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Open Letter to the Family of Maurice Clemmons and Rickey Hinton

December 3, 2009

Editor’s Note: This post is not an open invitation to threaten or demean the Clemmons/Hinton family in the comments section.  All comments on the SV are moderated. If you abuse the moderation policy your comments will not be posted.

To the family of Maurice Clemmons/Rickey Hinton,

Last week; your family member, Maurice Clemmons, ruthlessly gunned down 4 Lakewood police officers Sunday morning, leading to one of the biggest manhunts in our State’s history.  Emotions and opinions are strong on this issue, thus, low blows fly easily, heck sometimes they just make us feel better at your expense.  At the same time, as someone who has lived here her entire life, I’m personally effected by what has happened, and as the days go by, so do the shades of emotion.  What began as disbelief has since turned a shade of annoyance with spots of resentment at what I’ve seen in your family these past few days- as well as the mess you’ve left in your wake.

Of course I can’t really imagine what it must feel like to find out that someone you love, someone you’ve known for many years or for your entire life, has been accused of such a terrible crime.

No, I don’t know what it’s like to have police and federal law enforcement searching everywhere to find him.

Obviously I can’t fathom the sheer stress of opening your front door to find reporters from across the country camped on the front lawn waiting to to get your “reaction.”  Your addresses have been published and republishes on websites and television news and print over and over.  Whatever privacy or comfort level you had living here is gone and will never be the same again.

It must be a nightmare.

I get that.

It also seems clear to me that, aside from having an extensive criminal background, Maurice Clemmons was a man undone.  Our criminal justice systems and mental health services failed to contain him and failed to protect the public from harm.  Clemmons spoke openly to some of you about killing police officers- thus, the failure is yours as well, for no one stepped up and informed the proper authorities that the threat was imminent.

Pile all those failures together and what do we get?  Four dead police officers and a killer on the run.

The number one priority from that moment, was finding who had done this.

By Monday night/Tuesday morning it was evident to law enforcement that Clemmons was getting help from you, his family and friends, in order to escape being captured.  This revelation turned the entire situation on its ear.  We were faced with a level of brazen crime and disregard none of us in the Pacific Northwest have seen before.

You didn’t just agree to help because he showed up on your doorstep unexpectedly.

It’s not as if he was holding a gun to your head and forcing you to choose between life and death.

No, the help you gave in the hours and days following the shooting was purposeful; to help him get away.  You bandaged his wounds, gave him food, drove him around… and not just that- but actively worked to throw police off the trail, sending them on wild goose chases,  knowing damn well what you were doing all along.

It seems only one family member has the sense, conscience and morals to step up and do the right thing.  Chrisceda Clemmons.  You didn’t hesitate to do the right thing when contacted by Maurice.  The media has taken its lazy time sharing your story, so it probably won’t mean much to too many people because the focus is on the other family members and friends who didn’t make the right choice when confronted with the same decision as you and your husband.  This letter is not directed at you for that reason and I think it’s important to point out that distinction since no one else ever really cares to.

And to those other family members and friends- most of which now sit in jail facing charges related to this incident- there really are no words to convey the level of anger, disgust and outrage people feel right now.

Simply put, how dare you?

Rickey Hinton, 46, Clemmons’ half brother was charged in Pierce County Superior Court today with three counts of first-degree rendering criminal assistance. Hinton pleaded not guilty.  The charge is a class A felony and carries a maximum sentence of 5 years per count.

Darcus D. Allen, 38, who is wanted in Arkansas on a robbery warrant, was booked under investigation for helping Clemmons after the officers were gunned down.  If police determine Allen knew of Clemmons’ plans, he could be charged with four murder counts.

Felony Charges have also been brought against Quiana Williams,  Darcus Allen, his brother, and Letricia Nelson, Clemmons’ aunt.  From the Seattle Times:

Nelson, Clemmons’ aunt, directed another relative to turn car keys and money over to Clemmons shortly after the Lakewood officers were killed, the documents allege.

When the relative said it “ain’t right” not to call police, Nelson responded, “It ain’t right, but family’s more important,” according to the documents.

