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Murdered because he wasn’t black

Hilander

Free Spirit
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Jeremiah Ajani Bell, 22, was arrested Monday for attempted murder with a hate crime enhancement for the attack on Armando Barron. Bell allegedly pummeled Barron in the head with an aluminum baseball bat in what police described as an unprovoked encounter.
California grandfather beat to death with baseball bat ‘because he wasn’t black': police

He admitted he did this because he wasn't black. That he woke up wanting to kill anyone that wasn't black. The judge had reservations about his mental state so he ordered a mental evaluation.

Poor man all he did is decide to walk to the grocery store. Now these kids don't have a grandfather anymore.

I don't know why some want to kill someone just because of the color of their skin.

Thoughts?
 

The_Chameleon

Grandmaster
Well the KKK were known for doing just that not so long ago, and if they thought they could get away with it would probably still be doing it. Racial supremacy and group supremacy in general is a very primal thing. Chimp groups are known to attack and sometimes even kill members of another tribe that tread into their territory. Human behavior, not DNA, is the strongest argument for evolution, but in a sense is the strongest argument for a lack thereof.


- Cham
 

CaptainObvious

Embrace the Suck
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Because he's crazy. He suffers from mental issues. This isn't an organized effort like the KKK or any kind of group think, he's just a nutbag.
 

Hilander

Free Spirit
Staff member
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I think its obvious this guy is a lone nut job not part of any organized group. Who in their right mind wakes up and thinks I'm going to kill someone today that's not of my race. I think the judge saw that and that is why he ordered a mental evaluation.

I would argue that many of the people in the KKK, or any group that promotes hatred for another race, are probably nuts also.
 

The_Chameleon

Grandmaster
I can't help wonder though if his particular form of madness was aggravated by the group mentality around him.


- Cham
 

Hilander

Free Spirit
Staff member
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Could be, people's thinking often reflects their surroundings and what they have been told. Most just have enough sense not to act on it if its negative.
 

idisrsly

I'm serious
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I think it's probably a combination of both. The guy clearly had mental issues, but specifically targeted a demographic. Much like how Elliot Rodger set out to kill all girls because he felt wronged by them. He was already twisted in the head.

Death is always sad and horrifying, but when it's old people and kids, I can't help think the killers are a special kind of monster. Picking on the helpless and defenseless.
 

The_Chameleon

Grandmaster
I think popular media makes light of this idea. It's now "funny" in a movie to see an old man get beaten up, or a nun, and while child abuse hasn't been featured as a form of comedy yet, violence in general is an increasingly popular theme, even in cartoons. I am not talking about Coyote and Road Runner violence either, I'm talking hack and slash, spurting blood and bisection kind of violence. The music of today has become more anti-social in a lot of circles. Video games have children barely old enough to use a game controller running around virtual warzones shooting people. And the Internet has connected small pockets of depravity into digital cults of sickness. With all that kids grow up with, is it not a form of anti-social engineering?


Should we be surprised when someone loses their grip on reality and takes the hate around them in and channels it to violent ends? I'm surprised there aren't more serial killers walking the streets. Perhaps if we keep working hard at it, we can change that. Innocence bad, aggression good! Respect for authority bad, aimless rebellion good! Brutal violence is "funny"! I'm just behind the times. Obsolete. When my generation are all gone, the world will be free of old ideas and can "evolve" into the chaotic mess it was always meant to be. That's true "freedom". That's modern "bliss". Video games and meth, hyper-realistic splatter films and acid, internet porn and Youtubed stupidity competitions, raves and exstacy, rioting and vandalism, domestic violence and reality shows, twitter hookups and sexting. It's all good... I guess. Just not my "brand" of "good".


- Cham
 
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