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Thursday, June 18, 2015

What is it about Charleston, South Carolina?

2014 was the year that the police spent in the doghouse, what with the Michael Brown killing, the Eric Garner death, and a few other well publicized incidents. But the only police shooting which was obviously an actual murder was the killing of Walter Scott by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager.

Now, after a lot of of hate crimes which were not quite as advertised, or even hoaxes, we have an actual hate crime. Again, it took place in Charleston.

The odds of such happening in the same state are .02 x .02, or .004, meaning, four chances in a thousand. The odds of it happening in the same metropolitan area are even lower.

It's probably just coincidence. But it's quite a coincidence.


Gilbert Ratchet said...

It's a shame, because Charleston is a really nice city.

Anonymous said...

There is also this horrific Charleston crime that garnered approximately zero attention, the shooting death of 5 yo Allison Griffon in her own bed by four AA men who shot their way into the house.

Guess that's pretty run of the mull nowadays.


John Craig said...

Gardner --
You're right, I hadn't heard of that one. It's not the kind of thing the NY Times likes to dwell on. Not news fit to print.