If all those charged in this case are convicted of all counts and sentenced to the maximum, you’re looking at over 100 years between the 7 of those who decided that family was more important than anything else, who decided to willfully do the wrong thing for a man who is now dead.

It’s one thing to have no respect for the law.  It’s another entirely to have no respect for another human life.  You all knowingly did the wrong thing.  You knowingly lied.

With that knowledge came a level of anger in law enforcement and common citizens, which I can’t recall ever seeing before.

Your actions are despicable.

No one is saying it’s easy to hand over someone you love to the police knowing full well he’ll spend the rest of his life in prison, or worse, be executed for his crimes.  But that’s what responsible members of society do- they suck it up and do the right thing, even if it’s hard, even if it hurts.

Destiny Hinton, Rickey Hinton’s daughter claims to have no knowledge of the situation (we’ll never know if that’s true or not- apples fallin’ close to trees the way they do).  Hours after her home was raided KIRO TV circulated Destiny’s myspace page across the internet, showing anyone who chose to click on it, a trashy harlot who glorifies negative stereotypes of Black women and encourages her children to do the same.  At 28 years old, somehow she has become the family spokesperson- such a travesty.

Wednesday evening Destiny came out and said her family wants to have a public vigil for her late uncle at the site where he was gunned down by police.

(pause)

What?

You want a special place to gather and honor his life and share fond memories, is that it? “Remember when uncle Maurice broke into that woman’s house, punched her out and stole all her shit, then got clemency?”

Yes, to all of you he was family.  To all of us, he was a cold blooded killer.  It may be a free country, but the last thing you should be doing is trying to have a memorial in public for someone everyone thinks so little of.  If you want to memorialize him do so in private.  I can only imagine the kind of uproar that would be caused by a candle light vigil to honor a cop killer- that’s not giving dignity to the dead.

Thursday Rickey Hinton was in court to face charges of rendering criminal assistance.  And what bright idea did you, his family members have?  You went out and had personalized t-shirts made to support him.

“Free Rickey Hinton” t-shirts.  In the same court room as family members of the deceased.  Why?  A family member said “Cause I feel that he shouldn’t have to be in jail. Free Rickey Hinton that’s all you got to say.”

He…shouldn’t have to be in jail?  Really?  And why the hell not?

Hinton knew Clemmons was planning to kill police officers when he loaned him the truck used to drive to and from to the murder scene. He was constantly in contact with Eddie and Douglas Davis, as they drove Clemmons to his aunt’s house in Pacific after the murders.

It’s against the law to help someone who has committed murder.  That’s pretty much a rule across the board in every state and city in this country.  Rickey Hinton broke that law- pure and simple.  Yes he belongs in jail and so do the rest of them.

I can think of more important things to use my money for, than personalized t-shirts in support of a heartless criminal.  Has the Clemmons/Hinton family made any contributions to the fund for the officers’ families, including the nine children who had to be told their parent wasn’t coming home again?

Better yet, has the Clemmons/Hinton family released a statement of condolence condemning the murder and the actions of those family members who cheered him on and lent a helping hand…  No?  I didn’t think so.

From KIRO TV:

Outside the courtroom, Hinton’s daughter Destiny and other family members were angry that they were late for court and that police in the courthouse hallway prevented them from confronting Richards’ family. “What about my dad’s family? What about Maurice’s family? They wanted to rush us out; ‘don’t go up, the family’s upset’- we’re upset too,” Destiny said.

First things first Destiny- this isn’t about your f#cking family.  This isn’t about your pain.  You could at least give the appearance of being a self respecting member of society.  Lie to us, damn.  Tell us all how appalled you are, how you’re praying for the victims families, and then zip it.  What you do behind closed doors is your business.  I don’t care if you talk to your dad every day on the phone from jail.   But at this point, strategically, you want to keep all of that to your self.

Second of all, what the hell do you want to confront one of the dead police officer’s families for?  Are you insane?  I’m asking the question genuinely- have you lost your gawtdayum mind?  You think a confrontation with the family is somehow going to help you…how?  You think you can save your dad?  It’ll never happen.  You think you can openly advocate for him and no one is going to eventually tell you to sit down and shut the hell up- well then dear heart you’ve got a thing or two to learn about how life really works.

