I had not heard of the brutal murder of University of Tennessee students Hugh Christopher Newsom and Channon Gail Christian until I read this account at Flopping Aces. Warning: what happened to these two young people is beyond horrific. It makes extremely disturbing reading.

The MSM gave us death of a bimbo 24×7 for weeks, but simply ignores stories like this one, just as they ignored the Wichita massacre. Flopping Aces gets to the heart of the issue:

I’ve always believed the motto “No one is above the law, nor is anyone below it.” I’ve held a belief that the law was and is for everyone, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background and when it comes to crime and justice everyone should be treated equally. I don’t care if a person accused of a crime is considered privileged because of wealth and fame or they’re from a row home in the city, the law should apply equally.

I feel the same about media coverage of crimes. If you’re going to beat the drums loudly, point fingers and cry racism or hate, do it without bias. Bang your drums and point your fingers, but make sure you cover all races with equal fervor. When the media tries to play the game of “politically correct” by concealing facts regarding the race of suspects in a case, they are guilty of inciting racial prejudice. We can find enough of that in our society without the media further fanning the flames of bigotry.

Maybe Doctor Martin Luther King said it best. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Amen.

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