SoCo woman charged with Hate CrimePosted by Jack Howser on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012 @ 2:34 pm.
Tina Wiliams, 42, listing an address in Cave-in-Rock, was charged April 13 with an April 12 incident in which she “by reason of the race of Ashton Parks, committed disorderly conduct in that she threatened bodily harm while directin loud and abusive language, including racial slurs, at Ashton Parks in such an unreasonable manner as to alarm and disturb her.”
Court documents don’t indicate exactly what it was Williams is alleged to have said to Parks. However, anyone who doubted what we were saying in the February/March issue of the print version this year, regarding the Hardin County Schools “Kill List,” and the involvement of the parents in the two young teen girls who originated this list, need look no further for verification than this story. Tina Williams, we were told back in January and February, has her own bend against certain ones in the city of Rosiclare, and has in the past shown her ass over this very subject. Williams and her husband, “Big Dave” Williams, have some kind of familial involvement with certain persons of color in Hardin County, and apparently, that pisses Tina off. So she has been alleged for months to have been raising hell with these people, and Ashton Parks is apparently one of those toward whom Williams’ ire is directed.
While we’re not all that big on “hate crimes” (reason being is that a crime is a crime; it should be charged as a crime, and not “enhanced” merely by what a person who commits it is THINKING at the time it’s committed), they are indicative of racially-based issues that so many places in southern Illinois are plagued with. Racism is baseless and divisive; there are so may other problems we have here in this country that need to be dealt with without applying race issues.
One such “problem” is that of identity theft…and it just so happens that in an unrelated incident, one Lindsay Clark, 23, of Rosiclare has been charged in two counties—Hardin AND Saline—in cases that involve alleged using of another person’s debit/credit card.
In Hardin County, prosecutor Missy Presser filed a charge April 13 over an April 5 incident of Identity Theft, in which it’s alleged that Clark used a personal ID document of Carly Eubanks, a debit card from Peoples Bank, to fraudulently obtain goods not exceeding $300. A bail reduction got her out on April 17 after she was arrested on a warrant.
In Saline County, she’s charged with a Class 3 felony Misuse of Another’s Credit Card over $300. This was filed April 10 from an incident same date as the Hardin one. Don’t know if it’s the same alleged victim.
There was an incident in Rosiclare about a year ago that kicked off this whole race war thing between Tina Williams and Ms. Parks/her friends; during that, Clark was involved in some aspect. We’ll dig out our notes and look into that a little later. In the meantime, be watching online and in upcoming print versions to see where this goes, as it’s rare that a hate crime is charged in Southern Illinois.
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