But that’s not how you’re going to play it.  Instead you’re going to come out and act like a fool; shallow, moronic and self important- like you have a grievance and have been dealt a bad hand.

If I could do one thing right now, it’d be to take your highfalutin ego aside and slap the arrogance right on out of it.  Where’s your common sense?  Is it too much to ask that you exercise a bit of self restraint here?

It may seem harsh, but I’m going to say it anyway:  If your actions these past few days are a prelude of things to come – save us all the trouble and just go.  Pack up your “I don’t give a damn”, gutter mentality and take it all back to wherever the hell you came from.  We don’t want to hear it.  If you keep runnin’ your mouth the way you do you’re going to piss off the wrong person.

By no means am I suggesting harm come to you or yours- what I am saying is I’m shocked no one has keyed your car or flattened your tires.  if I were in your shoes, the first thing I would do is send out my deepest condolences and condemn the act- and then I would stay silent- leave the area if I had to.  Sometimes you just have to set yourself aside for the bigger picture.

In case you’re too dense to understand what the bigger picture actually is- it has nothing to do with you.  You have zero sympathy in the media or the public eye- and more importantly, the families of the victims.  They look at you, listen to you, watch your conduct on the news and in front of their faces in court and think you are nothing more than animals who live a life of crime and love it.

You’re behavior is so depraved that people are getting very, very angry- that’s on top of being livid about the murders and heartbroken at the loss of these police officers.  I don’t know what is going on in that idiot mind of yours, but you don’t go around killing police officers up here.  That’s not something to shrug at.  It’s not cool, it doesn’t prove manhood or earn some special crown of recognition- once you take that step you are on. your. own.

You can’t take back what you’ve done in response to this situation.

You’e so wrapped up in yourself that you can’t see or feel what is going on around you.  Your family isn’t suffering more than those of the dead officers.  Where is your humility?

A public vigil?  Free Rickey Hinton t-shirts?  Confronting the victims families?  No statement of condolence?

Given the circumstances, you’ve got some nerve.

I have to say it.  On a personal level, as a Black woman, I just want to shake you.  I am certain you can’t even begin to grasp the ramifications of all of this when it comes to perceptions about race, crime and violence.  You have no idea the things people are saying and thinking about Black people because of everything that has happened.  Every day that you all go on television and push your indignation only cements it.  I swear, every time I see one of your myspace pictures or hear you talk on the news, I feel like I’m being Punk’d, it’s that stereotypically cliche; ignorant, arrogant, angry, loud Black woman. Obviously the people around you aren’t smart enough to tell you what you need to be doing, so allow me: shut the hell up and sit down- and don’t move from that spot any time soon.

Thoroughly Disgusted,

Sable  Verity

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27 Comments leave one →
  1. Dawn Mesa permalink
    December 4, 2009 4:34 am

    Hear, Hear Sable!!! Very well put.

  2. SE Reader permalink
    December 4, 2009 5:32 am

    There is now a fund for the aunt’s family who went to the police. This is to help fix up their house which was so damaged as the police were searching for Clemmons. Donations to the Clemmons and Shantz family can be sent to the Leschi Community Council, P.O. Box 22391, Seattle, WA 98122-0391. They are also getting help navigating through the red tape to get help from the police. They stood up and did the right thing — I have a ton of respect for them. Thanks

  3. The Spook Who Sat By The Door permalink
    December 4, 2009 5:37 am

    Is this like a petition? ‘Cuz you know I want to sign it.

    I’d like to think that we’ve gotten past a place where we would praise someone for “lifting up the race” or conversely “holding us back”, but folks like this show how quickly the actions of a few can drag us all back to time when that frame of mind was all too common.

