Three teenagers were charged Tuesday in the killing of a white college student in Duncan, Oklahoma, and part of the story is what didn´t happen. There was no saturation cable TV coverage, no press conference featuring Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson, and no statement from the Oval Office. The death of Christopher Lane, while as troubling as that of Trayvon Martin, will not become a national touchstone of racial and cultural debate or reflection. But maybe it should. A 22-year-old Australian from Melbourne, Lane was attending East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, to pursue his dream of playing that American pastime,
I hope the Editorial Board of the WSJ is not holding their collective breath for the Revrunds Al and Jesse to show up and denounce this senseless killing. The Justice Brothers will show up when --and only when, the money is right. If either one of them can find a money angle, they´ll be in Duncan, Oklahoma in a split second, and probably be dragging Lawyer Crump with them.
I´m waiting to see who the first Race Hustler will be to declare that the confession was beaten out of the thug who confessed. That´s coming. Al or Jesse one will be bleating and crying tears as big as baseballs about what sad, impoverished lives these three little darlings lived, and how they never had a pair of Lebron James basketball shoes.
And Australians --bless their hearts, are focusing on the gun and not who fired the gun, and why; vowing to boycott the USA. Good. Stay the hell home behind your steel bars on your windows and steel grates on your door, where you live like prisoners in your own homes because you allowed yourselves to be disarmed by your government. Idiots.
If we had half a brain, we´d take to the streets in defense of Christopher Lane. Of course the MSM wouldn´t pick it up so we´d be wasting our time. Either that or we´d be called racists because we don´t understand where they come from.
At the very least, it´s time to ban all rap music on our kids iPads, phones and whatever else they listen to.
I just watched that intellect-deprived and disgusting Juan Williams say that this was not racially motivated like the Trayvon Martin case was. Juan is so ignorant; even Trayvon´s family lawyer said the case was not racial. However, this case with the black boys killing the innocent white baseball player was about race. Read his tweets and his comments on Facebook; he was out to kill whites, and he readily admitted doing so, and then this black murderer laughed about it.
God, how I hate these people. The liberals are in a major shutdown about this. They are saying that one of the perps is white. He looks like a mulatto to me. Race has been set back 100 years since Obumbler became president. That´s because the brothers think they can get away with murder since his election. Why haven´t we heard a word from him regarding this? Is he racist?
Just musing that it might appease the folks in Oz if these clowns were simply dropped off somewhere out in the Outback and left to fend for themselves (after the trial, natch). Just for the fun of it...
I hope someone investigates these boys´ home life. I have a feeling they were all raised in welfare homes. Boys raised in homes with responsible parents are encouraged to be responsible and would probably at least have had part-time jobs to keep them off the streets. T
These thugs were simply bored!? They had nothing better to do. And why should they?
If Obama had a son, he wouldn´t much look like a white baseball player from down under. So the hell with him. Too bad, so sad, turn the page. Our president and DOJ will be unmoved, except perhaps to contemplate what more could be done to prevent the coming tragedy of the lives of three young black men being ruined. But justice for Chris? Open season on white kids jogging? Forget about it - to our rulers he was not one of "my people." But not to worry - the nation of cowards too afraid to speak about what´s real will not dare to make that much a fuss about it. They are afraid someone might call them racist.
#4 You are so wrong. We know who fired the gun and we do not live behind steel bars and steel grates vowing to boycott the USA. We are a free friendly society and we can still walk in our neighbourhoods at night. We certainly do not live like prisoners in your own homes. What we do is pay attention to what is going on all around the world not just in our country as you seem to do. I´ve visited America 4 times now on holidays and am booked to come again in March 2014. We are certainly not idiots who have never left our country or don´t even have passports.
Christopher Lane. If not a son, Mr. President, at least a brother?
How many decent, responsible, young American men were using guns at shooting ranges, or target practice, on the afternoon when these three became bored and used a gun to kill Chris Lane? The gun was only as deadly as the intent of the heart of these young men.
The car could just as easily have been the deadly instrument that they used to carry out their intentions. They wanted to kill ´for the fun of it´. They killed.
It is obvious to anyone with a modicum of common sense that something far deeper than what was used as the instrument of death needs to be addressed here. Gun control is not the answer. Since when did young people in our country consider murder as a fun way to relieve boredom?
The United States of America is a mission field in need of the Word of God.
My prayers and deepest condolences goes out to the Christopher Lane family. This was an act committed by the dregs of our society. The United States for the most part is filled with good and kind people. However, there is evil in this country and it is being fed a diet of hate and entitlement by our President and his party. The President had a great opportunity to breach the divide in race relations in this country, but he has done nothing but widen the gap -- purposefully...for political gain. This will be said to be an anomaly. It is not. It is indicative of the racist mindset in the black community and is never addressed by the President or his lapdog media.
No analysis of what the teens listened to that might have influenced them, that is, rap music. Conservative talk radio is always considered to be provocative when a white man commits a crime but rap music, with lyrics not fit to print, is never mentioned by the MSM, when young black men are the suspects.
Trayvon was acting suspiciously; this kid was simply exercising. Zimmerman was alone and performing a neighborhood service. This was, in effect, a gang. etc. etc. This was a horrific act and something like this happens all the time in, e.g., Chicago. And you can´t blame the ´gun culture´, Kirsten Powers. Kids without guns (on buses, e.g.) will punch and kick you until your bones are broken.
