Kato Killer Arraigned, and why the Police Chief apologized to reporters.
Ugandan activist David Kato's killer had negotiated money to be "used as a sexual partner" (according to the police chief), but it didn't go down and he killed Kato with a hammer. The authorities are adamant that the climate of terror in Uganda toward gays had nothing to do with it.
Even if this is true, Uganda's seething hate for homosexuals effects everything -- even this reporting. Watch how the police chief first stumbled over then apologized after reading the phrase "used as a sexual partner".
Were Ugandan reporters expected to pull their hair out and run screaming from the room at the suggestion of gay sex? Were their eyes supposed to bleed? This from the man in charge of investigating gay deaths in Uganda.
Yes, the climate in Uganda effects everything.
For those you you who don't already know of America's complicity in Uganda's mess, Rachel Maddow links the murder of David Kato to American religious right hatemongers Scott Lively & a Richard Cohen staffer who went to Uganda under the guise as experts to spread the message that homosexuals were out to recruit children and spread disease.