Chad Copley

A white North Carolina homeowner who shot and killed an unarmed black man lied about being part of a neighborhood watch.

Chad Copley, 39, is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas, 20.

Copley called 911 early Sunday morning to report "hoodlums" racing up and down his street.

Copley told the dispatcher he was "on neighborhood watch".

“We’ve got a bunch of hoodlums out here racing. I am locked and loaded. I’m going outside to secure my neighborhood.”

Thomas was partying at a house several doors away from Copley's home.

"I'm on neighborhood watch," Copley told a dispatcher. "I'm going to have the neighbors with me. There's hoodlums out here racing up and down the street. It's 1:00 in the morning, um, there's some vandalism. They have firearms, and we're going to secure our neighborhood."

Copley hung up the phone, then fired his shotgun from inside his garage, wounding Thomas.

Moments later, a woman called 911 from inside his home and put Batts back on the line.

Copley claimed he fired "a warning shot" at a crowd of youths outside his house.

“We have a lot of people outside our house, yelling and shouting profanities,” he said.

“I yelled at them, ‘Please leave the premises.’ They were showing a firearm, so I fired a warning shot and, uh, we got somebody that got hit.”

“Someone was shot?” asked the dispatcher.

“Well, I don’t know if they were shot or not, ma’am,” he told her. “I fired my warning shot like I’m supposed to by law. They do have firearms, and I’m trying to protect myself and my family.”

The dispatcher asked Batts who had come to his home.

“Ma’am, I don’t know who they are,” he said. “There’s frigging black males outside my frigging house with firearms. Please send PD.”

Jordan Lewis, 16, who threw the party at his home, told the Raleigh News & Observer that about 50 people attended the party.

David Walker, who arrived at the party with Thomas, said the street was quiet. “No fighting and no arguing and no one waving guns.”

A spokesperson for the Neuse Crossing Homeowners Association said there was no neighborhood watch.

"The association is mainly concerned with covenant enforcement and social functions, like mowing the front entrance and fixing things," Mike Ellis told The Raleigh News & Observer.

He said police instructed neighbors not to take anything into their own hands if they encountered trouble. "We do not give residents police powers at all."

The case drew similarities to Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Florida student who was stalked and killed by George Zimmerman in 2012.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    THOMASI MCDONALDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD wrote this story. Yeah Thomasi.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    The "Zimmerman" defense.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Chad Cameron Copley fukked up...trying to play George Zimmerfool... bc our Chief of Police is a big ass black woman. She doesnt have time for this chit. She just gonna charge your dumb ass and call it a damn DAY.

    RIP to the young man. Kouren Thomas

  • SameoleJ

    That young man looks like a pure dee corny, teddy bear, probably always joking around guy. The kind who wouldn't "force" you to fear for your life or need a gun. Glad they are seeing through this bs. Even his smile is cheesy!!

  • alissonraw

    hold up. Batts is the name from the story downstairs. It should be Copley

  • scentsychick30

    Rip to this young man,I hope they lock this guy up and throw away the key.

  • LeBrick James

    George Zimmerman got away with killing a black guy, so this dude, probably at least on a subconscious level, felt like he could do it and get away with it too.

  • Renee26

    He just wanted to kill a ninja that day

  • Incog-knee-gress

    We do have a lot of Batts here locally. I used to have one. But yes. The intern messed up.

  • SameoleJ

    Mike Ellis, said....Nope we are not cosigning this mess!!

  • SameoleJ

    George started a trend...remember the gas station shooter. Perhaps Bates should have remembered him too.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Is it Copely , Betts or both? Something is lost in translation. Regardless I am glad someone is in custody and the homeowners association is being honest. Sounds like a Zimmerman copy-cat.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Copely the killer. Thomas is the deceased. Batts is the fool downstairs.

  • yoni

    I’m going outside to secure my neighborhood.”
    ________________________
    But don't own SHIT and most likely behind on yo rent AND "property" taxes. Fukk boi!

  • mela.reign77

    I will stand firm on holding these idiots accountable, They will continue murdering and acting like the real thugs and hoodlums as he puts it until they are tried and convicted of murder, point blank and simple. I'm so sick of reading crap like this to later find out that a Go Fund Me page is set up , they are out on bond and are later free to do it all over again. He knew exactly what he was doing and knew that he shot that child. Dirty low down animal!!!! Sending up prayers to this baby's family and friends.

