Reuters) - Two white men accused of shooting five black people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing three of them, have confessed to authorities, media reports said on Monday, citing police and court documents.
Jake England, 19, has admitted to police that he shot three of the victims and Alvin Watts, 33, has said that he shot two others, a Tulsa police spokesman told the New York Times.
Here's the rest of the story:
Shortly before Friday's killings, England had lamented on his Facebook page that two years had passed since his father was killed by a black man, who he referred to with a racial slur.
Hmmm... racial slur it's called. Political correctness has no place in a case like this, because it deflects and reduces the impact of the words and the incident.
His Facebook page has been taken down, so verification is no longer available about what he said. But it was quite nasty, according to some reports.
The Black Panthers are calling for bloodshed. Looks like they're liable to get exactly what they want, except for all of the unanticipated consequences, of which there will be many. You just can't repeatedly threaten a huge section of the population with murder and bloodshed without eventually triggering a response.
And it may just be that these two Oklahoma boys have shown us all what that response could look like.
Not good... not good.
Those panthers need to start thinking through what they are trying to do. They're kicking and stabbing at a presently passive giant that may - without warning - suddenly flash into rage and stomp them into the dust.