WI. Hmong Hunter Killing: Retaliation?
It appears there may have been a revenge killing. A White hunter, James Allen Nichols, is accused of killing a Hmong hunter, Cha Vang, earlier this month. (yes, the names are that similar.) Was it an accidental shooting? Consider this:
There was no need to shoot Vang, stab him six times and then shove a 3- to 4-inch stick down his throat, what Allen has been accused of doing. Maybe, in the heat of the moment, it became a crime of hatred.
The Hmong community is seeking justice.
Once again, we have a tragic clash between a Hmong person, a white person and hunting. Yet some still refuse to believe this killing stems from anything racist. Some refuse to believe racist ideas and prejudice exists in today's advanced society. But segregation is not buried that deeply in the past.
....Even when I felt compassion for Chai Soua Vang, I also felt compassion for his victims and their families. There was no justifying what he did. Because the Hmong community condemned his actions and gave those white hunters and their families justice, we now expect the same in return.
The jury didn't accept Chai Vang's cultural defense. What defense will Mr. Nichols' have?
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