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August 20, 2013 - 9:38 pm

In our first look at what may have motivated the three teens accused of murdering Australian baseball player Chris Lane, we looked at the Facebook and Twitter feeds of James “Lilbuggy” Edwards. His social network posts suggest strong interests in rap and gang culture, and enjoyment of violent behavior.

In fact, new evidence says he’s a Crip.

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Note the hashtags under the photo — they use both “Crip” and “cc,” which is a Crip affectation.

Lilkadda90 is one of Edwards’ rap associates. In the screencap above you can see Edwards request Lilkadda90 to post this photo on Facebook so he can tag it and make it his own wallpaper. That James Edwards is our James Edwards, the 15-year-old suspect in the murder of Chris Lane. He links the Twitter feeds “@Jamesakabug” in this profile, which was deleted late Tuesday night. It belongs to James Edwards. That Twitter feed also contains evidence that Edwards is a Crip: the frequent use of cc as seen above.

Here’s one instance. There are many others, enough so that it’s obviously intentional.

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Edwards, the youngest of the accused at 15, treated Tuesday’s court hearing as a joke.

James Edwards, 15, was treating the murder as a joke, District Attorney Jason Hicks told a hearing in the town of Duncan on Tuesday (Wednesday morning AEST).

Mr Hicks told the court that Edwards has previously been in contact with police, and that he had “an attitude of total disregard for law enforcement” when he was being charged over Lane’s death.

“He thinks it’s funny, and it’s all a joke,” Mr Hicks said.

He had also been in court on Friday, the day of the killing, on an unrelated charge.

Let’s take a look at another of the suspect’s Facebook pages. Chancey Luna, the alleged trigger man, goes by the alias BabyDrake, according to his Facebook page.

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Here he is, flashing gang signs with a friend. The photos was posted May 30, 2013.

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James Edwards was there that day. He knows gang signs too.

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Here’s an homage to black power. It’s posted among Luna’s Facebook cover photos.

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Edwards and Luna have a mutual friend, J.J. Mendinghall. They’re not mere Facebook friends, as several posts and the mutually used hashtag #squad show ongoing interaction offline as well as online. Edwards and Mendinghall share an interest in wrestling at school. Mendinghall is not connected to the killing of Chris Lane, but his posts may shed some light on the culture that the friends share.

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The day after Edwards, Luna and Jones allegedly shot Chris Lane in the back, Mendinghall posted this note.

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“Buggy” is James “Lilbuggy” Edwards. “Free1Chance” is Chancey Luna. Jones doesn’t show up in Meldingham’s friends list or his specific posts about the other two suspects. Was he forced into driving by the other two?

Days before Lane’s murder, Mendinghall and Edwards were apparently involved in violence.

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“Bug” is probably Edwards. “Locc” is gang slang.

Monday he posted a note to his friend.

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When another Facebook user suggested that the three deserve punishment, Mendinghall issued a public death threat.

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The murder weapon, a .22 caliber pistol, has not been found. How the three juveniles obtained firearms, including a shotgun that had its serial numbers filed off, has not been answered. Filing serial numbers off of firearms is a felony, though obviously that’s not the most serious charge at play in this case. This photo is from Edwards’ Facebook page.

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“Boredom” seems less and less likely to have been a motive. Here is one of several photos of wads of cash on Edwards’ Facebook page. Where does a “bored” 15 year old get this kind of money?

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Update:

