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January 09, 2009

The Murder of Oscar Grant

I'm tempted to say "execution" but why add fuel to a fire?

More at Allah.

Content warning for a man being shot in the back and killed.

Reason points out the San Fransisco Chronicle's odd reaction to this, and the riots it spawned:

The roving mob expressed fury at police and frustration over society's racial injustice. Yet the demonstrators were often indiscriminate, frequently targeting the businesses and prized possessions of people of color.

A roving mob was "often" indiscriminate? Sometimes the lawless mob was discriminate?

When would that be? When was it rationally making surgical strikes on a lawful target?

When it was attacking the businesses and homes of white people, you mean...?

And random white people were behind this, right?

The San Fransisco Chronicle sure endorses the idea of collective punishment... as long as it's directed towards whitey.

Thanks to CJ.

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