Hatred Flows The Tampa Tribune 11 Jul 1982
x Hatred Flows In Streets Like Raw Sewage xV ? f 1-' ' t, ' i x i ' I s - L ol i ; i, . 4 i ' x4 ' ' , m- .'. v.i f 8ft x lr A.; ' ? i Cedric and Jennifer Frazier gaze from their parents' small.duplex into no-man's-land. -, ' 1 ' f " From Page 4A. Two long knives hang on his liv-- ing room wall. A rifle and a shotgun hang on a rack over his head "while he sleeps, a .45 under his pillow. "And they're all loaded." "One night I heard something outside and I saw one of 'em using a lighter trying to light a firebomb. I fired once over his head and he ran. , "I gotta get out of here. before I ' kill somebody. I don't want to go to jail for one of them."; He shows pictures of .his dead daughter, some of them at birthday parties at which black children were guests. - ' " . "And I got two, I've worked with for years. But now?.. I wont turn my back on any of 'em." Tattoos of a panther and a skull-faced pirate cover both upper arms. ... He looks strong and wiry,, says he's lost more than 60 pounds. "I've only got one kid left now. And I'll be damned if I'll let anything happen to him. "But my little boy here's tough as nails. I can punch him In the chest with my fist, knock him back 10 feet and he'll get up and come back to me, stick it out and'say 'more.' " Billie, hyperactive in -the presence of strangers, said hardly a word, except to ask to go play with "Champ," a 5-year-old friend, who's black. "Once an 11-year-old across the street threatened him," his father recalled, "and Billie, he just got himself a piece of a 2-by-4 and went after him. You should have seen that kid run. "He's just like me, now. He takes no s from nobody anymore. He'll defend what's his. . "And now, well I took my wife to a pistol range, taught her how to shoot the pistol and the shotgun. The shotgun's for if they come inside. All she has to do is point it in the general direction, and it'll blow the door off. If there's a bunch of them, she's just got to point it their way." . Patti Harris says she won't rest comfortably "until that girl (Vivian Morris) is in the ground. '' "We give her six months in the 1 J 'fV-v rat rrrr- sml kf , IS-'V' (I " . . x jir 1 3b f 5 ... tuA - X . ?M WXx. tVv' , xi W1'".'. Little has changed in the 2-block area since Dee Dee Harris was found dead. Racial hatred is still rampant; children fight or ... Tribune Photos by Phil Sheffield general (prison) population. two what she'd done, I'd have killed her years at the very most before myself. Spent a few months in a ' they kill her there. It's just common ' state hospital, maybe, but it'd been sense. They dont like child molest- worth It" ers. child rapists, child killers." Adds her husband: "We know Says Patti Harris: "If I'd known about all that racism stuff the judge talked about. And we let them prose-' tuiuis argue inai vai inai;. cut iuii was just so's they'd have a motive. That didn't have nothin' to do with what happened to our little girl. No- -thin" at all." ' .