Allen West posted a wrong picture of Michael Jones on his Facebook page in regards to the shooting of an Australian baseball player after he attacked President Obama with the story.
August 21, 2013

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Former Florida Rep. Allen West was very engaged in the sad story of three teens being charged in 'random' killing of baseball player Christopher Lane. He seems to only care about minority violence when blacks are the perpetrators, so he can attack President Obama with it.

Anyway, the above picture appears on Allen West's Facebook page with this comment:

"We were bored and decided to kill somebody." Well, shall we hear anything from the race industry crew, Hollywood elites, or maybe Oprah Winfrey? The issue is not about proliferation of guns in America. This is about a failing black community and the fact that its young men are desensitized to violence because a gangsta culture promotes it. So who will President Obama identify with in this case?

The teen on the right is supposed to be Michael Jones, but it doesn't match up with graphics that are appearing all over the web now.

In the Newsday story, Michael Jones is now on the far left.

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Wingnuts like the odious Michael Savage used the same graphic and says the media won't cover the story because it isn't about whites killing blacks.

This is a horrific case for sure, but what conservatives are doing is disgusting in its own right.

Update from Karoli:Mediaite:

A Duncan police source confirmed to Mediaite, Wednesday morning, that 17 year-old Michael Jones is not “the one with the lightest skin,” he is a white male.

To be clear here, this is not a racially motivated event and it is not comparable to the Trayvon Martin case. It is horrific and tragic, but it was not racially motivated.

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