Colorado: Mainstream Media Ignores Story of Man Arrested on Charges of Attempted Murder of Two White Boys as Possible Hate Crime


Aurora, Colorado: Mainstream media has been quiet about a hit-and-run vehicle attack against two white boys, ages 11 and 12, who were walking on the sidewalk when they were struck. Oghaleoghene Atuno was arrested on suspicion of using his vehicle for attempted murder, because security footage from the area showed him circling the cul-de-sac several times near a middle school before hitting the boys. Critics are questioning why the media is silent about this story and why police are not investigated it as a hate crime. -GEG

Have you heard the news report about a 21-year-old African-American
male, Oghaleoghene Atuno, who targeted two white children with his
vehicle? Unless you’re watching brief clips on local Denver news, you
probably haven’t.

Atuno has been charged with attempted murder and child abuse while
his alleged victims have been hospitalized after the brutal attack.
Surveillance video shows him circling a cul-de-sac several times near
Falcon Middle School in Aurora, Colorado, before driving his vehicle
onto the sidewalk to strike the two children, age 11 and 12. One of the
young boys, Josh Piazza, is still in the hospital with a fractured
skull.

The circumstantial evidence seems to point to this being a textbook
example of a hate crime. Atuno appeared to be circling the cul-de-sac
near a school searching for a victim. When he spotted two Caucasian
children, he drove his vehicle towards them onto the sidewalk. After
hitting them, he drove off immediately. He claims he didn’t know the
victims and his reason for fleeing the scene immediately was because he
was scared, according to police.

Attempted murder against children he didn’t know after circling a
cul-de-sac several times near a middle school – the math seems to add up
to only a few possible conclusions and hate crime would be the most
obvious. Yet this isn’t getting any attention from the media
and prosecutors have thus far declined to use the “hate crime” tag for
enhanced sentencing should he be found guilty.

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