WJZ Exclusive With Teen Accused Of Beating Elderly Fisherman

BALTIMORE (WJZ)–It was a vicious crime that grabbed national headlines. A self-proclaimed white supremacist and two teenagers were accused in the severe beating of an elderly black fisherman in Locust Point. For the first time, one of the teenagers speaks exclusively to WJZ.

Derek Valcourt explains that the outcome of his case is quite different from the other defendant.

Emmanuel Miller was just 16 when he and his then 17-year-old friend Zachary Watson were arrested and charged as adults in connection of a brutal beating of James Privott, an elderly black fisherman, in 2009.

Neo-Nazi Calvin Lockner, 28, pled guilty and received a 31-year sentence for his role in the beating.

Valcourt: Did you hit him?

Miller: No, I did not hit that man. Me and my friend Zachary watched. After Calvin beat the man up, he told us get in the car or we was next, and he was gonna beat us. And we just seen what he could do to somebody, so we got in the car.

Valcourt: What do you regret about that night?

Miller: I regret getting in the car, I regret hanging out with a guy like that. Not calling for help. I wish I would have ran for help and just left.  I wish I would have done something to try to help the guy, try to stop the guy from beating the elderly man.

“The juvenile system is completely designed to rehabilitate,” said Steve Silverman, Miller’s attorney. “The adult system is really about punishment.”

Silverman helped get Miller’s case brought into juvenile court.  His rehabilitation has been so impressive that the judge has already released him on probation—a very different story from his best friend Watson.

Though only a few months older, Watson still awaits trial as an adult and could face life in prison.

Valcourt: If you could see the victim Mr. Privott today, what would you say to him?

Miller: I would say I’m sorry for what happened to him, and me and Zachary did not take part in the beating, and we are sincerely sorry. We were scared that night, and we wish we could stop it from happening.

Friends and his probation officer say Miller has been staying out of trouble since his release from prison. He is just a few weeks away from obtaining his GED, and then he says he is considering colleges.

A trial date has not been set for 18-year-old Watson.


One Comment

  1. bobby -b says:

    I hope the white Lockner is getting it up the ass

    1. keith says:

      my question is why is this kid sitting @ home talking to the reporter & not enjoying the accomidations @ jessup or hagerstown?

      1. AT says:

        Are you that stupid? Re-read the story.

      2. Melissa Love says:

        he is

      3. D. Bos. says:

        @Keith, he was a ultimate role model in prison so he was released on probation.. The 3 of them should have gotten the same punishment!!

      4. Melissa Love says:

        @D.Bos all 3 of them shouldnt of gotten the same punishment cause Zach and Emmanuel didnt do anything it was wrong place wrong time they hung out with someone that got them into trouble they had no clue that he was going to do that to the old man so why should the 2 teens be sentenced like calvin did when calvin had the blood on him not Zach or Emmanuel so i think it is best for you to think before you type something you dont know them like me and annonomous 101..

  2. Christopher R. Gabaya Sr. says:

    Only a punk would beat on an old man!

  3. bud says:

    This did not happen in Locust Point, as stated in the article. This was at Ft Armistead park, on the AA County line. These 2 locations are 15 minutes apart. If you are going to report things, do it accurately.

  4. bernard F Mc Kernan says:

    The 28 yr old gets 30 years & that’s good how come these two other jitterbugs are walking around scott free? Stupid & Ignorant are too kind of words used to describe these white trailer trash.

    1. b.a. says:

      my god some people can’t read emmanuel was sent to juvinile for his trial in the juvinile system they can onmly hold you until 18-21 jesus and zach was still held in jail untill his trail yesturday damn read and think before you speak

  5. josyse says:

    That’s due part to our so called legal system. What a joke.

    1. D. Bos. says:

      You know snitches get less time..

      1. b.a. says:

        I don’t think any of you followed the story when it happened lockner snitched on his self not those kids

  6. Brittany says:

    Ok so I’m connfused is they were both teens at the time of the incident I feel they should have both been in juvvie. But now Mr. Watson sits in jail for a beating he didn’t do and for being so scared of Mr. Lockner while Mr. Miller is free. Even thou both the younger boys stated they were scared and terrified to be next on Lockners list. Hum something is seriously wrong with the system.

    1. Damion Stewart says:

      Derek Valcourt sits and gives an interview, Zachary Watson awaits trial in adult court,Calvin Lockner gets life. DEREK VALCOURT is a SNITCH who turned on his friends cause he was man enough to beat up defencless old black people but when he gets caught he all of the suddon dont like his racist buddies. i say if your gonna do the crime be prepared to do the time. this kid looks like the kind of coward who will steal froom his mother to look cool for his buddies. we all know what would happen to him in jail. the same thing thats gonna happen to Zachary Watson, and Derek Valcourt is just glad its not his little racist butt

      1. Sean says:

        LOL, actually DEREK VALCOURT is a REPORTER, not a SNITCH.

      2. Judith says:

        LMAO- what a fool! Derek Valcourt is the reporter… Emmanuel Miller is the kid!

      3. AT says:

        @Damion – Just stop talking.

  7. 410chick says:

    he is walking around free and no one is outraged because he isn’t a black teen who was looking suspicious in the wrong neighborhood or isn’t a black teen who allegedly set a dog on fire… it was only a old black man that got beat up….

    1. lg says:

      Get off of the race thing. This was beating was reported nationally. Everynoe, black, WHITE, yellow and red was upset by it. It was racisim that prompted this beating and no you are bringing race back into it. You are dishonoring the elderly man that beaten by doing this and you are equiping the white suo., when you do this. Enough anger already.

    2. drt says:

      Please……stop with the race card. That was a big story when it happened. Grow up.

  8. zeph says:

    You don’t have more important things to cover than this punk?
    Looks like time for a new program director.

