White Man on Neighborhood Watch Charged with MURDER in Shooting Death of Menacing Black Mob Member

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The story you are about to read is the most important example of the white man’s right of self-defense being abrogated by political correctness since the Trayvon Martin case.

For that reason, I’m publishing the whole story rather than just an excerpt.


(CNN)A North Carolina man who said he was “on the neighborhood watch” fatally shot a 20-year-old from inside his garage before telling a 911 dispatcher he was protecting his family from “hoodlums,” according to Raleigh police.

Chad Copley, 39, was charged with the death of Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas, who police said was outside Copley’s home when he was shot just before 1 a.m. Sunday. Copley is being held without bond at Wake County Detention Center, police said.

Thomas is African-American. Copley is white.

Police said Copley used a shotgun, but they haven’t disclosed the type of shotgun or the ammo used.

The News & Observer in Raleigh reported Monday that there was glass in Copley’s yard and driveway from the blast traveling through one of the home’s windows. There were also blood stains and bloody gauze a few feet from the street, the newspaper reported.
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Wearing a red prison jumpsuit, Copley entered a courtroom Monday and winked at his family in the gallery. A judge assigned the Capital Defenders Office to defend Copley.

The office told CNN that Raymond Tarlton would represent Copley. Tarlton’s office issued a brief statement saying it was in the preliminary stages of its investigation and cautioning against a rush to judgment.

“We have seen too many wrongful convictions for anyone or any organization to jump to conclusions on the basis of someone being charged,” the statement said.

Trayvon Martin redux?

Though there appears to be no evidence of a physical altercation between Copley and Thomas, the case bears similarities to the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, in which neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman killed the unarmed teen in Sanford, Florida, in 2012. A jury found Zimmerman, who claimed he had shot Martin in self-defense, not guilty in the teen’s death.
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Much like the Martin case, Sunday’s shooting can be partially pieced together through 911 calls.

It begins when a man calls police from Copley’s two-story single-family home to report “a bunch of hoodlums out here racing.”

“I am locked and loaded,” he tells the dispatcher. “I’m going outside to secure my neighborhood. You need to send PD as quickly as possible.”

The dispatcher asks, “I’m sorry. You’re going out to do what to the neighborhood, sir?”

“I’m going to secure my neighborhood. I’m on the neighborhood watch.

I’m going to have the neighbors with me. There’s hoodlums out here racing up and down the street. It’s 1 o’clock in the morning. There’s several dozen of them. They have firearms, and we’re going to secure our neighborhood. If I were you, I’d send PD as quickly as possible.”

Asked if he can provide a house number or intersection, he says “Negative, ma’am. It’s on Singleleaf, Raleigh, North Carolina. PD know where this is at.”

‘I fired a warning shot’

Another man calls 911 shortly thereafter to report a shooting.

“Someone shot him out of his house,” the caller tells the dispatcher.

Asked his name, the caller hangs up.

A woman then calls from Copley’s home and says she’s upstairs with her children before giving the phone to a man who acknowledges someone was shot and that he fired his weapon, but he seems unsure whether his shot hit anyone.

“We have a lot of people outside our house yelling and shouting profanities. I yelled at them, ‘Please leave the premises.’ They were showing a firearm, so I fired a warning shot and we got somebody that they got hit.”

“OK, so somebody was shot?” the dispatcher asks.

“Well, I don’t know if they’re shot or not, ma’am. I fired my warning shot like I’m supposed to by law. They do have firearms, and I’m trying to protect myself and my family,” the man replies.

The dispatcher asks who is outside his house, and the man says he doesn’t know but there’s a party at a nearby home. The back-and-forth is interrupted by some sort of commotion before the man again orders the dispatcher to send police.

“There are frigging black males outside my frigging house with firearms. Please send PD,” he says.

‘I’m trying to secure my premises’

Another witness then calls to say someone had been shot in the arm in front of Copley’s home. Again, commotion muddles the audio.

The witness says the 20-year-old victim was shot in the arm, is unconscious and lying in the road. He doesn’t know who fired the shot, he says.

Other witnesses claim the gunshot came from inside the home, the person tells 911.

A dispatcher then calls Copley’s home to gather more details, and the man who made the initial call tells the dispatcher, “Ma’am, I don’t know these f***ing people. I’m trying to secure my premises. Please send PD immediately.”

