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Criminal investigation of Black family started over gorilla death

 The family of Michelle Gregg and Deonne Dickerson (Photo Credit: Facebook.Michelle Gregg)

The family of Michelle Gregg and Deonne Dickerson (Photo credit: Facebook Michelle Gregg)

The killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo has taken on stark racial overtones in social media and mainstream news. The gorilla named Harambe was shot after a child fell into its enclosure and the animal began to pull and drag the child. Zookeepers felt the child was in imminent danger and shot Harambe. As the story began to unfold, animal rights activists became infuriated at the decision to kill the highly endangered western lowland gorilla.

The conversation turned racial when it was discovered that the family involved in the incident was Black. Suddenly Michelle Gregg, 32, who has four children, all by her husband Deonne Dickerson, 36, became a target of stereotypical hatred. Gregg was being characterized as an unfit mother who had no control over her children.An online petition called on police to investigate the living environment of the children to determine if they were in danger. While the harshest criticism fell on Dickerson, an employed and hardworking father. It was revealed that he had a criminal history that included drug and weapons charges and served a one-year stint in prison in 2006. Since that time he has by all accounts turned his life around.

Now the Cincinnati Police Department has been instructed by the Hamilton County prosecutor to investigate the shooting of the gorilla. The investigation will determine if criminal charges will be filed against Michelle Gregg and Deonne Dickerson. According to Cincinnati Police Department spokeswoman Tiffaney Hardy, “The investigation is regarding the action of parents and family that led up to the incident and is not related to zoo operations.”

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters said in a statement, “The incident at the Cincinnati Zoo involving the young child who fell into the gorilla enclosure is under investigation by the Cincinnati Police Department. Once their investigation is concluded, they will confer with our office on possible criminal charges. When the investigation and review are complete, we will update the media.”

Incredibly, no attention is being given to the operations and procedures at the Cincinnati Zoo. Isaiah Dickerson, 3, was somehow able to get through a protective barrier and fall 15 feet into a moat of water. It was then that the 450-pound gorilla went to the child to investigate and physically handled the toddler.

Activists say the zookeepers acted too quickly, that the animal was playing and protecting the child. In no way are these activists concerned about the Black child, just the gorilla. Why is it when it comes to a Black life vs.an animal’s life there is even a debate over which should be protected? There seems to be greater outrage among animal activists for a gorilla than it was for 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was killed for playing with a toy gun. Now a Black family is under attack simply because of an accident that could have caused their child to be killed by a gorilla.




663 Comments

  1. Courtney Jane on June 1, 2016 at 10:17 am

    White people hate Black Americans, always have & always will. They could care less about that black child, but my, oh my, let that child been white it would be another whole story. Why in the hell do they need to investigate the family, for a incident that took place @ a zoo, all bc the family is black. I believe the white race would’ve been happy if they shot & killed the black child.

    • Johnny Cromwell on June 1, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      I believe they thought the baby WAS white at first, because I did when I first saw the video. But when the baby was found to BE black then the media swooped in and did what the media does and that is try to make us Blacks look less than animals. I have seen a white 3 year old playing and dangling from things at tourist attractions and everyone is ignoring it or saying ” How cute” but noone ever questions where the parents are. We need to start protecting our people from the media. The media is such a snake that they will make the most unhealthy lifestyles look cool to blacks then turn around and make us look like the worst people for using what they advertise.

      • Courtney Jane on June 1, 2016 at 1:46 pm

        I thought he was white, also but then as all Hell broke out, I knew he had to be a black baby. Just show to tell Black Americans that our lives don’t matter to the white race.

        • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 2:53 pm

          Or to yourselves if you look at the black on black murder rate.

          • Colbi LaJuan on June 1, 2016 at 3:07 pm

            Better yet look at the white on white murder rate…… your comment proves exactly why this article is the truth on media propaganda used to show black people in a negative way.



          • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:14 pm

            Black people show black people on a negaitve way. You victimize each other and white people at disproportionaltely high rates. Average number of black on white rapes per year over last 6 years? 20,000. The rerverse? 5. Yes, just 5.



          • alan carter on June 1, 2016 at 7:52 pm

            What’s your point? This article nor the conversation is about crime. Go away. So tired of white racist trolls hijacking conversation to make every thing about them. Take your deflection and joke of crime “stats” elsewhere.



          • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 9:40 pm

            The author made it about race. I just broke it down for you. Enjoy.



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 8:44 am

            why in the world would you let FACTS get in the way of a good story?



          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 1:22 pm

            Facts Janet? A very large percentage of your doctors, dentists, lawyers, teachers, and neighbors have criminal records and are tier one and tier two sex offenders. Their records have been sealed at the State level and expunged at the FBI level dear. I wouldn’t be so self righteous if I were you. Most blacks are not privy to this information and you my dear have been LIED to. You are NO BETTER than anyone else.



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm

            whilst you are whistling out your arse — please tell us the color of the sky in the world that you live in?



          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 4:57 pm

            What difference would it make for your distorted reality? Just be happy you are where you are. In a position to benefit from from a system of oppressing others and in turn giving you a false sense of superiority. Let me know how that is working for you and enjoy it while you still can.



          • butchm on June 2, 2016 at 11:01 pm

            Not better, just less likely to commit crime.



          • robin on June 3, 2016 at 12:12 pm

            Butchm, I’m sure you’re a criminal who hasn’t been caught yet, from the looks of it you look like you commit what is called white collared crimes. you’re an A$$



          • ChristopherBlackwell on June 4, 2016 at 11:40 pm

            My oh my your racism is showing. Stop being a douche bag.



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 12:41 am

            If reality is racist to you, then you are the racist.



          • ChristopherBlackwell on June 7, 2016 at 3:43 am

            Amazing how reality is seen as what agrees with your opinion. One thing that I suspect is if there is an objective reality,no subjective human is ever aware of it. What you claimed about a entire group of people is pure racism and not fact or reality. So as I pointed out, you are showing your own ignorance racism and trying to justify it by claiming your opinion is reality and fact,when it is not in any sense.

            By the way genetically any person in the United States cannot likely be either pure White or pure Black. You might want to get a DNA kit s that checks for the variety of Ethnicity in you and you might then have to revise your attitude. I wish such test were required, it would give racists of all kind s such a shock, to find out how many secrets are in their family linage.

            My English ancestor came to Virginia in 1645, so that leaves me to wonder what I will find even in my family that was mostly a Southern family. But I suspect any family that has been in American more than one generations is a lot more mixed that we are told about. I have wonder such a kit myself and am eager to see just what surprises I might find out. Would you have the guts to try the same thing?

            In the last twelve generations, if no one married second and third cousins,common enough to keep wealth and property within families, a person could have 1040 direct families of ancestors and know at best two family lines. Like it or not , we are all related at some point to the very people we dislike so much and look down upon.The ultimate Cosmic joke by the creator. Enjoy that thought! Horrors, you might even be related to me! [Grin]



          • Liberals are Idiots on June 15, 2016 at 6:52 pm

            Damn your fat asssss sure likes to type. Nobody’s reading all your crap moron



          • ChristopherBlackwell on June 16, 2016 at 1:03 am

            You are. You seem to not be able to get enough of me. I now have my own personal troll. [Grin] And from your picture, it looks like you have a far fatter ass than I do.



          • Liberals are Idiots on June 16, 2016 at 1:05 am

            Pull the dick out of your mouth. When you type. Now run back to your safe place liberal queer



          • ChristopherBlackwell on June 16, 2016 at 1:28 am

            Gee you are the only one talking about things like that here.

            How long have you had this penis fetish? Remember most hatred of others starts from self hate of the same things within. So you reveal a lot here.



          • Liberals are Idiots on June 16, 2016 at 1:31 am

            Calm down poo pusher



          • ChristopherBlackwell on June 16, 2016 at 11:13 am

            Gee poo is another one of your interests. You are one strange person.



          • Spawn is my bitch on June 16, 2016 at 1:10 pm

            Fagwell I’m starting to think I’m your only friend you sorry sack of shhhhiiiit



          • ChristopherBlackwell on June 16, 2016 at 1:45 pm

            Actually I have quite a few that I keep up with around the world, better than a hundred, some of them that i I have communicated with for over thirty years. They also know that I can take care of myself. None of them are fixated on penises, zippers or poo like you are.They are also capable of holding conversation on a whole range of subjects, history, archeology, myths, politics in several countries, civil rights, bigotry, economics, ancient religions compared to modern ones, science, and even the possibilities of human extinction, human DNA studies, and ancestry.



          • Spawn is my bitch on June 16, 2016 at 1:48 pm

            Yea but prison phaggett buddies don’t count



          • ChristopherBlackwell on June 16, 2016 at 1:59 pm

            Hey prison buddies is your experience, not mine.



          • Spawn is my bitch on June 16, 2016 at 2:03 pm

            Yea right. I hear you give the best bjs in the cell block



          • Casper Castillo on June 2, 2016 at 1:49 pm

            Let me ask you some shit Einstein. Do you realize had this been a little white child that nothing would be made of it, been proven with those 2 little white kids that fell in a gorilla cage. You never heard the media drag out a father’s history, in fact what the father did before is irrelevant. Just like your comments here irrelevant to the issue at hand. Secondly statistics for street mean nothing they go in remote areas to gather them up. I am not sorry to tell you and keep you informed white people are out here turning tricks for drugs, killing their kids, selling thier kids to get high, robbing armed and not armed. The white race isn’t better, the white race is blind to the world. I am an acepción because I pay attention, and remember shit that happens and the way the media portrays things differently when it comes to race. Furthermore, if actually read the article you didn’t comprehend it to well. The matter is that the media drug these people through the mud as soon as they seen black, they were giving information like it has any bearing on what happened at the zoo. This does not make her a bad mother, note she has 3 other children anything could have been going on, you don’t know own. Just for the record, to keep you caught up in case you feel a need for a rebuttal.



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 2:45 pm

            no one said she was a bad mother — her negligence cost an endgangered animal here his life — in his home. There is only one victim here Einstein, and it is the gorilla.



          • Jamilan Colly on June 2, 2016 at 3:56 pm

            Actually his home was already taken away from him, he is a caged animal out of its natural habitat.



          • ivanudell on June 2, 2016 at 9:28 pm

            absolutely Jamilan, only a person like Janet could think that taking someone or something from its habitat and putting it on display for their personal enjoyment is a home for that someone or something.



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 7:59 am

            hey Ivan — it was the only home this animal knew – which is the point (which you obviously missed).



          • ivanudell on June 3, 2016 at 9:01 am

            You European folks need to stop capturing things and people and removing them from their natural habitats, then many of them would know other types of homes.



          • SD888 on June 5, 2016 at 12:26 pm

            Hilarious. Guess who is SLAUGHTERING gorillas and other endangered animals? AFRICANS!



          • Mrs.Know on June 5, 2016 at 5:10 pm

            White Africans!



          • SD888 on June 5, 2016 at 7:40 pm

            Um…no. You stupid jigaboo. It’s BLACK Africans who slaughter, who kill, who destroy. The white people who come to Apefreaka to SAVE the animals get slaughtered by your filthy race of mud people with shit for brains. Example: Dian Fossey.



          • ivanudell on June 6, 2016 at 7:00 am

            @SD888; To everyone else I will not argue or even play words with this hateful and wounded creature. There are 3 kinds of European people… The kind that follow Trump (I can deal with them because they know what they believe in), then their are the ultra liberal elite (they are well informed and well resourced, though often their beliefs are misplaced) and then their are vile ignorant hurt/ wounded creatures like SuxDix888 (too arrogant to hang with the likes of Trump followers and to stupid to fit in with the ultra liberal elite). So he or she trolls the internet and become enraged every time he or she sees that there are Europeans that are as stupid as them and Africans (many) that are better than them. It is hard for them to deal with (and SD I know, I educated and experienced to know who you are. Now start the slamming and name calling all you want, we all know who you are and we know you will lie about your status because you are European and we are all suppose to just accept whatever you say (NOT).



          • SD888 on June 6, 2016 at 2:14 pm

            LOLOLOL! You have proven yourself to be vile…disgusting language…I am superior to you in every way. Go back to Apefreaka and die of a tropical disease, boot lip.



          • Marie MEd Wilson on June 5, 2016 at 2:09 pm

            Facts



          • Heather on June 3, 2016 at 10:24 am

            Whatever everything is for your pleasure. If you and your privileged cohorts cared about the victimization of this gorilla we would not be having this conversation. It’s a well know FACT ( as you mentioned earlier) that Endangered species thrive and will live longer and reproduce in their natural habitat. But don’t worry about that the zoo was the only home he knew and a black child should have been killed instead as I’m sure you’ll agree but never admit( or maybe you will) because there are far too many of them anyway, right. Talk about choosing the color of the sky… Wow!



          • robin on June 3, 2016 at 12:53 pm

            Janet Sanders and that’s a shame seeing that he should not be in captivity in the first place, he belong in the Africa wilderness, his real home.



          • butchm on June 2, 2016 at 11:01 pm

            The father?



          • Heather on June 3, 2016 at 10:16 am

            Yeah the rapist. The one you call grandaddy.



          • SD888 on June 3, 2016 at 12:40 am

            Probably because BLACK AFRICANS are such savages they slaughter these beautiful, gentle animals to sell their paws as ‘magic charms.’



          • Themfing Mfer on June 3, 2016 at 2:15 am

            Just like that white dentist killed a harmless lion for sport, you mean? You idiotic sloth.



          • SD888 on June 5, 2016 at 12:29 pm

            Wow, you truly ARE an imbecile. When the lion was hunted for sport, (WHICH HE PAID FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS $50,000.00 to AFRICANS to kill…was treated like a pariah and threatened with murder! So…a bit different than Apefreakcans killing a beautiful gorilla for a few bucks for his paws to be sold as ‘magic charms.’ The idiot who killed Cecil was a piece of shit and YOU are a piece of maggot filled shit to defend the killing of Harambe due to one ghetto ham-beast’s LAZINESS.



          • Themfing Mfer on June 3, 2016 at 2:19 am

            In point of fact, there are far more white poachers and animal abusers than any other race.

            Now don’t you have some meth on the stove?



          • Heather on June 4, 2016 at 12:12 am

            You linked pictures? Lol! Which you clearly specifically searched for. It’s a typical day and a life in your world just tell the story you want told truth be damn. Don’t hurt yourself trying so hard to make it what it is not.



          • robin on June 3, 2016 at 12:55 pm

            Themfing Mfer, lol



          • SD888 on June 5, 2016 at 12:30 pm

            BULLSHIT. The majority of poaching goes on in Apefreaka and Asia, and the poachers are NATIVES who are too stupid and lazy to do an honest job.



          • butchm on June 14, 2016 at 12:23 am

            Sounds like you havent been to Africa. Ironic, I know.



          • bryce on June 16, 2016 at 7:31 am

            He’s not black #dumbass. He’s white.



          • butchm on September 16, 2016 at 7:01 pm

            Your mom is a mudshark.



          • bryce on September 19, 2016 at 2:53 pm

            your mom is an inept parent. she’s ashamed of herself for producing YOU!



          • butchm on September 22, 2016 at 9:57 am

            No she’s proud of our success. How’s your excuse-making going? Who you gonna blame next?



          • bryce on September 27, 2016 at 11:25 am

            You’re not successful. Just delusional!!! Your mom’s proud because schizophrenia runs in your family. The two of you are so detached from reality.



          • butchm on October 24, 2016 at 11:04 pm

            No, perfectly health and very successful. All of us actually.



          • bryce on October 25, 2016 at 10:40 am

            Most mentally handicaped individuals do believe they are healthy and successful. It’s called delusions of grandeur. You’re a useless, miserable failure. Reality is painful, just give up on life. You have no purpose. No one loves you. Just end it. It’ll be a great relief, and a gift to society as a whole.



          • Zeus Lions on June 3, 2016 at 7:31 am

            lol you are funny!! have you look at your ancestors savage history and animalistic characteristic cannibalistic ways !! lol its sad really. but no you would not know that or care to know mainly because you love to point figures and don’t look at your embarrassing history as a reflection of why your so hated all over the world. you think enslaving is not savagery or raiding a country filled with Native Americans you call (Indians) with genocide and diseases isn’t mass murder and savagery! lol you are certainly talking about yourselves when you mention the word “savage”.



          • SD888 on June 5, 2016 at 12:34 pm

            Lulz. This was NOT A ‘country’ before Europeans came to create CIVILIZATION which you likely enjoy for your own benefit. It was a land mass with warring tribes and some relatively peaceful tribes living off subsistence farming and hunting, starving and freezing during winter, with an extremely high infant mortality rate…do you want to know what is SAVAGE? Black Africans slaughtering Albino Africans and chopping off their body parts as ‘magic charms’ and literally eating one another…raping infant girls to ‘cure AIDS’ and believing in witch doctors, starving little boys to death for being ‘witches,’ and CONTINUING slavery to THIS DAY in Sudan and Mauritania. The people who gave the world the rule of law, infrastructure, bridges, the airplane, indeed the computer, telephone, and internet you are using, Mozart, Bach, Monet, Matisse and Rembrandt…yeah, sure. ‘so savage.’ when compared to the brutality and murder in Africa that occurs daily.



          • Anissa Brooks on June 6, 2016 at 4:06 pm

            Some Caucasians are so dumb



          • butchm on June 14, 2016 at 12:24 am

            Research shows that blacks have lower IQs.



          • bryce on June 16, 2016 at 6:23 am

            Whites consistently underperform compared to asians. IQ tests are insufficient in measuring intelligence. It only measures the test takers ability to memorize and perform the tasks tested. The test does not control for socioeconomic backgrounds or opportunities. And also black Caribbeans and African immigrants who have never been systematically discriminated against and punished and even killed for learning to read perform as well as and higher than whites. Honestly I think you are beyond disgusting for constantly criticizing a group who have had their assets stolen from them, and then you come on social media bragging about a test that measures more than anything income levels. Have whites return the land, power, wealth, blood dimonds, oil, labor, land and other assets stolen from Africans and then in 450 years redistribute the test and then they will be criticizing you. You have had higher education, but you are still unsuccessful. Even with your IQ test and college degree you are still poor white trash. You have no class.



          • Patrick on June 3, 2016 at 8:37 pm

            Jesus Christ on a fucking pogo stick! You sure are an asshole!



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 7:58 am

            which makes this even worse. . . ..



          • ivanudell on June 2, 2016 at 9:27 pm

            fnck that gorilla and you too



          • butchm on June 2, 2016 at 11:01 pm

            You mean the mom right?



          • ivanudell on June 2, 2016 at 11:50 pm

            no buttholechm, your mom



          • Kierra Prettyface'Ladybug Terr on June 2, 2016 at 9:40 pm

            His home is I the wild not in a damn cage… her negligence could have caused her son his life… so I don’t feel bad for the gorilla it’s sad but if it was my child bye bye to any of you



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 8:03 am

            This animal had to be put down without dispute — that doesn’t make the circumstances surrounding his death any less tragic. Your inability to see that makes you less than human. And you are correct, the problem was HER NEGLIGENCE.



          • Rob Roy on June 3, 2016 at 10:39 am

            If you think the only way that a 3 or 4 year old boy can get somewhere they shouldn’t be is by gross negligence on the part of the parent, and therefore the parent should be shamed and prosecuted…then you have clearly never parented a 3 or 4 year old boy.



          • Janet Sanders on June 4, 2016 at 3:39 pm

            don’t put words in my mouth -. .. .I did not say “gross” negligence, nor do I think this mother should be prosecuted. However, her negligence (along with the Zoo) are the reason that an endangered species is dead. And, not to be mistaken — the zoo absolutely had to shoot this animal — that child was in imminent danger. Anyone who dares use race to insist that the parents are in no way responsible are simply delusional.



          • robin on June 3, 2016 at 12:59 pm

            Janet Sander the real problem lie with the zoo, the un-secure path to the gorilla habitat, this could have happen to any of the parents there it just happen to be this family son.



          • Janet Sanders on June 4, 2016 at 3:41 pm

            I agree that the zoo has responsibility — but don’t you agree the parents had a responsibility to maintain control of their child? I didn’t say they did this intentionally, I’m certain this was the most horrible of accidents — however, the responsible parties should now be responsible — The race of anyone involved has nothing to do with culpability — nes’ pas?



          • robin on June 3, 2016 at 12:50 pm

            Janet Sanders, and for the record their should have never been an opening fo a child to get through rather white or black, just another Troll ugh.



          • Anna on June 3, 2016 at 6:58 pm

            The child’s mother didn’t kill the animal the zoo did. The zoo is the ONLY ones responsible.



          • Janet Sanders on June 4, 2016 at 3:43 pm

            silly woman — BUT FOR this child getting into the gorillas enclosure, there would have been no need to kill this gorilla. The zoo is responsible for not having a “childproof” enclosure, and the parents are responsible for keeping their kid under control. What is so difficult to understand here?



          • Denise on June 4, 2016 at 10:06 am

            Thank you! Casper Castillo for president?



          • SD888 on June 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm

            Bullshit, self-hating idiot. EITHER WAY the mother is hated because HER laziness and lack of proper supervision led to the death of a peaceful animal in his own home.



          • honey on June 2, 2016 at 2:57 pm

            no one is enjoying but you and I am so glad that you’ve entertained yourself it must be a really good day for you



          • robin on June 3, 2016 at 12:09 pm

            You didn’t brake down anything no data as proof, go away troll



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:09 am

            BJS see for yourself.



          • Chuck on June 1, 2016 at 9:45 pm

            Dude isn’t white, if he’s on this website. He’s here pretending to be white. Don’t fall for the hype.



          • Chantaey Diallo on June 2, 2016 at 5:23 pm

            Thank you!



          • Cisco on June 22, 2016 at 8:13 am

            Right where he come up with this from, just had to put the black on black in there, and this was his chance.. and he did not break anything down for anybody..so go lay down butchm.



          • Apple Sauce on June 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

            That’s a huge disparity.



          • jsu4evr on June 1, 2016 at 10:03 pm

            Can you please share the source for this information?



          • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 10:18 pm


          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 1:29 pm

            ” Reevaluating sealing and purging policies and correlating
            those policies with emerging confidentiality and disclosure
            policies.” http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/ascii/PJJR.TXT There will be no statistics readily available to the public for confidentiality reasons however the gig is up for whites and their self righteous deception. Your criminal record stats are STAGGERING from where I’m sitting.



          • butchm on June 2, 2016 at 11:03 pm

            You mean in delusion? Meanwhile the facts show a grossly disproportionate amount of black crime corroborated by the criminal records and victimization surveys.



          • Msmaestro on June 3, 2016 at 12:01 am

            Of course it does. Yours have been eliminated from the statistics as they have been sealed and expunged from CJIS in which you have no access or you wouldn’t be here making a fool of yourself. Approximately 1000 records sealed a month and of those less than 1% are African Americans (although that number is rising as they gain information). 79% are you and yours. You can take a seat.



          • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 12:52 am

            You use proportions to hide the fact whites commit more of the total crimes committed in the US. Percentage of population has no bearing. The only thing that matters is of the total violent crimes committed the majority of the perpetrators or white.



          • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 12:58 am

            Your brain is dispropotionatly stupid.



          • Bre'Ana Wright on June 3, 2016 at 9:39 am

            Yeah just checked your stats, not only do they not say what you said they said(what a surprise) there’s more nuance involved than you suggested(also a shocker!)

            I just checked for 2006 and the number of black on white rapes is ~ 19k, which make up 8.8% of the total number of white rape victimization. This is notable because black people make up 12(!)% of the population. And so black people are victimizing whites at a percentage lower than their population would suggest.(And white and white rape is higher than would be suggested by pure population stats)

            At the same time white and black rapes are ~ 6(!)k, at a much higher rate than “5” a year. I don’t have to even check the *other* years to know the average can’t be five over the last decade. So that’s also false. It’s also worth noting that the white on black victimization is 13.5%, or just slightly higher than population percentage would suggest. This would suggest a slight preference of victims in the same way the lower percentage suggests a slight avoidance.

            Truthfully, both of these shifts are likely due to how segregated both races still are. With women making up the vast majority of victims(outside of prison which is what these stats reference) and women’s assailants 2/3s of the time someone they know instead of a stranger, it naturally results in a strong shift towards intra-racial assaults on this measure.



          • Leasha White on June 2, 2016 at 11:36 am

            You and your kind still hate black people. Always have, and always will. May I ask, would you have saved that baby, or the gorilla?



          • butchm on June 2, 2016 at 11:04 pm

            Gorilla. No brainer. The baby is likely to be a thug and even more so with those parents. The gorilla could have helped save a species.



          • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 12:55 am

            White men make up sixty percent of the prision population.



          • tee on June 3, 2016 at 11:48 am

            Now mutherfucker you have gone too far… Get your stupid selfish ass off here with that nonsense because if it was your child you would’ve wanted the gorilla dead, calling it a nigga because it was black sick fucker!!!!



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:12 am

            I’m sorry you find the truth uncomfortable.



          • robin on June 3, 2016 at 1:05 pm

            Butchm, you piece of sh#@,



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:08 am

            Butthurt bu the truth? Call a doctor. He’ll probably be white.



          • Patrick Beanman Martin on June 7, 2016 at 3:08 am

            Ah, there it is. Why did you suppress it for so long?



          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 12:44 pm

            Come with some statistics that include whites sealed and expunged records. Don’t quote me any laws either because I know them ALL. 6 months and most crimes are expunged/sealed after probation and the judge has the RIGHT BY LAW to issue the order sooner and it MUST be sealed no questions asked. We can talk about the murder pardons later that give you whites the right to bear arms. You’re no better than anyone else.



          • honey on June 2, 2016 at 2:55 pm

            once again your sad and most people who think like you are I will not go back an forth about blacks and whites because you know the truth as well I do…. take care



          • swmpl on June 2, 2016 at 2:59 pm

            White people also show white people in a negative way.You victimize yourselves in a dispropotionate way. Number of white on white rapes over the last six years 58, 826, yes that’s 58, 826.



          • butchm on June 2, 2016 at 11:05 pm

            Black people rape more white and black people per capita in one year than that.



          • swmpl on June 2, 2016 at 11:08 pm

            No. White people rape four times more often than any other race according to FBI.



          • butchm on June 2, 2016 at 11:18 pm

            Got FBI stats for that? Of course you don’t because it’s not true. Here are the FBI stats for 2012. Blacks made up 13% of the population yet commit 32.4 percent of the rapes. That’s disproportionately high. Whites made up 78% of the population yet only committed 65% – that’s an under representation.

            https://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2012/crime-in-the-u.s.-2012/tables/43tabledatadecoverviewpdf

            You’ve just been pwnt by reality.



          • swmpl on June 2, 2016 at 11:27 pm

            And you proved my point. White men committed 65% of the total rapes in 2012.



          • butchm on June 2, 2016 at 11:33 pm

            Your point, which was shown to be incorrect, was that whites rape four times more often than any other race. The facts show that black people commit a disproportionately higher number of rapes than white people by a very large margin. If you do the math, blacks rape at a rate about 4 times higher than whites.



          • swmpl on June 2, 2016 at 11:34 pm

            Exactly. White men committed a higher percentage total rapes in US this year and every year!



          • swmpl on June 2, 2016 at 11:36 pm

            No. White men as a whole committed majority of rapes against white women!



          • butchm on June 3, 2016 at 9:04 am

            Either your doo-rag is on too tight or you are a high school drop out. Let me illustrate the situation in this over-simplified example:

            If you had 8 people in a room, 7 white and 1 black, and someone got murdered, who would was the killer? Surely a white guy because there are so many if them? You would think because they are the large majority, but almost half the time it would be the black guy.



          • Mamita on June 4, 2016 at 9:12 am

            I have to ask, what if the black guy was the one in the room murdered? That just killed your oversimplified point.



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:04 am

            Statistically in the general population, it would be by another black person.



          • swmpl on June 2, 2016 at 11:40 pm

            Statically a white woman is more likely to be raped by a white man because they committed 65% of total rapes in 2012.



          • butchm on June 3, 2016 at 9:07 am

            Yet make up 78% of the population. Blacks on make up 13% of the population yet commit an overwhelming 46.7% of rapes.

            Blacks are like the Steph Curry of rape.



          • swmpl on June 3, 2016 at 9:15 am

            Youre not 78% of population. Thirty percent of the US population are white men. You should be ashamed. Just because there’s a lot of white people doesn’t give you an excuse to commit sixty-five percent of the rapes you pervert. Instead you’re bragging. You shouldn’t commit any. You don’t have to take as a percentage of population. You shouldn’t do it at all. And you shouldn’t brag on social media that white men commit a majority of rapes. That’s embarrassing. You’re not seventy percent of the NBA. So why should you be seventy percent of rapist! #dumbass



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:19 am

            You are just rambling gibberish at this point



          • swmpl on June 7, 2016 at 10:54 am

            I’m sure it sounds like that to a person with such a small underdeveloped, brain



          • swmpl on June 3, 2016 at 10:56 am

            Again. Whites are not 78% of US population. Whites are only 60% of US population. And white men commit 65% of violent crimes even though white men are only 30% of US population. And white men are the highest numbers of HEROIN ADDICTS.



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:12 am

            That was in 2012. Pay attention.



          • swmpl on June 7, 2016 at 11:03 am

            Wow! You are becoming very ANGRY and VIOLENT. I see you have a really bad temper.



          • swmpl on June 9, 2016 at 11:14 am

            Whites were not 78% of population in 2012. You are twisting facts in order to compensate for your shortcomings.



          • swmpl on June 11, 2016 at 11:56 am

            Whites were not 78% of the population in 2012.



          • butchm on June 14, 2016 at 12:15 am


          • swmpl on June 14, 2016 at 9:20 am

            Again. Your chart confirms you included Hispanic in the white population. The crime statistics separate whites from hispanics.



          • Themfing Mfer on June 3, 2016 at 2:21 am

            In 2014, White committed 11,000 rapes. Blacks, 4000.

            Whites committed 69% of total crime, blacks, 27%.

            White males committed more violent crimes than any other race in the country.



          • butchm on June 3, 2016 at 9:03 am

            GED much? There’s almost 6 times as many white people. All you are doing is pointing out that blacks commit crime at a much higher rate – but we knew that, so thank you.



          • Themfing Mfer on June 3, 2016 at 2:22 am

            Download Printable Document

            Arrests, by Race, 2014
            In 2014, 69.4 percent of all individuals arrested were white, 27.8 percent were black, and 2.8 percent were of other races.
            Of all juveniles (persons under the age of 18) arrested in 2014, 63.0 percent were white, 34.5 percent were black, and 2.5 percent were of other races.
            Of all adults arrested in 2014, 70.0 percent were white, 27.1 percent were black, and 2.8 percent were of other races.
            White individuals were arrested more often for violent crimes than individuals of any other race and accounted for 59.4 percent of those arrests.
            Of adults arrested for murder, 50.9 percent were black, 46.7 percent were white, and 2.5 percent were of other races.
            Black juveniles comprised 52.4 percent of all juveniles arrested for violent crimes. White juveniles accounted for 59.6 percent of all juveniles arrested for property crimes.
            Of juveniles arrested for drug abuse violations, 74.4 percent were white.
            White juveniles comprised 55.3 percent of juveniles arrested for aggravated assaults.



          • butchm on June 3, 2016 at 8:55 am

            So if you have even a cursory undwerstandinf of statistics, you would know that all figures are based on population size. The numbers you just highlighted show that blacks, who only make up 13% of the population, commit an inordinately high number of crime.
            13% of the population (blacks) commit 46.7 percent of the murders. That’s a problem.



          • studentdoctor2014 on June 4, 2016 at 12:33 pm

            No, blacks committing the crime is not the problem. The problem is the conditions that lead to someone committing crime at such a disproportionate rate. And no, melanin in your skin does not make you commit crime. Being black alone has nothing to do with it. Perhaps when white america gets serious about having opportunity in these communities, and having decent jobs be more accessible than drugs, guns and bullets, you can have something to say concerning crime. Until then, STFU.



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:01 am

            Other minorities with same socioeconomic status as blacks commit less crime. You lose.



          • studentdoctor2014 on June 4, 2016 at 12:44 pm

            Its amazing that privileged white kids can still go postal and shoot up movie theaters, churches, and schools and its somehow attributed to mental health and other excuses. How? They have everything that they need in life. A home, money, opportunity, nice cars, clothes, both parents at home, dignity of a good job, etc.
            In contrast a black kid who grew up without both parents at home, or both parents are working min wages, no family wealth, with the best local employment being the drug trade, etc. Then these kids grow up not valuing life and commit crimes, and you self righteous racists attribute this to melanin in black skin. And point to only being black as the common denominator to such crimes.

            Then you point only to the end result “crime”, yet don’t say anything to the conditions that lead to such crime. You don’t acknowledge any of the systematic decisions that led to such major communities being ignorant, and poor, and participating in crime as means of employment.

            How about you explain why black kids who grow up in the same socioeconomic environments as whites perform every bit as well in society, and in some cases better?

            And again your use of such twisted arguments to advocate either the deliberate mauling of this 3 yr old by an animal, or the criminalizing of this mother due to an accident is disgusting. You should be ashamed of yourself.



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 12:58 am

            Got stats on performance of black vs white kids of same socioeconomic status?



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 12:59 am

            Deliberate mauling?!?
            The feral child broke in to his enclosure.



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:22 am

            Yes, you are showing that blacks commit a disproportionate amount of crime. It’s funny that you dont even know you are doing that.



          • bryce on June 8, 2016 at 5:19 am

            Whites disproportionately commit arson, vandalism and driving under the influence. Whites are convicted of these offenses at numbers greater than their percentage of the population. Whites driving dunk kills THOUSANDS of Americans per year.



          • swmpl on June 3, 2016 at 10:54 am

            White people are not 78% of us population. They are only 60%. And white men are only 30%. So when you start off wrong everything else you see is GARBAGE!!!!!



          • studentdoctor2014 on June 4, 2016 at 12:18 pm

            So what, keep crying about the blacks. Whats your point? You are whining about another race rapping and killing your women? Being a plague to society? Join the club, because plenty of groups the world over have been rapped and killed for sport and money by white people. Just the truth. You get no sympathy from me. Quit your bellyaching and B*%$#ING. Blacks are not the source of any more problems in this world than any other race or ethic group. And surely not any worse than whites have been. Go ask Native Americans. Who cares which group is committing more crime at this one particular time. America’s chickens have come home to roost in many ways, and then people like yourself cry and moan because you’re witnessing less than a Utopian society. The sins of your forefathers are the cause of it all anyways. Go cry me a river. What you expect when you deprive a group of people any real opportunity from the 1500’s to 1965? Then you have the nerves to belittle this 3 year old boys life because he’s black? Apparently so, because all you’re talking about is black crime, how much blacks kill each other anyways and so on. So in your eyes, since blacks have problems, we should just kill the 3 yr old. The picture I see above is of a family. They have been punished more than enough by watching their child almost lose his life. Nobody needs idiots like you bringing up irrelevant crime statistics to advocate this child being mauled by a Gorilla, or his mother being criminalized of locked up, over an accident.



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:03 am

            It wasnt an accident, he declared it, then entered the enclosure willingly. Do you even understand what an accident is?

            Blacks commit more crime. Indisputable proven fact.



          • swmpl on June 3, 2016 at 12:00 am

            This statement is false. Actually. And your stupid chart proved that.



          • butchm on June 3, 2016 at 9:40 am

            You are just uneducated.



          • swmpl on June 3, 2016 at 9:59 am

            White men only make up 31% of American population. And 65 percent of the rape population. White men raped nearly sixty thousand white women over a six year time period. And that’s a fact.



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:17 am

            Rapes by black men exceeded that in half the time.



          • swmpl on June 7, 2016 at 10:56 am

            White men ages 18-44 are the use HEROIN more than any other group.



          • swmpl on June 9, 2016 at 11:10 am

            White men raped sixty thousand white woman over a six year period. That’s more than any other race durring the same time period. Women are likely to be raped by a white man than by any other race because white men commit the majority of rapes.



          • swmpl on June 3, 2016 at 10:16 am

            No. I understand you try to twist facts. The majority of rapes are commited by white men even though white men are only thirty percent of the US population. You try to use population to distract from the fact that most rapes are commited by white men. The percent of population is irrelevant information.



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:15 am

            You have no understanding of rudimentary statistics or notion of the concept of rate.



          • swmpl on June 7, 2016 at 10:56 am

            You are very angry and VIOLENT!!!



          • swmpl on June 9, 2016 at 11:12 am

            White men raped white women more often than any other race.



          • swmpl on June 3, 2016 at 10:42 am

            You are an educated fool. 58,000 is even more than total number of rapes per year. So you saying black men committed more per capita per year is mathematically impossibly.



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:14 am

            Lol. Yes, I’m educated, that’s why we can’t communicate.



          • swmpl on June 7, 2016 at 11:01 am

            You don’t handle stress very well. You are becoming very ANGRY. Life’s hard. Just give up. You can’t make it in life. Your entire family lives below the poverty line.



          • swmpl on June 9, 2016 at 11:12 am

            Education can’t cure Stupidity.



          • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 12:58 am

            LIES!



          • butchm on June 3, 2016 at 9:40 am

            STUPID!



          • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 3:15 pm

            Yes, you are extremely stupid! Must be because your kind is a jelous, genetic deformity as demonstrated by your superiority complex, delusional visions of grandeur that go untreated by a mental health professional. White men committed suicide four times more often than any other race last year as a result of their mental health issues and inferior ability to deal with adversity. White Males between ages 18 -44 were the largest group of Heroine users as a result of their inferior ability to manage stress.



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:07 am

            Black people commit a disproportionate amount of violent crime. That’s just the hard truth you’ll have to swallow.



          • bryce on June 7, 2016 at 10:40 am

            Whites commited more crimes than any other race. Life’s hard. You should just give up like all your uneducated, low income, herroine addict, middle aged, white friends have already done.



          • bryce on June 7, 2016 at 10:53 am

            Whites kill more people and more often than any other race.



          • bryce on June 9, 2016 at 11:29 am

            Not true! Whites disproportionately commit arson, vandalism and driving under the influence. Whites are convicted of these offenses at numbers greater than their percentage of the population. Whites driving dunk kills THOUSANDS of Americans per year.



          • bryce on June 10, 2016 at 11:54 am

            I’m the only one who even acknowledges your nonsensical stupidity. Everyone else just ignores you.



          • butchm on June 14, 2016 at 12:15 am

            Silence is assent.



          • tee on June 3, 2016 at 11:53 am

            That’s a lie white people are sick to rapping y’all love to get little girls that’s riding a bike or walking take them off and rape them, hell black men don’t have to rape because we know how to please our men unlike y’all perfect ass white women



          • Chantaey Diallo on June 2, 2016 at 5:26 pm

            They know better they don’t want to be destroyed by a black man or woman



          • Chantaey Diallo on June 2, 2016 at 5:27 pm

            We’re getting to you right now calm down



          • ivanudell on June 2, 2016 at 9:24 pm

            Ever hear of this thing called slavery, Jim Crow etc…
            Dude you are making a fallacious case and you know it.



          • Kierra Prettyface'Ladybug Terr on June 2, 2016 at 9:35 pm

            Go back in time and see what the stats we’re then…



          • swmpl on June 3, 2016 at 12:06 am

            Thats not true. There werent even twenty thousand total rapes per year.



          • swmpl on June 3, 2016 at 12:09 am

            Whites made up 82% of deaths by poision. Whites are more likely to poision each other than any other race. White men aged 18-44 are highest number of heroin addicts



          • robin on June 3, 2016 at 12:07 pm

            Butchm, white people kill as much as any other race, look at how whites kidnap young white girls and used then for sex salve, tie them up in back yard to have their babies, murder them and put them in freezers, I can go on and on, so stop with your bigotry and hate.



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:10 am

            No they dont. Black people do it at a much higher rate. Look at the Bureau of Justice statistics. You are wrong.



          • Anna on June 3, 2016 at 6:56 pm

            White on white crime is through the roof. White people kill each other at the same rate. Einstein is like most crime people of the same race commit cross mes against each other. The majority of white people who are raped are abused by another white person. As far as black people who are raped by white people is the same proportion as black people who rape a white person. How one person could be so ignorant is beyond me.



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:06 am

            Black on black crime is higher as is blacknon white crime.



          • francine gadson on June 4, 2016 at 1:40 am

            Are you CRAZY! WHITES RAPE MURDER AND KILL THEIR OWN TOO. 98% OF CHILD MOLESTERS ARE WHITE MALES. NASTY FUCKS!!!! Whites have murder, tortured, and mutilated all kinds of folks for centuries. You are the most deviant, sadistic, unnatural devils on this earth. And to top it all, you are LIARS.



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:05 am

            Bill Cosby



          • francine gadson on June 7, 2016 at 2:08 am

            Yes, he a nasty MFer too! Hope he rots in hell with the white men who freak on children.



          • Simone on June 4, 2016 at 12:54 pm

            That’s because most of you get away with it.



          • Msmaestro on June 4, 2016 at 4:58 pm

            That and there is a system in place to hide these facts. It’s call The United States Justice System.



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 8:43 am

            Unfortunately, black people are responsible for the stereotypes that they are painted with — if you don’t like — please change it. The entire world would be grateful.



          • DЯESDEN on June 2, 2016 at 9:27 am

            What is the stereotype you are referring to?



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 9:35 am

            The stereotype that the underclass of the black race places no value on education, their health or their living conditions. Much like White Trailer trash, the underclass of the white race — has a similar lack of basic values. Did that help?



          • DЯESDEN on June 2, 2016 at 9:57 am

            Yes thank you. So you know that its NOT just the black community, but a condition of the underclass, regardless of race. Any one or group experiencing poverty has the same issues across the board – domestic violence, drug abuse, abortion rates, etc.. These “stereotypes” that we assume are only perpetuated by blacks is in fact similar in any community with a gross lack of education.. which is why you have “white trash” in poorer white neighborhoods. It’s the same with latinos as well. The media sensationalizes the idea that these are just black issues, etc, but you’d be surprised how unfair that is to a large and growing number of middle and upper class black families that work hard, as would any caring parent, to provide for their children.



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 10:00 am

            I am aware, accutely, that the US collective underclass is going to cause the destruction of all of us — between that class and the top 1% of income earners — were doomed. Although, it appears as if the black underclass is disproportionately large, compared to the class —



          • Msmaestro on June 3, 2016 at 12:35 am

            Incongruent. You have any idea what percentage of the budget is spent on welfare in the US? Do your research for the truth instead of something that coincides with your subconscious belief system. You people are brainwashed to high heaven (hint: It’s in the water). Tell the US to quit sending that fake Israel 3 billion a year for their defense and maybe you won’t feel so “doomed”. Also quit fear mongering and promoting useless wars.



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 1:05 am

            this has nothing to do with money — it has to do with the disintegration of our society — geez… . .



          • Msmaestro on June 4, 2016 at 5:04 pm

            The disintegration of your society started when you were a nation divided against itself. Now these are your fruits you have been fortunate enough to live in 2016. Maybe you will wither change or die before the crap hits the fan and it will. Principles trump your logic. You are not a loving person.



          • Rob Roy on June 3, 2016 at 10:44 am

            Why do you think the black underclass is disproportionately large?



          • robin on June 3, 2016 at 1:36 pm

            Rob Roy it’s because blacks are discriminated against in the employment world, just take a look at the stat’s and check the numbers on unemployment of African Americans, sense blacks stop working for free(Slavery) we’ll lazy, and good for nothing, as long as our ancestor work for room and board, beatings and killings of them it was all good, now they have to pay for the blacks to work they don’t like it so now they really hate us.



          • Jason on June 2, 2016 at 10:21 am

            A stereotype created by White Supremacists. I am sure you have heard of White Supremacy. In fact, I suspect you are either a supporter or practitioner.



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 11:54 am

            Geez. . . you really are kinda stuck on racial stupidity — The black race alone- – solely — is responsible for the perception of their race amongst others — quit blaming everyone else and crying racism (so fucking old) and grow up and fix it. . .. . you fuck a doo!



          • Jason on June 2, 2016 at 12:54 pm

            Wow – “fuck a doo!” That is one heck of a putdown Becky.



          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 1:37 pm

            Actually Janet it is your thinking the reason the US is in the predicament that it’s in. You think you carry no responsibility for your “truths” in your statements? Where is your wisdom? Dear, those chickens have now come home to roost in this country and there is NOTHING you are going to be able to do about it besides get in FEAR (like you already are) and you know what possibilities follow after that. Instead of being distracted with foolishness, you need to self examine yourself.



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 12:22 am

            This is where we have a massive disagreement. I have never owned a slave, I don’t know anyone who has. I know lots of people,including black people — none of them have ever been slaves. Are there pockets of racism, cruelty, anger,sadness etc? Absolutely. But that does not justify the race baiting, finger pointing, and destructive demonstrations that don’t further any cause. The entire issues was NEVER about race, it was about an irresponsible parent (and yes, irresponsible– the child repeatedly told her he wanted to get into the gorilla cage — she was warned), and a zoo with culpability because they did not forsee that humans are idiots and one would eventually get through the barrier that was in place. Unfortunately, an endangered species lost his life – -and that is tragic. And if anyone disagrees — I really don’t give a hoot. But to absolve the parents of any culpability while hiding behind the overused and overplayed race card — well — It is just so 2013 — Lets move on.



          • Msmaestro on June 3, 2016 at 12:42 am

            Weren’t you the one who initiated the race card? Sure wasn’t me. I just brought some hidden facts to the discussion. I haven’t experienced many racial issues because I have always been surrounded with a diverse group of people….for the most part.



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 8:11 am

            You have babbled on for so long, you don’t know what you are talking about. . ..reread the article and all of the comments –(In short, a woman didn’t watch her kid, the kid fell into a gorilla compound and then the gorilla had to be killed to protect the kid — rather than call the mother what she is “irresponsible”, it seems many of you feel that she should get a pass because shes black) And then you all pile on without knowing any world history, much less the history of the black race, with the warcry of RACISM, when history shows time and time again just how barbaric the black race has been historically. Let me caveat that by saying that ALL races have a pretty barbaric history. Nevertheless, when you can keep up, come back.



          • Msmaestro on June 4, 2016 at 1:31 pm

            Deflecting and blaming as usual. It was never my position that any race or group of people were better. It was yours and you WILL own it. Like it or not no Trump, Hillary, and any other candidate can help you until you and those that are like you change the way you think.



          • Janet Sanders on June 5, 2016 at 10:10 am

            yep, let me think like you.

            My little satan spawn is the responsibility of EVERYONE — because I chose to breed.
            If my little bundle of sunshine does anything that causes pain, destruction, heartache —
            Dont EVEN think about asking me taking care of it (heck, I won’t even offer an apology for what my child has done)– it is the responsibility of everyone else.
            And if you DARE suggest that I should be responsible, then YOU are a RACIST and a WHITE SUPREMIST —

            Am I getting your argument accurately?



          • Msmaestro on June 5, 2016 at 10:56 am

            I never gave my opinion on the gorrilla situation. You’re either subconsciously stereotyping, projecting or maybe you’re just replying to the wrong person. FYI, the rich, upper, and upper middle class whites do not think like you. They feed you these lies about minorities for the Republican vote lol. Go read a book and quit watching the news. It takes a diversified person to put the media and these journalists garbage into perspective.



          • Jennifer Jfh on June 3, 2016 at 12:48 am

            Not to argue the comment just a statement..I am a mother of 3 (now young adult males) and i must say there have been times they were tn not my direct view and things have happened.. I also taught school with a classroom of 18-20 children for 20+yrs, again things have happened..Now i and my administrators considered me to be very competent.. If you’re parent there will be times when your cjild will be out of your sight (in public and at home) i would dare to say that it has happened to every parent.. Negligence i dont know if thats the case but i do know that handling multiple children is a task and it takes a lot to be attentive to everything around you. I feel bad about the animal but since i can stand in these parents shoes as a parent and a caregiver i can sympathize with this family.. I pray that this will go away and this family can continue to live and put this incident behind them..BLESSINGS…



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 8:13 am

            I agree with you — it is impossible to watch a little one 24/7. But help me with this — if YOU lost site of one of your kids, and the same thing happened — Would an apology escape your lips, or would you simply shrug it off with “accidents happen” — What does the responsible conscientious parent do?



