The REAL STORY Behind 4 American “TUMMY TUCK” Sojourners

The press is lamenting the tragic kidnapping in Mexico of Latavia “Tay” McGee, age 33; her first cousin Shaeed Woodard, 34; and pals Zindell Brown, 28 and Eric James Williams, 35.

Woodard and Brown were killed and Williams sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg when their minivan was surrounded by Mexican locals. McGee was uninjured.

White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, announced that the Administration is “working to learn more and to have all Americans returned to the United States.”

Learn more? I’m most happy to oblige, Ms. Jean-Pierre.


The three men drove to Mexico from South Carolina allegedly to accompany Latavia who’d claimed to her mother and aunt that she was going to Mexico for a “tummy tuck”. Admittedly such surgery is much cheaper in Mexico but when the price of gasoline is factored into the 3,000-mile round trip along with hotel and food costs for 4 persons for an approximate duration of 4-6 weeks’ post-surgical recuperation, no money is saved. In fact, it’s much more expensive than a local surgery would have been.


Perhaps that is best answered by examining their criminal records. All four are recidivist felons.


Latavia Lateefa McGee has several aliases, including last names of Washington, McLeod, Burgess, and Burger. Her mother, 56-year-old Barbara Burgess, praised her daughter to WMBF News of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. “She has a good heart.”  That evaluation can certainly vary according to the eye of the beholder.

While no job record of the mother of six was found, nonetheless in social media she cheerily describes herself as
“pimp by day, hustler by night”.

Her criminal record contains arrests for possession or manufacturing of drugs; receiving stolen goods; giving false name and address; failure to appear in court; threatening an official in the performance of the latter’s duty; interfering with an official in the performance of his duty; resisting arrest; driving while under the influence; operating an unregistered, uninsured vehicle; driving without a license; driving with a suspended license; violation of child vehicular safety restraint system.


Of over two dozen (known) criminal acts on Shaheed Hakim Woodard’s record are carrying weapons on school property; criminal sexual conduct; narcotic possession with intent to distribute; drug manufacturing and distribution; breaking into a motor vehicle or fuel storage tanks; grand larceny; and violent burglary.


The youngest of the quartet, Zindell Brown, has a repertoire that includes six arrests for domestic violence – some 1st degree and some 2nd degree.

In South Carolina there are four degrees of domestic violence: Domestic Violence of a High and Aggravated Nature (DVHAN), 1st degree DV, 2nd degree DV, 3rd degree DV.  The first two are felonies, the last 2 are misdemeanors. DVHAN carries a prison sentence of up to 20 years; 1st degree DV up to 10 years.

Brown’s other arrests were drug-related. A few charges were traffic-related.


In 2009, the 35-year-old committed reckless homicide with a motor vehicle. In 2012 he was hit with a lien for not having paid state income tax. Work records could only be found for the year 2011. He listed himself as a “warehouse professional”.

In 2017 he committed felonious domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature (DVHAN) along with Use Of Vehicle Without Permission With Intent To Deprive; and grand larceny.


Barbara Burgess seems to have furnished the blueprint for her daughter ‘s life of crime. She’s been arrested for contributing to the delinquency of a minor; shoplifting; driving without a license; and hindering an officer, among other offenses.


    1. Where did apparently unemployed Latavia obtain the discretionary income for her Mexican “tummy tuck” and trip?
    2. Should her children be taken from her for an irresponsible trip which would have kept her in Mexico for as long as six weeks (provided there had been no surgical or post-operative complications)? No father(s)/husband(s) seem(s) to be in the picture.
    3. Why did the FBI offer a $50k reward for the safe return of these people?
    4. But the biggest question of all is why does the Biden administration exert itself so actively in behalf of four felons who brought their tragedy upon themselves yet the FBI, DOJ, and kangaroo courts have arrested, enslaved, and deprived of due process over one thousand innocent people from January 6th – in a process STILL ongoing?  Innocent people who have been made political prisoners. Many, if not most, of whom never even entered the Capitol building.


Stay tuned, as this is a developing story and the Kevin Jackson Network will keep you in the loop.

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