Media tiptoes around the black-on-white burning of Allen Coon

At the end of February, two 16-year-old black boys followed a 13-year-old white Allen Coon as he walked home from his Kansas City, Missouri, school.

When Allen reached his house, one of the black boys grabbed him and pinned his arms behind his back while the other poured gasoline on him and set him on fire, saying,

“This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.”

Thankfully, Allen had the presence of mind to pull his shirt up over his head and snuff out the flames.

Police say they are investigating if this might be a hate crime.

Riiiiiiiiiiiight. This “might” be a hate crime … and the media might be reporting this as fairly and accurately as they are reporting the Trayvon Martin killing.

Even the local Kansas City news that reported the incident only selectively reported the racial elements:

This bias is nothing new. Still, it needs to be pointed out every time it happens. And it especially needs to be pointed out this week as the Laughing Stock Media and the race-baiting Democrat machine froth over the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Reverse the colors on the Allen Coon assault.

Can you imagine the hue and cry if two 16-year-old white boys set a innocent 13-year-old black child alight while saying,

“You get what you deserve, black boy”?

The story wouldn’t be reported in bits and pieces in one city’s media, but coast-to-coast in neon.

Al Sharpton would be glowing in the dark with delight at the chance to once again cast Whitey as EEEEEEEEEEEVIL.

And Democrat politicians and talking heads would be pulling chins, shaking heads, and wagging fingers over how it was all the RAAAAAAACIST Tea Party’s fault.

The articles below are all very well worth reading. I hope you’ll take the time.

Teen Set on Fire in Racial Attack; Media Silent by Selwyn Duke – March 1, 2012
http://www.thenewamerican.com/opinion/selwyn-duke/11046-teen-set-on-fire-in-racial-attack-media-silent

Was Boy in K.C. Fire Attack a Victim of His School’s Racist Teaching? By Selwyn Duke – March 7, 2012
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/was_boy_in_kc_fire_attack_a_victim_of_his_schools_racist_teaching.html

Trayvon Martin and the Politics of Racial Guilt By Daniel Greenfield – March 26, 2012
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/03/26/trayvon-martin-and-the-politics-of-racial-guilt/

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16 responses to “Media tiptoes around the black-on-white burning of Allen Coon

  1. kelly m.

    It is honestly mind blowing. Truth has no place in the main stream media. Innocent until proven guilty is not a part of our justice system any longer. I wanted to share this with you all.
    Quote from Niger Innis – a black republican commentator.
    He says the black people who are throwing out all the racist rhetoric and protesting “are actually devaluing the lives of their own race..”
    In other words, he said, “out of all the black teens murdered, (93% percent by black adults), they only get upset if that black life is taken by a white person..
    In other words, the black life only has value worth raging about if his life is taken by a white man.” -NIGER INNIS

  2. Linda & Nelson

    What a shame!

  3. Auntie Lib

    question – does anybody know who the Congress person is who represents the district where the victim lives? Wouldn’t it be interesting if someone like James O’Keefe asked that Congress-critter the name of the kid and if the Congressman had contacted the family, spoken out to the press, made a speech on the floor of the House? Betcha that would be an interesting youtube video.

    • chrissythehyphenated

      Or showed up on the floor of Congress wearing bandages all over his head to make an impassioned speech about racism and media bias?

  4. GP

    Great job of putting this into perspective Chrissie.

  5. E. Hardman

    Interesting. Did you know that the police report makes no mention of him being called “whiteboy,” and that this is something that was added to the story later by the boy’s mother?
    Did you know that he did not actually have gasoline poured on him (your first clue might have been that one cannot put out a fire with a gasoline soaked shirt)?
    Did you know he only “suffered” mild, 1st degree burns – similar to sunburn? Did you know that there are no fingerprints, no witnesses, and that the boy can’t identify or describe his attackers, other than just to say they were black teenagers wearing generic clothing?
    Did you know the gas can belonged to his family, and was already sitting on their front porch? Yes, that was their gas can – and it’s still there, the police never took it as evidence. So we’re to believe that 2 random black assailants followed this boy home, conveniently had a lighter on them just in case the opportunity presented itself to be able to set him on fire, left a gas can possibly covered in finger prints, and the police just left it there? Moving on.

    According to the police report, the 13-year old claims that one boy bear-hugged him while the other boy held up the gas can, and LIT THE GAS CAN directly. Set aside for a moment the sheer ridiculousness of someone applying flame directly to a gas can while continuing to hold it, and listen to the next part: the fumes from the can erupted into a fireball and, despite the fact that all three boys would have been in very close proximity to such a fireball, only Allen was burned. Hold on a second while I put on my hip waders. The BS is getting awfully deep.