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Racketeers are in charge now. That's why.
47 weeks ago
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Black on white crime? The MSM is never gonna believe this, or cover it. Doesn't fit the "narrative".
47 weeks ago
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Just another day in the jungle of little monsters. Mama says "he was a good boy" No he wasn't, he was a soul dead loser who never would have been anything except a "nigga for life"
Somebody needs to get that potential killer, Mendinghall off the streets . He already is proven guilty of threatening communication.
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REMEMBER.... Travon Martin could have been Obama's son, and O.J. Simpson could have been his uncle. Theres really no difference.
47 weeks ago
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I hope those three 'homies' get a life worth of talking smack to the 4 walls of a prison cell. None could whip their way out of a wet paper bag. They really think their special. Take them to the 50 yard line of the Los Angeles Coliseum, and give broadcast rights to all major media outlets, and then shoot each in the back so the world can watch them suffer. Make this one example out of these trash talkers, and a bunch more will straighten right up. GUARANTEED
47 weeks ago
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When are people going to expect more of these people. They are savages and totally waste any education they might get....always under duress and while making it very hard for classmates to learn anything. Black kids who try to succeed are called "Uncle Toms".Justice should come down hard on these kids. There should be no sympathy for them.
47 weeks ago
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Hey Oprah, this really ruined your movie, uh? What a sorry sense of timing those kids had.
47 weeks ago
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I am a little suprised that this is news. It is here in Australia because Chris Lane was one of ours but I am suprised it is getting this much attention over there. He was after all just a foreigner & a white one at that. He had to know he was just asking for it, right?
Can we expect your Liar in Chief to claim kinship with the murderers as he did with Trayvon? Perhaps they will be airbrushed until they too are white conservatives rather than African-Americans steeped in permanent victimhood & entitlement.
If we take up a collection over here & post a reward (dead or alive) on these punks like the Black Panthers on did Zimmerman can we expect some kind of intervention from EH? In fact can we expect some judicial interference from your Federal govt in this matter just on general princible. The princible being that justice cannot be allowed to take its course if it conflicts with the Leftard narrative.
47 weeks ago
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You'd better believe Chris Lane is a big story here. I and so many others are just as horrified by what happened to Chris as Austrailians are, and would be no less horrified if he had been a fellow American, next door neighbor, friend, brother....you name it. America has been hijacked by the Left, and there are so many good Americans just sick to death of what is going on here. I, myself, have many times contemplated leaving, and Australia is the first place that comes to mind. But, I can't give up on my country, because America needs every good American standing up for Her in Her hour of need, which is now! President Kennedy once wrote a thesis on Winston Churchill's book, "While England Slept," and if you want to understand better what has happened to America while SHE slept, you will gain much insight by watching the full movie version of "AGENDA: Grinding America Down" at http://vimeo.com/63749370. Please try not to hate all Americans for this....we are so sorry and ashamed that these things are happening in America, of all places. Use this experience to honor Chris' memory by staying vigilant in Australia so that what is happening in Amerca is never allowed to happen in Australia, too. And, please pray for us, as we pray for Chis, his family and friends, and Australia. I have to quit now, as I can't see for my tears.
47 weeks ago
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Does it strike anyone what cowards these little bastards are?

Shooting an unarmed guy in the back from ambush, while in a car. Whatever else these pussies have, they sure don't have any guts.
47 weeks ago
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They are the spiritual sons of "Reverend" Jackson, Charlie "bad memory" Rangel, and Al "victim pimp" Sharpton. They are not consoling the parents of Mr. Lane. There's no money to be made in it. A despicable ilk indeed.
47 weeks ago
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This is more the reason why every American Man and Woman needs to carry a gun. To protect our lives from scum like this.
47 weeks ago
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People shouldn't have to carry a gun to protect themselves. Policemen should not have to tape arrests to protect themselves against possible charges. The judicial system has protected the thugs for far too long.
47 weeks ago
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You forgot to advise people to carry a rear-view mirror, so as to have at least a slight chance to protect themselves against cowards and weenies such as these three soulless, gutless wonders.
47 weeks ago
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It is an insult to animals to call these racist thugs "animals". Obama and Holder are responsible for protecting and promoting the "poor black" mentality, but these "specimens" are not even human and should not be allowed to exist.
47 weeks ago
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Oh, let them live....but only so they can serve life in prison...and if it were up to me, it would be life at HARD LABOR, so they'd never get "bored" again! Death would be too convenient and too merciful for them.
47 weeks ago
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Who really cares if Edwards was a Crip?
The point is that a 16 year-old black boy shot a 21 year-old white baseball
player from Australia in the back, allegedly three times, while his two friends
lookked on and are now accessories to the murder.
All three will be thankfully tried as adults, and we shall assume that it will
not be such a laughing matter for them, when all three go to prison
for a long, long time.
47 weeks ago
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I won't be surprised when the facebook and twitter pages of these thugs in training magically disappear or are scrubbed of all the gangbanger glorification.

47 weeks ago
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Well folks, your local police department can't protect you. They are not even obligated to protect you. That's a court ruling. DOJ will do nothing about these dirt bags, and the dirt bags who will make them heroes. You can only do two things, protect yourself or move to a state with a better mix of low-lifes.
47 weeks ago
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Here, in Duncan, blacks are outnumbered almost a hundred to one. Plus, there are quite a few white gun owners and Veterans in this little town. This isn't a suburb of any city. The next closest 'city' -thirty miles from here- is Lawton, which has a population of around 90,000.

It is also the first murder in Duncan in five years.

As well, it is the home of the now notorious July4Patriot. If the local prosecutor and judges can send him to prison on the say so of his ex-wife, you can expect these killers to go to prison for a long, long time.
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Almost forgot. The local LEO's range in quality from career professionals to Office Friendly, and all the way to variations on Cletus and Barney Fife. ( I witnessed one officer withy shaky hands -while reaching for his weapon- after a normal run of the mill fender bender ...and no one was screaming or shouting or threatening anyone, in any way, whatsoever.)

The county sheriff, otoh, has a working brain in his head.
47 weeks ago
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Here in Phoenix, a policeman was shot and killed (while making a routine traffic stop)....by an illegal alien. Sheriff Joe Arpaio is kept prett ybusy defending himself from federal law suits against him. He tries but a man can just do so much.
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