Whites need not apply.

Started 4 months ago | Discussions thread
shutterblaster
Senior MemberPosts: 1,183
Like?
Re: Whites need not apply.
In reply to mas cervezas, 4 months ago

mas cervezas wrote:

rb59020 wrote:

White man charged with 'knockout game' hate crime. Racial hypocrisy?

"The US Department of Justice on Thursday stepped into the cultural fray about the so-called “knockout game” when it brought federal hate crime charges against a white Texas man for assaulting an unsuspecting black man."

"The decision shines a brighter spotlight on the knockout game, in which an assailant tries to knock out a bystander with a single punch. A spate of incidents have gathered national attention in recent months, though it is unclear whether the game has become more popular or whether the Internet has simply allowed for isolated incidents to be broadcast more widely."

"The majority of the reported incidents, however, have involved black men targeting white victims – and none triggered federal involvement. The fact that the Justice Department has elected to step in now, when a black man was the victim, has led to criticism among conservative pundits that the Obama administration is applying the hate-crime statute unevenly."

Oh well.

From the very same article:

“The reason why you have black perpetrators and white victims being prosecuted asymmetrically hinges on what evidence there is about why they’re doing what they’re doing,” says Donald Green, a political scientist at Columbia University in New York.

He was caught after he told the tale at a bar, where an off-duty cop was present. Federal prosecutors argue that the attack was motivated by racial animus because police uncovered videos where Barrett allegedly used racial epithets and at one point said that black people “haven’t fully experienced the blessing of evolution.”

In another video from the day of the assault, Barrett says, “If I were to hit a black person, would this be nationally televised?”

There seems to be very clear evidence that indicates the crime was racially motivated, where there isn't in other incidents.

The crime is assault. I say throw him under the jail. If it was a white person he assaulted the penalty should be the same.

-- hide signature --

If you don't like Hank Williams you can kiss my a$$

Reply   Reply with quote   Complain
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow