Loinell Dangerfield, Then Father, Christopher Dangerfield Accused of Killing Two Small Children

Loinell Dangerfield accused of killing girlfriend’s baby Zhi Binford, and now father Christopher Dangerfield accused of killing his son, Tyrese Short.

SHOCK: A Cincinnati father and son have been accused of the worst possible crimes — killing two children. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Tyrese Short, 3, was killed by Christopher Dangerfield, 48, and Zhi Merah Binford, three months old, was killed by son Loinell Dangerfield, 26. Zhi wasn’t even his biological child. It was his girlfriend’s daughter with another man. Talk about the fruit not falling far from the tree.

Tyrese was pronounced dead Tuesday at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Zhi was discovered dead on a couch in South Fairmount on May 31. Her skull had been fractured and her ribs broken. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has recommended the death penalty for Lionell Dangerfield, 26.

That case could go to trial in March. “Like father, like son,” Grace Dangerfield, Christopher Dangerfield’s stepmother, said Tuesday evening. Grace Dangerfield, 77, said Tyrese was a happy child and appeared to be no trouble for her stepson, who had been arrested three times in the year leading up to a court awarding him custody of Tyrese. His 12 other arrests include drug trafficking, assaulting a police officer and theft. Source: Cincinnati Enquirer

Why would the Juvenile court have awarded custody to Christopher Dangerfield, a habitual criminal? Some people just can’t be rehabilitated. Besides, where was Tyrese’s mother? She also has a hand in his untimely death. Some people just don’t deserve the honor of being parents. According to the Enquirer, ever since Tyrese was born, caseworkers with the Hamilton County Department of Job and Family Services had been involved in his life. That is such a tragedy. If it’s any consolation, these two animals won’t be out on the streets again because the a judge, specifically Judge Heather Russell, has ordered Christopher Dangerfield to be held on a $500,000 bond. His son, Lionell Dangerfield, is being held on a $1 million bond.

Ex-Con Mona Yvette Nelson Facing Capital Murder Charges in Death of 12-Year-Old Jonathan Foster

Ex-convict Mona Yvette Nelson charged with capital murder in death of Jonathan Foster, who went missing on Christmas Eve.

SHAME: Mona Yvette Nelson, a 44-year-old ex-convict, was charged with capital murder Wednesday in connection with the disappearance of 12-year-old Jonathan Foster, Houston Police Department sources told the Chronicle. Nelson served as a maintenance worker for several different apartment complexes in Houston. She was taken into custody Wednesday morning. Why, why, why, would this woman do this to a child? Why? This woman was a child predator, nothing less. She dumped his badly burned body not far from her home, reinforcing the point that a perpetrator never strays far from his or her home to commit crimes or dispose of evidence. Jonathan was last seen alive by his stepfather on Christmas Eve.

Investigators said the suspect met Jonathan’s stepdad two weeks before the boy vanished, and witnesses said they’d seen her around the apartment complex, near 43rd Street and Shepherd, where the stepfather lived. Police said they were led to the woman by surveillance video captured near where the body was dumped, at East Hardy and Schilder Road. They first went to her home Tuesday night, then returned Wednesday to take her into custody and collect what they characterized as a “boatload” of evidence.

Searching court documents 11 News Reporter Jeff McShan discovered Nelson’s most serious crime was a robbery she committed back in 1984. She served a 10-year probated sentence. Records also show the woman’s criminal background includes arrests for marijuana possession and making a terroristic threat. Source: KHOU

This is such a tragedy and I hope the boy was not sexually molested by this woman. It is such a rarity to hear of women committing such heinous acts against children. This little boy, like other children killed by a parent or a total stranger, have all gone too soon. I am so enraged by this act of violence against this little boy that words can’t adequately express my true feelings. This incident raises all kinds of red flags in my mind. I would venture to say Mona Yvette Nelson has a dirty little secret that’s about to be exposed. Texas is known for death penalty cases. I hope the prosecutor will use it for this POS.

UPDATE#1:  Here’s the latest news from Houston’s KHOU.com:

Jonathan’s mother, Angela Davis, said she’d met Nelson only once, on the night of her son’s disappearance. Nelson was friends with Davis’ roommate, Sharon Ennamorato, who frequently babysat for Foster. Police said Ennamorato described Nelson as a friend who used to work in maintenance at an apartment complex across the street. Davis had moved into the home with Ennamorato on Dec. 14, after she and Jonathan’s stepfather split up. Since both Davis and Ennamorato had to work on Christmas Eve, Foster was to stay home by himself until his mother returned. While at work that morning, a colleague told Davis her son had called the office and was asking for Ennamorato’s number.

