16 BLACKS - BEAT - 2 WHITES .... NOT A HATE CRIME ??? DOUBLE STANDARDS .... THESE WHITES' NEVER GOT A TRAYVON MARTIN TRIAL WITH ALL THE MEDIA HYPE !!??
'They Beat Him To Death. He Just Didn't Die' ! 10 Years Later He Succumbed To His Injuries
.... DOCTORS HAD TO REMOVE PARTS OF HIS DAMAGED BRAIN .... NO HATE CRIME HERE .... BULL____ !!
Troy Knapp's Killing was 10 years in the making, a Gradual Death Thanks To A Black Mob of 16 Adults and Punks.
Brutal Beating at the hands of a Black Mob Sparked Outrage and spurred marches a decade ago. But long after the headlines faded, Knapp soldiered on in a battered and broken body that no longer responded to his commands.
Knapp died as a result of severe injuries he suffered in his October 1999 Beating, Bedridden, in chronic pain and saddled with Seizures, Knapp hung on until Nov. 6, when his body finally gave out for good. At age 43, he became North Charleston's 11th homicide of 2009, the victim of a slow-motion killing too old to carry the possibility of a murder charge. Bull Crap !!
Charleston County Coroner Rae Wooten said. But there is nothing more police can do. South Carolina law won't allow a murder prosecution in a case where the victim lives more than three years after his injuries were inflicted. Idiotic Laws ....
Only Six men were convicted of lynching in the attack on Knapp. Just two remain in prison, though they are expected to be released within the year.
That doesn't sit right with Knapp's family.
"I think it sucks," said Angela Knapp, his sister and caretaker. "Their lives are just getting started as his is ending. I think they should at least have to pay to bury him."
Knapp, a former auto mechanic, was 34 when he and friend Gary Thornburg were attacked while Riding their Bicycles near Bexley Street and South Rhett Ave. 5 Points. Thornburg escaped serious injury, but Knapp was Beaten So Badly He Was in a Coma for Weeks !!
"When I first saw him in the hospital, I said 'They beat him to death. He just didn't die,' " his aunt, Annie Minnick
When Knapp finally awoke, he was mostly paralyzed, unable to walk or take his young son on the fishing trips they used to share. Doctors had to remove a portion of his brain and a section of skull, leaving him with a large depression in his head. He couldn't remember much about the attack itself.
Police initially charged " 16 " Suspects between the ages of 14 and 22. The case stoked Racial Tensions, the Suspects are Black and the two Victims Both White. But police have said robbery, not race, appeared to be the motive for the assault. What Lies ...... Had It Been Whites On Blacks, 16 on 2, We's Have Another Trayvon Martin Trial ..... But They Are White and The Media and OBama Could Care Less !! Double Standards .... And The Riots The Blacks Would Have Started !! " GOD WILL DEAL WITH THESE COWARDS "
The Case Ended with Guilty Pleas from a half-dozen defendants in the Spring of 2001, Knapp carried on as best he could. Unable to Feed, Clean or Care for Himself, he continued to live in a small, weathered home on Lambert Street, where his family tended to his many needs. Somehow, he kept his sense of humor. He once joked that he was going to look up actor Lee Majors to learn where he could be fitted for a bionic brain and legs. He refused to be bitter, his sister said.
After hanging on for so long, death came suddenly. Knapp had a seizure on the night of Nov. 5.