FTA: while as troubling as that of Trayvon Martin. No, the death of Trayvon was to be expected - he was living a thug-like life, couldn´t handle high school, thrown out by his mother (the now saintly Mrs. Martin), etc.
Quite frankly - I do not care one whit about the "black family" in America. True, evil comes in all colors but there seems to be a preponderance in the black community, especially against their own. Highest crime rates, highest abortion rates, highest school drop out rates, etc - don´t care at all - just hate that my tax dollars are wasted supporting these lifestyles.
The author´s general point is fine, but he is clueless and miles behind the story when he says, "There is no evidence so far of a racial motive." There is extensive evidence of such a motive on two of the thugs´ social media, showing them to be into the black "gangsta rap" culture. See, e.g., "Media Moves from Racial Double Standard to Craven Complicity," on splashingrocks.blogspot.com.
The editorial and comments in the WSJ are astounding!
How can there be any doubt that this was a racist act of murder? Why do people not admit what is staring them in the face? Obama has and continues to cause a racial rift that may never be repaired. I was there during the civil rights movement in the 60´s. All forward strides are being undone.
We may not be able to stifle the lyrics of the rappers who glorify this sort of violence because of first amendment rights (although prohibitions about yelling fire in a crowded theater comes to mind) but we can target companies such as Time Warner who make money selling the stuff to our kids.
The race war started many years ago, and continues to build through people like the jacksons, sharpton, wright, and the obamas. The smart ones have figured out how to game the system for power and profit. The dumb ones are just cannon fodder. They can be identified by the droopy pants, the silly first names, and the rap music echoing in their stunted brains.
A fellow pilot was shot in the stomach while on a lay over in DC near the airport. This was in daylight in the "good" part of town. It was determined that the shooting was part of a gang initiation. Fortunately the pilot survived. The perp was never caught, at least not for this shooting. We are in a race war.
Of course it was fun. They won´t do any jail time. After all, they are protected. A coalition will hire some Johnny Cochran lawyer who will plead with the court that they are disadvantaged, did not know any better, and do not deserve punishment. And they will, upon release, go out and kill again.
It is just the black man getting revenge on whitey.
They will be given some sort of medal by Ø at a special Rose Garden ceremony.
Seeking the appropriate punishment, the death penalty, will bankrupt Oklahoma, so they will seek a lesser punishment. Remember: liberals love death: the death of unborn babies and the death of whites (especially white cops, though Australian athletes are just as good).
If there is any cry on this from the establishment media, the administration and other race batters, I will expect it to be along the lines of: innocent black kids die in random gang violence every day. You´re racist to make such a big deal out of this and ignore those who are gunned down in Chicago.
This kind of thing is frowned upon in the plantation community. After all these poor misguided youth were simply trying to make a name for themselves in the hood and on Facebook. If they only would have had midnight basketball, this unfortunate mistake never would have happened. After all they still have not banned guns, so that´s where the real problem is. Those mean crazy guns. How racist are they!? From now on we can blame guns for all murders, killings, and black on white hate crimes and silverware on fat people.
As to Luna´s "race," the mother looks "white," but I´m guessing that there is some Choctaw or Chickasaw or Creek in the son´s background somewhere, and if that´s so, there is a good possibility that there is Negro mixed with that Indian blood. It´s a fairly common occurrence in that part of the country. I was actually a resident of Oklahoma [Ardmore area] for a number of years, and you get to where you can identify certain facial features. That´s not meant to be "racist" by any means, but I´m sure some will take it wrong.
Don´t let your friends compare this to Trayvon´s killing. I had somebody try to tell me that the cases were both tragic & similar. I told him that he was just repeating the PC media line that Trayvon was a tragedy. I reminded him of that old saying, "Your right to take a swing at me ends at the tip of my nose." Trayvon was an attacker & it was not a tragedy. No - this case is more similar to the James Byrd case. He was a black man out walking when three white men came up behind him in a truck & dragged him behind it to his death. And they didn´t use a gun - the truck was the murder weapon.
Why not? Their black power leaders, black power reverends G-Ding America, Black Muslims like Farrakhan, and now a black empowering lawless president and his inJustice department all send messages of get evenness, take what you want, you can´t do because of whitey and the system, etc.
The low info people know no better. We learn what we live and even if obaMao manages to mix the people up by mandatory integration and movement by gunpoint,those with whole souls will do their best to do right and those without won´t.
George Wahington didn´t and not even George Washington carver nor MLK didn´t openly, if at all,teach them that.
A bargain with the devil in 1979 and the commies and militant Islam folks took their poison into the inner cities--the underbelly of society or the weakest link? Masters of Deceit all and pity the poor victims, the most pitiful being those who have been robbed of their souls, murderers without pity. Or maybe they are jump stupid, who knows?
Furious....animals are the result of "vaginal farming"-give birth get a check. It needs to end- if you need help to feed yourself you don´t need to be having babies. Mandatory birth control until you no longer need tax payer $ to take care of yourself.
Some more of obummer´s "children" just beat an old , 89-yeaar old WWII vet to death for the fun of it--or the retribution for the law acting like it should in the Hispanic-by-choice volunteer/black suspended student affair.
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