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  • In Defense of Stereotypes

    09/12/2013 10:17:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    The College Fix ^ | September 11, 2013 | Jason Morgan
    Delbert Belton. Chris Lane. An unnamed 13-year-old boy riding a school bus in Florida. What do these people have in common? They are all whites who have been violently assaulted by blacks recently. And on Mother’s Day of this year, 20 people were gunned down in New Orleans by Akein Scott, also black. All of his victims were black. Not white-blacks or white-Hispanic-blacks, but blacks. Alas for these departed souls, unless you attract the narcissistic attention of Barack Obama, you’re unlikely to get the maudlin media mourning mash-up that Trayvon Martin received as a reward for beating George Zimmerman’s face...
  • Oklahoma Judge Issues Gag Order in Duncan Shooting

    08/28/2013 3:23:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    publicradiotulsa.org ^ | August 28, 2013
    The judge overseeing the case of three teens charged in the shooting death of an Australian baseball player has issued a gag order. Stephens County Special Judge Jerry Herberger issued an Order Prohibiting Extrajudicial Statements on Tuesday at the request of District Attorney Jason Hicks. The order applies to all parties involved in the case, including attorneys and law enforcement, and prohibits them from talking to the news media.
  • Blacks More Negative About Race After Zimmerman Verdict

    08/28/2013 3:53:55 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Auh 28 2013 | breitbart.com
    According to two Gallup polls, the verdict in the George Zimmerman case has caused more blacks to think new civil rights laws are needed, the government should be more involved in improving blacks’ welfare, and that blacks are treated badly in the United States. A Gallup poll the month after the verdict found 61% of blacks felt more civil rights laws should be on the books, as opposed to 53% the month before the verdict.
  • Oklahoma teen murder case shows who the true racists are

    08/27/2013 10:56:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Renew America ^ | 8/23/13 | Gabriel Garnica
    As a Latino, I have faced my share of racism over the years, and I think I know it when I see it. My current definition of racism is having a distorted, twisted view of the world based on race. While this warped way of looking at the world based on race may take many forms, the clearest illustration is found in a hypocritical, selective, inconsistent perception and evaluation of reality based on race. It is obvious that people of color have faced racism throughout history, and that societies have not often treated them fairly. Our justice systems, as part...
  • Touré decries some on the right’s ‘racial scorecard’ on Trayvon, Chris Lane ("Trayvon an innovator")

    08/27/2013 12:32:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    MSNBC's The Grio ^ | August 26, 2013 | Touré Neblett
    <p>In his “rant” on Monday, “The Cycle” co-host Toure took on the right wing’s obsession with keeping a “racial scorecard” since the Trayvon Martin trial, most recently around the heinous murder of Australian baseball player Chris Lane.</p> <p>“In the post-Trayvon days,” he said, “the right has a vile new tactic, which is to thrust his name and that of Delbert Belton into the media as a way to make some point about race in America,” something he says “even some of Fox News’ most familiar faces concede is silly.”</p>
  • Debunking HuffPo’s Chris Lane Killing Narrative

    08/26/2013 4:12:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 23, 2013 | Jack Kerwick
    In “Reinforcing the Self-Serving Myth that Blacks Kill Whites Because They’re White,” Earl Ofari Hutchinson—Huffington Post writer, MSNBC contributor, and a co-host for Al Sharpton’s radio show—addresses the cold-blooded murder of white Australian Christopher Lane by black teenagers in Oklahoma. Although “there is not a shred of evidence or even the hint that [the] killing of Lane was racially motivated,” Hutchinson asserts, right-wingers imply otherwise. Theirs is a “false, self-serving,” and “cheap ploy” to marginalize “civil rights leaders” while promoting the “myth” of a national press determined to conceal an “epidemic” of black-on-white killing. In reality, the “miniscule” number of...
  • Obama should express condolences for Lane's death, says governor

    08/25/2013 5:51:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 25, 2013 | Carlo Muñoz
    President Obama should express condolences for the Australian baseball player killed this week in Oklahoma, that state’s governor said Sunday. “I think it would be a nice gesture for him to do that, especially since the country of Australia has expressed its sentiments as to the murder itself,” Gov. Mary Fallon (R) said during an appearance on Fox News Sunday. Lane was killed in a shooting in which three teenagers shot him while he was jogging. The teens said they killed him because they were bored. The silence over Lane's shooting has infuriated conservatives, in light of the extremely vocal...
  • Oklahoma Gov. Fallin: 'Would Be Nice' If Obama Sent Condolences to Slain Student's Family

