Two Teen Juveniles Charged with Arson in Tennessee Wildfires that Left 14 People Dead … Might Be Charged as Adults
Two teen juveniles have been charged with aggravated arson in connection with the wildfires that tore through Eastern Tennessee, including Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, that killed 14 people and damaging or destroying hundreds of buildings and properties. It is not known yet whether the two teens will be charged as adults. According to 4th District Attorney General James Dunn, additional charges are being considered, including the possibility of seeking a transfer to adult criminal court. The youths were from Tennessee, but not from Sevier County, where the fires started. At this time, there is no additional information about the youths was made available, including their age and gender.
The question is … should these two juveniles be charged as adults for the crimes, deaths and wide spread damage they caused?
Two juveniles have been charged with aggravated arson in connection with the wildfires that ravaged two East Tennessee resort towns last week, killing 14 people and leaving nearly 150 others injured and damaging or destroying hundreds of properties, authorities said Wednesday.
During an investigation involving local, state and federal agents, “information was developed that two juveniles allegedly started the fire” that roared through Great Smoky Mountains National Park before spreading into Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release.
Both were taken into custody Wednesday and are being held at the Sevier County Juvenile Detention Center.
The suspects are Tennessee residents, District Attorney General Jimmy B. Dunn said at a news conference in Sevierville. No additional information about the youths was made available, including their age and gender.
MORE FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN EUROPE …
German newspaper, The Hamburger Morgen Post, was firebombed overnight as police state that a “burning object” and rocks were thrown through a window. The MOPO as it is locally known had reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed from Charlie Hebdo. The newspaper featured three Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the prophet Mohammed on its front page on Thursday, together with the headline “This much freedom must be possible!” No one was injured in the fire at the editorial offices of the Hamburger Morgenpost.
Berlin (AFP) – A German tabloid that reprinted cartoons from the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo lampooning the Prophet Mohammed was targeted in firebombing Sunday, police said.
With security services on high alert after a killing spree in Paris by Islamic extremists, police in the northern German port city of Hamburg said no one was injured in the blaze at the headquarters of the regional daily Hamburger Morgenpost, which caused only slight damage.
“Rocks and then a burning object were thrown through the window,” a police spokesman told AFP.
“Two rooms on lower floors were damaged but the fire was put out quickly.”
The Hamburger Morgenpost, known locally as the MOPO, had splashed the Charlie Hebdo cartoons on its front page after the massacre at the Paris publication, running the headline “This much freedom must be possible!”
Police said the attack had occurred at about 0120 GMT and that two young men seen acting suspiciously near the scene were detained. State security has opened an investigation, a spokesman added.
Joshua Williams … Ferguson, MO’s “Peaceful” Protester Charged with Setting Fire at Berkeley Quik Trip During Riot
IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW ONE DEFINES PEACEFUL: It is safe to say, anything you hear that the protesters are in Ferguson, Missouri, you can almost count on the opposite.
19 year old Joshua Williams has been arrested by St. Louis police on Friday after several local media outlets and store surveillance captured images of him trying to set a pile of wood on fire outside the QuikTrip on North Hanley Road in Berkeley early Wednesday during the riots following the police shooting of an armed black teenager. According to court documents, Williams confessed to setting fires at the store in a videotaped interview. Williams was charged with arson in the first degree, a felony. He is also charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor stealing for allegedly taking a lighter, gum and money from the store. Williams was being held Saturday on $30,000 bond.
One of the most frequently quoted and photographed Ferguson protesters was charged Saturday with setting fire to a Berkeley convenience store last week.
St. Louis County police arrested Joshua Williams, 19, of St. Louis, on Friday after several local media outlets and store surveillance captured images of him trying to set a pile of wood on fire outside the QuikTrip on North Hanley Road early Wednesday.
Williams confessed to setting fires at the store in a videotaped interview, according to court documents.
Police say Williams entered the QuikTrip shortly after looters shattered its glass doors during protests of the death of Antonio Martin, 18, who a police officer had shot earlier at the Mobil station across the street. Surveillance footage from the Mobil store shows Martin point what police say is a gun at a Berkeley officer before the officer fatally shoots him.
Williams can be seen in videos both inside and outside the looted QuikTrip, authorities said.
Joshua Williams (St. Louis County PD photo)
MSNBC profiled Joshua Williams as an advocate of peaceful protests. Of course they did. They also employ race hustler Al Sharpton and call him a journalist and doctored the George Zimmerman 911 calls to make him sound like a racist. Once again, those that the liberals make out to be heroes, turn out to be frauds.
Williams has been quoted as an advocate for peaceful protests.
An MSNBC profile of Williams in September quoted him as saying, “We have to come together as one and show them we can be peaceful, that we can do this. If not, they’re going to just want us to act up so (police) can pull out their toys on us again.”
Later, he continued: “I learned that we have to stand up and that you can’t get nowhere with violence but you can always move people without it.”
