Suspect in 6 robberies arrested

Tuesday, Aug 25, 2009 7:22 AM
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Police have arrested a suspect in six Augusta robberies that took place during the past two weeks.

Calvin Eugene White  Special
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Calvin Eugene White

About 1:30 a.m. today, Calvin Eugene White was taken into custody without incident at the corner of Eve and Watkins streets after the Richmond County Sheriff's Office dispatch received an anonymous call reporting that he was in the area on foot.

Sheriff's Lt. Scott Peebles said Mr. White, 28, is a suspect in the robbery of the Walton Way Supermarket at 1931 Walton Way and the Budget Inn at 444 Broad St. on Aug. 10, the Budget Inn again on Aug. 14, the Georgia Bank & Trust at Eighth and Reynolds streets on Aug. 20, the Econo Lodge at 1103 15th St. on Sunday, and the Subway restaurant at 203 13th St. on Monday.

Lt. Peebles said that a victim of one of the robberies saw Mr. White getting out of a truck to enter a hotel Sunday. The victim called the front desk and told them to lock the door before Mr. White could enter. After the victim got the truck’s tag number, investigators were able to track down the driver of the truck involved in the attempted robbery at the hotel.

Mr. White was also identified from video surveillance of the robbery of the Subway Monday.

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Nammy3
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Nammy3 08/24/09 - 10:20 pm
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Mr. White looks black to

Mr. White looks black to me.....lol. WTG victim!!

notsurprised
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notsurprised 08/24/09 - 10:54 pm
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lock this [filtered word] up and throw

lock this [filtered word] up and throw away the key!

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 08/24/09 - 11:13 pm
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So Justice4, what is your

So Justice4, what is your excuse for this guy simply because he is black? Did the all white media do it to him? Did the white politicians who enabled him throughout his life with all kinds of social problems teaching him he can have what he wants without working make him do this? (actually, I might agree with ya there). This isnt' about race, it is about thugs, violent criminals, persons with no morals, no personal responsibility, no personal acountability, etc. Again, not about race as black females don't commonly act like this nor do males or females from any other race - so, what is the deal with so many black males, especially those under 35 or so? How about some marches from the black community to bring black males under control and to again act like decent human beings and start taking control of their lives without continuing to use race and a million other things as their excuse. As for this specific violent criminal, I could care less what color he is (as you will see I call for the same punishment when a white person commits the same type of crime) he needs to never walk amongst society again.

notsurprised
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notsurprised 08/24/09 - 11:29 pm
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I'll say it again - 95%. I

I'll say it again - 95%. I agree with asitis. Why so many black men under 30? I have heard all the excuses, not as many opportunities because of race, poverty etc. There has to be an answer to this. Is it because they haven't been taught the importance of hard work and sacrifice? This is truly an epidemic.

disssman
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disssman 08/25/09 - 07:48 am
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Notsurprised I have heard the

Notsurprised I have heard the excuses by the black community also. But I wonder, having a black President who was not rich, if they are going to be able to make those complaints much longer. Somebody is going to have to tell them that they aren't getting anywhere with their pants around their ankles and quite frankly they aren't very impressive to many of us. On the other side, the hard working, educated part of black society is being hamstrung by a few. But those that are educated constantly support and agree with those that refuse to follow the norms of society in their dress, language and actions in general. Dosen't make sense to me.

LolaJean
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LolaJean 08/25/09 - 08:29 am
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Hes gotta nice smile on him!

Hes gotta nice smile on him!

Townie
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Townie 08/25/09 - 09:01 am
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His mug shot looks like a

His mug shot looks like a self-satisfied thug that he is! He is a dangerous criminal that I am glad I never ran into. Good work police!

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 08/25/09 - 09:32 am
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Karma caught up to this scum

Karma caught up to this scum bag. I'll bet that smirk will be wiped off of his face when the judges gavel comes crashing down and he begins serving time.

anotherlook
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anotherlook 08/25/09 - 09:55 am
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A fundamental attribution

A fundamental attribution error has occurred in the reasoning of many of the posters here and was pointed out by Asitisinaug's post noting that the race of the offenders is less of a predictor of deviant or law breaking behaviors than are the characteristics of gender and age. Generally, it is younger males (with the exception of Jews and un-acculturated Asians) that are more likely to engage in deviant or criminal acts in this society. But the difference is that because of racial bias, the antisocial actions of a few within a minority group are generalized to the group as a whole. However this is not an approach applied to members of the majority populations. For instance, most serial killers, assassins of the President or other highly places government officials, white collar criminals, and drunk drivers have been White males, but there hasn't been any "profiling" of White males or raised levels of scrutiny as it were to prevent such tragedies. So to a certain degree inequality does affect whether we chose to "individualize" and distance the offender from the group or "generalize" and attribute the deviance of the offender to being a characteristic of the group.

