GQjock saidIt's disgusting how blind the media is
If you're a white mother who kills their baby you get off the wall coverage
or if you're a democrat crook then they'll go through your dirty underwear hamper with gusto
But be a gay man killed with a baseball bat?
What I don't understand is how a crooked politician from Chicago even qualifies as news at all! I mean, hello? "The attackers jumped out of the car and smashed a beer bottle over Jose Sucuzhanay's head, hit him in the head with an aluminum baseball bat and kicked him, police said"
I would expect this in the south, where ignorant rednecks and violence against anything different is pretty common. But something like this happening in NYC is shocking. What gets in the head of someone who thinks they'll get their kicks by randomly attacking and killing someone they think is just a little too different? What makes people think they can enforce their views of how society should be by wielding a baseball bat on someone's head?
And, as ignorance is reactive and not rational, it turns out that they were probably wrong about him being gay, too. He has two kids back home in Ecuador and the man he was walking with was his own brother.
Somehow we've developed a culture that has too little appreciation for cultural diversity and too much emphasis on enforcing moral norms by vigilante means. Wonder where that came from?
And by the way, welcome to RealJock, skifan08.