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April 13, 2013

Below are a  few recent occurrences in which black-on-white violence has involved setting white people ablaze. I know of no instance where whites have doused blacks with flammables and set them on fire.

April 2013 - Unnamed 63-year-old 

A 37-year-old beggar was arrested for dousing a 63-year-old man with a flammable liquid and setting the victim ablaze. The crime occurred at a 7-Eleven in California. The victim reportedly refused the beggar's request for money. The victim, Jerry Payne, is black.

• March 2013 - Melinda McCormick, 33

Reports say that Melinda was beaten, tortured and robbed in her apartment by three blacks she had befriended. After enduring torture, Melinda's apartment was set afire. It is not known if she was alive at the time the fire was set.

• December 2012 - Violet, 67

A beloved homeless woman known to locals as 'Violet' preferred to spend her nights on a bench outside a bus station rather than accept charity. It was there that Violet was doused with a flammable fluid by a 24-year-old black male and set afire. [More: Why do blacks attack old white people?]

• September 2012 - Amber DeLoach, 18

Authorities found the body of Amber in a burning Dodge Avenger. Shan Demetrius Cheley, 36, was indicted for rape and aggravated assault. "Her body, curled in a fetal position under a partially burned blanket in the trunk of a burning car, was discovered about 6:39 a.m. by firefighters near Yamacraw Village, testimony showed."

Police initially identified Cheley from an anonymous CrimeStoppers tip on Oct. 4 based on the release of a video from 6:13 a.m. at the BP station at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Bay Street, testimony showed.

• May 2012 - Nancy Harris, 76

Nancy Harris was a clerk at a convenient store where she was doused with a flammable fluid and set on fire by a black male who took cash from the store's register. Nancy died from her attack after suffering in agonizing pain in a hospital. Her accused attacker, Matthew Lee Johnson, was facing the death penalty as of January, 2013.

• March 2012 - Unnamed boy, 13

Two black youths doused a 13-year-old boy with gasoline after following him to the porch of his home. One of the attackers was quoted as saying, "This is what you get, white boy." The fire was ignited with a Bic lighter.

• October 2011 - KristyTheologo, 18

Four young men allegedly poured gasoline over Kirsty Theologo on a koppie behind the swimming pool before a burning match was thrown at her. One of the men allegedly started dancing while Kirsty laughed. “Suddenly, she (Kirsty) felt wet and the dancing guy lit a match, threw it at her and said ‘laugh at this’,” said Kirsty’s mother, Sylvia Theologo. Gasoline had been thrown on Kirsty, whose throat and lungs were badly burnt as she tried to breathe. Kristy had apparently been given gasoline to drink after being told it was liquor. [source] Although called a ritual, Kristy's death seems to be little more than a  joy killing.

• November 2010 - Jimmy Sanders, 65

Mississippi Burning would be an appropriate title were a movie made of the life and tragic death of Jimmy Sanders. The 65-year-old's body was found in his pick-up truck, set afire by two black males who robbed him. His truck was found still burning after 24 hours. Sanders lived in a wooded, rural area and left his home to assist Erik Ellis, 28, and Malcolm Melton, 22, who claimed to have care trouble. The two young black men were charged with Sanders' murder. [More: Why do blacks attack old white people?]

• June 2009 - Kenneth Athey, 87

The elderly Kenneth Athey suffered a brutal beating during a home invasion in which he was stabbed and set afire. Athey survived the attack. During the trial of his alleged attacker, Mr. Athey read a statement that said, in part, "Even after four years it’s still difficult to imagine the reason for the accused stabbing me ... and torching my body." [More: Why do blacks attack old white people?]

• October 2009 - Michael Brewer, 15

Michael was followed home by five teens who set him on fire after dousing him with rubbing alcohol. He survived the attack, but suffered burns on 65 percent of his body. A neighbor extinguished the flame after which Michael ripped off his shirt and jumped into a nearby swimming pool.

There are, no doubt, other instances in recent years that involved black-on-white violent crime involved torching victims.

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  1. Race burning first caught my attention in 2009 when several teens poured alcohol on 15 yr old Michael Bower and set him on fire.

    Over the last couple of years, I've noticed a trend of the MSM saying people were being set on fire at "random". At this point, I view "random" as media code like "youths" and "teens". These are some of the attacks that have caught my eye over the past year.

    March 2012. Missouri. 13 yr old boy
    Strangers chased the boy to his home, poored gasoline, set him on fire and said, "“You get what you deserve, white boy.”

    May 2012. Texas. Nancy Harris, (76)
    Gas station attendant was set on fire. She later died.

    I've noticed stabbings, too.

    May 2012. California. Shannon Kathleen Collins (38)
    Stabbed by a stranger walking downtown.

    May 2012. Texas. Martha Jones (29)
    Stabbed by stranger in Target.

    January 2013. New Jersey. Kerri Dalton (29)
    Mother stabbed by stranger a dozen times while pushing her newborn in Bed, Bath & Beyond.

    March 2013. Pennsylvania. Allison Meadows (16)
    Stabbed by stranger in Target.


    There are several sites collecting data on interracial crimes but most are crude and not well organized. I'd like to see someone create a site to catalog hate crimes against whites who can do it the right way. And then I'd like to see a legitimate organization lobbying and putting political pressure on officials to stop sweeping it under the rug and address it.

  2. Its time the majority of us with the common sense that God gave us realize that we cannot coexist with these animals and separate by what ever means necessary!!!

  3. Victim in first attack was black. Look it up.

    1. Original post didn't ID him as white. We simply stated, "a 63-year-old man" because we didn't know what race he was. Now that we know, we have made changes accordingly.

  4. May 25, 2012, Garland, Tx

    A 76-year-old convenience store clerk who was set on fire during a robbery at the Garland gas station where she worked has died.

    Nancy Harris died at Parkland Hospital on Friday evening, Garland police said in a statement. Harris had burns on more than 40 percent of her body.

    Police said Harris, a clerk at a Fina station in the 3300 block of Broadway Boulevard, was attacked at about 7 a.m. Sunday.

    Two officers saw her emerge from the gas station with the upper half of her body on fire. One of the officers put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. She told the officers she had been robbed, doused with a liquid and set on fire.

    Matthew Johnson, 36, [black male] was arrested a short time later and charged with criminal attempted capital murder. Garland police said they would work with the Dallas County District Attorney's Office to pursue a charge of capital murder.

    Johnson is being held in the Dallas County Jail a $1 million bond.