Family of 8 Indicted for What They Did to this Young Boy

Family of 8 Indicted for What They Did to this Young Boy

A family of eight is being indicted on first-degree felony murder charges for what they did to a 14 year old boy.

According to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, a woman, her son, and her six daughters are all being charged with murder in the perpetration of aggravated child abuse and neglect in the death of Brandon Gray, 14.

When Bartlett police were called to a residence in the 3500 block of Skylight Drive on January 7, 2020, they found Brandon Gray unresponsive on the living room floor, and was pronounced dead. According to the autopsy, Gray weighed only 60 pounds, and had died from starvation.

Police also found a 12 year old girl in the home who was malnourished and covered in bruises. According to the DA’s office, the girl was transported to the hospital and treated for moderate malnutrition and bruises and scars on her body.

One of the family’s neighbors said that he’d noticed a lot of people living at the house, and stated that at least one child was so thin he assumed the child was a cancer patient.

There were a total of 10 children living inside the home when police arrived on the scene. Officials have not disclosed where the children are living now.

WMC5 reports: “The family members indicted include the victims’ mother, 36-year-old Terra Wells and their aunts, 30-year-old Tessa Dishmon, 35-year-old, Tamera Dishmon, 30-year-old Amanda Dishmon, 26-year-old Tabitha Sharp and 22-year-old Breanna Wells. The victims’ uncle, 32-year-old Melvin Wells, was also indicted.”

The eighth family member who was to be indicted in the case was the victims’ 60 year old grandmother Yvette Charleston, who passed away on May 13.

The other seven family members are each being held on a $250,000 bond.

The case is being handled by Chief Prosecutor Eric Christensen and Assistant District Attorney Alyssa Hennig of the District Attorney’s Special Victims Unit. The unit was created to prosecute cases of rape, aggravated rape, child sexual abuse, severe physical abuse of child victims, elder abuse, and abuse of vulnerable adults.


Shocking Revelation About Trump Sends Democrats into a Tizzy

Shocking Revelation About Trump Sends Democrats into a Tizzy

A top conservative operative has dropped a shocking revelation about Donald Trump that is definitely going to drive the left crazy.

In an interview with Newsmax host John Bachman, Chairman of the American Conservative Union Matt Schlapp said that there is “buzz out there” around the idea that former President Donald Trump could be “crowned” speaker of the House if the GOP retakes the House of Representatives in 2022.

At the start of the interview, Bachman said he believes that “the road to 2022” begins in Ohio, where Trump is planning to hold his first post-presidential rally on June 26.

“I think the road to 2022 really starts in Columbus, Ohio, because we’re going to see one of the kind of the classic Trump rallies. I imagine there’s going to be a massive crowd there. Trump’s also going to go to Tampa, Florida, and the border,” the Newsmax host said.

Bachman then asked Schlapp if he’s excited for the return of MAGA rallies. Schlapp responded by making the bombshell Speaker of the House statement.


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“His travel is coinciding with these different congressional races. There’s a lot of buzz out there that Donald Trump would even be potentially someone they crown as the speaker of the House if the Republicans get the majority back,” Schlapp said, cautioning that this isn’t a done deal.

“He’s going to be a big boost to the elephant’s chances to do that. I think there’s a high probability they take back the House. These rallies are going to be a real balm, a real sense of comfort for 75 million Americans who feel canceled, feel like he’s been canceled,” he continued.

“And so I feel like these rallies are going to have a tremendous injection of positive energy into our politics,” Schlapp added. “And Nancy Pelosi better beware, because they have embraced these radical concepts. It’s just not where America is.”

It’s obvious to everyone except the Democrats that their insanely radical policies are hurting the party’s chances of maintaining power. Joe Biden’s disapproval rating reflects this, as it jumped from 36 percent in late January to a record 43.4 percent as of June 16, according to RealClearPolitics.

Average Americans from both parties are raising concerns about inflation, higher taxes, the crisis at the southern border, and rampant crime.

There is also growing concern about Democrats’ adoption of nanny-state policies like the proposed menthol cigarette ban. Critics of the plan argue that it will lead to more law enforcement activities against blacks, and will just lead to an underground market for menthols.

Of all of these issues, Schlapp believes that illegal immigration is the one that will hurt the Democrats the most.

“This issue really impacts those who live around the border, especially in Texas, which has the biggest bulk of the border. And it affects minority communities. I think the idea of an orderly immigration, legal immigration system, is very popular with people who live in these border states and the minority communities around the border,” he said.

“I think what you’re going to see is a continual drive of people of color to the Republican Party because they’re for common sense ideas like an orderly immigration system, a closed border. They’re for families, they’re for small businesses, they’re for faith,” Schlapp added.

He’s right, as studies have shown that most Americans are not “progressives,” they’re closer to the center, meaning that they are less likely to support the left’s increasingly radical agenda.

“[T]he Democrat Party’s embrace of radicalism is not gonna work well with these voters. You’ll see our numbers go up in these communities,” Schlapp predicted.

Biden-regret is already popping up among more rational Democrats, and it’s only going to get worse. The left needs to take a few steps back if they want to keep winning elections. Of course, they are too busy listening to the radicals in their party to notice that they are losing the confidence of many of their voters.


Thank you God, For Men. Real Men.

