Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2001
Subject: Re: HATE CRIMES: Sending this to you because of the media
Jackie, do you
think there is something wrong with our society that these young people here
weren't willing to take a risk and jump the gunman... maybe they would have
been hurt or killed, but at least they would have died more honorable deaths
than being witnesses to such barbarity as happened out in the field.
They should not have been so stunned that they could not react.
Maybe parents ought
to train their children in guns and self defense so they wouldn't be paralyzed
like that. In order to react, I believe a person has to think about
what he should do before anything happens. As for the perpetrators,
where did the guns come from, were they on drugs, mind controlled, from
fatherless home, etc. etc. They are the barbarians rising up in our
midst, cultivated so to speak, by our government who should be protecting
us, not destroying us. From Anna
very wrong. A nation of zombies. Media mind control, and it's
being drilled into them in the schools also. The "zero tolerance"
system. Children are forbidden to defend themselves even if attacked
by two or three other children. Fighting is 'verboten'. The child
who defends him/herself is punished along with the attackers. This
is a product of Skinnerian Operant Conditioning. They get candy when
they 'do good', and demerits when they don't follow orders explicitly...
like Jehovah. If his 'chosen' obey his statutes they're promised
the world and all that is in it... nothing about Heavenly
rewards. If they don't, every curse imaginable will be rained
down upon them, including cannibalizing their own children. It's
in their cells and the pathways in their brains. Knee jerk obedience,
even unto death.
My heart aches
with the sadness of it all. Jackie
----- Original Message -----
Monday, January 15, 2001
HATES CRIME - Sending this to you because of the media
YOU WON'T BE SEEING THIS ON YOUR NIGHTLY NEWS . . . . . this 'News' happened
on December 14th, but you didn't hear a word of it from the news 'authorities'
on ABC, CBS or NBC, or your local news outlets. Do you know why?
The Wichita Horror
By Scott Rubush
January 12, 2001
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IT WAS A QUIET NIGHT for five friends gathered
at a townhouse in Wichita, Kansas-until an unspeakable crime interrupted
their evening and abruptly ended four of their lives. Now a media blackout
has descended on the event, cloaking the politically incorrect fact that
the victims of this hate crime were white and their accused killers black.
The night of terror began December 14 when two men burst in on the group
of young professionals, in their twenties, and held them at gunpoint. While
rummaging through drawers and shelves for valuables, the thieves found an
"That's for you," Jason Befort reportedly told his girlfriend as they huddled
together in terror. She hadn't known about the ring before the thieves found
it. "I was going to ask you to marry me," he told her.
After driving their prisoners to an ATM and forcing them to withdraw money,
the thieves then took them to a deserted soccer field.
There they ripped the clothes from the two women - including Jason Befort's
fiance - and raped them as the three men watched. Afterwards, they forced
the two women to perform sex acts on each other, and the three men to have
sex with the women.
Finally, the five prisoners were ordered to kneel on the ground and were
Only one survived. It was Jason Befort's fiance.
She walked more than a mile, bleeding and naked, through the snow, before
All Wichita is now abuzz over the grisly quadruple homicide. Yet the story
remains virtually unknown outside Kansas - even though the racially charged
murder comes at a moment when talk of hate crimes has reached a fevered
"The investigation has found no evidence of a racial motive," a spokesman
for Sedgwick County District Attorney Nola Foulston told
FrontPageMagazine.com. Her office characterized the motive
The five victims were certainly robbed. So was Matthew Shepard -- the gay
man whose gruesome murder in October 1998 became a national media
But why was Shepard's murder treated as a hate crime, while the killings
in Wichita are not?
The four people killed on that soccer field were only the final victims in
a week-long crime spree, for which two brothers -- Jonathan and Reginald
Carr-have now been charged. In the days before the soccer-field killings,
the brothers allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint outside a convenience store
and murdered a 55-year-old cellist near her Wichita home.
In a just society, where all are treated equally before the law, there would
be no need to dwell upon the fact that all the victims were white, while
the Carr brothers are black.
But in a society such as ours, where the government has seen fit to mete
out different punishments for identical crimes, depending upon the skin color,
religion and sexual habits of the perpetrators and victims, we are obliged
to raise the question of race.
If two white men subjected five black people to an extravaganza of horror
such as unfolded on that dark soccer field in Wichita, can there be any doubt
that the media would be screaming "hate crime" from coast to coast and that
everyone from Kweisi Mfume and Jesse Jackson to Bill and Hillary Clinton
would be calling for stricter hate-crime laws?
On Wednesday of this week, the MTV network interrupted its regular schedule
to air nearly 20 hours of special programming about hate crime, beginning
with a documentary about the Matthew Shepard murder.
But the four people executed on that soccer
field in Wichita -- Heather Muller, Jason Befort, Aaron Sander, and Bradley
Heyka - were not among those featured.
The indifference of government, media and civil rights leaders to crimes
such as those alleged to have been committed by the Carr brothers send a
clear message across America that some lives matter and some lives don't.
They send a message that the lives of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd -
the black man dragged to death in Texas in June 1998 - are considered
more valuable by our government than the lives of those four young people,
buried and forgotten, in Wichita.
If that is what hate crime laws are intended to teach us, then it is time
to put an end to hate crime laws.
"Reason obeys itself; and ignorance does whatever is dictated
--Thomas Paine, Rights of Man ("Conclusion")
"All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and
--Marbury v. Madison, 5 U.S. (2 Cranch) 137 (1803)
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