    08/25/2013 2:17:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 26 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | August 25, 2013 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin said Sunday that Australian college student Christopher Lane's death wasn't about gun control -- "it was about murder" -- and she believes it "would be nice" if President Barack Obama would express his condolences to Lane's family. "I certainly am going to say something on behalf of the state of Oklahoma, to the family," the Republican governor told "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace. "It would be nice if our nation were to certainly express their condolences, how very sorry we are." Chancey Allen Luna, 16, James Francis Edwards Jr., 15, and Michael Dewayne Jones, 17....
  • The Ultimate Punishment

    08/25/2013 5:04:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 25, 2013 | Derek Hunter
    This week has pissed me off. It’s been a week filled with news I’d rather forget, but really, it’s one we all should remember. It should be a rallying cry, an opportunity for those interested in justice to reform a broken system and expedite a punishment reserved for a deserving few. A college baseball player from Australia was murdered in Duncan, Okla., because three monsters were bored. The sheer convergence of bad parenting required to bring these three together and have none of them, not one, object to the idea of murdering a random stranger for lack of anything to...
  • Salon and the Dishonorable Dim Witted left

    08/25/2013 2:09:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Da Tech Guy ^ | August 24, 2013 | Da Tech Guy
    Huron Chief: What has Magua done to fire the forest that we may burn? Last of the Mohicans 1971 When they sow the wind, they shall reap the whirlwind; Hosea 8:7a K’Ehleyr: Don’t play the wounded Klingon for me, Duras, you don’t do it very well. “Star Trek: The Next Generation: Reunion (1990) When I saw this post at Salon I couldn’t believe my eyes: The right’s black crime obsession Conservative media’s total fixation on black-on-black and black-on-white crime isn’t going to end. Here’s why Seriously Salon you are playing the “race obsession” card, Seriously?The left spent a full year...
  • Alleged Okla. and Wash. Killers Have Common Thread: Violent Rap. Will Establishment Press Notice?

    08/25/2013 2:03:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 24, 2013 | 02:17 | Tom Blumer
    The UK Daily Mail has already reported that “The three boys alleged to have gunned down an Australian baseball player out for a run because they were ‘bored’ were influenced by an ultra-violent rapper.” Specifically, “rather than being part of any gang, which had been suggested before, authorities believe the boys were just wannabes who were emulating the thuggish beliefs of their idols, with Chief Keef being prime suspect.” The Chicago Sun-Times posted a similar story. It turns out that Kenan Kinard, the unapprehended suspect in the murder of 89 year-old World War II veteran Delbert Belton in Spokane, Washington,...
  • Dear Black Thugs: You’re Making It Hard For White Devils to Believe You’re Innocent Children

    08/24/2013 11:21:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 25, 2013 | Doug Giles
    According to the Media, President Obama and the slick-haired Al Sharpton, we white devils are supposed to feel very sorry for the plight of the black teen. I believe Americans, by and large, do have sympathy for any person or group who’ve had life deal them a bad hand. However, young black thugs, you’ve got to work with us a little bit because you’re kind of operating against the storyline the aforementioned are singing about y’all, and thus, making it difficult for us to soulfully commiserate. Of what, pray tell, do I speak? Well, homeslice, it goes something like this:...
  • Oklahoma suspects 'on same track' as Trayvon: 'Racial animosity, violence, hip-hop culture' cited

    08/24/2013 7:04:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 24, 2013 | Scott Greer
    Bestselling author and renown investigative reporter Jack Cashill believes there are strong parallels between the Trayvon Martin case in Florida and the Duncan, Okla., case where black teens are accused of killing Australian baseball player Christopher Lane. “The drugs, the racial animosity, the violence, the attachment to the hip hop culture – if Trayvon was the son of Barack Obama, they were his brothers,” Cashill commented to WND. “They were on the same track that Travyon was.” He was referencing Obama’s comment that he made in the Trayvon Martin case, that pushed the conflict into the national political scene. Obama...
  • The Christopher Lane Murder Wasn't a Tragedy, It Was a Hate Crime

