Marley Lion was killed in Charleston, South Carolina, at around 4 am on June 16, 2012.
He was 17.
His life and death has been ignored by the national media.
Marley was white. His killers were black.
Unlike Trayvon Martin, Marley Lion was shot in cold blood.
There was no fight. He did not approach the thugs who murdered him.
Unfortunately, some deaths are more important than others.
Marley Lion and Trayvon Martin were both 17 years old when they were shot to death, both unarmed, and both doing nothing illegal.
The difference — Marley Lion is white, and some people claim that race is the reason Martin’s killing was national news but Lion’s is not.
Lion was killed in Charleston, South Carolina, at around 4 am on June 16, 2012. Police found him lying on the ground outside his Nissan Pathfinder, bleeding to death. Before dying he told police that two black males approached his car, one of them shooting him several times.
Charleston police would later arrest four people in connection with the shooting. The Charleston Police Department said they came across the suspects when one of them tried to sell the gun that had been used in Marley’s murder.
Marley is a victim of black gang violence.
Violent crime against white Americans was up 18% last year.