Would Russell Hinson even be alive if he was black and the victim was white, much less up for parole?
Via Raw Story:
The case of a former Ku Klux Klan leader convicted of killing a 16-year-old black girl with a crossbow is being reviewed by the North Carolina Parole Commission, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Russell Hinson, the “Exalted Cyclops” leader of the KKK in the late 1980s, was convicted of first-degree murder for shooting Felicia Houston in the chest with a crossbow as she walked down a sidewalk in 1992. Hinson was reportedly upset that he had been ripped off by a black drug dealer — and wanted to take revenge on the black community. “I’m going to shoot a n****r through the heart,” he told a friend.
It leads one to wonder, if Russell Hinson was a black man convicted of killing a white girl with a crossbow in a racially motivated crime of passion committed inside a state with the death penalty, would he even be alive, much less up for parole?