          • Ana on June 3, 2016 at 4:20 pm

            Accident DO HAPPEN



          • Msmaestro on June 3, 2016 at 2:36 am

            Yes please move on because you are in denial and a victim of subconscious programming. Turn that TV off and you’ll feel better. Nobody is losing sleep about a gorilla. Not even you. This was a opportunity for some folks to release some built up negative energy by being some crybabies and fault finding on the mother. It’s so stupid because you all are inviting mess on your own kids. Learn principles at least. Anyway, for all the blacks out there reading this who have a criminal record holding you back, please have your records sealed so you can be gainfully employed, hold public office, obtain your CCW permit, vote and answer “no” on job apps when asked if you’ve ever been arrested. Obtain your criminal history by providing your prints if in a fingerprint based state and contact your court that heard the case for a petition. Fill out the petition to seal and the judge will issue a court order to all agencies to seal your record or records in pursuant with State law. Simultaneously it will be expunged at the FBI also. Read the statues. Almost anything can be sealed except sexual crimes against a small child and judges even seal those. Sick I know! Also its the election year. Put in those Pardon requests also to get out of prison for murder early! Spread the word. Whites and their children do it by the minute and you can too!



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 8:14 am

            How bout this — just don’t be a criminal so you wont have a record to seal —



          • Msmaestro on June 3, 2016 at 9:27 am

            It’s the traditional American way. Now you know.



          • robin on June 3, 2016 at 1:41 pm

            Janet sander are you calling a toddler an idiot, you dumb b$#@h,



          • Bre'Ana Wright on June 3, 2016 at 10:00 am

            This is rather blatantly untrue. Take for instance the stereotype of black people liking watermelon.

            During Reconstruction, after the end of the Civil War, newly freed black slaves began growing watermelon in the south because it was an easy profitable crop that grew well in the southern climate. As a direct result, political forces that began to create the revisionist history of the time, stereotypes their sense of entrepreneurship and independence as “proof” of being slovenly, lazy, child like, and docile. Photographs, artistic pieces, ads, ect. of doe eyed young black children and adults happily eating watermelon were circulated to give credence to the stereotype of the Sambo(previously invented before the war): Lazy, childish, docile, and essentially happy with the institution of slavery.

            Plenty of other stereotypes of blacks get their start during this period of time and into the immediately early 1900’s. Mammy, Aunt Jemima, Jezebel, the Tragic Mulatto, and the Brute all appeared either as a counter cultural reprise to Reconstruction or in the Rise climate of the Black Codes(prelude to Jim Crow) in the Southern States.



          • Dina Jackson on June 2, 2016 at 11:48 am

            Honey, white people stereotype all black people. ..not just the ” underclass ” of the black race. Let’s not kid ourselves.



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 11:59 am

            I, would respectfully disagree.



          • Msmaestro on June 3, 2016 at 12:07 am

            You’ve never been anywhere outside of your neighborhood. It’s obvious.



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 12:16 am

            no,what is obvious is that some brutal facts are painful. Its not always racism, you’re not always the victim and the nonsense bandied about in these forums by those of you trying to invoke some kind of doomsday race war has the potential of being dangerous.



          • Msmaestro on June 3, 2016 at 1:57 am

            [email protected] For whom? Lady you’re assuming I’m a part of the black struggle. I’m am not simply because my parents/family imagined a different life and decided to think a bit differently and where I’m from it’s the norm for blacks, whites, Asians, Mexicans. Africans, mixed race, biracial, Japanese etc to have some success. It doesn’t make me better than other poor blacks or poor whites for that matter. I’m grateful. I just came to read the article and thought I would shed some light on some lies you were telling on criminal history or maybe you just didn’t know the process. Whites seal their records because they are educated in their system that whites created. They always have. I have a diverse group of friends in terms of economic backgrounds also and there is a misconception that whites have it better than blacks and you folks DO NOT. It’s just manifested in other ways and also very easily hidden from those less fortunate and less educated. Actually in my opinion blacks have more joy and laughter even when down to their last $5. Meanwhile you all are about to blow your heads off over something trivial. This is just my more than 2 cents of observations. Of course I could be wrong with my psychological assessment and it doesn’t pertain to whites as individuals. Have a good night.



          • Jason on June 2, 2016 at 10:20 am

            Black people have nothing to do with White Supremacy as they are and have always been the VICTIMS of it and those who support White Supremacy.



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 11:52 am

            and most white people have nothing to do with “white supremacy” . This is a term you like to bandy about when you are too chicken shit to look the issues right in the eye. Black people or more often victims of other BLACK people — Look it up. . .. Then FIX IT. . .the rest of the world is kinda getting sick of this shit —



          • Jason on June 2, 2016 at 12:53 pm

            True “most” may not, but ALL White people benefit from it. Then there are those who know it is alive and well, but say nothing when it is being practiced. The entire system of White Supremacy has it perpetrators and supporters (both Whites, Blacks and others).



          • Jason on June 2, 2016 at 12:56 pm

            Btw – it is the rest of the world that is aware of how Blacks and others have been treated in the USA. Thats why you guys can barely travel outside country without fear of being blown away..



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 12:58 pm

            How ignorant you are — have you not seen how blacks people are treated around the world — did you miss aparteid, or perhaps you missed all of the black school girls that were kidnapped (by black men) then sold — Beyond Ignorant —



          • Jason on June 2, 2016 at 1:04 pm

            Exactly – apartheid = White Supremacy. White Supremacy is a global issue. BTW – all these supposed terrorist groups are supported by white supremacist also.



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 1:06 pm

            and black people kidnapping/raping and selling little black girls — is that White Supremacy as well? You are also aware that it was black african tribes that sold weaker black tribes as slaves — Own that, and then we can discuss your white supremacy. . ..



          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 1:58 pm

            Go study true history. Tribal people don’t sell each other. Most blacks here in the US can not to be associated directly with any sub Saharan African tribe although DNA tries to prove otherwise. Get educated and there won’t be this pretty, self righteous picture you have painted for yourself.



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 12:32 am

            well you are absolutely wrong,and if you need an assist with discovering some truths, I’m here to help. Allow me to introduce you to William Ellison, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Ellison

            William Ellison Jr, born April Ellison, (c. April, 1790 – 5 December 1861) was a cotton gin maker and blacksmith in South Carolina, a free negro and former slave who achieved considerable success in business before the American Civil War. He eventually became a major planter
            and one of the medium property owners, and certainly the wealthiest
            “black” property owner, in the state. He held 40 slaves at his death and
            more than 1,000 acres (400 ha) of land. From 1830-1865 he and his sons
            were the only free blacks in Sumter County, South Carolina to own slaves. The county was largely devoted to cotton plantations and the majority population were slaves.

            But we shouldn’t stop with the black slave owners (oh my god, she must be racist!) Lets talk about who facilitate slavery —

            Africa has a long history of slavery — check it out!
            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery_in_Africa

            You’ll find this section pretty notable, “In Ghana, politician and educator Samuel Sulemana Fuseini has acknowledged that his Asante ancestors accumulated their great wealth by abducting, capturing, and kidnapping Africans and selling them as slaves. Likewise,
            Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Awoonor has written: “I believe there is a great
            psychic shadow over Africa, and it has much to do with our guilt and
            denial of our role in the slave trade. We too are blameworthy in what
            was essentially one of the most heinous crimes in human history.” – See
            more at:
            http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/41431#sthash.ZuBy4po0.dpuf

            Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored —



          • Msmaestro on June 3, 2016 at 12:52 am

            You’re deflecting and this has nothing to do with my statement. A so called African American adapted to your culture and owned slaves. So what. Blacks in America do not belong to any sub Saharan tribe in Africa thus the term African American. You clearly don’t comprehend what I’m saying. The subject wasn’t slavery itself. It was tribal behavior which is inconsistent with selling one’s relatives.



          • butchm on June 14, 2016 at 12:18 am

            Do a geneology test. You will be related directly to an African tribe. I guarantee it.



          • Msmaestro on June 14, 2016 at 6:52 pm

            Of course. Based on a vague DNA database. You’re from an African tribe also probably. Maybe 1% huh? Lol



          • Jason on June 2, 2016 at 2:16 pm

            And after those African tribes were tricked into capturing other Africans – they had their butts thrown down into the same slave ship. I know you are well versed in all the talking points of White Supremacy, but the enslaved African can’t be conspirator, perpetrator and the victim. Maybe when it comes to the enslavement of the African regarding slavery in this country – you would do well to take your own advice – the advice of personal responsibility.



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 12:33 am

            thats not really accurate either — please see the research that I provided to Ms. Maestro 🙂



          • Bre'Ana Wright on June 3, 2016 at 10:09 am

            Question, what does the selling of prisoners of war have to do with both the times people were straight up kidnapped off the coast, the conditions of transportation, or their treatment upon arrival in the new world?

            Answer: It doesn’t Janet.

            And interestingly enough African nation members(including Ghana and Nigeria) *have* apologized officially for their part in the slave trade, but man is it *crickets* from the UK, France and other nations…



          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 1:49 pm

            Projecting. Look in the mirror. Better yet, take a peep into your PAST. It’s a mess. I would keep my mouth shut if I were you but that’s just my opinion. Bring on the unlimited supply of anti-depressants because they are already a major necessity in the US. I guarantee that you haven’t a clue why this is the “norm”.



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 12:38 am

            take a breath, its not the end of the world– you are simply discovering that you are not always right. . .you’re not that special. . . and your have the shit end of this stick . . .. .



          • Lee Tsui on June 3, 2016 at 1:04 am

            AS a half Chinese, half English person who lives around the world. I can see that Janet Sanders is an extremely ignorant c*nt. The fact that you judge black people with such a narrow tunnel visioned monochrome ideology and stick to your opinions when so many people are educating you on their reality kinda sums up what is toxic about American culture.

            What you’re saying isn’t exactly false, but it’s extremely ignorant to tar everyone with the same brush.

            In England we have loads of black people, some good, some bad, but they’re treating as British and English as much as I am. This pathetic club membership thing you yanks aspire to leaves you so ignorant to just seeing people as people you are refusing to listen to reason.

            Yes black people have bad stereotypes but alot of the situation their stuck in is due to the fact they have had less than 40 years being treated barely as human beings. They weren’t even allowed on the same buses or allowed to marry interatially until very recently.

            You can judge black people by your “facts” but it’s so fucking ignorant it disgusts me.

            I hope the whole world becomes mixed race like me so you can stop all being so damn pathetic and ignorant picking sides and being indeed racist.

            It’s true what people are saying on both sides, but it’s not fair to the black community it totally isn’t fair that if this was a white family the MEDIA would be giving this far less attention. They are indeed shit stirring for sensationalism. Someone needs to gag American media seriously



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 8:21 am

            Your Ignorance is world class —



          • Msmaestro on June 4, 2016 at 5:15 pm

            Keep hope alive for the Unites States and their self destructive programmed philosophies.



          • Bre'Ana Wright on June 3, 2016 at 10:04 am

            Most people in the United States are victims if intra-racial crime because our country is socially, though no longer legally, segregated. The vast majority of crime committed against white people is done by other white people as a result.

            But no one says there’s a white on white crime problem, weirdly enough…



          • Leasha White on June 2, 2016 at 11:37 am

            You kidnapping, racist devils are responsible.



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 11:51 am

            yes — use the race card when you have an intellectually bankrupt argument. No Racism is watching what you are doing to your own race. You want a racist devil – Look in the mirror —



          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 1:59 pm

            Blacks can’t be racist. Again, get educated and look up the definition.



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 12:39 am

            Hey Ms. . .. I met your inner child . . .. and its an idiot. . .. .



          • Ana on June 2, 2016 at 1:46 pm

            You truly are racist person. Don’t you have better things to do than to talk shit all day.



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 12:40 am

            ah. . .facts now make one racist. . .. hmmmmm. . .let me think about that one!



          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 5:18 pm

            No, maybe black people should just hide their crimes and pretend that the’re better than others much like you are doing?? You seem bitter and depressed from your posts and for good reason. You tear others down which has a boomerang effect. I hope you realize that you don’t speak for all whites and that your belief system is direct contradiction. Ignorance. Stop believing everything you see, hear, and read and learn to think for yourself. Divulge yourself in diverse cultures. It’s liberating and you will get yourself an education based on experiences.



          • butchm on June 14, 2016 at 12:21 am

            My education is based on experiences and you are in denial if you think all diversity is flattering. Blacks have higher vertical leaps -thats nice, but rape whites at a disproportionately high rate. That’s what I’m saying: if you want to have an honest discussion about race, then don’t sanitize the truths of which you are ashamed.



          • Msmaestro on June 14, 2016 at 2:17 pm

            I don’t have a criminal record nor a criminal past that’s been sealed. Actually I never heard of the process until a few years ago. Why are you still doubting that white crimes have and are still being sealed and expunged? Why are you still trying to prove a point that doesn’t exist on this article? Times have changed. You can take a back seat because the days of psychologically abusing minorities with your manipulated statistics ARE OVER.



          • butchm on March 7, 2017 at 10:10 pm

            BC you have zero proof



          • Msmaestro on March 8, 2017 at 12:07 am

            I’m looking at the statistical proof in NCJIS because I do the sealing/expunging. Just go READ a court ordered seal/expungent petition on ANY court site if you dare. The crime is deemed to have never happened however it’s guaranteed to come out because some of your law enforcement support is LAZY and CARELESS. Plus all I have to do is click a button and it’s un-suppressed. We are backlogged a year and a half. There are lost fingerprint cards but we found 9 boxes in library archives months ago from the 80’s and 90’s that were yellowed and almost dry rotted lol. There are lost sex offender records due to a computer upgrade that wiped out the records that had my boss…….in tears. Stupid intake officers at several arresting agencies are failing to ink print felons because the LIVESCAN machine is broken so if they don’t show back in court…….no prints. Inexperienced temp workers mailed hundreds of original fingerprint cards up to the FBI (SUPPOSED TO SEND COPIES) for the purpose of adding charges to criminal history and guess what? They got lost in the mail. Again boss crying…….lol. SAD. Violent offender records aren’t attached to the criminal history so our local officers aren’t notified of possible dangers when making a traffic stop. 1.1 MILLION dispositions missing in criminal history in one State alone. The list goes on and on and on. WTH! Yeah I’m making all this up. You can walk around in life like a self righteous space cadet all you want while you have a country full of white American citizen criminals and Tier 1,2, and 3 sex offenders. You’ll get your proof guaranteed through an experience because judgmental hypocrites always do. And if you happen to escape the harsh consequences of wrong thinking, your children and your grandchildren will suffer because of your ignorance. Sometimes it’s just better to “be quiet”. Be nice. I was hired to help straighten out this garbage so you can continue to feel better about yourself……while you look down on others.



          • butchm on March 9, 2017 at 9:39 pm

            Again empirical observation is not proof. Regardless, there is nothing to show a racial delineation on expunges or whatever tinfoil hat conspiracy you are claiming. One has to look no further than any European country to observe (from published crime stats) that minorities commit a disproportionate number of crime. Just look at the Muslim rape epidemic in Germany. Or is expunging a global phenomenon to sully the reputation of saintly blacks? Lol!!!



          • butchm on March 14, 2017 at 12:03 am

            Zero proof



          • Kierra Prettyface'Ladybug Terr on June 2, 2016 at 9:45 pm

            You sound retarded… so I as one person who doesn’t steal can make all black stop stealing… well someone make white people quit shooting up public places churches and elementary schools…



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 12:41 am

            see Kierra — when we do see idiot white people do violent things . .the MAJORITY of us denounce it LOUDLY. When Black people do stupid shitty things and get called on it, every one is racist and BLM….. C’mon give us all a break. . .this song is so old.



          • Kierra Prettyface'Ladybug Terr on June 3, 2016 at 8:57 am

            Who denounces it…. Media because I sure as hell have been quite about it… it infuriates me… all races have good and bad so how in the hell could you said we denounce it… no when a human life questions if an animal should be killed or not it’s a problem as a human you should see which is greater… but whites tuck and hide stories away but all stories us blacks can be blasted they put fire to it making it bigger than what it is…



          • Duende Brooks on June 2, 2016 at 10:12 pm

            Actually we are not, we don’t control the media , books movies and other outlets and promulgate negativity about us every time a copper color person is mentioned. White people do that to us, so you and your white race change it.



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 12:46 am

            we don’t control the media? Hmmmmm. .. our President is african american (obviously voted in by a bunch or racist white supremists) The billboard top 100, in fact the #1 artist on the charts today is Drake (Isn’t he black?), Death Row, Boogie Down, Aftermath — in fact, most of the rap labels are all owned and operated by black businessmen — And you have no control what is said?



          • Bre'Ana Wright on June 3, 2016 at 10:13 am

            Janet, what in the *world* does black *record labels* have to do with international media conglomerates like Time Warner or Disney(they own ABC for example)?

            My lord, how does the world work in your universe?



          • Phyllis Kaelin on June 3, 2016 at 12:45 am

            You all are all nuts , I think black people jump to conclusion and use the race card to much,. It had nothing at all to do with color, crap this gets old, Animal rights activist saw the video and no one took a thought sbout what color the child was, green, blue, pink, a child is a child, color is not important, this Gorilla is on the endangered list and there are lots of people sick of our animals being killed, tortured and treated in such a degrading manner



          • Msmaestro on June 4, 2016 at 5:26 pm

            I think you must have missed something. I think the responses here are in defense of black people resulting from some statements initially made against them. What’s getting old is that “CRAP” default mentality that blacks are to blame without investigating facts.



          • Phyllis Kaelin on June 4, 2016 at 5:39 pm

            That is your views you sound very racists, The American Indian went through way more than black people, and they dont throw that up in people’s faces all the time, and if you have a record I dont think someone is going to expunge it if you are a criminal



          • Msmaestro on June 4, 2016 at 8:28 pm

            No, I can’t be racist because as a “minority” I am in no powerful position to affect anything concerning whites collectively. I was just reiterating that we ALL are equivalent and should be viewed and treated as such. As far as expunging records, I’ll just leave you with the peace of believing all is well in your neighborhoods. As far as the Indians not complaining as much……lol! It’s ALSO a programmed mentality that has infected most of them as well. Throw them on a reservation, call it their land, make them police themselves (The feds can go in and make whats called a tribal arrest), give them $500 (?) a month approx in reparations and make them “think” that they are living the dream when all the time they live in a ghetto crime infested DUMP with women being raped daily, battered, etc with nobody to call. No hope, no quality of life and brainwashed. If I were white in the US, I would be spreading LOVE right about now instead of in a comment section defending wicked, anti-God philosophies and blaming minorities for being in the position they are in. If whites are so prosperous and civilized, everyone who comes in contact with you should prosper also. Instead, its been the opposite for the most part. Now why is that (rhetorical)?



          • Cisco on June 22, 2016 at 8:10 am

            You are so correct, butchm talking about black on black, he hasn’t looked at the news lately has he?



          • Themfing Mfer on June 1, 2016 at 3:16 pm

            Really? So you think all black people feel this way because of being victimized by gangbangers?

            Typical brainless comment.



          • ABORIGINAL WOMAN on June 1, 2016 at 7:07 pm

            WHITE WORLD!… They GANGBANGED on THE NATIVE INDIANS in this COUNTRY!…THE INDIANS SHOULD BURN THOSE FALSE TREATIES,And get “THEIR COUNTRY BACK”



          • Evita Ogbonna on June 2, 2016 at 8:54 am

            Africans Were On The Land You Speak Of. A White Man Told You That You Were There First. Although It Made No Logical Sense…Africans Are The Aboriginals. You’d Agree We Are The First Of The Human Race? We Traveled Almost Everywhere. I don’t know how other races came to be but it’s unrealistic to think we weren’t in north and south America first.



          • David on June 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

            Um ..your “native American” ancestors did not start on this continent.



          • Sheeka Johnson on June 1, 2016 at 4:08 pm

            Which is about the same as the white on white and Hispanic on Hispanic crime rate.



          • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:15 pm

            It’s much higher.



          • Apple Sauce on June 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

            The stats from BOJ seem to support you.



          • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 10:22 pm


          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 2:13 pm

            They lack the statistics of whites criminal records that have been sealed/expunged. Why? Because that’s confidential. I wouldn’t be so confident if I were you. Really? We aren’t going to even TALK about the 1.1 million of criminal records missing from a certain area that .05 black population and overwhelming majority of white population. The amount of sex offender records recently deleted due to a software system upgrade that left people in tears due to incompetence. Again the white race. I AM APPALLED. Oh and your dangerous offenders notification to the criminal records that should be visibly seen are missing also so that needs to be straightened out as well to protect officers. Just recently an arresting agency asked if they should be printing felons with the old rolling technique because their LIVESCAN (fingerprint machine) was broken. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? YES!! PRINT THEM! LAZINESS! 4 weeks they arrested and released felons to the public without prints. Hope they show up in court. IRRESPONSIBLE. Own it!



          • Apple Sauce on June 2, 2016 at 3:33 pm

            It aligns with the victim surveys too. It’s just a reality you’ll have to face.



          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 4:18 pm

            All records are sealed at the court level first, then all arresting agencies to include probation & parole, and then at federal/state departments. It is a court order deeming it to have never occurred and person can answer as such. Pray tell me what victim statistics do you think exists publicly that would take into consideration arrests that are sealed effective immediately to 6 months? You obviously don’t know how this works. Your reality that you’re facing concerning whites in comparison to blacks doesn’t exist.



          • Apple Sauce on June 3, 2016 at 6:36 pm


          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 4:36 pm

            Oh and it’s free and simple to initiate the process if you have one or two crimes and you can remember the charges. Just go online to the specific court website and fill out a petition to seal and present it to the court. Courts notify arresting agencies and all departments involved with a court order to seal records. If you are a habitual criminal and were too drunk to remember being arrested which is 60% of all criminal records sealed, you just pay $30 bucks approx to get your criminal history and review it. Oh and there are 501C3 (non profit) organizations in your white neighborhoods that get my tax dollars to assist you good white folks in the sealing process so no lawyer needed. They are free of charge to you of course so once it’s all over and tucked away, you can come online and be self righteous and judgmental.



          • Apple Sauce on June 3, 2016 at 6:37 pm

            Then the surveys of the victims wouldnt match the police records but they do
            http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv14.pdf



          • Apple Sauce on June 3, 2016 at 6:36 pm

            The victimization surveys match the criminal records. It’s reality – face it.

            http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/cv14.pdf



          • Apple Sauce on June 3, 2016 at 8:39 pm

            There’s no conspiracy, the victimization surveys match the criminal records. Time to accept the truth.



          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm

            No actually, it’s much lower. How does it feel to be blindsided and ignorant to the “REAL” statistics?



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 8:45 am

            black on everyone crime is indisputably the most significant area on crime.



          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 2:14 pm

            LIES.



          • Dunit on June 4, 2016 at 5:24 am

            That’s not true.



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 11:57 am

            Sheeka — the problem is that black people comprise 13% of the population, yet are responsible for more than 50% of all crime — someone address that. It doesn’t happen, because FACTS are too difficult to deal with — much easier to scream RACISM and BLACK LIVES MATTER — than fix this issue and move on —



          • EL'igible on June 3, 2016 at 2:30 am

            Janet darling, how about we analyze the ACTUAL problem here, which you persistently and stubbornly fail to heed — due to your pitifully distorted perception, and lack of willingness to expand beyond the parameters of your utter incompetence. The reason behind the endangerment of any species of animal is due to the fact that YOUR kind has parasitically invaded all the environments and natural habitats of animals, that have been (t)here since time immemorial, them sucking the planet dry of all its natural resources simply for their own selfish gain. The only thing they value, the only thing that matters to them is having power and control. That includes having total domination over the economy, which is fueled by the richest resource on the planet: PEOPLE. Henceforth, as they wish to have total control over the planet itself and all of its precious, rich resources (including people), they also wish to eliminate any possibilities of obstruction of that goal — even if that means endangering animals and sacrificing lives by committing mass genocide. Furthermore, as part of their agenda, they have been extremely successful in stifling the ability for any other humans, who aren’t their kind (part of their family legacy or progeny), to be self-sufficient and/or have any piece of the pie. Because there are so few who have the most and there are so many who have the least, naturally that creates a ripple effect which eventually unfolds into what we’re all experiencing and witnessing now, which is akin to something like crabs in a barrel. Mind you, none of this is by coincidence but instead by masterful, strategic design. This is what we call the system of “White Supremacy”, although this issue is far bigger the racism my dear. Now as a result of the totalitarianism that has plagued the entire planet, caused by a greedy few, we’re all phased with the misfortune of unnecessary poverty. Poverty is what causes all the crime and violence, and even the inability for an inner city Black mother to hire a nanny to help watch over her children, so to ensure that they won’t fall into a gotdamn gorilla cage while on a family trip to the zoo. If you haven’t noticed by now, this is the imminent result of a vicious cycle, a chain reaction initiated by the dishonorable and abominable actions of YOUR kind — SAVAGE ASS WHITE PEOPLE, by nature — the root to all our problems since they were ever allowed contact with the rest of civilization!!! Blame the Gorilla’s death on your trigger-happy ass cousins, and y’alls ancestors — whose savage, murderous blood courses through your godforsaken veins!!!