  • ATL White Guy

    Hey Chad. See that door over there? Yes it's really hot on the other side. Please go through it and meet your new friend George Zimmerman.

  • SameoleJ

    Since when did warning shots become shots into a crowd? I thought they were supposed to be into the air or away from the object to prevent actual harm.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    R.I.P Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas. Oh I can't wait for this piece of shat to get his face bashed in by Bubba.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    One of your former co-workers?

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Thank you because I was certainly confused. Sad situation can't even enjoy a house party.

  • yoni

    His asshole too. (O) <------ open wide

  • Incog-knee-gress

    And lets go ahead and hash it out now. The mom of the deceased...set up a GoFundMe and is asking for...$50k. They on the page dragging her right now.

    https://www.gofundme.com/276hhgks

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    I saw that and I wanted to ask what it was for. At least the caterers fam put down what they wanted the money for.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    YASSSSSS. He is the silliest, smartest, COOLEST, conscious brother you ever damn seen. Veteran reporter. Been in the game a long time. Normally edits these days but will still write stuff that means something to him. He mentors young black men. I immediately knew why he wrote it. I read it this morning. got posted last night.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Adam Hosey
    17 hours ago
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    Can we try to step out of our bubbles of privilege and help a grieving family survive? If you think it's too much, just think of it as reparations. **************************************** ??

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    This story made me so damn mad. How is it self defense when you shot through a window in the garage? How is it a warning shot when you are shooting at people?

    He meant to kill someone. That first call to 911 was the setup. He thought that was going to do it but knowing some of these sprites in NC, his azz may get off too.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Scary Beoch arse white boy he thought he had it planned out to the point he would get away with it. Soooo now you gonna deal with the black men that are in prison waiting on your arse ole punk!

  • Taylordanes

    50k ? Um for what?

  • SameoleJ

    I have a family friend who has been fighting cancer for about 5 years, her son was shot down on her block and killed (20 years old), my son was the one who found him (he was supposed to walk with him, but changed his mind I thank God every day).

    Anyway, she and his father buried him, with no Go Fund Me, very nicely. But now she has one (almost a month later) that a friend created, as his income helped take care of her. I can roll with that. This and the other one.......I don't understand!!

    But prayers up to his family, nobody should bury their baby.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    The comments are disgusting. If you want to donate, donate what you can. If you can't or don't want to, move your ass along. Why do you care how much they asking for? Nobody expects 1 person to give the full $50K. Why u mad?

  • Finding Forever…

    “Well, I don’t know if they were shot or not, ma’am,” he told her. “I fired my warning shot like I’m supposed to by law. They do have firearms, and I’m trying to protect myself and my family.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sad that you feel that you're in rights to kill just because you've shot a warning off. No remorse whatsoever. He's trying to justify his wrongdoings to the darn dispatcher, at that. It hurt my heart to read the article the other & still does today. Prayers for his family & may he rest peacefully.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    My whole take is dont be greedy. And if you gonna give, do so. Works both ways.

    Sorry about your friend man. That is beyond sad.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Copley is the only hoodlum in this story.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I can't wait for general population to get a hold of him. Game Over. Have him bloody and screaming.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I just said that. I DO think 50k is alot. But if you are gonna give, do so and STFU.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Copley told the dispatcher he was “on neighborhood watch”.
    ____________________________

    So this is gonna be the "go-to" when shooting and killing unarmed Black men and boys?????

    The cops have their infamous, "I feared for my life" bullsheet. While the fawkface citizens that kill people will use, the "on neighborhood watch” bullsheet??

  • Mizz76

    I read that Kouren was only there for about 15 minutes, he and a friend left bc they didn't see any girls.... So sad!!

  • ATL White Guy

    Yep. And if you're not going to give, just move the heck on.

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    Thanks...I got confused at that point. I had a hard time following it.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Do I think GFM's are overused? Yes. But it is an easy way to solicit money for large endeavors so I understand why people use it. Is it gonna take $50K for them to bury this boy? No. But it's clear this family wasn't financially prepared to pay the $10-15K it probably is going to cost to bury him, so I hope they are able to receive something to help defray the cost.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    It is the go to.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    You had me sold when you said he mentors young black men. We need more of that. Go Thomas!

  • Genia

    Do you hear the buzz words that translates into it being ok to murder your children....1). Black Youth 2). Hoodlums 3)i'm protecting my family (i feel threatened) 4). they have guns

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    (tilts head)WAITIN AT THE DOE FA THAT AZZ!