When someone from the crowd threw a rock or a bottle, the officers fired rubber bullets and tear gas into the crowd of overwhelmingly peaceful protesters.
During one emotionally raw moment, Williams, also 18, screamed at officers until his eyes were red and wet. Beads of sweat bubbled from his brow and his body grew tense. His voice strained under the shrill of pain swelling from his throat.
As he stepped closer and closer to the police line, a young pastor, Willis Johnson, wrapped Williams in a hug and pleaded with him to calm down. Williams broke down in the older man’s arms and a single tear tumbled down each of their cheeks.
“I don’t know if most people will get over this or want to get over this,” Williams said, sitting across from the police station earlier this week. “I think we can be better if we can all come together. We might have to come together and show that we can work together and overthrow the system. But we have to come together as one and show them we can be peaceful, that we can do this. If not they’re going to just want us to act up so they can pull out their toys on us again.”
Grisly Murder: 19 Year Old Jessica Chambers Intentionally Burned her to Death in Vehicle in Panola County, MS (Update: Surveillance Video)
JUSTICE FOR JESSICA CHAMBERS …
19 year old Jessica Chambers was found in her burning car Saturday night along Herron Road, near Highway 51, in Panola County, Mississippi. According to her mother, Lisa Chambers, the incident happened after the Jessica briefly left home to go clean her car and grab some dinner. As per authorities, Jessica Chambers was intentionally set on fire and burned alive. What is wrong with people? . Ben Chambers, Jessica’s father, sharing some of the horrific details stating, “When the fire department got there, she was walking down the road on fire. Only part of her body that wasn’t burned was the bottom of her feet.” Also, “They squirted lighter fluid down her throat and in her nose, and apparently they knocked her out. She had a big gash on top of her head.” Jessica was flown to a hospital in Memphis but later died.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Panola County Sheriff’s Office are seeking phone records and witnesses to find out who fatally lit a teenage girl on fire.
A passerby called the sheriff’s office about the burning car along Herron Road, near Highway 51, Saturday night.
Responders took 19-year-old Jessica Chambers to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, where she died.
Jessica’s father said his daughter tried to tell responders who killed her.
According to WLBT, Chambers tried to say something in her last words to those on the scene that could lead detectives to her killer. Assistant District Attorney Jay Hale said it is possible Jessica’s murderer(s) could face life in prison without parole, or even the death penalty. However, Jessica Chamber’s mother stated, “God’s punishment is going to be far more worse than anything that we can do.” Very true, there is a special spot in hell reserved for those that would commit such a heinous act. To date, no one has been arrested.
Authorities say initial autopsy results reveal that Jessica died from severe burns that covered 98 percent of her body.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Panola County Sheriff’s Office are seeking phone records and witnesses to find out who could be responsible, reports the station.
Darby said detectives are working to learn who the woman may have been with before her murder. The teen’s mother, Lisa Chambers, told the station that her daughter lived with her and that she planned to get her car cleaned Saturday evening.
FACEBOOK: JUSTICE for JESSICA
Jessica Chambers, Rest in Peace
Authorities said Tuesday no one is in custody for the death of 19-year-old Jessica Chambers, who died after being set on fire Saturday evening.
District Attorney John Champion said investigators are questioning several people and reviewing Jessica’s cellphone data.
There is also surveillance video from a gas station in Courtland that shows Chambers in her last hours. She runs into someone she knows and is called off-camera. She can be seen from a different view returning alone. In the background, a man in a striped shirt is seen filling up what looks like a gas can, then he walks away with it. Authorities have cleared the man filling the container.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is assisting Panola authorities. Anyone with information on the murder is urged to contact the Panola County Sheriff’s Office at 662-563-6230.
Streets of Fire … As Barack Obama Called For Calm Following the Grand Jury Decision, Chaos, Fires, Gunshots & Riots Broke Out in Ferguson, MO (VIDEO)
THEY DIDN’T LISTEN …
As President Barack Obama spoke to America following the grand jury decision in Ferguson, Missouri not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, he called for calm. The problem, they didn’t listen. Last night the mid-west looked more like the Middle East as protesters burned, looted and completely destroyed numerous businesses and damaged property in their wake. The imagery during Barack Obama’s speech was breathtaking. His calls for calm, for peace, to not vandalize property was juxtaposed to riots, looting, fires and complete chaos.
“We are a nation built on the rule of law, so we need to accept that this decision was the grand jury’s to make,” he said, saying that while he understands some Americans will be “deeply disappointed—even angered,” police and communities need to move closer together, and “that won’t be done by throwing bottles. That won’t be done by smashing car windows. That won’t be done by using this as an excuse to vandalize property. It certainly won’t be done by hurting anybody.”
Look what happened when law enforcement took a kinder, gentler approach to the protesters.
VIDEO – CNN – Riots, bullets, tear gas in Ferguson, Mo
VIDEO – Riots, looting, police response