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Thursday, March 10, 2016

On Tuesday, six people were murdered in Philly,

and last night, five were killed in Pittsburgh in just one incident. Europeans cannot fathom this level of violence on a regular basis.

Also in Pennsylvania, there's an odd story about a black couple who took in a Ukrainian man:

Couple who took in Artur Samarin says he targeted other kids at school

HARRISBURG, Pa. — For the first time, the couple who took in Artur Samarin has made public comment following his arrest.

Samarin is in Dauphin County Prison, charged with identity theft after police say the 23-year-old Ukrainian man posed as a student at Harrisburg High School.

"This is too much for me. This is too much. We love that kid," Stephayne McClure-Potts said.

McClure-Potts says she hasn't spoken with Samarin since November, but that doesn't mean she loves him any less.

"We was his mother and father. There wasn't anything that we wouldn't have done for him," McClure-Potts said.

McClure-Potts and her husband met Samarin in 2012. He was part of an international program for Ukrainians and was being bullied, according to the couple.

"We found him balled up in corner, crying. I asked him what happened. He said the other boys jumped him," McClure-Potts said.

Together, the Potts and Samarin started attending Jewish services, and ultimately the couple offered to house him. Initially they believed he was 18 years old, but when he told them he was 14, they believed him. McClure-Potts also claims she didn't need any documents to enroll him in the Harrisburg School District.

"I took him over to the placement and told them the story, and told them his age and they enrolled him under Artur Samarin," McClure-Potts said.

She says after he enrolled in school and after several meetings with an immigration attorney, the truth came out.

"That's when he told us that his paperwork and everything was forged and that's how he got into this country, and I said 'oh my goodness,'" McClure-Potts said.

She says he continued using the name Artur Samarin until he planned a trip with the ROTC at school a year later. The ROTC, she says, asked for a social security number.

"At that time, he was still Artur Samarin. He was still using his name on everything. I had no reason to change his name on anything," McClure-Potts said.

She says Samarinr wanted to change his name, so they helped him get a baptismal certificate and social security with the name Asher Potts. She says she didn't know it at the time, but Samarin already had a social security number with the name Artur Samarin.

"Despite what he's done, I still love him. He's my boy," Michael Potts said.

The couple also claims Samarin was molested and shot in the Ukraine, and they wanted to protect him.

"He was molested, he told us...We cried together. I made him a promise that nobody was ever going to hurt him again, I made him that promise," McClure-Potts said.

But they also started to fear he had an anger inside him that might lead to violence.

"I can't give you names of kids, but I know for a fact that there was three kids that he was targeting," McClure-Potts said.

McClure-Potts admits she knew Samarin's visa expired and that he was in the country illegally.

"When he turned 18, we were going to the authorities to try to get him a green card, so why would I need anything else," McClure-Potts said.

Back in November, McClure-Potts says she and Samarin got into an argument after he came in second place at a contest in school. It's the last time she says they spoke, and one of several times she says he showed anger.

She feared he would commit an act of mass violence at Harrisburg High School.

"The news was on, and he made comments about shootings and said that everybody was going to know his name," McClure-Potts said.

McClure-Potts believes Samarin needs help, and that if he gets out of jail and doesn't the assistance he needs, he will do something drastic.

Samarin's attorneys say the Potts couple has a horrible reputation and a criminal history. They believe everything they say should be taken "with a grain of salt" because they have a "vital interest" in portraying themselves as the victim in this case.

Neither of the Potts have been charged at this point in time.

Samarin remains in Dauphin County Prison, charged with identity theft, theft, falsifying records, corruption of minors and having a sexual relationship with an underage girl.



Chuck Olroski said...

Murder got into American blood stream like heroin originally got into the veins of NYC dwellers. By steady example from On-High, and engineered injection.

Linh Dinh said...

Yo Chuck,

Much of this murderous mayhem happens in the black ghetto. How to solve this, I don't know, but it has long become a part of American life.


Linh Dinh said...

Chuck Orloski:

Linh: "Problem, solution..." this summarizes many human problems.

Prior to solution implementation, I believe that it's important to clearly identify the problem, including its origins and cause. Paul Williams wrote a book called "Operation Gladio" where he claimed right wingers, the mafia, and Vatican conspired to hook NYC jazz musicians on heroin, grow such market, and use profits to support post-WWII violent anti-communist activities in western Europe.

At present, drug addiction & murder in black ghettos is epidemic. Indeed, as you know, such unrestrained lifestyle is expansionist. With help of popular music, TV, Hollywood, drugs, and general demoralization -- on a national scale -- the anti-culture enlists an admiring white following, and brutally invades city suburbs, for example, the Wilkinsburg cookout atrocity , a Pittsburg suburb.

