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Her Name Was Janese Talton-Jackson and She Was Killed Because She Said No

This article appeared recently (yesterday) regarding a Black woman refusing a blaGunck male “Christians” sexual advancement and harassment.  Her only crime, she said “no” to a black male STRANGER who would have only end up raping her.  In America, especially the Mid-Atlantic region and certain parts of the South, black male “Christian” strangers are notorious for harassing every and any type of woman: pretty, educated, poised, ghetto, religious, atheist, Jew, Sunni Muslim, Nun, doesn’t matter if you are covered for religious reasons, indicate that you have no interest in being sexually harassed and accosted by a black man, they will bother you EVERYDAY.  This is especially true in the State of Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia and states with a enclave of urban areas.  This goes beyond sexual harassment, she was murdered for having some class.  Like I said before the majority of black American “Christian” men believe Black women and women of color are property–especially women who are total strangers.Here is the article:

Her Name Was Janese Talton-Jackson and She Was Killed Because She Said No http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/01/her_name_was_janese_talton_jackson_and_she_was_killed_because_she_said_no.html

I did not know Janese Talton-Jackson on a personal level. There’s a chance I might have seen her before. And a lesser chance I might have spoken to her. But if I did either, I don’t remember.

But after news of her death began to circulate on Facebook on Friday afternoon, and more and more people spoke of her, I learned that there weren’t many degrees of separation between us. Practically none, actually.

She left behind three children. Twin girls and a 1-year-old son. The father of her daughters is the son of my mom’s best friend, Ms. Debbie. She also lived in a house owned by Ms. Debbie—a house right next door to my dad’s house. They’re separated by two driveways and a line of hedges. My dad was devastated by the news. And if that’s not enough of a connection already, Janese’s brother happens to be Pennsylvania state Rep. Ed Gainey, a man I’ve known for 25 years.

I first became acquainted with Ed through basketball. When my dad would take the 9-year-old me to the courts behind Peabody High School to work on my game, Ed was one of the older teens and early-20-somethings who’d often be there, too. Some days, after I was done drilling, my dad would play with them and I’d watch them play. Then, as I got older and better, I’d play with them too. Today Ed is a popular politician and a friend. And now, as of early Friday morning, brother to a murdered sister: a woman shot and killed in the street by a man because she said no.

According to the police report, Janese was at Cliff’s Bar, located in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood. As the bar neared closing, she was approached by Charles Anthony McKinney, who apparently was interested in her. The interest wasn’t reciprocated, and she left. McKinney allegedly followed her outside, was rebuffed again and then shot her in the chest. She was declared dead at the scene. She was 29.

As I write this, my 2-month-old daughter is 10 feet away in one of her bassinets, fussing. I’ve had to pause from writing twice in the last half hour to check on her. To see if she’s making noise because she’s hungry or cold or hot or wet. But, as I suspected, it’s none of the above. She just wants to be played with, and she’s fussing because she’s bored. So I oblige, stopping every 15 minutes or so to pick her up and make faces at her.

While doing this a moment ago, I noticed that she takes up much more space in her bassinet than she did even a month ago. She will, eventually, outgrow it completely. And then she will learn to walk. And then, years from now, she will leave the house on her own. She will have friends. She will learn to drive. She will go out. And there will be men she is not interested in who will be interested in her. Some might catcall from cars and corners. Some might grab her arm or her waist at the bar. Some might buy her a drink. Some might approach her on the street.

 

Some of these advances will be ignored or unacknowledged. Some met with kind but deliberate body language to convey her lack of interest. And some will even be met with actual words—her actually saying some form of “I’m not interested” out of her actual mouth.

 

But while she can control how she responds to the approach and how she communicates her lack of interest, she cannot control the response to her response. She will have no idea if the guy she says no to will cuss her out. Or spit in her face. (Which happened to my wife before.) Or follow her five blocks to her apartment. (Which has happened to a friend before.) Or follow her outside the bar, ask again, get rejected again and kill her. Which happened to Janese Talton-Jackson.

 

That the world is a specifically dangerous one for women and girls isn’t some grand epiphany I just recently had in having a daughter. I’ve read (and written) enough about it, and I’ve seen enough news about it. I’ve also heard enough first- and second- and third-person stories from friends, girlfriends, cousins and homegirls who have either had this type of violence happen to them or know someone who did. I’ve even watched comedy skits about it.

In one of his HBO specials, Louis C.K. jokes that a woman agreeing to go on a date with a man is literally insane. Because, he continues, we (men) are the No. 1 threat to women’s lives. (Men’s biggest threat? Heart disease.) But the continued existence of our species depends on men approaching women, and women eventually saying, “Yes, I will agree to meet you somewhere of your choosing while alone and at night. Even though, statistically, you’re my No. 1 threat.” Which, he also jokes, is like a man having to date nothing but half-bears/half-lions and hoping that nothing bad happens.

