a story the media has ignored.....

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    this is a story of violence and hate....of two young people who died before their time...died violent deaths at the hands of thugs....while the us focused on the stripper crying rape in durham nc...this was going on...not a word was said...2 white people killed...mutilated and raped by blacks...but it never hit the main stream media...why?

    justice will never be done in the newsome/christian case...but at the slow wheels of justice have began:

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    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - One of four people facing a possible death sentence in the carjacking, rape and murder of a young Tennessee couple was a "coward" who should have stopped the killings, his attorney said as his trial began Monday.

    The attorney said, however, that Letalvis "Rome" Cobbins wasn't a killer. Cobbins, 26, of Lebanon, Ky., pleaded guilty to five counts of facilitating a robbery or theft and one count of rape as prosecutors formally read the 38 counts against him in the January 2007 abduction and torture deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and her boyfriend, Christopher Newsom, 23.

    Cobbins pleaded not guilty to the other counts, including first-degree murder in the racially charged case. Prosecutors have said they will seek the death penalty if he is convicted

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    Agitators cry reverse discrimination
    The victims were white and middle class, and the defendants are poor and black. Some conservative Internet commentators and white supremacist agitators accused the national media of reverse discrimination by failing to give the case the same attention paid to white-on-black hate crimes.

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    Fitzgerald said investigators found DNA from both Cobbins and Davidson on Christian's clothes and on her body. Newsom also was raped before he was shot three times and his body set on fire and dumped along nearby railroad tracks. Police found his body first, then Christian's in a garbage can in Davidson's house.

    Newsom was a trim carpenter for a construction company. Christian was a senior at the University of Tennessee. They still lived at home and had been dating for two to three months.

    Ultimately, the object was "the pleasure they got from that girl," Fitzgerald said. "(And) you can't enjoy the girl until you get rid of the guy."

    Tenn. rape-murder trial starts - Crime & courts- msnbc.com
     
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    glaring innit? just like the killing of the abortion doc was headline news for weeks, but barely a word was said about the newly converted to islam black who cold bloodedly shot two soldiers. glaring. see bones?? the stratagey nowadays is to focus the spotlights on old white people,, on the "mob" and the other guys who do heinous stuff like this,, well, let's just look the other way why don't we, just like obama's dept of justice looked the other way with the black panthers and their voter intimidation,, but the whole wide world is watching.
     
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    How did you manage to find a link to an MSNBC article about a story clearly being ignored? :eusa_think:
     
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    manie it was ignored when it happened...bloggers kept the story alive...that is why the mainstream is beginning to pay it mind...tell me manie...before this post...did you hear of them?
     
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    Yes I did. The other two times you posted it. :cool:

    From what I've read, the guilty parties are being brought to justice. So tell me bones, why do you need for this story to be sensationalized? Do you think a media circus is a requirement for justice to be served?
     
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    Thing is stories like this happen all the time both ways and every which way. It takes people to bring attention to the issue. Then maybe after that the story will get some attention its not really one sided when it comes to issues like this one.
     
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    What issue?
     
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    Any issue that people feel is being ignored that shouldnt be.
     
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    So (in the context of the OP) what issue is being ignored that shouldn't be?

    and bones: feel free to chime in on this one if you have an answer. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    What's being ignored by the media is the fact that this was a black on white hate crime. The only reason these young people were tortured and abused was because of their white skin. In my opinon though, the other reason this story has been somewhat ignored is just because of the horror factor. Just what details have been made known about what happened to those kids literally sickens me. It's one of those things that people don't even want to think about, much less see splashed across the headlines.
     
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