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One of two teenagers accused in what police described as a hate crime is out of jail after a Monday hearing. A judge knocked down a murder charge against John Aaron Rice to aggravated assault. In the ruling, Judge William Barnett said Rice would be "bound over as a charge of simple assault (and) bond is set at 5,000."
The ring leader and actual killer has a $50,000 bond (which was paid) and he is out of jail.
The actual truck used in the crime was returned to the family after it was "checked out".
The other five teens were not charged with anything.
Originally posted by Wyn Hawks
...sounds like a plea deal...
...the bond was too low considering the crimes and he shouldve released to a psychiatric unit for observation, at the very least...
...we can only hope that all the forensics were properly done and wont disappear...
How about CONFISCATING the vehical like they do with drug related crimes??
After all, this was a FIRST DEGREE MURDER
...not assault - not accesory - not even failure to render aid... at the very least, they shouldve been ordered to do 100hrs of community service for being spineless idiots...
100 hours of community service for participating in a FIRST DEGREE MURDER
Originally posted by ProphecyPhD
Originally posted by ReVoLuTiOn76
That sucks, but if it were to happen to a white guy...same thing, except it wouldn't be such a big deal.
When does this sort of thing happen to a "White Guy"
Originally posted by TWILITE22
reply to post by ProphecyPhD
I find it so har to wrap my head around the thought that racism still exist in 2011.I remember the race wars in Detroit back in the 60's,as a child I couldn't really understand the reason for hating someone because they were different,in my heart I knew it was wrong.I remember my friends making racial slurs,and feeling so uncomfortable.When I was older I understood that they learned it from their parents.I thought things have changed for the better.
When I hear stories like this it takes me back to those days,but as an adult I still don't get the hate people have for others.Every one of these boys should be thrown in prison for the rest of their life,shame on the parent for not teaching them love and tolerance shame on the parents for raising a bunch of selfish,self absorbed,prejudice individuals....hopefully they will share a cell with a black person in prison....see how tough they think they are