It should be noted that Nelson admitted to burning and dumping the child’s body, but said she did not commit the murder. Right. There are a lot of inconsistencies in what really happened to this little boy, but if you have the guts to burn and dump a child’s body, you have the capacity to murder that child as well. The police have said they collected a “boatload” of evidence from Nelson’s home.

UPDATE#2: Mona Nelson is actually a mother. Fancy that. She was married and the couple reportedly have a set of twins. It should also be noted that she is also a grandmother. Dropped out of high school and later got her GED for a community college in Texas. She is a plumber, welder, boxer and yes, a career criminal and now a murderer.

Tucker Carlson Says Michael Vick Should Have "Been Executed" For his Role in Dogfighting Ring

Fox News analyst Tucker Carlson says Michael Vick should have been “executed” for his role in dog-fighting ring.

I try not to comment on much of the vitriol being spewed by Fox News and its band of idiots as much as I can, but Tucker Carlson’s comments that Michael Vick should have been “executed” for his role in a dogfighting ring, takes the cake. Er, one look at Tucker Carlson should pretty much sum things up. He is such an accomplished journalist and political authority. Of course, I am being facetious. I thought America was the land of second chances for people who fell on their faces once, not repeatedly. I can’t seem to recall hearing Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson dogging out Bernie Madoff (a Ponzi schemer), Charlie Sheen (a woman abuser) and Martha Stewart (who lied under oath). You see, Charlie Sheen is still one of the highest paid actors on television and Martha, what can I say? She’s still on television and a force to be reckoned with. I can’t seem to recall hearing the upstanding and morally superior clan at Fox News calling for her head.

What had Carlson riled up was President Obama’s statement that he was glad Vick was given a second chance by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Carlson was guest hosting for Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News Channel on Tuesday night when he made the remarks. He led a panel discussion about President Barack Obama commending the owner of the Eagles for giving Vick a second chance after his release from prison. Vick served 18 months in federal prison for running a dogfighting ring. Carlson says, “Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did (it) in a heartless and cruel way.” He added, “I think personally he should have been executed for that.” Source: AJC

Er, I personally think Tucker Carlson has a girl’s body, as evident from his attire during his miserable stint on “Dancing with the Stars” but you didn’t hear me dogging him out because of that. He’s a self-righteous punk whose day of reckoning is coming. Many in this country have fallen short, but have paid their debt to society, pulled themselves up and have become productive members of society. Michael Vick is not a repeat offender. He broke the law and served his sentence and now it’s time to move on. If Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes had any decency, they would repudiate this horrific choice of words uttered by Tucker Carlson. What about all the white murderers out their who prey on little kids?

Black Arlington TX Police Officer Jillian Michelle Smith Shot & Killed Responding to Domestic Violence Call at Apartment

A black rookie Arlington, TX, police officer, Jillian Michelle Smith, shot and killed after responding to domestic violence call at apartment complex.

Officer Jillian Michelle Smith, 24, was shot and killed Tuesday night, after responding to a domestic violence report at an apartment complex in Arlington, TX. Kimberly Deshay Carter, 29, and Barnes Samuel Nettles, 38, were also found dead at the scene. This is such a sad turn of events. Very rarely you hear of a female police officer being murdered. Smith was a rookie officer, who had graduated from the Arlington Police Academy in February and completed her field training on Dec. 13th. She graduated from Seguin High School in 2005 and received a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Texas at Arlington in August 2009, the Star-Telegram said. Such a sad end to a promising life.

Officer Jillian Michelle Smith, 24, had been dispatched about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night to take a domestic violence report at the Arbrook Park Apartments in the 3800 block of Mahonia Way, near Interstate 20 and Collins Street.

Police spokeswoman Tiara Richard said the suspect in that reported offense was not expected to be at the apartments. After a second call reported shots at the complex about 8 p.m., police found the officer and two other people — a male and female — dead inside an apartment, Richard said.

Arlington Police identified the other two involved as Kimberly Deshay Carter, 29, and Barnes Samuel Nettles, 38.They also did not say whether the assailant was among the dead. Source: Dallas Morning News

I guess the question that is pressing for me is why this officer was sent to a domestic violence scene alone? Shouldn’t there have been another officer present? Not that it would save her life, but it would mean she had some back-up. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Jillian Smith.

