The Myth of Matthew Shepard

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    Nov 05, 2013 3:21 PM GMT
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    *Matt Shepard was no innocent. Indeed, Jimenez paints the portrait of a young man caught up in a world of drugs - particularly methamphetamine - that stretches all the way from Denver to Laramie.

    Sources tell the author that Shepard not only was a user of meth (and other hard drugs), but he also was a dealer, moving shipments up from Denver as part of a "family" operation.

    Jimenez also shows that Shepard was no innocent sexually, either. He partied hard and was very active. This was no innocent 21-year-old who was misled at the now-defunct Fireside Lounge on Oct. 6, 1998, Jimenez argues.

    * Shepard was not killed by strangers. Jimenez documents that he knew his main killer, Aaron McKinney, and knew him well.

    They were competing meth dealers (Jimenez shows McKinney was a hard-driven meth addict), but they also bought and sold from one another. They also partied together - and had sex with one another. The author cites numerous sources to support this contention.

    * Shepard was not killed by McKinney (and his best friend, Russell Henderson) in a fit of homophobic rage - as the myth portrays. Since they knew each other, and McKinney was bisexual, Jimenez argues, the "gay panic" defense simply does not hold water.
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    Nov 06, 2013 12:15 AM GMT
    Attacking the messenger to preserve the Matthew Shepard Hate Crime Narrative

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/10/attacking-the-messenger-to-preserve-the-matthew-shepard-hate-crime-narrative/

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  • Timbales

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    Nov 06, 2013 12:23 AM GMT
    well obviously he deserved to die

    good job you!
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    Nov 06, 2013 3:10 PM GMT
    That's the knee-jerk reaction of those who swallowed the "Angelic Matthew" myth.

    Of course he didn't "deserve" to die. In fact, I hold that his killers should have been fried - regardless of why they killed him.

    "YES, THEY DESERVE TO DIE, AND I HOPE THEY BURN IN HELL!!!!!!"
  • HottJoe

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    Nov 06, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    Timbales saidwell obviously he deserved to die

    good job you!

    He's just a twisted self serving lowlife. Fuck him.
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    Nov 07, 2013 3:23 AM GMT
    Oh, stop fretting, you big sillies.

    The Myth Of Angelic Matthew is safe. It's had a 15 year head start.

    As they say, a lie goes around the world before the truth can get its boots on.
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    Nov 07, 2013 5:31 AM GMT
    People love heroes and villains. Someone to root for, and someone to condemn from the comfort of our relative moral superiority. Chances are most heroes aren't so great, nor are the villains so purely evil.