Sunday, June 03, 2007

The Sad Story Of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom

Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom were an attractive young unmarried couple from Knoxville, Tennessee. On the night of January 7th, 2007, they were abducted, robbed, repeatedly raped, and murdered by a group of four men and one woman. Their mutilated bodies were found shortly afterwards, and all persons involved with the crime were arrested. This might have been just another particularly heinous crime in the annals of American history had it not been for the fact that the victims looked like this:

And the perpetrators looked like this:

Predictably, the white power people picked up the ball and ran with it, claiming that this was clearly a racial crime, and that the media was not classifying it as a hate crime out of political correctness. Even some conservatives got into the fray, maintaining that the national media was not covering the crime as thoroughly as they would if the races of the perpetrators and victims had been reversed. Alex Linder of Vanguard News Network organized a neo-Nazi rally in Knoxville to protest the killings, which led to a small racist turnout, lots of counter demonstrators, and Linder being arrested. It’s worth noting that all of this hoopla has in fact led to the sort of media coverage of the crime that the white power people had been calling for from the beginning. It is also significant that the parents of the murdered couple have publicly stated that they do not believe the killing were racially motivated, and that their children were not racists and would never approve of neo-Nazis using their tragedy for propaganda purposes. Not that the boneheads in question would ever care about the views of the people whose deaths they seem so quick to exploit.


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