But having a daughter (and a wife) introduces another element to my relationship to this danger. Not empathy—that already existed—but fear. Of course, not every boy and man interested in my daughter will express this interest or respond to her disinterest aggressively, disrespectfully or violently. The vast majority will not. But there is no way of removing those who will from her interactions, no way of avoiding them completely, and that scares the f–k out of me. As I’m sure it scares the f–k out of my wife. And as I’m sure it scares the f–k out of the women who also happened to be at Cliff’s Bar that night.

Janese Talton-Jackson is dead because a man was interested in her. And then killed her when that interest wasn’t reciprocated. But she could have been any woman he happened to be interested in that night. The only thing separating her from the women who made it home alive Friday is chance. Sheer luck.

And this, again, is f–king scary. Not just because of how frequently this happens, but also because I know there will be people—men and women—who will hear about this murder and will immediately think, “Well, she must have said something disrespectful” or “She didn’t have to embarrass him by saying no. Just give him a fake number” or “How was she dressed?” or “What was she even doing out that late in Homewood?” As if this—men responding to disinterest with violence—weren’t epidemic. As if any of this were her fault. And as if “What could she have done to prevent this?” matters at all, and “What can and should men do to stop men from doing this?”—which, ultimately, is the only relevant question here—doesn’t.

I did not know this young woman. But I know several people well who knew her well. None of that really matters, though. Who she knew, who knew her; how she could have been my sister, my daughter, my friend, my wife—those are red herrings. What matters is that she existed. She was alive. She was somebody. And now she’s gone, because she said no.

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BLACK MAN LEAVE US ALONE

He should have been also charged with a hate crime as his wreckless disregard for human life was aimed at a woman (gender).  Unfortunately, this will not be the last time a Black woman dies because she chose to preserve her dignity over being street/sexually harassed by a black male stranger-predator.

News Article: College Student’s Death Might Be Tied To Street Harassment

Like I said, in today’s America, the best thing a conscious woman can do today is avoid the majority of black males.  I read the original story on another news outlet and arrived at the same conclusion: another woman dies because she rejected a black male’s advances.  When street harassment ends in death.

http://www.refinery29.com/2016/01/100660/college-student-shot-new-years-eve-texas

Eric Jamal Johnson, a U.S. Marine, has been arrested for the murder of Sara Mutschlechner, a 20-year-old who was shot and killed in Denton, Texas, as she drove friends home in the early hours of New Year’s Day. With Johnson’s arrest come details of that night that suggest Mutschlechner’s death came after street harassment escalated to violence.

Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer told CNN that there was an exchange between Mutschlechner and her car’s three passengers and a car carrying five or six men. “It was an amicable conversation to begin with, but quickly went downhill and some derogatory statements were made toward the female occupants of that vehicle,” Kizer said. “Some comments were made back towards him, even a couple of threats were thrown. About that time, they were driving through the intersection…when several shots were fired.”

Mutschlechner, who was hit in the head by a bullet, died later that day at a local hospital. Kizer described the passengers who were in the car with Johnson when it fled the scene as “persons of interest.”

Emily May, executive director of anti-harassment nonprofit Hollaback!, told us, “Street harassment is on a spectrum of gender-based violence. When street harassment is okay, it makes groping okay. And when groping is okay, it makes assault okay. And when assault is okay, it makes murder okay. To make sure what happened to Sara doesn’t happen to anyone else, we need to stop this cycle where it starts.”

 

Street/Sexually Harassed at the Panera Bread on Dobbin Road, Columbia, Maryland

One morning at about 9:00 am or so, I decided to go to Panera Bread whose particular location on Dobbin Road in Columbia, Maryland, I usually do not venture to. I had to go to one of the stores in that plaza so I thought I might as well get breakfast too. Sounds simple? Not when a Black ‘Christian’ male STRANGER is stalking you.

I was in my car in the parking lot fiddling around for my shades and my purse when I noticed a Black male driving a grayish sedan pass by and slow down. I initially thought nothing of it because he parked about 5 spaces west of me. Just in case, I took an extra five minutes to ensure he exited his car and was actually out of the parking lot before I left my car.

I then was walking to the entrance of Panera Bread. This location has two attached stores on either side of it and mostly floor to ceiling wide windows as part of its entire storefront. As I stepped closer to the entrance I saw that same Black man staring from inside of the store at me. I turned towards the toward and ignored him.

As I entered, I noticed there was only one cash register open and guess he was chit chatting with the cashier–yes, that same Black male from the parking lot. I ensured I was approximately NINE FEET (9′) behind the Black male. Did not help at ALL. He kept glancing behind him in my direction and I literally turned away. He then continued to stagnate the line as it extended behind me–until another employee open the next register and said to me “May I help you?” At this point, I and the “stranger danger” were both at the order counter but different registers.