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 7:55 am

            This is the psycho babble pablum you feed eachother to justify your racism/hatred and pathetic situations. You lack even the most basic understanding of human history. What you describe isn’t White Supremacy, as you would like so fervently to believe. It is simply the Human Condition.

            People of every color have done horrific and barbaric things to control each other since the dawn of time. Slavery in the United States ended 200 years ago — how long does it take for a race to get their shit together?

            You act like there is some kind of conspiracy against the black race — which I simply disagree. In fact, the black race,historically, has been one of the most violent/barbaric of all.

            You live in the United States and have no idea what real racism is (Try turning on the TV and watch how the Kurds are treated by IRIS); The slavery over centuries in Africa, has been nothing short of vile.

            You fail in both life and society, and rather than remedy the situation, it is much easier to cry “SAVAGE ASS WHITE PEOPLE”, than to actually OWN your situation in life and change it if you don’t like it.

            The stench of your hypocrisy is overwhelming.



          • Bre'Ana Wright on June 3, 2016 at 10:18 am

            ” Slavery in the United States ended 200 years ago ”
            2016-1865=151…

            Yes 200 year ago…That’s some serious rounding you’re doing.

            I mean that doesn’t even count the actual end of legalized discrimination in *1965* a whole century later. Like my *father* went to segregated schools. Seriously? Are you making the claim that segregation and all that resulted wasn’t a form of white supremacy?



          • KJL on June 4, 2016 at 4:24 am

            THOSE STASTISTICS ARE INACCURATE. WHITES COMMIT MORE VIOLENT CRIMES.



          • da gu on June 1, 2016 at 5:06 pm

            lets look at the white suicide rate and opioid overdoses, why not?



          • Lesa L. Tatum on June 1, 2016 at 6:59 pm

            Here we go. White on white crime is almost as high as black on black crime. You too should look at yourselves.



          • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm

            And black on white crime is disproportionately high.



          • Lesa L. Tatum on June 2, 2016 at 5:39 am

            Actually it’s not. Stop listening to Bill O’Reilly. The fact is that most crime is intra racial not interracial. Black on white crime and white on black crime is low.



          • URANTIA2 on June 2, 2016 at 10:24 am

            You ever stop to think that the stats are that way because white people don’t get charged or arrested for committing the same crimes as black people? i.e. drug crimes

            http://www.businessinsider.com/nypd-disproportionately-arrests-people-of-color-for-marijuana-offenses-2016-6

            White people can literally get away with murder while a black man can’t get away for selling loose cigarettes



          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 2:20 pm

            Not only that. They have their criminal records sealed and expunged immediately if not sooner. Signed by a judge who overrides the statutes and there is nothing that can be done. SEAL IT THEY SAY. There are so many records to be expunged that the FBI is about a year behind and the individual states vary and guess who is doing the sealing? Millennial temps lol . And the calls and flowers pour in from white criminals trying to get their new/renewed certifications and licenses and they need their seals expedited.



          • pat on June 2, 2016 at 2:52 pm

            True. I worked at a police department for 10 years and my immediate job was “Record Sealing “. There is a long process of paperwork in getting a criminal record sealed . Files were not randomly selected. They were chosen by the higher ups on who’s record would be sealed immediately. Some were for simple things like traffic violations up to felonies. You’d be surprised the pressure I was under to do my job and reminding the higher ups that African Americans wanting their records sealed or expunged were just as important to me as any other person or race of people. Did I follow their suggestions, NO I did my job.



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 11:55 am

            I suppose if I was watching white people rioting, going batshit and screaming white lives matter —



          • Lesa L. Tatum on June 2, 2016 at 1:58 pm

            Janet where have you been? White people do all of that except screaming white lives matter. The only difference is when white people riot and go batshit it’s because of a sporting event or a pumpkin festival, a championship game or because a new iPhone came out. Google white people rioting or go to YouTube and check it out for yourself. Check out the pumpkin festival video or the surfing riot video.



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 12:52 am

            really, when was the last time you saw white people destroy their own neighborhood, loot the stores of their neighbors, screaming burn this mother down — night after night — Please cite me one —



          • Msmaestro on June 3, 2016 at 1:19 am

            Whites do their destroying behind closed doors and white picket fences with terrorizing husbands promoting fear in their wives while mentally/physically abusing them. Meanwhile the wives live in fear and choose bondage due to the fear of having less “things”. Your children are sneaking in the assessment facilities with heroin addictions, overdoses and drug charges that will go away with the “Stop & Think” classes (I know, I taught it) while the inner city blacks have no other options but to own their criminal history. Your neighborhoods are FILLED with heroin dealers and addicts. The media doesn’t report this nor do they even know about it because it’s hidden. There are no records because I’m the one that made them go away. The media’s agenda is race bating and you’re just smart enough to believe it because you NEED to hear these bad things about other people in order to feel better about your life. White parents are tormented DAILY due to the numerous heroin overdoses and not knowing where their children are for DAYS. Peace? The white race is far from having it but you look the part every time you walk out the door and it’s all lies. I can go on all night with different topics. Depression medications….I won’t go there. That’s my Moms area of statistics. When are you going to realize that you aren’t superior to anyone under any circumstances? I have long ago infiltrated white society. Come off your high horse and grab that mirror. Your comments aren’t anywhere near peaceful therefore you aren’t at peace lady. It’s obvious.



          • Lesa L. Tatum on June 3, 2016 at 3:51 am

            Janet I’ve already answered your question. Why don’t you Google it and check YouTube? You obviously don’t believe it happens. Look it up for yourself. Then you’ll know for certain.



          • Lesa L. Tatum on June 3, 2016 at 4:50 am

            In my last comment I cited 2. The pumkin festival riot and Huntington Beach surfing riot. But since you won’t look it up for yourself here you go: https://mic.com/articles/105198/9-photos-of-white-people-rioting



          • Bre'Ana Wright on June 3, 2016 at 10:24 am

            Well the race riots of Tulsa and Rosewood for one, but I guess it’s ok because they burned down and murdered in black people neighborhoods instead.

            Can I cite sports fans destroying things or Pumpkin fest? Just a question…



          • Lesa L. Tatum on June 6, 2016 at 2:10 pm

            Janet, where did you go? Did you look up the link??? Why no response?????



          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 2:24 pm

            My humble advice to you would be to repent fast and change your thinking. This country does not love you to lie to you the way they have concerning blacks as well as your own race. You really need to step outside of your selfish bubble of life and start investigating some things so you won’t be blindsided as to why these things are happening.



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 12:51 am

            you must have your house in order before you give advice — you are too busy being a victim of perceived racism. Its easier to feel that you are owed something, than do the hard work of creating a life and home. Your words do nothing to heal — they only harm — Your inability to actually read, digest and accept blatant truths is pathetic. But your knee jerk reaction of screamig racism is simply gross.



          • Msmaestro on June 3, 2016 at 1:23 am

            I think you’re talking to the wrong person. I’ve never been a victim of racism in my entire life. Well MAYBE a couple of times and that was all speculation maybe. I’ve have lived better than most whites all my life so if I was discriminated against, I didn’t notice nor did I care. I think you may be confused with my defending the black race and exposing facts about whites.



          • ABORIGINAL WOMAN on June 1, 2016 at 7:00 pm

            Just the SAME with WHITE ON WHITE CRIME,
            The MEDIA ( MOST EVIL DEVILS IN AMERIKKA ) Has HIDDEN “THEIR EVIL TRUTHS” But have YOU believing BLACK PEOPLE ARE THE BAD ONES!… WAKE UP TO THIS WHITE WORLD!



          • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:16 pm

            It’s a fact



          • gigijohnson on June 1, 2016 at 11:21 pm

            i’m curious: have you a theory as to why blacks (seem to be, according to you and your links) more violent?
            quote stats all day, but if you have no educated reason as to WHY, you can take many seats. and read The New Jim Crow while you sit.



          • whodis? on June 2, 2016 at 12:11 am

            Thank you gigijohnson!!!!



          • lay on June 1, 2016 at 7:02 pm

            what does that have to do with this



          • octavia a henry on June 2, 2016 at 12:38 am

            They have taken the attention away from them finding out that the baby is black, now they want to press chargers sick people.



          • Jacque on June 1, 2016 at 8:02 pm

            You



          • Jacque on June 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm

            Yes because whites are so civilized. Let’s add up the murder trail the your race has left around the globe.



          • Msmaestro on June 2, 2016 at 12:38 pm

            butchm please be quiet before I expose the statistics on how many of whites records have been sealed/expunged. It’s staggering.



          • honey on June 2, 2016 at 2:52 pm

            How sad are you???…..so you must be one of the people they speak of thank you sir we will take it from here and you have an awesome day!



          • Pd on June 2, 2016 at 4:18 pm

            That’s Bullshit Butch there’s just as much white on white crimes being perpetrated in our country the media just doesn’t blow it up in the faces of America. Don’t be a fool.



          • Ina Coleman on June 2, 2016 at 8:34 pm

            And you guys have the highes rate of drug us your dropping like flys and what does the media do wants every one to feel sorry for you.



          • Kierra Prettyface'Ladybug Terr on June 2, 2016 at 9:34 pm

            Take a look at the white on white murder rate Lol but that’s not a term because you just want to highlight black lives… statically whites are killed way more by whites…



          • Jennifer Jfh on June 2, 2016 at 11:40 pm

            White people kill one another also. Whats worse is white people go into schools, movie theaters, job cites, etc… No race ie exempt from these heinous crimes. Therefore, stop just focusing on black on black crime and look at crime as it is…..WRONG…



          • Janet Sanders on June 3, 2016 at 12:59 am

            Jen – you are missing the point — everyone is getting sick of the black race throwing a shit fit because they are not treated well, and are victims of this pervasive racism that prevents them from living a life where they can fit in with the rest of society nor are they ever responsible for their actions (or lack thereof) This is a hollow argument to those who think once we see how destructive and dangerous many black people/communities are.



          • Ana on June 3, 2016 at 4:24 pm

            Shut up Janet. We all wish you were the gorrila. Go get a job and stop talking shit



          • KJL on June 4, 2016 at 4:31 am

            Hehe! So true.



          • Msmaestro on June 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm

            buahahahhahahaaaaaa!



          • swmpl on June 3, 2016 at 12:02 am

            Actually the white on white murder rate is waaaaay higher once you include self inflicted murders. Thirty thousand white men killed themselves last year compare to four thousand black people.



          • swmpl on June 3, 2016 at 12:05 am

            Whites commited 82% of murders against other whites.



          • Leo on June 3, 2016 at 7:05 am

            oh shut up with that. There is more white on black (historically) and white on white (terrorist) then there would ever be black on black. so please spare me with that BS. Do your research and learn your facts.



          • butchm on June 3, 2016 at 8:49 am

            Truth hurts, I know.



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:21 am

            No there isn’t.



          • msmelody on June 3, 2016 at 10:29 am

            Just because the media doesn’t post all of the white-on-white crime/murders doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. So I guess white lives don’t matter to you all either . . . now STFU



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:14 am

            It’s not media, its BJS



          • John on June 3, 2016 at 10:43 am

            There is no such thing as black on black crime. But if you like, let’s assume there is. FBI stats show that white on white deaths is higher than black on black. So educate youself and stop spreading that bullshit. (No offense)



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:12 am

            Denial



          • swmpl on June 9, 2016 at 11:12 am

            Delusional



          • robin on June 3, 2016 at 12:03 pm

            Butchm, that’s right change the topic, sense you want to change the topic do your research and check your number on white on white crime, most white people are killed by their own as well. if you don’t have anything to contribute to the conversation that is related to the topic STU, IJS



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 1:10 am

            Blacks commit a disproportionate amount of violent crime. There is no data to refute that.



          • swmpl on June 10, 2016 at 3:38 am

            In 2013, whites led all other groups in aggravated assault, larceny-theft, arson, weapons-carrying, and vandalism. When it comes to sexual assault, whites take the forcible rape cake. They are also more likely to kill children, the elderly, family members, their significant others, and even themselves! They commit more sex-related crimes, gang related crimes, and are more likely to kill at their places of employment. Whites are arrested and convicted for driving under the influence at disproportionate rates compared to their rate of population. In 2013, whites killed several thousand Americans in DUI crashes.



          • butchm on June 14, 2016 at 12:16 am

            Not by per capita. You seem ignorant to the way statistics work and the concept of rate.



          • swmpl on June 14, 2016 at 9:13 am

            You seem ignorant to how probability works. If a person in the US is a victim of death by arson, a victim of having their property vandalize, or a loved one killed by a drunk driver statisticly a white person is the most likely perpetrator. You are ignorant if you dont understand this. Not me.



        • Emmentaler_Limburger on June 2, 2016 at 7:24 pm

          That is absolutely not true that black lives do not matter to white people. As for shooting the gorilla to save a “white” boy, or tranquing him if it was a “black” boy – it was pretty obvious that the child’s mother was NOT white, and she was pretty loud and obvious through the whole episode. Use your heads, and drop the racism. It’s pretty clear through these comments that bigotry works both ways…

      • octavia a henry on June 2, 2016 at 12:21 am

        I thought he was white too

      • Emma Turner on June 2, 2016 at 8:27 pm

        The media. Does not avert the shitty lifestyles black people subscribe to dont bother saying that

    • Smell The Coffee on June 1, 2016 at 1:23 pm

      Black = “automatic victim.” Parents were stupid to expect others to babysit their brood. Call BS what it is.

      • Courtney Jane on June 1, 2016 at 1:47 pm

        OK, you’re BS!

        • Smell The Coffee on June 1, 2016 at 4:43 pm

          That, Dearie, is [your] area of expertise!

          • Candice White on June 1, 2016 at 6:38 pm

            Another simple fool voices her opinion and that is you deary.



          • Smell The Coffee on June 1, 2016 at 9:11 pm

            Right. My opinion–not yours. Just make sure you’re prepared to pay for her attorney and should things take a devastating turn your simple foolish ass can see to it she has money on her books.



      • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 2:53 pm

        “Dindu Nuffin”

        • Themfing Mfer on June 1, 2016 at 3:18 pm

          That’s the new name for whites. Never want to take responsibility for their crime or epidemic drug use. Because they don’t do nothin’.

          Except that’s not what FBI crime stats say about them. LOL!

          • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm

            It’s actually a well-known moniker for blacks and you’ve upheld it perfectly with your inane comments here. Thank you for proving my point!



          • Apple Sauce on June 1, 2016 at 8:01 pm

            Lol



        • da gu on June 1, 2016 at 5:07 pm

          Is there not heroine somewhere for you to consume?

          • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:32 pm

            You can’t spell. It’s funny.



          • da gu on June 2, 2016 at 10:14 pm

            Go pop a vein.



      • Candice White on June 1, 2016 at 6:39 pm

        I don’t smell the coffee but I can read the BS from you deary.

      • LaQuita Suggs Msw Lcsw on June 1, 2016 at 6:51 pm

        In a significant number of cases this is true. Black people are more likely to be targeted than any other group. I didn’t see it as racist…and I thought the child was possibly Latin, but it didn’t make a difference!

    • Kate on June 1, 2016 at 3:57 pm

      “White people hate black Americans?” That comment is racist and leads me to believe that you, Courtney Jane is also racist. Is America so racist that Obama was elected not only once but twice? It is ignorant people like you and the author of this article that is the problem with our country. This is the only article that I have come across that brings up the race of the boy that fell into the gorilla exhibit. What does his race have to do with it? The issue is that he should have been more closely watched and the zoo should have designed the exhibit better so that small kids could not enter. Has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with race. Stop spreading the hate!

      • Courtney Jane on June 1, 2016 at 4:49 pm

        Well Kate, thats where you’re wrong, then you tell me where those other accidents took place of white children falling into enclosures, & NO!!!! white family was investigated. Why do it to the Black family? I’ll tell you why, bc you white people love animals so dam much, that you all would rather have had that innocent baby shot & killed. FYI, I’m far from ignorant, I’m a RN with a BSN & I hate no one. Some of my closest associate’s are white, & so is my fiancé. I’m only stating facts, IMO. Where is the outrage, for the Black young HS student that was raped with a coat hanger & tortured by his white classmates, for simply being black.

        • Apple Sauce on June 1, 2016 at 8:02 pm

          This one jumped in according to eye witnesses.

        • whodis? on June 2, 2016 at 12:18 am

          You talk to much kate!!! Courtney is entitled to her own opinion!!! You asked so she let you have it!

        • AugustAPC on June 2, 2016 at 5:03 am

          You make me fucking sick to my stomach. Far from ignorant? You are the very fucking EPITOME of ignorance. You are a racist, self-righteous cunt. I am mostly white, and I would NEVER want to see an innocent child shot.
          YOU are generalizing the white population. YOU are being a hateful cunt. Fucking despicable excuse for a human being.
          It might interest your dumb ass to know that I was calling for the parents to be charged and investigated under the belief that they were WHITE.
          It might also interest you to know that I don’t think the zoo made the wrong choice in shooting the gorilla. The child’s life was in danger… because of the negligence of his fucking parents.
          Get a fucking clue, you racist shit.

          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 8:50 am

            when in the indefensible cannot be defended. . . . fall back on the race card. The race of this family is NOT the issue. The issue is their lack of responsibility that resulted in an innocent animal (who had no choice but to be there) was killed — Will one of you please address THAT?



          • Peace on June 2, 2016 at 9:00 pm

            The zoo is at fault for having a large enough crawl space that a child can crawl and fall. The zoo put the gorilla and child in danger. With that being said, if I have a choice between a human and a animal I will choose a human. Period!



          • Dusty Ayres on June 2, 2016 at 11:32 am

            You first, bitch.



        • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 8:48 am

          actually, I would have preferred for the parents to be shot 🙂

          • Ana on June 2, 2016 at 1:44 pm

            I would have preferred you to be shot because your life isn’t that important.



        • All Lives Matter on June 2, 2016 at 12:03 pm

          I normally do not get involved in racial conversations because it’s silly to argue on the internet with someone whose mind is made up and I’m not going to change. I would like to point out though that when people originally thought the child was white, I saw a ton of racist comments about how the child should have been shot instead of the gorilla, and how people wish the gorilla would have choked the child since it was going to get shot anyway. I also saw people calling for the family to be investigated, but saying they wouldn’t because of “white privilege.” Now that those people are getting exactly what they called for originally, but they have figured out that the child was in fact black, it’s a problem.

      • ABORIGINAL WOMAN on June 1, 2016 at 7:15 pm

        Then WHY WHITE WORLD not HEAVILY INVESTIGATE THE ZOO???

        • AugustAPC on June 2, 2016 at 4:58 am

          38 years of incident free operation is a pretty solid foundation for them. 38 years and only one parent has allowed this to happen.
          Stop making this a racial thing, you ignorant twat.

          • ABORIGINAL WOMAN on June 3, 2016 at 3:15 pm

            TWAT?…. Oh you must be a LITTLE PINK LIMP D*CK!….
            Two words…. ARABS!….. KARMA!….



          • Msmaestro on June 4, 2016 at 5:38 pm

            This was a new enclosure to see that animals in a more natural habitat.



    • Chenoah Kent on June 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm

      Well you’re ignorant and just as racist as those you accused of being racist. I would not revel in the death of any child be he Muslim, black, Chinese or freaking green.

      • ABORIGINAL WOMAN on June 1, 2016 at 7:19 pm

        GOOD FOR YOU!… THAT IS WHAT “YOU” SUPPOSED TO DO!

    • SkyNett on June 1, 2016 at 5:19 pm

      Way to generalize. I’m white, don’t hate black people, and know damn well that child’s life comes first. Fuck off with your bullshit assumptions, you’re a BIG part of the problem.

      • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 8:52 am

        I think everyone agrees the zoo made the tough and correct. It was just avoidable, had these parents just watched their satan spawn.

        • Ana on June 2, 2016 at 1:42 pm

          You could of fallen in the gorrila cage. Would you want the zoo to save your life? Or would you want die because the gorrila is more important? Think before you type. Or say It to the boy mother’s face

    • LaQuita Suggs Msw Lcsw on June 1, 2016 at 6:48 pm

      Not all white people! The child should have been rescued, but the parents should be investigated. Lack of supervision.

    • Jeannie Lachney on June 1, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      You know nothing about me! I’m white. And I care for all people. I don’t care if the Mother is black or white. She should have been watching her child. This is what I said to everyone that post this story. And before I knew the child was black…..The Mother should be watching her child. And most of all. There should not be a way to get in with any of the animal’s The Zoo is responsible for what happen. NOT the animal’s.

      • Jeannie Lachney on June 1, 2016 at 9:15 pm

        You know nothing about me! I’m white. And I care for all people. I don’t care if the Mother is black or white. She should have been watching her child. This is what I said to everyone that post this story. And before I knew the child was black…..The Mother should be watching her child. And most of all. There should not be a way to get in with any of the animal’s The Zoo is responsible for what happen. NOT the animal’s.

    • Jeanie on June 2, 2016 at 1:39 am

      I don’t hate anybody
      I’m sorry you feel that way, but having many friends of all races, I can understand why you feel that way. I am very sad they had to kill the gorilla. He was a male & they couldn’t be sure he would not hurt the child. Thank God the boy was not hurt. I’m sorry this happened & that they’re investigating the zoo & the family. I am sure they will find it was an accident & that the zoo will take measures to assure this can’t happen again!

    • Staz P on June 2, 2016 at 3:01 am

      Black racist towards whites.

    • AugustAPC on June 2, 2016 at 4:53 am

      You’re a pretty disgusting person.

    • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 9:32 am

      Actually we hate people that tell us what we believe —

    • Dina Jackson on June 2, 2016 at 11:45 am

      You are so right! Although I don’t believe all white people feel this way. A great majority do.

    • Emily Maria on June 2, 2016 at 12:49 pm
    • Christy Butler on June 2, 2016 at 4:56 pm

      This just goes to show how ignorant people are..your comment is irrelevant. Why do ppl always gotta make it out to be about race. Thats wtfs wrong with this country

    • Chantaey Diallo on June 2, 2016 at 5:39 pm

      No they are jealous and simply using all of our unused righteous hatred for them against us in a backwards form of provoking and begging for us to enslave and kill them as we are supposed to because some of us told them to get it done that way

    • DJ_Gayburn on June 2, 2016 at 9:39 pm

      I have to agree that there would be far less, if any, attention on the parents if this child had been white (case in point: no criminal investigation into that white girl from Texas who was hunting endangered lions)

      But making broad, sweeping generalizations like “White people hate Black Americans” is the exact kind of mindset that has allowed racism to fester in the country for so long! Racism is bred from ignorance and swooping to that level only vindicates the racists and keeps the cycle repeat istelf.

      Be better than that…

    • Angelica Diaz on June 2, 2016 at 10:38 pm

      I heard about this story from a friend and in that conversation there was no talk about race. I thought the mother was Caucasian. I told her parents should always hold on to their children in public places. They can get lost or someone can take them. The parent in this case was irresponsible and negligent.

    • Katie Bledsoe on June 2, 2016 at 11:05 pm

      This is not about black/white. That is an ignorant comment. It is about an endangered primate taken out of his natural habitat, and put in an exhibit for all races to gawk at. This is about a parent, who was negligent in providing proper care for her child, who had stated several times that he wanted to get inside the exhibit. That should have provoked her to pay closer attention to him! There are negligent, neglectful people in all races!

    • Jamie McLaren on June 3, 2016 at 7:23 am

      Im so sorry you feel that way.You must have grown in someplace like the south where their 50 years behind.I can honestly say that here are bad people across every race.I think we all know that to be true but we let fear and anger get the better of us.I don,t see color at all.Im sorry you had to live in a world with such bigots.

    • robin on June 3, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      Yes especially sense blacks know longer work free, (Slavery).

    • Michelle L Carter on June 4, 2016 at 5:44 am

      You sound incredibly ignorant and obtuse!

    • Sandy on June 4, 2016 at 10:32 am

      You are right about that. I love animals too, but I will never put any animal before a human life. These people is fishing, and their priority is for the wrong cause. Put one of them in there with an animal that’s from the wild to see how this animal behave. It’s natural instinct will kick in. They love them so much put them in the cage. If you stay out of their environment and let them live in peace these types of things would not happen. How would like to be put on display?

    • Lilith on June 4, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      This is why America is shit, they appease you guys. And then you guys still try to tug more at the whole race thing. Get over yourself its 2016.

