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“Bloods” Members Murdered Gay Mate, Say Baltimore Police


The idea of a gay gang mate’s too much for some Baltimore teens, say Prosecutors.

Steven T. Hollis III and Juan L. Flythe, who may be part of the Blood gang, remain in prison after allegedly stabbing and stomping their friend Steven Parrish to death after finding “gay” text messages on his phone.

Enraged by their findings, Hollis and Flythe – 18 and 17, respectively – followed 18-year old Parrish into the woods and murdered him, say investigators…

A neighbor told police that Parrish left his parents’ home with another young man and walked toward the woods. About a minute later, the witness and other neighbors heard someone yelling and pleading, “Stop! Why are you doing this to me? I didn’t do anything!” according to court documents.

Investigators discovered that the victim was a member of a subset of the Bloods gang known as the Family Swans.

On the day before Parrish’s death, several members of the gang met at his home, according to charging documents. There, Hollis and Flythe discussed finding what they believed to be “gay” text messages on Parrish’s cell phone.

Angered by the messages and a photograph they found, they worried that their Bloods group would appear weak to others if word got out that they had a gay member, according to court records.

“As a result, they decided that Steven Parrish ‘had to go,’” police wrote in charging documents. “There was no date or time discussed for the killing, but it was made very clear to all those present that Parrish was going to be killed.”

Flythe later told his fellow gang members that he and Hollis confronted Parrish, who did not deny that the messages were “gay” in nature, according to court records. Flythe also told his associates that they stabbed and hit the victim before stomping on his neck, according to charging documents. A red bandanna was placed over Parrish’s face and he was left in the woods.

Despite the alleged admission, Hollis’ attorney claims his client’s simply being made into a “scapegoat.”

By:           Andrew Belonksy
On:           Aug 19, 2008
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  • 24 Comments
    • GoodBuddy
      GoodBuddy

      I wonder if the prison gangs will “turn them out”.

      Aug 19, 2008 at 11:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin
      tallskin

      This is too horrific to comment on. I hope the murdering fucks get life.

      Aug 19, 2008 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • brian
      brian

      horrible. gosh i hope by the time i am in my 70s i don’t have to see news like this anymore.

      Aug 19, 2008 at 12:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Matt
      Matt

      If only our nation’s violent street gangs would renounce homophobia then more gay kids could join them.

      Aug 19, 2008 at 1:32 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles J. Mueller
      Charles J. Mueller

      >horrible. gosh i hope by the time i am in my 70s i don’t have to see news like this anymore.

      I am in my 70s and I have been watching this kind of shit coming down all of my life.

      When will it stop, if ever? Homophobia is as alive and well (if not more so) as it when when I was growing up in the 40s and 50s.

      Aug 19, 2008 at 1:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin
      tallskin

      I think the saddest thing is that his boyfriend – the one sending him text messages – would only have out about his lover’s death in the media.

      Ghastly.

      The root of this kind of murderous homophobia comes from religion.

      Aug 19, 2008 at 2:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      There you have it Tallskin I hope this one answers your question:

      “Or is it the same as here in the UK, where blacks are some of the most illiberal and homophobic people in the country?”

      The Bloods are an african American gang:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloods

      as always they want to place the blame on others if not on the victim themselves:

      “his client’s simply being made into a “scapegoat.”

      Add the words homicidal homophobe into that sentence and you get a more accurate statement.

      Aug 19, 2008 at 2:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin
      tallskin

      Ah thanks Churchill-Y, I didn’t realise this particular case was a black thing. We have exactly the same problem here in the UK now with black gangs and members of knifing each other and innocent bystanders (shooting each other as well, but luckilly we don’t have as many guns) -thanks for the export guys!

      How did this gang thing in the US start? Cos it isnt just blacks, the hispanics are also in violent ( and I would imagine homophobic) gangs around LA.

      I would imagine it’s the same sociological phenomenon of fatherless families, kids finding social support from being in a gang etc etc. But white kids in the same social circumstances don’t generally follow the same pattern of joining gangs and killing everyone around them.

