When Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will have the Mandingo Experience

brittanee-drexelBrittanee Drexel was enjoying herself, rebelling against her parents. It’s what 17-year-olds do, sometimes. She was showing off how grown-up she was. She was staying in a motel in Myrtle Beach and meeting all kinds of interesting people.

Like pimp and career violent felon Da’Shaun Taylor. What better way to get Daddy’s goat than to get involved with a guy like that? The FBI reports (via the NY Post) that Taylor…

…showed her off, introduced her to some other friends that were there … they ended up tricking her out with some of their friends, offering her to them and getting a human trafficking situation.

That’s bad, but the details are even worse:

The shocking new details about the mysterious disappearance of 17-year-old Rochester, NY, native Brittanee Drexel came largely from a “jailhouse confession” that was subsequently substantiated by others with “tidbits” and “secondhand information,” FBI Agent Gerrick Munoz testified in a federal court transcript obtained by the Post and Courier of Charleston.

The inmate who gave the alleged bombshell confession, Taquan Brown, is serving a 25-year sentence for voluntary manslaughter in a different case. Brown told authorities he was present during the final agonizing moments of Drexel’s life, Munoz said.

Brown claimed to have seen Drexel when he visited a “stash house” — typically a place used to keep guns, drugs or money — in the McClellanville area, the general location where Drexel’s cellphone last pinged.

Munoz said Brown told officials he saw Da’Shaun Taylor, then 16 years old, and several other men “sexually abusing Brittanee Drexel.” Brown then said he walked to the back yard of the house to give money to Taylor’s father, Shaun Taylor. But as Brown and Shaun Taylor talked, Drexel tried to make a break for it. Her escape attempt was in vain, however, and one of the captors “pistol-whipped” Drexel and carried her back inside the house. Brown said he then heard two gunshots. The next time Brown said he saw Drexel, her body was being wrapped up and removed from the house.

No really, the details are worse than that. 

Drexel’s body has never been found, but Munoz said “several witnesses” have told investigators she was dumped in an unspecified McClellanville pond teeming with alligators.

….  As the media spotlight grew ever brighter on the desperate efforts to find Drexel, the girl was “murdered and disposed of,” Munoz said.

You could say that Britanee Drexel got a little more of the Mandingo experience than she thought she was going for.

Taylor, for his part, is out on $10,000 bail. His attorney objects even to that:

Taylor’s attorney contended the federal charges are a naked attempt to “squeeze” Taylor for information on the Drexel case.

How terribly unfair. The Man always be keeping the brotherman down, for trivial stuff like this.

We note that if 10-20-Life had been applied, Taylor would still be in prison for a 2011 robbery (and various misdeeds before that). Instead, criminal-loving lawyers and judges set him free to kill. And now they’ve set him free to kill again.

21 thoughts on “When Guns are Outlawed, Only Outlaws will have the Mandingo Experience

  1. John M.

    “they ended up tricking her out with some of their friends, offering her to them and getting a human trafficking situation.”

    Who on earth describes this loathsome behavior with the neologism “a human trafficking situation”? And who puts such loathsome behavior in the passive voice? “They ended up… getting a human trafficking situation.”

    I suspect every human language worthy of the name has words to describe what happened to this girl–it’s not called the world’s oldest profession for nothing–and any of them would have been better choices than “getting a human trafficking situation.”

    Anyway, that girl gets her diversity badge. Unfortunately it’ll be awarded posthumously.

    -John M.

    1. BillC

      It’s a literary device called Meiosis. In literature meiosis describes the use of understatement to highlight a point or explain a situation or to understate a response used to enhance the effect of a dramatic moment.
      His emphasizing the actions by downplaying.

      Chill out, dudette.

      1. BillC

        Whoops. Sorry, Never mind. I thought it was a literary device, but I clicked on the link to the story. It appears to be FBI Agent Gerrick Munoz testimony quotes. He was using courtroom speak.
        Sorry. Foot in Mouth.

  2. Mike_C

    I was wondering if this would show up here – recall seeing a link to the story in the Daily Mail from another WM link.

    This sort of horror is probably more prevalent than one might think. I’m certain that some/many of your police and EMS/ER readers have met someone in a similar situation, though hopefully minus the being murdered part. Even I’ve met a few women who endured and survived such an experience. (It’s pretty amazing what people will tell you in the course of a medical exam/interview if you take the “Henry Bowman approach” of calmly taking in information without being visibly judgemental.)