      • Courtney Jane on June 4, 2016 at 7:48 pm

        Whatever white Lily, I’m sooooo over that dam gorilla!!!!! The Black community lost a legend today, let’s show some respect for Ali????. BTW, I spoke facts, white people do HATE Blacks it’s just facts. Yes, it 2016 as you said, but white America has not changed towards Black Americans. It’s the po white folk like you, that really scares me, you people are the most racist &wouldn’t think twice about hanging one of us from a Oak tree. In my experience, some white people make great friends, but I never let my guard down & I never forget that they’re white. My fiancé is white, been engaged for 4 years not sure if Iwant to marry him.

    • John Smith on June 20, 2016 at 2:33 pm

      youre wrong.

  2. Nigg.Newton on June 1, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Really crazy

  3. TheTruth on June 1, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    Seeking criminal charges against the family is a bit extreme. I do believe the zoo should be held accountable for taking such drastic actions. A lot of what if’s have been thrown around and I most definitely understand the fear. However what some folks fail to realize is that these type of animals are the closest of any animal to display human like traits. What causes fear in others about them is their size, look and strength. Now I don’t know much about the history of this gorilla’s stay there -whether he has been aggressive or not. Which may be why the zoo chose that action. However, and I could be wrong, I personally don’t believe the gorilla was going to harm the child, but that’s me. I am concerned with the effects this may have on the child, though.

    • Smell The Coffee on June 1, 2016 at 1:25 pm

      Not if the zoo is thinking about charging for loss of “property” which is exactly what the gorilla was. Child endangerment isn’t as far-fetched as it might seem.

      • Courtney Jane on June 1, 2016 at 1:49 pm

        Clearly, you have not smelled your coffee!

        • Smell The Coffee on June 1, 2016 at 4:44 pm

          Clearly you’re smelling your upper lip. Bathe!

          • Courtney Jane on June 1, 2016 at 4:51 pm

            From the look of your pic with those 6 chins, you’re clearly the one that’s smelling like dog & ass!



          • Candice White on June 1, 2016 at 6:43 pm

            You tell the old crone.



      • Black Ice on June 1, 2016 at 3:41 pm

        the enclosure was not properly secured. any child could have slipped through those bars on the lower half of the fence. this zoo has had violations before.

      • LaQuita Suggs Msw Lcsw on June 1, 2016 at 6:59 pm

        The zoo could, but then the family would prevail! Was it negligence, yes. Did the zoo have a responsible to ensure that if someone could get in they still couldn’t get close to the gorilla? Yes they did! The family is not responsible for the decision made…when that tiger attacked the man…they tried to sedate the tiger. A tiger is different from a gorilla, but the are both unpredictable! It did look as if the gorilla aggressively pulled him across the grass area. This was after the water incident, where it did look like the gorilla was nurturing!

        • SD888 on June 3, 2016 at 12:54 am

          Actually, if you watch the ENTIRE video you will see that Harambe was VERY gentle with the child at first. When people started hysterical screaming and shrieking, it made him scared. The zoo should have cleared the spectators away from the area IMMEDIATELY…only the mother should have been allowed to remain. They screamed when Harambe tried to bring the child away from the stupid gawking crowd. That’s when he started to pull the child quickly. If those idiots int eh crowd were not there the zookeepers might have been able to lure Harambe into the lockable part of his enclosure with fruit and toys. And then someone else go get the kid.

    • Courtney Jane on June 1, 2016 at 1:48 pm

      Dragging the child as that gorilla did, is human trait?

      • TheTruth on June 1, 2016 at 2:02 pm

        How do you its intent was to “drag” the child maliciously? What if he was attempting to move the child from all the screaming and eyes bearing down on them and his “dragging” was actually an act of trying move the from perceived harm? You nor I will ever know will we!

        • Courtney Jane on June 1, 2016 at 2:03 pm

          OK, makes sense from that perspective.

      • Denise Dixon on June 1, 2016 at 5:46 pm

        That’s how they care for their young. I watched the video over and over, and one can clearly see that the gorilla was protecting the young from what appeared to be danger. All the shouting and screaming. They could have tranq the gorilla then went it and retrieved the child.

        • TheInfamous Stephenson on June 2, 2016 at 7:27 am

          Except for the fact that tranquilizers don’t work right away while adrenaline is flowing…So why take chances with the life of a child?

    • TheInfamous Stephenson on June 2, 2016 at 7:22 am

      The gorilla was dragging the child around by his leg that’s why the zoo response team put the ape down…why take chances with the life of a human child?

  4. Linda Szymoniak on June 1, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    I do agree that the zoo needs to make changes. If there was an opening big enough for a child to crawl through, they need to change the protection around their enclosures. Crowd control would have been a plus, too, since from everything I’ve seen and read, the uproar of other people around the enclosure could have aggravated the gorilla. The child should never have been allowed to crawl under the security fence, but then again, that fence should not have had room for him to crawl under.

    • Valica96 on June 1, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      From witnesses the child was telling mom wanted to go play with him. SHE should of been watching him more carefully. She knows he will find a way to do what he wants

  5. Jason on June 1, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    I wonder if this is because this is a Black FAMILY. The ancestors of those who tore apart the Black family certainly don’t want to see one that is intact. Another sad thing is that this sister has her own business. Hopefully, this won’t destroy her livelihood.

    • Smell The Coffee on June 1, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      It’s because a stupid family and their actions caused danger to their own child and in so doing caused the destruction of zoo property. Follow the money.

      • Jason on June 1, 2016 at 1:32 pm

        So when this happened with White people – did they find themselves under investigation? They should get what others have gotten in similar situations. History documents that Blacks are often punished more harshly than those in the dominate society committing the same offenses. Once again – people only want to be treated fairly.

        The zoo made the decision to shoot to kill. The zoo needs to accept their part in the decision.

        • Smell The Coffee on June 1, 2016 at 4:47 pm

          Jason, the people who make the rules decide how they’re applied. Fairness and equity is a moral characteristic the “high and mighty” decision makers rarely (if ever) possess.

          The ugly reality is you are right. Unfortunately, you haven’t the power to do anything about what, clearly, is unfair and unjust when “the law” applies to nonwhites.

          • Jason on June 1, 2016 at 5:29 pm

            You are correct, but there are ways to make life uncomfortable for those participating in a crooked system. The greater Black community as a whole could boycott the zoo and bombard the Prosecutor’s office with complaints of wrongdoing. Think it doesn’t work – see the case of Peter Liang. Even AFTER he was convicted – the Prosecutor & Judge both succumbed to the will of the Asian community. Funny things is – all these groups have learned the spirit of protest in this country from guess who?



        • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:19 pm

          Blacks commit much more crime.

        • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 8:56 am

          I want to respond to you, but you can’t even grasp the foundation of “personal responsibility” — rather, you rely on race baiting to defend the indefensible. And folks wonder why our country is going to hell.

          • Jason on June 2, 2016 at 10:17 am

            “our country is going to hell” has nothing to do with me. Do you want to answer what happened when the “personal responsibility” subject were White folks? Did they have their backgrounds put on front street by the media? Were they subjects of a criminal investigation? Do or did they stand the chance of losing their livelihoods? I know lots of you suspected white supremacists try to act as if there is no racism. You want to act as if it is a UFO sighting or a Bigfoot, but I am here to remind you that it is alive an well in the U.S. of A. It impacts the lives of ALL people, so don’t get offended when it is called out.



      • Lj on June 1, 2016 at 1:44 pm

        Why investigate the family? This is not the first time that a child has fallen into a zoo exhibit. The media and the stupid animal rights activists are carri g on this B/S. And most stupid people like to drink the koolade. It was an accident. That’s all. Yes kill the animal, not the human. But than again. I’m not as perfect as you self centered judgemental bastards.

        • Courtney Jane on June 1, 2016 at 1:55 pm

          ?????!!

        • Smell The Coffee on June 1, 2016 at 4:49 pm

          Why? Ask the people who made the decision. All you can do is stew over a decision that is made without one thought or one f**k given toward what you think–or feel. Pipe down.You’re useless and powerless all at the same time.

        • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm

          The child didn’t fall. He willfully entered when neglected by his unfit mother.

          • OnToYou on June 1, 2016 at 8:09 pm

            Yeah, like the white mother who DROPPED her kid into the cheetah exhibit where he was seriously mauled. No charges were filed on her. There are plenty of breeches at zoos and no one is prosecuted for anything!



      • Courtney Jane on June 1, 2016 at 1:54 pm

        Look woman, you’re acting so high & mighty, it’s not liked you’ve never been to an amusement park or zoo, & looked away for second. So, dam judgemental & ready to hang this black family, aren’t you?

        • Smell The Coffee on June 1, 2016 at 4:50 pm

          Um … you’re trying to make a point? Is English your first language?

          • Courtney Jane on June 1, 2016 at 4:53 pm

            Is 12 sandwiches & a 12pk Cola yours?



          • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm

            Is grape soda yours?



          • Courtney Jane on June 1, 2016 at 7:35 pm

            Butchm, how did you know? Yes, yes, yes, yes!!!!!! Grape soda is mine, just like Meth is your choice drug. BTW, I’m sure you smell like your name, if you gone try & come for me with that WK ass soda bit, bitch you got to come sooooo much harder. I can do this all day on my off days, & today is an off day. See, that grape soda, chicken, & watermelon, & kool-aid terms they don’t bother me, heard it one time, heard it a thousand.



          • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 9:43 pm

            Wow, that’s the life of a sad loser.



          • Dusty Ayres on June 2, 2016 at 11:04 am

            That defines you more than anything.



          • Msmaestro on June 4, 2016 at 5:44 pm

            While you’re on here provoking blacks and then simultaneously stereotyping them as angry, terrorism is nipping at your door. Stay focused!



          • butchm on June 7, 2016 at 12:57 am

            Don’t shoot the messenger. The amount of black crime is terrorism.



          • Msmaestro on June 7, 2016 at 9:17 am

            Hater. That’s why little white kids all over the country have life sized poster boards of Lebron James on their bedroom walls.



          • Msmaestro on June 7, 2016 at 9:21 am

            And young white Beyonce fans LMBO!!!! Good luck. Make America great again somebody please hurry up.



      • Themfing Mfer on June 1, 2016 at 3:20 pm

        Very similar to the stupid white woman last year this time who dangled her child over the barrier into a cheetah cage, and subsequently dropped him. But she’s white, so that’s all right.

        • Smell The Coffee on June 1, 2016 at 4:50 pm

          Not at all. Stupid, as is evidenced by your remarks, is a trait that is present in all ethnic groups–including yours.

          • Themfing Mfer on June 1, 2016 at 5:35 pm

            And most especially yours. White Anglo Saxon trailer park.



      • Candice White on June 1, 2016 at 6:51 pm

        Smell the ignorance speaks again.

    • Courtney Jane on June 1, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      If it’s up to those white people, it’s already destroyed. They didn’t have this much dam outrage when the police shot & killed, 12 yr old black boy, for waving a plastic TOY gun.

      • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 8:57 am

        The stench of hypocrisy is overwhelming in your posts —

        • Dusty Ayres on June 2, 2016 at 11:05 am

          The stench of racism is overwhelming in yours.

    • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      She should be in jail.

  6. Andres on June 1, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    Are they investigating why it was so easy for a 3 year old to get into the gorillas den.I think the zoo is to blame the mother however she have had a better grip of her child but I know 3 year Olds are quick

    • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 9:43 pm

      It wasnt easy. Read the report.

  7. Sivell Burton on June 1, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    Over the past few days I’ve seen friends of mine of who’s intellect I hold in high regard state that this situation doesn’t have a racist dynamic to it .
    I beg to differ
    And this is why ( as always I’m open to being proven wrong ??)

    Last year, a child fell into the cheetah exhibit at the Cleveland Zoo. The child and his parents were never identified.

    A leopard mauled a young child who scaled a fence at the Kansas Zoo. Not a single report mentioned the criminal history of anyone involved.

    In 2014, two jaguars mauled a toddler who fell into the jaguar exhibit of the Little Rock Zoo. The child’s identity, the identity of his parents, and their criminal history was never mentioned.

    Fifteen years ago a child fell into another gorilla exhibit and was rescued. The criminal history of the parents was never mentioned.

    At the Pittsburgh Zoo, a child lunged from his mother’s arms into the African spotted dog exhibit and was mauled to death. The zoo actually settled a wrongful death suit with the family. I searched all morning to see if any media outlets mentioned the criminal history of the family. They didn’t.

    A tiger at the San Francisco Zoo mauled a 17-year-old boy to death. A drunk family member was witnessed taunting the tiger beforehand. The zoo settled with the family. Again, not a single story was written on the criminal history of anybody in that young man’s family.

    Did anyone in the media even think to search the criminal histories of these families? It sure doesn’t look like it and that’s a good thing. It’s irrelevant.

    So why in the world is the criminal history of this young boy’s father in Cincinnati being spread all over the world other than the possibility that racists saw an opportunity to do what racists do? Even if the young boy’s father was there, is the suggestion that he had criminal intent by allowing his son, who he is shown doting on all over social media, fall through the enclosure?

    People often ask why guys like me “make everything racial” as if we made the system this way. We didn’t. Race and racism are obviously deeply entrenched in this ugly world and stories like this are required to fight back against it.

    This young family could’ve lost their son. They experienced the same type of accident that white families have experienced for decades, but instead of being shown mercy or compassion, they are now enduring unthinkable attacks on their character.

    • Smell The Coffee on June 1, 2016 at 1:24 pm

      It has an element of stupidity and child endangerment in it. Ignorance isn’t contained in skin color.

      • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 9:44 pm

        No, it’s in the genes.

        • Smell The Coffee on June 1, 2016 at 9:47 pm

          Confessing? I believe you’ve chosen the inappropriate venue but carry on.

    • Courtney Jane on June 1, 2016 at 1:59 pm

      Well said!!! It’s bc this family is BLACK, so of course the animnal loving white folk is trying gto destroy this family.

      • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 9:45 pm

        This family is a problem. The world would be better off without them.

        • Jason on June 2, 2016 at 10:18 am

          and you too so #killyourself

    • Chenoah Kent on June 1, 2016 at 5:04 pm

      Thank you for responding in an educated manner with facts rather than blowing steam. All very good points.

      • Sivell Burton on June 2, 2016 at 9:58 am

        Yea I just wanted to point out the true facts of the situation vs others similar to it.

    • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 8:58 am

      In how many of the instances that you cite — were the animals shot and killed?

  8. Marilynn McNair on June 1, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    sorry, your slant on the story is purposely inflammatory. i don’t think this family needs to have a criminal investigation launched against them, however, they need to be monetarily responsible for the disposal of that animal. that animal had been raised by humans and had just celebrated his 17 birthday the day prior. he was minding his own business at his home! he was probably confused by all the yelling and screaming, which brings me to the point that the people who were innocent by-standers trying to enjoy a day at the zoo were traumatized! these parents are selfish and irresponsible. they should have had a better hold on their child, especially if he was not listening to his parents. he should have been on one of those child harnesses. they know their kid was acting up. why should an innocent animal die, my family be traumatized by the whole scene and everyone else, because your kid is bad and you’re stupid, careless and distracted?

    • Courtney Jane on June 1, 2016 at 2:01 pm

      Sooooo, you’d rather they shot & killed a baby? Take a child’s life over an animal?

      • Marilynn McNair on June 1, 2016 at 3:22 pm

        never said that. read again.

      • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:21 pm

        He was 4 years old and yes, the gorilla is more valuable to the world.

      • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 9:45 pm

        Yes

      • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 9:00 am

        no — what she is advocating, is that this family is financially responsible for the death caused by their inability to maintain their child — seems fair to me!

    • Janice D on June 1, 2016 at 2:08 pm

      You had me until you started talking about child harnesses, being stupid, careless and distracted. I kinda agree that they should be held partly monetarily responsible for negligence but… If you are a mother and you child has ever received a bruise, bump, sore or scratch then you my dear as you stated it are also a stupid, careless and distracted parent…

      • Marilynn McNair on June 1, 2016 at 3:24 pm

        i’d rather see a hyperactive kid in a harness than a dead gorilla or torn apart toddler. the little boy told his mother what he was going to do several times and she did not stop him. parents are responsible for their children. period.

        • Denise Dixon on June 1, 2016 at 5:59 pm

          And a child tell you their going to jump of a bridge you believe them are do you carry on about your day. Children all children say things, and just because they do it doesn’t mean they will complete the act.

          • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 9:46 pm

            You sound like another problem.



          • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 9:04 am

            are you clueless — when the toddler says he wants to get in with a gorilla — you pick him up, put him on your hip and keep at least one eye on him — because, as you so accurately note, kids can and will do anything — Thats why PARENTS are supposed to be RESPONSIBLE and keep their little shits out of harms way. Why is this rocket science for many of the folks here?



      • Me on June 1, 2016 at 3:38 pm

        We used a zip back harness with a lead attached when we took our 4 year old to the zoo many many years ago. He was an inquisitive child and very friendly to everyone. I did it so he couldn’t run off, no one could run off with him. He had some freedom of movement but was always within arms reach.

      • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 9:01 am

        none of my children/grandchildren/godchildren/nieces and/or nephews have EVER fallen into a gorilla cage — or any other cage for that matter — Despite dozens of visits to the zoo over their lifetimes —

        • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 9:02 am

          and If they did, and a gorilla was shot — the first thing I would do is APOLOGIZE — next I would pay the zoo for their loss —

    • Denise Dixon on June 1, 2016 at 5:57 pm

      You sound like a ridiculous damn fool. The zoo didn’t have to kill the animal, but at the end of trash day he is just that an animal.

      • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:22 pm

        We are all animals.

      • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 9:07 am

        Oh Denise — how crass – this wasn’t just “an animal”, this was a rare and almost extinct breed of gorilla. He didnt’ ask to be put into the Cincinati Zoo, nor did he escape and create harm. His HOME was violated, and he was doing what gorillas do. The zoo did make the right decision in saving that little boys life — But the cost was steep. To dismiss this like a squirrel being killed on the side of the road, only exposes the shallow and vapid thought processes you rely on — How the fuck do you get by in the world?

    • laylay on June 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      the family didn’t kill the gorilla the zoo made that decision

      • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 9:47 pm

        Because of the negligent mother.

      • Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 9:07 am

        the zoo didn’t have any other choice — the families negligence stole that from them!

  9. ceeceebaker on June 1, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Black lives do matter, as long as what is black is a not a “human being”. A black gorilla matters.

  10. wth? on June 1, 2016 at 2:48 pm

    White people in America make me sick to my stomach got damn edomites!!

  11. butchm on June 1, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    The child didn’t fall. Typical of this “dindu nuffin” author to distort the facts. The 4 year old declared he was going to enter the moat, climbed under a rail, squeezed through a fence, then jumped down a wall to enter the enclosure.

    The mother is unfit and the dad is a convicted felon so their negligence is unsurprising. We should require licenses to breed. Hopefully, they get charged.

    • Themfing Mfer on June 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm

      This white lady who dangled her son over the barriers and dropped him into a cheetah cage got probation and parental counseling. But I’m sure you want the black mother to be incarcerated. No responsibility for the zoo whatsoever for having a containment that is in any way accessible by a guest, right?

      No surprise there.

      http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/mother-who-dropped-child-cheetah-exhibit-childcare-worker-n340846

      • Smell The Coffee on June 1, 2016 at 4:57 pm

        It doesn’t matter what anyone in the pubic arena wants. The law doesn’t work that way. It also isn’t applied the same way when it comes to nonwhites. Most of us already know this. The system isn’t set up to be “fair.” Who’s fault is that?

        • Themfing Mfer on June 1, 2016 at 5:37 pm

          Whites. Explicitly. Whites in their pathetic insecurity set up a system of racism to give themselves a leg up when if they were really superior, they would’ve treated everyone equally and just have risen to the top as a matter of course.

          • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:23 pm

            You can go back to Africa.



      • SD888 on June 3, 2016 at 12:59 am

        IDIOT….SHE WAS CHARGED with child endangerment! AND…THE CHEETAHS WERE NOT KILLED!

        • Themfing Mfer on June 3, 2016 at 2:18 am

          She still got probation, dummy. So what’s your damn point? This isn’t the first time something like this has happened and it won’t be the last. What’s funny is you and your ridiculous ilk were not thinking about this gorilla or any other zoo animal until this incident. You hypocritical fool.

    • Black Ice on June 1, 2016 at 3:45 pm

      you sound like a damn fool. the mother is quite fit to take care of children and the father’s past record has nothing to do with that visit to the zoo. the father was not there. sounds like your mother should have swallowed.

      • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:23 pm

        Your mom did swallow – grape drink.

    • Smell The Coffee on June 1, 2016 at 4:55 pm

      “Licenses to breed?” Tell that to the parents of the two dead mean who just made news for a murder suicide on the lovely campus of UCLA. Your ass needs to be locked up since you think you’re above other people. Too bad you weren’t at Columbine or Sandy Hook. The world doesn’t need more white supremacy BS. Why don’t you talk a walk out into traffic?

    • laylay on June 1, 2016 at 7:24 pm

      you’re ignorant

      • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:32 pm

        You are ignorant to the truth.

  12. butchm on June 1, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    It’s funny how black people don’t think known gangster Michael Brown should have been shot when he attacked a police officer, but when a gorilla comes to the aid of a neglected child they want it killed.

    • Themfing Mfer on June 1, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      It’s funny how white people who weren’t thinking about this gorilla or indeed any other zoo animal are coming out of the woodwork suddenly as if they are such humanitarians. Hypocritical and duplicitous as usual. This is far from the first incident of this type. Get a grip and get a life.

    • Smell The Coffee on June 1, 2016 at 4:59 pm

      A “known gangster” like the white idiot who shot up the movie theater? Like the white coward (probably one of your relatives) who shot black people in a Bible study? Tell you what you racist POS go remind the heifer that gave birth to you she made a mistake. She should have swallowed.

      • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:24 pm

        He was a known gangster with a rap sheet and by your gorilla logic, deserved to die.

    • Apple Sauce on June 1, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Never thoughht about it that way.

  13. MLJ4Liberty on June 1, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    I don’t even know why you are bringing up race. The mother was negligent. Her ethnicity is irrelevant. The zoo may have made the right call, but for a negligent mother to have race paraded as though it makes a difference, that is shameful.

  14. Ja'el Gordon on June 1, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    This is the by far the dumbest article. Harambe supporters didn’t CARE if she was white or black. We didn’t find out she was black until two evenings ago. Supporters have been asking for charges since day one. As foul as this is, you FAILED to mention how the topic was ALREADY racial when my fellow African Americans were saying this cold only happen to a white kid because “white kids do stupid stuff”. You are FOUL for not stating that obvious. But all of a sudden you see racial remarks against blacks, well what about the racial remarks against the whites that started first? Ignorance at its best. #RipHarambe

  15. bndreadersometimez on June 1, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I thought they shoild have been charged. This case reminds me of the terrible tragedy of the little boy falling into the dog pit and mauled. Yes the parents are responsible.

  16. Awakened Ava on June 1, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    I’m black and feel she should be charged with some sort of crime. The animal was unnecessarily killed to save her child. We are and should be held accountable for our children’s actions…..to some point. The kid is 3. He can’t watch himself. If he was to shoot someone (which happens frequently) his parents more than likely would be charged (which happens frequently). I understand she had other children with her. But if you can become so distracted that you your child wanders into the jungle, “you got too many kids. ” she not even remorseful for the death.

  17. Themfing Mfer on June 1, 2016 at 5:04 pm

    Name ONE instance out of the several incidents of children falling into an animal habitat where the family was investigated in terms of a criminal background.

    I’ll wait.

    Trump has evidently made you all lose what was left of your minds.

    • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      He didnt fall. He willingly ducked a rail, squeezed through a fence, then jumped down a wall. After he said he was going to do it. Those are the facts.

      • laylay on June 1, 2016 at 8:17 pm

        he’s a child that’s what they do wander off and and tell stories

        • Apple Sauce on June 1, 2016 at 8:19 pm

          Then it would happen all the time. It took effort to climb in to the enclosure and he was enabled to do it because his mother was absent.

  18. Chenoah Kent on June 1, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    It’s safe to be racist over the internet but I wonder on both sides if either would be saying what they are in a group amongst one another. Yes, would be interesting.

    • Janet Sanders on June 4, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      I think an honest an open conversation — where ALL sides come to the table knowing they are not 100% right (nor are they 100% wrong) – is long overdue — How do we get that conversation going?

      • Chenoah Kent on June 4, 2016 at 4:34 pm

        By logic and reason and level heads. A mind that as you said knows they are not 100% right and trying to understand where the other comes from. Basically, enlightenment. I think we are far from that stage of humanity.

