Anyone Ever Heard of This Guy? He's a Real Gem

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    Quanell X; born Quanell Ralph Evans on December 7, 1970, is the leader of the New Black Panther Party in Houston, Texas.

    Early Life

    Quanell Ralph Evans was born in Los Angelese, California. Both parents were Nation of Islam converts. When they divorced, Evens moved to Houston to live with his mother and younger brother in the South Acres neighborhood, where he attended Worthing High School. Quanell was a drug dealer in the Sunnyside community located in southern Houston, Texas. Quanell served jail time for selling crack cocaine in the Sunnyside and Acrew Homes subdivisions in Houston Texas, in the 1980s.

    Entry and Ejection from the Nation of Islam

    In September, 1990, Quanell Evens was inspired by a Louis Farrakhan speech at Sam Houston Coliseum and joined the Nation of Islam against his parents' wishes. The newly dubbed Quanell X quickly became a spokesman in the organization.

    In July, 1992, Quanell X found his brother Quinten Evens dead in his apartment with three others, all with bullets in their heads. In August, 2009, three incarcerated men were charged with capital murder in the killings. Around this time Quanell X met State Representative Ron Wilson (D-Houston); he would eventually work for Wilson as an aide for a short while.

    In 1995, Quanell X was quoted in the New York Daily News as saying,

    "I say to Jewish America: Get ready ... knuckle up, put your boots on, because we're ready and the war is going down. ... The real deal is this: Black youth do not want a relationship with the Jewish community or the mainstream white community or the foot shuffling, head-bowing, knee bobbing black community. ... All you Jews can go straight to hell."

    Quanell X was forced out of the Nation of Islam for publicly inciting violence with his televised, and highly publicized, exhortation to Houston-area blacks:

    "f you feel that you just got to mug somebody because of your hurt and your pain, go to River Oaks and mug you some good white folks. If you're angry that our brother is put to death, don't burn down your own community, give these white folks hell from the womb to the tomb."

    After leaving the Nation of Islam, Quanell X joined a paramilitary group named "MFOI", for "Mental Freedom Obtains Independence." The new faction was not designed to attract significant exoteric membership. After the MFOI removed Quanell, he joined the New Black Panther Party under the leadership of Khalid Abdul Muhammad and is now a local leader of the organization.

    Community Activist

    Since becoming a leader of the New Black Panthers, Quanell X has made himself and his views heard through public demonstrations and instance with the surrender of outstanding suspects to law enforcement agencies. In 1999, at the trial of John William King for the 1998 slaying of James Byrd, Jr., Quanell X and his entourage briefly disrupted proceedings.

    Jeffrey Battle served as a bodyguard for Quanell X in Houston during the late 1990s. Battle was notable as one of the Portland Seven, a group of American Muslims who tried to aid the Taliban in Afghanistan following the events of September 11, 2001. In October 2002 Quanell X traveled to Portland, Oregon, to attend a court hearing for October Lewis, Battle's ex-wife. Lewis was released at the hearing. Battle was convicted of sedition, and is currently serving an 18-year prison sentence.

    On March 30, 2004, Quanell X took the podium at a Houston City Council meeting and demanded that reparations for slavery be put on the council agenda. This demand had previously been denied by mayor Bill White. The exchange escalated enough that Houston police were called to remove Quanell forcibly from the chamber.

    In June 2004, Quanell X was charged with evading arrest. He was on the phone with a Houston Police Department assistant police chief (Charles R. McClelland - now the HPD chief since 2010) when arranging the surrender of cop shooter Derrick Forney.

    Quanell X is credited with helping officers in the March 2007 murder investigation of Texas A&M University student Tynesha Stewart. He helped obtain a confession from Timothy Wayne Sheperd, the suspect in the murder. He also criticized the Harris County sheriff's decision not to search for Stewart's body in a Humble, Texas area landfill. Stewart's body was later discovered to be unrecoverable due to suspect burning remains in two barbecue pits.

    Quanell X called for Chuck Rosenthal's resignation following the email scandal that showed that he had sent and received racist messages, and organized a rally to take place outside the county courthouse January 24, 2008. On October 16, 2008, KTRK-TV reported that Quanell X was paid $20,000.000 to arrange these protests and to pack the courtroom during the related Iberra trial.

    He was instrumental in having a murder suspect, Randy Sylvester Sr., reveal the locations of his missing children. After initially giving Sylvester the benefit of the doubt, he was convinced otherwise when he went with Pasadena police and Sylvester to an apartment he maintained separately from his family's that he called his "dog house." There, Sylvester engaged in drugs and pornography. Quanell X would not go into detail, but other things he learned in that apartment changed his mind about Sylvester. He convinced the suspect to "Do the right thing" and lead Quanell X and police to a location just outside of Pasadena, Texas in Houston, where the charred remains were located.

