posted on Oct, 8 2013 @ 05:57 PM
reply to post by Tazkven
I won't argue that, there is plenty of hatred to go around. Mainly I took issue with implying that because it was military it must be racism and it
must be military covering it up. The implication that the military regularly "draw a line between races" and then that last comment made where the
previous poster stated thay have "PROUDLY not served". They seemed to be steadily implying and assuming that everyone in the military was horrible and
racist and they were happy they weren't a part of it. Basically advocating hatred of another form outside of race.
It is possible that even in the military this kind of violence can happen due to racism, this might have been one such case. My point was is being in
the military you HAVE to deal with people from all over all the time. People generally learn that kind of ignorance is plain stupid. In the military
it is actually far less likely to have that happen when you depend on each other for your lives.
I'm not saying everyone that was or is in the military is great, there were plenty of people I did not like but that always had to do with character,
attitude or so on and never race.
However all I know right now is that someone talked with what seems to be one person and decided this was a hate crime. Then when interviewing
everyone on the scene they completely changed their minds. This could just as easily have been someone that assumed race was an issue solely because
one group was black and one white. It could also be that this is a cover up, but probably not for any negative reasons. As one poster said there is a
small percentage of black population there. If plenty of people got upset and planned for retaliation than many others could end up paying for what
one crazy and stupid person did. I believe it was someone in his own group that turned him in so they weren't even ok with it, although I think I've
seen multiple stories now and not sure which to believe.
We should not be publicizing and given new names for murder, that alone is bad enough. When it gets a lot of publicity plenty of stupid people can
start assuming everyone of one race is out to get them. They can start rationalizing that they may need to kill them to defend themselves. These
stories help encourage hatred and are a part of the problem.
edit on 8-10-2013 by inquisitive1977 because: (no reason given)