I’m surprised this has received so little media attention. I’m glad that this guy’s action were met with such a strong condemnation, but I’m uncertain what 39 years in prison will do for him. (given the number of racists in prison, this guy will likely get worse than he is now) This seems like yet another example of how our justice system needs reform. This case cries out for a restorative process.
Also on this topic read Rose Aguilar’s interview with Barry Cohen, rabbi of Temple B’Nai Israel