Painter
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Painter 08/25/09 - 10:08 am
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This is all a result of the

This is all a result of the breakdown of the family unit. The dark forces of our society have hammered away at the family unit through out history and this is the effect. God instituted the family unit (one man and one woman raising children) as the way to raise up a healthy society. We need to bolster the family with the husband working to make a living and the wife raising and teaching children and managing a home. Then I believe we would see stronger members of society with much to offer. Of course this is the ideal and will not happen in this world.

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freespeech 08/25/09 - 10:16 am
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This guy is so stupid he is

This guy is so stupid he is smiling in his mug shot. He won't be smiling long. I hope the lazy, sorry thief spends the rest of his life in jail. But look how much that will cost US hard working tax payers.

anotherlook
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anotherlook 08/25/09 - 10:19 am
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And if I may draw attention

And if I may draw attention to another erroneous assumption that was made in a post by dissman; that is the comment regarding the support of antisocial behaviors and agreement with declining standards, and/or the failure to accept responsibility for the state of the African American community. One would have to be extremely un-informed to have missed the extensive coverage of the "Million Man March," the ongoing discourse by Bill Cosby, or Tavis Smiley's reports on "The State of African America." All of which focused upon the African American community coming together to take responsibility for its problems and to develop creative and effective solutions to help ameliorate these problems. These efforts are not the only ones that have been made to try to "sweep around their own door" per se. But it does appear that some groups allow their young persons more lenience as it were in regards to expression etc. For example, I've noticed that many young whites have tattoos or "body art,," attention getting hair coloring and/or sculpting, and jewelry that appears to have been designed by aboriginal groups from National Geographic. But there have been few if any movements against it.

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ispy4u 08/25/09 - 10:28 am
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All of you calling JUSTUS

All of you calling JUSTUS out, IMHO, are just as bad as he is. You get upset when he make comments with racial overtone, yet you bait him by doing the same. A case of the pot calling the kettle black.

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andywarhol 08/25/09 - 10:57 am
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I say it every week: this is

I say it every week: this is where 3rd world countries have it right. He wouldn't be smiling if we cut off his hands and then returned him back to society.

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mad_max 08/25/09 - 10:58 am
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anotherlook.....tattoos,

anotherlook.....tattoos, hair, jewelry do not equate to sticking a gun in somebody's face and robbing them or shooting them. While many of the things you say are true, none of them explain the fact that 95% of the crimes in this area are comitted by black males. Yes, it is most likely that a white male will be the mass murders or school shooter, but these things don't happen in Augusta every day or even every year. These robberies and shootings are a multiple times a day occurrence in our community. The disparity in the ratio of crimes comitted to percentage of population cannot be explained away with socio-economics or any other hogwash. It may be cultural, it may be pre-disposition, it may be learned, but when the thugs are driving Cadillac Escalades with $4K worth of rims and a $2K stereo down the street to rob the local mini-market, it ain't socio-economic. Make all of the arguments, comparisons, and excuses you want but facts are facts and numbers are numbers. I acknowledge that there are groups of Arfican-Americans who are attempting to have a discussion of the problem but dissman's comments are all valid because many blacks continue to deny, defend and make excuses.

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Fiat_Lux 08/25/09 - 11:18 am
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One down, thousands and

One down, thousands and thousands to go.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 08/25/09 - 11:41 am
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This guy is a [filtered word] Lots of

This guy is a [filtered word] Lots of previous burglary and robbery charges and it looks like no jail time. WTH is up with that??? They do not give these punks the punishment they deserve and thats why the keep doing their crimes. what a punk. Our justice system is a joke. The reason there is overcrowding and they let so many [filtered word]'s like this go is jail is not a deterrant, its a joke to most of these criminals. Maybe this time he will get the jailtime he deserves and someone in jail will wipe that smirk off his face!!!

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 08/25/09 - 11:54 am
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I totally agree madmax!!

