Three students were shot to death in Chapel Hill, Carolina earlier this week.
The reason? The students parked their car in the spot supposedly belonging to 46 year-old Craig Stephen Hicks; a man his family and neighbors called a hot head.
This triple homicide has been cast to the public as a hate crime, while any facts gathered so far would only give evidence away from this. While he was a hardcore atheist, his only post talking about Muslims is him defending them from other religions. However the teens parents claim Hicks started to act differently once his daughters started wearing traditional clothing (the head wrap in specific), there is a chance that it was a hate crime but there is a higher chance he saw them in his spot and the fuse in his head was lit.
Hicks claimed when he saw them in his spot he went into a blind rage, possibly trying to steer away from the idea it was a hate crime.
“Abdullah Antepli, director of Muslim affairs at nearby Duke University, issued a statement calling for people not to jump to conclusions over the motive for the killings.” We should never jump to conclusions especially with today’s media, lies and accusations spread too quickly and impede justice. Instead of people focusing on the what they think happened people should be focusing on the fact that three people were shot because of a parking dispute, this man was sent into a murderous frenzy over a parking spot; and I think that is where we should start. But jumping to conclusions on race without much factual proof is only going to harm investigations.