The dispatcher says police are on the way. The man responds that the dispatcher is “killing time,” and she argues that she isn’t wasting time and that someone else is dispatching police. The call appears to end abruptly.

Thomas was pronounced dead at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, police said.

‘He loves pink’

Jalen Lewis, who hosted a party at his home, two doors down from Copley’s, on the night of the shooting, said the victim was one of roughly 50 guests at the party, according to CNN affiliate WTVD.

He didn’t know Thomas personally, he said, and he didn’t see anyone armed or causing problems outside his home that night. Lewis told WTVD he has never interacted with Copley in the seven years he’s lived in the Raleigh neighborhood.

“The man’s body was right in front of the mailbox,” Lewis told the station, pointing to Copley’s mailbox. “I don’t know how (Thomas) was a threat from the garage.”

Thomas’ mother, Munyir Simone Butler Thomas, has set up a GoFundme page to cover her son’s funeral costs. On the page, she said Thomas was out celebrating a move to a new apartment on the night he was killed.

“Koury was my baby and I love him. He loves pink and all I want to do is send him off well. He was fun, lovable, caring, just a good guy, and very overprotective of me his mother and other loved ones in general,” she wrote. “I ask that you reach down in your heart and help me create a celebration of life for Koury.”

Raleigh police don’t know if Thomas or anyone accompanying him was armed, said spokeswoman Laura Hourigan. Police records show authorities were not called to the block — for the party or otherwise — before the first call in which the man told the dispatcher he was going to “secure the neighborhood.”

As for whether Copley was acting in a neighborhood watch capacity, Hourigan said there were many such groups in the community, but she is “unsure if that one is a registered group or not.”

As usual in these cases, the dead Negro was causing trouble.

This one was found dead on Mr. Copley’s property. He was probably high on booze and drugs, along with the other members of the mob who descended on the Copley homestead.

And a man can’t shoot in those circumstances?

Copley should not be under arrest. Period.

The fact that he is shows clearly the bias of law enforcement toward the Negro.

Copley did NOT go out hunting Negros with his shotgun. He’s having his life ruined by a corrupt system that is politicized beyond the pale.

Free Chad Copley!

15 thoughts on “White Man on Neighborhood Watch Charged with MURDER in Shooting Death of Menacing Black Mob Member

    • Yes, in this case it was set off by the misbehavior in a residential neighborhood at 1 am and then them swarming his property cursing and probably vandalizing it. I will be following this case. If the media can easily demonize the shooter they will and they’ll keep the case before us for years.

  1. The shooters father in law works as a news reporter at WTVD. Greg Barnes. I’ve also heard the shooters wife works there too.

  2. “and winked at his family in the gallery.”
    This is a bullshit lie by the MSM to discredit the white man. Implies that the white guy knows he is sweet, the judge and jury will be his relatives and friends just like in say 1930.
    He did not wink at his family, I am confident of that. If he did wink he is a fool, and maybe mentally deranged if he thinks he has a chance of a fair trial. The jury will be more than 50% black.

  3. I would not convict anybody (if I was on a jury) of extreme action brought on by lack of sleep after midnight due to rowdy neighbours. This is extreme provocation. People that work have a right to sleep undisturbed by crazy Coons.
    So even black jury members might have a lot of sympathy for this guy. Most (all?) people have had the bad neighbor experience and here is a chance for jury members to say to the nation – we want the right to sleep and this white man did the world a good deed.
    There should be a midnight to 6 .a.m. curfew on all Coons except those taxpayers at work or traveling to and from work. Unemployed Coons who pay no income tax should have a 9 p.m. curfew including all travel such as in cars. This would cut gang activity a great deal and lower crime rates.

    • I’m for it. If only the courts would agree. Back in the 90s I think it was, there were youth curfews in some cities in America. Naturally, these curfews mainly affected the Negroid race, as white youths were mostly home studying or sleeping to go to school the next day. I’m not sure what happened to the curfews.

  4. Racist pigs all of you!
    Kids having a party does not give anyone a right to murder a kid!
    I hope he rots in jail.
    NC law requires that their be an immediate threat of danger. Discharging a firearm in the city limits otherwise is illegal you idiots!

    • You’re the idiot. Who gives a shit about laws relating to discharging a weapon when a mob is after you?

      And who gives a shit any more about your little ineffective word, “racist.” It’s meaningless now from overuse. All it means is that I noticed nonwhite behavior and I objected to it.

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