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Soooo now you gonna deal with the black men that are in prison waiting in your arse ole punk!
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    He gotta wait in the Wake County jail first. And bay-bee. That place is a zoo. A damn man got his finger bit off there by another inmate earlier this year in a fight over FOOD. They about to tear his ass up. Pun intended.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    People are starting to get weary of GFM for that reason they are overused. They are misused, abused, etc. The idea of it was great but now you just can't get away from it.

    I'm not clear nor do I plan to ask why they had $50K goal but I did wonder about it. If I were to give, I'd have to be okay with just giving freely of my heart because once you hand money over, it's out of your control.

  • Finding Forever…

    dont be greedy
    ~~~~
    The damn opening sentence that folks need to see BEFORE setting up an account. What are you taking 10k for the burial & living off the remainder? In good conscience, I wouldn't want to or be taking advantage of especially during a time of mourning.

  • Buttercup

    Chad really thought he could pull a Zimmerman, huh?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    witch hunt eh

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Yeah bc like Harley said the comments are absolutely out of LINE

  • harley_quinn2.0

    It is a lot...I agree. I give what l can, wish you the best and keep it pushing. Ain't got time for the rest.

  • stav

    White trash at it's finest, may the punishment fit the crime!

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    Whats crazy is look like the WHYT ppl trying to be stand up bout giving the money.i just wanna know what is 50,000 sincerely needed for?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So why have a certain goal?
    Is that a requirement for GoFundMe sites?
    It screams greed to most people. You should be able to bury a loved one for < $10K.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I'd have to be okay with just giving freely of my heart because once you hand money over, it's out of your control.
    ------------------
    Agreed. Truly, even when you are given explicit info about how money will be spent, you still never know. Because people lie. But God knows my heart and the spirit in which I gave, so I'll still walk away with a clear conscience.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Let me go be petty and see if his taxes paid.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    One of the comments on GFM said:

    'Can we try to step out of our bubbles of privilege and help a grieving
    family survive? If you think it's too much, just think of it as
    reparations.'
    -------
    Reparations? It's not funny but I chuckled a bit.

  • alissonraw

    Hi orchidjones? I see the intern fixed it.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    They unpaid. You right.

    $1,630.65 is what he owe

  • ATL White Guy

    I wonder how the 'neighborhood watch' defense would work if it was suburban Bob's daughter Becky being shot on the West side while buying drugs. I bet the warning shot/neighborhood watch wouldn't play then.

  • Genia

    HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ~~eb

    And that fool is trying to file an appeal. He shot that young man because he felt how dare a black "boy" not listen to me. He was smug SOB, his white neighbors didn't even like him.

  • observer

    I said the same thing. Been waiting on an opportunity to do it. Now who's protecting the family???While yo arse, about to busted wide open in jail!!!! Uggg, make me so dam sic!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I hope his celly is a big, bedroom bully....

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    OMG... the comments are disgusting. Yes, that's a high goal but like most people are saying, if you want to give, then give from your heart and keep it moving. If not, then you don't have to. Plain and simple. One person on there said "Arthur Gramble - 14 hours ago - As someone else commented, nothing good can come out of 50+ blacks disturbing the peace by having a loud party, congregating and yelling in the street of a residential neighborhood, and street racing at 1am in a residential neighborhood. Police should have responded to the 911 calls about the noise complaints before the situation escalated and the black was shot by a neighborhood resident in defense of his family and property. Compound the problem with alcohol and drugs likely being present at the party, and the blacks reportedly flashing firearms at neighborhood residents. If the party was two doors down from Copley's residence, then why were the blacks in front of Copley's residence uttering Ebonics and reportedly flashing weapons (as well as congregating near other residences other than where the party was being held)? I wouldn't be surprised if property owners reported vehicle/property damage and thefts committed by the party attendees. I'm also curious to see the results of the toxicology report of the dead black when this goes to trial. Based on the 911 calls, I wouldn't be surprised at all if the result is a Not Guilty verdict. And $50,000 for a funeral? Instead of GoFundMe, this page may as well just be called GibsMeDat. I guess welfare, food stamps, free phones and other government programs aren't enough, so blacks need to try and capitalize off everything they can, including the death of a family member that has national attention. Get him cremated for $1000, and all of his friends can smoke his ashes." <-- WHAT IN THE ENTIRE F?!?! Was he serious in that last line? I wanted to reach through my monitor and smack the s**t outta him.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Whoop that trick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoop that trick!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jen_n_juice

    Batts claimed he fired “a warning shot” at a crowd of youths outside his house.
    ------------
    Was this still on CTRL V from downstairs? Or did Batts come from the post downstairs and fire a warning shot? Or should this whole sentence be downstairs. I'm confused

  • hottlanta

    Waiting on those good meaning white folks to come out and say this is wrong/protest since they complain about Black Lives Matter all day. Funny all I hear is crickets. Did someone call the ACLU to see what they gotta say about all of this. They got put on eternal hold.

