Different River

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January 5, 2006

Will This be Treated as a Hate Crime?

Filed under: — Different River @ 3:31 am

Man Shoots Two Mormons Going Door To Door

POSTED: 7:57 am EST January 3, 2006

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — A Mormon missionary going door to door was fatally shot Monday night and a fellow missionary was wounded by an assailant who fled, police said.

The attacks happened just after 6 p.m. in the Deep Creek area of the city, police said, when a man approached the two, shot them and ran away.

The missionaries were identified by church spokesmen Dale Bills and Michael Purdy as Elders Morgan Young, 21, of Bountiful, Utah, and Joshua Heidbrink of Greeley, Colo. Chesapeake police said he is 19.

OK, two obviously identifiable Mormons, shot without any provocation by an unknown assailand on the street. Might this be considered and prosecuted as a “hate crime”?

Police described the gunman as a black male about 5 feet 10 inches . They said he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and denim jeans.


Now if a Mormon had shot two black guys, now that would have been a hate crime!

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