Saturday, November 15, 2008

Breaking the Back of the Klan

The Southern Poverty Law Center and Morris Dees continue their good work.

The story, unfortunately, has some bizarre writing:

A jury awarded $2.5 million in damages on Friday to a Kentucky teenager who was severely beaten by members of a Ku Klux Klan group because they mistakenly thought he was an illegal Latino immigrant, the Southern Poverty Law Center said.

The jury found that the Imperial Klans of America and its founder wrongfully targeted 16-year-old Jordan Gruver, an American citizen of Panamanian and Native-American descent.

The jury didn't find that the Klan members "wrongfully targeted" the boy, they found that they targeted him and beat him, period. Is the writer implying that if the boy actually were Latino that the jury would have found differently? That's some sloppy writing.

Here's the story at the SPLC site.


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