    08/24/2013 3:49:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | August 24, 2013 | Mike Mulraney
    Three Oklahoma teens are accused of shooting and killing 23-year-old Chris Lane, an Australian student visiting the United States on a baseball scholarship. Sixteen-year-old Chancey Luna, along with his friends James Edwards and Michael Jones, have been charged in connection to the slaying. Not only was the case possibly a hate crime, it should spark a national conversation about the way our media treats race. The tweets and Facebook status updates from accounts linked to James Edwards paint a very clear picture of someone obsessed with violence and hatred for white people. Edwards had no problem putting violent and hate-filled...
  • Australia’s lecture on gun control not backed by facts

    08/24/2013 12:10:03 PM PDT · by sdnet · 12 replies
    Small Government Times ^ | 2013-08-24 | Steve Adcock
    Soon after the completely senseless murder of an Australian athlete in Oklahoma, former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer pleaded with Australian tourists to boycott the United States due to our supposed proliferation of guns which, as Mr. Fischer evidently believes, leads to an increase in violence and crime. “I am deeply angry about this because of the callous attitude of the three teenagers [but] it’s a sign of the proliferation of guns on the ground in the USA,” he said. The problem with Mr. Fischer’s statement? The data simply does not support his accusation, and even statistics from Mr....
  • Obama killed Chris Lane (Saturbray)

    08/24/2013 8:14:03 AM PDT · by bray · 24 replies
    www.braylog.com ^ | 8/24/13 | bray
    It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Gal 5:1 Back before the communist took over the Universities I had a professor who said everything is based on economics. Every decision you make good or bad is an economic decision on how that decision will cost or reward you. He gave the example of marriage as an economic decision women make proving that it is not based on love for women, but on what benefits a potential husband brings to her economic...
  • No race motive in Australian's murder: prosecutor

    08/23/2013 7:57:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 121 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | August 23, 2013
    US prosecutors handling the case of two black teenagers accused of shooting dead a white Australian baseball player said Friday there was no evidence to suggest the killing was racially-motivated. The murder of Chris Lane, 22, in the small Oklahoma town of Duncan has triggered a race debate in America after it emerged that one of the victim's alleged killers had posted racist comments on Twitter earlier this year. Several commentators have questioned why authorities had not pressed to have hate crime charges added to the indictment of James Edwards, 15, and Chancey Luna, 16, who are both charged with...
  • Obama’s Racial Imbalance

    08/23/2013 7:46:35 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | August 24, 2013 | John R. Lott Jr.
    Racism should make people pretty angry. But for that very reason charges of racism should only be leveled carefully. George Zimmerman wasn’t motivated by race in confronting Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman, a Hispanic, was himself one-eighth black. The prosecution in his case produced no statements by Zimmerman showing any racial bias. Alas, most people didn’t have time to follow the trial’s day-to-day testimony, and obviously didn’t know that. They got summaries presented by the mainstream media. NBC selectively edited a 9-1-1 call to make Zimmerman sound racist. President Obama pronounced the killing as racially motivated, first personalizing the case by comparing...
  • The right’s black crime obsession

    08/23/2013 5:02:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Salon ^ | August 23, 2013 | Brian Beutler
    Conservative media's total fixation on black-on-black and black-on-white crime isn't going to end. Here's why... There are a few black people up to no good in this country and Fox News is on it! So is Drudge Report. Vigilantly on the lookout, 24 hours a day, for stories about black youths behaving badly. This isn’t a particularly new phenomenon, but it’s intensified noticeably in the past year for at least two reasons. Conservatives, particularly white conservatives, feel a burning urgency to find a racial counterweight to the aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s shooting (including President Obama’s public comments about the incident),...
  • How Responsible Is Obama for the Oklahoma Killing?

    08/23/2013 4:30:05 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 22, 2013 | Jack Cashill
    "Ayeee I knocked out 5 woods since Zimmerman court!" young James Edwards tweeted on July 15 in the wake of George Zimmerman's acquittal for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Edwards's tweets surfaced after he and two of his homies were charged with killing Australian baseball player Chris Lane in Duncan, Oklahoma, last Friday. For the record, "woods" is short for peckerwoods, a derogatory term for white people. If Edwards, who is black, knocked out five woods as claimed, he would hardly be unique. As Colin Flaherty chillingly documents in his frequently updated book, White Girl Bleed A Lot, the...
  • Town where Chris Lane died buys up guns

