An Australian baseball player who was allegedly shot and killed at random while he was jogging wasn´t targeted because of his race or nationality, the prosecutor in charge of the case has said. -Snip] ´At this point, the evidence does not support the theory that Christopher Lane was targeted based upon his race or nationality,´ District Attorney Jason Hicks said in a statement on Friday. Hicks acknowledged that social media posts allegedly made by some of the defendants are racial in nature, but he said ´the evidence is insufficient to establish that race was the primary motive´ in Lane´s slaying.
Comments: "The evidence is insufficient"? More likely to be the investigation was insufficient.
We understand! When it´s white on black crime,it´s ALWAYS racist. When it´s black on white crime, it´s NEVER racist. Keep it up...you´re pizzin´ off more and more pasty arse crakas every day. Pretty soon, even the soccer moms will catch on.
The subjective assigning of motivation, or attaching the label hate crime, means that we are giving the government the right to read our minds. This is madness. The crime itself is heinous enough to warrant extreme punishment. All of this hate crime business needs to go away. Punish the evil-doers to the extent of the law. That is enough.
When your whole point of view is seen through the prism of race, it defines how you think about people. It is the first consideration that comes to mind and then other factors kick in. What blacks don´t want you to know is that they are themselves capable of racism. They don´t want you to know it because they can´t keep beating all whites over the head with that charge when they are guilty of racism themselves. The vast majority of whites don´t hate other races. That is a myth. The white community condemns the racists in their midst. The black community denies that racism is even possible in theirs which allows and encourages it to fester.
There was no indication that George Zimmerman harbored racists thoughts. In fact, the evidence proved otherwise. Yet, he is called a racist. However, by their own social media documentation, there is proof that these perpetrators were definitely racists. They hated whites, but that is not racist? You can square that circle.
I can see the district attorney´s point of view. Rabid animals do not really care who they attack, they will attack anyone/anything they think they can destroy. We just need to put down the rabid animals amongst us, as we find them.
Of course race had nothing to do with this, and the Civil War was started because the South wanted exclusive distributor rights for Twinkies. BUT, if saying there was no race involved keeps the Feds out of this, then the prosecutor may be cagey as a fox.
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Kelly White, 8/25/2013 8:53:27 AM (No. 9490125)
#9 is exactly right. There is a lot of emoting and not a lot of thinking going on in this thread. First of all, we don´t have hate crime laws here in Oklahoma. So, it was pointless to ask the County DA his opinion because it is an irrelevant factor. Secondly, we take care of business here in Oklahoma. We will take care of this situation just as we took care of the tornado aftermath. And, now, just as then, we don´t need a bunch of out-of-staters who don´t know our laws or anything else regarding Oklahoma, flapping their gums. Stephens County is "salt of the earth". I don´t believe they would have elected a DA who wasn´t a good guy. So lay off.
#20, you beat me to it and I agree with your post 100%.
The killers would have undoubtedly shot another black kid if they knew he was in the wrong gang. After all, black on black murder is the dominant form. I don´t think there is a large black population in OK where this murder occurred.
It´s not the call by this DA that race was not a factor that is so aggravating; it´s that the Zimmerman/Martin case was so wrongly considered racist by the Left that has screwed things up so badly.
The Left want racism in America. It supports their narrative. Talk about ugly people with worse motivations...
Anyone with access to the internet, starting with pjmedia.com, would find overwhelming evidence of anti-white racial hatred as a motive, in about ten minutes. This DA is either dumb as a log, or, more likely, a house-trained poltroon who is part of the establishment conspiracy to suppress the truth on inter-racial crime, see related posts on splashingrocks.blogspot.com.
I don´t think racism as a motive should have a special charge. They killed this kid because they have no moral bearings, they have no regard for human life or the law. They have no respect for themselves, their families or their community. They are becoming a lost generation. I don´t support federal hate crime legislation. It is a very one-sided, dangerous type of legislation. As we have seen.
So Jones is white, Edwards´ gf´s white and the other hater´s mom is white, so ipso fact it´s not a race crime? Black kids today are raised to hate whites in the abstract. Having a white friend isn´t abstract; it´s personal. No one seriously believes these thugs would´ve gunned down a black person; they were looking for a white, any white, and Lane was in the wrong place at the right tame for them to act out their racism.
I´ll wager this DA didn´t graduate at the top of his Law School class. Why did he charge the white driver with a lesser crime? He should have been charged with Murder 1 and then allowed to plead down (with his cooperation). Charging the white guy with a lesser crime just opens the door for more racist rhetoric.
Just listened to the prosecutor on Chris Wallace. He made several good points.
He does not have hard evidence that this was racially motivated. He has no proof that Edwards was the person who actually put up those racist tweets. And he mentioned that hate crimes are misdemeanors in Oklahoma.
He is focusing on the homicide believing that Lane´s murder, his lost life, is more important than anything else.
It is clear that he believes Edwards and Luna are guilty of murder. Oklahoma will punish them with life in prison without possibility of parole. Because of their age, federal law says they cannot be executed.
I am not concerned about this guy´s commitment to throwing the strongest book at these thugs.
It was MURDER! If the PC crowd wants to hand wring over color, let them, but none of it should overshadow the fact that the young man was MURDERED. Unfortunately, the libs/progs have made race, gender, sexual orientation their primary concern and not the morality of the action.
I do believe that race was a motivating factor, but is that provable at that very moment? Probably not. Personally, I hate the "hate crime" label in any case. Is it less hateful to kill someone of your own color? The deed of premeditated murder is driven by some type of hate, at some level, isn´t it? And if we want to talk hate, look at rap music lyrics. And yet all that subculture gets ignored, as though it doesn´t feed and foment hate. It´s just one big elephant in the room.
I have a large bridge in Brooklyn, NY available for a very good price if you believe that race or a "hate crime" was not the motivation in this shooting. Same offer to anyone who can prove that race/hate was not a motive in the beating death of 89 year old Delbert Belton. Takes guts for a couple of teenage punks to beat an 89 year old man to death. How brave. /S
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