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Bobby Joe Blythe – Case Closed?

The Washington Post published a story yesterday about the “Jesus Taught Me” video and says there’s nothing to it. The article by Josh White states that “the case isn’t cold, and the man wasn’t killed.” He then adds, “The viral video is another example of what can happen so easily on the Internet, with sketchy information leading to wild speculation — and wild-goose chases for police.”

A retired police detective, Chuck Feldbush, says he met the victim a few days later and even though he had clearly been beaten he chose not to pursue charges. He also said that the video didn’t surface until the 1990s otherwise they’d have taken it as far as they could.

The story fundamentally says that the case is closed, there’s nothing to see and we should all move on.

If that’s true and there is nothing to see can the district attorney please release a statement to that effect.

I didn’t see a video of an alleged murder and a police cover-up.

What I saw was a video of man critically injured by another man with the consent of the dojo owner. I also saw a few others standing by and watching it all unfold, encouraging the attack the continue and then sweeping it all under the carpet as if it was acceptable.

The video has been distributed by Blythe over the past 25 years to a few friends, shown several times and Blythe’s own comments said this guy had his “clock stopped”. Blythe also said there was another video titled ‘Fight for Life’ that he had and others have said this sort of brutality was common practice for Blythe and his way of testing his bodybuards and black belts.

What I witnessed was an attempted murder of somebody regarded as a worthless human being for nothing more than entertainment pleasure. To me, this whole incident is akin to a dog fight with a willing audience all actively participating and being complicit in the crime. On two occasions, members of the audience push the guy back into the fight. On another occasion a woman shouts “TV! TV!” when they approach the TV in the room, clearly more concerned about the TV than the health of the worthless man.

And nobody wants to charge anybody else for this.

It was Martin Luther King Jr that said “justice denied anywhere diminishes justice everywhere” and is emblazoned on the Justice4KungFuGuy website but it sums up the position for me too. If people can do this, video it, brag about it for 25 years and we do nothing, we condone it. We are saying that this is acceptable.

Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in jail for dog fighting. Are we really saying that was more heinous than this crime? How many other guys were beaten by Blythe’s students? How many more videos were recorded and shown to his friends and family? Where is the ‘Fight for Life’ video Blythe boasts about as being even better?

I don’t see this was a wild-goose chase, any more than the pursuit of Nazi war criminals 60 years after the fact. I see it as an opportunity to right a wrong and send a message that this is not acceptable. Blythe and his cohorts got away with this crime, isn’t this what people really find disgusting about this case? All of those hundreds of people that visit this site and read these articles feel disgusted. They want to know what happened and find it unsettling when their value system is knocked off balance by a story like this. We want that balance restored, we want to believe that our justice system works and is effective. We want to know that our faith in the system is well-founded and that our own perception of what’s right and wrong is accurate.

What we really want, is to feel better about this. We want somebody, somewhere, to tell Blythe and his cohorts that this is unacceptable.

UPDATE: There’s also another site pursuing justice for this crime – http://kmz.me/crimevictim/index.php

  1. truth speaker
    September 1, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Here is an article on the incident, void of any unsubstantiated inferences, speculations or conjectures. It gives only the KNOWN facts of the incident, STATES some of the theories circulating, and DISPROVES some of the theories that hold no water i.e. that KFG claimed he was taught by Jesus and therefore was mentally challenged. Here is the link-

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2124395/updates_on_video_showing_bobby_blythe.html?cat=9

  2. 123
    September 4, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    I wonder what would happend if Bobby J Blythe the owner of the dojo was black and the victim was white?

  3. Mac
    September 7, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    What would have happened had the suspect been black and the victim been white? Same thing as happening now……now what would have happened if Bobby J. Blythe was white and the VICTIM black? The cities would be burning right now! Fortunately they were both the same race, so that the race card doesn’t enter in to it……but I see some folks have found a way to insert racism in to the equation anyway.

    • Admin
      September 8, 2009 at 1:15 am

      I assume you mean “if Willie J Dennis was white” but agree with your perspective. Ultimately, somebody encouraged somebody else to nearly kill another person that was regarded as worthless. Black, white, brown, yellow or pink – it makes no difference. It just shouldn’t happen.

  4. October 29, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    People forgot about it

  5. james beckford
    May 27, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    the women in the background found it very funny as that poor man was being beaten you can hear the laughter in her voice and the asshole with the blue shirt pushed him away like he was nothing so thoose people are not just bystanders!

  6. james beckford
    May 27, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    that black belt knew he could over power that man. it wasnt a fair fight the victim was very skinny and out of shape. the black blet was at least 230lbs so imagine how hard the stomps on that man’s head where. plus the victim was much taller wich makes the video even more disturbing to watch.

  7. joe200000000
    December 17, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    This makes me very ill. This was calous murder by some petty slimie things. everyone in that room should be killed. The kung Fu was the more skilled guy too. He really was. He showed the victory when he the other guy open for a three hits. All he needed to do was hit him once. he could have knocked him right out. but the other guy cheated out a sneaky groin shot. that was a heavy injury and the guy was wounded for the whole rest of the fight. then he got further wounded and it was over. but the guy was a killer. The kung fu guy could have killed them all if it was life and death and he understood the meaning of it. he was the superior fighter. this was a tragic and vulgar disgusting murder. that guy blythe should suffer untill he spits out the names of everyone in that room. people like need to be removed from the sights of men. they are not men, but the slimiest of things.

  8. joe200000000
    December 17, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    This guy was not mentally ill. all these people who say he is, are retarded. it’s true. This guy did not want to fight, he foolishly saught to teach evil people. this is what he lost. he was too proud. he shouldn’t have been killed. he might not have died, he might have suffered brain damage. This might be the truth. The guy he was fighting decided to kill the guy cause he knew if given the chance he could easily lose,. having revealed himself to be a slime ball.

  9. Jordan Bullard
    April 8, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    Did this not go to trail? You cannot fake this video. He stepped on his head, throat and kneeded him in the head where he was bleeding all the way out the door and in the yard. You dont just kill a mental retarded person that first of all did not want to fight to real in the begining. If anyone knows the outcome of this email me and let me know.

  10. jordan kelly
    August 23, 2011 at 3:12 am

    I wish I could get my hands on the pieces of crap that did this.

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