    One woman works (worked, certainly; dunno if she’s retired) as a prostitute and made a housecall expecting a middle-aged* black man. Turned out to be a young black man and two of his friends who held her captive and gang-raped her. After a day or so of additional rapes they released her, and somewhat amazingly, she was able to have the men arrested. The last time I saw this woman she reported that one man had been sentenced to prison, and the other two were awaiting trial. This was a number of years ago before I moved to my current location, so I don’t know what happened after that.
    (*according to this woman, there is a huge behavior gradient between young and middle-aged or older black men, at least in her sample, which admittedly may not generalize to the overall population)

    The other woman had acquired a cocaine habit beyond her ability to fund, and was into her dealer for several thousand. Trading sex for drugs was not enough to cover her debt, and eventually the dealer suggested she “get a wholesale rate from MY supplier.” She was given an address in a particularly vibrant neighborhood of the big city. On arrival she was greeted in the front yard by a burly black man who told her the drugs were in the basement and she should follow him to the back yard. “There was one of those outside cellar doors, with a lock on the outside. I knew it looked bad, but I was desperate! So I went against my better judgement.” She went into the basement, followed by the man who beat her up and took her clothes, phone, wallet and car keys. He then raped her and chained her to a pipe. Over the next several days she was raped by multiple men and injected with drugs unknown to her, but they eventually took the shackle off. Finally, her captor got careless and left the door unlocked one evening. Wearing only a filthy man’s T-shirt, this woman ran barefoot down the street to a corner convenience store and pleaded with the Indian clerk and black customers to help her. “No one would help me! They just looked at me!” [at this point in the story the woman was crying — definitely NOT your usual “initial contact” medical interview**] “Finally the clerk called the police and one showed up. As I’m talking to him one of the rapists showed up and told the policeman ‘Oh, that’s my brother’s no-good crazy girlfriend. She’s an addict. Just look at her arms, officer. Sorry about this, I’ll take her home.’ Well, I got hysterical because it looked like the cop was going to hand me over to him. I could just tell he didn’t believe me.” Eventually the woman was able to persuade either the cop or the store clerk [I forget which, this story was told to me years ago] to call her father, who came and got her. The only good things about this were that the harrowing experience got her off of cocaine for good, and she didn’t get infected with HIV or hepatitis.
    (** sometimes you get the feeling that someone has to get a story off their chest, and if you can make the time, it behooves you to let them tell their story. How did all this get started, you wonder? Well, the “Social History” part of the interview is where you ask about smoking/drinking/drugs as in do they currently indulge or did they previously use. And all this came out. Not what I was expecting.)

    Without violating HIPAA-type information, I can say that both were young, attractive white women who were articulate and seemed at least reasonably intelligent, with two-parent suburban backgrounds. Perhaps not that different from Ms Drexel.

    1. looserounds.com

      That is a tale as old as time. I don’t know why anyone ( not talking about readers here) would still be shocked to hear something like this.

      RE : the “soiled dove” who expected an older black male. It is very, very, VERY rare for any escort ( not a street walker, but a real higher end escort) to accept any business from any black male. They just won’t do it. They even make it clear right up front. I know all this from a long story that involves a College dissertation a friend was writing. I personally could never afford the pricey ones. haha

  3. Boat Guy

    I once said of a friend whose son was KIA “He’s living my nightmare” but THIS sort of thing is the real parents nightmare. Sordid and ugly.

    1. Hognose Post author

      There’s no good way to lose a child; if your kid is KIA, he was an adult serving his country, but your family takes a hit regardless. In a case like this, even that small compensation is absent. Every teenager does dumb stuff and doesn’t understand long term consequences. Miss Drexel was unlucky.

