This one comes courtesy of the notorious Quanell X (whose real name is Quanell Ralph Evans), who’s the Al Sharpton/Louis Farrakhan of Houston. He’s a New Black Panther sleazeball.
He’s also a Muslim. As in, he’s a Nation of Islam Muslim. Which means he probably knows less about Islam than you do other than the parts about how Jews are bad. Which he now says he was wrong about, and this was his apology to Holocaust survivors, heartfelt as can be…
“I seek the forgiveness of every survivor who has heard the words I’ve said. I did not say them in the proper manner to make the point I was trying to get across. I can see and understand how they might be utterly paranoid (of) a person such as myself.”
Anyway, a while back about 20 black kids gang-raped a pre-teen Hispanic girl in a town 40 miles east of Houston called Cleveland. It took forever, but arrests were finally made a few days back. And as soon as they were, Quanell showed up to have a rally in the black community in order to supposedly raise money for the legal defense of the accused.
To the video…
This kind of crap is par for the course. From Wikipedia comes a brief history of this clown’s career as a “community organizer”…
Since becoming a leader of the New Black Panthers, Quanell X has made himself and his views heard through public demonstrations and assistance with the surrender of outstanding suspects to law enforcement agencies. In 1999, at the trial of John William King for the 1998 slaying of James Byrd, Jr., Quanell X and his entourage briefly disrupted proceedings.
Jeffrey Battle served as a bodyguard for Quanell X in Houston during the late 1990s. Battle was notable as one of the Portland Seven, a group of American Muslims who tried to aid the Taliban in Afghanistan following the events of September 11, 2001. In October 2002 Quanell X traveled to Portland, Oregon, to attend a court hearing for October Lewis, Battle’s ex-wife. Lewis was released at the hearing. Battle was convicted of sedition, and is currently serving an 18-year prison sentence.
On March 30, 2004 Quanell X took the podium at a Houston City Council meeting and demanded that reparations for slavery be put on the council agenda. This demand had previously been denied by mayor Bill White. The exchange escalated enough that Houston police were called to remove Quanell forcibly from the chamber.
In June 2004 Quanell X was charged with evading arrest. He was on the phone with a Houston Police Department assistant police chief (Charles R. McClelland – now the HPD chief since 2010) when arranging the surrender of cop shooter Derrick Forney.
Quanell X is credited with helping officers in the March 2007 murder investigation of Texas A&M University student Tynesha Stewart. He helped obtain a confession from Timothy Wayne Shepherd, the suspect in the murder. He also criticized the Harris County sheriff’s decision not to search for Stewart’s body in a Humble, Texas area landfill, which was later discovered to be unrecoverable due to suspect burning remains in two barbecue pits.
Quanell X called for Chuck Rosenthal’s resignation following the email scandal that showed that he had sent and received racist messages, and organized a rally to take place outside the county courthouse January 24, 2008. On October 16, 2008, KTRK-TV reported that Quanell X was paid $20,000.00 to arrange these protests and to pack the courtroom during the related Iberra trial.
He was instrumental in having a murder suspect, Randy Sylvester Sr., reveal the locations of his missing children. After initially giving Sylvester the benefit of the doubt, he was convinced otherwise when he went with Pasadena police and Sylvester to an apartment he maintained separately from his family’s that he called his “dog house.” There, Sylvester engaged in drugs and pornography. Quanell X would not go into detail, but other things he learned in that apartment changed his mind about Sylvester. He convinced the suspect to “Do the right thing” and lead Quanell X and police to a location just outside of Pasadena, Texas in Houston, where the charred remains were located.
But his biggest hit was the Joe Horn controversy in 2007…
Quanell X led a rally in front of the Pasadena, Texas, home of Joe Horn on December 2, 2007. Horn had shot and killed two men – Hernando Riascos Torres (aka Miguel Antonio DeJesus) and Diego Ortiz, illegal aliens and members of a burglary and fake ID ring from Colombia. The pair had broken into a neighbor’s house. Horn, against repeated requests of the 911 operator not to confront the burglars, exited his home to confront them. On the 911 tapes Horn exclaims, “Move, and you’re dead”, followed by three shotgun blasts.
Quanell X, who thought the shootings may have been racially motivated, approached Horn’s house to speak to the media. He was overwhelmed by several hundred counter-protesters protecting Horn from Quanell X’s accusations. The crowd of counter-protesters included bikers revving their motorcycles, many of them chanting, “USA,” “Go home,” and “We love our country; what do you love?” while waving placards, Texas flags, and US flags. Quanell X could not be heard over the noise, even when using a bullhorn, and left the area about eight minutes later. He returned soon after with more supporters and attempted to speak again, but the counter-protests continued. Riot police were readied in case of violence between the two groups. Quanell X believed that because Horn was white and not black, he was not prosecuted (even though at the time the District Attorney had not made a ruling). On June 25, 2008 the case was sent to a grand jury to decide whether or not Horn should go to trial. The grand jury relocated due to death threats, Quanell X did not take responsibility for them. On June 30, Horn was cleared by a Harris County Grand Jury in the deaths of Ortiz and Diego. Quanell eventually made a speech on another street away from Horn’s house. The speech included chants of “black power” and the exhortation for blacks to ignore “white law.” On June 30, 2008 a Harris County grand jury cleared Horn in the Pasadena shootings after two weeks of testimony.
A little video of that fracas follows. First is the part where Mr. X and his mob approaches Horn’s house…
…and next is the part where he and his gang get close to the place and promptly find themselves bounced…
We don’t have a Quanell X in Louisiana, which is not to say we don’t have people who tend in his direction. Thankfully, none of them has risen to his level of notoriety. Hopefully, none of them will.