Monday, February 06, 2006

Update on the New Bedford incident...

Update...the man suspected in the attacks that took place at Puzzles Lounge in New Bedford, Mass. has died.

Robida was shot during a gun battle with police in Arkansas and he later died at a Missouri hospital. It is believed that Robida shot and killed a police officer and a female passenger in his car.

The coverage…
Given the nature of this attack, the fact that the suspect was at large and armed and the fact that the attack at Puzzles Lounge was clearly a hate crime a bitch finds the coverage by most media outlets completely inadequate. Had the victims been straight white women and the attack been in Aruba this story would have been covered wall to wall.

Better yet…three married straight blond white women from Alabama attacked with a hatchet in Aruba and their husbands flee to England…would that do it….would that grab your fucking attention!?!

Sorry assed motherfuckers.

The unexplored shit within this poorly covered story…
A bitch noticed that a couple of initial news reports stated that Puzzles Lounge had been victimized with graffiti before. Neighbors report that the suspect was a known racist and had decorated his room with swastikas. Reports also stated that ‘low level’ harassment had been reported by patrons in the past. Taking into account that this most recent incident involved a FUCKING HATCHET AND A GUN…a bitch hesitates to ask what ‘low level’ harassment looks like in New Bedford.

Anyhoo, looks like y’all have some multi-level shit to deal with. Don’t blow this opportunity to address shit just because the crazy motherfucker who went off the deep end at Puzzles Lounge was killed and saved the state some money.

A bitch is sending prayers for healing, unity and growth to the New Bedford community…

13 comments:

Dixie said...

This guy's MySpace page is more fucked up than a soup sandwich and so are the friends of his who have left comments.

http://www.myspace.com/jakejekyll

Bomboniera said...

The first night they were showing this on CNN, all I could say was, "A hatchet? Are you kidding me with this? He went into a bar and starting hitting people with a hatchet??" There are about a hundred things I could say, all starting with, "I can't imagine..."

cats said...

i'm so glad that you posted an update since i've heard nothing anywhere else.

Joolya said...

Friends of his were interviewed - heard this on a MA radio station - and said that the kid had a swastika tattoo on his hand but "otherwise seemed nice" and that his bedroom was covered with anti-semitic posters and grafitti ... and no one in New Bedford was worried about this kid?

Ancrene Wiseass said...

He had a swastika tattoo but seemed nice? WTF?

How much crack were his friends smoking? 'Cause I think they need to cut back a little.

CP said...

A Princess can completely relate to a Bitch. This crime has all the dynamics of a hate crime written all over it. Of course, you know that means it will be swept under the rug. It will go away in the press. It will probably even go away in the D.A.'s office once it reaches that moment.

I am tired of the "all about me" world we live in, with all our cookie cutter images of little George Bush's running around everywhere.

A Princess who is Jewish relates to an Angry Black Bitch on many levels because hate crimes seem to fall upon the shoulders of Blacks and Jews in disproportionate amounts compared to the rest of the nationalities.

The media would have us believe we were all at odds with one another. If a Natalee Holloway was a black woman, I suspect you would be correct. It would make page 6 of some obscure newspaper. It pains me physically to admit that because I like to think we have evolved over the past 500 years. In some ways, we have. In others, we have yet to turn the corner.

But, a JAP respects an ABB for having the balls to lay it out on the table in painful shades of black and white and allowing it to bleed all over the page.

Got here a few weeks ago from Cranky's page. Big fan of yours.

Please do me the honor of stopping by sometime.

CP.

Jenna said...

I also went to his MySpace page...He is nuttier than squirrel shit...

I'm glad he's dead....

Sangroncito said...

When I left the U.S. in late Sept. they were covering that Aruba story non-stop...PLEASE tell me it isn't still a news story!!!!!

fahren said...

Jenna, tell the truth and shame the devil.

CRT Law Mama said...

Yes Sangroncito, Aruba is still a story up here- Nancy Grace (oohhh my favorite! voice dripping w/ sarcasm) just had her mother on the other day, I guess the Aruban Police came to question her classmates again. Funny how white blond victims seem to be the poster children for crime, but when an equally beautiful brown, yellow or black child is the victim (or in the New Bedford case, a member of the LGBT community) then it is NOT newsworthy.... Thanks again ABB for giving us the news most wont!

Hammer said...

ABB,

Did this guy die during a 'gun battle' or was he tracked down by police and murdered with excessive force?

I didn't really catch the story but always get a little freaked out when cops 'shoot to kill' so to speak...

Of course, provocation is different. Not saying that criminals don't deserve the same right to justice as the rest of us. Even if they are haters. I'm pretty sure this guy didn't have too much common sense or ability to think freely though. I mean, anyone who subscribes to notions that Naziism is a 'good lifestyle choice' clearly has no respect for free thought or personal development.(You know...like George Bush.) He was clearly a confused young man.

I hope that excessive force wasn't the cause of death here...not that death in a 'gun battle' brings me peace.

Craziness!

Hammer

j said...

Being a native of New Bedford, I have followed the story closely - from "reputable" and "idiotic" sources alike.

Some of my thoughts:

Robida's original myspace page is now gone and has been taken over by some psuedo-intellectual 19 year old who thinks he has a clue. Spare me.

This was my first real foray into MySpace. Though I've had a "profile" there for a awhile, I signed up back when the site was a mostly music-based site and not the den of teenaged violence and sex that is now. It makes me feel old; I am SO FAR from being a prude, and yet I can't help but be shocked and saddened by the state of teens in America today. A great number - sadly a majority - of the profiles I read depicted angry, violent, nearly illiterate, young men claiming to be "thugz" and "pimps" and a bevy of vacuous, angry, self-esteemless, half naked and nearly illiterate young women trying to impress by looking like a pole-ho. WTF is the world coming to?

My heart goes out to everyone involved. Obviously this was a very metally-ill young man, with no EFFECTIVE support system, who was left to his own devices. An absent father, a physically ill mother, no friends that realized how sick he was - it's all very sad.

And, um, WE NEED TO WAKE UP AND START RAISING OUR KIDS! WE NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIGNS!!

God help us.

Forty_Two said...

The Master Race seems to have become a bit inbred.

Sorry. That was tasteless.

But seriously, if this guy was really so superior to all those nasty people who are...different, why didn't he get a Ph.D, invent a death ray or something and get rid of them that way?

I'd like to see the families that produce these gems put under a white hot media spotlight for a few months. I think the answers would all become apparent.

Oops. I made a pun.