Monday, June 22, 2009

Excerpt from book (Read up Deters) (DRAFT )

Chapter 8 Tale of Two Andrews (The Story Begins)

Andrew B. Andrew Carrington. What's in a name? What's in a last name? They say Black slaves took on the last name of their slave masters. That seems plausible considering African-American Andrew's last name is Butler. Hey, the effects of slavery live on. On the other hand I wonder how Caucasian Andrew Carrington obtained his last name. The name Carrington sounds like old money. Probably I watched too much 80s TV a la voila Dynasty. Here’s a brief background on both Andrews. From here on, the Andrews will be referred to as Black or White: the Black Andrew or the White Andrew. The Black Andrew was 19 years old preparing to start his third year of college when he was dubbed "College Tuition Bank Robber" by the media and public because he robbed a bank for college tuition. Andrew was born with everything. Good heart. Good looks. Spirit of charity. Two caring, supportive, parents. Loving family and friends. The white Andrew was 16 years old when he was dubbed "Hyde Park Teen Brother Killer" by the media and the public because he beat his brother to death with a baseball bat. It appears the white Andrew was born wealthy judging from the house he was living in at the time he murdered his brother. He was a nice looking kid, with two seemingly loving parents. Friends say he had a good heart and fun-loving spirit. When mother of the Black Andrew learned he had been accused of robbing a bank for college tuition, she had a panic attack and was taken to Bethesda North hospital where she had to be sedated and consoled. Her ex-husband picked her up from the hospital. When mother of the White Andrew learned her son Andrew beat his older brother to death with a baseball bat, she was shown on the news having what appeared to be a break down or panic attack. She looked sedated as she was being consoled by her ex-husband and police officers. Her ex-husband was seen escorting her away from the crime. The Black Andrew's Dad and Mom hired "Criminal" Criminal attorney Thomas Heekin, Jr. The white Andrew's mom hired fellow attorney, and family friend, Thomas Heekin Jr. Same Attorney. Different Toms The Black Andrew's family was contacted by nearly every credible and not so credible news outlet in America (and Germany and Tokoyo too!). When the Black Andrew's family referred the media outlets to "Criminal" Criminal attorney Thomas Heekin Jr., he told the family he "didn't do press." In fact, he never stood next to the Black Andrew in any court proceedings covered by the news. Secretly, Andrew’s "criminal" criminal attorney told the Black Andrew’s mom this about her son, “It was the strangest thing, the Reading police said your son was the nicest bank robber ever! Still “Criminal” Criminal attorney Thomas Heekin Jr. did not visit the Black Andrew when he was hospitalized in the Justice Center Psychiatric ward on a three-day suicide hold. Nor did he attempt to obtain a mental evaluation from the court despite the Black Andrew being held for 20 days in the jail’s mental hospital. Same Attorney. Different Toms. Highly esteemed and respected Attorney Thomas Heekin Jr. “does” press on Andrew Warrington’s behalf. Here’s what he told news reporter John London at WLWT-TV (Channel 5) when he asked Heekin if the psychotic break came before or after the murder, "I'm not going to comment on that at this point. I think that's for doctors to decide. They're the ones who will have to articulate that. Well, let them decide that at future hearings." "There have been no problems with Andrew at `20 20’ whatsoever. He's been nothing but a well-behaved young man up there and the drawing was a drawing. So, I can't comment any further than that.” (Note, he's referring to the White Andrew's self portrait of himself holding a BIG gun while he was in the youth detention center.) Heekin was able to get the White Andrew transferred from 20 20 detention center to Children's Hospital psychiatric ward. Highly esteemed and respected attorney Heekin was photographed by a Cincinnati Enquirer photo reporter walking alongside the mother of white Andrew holding an umbrella to protect her from what appeared to be rain. Prosecutor Joe Deters tried the Black Andrew in the media. Here’s what Deters told the media, “I don’t care if they can split the atom. I don’t care if they are Harvard graduates. I don’t care.” When Deters learned Andrew’s parents were invited on the Good Morning America show to discuss Andrew’s break-down and depression over college financial woes, Deters flat out lynched the Black Andrew. He convicted him in the public eyes before he ever went to court. The Honorable Prosecutor Joe Deters issued this brief statement re: the white Andrew, "This case is a tragedy on many levels. It will be handled as we handle similar cases." Prosecutors want Andrew tried as an adult. That matter will be dealt with in juvenile court June 2, 2005. Notice the next quote states (plural) Prosecutors want the white Andrew prosecuted as an adult. It does not state that Prosecutor (singular Joe Deters) wants Andrew tried as an adult. Same Prosecutor. Different Joes When the magistrate asked the white Andrew if he had any questions about the court proceedings, he answered, "No, sir." When the judge asked the Black Andrew if there was anything he wanted to say before his sentence he replied: "It was a lapse of judgment. It was completely out of character." Different Andrews. Different “no need to run for re-election” Republican judges.

Liar, liar pen on fire reporter Sharon Coolidge of the Cincinnati Enquirer story appeared in this headline about the Black Andrew: “Bank Robber had Options: Mother said He Threw It All Away.” Mother never said that! Coolidge asked the Black Andrew’s mother to wear a scarf on hair (think head rags worn by slaves during slavery) for the picture of mother that would appear in newspapers. Extremely honest and gifted reporter Sharon Coolidge’s headline about White Andrew read : “Brother’s Killer Insane, Not Guilty.”

Same reporter. Different Sharons These are the truths in Black or white. America unscrambled. I am race.
much of this draft didn't make it in book--book is juicy


Anonymous said...

What? Andrew's last name is Warrington with a "W", not Carrington!

FBK said...

I'm aware that Warrington is the last name of that kid. In my actual book I explain that some names, etc. have been changed.