Friday, March 23, 2012

Hate crime in Florida?

A shocking murder in the suburb turned slum of Newton, in Sarasota Fla., two British tourists we shot dead by 'gangsta' hoods. Why? Apparently because of the colour of their skin and the accents they spoke with.  These poor drunken tourists were killed for daring to enter the territory with the wrong complexion.
It seems the DA is not concerned with that, and is treating the killing as a 'robbery gone wrong' or 'gang crime' (despite the victims TOTAL lack of affiliation with local criminal gangs).
This position stands in sharp contrast to hate laws being enforced against crimes committed against minority and homosexual victims.
Does hate crime cut only one way?
Is racism and bigotry considered some defect only apparent in 'white' or 'homophobic' criminals?
Is there a dangerous double standard being applied in these cases of 'hate'?
Do unarmed white, foreign, or tourist victims not count?
Judge for yourself after reading the article on the UK's Daily Mail below.

And contrast that with the Presidential attention paid to the tragic shooting of an unarmed 17 year old young black man, Trayvon Martin,  in Lakeland, Fla on FOXNEWS.

One of the killers at trial (Shawn Tyson)

The victims ( James Kouzaris (right) and James Cooper (left))  during happier times. 

17 year old Trayvon Martin was killed while 'trespassing' in Lakeland, Fla. 

ADDENDUM 3/26/12:
Just as I predicted the 'hate crime' charges loom over the shooting death of young Trayvon Martin. Nothing on the dead British tourists killed because of their ethnicity.
See link below:

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