Monday, July 09, 2007

Snitch of the Week: 7/1 - 7/7 (Austin Mob Snitches)

Apparently the mob that murdered the passenger of a car that struck a small boy in Austin, Texas wasn't really a mob. A good turn of events, because this story kind of disturbed me when it first came out.

  • Morales, a 40-year-old house painter, died after being attacked while coming to the defense of his co-worker Victor Medel, who struck a young boy with his car while dropping Morales off at the Booker T. Washington housing complex on Thompson Street near Rosewood Avenue in East Austin.

    His death drew worldwide media attention after police initially connected it to a crowd from a nearby Juneteenth celebration. City officials later reduced the number of people in the area and said the attack was not connected to the festival at Rosewood Park.

It turns out it was some dumb-ass jig boxer. I guess that's better than a mob of people murdering a stranger in America in 2007. Although it's debatable how much a part of America Texas really is.

To the five people who stepped up and snitched on this moron, which included some of his friends,

  • "The affidavit includes summaries of statements given by five people who said they witnessed the beating. Willie Warren, 20; Charles Bernard Davis, 23; and Brandon Cleveland, 18, all told police that they were in a car with Colvin before the beating."

You are the Snitch of the Week.


  1. It's good that people stepped up and told the truth about what really happened. Of course, none of this made the major news channels. If I hadn't started reading your blog, guess I'd never know.

    It's sad to say, but when the story first dropped, I didn't question it for a momemnt. America is a country where we let people die in the middle of hospital emergency rooms, and where sickos kidnap, molest, and murder children. This kind of insane behavior happens so often you gradually become numb in your reactions.


  2. Damn...why the hell would you beat the passenger to death?

  3. Man, what is going on in Texas?

    They also Keith Chester Hill.

  4. Good catch HR, I swallowed the story too when I first saw it; it really made me question whether anyone had the strength/sense to stand up and say enough. Now I can restore a little bit of hope in humanity, just not the actual dude who did it.

  5. Texas is a hot mess.
    Why did no one report that it wasn't a mob?
    People want blood.