Letters to the Editor

Edgar Taylor: A crime of hatred

Regarding the Feb. 12 news article “ Slain students mourned amid outrage, claims of hate crime”: The recent shootings of the Muslim students at Chapel Hill may or may not fit the accepted definition of a “hate crime.” However, isn’t all murder, regardless of whether it is for religious reasons or some other reason, a hate crime? Even in a moment of rage that ends in a shooting and a death, isn’t there that moment of hate that fuels the rage?

To paraphrase a recent protest slogan that “black lives matter,” we should remember that all lives matter.

Edgar Taylor