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We are living in a really fucked up, upside down, alternate timeline kind of space, don’t you think? I’m not being facetious. I really feel like something got twisted around in the simulation. Some people think it happened in 2012 – that our world didn’t end, just our previous reality. Or did some cosmic happening send us into another multiverse timeline? Maybe thinking of our world in these terms isn’t fair – we should just accept what we’ve done, what we’ve created, what we’ve allowed and that’s the only way to progress.
But you have to admit, shit is fucking weird. And it has been, at least from my perspective, since 2015.
Today’s humans haven’t quite reached the level of evil that was peak during World War II, but you can see it going that way given the right triggers.
Take, for instance, hate crimes.
Hate crimes have been increasing steadily since the Orange Dumpster Fire was elected in the good ol’ U.S. of A. The earth cracked open between factions the world over, and from that schism in the earth rose some bad fucking shit that we’d clearly been trying to bury and forget. But it’s made it’s way to the surface with a vengeance, kids!
In 2020, hate crimes rose to the highest level they’ve been at in more than a decade. Hate-motivated murders have also doubled over each previous year.
The FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics Act (HCSA) report shows 7,314 hate crimes last year, up from 7,120 the year before – this is the highest number since 2008 when 7,783 were recorded.
And to get relevantly specific, Asian-American hate crimes in major U.S. cities rose 150% in 2020 over the previous year.
Today’s case deals with this, so trigger warning if you need it.
In 2017, 17-year-old Maggie Long was burned to death inside her home. In May of this year, the FBI took over the investigation and reclassified it as a possible hate crime.
This is her case…Continue reading “True Crime Tuesday: The Unsolved Murder of Maggie Long”