Horrific story from Oklahoma about three teenagers who shot and killed an Australian who was here in the U.S. on a baseball scholarship.
Christopher Lane, who's from Australia, was gunned down in Duncan, Oklahoma, while he was out jogging last week. The motive, police say? Three teens who had nothing better to do.This may get uglier. Much uglier.
"They witnessed a young man run by on the street. Chose him as the target," Police Chief Danny Ford told CNN affiliate KSWO.
When police eventually arrested the three teens -- ages 15, 16 and 17 -- one of them offered up a motive that made clear that Lane, who attended East Central University on a baseball scholarship, was chosen at random.
"He said the motive was, 'We were going to kill somebody,'" Ford told Australian radio station 3AW.
CNN and other U.S. media outlets won't mention it because the three suspected killers are under 18, but Australian news reports have identified them. And here's where it can get a LOT uglier.
The three teenagers are black, and the victim was white. And given the reaction we've seen from right-wingers to the response to the George Zimmerman trial, and then President Obama's impromptu press conference about race in America, there's a good chance they're going to jump on this story to justify every single damn racist bone in their body.
Update: It now looks like only one of the teens is black, another is biracial, and the third one is white. The initial report in the Herald had a photo showing a completely different black teenager as the third teen.
Notice that Drudge's link claims all three teens were black.