      Aug 19, 2008 at 2:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CHURCHILL-Y
      CHURCHILL-Y

      You pretty much summed up the history of their gangs in your last statement. I would just add to it their simple disdain for law and willful disconnect from American society since they first and foremost identify with their race. Some join the bloods others the black church, in the end they preach and act out on the same homophobia against us.

      “Cos it isnt just blacks, the hispanics are also in violent ( and I would imagine homophobic) gangs around LA.”

      Right you are Tallskin, the sarapes and peedros are just one small step above blacks in their behavior. They just are for the time being largely made up by illegals and hence they are more easily to deal with by the authorities over here, until they get to cross the border again. Also they pretty much are made up of members of specific central american nations mainly Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and you wont find many other members from the rest of Latin America. And also you can start to see how the influence of Spain is starting to rub off on some other people of Latin descent especially those who have an ancestral connection with the Iberian peninsula. In other words you can pretty much deduce by country of origin and race those who are the most prone to be in such gangs, they are usually of indian and black or mixed backgrounds.

      Aug 19, 2008 at 3:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seitan-on-a-stick
      seitan-on-a-stick

      Tallskin and Churchill-y are the same person but different voices in the same head. As for this story, makes you wonder how these gangs thrive and why the “Law and Order” Republicans can’t seem to solve inner-city conflicts. Oh yeah, cutting after school programs and over 50% unemployment among black males in many large American cities. Unfortunately, many Homies are indeed also Homos as the Hip Hop look and Rap Culture pervade all youth of all ethnicities. The issue remains poverty as no doubt suburban Russians in Moscow who may listen to Heavy Metal have similar problems aided by drinking.

      Aug 19, 2008 at 4:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Qjersey
      Qjersey

      “But white kids in the same social circumstances don’t generally follow the same pattern of joining gangs and killing everyone around them”

      yes they do, they wind up as skinheads or neo-nazis. Some may even “get out” and become unionized blue collar workers…who overtly try to keep people of color from getting “our jobs.”

      Aug 19, 2008 at 4:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin
      tallskin

      Qjersey – you say: “But white kids in the same social circumstances don’t generally follow the same pattern of joining gangs and killing everyone around them”
      yes they do, they wind up as skinheads or neo-nazis. Some may even “get out” and become unionized blue collar workers…who overtly try to keep people of color from getting “our jobs.”

      Is it just me, or is there NO connection between the two parts of your comment?

      I mean how is becoming a blue collar worker (thus implying someone actually prepared to do some work) the same as “joining gangs and killing everyone around them”

      I await enlightenment from you.

      Or do you perhaps need to go to college and train your mind to construct a rational argument?

      Aug 19, 2008 at 5:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brad
      Brad

      I am a bit disturbed with the tone of the comments on this posting. If you expect people to have respect for homosexuals, you need to be giving those people the same type of respect.

      Aug 19, 2008 at 7:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Charles J. Mueller
      Charles J. Mueller

      “If you expect people to have respect for homosexuals, you need to be giving those people the same type of respect.”

      Helloooooooo?

      The topic is homophobic murderers here, in case you failed to get that. What kind of ‘respect’ do you think that they are deserving of, regardless of their ethnicity? Go deliver your sermon to the Fundies, the Religious Right and the Church who show absolutely no respect for homosexuals and who rightfully deserve your wrath, not us…you idiotic ass kisser.

      The gay murder victim was not showing any disrespect to his fellow gang members by having gay text messages on his phone. Did those people show any respect to that poor homosexual?

      “I am a bit disturbed with the tone of the comments on this posting.” Oh really, now?

      You’re just disturbed, period. Please make an appointment with your social worker or shrink…as soon as possible.

      Aug 19, 2008 at 10:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MJ
      MJ

      Is this whole case THAT much different from the usual daily murders of black youth by other blacks? Sometimes it’s because one is in a different gang, and this time it’s because of one’s sexuality. Both stupid reasons.

      Aug 20, 2008 at 4:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr C
      Mr C

      You’re right MJ because it’s not important for the news to go into Italian, Irish, German, Russian, Latino neighborhoods where daily murders occur also.

      It’s not newsworthy.

      But AHHH The Blacks is newsworthy.Even here on Queerty to a predominately White Gay audience.

