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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 12:45 PM
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Something is Rotten in Paris, Texas
Something is Rotten in Paris, Texas

by Steven D
Fri May 6th, 2011 at 01:39:04 PM EST


No, I don't mean the movie. The real Paris, Texas. (h/t The Field Negro)

Specifically, I am referring Bobby Yates, a resident of that lovely metropolis, who has been put on trial for sexually assaulting a 16 year old white girl. Why is this wrong? Well let's start with some basic information about Mr Yates. For example, this is a photo of him. Please take a close look:



Mr. Yates is a double amputee because of a hunting accident that occurred over 20 years ago. As a result of that accident he also had a penectomy (i.e., the removal of his penis). Mr. Yates also had his testicles removes as a result of that injury. Mr. Yates has no prior criminal record. Never been convicted of a any crime. Yet, he has been accused of sexually assaulting a 16 year old white girl with his fingers. The local prosecutor indicted him for this alleged sexual assault. His own court appointed attorney filed a motion to withdraw from the case because Mr. Yates did not believe his attorney was doing all that he could to defend him since the attorney was insisting Mr. Yates accept a plea bargain and had refused to hire expert witnesses for the trial.

This is his story:

more...

http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2011/5/6/13394/23730
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 12:47 PM
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1. I guess Texas wants to make sure they have ALL the black people in prison before
the next presidential election.
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northoftheborder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 12:50 PM
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2. Paris, Texas is in East Texas. Racism is rampant in whole area.
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av8rdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 12:53 PM
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3. Even a black man with no legs and no unit is scary to these people. Wow. Just wow.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:07 PM
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4. I wonder if they destroyed the 911 call. I hope not.
Because clearly that will show he was held against his will & was fearful for his own life by that girl & the two other men.

But the cops insist it was the girl that called which makes me worried they destroyed, or are hiding the tape.

I'm sending this off to Rachel & other news organizations, twitter, too.

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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:17 PM
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7. Start tweeting: #SomethingRottenInParisTexas http://bit.ly/lNw3u6
#SomethingRottenInParisTexas http://bit.ly/lNw3u6

Every little bit helps put the word out.
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:07 PM
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5. Paris, TX, sure ain't no City of Light.
That is, unless they're aiming to all be light complected.
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:08 PM
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6. IS that near Tulia Texas?
Any doubts about the racism of some Texas towns can be erased by Googling "Tulia Texas Drug Scandal".

Those folks locked up a large percentage of their black population on drug charges. I think it was Eugene Robinson at the NYT that extensively covered the issue.
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tammywammy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:40 PM
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11. Not close
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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:23 PM
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8. O. M. G. ! Here's a website with donation info and petition to AG Holder:
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:32 PM
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9. kr
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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:39 PM
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10. Wasn't there a film about this place?
I recall 4 teens sitting in lawn chairs in the middle of the highway. The never had to move because no cars ever drove past.
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snooper2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 01:55 PM
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12. Signed petition and will be sending some donations next check
Fucked up shit...
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 08:41 PM
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13. Kick for more eyes. nt
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 08:46 PM
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14. I find the other facts of this case a lot more compelling as far as proving there's weird shit going
on here than the fact that he has no lower body. People can perform all sorts of sexual assault with their hands only, and I find it weird that this compelling story leads with those facts when the others are much more horrifying. YMMV.
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-11 08:49 PM
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15. and more Texas reality
http://theparisnews.com/news/article_05bf60ce-d99c-11df-b653-001cc4c002e0.html

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