Raleigh police found a five month old girl who had been beaten by her parents so badly that she sustained the following injuries: (1) a skull fracture, (2) internal bleeding in the brain, (3) three fractured ribs, (4) a cut between the nose and the lip, and (5) bleeding from the right eye. In addition, police found inside the motel room in which they were staying marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and two other children belonging to the mother.
The parents were charged with three counts of misdemeanor child abuse, three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, and one count of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The baby’s mother, who kicked the father in the back and slammed a door on him was additionally charged with simple assault.
No attempted murder charges levied at anyone!
Crystal Mangum allegedly throws punches and objects at her boyfriend and scratches him, according to police.
Ms. Mangum is charged with attempted first degree murder and placed under a million dollar bond.
Bail set for the parents of beating the child was set at $780,000 and $515,000.
Yet another example of the all too prevalent comparative cases of selective justice based on Class and Color that so predominates the North Carolina criminal justice system. Charges are not leveled with any consistency, bail is arbitrarily set, and the media controls the spin in accordance with the powers that be. The carpetbagger jihad against Mike Nifong (a vindictive call to arms as initiated by Rae Evans in her “60 Minutes” interview) has definitely had a heavy hand in the heavy-handed treatment of Ms. Mangum in this unfortunate and private altercation she had with her boyfriend.
The media, of course, is quick to give prominent negative coverage to Ms. Mangum with a link on the front page of the News & Observer referring to the front page of the local (Triangle & Co.) section. On the front page of that section, the headlines address her as the “Lacrosse accuser.” Then there is a large photo showing Ms. Mangum in prison garb, extending low enough to depict the handcuffs on her wrists. Media coverage of the five month old baby girl who was beaten does not even merit coverage on the front page of the local section.
The cogs of the police, prosecutors, courts, and media are all in sync and spinning to the drumbeat of the carpetbagger families of the Duke Lacrosse defendants and their attorneys in carrying out their vindictive jihad against anything Nifong. Any staunch and vociferous supporter of Mike Nifong who happens to be ensnared in some criminal event, trumped up or not, can expect the same uneven treatment by the police, prosecutors, courts, and media that Ms. Mangum received.