Perhaps you never heard of the case. According to the Daily Mail in 2009:
...[E]ven though the killings happened in January, 2007, they have attracted very little national and international coverage.The video below the fold was released in 2009 and provides many of the details of the case:
That’s because they do not fit into the conventional contours of an attack in America’s Deep South, where a shameful history of racial intolerance has meant assaults by whites on blacks have historically been regarded in the context of race.
In this case, the races were reversed: the victims were white and the four men and one woman charged in connection with the murders are black.
University of Tennessee law professor Glenn Reynolds said the American media has a ‘template’ for covering white-on-black crime but not the reverse.
‘I think it would have gotten a lot of national play faster if it had been a black couple kidnapped and killed by five white people,’ he told the local paper in Knoxville....
Read more about the case HERE at Knoxnews.com. That site has updates regarding the case.
Appeals and retrials are still in process. Yet, the Christian-Newsom murders are not in our faces on every morning and evening news broadcast as is the case involving George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin.
And HERE is another case of black-on-white crime, a terrible beating in April 2012 in Mobile, Alabama. Note that this recent crime, "justice for Trayvon," isn't deemed a hate crime. Also note the media's absence in reporting this instance of black-on-white crime.
Ace of Spades cites two more instances and contends that we are seeing a racial crime pattern:
No national coverage of this racial hate crime pattern in the media.Additional reading: race statistics for crime in the United States.
Apparently some victims are unworthy, and some hatred and violence is justified.
Is Obama going to say anything? Call at least one of the victims? Attempt to bring calm? Attempt a "Sister Souljah" moment (which could actually benefit him politically) and call out violent black racists?
Apparently not, and the media has decided that's their preferred political strategy, too.