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"Just another piece of trash off the street"-Old man after killing unarmed Black teen

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The 62-year-old man accused of shooting and killing an unarmed teenager on Charleston’s East End Monday night was not allowed to have a gun, because of a previous domestic violence conviction.

William Ronald Pulliam allegedly shot 15-year-old James Harvey Means twice in the abdomen with a .380 caliber revolver.

Police said Pulliam showed no remorse after his arrest. He admitted shooting Means and said, “The way I look at it, that’s another piece of trash off the street,” according to a criminal complaint filed in Kanawha County Magistrate Court.

After the shooting, Pulliam went to dinner and then to a female friend’s home, according to the complaint, written by Charleston Police Detective C.C. Lioi. Police found the gun allegedly used to kill James Means at the friend’s home.

Witnesses saw and heard Pulliam and Means exchange words after the two physically bumped into each other on the sidewalk near Dollar General, according to the complaint. After the argument, Pulliam entered the store, while Means joined friends on the porch at the nearby home of a companion’s grandmother.

After Pulliam emerged from the store and walked past the porch where Means and his friends had gathered, the two argued again, and after Means crossed Washington Street East to approach the man, Pulliam shot Means twice, according to the complaint. The teen died shortly after arrival at Charleston Area Medical Center General Hospital.


Pulliam pleaded no contest in 2013 to a charge of domestic battery, which bars him from legally possessing a gun.

According to another criminal complaint in Kanawha Magistrate Court, Pulliam struck his pregnant daughter in the face several times with a closed fist and kicked her in the stomach. He also shoved his wife to the ground during that incident, according to the complaint.

Pulliam’s daughter had visible bruising to her left eye and was bleeding from her lip, Charleston Police Cpl. P.S. Kapeluck wrote in the January 2013 complaint, and Pulliam’s wife was bleeding from her elbow.

Prosecutors dropped one count of domestic battery, and Pulliam pleaded no contest to the other. He was sentenced to 36 days in jail, but Kanawha Family Judge Mike Kelly, who retired in 2014, suspended that sentence. The judge placed Pulliam on a year’s probation and gave him credit for six days he had already spent in jail.





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Shooter, William Ronald Pulliam



Victim James Harvey Means (RIP):



Here's a GoFundMe page for James Means family.
 

TheOMan

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You can beat up your pregnant daughter and get probation with credit for time served?

Hahahahahaha.

hahahahahahaha

hahahas;lfi hwil;gbha eb'njrt
n tn

I have to wonder if a minority did exactly that, what kind of sentence he would have gotten.

Welp.
 

mike6467

Member
But he seemed startled by the idea that he would have to remain in jail for now, after Harshbarger told him that any possibility of him being released on bond wouldn’t come before his preliminary hearing on Dec. 1.

“Don’t I get to say anything?” Pulliam asked. The magistrate advised him against doing so before speaking with an attorney.

“I’ll lose my job and everything unless I can get out of here,” Pulliam said.

I wonder how long it takes for the claim that "this wasn't racism, he's just mentally ill" to show up.
 

ShyMel

Member
Prosecutors dropped one count of domestic battery, and Pulliam pleaded no contest to the other. He was sentenced to 36 days in jail, but Kanawha Family Judge Mike Kelly, who retired in 2014, suspended that sentence. The judge placed Pulliam on a year’s probation and gave him credit for six days he had already spent in jail.
He beat up his daughter and wife but was allowed back among the public in no time flat. A highly dangerous man was allowed back onto the streets and he found another victim, who he killed this time.
 

Tigress

Member
This piece of trash should stay in jail for the rest of his life.

Seriously, he sounds like a total psychopath.

But he seemed startled by the idea that he would have to remain in jail for now, after Harshbarger told him that any possibility of him being released on bond wouldn’t come before his preliminary hearing on Dec. 1.

“Don’t I get to say anything?” Pulliam asked. The magistrate advised him against doing so before speaking with an attorney.

“I’ll lose my job and everything unless I can get out of here,” Pulliam said.

Are you fucking kidding me? He takes a life and he's worried about losing everything? That kid he just killed just lost everything. Once again, sounds like a psychopath and it sounds like he should have been locked up for life a long time ago to save the people around him.
 
“Don’t I get to say anything?” Pulliam asked. The magistrate advised him against doing so before speaking with an attorney.

