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RACIST FIEND IS GUILTY IN MALL SLAYING (TARGETED WHITE LADY)
New York Post ^ | 7/12/2006 | JIM FITZGERALD,

Posted on 07/12/2006 4:39:15 PM PDT by Jameison

A black man who confessed to fatally knifing a White Plains woman because she was white was convicted yesterday of murder as a hate crime. A Westchester jury took just 4 1/2 - including 45 minutes spent re-watching his videotaped confession - to find Phillip Grant guilty of murder and possession of a weapon.

"As long as she had blond hair and blue eyes, she had to die," Grant said on the video.

Grant, 44, had admitted killing Concetta Russo-Carriero, 56, in the parking garage of the Galleria shopping mall, a block from the courthouse in downtown White Plains. He used a knife stolen from a box of cutlery at a Sears store in the mall.

Grant had served the maximum term for a rape conviction, and from the time of his arrest the killing spurred calls for a civil-commitment law that could keep violent sex offenders off the streets after their prison time is served.

After the verdict, Westchester District Attorney Janet DiFiore said, "Phillip Grant was released into our community from state prison as a ticking time bomb. He exemplifies why civil-commitment laws are needed."

The victim's son Jonathan Russo also backed such a measure, though he said it would be "too late for my mom."

He called Grant "a vicious animal" and thanked cops and prosecutors for putting him away "so he will never be able to commit such a heinous crime again."

Russo-Carriero's father, Ted Granata, said, "When that animal stuck a knife in my daughter's heart, he stuck it in our heart, too."

Outside the courthouse, Russo confronted defense lawyers Eugene Traynor and Mary Patricia Long, telling Traynor he was "a disaster of a person."

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alsharpton; animal; barbarian; blackrage; crime; criminal; criminality; criminals; deathpenalty; getwhitey; hate; hatecrime; hatecrimes; hater; murder; murders; racebait; racebaiting; racecard; racism; racist; reverendal
Just breaks my heart. Where is "hate crime" chief hustler, Al Sharpton in all this then?
1 posted on 07/12/2006 4:39:19 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: Jameison

"Where is "hate crime" chief hustler, Al Sharpton in all this then?"

Uh, wrong color my friend, wrong color.


2 posted on 07/12/2006 4:40:45 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: Jameison

What murder is not a "hate crime"? Is the penalty enhanced because it's a "hate crime"?


3 posted on 07/12/2006 4:45:24 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3rd Bn. 5th Marines, RVN 1969. - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle!)
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To: Jameison

4 posted on 07/12/2006 4:45:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: Jameison

5 posted on 07/12/2006 4:46:48 PM PDT by BenLurkin ("The entire remedy is with the people." - W. H. Harrison)
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To: Jameison

It's only a "hate crime" if the victim isn't white and heterosexual.


6 posted on 07/12/2006 4:47:06 PM PDT by mrsmel (Men possess talent. Genius possesses men.)
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To: mrsmel
It's only a "hate crime" if the victim isn't white and heterosexual.

...and male.

(just going on this one case)

I wonder if this case/conviction ever gets headline treatment at CNN.
(I won't hold my breath)
7 posted on 07/12/2006 4:54:40 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Warthogtjm
"What murder is not a "hate crime"?

Exactly.


Is the penalty enhanced because it's a "hate crime"?

It shouldn't be if we executed all vicious killers like we are supposed to.
8 posted on 07/12/2006 4:55:24 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: Jameison
"Hate crime" is a stupid concept but liberals like it because it makes them feel self-rightous.

Capital punishment is a great concept but liberals hate it because it works.

9 posted on 07/12/2006 4:56:54 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Jameison
He used a knife stolen from a box of cutlery at a Sears store in the mall.Uh oh... I smell a "if Sears secured their knives, I would not have done it" defense.
10 posted on 07/12/2006 4:58:54 PM PDT by operation clinton cleanup (Iran IS the great Satan.)
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To: austinaero
"Uh, wrong color my friend, wrong color."

Yup.
This maniacal, heinous killer is every bit as evil as Hitler, just the other way round.
11 posted on 07/12/2006 4:59:00 PM PDT by Jameison
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To: Jameison
He called Grant "a vicious animal" and thanked cops and prosecutors for putting him away

Wonder if the families of his previous victims said the same thing when he was "put away"........

12 posted on 07/12/2006 5:00:58 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Global warming has forced me to buy glacier front property in Alaska....)
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To: Tribune7
"Hate crime" is a stupid concept but liberals like it because it makes them feel self-rightous.

Hate crime laws are useful for petty crimes like simple assault, harassment and vandalism -- spray-painting swastikas on a synagogue is a different crime from spray-painting "jimmy loves suzie" on a highway overpass, even if the physical act is the same.

For violent felonies, they're pretty much irrelevant in terms of sentencing. They do provide for reporting to the FBI and statistical tracking, which may or may not be useful.

13 posted on 07/12/2006 5:05:27 PM PDT by ReignOfError
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To: Warthogtjm

Murder is murder.