  9. WOW...WOW...WOW... says:

    just finished reading posts about how 2 teens should be hog-tied and burned for burning a cat..lmao…no angry posts here…funny to see that white america still values the lives of animals over the lives of black americans..wake up my people..we have to do better and take whats ours because it will never be given…all 3 of these criminals should be doing life sentences for a HATE crime..beating a poor, defenseless, OLD man, bet not one of them would have approached a young, healthy, black man…i hate this racist diseased nation. I wish white folks would let go of the notion that they are a superior race..guess you were to dumb to realize that making babies helps your population…now many of yall are running scared because yall are the minority..ha..yall better hope that all the races and nations you visciously attacked treat you better than you treated others..not that you deserve any form of leniency…

    1. ER says:

      The one and only thing that I can agree with you on Wow,..wow…wow is the fact that these idiots that beat an elderly man SHOULD be given life. So now explain to me how America values the life of an animal over that of a black American? Can you show an example? Sure, there is the incident in the news now but that is only because of the shock value of why anyone would set an animal on fire. I personally don’t see it that news worthy but the fact that it is covered doesn’t mean that America values the life of a cat over a black male / female. Unfortunately, you use youir own twisted logic to justify your reverse racist attitude. I find it funny that you say “I hate this racist nation” when you are clearly a racist. When referring to caucasians you even said, “not that you deserve any form of leniency.” How can you expect anyone to take you serious when you contradict yourself. You’re a true hypocrit and racist. Also, yet again you make an incorrest statement. You stated white people should be “running scared because yall are the minority.” Caucasian Americans are not in minoirty. Check your facts….not that it matters. I’m just pointing out your baseless facts. Furthermore, I have heard other reverst racists state in the past that caucasian cannot be the victim of a hate crime because we ARE NOT A MINORITY. I assume based on your racist rhetoric that you would believe the same. So, since you say we are now in the minority i guess we can be victims of a hate crime! In that case, perhaps we should reopen the case of the caucasian female that was beaten on the MTA bus by a group of african americans and charge them with a hate crime. Reverse racism: its just as bad white on black racism. Its solves nothing and fuels the flame of racism between all ethic groups. Congratulations on being part of the problem. Please, I have posted to several of your comments. I welcome a reply.

      1. WOW...WOW...WOW... says:

        I need you to be more clear when you say contradicting myself..because I don’t see it..I said what I said and its my opinion and feelings, which I am entitled to. If you feel that I am a racists thats fine with me. I will not deny it. But I will say that my life experiences have warranted me to become the person that I am. And if more people took that into consideration then it wouldn’t be such a mystery as to why the United States is in the turmoil that it is in now. Racism has become more and more blatant since we now have a black President. Its crazy!! But guess what this is something I have been dealing with my whole life. I could give you examples of my experiences all the way back to the time that I can remember. This problem of racism will not be solved until people take an honest look at the problem and stop trying to act like it doesn’t exist or that there is not a problem. If I didn’t say it before I will say it again. this country was built on hatred, violence, racism, and prejudice and with a foundation like that is going to fall. The biggest hypocrite are the people who say there isn’t a problem and we need to get over it. this country is on a path of regression with blatant segregation, racism, and prejudice running rampant. So until I truely have the same opportunities I will be who I am..

      2. ER says:

        You’re right…..racism is still a problem; however, it has extended far beyond the white on black racism of previous generations. Yes, there are definitely some ignorant caucasians with their redneck, racist agenda, but no more than there are african americans with the same. I firmly believe the white on black racism of prior generations has greatly diminshed. Again, I’m not saying it is completely gone, but the void that has been left is filled with reverse racism which fuels the flame today and prevents better racial tensions. I’m sure you have been a victim of racism, and for that I am sorry, honestly,. But you don’t think I have been too? Just like you said,,,,,I may not see the racism that has been directed at you, but you definitely don’t see the new face of racism developing in some of the african american community that is and has been directed at people like me. If I could change the past for the african american community, I would but I can’t. With that being said, some of the african american community continues to blame ALL whites for the past when we had absolutely no had in the blatant and brutal racism of the past. At some point, that dark time in America has to be put behind us before we can move into the future. And for the record, you mentioned that racism has become more blatant now that we have a black president. I completely disagree and would say it is an example of how white on black racism has greatly declined since the days of the 1960’s and prior. There is no way a black man could have been elected president back then. The african american community is still a minority, and the fact that a african american president was elected is proof that the majority of the white population don’t see things in black and white racial lines and helped vote him in.

      3. D. JOHNSON says:

        Come on you all, let’s not start on each other because of three dumb you know whats. This again is because of some dumb hateful people who needed to take out their fustration on a poor old not black or white, but old man. That shows how much of a coward they are that it was someone who could not defend themself. I am a black female who knows about society hate, but we can’t be like those evil people Black, White,or any other race. We have to be the better ones.

    2. CAMRY 1 says:

      Thanks WOW “to the third power”.. You see what they did and still want to do to Michael Vick!! That’s why African Americans need to seriously take advantage of free schooling so we can take the lead in the race of life!! I’m surprised that he got 30 years..

    3. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? says:

      You have a lot of room to talk. Us white people? Who the heck do you think you are? The only reason we are the minority is because we don’t breed with everyone we meet. We are also the minority because of all the equality B.S. It takes 1 of us to do the job of 4 of you. Most of our problems are from YOUR people. We don’t owe YOU anything. Your people have so many kids they can’t keep track of where they are, especially if you are out having your hair and nails did using welfare money! YOU don’t deserve a damn thing unless you actually WORK for it. YOU make me want to puke with your racist ranting. I glad my black friends are anything like you. They are educated and have morals.

