Your View: Why was Lane murder not a hate crime?

Sep. 06, 2013 @ 07:33 PM

So how are the rest of you enjoying life in Obamamerica? We have a front-row seat to the incredible “double standard” that we’re told is a figment of our vivid imaginations. Even the most clueless and ill-informed can take us through the Trayvon Martin saga from beginning to end.
Early on, the president joined in the fray, along with the other famous race hustlers, to elevate the story to a level only slightly below that of the Crucifixion of Christ. The liberal media, most notably MSDNC, force fed us all things Trayvon, all the time, even introducing us to a new species, the “white” Hispanic.
Fast forward to the recent murder of Australian jogger, and college student Chris Lane.  Oh you’ve never heard of Lane? I’m not surprised because neither had the “all knowing” White House.  Lane was the victim of the Oklahoma shooting death at the hands of “bored” black thugs who thought it would be “fun” to kill somebody.
These folks were not members of a neighborhood watch unit that had a situation go bad, they were looking for a Caucasian to kill, for “fun,” and randomly chose Lane. When asked about the incident during a White House briefing, Josh Earnest, principal deputy White House press secretary, said he was not familiar with the murder of Lane.
Most normal folks would likely see the planned, cold-blooded Lane murder as much more worthy of comment by a president, than the unfortunate, unplanned death of “little” Trayvon. Lane was a foreign national here to attend college and play baseball.
I guess there is no need to go into the details that differentiate the incidents. Finally, isn’t this truly the definition of the left’s beloved “hate” crime. But law enforcement officials said these thugs will not be charged with a “hate” crime. Why?
TONY MOSCHETTI
High Point

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The Congressional House moved recently to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget by 34 percent starting in the 2014 calendar year. In addition, they also made it unattainable for lawmakers to limit carbon emissions from power plants and pass other environmentally friendly legislation.
The environment must be considered one of the most important issues in this country. The water we drink, the air we breathe and the soil we use to grow and raise our food is all in danger. Other political issues will mean nothing if our country’s resources are decimated, causing unprecedented effects on our nation.
Prevention is the key and I am calling on the citizens and representatives of North Carolina to take the lead on combating this severely limiting and damaging recent legislation.
JUDY CRANFORD
High Point

 

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