  19. Kewanna Asprettyascanbe Marion on June 1, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    I believe they should investigate no matter what color the person is. They did on the woman that fell in the gorilla banquet a few years back and she was white. And the gorilla is in his natural habitat so we can’t blame the gorilla for anything at all.

  20. Khadija Hicklin-Muhammad on June 1, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    I WISH I could say that I am surprised by this news…but, I’m NOT! Not in the slightest degree. We are dealing with a people that has had NOTHING but contempt for us for hundreds of years.
    I cannot remember ONE TIME where there were any pending criminal charges filed over any other family’s child that fell in an animal pit in the zoo….and there have been PLENTY of instances!

    To my understanding, the father WASN’T even there at the zoo when this happened, and yet, somehow, his criminal history (something that happened over 10 YEARS AGO), managed to make its way into the story…and NOW, people are petitioning to have the children’s living environment investigated, as if they are REALLY “concerned” about a Black child being in danger…

    We are dealing with Satan.
    How much more PROOF do we need before we finally realize that?!

  21. Blake Lee on June 1, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    If the shoe fits…although I think trash comes in all colors. The dad sounds like a horrible person regardless of the few years he’s managed not to rob people and sell drugs. I mean are we supposed to be patting him on the back for finally figuring out how to behave like a decent human being? He has a long life ahead of him, let’s see if he can stay out of trouble. He’s obviously doing a terrible job of teaching his son respect and discipline so his future isn’t looking so bright for the little guy either. It’ll be interesting to check back in with the family in 15 years and see if everybody has managed to stay out of prison.

    • Vuk on June 1, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      The question is: what the hell does his past have to with what happened to his kid? He wasn’t even AT the zoo!

      • Blake Lee on June 3, 2016 at 2:21 am

        Irresponsible criminals lack the ability to teach their children basic fundamentals to help them become worthwhile human beings. A four year old is old enough to understand consequences so obviously his child doesn’t have consequences for his bad actions. If he respected his parents, he’d be too scared to climb in the gorilla enclosure once his mother firmly told him no. Instead, he waited until she had her back turned and did what he wanted. The kid isn’t a toddler or a baby, he’s old enough to know better. He doesn’t have any boundaries or respect and that starts at home. It’s a nasty cycle. Probably the dad had criminal parents or drug addict parents so he had terrible parenting examples and now he’s passing that down to his son. Someone’s past behavior is the greatest indicator of their future behavior.

        • Janet Sanders on June 4, 2016 at 4:21 pm

          there is a thread of truth to this post —

    • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 1:43 am

      Let’s check back with you in fifteen years and see if you managed to find your way out of a wet paper bag.

      • Blake Lee on June 3, 2016 at 2:29 am

        You’re speaking in plural. Do you have multiple personalities? I’m pretty sure I’ll still be hanging out with myself in 15 years if “let’s” refers to you and me. I’ll also bet you $100 I have a better chance of finding my way out of a wet paper bag then this guy and his offspring do of staying out of prison. Daddy is a career criminal and mommy was ride or die for her thug. Poor kids genetic makeup alone puts him at a serious disadvantage even if he had been lucky enough to me raised by smarter strangers.

        • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 2:37 am

          You’re making my point for me. Thanks, hon!

          • Blake Lee on June 3, 2016 at 3:53 am

            “Hon”? Gross! Lol, just how small is your dick? Well below average I’m sure.



  22. LaQuita Suggs Msw Lcsw on June 1, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Totally different situation. The parents shiuld be investigated as the child’s behaviors were gross negligence. A chils can’t say I going in there and you let him. At the point of his insistence the choice was walking away! It is also true that an additional gate was needed just in case something like this happens. The child is only a child, the adult is responsible! That was the animal’s habitat. Everything is not about race.

  23. Jeannette Harkin on June 1, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Courtney, I think your first sentence is the exact opposite of the truth. Blacks make everything about race even when it has nothing to do with it. The same issues/investigation would be going on no matter what color of the family. It must be tormenting to constantly feel slighted and always think and perceive that everything that happens to someone in life is because of there skin color

  24. sylviac on June 1, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    The zoo made correct decision a childs life is always more important than any animal.

    • Apple Sauce on June 1, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Not in the case of a critically endangered gorilla.

  25. Disgusted on June 1, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    I had no idea the child was black until today. My position hasn’t changed as I don’t care what color the child is, the parents were not responsible for keeping their child safe and need to be accountable. Hate when the race card is played.

  26. Apple Sauce on June 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    I wonder why she let him out of her sight when he declared that he was going to jump in. If she paid more mind this could have been prevented it seems.

  27. Bobbi Myer on June 1, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    I don’t understand why any human life is worth less than an animal life. That truly baffles me.

    • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      Because animals are innocent and this one was endangered.

  28. CG16 on June 1, 2016 at 8:56 pm

    i heard white people are perfect

  29. DVana Younger on June 1, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    That’s wrong wtf does race have to do with the child falling in and gown they did a background check on the dad this shit is fucked up and it clearly shows that their being RACIST if I was them I would sue it’s really sad how this RACIST shit is still going on and it’s not gonna end damn shame

    • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      He didnt fall. He jumped.

      • DVana Younger on June 1, 2016 at 11:19 pm

        Ok but why does it matter that he’s black so if the family was white would there had been a investigation smfh

  30. Not about race on June 1, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Enough. Not everything is about race.

    I love how black people make it allllll about race ALL the time. You’d be surprised how many Asians have faced racism… Do they keep screaming out all the time?
    Have you seen a white person face backlash from a black person? Happens more frequently than you think. So enough with calling racism every single time.

    Mother should’ve been watching her child. Period.

  31. Not about race on June 1, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    How about the fact that the mother should’ve been watching her son?

    Why is this black vs white. How about you talk about an endangered animal killed because a mother didn’t take her sons statements seriously about wanting to join the gorilla.

    I’m neither black nor white and I didn’t even pay attention to race when I watched the video.

  32. Jonathan Hatch on June 1, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    What the hell is wrong with these people? I hate to say it but if that kid was white I doubt that anybody would be putting this type of heat on the family. It was an accident. The child was saved but unfortunately the gorilla was killed because that gorilla could have killed him under the circumstances. Danger knows no color why can’t people see that?

    • butchm on June 1, 2016 at 9:50 pm

      Absolutely not an accident. Entirely premeditates by the child and enabled by the unfit mother.

    • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 1:13 am

      Well said.

  33. Chuck on June 1, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    I agree that the gorilla should have been killed. However, I also agree that the parents should be investigated for child neglect.

  34. Keith McCrea on June 1, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    mo, hit me back. Joe Deters is the story here.

  35. James Evans on June 1, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Lets blame the Cincinnati zoo as if thousands of other kids dont go there without get in the damn enclosure with the animals. Stop taking the race bait people.

  36. mcclave on June 1, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Why was anyone able to get into the exhibit in the first place. That is where the focus and blame should be placed

  37. Justin on June 1, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    I’m white, I’ll be the first to admit it. I dont believe myself to be racist. In this situation i find faults on both ends of this horrible accident. The Zoo should be responsible in a away, their barrier to protect the public from the Animal obviously wasn’t good enough to keep a child from finding a way into the animals enclosure. But I also do believe that the parent should also have some kind of responsibility as well to keep a eye on her children. I do understand that you can’t keep a eye on your child 24/7. But the article I rid said that the little boy told his mother that he wanted to go inside the enclosure and the mother said ” oh no your not” and than he ends up getting in. So the mother did have a warning and should of kept a better eye on him. It’s a unfortunate accident. Who’s to blame? I’m leaning more towards the Zoo’s responsibility. But also I do think that the Mother should take some sort of Responsibility. I’m just happy the Child is safe and unhurt and back home with loved ones. When he grows up this will be a heck of a story to tell around a camp fire. God Bless

  38. whodis? on June 2, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Leave this family alone!!!! Accidents do happen! It just haven’t happened to “you!” So what would you want zoo officials to do if this was your child?

  39. Casey on June 2, 2016 at 12:57 am

    I’m gonna start out by saying I’m a white women and I’m a minister so do not call me a raciest, some of my best friends are black, my next door neighbor has 4 children and they are mixed children, she’s white and their Dad is from Africa so these children are really African American’s To them I’m their Aunt Deb and I love them with all my heart. I wish people would stop using the race card because we are all the same in God’s eyes, This is the first time I have heard the child was black, the race of the child never crossed my mind, from the start I held the mother responsible because she was not watching her child, yes I was upset about the Gorilla because it is a living creature but the zookeepers only had seconds to make a decision and the child’s life was in danger and they made the only decision they could. Even Jack Hanna stood behind their decision and he is an animal expert and a white man also. Does no one not think she should have been keeping a watch on her child.

  40. Ho Lee Chit on June 2, 2016 at 1:36 am

    The kid probably confused the Gorilla for his parents their both the same size and color, hell they all even look alike.

  41. disqus_IVizpWuubY on June 2, 2016 at 1:44 am

    As a black woman this article is insulting. The situation at the Cincinatti zoo with this mother has absolutely nothing to do with race, but everything to do with the welfare of the child. If this was a Caucasian, Latin American, or any other ethnicity a criminal investigation would happen. Bottom line this mother should have been watching her 3 year old . This would not have happened if she was watching her child period. Yes, her child’s safety and rescue was priority, but there were options the zoo could of taken to adequately save the child and not shoot the gorillia. But bottom line this wouldn’t have happened if she was watching her child. So don’t dare try to use the race card because this has nothing to do with race!!!!!!! Why do black people always feel the need to bring up race when a black person is being investigated for situations they should be held accountable for?? There have been several situations in which black people have been targeted because of the color of their skin, but this is not one of the situations.

  42. FiachSidhe on June 2, 2016 at 2:31 am

    People thought the parents were negligent long before they knew the family’s race.

  43. KNH777 on June 2, 2016 at 2:39 am

    Very sad. Bad situation, you turn your back for a moment and children can fall into a gorilla pit. If the parents of this child are found to often be neglectful, then the family should get counseling or evaluated for other intervention.

    But kids are fast, some more than others. So I wouldn’t say this is automatically bad parents.
    Accidents happen. Very sad for this gorilla and for the other gorillas and zoo staff that loved him.
    The zoos need to take further precautions fencing etc. A 4 year old child should not be able to get into a Gorilla exhibit.

    In defense of the parents, when going to a zoo you are more worried about stranger danger than your kid getting into a cage. I think for me, I would consider it to not even be a possibility. I don’t think I ever went to the zoo thinking “I have to make sure my kids don’t fall into a gorilla pit” So even if the child and parent were bantering back and forth, I’m not sure I would have thought it possible anyway.

    Maybe at this zoo it was more apparent to the visitors that access could be a possibility, idk, but I would think the barrier would look like an unreasonable argument if the child said “I’m going in there”

    And in the zoo’s defense, parents need to be vigilant when out with their kids and try not to let their guard down. I’m a parent, and I have to say most all of us had moments of panic where we became distracted and our kids where hiding in clothes racks or wandered to see something and we lost our minds looking and fearing the worst.

    This was a very tragic mistake. Maybe the parents actually are horrible people and should be accountable. Or maybe it was a tragic version of a mistake you made at times with your own kids, and you got lucky during those moments and these parents didn’t.

    So judge the parents if they are neglectful, but not for an incident. Grieve for the gorilla, yes! Make sure it can’t happen again, yes!
    But I’m tired of societies reactions. It seems no one is happy unless they are protesting everything. It’s the band wagon of society. And its damaging! There is a time for taking a stand and there is a time to use reasonable fairness toward others! It’s balance, which no one cares to weigh anymore. And that is as sad as this tragic loss of this beautiful gorilla.

  44. Staz P on June 2, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Some of the racism on here is beyond belief, when I first watched the video and read accounts of what happened I never knew that the child was black. I decided that I believed that the mother was at fault because the boy had said ‘mummy, mummy I want to go into the water’, pointing to the Gorilla enclosure and what did she do but turn her back on the child. You people that want to turn this into a racism debate make me sick just because it was a black child. Don’t you know that the definition of racism is someone of one race discriminating against someone else because they are of another race. Black people are the most racist of all, in south africa they do not promote white men on the forces only black people. You go on about the slave trade but what about the 1.2 million white people that were enslaved by blacks during the Barbary slave trade in Morrocco, many white people stolen from there homes and brutally beaten. Why do you not hear about them? Because they were not black!!! When a white man is killed by a black man, the word racism never comes into it yet when a white man and black man have a disagreement in the workplace the black guy pulls out the race card and wins. I have been called a racist because a black guy almost twice my age asked me out and I said ‘No’, he turned to me and said it’s cause I am a black guy isn’t it?? To me that is racist, he was harrassing me and then pulling out the race card just cause I wasn’t interested!

    • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 1:36 am

      I don’t have a problem with whites talking about white slavery. I wish it were discussed more of often. And taught more often.

  45. Kate on June 2, 2016 at 5:55 am

    For sure black people are victimised by the authorities and publicly vilified more than whites, but making this particular story about race just devalues the real fight – this is the first time I’ve even seen it reported that the family are black and the first picture of them that I’ve seen. People were calling for an investigation long before they knew the race of the family and there will always be a couple of crazies who will use any opportunity to try to back up their racial prejudices with “evidence” – don’t rise to it. The authorities and the zoo panicked under public pressure (which was placed on them before anybody knew the race) and they wrongly bowed to it instead of accepting that this was a stupid and unfortunate accident

  46. Khope47 on June 2, 2016 at 6:26 am

    This is the first time that I’ve heard that the family was black…

  47. Mary Smith on June 2, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Im black and an animal rights person.

    1- like most people I thought the kid was white.
    2- being black doesn’t mean you don’t have to be responsible
    3- if the shot had missed the child could have been hurt
    4- people of all races need to watch they damn kids.
    5- I bet if this was a teacher on a school trip you would not be defending her. And should a parent not be at least as responsible as a teacher.

  48. Melissa Carouthers on June 2, 2016 at 8:14 am

    As people who care not only for the welfare of the child but of a animal who never asked for this. I understand a 4 year old can get away from a parent that don’t make you a bad parent. But I must state this even witness report state the boy told his mother he wanted inside the habitat more then once. He made a attempt to get inside said area. The mom said No and stopped him. That was a good thing. But when she failed to remove her child from a area he was putting himself in danger and turned her back to do something else and this child dashed away and flopped over the fence she was at fault. The boy not only didn’t listen to his mom but again witness report two people went to stop him as others yelled who’s kid is this and what is he doing. Again mom failed to notice said missing child while others watched in horror as a four year old deleberatly jumped a fence failed to listen to adaults out to save him and crawled into bushes leading him to the edge. Another witness states he perposly fell into the pit. I’d have to agree this child wanted inside and did what he wanted. Yes he is four he didn’t understand the danger but this is a zoo with a parent who only needed to ask staff to talk to the boy on the danger. It takes but a moment to remove the child from his dangerous whim and take him to a safe place to talk she failed to do so thinking he gave up on what he wanted he is a child they don’t think only want. It is her job to teach him right and wrong again she failed in this matter. I am not saying she is a bad mom she made a bad judgment call and her son did something that got him hurt and a rare animal got killed. We are not asking you take the child away that is not our call. We only ask that the parents own up to the fact that she made a mistake and her child’s behavior put himself at risk along with zoo staff. And in the end cost the world a rare ape. We feel she should at least pay for her child’s actions and lack of action. Again that don’t mean we want blood or her child removed it means we ask that she pay for the cost of what her child caused. Because it was not the ape that said I want that little boy to play with it was a boy who wanted to play with him at all cost. And it was her job to keep said child from doing self harm. It was a mistake first and for most but mistakes have consequences not just she almost lost her son but her sons actions cause his mother stress the zoo stress other people at the zoo and the world less us not forget the ape who lost his life cause of her mis judgment and her sons actions children are children but when a child willful don’t listen to his parent other adults and puts himself in danger that caused loss of life the parents should sleep up and say yes I made a mistake and mis judged my child’s actions prior and he did something dangerous and I will try to make this right with the zoo and the people it effected as well. Yes this child is alive thank god but a women who works with children every day should know what red flags are and be able to stop a child from dangerous actions. She is trained to do this all teachers are .I do not care if the family is black or white or even green. I have black brothers and sister and say this back mom’s know how to deal with the children they raise I have seen great mom’s and bad mom’s in both black and white no one is perfect as a mother I’m not perfect but when I mess up or my kids do something wrong I own up to it and try to make it right and want my kids to do the same.

  49. Too Good on June 2, 2016 at 8:37 am

    We all know the truth. If that had been a white family the criminal history of a father, that wasn’t even present, would not have been published. it’s sickening for that information to be factor in this case. Him having a record has nothing to do with the price of tea in China.

    Whenever a black person or family is involved, the scrutiny is much much higher and this case shows it. The media, once again have shown their ugly little heads. Here we have a family that has made a mistake, the same mistake that other families have made, but since this is a black family, lets make it into a criminal investigation, lets charge them with child neglect/endangerment. This is a racial issue, not because of the black people involved, but because of the unequal treatment from the Supremacist establishment. Furthermore, whenever a person points out these discrepancies, the establishment does its best at invalidating the argument. Sorry folks, racism is at play here, unfair and unequal treatment is at play here.

    That child was in danger, whether the gorilla intentions were to protect or not protect. The gorilla could have injured that child the way he was handling him. Children do dumb things, because they are children. If you are a parent, you do know how easy it is for a child to get away from you at the blink of an eye, especially when you have multiple children. The zoo is at fault here, no child should be able to just fall into the enclosure. There should be some kind of deterrent, like motion or pressure alarms, or nets like you have at baseball stadiums, etc.

    Shaun King of the NY Daily News pointed out the hypocrisy of this case in this article: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-racism-found-cincinnati-zoo-saga-article-1.2655860

    I’m never surprised by the reaction of the establishment.

  50. Janet Sanders on June 2, 2016 at 8:42 am

    LOL — are you serious — REALLY, gonna play the RACE CARD? ? ?? ? OMG, you are almost as irresponsible as Michelle Gregg. No one knew that this was a “black” family when this story broke. The blowback you are seeing is coming from folks that are sick of parents not being able to handle the responsibility of the child they have brought into the world. Despite common belief by alot of parents today — your child isn’t special, we are not all responsible to “watch” your little one, no, we don’t think its cute when your kid acts like a little animal or screams their fool head off in restaurants or other public places — and YES — if your little bundle of joy gets past you at the zoo and ends up in a life threatening situation with a gorilla — it is the PARENTS fault. How in to world do you turn this into race baiting. You are as irresponsible as the parents of this kid.

  51. Get out!!!! on June 2, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Black are and never will be equal to whites. You guys always try and try and try to be like us. Stop bleaching your hair and trying so hard to live a “white life” lie. Go back to Africa and live in the slum that you guys always create all over this world. You are all leeches and pirates and create nothing substantive and drag everyone else down. Those parents are 100% to blame for this and I’m sure the mother was talking with her “gurl” friend, “know what I saying but shoot man I ain’t even know what i saying really” stupid type of conversation you blacks always have and she was probably high since her husband is a known criminal like all you blacks are. Give us a break and stop trying to invade white life. You will never be happy no matter how rich or much you are accepted by whites. You know you don’t belong and really just want the ghetto, you ghetto assed people. Maybe if the parents weren’t high and wanting to dump their parental responsibility on white life harambe would still be alive.

    • Janet Sanders on June 4, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      that was a pretty evil rant, and doesnt help anything. You need to remember that shitty folks come in every color, size, ethnicity, religion —

  52. Tony Long on June 2, 2016 at 10:00 am

    This was about poor parenting whether she was white black or Hispanic. This isnt about black-and-white remember Cecil the lion? The guy who killed him was white and he caught hell for that. Funny to me a lot a young black Americans who never really experienced racism but read about it in and see movies are still suffering from PTSD from shit that never happened to them. Most of us will fall victim to one of our own just look at Chicago. We only seem to get upset when black people are killed by police than other black people we need to take more responsibility for her own neighborhoods & our own children that was just bad parenting simple and plain as you deserve to be criticized.

  53. Tony Long on June 2, 2016 at 10:03 am

    If We spent half as much time looking to improve our condition Instead of blaming other people and pointing the finger we could improve our community.

  54. Edward Blackford on June 2, 2016 at 10:19 am

    I blame trump white power rants trying hang a black family.That’s why he’s about to pay the ultimate price for his hittler views. I thinks it’s time that all whites are to report to you nearest gass chambers to be killed for hatred against the human race l’m calling out to every human beings that isn’t white we can win this war I’m preparing as I send this message .Got four thousand with me rising..

  55. Tony Long on June 2, 2016 at 10:48 am

    Love how this page deletes comments that don’t support the narative more SJW BS

  56. GBPackerRB97 on June 2, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I cannot believe the constant hate, bickering, name-calling, put-down, self-righteous arrogant posts and replies I’ve seen on here (from ALL races)! People from all walks of life ridiculing and stomping on other people’s opinions and making assumptions about how inattentive the mother was & the past criminal history of the Dad! African Americans feel the need to squeeze in racial disparity to pacify the judgmental social media haters and attempt to bring up every past wrongdoing to make their point. Worse yet…there are the Zoo-Blamers. Yup…it’s their fault. Gotta blame someone, right? Give.Me.A.Break. It’s an absolute tragedy that a beautiful endangered animal had to be sacrificed in a blink of an eye from the zookeepers who loved him. A beautiful boy is here today because of that sacrifice.

  57. Sylvester Echols on June 2, 2016 at 11:29 am

    This is going to far. The picture of their family is posted for all to see? This is distasteful.

  58. Aryka Randall on June 2, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I’m black and initially I thought the kid was white. My opinion is the same as it was when I thought he was white. It shouldn’t have happened because his mother should have been watching him. PERIOD. He told his mother he was going to jump into the enclosure, and he proceeded to do so. The reason this is getting so much attention is because it’s such an absurd “accident”. I’m not caping for anyone just because we are the same race. There were two parents present and four kids not to mention a slew of onlookers. His bad ass should have never ended up in the enclosure to begin with. PERIOD. Stop reaching.

    • swmpl on June 2, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      You are entitled to your opinion. But it’s just that. An opinion. However, the zoo was negligent. The baracades surrounding dangerous animals should have been such that a three year old could not permeate it. I have been out on several occasions, and I have seen children of all races get away from their parents. This is not unheard of. And now there’s a push for a criminal investigation. Are you aware the white accidental death rate last year was 112,000? For black Americans it was only 13,000. Whites are more likely to have their mistakes counted as an accident while blacks are more likely to be charged with a crime. This is not the first time a child has fallen into an exhibit at a zoo. And this is not the first time the barricades have been insufficient to protect public safety at that zoo. The Cincinnati zoo has a duty to protect its patrons from the wild animals they house.

      • Aryka Randall on June 2, 2016 at 3:42 pm

        This has never happened at this particular zoo before. Obviously its an error on the patrons part, not the zoo. I’m not here for stats or number crunching. I don’t care about white on white anything. Wrong is wrong and enabling stupidity is an awful habit. Nothing worse than adults who refuse to take responsibility for their own actions. She’s a legal guardian until he’s 18 for a reason. DO BETTER! Watch your damn kids!

        • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 1:21 am

          It hasn’t happen at this zoo. But very simular to other zoos with exact same set up. The set up is what’s unsafe. The fence shouldn’t be as such that a three year old can get around it.

  59. ande on June 2, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    When you capitalize Black family in the title and elsewhere, one assumes their surname is ‘Black.’

  60. S Bellinger on June 2, 2016 at 2:21 pm

    “Activists say the zookeepers acted too quickly, that the animal was playing and protecting the child. In no way are these activists concerned about the Black child, just the gorilla. Why is it when it comes to a Black life vs.an animal’s life there is even a debate over which should be protected? ” – Because a majority of white people, 51% or more, care more about the gorilla, than they do about black people. plain and simple.

  61. Esmeralda Bomba on June 2, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Always playing the race card. White people killed an endangered species cause a mother couldn’t watch her kid.

  62. Tee on June 2, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    They want to put the fathers business out there but it’s not about the fathers’rap sheet. This family need to sue this journalist for showing those lil children faces.

  63. Holly Harwood on June 2, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    This tragedy was entirely the fault of the zoo. No one should be able to get into a zoo enclosure. It’s like when the starving tiger in SF leaped out of her enclosure and killed someone from hunger. Everyone blamed the kids who were harmed. I now believe zoos are inherently evil. Have wild animal sanctuaries, but don’t endanger humans and animals with public displays.