“I’ll lose my job and everything unless I can get out of here,” Pulliam said.

“I’m going to have to go on a hunger strike,” he muttered, as he was escorted out of the video conference room by a correctional officer.

FUCK.YOU.

I hope hell is real and he burns forever and ever and ever
 

PixelatedBookake

Junior Member
Some people don't deserve a second chance. This piece of human waste deserves nothing else but to be punished for his crimes for the rest of his life. Lock this fucker in and throw away the key. I don't want to be afraid of police anymore but I guess I have to be.
 

Timedog

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Wonder if James Harvey Means would have gotten a suspended sentence after only 6 days in jail for kicking his pregnant daughter in the stomach?

Make America great again.
 

Lemaitre

Banned
I'm not in favor of the death penalty because of innocent people getting killed, but this is the type of person who should no longer draw breath. Fuck this piece of shit.

Too much.

Life without a possibility of parole is a much harsher sentence than putting someone to death.

I wish Cali had repealed the death penalty....

As for the story, this will keep happening long after everyone on Neogaf is long dead. Hell, I'm sure it'll continue on with our grandchildren too.
 

Seesaw15

Member
I have no word. Just terrible.

If there's a bright side to this tragedy at least the comment section of the article is civil and empathetic towards the victim.
 

Zee-Row

Banned
This is going to escalate now that Trump is the President elect. I'm so scared to death for my black friends and family. I guess as a Hispanic man I should be scared too.
 

rawbhawb

Member
You can beat up your pregnant daughter and get probation with credit for time served?

Hahahahahaha.

hahahahahahaha

hahahas;lfi hwil;gbha eb'njrt
n tn

He beat up his daughter and wife but was allowed back among the public in no time flat. A highly dangerous man was allowed back onto the streets and he found another victim, who he killed this time.
The criminal justice system in a nut shell, folks.

Truly tragic. This guy needs to stay removed from society.
 

Enzom21

Member
See this is one of the many reasons the whole "Maybe we shouldn't call them racists." nonsense from white moderates is so infuriating.
I wonder if he'll get a slap on the wrist like he did with assualting his daughter... I mean she was white and nothing happened to him.
 

Slayven

Member
See this is one of the many reasons the whole "Maybe we shouldn't call them racists." nonsense from white moderates is so infuriating.
I wonder if he'll get a slap on the wrist like he did with assualting his daughter... I mean she was white and nothing happened to him.

A white woman, you know these people only slightly care more about women then they do about brown folk
 

TalonJH

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From the comments:

I am mortified by this. I am just reading the story and I recognized the boy in the photo and I found a picture of James. Earlier this year after the big snow my car got stuck in an ice/snow bank and James and his friends helped to push it out. I am just shocked.

James will never get to perform another good deed because of this asshole. The universe is so unfair.
 

Lemaitre

Banned
This is going to escalate now that Trump is the President elect. I'm so scared to death for my black friends and family. I guess as a Hispanic man I should be scared too.

It's fucked up how much complexion plays a roll in this.

I greatly sympathize with a lot of my black friends and darker Hispanics. I'm quite light and my family members are even lighter/whiter than I am.

Basically, a lot of my immediate family (and relatives) who are lighter in complexion will identify themselves with conservative politics and speak ill of blacks or even darker Hispanics. It blows my mind how the color of your skin informs so many mindsets.

So sickening.
 
I would really like to chain this fucker up and roll over him repeatedly with the dull blades of my lawnmower.

What a piece of fucking shit. Lock his ass up and show no fucking mercy.

This is tiring as fuck. It really is.
 

Not

Banned
A lot of old white guys showing their monstrous side of late. We should start racially profiling them IMO
 
I'm not in favor of the death penalty because of innocent people getting killed, but this is the type of person who should no longer draw breath. Fuck this piece of shit.

Who the hell shoots a kid, then goes out for dinner & a housecall at a friend's house? That is pure evil. The world would be a better place without this man in it. His own family would be better off.
 
This is going to escalate now that Trump is the President elect. I'm so scared to death for my black friends and family. I guess as a Hispanic man I should be scared too.

People should be telling their kids to not engage strangers who get aggressive over minor incidents. Because some of them are looking for a reason to pull out a gun & start shooting your kids.
We saw it with George Zimmerman. We saw it with the guy down in Jacksonville who unloaded on Black teens because they played their rap music too loud. Now we see it again.
 
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