I'm wondering why it took almost two weeks for this story to surface:
Brothers Christopher Lee Latta, 29, of Allensville Road, Roxboro, and Brandon Latta, 22, of Peed Road, Roxboro, were arrested Tuesday morning on one count each of felonious assault and ethnic intimidation in the March 31 attack on John Lumpkin...He suffered a swollen eye and injuries to his face. Most of the bones in his face were broken, as well as his nose, and he also suffered major damage to his sinus cavity.
What's (almost) more unsettling is the reaction by some of the commenters on the story:
I'm wondering what percent of Roxboro WORKS at all. I also wonder what percent of Roxboro calls Obama a "welfare president" while waiting for their disability and social security check?
Hmmm, Lumpkin is the only one of the bunch with a criminal history. Currently on probation for DWI Level I...that's a whole lotta drinking and driving. I'm sure he's quite a treat to be around when drinking.
Maybe we need a new law called assault on a minority? It would be similar to assault on a female since obviously whites are predatory bullies and only minorities are victims.
"Ethnic" has no place on an offense, in a system where racism has been erased. All this ethnic and hate crime bullstuff is getting old. If you do something wrong, there is already a law against it. Piling on more rules to a broken system is not going to fix it.
Yep, the only mistake they made was they did not beat up a white person. That would have been just fine.
I really need to stop reading comments on these stories...
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