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  •  2 black and 1 white. Nt (8+ / 0-)

    Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

    by Mike S on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 08:27:35 AM PDT

    •  Link. (5+ / 0-)
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      A Duncan police source confirmed to Mediaite, Wednesday morning, that 17 year-old Michael Jones is not “the one with the lightest skin,” he is a white male. It is true that 15 year-old James Edwardsand 16 year-old Chancey Luna have been charged, as adults, with first-degree murder, while Jones is charged as an accessory after the fact.
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      Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

      by Mike S on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 08:36:31 AM PDT

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      •  he looks bi-racial to me: the nose, mouth, eyes.. (0+ / 0-)

        alas, this points out even more the idiocy of racism and classifying people.

        Ayn sucks. Please know I am not rude. I cannot rec anything from this browser. When I rec or post diaries I am a guest at some exotic locale's computer.

        by Floyd Blue on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 08:38:56 AM PDT

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      •  Jones is an Hispanic name? n/t (0+ / 0-)
      •  Hey, The White Teen Was The Oldest And Admitted In (1+ / 0-)
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        court that he shot the Australian.
        http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

        As the boys appeared in an Oklahoma courtroom, a 17-year-old blurted out, “I pulled the trigger,” then wept after a judge told him that Tuesday’s hearing wasn’t the time or place to sort out the facts of the case.
        The white shooter was charged with "using a vehicle to facilitate the discharge of a weapon and accessory after the fact of murder in the first degree” while his black co-conspirators were charged with murder one.
        http://crooksandliars.com/...

        The RWNJs attempt to use this set of reported facts as evidence of a media or racial double standard is pointless. Sadly, this isn't the first (Leopold & Loeb) and it won't be the last murder committed by disaffected youth who have easy access to guns. This is just another in the too long list of senseless gun violence attributable to lax gun control.

        •  That has been updated to read (5+ / 0-)

          "I didn't pull the trigger.

          Stephens County District Attorney Jason Hicks confirms Smith’s account. Michael Jones has been charged as an accessory in the murder of Chris Lane, and was the last of the three suspects to speak at Tuesday’s hearing. Hicks says that Jones blurted out “I did not pull the trigger,” before Judge Jerry Herberger stopped him. “I was standing right next to him, Mike Smith was standing right next to him, a whole bunch of deputies heard him,” DA Hicks says.

          Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

          by Mike S on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 10:28:16 AM PDT

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    •  Fox and Friends: (1+ / 0-)
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      On Wednesday morning, the Fox and Friends crew asked where Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and President Barack Obama were regarding the shooting of Chris Lane—the Australian ballplayer who was gunned down in Oklahoma recently by three teens where were “bored”—as “every time there’s something like this that happens, they always weigh in.”

      “Right now, we’re going to go to a live shot of Jesse Jackson and Al Shaprton,” Brian Kilmeade said, and then staged-freezed for a shot that never appeared.

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      “We heard a lot from them during the Trayvon Martin situation,” Steve Doocy said. “Allen West has tweeted, quote, ‘We were bored and decided to kill somebody. Three black teens shoot white jogger. Who will President of the United States identify with this time?’ Excellent point. I wonder when celebrities are going to put on ‘I Am Chris Lane’ t-shirts?”

      “Like Jamie Foxx?” Kilmeade offered.

      “You think that stuff is going to happen?” Doocy asked. “Or is there once again, as we have talked about many times, a double standard regarding things like this?”

      They just can't help themselves.

      Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

      by Mike S on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 08:43:32 AM PDT

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    •  And one of the "black" guys has white mom. (2+ / 0-)
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      This diary should be seriously edited to reflect the truth and not the Foxaganda.

      3 guys, one white, one bi racial, and one African American does not equal 3 black kids.

    •  That's the missing part of the story (1+ / 0-)
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      Two Black and one WHITE teenager. This is not about race, it's about bored teens with guns and no moral compass.

      And I'm not talking about religion. Right from wrong has nothing to do about religion and all about treating your fellow man with respect.

      Perhaps the amoral behavior of what they see from the military, politicians, movies might have something to do with it. From my own experience as a white boy growing up in Phoenix, I can tell you it gets a little more complicated.

      Over the years I have seen this played out time and time again, but not at the level this crime rose too.

      Over the years I have watched my brothers and their friends get so wrapped in their belief in their own infallibility, they never even considered the impact on others even if they cared. Having a father who was a Bircher didn't help.

      While the right may want to couch this in racial terms, and they have already started, it's about teaching right from wrong. I don't have an answer how to accomplish that goal, but it needs to be part of the conversation.

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