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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Australian Tim Fischer capitalizes on tragedy to advance agenda (Blame the gun)

    08/21/2013 10:38:52 AM PDT · by NotYourAverageDhimmi · 26 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 21, 2013 | Brian Mark Weber
    Former Australian Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer, in reaction to the tragic murder of baseball player Chris Lane in Oklahoma last Friday, has decried the incident as a direct consequence of organizations that support gun rights such at the National Rifle Association. Fischer claimed that the murder is "the bitter harvest and legacy of the policies of the NRA that even blocked background checks for people buying guns at gunshows" and added that, "People should take this into account before going to the United States." Fischer's comments are disgraceful in myriad ways. To advance one's political agenda by tapping into...
  • Shock as Australian baseballer gunned down by US teens

    08/18/2013 9:56:01 PM PDT · by seacapn · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 18, 2013 | AFP
    <p>An Australian family was Monday struggling to come to terms with the "senseless" death of their baseballer son in a random drive-by shooting by three teenagers in the United States.</p> <p>Chris Lane, 22, was in the US on a baseball scholarship and was jogging in the small town of Duncan in Oklahoma when he was shot in the back on Friday and left to die on the side of the road.</p>
  • Australian baseball player in OK killed by 'bored' teens' (2 black, one white)

    08/21/2013 8:22:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/21/2013 | Rick Moran
    CNN has only part of this story. Three teenage boys - 2 black and one white - apparently targeted an Austrialian citizen who was attending a local college in Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship for murder because they were "bored." Chris Lane was walking down the road when the teens came up behind him and shot him in the back: A random act of violence has left a promising 23-year-old college baseball player dead, a family devastated and two countries half a world apart rattled. Christopher Lane, who was from Australia, was gunned down in Duncan, Oklahoma, while he was...
  • 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...
  • Photos surface of teens who 'shot college baseball player dead as he was jogging because

    08/20/2013 1:21:59 PM PDT · by don-o · 150 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 20, 2013
    Here are pictures of three teenagers accused in the thrill-kill murder of a college baseball player in Oklahoma. The senseless slaying of Christopher Lane, 23, has sent shock waves from the Sooner State to the victim’s native Australia. “They followed him, shot him in the back and drove off,” Duncan, Okla., police chief Danny Ford said yesterday. “When asked why he [a 17-year-old suspect] did it, he said, ‘We were bored and decided to kill somebody.’ ” The suspects have been identified as as Chancey Luna, 16, James Edwards, 15, and Michael Jones, 17. Lane died Friday afternoon after he...
  • Three teens charged over murder of Melbourne baseball player Chris Lane

    08/20/2013 5:21:51 PM PDT · by libstripper · 62 replies
    news.com.au (Herald Sun) ^ | Aug. 21, 2013 (AU date) | Carmel Malouney
    AN Oklahoma court has been told how one of the boys accused of murdering Melbourne baseballer Chris Lane danced and laughed as he was being taken into a police station to be charged. James Edwards, 15, was treating the murder as a joke, District Attorney Jason Hicks told a hearing in the town of Duncan on Tuesday (Wednesday morning AEST). Mr Hicks told the court that Edwards has previously been in contact with police, and that he "an attitude of total disregard for law enforcement" when he was being charged over Lane's death. "He thinks it's funny, and it's all...
  • Christopher Lane, Australian baseball player, killed by "bored" Okla. teens, police say

    08/20/2013 4:42:16 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 78 replies
    CBS/ AP ^ | 20 August 2013 | Iris Carreras
    An Australian baseball player out for a jog in an Oklahoma neighborhood was shot and killed last week by three "bored" teenagers who decided to kill someone for fun, police said. PICTURES: Australian baseball player fatally shot in Okla. Christopher Lane, who was visiting the town of Duncan where his girlfriend and her family live, had passed a home where the boys were staying and that apparently led to him being gunned down at random, Police Chief Danny Ford said Monday. A 17-year-old in the group has given a detailed confession to police, but investigators haven't found the weapon used...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • POLICE: BLACK TEENS KILL WHITE MAN 'FOR FUN' College-baseball player shot dead in 'random' attack

    08/20/2013 9:32:46 AM PDT · by unlearner · 55 replies
    WND ^ | August 20, 2013 | WND Staff
    As the family of an Australian baseball player gunned down in Oklahoma mourns his death, police said today that the college athlete was targeted by three black teenagers who simply “wanted to see someone die.” The suspects followed Chris Lane, 22, as he jogged alongside a road in Duncan, Okla., Friday afternoon, shot him in the back and left him to die on the side of the road, said Duncan Police Chief Danny Ford. Lane attended East Central University in Ada, Okla., on a baseball scholarship. He was in town visiting his girlfriend. “He went by a residence where these...
  • Police: Australian Player Killed by 'Bored' Teens (No Mention of Race of Perps)

    08/20/2013 4:11:48 AM PDT · by KevinB · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/20/2013 | Sean Murphy/AP
    An Australian baseball player out for a jog in an Oklahoma neighborhood was shot and killed by three "bored" teenagers who decided to kill someone for fun, police said. Christopher Lane, who was visiting the town of Duncan, where his girlfriend and her family live, had passed a home where the boys were staying and that apparently led to him being gunned down at random, Police Chief Danny Ford said Monday. A 17-year-old in the group has given a detailed confession to police, but investigators haven't found the weapon used in last week's shooting, the chief said.
  • Three teens accused of murder of baseball player Chris Lane identified

    08/20/2013 7:42:47 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 70 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | 8/20/13 | Aaron Langmaid, Samantha Landy
    THE images of three youths police say murdered Melbourne baseballer Christopher Lane have emerged. 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."
  • 'Bored' teenagers murder college baseball player for 'fun'

    08/19/2013 9:26:18 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | August 19, 2013 | Mike Snyder
    Every once in a while you read something that truly shakes your faith in humanity. This would be one of those stories. Christopher Lane was a 22-year-old baseball player for East Central University in Oklahoma. Friday, he was killed in a completely random act, according to police. Three boys, ages 15, 16 and 17 are in police custody for the slaying. From the Associated Press: "They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: 'There's our target,'" [Duncan police chief Danny] Ford said. "The boy who has talked to us said: 'We were bored and didn't have anything to...
  • Investigation into the Death of Chris Lane Reveals Gangster Culture, Gang Related

    08/21/2013 8:47:07 AM PDT · by Howard Morrison · 61 replies
    Story Leak ^ | 8/20/2013 | Anthony Gucciardi
    Reporting the news backed with sources you won't see from the main stream media. These thugs were not bored.