Monday, January 02, 2012

Detroit New Year’s Killing: Facts Start to Leak Out Through Media’s Red Wall of Silence

Slain Club Manager Named; He was Son of Contours Singer, Joe Billingslea
By David in TN

[Previously, at WEJB/NSU: “Happy New Year, Detroit-Style: Club Manager was Killed, Trying to Break Up a Fight; FREEP Writer Knows Facts, but Refuses to Report Them.”]

Out of 4 stories I found, this is the only one to name the victim, LeMark Billingslea. He was the son of a Motown personality. Rather than wait for an ambulance, his friends tried to transport Billingslea to the hospital, but had an accident.

N.S.: I can understand Billingslea’s friends’ position: In sub-Saharan Africa, where Detroit is located, one not only does not know when a summoned ambulance will arrive, but if it will ever come.

And since the victim was the son of a minor local celebrity, excuse me, there are no minor local black celebrities, the media have deigned to start releasing some particulars on the crime, but nothing that will help protect the public, or bring in Billingslea's killer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just did a Google search and couldn't find any more news. Somebody will have to talk for the killer to be found. In this kind of killing, sometimes nobody talks.

David In TN