      And Tallskin what QJersey is trying to tell you Ms KKKQueen is that this isn’t indoctrinated to ANY RACE of people we know Chittyshitty-Y loves to only go berserk when Blacks commit homophobic actions but the bitch stay silent when we read about WHITES committing these actions. And for that matter you also!

      My gosh I wonder since you fags hate Blacks so much. Why don’t you go and confront one with your same evil anger since you have so much damn mouth.Then we’ll really see.

      MAN UP! OR SHUT THE FUCK UP!

      Aug 20, 2008 at 9:19 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin
      tallskin

      Mr C, you say” “And Tallskin what QJersey is trying to tell you Ms KKKQueen is that this isn’t indoctrinated to ANY RACE of people we know Chittyshitty-Y loves to only go berserk when Blacks commit homophobic actions but the bitch stay silent when we read about WHITES committing these actions. And for that matter you also!”

      queerty has pieces about anti-gay attitudes by straights of all races all the time. And I generally comment about them (can’t you read?)

      But blacks, generally, both here and in the USA commit more violent crimes, both against other blacks and us whites (see the criminal statistics for here and the USA) and therefore you would expect gays to be a higher proportion of victims of black violence than of white thugs.

      As for your insane comments that I or churchill-y should actively seek out demented black thugs and confront them with their homophobic attitudes, is too stupid to even comment on. Do You?

      I think you also need to go back to college to A) learn to speak and write proper english and B) to learn how to construct an argument, and learn how to debate without giving yourself a heart attack when you come across difficult concepts like one plus one equals two.

      Understand?

      Aug 20, 2008 at 10:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mr C
      Mr C

      First of FAGGOT This statement: blacks, generally, both here and in the USA commit more violent crimes, both against other blacks and us whites (see the criminal statistics for here and the USA) IS NOT TRUE.

      Get it now go suck a RABID COCK!

      AND FUCK OFF!

      Aug 20, 2008 at 12:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tallskin
      tallskin

      Sorry, toots, but the word faggot doesn’t have the same resonance here in liddle old engerland.

      And, you are revealing your illiteracy again, sigh. Did you actually go to school ?

      I think you mean I should go and suck a RANCID cock.

      If you have a dictionary, which I very much doubt ( do you even know what a dictionary is?) then you can check. The dictionary defines “Rabid” as-
      1) having or proceeding from an extreme or fanatical support of or belief in something : a rabid feminist.
      2) (of an animal) affected with rabies.

      Whereas “Rancid” is defined as: of foods containing fat or oil) smelling or tasting unpleasant as a result of being old and stale. And Stinking.

      Therefore, I would think you meant rancid.

      as for the black criminal statistics, well I am afraid that it is true that blacks commit both more crime in general and more violent crime.

      I tracked the British crime stats using the new fangled internet thingey and found this:

      http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/pdfs06/s95race05.pdf
      page 86, check yourself

      The prison population as at the 30th June 2005 was 76,190 with 25% (18,753) of
      prisoners identifying themselves as being from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME)
      groups (excludes not recorded). Almost one quarter of the male prison population
      (14% Black, 6% Asian, 3% Mixed and 1% Chinese and other) and 28% of the female
      prison population (19% Black, 2% Asian, 5% Mixed and 2% Chinese and other) were
      from BME groups.

      Twelve per cent of the male prison population and 19% of the female prison
      population were foreign nationals. Foreign nationals accounted for 36% of the BME
      prison population.

      For British Nationals, the proportion of Black prisoners on 30 June 2005 relative to
      the population was 7.1 per 1,000 compared to 1.4 per 1,000 for White people.
      Similarly, people from Mixed ethnic backgrounds were more likely to be in prison
      than their White counterparts with a rate per 1,000 population of 3.2. In contrast,
      people from Chinese and other ethnic backgrounds were least likely to be in prison:
      0.5 compared to 1.4 and 1.5 per 1,000 population (for White and Asian groups
      respectively).

      I will precis the findings for you – it says that 7.1 per 1,000 (compared to 1.4 per 1,000 for Whites) – of native born blacks are in prison. Earlier, in Politically Correct speak, it says that blacks are over-represented in crimes of robbery.

