In ongoing coverage of Sunday’s fiery wreck in which three out of six teenage car thieves lost their lives, the Tampa Bay Times continues to show its liberal bias with stories uncritical of the perps that paint them as victims.
The Times is owned by the Poynter Institute, one of the organizations chosen as gatekeepers by Facebook in their fight against
the truth Fake News and one that has ties to George Soros, a man who has masterfully helped to fuel the new wave of racial animosity in America.
The article in question was an extensive story on the mother of poor, deceased Jimmy Goshey who perished in one of the stolen vehicles that led police on a high-speed chase until its grisly end.
"I tell Jimmie's side," his mother says, "because he's not here to tell it."https://t.co/QPdjNoe7GF
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The following excerpts are from the story “Boy who died in stolen car did wrong, but was still a boy, mom says”:
She closes her eyes and sees them clearly, the first moments of Jimmie Goshey’s life.
Shalanda Marshall had gone to the hospital early, throwing up, the baby pushing hard. But the doctors said he was hours away, so she sent her daughters home to get things ready for Jimmie.
Then, all of a sudden he was coming, fast. “You better get back here or you’re going to miss it,” she told her daughters, but by the time they got up the elevator and to the door, Jimmie was born.
It was Nov. 19, 2002. She marveled as he cried in her arms. He was Marshall’s first boy, her only son.
What a hurry he’d been in to enter this world.
Jimmie Goshey died on Sunday in the backseat of a stolen car. He was riding around with three other boys. They topped 100 mph before running a red light and crashing into a Camry, their car flipping down the street in flames.
She wants her son to be remembered as more than a rap sheet, she told the Tampa Bay Times. He wasn’t a hardened criminal, but a kid who made some bad choices.
He was a happy baby who learned everything quickly and was hard to contain. Instead of crawling, he “Spidermanned” around the house, his knees never touching the floor as he scuttled across the room. Jimmie wanted to know what everything was. His sister, 32-year-old Britteny Dixon, called him “Curious George.” It didn’t help that his ears stuck out.
Marshall remembers the first time she picked him up from the detention center. He was 12. Jimmie had smacked the “STOP” sign that a crossing guard was holding and it had popped her in the face.
That’s around the time Jimmie started testing door handles, trying to get into cars, she said. He fell into a different kind of crowd, hanging with kids he met in the neighborhood and at middle school. “I just think the peer pressure of wanting to fit in with the clique of the boys and what have you,” she said. “That’s how that kind of happened.”
In 2013, Marshall lost her job as a medical assistant. She struggled to find work. Her new husband suggested they move to Ohio, where he had family, and try their luck in a new city.
Jimmie packed up all his things. But on the day of the move, he couldn’t stop crying. He didn’t want to leave his sisters and his friends. He had never been on an airplane. He was scared to go.
Reluctantly, she gave in. Jimmie stayed in Clearwater with his father. Marshall says she wishes she could go back and make Jimmie come with her.
“He turned into a whole different person,” she says, “really quick and fast.”
After two years in Ohio, Marshall decided she needed to come back to Clearwater and get a handle on whatever was going on with her son. Her plane landed the day before his 14th birthday. She got a call from the emergency room. A police dog had bitten Jimmie, arrested over a stolen phone.
He cried and told his mother he was sorry. The charges were later dropped, she says, but he spent the night before his birthday in JDC. She thanked God she had come home.
By the summer, she felt like things had calmed down. His last court date was in late August. Jimmie told her he was ready for a fresh start in high school. He was done messing around, she said he told her: “I’m done. I’m not doing it anymore.”
Well clearly, they didn’t calm down and her son is now dead. Perhaps she should have been a bit more insistent of getting the little monster away from the hood and into a better environment.
It’s nauseating to read stuff like this simply because it only serves to minimize the crimes of the thieves and the editors should know better.
As with every story on the dead teens, the TBT has chosen to stomp down on discussion forums due to the majority of the comments being those of law-abiding citizens upset over the fawning coverage of criminals, once you click on the section to add or view responses you get:
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While it is only natural that the mother is grieving over her little man who was snatched away from her at such an early age, why not some perspective and balance that at least bears some share of responsibility for how the kid turned out for being a lousy parent?
It’s also understandable that a newspaper needs a good number of human interest stories in order to appeal to some readers but why put a positive spin on a malevolent little monster who was he not crashed and burned to a crispy critter, would have had a long life of trouble with the law in front of him.
It’s not like he and his fellow car thieves hadn’t racked up a total of 126 arrests between them despite their young age.
Unfortunately, newspaper audiences in the Tampa Bay area are fed this liberal slop on a daily basis since the Times’ main competitor, the across the bay Tampa Tribune was run out of business and absorbed by the Poynter blob last year.
One can only imagine how slanted that the coverage will become after the bodies have been buried and the families along with the normal flock of parasitical “civil rights” organizations start to bring lawsuits against the police.