  • Guess Who

    White boys ITCHING to kill black men. SMH...some of you coons need to WAKE up and accept what I ALWAYS SAY. WHITE FOLKS...NONE OF THEM...NOT ONE....TRULY thinks that you are their equal. You are an inferior savage in every way and they WANT you dead, they WANT you ignorant, in misery, poverty and fitting EVERY stereotype. THEY HATE YOU. Yes, even the Teena Marie white broad with seven mixed babies who was disowned from her white family...she feels you're inferior. They'll NEVER understand your struggle and will NEVER empathize or sympathize. THEY MEAN YOU HARM. ACCEPT. IT. ALL OF THEM, no good ones! ALL OF THEM FEEL LIKE THIS. They admit this around each other!!!!

  • hottlanta

    That white guy who shot those 9 church members looked harmless they let him in and lost their life. Looks are deceiving.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I had to get off the site to stop myself from reading the disgusting racist comments people were posting. It's infuriating, Jesus Christ...

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    LOL.

  • nucynu25

    Apples & oranges ..Dylan looked bat shit crazy .

  • ThePearl

    it worked for Zimmerman. fuckas

  • ThePearl

    YAY!!!!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    He got his facts laid out like a mofo too... even Stevie and Ray can see what's up if they reading with comprehension and not schisms. Pure called b.s. on this racist liar!
    Well done, Sir!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    $50K is a lot, but there just might be a logical reason for her asking for that amount.

    One logical reason I can see them asking for that amount is possibly due to her not returning to work for a while due to the loss of her child. Me, personally, I would probably need to be buried with my baby, let alone returning to work.

    Another reason, she may be also need the funds due to looking at hiring an attorney for a wrongful death suit against the killer. Not sure if the family has to wait until after the actual trial and conviction to file this type of suit, but I'm just guessing here.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    You Go, Chief!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    please take your gravi and go!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I believe that there has to be a goal for an initial fund set-up. I can't imagine them just letting it be open-ended.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    so we're not commenting on the fact that the shooter looks like his parents are probably related? never mind his remedial azz 'justification' for the shooting.... okay then.

  • SameoleJ

    What does that have to do with this young man who went to a party and lost his life? I, personally, would NOT have trusted Dylan Roof from the gate, but if I am in the midst of praying and worshiping, that my be a distraction. and they didn't let him in, the church doors were open and welcomed all.

    I stand by what I said, that young man looks like he was the jokester of the crew.

  • Orchidjones-PETTY INSTIGATOR

    Thank you Babycakes!

  • Howard Alum ?

    ??? lls

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    yep!

  • Incog-knee-gress

    If you think THIS is bad then dont go to our local news (Triangle NC area) sites about this story. I see the N & O turned the comments the FAWK off on the last linked story.

  • Buttercup

    due to her not returning to work for a while due to the loss of her child.
    ==========
    Which is why Lil Butter's life insurance policy is more than the average. I don't know if I would be able to return to work, but I know it would be a while if something ever happened to my baby.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    They the factual ass folks I learned from up there Nan. Lmao. "I learned it from THEM alright. I learned it from watching THEM."

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Cassandra Deck Brown. Threw her own damn SON in gel. She aint here for it.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    they let him in and lost their life
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    They were also real Christian like and prayed alongside him before he killed them too

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    waits...

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    ...

  • Howard Alum ?

    Even rural, improvised whites think they're better then us. No degree, salary or house can make them feel inferior to the most successful negro....smh

  • che’lint

    I gotta keep telling myself this.

  • Buttercup

    LMBO. Really, Sis?

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Nah, I'm staying out of the comments section. It's depressing and aggravating.

  • Critical_Thinking

    Damn...

    Receipts?

  • Buttercup

    Impoverished?

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Baby, me neither. I'd be on my Fred Sanford shyt, "I'm coming to join ya."

