Thursday, May 26, 2011

Trial Date Set For Britanny Norwood, in Non-Hate Crime Murder in Bethesda, Maryland, lululemon athletica Store

Murder victim Jayna Murray.

Murray's alleged killer, Brittany Norwood.

By David in TN

Previously: “Black Bethesda Yoga Store Worker Brittany Norwood is Charged with Killing Her White Colleague, Jayna Murray: Five Videos.”

A September 2 pre-trial hearing and an October 24 trial date have been set for Brittany Norwood. Note the two comments below the article at Bethesda Patch.

8:43am on Friday, May 20, 2011

That was definitely a hate crime but we can bet the farm that it won't be treated as such just as the murders of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom weren't nor were the murders of the four young people in Wichita nor the murders of Eve Carson and Anne Pressley. It goes on and on and we pretend not to notice the trend.

9:33am on Saturday, May 21, 2011

It's not clear that you understand the term "hate crime". It's more than just having a suspect and a victim of different races. And citing two other cases that do not fit the definition of "hate crime" either (except in the right wing echo chamber) does not validate your claim. This is Bethesda, please take your ignorant talking points elsewhere.

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[N.S.: I posted the following response at Patch Bethesda.]

1:03am on Thursday, May 26, 2011

How do you know that Pelayo doesn’t “understand the term ‘hate crime,’” Frank? Pelayo cited four different cases in which young whites were targeted and horribly murdered by blacks, based solely on the color of their skin. The only way you could deny that they were hate crimes is if you played word games such that no atrocity committed by a black against a white ever counted as a hate crime. Otherwise, you’re lost.

And which two of the four cases Pelayo cited, pray tell, were hate crimes? You have no bloody idea what Pelayo or I am talking about, because you’ve never read about the cases. You think he cited only “two other cases”!

And what about the Kirkwood Massacre? Or the Winchester Atrocity? How about the Pearcy Massacre? Duh? You have no blessed idea what I’m talking about.

You have devoted no time to studying these cases, yet you have the unmitigated gall to tell people who have that they are “ignorant.” You have nothing but racism, ignorance, and arrogance.


April said...

With all of the violence and sickness going on in this world it makes me physically sick to read comments like these about people you don't even know, on assumptions you made from the details that only the media has released on the situation. What ever happened that night is SAD on both sides of the fence. Jayna was one of the kindest persons you could ever meet and if she was still here would hate to see all this happening. I don't no Brittany but I don't hate her nor judge her, and I feel aweful for a decision she made to end another persons life (for what ever reason)that will forever change her future and life. I pray she will look to God for comfort (when judged by everyone and their opinions)and ask for guideance in the next year. Hopefully she will except her mistake and the judgement that will come with it. Our focus and energy needs to be on healing relationships and not pointing fingers, especially when there are always 3 fingers pointed directly back to you. Both families are hurting and need our community to rally around supporting and comforting them through the loss and trails. Let that be our focus and not about Racism. Anything can be made racist, but this is just an easy excuse to point fingers and not take responseability to try to mend the broken bridge.

Anonymous said...

this was definitely not a hate crime. I knew britney I went to high school with her and her older sister. the come from a large loving upstanding family. where we come from racial issues are different than anywhere else in the country. all of the norwood kids always had tons of friends of varius races. britney was always considered the "white" black girl. this family and all of her friends are devastated by this crime. britney is the very last person anyone would have suspected would do something like this. whatever the motivation it definitely was not race.