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Atlanta Journal-Constitution insults victim of gruesome mob killing

In the past, this website has documented The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s [AJC] history of censoring crime when the perpetrators are black and the victims are white.

When “Atlanta lunch hour shooter” Nkosi Thandiwe went on a racially motivated shooting spree, the AJC intentionally censored major aspects of the story. All of his victim’s were young, attractive white females. It took the AJC a year and a half to finally admit that the spree shooting was racially motivated. WSBTV Channel 2 Atlanta had already admitted the shooting were racially motivated about six months earlier. It wasn’t until Thandiwe stated that he was driven by a hatred white people in court, that the AJC decided that they wouldn’t be able to continue censoring the story.

Now the AJC is condemning websites, such as this one, that are bringing attention to the gruesome murder of Joshua Heath Chellew. The AJC boldly declared that the murder of a 36 year old white man by four black 18 and 19 year old black males in no way involved racial animosity. Apparently AJC crime reporter Christian Boone can read minds.

The AJC says Joshua Heath Chellew instigated a “fight” with the suspects. They claim the 36 year old white man identified himself to the suspects as a member of an all black street gang called the “Crips.” Some of the suspects are known members of a rival gang called “Re-up.” The AJC cites Cobb Police Sgt. Dana Pierce as their source. The AJC wrote “the fight between Chellew and his four assailants apparently started over gang identification.” The AJC is clearly trying to depict Chellew as an aggressor who brought a four man mob attack on himself. The make it sound like Chellew wanted to fight four people, who are all half his age, at once.

The AJC then downplays the circumstances of his death. They make it sound like Chellew’s death was an accident. They claimed Chellew “stumbled” in front of a car after the attack. In reality Chellew was pummeled, then chased into the street, then pummeled some more until he was unconscious and laying in the the middle of the road. Then left lying on the road as incoming traffic was approaching.


Let’s compare the new AJC account with the original account from the Marietta Daily Journal.

While attempting to escape, Chellew backed into the center five-lane highway and was pushed to the ground and knocked unconscious, the warrant states. They then walked away from Chellew, “leaving him helpless,” and he was eventually hit by a car, the warrant states. – Marietta Daily Journal, July 3rd, 2013

Chellew, badly beaten, eventually stumbled onto Mableton Parkway, where he was run over. – Atlanta Journal Constitution, July 12th, 2013

Wow, those are two very different accounts. So according to the AJC, Chellew picked a fight with four black half his age. He was then accidentally killed, and the incident has absolutely has no racial component whatsoever.

The staff of this website finds the account depicted by the AJC to be very implausible. We also believe that if the races were reversed, the same AJC would be screaming “Racially Motivated Murder” on the front page. Above all, we believe the AJC would never, ever publish an article downplaying a white on black murder.

The AJC also completely ignores the most fundamental issue. Why has this murder gotten so little coverage in the “mainstream” media?