    And on the real, how many families really have life insurance policies set up for their babies???

  • Howard Alum ?

    You know, the trailer park, Whyte trash, with the missing teeth.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    ...

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Yep, he looks like his parents are related and he has at least 2 kids with either his sister or cousin.

  • Buttercup

    As soon as Lil Butter was born, MamaButter was on my head, "You need to setup a savings account, 529 plan, and get life insurance on him." My mom's side of the family is way to uppity to be washing cars and selling plates to bury someone. I wish everyone was like that though :-|

  • ThePearl

    OMG! You sound like me describing the cherished poor white trash woman some black men fawn over and worship: the PWT woman "elevates" the self-hating black man (in his mind) whilst the PWT woman may still hold firmly to her belief that she, solely by virtue of her whiteness, is "superior" to the very black man she beds daily!

  • Howard Alum ?

    Opps, I see the typo....my bad

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Olive juice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • the guest

    This man shot and killed this unarmed teenage child because he didn't want the sight of black people on his block. Literally for that reason and that reason alone. What a sick world.

  • hottlanta

    FORCED, FEAR for your life makes him sound like he was NON-THREATENING as if he had no reason to die. Yet Opie Taylor looked, acted NON-THREATENING as well and folks lost their life. I stand by what I said.

  • Bullet Proof

    People love to spend other people's money
    Without ever having accountability of their own
    I never understood why people concern themselves with requests they can clearly deny
    Give a dollar or a hundred or nothing
    But complaining about what's being asked
    Shows how immature and petty people have become

    Boom boom: people can loose the attitude because until you loose a child no one knows the burden it encompasses

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    oh, Mother look like she don't play, AT ALL.

  • hottlanta

    He wants to take this country back where negras need what white folks told them to do without any back talk.

  • hottlanta

    White folks had a fit when Cecil the Lion was hunted and kill but mighty quiet about this situation.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    well then you were clearly taught by some of the best, LOL!
    #Classic

  • SameoleJ

    Well aren't you a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day?! We already know this, but no point in walking around all day angry, is there? I still have to work beside them, until I either marry a rich man or hit the lottery or both!!

  • SameoleJ

    No, in those instances they go buy a meth head white boy named Jeff for the role of murderer.

  • hottlanta

    Exactly, they felt comfortable around him.

  • SameoleJ

    Oh and I am NOT going to read the comments....my week has already been me saying whatever I feel- at work and at home.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article81063547.html

    She is the one who issued the damn warrant.

  • SameoleJ

    I do for all 4 children and all 3 grands. Personal and on my job.

  • the guest

    That's what I said. Lord, please please for me for saying this cause I am not blaming the victims. But I would've locked the door and called the police the minute I saw Dylan Roof. Racists always talking about black people looking suspicious...

  • Incog-knee-gress

    See below

  • ThePearl

    Hmmm. You may have a pernt, Nan. His hair follicles ARE going a million directions at once! LOL

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Dont dew it Miss Celie

  • ThePearl

    Yep! Walking around needing all kinds of dental work, but you're better than me and mine! Delusional ass crakka ass crakkas.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    until I either marry a rich man or hit the lottery or both
    .................................................
    Lol!
    ...and when you do get rich, then you gonna have to not be "walking around all day angry" because you gonna have a whole new set of problems. you know they already hate us, but us with some dollars & cents and some sense?! that gives 'em migraines, hemorrhoids, and in-grown toenails - they be fugged up from head to toe, LOL!
    #MoMoneyMoProblems

  • Incog-knee-gress

    So are you saying the white man shouldnt have felt comfy around the young man above? Who wasnt even in his personal space? He was on the street?

  • SameoleJ

    I might get tracked down for terroristic threats!! It just amazed me how people who aren't going to give......have so much to say. Do I think $50K is excessive? Yes I would have preferred that they start with what the actual cost is and then if it goes over, that is just all the better.

    I do wish our people would get in the habit of life insurance, though. Just the thought that you can't peacefully bury your child without the added stress of figuring out how you will pay for it would be enough to have me prepare. Especially in these days and times. Shoot,I had my children have their daddies (only 2 of them for the dumbazzes) sign off on policies that I will pay for, so my children don't have that stress. And my father, who is in jail, my brother and I pay on his insurance, which only covers burial, but it is still worth it.

