The high cost of free parking.
The killing of three Muslim-Americans by a liberal atheist touched off a debate about hate crimes and alleged anti-Muslim animus before it was revealed that it was all over a parking place.
While Muslim and left-wing activists tried to make the story “Southern white man kills Muslims in hate crime,” killings over parking place are far more common.
The alleged anti-Muslim backlash against Muslims after 9-11 or after Muslim instigated terrorist attacks never really materialized.
Here are just a few examples.
“A man wielding a knife during a dispute about a parking spot in Brooklyn on Friday was shot and killed by another motorist who tried to mediate the argument, police said.” (Newsday, December 2, 2006)
“Off-duty Detective Brian Stevenson was killed after being struck in the head with a piece of concrete during an off-duty argument over a parking spot.” (The Baltimore Sun, October 21, 2010).
Man shot and killed in a fight over a parking spot in Queens, police say http://t.co/L6P449mu0D
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) May 6, 2014
— Baltimore Police (@BaItimorePolice) January 12, 2015
#lakewood police say a man wielding knife & threatening his neighbor over a parking spot at apartment complex was shot and killed.
— Terry Griffin (@TerryKIRO7) April 8, 2013
In 1999, while putting his baby girl in the car he was stabbed and killed over a parking spot. Now the suspect is finally [email protected]
— Todd Quinones (@ToddQuinones) July 12, 2012
17 and 18 yr old killed a couple blocks from our church over a parking spot. Prayers for the young people of our city. http://bit.ly/IrQKx
— Justin Hildebrandt (@jhilde) September 7, 2009
In other words, killing each other over stupid things is pretty damn American.