UPDATE#1: Just as I had expected, the killer has a lengthy criminal record. According to the Dallas Morning News, Nettles, who is black, is no stranger to a prison cell.

The newspaper said there were prior incidents with Carter’s family. He was arrested by Arlington police on Sept. 27 on two warrants for allegedly assaulting Carter’s sister and her mother on Sept. 14. There was also a call to the apartment in August regarding a threat. A court date was pending, police said.

In 1997, Nettles pled guilty and was convicted of second degree rape of a child in Tacoma, Washington. No details were available about the offense but court records note that it is defined as a “kidnapping offense.” In 2008, he was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender in Washington State. In June 2010, he was released from supervision by the department of corrections though he was still required to register as a sex offender. He registered as a sex offender in Arlington on Aug. 17, according to Richard. Source: Dallas Morning News

Barnes Nettles is a real POS and a scumbag rolled into one. Again, why any judge let this man out on the streets to terrorize this woman is beyond me. He was a threat and not in any shape or form rehabilitative.

Sun-Times Columnist Neil Steinberg Under Fire for "Racist" Column Mocking Carol Moseley Braun

Supporters of Chicago mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun call commentary written by Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg, racist and demands his firing.

Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg is under fire for a recent article he penned, entitled,  “Carol, I Miss You Already,” mocking the possibility of a Carol Moseley Braun administration as mayor of Chi-Town. Talk about stifling free speech. A group of protesters gathered outside the newspaper’s office to voice their complaint that the article was “racist.”  Steinberg wrote, “she represents the egomaniacal muddle that Chicago black leadership has slid into, where calls for imaginary and self-destructive racial solidarity trump minor concerns like reason or history.” Er, isn’t that a fact? We now have a bigger moron Rep. Danny Davis, who considers himself a longtime friend of Bill Clinton, warning him that his “long and fruitful relationship” with the black community will be jeopardized if he campaigns for former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel. So, it’s okay for black leaders to pull the race card, but when a white person takes offense to a black candidate or elected official then he or she is branded as a racist? Give me a break.

We all know that Carol Moseley Braun is a joke and not worthy to represent the city of Chicago as their mayor. Let’s not forget her one-term as a senator was riddled with scandals and controversy. She was no Mother Teresa.  Her Senate tenure was highlighted by a dust-up over whether she misspent $249,000 in campaign donations. She was never charged with any crimes, but it left a bitter taste in the mouths of many who remember her quite well.

Moseley-Braun had some close calls with the law. The first occurred during her 1992 Senate campaign, when it came to light that three years earlier, she had deposited a check for $28,750 into a personal money-market account. The check in question actually belonged to Moseley-Braun’s mother, who owned a property in Alabama on which she’d sold the timber-harvesting rights; the $28,750 was a royalty payment. Edna Moseley was staying in a Chicago nursing home at the time and relying on Medicaid to cover her expenses, something ostensibly reserved only for the near-indigent—not people with $28,750 checks to their name. The royalty should have been used to reimburse Medicaid; instead, Moseley-Braun divvied up the money with her two siblings. When the situation came to light, she apologized and paid Medicaid $15,240. The Illinois Department of Public Aid declined to launch a criminal probe.

Moseley-Braun’s post-victory honeymoon was brief. Even before she arrived in Washington, she was blasted for rewarding several campaign workers with cushy jobs at her old office, the Cook County recorder of deeds. Her campaign manager and then-fiance, Kgosie Matthews, was accused of sexual harassment by several Moseley-Braun campaign staffers; the newly minted senator stood by her man, to whom she’d been paying a salary of $15,000 per month. To celebrate their ’92 victory, the pair jetted off to Matthews’ native South Africa on a 27-day vacation, making use of the Concorde for one leg of their trip; several aides, meanwhile, complained that they hadn’t been paid. Source: Slate

For all her supporters who want to give Neil Steinberg grief over his column, please do some research on your girl. She isn’t the person she’s now portraying herself as. If she couldn’t free herself from all the scandals that marred her senatorial tenure, what exactly will she do for the people of Chicago, particularly the people living in the inner cities whose children attend schools with horrible records? Newsflash — not every white person who criticizes a black politician, celebrity or business leader, is a racist. That woe-is-me attitude is getting really old.

