Originally Posted by suited
Thread basically morphed into a discussion on race in general, specifically the dishonesty and disparity in how these crimes are covered. Whether we're talking about the Trayvon Martin shooting or the other examples in the thread, it is the same concept - and certainly not limited to blacks.
I think the random shooting of the Australian baseball player by a teen who specifically cited the Zimmerman verdict as a reason for his violence against whites is definitely relevant here. If you want to post the recent stories of the two white teens who shot a black baby in the face while it was being pushed in a stroller by its mother, or the two white teens that beat a black WWII vet to death, etc.,I will gladly provide equally harsh criticism of those crimes.
Actually I think it came out that the parents killed that baby.
You can use the tweets to shoehorn the Lane shooting, I suppose. It's a bit more complicated, though, considering that one of the kids was white and one was half white. Sounds to me like a kid talking shit on Twitter but whatever.
Bringing in the WWII vet case, though, really adds nothing. You want to start the "black people be killin'" thread, then start it.