COLUMBIA, S.C.- Three people upset that a news crew was reporting on the arrest of a relative, attacked the television reporter and yelled racial slurs at her and a photographer, authorities said Tuesday. [Source]
What is the world coming to? I guess violence just runs through this family. It’s obviously they haven’t learned to channel their anger. The suspect, Shane Howell was arrested for killing his grandfather, Tommy Howell, during an argument in which he hit his grandfather in the head.
Now, other family members have attacked a black news reporter, Charmayne Brown, while she was standing just feet away on public property from the family home to cover the arrest of Shane Howell. The three family members, Tousha Smith, 31, Billie Joe Taylor, 31, and Trina Vinson, 48, were arrested and held on charges of assault and battery.
The whole thing was caught on tape by nearby white camera crew. The family didn’t attack the white camera crew, they went straight for Miss Charmayne. This is my problem with filming, there is a black boy on the right using his camera phone to film instead of helping, and another news crew just standing by, although they did call 911.
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News Reporter Attacked