      1. D. JOHNSON says:


    4. my bad says:

      ummm,while we are sitting here saying things like “My mommy can beat up your mommy” about 200 more illegals just entered the country depriving both my cracker a$$ and your poor black a$$ decent paying jobs we could be using to support our familys,pay bills..You know,things like that. As I was once corrected,”Its no longer black against white,its rich against the poor”.
      It is sad that any old man,black,white green..Should have met his fate at some trash that doesnt deserve to live (be it black,white,green). He just wanted to go fishing…

    5. Pam says:

      Seriously? You make these kind of comments and then wonder why racism is still so prominent in this country? You are an ignorant, racist POS and a big part of the problem with this country. Something like this happens, and you automatically assume that all “white folks” are to blame. I happen to be a white folk, and have never been accused of racism in my life. The only one that needs to wake up is you.

  10. cms827 says:

    Wow Wow Wow – White America that is a joke,,,,,, if you dont think white people were upset for that elderly man that has worked his whole life (not on welfare rolls) then you are wrong. It was a sickening crime and all of these men should pay for this. The only people white america does not feel sorry for are who we are supporting every day and will continue to do so because most of black america thinks they are owed something.

    1. WOW...WOW...WOW... says:

      how about white america get a clue and stop being in denial..the truth of the matter is…is that we are owed something..but I’m not going to use that as an excuse not to do what I have to do to get mines…secondly, get the statistics…my tax dollars pay for more white folks to get benefits than it does for my own people…that’s the real reason why the welfare system will always be around…because truthfully, more white americans collect benefits than blacks…and as i stated before..not a lot of outrage here..but you got 150+ comments on a post about animals…so until the disparities are gone I will continue to feel how I feel..

      1. Judith says:

        You may have some point wowwow…. but until “your people” learn to stop dumbing themselves down (black people are more intelligent than they give themselves credit for) with the “imma get mines” and the rest of that ghetto talk- there will always be racism. Stand up proud and show your intelligence. Speak clearly in plain English and present yourself with class. If you do that, others will follow and it may even lead to a better world for minorities who have severe self esteem issues.

      2. ER says:

        Wow…wow….wow, corresctions to your statement above. The word your looking for is MINE. There is no plural form of MINE unless your referring to the explosive. Second, yes ther ARE more white individuals on gov’t assistance; HOWEVER, you have to take proportions into account. When you compare the amount of caucasions on gov’t assistance and compare it to the entire caucasion population, it is a very small fraction. When you take the amount of african americans on gov’t assistance and compare it to the population, the proportion is MUCH higher. Therefore, there are a hight percentage of african americans on welfare than causions, proportionally speaking. In the end though, it doesn’t matter. Gov’t assistance does not define an ethnic communities worth in society. I just wanted to correct you on your mistake while distancing myself from the racist type that YOU ARE.

      3. ER says:

        While being critical of your mistakes, I have to be critical of my own. Corrections not corresctions. Caucasian not caucasion.

      4. Judith says:

        ER, don’t correct someone else’s post. Here’s more of your own flops:
        It’s “YOU’RE” not “your”, “there” not “ther”, “high” not “hight”, “COMMUNITY’S” not “communities”.

      5. ER says:

        Judith, I see your point and will refrain from corrections

      6. WOW...WOW...WOW... says:

        Judith..I can use my words as I choose to and the fact is Imma get mines..regardless, and I do not have to speak like anyone but me to get it sweetie..I have never dumbed myself down and never will..but the system has..by not giving the same amounts of money to Baltimore City Public Schools that it gives to the students in Montgomery, Baltimore, or Harford County. I know how smart my people are and I know the potential we have thats why the black community is plagued with a bar on every corner and drugs flooded our neighborhoods just when we were starting to build our own communities and stand on our feet..because there is a fear that we will be more successfull…sorry if you do not know it or see it, but I do!!

      7. WOW...WOW...WOW... says:

        ER you can play the numbers how you want..But the truth is, is that if the welfare system was obliterated white folk would be hurt by it more. And you may be right that you aren’t a minority yet. But when you go to a news source and see a story posted that says whites are now a minority in a smalll town in KY..makes you wonder why that would be news..apparently, somebody is keeping count…as for this case I don’t know why I’m really upset because it’s to be expected and the guy who did get 30yrs only got it because he didn’t deny the fact that he was a racist..if he had said I was drunk and didn’t know what i was doing he probably would have gotten 10..just saying it happens everyday..

      8. ER says:

        You’re right, in some cities african americans outnumber caucasians. I don’t have the numbers on it, but I bet that is the case in Baltimore City. I’m willing to bet there are more african americans that LIVE in the city than caucasians. that doesn’t mean that we are in the minority. That is like saying that italians are becoming the majority since more Italians live in Little Italy. You have to look at the complete numbers. Again, numbers doesn’t matter. As for the school system, you act like the white majority single handedly dishes out money for the school system and is intentionally shorting the city. I think everyone agrees that the city school system is in trouble. Correct me if I am wrong, but local school systems are supported by the locat tax base. If that is true, which I believe it is, Baltimore City schools are a victim of the lack of tax base in the city. The lack of tax base can be attributed to the fact that Balt City is losing residents. Not to mention, you can’t blame anyone but the Baltimore City leadership for lack of funding to the schools. They control the flow of money in the city school system and Balt City leadership is majority black so you can’t make that a race issue either.

      9. Judith says:

        Wow wow, honey, you need to turn your anger and frustration into a more positive attitude to bring about the changes you desire. The way you are conducting yourself only sets you and “your people back further and further. If you project yourself as low-class along with the rest of “your people”, that’s how you will be treated- and that had nothing to do with school funding. If you are intelligent, start showing it.

  11. some guy says:

    are you folks really that thick? The Miller kid obviously gave the police/da the info they needed to convict the other 2 and got a deal (you can bet the watson kid is wishing he had rolled over first or had a better lawyer) – it’s a horrible crime & this kid took part – but without his evidence maybe all 3 are on the street looking for more victims.

    1. Melissa Love says:

      some guy- he really didnt hit the dude he was forced to stay and watch.. he didnt take part in the crime he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.. he doesnt get into trouble anymore and he isnt stupid enough to hang out with people like that anymore he learns his lessons quick.

