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(NBC News)   Last weekend's killing of a soldier in Washington State has been downgraded from hate crime to unfriendly friendly fire   (nbcnews.com) divider line 80
    More: Followup, soldiers, Mr. Johnson, Tevin Geike  
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2013-10-09 06:54:31 AM  
One of the principles of combat:  Friendly fire isn't.
 
2013-10-09 07:43:20 AM  
Read the article.
Now need a link to an article that explains wtf is going on.
 
2013-10-09 07:45:44 AM  

way south: Read the article.
Now need a link to an article that explains wtf is going on.


True dat
 
2013-10-09 07:46:13 AM  
Just because they were all soldiers doesn't mean it wasn't a hate crime.  Racism has always been prevalent in the military.

Also,  Cedarium?!  That's the first I've heard that one.
 
2013-10-09 07:49:59 AM  

GDubDub: Also, Cedarium?! That's the first I've heard that one.


It's one of the new heavy elements they just recently discovered.  Oxidizes really easily...that is, before the element decomposes to a lighter one....
 
2013-10-09 07:50:10 AM  

WTFDYW: way south: Read the article.
Now need a link to an article that explains wtf is going on.

True dat


Thirded.

There was a lot of Johnson thrown around in that article, but I don't think he did it.
 
2013-10-09 07:50:44 AM  

GDubDub: Just because they were all soldiers doesn't mean it wasn't a hate crime.  Racism has always been prevalent in the military.

Also,  Cedarium?!  That's the first I've heard that one.


Where does Cedarium fit in on the periodic table of elements?

Whar graph WHAR!!
 
2013-10-09 07:58:09 AM  
The whole point of that long, rambling mess is in the third-to-last paragraph:

Three soldiers to stand trial in the death of a fellow soldier--

Freaking finally.
 
2013-10-09 07:59:01 AM  
Oh, and in the headline, too. Doh.
 
2013-10-09 08:01:15 AM  

Public Savant: WTFDYW: way south: Read the article.
Now need a link to an article that explains wtf is going on.

True dat

Thirded.

There was a lot of Johnson thrown around in that article, but I don't think he did it.


I believe this is the original article.
 
2013-10-09 08:05:16 AM  
Bad Subby! Washington State is a university. State of Washington is the correct term to differentiate us from the jackwagons in DC.
 
2013-10-09 08:05:17 AM  
Because it's a group of soldiers, race can't play a part?
 
2013-10-09 08:06:52 AM  

GDubDub: Just because they were all soldiers doesn't mean it wasn't a hate crime.  Racism has always been prevalent in the military.

Also,  Cedarium?!  That's the first I've heard that one.


Pray for Cedarium?
 
2013-10-09 08:17:00 AM  
How is this not a hate crime?
 
2013-10-09 08:17:37 AM  
Every murder is a hate crime.
 
2013-10-09 08:17:43 AM  

GDubDub: Just because they were all soldiers doesn't mean it wasn't a hate crime.  Racism has always been prevalent in the military.

Also,  Cedarium?!  That's the first I've heard that one.


Along with  Ajoni  not so sure about Tevin -think I have heard of it before.
 
2013-10-09 08:22:25 AM  
The worst part of it all was that the guy was out celebrating his return to productive citizenship. A terrible tragedy all the way around.

Hope those assholes fry.
 
2013-10-09 08:23:34 AM  

vabeard: How is this not a hate crime?


Victim was not black, if he was - jesse and Al would be all over it.
 
2013-10-09 08:25:42 AM  
I think his mother heard 'We need to do a cesarean,' in her epidural haze, and just got it wrong when it came to the birth certificate. Hence, Cedarium.
 
2013-10-09 08:30:23 AM  

WTFDYW: way south: Read the article.
Now need a link to an article that explains wtf is going on.

True dat


Yeah, it's totally confusing. Still sounds like a hate crime to me. 3 black guys shouted a racist term at a group of white guys, then wanted to kill the white guys, but saw their intended victims were soldiers, so one of them suggested skipping killing those white guys and moving on to non-soldier white guys? Either way it's a hate crime as defined by the law.
 
2013-10-09 08:31:15 AM  

Mrbogey: Because it's a group of soldiers, race can't play a part?


No it is because the perps were black and black people cannot be racist.

"A RACIST: A racist is one who is both privileged and socialized on the basis of race by a white supremacist (racist) system. 'The term applies to all white people (i.e., people of European descent) living in the United States, regardless of class, gender, religion, culture or sexuality. By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination" University of Delaware Residence Life Diversity Education Training, 2007 Link

Black people cannot be racist, says former Ken Livingstone aide-Ken Livingstone's former race adviser Lee Jasper has claimed that "no black person in the UK can be racist". Link

By definition Obama is half racist.
 
2013-10-09 08:31:52 AM  

vabeard: How is this not a hate crime?


A professor once told our African Studies class that Blacks are incapable of racism by default.
 
2013-10-09 08:31:59 AM  
The white guys made the black guys kill him. It's genetic.
 
2013-10-09 08:32:54 AM  
A black man charged with murder?
GTFO!
 
2013-10-09 08:36:08 AM  
From the original article: All five suspects are black men in their 20s, police say.

Now there are only three? Did the victim's friends miscount? Could they not find the others? What gives?
 
2013-10-09 08:38:52 AM  
Hold on subby, I need to hear from right wingers if hate crimes exist

*scans thread*

Ok, they exist in this instance
 
2013-10-09 08:40:16 AM  

E5bie: From the original article: All five suspects are black men in their 20s, police say.

Now there are only three? Did the victim's friends miscount? Could they not find the others? What gives?


Cop math.
 
2013-10-09 08:40:21 AM  

OregonVet: vabeard: How is this not a hate crime?

