Indiana father knocks his daughter’s basketball coach to the ground, punches him repeatedly in the face until unconscious, because …

… because the coach made his daughter run laps.

The story illustrates clearly the reality of black America, which never makes it into the national media (unless you call the national media, in which case I amend the above to almost never). Be sure to see the local news video in which the reporter interviews or attempts to interview numerous members of the community about the case, and they all support what he did or say it doesn’t matter, along with lots of bleeped-out words.

Ind. basketball dad knocks coach unconscious because he forced daughter to run laps

An Indiana father is facing serious charges after launching a brutal attack on his daughter’s assistant middle school basketball coach for the coach’s implementation of an incredibly simple and traditional practice: He made her run laps in the gym.

As reported by South Bend-based TV network WSBT, Michigan City, Ind., basketball father Shelly Miller, aged 37, attacked Michigan City (Ind.) St. Stanislas School assistant middle school girls basketball coach Jeffrey Yackus shortly after one of the team’s daily practice concluded.

According to WSBT, Yackus had punished Miller’s daughter and another player who argued with each other during practice. Yet the only punishment that Yackus meted out was making the two girls run laps in the school’s gym.

It appears that pushed the elder Miller over the edge. When he went to pick up his daughter later, she told the elder Miller about her punishment and he immediately attacked Yackus and punched him in the face.

That first punch apparently leveled the assistant coach, knocking him to the ground, where Miller climbed on top of him and repeatedly punched him in the face and head until he was completely unconscious.

In fact, the incident could have been much worse had it not been for swift intervention by the St. Stanislas head coach, Robert Johnson, who pulled the parent from his colleague and helped transport Yackus to the hospital.

In the immediate aftermath of the incident, Miller was arrested on Class C felony battery charges and was held on $15,000 bond, which he posted shortly thereafter. Meanwhile, the school confirmed that his daughter and the rest of the family were no longer affiliated with the school in any way.

And to think, the entire incident started with a pair of girls basketball players running laps.

Incredibly, those who accompanied Miller to his arraignment defended his actions to a WSBT reporter on site.

“If the coach is [expletive] with your kid, what are you to do?” Wynter Goodwin told the station. “You can’t talk to him.”

And to think, there are American cities that are bent out of shape over the fact they are not diverse enough, and they seek ways to attract more blacks to come live there!

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Mark Jaws writes:

Given the violent reaction of this black father to the routine and healthy discipline administered by the white coach to his daughter, maybe it is a good thing that black men completely abandon their children to the welfare state. Our schools would be even more violent if school officials had to worry about cohorts of black fathers going over the edge whenever their Lateisha’s and Tameeka’s were sent to detention.

LA replies:

By the way, compared to some of the names blacks have now, Lateisha and Tameeka seem sedate, even conservative, as though from an earlier generation. So, the traditionalist black parents give their daughters names like Lateisha. The liberal black parents give their daughters names like … whatever the female equivalent of Shitavious is.

LA adds:

Here, from previous discussions (here and here) are the kinds of black names I was thinking of: Placenta, Mareshino Cherie, Latrina, as well as Shitae, Shi-Thead, and Shitonia.

Of course, many whites, especially the elite, today give their children names that are just as horrible and unreal in their own way as the names black parents give their children.

Timothy A. writes:

I’m so proud of my home town! St. Stanislaus Kostka was founded as an ethnic Polish parish about 120 years ago when the local Poles couldn’t get along with the Irish and Germans of St. Mary’s parish. The demographics have apparently changed a bit in the meanwhile. What’s funny is that several months ago another coach of that same girl’s basketball team was defending the thuggish behavior of his players’ parents who went to a game in a neighboring small town and incited a bleacher-clearing brawl.

LA replies:

I wouldn’t say that Bob Johnson, coach of the St. Stanislaus girls team, was defending the parents’ behavior:

Of the incident, Johnson said it’s something he has “never seen anything like” as a player or a coach, and something like that “should never happen.”

In addition to the fans who resorted to physicality, Johnson said he places a bit of blame on the referees for “riling up” the St. Stan’s fans by not calling fouls against St. Mary players.