All this hairslpitting simply complicates law


14 posted on 07/12/2006 5:11:56 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: ReignOfError
spray-painting swastikas on a synagogue is a different crime from spray-painting "jimmy loves suzie" on a highway overpass, even if the physical act is the same..

That's a point.

OTOH, if someone spray-painted "jimmy loves suzi" on the side of my house, I'd be just as ticked as if they painted a swastika.

15 posted on 07/12/2006 5:15:39 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Tribune7
"Hate crime" is a stupid concept but liberals like it because it makes them feel self-rightous.

Interestingly, it seems, like the ADA, this one has boomeranged.

I used to think only white heteo males could be convicted of Hate Crimes, but it turns out more People of Color have been convicted (or had enhanced sentencing) that whites.

Liberals, gotta love 'em: their complete inability to reason leads to them screwing the very people they are trying to help.

16 posted on 07/12/2006 5:19:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Let them die of thirst in the dark.)
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To: Tribune7

ah .... the thought police tack on some years to a minority,

expect 4-5 more cases like this until the hate crime component is rightfully removed from sentencing


17 posted on 07/12/2006 5:19:19 PM PDT by daku ("Behold this creature that walks like a man. It wants ketchup on its hot dog.")
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To: Tribune7

Hehe, When I lived in So Cal we had chicano gangs "tagging" with spray paint.
I had a neighbor 2 blocks down who was getting his fence tagged constantly. Well he caught the little turd 15-16 yr old punk.
He pulled the kids drawers down and spray painted the punks stuff.

You know who did the jail time dont ya?

Personnally I thought it was pretty funny till they prosecuted the home owner


18 posted on 07/12/2006 5:21:55 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife
Personnally I thought it was pretty funny till they prosecuted the home owner

There are morons running this country. They are just really stupid people. If the powers that be made it a point to refrain from picking on the people who want to be left alone when they retaliate but come down doubly hard on the perps with the pink or blue or whatever peckers, all of us would be better off including the perps who would eventually get it their skulls that it doesn't pay to be aholes.

But that's not going to happen. Why? Because there are morons running this country.

19 posted on 07/12/2006 5:43:56 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: mylife

You probably would have been better off with a baseball bat swing.

Protecting your property is OK. A premeditated assault is a bigger problem.


20 posted on 07/12/2006 5:45:44 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Let them die of thirst in the dark.)
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To: freedumb2003

It wasnt premeditated.
He took the perps spay can? spray can and used it on what was dear to the perp.

But your right about the ball bat.
A female friend of mine, and also in So Cal was being harrased by punks while hubby was out to sea.
She chased them into an arroyo and beat the crap out of 2 of them with a broom stick. that was the end of it.

There is no morality involved in the law as it is dictated by Gov


21 posted on 07/12/2006 5:53:37 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife
It's easy to find the homeowner, it takes work and Cops getting out of their patrol cars to catch the real criminal in the act, or the DA probably want prosecute. In this case the real criminal made it easy. He probably went to the DA, who was looking for voters and so an arrest warrant was issued so that he could get good press from the MSM.
22 posted on 07/12/2006 5:55:23 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist
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To: Tribune7

Its taken me along time to realize that the system isnt moral its based in legalities

The law becomes muddled in clouds of PC BS and the basic wrongs are neglected


23 posted on 07/12/2006 5:58:02 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife
But your right about the ball bat.

My advice: Preplan your nonplanned reaction.

24 posted on 07/12/2006 5:59:31 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Let them die of thirst in the dark.)
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To: A Strict Constructionist

I guess what bugs me in this case is that its murder plain and simple. and I hate to see case law drawn into the murky world of PC.


25 posted on 07/12/2006 6:01:38 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: freedumb2003

but never admit to it


26 posted on 07/12/2006 6:02:15 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: mylife
but never admit to it

Admit to what? (*whistles aimlessly*)

;)

27 posted on 07/12/2006 6:04:11 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Let them die of thirst in the dark.)
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To: Blue Jays
Hi All-

Colin Ferguson had some serious "Black Rage" going on when he shot those six people to death and injured nineteen on the Long Island Railroad.

~ Blue Jays ~

28 posted on 07/12/2006 6:07:36 PM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: ReignOfError

"Hate crime laws are useful for petty crimes like simple assault, harassment and vandalism..."

Yes, yes, very good post. I say that because I agree with you, of course!


29 posted on 07/12/2006 6:32:09 PM PDT by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: mylife

I agree with you completely, to be somewhat trite, when your dead your dead. Degree of hate is irrelevent. A jury will take this into consideration. I personally think laws that take a simple charge like murder and differentiate between victims, eg. race, a cop, a government official etc. should be declared unconstitutional. The crime is murder. All men are created equal especially in death.


30 posted on 07/12/2006 9:07:02 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist
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To: A Strict Constructionist

You know what Im saying


31 posted on 07/12/2006 9:10:55 PM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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