“He Wasn’t Dressed in Saggy Pants “: Says Mother of Black Man Shot Dead by White Neighborhood Watchman

“He Wasn’t Dressed in Saggy Pants “: Says Mother of Black Man Shot Dead by White Neighborhood Watchman
August 12 16:30 2016 Print This Article

My son wasn’t a “hoodlum”, said Simone Butler-Thomas, the mother of 20-year-old Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas, who was gunned down by a man claiming to be on neighborhood watch.

Butler-Thomas says her son asked that she take a picture of him before he left for a party on Sunday. She didn’t know that would be the last time she’d see him alive.

“He wasn’t dressed when he left in sagging pants or a do-rag or anything that people think that hoodlums would wear,” Butler-Thomas told reporters as she wept. ” …He had a blue T-shirt, blue jeans, with a belt. There was nothing ‘hood’ about him. He was a good kid.”

Friends and family say Thomas was walking to his car after leaving a party when Chad Copley shot him dead.

 

Speaking to a 911 dispatcher, Copley seemed set on protecting his family from what he perceived as “hoodlums”, even if it meant taking the law into his own hands.

Chad Cameron Copley

Chad Cameron Copley

“I’m on neighborhood watch. I am going to have the neighborhood meet these hoodlums out here racing up and down the street. It’s 1 in the morning,” said CopleyThe Washington Post reported “There’s some devil in them. They have firearms, and we’re going to secure our neighborhood. If I was you, I would send PD out here as quickly as possible.”

Copley also told dispatchers he was “locked and loaded” before he fired a “warning shot” from his garage that hit Thomas. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

“If there was a group of Caucasian kids skateboarding up and down the street, would he have done that to them?” asked Butler-Thomas.

Copley was arrested and charged with first degree murder.

This reminded Butler-Thomas of how George Zimmerman got away with killing unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. She calls the death of her son George Zimmerman 2.0

 

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Mary Hanna
Mary Hanna

This is so very sad an tragic. That pinhead better go to prison

Tim Williams
Tim Williams

Christopher Moss Stfu trolls!! Stop trying to identify me because U don't like what i say! Kathleen is my friend she knows what I am. The rest of u plantation negroes keep eating feces from the yard bosses directed by Miss Hillary!

Christopher Moss
Christopher Moss

Jahn Purcell Saucier , Tim Williams is a white supremacist. He is using a fake profile.

Christopher Moss
Christopher Moss

Adam Abramowitz , Tim Williams is a white supremacist. He is using a fake profile.

Adam Abramowitz
Adam Abramowitz

The saddest part, is that this mother has to EXPLAIN what her child was like...

Gary Prusha
Gary Prusha

This crap has got to stop!!!\U0001f62d\U0001f624\U0001f621