While working as an Emergency Response Manager, in March 2009, I was dispatched to a fatal crime scene, Project Housing development, located in Exeter, PA. (Note: The scene is rather close to the up scale Sabatini's Bar where you and I looked at the comical symbols at Men's and Ladies Room)

Linh Dinh said...

Chuck Orloski (continued):

Upon arrival at the development, I met with a fellow in charge of Building & Grounds Maintenance and who led me to the apartment where Kim Burgess (white, mid-30s) )was brutally murdered; her hacked body wrapped in polyethylene sheeting, and tossed into a nearby dumpster. Discouraged and bereaved, the maintenance man explained how Kim had been dating a black man and he said, "I won't be surprised if he killed her."

In addition, the maintenance man described an influx of onerous NYC and Jersey people who get their Social Security checks transferred to residences like the one he takes care of in Exeter. He sincerely feared such upturn in the Housing facilities "growth."

Upon entering Kim Burgess's apartment, all looked very well kept, clean, pictures of children, and evidently a Grateful Dead fan, she taped a string of colorful happy bears, holding hands, upon the parlor mirror. Stepping to kitchen rear, as described by Exeter Borough police, we inspected our assigned cleanup scope, blood splattered linoleum floor and cupboards. "No big deal," I told my partner and we began to prepare decontamination product, brushes, red bio bags and boxes.

In order to get fresh air, we opened rear door and saw a trail of blood, leading outdoors toward a small backyard storage shed. Like Haz Mat Hansel and Gretel, we followed Kim's blood trail, opened the shed door, and stepped backward in horror! Fresh blood all over, upon lawnmower and tarp, walls and floor. Our work assignment found definitely out-of-scope, I immediately called the police department. To this day, I could not fathom how police investigators could have missed looking inside the shed. Within 15-minutes, a detective showed up, and rather ARROGANTLY questioned us as to how our discovery was made. He desired to make us feel like we just luckily stumbled upon more criminal evidence... but we knew better!

Grotesque, Linh? As I placed Kim's bloody liquid remains in Bio Boxes, and elderly lady stood in the yard next door, crying bitterly. She explained how "Kim was my only friend here... she even helped plan my schedule for taking nine (9) medications!" At present, I look at my Orthodox prayer book and the name "Kim Burgess," died March 2009. Several weeks later, a black man arrested, charged with her murder... it appears the Grounds and Maintenance man was not whistling Dixie.

Linh Dinh said...

Chuck Orloski (continued):

Back to the murder "solution." Such depends on the nature (virtuous or vice) of those committed to solve such hazardous mass drug addiction and murder. As part of the government solution, right now it is evident American cities are being watched by police helicopters and even military drones. The MSM and POTUS of course call for more intense regulation of weapons. Given the expansionist nature of the "barbarian" ghetto culture, one must intuit that wealthy & spoiled enclaves will be threatened as well.

I do not believe the 1% cares .001 ml of shit about what happens in Wilkinsburg suburb. However, as barbarism continues to expand, & like Saddam's army upon Kuwait, the US government will draw a "red line in the sand" and secure communities like OJ and Nicole's Brentwood.

Given how the US Empire handles "insurgents / noncombatants," I can not foresee the emergence of a noble American hand coming to provide a solution. Maybe the Mao Tse Tung model for dealing with the P.R.C.s massive opiate addiction of adult males shall apply to impoverished and drugged American cities? "Get against the wall! Perhaps establishment of a militarized "Green Zone" style defense enclave inside Chicago? Note how the late-Justice Scalia mentioned how future US internment camps should come as no surprise?

I leave you with that... regret taking up so much comment space, and thank you.

Chuck Orloski


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Born in Vietnam in 1963, I came to the US in 1975, and have also lived in Italy, England and Germany. I'm the author of two books of stories, Fake House (2000) and Blood and Soap (2004), five of poems, All Around What Empties Out (2003), American Tatts (2005), Borderless Bodies (2006), Jam Alerts (2007) and Some Kind of Cheese Orgy (2009), and a novel, Love Like Hate (2010). I've been anthologized in Best American Poetry 2000, 2004, 2007, Great American Prose Poems from Poe to the Present, Postmodern American Poetry: a Norton Anthology (vol. 2) and Flash Fiction International: Very Short Stories From Around the World, etc. I'm also editor of Night, Again: Contemporary Fiction from Vietnam (1996) and The Deluge: New Vietnamese Poetry (2013). Blood and Soap was chosen by Village Voice as one of the best books of 2004. My writing has been translated into Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic, Icelandic and Finnish, and I've been invited to read in London, Cambridge, Brighton, Paris, Berlin, Leipzig, Halle, Reykjavik, Toronto, Singapore and all over the US. I've also published widely in Vietnamese.