      1. looserounds.com

        I would submit to you that Miss Drexel was not unlucky, That Miss Drexel ran to her fate with open arms and open mind ready to embrace her own self destruction. She got exactly what she went looking for. She may have just not know what it was she was looking for,

        1. Aj from nj

          That’s a little harsh, I’m sure she didn’t go in there thinking she was going ti get tag teamed by the globe trotters and taken prisoner. Yes, she was stupid and naive and God knows what else but she didn’t ask for it knowingly. She paid the price of the hot white girl getting into the older black or latino guys. Their cultures do not associate women with being the same status just like we saw in the sandbox, just not as overt or acknowledged. Terrible story and i hope her family can find some peace sometime. As a guy that’s lost a fiance to drugs, while being a non user myself, i can tell you it makes you do incredibly stupid shit. If i was in my position i would feel like following the dealer and clocking his patterns, folliw him up to the city and clap him in the head with an old 22 revolver that was older than dirt and make it look like a deal gone bad, but that’s just myself hypothesizing what I’d do in that position. I’d certainly feel like getting revenge on the savages and anyone that helped hurt this girl. What a disgusting group of men, and not one person who knew about it had the humanity to at least drop a dime?

    2. BillC

      I read a news story the other day where a “mom” got her kicks by whoring her 9 year old to men and watching them abuse her daughter in Albuquerque. The third and final guy along with a lady friend of his, killed and quartered the poor girl. It was the worst thing I have ever heard of.

        1. Boat Guy

          The thought I had when reading of this particular horror is that there are good people who encounter such on a recurring basis. I couldn’t do it…

  4. Tierlieb

    @mike_c
    Thanks for the stories. It is even more scary to imagine that the ruse in the second one (“Oh, that’s my brother’s no-good crazy girlfriend. She’s an addict. Just look at her arms, officer. Sorry about this, I’ll take her home.”) might have worked.

    Also: Is the Henry Bowman you referenced the character from Unintended Consequences? I should find some time to read that book.

    @Hognose
    This story was published on page 2 yesterday or the day before. I wondered whether that was a mistake and you’d like a bug report for stuff like this.

    1. Boat Guy

      “Is the Henry Bowman you referenced the character from Unintended Consequences? ” I took it to mean that and yes you SHOULD. Take the time. Now.

    2. Mike_C

      BG has it right — I did mean the character from Unintended Consequences, and was thinking specifically of the scene where Henry and his friend Cindy are (sitting in a diner IIRC) discussing an offer she has received. And yeah, it’s definitely worth taking the time to read it. As to the “brother’s druggie girlfriend” ruse, I felt sick when I heard that part. I mean the rest of it was bad enough, but unfortunately not shocking to a cynical old (I was old back then too!) SOB such as yours truly. That bit however, for some reason made my stomach lurch.

      >good people who encounter such on a recurring basis. I couldn’t do it…
      Nor could I.

      @Shawn:
      >I don’t know why anyone […] would still be shocked to hear something like this
      Agreed, but I respectfully submit that MANY people refuse to believe such things happen. “Why, people just don’t do that to other people!” Willful head-in-sand is very powerful, and it doesn’t help that standard news media go to great pains to NOT report such things. Certainly not out of respect for the victim, but for darker reasons. These same people think going about in “Condition Yellow” is severe paranoia. As to the incomprehensible thought process, I’ve told the story before, but in college (before the Berlin Wall went down) I pissed off the prof and a bunch of students from an Ethics class. In a spillover discussion (between scheduled classes) a young woman declared “We don’t need a military. If we laid down in front of the Soviet tanks, what could they do?” Her fellow students and the prof were nodding and stroking their chins at this wisdom when I butted in, “They’d put the tanks in gear.” Oh the dirty looks :-). But the woman was horrified. “No, they couldn’t do that!” Emphasis mine — not even “wouldn’t” but “couldn’t”. I still don’t understand it, but it’s out there.

      1. Tierlieb

        @boatguy & @mike_c
        Read “Unintended Consequences” over the weekend. Thanks for the encouragement. Awesome book.

  5. Haxo Angmark

    Actually, the Nashville Horror – and the subsequent MSM smother ’cause it was Black-on-White – exceeds this Black-on-White atrocity by several degrees. I only found it about it at all because it coincided with my first getting out onto the ‘net.

  6. James F.

    Haxo, you mean the Knoxville Horror–the kidnapping, torture, rape, and murder of white couple Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom by five blacks in 2007. And if anyone wants to know how big of a splash it didn’t make in the MSM, it was discovered in 2013 that supposedly rightwing fascist racist et cetera pundit Glenn Beck had NEVER HEARD OF IT. Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) had heard of it, but he actually lives in Knoxville. (Link in nick.)

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