      On page 18 it says: In 47% of cases, the victims had been acquainted with the suspects (Table 3.6).
      Family members were the principal suspects in 26% of the cases for Asian victims,
      27% for White and 17% for Black victims.

      Table 3.7 shows that Black victims (32%) were much more likely to have been shot
      than White (5%) or Asian victims (10%). For Black (35%) and Asian (30%) homicide
      victims the most common method used was a sharp instrument; the figure for White
      people was 29%.

      I could go on and on, but i think the evidence above serves to support what I said. You could no doubt do a search for the USA and find exactly the same type of stats

      Aug 20, 2008 at 12:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • just_n_blak
      just_n_blak

      I first would like to express a message of sincere regret over the death of Mr. Steven Parrish. He should never have died for what he died for. Yet I must be just as regretful at having my maternal first cousin be one of the alledged attackers. (Steven Theophilus Hollis III) My regret at having not only him be involved in this but the larger group of Juan Flythe and all of the other countless young Black men is truly an intricately more delicate situation completely. Why are we ignoring the much more detrimental trend of accepting the catastrophic demise of the Young Black Male population on whole. I would like to provide a news flash for all who have yet to grasp the reality that faces the Black Community. 1 out of 3 Young Black Males between the ages of 18 and 35will be somehow involved with the criminal justice system in this country. A vast majority of those, experiencing their situation because of the debilitating poverty that stems from the results of a broken educational system, depleted availability of self-sustaining employment, a mass produced image of a over-criminalized thugged out super human who isn’t afraid of taking the life risk that comes from selling narcotics to supplement incomes that are dangerously lacking any stability, and the lack of strong male role modeled environments that are proven to provide stable leadership through instances of peer pressure, cultural frustration, anxiety, youthful restlessness, etc. All institutionalized so that their implementation into the very cultural expectations of this group are solidified with very little actual effort. How did that occur many asks, through policy driven agenda’s that had as their goal the eradicating of community ills without the mass infusing of resources that are needed to offset the vacuums that are left when all of the efforts are aimed at correction and not rehabilitation. Yes quite a daunting challenge but one that must be attempted because no viable alternatives meant to empower and transfer the abundance of resources from dealing with the criminal aspect to dealing with the vast measure of humanity who are systematically being ignored to the destruction of them and the nation that houses them.
      Please join with me in demanding that attention be given to the more pressing matter of the mass permanent installation of the young black male group into the lowest class of society. A society that was built with the vast amounts of free labor that their ancestoral community provided in order for America to enjoy the high quality of living that leads the world. Thank You for attention.

      Justin L. Black

      Aug 22, 2008 at 7:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • poohbear
      poohbear

      I was just skiming through about this murder. I knew both of the stevens. This crime has nothing to do with racism. It deals more with the fact thaey thouhgt he was gay and he wasnt. When i think of this it makes me cry cuz steven was a good friend and was supposed to gradaute with me.

      Sep 17, 2008 at 8:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Stevans Bestie
      Stevans Bestie

      Steven was not GAY This Was a lie.I have know Steven Since birth we are 5 days apart and have been friends all our lives we tell each other every thing.He knew my secrets i knew his and he knew i would never judge him if he was.He Was not he got more girls than any one i knew.Hell one was pregnant.Not to mention he was my first experience.Who ever did this idk who will pay maybe not today or tomorrow but will pay.Did they mention they killed him 2 days after his 18th birthday.And 3 days before his graduation.I Hate who ever did this,And forgiveness is not in me.

      Dec 29, 2008 at 1:39 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larry Hoover
      Larry Hoover

      I’m a gay gang member of the Gangster Disciples. I had to let 6 of them fuck me in the ass to join. I hate homophobic slobks and vicky lous. it’s all about that GD 7-4 rainbow love folkk love

      Jan 1, 2009 at 1:38 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • poohbear
      poohbear

      @Stevans Bestie: i feel the same way on how you feel. he was far from being gay. it could have been jeaousy cuz he was about to graduate

      Aug 17, 2009 at 10:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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