Baton Rouge Police Arrest Two Teens in Beating Death

Ryan Broussard, The Advocate (Baton Rouge), February 20, 2014

Baton Rouge police arrested two teens Tuesday accused in the fatal Feb. 1 attack of a 55-year-old Indiana native, a crime that might have been committed simply because the teens wanted to see who hit harder.

John Bannon, 1654 Clear Lake Lane, Baton Rouge, died Friday of injuries sustained when he fell onto the concrete sidewalk during the attack, fractured his skull and suffered a brain hemorrhage, according to the arrest warrant for Windall Lavel Herring.

John Bannon

John Bannon

Bannon’s death leaves his family wondering why a man they described as a compassionate and caring individual was targeted.

“You just want to know why, why him,” said Susan Smith, Bannon’s sister, who resides in Nashville, Tenn. on Wednesday afternoon, choking back tears. “Why him, of all people, (who) didn’t bother anybody.”

Police think the two teens, Herring, 19, and a 15-year-old whose name was not released, attacked Bannon in an attempted robbery, to see who could hit harder or possibly for another reason, police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said.

Windall Lavel Herring

Windall Lavel Herring

McKneely stressed police have not yet determined a motive, but are investigating possible reasons for the attack based on witness statements and tips. He added that, to his knowledge, neither suspect gave detectives a reason for the attack.


The teen has not been booked yet because he is recovering in a hospital after breaking his arm during a bad landing following a leap out of a second-story window while trying to elude police, McKneely said.


Bannon’s family plans to gather in his hometown of Anderson, Ind., in March to bury his ashes and reflect on the man they loved.

Smith said Bannon moved to Baton Rouge about five years ago because a childhood friend lives in the city and because Bannon was a big LSU sports fan.

Smith said her brother had LSU calendars with game scores and times of upcoming events scribbled on it. He was also an avid Harley-Davidson rider, keeping his motorcycle inside his living room because he did not have a garage.

After moving to the city, he quickly found a job at Chenevert’s True Value Hardware Center on Perkins Road, where Smith was known as a hard worker who enjoyed helping people.


His daughter, Anna Xanders, said her father had a giving nature and outgoing spirit.

Bannon would take scraps of wood and carve tiny figurines out of them to give to people.

He would send Xanders small trinkets in the mail, such as a lost and found ad he found in The Advocate in July for a dog named Anna Banana.

“The postage was worth more than they were,” she laughed.

All of that changed Feb. 1, when Bannon was attacked a few blocks away from his home.

Bannon was found unresponsive on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of Lake Calais Court at 9:34 p.m. Feb. 1, the arrest warrant says.

Officers saw a large pool of blood, and East Baton Rouge Emergency Medical Services personnel were unable to revive him.



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  • Jesse James

    “How much more are black people in this country supposed to take?”

    • SaggyGenes

      We should post as many of these stories as possible in the comments section of that sow’s article, or “tweet” them at her.

    • Spartacus

      At least 4 more in the head for each of them .

      • Sangraal

        In South Africa, they had the slogan ‘One settler, one bullet’. Fortunately, we can afford more bullets. You don’t want to leave a job half done.

        • The famous “Mozambique Drill” involves two shots to the chest and a followup third to the head.

    • Erasmus

      Windall Lavell Herring: Just another knuckle-walker who needs to be put down and should never have seen the light of day.

  • Puggg

    It’s too bad for these two teens that they didn’t have the Obama My Brother’s Keeper program to keep them from getting to sucked into the school to prison pipeline.

    • Oil Can Harry

      Sucked into the school-to-prison pipeline “during vulnerable times in their lives”.

  • Extropico

    Da teens beez good boyz. They yearn for the wholesomeness of Africa.

  • The life of one decent, helpful, intelligent white man like this one is worth more to me than the lives every Negro in the world. May a vengeful god strike this godforsaken race off the face of the earth.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    I can help the police with that motive they can’t seem to figure out. Though I suspect they know the reason why Mr. Brannon was attacked and they’re simply following the protocol of New America.

  • Geo1metric

    There is no more to say about these outrages. Kipling comes to mind.

    • Tom B.

      Half devil, half child?

    • Brian

      The Stranger or The Awakened Saxon?

      • Geo1metric

        I love most of Kipling, but I had in mind The Awakened Saxon. See “Spartacus” below.

  • Tarczan

    LSU sports- the Strictly Ethnic Conference. I wonder if the black players held a vigil for him.

    • Pelagian

      Yeah I imagine the black players are getting a tear to the eye over losing a #1 fan.

  • dd121

    Another random attack that has no explanation. He is such a good boy.

  • Truthseeker

    The dysgenic disasters who commit these crimes are becoming impossible to live with. It’s clear they can’t abide by the code of a civilized society, so those of us who can ought to be separated from them.


      I would love to completely separate from these disgusting beast. Even if that meant dividing the entire Nation between the races. In fact I’d gladly give up half of this country to be free from the minority plague. Considering the constant mantra coming from black America. About how all their problems are somehow caused by White people, you’d think they would be eager to separate and finally be free from their supposed oppressor.