  • SameoleJ

    Then I will buy them, Excedrin (migraines), Prep H (hemorrhoids) and those clippy things that cut your cuticles and can get in there real good (in grown toe nails)...some Gas Ex and tums (for gas and indigestion), Pepto (for the shittz) and Exlax (in the event they get so constipated on anger they can't shiT)

    Free no charge and IN THAT ORDER!!

  • semaj24philly

    It's like u were giving a compliment but throwing shade at the same time.It was the weirdest thing ever.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Dumb downstairs neighbor should be charged with conspiracy to commit murder.... So stupid.

  • SameoleJ

    I wasn't throwing shade as one of my sons is a pure dee, non teddy bear, always joking....type of dude. Wouldn't hurt a fly unless needed.
    But if you see it as shade....EH

    Hello

  • SameoleJ

    He was at a party having fun and from the photo uptop, I don't see him as a threat. However, "Opie Taylor" looks dead in the eyes and that DID NOT happen over night. You can stand by your comment until your legs go numb.......it still doesn't change my thoughts. #ISAIDWATISAID #YOUCANSCROLLPASSIT

  • SameoleJ

    He looks like more of a threat than Kouren did. Watch somebody come ask me about Dylan Roof? FOH, with that!!

  • Vonn

    Well written so that everyone (almost) will know that it's stone cold premeditated murder. He laid it out for 911 because he knows it's recorded & played the I'm afraid & must protect my family card. That's what will hang his racists ass though.

  • Vonn

    My kinda gal.

  • Vonn

    With exxxtra bat shot sauce. Anyone with his haircut should be treated as crazy.

  • semaj24philly

    Yea it was just weird but I did get your point

  • Ceezus

    Making no damn sense sounding like an idiot.

  • Ceezus

    Taken directly from the Zimmerman handbook - down to the neighborhood watch BS!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    you are adamant about not being about that fish plate life, LMAO!!!

  • Ceezus

    Sholl the hell did!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    "dead in the eyes"
    I canNOTTT

  • Critical_Thinking

    I really don't know what to say since he is a repeat offender, but was mama spending most of her time at the station when he was younger instead of raising him? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/49ed1d72fcfcf5e6d787ec8b6b4903d310ae8fdcdcdf3344b439a62421a68825.gif

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    LMAO!!!!!!!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    That first call to 911 was the setup
    .................................
    This^^^^right ^^^^^here!
    His ignant azz didn't request an officer until AFTER he'd already shot somebody!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    ???

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    was that bad? Lol!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    girl yes! at least 2!

  • ~~eb

    Yes, he is a cold blooded racist to the core of his nasty being. May he spend the rest of his days in misery with Pookie and them in prison!

  • CaramelDrop

    ? this shit gets harder and harder to read

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Smh

  • Buttercup

    Sis, you have to get that grease HOT to fry some fish. Don't mess around and let it be summer time. You wouldn't even need to light the fry daddy here in GA. The grease would heat on its own. Then I'm standing on the road with a poster board that reads "Fish plates, $5. Whiting, mullet, talipia (ick), and catfish with 2 sides. Sweet tea and lemonade: $1." Do you realize how many plates we'd have to sell to put someone in the ground. Nope, I'm not doing it.

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    any other time this would actually sound good to me; yet, you manage to make it sound like the stuff of nightmares, Lol! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/276beb9984df134739ac99cdd665e8dffd171e0eaae9b6912c911c5a19493ea6.gif
    still, it's good to know one's limitations https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/30aa2bf6b23985d31494c0c0df391b2158ca9ca0e26556c146ac49fd859e6ba2.gif

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    *cackles*
    (I think you pretty much covered your thoughts & feelings on that, Sis.) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/276beb9984df134739ac99cdd665e8dffd171e0eaae9b6912c911c5a19493ea6.gif

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    you is kind, LOL!!!

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    HAYLE YES!
    ~CRINE~

  • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

    Fish plate with green beans and boiled potatoes with two slices of white bread and pound cake on the side?

  • Brownie

    What? A yt man lying?
    https://media.giphy.com/media/pgHhCnxwtYws8/giphy.gif

    This fool was tried of black people period and that 911 call was his out....or so he thought. He was the only person putting people in danger. Then this fool had the audacity to REALLY say "warning shot"??? How and tf why? He could have easily called the police if he felt like they were making too much noise. No reason to go over to the house. No reason to even talk to them if you don't know them. No, he wanted to kill a brown one that night. He had a chip on his shoulder. I hope he's seen...soon.

