Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The killing of a 14-year-old black girl in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles was racially motivated, and the Hispanic gunman remains at large


"We are labeling it as a hate crime," said Officer Martha Garcia of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations office.

Cheryl Green was fatally shot about 3:10 p.m. Friday near 206th Street and Harvard Boulevard, Garcia said.

Three other teens -- two girls and a boy -- were also wounded, but survived, Garcia said.

"It just makes no sense to me," Cheryl's 19-year-old brother, David Cary, told the Daily Breeze. "She had her whole life ahead of her. ... Just because of the color of her skin."

Cheryl was shot about a block from her home.

The killer opened fire on the girl and her teenage friends as they stood on a corner.

Family members believe they were targeted because of their race, the newspaper reported.

The Stephen M. White Middle School eighth-grader possibly became the latest innocent victim in the escalating battle between Hispanic and black gangs in Harbor Gateway, the newspaper reported.

According to the newspaper, the area north of 206th Street between Western and Normandie avenues is Hispanic, and the area south of 206th is black. Cheryl -- who had nothing to do with gangs -- was on the black side of the line when she was shot.

Police said a Hispanic gunman walked up to Cheryl and seven friends hanging out just an hour after school ended. Winter vacation had just begun when the shooter opened fire.

"It's another senseless act of violence," LAPD Harbor Station Detective Mike Falvo said. "It's pretty disgusting."

Teens told Cheryl's family the gunman was young, possibly Cheryl's age, and he appeared scared as he pulled the trigger.

The bullet, Cheryl's siblings said, grazed a girlfriend's head before hitting Cheryl's side.

Cheryl's friends rushed her and the three other wounded teens in their own car to a hospital, where doctors told them Cheryl had died instantly.

The Harbor Gateway has been a treacherous place for blacks and Hispanics since the mid- to late-1990s, when blacks started moving into the largely Hispanic area, the newspaper reported.

Numerous racially motivated shootings and killings have occurred on both sides of the line and blacks have found racial epithets scrawled on their homes soon after moving in.

Black and Hispanic ‘Hate’ in LA County


At 9:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Southern California and the World,

It is amazing how this so-called community called
Southern California can sit on its backside in a
climate that has seen the murder of several African
people by latinos in hate crimes that perfectly mirror
those performed by white, KKK murderers of days past.
I tell you, not a peek from our local, state and
federal elected politicians, Black, white or latino or
Asian. Not a comment, Nothing. If they did respond,
they did not do so loud enough.

So, in this instant case, 14 yr. old Cheryl Green, an
African, was killed by a latino KKK-assistant just
because she was an African. Now I tell you, what
other ethnicity in history has manifested this type of
evil mentality? You got it - white Europeans. Thus,
let's call it like it is. Latinos or hispanics are
white people. Their blood is large part Spanish, thus
they are behaving just like the murderous Spanish
regimes that tried to eiminate anything African or
Native American.

This deadly assault nor the other deadly assaults must
not and will not continue (at least not while I'm
around). Ya, you are right, and yes I can hear some
of you say "Bornu does not have the solution or the
power to stop this deadly assault on Africans from
these pathetic latinos who participate in these
murders." And yall is right. I do not the the
solution or the power. But what I do have is a spirit
so strong, so passionate, so connected to forces
beyond our control that when put in a combined blend
will they can and will move Planets.

Thus, I strongly urge each and everyone of you and
your friends and family members to work in a way that
will eliminate not just deadly assault against
Africans by latinos, but to work to eliminate all
hateful and despicable crimes against humanity.

How in the world these lackey latinos who are out
killing Africans can get away with this speaks volumes
to the kind of "community" Southern California is. It
is one that is controlled by forces that from a
conspiracy analyst view include the US Govt.,
corporate America and the Catholic Church, and oh yes,
their assistants are both latino and Black. I mention
Black because the people who could agressively and
effectively change these murderous grounds, the Black
politicians, are missing in action.

God knows I am not a religous person, but I will
co-sign the verse that reads "You will reap what you

And don't worry Cheryl Green, your interrupted life
course will not go unchallenged.

Fige Bornu, Chairman
Positive African Image Institute


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