    08/23/2013 10:18:33 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 56 replies
    skynews.com.au ^ | August 23, 2013
    Fearful residents in the Oklahoma city where Australian Chris Lane was gunned down are buying up handguns to protect themselves. One of Duncan's most popular gun shops, Danny's Gun Pawn, is reporting a rise in sales of handguns. Top of the shopping list is the Ruger LCP, a US-made, ultra-light .38 calibre pistol that can be carried in a purse or concealed on the body. 'Oh yeah,' Elaine, a spokeswoman at the shop who did not want to give her surname, replied on Thursday when asked if there had been a rise in sales since Mr Lane's death a week...
  • Allen West: The Gangster Culture Is the Real Race Conversation that We Need to be Having

    08/23/2013 9:16:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/23/2013 | Bryan Preston
    Our own Col. Allen West appeared on Hannity last night and took on the gansta culture that appears to have heavily influenced the murder of Chris Lane in Oklahoma one week ago today. West, who hosts at our sister site Next Generation TV along with John Phillips and Michelle Fields, told substitute host David Webb. “It is a gangster culture out there. It is a culture that is being permeated throughout the media, and throughout the entertainment industry, that we need to start speaking out about. And furthermore, when you think about the fact that 72% of black babies...
  • The Thug Culture That Killed Chris Lane

    08/23/2013 8:47:28 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 26 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | 8/22/2013 | Arnold Alert
    In a testament to the depravity of thug culture, an Australian collegiate baseball player attending school in America was killed by three teenagers looking for fun, police reported. Christopher Lane, who was out for a jog in the town of Duncan, Oklahoma where his girlfriend and her family live, was targeted at random after he passed a home where the boys were staying. ”They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: ‘There’s our target,’” said Police Chief Danny Ford. ”The boy who has talked to us said, ‘We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we...
  • Al Sharpton on Chris Lane: ‘System worked’

    08/23/2013 6:13:51 AM PDT · by kevcol · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/23/13 | Tal Kopan
    Rev. Al Sharpton responded Thursday to calls for him to address the Oklahoma murder of Australian student athlete Chris Lane, saying he is not protesting because the killing was not racial and “the system worked.”
  • Suspect in killing of Australian Chris Lane tweeted: 'time to start taken life's'

    08/22/2013 11:16:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | August 22, 2013 | Randi Kaye, Hilary Whiteman and Josh Levs
    One of the Oklahoma teenagers accused of killing 23-year-old Australian baseball player Christopher Lane previously posted images online showing himself posing with guns and wads of cash. And three days before what police call the indiscriminate shooting, the suspect, 15-year-old James Edwards Jr., tweeted, "With my n****s when it's time to start taken life's" -- a line from the Chief Keef rap song, "I Don't Like." Back in April, he tweeted, "90% of white ppl (people) are nasty. #HATE THEM." Police in the town of Duncan have charged Edwards and Chancey Luna, 16, as adults with first degree felony murder,...
  • Obama phones Ga. woman credited with stopping gunman

    08/22/2013 7:35:48 PM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    CBS ^ | August 22, 2013
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. President Barack Obama has phoned a Georgia woman credited with helping prevent a school shooting to thank her for her actions.
  • No, Chris Lane is not Trayvon Martin! (And darn you tea-baggers for even thinking it!)

    08/22/2013 3:21:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | August 22, 2013 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    The white conservative media thinks it's found its "Trayvon Martin in reverse, only worse." Are you kidding me? The white conservative media believes it has its own Trayvon Martin in the case of Chris Lane, an Australian baseball player who was killed in Oklahoma, where he had been studying, by three black teenagers in an apparently random act of violence (note: there’s actually some question as to the race of one of the three teens, the driver, who faces lesser charges). Rush Limbaugh called it “Trayvon Martin in reverse, only worse.” The Drudge Report, where black-on-white crime always gets top...
  • Obama: Fundamentally Transforming America, Hip Hop Style

    08/22/2013 9:22:33 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 8-22-2013 | MOTUS
    It might have been a gang initiation, or just a thrill kill by a bunch of bored, disaffected “yutes.” Either way, Big Guy is not yet aware of it because he’s got much bigger fish to fry right now. So he’ll get back to you when he’s done straightening out the mess he caused in the Middle East.The Reverend Jackson, on the other hand – having been embarrassed earlier this month into (finally) commenting on the black-on-white school bus beating - did weigh in. With his usual robust rhetoric he sent out this tweet on the cold blooded murder of...
  • Teens in shackles as charges read [Oklahoma]

