MEGAN WILLIAMS FAMILY SAYS SENTENCE TOO LIGHT, CALLS FOR PROTEST MARCH

By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER
FEBRAURY 28, 2008
Associated Press Writer

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The parents of a black woman who was allegedly tortured by six white men and women in Logan County are lashing out at the county’s prosecutor for not demanding harsher penalties.

Matthew and Carmen Williams held a news conference Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Charleston to voice their frustration with Logan County Prosecutor Brian Abraham.

“We were OK with the first two deals that (Abraham) made with Alisha Burton and George Messer, but then he started getting up to plea deals with Karen Burton and Frankie Brewster,” said Carmen Williams, referring to four of the defendants. “I think they should have gotten, to be honest, life in prison. We were very dissatisfied.”

Her 20-year-old daughter Megan Williams was allegedly held captive at Brewster’s trailer in Big Creek for days last summer, forced to eat feces, sexually assaulted and stabbed. Megan Williams was rescued Sept. 8 after an anonymous caller alerted deputies.

Karen Burton, her daughter Alisha Burton, Brewster and Messer all were initially charged with kidnapping, which carries a maximum life sentence. Alisha Burton and Messer each pleaded guilty to kidnapping and assault but received 10-year sentences. Karen Burton and Brewster pleaded guilty to lesser charges.

“To me, what’s going on here is a slap in Megan’s face. Not mine, but Megan’s. They promised her one thing, and then destroyed it,” Matthew Williams said before breaking down into tears and leaving the podium.

Abraham said all six defendants were given identical charges before the investigation was complete, and that those charges were never intended to stand throughout the criminal process.

“Each defendant will be held accountable for his or her personal actions in the case,” said Abraham. “I have and will base all of my decisions on the evidence that the investigation has revealed.”

The Williams family said the 49-year-old Brewster’s sentence could be especially light. Brewster pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault, which carries a 10- to 25-year prison term. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 12.

Karen Burton, 46, of Chapmanville, pleaded guilty to malicious wounding, assault and violating Williams’ civil rights. If served consecutively, the charges could result in 30 years in prison. Karen Burton was the only defendant charged with a hate crime.

Burton’s sentencing is set for March 3 at the Logan County Courthouse. The Williams family urged protesters to attend that hearing. They plan to organize a car pool to depart from First Baptist Church at 8 a.m. that day.

“We want to impact the city of Logan with our presence, and we want to see justice served,” said Bishop James Carter, the family’s pastor.

Felony charges including kidnapping and sexual assault are pending against Brewster’s son, 24-year-old Bobby Brewster of Big Creek and Danny Combs, 20, of Harts. A seventh defendant, Karen Burton’s son, Linnie Burton Jr., 21, was indicted on a misdemeanor battery charge.

At Wednesday’s news conference, Abraham was also criticized for not providing consistent information to the family about plea agreements.

http://www.dailymail.com/News/200802270606

(Hattip to Phyllis Dugas of http://pvdugas.wordpress.com )

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I want to throw something. I want to scream. I want to curse. I want to just let go and lose what little faith I have left in me for the human race.

I want to see this country pay for all the wrongs it has done to black men and women for the last 450 years.

I want to see black Americans cease their going to the courts—-the places where there still resides the murderers and destroyers of black people’s bodies and spirits. I want to see black citizens cease going to those who give not a damn for what happens to black people.

I want to see black citizens go to the Hague and the United Nations and bring this country to international justice for continued crimes against black humanity.

I am sick of the damn plea deals, the backdoor bargains that prosecutors and lawyers have made through the centuries and decades that favor whites over blacks. I am sick of the courts that are a mockery of justice, courts that have been dealing out death to black citizens—legal, and extralegal DEATH.

 

“Karen Burton, her daughter Alisha Burton, Brewster and Messer all were initially charged with kidnapping, which carries a maximum life sentence. Alisha Burton and Messer each pleaded guilty to kidnapping and assault but received 10-year sentences. Karen Burton and Brewster pleaded guilty to lesser charges.”

Ten fucking damn years for a kidnapping charge? For a damn federal charge? Ten lousy damn years?

“To me, what’s going on here is a slap in Megan’s face. Not mine, but Megan’s. They promised her one thing, and then destroyed it,” Matthew Williams said before breaking down into tears and leaving the podium.”

 Matthew, it is more than a slap in the face. It is rape, sodomy, kidnapping, brutal assault, scalding, and force-feeding feces all over again. This joke, this travesty, this filth of a court has defiled and attacked little Megan all over again.

Then again, why does this not surprise me?

Oh, yeah, this is America the honorable, America the magnanimus, America the just, America the Great Whore of Babylon, where black life has always been cheap and debased.

“Abraham said all six defendants were given identical charges before the investigation was complete, and that those charges were never intended to stand throughout the criminal process.”

“….those charges were never intended to stand throughout the criminal process.”

Never intended to stand? Why charge a criminal if you will not pursue the charges you filed on them? What, you charge them with kidnapping then you change your mind later and decide to charge them with lesser charges just because you, prosecutor, felt like changing your mind? You charge them with kidnapping which is a federal offense that carries a life sentence, then in the next breath, they recieve 1o years? Why? Because you were too lazy or hateful to follow through on what you started in your legal procedings?

