Dateline: Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013
Two black teenagers were charged in the shooting death of white college student Chris Lane yesterday in the town of Duncan. Lane, a 22 year old Australian who came to Oklahoma to play baseball, was gunned down while out jogging last Friday in a drive-by shooting. Police quickly located the alleged shooters from surveillance video. Police said the third teen was a white male, 17 year old Michael Jones, who has been charged as an accessory for driving the car. He confessed that the three were bored and wanted to kill someone for a thrill.
3 black teens thrill kill college baseball player (news report)
15 year old James Edwards and 16 year old Chauncey Luna have both been charged with 1st degree murder. Edwards reportedly bragged on Facebook about the shooting and laughed and danced when being arrested. Prosecuting attorneys say they will try the teens as adults.
President Obama and black leaders have all been very vocal in condemning exonerated George Zimmerman for shooting Trayvon Martin in self-defense. Despite an extensive FBI report that no racism was involved, black leaders insist that the shooting was a racial hate crime. All have been silent in condemning this shooting as a racial hate crime. Donald Trump tweeted;
“Why isn’t mainstream media all over this like Trayvon Martin story? Will there be justice for Chris Lane?”