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Reader comment on item: [Beslan Atrocity:] They're Terrorists - Not Activists

Submitted by Michael Levine (United States), Sep 7, 2004 at 18:59

A while back 2 violent events occurred in LA, nearly simultaneously. In one case, an EL AL ticket agent was murdered by a racist Arab at LAX. A beautiful life was mercilessly cut down by a barbarian. In the second case, a black youth was beaten by a LA cop, at a gas station. The murder story was told. The beating story was shown and repeated DOZENs of times; it was item number ONE on the TV. The cop was, of course, white (why else show the story?). Standing next to him were 2 other LA cops, one Hispanic. The youth was NOT permanently damaged; though he was hurt, he will easily recover. Was the beating justified? Yes, according to 3 the officiers present. The youth's life will go on. The EL AL agent is dead. Now which story do you find more sad, tragic, and dispairing? The one for me, is the fact that the TV media loves to imply that all whites are racists who just can't wait to inflict injury on oppressed blacks. That Muslim terrorists live in our midst is secondary.

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