  12. Das Jamie Erfahrung says:

    People need to get off the race issue! It’s a society issue! Posting uninformed comments only hurts the problem we here in America are faced with. We end up being biggots when we start suggesting these outrages punishments. If the teens did it or not, should be up to our legal system, that we all vote for by electing our officials. Let them do their job, and let’s stop armchairing these as if we’re lawyers. Closed-minded people are just as bad as the ones they condemn. Maybe some of you should punished just like you’re suggesting for anyone else.

    1. WOW...WOW...WOW... says:

      your statement would carry some weight if the everything and everyone were treated the same, and if racism, prejudice, and hatred didn’t exist..but unfortunately its what this country was built on and will ultimately be the reason it falls..

      1. jesse says:

        WOW..WoW WOW: You would benefit from stepping out of your own community and looking in. Things don’t look too charming in your own communities. There is more hatred between blacks than there is between white and black. YOu guys kill each other every night to the point that it’s no longer news. hen you have a story like this and it’s magnified giving the impression that we all hate blacks. Black people are awesome, but you guys don’t see that. Self-improvement may one day ease these tensions.

      2. ER says:

        Wow…wow…wow, you’re just a reverse racist. You’re no different than the backwards hillbillies wearing white sheets. I wasn’t even around for segregation and Jim Crow laws but according to you I’m still guilty and should pay a price. You’re a hypocrit that makes the black community look bad like that other idiot on here uncle willie makes the white community look bad. You’re both cut from the same racist mold, just on opposite ends of the spectrum.

      3. Judith says:

        Bravo, ER! I concur!

  13. Jesse says:

    Clearly this is all tragic, but I can’t get over the fact that these ‘white supremacists’ identify themselves as Neo-Nazis having zero education, barely able to speak English properly, and resembling homeless men. Not sure what is supreme about that or beating random individuals to a pulp.

  14. Judith says:

    I have had it with this damn site! I read the article and while watching the video the page refreshed and I had to start over. Very annoying.

    Oh- and the kid in the video seems like he is lying to me. He deserves to be in juvie hall at the least.

  15. MD DAD says:

    ER…well said. It will be interesting to read any type of comeback knowing the truth hurts.

  16. Melissa Love says:

    Emmanuel I know you wasn’t involved in the beating i believe you 100%.. I have known you for a long time.. you would never do something this stupid and if any1 goes to fix corrections about this post i will know..

  17. Cham101 says:

    This beating occurred at 3AM. Mr. Miller was 16 at the time. I would very much like to hear from his parent(s) why they would let a 16 year old kid hang at Ft. Armistead at that hour with a 28 year old known white supremest who had spent time in prison for raping a 4 year old girl. 16 is old enough to know when trouble is happening. I really wonder whether Mr. Miller is saying what his lawyer is telling him to say, or whether he took an active role in the beating. Perhaps Mr. Lockner and Mr. Watson would tell a different tale if asked.

    1. annonomous101 says:

      first and formost let me start by saying it was not known at the time of this that calvin lockner was a white surpremis he kept that very well hidden. as far as a 16 and 17 year old being out at 3am with a 28 year old they were dumb and the parents of both emmanuel and zachary thought that they were staying at each others houses. dont start pointing the fingures at the parents. I know both of these boys personally and they have already payed a hard price for something niether one of them did. yes they were wrong to lie to thier moms, yea they were wrong to hang out with a guy much older than them. but the have learned a very valuable lesson from this. the man responsible has been charged like he should be but it is not fair to keep punishing these boys for what calvin did

    2. Cham101 says:

      Perhaps the swastika tattoos all over Mr. Lockner’s body would have been a telltale sign that something was amiss.

    3. Melissa Love says:

      He was not saying what the lawyer told him to he was saying what really happened.. He didnt take an active role in the beating he knows better then that i have known him for 5 years he wouldnt do anything this stupid..

    4. Cham101 says:

      And I’m the Easter Bunny.

      1. Melissa Love says:

        he really wasnt saying what the lawyer told him his lawyer wasnt even present at the interveiw… so have a good day and quit talkin about my friend thank you and have a good day dont post anything under this interveiw that u dont know get it got it good

  18. jjjjjjjjj says:


  19. jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj says:

    Not surprising. Look at the “outrage” of this crime. I may be the only non-Black who senses the racial tension that is growing in this area regarding Black/White relations. All we need is a spark to light the powder keg and I truly believe we are on pace for a race riot. This wont be one done by a group of Blacks to unassuming Whites, most having walked in the same protests with Blacks against discrimination. This one will be by a group of Whites to unassuming Blacks, who dont know that somehow they became the biggest burden to these White’s well being.

  20. jjjjjjj says:

    The White collective on this site generally dont feel the need to suggest punishments for their own or de-humanize their own espescially in a case like this. It doesn’t suit their agenda.

    1. ER says:

      What?! JJJJJJJ, you’re out of your mind!!! Many above have espressed their outrage over the fact the two juveniles got away with beating a defensless elderly man, you just choose to look past it to justify a factless position. Without a doubt, those two teens should have gotten every bit of 30 years like the adult. They were there and I don’t believe for a second that they didn’t join in. Even if they didn’t, they did nothing after the fact to help the man. You say that the white collective on here doesn’t feel the need to justify punishment. Ok, explain yourself. How so? Like I said, many above have expressed outrage over the lack of punishment. It is a blog, how do you know their race? Exaclty, you don’t. You’re assuming to justify your own delusional beliefs.