    This past week, I can’t help but think of this line from “A Soldier’s Story” http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088146/quotes, spoken by Sgt. Waters to C. J. Memphis:

    “Them Nazis ain’t all crazy. Whole lot of people just can’t seem to fit in to where things seem to be going. Like you, CJ. See, the Black race can’t afford you no more. There used to be a time, we’d see someone like you singin’, clownin’, yassuh-bossin’… and we wouldn’t do anything. Folks liked that. You were good. Homey kind of nigger. When they needed somebody to mistreat, call a name or two, they paraded you. Reminded them of the good old days. Not no more. The day of the Geechee is gone, boy. And you’re going with it.”

    …and I hate myself for thinking it. Stepin Fetchit is a far cry from gangsta rappers on MTV, but the damage feels the same – no, make that worse. To those who aided and supported Maurice Clemmons; We can’t afford you no more.

  4. December 4, 2009 6:59 am

    I can no longer understand these family members or even remotely fathom what they are thinking. What in the world are they thinking even THINKING about approaching family members of the slain officers, or trying to equivocate their pain with that of the family and friends of the officers killed? Is it that they have been so entrenched in crime, and for so long, that their value system is just completely upside-down? I just do not get them.

  5. The Spook Who Sat By The Door permalink
    December 4, 2009 8:14 am

    The flipside of all this hatin’ on Maurice Clemons and those that helped him is that his aunt, Chrisceda Clemmons did “do the right thing” and now has a busted up house to show for it. Let’s see how much support she and her family get from the community in the coming days…

  6. Sable permalink*
    December 4, 2009 8:52 am

    Spook, as another reader already shared, it looks like their community is standing by them having set up that fund. I also understand spd is getting them some resources and their insurance co is also on it. But I still go back to those stupid t shirts. Waste of money. They should have used that money for the victims, including their own family members who, you’re right, got a busted house as thanks for their efforts. Obviously swat had to do what they had to do, but it’s still really unfortunate.

  7. Russ permalink
    December 4, 2009 10:15 am

    Its not only the people directly effected by Clem’s actions but it is now every person who has ever made a mistake. There are 10s of thousands of once convicted felons who have completely turned their lives around, were granted pardons and went on to have normal successful lives never to re-offend. Now these people will be under scrutiny too condemned all over again. Because of Clemon’s actions stupid government officials driven by political motives will make drastic laws that condemn all people from ever re-gaining their rights and freedoms as an American Citizen. Maurice has now killed those people and their families too. And when so many laws are made that seperate the “never done anything wrong” from everyone else, well thats not going to be fun either. So feel free to continue to act ghetto and seal the fate of every American Citizen that has ever made a mistake. Without light at the end of the tunnel what’s the use right? You take the oppritunity to change and vindicate from people you just guarantee a life long criminal! What is an American without Rights or the possibility of earning them back? But remove that all together and you have trouble, big trouble. Thanks again Maurice you POS and the the Ghetto Bunch too BURN IN HELL. It is useless to think our Governor with think this through, she’s writing a bill that would basically re-convict a pardoned person while in Washington State (which someone will immediately challenge the legality of which it has none). This is another type of racial profiling. This will lead to millions of dollars in legal fees, court time, state resources, etc, etc, etc paid for by us…..again complimets of Maurice and the Ghetto Bunch. I am deeply saddened by what has happened in our community and have shed tears at the memorials, my company that I own bought breakfast for some officers in a resturaunt anonymously last week and we gave $500 to the memorail fund, I was a convicted felon.

  8. Hector permalink
    December 4, 2009 10:53 am

    Well done, SV, for speaking for people who do care about their fellow men. Look deep & a good heart is a good heart while ignorance is ignorance whether it is found high or low.

  9. jane doe permalink
    December 4, 2009 11:50 am

    What Miss Thing, I mean Destiny, can’t seem to fathom is that any pain her family is feeling is a result of the actions of HER family. Any pain the officers family and the community are feeling is also a result of the actions of HER family. The only people who could have stopped this tragedy from occuring are her father and uncle.

  10. Chris permalink
    December 4, 2009 12:02 pm

    The worst part about this article is Destiny will probably never understand how wrong she is, much less read this article….but she needs to.

