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Leonard Pitts: Oklahoma killing isn't about race

5:15 PM, Aug. 30, 2013
A memorial to Christopher Lane is shown Aug. 20 along the road where he was shot and killed, in Duncan, Okla. Lane, an Australian who was on a baseball scholarship at East Central University in Ada, Okla., was in Duncan visiting his girlfriend, when he was shot and killed Aug. 16.
A memorial to Christopher Lane is shown Aug. 20 along the road where he was shot and killed, in Duncan, Okla. Lane, an Australian who was on a baseball scholarship at East Central University in Ada, Okla., was in Duncan visiting his girlfriend, when he was shot and killed Aug. 16.
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I have nothing to say about the murder of Christopher Lane, except this:

The killing of this Australian man, allegedly by a group of boys who were bored and could think of nothing better to do, suggests chilling amorality and a sociopathic estrangement from the sacredness of life. The fact that these teenagers were able to get their hands on a gun with which to shoot the 22-year-old student in the back on Aug. 16 as he was jogging in the small Oklahoma town of Duncan, leaves me embarrassed for my country - and thankful I'm not the one who has to explain to his country how such a thing can happen.

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