Next, is nothing but a Black “Christian” (with ‘Baltimore’ essence emanating from his pores) would do:

This Black “Christian” street/sexual harassing male poked me in my right arm and said to me “You dropped something.” Is there a reason why he had to touch me? Of course not, civilized, normal people just say “excuse me” but oh no, not this simian he just had to invade my personal space. If I was a white woman would he had touched me? No? A covered Arab Sunni Muslim? Yep, you guessed it still a “no.” I knew he was lying because I just got to the counter and hasn’t paid for my transaction yet so I hadn’t opened my purse yet for anything to have fallen out. In order to prevent an automatic violent response from this Black “Christian” predator I looked down and saw a beat up packet of kleenex that looked like it was marinating on the restaurant floor for hours. I quickly stated ‘that’s not mine’ and continued with my order. The cashier, a white female looked at the guy like “go away” instead he berated me for not engaging in unsolicited, unprovoked, unwanted, trying to be inappropriate dialogue. He snapped (though no one said anything further to the Black male suspect) ” ‘Scuse me for trying to be nice.” I ignored him and continued with my order he then started talking to himself–because I had said nothing else. After I pocketed my receipt in my purse, I went to get coffee in which the flavored coffee I wanted had been depleted. I then heard the Black suspect pacing back and forth berating about “nobody want to touch you anyway.” I thought-illogical statement- if you didn’t why did you? I went to the drink bar counter to inform them that one of the coffee containers needed to be replenished. The Black criminal was STILL yelling and mumbling. I stated audibly without turning around, “touch me again, I’m filing charges” as I continued to prepare my coffee. Apparently, my attempt to get a breakfast and to conduct a transaction could not occur without incident in the State of Maryland.

After getting coffee, I went to the counter for pickup orders. The Black All Rights Reserved‘Christian’ criminal was STILL yelling. I thought maybe I should call the police. Panera Bread on Dobbin Road full of white patrons and no one helped–who cares of an innocent Sunni Muslim who is Black is assaulted, accosted or killed by an insure Black Christian criminal. For many, if it had escalated, I have a feeling they would have internally applauded. Howard County is KNOWN for its overt racist attitudes towards Sunni Muslims.

However, there seemed to be one decent white woman who I thought was best to stand beside and was also waiting for her “to go” order.

I began to speak to her about travel and adventures and yes, you guessed the guy was still yelling and when his order finally was ready he asked the food preparer was it his. Then he looked at me and yelled, I want to make sure I don’t TOUCH someone else’s bag and stormed out.

I said to the woman I knew that guy was going to bother me, he kept staring at me as I entered the store. She said “…but it is such a beautiful day…” I thought yes, and these destructive Black “Christian” males are intent on destroying it for decent women who are minding their own business and aren’t interested in them.

Is not this something? HE is upset because I made it obvious that he should have NEVER put his hands on me.

Decent ladies, in broad daylight, in a suburban restaurant even then you have to be vigilant, listen to your instincts. I thought I did enough offense by waiting in my car before going in. Apparently, that and standing several feet is insufficient to ward them off. Nowadays, you have to act like your own S.W.A.T. team, director of recon., preemptive detective and surveillance of all known perimeters. If only I could create some harassment repellent and bottle it–I would make millions…there has to be some type of hormonal or genetic mutation where certain males are prone to sexual harassment/violent behavior that could be spliced or extracted.

Anyway, I digressed: The reality is that no one will assist or protect you in Maryland if you are a women of color.

Black ‘Christian’ males: A word to the wise, you should assume a Sunni Muslim Black American woman is not interested in you just as you assume that Arab, Persian and Indian Muslims are NOT interested in you. Your skin color does not provide some esoteric, anthropological exemption to our religious beliefs that we actually do practice everyday. You set yourself up for disappointment and with your inability to conduct yourself like a civilized human being in modern society you will likely set yourself up for imprisonment due to your violent and/or hysterical inability to accept the rejection you already know is imminent.

I think, just not for myself but for also those readers who are survivors of street harassment and accosting to make sure you get license plates, descriptions of cars, race, markings (like tattoos and moles) and locations. Tell your stories, let the world know how Black “Christian” male predators truly conduct themselves on a daily basis, how many women of color are not helped or protected in this so called free and democratic society; let their mothers, daughters, nieces, friends and wives know how they act in public towards innocent, decent women who are total STRANGERS. Expose these Black “Christian” criminals for the social demons they truly are. Most importantly, be safe and be careful.
*A Sunni Muslim Black American Woman

This is What I See When a Black “Christian” Man Street Harasses Me (Including the Thinly Veiled “Hi, how you doin’?”)

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‘Animal’- the Muppets

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Yes, Black “Christian” males: when you street harass decent women you are viewed as out of control, subhuman beasts. And rightly so.