  11. Anakerie permalink
    December 4, 2009 1:16 pm

    I followed a link from twitter here. Sable, may I stand up and salute you? You’ve written a lot of what I have been thinking in the last few days. Especially the things about those personalized t-shirts and the vocal wish for a public memorial for Maurice Clemmons. I just do NOT understand what Destiny Hinton and the other members of that family are trying to accomplish.

    I am a regular poster on the InSession message boards and there were a number of us who followed this tragedy from all over the country there. Some of us were relaying what we saw on twitter, some of us were relaying what we heard on scanners, and a few of us who live up there in the Seattle/Tacoma area were relaying what they were seeing and hearing. Sable, I’ve placed a link to your letter over on the InSession message boards.. I hope you don’t mind.

  12. Terry Shuck permalink
    December 4, 2009 1:35 pm

    I am going to silkscreen the image of Clemmons dead body onto a t-shirt and wear it proudly, since the family has taken to t-shirt protesting of how badly they’re being treated.

  13. Aaron bossett permalink
    December 4, 2009 2:19 pm

    SV DOES IT AGAIN!!!

  14. Betty Hinton permalink
    December 4, 2009 2:45 pm

    I came across your website by accident. No need to get excited I am not related to Mr. Clemmons, having the same last name is just a co-incidence. It is obvious that you and your supporters would like to convey a message that you are better and different than other Blacks. However, if you take time to read some psychology books, you will learn that self-hatred is the worst case of mental illness. Whites do not respect Blacks like you because they know that you evny them and would do anything to be accepted by them. Throughout college I have read textbooks that depict your kind as being someone who is so desperate to be accepted by Whites that you lose identity with their own race.

    I think it was a terrible thing that happened to those police officers. However, I do not think that you or any of your supporters have enough facts to be commenting on this incidence. You know nothing about Mr. Clemmons, yet you have labeled him as a career criminal. If you are going to judge people, learn to read between the lines to determine what makes sense and what doesn’t.

    As far as Mr. Clemmons’ family is concerned, they have not broken any laws that haven’t been broken throughout American history. They are among a few who face prosecution for it. Laws against aiding and abetting have always existed but rarely are people punished for it.

    It is the fake do-gooders like you and your kind who are a disgrace to the Black race. If you really want to change the image of Blacks, stop shooting off you mouths and do something that will change things. Whites are never going to separate you from other Blacks, I don’t care how important you think you are. Your negative comments will only re-enforce sterotypes against Blacks. Any negative behavior by Blacks will be a reflection upon you unless you are able to change your race.

    The comment you posted by Chris, the comedian, demonstrates his ignorance. If you had any pride at all, you would not be concerned about what any other race had to say about Blacks. No race is without fault and there is a lot that is kept behind closed doors because they don’t make a spectacle out of themselves or their problems the way that Blacks like you do. Try being a positive role model, and I guarantee more Blacks will want to be like you.

  15. December 4, 2009 4:31 pm

    Sable — I don’t think these t-shirts are all that bad of an idea… “you can’t judge a person by the color of their skin” — but the t-shirts… that kind of gives you a quick leg up on who you’re dealing with 🙂 I truly encourage everyone on that side of judgment and reason to spend all their money on these t-shirts, and to wear them proudly as a uniform testament to who they really are.

    Chris — the worst part about this article is that Destiny won’t understand the big words.

  16. Lee permalink
    December 4, 2009 4:58 pm

    Betty Hinton – I sure hope that the majority of blacks aspire to be like Sable, rather than you who seems to be barking up the wrong tree.

    Nowhere in Sable’s letter did she put down blacks nor glorify whites. Whether you like it or not, the actions of the Clemmons and Hinton families only reinforces the stereotypes a lot of white people have of blacks instead of them accepting and acknowledging that the vast majority of black people more than likely feel like Sable does.

    I don’t know why you felt the need to try to set yourself apart from the Hintons involved in this tragic and heinous case, only to perpetuate (or attempt to) the divide between blacks and whites. Fortunately, most whites don’t think the way you do and can appreciate and, in fact, laud a woman like Sable who is confident enough to speak the truth.