Arlington Police Officer Shot To Death Responding to Domestic Violence Call

Arlington, TX, police officer shot and killed after responding to domestic violence call at apartment complex.

Another police officer has been killed in the line of duty. He was responding to a domestic disturbance call in the Arlington area. Two others were dead at the scene.

According to the Dallas Morning News, the officer, who was working alone, had been dispatched about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday night to take a domestic violence report at the Arbrook Park Apartments in the 3800 block of Mahonia Way, near Interstate 20 and Collins Street.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this fallen officer. How many more of our law enforcement agents will be killed by criminals? Who is protecting the police and state troopers across this country?

UPDATE#1: A new article about the officer (Jillian Michelle Smith) killed last night is found here:  http://blackpoliticalthought.blogspot.com/2010/12/black-arlington-tx-police-officer.html

Arkansas Teen Holden Hedgepeth in Serious Condition After Bull-Riding Accident

Arkansas teen Holden Hedgepeth in serious condition after being stomped in bull-riding accident, is it a safe sport for kids?

Holden Hedgepeth, 18, of Greenbrier, Ark., is in serious condition after being injured Monday afternoon during a bull-riding accident on the opening day of a youth rodeo at the Mississippi Fairgrounds in Jackson, the Clarion-Ledger said.

Holden Hedgepeth, 18, of Greenbrier, Ark., was rushed to the University of Mississippi Medical Center after his ride on a bull turned chaotic in a matter of seconds. Lee Cooke, vice chairman of the Cowboy Christmas Youth Challenge, said he did not believe Hedgepeth sustained life-threatening injuries. Seconds after Hedgepeth began riding the bull, he was bucked off, struck in the head by the bull’s horns and stomped.

Clay Smith of Broken Bow, Okla., who witnessed Hedgepeth’s accident from the stands, said bull riders wrap a rope around one hand to help them stay on the bull. Usually, a rider is able to let go of the rope once thrown off, but the way Hedgepeth fell, he was unable to open his hand, Smith said. The bull jumped around in circles, swinging Hedgepeth in the air with each turn. Source: Clarion-Ledger

Is bull riding really a sport or past-time for kids? I blogged about another incident some time ago in which the child died. Many have said it is too dangerous for kids but is it any more dangerous than other sports? I hope Holden Hedgepeth will recover from his injuries.

Five Teens Found Dead in Hialeah, FL, Motel Room, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning from Running Car Likely Cause

Five teens found dead in South Florida motel room from what authorities say is likely carbon monoxide poisoning from running car in garage.

Birthday celebration turn deadly at Hialeah, FL, motel when five teens found dead from what authorities believe is carbon monoxide poisoning after running car found in garage next to room. According to the Sun-Sentinel, a Hialeah fire spokesman says a maid called 911 Monday after seeing people unconscious through a window.

A car used by the group was found running in a closed garage underneath the room. Friends say the car had needed a jump-start earlier and could have been left running to preserve the battery’s charge. A door leading to a staircase up to the room had been left open, and high levels of carbon monoxide were found inside. The group rented the room Sunday to celebrate one of teens’ 19th birthday. Source: Sun-Sentinel

It should be noted that no no alcohol, drugs or suspicious items were found in the room. This is just so sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of these teenagers. If carbon monoxide was indeed the culprit, this could have been avoided.

UPDATE#1: According to the Miami Herald, the bodies of the teenagers — Juchen Martial, 19, Evans Charles, 19, Jonas Antenor, 18, Peterson Nazon, 17, and Jean Pierre Ferdinand, 16 — were found on or around their beds at approximately 2 p.m. Monday.

UPDATE#2: So, we now have a mother, Immacula Nazon, 38, screaming that they killed her son, Peterson. Who killed her son? The person or persons who left the vehicle running all night? Clearly the motel isn’t at fault for this tragedy, unless of course, management should have realized there was a car running in the garage. Besides, who in their right mind would keep a car running all night in a closed garage? According to the Miami Herald, friend Richard Dalce, 26, said the group decided to leave the car running to keep the battery charged.”They didn’t want to cut the car off,” Dalce said. Really? Didn’t any one of those teens or their friends with whom they spoke, realize that they were asking for trouble? Woulda, coulda, shoulda is all we are going to hear now. The reality is that parents, if your teenage children own cars, at least make sure they are in good running condition so he or she won’t have to resort to such actions.

