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Racial Violence in South Carolina

Posted on | July 20, 2011 | 27 Comments

A gang of eight black teenagers nearly killed a white kid:

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The Columbia (S.C.) State reports:

The news of the vicious beating quickly riled the community. . . . It renewed fear of gangs roving through Five Points. And, the fact that a group of African-American teens beat up a white teen has inflamed racial tensions. . . .
During the bond hearing, Columbia Police Investigator Robert McCracken said Carter Strange was the victim of a group of eight teenagers who were roaming Five Points looking for trouble.
They had arrived in Five Points around 11:50 p.m. Sunday, McCracken said. They had targeted other people for an assault or robbery, but circumstances prevented them, McCracken said.

A gang of black teenagers roaming around looking for a white person to attack? But that’s not a “hate crime.” Just like nightstick-wielding Panthers at a polling place is not “voter intimidation.”


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