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Monday, December 29, 2014


“He’s a great kid, an educated kid, a child who knows what he wants and is very active in the community.”

That's how Bishop Derrick Robinson of Kingdom Destiny Fellowship International described him to the Post-Dispatch.


He's also an arsonist and a thief.

St. Louis County police arrested Joshua Williams, 19, of St. Louis, on Friday after several local media outlets and store surveillance captured images of him trying to set a pile of wood on fire outside the QuikTrip on North Hanley Road early Wednesday.

Williams confessed to setting fires at the store in a videotaped interview, according to court documents.

Police told the Post-Dispatch that Williams used lighter fluid to set fires inside and outside the QuikTrip. In addition to his first-degree arson charge, a felony, he was also charged with felony burglary and misdemeanor stealing for allegedly taking a lighter, gum and money from the store, the paper reported.

If this is one of the "good" kids in the Black community, what does it take to be bad?

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