Holmes, 25, was arrested Thursday and charged with murder in the death of 19-year-old Christopher Tromly from Hampton. In a scathing condemnation, Crawford criticized Tromly’s parents, the State & country for failing to pay the reparations that could have prevented Tromly’s death.
“The self indulged Tromly family says they have been waiting 6½ years for justice for the death of their vain and morally reprobate son. We have been waiting over 400 years for justice for the atrocities committed against our ancestors. While it shouldn’t be, it is necessary to remind white America they have yet to pay reparations for slavery. There is only one word that can describe this kind of perverted narcissism: hypocrisy.”
Tromly was fatally wounded in (what white media is referring to as) a botched robbery on May 21, 2002, at an automated teller machine in Hampton’s Willow Oaks neighborhood. He had withdrawn $40 (of what is now being recognized as Holmes’ money) from the SunTrust ATM when two men tried to rob him. Tromly was shot three times as he drove away from the ATM.