      However, they wouldn’t go for it because as much as they hate to admit it, they know damn well that in reality White people are anything but their oppressors. In fact, White people are their benefactors who enable third world people to live in a first world society. Everyday I find myself cursing the first White man who thought it would be a good idea to bring blacks to America to work the fields!

      • John R

        I have said it before and I’ll say it again: There is no other country in the entire world where blacks are better off than in the United States.

  • Luca

    I’m not familiar with the “carry” laws in Louisiana, but I suspect I would be ignoring any that restricted me from protecting my life against feral, vicious, street animals. There seems to be too much of a jungle environment there.

  • 4321realist

    He added that, to his knowledge, neither suspect gave detectives a reason for the attack.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Well, thank God this wasn’t a hate crime!!

    Just like the five “random” baseball attacks on bicyclists in New Orleans, the January knockout beating in the French Quarter, or the “random” beatings in Cambridge last weekend:

    CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Cambridge police say the man wanted for sucker punching at least three people over the weekend is not part of a disturbing national trend known as the ‘knockout game.’

    All met with the approval of the media.

    John was a 9-year veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in the military police; a motorcycle enthusiast; LSU sports fan; and valued employee of Chenevert Hardware. Arrangements are pending for a memorial service to be held in John’s hometown of Anderson, Indiana.

    –From John Patrick Bannon’s obituary

  • CelestiaQuesta

    There will come a time soon where enough is enough. No human should have to live in fear of their life.

  • IstvanIN

    “How much more are black people in this country supposed to take?”
    Until they run out of White people to murder.

  • Spartacus

    It was not part of their blood,
    It came to
    them very late,
    With long arrears to make good,
    When the Saxon began to

    They were not easily moved,
    They were icy — willing to
    Till every count should be proved,
    Ere the Saxon began to

    Their voices were even and low.
    Their eyes were level and
    There was neither sign nor show
    When the Saxon began to

    It was not preached to the crowd.
    It was not taught by the
    No man spoke it aloud
    When the Saxon began to hate.

    It was
    not suddently bred.
    It will not swiftly abate.
    Through the chilled years
    When Time shall count from the date
    That the Saxon began to

    Rudyard Kipling

    • Geo1metric


    • AndrewInterrupted

      Nice find, Spartacus.

    • Brian

      Equally good, this time in regard to immigration:

      The Stranger, Rudyard Kipling

      The Stranger within my gate,
      He may be true or kind,
      But he does not talk my talk–
      I cannot feel his mind.
      I see the face and the eyes and the mouth,
      But not the soul behind.

      The men of my own stock,
      They may do ill or well,
      But they tell the lies I am wanted to,
      They are used to the lies I tell;
      And we do not need interpreters
      When we go to buy or sell.

      The Stranger within my gates,
      He may be evil or good,
      But I cannot tell what powers control–
      What reasons sway his mood;
      Nor when the Gods of his far-off land
      Shall repossess his blood.

      The men of my own stock,
      Bitter bad they may be,
      But, at least, they hear the things I hear,
      And see the things I see;
      And whatever I think of them and their likes
      They think of the likes of me.

      This was my father’s belief
      And this is also mine:
      Let the corn be all one sheaf–
      And the grapes be all one vine,
      Ere our children’s teeth are set on edge
      By bitter bread and wine.

      • Geo1metric

        Surely our Movement’s poet!

        • Brian

          He realized that Diversity Is NOT Our Strength:

          Let the corn be all one sheaf
          And the grapes be all one vine

          It has a better ring to it than that doggerel on the Statue of Liberty about the huddled masses and wretched refuse.

    • I love Kipling’s work, but prefer “The Grave of the Hundred Dead”:

  • IstvanIN

    Oh, and many darkies are murdered and raped during home invasions? None. That is another black on White thang. And increasingly common.

    • Michiganman6

      When they murder, rob and rape, they call that multi-tasking in the hood.

      • Katherine McChesney

        They call themselves ‘entrepreneurs’. Most likely code for drug dealer.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    Baton Rouge has been the city consistently in the news for trying a city-from-city secession. This sure will help.

    And, of course Texas, North Colorado, and West Maryland erupt from time to time. Did you guys see the Drudge headline about the state of CA giving the OK to circulate a petition to divide CA into 6 states?

    That would be the break we need to get some Orania settlements underway. Once the neat 50 stars on the flag is over, there’s nothing stopping it from becoming 200 stars—>making full secessions that much easier.

    Just a thought. I wonder what LAcountyRedneck is picking up on the street?

  • negrolocaust

    ANY person…who comes in contact with ANY blacks anywhere and anytime who does not have their hand on a weapon either knife or gun and is not keeping a watchful eye on them the whole time is a FOOL and i have no respect or sympathy for you. the average black is more of a threat than a wild animal because at least an animal attacks you for a reason. ANYTIME!! i am near any black whether it is in a store or on the street i have my hand ON A WEAPON ready to draw! if they approach me. anybody who does not is a fool. also NEVER INTERACT WITH A BLACK ON THE STREET IF THEY ASK YOU FOR anything IT IS A SCAM TO TRY TO FEEL YOU OUT TO SEE IF YOU ARE A VICTIM. blacks typically ask for cigs or change to distract you to rob you. they are worse than any animal. NEVER interact with them. especially if they are young even 11. they are not children they are predators and don’t forget it! i lived in the ghetto around them and i know.