“The officiating led to the fans getting rowdier,” he said. “When they see our girls get roughed up and there is no call, it is frustrating.”

But in criticizing the refs, Johnson wasn’t, as far as I saw, excusing the fans’ behavior.

Also, Johnson, who is the newspaper’s entire source for what happened at the game, is not the same girls’ basketball coach who was recently attacked, whose name is Jeffrey Yackus. So from the information before us, I don’t see anything to justify the idea that the coaches at St. Stanislaus did anything to encourage the sort of behavior of which Yackus was the victim.

On another point, the story gives no idea of the race of the people involved. Do you think that the St. Mary’s / St. Stanislaus teams and fans were all black, mixed, or what?

Timothy A writes:

I have no way of knowing for sure the race of the people involved—there were no follow-ups to the story as far as I know. However, my intuition, based on the demographics of the two schools, leads me to assume that the St. Stan’s visiting crowd had a large number of blacks, the St. Mary’s home crowd was all white, and that the St. Stan’s parents instigated the brawl. I don’t believe anything Johnson said. I believe he was just excusing ugly behavior by his players’ parents—one of whom may have been the same father who beat Johnson’s assistant coach unconscious.

LA replies:

Well, here’s the key part of the article, with Bob Johnson’s account of the fight. I’ve read it at least twice now and I don’t see in it what Timothy sees, but maybe I’m just not seeing what is there:

According to Bob Johnson, coach of the St. Stanislaus girls team, the altercation between fans of St. Mary of the Lake and St. Stanislaus Kostka began as an argument between two female fans with about 10 seconds remaining in the game.

Johnson said his team was leading 25-23 and St. Mary of the Lake had the ball with time winding down when the game clock mistakingly stopped.

“I yelled over to the scorers table and said ‘start the clock, start the clock,’ but then the official gave me a technical (foul),” Johnson said, claiming he did not use profanity to warrant the technical. “I just wanted the clock to run down because we were ahead.”

So when a St. Mary of the Lake player headed to the free throw line to attempt to tie the score with a pair of shots, St. Stan fans “kicked bleachers and made a lot of noise,” Johnson said, to distract the shooter. Although commonplace during basketball games at all levels, especially during a technical foul situation, he continued, this angered many St. Mary parents.

“I don’t think they liked that too much,” Johnson said. “The girl missed the free throws, and that is when it all started.”

Johnson says after the second free throw rimmed out, an elderly woman supporting St. Mary of the Lake “grabbed and slapped” one of the St. Stanislaus mothers on the top row of the bleachers.

“The lady who was hit was in shock, but all of a sudden this big guy came from across the gym,” he said. “He looked like he was in a rage, then started to throw punches.”

At that point, Johnson says a girl who plays for St. Stan’s fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade team was inadvertently “elbowed” in the stomach by the angry man. That’s when the father and brother of the girl “went after the big guy, and all heck broke loose,” Johnson said.

Although Johnson only saw those three throw punches, he said the players had to be pulled out of what turned into a group fight.

The game was called with five seconds to play, and so were the police.

It would have been St. Mary of the Lake’s possession down by two points.

Timothy A. writes:

I found another story (at the bottom of this page) that sheds a bit more light on the initial fight during the basketball game.

Involved on the St. Stanislaus side were: the wife of the Rev. Javaughn Blakely of High Praise Ministries; Tenisha Stephens; Tenishas’s fiancée Edward Harris, Tenisha’s 11-year-old daughter Kenisha; and Tenisha’s unnamed 16-year-old son.

On the St. Mary’s side: assistant coach James Geisler and 69-year-old Effie Woodruff.

Others may have gotten involved as well, the story doesn’t say.

Edward Harris, and the unamed 16-year-old, and Effie Woodruff were all charged with assault and battery; Harris was charged with disturbing the peace.

Unfortunately, all of the persons quoted in the story, with the exception of a county prosecutor, were connected to St. Stan’s participants in the fight.

LA replies:

Tenisha, Kenisha—see? Based on what I said earlier to Mark Jaws, this is a traditionalist black family. Not a single Latrina, Shitavious, or Shitonia among them.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 17, 2012 10:25 AM | Send

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