March 3, 2010, - 2:18 pm
Since no-one has created a category for criminals with stupid names, I guess I’m gonna have to do it.
Criminal Twins w/Dumb Names: Karhonda & Kashaunda Prophet
In 1991, twin girls from Detroit attacked a mother and her daughter at the Detroit Freedom Festival, a summer-long series of concerts in Downtown Detroit right near the Detroit River. The crime was racially motivated, as the teen-aged twins, who were Black and in a gang, shouted anti-White racial epithets at the White mother and daughter, as they beat them senseless for no reason. Prior to that, they were bumping into White people, seeking to provoke a fight. The incident caused many suburbanites–of both races–to stop going downtown for the Freedom Festival. But I found at least one sadly amusing thing in this tragic story: the racist twin thug-ettes were named Cossandra and Cassandra Rutherford. Yup, almost the same spelling–different pronunciation: one was “COH-Sandra,” and the other was “CUH-Sandra.”
And, so I’m reminded of Cossandra and Cassandra with this–yet another charming Detroit twin sisters with stupid names story:
Twin sisters who sold their kids’ Social Security numbers so tax filers could falsely claim them as dependents face prison after pleading guilty today to felony tax charges.
Kashaunda Prophet and her sister Karhonda, both 34 and of Detroit, pleaded guilty to assisting in the preparation of false tax returns in front of U.S. District Judge Robert H. Cleland. Both are to be sentenced June 29.
Prosecutors say Kashaunda Prophet received at least $400 and her sister at least $200 for selling their children’s Social Security numbers to tax preparers. The losses to the Internal Revenue Service associated with the false tax filings totaled $17,500, according to court records. . . .
Kashaunda Prophet, who pleaded guilty to two counts, faces eight to 14 months in prison under federal sentencing guidelines. Karhonda Prophet, who pleaded guilty to one count, faces four to 10 months.
Perhaps parents should think twice before they name their kids stupid names. You’re probably dooming them to a lot of problems . . . not just crime.
Read my rules for What Not to Name Your Kids.
Exit question: How do you name your kid “Karhonda”? You car is a Honda, and you think . . . hey, I know, Kar-Honda!” ? It reminds me of a TV series that once named a character Lisa Catera from a Cadillac commercial, which urged car buyers to Lease a Catera (a now-defunct Cadillac model). But even that is better than Car-Honda.
To those who say I’m prejudiced against “African” names, here’s a tip: ain’t no-one in Africa named Karhonda . . . or Kashaunda, for that matter. I seriously doubt their mother knows a word of a single African language. But apparently she knows English and doesn’t like it.
And to those who will trot out the usual race card in some other fashion, this isn’t about race . . . unless you think horrible names are reserved to Black America, and clearly, that’s not my thinking. But it is about a culture . . . a culture of narcissists who insist on having their kids stand out for stupid names from birth, rather than laudable achievements during the life lived thereafter.
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