Hate, alive and well in America

Posted: September 14, 2007 in All, Blogroll, racism

With Jena 6 going on in America, here is another example of hate and insanity still taking place in America.  My heart is wounded at the fact that people are so hate filled.  I just don’t understand.  Caution, reading the following may cause shallow breathing and rapid heart beat.  A fellow blogger Shyladare found this story.  Thank you for bringing this to my attention.


Lured into a house of hate, a black West Virginia woman was raped, choked, stabbed and forced to eat dog and rat feces as her six white tormentors berated her with the N-word, prosecutors said yesterday.

The ghastly week-long ordeal for 20-year-old Megan Williams ended Saturday when she stumbled out of her captors’ shack near Charleston, pleading for help from cops responding to an anonymous tip at the address.

Among those facing hate-crimes prosecution in the gruesome case are two mothers and their two adult children, officials said.

“This seems like outright malice. It’s something you’d see in a horror movie,” said prosecutor Brian Abraham, adding that the FBI was assisting the investigation.

Williams, 20, is in a hospital recovering from days of torture, but she may never recover from the emotional trauma she’s endured, her mother said.

“Every time they stabbed her, they called her ‘n—-r,'” Carmen Williams told The Charleston Gazette. “She wakes up in the middle of the night screaming, ‘Mommy.’ What’s really bad is that we don’t know everything they did to her. She is crying all the time.”

While the Daily News tries to protect the identities of sexual-assault victims, Carmen Williams insisted the press identify her daughter so that the public is “aware that things like that will happen.”

Cops said Megan Williams was intentionally lured into the trap by two people she thought were her friends.

“Apparently once they got her there they planned to do this,” said Logan County Deputy Police Chief V.K. Dingess.

Arrested were Frankie Brewster, 49, and her son Bobby, 24. Also nabbed were Karen Burton, 46; her daughter Alisha, 23; Danny Combs, 20, and George Messer, 27.

Police were searching for two others, who allegedly drove her to the house.

The suspects took turns beating, stabbing, choking and sexually abusing Williams while constantly threatening her with death, according to a criminal complaint.

A rope was placed around Williams’ neck, her hair was ripped out and she was made to eat dog and rat feces, drink from a toilet and lick up blood, the complaint charges. At one point, she was sexually assaulted while scalding water was poured on her body.

She was stabbed in the leg at least four times and both of her ankles were cut by a female suspect who allegedly taunted her, saying, “That’s what we do to n—–s around here.”

“They abused her sexually, stabbed her and probably would have killed her if they had not gotten caught,” said Magistrate Leonard Codispoti.


  1. Palestar says:

    We are in trouble on many levels – I have said before this smacks of the SS and Hitler the horrible treatment of this very young woman.

    Considering what/who we have in ths administration – sad to say it is sad and scary as hell though not surprising. Best thing to do is keep light on it – keep showing it – maybe it will sicken enough people that it will be impossible to pull of this type of atrocity. We have to do something – right now there is the Jena 6 in addition to this horrible happening… It makes it difficult to fathom who could raise people to do this – there must be a change…

  2. neicey says:

    So exhausted this week….drop in without comments…I have to comment as rage burns within me….me the therapist….me a survivor…..breathe I ALWAYS say….gently in through your nose…out through your mouth….you are safe now.
    Wrap my love gently around them
    Believe I Believe. Believe it wasn’t your Fault. Believe I care….I care about the scars on the outside…on the inside-forever reminders of how you survived….Brave child of Love and Light…this darkness has not touched your soul….only the armour surrounding it
    Racism, Sexism, Homophobia, and Hate are alive and well in this Universe…..Keep talking, Keep writing- Say her name outloud MEGAN WILLIAMS….Please let justice prevail in Megan’s name…See it…Feel it….Change it

  3. Manymeez says:

    I just find it so hard to believe that this kind of thing goes on anywhere in the world, but especially in America. It is so sad what humans will do to one another just to boost themselves up. It rips my heart to shreds.

    I’m going out of town, so I hope I can take a few days to let this sink in. I’m still having a hard time grasping this level of hate and insanity. It is sickening.

    Thanks for the comments!

  4. lawcrow says:

    MM ~ Palestar sent me this article. I seriously was in tears over the entire thing. To see someone reaching out and asking for help as police officers entered the trailer; tore me apart! Amazing how human beings in the world today; have not yet learned to treat each other with diginity, respect, and love. There is no need for such an event to occur to anyone, and this justifies why I became a police officer even more!

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