Hassan Malik Arrested & Charged with Murder in Death of Betty Williams, Woman Whose Body Found in Suitcase

Military vet Hassan Malik arrested and charged with second degree murder in death of Betty Williams, woman whose body was found in a suitcase outside Rao’s restaurant.

Military veteran Hassan Malik, 55, was arrested and charged with murder in the second degree in the death of Betty Williams, whose body was found in a suitcase on a New York City street last week.

The victim, 28-year-old Betty Williams from the Bronx, was found Wednesday — strangled and then stuffed into a dark-colored piece of luggage, authorities said. Blood was leaking from suitcase when it was found, police said.

Shortly after the find, police released a surveillance video that showed a man dressed in a dark knit hat and leather jacket with light-colored pants, pulling a suitcase near a stoop in East Harlem. The man pauses as three people walk by before hauling the suitcase past a dark-colored sport utility vehicle and out of the camera’s sight. On Friday, police released a second video that showed a man, wearing a black winter hat and a heavy jacket, at a store. Source: CNN

The NYPD did a good job in solving this case so quickly. Surely Hassan Malik must have realized he was a marked man and it was a matter of time before he was caught, particularly since there were people who he encountered as he pulled the suitcase behind.

GA State Trooper 1st Class Chadwick LeCroy Shot & Killed Following Chase, Unidentified Suspect in Custody

Georgia state Trooper First Class Chadwick LeCroy shot and killed in Marietta following chase, suspect, Gregory Favors, apprehended after leaving scene in trooper’s patrol car.

Another law enforcement officer has lost his life chasing a criminal. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Trooper First Class Chadwick LeCroy, 38, of Marietta was shot and killed in the line of duty late Monday night. LeCroy was the first trooper to be killed by gunfire since 1975, and the 27th trooper killed in the line of duty since the GSP was organized in 1937, according to the AJC.

Trooper First Class Chadwick LeCroy, 38, of Marietta was shot twice in the face by a suspect he had tried to pull over, the GSP said. Atlanta and Cobb County police arrested the suspect shortly after the shooting.

The incident began shortly after 11 p.m. when LeCroy tried to pull over a 2007 Mazda, on Bolton Road near James Jackson Parkway, for having a broken headlight, the GSP said. After a brief pursuit, the Mazda crashed at St. Paul Avenue and Hightower Road.

LeCroy approached the Mazda, and at some point the driver opened fire, GSP spokesman Gordy Wright told WSB Radio, adding it is unclear whether any struggle preceded the shooting. Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

The officer died en route to Grady Memorial Hospital. The suspect, who was eventually arrested, reportedly drove off in the trooper’s patrol car after the shooting. The nerve. LeCroy is survived by a wife and two children, ages eight and 21. This is a tragedy and I am sure the prosecutor will seek the death penalty in this unspeakable act. I’m pretty sure the thug who shot LeCroy has a long rap sheet. We’ll hear soon enough.  In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Mr. LeCroy.

UPDATE#1:  The suspect has been named Gregory Favors, who is black. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Vernon Keenan, director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, said Favors was served with arrest warrants for murder and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer almost 16 hours after Trooper First Class Chadwick LeCroy was shot and killed around 11 p.m. Monday.  Why am I not surprised this thug has a lengthy criminal record? Keenan said Favors had been arrested 19 times and many of those were on felony charges, according to the AJC.

UPDATE#2: Gregory Favors was released from prison two weeks ago and just couldn’t even fathom living like a decent person. He had to break the law. This man cannot be rehabilitated and he should not have been released from prison.

Ten of those 19 arrests have come in the last four years, with charges including heroin trafficking, possessing a firearm while committing a felony, fleeing police and prowling. Favors was last detained Dec. 11, charged with cocaine possession and obstructing a law enforcement officer. He was released on bond three days later.  Source: AJC

The judge who let this scumbag out of prison should be kicked off the bench. Gregory Favors isn’t the only habitual criminal given a slap on the wrist for repeat offenses that should have kept them behind bars. I am all for giving someone a second chance after one offense that doesn’t involve murder, rape or child molestation, but the line should have been long drawn in this case. Gregory Favors should have received a lengthy prison sentence after the second offense. Not after the 19th. It is clear that the justice system is in terrible disarray if a POS like this could be released on bond three days after being charged with a serious crime.