In the past, this blog covered lots of stories about crimes against Black women and girls. Crimes mainstream media... and heck Black media ignored. The Dunbar Village case was one of those cases where the media glare quickly left after the initial fascination with the HORROR of the facts in that case waned.
That case was also a damning condemnation of the immoral indifference of the Black elite establishment and played a central role in the development of this blog.
As a result of our coverage of various crimes over the years, occasionally, a perpetrator, victim, or friend and family member of the victims or perps will arrive at this blog years after we've covered a crime to leave a comment. Most don't make it through the moderation que because they are so profanity laced, I don't bother to clean them up and I delete them. This happens because this blog is usually one of the few places online to cover certain crimes in certain ways and when people Google their names, we show up at the top of the search results.
To refresh your memory about Augustus Fontaine, he was named by one of the rapists in the Dunbar Village atrocity, but apparently, the police were too lazy to do anything other than rely on DNA evidence in exchange for good old fashion shoe leather so he was never charged in that case, despite law enforcement promises that more arrests would be made in the case:
Lawson named two others as participants in the crime, but Melvin Young and Augustus Fontaine have not been charged.
According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office report, investigators had DNA samples from both men when they tested forensic evidence, but there were no matches noted in the report.
Before jurors, prosecutor McRoberts asked West Palm Beach police Detective Dave Lefont if he anticipates more arrests in the crime.
"I think so," Lefont answered.
Had Melvin Young and Augustus Fontaine been charged... they would have been convicted in the Dunbar Village case... as for West Palm Beach Detective Lefont, they NEVER went back to charge Mr. Fontaine or Mr. Young for the crime and as far as I know, have given up completely on finding the other six men and boys who allegedly participated in the horror.
I say all this as background for the following comment which we received this week in one of the posts we wrote several years ago about Augustus Fontaine:
naw i aint hatian & i aint hurt nobody so how could yu judge by wat someone who dosnt like me say. i feel like anyone dat think me or melvin is guilty is freakin ignorant. i thought this was amerikkka? wat happen to innocent until proven guilty? yeah exactly dis country is a joke rite along wit da people in it. i have been thru a couple run ins wit da law bt im not an evil person. i have a huge heart 4 people an im a father to a 3yr old girl. a gud one at dat. so "F" all who dnt like me an dont even kno anythang about me. i wonder wat yu guys think about CASEY ANTHONY.
Facts leaning in the direction of this being Mr. Fontaine or one of his friends or family is the fact that the comment did in fact come from West Palm Beach Florida (I did a reverse IP lookup) and who the else would care about an obscure blog post written two or three years ago?
The only reason why I would say it wasn't Mr. Fontaine is that Mr. Fontaine was charged for his alleged role in drive by shootings- I haven't found any indication that he's been released pending trial... note that this is all before Mr. Fontaine reached the age of 18 years old:
Ontavious Moore, 25, and Augustus Fontaine, who turns 18 next month — are charged with attempted first-degree murder in the shootings of Bernard Jones, 17, Marvin Crowley and Tavaris Fox, both 15. Source
Mr. Fontaine or Mr. Fontaine's family or friend who left this, you wanted our attention and here is my response.
Dear Mr. Fontaine or Mr. Fontaine's Friends and Family:
By my estimate, you just had a birthday and turned 19 years old. Before the age of 18 you have already been implicated in a string of horrifically violent crimes. This is not normal for the rest of the world, while it appears to be the natural order of things for you and your associates in West Palm Beach, FL.
For a long time, I wished that all who participated in the Dunbar Village horror would burn in the flames of Hell or at least slow roast in Hell rotisserie style. In time I have had to evolve from the burning hot rage that fueled a desire to see all involved summarily executed via public firing squad and ask myself, what is it possibly that could happen to a human being to make them as callous and cold hearted and predatory as you appear to be at such a young age? Thank you for reminding me to be a better human being. To demonstrate grace and mercy towards others. To practice forgiveness and to extend kindness to those who haven't done a thing to earn or deserve it.
I have no doubt that you love your daughter in a manner in which you define love, but having a 3 year old daughter and loving her doesn't mean you are incapable of committing horrific acts of violence against women and girls that aren't your Mama or daughter. You can't hide behind your 3 year old daughter. The fact that you might love her doesn't mean you haven't done horrible things and loving her will not erase the stain of your past bad acts.
History is full with examples of men who ran concentration camps or carried out acts of genocide by day and went home every night to their daughters and wives. Being related to a woman has no bearing on whether of not you participated in a home invasion, raped and sodomized a woman in the most horrifically violent ways imaginable and then forced her to perform an act against nature on her own child before attempting to set her on fire. Unfortunately for the rest of the world, the law enforcement in West Palm Beach Florida and the governing class is so horrifically incompetent that you were not charged in the Dunbar Village case and therefore we had to wait until you allegedly committed another violent crime to see you behind bars.
One day your three year old daughter will have to walk the streets of West Palm Beach. She'll have to figure out how to survive in a world where the men and boys in her neighborhood get together and gang rape women and girls for their amusement and entertainment. I'm sure you say that you'll be around to protect her and defend her from these predatory men and boys, but the truth is that based on your current associations with alleged violent criminals, you are going to eventually end up in jail for the rest of your daughter's life. This means you won't be around to make sure that what happened to the Dunbar Village victim and her child, won't happen to your daughter and your grandchildren. Because somewhere out there, there is a 3 year old boy, just like you who is going to grow up thinking that in order to prove his value and worth as a "man" he has to go around brutalizing women and girls . . . girls like your three year old daughter.
And so it is in the spirit of wanting to not be like you, Mr. Fontaine, that I wish for you a life where you don't feel the need to run around allegedly raping and shooting people to feel empowered. While you spend what I predict to be a large portion of your adult life in jail, I hope you choose not to waste what is left of it believing that you're entitled to wound other people because you have been wounded. Most of all, I hope you pray to God for absolution for your bad acts. I hope in time you gain the courage to seek the forgiveness of your victims and in your own way attempt make them whole. Because THAT, Mr. Fontaine (or Mr. Fontaine's Family and Friends) is the only path to redemption for you.... not leaving comments on blogs or having 3 year old daughters.
The sooner you accept your past bad acts and attempt to atone for them, the sooner you will find true freedom irrespective of whether you live out the majority of your adult life behind bars. The only thing that will lead to a path towards whatever redemption available to you is for you to confess, provide the names of every one else involved in the Dunbar Village crime, seek the forgiveness of the victim, the mercy of the courts, and the grace of God.
God Bless You,
What I think about Casey Anthony is that she and Augustus Fontaine will eventually end up serving the rest of their lives behind bars one way or the other.
To whoever wrote this, if you truly care about clearing the good name of Mr. Fontaine, I suggest you stop seeking attention on blogs like this one. Why? Because of something called search engine optimization. Google it. So now instead of there being a six articles discussing Mr. Fontaine's alleged role in a horrific gang-rape and home invasion on this blog, there are now seven and they will be more.