      One more thing about the lack of munishment for the juveniles, its par for the course in Balt City.Juvenile system. EVERYDAY juveniles are being releases with no punishment for violent crimes. Where is your outrage there? EVERYDAY black juveniles are released for violent acts against their own people. Where is your outrage there JJJJJJJJ? In the end, color shouldn’t matter when it comes to punishment, ANY violent act should be punished. This is an issue with the juvenile justice system, not a race issue. The fact that these juvniles got away with a horrible crime is something that happens everyday in Balt City yet everyone chooses to look past that. ALL, black or white should be punished,

      As for holding the african american community responsible for their actions……ABSOLUTELY!!!! ALL people regardless of COLOR should hold themselves accountable for their actions. Furthermore, I do expect Al Sharpton and 36 millian african americans to take responsibility. Clearly, they expect me to take responsibility for the white majority when a racist act does occur. For instance, many african americans believe people like myself should be held responsible for the horrible acts of racism of the past like Jim Crom Laws, segregation and slavery yet i wasn’t even born. How can I be held accountable for someting that I had absolutely no hand in. Its a horrible past but I can’t change it and I damn sure shouldn’t be the one to pay the price for it. Like I said above, if I had the power to change it, I would. The african american community should always remember and study their past because they have overcome unimaginable obstacles as a people. At the same time, you can’t blame current gererations for your past and at some point that period in history needs to be left in the past so everyone can take a step forward.

      Now that we have touched on Al Sharpton, lets take it a step further when it comes to taking responsibility. Remember the Duke lacrosse players that were accused of rape by a black female? That was huge news and the NAACP jumped all over it (rightfully so given the initial info). The NAACP labeled them racist rapists before the investgation was completed. Afterward when it was proven that the female fabricated the whole story, the NAACP couldn’t even apologize for labeling those students as racist rapists or at least condeming the actions of the black female in flaming racial tensions. Nothing, not a thing from the NAACP. Here at home…..the noose hung in the city fire house. Again, the NAACP jumped on it and labeled the Balt City Fire Dept a racist organization,. Later it came out that a black firefighter hung the noose. Again, no apology from the NAACP and they didn’t condem the actions fo the black fire fighter for fueling racial tensions.

      I firmly believe that the NAACP is not a bad organization; however, when you make the point that the white majority is unwilling to take responsibility, I can cleary see that the african american community is the same. We are both our worst enemies.

  21. jjjjjjjjjjj says:

    They would rather suggest a case involving an African American individual as an example of this mythical “Black community” seperate from the American people, led by Al Sharpton, who was sworn in hours after MLK’s assassination.

  22. jjjiutty says:

    They then expect Sharpton & the 36 Million Blacks in America to “own up” to the problems of their race and hold themselves accountable for all the people who share their race.

  23. jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj says:

    1. You yourself are paranoid suggesting that all Blacks hold you individually responsible for slavery & Jim Crow. You need to put your biases and delusional beliefs away first before you tell someone what they need to do. It is Whites like yourself who choose to wear that shoe & justify your hatred behind your complex.

    2. Should there be a press conference for this public apology by the Black community? Im guessing the Blacks who actually work will be able to take time off to attend this press conference in cities across the country accepting their responsibility for the actions of individual Blacks. Maybe they should hold this press conference at the KFC or a Lexington Food Market where they shop.

    3. The NAACP is not reflective of African Americans in this country anymore. I have never heard 1 African American suggest such a thing to me in my lifetime.

    Now that we have this out of the way. You clearly are blind to the reality of what is about to happen in this state. There will be a violent race riot that is on pace to happening in this area as I am watching more & more Whites openly express their hatred towards the Blacks in the area. They express their feelings on local websites but now they are expressing their hatred of Blacks in Baltimore and surrounding areas openly in public. This isnt some KKK/skinhead group of people, these are actual professionals who are tired of ineffectiveness in terms of punishing the Blacks & what they feel is Black protectionalism due to the liberal media. They feel that Blacks wont stop people of their race from committing such heinous acts and they must step in. With this backdrop, eventually there will be a case that pushes it into motion as rioting in their community will occur to prove a point. Many Blacks do not care for the actions of other Blacks, which is why the race riot will surprise them. The White collective will not reveal their opinions to a Black person out of fear of being labeled racist. They will only reveal these opinions to other Whites or anonymously on the internet.

    Dont worry ER because you really are not alone. The fears that Whites held before the freedom of slaves is exactly what is now discussed on websites like these across the country. This was predicted over 200 years ago, were they correct?

    1. ER says:

      Silly JJJJJJJJJ, you’re missing my point. Just because i disagree with some of the individuals within the african american community does not mean I’m racist! LOL If that were the case, you would surely be racist against the white population.

      Perhaps I went into too much detail for you to understand. I’ll try and simplify my standpoint on the issue:

      1. The white population has a small percentage of true racist, sure. Just because you don’t like the actions of a small population of african americans does not mean you’re a racist though. It is ok to disagree with what some people do. It is your hate for a people that makes you a racist. I do not like this gangster culture that has come about; HOWEVER, I know it is a small portion of african american society. Not to mention, there are just as many white individuals glorifying this tastless style of life as well. I do not HATE the people at all. That belief does not make me a racist.

      2. Yes, a believe people should take responsibilities for their actions, Everyone whether thay are black or white. These two juveniles should take responsibility for their actions or their lack of action if they didn’t actially take part in the beating. If they were too scared to intervene, then they had the duty to act afterward (I personally believe they are responsible but that is another story all together) Ofcourse I don’t think the entire black community should apologize for the actions of a few of their people. The actions of a few do not represent the people as a whole. On the otherhand, I do believe that the african americans who are always trying to justify black on black crime as a result of the white population continually trying to set them up for failure is just a lame exuse. It is what it is and you can’t blame that on anyone but the people commiting the crime yet some witin the african american community do so. NOT ALL, some….like the NAACP. That was more what I was getting at.

      3 Racism is NOT only present within the white majority. Ofcourse there is a small perentage of white americans that are true racists. On the otherhand however, there is surely a small percentage of the african american population that are true reverse racists. There is guilt on both sides. Agsin, just because you disagree with the actions of some within an ethnic group DOES NOT mean you’re a racist. Racist is a mindset of hate. I just get sick of racism being defined as a whitle only behavior. Or, when there is a white on black act of hate there are some people that jump all over it, yet when there is a black on white act of hate those same people have nothing to say. Either way, it is an act of hate regardless of who is the guilty / victim party and they should be considered equally disgusting.

