this West Virginia story is pointing people at this blog temporarily. That is why you are seeing comments from folks you have never seen before and a lot of folks who are saying that we shouldn't be making a big fuss about the lack of coverage crimes against Black women receive. Sure CNN.com and the AP covered the initial story, but what about a week from now? Will this woman get Elizabeth Smart coverage? Has the Dunbar Village case gotten additional coverage three month's out with six out of ten gang rapists still running around Florida?

Is any news organization covering the fact that NOW, the NAACP, Rainbow PUSH, Rev. Al, Rev. Jesse, Obama, Clinton, Edwards and etc. have all ignored the plight of the poor Black women in West Palm Beach, FL who were forced to live in a placed they called "Hell On Earth?"

Regarding the Knoxville case. I too read about that case and even commented on it on another blog. It kept me up at night too. In fact I have always suspected that the Dunbar Village rapists were copycats of the Knoxville case because they are very similar. So those who are upset about the lack of coverage about Knoxville. I share your ire. Something is going on in this country where we have the weaponization of rape similar to what you expect to find in some third world country on the uptick and mainstream media is quick to put on 24 hour coverage of Michael Vick and is Britney's career over and what did Paris Hilton wear to prison today.

But before you dismiss our legitimate concern that horrific crimes against Black women go underreported, let me ask you this... Have you ever heard of Sakia Gunn? We're not just lamenting this case. We already know what is going to happen. We're not just saddened over Dunbar Village, but over Newark, and Chancey Bailey, Stepha Henry, and Sakia Gunn( This was in Newark too. The Accompanying article lists another horrific crime committed against an 11 year old girl by 19 men and boys! Jesus! Just. Just. Jesus!). Folks are ticked off over Marcie Crane, Kireasha Pam Linkhome, Shirley Geanes, Latoya Natasha Thomas, Dymashal Lashon Cullins, Tyesha Patrice bell, Daphne Philisia Jones, Tamika Antoinette Huston, and all the other Black women that go missing while MSNBC focuses on what Paris Hilton is wearing when she goes to jail.

So temporarily, our tiny little blog is getting traffic from CNN.com, we hope you understand that this is one of the few places on the planet where we do highlight the War on Black Women. We hope you don't begrudge us this teeny tiny space in the world of 24 hour coverage of Britney, Paris and Lindsey.

To my readers, here we go again, please go back and review our post on The Five Stages of Grief. I hope it helps y'all. Yes, another bad thing happened, but babies are still being born, children still play, you'll still laugh and experience joy and I think most people want to live honorable lives and follow the Golden Rule. If we want CNN, MSNBC, and FOXNEWS to keep covering the story beyond an AP snippet, then we have to demand it. No one else is going to do it for us.