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Old January 30th, 2012 #1
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New trial dates set for Channon Christian Chris Newsom defendants in Knoxville


The special judge handling the retrials of the defendants in connection with the January 2007 murders of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom murders says he'd like to have all the cases completed by the end of the year.

On Thursday, Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood set out the court dates for all four suspects:

Lemaricus Davidson: June 11
Letalvis Cobbins: August 27
George Thomas: October 22
Vanessa Coleman: November 12

Judge Blackwood also heard motions requesting a change of venue for the trials.

Attorneys for the defendants argued that the intense media coverage -- in print, on television and online -- would prevent their clients from receiving fair trials in Knox County.

But Knox County Assistant District Attorney Takisha Fitzgerald argued that Davidson's previous trial, which was not relocated, should serve as proof that an unbiased jury could be found in Knox County.

In the end, the judge denied a venue change but agreed to bring in jurors from other parts of the state for each trial.

Also at the hearing, Coleman's attorney, Ted Lavit, asked the judge to set bail for his client, citing the fact that she is not charged with a capital offense and had no criminal record when she was arrested at age 18.

Fitzgerald asked for the bail to be set at $1 million, and the judge agreed.

Coleman was 18 when she was arrested, and had no previous record.

Before the hearing ending, Judge Blackwood set several dates for motions and other business for Cobbins and Davidson.

Gary Christian later told 10News that prosecutors told him they planned to ask permission from the state attorney general to go to the appellate court and ask that court to consider the state's appeal of Judge Blackwood's decision to grant new trials.

The DA's office could not confirm that.

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The new trials for the four defendants in the Christian-Newsom cases are set to move forward.

A judge denied the state's appeal Thursday morning.

Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood first heard arguments from both sides. Prosecutor Leland Price said the state "respectfully disagrees" with the judge's December decision to grant the new trials, saying he never linked Richard Baumgartner's personal drug problems to any issues inside the courtroom.

Price also asked the judge to consider the potential costs of the new trials, including any charges associated with the changes of venue.

Attorneys for all four defendants spoke, too, in support of the new trials, but none of the defendants was present in the courtroom.

Steve Johnson, attorney for George Thomas, spoke against the state's motion, citing witness credibility issues within the trials.

Judge Blackwood then spoke, saying he understood his ruling had placed an enormous strain on the victims' families and the defendants' families, along with the community.

He went on to say that the court tries to prevent issues such as this one from arising, but added that, when they do, it is the court's duty to correct them.

The judge also talked about not wanting to see the appeals happen 10 or 20 years from now, adding that it is better to have them now and "get them over with," saying he'd like to finish all four by the end of this year for the sake of the families.

In the end, Judge Blackwood denied the state's appeal of the new trials and upheld his December ruling, saying the question of Baumgartner's "fitness" within the courtroom was certainly evidence of structural error in the cases.

He also defended his inability to act as the 13th juror in the cases because of credibility issues.

In response to Price's claim that he never linked Baumgartner's issues outside of the courtroom to issues with the case, Judge Blackwood said that Baumgartner told Deena Castleman, one of the people involved in the TBI investigation of the former judge's actions, that, if he were caught, he would defend himself by saying that doctors provided him with the pills and he got hooked.

Judge Blackwood said that statement should act as proof that Baumgartner "knew each day he might be caught, might be prosecuted," and violated the law each time he took the bench.

At this point, prosecutors will have to appeal directly to the appellate court to avoid these new trials. There's no word yet if they plan to do that, but attorneys tell 10News that process is much more difficult, and the appellate court would use the transcript from Thursday's hearing in making a decision. Attorneys say Judge Blackout opinion would weigh heavily in the case.

Meanwhile, all four defendants have filed motions for changes of venue. That includes Lemaricus Davidson, who did not seek a change of venue during the first trial.

Davidson is the only one facing the death penalty now because none of the defendants can face a harsher punishment than before.

Davidson was sentenced to death; Letalvis Cobbins and George Thomas received life in prison without the possibility of parole; and Vanessa Coleman was sentenced to 53 years in prison.

In Davidson's motion for a change of venue, his attorneys, Doug Trant and David Eldridge, cite the community attention to the cases.

The motion takes a line from the Lindbergh baby kidnapping case:

"The trial excited the nation, obsessed the news media and created a circus atmosphere of 'expert' commentators, tabloid interviews, souvenir hawkers and courtroom grandstanding."

The motion goes on to say that the case has been marked by community outrage, citing rallies held by the KKK and Neo-Nazis.

The motion also states: "The news coverage by the local media has been extraordinarily extensive and prejudicial. The defendant has been called repeatedly in local media over the past five years as the 'ringleader.'"

Davidson's motion also takes issue with the online comments posted by news readers and viewers, citing a Facebook page created since the granting of new trials called "Christian Newsom Outrage." A printout of comments on that page is included as an exhibit in the motion.

