Skip to comments.Police Call Terrorizing Incident Hate Crime
Posted on 11/06/2007 10:17:20 AM PST by como_1996
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Police said a white man's verbal assaults on a black man last month amounted to a hate crime.
According to police, Ralph Taylor pointed to his "white power" tattoo while taunting the black man on Oct. 20 and 21. The tattoo featured dual lightning bolts, a symbol associated with Adolf Hitler's SS corps.
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Hey in the bizarro world of Maine you can give a 11 year old girl birth control pills but don't you dare point at your tattoo near a minority.
Of course it's a hate crime.....let me understand this, it's a hate crime when a white says something against blacks, but it's NOT a hate crime when blacks say something against whites....ok, I see, I get it now.
How a person ‘feels’ is more important these days than what a person does. As for myself I could care less if someone curses at me. How does that hurt me?
“Police Say Man’s Verbal Assaults Amounted to a Hate Crime.”
The police are wrong.
You got it, so that makes you a "fart smeller" LOL
there are no hate crimes.
just newspeak and thought police.
LOL, sniff, sniff!
Personally, I feel that hate crime legislation is racist in nature and biased as well. It is entirely subjective and should have no part in Law.
However, I have seen "White/Black/Brown Power" folks who deserve to have their teeth knocked down their throats. But who really knows what transpired here.
Crime is crime. This “hate” crime crap is for the birds and needs to find a garbage can.
So it’s perfectly legal to get the tatoo, this country has free speech........BUT this is a “hate” crime? Did he physically assault him?
I won’t hold my breath waiting for a similar response towards the black hoods flashing their gang tattoos at anyone who drives past their corner drug market...
Here we go, a thought crime brought to you by “hate crime” laws. These police should be bitch slapped.
I thought this was about Dog the Bounty Hunter.
That’s racist. Please stay where you are while Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton rally their street troops to come picket you...
Actually, “assault” can happen if you make the “victim” “feel” threatened. The next step is physical attack which makes the crime “battery.”
Correct! You see, the white guy with the tattoo has all the power and privilege racist America can provide him, which he owes to the unfair advantages he's gained by being white.
You don't think a black man of such high social stature could afford to go around showing off his tattoos, do you?
Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of speech...
What if the black guy was wearing his NWA shirt? Good band, but reportedly NWA means either “No whites allowed” or “N-word with attitude”. What if the white guy was just responding to that shirt with his lightning bolts?
Is it like the NFL, do the 2 hate crimes offset themselves? Or does the white hate crime count for 15 yards and the black hate crime count for 10 yards?
Was the black guy Jewish?
Now I'm not saying Hitler was pro-black -- hell, neither was our country at one time. But anti-black is the last thing I think of when I see the SS symbol.
Obviously, the genius who wrote this article can't tell the difference between "lightning" and runes. Sheesh.
Don’t make me break my foot off in yo’ cracka-a$$, ya cracka-a$$, cracka.
- Chris Rock
What you talkin' 'bout Willis, that's not racist!
Sometimes a picture is best....
Sticks and stones can break my bones.....went out when “self-esteem” became the motto of public education.
Students are made to feel great about how poorly they’re doing in schools these days. What a country.
Doesn't matter if the case gets thrown out, they just ensured that the guy they arrested will spend thousands in legal fees to defend himself over this
Does that say “Magic Man” or Magic Juan”, I can’t tell.
In Taylor’s defense, I must point out that the double lightening bolts were stolen by Hitler from “Flash Gordon” movies. They also showed up in “Star Wars,” “Mary Poppins,” the “Our Gang” series, and in “Dumbo, Speaker of the House”.....
Congress shall make no law ... abridging the freedom of tats...
Tis in the eye of the beholder....
From Miranda warning: “If you are unable to afford an attorney, one will be appointed to defend you”....
I would not say that it constitutes a crime, but if he had pointed to the tatoo and then physically threatened or hurt him then it would cross the line and be classified as a crime. The neanderthal in question is indeed in spirit a hateful person, who probably thrives on this twisted logic of his to justify his being. I have been on the receiving end of these racist rants: hey gook, chink, jap - you love long time? Plus my younger sister recently was on a receiving end of a racist rant from a white neanderthal - he blocked her in a shopping center parking lot and she kindly asked him to move, to which he replied: no, you f-—ng gook - little did he know that we were Japanese-Irish. My Father, may he rest in peace never wanted to hear about these incidents - he would always brush it off and say to get over it. I would respectfully disagree, because hateful words hurt and they wound deeply. Do I hate the white part of me, no but I get very frustrated and hurt when these ugly incidents happen. My Mother who is Japanese was told once by a very ignorant white person to go back where she came from and she has been in this country for over Fifty years!!!!!!! Where does this hateful ignorant racism come from? Where?????????/Just Asking - seoul62.......
Here are more details from the Waterville newspaper.
you can’t tell either?
Waterville, Maine a town with a population of about 16,000 and 96% white needs four civil rights officers???
I see it now — “Major Kidney”....
Here’s another example of a hate crime and not a hate crime, and the reason why.
When a white person assaults (or even wins an argument with) a black person, it’s automatically a hate crime instead of a fist fight.
When 6 black men beat down a white person while shouting “Kill Whitey”, it’s not a hate crime, because they “lack the power to enforce their hatred”.
Now a person can go to jail when there is no assault. Just your words put you in jail. It didn’t take long from the time when “hate crime” laws were passed to get to this. Now the liberals are happy because that’s what they wanted in the first place.
Um, no, that's not a hate crime,,,that's just poor angry black youths with no dad in the home, it's not their fault, they are a victim of society, if they were paid reparations this would not have happened....../sarcasm OFF.....
It’s pathetic isn’t it?
Besides, the left would tell you that the 4 rapists “lacked the power to enforce their hatred and bigotry” and therefore could not even be racist, let alone commit a hate crime.
Somebody tell me what the difference is!?!
You are right.
In most states, you need "an imminent threat of physical harm that is reasonable from the circumstances" (or something similar).
Pointing to a tattoo does nothing to make a reasonable person think that a weapon will be imminently produced and used...
Only liberal psychosis can make that leap. "He's pale, and has politically incorrect body modifications! He must be about to attack, because a person with a high melanin content is nearby! Run! Aiiigghh!"
Taunting someone and pointing to your White Power/SS tattoo, can amount to an “an imminent threat” against black, especially if he’s outnumbered by like-minded thugs. It sure sounds like the potential start of an attack - you know the idiot is working himself and his buds up to the attack.
Personally, I don’t like the hate crime part, but I might support assault.