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Larry King Killer Linked to Hate Literature

Timothy Kincaid

October 3rd, 2008

Since he was shot in the head on Valentines Day of this year, sympathy has seemed to shift from murder victim Larry King to his killer Brandon McInerney. Many, both straight and gay, have expressed concerns over trying McInerney as an adult and lamented the destruction of two young lives. And some felt that no hate crime had been committed.

Some, like Newsweek author Ramin Setoodeh, sought to portray McInerney as a good kid victimized by “inappropriate, sometimes harmful, behavior” from King who was flamboyant and “flaunted his sexuality and wielded it like a weapon”.

Now information has come to light that may challenge McInerney’s image as a squeeky clean white boy who just couldn’t take Larry King’s advances any more.

The LA Times reports:

Investigators seized white supremacist materials, including doodlings of Nazi swastikas, from the bedroom of Brandon McInerney, the 14-year-old Oxnard student accused of gunning down his gay classmate.

The prosecution considered McInerney’s attention in such literature in its decision to add the hate crime charge. His attorney, who has been seeking to convict King, the school, and administrators in the court of public opinion, sought to excuse the findings.

He said McInerney had the items because he was writing a school paper on Adolf Hitler. He also shared an interest in the German military with other family members, Quest said.

Yes, no doubt he did have an interest in the German military and Hitler. But Quest does not describe how reading skinhead, white supremacist literature and scrawling swaztikas prepared McInerney to write his paper.

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TomTallis
October 3rd, 2008 | LINK

Let me post a bit of background on Pepperdine University. The University used to be located on a piece of land around 104th and Vermont is South Central Los Angeles, which was the epicenter of the Watts riots.

A couple of years after the riots, a very spooked Pepperdine hiked up its racist skirts and fled to white, rich Malibu.

The other universities in the area hunkered down and decided that they needed to be part of a community and started working toward improving conditions for everyone. Only Pepperdine fled.

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