    08/22/2013 6:53:27 AM PDT · by kevcol · 100 replies
    The Border Mail ^ | August 22, 2013 | Nick O'Malley
    The boys looked terribly young and more stunned than scared when they were led individually into a packed courtroom in rural Oklahoma to face charges over the murder of Christopher Lane, an Australian they had never met. The prosecutor, Jason Hicks, repeated the terrible details already shared by police - that Mr Lane, who was visiting his girlfriend, Sarah Harper had jogged past the boys as they sat around outside a house on Friday afternoon; that they selected him as a target, followed him in a car and shot him about four minutes later. For people trying to understand what...
  • Parents of 'bored' teens who 'shot Australian baseball star' weep in court...

    08/21/2013 11:35:21 PM PDT · by kevcol · 83 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Aug 21, 2013 | Meghan Keneally
    The parents of the slain Australian baseball player are not the only ones hurting today as the relatives of the accused teen shooters have also spoken out about their sons, clinging onto the belief that they are not murderers. . . When News.au asked if Ms Luna had a message for the victim’s family, she said: ‘I feel sorry for them, my heart goes out to them, it really does, but that's my baby too. My boy was a baby too.’ ‘If I could do something about it, I would.’ . . Mr Edwards is holding onto his belief that...
  • Double standard seen in white man’s killing: Critics point to Trayvon Martin case

    08/21/2013 8:58:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 21, 2013 | Ben Wolfgang
    Five days after an Australian college student was gunned down by a trio of “bored” Oklahoma teens, the political and social reverberations continue to build across the nation and abroad. While there’s been disgust and disbelief at the senseless death of Christopher Lane — who was studying in the U.S. on a baseball scholarship and visiting his girlfriend in Duncan, Okla., when he was shot while jogging on Friday — some former lawmakers and pundits say there’s a clear double standard in how President Obama and other political leaders, leading civil rights activists and the media have reacted to the...
  • Report: 'Bored' shooter of Australian baseball player appears to be a Crip

    08/21/2013 7:19:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 21, 2013 | Joe Newby
    As two of the teens involved in the tragic shooting of Australian baseball player Chris Lane in Duncan, Okla., were charged with first-degree murder, a post at PJ Media said Tuesday one of the shooters appears to be a member of the "Crips," a predominantly black street gang. According to reports, the teens targeted Lane as he was jogging and shot him in the back out of boredom. Bryan Preston said he "looked at the Facebook and Twitter feeds of James 'Lilbuggy' Edwards," one of the boys involved in the shooting, and found posts that "suggest strong interests in rap...
  • Does Oklahoma allow TV cameras in the court room?

    08/21/2013 2:17:06 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 15 replies
    8/21/13
    Are the defendants going to be tried in juvenile court?
  • White House spokesman ‘not familiar with’ Chris Lane murder

    08/21/2013 12:35:35 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 99 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2013 | Caroline May
    Josh Earnest, principal deputy White House press secretary, said he was not familiar with the murder of Australian jogger Chris Lane during Wednesday’s White House briefing. When asked by Fox News chief White House correspondent Ed Henry about the Chris Lane case, Earnest responded, “I’m not familiar with it, actually.” Henry explained the case in brief to Earnest looking for reaction to the Oklahoma shooting death of Lane at the hands of “bored” African-American teens who thought it would be “fun” to kill somebody. “This sounds like a pretty tragic case. I wouldn’t want to get ahead of the legal...
  • Meet Brenda Edwards, Mother of Accused ‘Bored’ Teen Killer James Edwards

    08/21/2013 12:33:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 21, 2013 | Bryan Preston
    Did “bored” teen James Edwards learn about crime from his mother? Edwards is the 15-year-old apparent gang member accused of shooting Australian baseball player Chris Lane in the back last Friday. He appeared in court Tuesday and reportedly made a mockery of the proceedings. A search on Mugshots.com turns up one Brenda M. Edwards, 50, of Stephens County, Oklahoma. I called the Stephens County district attorney’s office today and confirmed that Brenda M. Edwards is James Edwards’ mother. Edwards is currently incarcerated in the Oklahoma Department of Corrections . Her extensive rap sheet begins in 1994 with a conviction for...
  • Oklahoma Dad: Alleged Teen Killers Were Crips, Threatened to Kill His Son