The motion points out that the majority of people commenting are from Knox County and the surrounding area, meaning it would be difficult for Davidson to receive a fair trial there.

The motions for a change of venue filed on behalf of the other three defendants are similar, laying out that the chances of a fair trial in Knox County have dwindled further since the new trials, especially in light of Baumgartner's removal from the bench.

In the motion filed on behalf of Coleman, her attorney writes that the 'excitement against the defendant' and other factors supporting change of venue are even more present now.

"It is rare that these cases are not covered by the media in some aspects on any given day, and the coverage only intensified during the events leading up to and surrounding the hearings held on the motions for new trials," the motion states.

Meanwhile, Coleman's attorney is seeking bail, citing the fact she is no longer charged with a capital offense, adding that she was 18 years old at the time of her initial arrest and had no criminal record at the time.

Meanwhile, attorneys for both Davidson and Thomas have filed notices of pretrial motions that require disposition by the court.

In essence, this means that the defendants are asking for new rulings to several past motions. However, they are agreeing to rely on the previously established record.

Both are asking for new rulings on more than 70 motions but are only asking that arguments be heard in a handful of those.

http://www.wbir.com/news/article/200...som-defendants
 
Old February 8th, 2012 #2
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I just went to the Knoxville Sentinal's website and listened, for the first time, to Deena and Gary Christian after this was announced.

For anyone who hasn't listened to Gary's own words about his complete and utter contempt for what this country has become, you NEED to hear what he has to say:

http://www.knoxnews.com/videos/detai...edia-after-to/

Deena talks first, and then Gary starts talking, holding back tears. Listen to everything he says, he speaks for quite a while.

This man is asking for OUR help in this bloody disgraceful drama that has played out in Knoxville for five years now.

Linder: We have a fucking obligation to return to Knoxville for these new trials and have a presence to support these two sets of parents.

Can we start planning something now?

On a side related note:

I called the AJC this morning from my home and talked to the City Desk Editor or whatever her fucking title is, Shawn McIntosh, about why the AJC has not written one damn word about this crime, then or now.

The conversation I had was enough to make me want to put my fist through her face, but I maintained my civility because I hoped that maybe, just maybe they might write something on this crime.

At first, she barely knew what I was talking about, but when I mentioned C&C, she said that rang a tiny bell. Uh huh.

I won't go into all the details about the conversation, but suffice to say that her attitude was both predictable and fucking unbelievable at the same time.

The mainstream news/jews media in this country will see their industry destroyed before they would ever admit any wrongdoing. They are complete fucking unrepentant scum and will never change.

She told me she was going right then to talk to the Editor about the possibility of covering this crime, then and now.

I'll be watching the AJC to see if they write anything. But not holding my breath.

Again, Linder, we must go and support this poor man and his wife who have been through so much.

You people should not have to be begged to do this, damnit.
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This man is asking for OUR help in this bloody disgraceful drama that has played out in Knoxville for five years now.

Linder: We have a fucking obligation to return to Knoxville for these new trials and have a presence to support these two sets of parents.

Can we start planning something now?
What more do you want "us" to do? I, along with at least a hundred others, showed up for all three protests and not one of the parents bothered to support us or show any inkling of racial pride.

If it wasn't for us, the trial for their children would have gone down the memory hole, never to be mentioned again.

Mr. Christian's office was located right across the street from where a hundred supporters were staying in the hotel for the third Knoxville rally, and he never bothered to say thank you.

We did our part, now if they want our help again, they damn well better stand on the side of biological racialism. If not, then fuck them.
 
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I wouldn't expect any decent White person to want to take part in a rally where some illiterate ninny kept raising a noose saying "next time" "next time".

Next time what??? Empty threats only look ridiculous.

This is not the way to go about trying to garner support from the White public. If I hadn't driven five hours to get to the last one, where I observed this silliness, I wouldn't have been swayed to get involved either.

I observed a number of White males standing back observing the goings on, and I suspect at least a few of them came to see if it was something they could get behind and support and were very dismayed at what they saw.

Don't get me wrong: Linder was good.

But you all think you know so goddamn much about doing rallies and protests, yet 99% of you all here won't even come out to one, so just keep being the armchair directors you obviously enjoy being. Okay?

I actually ran a large organization here in the Atlanta area and planned and carried out successful rallies and protests which actually garnered public interest and support as well as media attention.

But, again, I'm just a woman, so whatever I say is discounted by 98% of you imbeciles.

Hey, what the fuck do I care in the long run anyway? I'm not leaving behind any children to live in this fucked up country and I'm not young enough that I'll have to live in this fucked up country myself for decades to come.

Stay at home where you're safe. Bitch on the internet like a bunch of pussies. Keep posting one redundant thread after another about what we ought to do. lol

Knock yourselves out cowards.

