Thursday, November 17, 2011

Another Fake Hate Crime

This one is a bit stranger than most as to motivation:
PANAMA CITY — A recent cross burning at the home of a Panama City mixed-race couple does not signal the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan; it was the symptom of something understandable to anyone who’s ever been afraid of losing someone.
LB Williams, a 50-year-old black man, his wife of nearly seven years Donna Williams, who is white, and their bi-racial daughter found a cross burning in their driveway Nov. 4. Their grandchild was home too.
“When I saw that cross burning, I was scared to death,” Donna Williams said. “I was terrified…we all were.”
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 It turned out that Williams did this, in the hopes of scaring his wife into staying.  What?
“They were watching us, I assumed me and the kids, and that I better not leave that [N-word],” Donna Williams said. The note was signed “KKK.”
This was another odd development.
“When did the KKK start supporting black and white, interracial marriages?” she asked.
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Yes, indeedy!  Someone must be very desperate to hold onto his wife, and perhaps a few fries short of a Happy Meal.

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