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August 22, 2013 - 8:20 pm

The sister of alleged teen killer James Edwards, Rachel Padilla, appeared on CNN tonight. She gives off a strong whiff of denial.

I knew he had a Facebook page, but I never looked at it. And it’s hard to believe that he will be–that he would even put things on there like that.

CNN host Erin Burnett had read Padilla some of Edwards’ more offensive posts, and tweets.

In terms of speculation about Edwards’ “racial” motivation for committing the alleged crime, Padilla said “I know that he has a lot of caucasian friends with whom he hangs with, and the only way that I would feel that he would say anything racist about anybody is because we have felt racism from some of the people here in the community.” Given that Edwards is not believed to be the one who pulled the trigger, Padilla said she doesn’t know why he has been “charged with first-degree murder when he wasn’t the one who shot and killed the guy.”

Padilla admitted that her brother had been in trouble for fighting in the past, but maintained that he’s “never been a vicious person” and she doesn’t “feel in my heart that he would go to such extents to take an innocent life.”

He just liked to threaten to kill people on social networks.

She said as far as she knew, he was not associated with any gangs, but she did say he “hung around older people that were affiliated with gangs.”

If you’re a teenager and you hang around with older people who are in gangs, you usually end up in a gang, in prison, or dead. Or on a progression that includes all three.

One gets the impression that James Johnson, whose son was threatened by the trio that allegedly killed Chris Lane, is right: Edwards had no parental supervision. His family had very little idea of what their 15 year old was up to.

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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"we have felt racism from some of the people here in the community."

The community is not rejecting YOUR RACE. The community is rejecting YOU.
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"Padilla said she doesn’t know why he has been “charged with first-degree murder when he wasn’t the one who shot and killed the guy.”

She's about to get an education in the elements of the crime of conspiracy to murder.

But I'll bet she still won't understand why sane person wants to live in the same neighborhood as her family.
1 year ago
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Well, this Rachel resembles the other Rachel, Trayvon Martins girlfriend.
1 year ago
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Yeah Sis, but he didn't have a fight with anyone. He participated in an ambush and murder of an unsuspecting stranger. Your brother's actions show that he may be closer to animal than human.
52 weeks ago
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Hmmm. Considering the sweep of human history, I'd have to say he acted more human than animal.
51 weeks ago
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Profiling: if your skin is darker than a brown paper bag, and you tip the scales at 250 pounds.
52 weeks ago
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Hmm, different last name than her brother. Shocker.
52 weeks ago
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I can just imaging the excuses that are going to be coming forward after this; My dog's not vicious he just likes to chew the legs off the mail carrier. Wanna pet him? Or how about; my sisters not a crack w---- she just likes to smoke crack and have sex for money with strangers. What kind of society are we creating???
52 weeks ago
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Feckless bimbo, send her back to Africa
52 weeks ago
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One of my mother's favorite sayings was: "Birds of a feather flock together, also pigs and swine." That puts the lie to her comment that her brother wasn't in a gang.
52 weeks ago
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And my Granny used to say "What can you expect from a pig but a grunt".
52 weeks ago
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One of my favorite sayings.
51 weeks ago
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"She said as far as she knew,"

Probably true. Someone said on the news that these "children" appeared to largely raise themselves. Lord of the Flies, anyone?
52 weeks ago
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Wow, you could have fooled me. An innocent human being is DEAD.
52 weeks ago
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How many more will be killed an maimed in the riots that will take place when these animals get convicted hwer Zimmerman was acquitted? You know that's how it's going to work. Zimmerman was acquitted of killing that poor black child and these poor black children are being sent to prison for killing that creepy ass Aussie cracka. Bunch of racists running our legal system obviously. /sarc
52 weeks ago
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Zimmerman was having his brains beaten out on the concrete sideway, with Martin trying to get Zimmerman's gun out of the holster to murder him. Fortunately, Zimmerman was able to get to his gun first.
52 weeks ago
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Yep, and if Martin had gotten to the gun first, we'd have never ever heard the name George Zimmerman in the news, nor Trayvon Martin.
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Many times I have wondered what the tone of conversation must be like in
the White House when the microphones are off and the First Family can relax and perhaps indulge themselves with elements of Ebonics and the Black Lexicon. Our lives are all enriched by the inclusion of this unique perspective, U no wat I be sayin' dog?

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Woof !
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