  64. Emmentaler_Limburger on June 2, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Funny all the claims of racism regarding the incident where this is the only site I could find through google that mentioned anything about the boy’s race. (Go ahead and delete this one, too, Rollingout…)

  65. Somalia Gullette on June 2, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    20 years ago, a little White boy was involved in a similar incident. I remember people being happy that he was safe, minus a few scrapes & bruises. Nobody called that mother negligent. Nobody launched an investigation on THAT family. So, if it’s not about race, tell me why one got to carry on with her life while another is treated like the worst mother who ever lived?

    • Janet Sanders on June 4, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      20 years later — That mother was NEGLIGENT!

  66. Emma Turner on June 2, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Im soo sick of ppl making things about race. this ladys being investagated because herTHREE year old fell 15 feet into a gorilla inclosure her child needs to be taken away.

  67. justin on June 2, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    People need to stop playing the racist card this woman should be punished she almost got her baby killed because of her negligence I for one don’t care what race she is the fact is she messed up and put her sons life in jeopardy and an innocent animal had to die because of her. We have to hold people like this accountable for there actions you can’t blame the gorilla it’s an animal who probably didn’t know any better

  68. Maria De La Rocha on June 2, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Stop making everything about frickin race … (annoying)

  69. Duende Brooks on June 2, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    White Supremacy in effect..In 1996 a white toddler in Chicago fell in
    the Gorilla Exhibit.. no charges were brought on his parent.. no one
    stated she was a bad mother… her and
    her child identity was confidential… if they didn’t bring any charges
    on them why in 2016 they want to bring charges to this beautiful black
    family..White Supremacy always wanted to portray the black family in a
    negative light..
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/08/16/15-years-ago-today-gorilla-rescues-boy-who-fell-in-ape-pit/

    • justin on June 3, 2016 at 12:40 am

      These are different circumstances the gorilla from 1996 did try to harm the child in fact it did the exact opposite it tried to help the child and returned him to the zookeeper.in our present case the child was in danger of being killed and the animal had to be shot all of which could have been avoided if the mother was taking better care of her baby people these days seem more concerned about all the wrong things nobody cares that she’s black. You can’t assume that everyone is a racist just because they want justice.the fact is that child could have died would you still be using the race card if that was the case.the mother should take responsibility because she put her baby in danger by failing to take care of him. This isn’t about trying to bring down a black family it has nothing to do with race this is about an innocent child that could have been killed the mother deserves to be punished for putting her child in harms way this is child negligence.

      • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 1:18 am

        It’s not an entirely different situation
        The situation is based on the people, not the gorrilas reaction to the people.

        • justin on June 3, 2016 at 1:32 am

          The situation. Is different because the child in one case was not harmed and the gorilla returned the child willingly in this case the child suffered a concussion and could have been killed.

          • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 1:50 am

            The point is in both cases a child was able to get into the Gorilla exhibit. That’s the whole point. If the parents are negligent now, then the parents should have been considered neglifent then, too.



          • justin on June 3, 2016 at 2:09 am

            the parents should have been held responsible,and maybe this could have been avoided somehow.this incident was a lot worse then the previous one . But we can’t change what happened ten years ago we can only deal with the present the lady should face charges and be investigated make her go to a parenting class or have cps check in on the family. This isn’t about white supremacy or anything like that it’s about the safety of a child



          • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 2:15 am

            I agree it’s about safety of a child. But in this case the zoo was negligent, and they have corrected their fencing as a rwsult of the accident. And I’m glad they did.



          • justin on June 3, 2016 at 2:30 am

            Maybe the wall could be a little higher regardless the child is her responsibility not the zoos and she failed to take appropriate care of a 3 year old it could have been worse what if that child was abducted or the gorilla killed her child would she then accept responsibility. I’m a father and I can only speculate that if it were me I’d be blaming myself not the zoo.



          • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 2:39 am

            Fifty-eight thousand kids go missing every year. Do you believe their parents should be charged, or held accountable?



          • justin on June 3, 2016 at 2:47 am

            If it’s apparent that there was blatant negligence of the child as in it is in this case. I mean how do you let somthing like this happen witnesses have accounted that the child said he was going to go into the moat right before it happened the mother should have done somthing about it.



          • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 2:51 am

            A lot of parents allow their children to walk home from school or play outside without supervision. So, in these cases you believe the parents should be charged with a crime.



          • justin on June 3, 2016 at 2:53 am

            In this case the parent had a clear warning of what was about the happen the child announced what he was gunna do and the mother failed to respond



          • justin on June 3, 2016 at 2:54 am

            Were getting away from the point to much the fact is this could have been avoided if the mother had only done somthing



          • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 3:00 am

            And you don’t think the parents of abducted children could have done anything differently to prevent the outcome?



          • justin on June 3, 2016 at 3:05 am

            I dont know the circumstances of these 58000 children who go missing every year I can’t tell you if they could have done somthing different because I don’t know the situation.i do know that in this case the mother could and should have done something different



          • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 3:12 am

            No. You don’t know. You think you know. But you don’t. You don’t know the timeline, or what else was going on. You weren’t there. You cannot determine a parent negligent because of a freak accident. That’s not how the law works. However, a zoo should be cognizant that young children will be there, and should fence their animals accordingly. It’s a public safety issue. No animals should be able to get out, and no little kids should be able to get in.



          • justin on June 3, 2016 at 3:18 am

            I admit I was not there when those children were abducted and I don’t know when it happened if that’s what your talking about.anyway back to the point this mother had a chance to do somthing and didn’t you can’t argue that



          • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 3:22 am

            Let’s assume the new fence that’s there now, was there then. What would have happened? The mom edcentually looked up at some point. So she would have looked up, see her son at the fence, and retrieved him.



          • justin on June 3, 2016 at 3:28 am

            That’s not what I’m saying her son clearly announced that he was going into the moat and the mother failed to respond now had she done somthing then this whole situation could have been avoided. People aren’t asking for an investigation because of the fence were asking for one because the mother failed to take proper care of her child this is no accident because it could have been avoided.



          • justin on June 3, 2016 at 3:33 am

            I can only assume that there is certain regulations regarding the animals and how there contained has there been any reports of a lack of safety regarding to how the animals were contained before this incident? And I don’t think this qualifies as any type of accident seeing as how it could have been avoided



          • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 2:57 am

            I understand that. But he’s three. I’m sure she didnt think he was going to actually do it. And you didn’t answer my question. Are the parents of abducted children negligent for not watching their kids closely enough?



        • Janet Sanders on June 4, 2016 at 4:07 pm

          when you stop and think about it — most sane people recognize this for the tragic accident that it is – and does not make the parents criminal — But — are they “responsible. And please tell me your thoughts on the “accidents happen” response from this mother — as opposed to an apology?

          • bryce on June 5, 2016 at 6:32 am

            Here’s the thing anyone with kids if their honest will say they’ve been out, and have had a scare. Whether it was their kids hiding in a rack of clothes at the mall, or hiding in a tunnel at the playground, or you run into one of your girlfriend’s and talk just a little too long and their off doing what their not supposed to be doing. I’m so sick of childless pricks trying to demonize parents when they have no idea what the hell their talking about. Most parents’ sole goal in life is to keep their kids safe. When they mess up that is punishment enough on its own.



  70. Allie on June 3, 2016 at 12:34 am

    From the beginning, I assumed this was a white child from a white family. But seriously, who gives a damn if the kid was black or white? The parent, in my opinion, was neglectful. I haven’t heard a single thing about the boy’s father until THIS article. You are picking and choosing things to complain about to fit YOUR agendas. It’s a shame the boy fell because he wasn’t being watched and it’s a shame an animal had to die because it was simply being an animal. Race is not the issue here, probable poor parenting skills and rash decisions made by the zoos administration are the issues here. Go find something else to picket, like the joke that is education in this nation.

  71. Jennifer Jfh on June 3, 2016 at 12:58 am

    Not to argue the comment just a statement..I am a mother of 3 (now young adult males) and i must say there have been times they were tn not my direct view and things have happened.. I also taught school with a classroom of 18-20 children for 20+yrs, again things have happened..Now i and my administrators considered me to be very competent.. If you’re parent there will be times when your cjild will be out of your sight (in public and at home) i would dare to say that it has happened to every parent.. Negligence i dont know if thats the case but i do know that handling multiple children is a task and it takes a lot to be attentive to everything around you. I feel bad about the animal but since i can stand in these parents shoes as a parent and a caregiver i can sympathize with this family.. I pray that this will go away and this family can continue to live and put this incident behind them..BLESSINGS…

    • justin on June 3, 2016 at 1:42 am

      If acknowledge yourself and a parent and a caregiver then you should understand that the child is her responsibility and the fact is she failed to do her job as a parent by allowing this to happen. I can only speculate as a fellow parent as to how she would react had this situation been worse and her child killed by the gorilla would she then accept responsibility and be blaming herself. We are lucky nothing the child wasn’t seriously injured but that doesn’t excuse her behavior she needs to be punished. If we let this slide it would be bad for both the woman and the child she needs to be taught a lesson for God sake he’s 3 years old how can you let somthing like this happen to him

  72. Portonth Krin Rodrigezes on June 3, 2016 at 1:23 am

    How cynical it is that before everyone was bragging about a white baby having a privilege and poor gorilla being shot, (mostly black people, you can find on twitter), but later it has appeared that it was a black baby, who could have thought that a bad parenthood of this black family can cost so much debate on internet, conclusion is that black parents are worse than white or asian

    • bryce on June 3, 2016 at 1:24 am

      Deductive reasoning is not your strong point.

    • justin on June 3, 2016 at 1:52 am

      This is the problem here people making it about race we all have the capacity to do good or bad your skin colour or heritage have nothing to do with it people making comments like this are devoid of reasoning

    • EL'Christo Negro on June 3, 2016 at 2:48 am

      Darling, how about we analyze the ACTUAL problem here, which I assure you has absolutely nothing to do with ‘bad parenthood’ of a black family. The reason behind the endangerment of any species of animal is due to the fact that YOUR kind has parasitically invaded all the environments and natural habitats of animals, that have been (t)here since time immemorial, them sucking the planet dry of all its natural resources simply for their own selfish gain, leaving those poor animals with hardly anything. The only thing they value, the only thing that matters to them is having power and control. That includes having total domination over the economy, which is fueled by the richest resource on the planet: PEOPLE. Henceforth, as they wish to have total control over the planet itself and all of its precious, rich resources (including people), they also wish to eliminate any possibilities of obstruction of that goal — even if that means endangering animals and sacrificing lives by committing mass genocide. Furthermore, as part of their agenda, they have been extremely successful in stifling the ability for any other humans, who aren’t their kind (part of their family legacy or progeny), to be self-sufficient and/or have any piece of the pie. Because there are so few who have the most and there are so many who have the least, naturally that creates a ripple effect which eventually unfolds into what we’re all experiencing and witnessing now, which is akin to something like crabs in a barrel. Mind you, none of this is by coincidence but instead by masterful, strategic design. This is what we call the system of “White Supremacy”, although this issue is far bigger the racism my dear. Now as a result of the totalitarianism that has plagued the entire planet, caused by a greedy few, we’re all phased with the misfortune of unnecessary poverty. Poverty is what causes all the crime and violence, and even the inability for an inner city Black mother to hire a nanny to help watch over her children, so to ensure that they won’t fall into a gotdamn gorilla cage while on a family trip to the zoo. If you haven’t noticed by now, this is the imminent result of a vicious cycle, a chain reaction initiated by the dishonorable and abominable actions of YOUR kind — SAVAGE ASS WHITE PEOPLE, by nature — the root to all our problems since they were ever allowed contact with the rest of civilization!!! Blame the Gorilla’s death on your trigger-happy ass cousins, and y’alls ancestors — whose savage, murderous blood courses through your godforsaken veins!!!

  73. Regina Leistner on June 3, 2016 at 5:16 am

    What is this story that for a racist shit? I am a white woman but let finally my black brothers and sisters live in peace, because they are children of God…The family suffers enough investigated rather whether the security arrangements at the gorilla enclosure…But about the WHITE did not worry, because the other way is so simple.It really is a shame that a killed Gorilla compassion is shown instead of an innocent black child but it would be a white child would sympathy very large and the entire white population would burst into tears.

  74. Nessa on June 3, 2016 at 9:07 am

    The media got involved when the family started talking about suing the Zoo for the accident not because they are black. regardless the color of skin the Gorilla did not have to lose his life.

  75. Cynthia Bolton on June 3, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Why do all black people make everything about your damn skin color? Everytime something happens involving a black person, it’s automatically racially motivated and it’s hyped up by the BLACKS…NOT THE WHITE POPULATION….and yet you continue to blame white Americans. Newsflash had that been a white child that fell in, there wouldn’t be news coverage and it wouldn’t be about our skin color. It would be about the negligence of the parent and the zoo. No where would a news article say because we were white. The only ones saying they being investigated because they were black is the black news reporters who can’t wait to cry racism. And then you wonder why whites hate blacks. Grow up and stop living in the past. What’s in question is a mother who was too busy taking a damn picture instead of watching her child. Period. Don’t have a damn thing to do with her being black.

  76. 1st Hokage Hashirama on June 3, 2016 at 11:25 am

    “The conversation turned racial when it was discovered that the family involved in the incident was Black.”
    No, the conversation was racial from the jump! When black folks thought the kid was white and made statements like “If the kid was black, they would have shot the gorilla instead of tranquilizing him” , “he was black, unarmed and 17”. and “Harambe the gorilla is dead because of a irresponsible white mother.”

    So you bring race into the conversation and get mad when it is used against you. Idiots.

  77. laura s on June 3, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    The outrage I have seen over this (from my friends, family, and social media up until this point) has nothing to do with the race of the family. I didn’t even know they were black until now. The outrage is that the parents were not watching the child (even after he reportedly told them he wanted to go swim with the gorillas) and that a gorilla had to die to protect their child when he should not have been allowed to climb into there in the first place. He had to make it through 3 barriers to get in there. What if they hadn’t been watching him like this in a parking lot, near a busy street, on a beach where he could drown?

    Gorillas are critically endangered, this gorilla was raised in a home by a family, and he was very dear to everyone who knew him. It’s not even clear if the gorilla was threatening to the child. Yes, I understand why they shot him to protect the child. Most people aren’t debating that part. What is tragic is that the parents allowed this to happen in the first place and they do not seem to be taking responsibility for their actions and are not appearing to be remorseful. All parents make mistakes because they are human, but these parents don’t seem to understand what part they played in this and how it could have been avoided. And they don’t seem to be bothered by the fact that this gorilla was killed because of their negligence.

    Making this about race is just silly, to me.

    Also, I think animal lovers feel responsible for keeping species from going extinct, since humans are the main cause of them being endangered in the first place. So, anytime an endangered animal is killed due to human negligence or greed (hunters), we animal lovers feel a pang of guilt over our (human) race causing even more damage (especially when these animals are under our care in a place where they should be safe) and we feel a call to action to find ways to protect them even more.

    • Janet Sanders on June 4, 2016 at 3:59 pm

      you are beautifully and eloquently on point!

  78. Samantha Smith on June 3, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    White people make me so sick it’s was and accident so since y’all wanna talk about unfit black let’s talk about how y’all drown kids because of so called depression or how tall shoot up schools and movies and commit suicide cause you can handle life of how your children talk back and disrespect you….. Black have raised your children for over 600 hundred years and you have the nerve to call us unfit ….. Fuk all y’all go hang yourselves!!!!!!

    • justin on June 3, 2016 at 12:58 pm

      Nobody cares the child was black the fact is the mother failed to respond when her child announced that he was going to go into the moat. It’s people like you that make this about race you don’t seem concerned at all about the safety of the child you just sound like another racist talking nonsense.

    • FORENSIC1 on June 3, 2016 at 2:21 pm

      Again although this discussion is entertaining, please check your facts! I know your deep rooted hatred toward whites is just bubbling to come out and what a perfect way to get that out with a made up article like this but it has been made up, picture copy and pasted and untrue. For your reading pleasure here is the true, honest and factual story. http://image.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/width480/img/plain-dealer/photo/2015/06/17/18115815-mmmain.jpg

      • Rainmaker on June 4, 2016 at 4:12 pm

        Why are you posting this link with the fake picture. Investigation ongoing. no one sentenced yet

    • SeXyWiNkeViLgRiN on June 3, 2016 at 5:02 pm

      A comprehensive list of mass shooters, dating from 1982 through 9/16/2013 can be found found at the liberal, minority friendly, Mother Jones website, heres the link to the statistics on that site http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/12/mass-shootings-mother-jones-full-data

      And guess what? Of the last 20 mass killings during that period, 9 were perpetrated by non-whites.

      That would be 45%, which exceeds non-whites’ 37% share of the population.

      Of the last 30 mass killings, 11 were committed by non-whites which is right at 37%.

      If we go back to 1982, we have 66 mass killings in which the races of the perpetrators were known, and 22 of them, or a full one-third, 33% were at the hands of non-whites. America’s demographics have been changing, with non-whites comprising only about 20% of the population in 1982; as a result, if we consider an approximate, average, non-white population of 28.5% during the 31 years in question, its obvious that mass murderers are actually disproportionately non-whites.

      There is no evidence whatsoever that mass killings are a characteristically white phenomenon, and there never was, so stop spreading ignorance and lies, it wont change the facts. A little basic math goes a long way in seeing the true picture, stay in school!
      And for the record, blacks didnt raise me or any of my family for that matter, and judging from your post, thank goodness for that.

  79. Warnetta Williams on June 3, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    So why not investigate all parents of children involved in accidents? The whole thing is stupid. How secure was the enclosure if a child could compromise it. The larger investigation would be to examine the morality of keeping the magnificent creature in captivity

    • SeXyWiNkeViLgRiN on June 3, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      He was born in captivity, to release him would be a death sentence, but maybe then he would have died of natural causes at least.

  80. Little Wing on June 3, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    People were upset with the mom before they knew she was black because her inattentiveness could have caused the boy to be hurt. People know that in every single instance a child has gotten into a gorilla enclosure the animals protected the child and they were recovered safely. People know that no gorilla has ever killed a human, that it is not their nature and killing Harambe is going to multiply the psychological trauma the child will suffer from this event. People know the mom’s inattentiveness was NOTHING compared to the zoo’s negligence. That zoo has had FIVE non compliance issues in 3 years. People are outraged that the father’s past was published, a past he has overcome and that is irrelevant.

  81. VLF on June 3, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Everyone would tell me to wait till I have kids before I dare speak about another persons children. Well now I have 3 and I swear that if my daughter or son fell in a gorilla pit by accident I would have jumped in right after them. Bad idea? Probably. But love and adrenaline would have consumed me before I just screamed, call the cops and let the zookeepers make a judgement call.

  82. FORENSIC1 on June 3, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Although I find this discussion entertaining, it is also not true! The Cincinnati newspaper published the picture of the mother of the boy that fell inside the gorillas cage as she was sentenced to probation and she is definitely a white woman. I know that this article is a fake to stir up race hate but It is simply not a true article! Please check for yourself!

    • Rainmaker on June 4, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      Your comment is ridiculous. No one gets sentenced in a couple days. Your picture is not of the correct person. Investigation just started.

  83. FORENSIC1 on June 3, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    http://image.cleveland.com/home/cleve-media/width480/img/plain-dealer/photo/2015/06/17/18115815-mmmain.jpg This is the true factual story of the mother, who is white being sentenced to probation!

  84. Greg Thrasher on June 3, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    This theme has been a reality for decades in America …Black Americans common behaviors have become criminal in the optics of both the government and others ..In fact the license to kill us has been expanded with the killing of Trayvon Martin by a private citizen( Zimmerman) ….This contempt for us is now in the public sphere abd becoming normalized

  85. mom on June 3, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    I am sad this turned into a race issue. It didn’t need to. It simply was a piece of shit mom who again expected someone else yto be accountable for an out of control kid. Well he fell and a beautiful innocent animal paid the price. Get off your fucking phones people, parent your kids.

  86. LivinInTheUSA on June 3, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    Making a statement of “The conversation turned racial when it was discovered the family involved in the incident was black” and supporting it by providing a link to the author making it about race only demonstrates the author is the one making it about race.

    The author should look past the child skin color and consider; a child climbed over a 3 ft fence, crawled through 3 feet of brush, in area warning people to stay alert, then fell 20ft into a pit with a gorillas all while the child was suppose to be in their parent’s care. It is disgusting the author would make an investigation about a child welfare about race!

  87. Emelyn Keraskes on June 3, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Watch ya damn kids!!! Point blank! This shit aint about race! Yall act like only white people disapprove of this. No! Im not white but i believe that gorilla shouldnt have been SHOT TO DEATH! And no i didnt and dont hope it was the other way around, and that the boy should’ve been shot, because he’s FOUR and needs ADULT SUPERVISION AT ALL TIMES!! so yes the mother, father, or whoever was the adult supervisor needs to face consequences because an endanger species whom is held captive for the pleasure of MILLIONS AND BILLIONS of human beings was killed all because the “adult supervision” wasnt supervising. Cant blame the zoo cuz the zoo did their job on containing these wild animals, as to why the child went through four obstacles before encountering the gorilla. Its the parents or any human being who understands the danger to these animals, to know not to go through those obstacles that are made to keep the animals within its enclosure. And as adults who bring youngs who dont understand so much, to keep a CLOSE EYE ON THEM AT ALL TIMES because they dont know better. This is just simply about an animal that had to die because a child wasnt being watched properly therefore resulted in the way it did. The kid could’ve been white, asian, idian, hispanic, from the islands and i (im sure many others too) would still feel the same way about the situation.

  88. Carol Clark on June 3, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Oh my gosh! What is wrong with this world? Why can’t people just look at each other and realize EVERYONE is different and appreciate that fact? What difference does color make in this entire event. It was a CHILD, period. I don’t care how protective you are of your kids, any child has the ability to slip away from their parents during an outing, especially if you have more than one you are looking after. It happens! I am also sure, the zoo took all the precautions they could conceivably provide to ensure this did not happen. Somehow it did happen though. OK, they found a breach in their security measures. I am sure they will fix it. This was a terrible event, with a bad outcome for the animal but the child is safe. Why can’t people be thankful for that? Why does the whole conversation surrounding this event have to evolve around race?

    • Janet Sanders on June 4, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      it doesn’t — this is a “deflective” move to avoid addressing the issue of responsibility. I agree, this was a tragic accident, and kids slip away. But the parents and the zoo are now responsibile — what are they going to do to fix it.

      Posting on facebook “accidents happen” — is simply unacceptable and in horrible taste.

      • Carol Clark on June 4, 2016 at 5:15 pm

        You are absolutely right Janet Sanders. They do need to fix it. But there are lots of things that happen to people on a daily basis that are just terrible accidents. What about the parents that have kids that wander away, runaway or whatever and then found dead. Are we going to investigate these parents for criminal negligence? I see parents walking down a busy street lots of times with their kids walking behind. I always think OMG, what if that child gets distracted and steps into the street. Should they also be investigated for child negligence? I’m just saying that it is always easy to judge people for their parenting skills. There are just some parents that think they do no wrong and are the first to begin hurling accusations at other parents. As far as the zoo is concerned, how many thousands and thousands of children have been near that enclosure and no other child was able to get inside. These enclosures are designed to keep people out. The process for these designs isn’t haphazard and lots of time, money and effort are put into it. This was one of those events that is like lighting striking someone. The odds are astronomical. If you think that “accidents don’t happen” to everyone in their lifetime, you are living in a fairy tale. If you have never had anything bad happen to you or a family member, then God bless you. Just don’t think it will “never” happen.

  89. kevin on June 4, 2016 at 12:00 am

    This article was written as a race driven article.. End of the day … Child got away because the mother was not paying attention to the child… White, Black, Asian etc…. Not paying attention to your child is what lead to the incident. Bad parenting is bad parenting.. The mother missed an opportunity to teach her child the importance of following rules and understanding why there were dividers between the humans and animals… I blame the mother for not controlling the situation at hand. 38 years and the zoo never had any issues, and a mother playing with her cell phone comes along and her son ends up in an animal habitat. Her post afterwards on social media were disrespectful and is probably the main reason for all the heat being thrown her away.. Black or white or any other race I would feel the same way when I say she wasn’t watching her child and that’s a responsibility a parent takes on when having children… She really missed the ball on this one …

  90. Darnell Williams on June 4, 2016 at 1:25 am

    I dont know why this turning into a racial case. Im black and i believe the gorilla should not have been killed. For those saying kill the gorilla to save a child’s life is crazy. That Gorilla was not aggressive if it was that baby would have been killed the moment it got down there…Harambe pull the child pants up so that tells you how intelligent he was. he even held the lil boy hand. its just that he didnt know of his own strength with the child. Remember GOD is the creator of all living things. You never know when its time for you to stand in line to get into the gates of heaven. you maybe standing behind a Gorilla oneday. So if a child crawl through my window and i try to help him I deserve to die? So just because Im not a gorilla I dont deserve to die is what they saying….I will leave it in Gods hands…Thats like saying they will kill my pitbull if a child climb in my yard. She wasnt raised to be aggressive. she loves playing with children…

    Michelle Gregg need to go to jail. the zoo is not her babysitter…you see how many kids she got. she should have had her tubes clip burn and destroyed years ago…some people don’t deserve to have kids.

