Authorities at Indiana University were distraught this week when an alleged white supremacist group posted fliers with messages encouraging others to be proud of their heritage.
While racial antagonism is never welcomed by rational people, we can’t help but wonder why so many are disturbed by benign posters but unmoved by the ongoing epidemic of black-on-white murders.
• A trip to the gas station turned deadly for a 34-year-old white man.
Reports say a black male fatally shot Vitali Mialik after he grabbed a rifle from an SUV. The suspect and another black male then sped off, leaving their victim to die on the pavement.
The attack was apparently without provocation.
Mialek was an immigrant from Belarus where his wife and two young children — a 4-year-old son and a 2-month-old daughter — still live. He was trying to earn enough money to bring his family to the United States.
The victim’s friends and family are attempting to obtain a visa to allow his new widow to come and say a final goodbye.
The alleged shooter is described as 18-25 years old, 5-foot-9 to 6 feet tall, with a slim build and weighing 150 to 170 pounds. The other man is described as 18-25 and of average height and build, according to myajc.com.
The murder occurred near Atlanta, Georgia and was reported on February 6, 2017.
• Justin Marshall, 25, is set to go to trial after the United States Supreme Court declined to hear his case.
Marshall, who is black, is accused of murdering John Versypt, 64, in Iowa City, Iowa. The crime occurred in 2009.
Versypt was white.
According to press-citizen.com:
Marshall, 25, is accused in the 2009 murder of Iowa City landlord John Versypt, 64, who was gunned down in a stairway at the Broadway Condominiums (now called Orchard Place) on Broadway Street, in southeast Iowa City. Police and prosecutors say the case is one of a robbery gone wrong. Marshall was found guilty of first-degree murder in 2013 and sentenced to life in prison, but that verdict was overturned on appeal. The Iowa Supreme Court affirmed part of the appeal’s verdict last June, ordering Marshall a new trial.
• Nearly three years after 20-year-old Trey Kurtz was murdered, four suspects are being brought to trial. All four of the defendants are black males. Kurtz was white.
Charged with murder are 19-year old Michael Charles Dixon Jr., 18-year old J.B. Wright, 18-year old Deperrion Lott, and 20-year old Jordan Alexander Graves, all of Brenham, have been charged with murder.
Kurtz was effectively executed with a shot to the head in Brenham, Texas. He was a student at Blinn College.
The crime occurred in 2014.
According to kwhi.com:
“Kurtz’ body was discovered lying in the intersection of Seelhorst and Dark Streets near downtown Brenham just before midnight on October 30, 2014. He was pronounced dead at the scene from a single gunshot wound to the head.”
• Karina Vetrano was murdered while jogging on February 5, 2017.
Arrested for the brutal crime is 20-year-old Chanel R. Lewis.
Vetrano was white. Lewis is black.
Like most black-on-white homicides the national media ignored the crime.
The crime occurred in Howard Beach, Queens, New York.
According to pix11.com:
Police also developed a profile of Lewis after linking him to pieces of DNA that were found underneath Vetrano’s fingernails, neck and her cellphone, Boyce said. He also gave “detailed incriminating statements and admissions” when he was taken into custody.
“Karina helped us identify this person,” Boyce said. “The big thing is, we got it from her, from her person.”
• A second-generation Somalian fatally stabbed a 64-year-old white woman in Britain. The black male was allowed to travel from Norway where his parents migrated in 1994.
The victim was Darlene Horton, a 64-year-old retired teacher from Florida who was touring Britain with her college-professor husband.
The killer was identified as 19-year-old Zakaria Bulhan.
Zakaria Bulhan, who had moved to London from Norway with his Somali mother, killed an American tourist.
Prosecutors accept pleas to lesser charges and court hears he was suffering from a ‘psychotic episode’.
Police ruled out fears the attack was terror-inspired after his history of mental health issues was examined.
Prosecutor says lack of mental health treatment after assessment in London was ‘partly behind’ attack.
Image: Screen grab: Chanel R. Lewis; http://pix11.com/2017/02/05/suspect-in-karina-vetrano-homicide-case-identified-as-chanel-lewis/