Monday, February 18, 2008

R.I.P. Lawrence King, Jan. 13, 1993 - Feb. 13, 2008

When will we learn to stop hating what we don't understand?

"With each new invention of torture or death comes a new way to murder the innocent: burning at the stake, hangings, the gas chamber, stabbings, beatings, lynching, torture, inescapable mental abuse, and now point-blank classroom gunfire. Like the Nazis gassing the Jews, a mob lynching a black man, or the early pioneers butchering the Native Americans, Brandon will argue he wasn't killing a person -- he was simply doing away with another faggot."
--Tom Gregory, Huffington Post

Read about the death of 15-year-old Lawrence "Larry" King in Oxnard, Calif., here.

(Thanks to Bradski for encouraging me to take notice of this story.)

4 comments:

Ferocious Kitty said...

I am saddened by this.

Somewhere Fred Phelps (Westboro Baptist, he of the "Matthew [Shepard] is in hell" fame] has a h*rd on over this, and that pisses me off.

Sigh.

~Deesha

Professor Tracey said...

Well done Tami. This incident needs attention. Good work.

Los Angelista said...

This has been big news out here but I don't know if it'll really change what happens in schools. Very sad.

Jenn said...

People just... *SIGH*

I swear I don't know how much more I can take.

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