Armed 'mob' allegedly tried to enter black family's North Carolina home; white deputy charged

  
Via:  perrie-halpern  •  3 weeks ago  •  19 comments

By:   Kalhan Rosenblatt and Associated Press (NBC News)

Armed 'mob' allegedly tried to enter black family's North Carolina home; white deputy charged
A North Carolina sheriff's deputy is facing charges after authorities said he led a group of armed people to the wrong home in a search for a missing girl.

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A sheriff's deputy in North Carolina is facing criminal charges after authorities said he led a group of armed people to the wrong home in a search for a missing girl.

New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David said Friday that Jordan Kita, who worked for the New Hanover Sheriff's Office, led an armed group to the home of Dameon Shepard, a senior at Laney High School in Wilmington, on May 3, according to James W. Lea, a lawyer for Shepard's family who is preparing a civil lawsuit.

Shepard, who is black, says the all-white group tried unsuccessfully to force its way into the family's Pender County home about 20 miles north of Wilmington.

His mother, Monica Shepard, told the group that they should leave, Lea said.

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"Coming to the door like that with a mob of people with guns, what do we expect? What were their intentions?" Monica Shepard told NBC affiliate WECT of Wilmington. "What if he was the person they were looking for or what if I was not home? What would've happened? I don't want to have that conversation. I don't want him to be a statistic. It's scary."

Kita was looking for Lekayda Kempisty, a 15-year-old girl who had been reported missing earlier in the day. She was later found safe.

In its effort to find Lekayda, Kita's group was searching for someone named Josiah who used to live next door.

During the confrontation, Shepard repeatedly tried to point out to the group that they had the wrong house and that a yard sign out front explicitly congratulated "Dameon" on his high school graduation, to no avail, Shepard told news outlets.

There was believed to be some sort of familial relationship between Kita and the Lekayda Kempisty, said David, the district attorney.

Kita will be charged with trespassing and breaking and entering, in addition to willful failure to discharge duties, which alleges a failure to uphold his duties as a sworn officer of the sheriff's office.

Authorities said Kita has been fired. It was unclear whether he had an attorney who could comment.

A second man in Kita's group also faces a criminal charge of "going armed to the terror of the public."

NBC News has reached out to New Hanover County and the Pender County Sheriff's Office for more information.

kahlan-rosenblatt_a61c71e8c7abe49acf4652 Kalhan Rosenblatt Associated Press


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Kavika
1  Kavika     3 weeks ago

What a complete fricking idiot. As an LEO he leads a mob of armed people to someone's house. WTF

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
1.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Kavika @1    3 weeks ago

My reaction completely.

 
 
 
devangelical
1.2  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @1    3 weeks ago

pffft, it's just the confederate welcome wagon...

 
 
 
lady in black
2  lady in black    3 weeks ago

This is the face of a racist.  Sad that in this day and age shit like this still happens.  

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
2.1  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  lady in black @2    3 weeks ago

I have to agree with you. Now that is two LEO's out of line in 2 months. And people want to know why blacks are afraid and don't trust law enforcement.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3  igknorantzrulz    3 weeks ago

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It's almost as if there were 'persons' in our own government,

that might have given a Green light

to go White Sheet

on Black skinned Individuals, as it is so obvious that the thin skinned A Whole Juicy Read Apple of the far rightously so Wrong about everything in Chief, in so many of ours, yet somehow, not theirs, disbelief,

has slipped racism back into so manys' heads', as it has bin always stored within, but now, quite a sin, to watch so many bring US back again, to the Daze of when, Division Multiplied the heads of the pinz looking to thread the needle and stick it 'righ't' inn, ware  housed  is their pre-

judicial skinned thin skinned hatred of those with different shaded skin that was Pig, Meant it, and different from them

Watched yesterday, another "Race" lost when at any cost our inciter in Chief, disrespected something fierce, an approaching middle aging Asian reporter for asking a simple question, as our Time

Out Required Two faced Two year old Twittering Token Suggester inToTal DisBelief Toddler in Good Grief Charlie Brown Chief Instigator,

Inferred all Blame back to China where 

he places

all those orders for made in China

Paper Plates

to be used with Cofvvee filtered through used T-bagger

Masks,

Masked as

Good Will Hunting for a Race to Lay Blame 

buy WON, who's already LOST

 
 
 
KDMichigan
3.1  KDMichigan  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3    3 weeks ago
Wonder how Perrie beat her BFQ to the punch and posted this first...

When you have to bring up a member of NT on a seed who hasn't even commented on it, it says more about you than them.

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igknorantzrulz
3.1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  KDMichigan @3.1    3 weeks ago

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squiggy
3.1.2  squiggy  replied to  KDMichigan @3.1    3 weeks ago
bring up a member of NT on a seed who hasn't even commented on it,

Perrie has specifically condemned that. Of course, the name is coded here, so it's ok.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
3.1.3  seeder  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  squiggy @3.1.2    3 weeks ago
Perrie has specifically condemned that. Of course, the name is coded here, so it's ok.

Really, it's never OK, but I know you mean well. 

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
4  FLYNAVY1    3 weeks ago

Hmmmmmm...... One of our members on these boards the other day posted that "the fight for civil rights is basically over" 

It's never going to be over as long as people like this so called deputy, and just as importantly, those armed idiots that followed him into the house are doing things like this. 

 
 
 
MUVA
4.1  MUVA  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @4    3 weeks ago

Who posted the fight for civil rights is over with the way some Democratic governors are acting during the pandemic the fight surely isn't over.

 
 
 
FLYNAVY1
4.1.1  FLYNAVY1  replied to  MUVA @4.1    3 weeks ago

You know damn good and well who posted that comment and took lumps on it to where they stopped responding. You need me to rub your nose in it?

Secondly..... you want to compare a lynch mob to governors doing their best to save the lives of their constituents?  Man is that ever Tea Party, tin foil thinking!

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
4.2  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  FLYNAVY1 @4    3 weeks ago

This torch and pitchfork mentality has to end.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
5  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

What is up with all these vigilantes? 

This is why minorities are afraid they wont be treated fairly. 

Go get a cop with a warrant. 

 
 
 
Ender
6  Ender    3 weeks ago

Wow. Bunch of idiots. That could have turned out a lot worse than it did.

 
 
 
Dulay
7  Dulay    3 weeks ago

Based on the 'Castle doctrine', Monica and Dameon Shepard were in their rights to blow everyone who was armed and came onto their property without their consent. Of course, they'd probably be in jail if they did so because 'stand your ground' and the "castle doctrine' have been proven to be an exclusive right for white people. Remember the black woman who was denied the 'stand your ground' defense and was given 20 years. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
7.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Dulay @7    3 weeks ago

think you forgot away, cause it reads like a bombs.

"Moncia and Dameon Shepard were in their rights to blow everyone who was armed and came   onto their property"

unless you know some inside info on these two...

 
 
 
Dulay
7.1.1  Dulay  replied to  igknorantzrulz @7.1    3 weeks ago
think you forgot away

Indeed I did. 

 
 
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