Allen Coon was not killed but was badly burned by older black teens who deliberately targeted him for being white. Race was clearly a factor in that case.
“You get what you deserve, white boy” while attempting to immolate him using gasoline and a match. The boy stifled the fire rapidly with his shirt, called 911 himself, and hopefully will not suffer the loss of his eyesight or other permanent injury.
The police have (surprise, surprise) decided not to treat this as a hate crime.
UPDATE: The more I read and hear of Trayvon Martin, the more disgusted I become. He made a quick getaway during his little brother’s ballgame to grab a bag of skittles and a drink and was gunned down walking back? Mr. Zimmerman chased him down and shot him? Neither of the two were on Zimmerman’s property! I hope this young fellow’s family receives justice. Justice under the law. Period. Not that other crap being associated with Martin such as social and racial justice.
I feel just as strongly about the horrible incident involving Allen Coon and his family.