*A (covered) Sunni Muslim Black American Woman

Harassed During Lunch Breaks in NW, Washington, DC

At a time when I was working in NW, Washington, DC, I began going to Cosi’s restaurant for my lunch break. Around the second week of doing this a black “Christian” male began making unsolicited and unprovoked passes at me each day I walked by the business establishment which he was an employee. This business was one block north of the Cosi’s. This Black male was some type of chauffeur as he had a uniform on. He would literally reach out his left arm at me to attemot to touch and/or grab me. He did not conduct himself this way when white women walked by. Apparently I have good reflexes and jumped/stepped away. He continued these attempts so I decided to walk in the street which meant nearly getting hit by driver’s service who pulled up in town cars for guests. Even then he would not stopped as he was on thataide of the sidewalk he popped out of the passenger’s seat and tried to run his chest into my front an barely missed as I once again stepped back.

After documenting everything and being fed up I went to the business and asked for the supervisor of these chauffeurs or bell hops. Of course, it was a man who attempted to make light of it until I pointed out literally to the glass and brass framed revolving door towards the sidewalk and said “You see all those white women walking pass, he does not bother not one of them.” But he thinks it is ok to bother a covered (Sunni) Muslim. After documenting everything in writing and informing those in charge that I will pursue criminal charges. Apparently, the white male supervisor reprimanded the Black male bellhop as the next day would not even look at me. Why must I resort to a the law to get a black “Christian” male to stop harassing me. Why do black “Christian” male act inappropriately and MORE comfortable in their licenscious conduct towards a religiously-clad (fully covered with hijab) G-d fearing woman who is minding her business. It is inexcusable and disgusting and demonstrates that when it comes to street harassment there is black male privilege. Simply inexcusable.

Sexually Harrased at Maiwond Kabob, Linthicum, Maryland

One late afternoon I was at Maiwond Kabob, off Elkridge Landing Road in Linthicum, Maryland (Anne Arundel County). Maiwond Kabob is known for having hilaal so Muslims venture there often.

As I was waiting to get my order, I went to the small counter where the condiments are located. I began filling one of the mini clear cups with “Rooster sauce” when a black “Christian” male appeared and made a comment about the sauce. I said nothing. The black male then looked directly at me and stated “I’ve never had any of THAT before” with a dirty smirk on his face and just stood there staring and would not move. I continued to not respond and gathered my napkins and condiments and walked to the other side of the restaurant. The woman preparing the food looked on with disgust at the black male.

I wondered if this ever happened to a white nun, a white Amish, an Ashkenazi or Orthodox Jewish or Pakistani or Arab Sunni Muslim. I seriously doubt it. “Black” women are prey to black male strangers no matter if they are Sunni Muslim, how G-d-fearing, modest or religiously clad one is. Black males have a deep seated hatred and disdain for women they presume to be “Black” and show it everyday especially against TOTAL STRANGERS. These black men are supposed to be charged with hate crimes.

I only pray G-d brings down His wrath and show what true justice is to these nasty and disrespectful Negroes.

Black Man Sexually/Street Harassed Black Woman at Shell Gas Station, Prince George’s County, Maryland

On an occasion I was in Prince George’s County I ventured to a Shell gas station off Riverdale Road which leads to a split by-pass of Princess Garden Parkway in the late morning. As I began fueling a Black woman appeared to be there alone began yelling at a black man for propositioning her. Her tone of voice was wrought with anger and disgust but was also characterized as an intent to alert bystanders that she may need help. She stated, “You don’t talk to no female that way!” As more witnesses continued to look upon the situation the black man looked guilty and began retreating yelling “All I said is how she was doin’!”

None of the bystanders, including myself were close enough to be privy to what he said.  Whatever it was she was offended, not interested and he wouldn’t let her be.

However, let’s take this black male at his claim that he simply asked how she was doing. Most able bodied black people know this is more than a simple query into a woman’s day or what some may deem a mere flirt (as you know black men are the biggest “slick talking, justifying every bad act they do everyday con artists). When a black man says this to a black woman he is really stating “I want to *expletive* you and you BETTER acquiesce.” This is why the black woman felt threatened because he refused to take her no, her attempt to ignore or simply get away from a total hedonistic stranger as her response.

Remember Joey from the hit sitcom ‘Friends’ and when he asked “How YOU doin’?” and everyone knew what he was up to–the difference is that he didn’t corner the woman in a small space or block her freedom of movement until he got the answer he wanted (which by the way is illegal and deemed ‘false imprisonment’).

This black male wanted to force his lustful desire on a black woman stranger who he viewed as his property simply because of her skin pigmentation. This ignorant black brute demanded what did not belong to him. This is very common street/sexual harassment by black males to Black women. At least she brought immediate attention to it and got away from the predator in a safe manner. Now just imagine how many Black women who are not as fortunate.