4 have been shot so far while doing yardwork in front of their homes. Word on the street is that this is payback for Alton Sterling.
Authorities are searching for a small, four-door white car with tinted windows.
I am an American who taught philosophy in several African universities from 1976 to 1988, and have lived since that time in South Africa. When I first came to Africa, I knew virtually nothing about the continent or its people, but I began learning quickly. I noticed, for example, that Africans rarely kept promises and saw no need to apologize when they broke them. It was as if they were unaware they had done anything that called for an apology.
It took many years for me to understand why Africans behaved this way but I think I can now explain this and other behavior that characterizes Africa. I believe that morality requires abstract thinking—as does planning for the future—and that a relative deficiency in abstract thinking may explain many things that are typically African.
What follow are not scientific findings. There could be alternative explanations for what I have observed, but my conclusions are drawn from more than 30 years of living among Africans.
Tulsa Police Sgt. Dave Walker says the teenager forced the elderly couple to drive to an ATM and withdraw cash Sunday, then forced the couple back to their home where he sexually assaulted the woman.
Walker says the teen, identified as 16-year-old Deonte Green then ran to a nearby home, where a woman and her two daughters were in the garage and preparing to leave.
Police say the Green forced the woman and children back into the home, where he encountered and fatally shot the woman’s 44-year-old husband, Broken Arrow Public Schools geography teacher Shane Anderson.
Police say a mother is now blind, and a father is in jail after an alleged assault.
Chattanooga police officers say the woman lost both her eyes in the attack.
Officers say they found the woman laying face down next to her eyeballs in a yard on Francis Drive, Wednesday night.