Monday, April 9, 2012
Jake England and Alvin Watts Throw Fuel On The Fire Of Outrage
It is easier to see why the African American community would be upset with Jake England and Alvin Watts. No matter what their motivation, if they did it, it is inexcusable. This Oklahoma pair is suspected in a shooting rampage that left three people dead and terrorized Tulsa's African-American community. Bond has been set at more than $9.16 million each.
Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32, are being held on suspicion of three counts of first-degree murder, two counts of shooting with the intent to kill and one count of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The judge scheduled their next appearance for April 16.
All five victims were black. Police and the FBI cautioned that it was too early to tell if the shootings were racially motivated. However, Facebook postings attributed to England, point to a desire to avenge the death of his father. (Carl England was shot in the chest during a scuffle with a man who was trying to break into his daughter's apartment.) The post appeared to blame England's father's death on a black man. The Facebook post was made on the second anniversary of England's father's shooting death.
Those close to England claim that he has not been in his right mind since his father's death and the suicide of his fiance in January. Before the race card is completely played, England is described as a Cherokee Indian. The man charged with shooting Carl England is serving a six-year sentence on a weapons charge.
Police identified those killed as Dannaer Fields, 49, Bobby Clark, 54, and William Allen, 31. Two other men were wounded but are now released from the hospital. The shootings have stirred up wounds from Trayvon Martin's death. LINK. But before all Caucasians are blamed for racially motivated shootings, consider that Zimmerman was Hispanic and England of Native American decent.