    08/21/2013 11:00:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 29 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/21/13 | Bryan Preston
    A Duncan, OK father says that the three teens accused of shooting Chris Lane in the back were gang members who were trying to recruit his own son. James Johnson, 52, called the police to tell them that the accused killers were hiding in the car park of the Immauel Baptist Church car park at about 5pm, two hours after they allegedly shot Lane. “My son called me and said, “They’re saying they’re coming to kill me,” so I called the police and they got here within about three minutes,” Johnson told the Herald Sun. Mr Johnson claimed that Edwards...
  • Sharpton and Obama Silent on Murder of White Baseball Player By Three "Bored" Black Teenagers

    08/21/2013 6:02:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday we heard the horrific news of Australian baseball player Chris Lane being allegedly murdered in the street after three black teenaged thugs, Chancey Allen Luna, James Francis Edwards Jr. and Michael Dewayne Jones, went on a killing joyride because they were "bored." Three teenage boys were charged in the killing of an Australian university student in Oklahoma "for the fun of it," prosecutors said on Tuesday Christopher Lane, of Melbourne, was found dead of a gunshot wound on Friday, according to police in Duncan, Oklahoma, about 80 miles south of Oklahoma City. “They followed him, shot him in the...
  • Three Teens, Two Of Them Black, Murder Chris Lane Because Of Boredom

    08/21/2013 2:19:19 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 28 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 08/21/13 | LD Jackson
    First of all, this is not a post I enjoyed writing. It's never good when we hear of senseless violence like this, but it is especially bad when it happens in my home state. Second, my headline says something that the national headlines about this story do not say. In fact, Maggie's Notebook and Conservative Hideout are two of the few places on the Internet where I have read that mentions the significant fact that two of the teens that killed Chris Lane are black. Let me be clear about this. I am not saying this shooting had anything to...
  • 2 teens charged in death of ECU baseball player

    08/20/2013 1:46:23 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 43 replies
    koco.com/ ^ | August 20 2013 | koco.com
    DUNCAN, Okla. —Two teens have been formerly charged Tuesday with the slaying for a East Central University baseball player from Australia and another teen is accused of being an accessory. Chris Lane, a 22-year-old baseball player at East Central University, was killed Friday in a drive-by shooting. James Francis Edwards, Jr. 15, and Chancey Allen Luna, 16, were both charged with first-degree murder. Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, was charged with use of a vehicle in the discharge of weapon and accessory after the fact to first-degree murder. According to court documents, the trio fired a .22 caliber revolver at Chris...
  • THESE ARE THE THREE TEENS ARRESTED AND SUSPECTED OF MURDERING STUDENT CHRIS LANE ‘FOR THE FUN OF IT’

    08/20/2013 12:02:06 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 103 replies
    Blaze ^ | Aug 20, 2013 | By Oliver Darcy
    Local ABC affiliate KSWO-TV has obtained photographs of the three teenage boys who allegedly shot and killed Australian student Chris Lane Friday night “for the fun of it.” The teens, all said to be facing first-degree murder charges, have reportedly been identified as 15-year-old James Edwards, 16-year-old Chancey Luna and 17-year-old Michael Jones.
  • Three teens accused of murder of baseball player Chris Lane identified

    08/20/2013 11:31:07 AM PDT · by Carismar · 66 replies
    The Oklahoma teens who face first-degree murder charges have been named as Chancey Luna, James Edwards and Michael Jones. But their parents yesterday protested their innocence. Jennifer Luna, whose son is suspected of firing the fatal shot, claimed her son was at home saying: "My son is not that way. My son is a good kid." Earlier today, former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer has urged Australian tourists to boycott the US in the wake of the shooting murder of the Melbourne baseball star.
  • Teens held over Aussie baseball star Christopher Lane's death 'planned killing spree'

    08/19/2013 3:53:52 PM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | August 19, 2013 | Stephen Drill
    A 16-YEAR-OLD boy has confessed to pulling the trigger and killing Australian baseballer Chris Lane during a drive-by shooting in Oklahoma, police chief Danny Ford says. Chief Ford said the 16-year-old was with two other teens aged 15 and 17 when they killed Lane during a random drive-by shooting in the town of Duncan. He said the three teenagers had no motive other than to make a name for themselves. All three are facing the charge of first-degree murder, which carries a maximum sentence of the death penalty. Chief Ford told radio station 3AW this morning one of the accused...