    In March 2011 Quanell X traveled to Cleveland, Texas to support 18 men allegedly involved in the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl. Quanell X spoke out against the victim claiming she did not do enough to prevent herself from being gang raped. He later went on to claim the girl's parents were also responsible for her assault.

    "It was not the young girl that yelled rape. Stop right there -- something is wrong, brothers and sisters", "Where was the mother? Where was the father?"

    On August 1, 2011, Quanell X pleaded with the residents of inner city neighborhoods to stop the "No Snitching" policy that institutes a bias of those who provide information to police after a series of crimes and murders have plagued the third ward area in recent weeks. He said, "The no-snitch policy does not work when you have having your elders and our women and our children live like hostages."

    In November 2011, KHOU-TV, the CBS television affiliate in Houston, reported on complaints from individuals who asserted that they paid Quanell X for help they did not receive. Sandra Laday, a notable community activist in her own right, asked Quanell X to help her in finding out about her own son's murder. After giving Quanell X $600 she received no help from him and said "I feel like I was taken advantage of." Also, Hilda Pete, who was the mother of a murder suspect, asked Quanell X to help in getting her son off murder charges. She reportedly gave Quanell X $9,000 and asserts he did very little to help her and her son. Quanell X reportedly often asks for the money upfront and in cash. Pete was quoted as saying "He's a con artist" when speaking about Quanell X.

    Joe Horn Protest

    Quanell X led a rally in front of the Pasadena, Texas, home of Joe Horn on December 2, 2007. Horn had shot and killed two men -- Hernando Riascos Torres (aka Miguel Antonio DeJesus) and Diego Ortiz, illegal aliens and members of a burglary and fake ID ring from Colombia. The pair had broken into a neighbor's house. Horn, against repeated requests of the 911 operator not to confront the burglars, exited his home to confront them. On the 911 tapes Horn exclaims, "Move, and you're dead", followed by three shotgun blasts.

    Quanell X, who thought the shootings may have been racially motivated, approached Horn's house to speak to the media. He was overwhelmed by several hundred counter-protesters protecting Horn from Quanell X's accusations. The crowd of counter-protesters included bikers revving their motorcycles, many of them chanting, "USA," "Go home," and "We love our country; what do you love?" while waving placards, Texas flags, and US flags. Quanell X could not be heard over the noise, even when using a bullhorn, and left the area about eight minutes later. He returned soon after with more supporters and attempted to speak again, but the counter-protests continued. Riot police were readied in case of violence between the two groups. Quanell X believed that because Horn was white and not black, he was not prosecuted. On June 25, 2008, the case was sent to a grand jury to decide whether or not Horn should go to trial. On June 20, 2008, Horn was cleared by a Harris County Grand Jury in the deaths of Ortiz and Diego after two weeks of testimony. Quanell eventually made a speech on another street away from Horn's house. The speech included chants of "black power" and the exhortation for blacks to ignore "white law."

    Apologies

    On January 28, 2008, after taking a tour of the Holocaust Museum Houston, Quanell said he became enlightened and apologized for his past statements on Jews.

    "I seek the forgiveness of every survivor who has heard the words I've said. I did not say them in the proper manner to make the point I was trying to get across. I can see and understand how they might be utterly paranoid (of) a person such as myself."

    He has been challenging those within the community who sympathize with Osama bin Laden.

    Quanell X - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38Ox_f2ZUe4]Malik Shabazz & Quanell X on O'reily Factor - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I've heard him speak several times.

    You've got the right guy.
     
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    Yep, see him on local TV way too much. He's nothing but a race baiting ass hole in the vein of Jackson and Sharpton. Really thinks himself something special.
     
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    Leave it to the CONS to give him publicity. Nobody I know has ever heard of him and no one would without the platform he gets from people like O'Reilly.
     
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    You guys seem to be a lot more familiar with this nutcase than I am, unlike conservatives I and most democrats/liberals do not have the time day for the lunatic fringe.
     
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    Sure sounds like an exemplary citizen.
     
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    Well maybe you should be familiar with him. And, now, you are. Maybe that's why you and the rest of your leftist friends are under the impression that it is only Republicans who are racist, because folks like you trundle along with Democrats in lock-step like the lemmings you are and never seek to inform yourself of people such as Quanell X. This is one of your party's heroes...bud. And, that you say most democrats/liberals do not have the time of day for the lunatic fringe? You ARE the lunatic fringe...what the hell are you talking about...Willis?
     
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    I don't believe in giving a platform to nutcases. Answering your posts is as far as I'll go.
     
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    Maybe you should know about him. This is the type of individual you're leftist party holds in high esteem. But, yeah, I know the left-wing media ignores him and it has to take the likes of Fox News to reveal you and your ilk for what you truly are.
     
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    How can we hold someone in esteem that we've never heard of and never would if you didn't give him publicity? You're just not making any sense.
     

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