What an awful thing.
Christopher Lane, 22, was reportedly shot in the back as he jogged down a road in Duncan, Okla., in the middle of the afternoon last Friday. He was a victim of random violence, police say, after three teens — ages 15, 16 and 17 — saw him pass a house they were in. They allegedly got in a car, followed Lane and shot him.
The 17-year-old suspect, who police say confessed to the crime Sunday, said the boys were bored and “they just wanted to see [someone] die, or kill someone,” Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said . .
That’s 16 year-old Chancey Luna on the left, 15 year-old James Edwards, the alleged shooter, center, and 17 year-old Michael Jones on the right. Luna is black, Edwards is probably too, but Jones is not. I need to point it out for contrast because conservatives are sure of one thing: This isn’t random violence. This is racism. The National Review has got the goods:
Three Black Teens Kill White College Student; Racial Grievance Industry Silent
At the same time, the Review is unclear on what qualities belong to which race. But they somehow settled on the victim being white. And other than that, does it really matter? No: “Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson: call your office.” Presumably those two can arrange a meeting with Jones’ parents. Thank you both for being Caucasian. Or, thanks at least for raising a dangerous white inferiorist. Bill Buckley’s race pimps were not the only ones, Jammie Wearing Fools:
Three Teens Who Could Look Like Obama’s Son Murder Australian Man, NRA Gets Blamed
Maybe the President had an affair in 1995 with a 10 million candlepower lighthouse. Maybe Johnny Winter has a niece who can keep a secret. There has to be an explanation. As with everything else Obama, it’s all mysterious and very likely. But first a complaint:
Update: Some asshole from The Atlantic figured this would be a good time to take potshots at Oklahoma’s Republican senators while not even mentioning the names of the suspects or the racial aspect to the story. Of course!
Jammie was incensed that The Atlantic’s Steve Clemons pointed out how Oklahoma favors giving guns rather than jobs to teenagers. I don’t want to be similarly such an asshole, so I’ll do whatever Jammie likes. AHEM the skin-colors of the teenage thugs were as follows: black and brown and white. The lack of melanin on the part of some participants shouldn’t mar a hate crime. Right.
Oklahoma: Three Black Teens Murder White Australian Baseball Player Because They Were “Bored”
Weasels Zippers and wrong. Can we get a witness? Or something close?
Chief Ford said yesterday the attack was not racially motivated.
“It was just three clowns who got together and decided to kill,” he said.
Everybody straight with that? Three teens of various colors “got together and decided to kill.” Which is not remotely “Three Oklahoma Mau-Maus while adjourning a tribal meeting and shouting boombah yeh’ ate a passing jogger.” Not that any of these race referees cares. The Daily Caller:
Black teens in Oklahoma murder white Australian jogger for sport
Black teens in Oklahoma shoot white man to death ‘for kicks’
World Net Daily:
POLICE: BLACK TEENS KILL WHITE MAN ‘FOR FUN’
It’s an Historic Race Crime. I assume Myrlie Evers-Williams still lives in Oregon so organizing a march will take a week, maybe more. To remind ourselves, again . .
It comes a day after Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford said he had secured the confession of Jones who had summoned investigators to his jail cell and claimed they were bored “so they decided to kill somebody”.
Chief Ford said the teens had no motive other than to ”make a name for themselves”.
Not like “after making a vow to drive the white man from Duncan, Oklahoma.” That’s the sort of thing that used to happen, in all sorts of places in America. Except that it happened to blacks. Judging by the smoldering resentments, we may have mistaken the real victims of the Trayvon Martin shooting – or of at least the controversy. And now this last bit, it’s a special bonus. After an angry Aussie politician spoke out . .
Australians could help force the United States’ hand on gun control laws by not taking holidays there in response to the tragic death of Australian baseball player Chris Lane, says former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer.
Lane, 22, was shot dead while jogging in Duncan, Oklahoma, on Friday. Fischer, who was a leading force behind John Howard’s renowned gun reforms in 1996, said he was “deeply angry” about the loss of Lane.
“Tourists thinking of going to the USA should think twice,” Fischer said. “This is the bitter harvest and legacy of the policies of the NRA that even blocked background checks for people buying guns at gunshows.
. . what did conservatives make of his comments? This:
Australians told to boycott US after black teens kill white man ‘for fun’
Biz Pac Review | August 20, 2013 | Janeen Capizola
After three Oklahoma teens senselessly shot and killed rising college baseball star Chris Lane last week simply “just for fun,” Australia’s former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer has called for tourists to boycott the U.S.
It’s as if nothing may be allowed to spoil their perfect killing. All the tangents of the brutality either line up nicely for them or they just close their eyes.