Lincoln’s Own Trayvon Martin Case?

July 25, 2012 at 1:25pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

From the very beginning I had a weird feeling in my gut about the local woman who was bound, slashed, and set on fire. Lincolnites quickly jumped on the “hate crime” bandwagon, and even national media got on board. Something about the whole thing felt ... off. To be honest, I was starting to feel bad about my lack of outrage. Why wasn’t I more wound up about the whole thing? Then this morning’s headline:

Police not ruling out possibility hate crime was staged

Yikes! Either way this is an incredible story. Lincoln may have been the site of a classic, brutal hate crime, but fortunately the community came out in droves to support the victim and condemn the heinous act. Or a sick individual assaulted herself as a desperate attention-seeking act, and locals were more than happy to take the bait without hesitation. There are so many possible storylines here it’s all a bit overwhelming. Whatever the truth this one is going to be fascinating to watch. Keep an eye on it.

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Fletch July 25, 2012 at 2:09pm

The incident has certainly caused a tremendous spike in the use of the #LNK hashtag.

Nebraskim July 25, 2012 at 6:36pm

I have had the same nagging feeling. It’s just way too “susan smith” feeling (she was the woman who drove her car into the lake with her two kids inside and then said she was carjacked by a “black guy;” whole thing was a lie, except for the drowning of her toddler.) Either way, it’s horrible. If the assault did happen, this is a terrifying and horrendous thing. If it didn’t, it’s an unexplainable personal tragedy on the part of this woman.

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