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A Modern Day Lynching in College Park, Maryland

Jun 5, 2017

Richard Collins III, who was to graduate from Bowie State University, was murdered by Sean Urbanski. According to police, Urbanski approached Collins as Collins was waiting with two friends at a University of Maryland campus bus stop. Urbanski was yelling, “Step to the left. Step to the left, if you know what’s best for you.” Collins replied, “No.” Urbanski then stabbed Collins in the chest.

In other words, a black man refused to submit to the whims of a racist white man.

Urbanski apparently belonged to the racist Facebook group Alt-Reich Nation. So the FBI is “evaluating” whether to charge Urbanski with a hate crime on top of his murder and assault charges.

Racists are often backed up by the authorities who try to paint the black person as a thug while showing the white person had mitigating circumstances–like being on drugs, or mentally ill. In short, not responsible. Already, they are saying Urbanski had been drinking.

Whether he belonged to the Facebook Group Alt-Reich Nation or whether he was drunk or not, this was clearly a hate crime.