Rep Foxx makes rediculous statement...

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    Well, the idea that he was killed because he was a homosexual is a hoax. Just watched her statement. It was very reasonable. People used the Mathew Shephard incident as an "example" of why a thought control bill of this type is necessary and the guy was not killed because of his sexual orientation.

    Of course, even if he had been, that does not justify this kind of legislation.
     
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    On the November 26, 2004, 20/20, ABC host Elizabeth Vargas ran a report in which a number of figures tied to the case, including the prosecutor, were interviewed, and made a credible case that Shepard was targeted by Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson not because of anti-gay sentiment, but because McKinney was high on methamphetamines, giving him unusual violent tendencies as well as a desire for cash to buy more drugs. Vargas not only found that a meth high can lead to the kind of extreme violence perpetrated against Shepard, but that McKinney had gone on to similarly attack another man, causing a skull fracture, very soon after his attack on Shepard. Additionally, McKinney’s girlfriend and another friend of McKinney’s even claimed that McKinney himself has bisexual tendencies, although McKinney himself denied it.

    The prosecutor who prosecuted these crimes says that he never believed it was a hate crime. He believes it was a drug crime. Aaron McKinney, according to Aaron McKinney himself and to several other witnesses, was coming down from a five-day methamphetamine binge. He freely admits he not only used methamphetamine but dealt them, sold them. Five days up with no sleep, strung out on drugs, desperate to buy more, desperate to rob somebody to get money to buy more drugs. This was the motive, according to Aaron McKinney and the other witnesses.

    ABC Debunked Matthew Shepard Murder as No Hate Crime, MSNBC Savages Republican for Repeating | NewsBusters.org
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    Not looking like a hate crime.
     
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    so, think progress gets it WRONG yet again


    how many times will liberal still blindly follow these assholes when they are shown to be nothing but LIARS time after time
     
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    Matthew Shepard - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So, the testimony at the trial was a lie also?
     
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    amrchaos Pentheus torn apart

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    But Divecon--how do you know that ABC is reporting the accurate story??

    I suggests holding back opinion for the moment. This conflict in information usually is followed by some "Supreme" authority of what is corre4ct and what is Chicken feed.
     
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    no, what you have there is editorializing by whoever posted that to wiki
     
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    because more than likely ABC would be pushing the "he was killed because he was gay" storyline
     
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    What's lame is "hate crime". What's even lamer is claiming a dude murdered as teh result of a robbery was murdered because he was gay.

    Newsflash: he was murdered during the commission of a crime. Death penalty fodder from where I'm sitting. Want to kill him twice, or what?

    Trying to control thought through legislation is about as fascist as it gets.
     
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