A professor once told our African Studies class that Blacks are incapable of racism by default.


"cracker." is not a racist term

busblog.tonypierce.com
 
2013-10-09 08:44:22 AM  
U of Delaware residence training program....

That's farking hilarious. And incredibly pathetic
 
2013-10-09 08:44:58 AM  
He got stabbed by one guy. One guy is the murderer.
The other are accessories, like grills, bling, big clocks on chains and etc.
 
2013-10-09 08:53:04 AM  
I'll bet he can rest easy in the grave knowing that the perpetrators didn't hate him .

How about a" Laramie Project" for white people performed in majority black schools.

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2013-10-09 08:57:03 AM  
hasty ambush:

" . . .  By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination" University of Delaware Residence Life Diversity Education Training, 2007 Link

i.cdn.turner.com
 
2013-10-09 08:58:31 AM  
Fight breaks out at the Silly Name Convention
 
2013-10-09 09:04:53 AM  
So, if I'm reading this right, the accused's status as a soldier makes him 1. doubly screwed and 2. eligible for the death penalty.
Did I get that right?
 
2013-10-09 09:06:39 AM  
I'm sure all these claims of just being out on the town, the unprovoked harassment, and the reasoned response are totally legit and not at all just trying to paint themselves in the best light possible, too.

Drunk soldiers are never belligerent or act out in any way.  Well, except for the black ones.
 
2013-10-09 09:07:41 AM  
vabeard


How is this not a hate crime?

Look at the picture.
 
2013-10-09 09:07:53 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The worst part of it all was that the guy was out celebrating his return to productive citizenship. A terrible tragedy all the way around.

Hope those assholes fry.


Were you referring to Tevin Geike as the soldier returning to productive citizenship?  Given from the info of his birthplace, I think he fulfilled it by sparking the stupid racial bickering, his people are known for.

Tevin peckerwood didn't deserve death for his stupid views, mostly because this in no way improve the thought processes for the family that raised him.  I do disagree with Johnson's view that all in the car should be going to jail.  If I am associating with you, then you commit a crime; I'll sure quit associating with you till after you get caught at least, but I shouldn't get charged for it.  Of course, Johnson may be pissed because the soldier he is referring to, is the guy who turned them in.
 
2013-10-09 09:08:20 AM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: hasty ambush:

" . . .  By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination" University of Delaware Residence Life Diversity Education Training, 2007 Link


If anyone actually swallows that double-speak bullsh*t, please raise your hand.
 
2013-10-09 09:08:41 AM  
No one noticed the name "Turnipseed"?  Come on, that alone is worth some ridicule.
 
2013-10-09 09:13:44 AM  

GDubDub: Just because they were all soldiers doesn't mean it wasn't a hate crime.   Racism White supremacy has always been prevalent in the military..


FTFY

There's no telling WHAT leads to any given bar fight, but I used to hang out with the black guys when I was an enlisted sailor (because I didn't vote for Reagan, and I played basketball). The only racism I ever ran into was being called a n*gger-lover by some white sailors.
 
2013-10-09 09:13:47 AM  

dfenstrate: Zeb Hesselgresser: hasty ambush:

" . . .  By this definition, people of color cannot be racists, because as peoples within the U.S. system, they do not have the power to back up their prejudices, hostilities, or acts of discrimination" University of Delaware Residence Life Diversity Education Training, 2007 Link

If anyone actually swallows that double-speak bullsh*t, please raise your hand.


freddyo.com
 
2013-10-09 09:17:32 AM  

Literally Addicted: No one noticed the name "Turnipseed"?  Come on, that alone is worth some ridicule.


I don't judge people for things that they have no control over. Whether that be their race or their ridiculous last name.
 
2013-10-09 09:20:20 AM  

OregonVet: vabeard: How is this not a hate crime?

A professor once told our African Studies class that Blacks are incapable of racism by default.


Boy, someone ought to show that professor a book on African history.

He'll have to do some serious mental gymnastics to make that claim again.

/right, like his/her mind isn't already made up
 
2013-10-09 09:20:21 AM  

jonas opines: I'm sure all these claims of just being out on the town, the unprovoked harassment, and the reasoned response are totally legit and not at all just trying to paint themselves in the best light possible, too.



Came here to say that right there.
Growing up in a town with a large military base nearby, I have come to intuitively retreat from any enlisted male under the age of 30 when seen in / coming out of a bar.
 
2013-10-09 09:23:10 AM  

vabeard: How is this not a hate crime?


Lakewood. 2:30am. That's all you really need to know. And the guy that says racial slurs were used looks like an absolutely SOLID citizen.
 
2013-10-09 09:23:59 AM  

Misconduc: vabeard: How is this not a hate crime?

Victim was not black, if he was - jesse and Al would be all over it.


Yep.
 
2013-10-09 09:26:20 AM  

vabeard: How is this not a hate crime?


Blacks can't be racist. The media says so.
 
2013-10-09 09:26:32 AM  

hasty ambush: No it is because the perps were black and black people cannot be racist.


I am wondering whent he fark brigade supporting that argument will show up.
 
2013-10-09 09:26:46 AM  

Literally Addicted: No one noticed the name "Turnipseed"?  Come on, that alone is worth some ridicule.


Having the name Turnipseed doesn't GUARANTEE you're a member of a Christian Identity church, but it's an indicator. Considering how many instances of white supremacist BS have come out of JBLM, I'm reserving judgment on this one. It's possible the drunk black soldiers started the name-calling with the drunk white soldiers, but who knows? Regardless, nobody should have gotten stabbed, but don't start nothin' ain't gon' be nothin'.
 
2013-10-09 09:35:12 AM  
I'm still confused, because this man was all ready and willing to die for our sins freedoms, and he goes around acting like a ...

violent person.
 
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