  17. The Spook Who Sat By The Door permalink
    December 4, 2009 9:33 pm

    Re: #14 Betty Hinton,

    I don’t even know where to begin. I half suspect that you are a well disguised troll, but, the ignorant naivete of your statements convinces me otherwise. I’ll start by dissecting your post:

    It is obvious that you and your supporters would like to convey a message that you are better and different than other Blacks.

    We are trying to denounce the deplorable actions of a few. I think it is arguable that we are better citizens of our community than those who would choose to aid and abet a cop-killer. Are you suggesting that we are in some way the same as they, because or in spite of the fact that we choose to express our disgust? What about all the cries of white folks insisting that we should denounce them? Would you make the same statement about white people expressing their disgust at the atrocities committed by other whites?

    However, if you take time to read some psychology books, you will learn that self-hatred is the worst case of mental illness. Whites do not respect Blacks like you because they know that you envy them and would do anything to be accepted by them. Throughout college I have read textbooks that depict your kind as being someone who is so desperate to be accepted by Whites that you lose identity with their own race.

    Puh-leeze. I don’t know know when or where you went to college or what kind of dated textbooks they were using, but that kind of oversimplified thinking went out the window with Freudian penis-envy. Is there such a thing as internalized racism? You bet, but it’s far more complex than the “white-envy” you’re describing. Oh, and drop the “you people” and “your kind” language – it only reveals your own racism.

    I do not think that you or any of your supporters have enough facts to be commenting on this incidence. You know nothing about Mr. Clemmons…

    Welcome to the internet. Lack of facts and evidence doesn’t stop anyone from expressing their opinions anywhere else, either. Personally, I think the man was mentally ill and that the system, his family, and his friends failed him. He may have been a bad man who did some bad things, but when he killed those officers he was clearly out of his mind and the people who could have stopped him and helped him just pushed him over the cliff.

    Whites are never going to separate you from other Blacks, I don’t care how important you think you are. Your negative comments will only re-enforce sterotypes against Blacks. Any negative behavior by Blacks will be a reflection upon you unless you are able to change your race.

    Like our “negative” comments here could ever do as much damage as the negative behavior of Mr. Clemmons and Co. Should we say nothing? Do we not get to have a forum where we can better understand amongst ourselves our varied responses to this event? That’s right, all black people don’t think alike – and neither do all white people.

    If you had any pride at all, you would not be concerned about what any other race had to say about Blacks.

    In the real world, we need to be concerned when the privileged and enfranchised race that holds the power thinks that Mr. Clemmons and Co. represent all of us. In the real world, we need to be concerned that we might not get that job, or worse, that a cop with a grudge is going to vent a little frustration of his own. You bet your ass we need to be concerned with how people perceive us right now.

    No race is without fault and there is a lot that is kept behind closed doors because they don’t make a spectacle out of themselves or their problems the way that Blacks like you do. Try being a positive role model, and I guarantee more Blacks will want to be like you.

    Ahh, the model-minority myth. Look it up. Let me guess, you are neither white nor black so you feel that you can generalize about either race. You have assimilated so successfully that you feel that your own experience can be universally applied and you can tell us how to do it right. Sorry, it just doesn’t work that way. If it was that simple, this country’s race problem would have been done long ago.

  18. Sable permalink*
    December 5, 2009 12:10 am

    Well! This has been an interesting conversation so far, and I encourage you to continue.

    The only thing I would take issue with is Betty claiming I don’t know about Mr. Clemmons- suggesting I don’t do my homework- you think you know but clearly you have no idea how things are done on the SV.

    As you were-

  19. December 5, 2009 12:37 am

    I just want to say to “Destiny” I was one who tried to talk to you and tell you that UR loved by god and people.I’ve also spoken with you while I was at a place where you stayed.I am horrified at what your uncle did, and if it is true that you want a memorial for Maurice, it would be better if it was private. He was related to you and that cannot be changed.I believe there is a spiriual cycle of violence surrounding your family. I will pray for you and your children and family. I am already praying for the Officers families who have lost much, you would do well to pray for understanding, For you are lacking in that area. Talk to God and pray for his help for the officers families and your family. There is only one “race but many nations”. Quote from Pastor. Fredrick K.C. Price

  20. Anonymous permalink
    December 5, 2009 10:42 am

    Do you honestly believe that there’s any kind of love in that family?