I totally agree madmax!! Especially that the crimes anotherlook mentions dont happen every day. The crimes I'm worried about are the ones that make it not safe to even go to the grocery store with my kids in the middle of the day!!! Can't go to the convience store after dark, heck I was 30 minutes away from being in the store at the same time the dollar general was getting robbed a couple times in broad daylight!!! These are the crimes I'm worried about and getting sick of! I myself am getting a ccw, never thought I'd ever need to, much less want to. Now I'm looking forward to it!

anotherlook
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anotherlook 08/25/09 - 11:54 am
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In response to your comments

In response to your comments mad max, I did not equate the diverse manner of self expression as attributable to causes of crime. I noted that we as a society aren't seeking to legislate whether young white women can wear extra short shorts or skirts or low-cut tops (which IMO are far more revealing) as we are considering doing with the dropped waist pants and shorts of AA males (which I find to be just as abhorrent). I also didn't mention low socio-economics as causes of crime either. But unfortunately you have misunderstood entirely and missed the point that I was trying to make; which was that younger males across racial lines tend to engage in criminal activities. In an area in which 50% of the population is African American (versus the population of the US which is 10% African American) it would be expected that there would be more crime from a larger group. However, unless you can statistically prove to me that of the 12,727 crimes reported, that only 637 were committed by Whites and other racial groups (which combined would constitutes 5%) I can't really accept that. Your argument needs more light and less heat. In other words check your facts please.

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strugglingcollegestudent 08/25/09 - 11:57 am
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Just to throw this in, as

Just to throw this in, as stated in my Society, Law, and the Criminal course, not but yesterday, blacks are on top of the pole when it comes to crime. Statistics say this, not biased human beings. Most deviant crimes (robbery, burglary, assault) usually happen black-on-black, white-on-white. Here are some exact numbers, a study showed "per 100,000 white people, 5.1 are victims of homicide."..."and the rate for blacks was ten times the white rate." As for blaming it on society, society as a large did not force this scum to rob six banks. He, under his own free will, committed this acts. And don't say the man needs God or Jesus, he had his chance. He can try finding him again in prison.

andywarhol
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andywarhol 08/25/09 - 12:01 pm
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I didn't realize that the

I didn't realize that the proposed sagging pants legislation was targeting the African American males. Are you saying only AA males sag their pants? That's racist!

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 08/25/09 - 12:07 pm
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lol good one!

lol good one!

mosovich
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mosovich 08/25/09 - 12:16 pm
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Ah the comedy of it all

Ah the comedy of it all

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/25/09 - 12:16 pm
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Here you go, ANOTHERLOOK.

Here you go, ANOTHERLOOK. Your stats are right here (for a quick look, hit tables 42,46,48): [http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/cvus9902.pdf] It's probably a tad out of date, but we'd all agree things haven't exactly gotten better, right?

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db16 08/25/09 - 12:16 pm
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Does anybody realize that

Does anybody realize that this fruitcake is smiling because each and every one of us (the productive members of society who contribute to it by means of taxes, hard work and sacrifice) will now be paying for his free room and board. He is smiling because, either way, he has come out on top. He wasn't shot dead...he will get 20 years in prison with all of the amenities a scumbag could ask for! Ingorance is bliss!!!!!

Fiat_Lux
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Fiat_Lux 08/25/09 - 12:17 pm
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BTW, I agree with you,

BTW, I agree with you, ANOTHER, about the young male issue. The link is to a US Dept of Justice report on crime.

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 08/25/09 - 12:20 pm
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20 years db16??? Not

20 years db16??? Not hardley, these punks are never punished as they should be, we will be lucky if he serves 2!!!!!

db16
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db16 08/25/09 - 12:29 pm
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Takeastand...6 counts of

Takeastand...6 counts of armed robbery...20 years will be guaranteed! Judicial system is bad...but they ain't stupid!

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 08/25/09 - 12:50 pm
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Its not 6 counts of armed

Its not 6 counts of armed robbery, just robbery. And the 6 burglaries and the 6 robberies before that were unarmed at the end of 2007. I didnt see any jail time. He used his first offender to get only 10 years probation and less than 8 months after he got that slap on the wrist he robbed 6 more. I'd bet he is paroled way before that 10 year probation violation is up and thats including with these new charges! He knows as long as he doesnt use a weapon just intimidation he will get a slap on the wrist. Not to mention have you ever seen the lame punishment given to 4, 5, 6, 11 time repeat offender drunk drivers? Your 10th dui is still a fricken misdemeanor!! So I'd have to disagree on the stupid part!! lol

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