Partially motivated by the brutal kidnapping, beating, rape and murder of Channon Christian and her boyfriend Christopher Newsom in January 2007, a protest of "black-on-white" violence has been planned in Knoxville. The four suspects charged in connection with the crime are black. They are Vanessa Coleman, 19; Letalvis "Rome" Cobbins, 24 and his brother, Lemaricus "Slim" Davidson, 25; and George "Detroit" Thomas, 24.
Protests in front of courthouses, of course, are nothing new. The sensitivity of a rally of this nature, however, has the potential to spark controversy everywhere. Should it?
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