But just remember, these two White couples had just been thrown into a maelstorm through no fault of their own, and not only that, they never saw it coming. They had just lost their daughter and son in the most horrific way imaginable and were most likely completely numb emotionally.

But, should any of you here actually know any real White men, would you have them get in touch with me?

Thanks much.
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I wouldn't expect any decent White person to want to take part in a rally where some illiterate ninny kept raising a noose saying "next time" "next time".

Next time what??? Empty threats only look ridiculous.
I have attended all three rallies and only one person fit the above description, Hal Turner.

If you want to hold another rally in Knoxville, get in touch with Central Michigan over at Stormfront (Randy Gray), he will know how to get in touch with the people who can pull the permits and help set up the rally.

The last time that I talked with Randy, even he told me that he is not interested in setting up a forth rally. At the third one, the last one, there were more from out of town than from the Knoxville area, who only showed up because I asked Big Dave to twist their arms.

Now, if you are going to be serious in setting up a forth rally, you will need to first get a hold of Gary Christian (I can tell you where he works via pm) and convince him to at least speak on behalf of White Racialism, otherwise no one will show up. I and others will put out the word for everyone to leave their brand of White Nationalism at home, like we did at the first and second rally.
 
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It would have been stupid for Mr. Christian to go and associate with a white nationalist ''rally''. He was following a legal case, hoping to see guilty elements get the death penalty. Posing with a racialist rally would have damaged his public credibility.

Also, Gary Christian believed in the US legal system, and expected some sort of justice for his raped and murdered daughter. From this recent interview he obviously has much less belief in the US legal system now.
 
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Watching the above interview, I thought the things Gary Christian said about fought for rights were naive at best. In the USA in the 1930s poor white hillbilly type women were sterilised after minor criminal convictions. At the time Mr Middle Class Straight America denied even hearing a whimper from such people. And from the beginning, with Thomas Jefferson etc there were elements of american society who had substantially less rights. Today straight middleclass blue eyed americans have been raped and killed, and the US state structures have given them lesser support.
 
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If you want to hold another rally in Knoxville, get in touch with Central Michigan over at Stormfront (Randy Gray), he will know how to get in touch with the people who can pull the permits and help set up the rally.
Here you go, posted by Central Michigan a few days ago. Time for all of you to put up or shut up. The fourth Knoxville rally will take place on June 9th 2012.

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http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t867054/

The convicted black savages are getting new trials in Knoxville Tennessee

We held a rally in 2007, The information below is for the new rally

When: June 9, 2012

Time: 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time

Where: Knoxville Tennessee, specific information will be posted A.S.A.P.


contact: Pastor Ken Gregg for more information at jewskillchrist@yahoo.com
 
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Here you go, posted by Central Michigan a few days ago. Time for all of you to put up or shut up. The fourth Knoxville rally will take place on June 9th 2012.

What is the purpose of this proposed rally? A demonstration outside the Justice Department in DC, or the offices of the New York Times might be better directed.
 
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What is the purpose of this proposed rally? A demonstration outside the Justice Department in DC, or the offices of the New York Times might be better directed.
Ian, Knoxville, Tennessee is where the best rallies have been held over the past five years. The last time that I talked to "Central Michigan" (Randy Gray), he told me that there will not be another Knoxville rally unless there was a guarantee that it will be the biggest one in years.

Knowing Ken Gregg, when he signed the permit and on the line where they ask to name the organization, he simply wrote "ABC".

ABC stands for Against Black Crime.

I encourage everyone within a three hour drive to show up at this rally. The last one in 2007 was attended by a Who's Who of White Nationalism from six states and this one will be no different.

Be sure to plan to show up at least two to three hours before the starting time if you want to be a part of the event. There are enough bars and restaurants nearby to bide your time.

There is plenty of parking space in the parking garage next to the old Knoxville court house where the rally is going to be held.

Drink plenty of fluids and piss before the event. The police will not let you bring in anything to drink. But if you need to refresh yourself in the expected 90-degree heat on that day, the police will have a door open for us in the court house annex like they did for the other rallies.

You will see hundreds, if not, thousands of White Nationalists on one side and Antis on the other. Do not even think about crossing the barriers between the two because you will be arrested.

If there are any other questions, just ask. This Knoxville rally will be the biggest one in years, no doubt about that. If you have never been to a WN rally before, this is the one to show up for.
 
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I guess the greasy kike lawyers for these filthy murdering nigger savages are going to try to say that these were justifiable homicides because they were only White people they carjacked, raped, tortured, dismembered and killed. I live in Powhatan, VA which is 400 miles and 7 hours from Knoxville. However, I vow to try to make this rally if gas is not ten dollars a gallon by then under this niggerzog administration.
 
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