“An Olathe man who reportedly told two strangers – Garmin engineers originally from India – to `get out of my country` before he shot them in an Olathe bar was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in the death of one of the victims.
Adam W. Purinton, 51, allegedly shot Srinivas Kuchibhotla, 32; Alok Madasani, 32, of Overland Park, and another bar patron, 24-year-old Ian Grillot of Grandview.
At least one witness reportedly heard the man yell `get out of my country` shortly before shooting Kuchibhotla and Madasani. The man fled on foot. A manhunt ensued. Five hours later, Purinton reportedly told a bartender at a bar in an Applebee`s in Clinton, Mo., that he needed a place to hide out because he had just killed two Middle Eastern men, The Star has learned.
The bartender called police, and Purinton was arrested without incident, Assistant Clinton Police Chief Sonny Lynch said. Purinton was not armed.”
Donald Trump has a notoriously thin skin, at any perceived slight he retaliates immediately on Twitter with an onslaught of venom. But when there`s an act of outrage perpetrated against Muslims, Jews, or immigrants, not a word of protest from the president of the United States.
Trump is being derelict in his duties, he`s the president of all Americans, and as consoler-in-chief it`s incumbent upon him to speak out against acts of violence against minorities.
Trump`s silence in the face of a murder of an Indian immigrant isn`t an aberration, Trump has a well-established pattern of failing to speak out against hate crimes.
For weeks Trump remained silent after a rash of vandalism against Jewish Community Centers and cemeteries, even when prodded to condemn these crimes by journalists. It wasn`t until last week that Trump finally unequivocally condemned these vicious acts of antisemitism.
To my knowledge Trump has yet to condemn the arson of several mosques. Whenever any house of worship is vandalized or destroyed it`s a crime against democracy and religion in general, and American of all faiths, and atheists should denounce these hate crimes.
Any president, especially one who been criticized for years for his insensitivity towards minorities, should decry all hate crimes. Trump`s silence speaks volumes about his racism.
If I were an opinion writer for the New York Times, instead of an unknown blogger, Trump would be tweeting his fool head off denouncing this article as fake news.
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