This is a re-post of something I wrote several years ago for Father’s Day. I think this Father’s Day weekend is a good time to share it again, and now is a good time to celebrate and appreciate God’s gift of manhood.

45 years ago today I was blessed to marry the most wonderful man in the world. From the time I met him, just before I turned 18, he became the yardstick I measured all men by. He’s never failed to keep that bar high.

He inspired this post. I love him with all my heart. He has my respect, my loyalty, my admiration. He deserved the best of wives in return, but never complained about settling for me.

26 God said, ‘Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild animals and all the creatures that creep along the ground.’

27 God created man in the image of himself, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them.

I had an experience this weekend that made me think about men, about masculinity. It seems manhood is under attack these days from many directions. Indeed, in my opinion, a part of what so offends so many people about President Trump, especially Hillary supporters, is his unapologetic masculinity. He is a man who knows his power and embraces it.

That being said (and I can’t believe I put it in here, knowing where it could lead) please don’t make this another political free for all. My point here is broader.

To all you guys out there, tough guys, whether you express that inner strength clad in a business suit or well worn jeans and work boots, please accept the appreciation and approval of those of us who celebrate who and what you are, and what you do. Every day in ways large and small, you go out and just get the job done. You don’t ask for approval, thanks, or cheers because it just wouldn’t occur to you, and you are too busy getting things done to stop for recognition. 

Lots of feminists have a problem with men. I believe they throw around terms like patriarchy,  which they probably never looked up in their Funk and Wagnalls. Some humans with an X chromosome, and a few without one, appear to be threatened by the reality of masculinity.

Get a grip chicks, if you are really okay with who and what you are, men are not a threat, but a gift, not competition, but complementary. If your “feminine power” must be derived from the destruction of the epic event of God’s creation, you are pathetic already and men have nothing to do with that failure, you own it.

I’m not even going to waste breath here encouraging men to not allow women to define their masculinity. He who does that is already beyond my poor advice.

ConnerJune20174Men. All ages, sizes, colors, and other assorted variations. You were different from the moment of conception, and thank God for that. As a child you were faster, stronger, dirtier, and louder. You were often fearless while I stood beside you weighing the odds and assessing the situation. You climbed the tree while I looked for the ladder. You snuck out with the family car while I was cajoling dad for the keys.

In my day, back in the Dark Ages, as we grew into teens and young men and women, you actually appreciated my femininity and rewarded me with attention and admiration. Many of you were kind enough to open doors for me, walk alongside the curb beside me, and lift heavy objects before I tried to. You paid the bill for our dates, and if you ever wanted another one, you walked me to the door.

Because God is good, and loving, and gives us abundant graces and good things, in the early days of my womanhood, I fell in love with this wondrous creature God made from dust and clay. That right there ought to be a hint to us, man from dirt, earthy, strong, fundamental. But, I digress.

I married a man. A for real not apologizing for it man. He has muscles and strength and brawn and intelligence and toughness, a toughness that nothing in this world has ever even come close to breaking. Not even a little crack. Not once in all our years (41 Monday) has he ever even paused in the face of terrible trials and hardships. Now, I know him. I know that he isn’t a robot and he isn’t superman. Sure he’s had doubts, fears, and moments of desperation.

He never once, not one time, not ever considered giving in to them. On his shoulders landed the burdens that would have crushed me and our family without him. God alone knows the weight he bore. His faith was apparent and he led our family to church, led us in faith and worship. The kind that isn’t really so much talked about as lived.

So today, as we honor fathers, I just wanted to throw out a little appreciation for men. I pray that as the world turns and we learn from our mistakes, someday it is popular and honored for men to be men again. Soldiers, sailors, welders, business men, salesmen, teachers, pipefitters, mechanics, electricians, truck drivers, nurses, doctors, lawyers, preachers, rabbis, priests. Fathers, husbands, sons.

Thank you, God, for making men. Thank you for making them in your image. If you, Father, are the model from which my husband was formed, I sure am going to be so happy to meet you. Thank you for all the wonderful men you gifted us with, especially your Son.

Added note. To all who were here with us when my grandson Conner had his heart surgery almost two years ago now, who have asked so frequently how he’s doing, I added his picture. Yep, he’s one of the next generation of fearless daredevil boys in the family. His favorite thing is climbing and jumping, which he’s in the process of doing here. Thank you all for remembering him.

Added note to the added note 😀: As I said, this post was written four years ago. Conner will be six this summer, God help us keep up with him.


June 19th – 2021 Presidential Politics – Resistance Day 151

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the JoeBama Administration and Presidency.

“This is no small thing, to restore a republic after it has fallen into corruption. I have studied history for years and I cannot recall it ever happening. It may be that our task is impossible. Yet, if we do not try then how will we know it can’t be done? And if we do not try, it most certainly won’t be done. The Founders’ Republic, and the larger war for western civilization, will be lost.”

“But I tell you this: We will not go gently into that bloody collectivist good night. Indeed, we will make with our defiance such a sound as ALL history from that day forward will be forced to note, even if they despise us in the writing of it.”

~ Mike Vanderboegh

This thread will refresh daily and appear above the Open Discussion Thread.

Whenever the possibility presents, throw sand into the machinery…


Saturday June 19th – Open Thread

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but DELIVER US FROM EVIL.

For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever. Amen †