    Now, I’ve seen other cases where kids were attacked with flammable liquid and set on fire. Kids like Michael Brewer and Walter Currie. Those were horrendous crimes, and it made me sick to my stomach. The kids suffered terrible burns, and needed skin grafts. Those are injuries directly on par with being soaked in chemicals and lit on fire. The kids were also fully able to identify their attackers. I guess when someone sets you on fire, you don’t really forget what they look like.

    So what do I think? I highly suspect that the boy was playing with gasoline, and unwittingly set himself on fire. Boys around his age are notorious firebugs. Or maybe the parents know it’s a lie, and they just want some attention. *shrug* I also think it’s not getting “real” media coverage because anyone with a lick of sense smells the stink on this story from a mile away. So, this kid decides to tell everyone that black kids did it, and we’re supposed to swallow it without a shred of proof, right? I guess because everyone knows black people are convenient to blame. Just ask Bonnie Sweeten, Bethany Storro, Susan Smith, Charles Stuart, Ashley Todd, etc., etc.

    If these attackers ever actually turn up (and I’m certainly not holding my breath that they will), I’ll eat so much crow I sprout feathers. But for now, I’m firmly on Team Skeptical.

    One more thing: the idea that a story like this is comparable to a case in which an unarmed kid was chased down and killed by an armed vigilante; a case in which there are multiple witnesses, 911 audio, and police video which directly contradict the killer’s story; a case in which the fully identified shooter was allowed to go home with no arrest, and no repercussions – we’re supposed to ignore all that in favor of some kid with singed eyebrows? I think that’s pretty pathetic.

    More about this, and info about the associated photo hoax here:

    http://www.monster-island.net/2012/03/is-story-of-you-get-what-you-deserve.html

    The official police report is here:

    http://opnateye.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Coon-Final.pdf

    • chrissythehyphenated

      Good analysis, E. Thanks. I had not heard ANY of this.

      • chrissythehyphenated

        My problem with the uproar over Trayvon is the race-baiting furor that makes the skin colors of the participants and political hay the Left can harvest much more important than the facts or Zimmerman’s civil rights.

        Obviously a dead kid vs a singed kid is no contest. I didn’t mean it as a significant instance, but as yet another in a long, long line of similar stories, particularly since Obama presumed to stick his nose in at the expense of local police. It’s the same thing he did with Gates, who turned out to be very much at fault while the “stupid” white cop had followed protocol.

    • What A Hoot

      Your last paragraph. RESPONSE IN CAPS
      One more thing: the idea that a story like this is comparable to a case in which an unarmed kid **IT HAS ONLY BEEN DETERMINED HE WAS GUNLESS BUT NOT WEAPONLESS was chased down **FOLLOWED IS NOT THE SAME AS CHASED DOWN and killed by an armed vigilanteAUTHORIZED NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH AND FALSELY BUT NOW PROVEN REPORTED AS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH NW **; a case in which there are multiple witnesses **MULTIPLE WITNESSES ON THE INITIAL REPORT SAID ZIMMERMAN WAS THE ONE BEING BEATEN AND HAS NOW BEEN SHOWN MEDIA MISREPRESENTED. ONE WITNESS IS A THIRTEEN YEAR OLD WHO HAS HAD HIS LIFE THREATENED FOR HIS WITNESS REPORT, 911 audio, and police video which directly contradict the killer’s story; **OUTRIGHT LIE. THE AUDIO HAS BEEN SHOWN THAT THE NEWS STATION LEFT OUT THE DISPATCHER ASKING ZIMMERMAN TO DESCRIBE THE PERSON. INSTEAD THEY PLAYED THE TAPE PRESENTING ZIMMERMAN AS CALLING AND RANTING ABOUT THE PERSON’S RACE. THE PRODUCER OF THE SHOW THAT FIRST SHOWED AND CIRCULATED TO ALL OTHER NEWS OUTLETS HAS BEEN FIRED BECAUSE HE BLURRED OUT THE IMAGE SO THE GASH ON ZIMMERMAN’S HEAD WOULD NOT SHOW. HE SAW THE ORIGINAL TAPE AND PLAYED IT ALTERED AND STATED THE VIDEO MADE IT OBVIOUS THERE WERE NO SIGNS OF INJURY OF STRUGGLE FROM ZIMMERMAN. WHOSE ORDERS WAS THIS PRODUCER FOLLOWING. a case in which the fully identified shooter was allowed to go home with no arrest,**NOT ALLOWED BUT VINDICATED BECAUSE EVIDENCE AND WITNESS ALL AGREED IT WAS SELF-DEFENCE and no repercussions WITNESSES AND EVIDENCE SHOWED NO CRIME. THERE ARE NO REPRECUSSIONS FOR SELF-DEFENCE. – we’re supposed to ignore all that in favor of some kid with singed eyebrows? I think that’s pretty pathetic.

