DA Says Race Not A Factor In Murder Of Australian Baseball Player

Except for the pesky fact that the killers were 3 Black youths, and the killed was white

(Fox News) 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 said Friday.

Christopher Lane, a 22-year-old student at East Central University, was shot in the back and killed last week while jogging in Duncan, a southern Oklahoma community where the three teenagers accused in his killing live.

“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.

The police chief maintains that this was simply a random killing by a bunch of bored kids who whacked Lane “for the fun of it”.

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.

The Daily Caller reported that racist tweets were posted on an account belonging to Edwards. One tweet from the account reads, “90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM.” Another post read, “Ayeee I knocced out 5 woods since Zimmerman court!:)” (that’s by, Luna, who means he knocked out 5 white people. Maybe they wouldn’t be bored if they spent more time learning grammar and language)

This may or may not be a racially motivated killing, but that misses the point, chiefly that it was 3 Black kids killing a white man, and the media, Democrats, the Usual Race Hustlers, Mr. Obama, are mostly ignoring the killing, unlike with the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman affair, which was immediately elevated from a “local story” to a national conversation on race, despite it not being racial. Here’s Greg Gutfield

“If you aren’t familiar with this knocking out trend, it is where a gang cold-cocks strangers, sometimes killing them,” he said. “The media is staying away from this even though it’s a hate crime. It’s not their kind of hate crime. Given the tweets and this gang stuff, will the Justice Department see this as a hate crime? I don’t think so. It fits no storyline on HBO’s ‘Newsroom’ or ‘Law & Order’ — yeah, ‘Law & Order,’ the favorite show among shut-ins and their double-stuffed Oreos. They’re planning a Trayvon Martin episode, calling it an American tragedy.”

“But the other American tragedy are those producers and networks and hacks who accept violence through unconscious bigotry,” Gutfeld said. “They just don’t think it is fair to demand a community what it demands from their own. Even if the crime isn’t about race, and maybe it isn’t, it is an evil act rooted in destructive lifestyles and broken communities. In the media’s eyes, a black teen is invisible until he’s a body. And a dead Australian is just the price you pay to be politically correct.”

Obama immediately took the side of Trayvon Martin multiple times, saying he could look like his son, and could have been him 35 years ago. Obama’s silence on Christopher Lane speaks volumes. Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Jr., where are they? Why no #JusticeForChris? If the situation was reversed, these same people would be deeming this a hate crime.

More: Nice Deb points out that racism is alive and well, just not the way Leftists think.

Conservatives, eager to have that “national conversation about race” the president urged us to have,   have been needling race hustlers like Jesse Jackson on Twitter and elsewhere about the recent gang-related slaying of the Aussie jogger in Oklahoma City   Duncan, OK.  On Wednesday, Jackson tweeted that the alleged thrill killing of Australian student Christopher Lane by three “bored” teens was “frowned upon,” evoking a stunned reaction from conservatives. He doubled down the next day with a tweet that didn’t even get the the victim’s name right:

She plans on keeping track of the Black on White violence.

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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Comment by Statutory-Free_Filner_Sunday Subscribed to comments via email
2013-08-25 15:29:40

Am sure they are also claiming it is not racially motivated since one of the killers is white. 2 black kids and one white. It was the white kid who spilled the beans first.

Duncan is a small farming town. This has rocked that part of Oklahoma. Gangs are a growing part of life in SW oklahoma. Particular around Ft Sill in Lawton, OK.

This town still operated a town-operated park during the summer nights for the kiddies. Small fair like rides and events. Railroad and Oil is big here as well.

 

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