Australian’s slaying stirs speculation in Oklahoma – latimes.com
By Hailey Branson-Potts and Matt Pearce
DUNCAN, Okla. — Even before his name became known worldwide — before authorities said he and two other boys killed an Australian college student because they were “bored” — the boy known as “Bug” had changed.
His sister saw it; so did family friends: His American Eagle clothes and sweet demeanor were replaced about six months ago by drooping pants, the do-rags, and a vile stream of braggadocio, sexism and racism the 15-year-old unleashed over his social media accounts.
In an Oklahoma town of about 23,000 that was 82% white, Bug, who is black, sometimes tweeted things like “90% of white ppl are nasty. #HATE THEM. A female member of Faith Church in Duncan recalled later that he’d told her, “I can’t go to your church anymore because my god is black.”
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I wonder if Eric Holder will get the Justice Department and FBI to investigate wether this event was motivated by race, just as they did with George Zimmerman.