      WHY ARE YOU SO QUICK TO ACCEPT EVIDENCE OF A WHITE BEING THE ONE AT FAULT BUT NOT THE BLACK? THE GIRL FRIEND’S PHONE STORY DOES NOT PROVE OUT, EITHER, BY THE WAY. NOR DOES THE WOMAN WHO FIRST TOLD POLICE ZIMMERMAN WAS BEING BEATEN BY TRAYVON AND LATER WENT ON TV SAYING IT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND. QUTIE FRANKLY, AFTER SEEIN HOW THINGS WERE GOING DOWN FOR THOSE WHO WERE WITNESSES, FOR MY SAFETY, I MAY HAVE RUSHED TO THE TELEVISION TO AGREE WITH THE VIGILANTE GROUP, TOO. OH, AND SKITTLES IS NOT CANDY NOR TEA IS TEA AS IN ARIZONA. MANY HAVE COME TO ZIMMERMAN’S DEFENCE, INCLUDING THE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, BLACKS WHOSE RIGHTS HE FOUGHT FOR, BLACKS HE TAUGHT AT HIS OWN EXPENSE, ETC., AND NOTHING IN HIS LIFE VALIDATES HE IS RACIST. HE WAS PART OF A MULTI-CULTURAL GROUP OF PEOPLE WATCHING OVER A MULTI-CULTURAL NEIGHBORHOOD AND ZIMMERMAN’S HISTORY SHOWS HE WAS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY PROTECTOR AND ADVOCATE. YOUR INFORMATION IS NOT COMPLETE AND IT IS IRRESPONSIBLE TO PUSH THIS FALSE STORY WITH THE INTENT TO RALLY UP TO MOB VIOLENCE. THE FALSE STORY JUST GET PUSHED AND PUSHED AND THE FACTS ARE IGNORED. WHY? WHY WOULD THE PRESIDNET OF THE UNITED STATES WANT TO INCITE RIOTS, MOB VIOLENCE, “NOT LIVING UNDER WHITE MAN’S LAW”, PLACING A BOUNTY ON SOMEONE’S HEAD, AND ADVOCATE IGNORING THE LAWFUL PROCEDURES? I ENCOURAGE YOU TO FIND OUT FOR YOURSELF. IT IS ALL OUT THERE. YOU MAY HAVE TO SNEAK INTO ENEMY CAMPS TO GET SOME OF THE INFORMATION BUT ONCE YOU HAVE IT, YOU CAN EASILY VERIFY IT IS TRUE AND NOT JUST “HATE TALK” OR “WHITEY PROPAGANDA”. GO FOR IT. BE BRAVE. BE RIGHT. DO RIGHT.

  6. PapaJ

    You point is valid and it is sad that the media has not said anything but what I have not heard is any republicans speak about the issue. I notice that you called out the democrats but why hasn’t anyone from either party made a statement. The problem with the media is that they are bias for whatever will bring them ratings. Racism is racism across the board and needs to stop. And as a democrat, I am sorry that it happen to Allen Coon.

    • GP

      You must be living under a rock if you say no republicans have said anything about this. It is the topic of every conservative commentator I listen too. And they all say the same thing–let’s not try this in the court of public opinion. Let’s get the facts straight. I don’t know anyone who will condone what Zimmerman did if it was not self defense. But we need to see all the facts first.
      Did you see white people threatening race riots after OJ murdered two white people and got away with it?
      We believe the courts should decide not the mob.
      This whole event is just propaganda to foment race wars. If the “leaders” of the black community like Sharpton, Jackson and Obama really cared about the black community, why are they silent about the crime rate in Chicago, which has doubled in the past few weeks, and where black on black crime is destroying the whole community. What did the community organizer in chief ever do to change this when he was in Chicago? Why isn’t his bosom buddie, who is now mayor doing anything about it? Why aren’t the folks in these communities taking to the streets and telling their gang banging kids to pull up their pants and go to school?
      These “leaders” do not care about black folk. They only use them for their own political gain.
      As a conservative, I want to see black people succeed. I want them to prosper. I want them to value education. I want them serve our country with pride like Col. Alan West. And I would love to see a man like him as president, who will represent us all, and bring us together, not try to divide us by race the way Obama has done with his radical agenda.