Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Final destination

There is no racism in America.
-- Larry Elder, 20/20

A Houston teenager who survived a brutal beating labeled a hate crime and testified about it before Congress died after jumping from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico. The teenager, David Ritcheson, 18, a Mexican-American, was beaten unconscious and sodomized with a patio umbrella pole by two men shouting “white power” at a drug-fueled party last year. He underwent more than 20 operations. Mr. Ritcheson testified about the attack during hearings on a hate-crimes bill this year.
-- AP, July 3, 2007


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