    R.I.P. Kouren

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    girl! and look at them 'slow-processing' eyes...
    if they had neighborhood watch, he'd be the LAST person chosen, dumb self!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    come through repast! Rofl!

  • Nancy Drew is Ab Fab!

    Lu! I put it in the form of a question, gosh!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    If they feel it's extreme don't donate. Why make comments? Just scroll on past.

  • Queen B

    I know damn well he wasnt trying use that George Zimmerman bullshît defense ? Ur going to jail buddy

  • Traci404

    How would he know that they have guns, if he is inside.
    black males have become target practice.
    he thinks he was defending his NEIGHBORHOOD... not his house.
    "How was this a threat to him and his family"
    this is not stand your ground. This is MURDER

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    is it copley or Batts? We called BS on this story yesterday. I knew white folks would try to pull that Zimmerman crap more and more. You call in to the cops sounding all worried and concerned, but lying the entire time. U know he's FOS cuz he didn't video any of it. How are you in danger if you're inside your home and the hoodlums are up the street?

    He wanted to kill a black person and the schit backfired. Death penalty if he's lucky. You know his ass going to a prison where the black guys will get wind of this and he will not make it out alive. Look at God.

  • SameoleJ

    People kill me with telling me how I view folks!! Dylan Roof AIN'T NEVER looked right....I'd bet money kids stayed away from him and his dead eyes.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I need a man like him. I'm tired of these fake conscious brothers.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Yes

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    RIP Kouren Thomas

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Im glad shes black and so glad.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I agree

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    He must thought cus he a cracker he would make up some story and get off. Im glad no one fell for his bs

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • Sexy CJ

    A white North Carolina homeowner who shot and killed an unarmed black man lied about being part of a neighborhood watch.

    Chad Copley is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas.

    Copley called 911 early Sunday morning to report “hoodlums” racing up and down his street........he then hung up the phone and fired his shotgun from inside his garage wounding Thomas.

    Copley told the dispatcher he was....... “On Neighborhood Watch”.

    HOWEVER........A spokesperson for the Neuse Crossing Homeowners Association said......"There Was No Neighborhood Watch.......#RIP....

  • FoodLady

    Just curious about your state...Do they have tax sales on the court house steps? if so, someone needs to pay/buy that man's house, charge him interest or put him out!

  • nucynu25

    ????

  • nucynu25

    ???? ..I feel ya

  • rayne215

    Zimmerman got hundreds of thousands, Mike Brown killer got hundreds of thousands, why can't this mother get donations to bury her son and for other expenses?

  • rayne215

    Who the prosecutor tho

  • MeLurkyLongTime!

    I doubt they felt comfortable around him. They probably felt a measure of discomfort or that he seemed a bit stranged, BUT decided to pray and fellowship with him, anyway.

  • MeLurkyLongTime!

    Very well said! One incident that I had reinforced my beliefs, that align with what you said. I gave to an older and crippled man who said he was down on his luck. An hour or so later, I continue shopping further down a strip mall and see the same crippled guy sitting in front of a liquor store counting a wad of money. My friend got mad and wanted to confront the guy. My take on it was that I gave in good faith and kept it pushing.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    You on that boy's kinfolk and his chromosomes keep me crine!

  • yoni

    See.

  • FairWorldCitizen

    You know like I do that some kids won't do right no matter what the parents do. I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt that she tried everything she could since she's holding him accountable for his actions. That may not be the case but it's quote possible and even likely.

  • Jessica

    Sandra, check your story. You have Mr. Batts' (from another story) name in this story!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Exactly! You just never know. And if it's a gift, once it leaves your hand, you no longer have any say in it. You just have to believe that God knows your heart when you give and the heart of the receiver and that life will bless (or not) you accordingly.

  • NOTHINGBUTTHETRUTH

    He will meet his fate when he goes to jail. This makes no damn since. Lying fucker!

  • Juanita Hernandez

    Meanwhile, ten whites killed by blacks last two weeks, no coverage.

  • AndYouDontKnow

    Lock him in jail. Show him as an example that white people can no longer get away with murder.

  • AndYouDontKnow

    Lock him in jail. Show him as an example that white people can no longer get away with murder.

  • ThaRealist StudioGangster

    I question now every thing he told the 911 operator now that he was busted for lieing however, knowing how AA MALES are between the ages of 12 - 20, some of what he told sounds tru. My biggest concern are both new niggas and old niggas.