The Black Undertow has reared its ugly head again in Vance County, North Carolina.
In this case, a group of four African-Americans attempted to burglarize a White middle class home in Henderson, NC that was occupied by a 14-year-old boy and his 17-year-old sister.
The polite teenage boy was armed with a shotgun and did what was necessary to defend the homestead and protect his terrified sister from the threat posed by real domestic terrorists.
“Police in North Carolina revealed a 14-year-old boy shot dead an intruder attempting to break into his home while he and his sister were alone.
The teen opened fire with a shotgun while his 17-year-old sister hid in a closet as a gang of men attempted to smash their way into their home…
In the North Carolina incident, police said the 14-year-old and his sister were at home in the rural town of Henderson when four men tried to break into the house. . .
Michael Anthony Henderson Jr, 19, was shot dead.
He staggered away from the house and collapsed where he was found by police.
His brother Seneca, 20, and one other man Andrew Terry, 23, have already been charged in the case.
Police are still searching for a third man named as 21-year-old Jatwaun Davis.
Investigators released a 911 call with the teen calmly describing how he shot the intruder.
In the call, the teen, says: ‘I just shot the man. He came around the corner. I shot him. He broke the whole glass out (of the back door).’
He continues: ‘I don’t know how many it was (who broke in). Just one came around the corner. I got one more in the chamber. I’m going to shoot again,’ the boy said.
‘Do not, while I’m on the phone, do not fire that firearm, OK?’ the dispatcher says.
‘What if another one comes in the house, ma’am?’ he asked.
‘Let me know, OK, if you see anybody. I will let you know (when a deputy gets to the house),’ the dispatcher responded.
As the boy and his sister waited for deputies to arrive, he told the dispatcher that he was ‘perfectly fine’, but his sister was ‘really shaken up’.
The boy even asks about the condition of the intruder.
‘He’s still outside. He’s unconscious. I’m not sure if he’s still living or not,’ the dispatcher said.
‘They only found one outside. Are you not sure how many it was?’
‘I’m not sure how many it was, but when I shot, I didn’t hear anybody running,’ he said.
The teen’s sister is earlier heard on a call to an emergency dispatcher saying someone was banging on the door trying to get in.
She tells the operator she is hiding in a closet but that her brother has a gun.
Police said the teen will not face any charges for killing Michael Henderson on December 29.
Under North Carolina’s Castle Doctrine Law, homeowners can use deadly force if they fear their lives are in danger.
The family has declined to comment since the shooting.”
Michael Henderson, the African-American who was shot and killed in this home invasion, has previous criminal charges stemming from trespass, assault, and property damage. Andrew Terry was wanted for a November burglary in another Vance County home. Seneca Henderson and Jatwaun Donkes Davis have since been arrested.
Is this just an isolated incident? No, when I first heard about this story, I wasn’t surprised at all to learn the home invasion had occurred in Henderson of all places. While violent crime has declined statewide in North Carolina, it has soared by 16.5 percent in Vance County, which elected its first black sheriff in 2006.
In this Black Undertow city of 16,100 residents, 59 percent of whom are African-American, there was a drive-by shooting in December, an African-American murder victim was found in a field in September, an African-American was charged with 84 counts of burglary in June, and nine African-Americans were arrested in May and were charged with 350 felonies in connection with 27 home invasions in Henderson.
Back in 2009, the New York Times interactive foodstamp map showed that 40 percent of African-Americans in Vance County were on the EBT card. That was a statewide highwater mark in North Carolina at the time that was tied only by Scotland County.
Vance County is where Eric Loznicka was lynched by a Black Undertow mob last March while he was on his way to pick up a snack for his son at Burger King:
“They’re running up the street saying they’re going to kill everybody,” one caller said.
“Something really bad is going on here,” another caller told dispatchers.“Somebody’s getting hurt really bad.”
“I haven’t been able to sleep very well,” witness Cindy Harris said. “It’s the worst thing I think I’ve ever seen, just a brutal beating.”
“They pulled him out of the car and pushed him down and continued to kick him and beat him and just smash his head down in the cement,” Harris said. “I couldn’t do anything to help him. I couldn’t get out of my car for fear, but I just couldn’t leave him there alone. I couldn’t leave him. I was constantly blowing my horn thinking that maybe it would scatter them and they would leave him alone. I called 911 immediately.”
“The next thing I saw was this gentleman that had been beaten running in front of his truck and this guy was telling him to get in my truck,” Harris said.“He jumped over the bed into the truck, and they were pulling at his leg trying to get him out of the truck and the gentleman just took off.”
The Confederate history buffs reading this website will recall that Vance County was named in honor of Gov. Zebulon Vance, the Confederate Governor of North Carolina, who was a thorn in the side of President Jefferson Davis throughout the War Between the States.
Like Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephens, Zebulon Vance was imprisoned in Washington after the government of North Carolina was violently overthrown by General William Tecumsah Sherman in May 1865. In 1876, North Carolina was “redeemed” from the Republican rule when Vance was reelected Governor.
Vance later became a U.S. Senator and opposed the Federal Elections Bill of 1890 in Congress which was the last gasp of federal civil rights legislation until the Civil Rights Act of 1957:
“The policy of subjecting the intelligence and property of the South to the control of ignorance and poverty is not a new one. It has been tried. To the candid man who really desires the welfare of his country, the experiment resulted in a failure so disastrous that he would never desire to see it repeated.
The carpetbag rulers were infinitely worse than the Negroes. The evil propensities of the one were directed by intelligence, and the ignorance of the other became simply the instrument by which the purposes of the white leaders were carried out. The material and moral ruin wrought under this infernal conjunction of ignorance and intelligent vice was far greater than that inflicted by war. The very foundations of public virtue were undermined, and the seeds of hatred were thickly sown between the races.
In this great struggle to escape Negro rule and restore our State governments to the control of those who made them, and whose ancestors had established their principles in their blood, we had both the aid and the sympathy of Northern Democrats everywhere. We had neither from you.
You did not even stand by with indifference. You upheld the party the party of misrule and ignorance in every way you could. You kept the Army of the United States in the South to overcome the struggling whites as long as you dared. You sorrowed when the plundering of our people was stopped, and you received to your arms as martyrs the carpetbag fugitives expelled by the indignation of an outraged people.”
If Zebulon Vance were here with us today, would he be arguing with Yankees about the existence of “Black Confederates,” or would he be writing for this website? What do you think?
The candid man who truly desires the welfare of his country and sees the Reality of Vance County in the year 2012 is forced to conclude that Southerners were justified in disenfranchising and restraining the Black Undertow. BRA is a disastrous failure and civilization in North Carolina is under assault because Northern liberals like Brooks D. Simpson are still taken seriously.
In this great struggle to overthrow the Black Undertow and redeem the State of North Carolina for posterity, the aid and sympathy of the Northern White man will again be indispensable. No more lynchings on the way to Burger King. No more home invasions while mommy and daddy are at work. No more White women driven off the road, raped, and beaten to death with a baseball bat.
Freedom failed … the financial and moral ruin wrought under this infernal conjunction of ignorance and intelligent vice that we call “free society,” the world of BRA that Martin Luther King, Jr. saw from the mountaintop, can no longer be tolerated in the North or the South.
Note: In The Color of Crime: North Carolina, we learned the Black Undertow is responsible for 47.8 percent of homicide, 44.5 percent of rape, 88.7 percent of interracial rape, 75 percent of robbery, 51 percent of aggravated assault, and 47 percent of burglary in North Carolina.