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Family says man beaten, shot over mixed-race grandchildren

Posted by on Aug. 29, 2014 at 1:57 PM
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This cross burned in Craig Wilson's front yard Source: family

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime." This is a WLBT news exclusive.

Craig Wilson's sister says Craig was brutally attacked by a relative for allowing his mixed race grandchildren to stay at his home over the weekend. 

The family tells us his stepson, with his son, came to Wilson's property screaming racist remarks at the family. The stepson, Jeff Daniels, and Craig Wilson allegedly got into a heated argument over his grandchildren. The family claims they threatened him, then beat him before shooting Wilson in the stomach.

Jeff Daniels. Source: Smith County Sheriff Department

They classify the incident as a hate crime.

"Yes they called him some severe names and then they told him to leave and they chased him off his porch around his house and beat him with brass knuckles and shot him with his own gun," said Julie Wilson, the victim's sister.

Source: family

The mother of the three children remains distraught that her father is fighting for his life. Laura Runnels said

"It's just really hard to deal with right now," said Runnels.  Runnels is Wilson's daughter.  She is white. The father of the children is black.  He declined to go on camera and talk with us. 

Craig Wilson's grandchildren.Source: family

 According to the family, the threats to keep the mixed race grandchildren away have been ongoing, and two weeks ago the family found a cross burning in their yard.

"He told everybody that he would die for his children and to him the grandchildren are like his and he almost paid the price this weekend," said Wilson.

Wilson says this is a hate crime, but the sheriff doesn't agree.

 "We are because there was a cross burning previously, two weeks ago that police were called to but there was no incident report filed with Smith county and we still have the cross," added Wilson.

The Sheriff says Jeff Daniels has been released on $20-thousand dollars bond. Daniels was charged with aggravated assault. The Sheriff says this is not a "hate crime" under state law.  The investigation is ongoing.

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thedoctordonna
by Member on Aug. 29, 2014 at 2:07 PM
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And some say racism in America is dead. 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 29, 2014 at 2:14 PM
Sadly, the younger generations remain ignorant of some of the inherent risk in procreating mix race children.
Clairwil
by Platinum Member on Aug. 29, 2014 at 3:44 PM
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Quoting Billiejeens: Sadly, the younger generations remain ignorant of some of the inherent risk in procreating mix race children.

Billie, you troll for fun.

But have you ever considered that sometimes women are violent (or raise violent children) ?

That your remarks here on this forum might end up with *adarma or her ilk actually going and hurting someone?


Stirring this particular pot isn't just plain amusement - it is something that can have real consequences.

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 29, 2014 at 4:45 PM

 Who says that?

Quoting thedoctordonna:

And some say racism in America is dead. 

 

Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 29, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Someone else gets hurt, I comment on people not being aware of risks and I am the bad person.

Gotta love progressives!

If a country girl who lives in a very rural area with little traffic goes to NY City and gets hit by a cab, do you chastise me if I say that country people sometimes are ignorant of the inherent risk of traffic?

(as far your smear of Radar - that is just ignorance wrapped around stupidity, with an additional layer of Stupidity thrown on top)

Quoting Clairwil:

 

Quoting Billiejeens: Sadly, the younger generations remain ignorant of some of the inherent risk in procreating mix race children.

Billie, you troll for fun.

But have you ever considered that sometimes women are violent (or raise violent children) ?

That your remarks here on this forum might end up with *adarma or her ilk actually going and hurting someone?

 

Stirring this particular pot isn't just plain amusement - it is something that can have real consequences.

 

Sweet_Faith
by Gold Member on Aug. 29, 2014 at 4:50 PM
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That's horrible, I pray that this man is put away for a very long time, what a despicable thing to do!  My prayers are with this grandfather to heal of his wounds and recover quickly, his family should be very proud of him for standing up for his grandchild which almost cost him his life.

mcdun
by Humboldt California on Aug. 29, 2014 at 6:38 PM
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See, Billie is really a 19 year old high school drop out named Billy. He thinks it's funny getting the MILFS all riled up. 

Quoting Clairwil:


Quoting Billiejeens: Sadly, the younger generations remain ignorant of some of the inherent risk in procreating mix race children.

Billie, you troll for fun.

But have you ever considered that sometimes women are violent (or raise violent children) ?

That your remarks here on this forum might end up with *adarma or her ilk actually going and hurting someone?


Stirring this particular pot isn't just plain amusement - it is something that can have real consequences.


Donna6503
by Silver Member on Aug. 29, 2014 at 6:54 PM
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Mixed race children is the answer to genetic bottleneck.

Quoting Billiejeens: Sadly, the younger generations remain ignorant of some of the inherent risk in procreating mix race children.
Pema_Jampa
by 2HotTacoTini on Aug. 29, 2014 at 7:04 PM

I've heard your grandchildren are mixed. Is this true?

Quoting Billiejeens: Sadly, the younger generations remain ignorant of some of the inherent risk in procreating mix race children.


Billiejeens
by Ruby Member on Aug. 30, 2014 at 8:03 AM

 There are 5 little children that call me "nana".

3 are blue eyed, white with a little whiter mix.

4th is the baby (now 2) that you see in my profile pic - admitedly I am unclear if she is technically "mixed" her father is an hispanic from Puerto Rico, I know that Hispanic falls under the Caucasoid race - so..........

5th is the boy in the hockey helmet that you used to see in his mother's profile pic, before she left. His father is African American.

 

Quoting Pema_Jampa:

I've heard your grandchildren are mixed. Is this true?

Quoting Billiejeens: Sadly, the younger generations remain ignorant of some of the inherent risk in procreating mix race children.

 

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