When the first reports came out about the murder of Australian Christopher Lane, an unidentified woman was quoted saying her son was also threatened. James Johnson, the father of Christopher Johnson said James Edwards (who had a PROBATION court date on an unrelated matter on the same day of the murders, minutes AFTER the murders, showed up on time for his hearing) threatened to kill his son on Facebook.
…the alleged killers clearly had a plan in place to evade suspicion.
‘They took off in time for one of them to appear at the juvenile charges hearing he had at the court house. He made sure he was right on time,’ the police chief said. Source: Daily Mail
More attitude from cold-blooded “alleged” killers:
Mr Hicks said Edwards kept a probation appointment for another matter at the courthouse just minutes after Lane was killed.
“He was cold, callous and that was the demeanour that we saw throughout the course of the investigation,” Mr Hicks said.
Mr Hicks said that Luna had refused to co-operate with police. Source: News.com.au
Mr. Johnson called police and told them the “accused killers” were hiding in a car park of the Immanuel Baptist Church – two hours after murdering Christopher Lane. The Daily Mail quotes Mr. Johnson saying “I don’t think it was for fun. I don’t think it was random. It was an initiation.” The trio of bored “boys” may have shot a donkey just a block away from the murder scene – maybe some target practice.
Mr Johnson claimed that Edwards had threatened the life of his own 17-year-old son Christopher on Facebook. His son was at home with his mother and sisters near the church when he received the death threat.
“They threatened to kill my son because they are in a gang, the Crips, and were trying to get my son in it and I wouldn’t let him do it.
“I told him he couldn’t run with those boys. He’s a little terrified.”
Mr Johnson said the Crips was a predominantly African American street gang that began in Los Angeles in 1969 and had been in Duncan for the past few years.
Chancey Luna’s Facebook page has been taken down but in my original story about the killing of Chris Lane, I noted that Luna’s Facebook banner appeared to show him giving the Crips handsign (see the photo above – No. 13). UPDATE: I’m told the sign is “Insane Unknowns.”
Luna’s Facebook page also included this Black Power graphic, according to Pat Dollard:
James Edwards, who some reports say was living alone, unsupervised in an apartment (his mother is said to be in prison) “danced” at the police booking desk after being arrested.
Police Chief Danny Ford told The Herald Sun that Edwards said it was ‘no big deal’ and that he also ‘laughed. (see the Daily Mail link above)
Mr. Johnson said the Crips had been in Duncan, Oklahoma for “the past few years.
Maybe I’m naive, but I see no reason police – grown men and women sworn to protect their communities – do not have the authority to ensure that gang culture does not exist. Rudy Guiliani broke up mobs in New York City yet all across this country, police cannot disband juvenile gangs. Doesn’t make sense.
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