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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 26, 2012, 06:08 PM

6. fear-obsessed is the correct term

i had not heard about this other case, but at least he was convicted:

Suspicions of implicit racism in the acquittal of Peairs further gained traction when, shortly afterwards, a homeowner named Todd Vriesenga, inside his house in Grand Haven, MI, similarly shot and killed a 17 year old named Adam Provencal through the front door. Vriesenga received a 16 to 24 month term for "reckless use of a firearm resulting in death", causing both Japanese and Asian-American advocacy groups to speculate on whether the difference between Vriesenga's conviction and Peairs's acquittal was related to the race of the victims. Other groups publicly stated that Vriesenga should have been convicted of the more severe charge of felony manslaughter.

freepers keep saying Trayvon's death had nothing to with race. I am sure that said that about Yoshihiro too.

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