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Islamophobia Pervades U.S. Police Officers’ Facebook Accounts

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A makeshift memorial is made on February 11th, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, after a vigil at the University of North Carolina following the murders of three Muslim students. Craig Stephen Hicks, who perpetrated the killings, was sentenced on three counts of first degree murder in June of 2019.

The day Craig Stephen Hicks was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences for killing three of his Muslim-American neighbors in North Carolina over what he initially claimed to police to be over a “an ongoing neighbor dispute over parking,” the Chapel Hill Police Department finally disputed his characterization. It took them over four and a half years to change their initial stance.

“What we all know now and what I wish we had said four years ago is that the murders of Deah, Yusor, and Razan were about more than simply a parking dispute,” Police Chief Chris Blue said in a statement on June 12th. He continued: “To the Abu-Salha and Barakat families, we extend our sincere regret that any part of our message all those years ago added to the pain you experienced through the loss of Our Three Winners. And, to the Muslim members of our community, know that you are heard, seen, and valued.”



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