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A powerful post well worth reading: The Silent Betrayal of MD Lawmakers on the Murder of Richard Wilbur Collins III

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Carl Snowden writes in the Arundel Patriot:

The year was 2017. The month was May. Students were preparing for their graduations.

The state was Maryland. The country was the United States of America. Two Maryland college students’ paths would cross. One black, one white. One died because of the color of his skin.

The crime was the horrific murder of a Bowie State University student by the name of Richard Wilbur Collins III. He was allegedly stabbed to death by Sean Christopher Urbanski, 22, a resident of Anne Arundel County, Maryland.

The murder of Richard Collins, a promising student, whose life was apparently taken because he was black. The alleged assailant is a white supremacist.

Sean Christopher Urbanski, a 2013 graduate of Severna Park High School, was a member of a racist Facebook group called “Alt: Reich Nation” where Anti-Semitic diatribes appeared on a regular basis.

Several weeks ago two young white Crofton men, hung nooses from a light fixture at Crofton Middle School, which is located in Anne Arundel County. They were not charged with a hate crime.

As of this writing, Councilman Michael Anthony Peroutka, who represents Severna Park and who himself has been associated with a white nationalist group, have not issued any statements.

No condolences to the family of the victim, no condemnation of the alleged act of hate. In fact, there has been a deafening silence among elected officials. Where is the outrage? Where are the voices condemning this senseless murder?

I am fully aware of what is happening in this country. I am cognizant that I do not hear black elected officials speak out forcefully on the death of Richard Collins either. Why have Maryland Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Congressman Anthony Brown and others not raised their voices? . . .

Continue reading.

Written by Leisureguy

23 May 2017 at 2:19 pm

Posted in Daily life

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