White Man Once Again Arrested in Connection With 2 Possibly Racially Motivated Killings and a Shooting at Home of Black Family

Kenneth James Gleason (center) is escorted by police to a waiting police car in Baton Rouge, La., on Sept. 19, 2017.  (Gerald Herbert/AP Images)
Kenneth James Gleason (center) is escorted by police to a waiting police car in Baton Rouge, La., on Sept. 19, 2017. (Gerald Herbert/AP Images)

Suspected racist killer Kenneth Gleason is once again back in police custody and is now expected to be booked on multiple charges in connection with two possibly racially motivated killings. Gleason, 23, has also reportedly been connected to a third shooting in which he allegedly shot at the home of a black family, although, thankfully, no one was injured.

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According to The Advocate, Gleason will be booked on two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of 59-year-old Bruce Cofield on Sept. 12 and 49-year-old Donald Smart on Thursday. Gleason will also face charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated criminal damage to property and illegal use of a weapon, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

During a news conference Thursday, Baton Rouge interim Police Chief Jonny Dunnam described the deaths as “brutal murders,” insisting that if Gleason hadn’t been arrested, “he could have potentially created a terror in the fabric that holds this community together.”

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Gleason was able to bounce in and out of police custody all weekend. The Advocate notes that on Saturday an officer took Gleason into custody, where he was questioned. Search warrants were issued, and Gleason was arrested on two unrelated drug charges but was able to post $3,500 bond and was released from prison Sunday.

By Monday, Gleason was back again in police custody after having allegedly stolen a copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy from a bookstore. He was booked on one count of theft and released on a $500 bond early Tuesday.

Now it’s Tuesday afternoon and he’s once again back in police custody. According to The Advocate, although Gleason was named a person of interest in the killings, police claim that at that point they did not have enough evidence to arrest him on murder counts.

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What apparently changed in between that time is that DNA evidence was obtained from shell casings at the scene of the homicide on Thursday that matched a swab from Gleason.

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Despite previously noting that the shootings may have been racially motivated, on Tuesday the police declined to speculate further on motive, saying that it was “an ongoing investigation.”

According to the Associated Press, however, law-enforcement officials searching Gleason’s home over the weekend uncovered a copy of an Adolf Hitler speech, so ... there’s that.

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Read more at The Advocate and The Guardian.

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DISCUSSION

I blame us because when he fired at the Black Family’s home they should have Dr. Ossian Sweeted his ass. Who is Dr, Ossian Sweet, MD yous ask.

In Detroit back in the 1930's the Klan marched onto Dr. Sweet’s home in affluent Brush Park where he and his family were the only Black folks there. They planted the klan cross, set it ablaze and chanted racial ephitets - his response. Dr, Sweet asserting his self defense rights (applies to property too) fired a shot gun into the crowd killing one of the LOUD MOUTH KLAN empahizers (they only do this in a mob never one on one) up close faccia a faccia.

Dr. Sweet was charged with murder (idiot was a white man) successfully defended by the premier lawyer of his time CLARENCE DARROW and acquitted by an all white jury on ALL CHARGES.

Sometimes it just does not pay to be a GOOD CHRISTIAN, get busy people. Protect your home and family and boldly assert your right to do so under the Castle Doctrine.