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Nah, can't be racism

I thought White House Press Secretary Tony Snow told us it was all a thing of the past. Here we go, right from today’s headlines. Perhaps someone should shoot Tony an email link to this little event in Spring, Texas:

Two white teenagers severely beat and sodomized a 16-year-old Hispanic boy who they believed had tried to kiss a 12-year-old white girl at a party, authorities said.

The attackers forced the boy out of the Saturday night house party, beat him and sodomized him with a metal pipe, shouting epithets “associated with being Hispanic,” said Lt. John Martin with the Harris County Sheriff’s Department.

They then poured bleach over the boy, apparently to destroy DNA evidence and left him for dead, authorities said. He wasn’t discovered until Sunday, 12 hours after the attack.

The victim, who was not identified, suffered severe internal injuries and remained in critical condition Thursday.

“It’s more than likely the boy won’t live,” Harris County prosecutor Mike Trent said.

Hat tips to King Cranky and Mike B.


UPDATE: Shakes Sis said in the comments that the latest reports say the girl who was kissed was Hispanic; from the DA’s statements in this AP story (I saw him live on CNN this AM when he said this), he won’t move on it as a hate crime.

At one point, the teens tried to carve something on the boy’s chest with a knife, he told CNN Friday.

“I don’t know that the very beginning of the attack was racial,” Trent said, “but there’s no question that they were venting quite a bit of hatred in their hearts.”

The victim lay behind the house for more than 10 hours before he was found and someone called an ambulance. Trent said there were witnesses to the beating, though no one else had been charged.

“You do certainly have to wonder why anyone not report that for as long as they did,” he told CNN.

Investigators said the attack happened at an unsupervised house party in Spring after the 16-year-old tried to kiss a 12-year-old Hispanic girl.

Shakes Sis has an excellent rant on the culture that produces such monsters. I would love to hear the families of these two lowlifes to come out and say what good boys they were. As she says in her post, this shit doesn’t happen in a void.

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