      Better understanding JJJJJJJJ

      1. Joe says:

        Wouldnt all violent crime be considered a hate crime? Think about it.

        The term originally was made for Whites attacking Blacks solely for them being Black. So dont be surprised if that is still slapped on Whites today.

        You already assume that whenever a Black person attacks a White it is due to their race, but unless these Blacks are open about why they did it, it wont be a hate crime. Recently a nutso Black guy was arrested for beating a Hispanic man to death and when asked why he did it screamed about how he hated Hispanics. But other than an instance like this they equate it as a crime of opportunity. Most Black on White attacks we read about here are robberies. So what is the real motive?

        I wouldnt believe this case as a hate crime if the guy involved wasnt a skinhead. Because it clearly looked to be a crime of opportunity.

        I equally find disgusting the comments above predicting race wars and advocating violence.

  24. annonomous 101 says:

    @er first of all no these juviniles arent getting off easy. Melissa Love maybe you can back me up alittle bit here Since you have know Emmanuel for as long as I have know zackary. neither one of these boys took part in the beating. that fact is being supported due to the fact that lockner had all the blood on him and these boys had none. god will be able to forgive these boys for thier sins ( being there and not being able to do anything to stop this due to thier size compared to lockners and thier fear of him) but would you be forgiven for your biost rascism and wanting 2 innocent boys to be punished for something they didnt do?????? but let me ask you this…. why is it fair that 2 white teens were only guilty for being at the wrong place at the wrong time but it is fair for a black woman to murder her own child and only come home with probation? or why is it ok for blacks to attack whites and it only be assult but if it were a joe shmoe white guy that goes after a black person it is a hate crime. i dont see the fairity in that and that outrages me. i was outraged to hear what lockner did to that man but it made me even mader that all of you judging people on here wont even give these boys a fair chance and the benefit of the doubt but god would as he forgives all sins

    1. ER says:

      Ok, so why didn’t they do something to help AFTERWARD if they were in the wrong place at the wrong time?

  25. willie man hanging says:

    this is your usual white trash. Pasadena special pickup come dump them in the landfill.

    1. Melissa Love says:

      I know you are not talking about Emmanuel if so i would stop while you are behind you dont know him me or his family so i suggest you stop soon.. get it got it good.

      1. Melissa Love says:

        i know u did not just call me a ho

  26. annonomous 101 says:

    I know that i havnt been on here in a few days but i am going to set the record staight now. Zackary has been a really good friend of mine for many years. In the years that i have known him he has never seen color, religion, or creed. He has always been the type of kid that would do anything for you. He has a grnadmother close to mr Privotts age who he holds very dear to him. so how could a kind caring kid like him be guilty of what you all are saying he is guilty of? He didn’t know Mr. Lockner nor did he know how he was. The only tattoo that we ever noticed on lockner was PAm on his neck. Zachary has always been against racism. The only thing Zachary is guilty of is having a big heart and surrendering to fear. He seen someone triple his size commiting a rediculous act of violence. His saftey and life was threatened aso what could he do? He has a niece on the way and young nephewsand alot of family that love, miss, and support him. Do you reallly believe with all of your heart that he is getting a fair trial? I know i dont. Put yourself in our shoes how would you stand in opinion wise if he was your son, brother, uncle, or friend???????

  27. tony Big Baloney says:

    Anonymous, If he were mine I’d disown him or dismember him.

    1. annonomous 101 says:

      Then tony I would hate to have you as a member of my family. Zackary didnt commit a crime by anymeans the only thing he did was drove after he was told to or he was next. I would not be defending somone this much if they were guilty or i had one suspition of them being guilty

  28. weezy says:

    yo u do da crime u do da time. Mr. T should woop this white boys ahole. Put his gold chain right up it. Nuff said

  29. amanda raynor says:

    To me this whole case appears to be unfair. Hwo can we hold children accountable for an adults desion? They played no part in the beating of that man, Calvin Lockner openly admitted to the beating of that man and that is was due to the fact that he was black. Zachary Watson and Wmmanuel Miller had no part in that, the only thing they are guilty of was being at the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong person. Kids make mistakes it is part of growing up and learning. they had no way of knowing what calvin was going to do they are just like most kids NAIEVE. What can you expect from kids. Kids dont see things like adults do they didnt really know lockner and therefore couldnt predict what lockner would do or what he was capable of. When they realized it, it was too late…. when they saw what he did they were horrified, scared, and alone with this man in a park in the middle of no where. there was no phone for them to use, no neighbors there was no one. they had just witnessed lockner almost beat a man to death I mean really what can we expect most adults wouldnt do well in that situation but kids come on really. what else could they do lockner threatened them he told them that he would beat them the same way what were they suppost to do try to playhero and wind up the same way in a puddle of thier own blood. from my point of view they really had no choice lockner didnt give them one. I know for a fact they are not or ever been racist! To them it would be something to be ashamed of! As they have many friends of many races. I think everyone needs to look at the fact these kids were held hostage and realize they deserve a fair trial

  30. Willie man hanging says:

    Amanda,….Ever hear of “Guilt by association”?…..Not my poor darlings my ass. These kids knew right from wrong. At age 16 & above morally the chichi holds you accountable. Maybe if the white trash parents / parent weren’t smoking reefer or down @ the bar instead raising their kids the right way, things would be different.
    Too bad, take it like a man when you act like one.

