Heard about this in the car, yes my blog is very expository on other topics but this one is one that I needed to come on here and speak on. I want to voice my opinion on this topic because personally I was once someone who had been hit with the “Don’t snitch Policy” and in revenge against those people I begans subscribing to this policy. I think at some point we have to bring this Don’t Snitch policy to an end. In this situation down below you will see the evils behind it and you will see why it actually isn’t good. This is in no way any different from what I believe happened to the young man who was an Alumni at Penn Stae (Click Here for that Story).
Via Chicago Tribune:
olice investigating the death of a young woman found in a Rosemont hotel walk-in freezer are reviewing video on social media that appears to show the victim in a ninth-floor room hours before she disappeared over the weekend.
Investigators also have been going over surveillance video and questioning potential witnesses, but they have yet to say how 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins died or why she was in a freezer in a vacant area of the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center.
Jenkins’ mother, Tereasa Martin, said she last saw her daughter around 11:30 p.m. Friday when she left their West Side home to go to a party. Jenkins’ sister last spoke with her around 1:30 a.m. Saturday, close to the time she went missing, relatives said.
Her body was not discovered until nearly 24 hours later after the family repeatedly contacted the hotel and police, at one point knocking on doors until officers stopped them. Jenkins was pronounced dead on the scene at 12:48 a.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Jenkins’ mother said Sunday she was told by police that her daughter apparently let herself into the freezer while drunk and died inside. An autopsy Sunday afternoon failed to determine a cause of death, and the medical examiner’s office said it was awaiting toxicology tests and further investigation by police.
Rosemont spokesman Gary Mack said police are reviewing a Facebook Live video that appears to show Jenkins sitting on a bed in a hotel room with other people around her.
The video — which has gotten more than 3 million views — features a woman in mirrored sunglasses talking to the camera. Reflected in her glasses is the other side of the hotel room, where Jenkins appears to be sitting.
Mack said authorities have identified most of the people on the video.
“Yes, they’ve looked at it and continue to look at it and all the other social media videos and posts,” Mack told the Tribune on Monday. “They are leaving no stone unturned as far as trying to corral everyone they can and talk to them and interview them about what happened and what was going on that night.”
The Facebook video has stoked outrage on social media, where many users believe Jenkins met with some kind of foul play. Some have threatened to harm people in the room.
The video has been shared online more than 46,000 times and has spawned a trending hashtag on Twitter bearing Jenkins’ name.
But Mack said that to seasoned investigators, this type of social media attention has become commonplace and it doesn’t hurt the investigation.
“In law enforcement this kind of social media has become king, so everybody with a camera is a reporter now, and they’re just taking it in stride as best they can,” Mack said.
Mack said it may take weeks to determine what happened. A toxicology test routinely takes weeks or months to complete, and the time it takes to finish a police investigation can vary greatly.
“I don’t think anything has been ruled in or ruled out at this point,” Mack said. “It’s just considered a death investigation at this point.”
Records from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration show that walk-in freezer deaths are rare, but one happened last year at a hotel in Atlanta. Carolyn Mangham, who worked at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, was trapped in a freezer for 13 hours at temperatures below minus 10 degrees.
An exit button inside the freezer was supposed to allow people to open the door if it shut behind them, but authorities found it sometimes malfunctioned, The Associated Press reported.
Mack said he didn’t know if the freezer was on at the time. “If it was unused, I don’t know. Sometimes people keep refrigerators on all the time even if they’re unused,” he said.
It also remains unclear how Jenkins was found and who discovered her body.
Her family members have said they went to the hotel at 5 a.m. Saturday looking for her and repeatedly asked the hotel and police to search for her. A search was begun around 1:30 p.m. after the family said it was allowed to file a missing persons report.
Steven Shapiro, director of the hospitality and tourism law program at American University’s Washington College of Law, said hotel managers are reluctant to intrude upon their guests’ privacy, even when someone from the outside indicates there might be an emergency.
“Generally speaking, they’re going to bring in the police … and let them do the investigation,” he said. “Because people try to dupe them, they’re generally not going to open (a guest’s) door and say, ‘What are you doing?’ Their first obligation is to their guest, and not to the person who comes in off the street.”
Jenkins’ mother said she doesn’t believe the hotel began reviewing surveillance video until 3 or 4 p.m. Jenkins’ body was found around midnight.
Mack said he didn’t know if the surveillance video led searchers to the freezer. “I suppose they searched everywhere,” he said. “The surveillance video will reveal a lot, I suppose.
“As far as who found the girl’s body, they’re not saying on that,” Mack said. “That’s something that’s part of the investigation and they’re not releasing.”
He said police also were not disclosing whether there were any signs of trauma to Jenkins’ body.
Those friends know more than they say, I hate the fact that these friends would lie and hide away from the fact that this actually happened. Let me tell you what I personally think happened.
SCENARIO 1: There was an organ snatching situation, This young woman tried to escape the hotel either her friends placed her in that “unused” freezer and placed her there.
SCENARIO 2: They brought this woman to the hotel having boys there. These guys wanted something obviously and her so-called BITCH of a best-friend allowed them to take advantage of her. What then happened was she was hurt and they panicked and placed her ass in the freezer. That’s what I personally think happened. Need I remind you that it is said that one of the people there worked in the hotel as well.
Whoever was there needs to own up, speak up and tell the damn truth because this is beyond ridiculous. The DON’T SNITCH POLICY HAS GOT TO STOP! Someone has lost their daughter, sister, niece or grandchild because you are afraid and trying to save your ass. I’m well aware that’s all that this is. Some coward and failed souls that couldn’t own up to what they did and what they allowed to happen. This woman Monifah Shelton, I don’t believe she committed suicide. I think she lied saying that just to try and make it seem as if she is going through suffering.
These kids, first off why the hell are you in a hotel room, Need I tell you when I was nineteen I was in class and at work and if I did hang out it was in public not in a damn hotel room party. It seems like they were either ready for an orgy or some sexual activity. If you don’t know, my own cousins used to try to tell me to “Take one for the team” and maybe that’s what was going on here. TAKING ONE FOR THE TEAM, they wanted her to take one for the team, but it’s clear that this isn’t what was happening. They all wanted HER! Why was there any guys in the first place? AT A HOTEL ROOM.
These are the same type of people who would run around gossip about what was whispered in their ear earlier that day but won’t open their mouths to something more serious. As I said before, I used to subscribe to the “Don’t Snitch Policy” But nowadays I don’t do that. I tell what needs to be told especially if it is that serious and If I know a lot about a situation, I might not be blunt about it but I know my ways around words. I had only subscribed to the “don’t snitch policy” because I had to find out the hard way that no one had my back and that no one would stand up for me whether it is family or friends. As can be seen here, you can’t trust anyone. This is why I don’t have many friends. If there are people I associate with, I keep them far away from my deep personal life because I can’t trust anyone so easily. If I give someone the benefit of the doubt I always have a backup plan to either strike back or to prevent myself from being in a situation.
My condolences to the family and any “REAL FRIENDS” of this young woman.