Sunday, April 8, 2012

Quotation for Today: Celebrating Easter Weekend, American Style, With a Heinous Gun-Related Murder

Again, we appear to have a racially-based, hate-crime carried out against African-Americans.  The quotation for today highlights the logicalness of the theory that the shooting of five African-Americans by two white men was a racially-based hate-crime.
“There’s a very logical theory that would say that that’s [hate crime] what it could be.But I’m a police officer. I’ve got to go by evidence.”
Chuck Jordan, Police Chief, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Chief Jordan's comments are from a New York Times article on the shooting of five African-Americans by two white men. Three African-Americans were killed and two were injured.  The heinous shooting event occurred on Friday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

You can read the complete article by following the link in the citation for the article.

Joseph, Channing and Matt Flegenheimer. "2 Men Arrested in Tulsa Shootings." The New York Times 8 April, 2012: online edition.

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Blaming the victim.

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