In 2009, Jamal aka Shamal Thompson, 22, murdered cancer researcher Eugenia “Jeanne” Calle, 57, in her apartment by bludgeoning her to death.
Thompson had encountered Calle in her building’s lobby, where he posed as a potential apartment buyer. Despite his being too young to have the requisite money, and the obvious danger of taking a strange black man unescorted to her apartment, Calle refused the security guard’s offer to accompany her. Doubtless, she was afraid of appearing “racist” and of hurting her killer’s feelings. Calle’s fiancé found her corpse.
As usual in such cases, the MSM were uninterested in unearthing too many unpleasant facts. Thus, it took the “amateur” blogger, Tina Trent at Crime Victims Media Report, to do the sort of digging that used to result in Pulitzer Prizes.
Stix calls the Atlanta Child Murders “now forgotten” but I disagree.
It is in The Atlanta Youth Murders and the Politics of Race (…) that an unpleasant truth about Black crime in Atlanta — during the period of the “Atlanta Youth Murders” — slips out: each year, roughly 10 Black children fell victim to Black-on-Black violence in Atlanta.