blacks march in Kennett

blacks march in Kennett

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Malden, MO

#1 Nov 7, 2009
Has anyone heard about all the bus loads of blacks coming to march in Kennet on November the 16th, they are not coming this way any time soon I hope.
just woundering

Gideon, MO

#2 Nov 7, 2009
why does it matter
Guest

United States

#3 Nov 7, 2009
read it wrote:
Has anyone heard about all the bus loads of blacks coming to march in Kennet on November the 16th, they are not coming this way any time soon I hope.
I just came from Kennet & no one said anything about it to me.I really think we should have a white march in Dexter, Bloomfield. Really people Iam sick to death of all this bull crap
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United States

#4 Nov 7, 2009
just woundering wrote:
why does it matter
It don't madder at all to me as long as it don't block my way from going to Wal Mart.They can march till there legs fall off I really don't care
WTF

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Nov 7, 2009
why are they marching?
JAG

Carmi, IL

#6 Nov 7, 2009
Shopper Faces 15 Years for Cutting Walmart Checkout Line

Washington AFRO , News Report, Staff Report, Posted: Nov 02, 2009 Review it on NewsTrust

(November 1, 2009)- A former college student faces up to 15 years in prison for allegedly cutting the line at a Walmart, and the NAACP and ACLU have stepped in to generate support for her case.

Heather Ellis, 24, is charged with two felony counts of assaulting a police officer, one count of disturbing the piece, and one count of resisting arrest in connection with a January 2007 incident at a Kennett, Mo. Walmart.

Pastor Jessie Bonner, president of the Sikeston, Mo. NAACP chapter, told the AFRO that Ellis, at the time a pre-med student, went to Walmart with her cousin. When checking out, he said the two had split between two lines intending to consolidate their purchases with the first person to reach a cashier.

Ellis’ cousin reached a cashier first and Ellis joined her in that line. Bonner said a White woman in line behind Ellis’ cousin said Ellis was cutting the line, and pushed her. The cashier called the store’s manager, who called police.

Bonner said Ellis and her cousin were able to check out, but said Ellis was taunted by police while leaving the store. He said one officer grabbed her shirt from behind and, when she jerked away, they shoved her down, banging her head in the course of making the arrest. Bonner said Ellis was harmed at the police department as well and made to wear a jail uniform that was previously soaked in urine.

Shortly after being processed at the police station, all the charges against her were dropped, Bonner said. But a few days later, the State’s Attorney called her and said the incident would go away if she would sign a document pleading guilty to disorderly conduct. She refused and shortly afterwards he filed the charges she now faces.

However, a police affidavit obtained by the Southeast Missourian newspaper tells a very different story. According to the affidavit, officers arriving on scene allowed Ellis to leave the store, but she became increasingly hostile toward them.

“I tried to convey to Heather Ellis, as best I could, that all she had to do was leave peacefully,” the affidavit states, according to the newspaper.“However, it was incredibly and abundantly obvious that [she] had absolutely no desire and/or intention of complying...” According to the affidavit, police attempted to arrest Ellis, who became combative and struck two officers before she was handcuffed.

A rally and march to support Ellis are planned for Nov. 16 at 11 a.m. The coalition is asking individuals to come to Kennett, Mo. to participate, or to write letters or hold rallies in support of Ellis at their local Walmart at the designated time.

“We are looking for something on line with what was done for the Jena Six,” Bonner said about the march. The group is also hoping to raise money at the event to help cover Ellis’ legal expenses.

Since: Feb 09

St. Louis, MO

#7 Nov 8, 2009
I'm in full support of Heather! She is one of the sweetest!! It's a shame the KKK had to get involved! I feel for her, and hope she gets justice!
WTF

Saint Louis, MO

#8 Nov 8, 2009
Let me see the tape.
buckwheat

Kennett, MO

#9 Nov 8, 2009
When will people get it in their stupid thick heads that when the police ask you to do something you do it. You don"t start arguing with them and fight with them, you will loose every time. If you do what they say and talk in a calm manner you are okay, confront them and they will consider you hostile and will protect themsleves and the public. All this dumb ass had to do was leave after acting like an idiot and this would all have been over.
hoping not

Malden, MO

#10 Nov 8, 2009
buckwheat wrote:
When will people get it in their stupid thick heads that when the police ask you to do something you do it. You don"t start arguing with them and fight with them, you will loose every time. If you do what they say and talk in a calm manner you are okay, confront them and they will consider you hostile and will protect themsleves and the public. All this dumb ass had to do was leave after acting like an idiot and this would all have been over.
I so agreee with you, some think they don't have to abide by laws that they are above it because of their color.
WTF

Saint Louis, MO

#11 Nov 8, 2009
Where's the video? If it happened at walmart there is a tape. Hell, no matter what happens you can't assault an officer. The video will tell the truth.
buckwheat

Kennett, MO

#12 Nov 8, 2009
why are they marching in kennet? didn't she get a change of venue to bloomfield?? if I was her I would have stayed in kennett and hope for a friendly jury she sure won't have many of her "peers" in stoddard county.
guest

Dexter, MO

#13 Nov 8, 2009
She over reacted, she was embarrassed and when she couldn't control herself she showed her true colors(no racial intent meant) what about the black guy that robbed an elderly white lady at the same wal-mart just a couple of weeks ago? Maybe they are marching against him, yea right.
mobil9

Dexter, MO

#14 Nov 8, 2009
guest wrote:
She over reacted, she was embarrassed and when she couldn't control herself she showed her true colors(no racial intent meant) what about the black guy that robbed an elderly white lady at the same wal-mart just a couple of weeks ago? Maybe they are marching against him, yea right.
Did this actually happpen about the black man robbing an elderly white woman?
guest

Dexter, MO

#15 Nov 8, 2009
mobil9 wrote:
<quoted text>Did this actually happpen about the black man robbing an elderly white woman?
My mother in law was an eye witness.
Jamal

Ballwin, MO

#16 Nov 8, 2009
This is sad, I deal with individuals on a daily basis of all colors, shapes and sizes who think higher authorities do not apply to them. In this case I believe whole heartedly is an example where Heather Ellis is playing the race card for her own specific actions. Why do I say that? Simple, the web site http://www.saveheatherellis.com/ notates that Kennett is 100 miles from where Rush Limbaugh grew up. I did not realize that it was because of Rush Limbaugh she was arrested. I know, you're right, just appealing to the race card by invoking the thoughts and reactions associated with Limbaugh.

Who cares if these groups show up and march, question though, is there a KFC in Kennett because if so the business will be booming those days for the establishment.

Anyway, anytime these groups stand up for "one of their own" it's normally because the person is guilty. Let Heather Renae Ellis pay the time for her crime.
Jamal

Ballwin, MO

#17 Nov 8, 2009
Yep, KFC located off of Independence Street...hope the ordering manager is paying attention.
WTF

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Nov 8, 2009
The fact people associate this area with Limbaugh embarasses me. 5 years ago they were talking how he ate thousands of oxycontins in a year, and people still listen to his bigotry and rascism as part of their daily ritual. That's scary.

Since: Feb 09

St. Louis, MO

#19 Nov 8, 2009
I still can't believe the police officer(s) delivered the family the KKK card themselves! How rude!!
WTF

Saint Louis, MO

#20 Nov 9, 2009
GimmeMore wrote:
I still can't believe the police officer(s) delivered the family the KKK card themselves! How rude!!
What?!?

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