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Nov 1, 2007

Megan Williams - Victim of a Hate Crime; Dunbar Village - The scene of a vicious crime against a mother and son



If you live in the United States urge your legislators to push for hate crime charges against those who victimized Megan Williams.

Williams says one of the suspects cut her ankle with a knife while saying, "That's what we do to [racial slur] around here," police records show.

About the perpetrators, six West Virginian suspects, who are white: "They all have previous records and have been arrested numerous times," Sheriff W.E. Hunter said Tuesday. "They are familiar to law enforcement."



While fixing her son something to eat, a young male with braids knocked on her door to tell her the tires on her truck were flat. Once outside, she said, she saw a male with a large gun and two others armed with guns. They wore black clothing over their faces, she said, and ordered her back into the apartment, where they demanded money. The attackers tore off the woman's clothes and raped her until five others arrived, according to the documents. The new arrivals took turns having sex with her and then sodomized her. The mother was then ordered into a tub filled with vinegar and water where they used hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, nail polish remover and ammonia on her. At gunpoint, the assailants forced the mother and son to have sex.

Before leaving, the males looked for a lighter to set the two on fire but couldn't find one, she told police. They ordered the pair to stay in the tub and took off. About 30 minutes later one of the males returned to sexually assault the mother one last time.

If you live in the United States urge your legislators to see that justice is served for this mother and son.

4 comments:

Shaniqua said...

Thank you so much for this article. I was reading about these 2 horrible crimes in Essence Magazine and am completly outraged and so deeply hurt. I am hurt because as the article mentions Black womens issues are swept under the rug by our so called leaders who are so quick to fight for young boys who in my opion don't even appreciate that so many people took time and money to help them. I am also outraged about the fact that this story would have been on every network if this had been a young white woman or a white mother. It is just horrible and I will raise my voice whenever possible to keep these womens story outthere. Thank you for this.

Black Women in Europe said...

Hej Shaniqua, it's scary how, as you said, our issues of safety are often swept under the rug. Take care of yourself and be safe!

Blackgirl On Mars said...

I can't believe the loud implications of this case that no one seems to be listening to, or hearing.

Black Women in Europe said...

Black Girl on Mars, I feel you, which is why we have to keep talking about these cases!

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