Why isn't THIS case being covered? Race?

Why isn't THIS case being covered? Race?

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    Why isn't THIS case being covered? Race?

    This case is getting NO coverage, and it is almost identical to the Anthony case. Is race the issue? you decide.

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    Possibly. Its just like when a white girl dissapears in a foreign country and teh media makes a HUGE deal about it. I heard a lot of speculation saying that all things teh same if Casey anthony had been african american she would have been found guilty. Be interesting to see how this turns out.

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    The other possibility could be that the parents didn't become media whor#s and offer up a $200K reward for finding their child either.
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    Why is there no coverage? Because the victim isnt missing. The perpetrators are known. There is no mystery to it.

    The race card is so over played. "white guilt" and the race card... both are old, stale, tiring and make me sick. Instead of thinking it through, the race card is thrown.
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    Also, maybe because the perp isn't a pretty girl in skimpy clothes. Don't believe me? Ask yourself why Jessica Lynch was the only POW to make headlines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Why is there no coverage? Because the victim isnt missing. The perpetrators are known. There is no mystery to it.

    The race card is so over played. "white guilt" and the race card... both are old, stale, tiring and make me sick. Instead of thinking it through, the race card is thrown.
    Caley's body was found, the mother "known" to be responsible, and yet it was 24/7 on television.

    Initially it was reported that he had fallen into the Battery in Charleston. It wasn't until later, after a massive search was conducted that the truth came out. His body wasn't found until some time after that.

    My point is that, like atctimmy said, it was a couple of "stereotypes" that committed the crime and not the sexy young party girl. You just don't see Nancy Grace getting her panties in a wad over THIS 2 year old dumped in a trash can and covered in 400lbs of concrete.

    Suspects still awaiting trial.
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    This is my favorite comment from the news story webpage:
    JUDGE: Roger Williams and Ms.Grace Trotman after reviewing the facts of the case I find you guilty of murder in the death of two-year-old Rodricus Fred Williams,your son Mr. Williams.You are a sick scumbag and so is your girlfriend.So it gives me great pleasure giving you both the death sentence..MR.Williams,Ms.Trotman you will be escorted out of this courtroom and tied to two railroad ties that are buried in the upright position against a wall,you will be blind folded and you will be shot until you are dead.That is the order of this court. Bailiff please escort these two maggots out of my court room...Ladies and gentlemen in a few moments you will hear gunshots,please do not be afraid,it is only justice being carried out... OFFICER IN COURTYARD: Firing Squad Ready? Ready,Aim,Fire. "BOOM". JUDGE: Ladies and Gentlemen,justice has been served.
    This guy sounds like on of us!!! SCUM BAGS, GO ROT IN HECK

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadguy View Post
    Caley's body was found, the mother "known" to be responsible, and yet it was 24/7 on television.

    Initially it was reported that he had fallen into the Battery in Charleston. It wasn't until later, after a massive search was conducted that the truth came out. His body wasn't found until some time after that.

    My point is that, like atctimmy said, it was a couple of "stereotypes" that committed the crime and not the sexy young party girl. You just don't see Nancy Grace getting her panties in a wad over THIS 2 year old dumped in a trash can and covered in 400lbs of concrete.

    Suspects still awaiting trial.
    Really? You can't see the difference?

    OK, lets take a closer look;

    6/15/08 Caylee is last seen alive

    7/16/08 Caylee is reported missing- these two items are headline grabbers right there.

    The entire summer and fall of 2008 is a circus. Endless drama, Casey in and out of jail, numerous accusations, sensational lies, search parties and on and on.

    12/11/08 A body is found.

    12/19/08 Caylee is confirmed dead. Thats a full 6 months of circus for the media to cover. Every house wife is America has been following the story. Why? It has all the drama and more of a made for TV movie, the type of crap every lame American that thrives on drama loves. I don't even need to talk about the trial circus and three years in between to make my point. But I will concede that acttimmy's point is valid, but its icing on the cake and not the cake itself.

    Now lets look at the case you brought up;

    7/6/11 @ 7:35 pm Rodricus Williams is reported to have fallen over the railing on a ocean pier. Massive search efforts are made.

    7/7/11 (the very next day) midmorning the search is called off and the father arrested. A quote from Charleston Police Chief Greg Mullen "It was all made up." - That leads me to believe a confession was made in the overnight hours, and that pretty much ends the drama right there.

    7/7/11 (still the same day) Rodricus's body is found.

    7/8/11 Both the girlfriend (notice its the girlfriend and not the mother) and father are arrested and charged with murder. Check out the time frame. Ever hear of the show "48 hours"? They just didn't pick that number out of thin air. Although sad and horrid, this is a text book homicide case. There really isn't anything sensational about it.

    Lets recap;

    The Caylee Anthony case is drawn out over period of three years. 6 months of which she is missing. Lies and multiple twists and turns keep the housewives interested, playing out like a cheap novel. Nancy Grace and clan play to their audience and feed the fire storm, riding the wave for a period of time measured in years. Even today, there still is no closer. Even though the logical assumption is that Casey killed Caylee, there obviously is some shadow of doubt.

    The Rodricus Williams case is done and over in less than 48 hours, most likely due to a confession from the father. Local news runs this story, for a time period measured in hours.

    See the difference now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadguy View Post
    My point is that, like atctimmy said, it was a couple of "stereotypes" that committed the crime and not the sexy young party girl.
    Please don't put words in my mouth. I didn't say anything about "stereotypes". My post simply pointed out that sex sells. Nothing more.
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    Speaking of stereotypes, besides Rodricus's picture, I see nothing that indicates race. Maybe Rodricus is biracial. Maybe he's adopted. We don't know and it doesn't matter... except if you're into stereotyping.
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    I could point out cases here, where the child was "caucasian" and it didn't become headlines in the National media either.

    But then, the parents were actually looking for the children and not entering "hot body" contests either.

    The very same channels and programs, have picked up on missing black children, so I see not racial biasis in that regard. Why "the public" picked up on this case, and the rest of the media start covering it, I think was the "mystery" and the mother's behavior.
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    Well, this thread hasnt had a post in a while. Meantime, the one about the little Jewish boy being murder has had twice as many posts, the Caylee Anthony thread has had 100x the attention. Wait a minute... that must mean we area all RACIST!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Speaking of stereotypes, besides Rodricus's picture, I see nothing that indicates race. Maybe Rodricus is biracial. Maybe he's adopted. We don't know and it doesn't matter... except if you're into stereotyping.
    No not into stereotyping or saying that the lack of coverage in this case is in fact tied to race. I was actually asking the question for the members to answer and address. Each can draw their own conclusions. On the surface it is also eerily similar to the Anthony case.

    IRT the time frame: I read that the boy had been dead for a month before he was found. Also remembered reading his body was found in that can in Orangeburg, which is more than an hour away from Charleston.

    I can't pull the stories up on my phone at the moment so please correct me if I'm wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyedwilly View Post
    Well, this thread hasnt had a post in a while. Meantime, the one about the little Jewish boy being murder has had twice as many posts, the Caylee Anthony thread has had 100x the attention. Wait a minute... that must mean we area all RACIST!
    I have a feeling the case regarding this kid in NY will get much much more attention in the coming weeks.
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    I was stationed in Charleston from 1990 to 1993. I see it is not immune to horrible crimes committed against children any more than any place else it.
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