    1. amanda Raynor says:

      how can you be considered guilty when you took no part in the actual crime?can you imagine just for a min. what it must have been like for them here they just witnessed what this man was able to do to someone they were stranded in a park at night with no one to help them if they stood up to lockner he would have done the same thing to them they were in shock and afraid for there own safety at that moment have you see lockner? hes not some one they could have take on he is three times there size and ten yrs. older then them now you tell me what could they have done and as for zacks parents you don’t no them if you did you would’nt say such an ingnorant things fact of the matter is all kids in this world black,white,mexican whatever all make mistakes and make stupid choices whether it be hanging with the wrong friends,drinking,smoking,sneaking out whatever every kid in this world has done something that they should’nt have that is how they learn and your a hypricrite because I can bet you did too

  31. annonomous 101 says:

    This is fair though right. and that was a baby. had it have been a white woman the outcome would have been diferant
    A 29-year-old accused of killing her baby and burying him in Druid Hill Park pleaded guilty Wednesday to involuntary manslaughter and was given a 10-year suspended sentence.

    While Lakesha Haynie was able to walk free for the first time since her arrest 10 months ago, she will be on probation for five years, must report to the Department of Social Services if she becomes pregnant again and is forbidden to have unsupervised contact with children ages 6 and younger. She must also attend a counseling program at Planned Parenthood on Jan. 24.

    Baltimore Circuit Judge Charles J. Peters told Haynie that if she violates any of the terms of her probation, “this court will not hesitate to put you in jail” for the rest of the 10-year sentence.

    Prosecutor Julie Drake said the defendant’s other children had been removed from her care before Rajahnthon’s death because of “neglect,” and that she had lost parental rights to at least three of them. In the case of her youngest child, Drake said, Haynie showed “gross and wanton negligence” in her treatment of him during his brief life, even refusing to deliver the baby in a hospital for fear that the authorities, having taken her other children from her, might remove her newest son too.

    Two or three days before Rajahnthon died, he suffered a skull fracture that “would have caused considerable crying,” Drake said, reading from a medical examiner’s report. The autopsy also showed other injuries that would have prompted suffering and “changes in behavior that would have been apparent to an attentive parent.” In addition, there were “numerous air spaces in the baby’s lungs” that could have been evidence of “past asphyxial events,” Drake said.

    “Their presence is consistent with multiple efforts to quiet the baby by placing a hand over the baby’s mouth,” the prosecutor said. While the medical examiner “could not rule out an accidental asphyxiation,” she went on, the manner of death was declared to be homicide.

    When asked by the judge if she had anything to say Wednesday, Haynie said she did not. Smith, the baby’s father, who was in the courtroom but was not charged in the case, was also invited to address the court. “I don’t have anything to say,” he replied.

  32. amanda Raynor says:

    On March 22, 2003, White 17-year-old Dana Marie Pliakas attended a party in the Pittsburgh-area apartment of Black Rodney Burton. At some point Dana got into an argument with Burton’s 19-year-old Black girlfriend, Brittany Williams. The Black girl punched the White girl and tore her clothes off. Eyewitnesses reported that Williams and Burton then beat and tortured Pliakas for several hours as the girl begged for her life. Later, Burton and Williams let Pliakas get dressed, escorted her out of the apartment, and returned shortly afterward alone. Pliakas was later found dead, shot in the head. Police Superintendent Kenneth Fulton said that Miss Pliakas “probably spent eight or nine hours under the hand of these two individuals, to be tortured, stripped, beaten, and shot in the back of the head and that was a pretty bad thing for a junior in high school.” What a gross understatement

  33. annonomous 101 says:

    Recall the infamous “wilding” incident in New York’s Central Park, in which a gang of young Blacks beat a White female jogger almost to death simply because they were bored. Recall also the joyous Black response to the O.J. Simpson murder trial verdict, which freed a Black on White murderer. Many Blacks said that it was fine that a Black celebrity got away with murdering his estranged White wife because in the Jim Crow days Whites often got away with murdering Blacks.

  34. amanda Raynor says:

    How is this right
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Supporters of Phoenix the dog will have to wait even longer for justice. She was set on fire and didn’t survive. Now, after a judge declared a mistrial in the case of two teenagers, many wonder what will be next. Derek Valcourt is following this landmark animal abuse case.

    In the trial against twin brothers Travers and Tremayne Johnson, it all came down to just one juror who refused to convict them of felony animal cruelty in the case of Phoenix, the pit bull that died in 2009, just five days after she was doused in fuel and set on fire in west Baltimore.

    “We are disappointed in the outcome,” said BARCS Executive Director Jennifer Brause.

    At Baltimore’s Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, Phoenix’s story has left a lasting legacy for the countless neglected and abused animals, like an emaciated dog brought in recently. In the wake of national attention to Phoenix’s case, then-Mayor Sheila Dixon launched the first animal abuse task force in the country. Now, it’s a permanent commission focused on improving how the city responds to crimes against animals.

    “There’s going to be a lot more training for the police department, for law enforcement, for prosecutors, for evidence collection on these kinds of cases,” Brause said.

    In Annapolis, the case has spurred lawmakers to consider bills that would toughen animal cruelty punishments. One bill would make it illegal for anyone convicted of animal abuse to ever own a pet again.

    That legislation is supported by Baltimore City Councilman Robert Curran, who hopes to draft some tougher city animal cruelty laws because of Phoenix.

    “I know the part one crimes in this town, the murders, the rapes, the burglaries, the street assaults, take precedence, but we need to make sure that animal cruelty doesn’t fall by the wayside,” Curran said.

    “All of this was because of her and her story was so awful as it is that the case came out the way it came, we do know that she brought about change for us in Baltimore City,” Brause said.

    Legal troubles aren’t over for one of the twins accused of burning the dog. Travers Johnson is still in jail, awaiting an attempted murder trial.

    Felony animal cruelty in Maryland is punishable by a maximum of three years in prison.

