It's crazy that people perpetuate Hate crimes, or any crimes, to portray themselves as a victim. All the race baiting & everyone is a victim mentality needs to stop. It's pretty coincidental that he is friends with two of the legislators that just so happened to had a lynching bill trying to go through congress at the very same time.
You can't believe anything anymore, it always is turning out to be some elaborate hoax.
He is going to be charged with Federal crimes as well since he sent the threatening letter through the mail... so dumb, had everything going for him -- I feel sorry for him being that dumb. Such a pointless waste of life.