Alarming News

April 28, 2005

Race relations for dummies

There’s hate crimes and then there’s ‘a gang of up to 30 black teens attacking four white girls’ while screaming ‘Martin Luther King’, ‘black power!’ and ‘white crackers’, an incident that apparently doesn’t qualify as a bias attack. This must be one of those love crimes you hear so much about.

Posted by Karol at 02:14 AM |

In the 90s , a man stepped into a church spraying the people with AK-47 bullets yelling “I hate all Christians.” Janet Reno did not consider it a hate crime either.
I guess we missed the section in the federal hate crime law where it says that it is ok to kill or maim whites and Christians.

Posted by: Jake at April 28, 2005 at 10:13 am

I guess it’s the same way that Uri Davis can call Israel “the only apartheid state in the U.N.” when we have Sudan, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, to name just three.

Posted by: Joe Grossberg at April 28, 2005 at 10:15 am

Jake the quote in the article is from an NYPD inspector, saying “it’s not being looked at as a biased incident.” Charging is up to the D.A., not the police, so who knows what will actually end up being charged. But it’s nice to know that Karol finally accepts that there are hate crimes.

Posted by: Not Dawn Summers at April 28, 2005 at 10:45 am

Yes, I do. All violent crimes are hate crimes.

Posted by: Karol at April 28, 2005 at 10:50 am

Excellent answer, Karol.

Posted by: Jake at April 28, 2005 at 10:53 am

Oddly enough, as I posted a couple days ago, you CAN get charged for a hate crime if you intimidate blacks and hispanics … even if you’re black, and were just doing it for attention. Cases like these give the concept of “hate crime” the intellectual merit it deserves.

Posted by: ken at April 28, 2005 at 11:16 am

Everyone knows that the oppressed are always the good guys. The trick is convincing yourself that you azre oppressed.

Posted by: DW at April 28, 2005 at 12:52 pm

the way the local tv news (abc) was reporting it, the polic were trying to talk the victims out of pursuing hate crime charges. although the charges are up to the DA, what happens when the police take down the report and how it’s relayed to the DA has a great deal to do with the charges.
i also found it very interesting that abc news chose to conclude that because police talked these girls out of pursuing hate crime charges, bloomberg must be skewing his crime rate numbers.

Posted by: anna at April 28, 2005 at 1:00 pm

Being charged with a hate crime is a very serious thing. The key factor that this case must be missing is that the crime must be motivated by hate bias. It sounds like this assault was motivated by a dispute over a basketball court.

Posted by: PAUL at April 29, 2005 at 9:38 am
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