  • AndrewInterrupted

    Yeah, they have their stable of poodles and lap dogs fawning for their diversity cookies.

  • OhWow

    Victim is always white. Criminals always black. No hate crime.

  • JohnEngelman

    McKneely stressed police have not yet determined a motive.

    – Ryan Broussard, The Advocate (Baton Rouge), February 20, 2014

    Black ghetto thugs don’t need a motive. They need an opportunity.

  • Korean guy

    Things that anger me

    1. They targeted a fifty five year old man. I never, ever, ever hear any knock out crimes committed on adult men between the age of 20 to 35
    2. Their reason was “to see who hit harder”
    3. The authorities are not aware of the motive

    I am starting to feel that the mainstream media that simply becomes very silent when it comes to black on non-blacks crimes, and the authorities who “look the other way” are just as guilty as the actual criminals.

    • Lada Belyy

      The complicit old media and complicit politicians are just the knockout game in coats and ties. They should be held accountable for not informing the public of this growing dangerous trend.

      • Geo1metric

        The media who hide these crimes have blood on their hands and should be called out for it. They are complicit in the crimes; their silence is a public safety issue.

        • Ringo Lennon

          Pick out a media individual and let him know it. We have to pick out one media type to bombard w/ e-mails.

          • Geo1metric

            I actually do that on a regular basis. When I am able to correspond with “reporters/authors” of articles who refuse to identify the perps, I tell them that they are contributing to a lack of public safety by refusing to identify the perps.

    • Max

      Just look at the cop’s name: L’Jean.

  • r j p

    He fell?

  • benvad

    I want to make a mexican cartel video with this pig. Literally skin him alive then chop him into quarters, while he screams in pain.

    I want to get Russian Cossack medieval in his carcass.

  • Malgus

    “Police think the two TEENS, Herring, 19, and a 15-year-old whose name was not released, attacked Bannon in an attempted robbery…”

    Oh dear Lord, save us from this TEENS nonsense!

    I’m in my mid-40’s. When I was younger than that Herring troll-thing, I was hurling myself out of aircraft in flight down at Fort Bragg and perfecting my technique on how to properly bayonet someone… a 19 year old ain’t no TEEN.

    Man, you all really don’t know how much it burns me when they call these Bongonian thugs “teens”, like they’re little boy scouts or kids on bicycles or whatever…

    They’re THUGS, trolls, Uruk-Hai, Bongonians, predators as dangerous as any you find in nature… given that they have a partially working intellect, they’re MORE dangerous than other predators in nature.

    They attacked the guy because he was an older white male, thin and alone. They think exactly like other predators in nature – your target has to be older so he probably isn’t as fit as you are. He’s thin – not very intimidating and no threat. And he’s alone, so there’s nobody to help him. Perfect target. Outnumber your target and initiate a sneak attack…

    Folks, you just DO NOT travel alone anymore. Especially unarmed. Bring a friend with you if you have to go anywhere, keep your head on a swivel and be aware of your surroundings. If you are able, go heeled (that means, carry a concealed weapon legally) and be proficient in it’s use.

    EVERY creature on God’s earth that walks, crawls, swims or flies has the RIGHT to defense of self.. including US. God made man, but Sam Colt made us equal…

  • jeffaral

    As a true believing Christian I urge people to be more tolerant towards our black christian brethren and try to reach out harder to them. After all, Christ died on the cross to reedem our sins and to save ALLLL mankind. Amen.

    • Malgus

      Sorry jeff.

      The tolerance train left a long time ago. You preach ‘tolerance’ while they make war. Sounds like a real good way to get wiped out.

      I pride myself on being INTOLERANT. To be able to draw a line and say “Everything up to this line is okay. Everything over this line will NOT be “tolerated”.”

      Multiple millions of violent assaults on our people. They rape over 37,000 of our women every year – 100 a day! Between ’64 and ’94, they killed more of us than all the combat deaths in the Korean War and almost as many as died in Vietnam. They hunt us in packs, like hyenas, and call it “Polar Bear Hunting”. Do I even need to go into The Knoxville Horror? The Zebra Killings?

      I served my entire adult life in uniform. I was BORN a warrior – there was never any question as to what I would be in life. I grew up with the Douay Rheims Bible in one hand, a rifle in the other.

      You call yourself “a true Christian”. Yeah, well so am I. Extinction was never part of the deal, friend.

      Benedictus Dominus Deus meus, qui docet manus meas ad prælium, et digitos meos ad bellum. Psalm 143:1

      Si acuero ut fulgur gladium meum, et arripuerit iudicium manus mea: reddam ultionem hostibus meis, et his qui oderunt me retribaum. Deuteronomy 32:41

  • jackryanvb

    Mexican hit men.

    Mexicans have pretty much ethnically cleansed underclass Blacks from Southern California.

  • Soul Hunter

    Burrheads should do nothing other than scrub pots and pans