Or was it because these were fine, upstanding innocent put-upon white people who were accused of horrific crimes by a black woman, so let’s all feel sorry for the mistreated white criminals and kick, slap in the face, gut and sucker-punch and stomp down and beat up on Megan Williams by convicting these savages with lesser charges? As if Megan has not suffered enough?

Oh, I forgot, all black women lie. All black women force-feed themselves dog and rat feces; all black women cut and stab themselves; all black women rape themselves; all black women kidnap and lock themselves up into darkened tool sheds where they will expose themselves to extreme heat in the day, and freezing temperatures at night? All black women force themselves to drink from a toilet? All black women subject themselves to the most degrading forms of abuse that no human being should have to suffer through?

Yeah, that’s us  lying black women. We never tell the truth. We do not have any kind of value or human worth in the eyes of this society, so why even put away in prison the monsters that seek our destruction?  Isn’t that right Mr. Prosecutor Abraham? You have simply spit in Megan’s face with these insulting lesser charges that were given to these pieces of human excrement.

“Karen Burton was the only defendant charged with a hate crime.”

A group of lower-lifeforms commit bestial acts of perversions on a defenseless young woman and only one of them gets a hate crime charge.

Damn.

Now this.

Justice.

There is no justice in America for black people—-never has been—-never will be.

“The Williams family said the 49-year-old Brewster’s sentence could be especially light. Brewster pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault, which carries a 10- to 25-year prison term. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 12.

“Karen Burton, 46, of Chapmanville, pleaded guilty to malicious wounding, assault and violating Williams’ civil rights. If served consecutively, the charges could result in 30 years in prison.

“Felony charges including kidnapping and sexual assault are pending against Brewster’s son, 24-year-old Bobby Brewster of Big Creek and Danny Combs, 20, of Harts. A seventh defendant, Karen Burton’s son, Linnie Burton Jr., 21, was indicted on a misdemeanor battery charge.”

Maybe 10 years; maybe 5 years; maybe less than 5 years. With good behaviour, these things may be out of prison in less than 2 to 5 years each.

That’s American justice—or shall I say, (in)justice for you.

What’s the use of believing in the (in)justice system of America? What’s the use of having faith that your day in court will accord you the fairness that millions of black people throught the history of this country, have never received?

Today, little Megan was told by the court system that she mattered nothing to them. Today, Megan Williams and her family were told that they did not have the right to see her attackers have the most harshest of sentences thrown at them. Today Megan was told that as a black woman she meant not a damn thing in the eyes of the law, and that these pieces of feces were better than her and deserved more leniancy than any court of law should have given them.

“At Wednesday’s news conference, Abraham was also criticized for not providing consistent information to the family about plea agreements.”

Of course they did not keep you informed of the court procedings on what plea deal/bargainings were occurring. You are a black family, why should Abraham have kept you informed? Why should he have cared enough to let you know what was transpiring behind closed doors on how the outcome of what these charges would be?

You are a black family, a black family that stood up for your defenseless daughter/sister/cousin, and that more than anything was reason enough for the courts to slap Megan in the face and give these things nothing but a pat on the back and a slap on the wrist.

And that is the utmost cruelty of it all.

The message sent to the rest of America is that you can still rape, batter, kidnap, imprison, beat, stomp on, cut on, curse at, hurl racist slurs in the face of, degrade and practically kill a BLACK WOMAN and in the end no one in the court system will give a damn.

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8 responses to “MEGAN WILLIAMS FAMILY SAYS SENTENCE TOO LIGHT, CALLS FOR PROTEST MARCH

  1. that dont make n kind of sense

  2. dsf

    “I want to see black citizens cease going to those who give not a damn for what happens to black people.

    “I want to see black citizens go to the Hague and the United Nations”

    These two statements contradict.

  3. Ann

    “These two statements contradict.”

    They do not contradict.

    The American so-called justice system still destroys black citizens, as this case so aptly shows.

    Black people suffer more from racist draconian bias from America’s court system than any other racial/ethnic group in America.

    If more black people would take the cases of hate crime injustice they suffer from in America, to the world court and less to American courts (which still do not give a damn about black people’s interests), then maybe this country will finally be forced to do right by its black citizens.

    At least if America is brought before the eyes of the rest of the world for its crimes against black humanity, more people will see this country for the hypocrite it is, and America will be able to less hide her shameful mistreatment of her black citizens from the world less, and less.

    But, that day will never come, since America hates her black citizens with a vengence.

  4. This is wrong and evil for the satanic judge to gives these “human beings” light sentence. It’s beyond evil.

    Stephanie B.

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  7. need to be know about megan williams she in columbus ohio will as shayls williams they both is doing good i met megan at the march and rally i stay and stuck i seen alot heard alot megan got taken from 216 stockton st. in sept.2007 no rat dogg nor human poo no christa no gun no hot water no pickin nothing etc.it is alot that did not happen so please get back real soon please a.s.a.p me and my five dsugthers help pay megan s restitution off or she be facing 1-10 years thanks

    • Ann

      “no rat dogg nor human poo no christa no gun no hot water no pickin nothing etc.it is alot that did not happen.”

      Where are your links/news articles…to support this statement?

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