  35. amanda Raynor says:

    Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that’s triggered by a traumatic event. You can develop post-traumatic stress disorder when you experience or witness an event that causes intense fear, helplessness or horror.Many people who are involved in traumatic events have a brief period of difficulty adjusting and coping. But with time and healthy coping methods, such traumatic reactions usually get better. In some cases, though, the symptoms can get worse or last for months or even years. Sometimes they may completely disrupt your life. In these cases, you may have post-traumatic stress disorder.Symptoms of intrusive memories may include:

    ■Flashbacks, or reliving the traumatic event for minutes or even days at a time
    ■Upsetting dreams about the traumatic event
    Symptoms of avoidance and emotional numbing may include:

    ■Trying to avoid thinking or talking about the traumatic event
    ■Feeling emotionally numb
    ■Avoiding activities you once enjoyed
    ■Hopelessness about the future
    ■Memory problems
    ■Trouble concentrating
    ■Difficulty maintaining close relationships
    Symptoms of anxiety and increased emotional arousal may include:

    ■Irritability or anger
    ■Overwhelming guilt or shame
    ■Self-destructive behavior, such as drinking too much
    ■Trouble sleeping
    ■Being easily startled or frightened
    ■Hearing or seeing things that aren’t there
    Increasing your risk
    Not everyone who experiences these kinds of traumatic events goes on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder. Some factors that may make you more likely to develop PTSD after a traumatic event include:

    ■The traumatic event is especially severe or intense.
    ■The traumatic event was long lasting.
    ■Having an existing mental health condition.
    ■Lacking a good support system of family and friends.
    ■Having first-degree relatives with PTSD.
    ■Having first-degree relatives with depression.
    ■Having been abused or neglected as a child.

  36. annonomous 101 says:


  37. amanda Raynor says:

    This did not happen in Locust Point, as stated in the article. This was at Ft Armistead park, on the AA County line. These 2 locations are 15 minutes apart. If you are going to report things, do it accurately…. aS STATED ABOVE. Then explain to my how is it that Zachary is being tried in Baltimore City. In a city that is so unfair about how they judge people. for example the sick woman who murdered her child and gets probation. or the 2 african american males that ran down the street with a gun and they get probation. had it of been me i would have been charged with a crime

  38. annonomous 101 says:

    I was thinking about the statement of Baltimore City, bieng Charm CITY ! This city is a racial city against whites !! It is a nightmare here , there is NO fairness here to whites at all !!!!! Read the news , listen ,if you are African American , you get probation for so many awful crimes !! And they get off , probation or dropped ! You are white , forget it , you’ll get nailed to the cross !!!!! There is no CHARM here ! When it’s crime against black, it is a hate crime ! When it’s a crime agaist whites it’s assult ! Is that fair ?? If you steal a black mans vehical , you will get the maximum sentence and be gone to jail along time 1 If you steal a white mans car , you get probation !! There is no CHARM here only ! I have many friends , and of all different race’s ! And even my black friends say this is true ! The legal system in Baltimore seems to me to beagainst the whites also ! the legal system ,wants to make a name for them selfs , and what better way then ,jumping on a race wagon ! I am not racial ,I have mate of another race ! , so i see this as so very true against white !!!!!!!!!!!!! It is the saying wrong place at the wrong time , well it needs to be wrong skin color in the wrong place also !!!! Baltimore city is highly racial against whites ,you will never get a fair trial or deal . If your black ,you will get a very good deal , and trial ! I feel sad to feel this way , of a city I grew up in ! And sorry more whites do not realize what is happening , we all need to scream be fair to all !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Baltimore city is not fair to whites !!!!!!!

  39. sheriff willie says:

    Whites unite, stamp out blight & that is porch monkeys

  40. Kathryn says:

    “He is just a few weeks away from obtaining his GED, and then he says he is considering colleges.”

    This is all the grammar he knows (as revealed in his interview) and he is about to get his GED? What is wrong with this picture? Where were his parents while he was running around with a much older Neo-Nazi? School has done him no good, his parents were obviously not doing their job and the courts gave him a slap on the wrist, so I suspect this little punk will be at Jessup soon enough. So sad!

  41. b.a. says:

    Just so most of you know Emmanuel Miller has black family members IE; my son…. so before any of you want to keep accusing him of being racist know the facts yes I am his aunt! you can’t hang out with your cousin one day and be racist the next and the go back to not being either you are or you aren’t… and Emmanuel isn’t he hangs out with my kids on a daily basis and he does not get them into trouble! Do i believe he did it? maybe he did maybe he didn’t I wasn’t there to know only they know what happened that man and the man up stairs so stop accusing people of anyting you don’t know about if he did wrong he will be punished by the man upstairs at judgement day.

    1. willie man hanging says:

      B.A. Please crawl back into your trailer & have another fortified drink of liquor while your boyfriend scratches his nuts & ask’s for head. That is about a capable of an act you are qualified for.

  42. B.A. says:

    Gee thanks considering I probably hold a better job then you do and live in a very well kept house thats is worth more then your row home grow up your just mad because I stool up and have offended you or you have no good come back so all you can say is something that won’t hurt my feelings one bit so blow me!

  43. B.A. says:

    excuse me stood up

  44. Red Lobster says:

    I too would like to know what kind of parent(s) let their minor child run around at that hour with an ex con who has been convicted of almost every violent crime there is and is a registered child sex offender Neo-Nazi? Anyone who can read (his tattoos) can look at him and tell he is a Neo-Nazi. If you were not a racist, would you hang around with a Neo-Nazi? Children that age belong home at that hour and it is a parent’s responsibility to know where their children are and who they are with. The kid (who was old enough to know what running around with an ex con skin head would entail) basically got off with nothing and I do not find him as innocent as he claims to be. I suspect he is the beneficiary of a good lawyer rather than a public defender. I wish someone would hold his parents accountable. If they had been doing their job, their son would never have been in this trouble. I do not find Miller credible at all and I bet he will be in trouble again before long.

    1. danny says:

      you dont know what your talkin bout know he wont be in trouble in his parents do there job so dont never judge a book buy its cover

  45. willie man hanging says:

    Danny, What are you in , third grade?? You have a bright future at Walmart.

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