  21. Helen permalink
    December 5, 2009 3:02 pm

    Russ is right — people who deserve clemency are going to have an even harder time finding it now. My brother was involved in getting a “three strikes” guy recommended for clemency a while back (as far as I could tell, the guy very much deserved clemency — in addition to the degree to which he’s turned his life around, his crimes were minor and would no longer be considered three-strikes offenses under current law). The recommendation went through, but I don’t believe Gregoire ever signed it, and she sure never will now.

  22. Debra Berry permalink
    December 7, 2009 1:55 pm

    I finally gathered up the stomach to take a look at Destiny Hinton’s myspace page. Surprisingly, she hasn’t changed her settings; everything is out there for the world to see. Strangely, it sounds like she thinks she is a great parent who loves her children. She may love them, but I wonder what kind of example she thinks she is setting for them. Will she be the one helping them evade law enforcement in a few short years; maybe she’ll be the next parent crying over the grave of her child or visiting her future adult child in prison. I hope not because no child deserves that and I hope all parents aspire for better than that for their children.

    I just don’t get her. Destiny Hinton is such a beautiful young woman; yet it sounds like she is completely lacking in compassion or a moral compass.

  23. December 8, 2009 6:31 am

    Right on Sable! Shut up, mouthy Destiny!

  24. Hector permalink
    December 8, 2009 11:07 am

    Debra said: “I just don’t get her. Destiny Hinton is such a beautiful young woman; yet it sounds like she is completely lacking in compassion or a moral compass”

    I think you do get her, & Sable is specific about Destiny’s “highfalutin ego”. My observation of myself reveals two natures – the “earthy sensual desire-driven” and the “considerate, thoughtful loving” one. Strengthening the better part is a battle for all of us.
    It is poignant that D. Hinton has the first name that she has – only she can change her nature &, as Sable & Debra both point out, so far she won’t change her webpage.
    “Dense”? I think so.

  25. December 11, 2009 11:06 am

    @Betty Hinton,

    *reads bullsh*t you wrote*

    Girl, bye! *snort*

    Who the hell are you to condenm Sable or anyone of us for trying to distance ourselves from the trash that is Destiny Hinton and her ilk. Don’t like the way things are these days? GET OVER IT. Racial politics in this country took hundreds of years to be cemented and it will take HUNDREDS of years more to get rid of those and form new ones.

    But GUESS what, darling? WE cannot do that with Destiny Hinton and her ilk (which numbers into the thousands upon thousands) holding us back.

    THIS race is not only for the SWIFT but for the intelligent. Destiny and the rest of ’em are NEITHER. So the hell be it.

    The time has ended for us to help those who don’t want to be helped. The time has ended for us to help those who hate themselves and their community so much, they would literally DRAG IT through the mud rather than better themselves.

    Don’t want to join us? Oh well. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

    P.S. I am SURE you are a family member. Not only are you senile, you’re a terrible liar.

  26. December 11, 2009 11:11 am

    @17

    Excellently written rebuttal.

  27. Law Abiding Citizen permalink
    December 12, 2009 1:42 am

    Thank you, Sable, for writing this letter. You articulately paint a true picture of the Clemmons/Hinton families…monsters that live among us.

    “Angry” doesn’t even begin to express how I feel about Destiny wanting to hold a vigil for Maurice Clemmons. Seriously? What could they possibly say at his vigil? “Hey, remember the time Maurice claimed he was Jesus Christ and started breaking up all the neighbor’s sh!t and then fought with the police? We were so proud of him,” or “Remember when he said he was Jesus Christ and (allegedly) began raping our beloved 12 year old family member?”

    I think extensive therapy for that 12 year old family member would have been a much better investment than a bunch of T-shirts, but then again, that would mean they would have to value life.

    In the end, Clemmons got what he deserved: shot dead, face down in a gutter.

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