  91. Sarah Denison on June 4, 2016 at 1:39 am

    This is a media spin from the PR firm that Michelle Gregg hired. When people were outraged over her irresponsibility that lead to Harambe’s death and almost killed her son, they didn’t know her name or her colour. They are outraged, for good reason, over her actions.

  92. Ms Jonesy on June 4, 2016 at 4:50 am

    If that child was of a different background, there would be no need for any investigation at all, to hell with these trolls on & off line what they need to worry about is what’s going on in their household & lives, park officials felt the animal would’ve cause the child danger, & they did what they had to do, get over it!

  93. Mary Dowell on June 4, 2016 at 6:58 am

    I didn’t know….or CARE what ethnicity, the child was. I really don’t see it as an issue. It was a child that slipped away from it’s parent. ANY parent has had heart stopping moments like that. Not all become horrific as did this one, but it happens. It has nothing to do with race. I wish everyone would leave this family alone. They need time to heal now.

  94. Heather on June 4, 2016 at 7:18 am

    So are we going to forget about the countless times that children have wandered away from their parents at the:
    Mall, amusement park, grocery store, carnival, oh yes and zoo? This really does happen to parents all the time but it’s hardly intentional and rarely negligence but, for some reason ( not racism of course) this [ not just the parent who was present and responsible for the child at the time] ENTIRE family is being persecuted.

    A zoo chalk full of nothing but careless, curious wandering children and wild animals. But nobody thinks. The. ZOO was a bit negligent? I believe they have a responsibility to guarantee the safety of its patrons considering it’s inhabitants are dangerous wild animals. But, you wonderfully- solid -unbiased- righteous-perfect parents who “would NEVER” dare I say EVER allow this to happen to you just keep on pointing your unscathed fingers at this WHOLE family in the name of race, oops I meant in the name of justice for animals. #justiceforharambe

    • Janet Sanders on June 4, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      this is the fine line that you miss — and I wish someone would acknowledge just to restore my faith in humanity.

      This was surely an accident.

      Anyone with children can tell you we have all had heart stopping moment we have lost our little ones.

      I don’t think the parents should be prosecuted — however, they should bear responsibility — at least partly ( I also think the zoo has culpability) —

      The parents should bear part of the cost (or at the very least a donation of time or money) for the zoo.

      And a heartfelt apology — rather than the arrogant “accidents happen” response, might go a long way to closure for everyone —

      • Heather on June 5, 2016 at 2:52 am

        Janet not sure why you keep insisting folks don’t see it WAS an accident, if I didn’t see that I’d hardly be advocating on the Mother’s behalf. Speaking of restoration in humanity let us take moment to Google the countless times this has happened at zoos in the past. Then let’s see how many photos we can find of the entire family little minors included? Then let’s see how many explore the history of a parent who was not present at the time and criminalize them, as if something that happened a decade ago contributed to the situation at hand? Oh, and how many families in the past have paid the penance you suggest? Can you find anther zoo accident that’s been handled like this; absolutely NOT because, this is the first time this happened with a black family. Can you acknowledge the bias in that? You don’t know what this family might have done to pay homage to the lost life of the gorilla if given the opportunity, none of us do. But, we will have to acknowledge that what they have gone thru in the media may have overshadowed their ability to focus on that. Let’s also acknowledge for humanity’s sake that if this had happened say on a school trip would that merit the exploitation and investigation of the parents of the child who were not present? Because,
        that is what’s happening with the father. And since you do acknowledge this can/has happened to most of us at some point as a parent why shouldn’t the zoo be examined and identified as negligent? They know who their patrons are- yeah children! No matter how many kids get lost at the zoo falling/ climbing into a gorilla pit should NOT be an option! It would have happened to someones child eventually. It was a situation waiting to happen because it could. I’m just sorry it happened to this black family because they are certainly being handled unfairly by bias media and critics alike. Focus: this conversation is about the fairness in how this family is being treated behind the animals death. It’s not about the horror of this animal being killed that’s everyone’s loss and it’s very heartbreaking. But, it’s not the Mother’s fault the animal had to die the zoo put him in that situation and subsequently killed him because of it.

        • Janet Sanders on June 5, 2016 at 9:56 am

          We agree on most of what you said – where we part ways is in the culpability of the mother.

          Accidents happen, but when they do, the parents are responsible for the actions of the child.

          And yes,we do know Mom’s position on this — ”accidents happen” — Are you kidding me? ? ?

          How about an apology. It would have been the DECENT thing to do.

          As far as the press goes — they are scumbags, from the way they covered Ferguson to this.
          I find it ironic, that before the nation knew that this was a black family — many black people took to social media denouncing this “irresponsible white mother” — just because it has been discovered that this was a black family, does not make this family any less responsible.

          Break it down to something even simpler — If this child broke a vase in the store, would the parents be responsible? Or would a simple “accidents happen” suffice?

          — Would the argument that “my baby was able to reach it, you should have put it out of the way” carry any weight. I dont think so.

          But to say this mother has NO responsibility here I just think is wrong.

  95. Stupidassppl on June 4, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Y’all are a bunch of fucking idiots!! At first everyone thought the boy was WHITE, and was calling the parents white trash, crackheads, etc… and nobody cared. Then they figured out the boy was BLACK and everyone losses their fucking mind and now it’s a racial issue! Not to mention the mother was already under investigation for neglect. And witnesses said the boy told her he was going to get in there with the gorilla and the mother told him he wasn’t, then she proceeded to turn her back on the child and take a SELFIE!. And all she could say while he was down there is “mommies here” “stay calm Isiah” “Mommy loves you”. Really that’s it? You better get your ass down there and fight that gorilla for your baby. The mom sounded calmer than anyone else there. And of course now that it was a BLACK boy everyone is going bat shit crazy. Black, white, purple orange. Dosent matter to me a kid is a kid regardless and his parents should’ve been paying closer attention to him. Let me add one more thing; I’ve never owned a slave and you’ve never been a slave. So don’t try to pull that shit on me.

  96. jaybreezy on June 4, 2016 at 11:00 pm

    wowwww this is some next level victim shlt this writer has massive massive issues and a true victim mentality. best of luck to this guy.

  97. ChristopherBlackwell on June 4, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    Not all White People, I never have. Stereotyping is bad no matter who does it? Meanwhile I fully agree that this investigation of of the family and the attacks on them are indeed racist. Cincinnati has an open history of racism, especially its police, However it is hardly the only such city. Most police forces are remarkably White in cities with Black majority. Why so few minority Police officers nationwide and especially in our big cities. That looks a lot like racism to me.

    Treatment of Black students is also harsher on punishment than for White students not acting well. Police are far more likely to be called on a Black student then a White student for the same offense, and often for minor offenses, if you follow some recent cases on the Internet as I do. Blacks are far more likely to be hassled by police, far more likely to not only be convicted, but also get much harsher sentences for crimes than White criminals do.

    So, yes I will agree Blacks still face major racism. So do Hispanics, so do American Indians, even worse with police, and many more minorities. So racism is alive and well, and little has changed in the last fifty years, despite what we are told by the media and government I am seventy years old and I see it all too clearly. I am also a Vietnam Veteran, and I won’t add my thoughts of war, that goes elsewhere, this is about racism and particularly in this case Blacks facing Racism. As it says elsewhere Black Lives Matter.

    • Janet Sanders on June 5, 2016 at 10:16 am

      keep beating that racebaiting drum!

      • ChristopherBlackwell on June 5, 2016 at 11:30 am

        Gee considering that I am White and from a Southern family that has been here for 371 years, how i s my telling the simple truth about our country race baiting. America was built on racial hatred right from the moment we declared that Indians had no right to the land that they lived on because they were not Christians and worshiped the Devil.

        According to archeologists, we have evidence of between 12 to 18 million Indians in the Continental United States about the time our first explorers showed up,the Vikings or perhaps a bit earlier. The Vikings did nothing much to the Indians because they were pretty evenly matched. Once the Spanish and the English came the great murder began. By the 1910 we have less than 200,000 left. That is documented history.

        Then there is a few million kidnapped Black people that we made slaves of. We packed the ships so tightly that half or more of them died on the voyage over.You would be amazed how many New England shipping fortunes were made in the slave trade. The rum, slaves, and sugar trade, made a triangle trade of great profits. That was even early in colonial times and continued a bit after the slave trade was declared illegal. If the boat was about to be inspected the slaves were just tossed off the ship with heavy chains. Black cargo, what cargo? even though the stink of shit piss and sweat and blood reeked long after.

        Early slavery was so rough that few slaves lived long enough to produce children,part of the reason the slave trade was so profitable was because over working them killed them off. Later the slave owners got a bit smarted. When the slave trade became illegal,then slave breading farms sprung up, with no other crops for sale. Now I should point out that even in the north and as far west as Illinois, slavery did not end until the 1830s to 1840s.

        Freedom leads to the Jim Crow periods with lynching, simple murder, rape of women children, sometimes men and beatings and jailing for imaginary crimes,and chain gangs.
        With only all right juries no White person could be convicted in the south, nor just about anywhere else. This continued right though my childhood in the 1950 into the 1960. Of course no proper gentile Southern family ever mentioned this, it was just not considered to be worth the mentioning. No doubt that included my own ancestors.

        Then as I mentioned the violence against Blacks and other minorities continues to this day. So the only race baiting person here my lady is you yourself. Everything that I said is documented history that you never learned in your school and will never get taught in school. Real history is a lot more bloody than the myth we pass for history in school, even when we bother to teach it.

      • ChristopherBlackwell on June 5, 2016 at 11:58 am

        Lets see a few million kidnapped Black people that we made slaves of. We packed the ships so tightly that half of them died just crossing the ocean. You would be amazed how many of the Yankees shipping fortunes were made on the slave trade. Early slave owners worked their slaves so hard that few of the slaves lived long enough to produce children so that kept the trade very profitable. Later slave owners got smarter and once the slave trade was illegal then slave breeding farms were set up. in the South. In the North and mid west,slavery did not end until the 1830s and 1840s.

        Shall we talk of the wonders of the Jim Crow periods right through my child hood in the 1950s and a bit beyond, when no all White jury, and thee was not other kind in the South, would convict any white man of lynching, simple murder, beating, torture or rape of any Black person male or female, adult or child. All of this is documented histrory as was what I said earlier, though it was never taught in any school and never will be.

        My family, quite White has been Southern for 371 years and of course this was stuff not talked about in a polite Southern White Family. So I had to do a lot of life long study to learn this. So I think you are the one that is ignorant and racebaiting.

        • Janet Sanders on June 5, 2016 at 12:23 pm

          How many slaves do you know? How many slaves have you owned? There is no disputing that people of ALL colors have done atrocious things to other races/religions/ethnicities (ISIS/Holocaust/Crusades) — even BLACK people — using that history to racebait is dangerous and evil.

          if you need an assist with discovering some truths, I’m here to help. Allow me to introduce you to William Ellison, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

          William Ellison Jr, born April Ellison, (c. April, 1790 – 5 December 1861) was a cotton gin maker and blacksmith in South Carolina, a free negro and
          former slave who achieved considerable success in business before the American Civil War.

          He eventually became a major planter and one of the medium property owners, and certainly the wealthiest
          “black” property owner, in the state. He held 40 slaves at his death and more than 1,000 acres (400 ha) of land. From 1830-1865 he and his sons were
          the only free blacks in Sumter County, South Carolina to own slaves. The county was largely devoted to cotton plantations and the majority population were slaves.

          You being a self proclaimed White Southern Boy of 371 years, probably already know this . . .
          But we shouldn’t stop with the black slave owners

          (oh my god, she must be racist!)

          Lets talk about who facilitated slavery —

          Africa has a long history of slavery — check it out and quit making this about race because the black race reeks of hypocrisy on this issue.
          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

          You’ll find this section pretty notable,
          “In Ghana, politician and educator Samuel Sulemana Fuseini has acknowledged that his Asante ancestors accumulated their great wealth by abducting, capturing, and kidnapping Africans and selling them as slaves.

          Likewise, Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Awoonor has written:

          “I believe there is a great psychic shadow over Africa, and it has much to do with our guilt and denial of our role in the slave trade. We too are blameworthy in what
          was essentially one of the most heinous crimes in human history.” –
          See more at: http://historynewsnetwork.org/

          And while you are doing a little bit of research, don’t forget to read up on the Barbara Wars —

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbary_Wars

          No Dear Christopher, the White Man does not have the market cornered on slavery, racism or being vicious to one another, and Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored —

          In fact, the only issue is that a child slipped passed his mother and an endangered animal had to be killed.

          This has nothing to do with race, it has to to with culpability in a situation that was totally avoidable.

          Had the zoo had a better barrier, this would not have happened.

          Had the mother kept an eye on her kid after he told her he wanted to get in with the gorillas, this would not have happened.

          The only victim here is the gorilla, who had to be killed to protect this child.

          Indisputably, a childs life is more valuable than the life of an animal — albeit an endangered one.

          But when something this tragic happens and you could have, and probably should have done something to avoid it —

          Saying “accidents happen” only makes you look like a douchebag.

          A heartfelt apology is not only needed here — it is the DECENT thing to do —

          or have we lost the ability to be decent?

          • ChristopherBlackwell on June 5, 2016 at 4:34 pm

            I don’t think I ever said the White man had the only market of it, but it is the one place that you or I have any say so and can do anything about. You seem to just want to excuse it with other people have done it as well. Not even my mother would would let me get by with other kids do it as well.

            As for the situation in the Zoo, I do notice when it happens to White Kids and Parents, police do not start criminal investigations against them, and readers rarely speak out in tirades like you do and so many have done here.

            So I rest my case on racism playing a part. So we still have racism to solve after all of the years our country has been here and to the first first invaders from Europe. We are very good at telling other people, and other races what to do, and what they should be doing, but we get so insulted when someone points out we don’t do it ourselves.

            I make a lifetime of study of American History. The real history is fascinating. I will leave you to stew.



          • Janet Sanders on June 5, 2016 at 5:40 pm

            again — its not about race — Never has been.

            Does your “white guilt” force you to vent your spleen in the most PC of way —

            Your privilege has definitely been checked and you are now a proud member of the bullshit PC crowd.

            Don’t you have a job, or a hobby , or more school to finish rather than take up a cause that only exists in your head (yes,this is about RESPONSIBILITY, not race) — without any kind of regard how dangerous and nasty your race baiting is.
            I find it interesting that initially, before the “race”of this family was known, social media was alive calling the mother “white trailer trash”, yet in your zeal to be oh so PC, you neglect to even note that.

            As far as the media doesn’t investigate “white” people, or publish their history, tell that to Darren Wilson.

            If you were half as educated as you try to sound, you would recognize the cannibalistic nature of the press is color blind.

            Keep race baiting little boy — you will reap what you sow.



          • ChristopherBlackwell on June 5, 2016 at 6:33 pm

            I have no guilt, white or otherwise. I am not the least responsible for my ancestors, nor am I so honored to have then or need to defend them.

            I limit my intake of media, as I am well aware of if it bleeds it leads media, I am rather ware we have never had an unbiased media, from the days of the colonial broad sheets. Freedom of the press in the United States,simply means that if you can afford to own the media, you can say anything that you like and lie any way you want. There was a court case in Florida where the Judge and the lawyer for Fox news agreed on that.

            Your jumping to conclusions about me is great fun. Yes i am quite aware that to be poor in American is treated as a crime, even by the police and much like race is. Again another example of the difference between what America is, and what it claims to be.

            I am glad that I do not waste so much time on my emotions as you seem to. But then I used to perhaps even more so. I am just glad that period of my life is over. It exhausted everyone, me included. I no longer worry about the future, that may not exist for me, and I gave up all the loads of old hurts from the past and forgot them. So I only have to deal with today. Learn to laugh more.



          • Liberals are Idiots on June 15, 2016 at 6:52 pm

            Lmao what a phucking idiot



  98. Monica staples on June 5, 2016 at 6:12 am

    None of this is about race. The media and propaganda stories are stupid to be concentrating on this child’s color. Realize it was a child that could have been in danger. It’s not the Gorillaz fault or the child’s fault but it is the mother’s fault for not paying attention to her child. Be it black or white it doesn’t matter a child was in danger. The gorilla did not realize that it was a child he was protecting the child. Stop concentrating on color or the criminal background with the family it has nothing to do with the situation. Racism runs so rampant in our country among blacks and whites. If we all learned to stop being so involved with color the world would be a better place. Both sides black and white need to learn to let go of the past and try and make a better future

  99. Carmen Maria Martinez-Tilghman on June 5, 2016 at 7:55 am

    I said the same thing, why is an animal more important then the life of a child,no one cared or was concerned for this child who was scared to death,fell 15 ft and everyone could see,in danger! All I saw on facebook was poor gorilla and how dare they kill this poor helpless anima, TO SAVE A CHILD!!DUMB ASS.. SMHl,Yes,I felt bad for the animal but the childs safety came first. Its sad to say but I saw a lot of post bashing the child by ppl who thought he was white too. Its sad when a child is worth less then an animals life. Then this family ripped about by ppl and the media,it has happened in the past with a white child and no one attached them parents like this. Its insane and hateful and no one deserves that. No one.

    • Janet Sanders on June 5, 2016 at 10:15 am

      You are so incredibly STUPID — all sane folks know that the life of this child was more important than that of an endangered species. But it doesn’t make the loss of this animal any less tragic. Those of you that think this is OK — are so very fucked up.

  100. ChristopherBlackwell on June 5, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    What makes racism in our country so silly is this simple fact. Any family that has been in this country for more than a couple of generations is just as unlikely to be pure White, as pure Black. There are DNA test kits that can test the various ethnic mixes in your DNA. So get them and learn the truth about you ancestry. One way or another at some point, we are all related. So stop pretending otherwise and grow up finally. Yes, I am following my own advice, because I cannot believe in 371 years in America that we are pure anything, despite the lack of family records or lack of even stories of such things. Time to dig out the family secrets. It will be just as much fun as studying real history and not that dull white washed and cleaned up story I was taught in school. Even at age 70, learning new stuff is fun, far more fun than when I was in school.

    • Janet Sanders on June 5, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      you’re pure idiot.. . 🙂

  101. Bella on June 5, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    I don’t care what color the mother or the child are. They could be purple for all I care. She didn’t take care of her child properly. Come on..the writer of this piece just wanted to do some ranting. What the heck was that mother doing that her 3 year old kid had time to climb that barrier. Bad parenting is bad parenting, regardless of color. People should be accountable for their actions regardless of color. By the way the gorilla was black…why isn’t Mo crying over the animal’s black body?

    Sounds like the writer is playing the race card….I bet he/she is the first to say that people shouldn’t play the race card.

  102. Heather on June 18, 2016 at 5:04 am

    Black people hate white people, be real. They find any chance regardless of how absurd to do so. Now it has switched to animals lives coming ahead of their own. Jesus! OMG. Get over it. Look into statistics that don’t always fall under your own chosen beliefs, like how whites have a high rate of being shot and killed, and in some studies more so. Blacks cops kill whites. You simply don’t hear about it because no one gives a crap about whites, specifically. Plus they don’t act like that.
    You want whites to hate blacks? We have a black president for crying out loud in a country which is predominantly white (Germans, I think). Whites fought, and died for blacks, and had their own teen kids do so, and a long time ago. You guys get free money for opening businesses. College funds, etc. You have millionaires, highly paid rappers. Do they help your communities with all their money? Or, African children, etc.? Hold each other accountable. Stop displacing hate, or blame, and exaggerating matters to revolve around you all the time, and turn into white hating/targeting/demonizing people. We’ve had struggles too. As does everyone, historically and presently. Asians at some point have had a “better” economic status, not just whites. They work for that some how. It doesn’t fall on their lap, ya know. It is not handed to them. Any more than anyone who could have “ties”, or whatever else enables one to reach higher socio-economic status.
    I have blacks say “please say your are a racist.” Tell people they ARE racist, and then make threats. What is that all about? Do you hate white racists, or desire them? If you do want them to be racists, why? Senseless.
    Literally. Do YOU want a race war with whites? Don’t forget your supporters who are white. LOL if they fell under this hell bent attack, too, but not their innocent children being raised by parents who hate their own kids inadvertently, for being white. Leave white families and children alone, and the race in general. You are grouping people of total opposite mentalities, attitudes, behaviors, etc. together who don’t belong as such. Racist or not. Everyone has racists. Be honest. And, one can mistake pride for racism too easily. Whites cannot be proud without everyone threatening them, or making them out to be p.o.s.
    White people who put their kids at risk with all this racial tension, and demonizing of whites… you don’t deserve your kid(s). Why don’t you focus on any other race??? Whites aren’t the only ones who have it supposedly “better” than blacks, in regards to one things and/or another.
    Blacks, mostly, and Hispanics somewhat specifically attack Whites in prison to abuse and rape them!! Racists!! Over their own. And, younger people. Discriminatory, undeniably. Blacks intent on hating on whites seek out under privileged ones, and delight in their own torments. Sometimes they are responsible, directly, at least in part, for their misfortunes, and on purpose.
    Whites shouldn’t put their kids at risk because they want to bend over backwards for made up stuff to show ungrateful, psycho racists against whites how you aren’t racist toward another persons race.
    If you hate whites so g.d. much get your weapons, and go around killing them all, and first and foremost those ones who hate other whites for you, and back you mindlessly. Or, be quiet and leave us alone!!
    You’re showing who the real “haters” and racists are for some who previously may have not realized how you guys are, or can be. Jesus christ. Get a life. Be responsible for your selves, and your own race. At least you have that. Whites are on their own. They don’t even group together or identify any where at the rate you all do. We have less support for something as mere as our ethnicity. Nazis are not real white supremacist. Aryans are an indo-iranian, Roman, and Greek not just German ethnicity. It is indo-european. Not purely caucasian, from what I know. The Aryan brothers had to form in prisons because whites were being attacked by other races forming groups. Nazis have inflicted great harm on whites, inc. children. They basically disposed of white kids in the time of the war they bred, through no fault of the kids own, to be supposedly a perfect white specimen, after Germany lost the war. Those kids were abused, and died in the conditions they were placed. People were ashamed of them. Retarded! Evil! Not white loving. White supremacist/Nazis have done harm to their own race(s) more so than on other ethnicities, overall. Nazis have been tied into Satan Worshiping child raping, child killing, and child hunting cults, and white kids.
    Jews, and the Red Army retaliated after the war/during the war by raping German civilians, and specifically targeted children and the elderly, and murdered them.These people had to chose between that torture, or killing their own damn kids, and loved ones. They had nothing to do with their governments decisions, and some were forced, more or less, to be sacrificed to fight the war. You picks isolated, in all, events and periods to only care about yourself. Not morals, not improving things for all those who are decent people, and deserve better lives. To be safe. Kids are highly targeted by predators of all sorts. People use them in vain for their egos, and so on. A lot more can be done for them without abusing parents of all races, and acting like people can’t or don’t care for their kids if they somehow falter as parents. The legal system is corrupt as hell for everyone. And, they don’t answer to anyone for any race. Every race has enslaved people, or discriminated against, and exploited people, groups and individuals.
    You aren’t the only race who has been enslaved, or socially abused, or whatever. Look around you, get an education. Care about people, period, for a change. And, right and wrong, Good, better, and worse. Get over yourselves. It comes of supremely selfish/self absorbed. Not inspiring. Or, why don’t you try this with other races?? Seriously, why always white people? Clearly you are hateful toward us. Do you even have any specific, and real life, actual fact based, educated reasons for doing so? Who hurt you? Was it because they were white, or a bad individual?

  103. John Smith on June 20, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    glad no charges filed. I was pissed at this child and mother long before I found out he was black. in fact, a woman was pictured at first ,who was white, pissed me off even more. I was wrong, but I support gay marriage, i dont believe in God, and I don’t like being called a racist.