Why does a convicted accessory for murder work for the Colorado Springs chapter of the NAACP?
Gotnews.com has obtained and reviewed the criminal record of Gary Flakes, a Muslim “Civic Engagement Chair” for the NAACP.
He was backed by none other than Rosemary Harris Lytle, past president of the Colorado Springs NAACP.
Here‘s Colorado Peak Politics on Flakes:
While Flakes may believe he’s a changed man, the nature of his crime was so heinous that his victim’s relatives are protesting his candidacy. Flakes served 12 years in prison as an accessory to murder in the 1997 Valentine’s Day slaying of 13-year-old Andy Westbay and 15-year-old Scott Hawrysiak.
According to 9News.com, Flakes was arrested along with Jeron Grant for the murder of the two boys as they were walked home from a friend’s house. Court documents accused Grant and Flakes of driving up behind the two boys and opening fire with a 12-gauge shotgun. Neither Grant nor Flakes ever have admitted to pulling the trigger, which caused each to serve a sentence of accessory to murder, instead of murder, which outraged the community during the trial.
The Denver Post has more on Flakes time in prison where he converted to Islam:
Records show that Flakes, while in prison, had more than a dozen disciplinary violations that spanned from damaging property to helping to incite a riot in Mississippi.
Released on parole in 2009, he was sent back to prison in 2010 for a violation. After six months, he returned to parole and was officially discharged and freed last January [in 2012].
Here are the children that Flakes killed.
And here’s where Flakes’s victims are now:
NAACP Colorado Springs is giddy that the NAACPBombing is trending.
Flakes is on the Executive Committee for the NAACP’s Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming office.