Deadly crime trending in Kansas City over the past few years isn't just a horrific trend which has impacted the entire metro, worsened our economy, contributed to overall blight and lowered our standard of living . . . It's also hateful.
Whilst our readers acknowledge that planning the murder of any person for WHATEVER REASON seems horrible and a hateful act deserving of punishment in and of itself.
We don't want to be cynical and take recent reports to mean that so many people killed over petty personal vendettas, street gang conflict, middling amounts of drugs/money and domestic disputes are any less important than news that might be easily politicized by opportunistic activists.
Accordingly . . .
Today local news merely reminds us that trending urban crime is EVEN WORSE when it targets a person over sexual identity . . .
In a hearing at the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Malachi Robinson admitted using a gun to willfully injure the teen because of his sexual orientation on May 29, 2019.
"This attempted murder is a reminder that hate crimes against the LGBTQI+ community are real and must be confronted," Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said in a statement. "Violent acts targeting people based on their sexual orientation are heinous crimes that have no place in our country."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Malachi Robinson admitted he shot a teenage victim eight times with a 9mm pistol in May 2019. Robinson met the victim at a library branch after the victim contacted him via Facebook and offered him money in exchange for a sexual favor.
A Guy Who Googled "How To Get Away With Murder In Real Life" After Shooting A Gay Teen Pleaded Guilty To A Hate Crime
A 26-year-old man in Kansas City, Missouri, has pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime after he shot a gay teen eight times after the boy made sexual advances toward him. In a hearing at the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri, Malachi Robinson admitted using a gun to willfully injure the teen because of his sexual orientation on May 29, 2019.
Developing . . .