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Washington State Commissioner For African American Affairs Charged In Brutal Beating Of White Man
KOMOnews.com ^ | 04 June 2009 | Luke Duecy

Posted on 06/04/2009 11:14:26 PM PDT by zeestephen

Joseph Hooks is a Seattle city employee and a commissioner on the Washington state Commission on African American Affairs...police say the [three month] delay [in charging Hooks with beating a white man] had nothing to do with his Hook's professional life...A few days after the incident, Hooks spoke with KOMO News. He first claimed he didn't remember a fight, but later said he had acted in self-defense...[The white victim, Michael] McBain's injuries were so severe he's had to put some of his medical studies at the University of Washington on hold. He may need surgery to repair his eye.

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


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KEYWORDS: hatecrime; homosexual; race; racism; washington; washingtonstate; whenblacksattack; whenqueersattack
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1 posted on 06/04/2009 11:14:26 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

What’s your point?


2 posted on 06/04/2009 11:16:38 PM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer

I think the point is that he was just following the lead of the Obamassiah!

3 posted on 06/04/2009 11:20:24 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: stormer
stormer asks:

“What's your point?”

If Michael McBain, the white guy, had brutally beaten the black commissioner, do you think it would have taken three months before charges were filed?

4 posted on 06/04/2009 11:21:16 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen
A few days after the incident, Hooks spoke with KOMO News. He first claimed he didn't remember a fight, but later said he had acted in self-defense.

It's so nice when these people make such glaring inconsistent statements. It just destroys them.

Sue this AH till it hurts.

5 posted on 06/04/2009 11:21:38 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: stormer
"What’s your point?"

It's just beginning.

6 posted on 06/04/2009 11:21:41 PM PDT by ChicagahAl (Don't blame me. I voted for Sarah.)
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To: stormer
What’s your point?

Depends, what point were you looking for?

7 posted on 06/04/2009 11:22:53 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: PugetSoundSoldier

I don’t think the president has punched anybody.


8 posted on 06/04/2009 11:23:45 PM PDT by stormer
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To: zeestephen

I don’t know, but Hooks has been charged. Not sure about you, but I’m old enough to remember situations where white folks would NEVER be charged with assaulting a black person.


9 posted on 06/04/2009 11:26:01 PM PDT by stormer
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To: dragnet2

The one that makes this story relevant to anything.


10 posted on 06/04/2009 11:27:58 PM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer
No, but his Justice Department is refusing to prosecute voter intimidation by the Black Panthers, so it's just a logical progression from there...

And yes, I live in the Seattle area where this attack happened.

11 posted on 06/04/2009 11:29:14 PM PDT by PugetSoundSoldier (Indignation over the sting of truth is the defense of the indefensible)
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To: stormer

IMO if the police knew who beat up this man then they should have arrested him asap. I don’t care if his skin is purple. They didn’t have to wait 3 months. He was identified & should have been arrested that night.


12 posted on 06/04/2009 11:29:22 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: sionnsar

WA State ping


13 posted on 06/04/2009 11:29:42 PM PDT by lonevoice (This tagline is identical to the one you are reading)
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To: zeestephen
Brief bio on this psycho:

http://www.caa.wa.gov/about/JoeHooksBio.html

14 posted on 06/04/2009 11:30:36 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: stormer; zeestephen

Wait a minute here, you asked the poster that posted this thread in post #2 what what his point.

Care to elaborate on that?


15 posted on 06/04/2009 11:31:01 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: stormer

To: zeestephen

What’s your point?

2 posted on Thursday, June 04, 2009 11:16:38 PM by stormer

_____________________________________________________________

What exactly did this comment mean in your #2?


16 posted on 06/04/2009 11:33:22 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: stormer
The one that makes this story relevant to anything.

What are your talking about?

What *point* specifically makes this story irrelevant?

17 posted on 06/04/2009 11:35:47 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: dragnet2

Who is the Washington State Commissioner for European American Affairs?


18 posted on 06/04/2009 11:37:03 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: stormer
If those times ever return, then that will be something to worry about. Currently, however, we live in a society where black-on-white crime is a huge problem that is ignored by the media. Meanwhile, the same media salivate on the rare occasion that a white-on-black crime occurs, to the point even of running wild with stories they haven't even bothered to check up on, such as the Duke “rape” case.
19 posted on 06/04/2009 11:37:30 PM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (REALLY & TRULY updated!).)
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To: dragnet2; zeestephen
I'm curious as to why zeestephen felt compelled to post a story that barely has local appeal here in Seattle, let alone to the folks in this forum.
20 posted on 06/04/2009 11:38:35 PM PDT by stormer
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To: BnBlFlag

Bingo! Post of the day!


21 posted on 06/04/2009 11:39:00 PM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (REALLY & TRULY updated!).)
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To: zeestephen
Apparently Joe Hooks is not only a psycho but also a rump ranger:

TWO FORMER EMPLOYEES SUING STARBUCKS ALLEGING THEY WERE FIRED FOR BEING GAY

Joseph Hooks and Dorothy Baker, in a lawsuit filed June 13, say that they were harassed by the company's director of compliance and equal opportunity, Craig Sawyer.

Starbucks denies the claims.

Hooks reported to Sawyer from January 2007 until May 2007. According to court documents, Sawyer made anti-gay remarks and references to Hooks during this time and repeatedly pressured him to apply for positions elsewhere in the company.

In April of that year, Sawyer told Hooks that he could not go to lunch with him and another employee because “just the boys are going to lunch,” according to the suit. . .

http://www.seattlepi.com/business/368621_sbuxsuit27.html

22 posted on 06/04/2009 11:39:02 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: dragnet2
dragnet2,

I didn't post a comment.

I posted the original article.

I thought my point was obvious....

Preferential treatment based on race.

23 posted on 06/04/2009 11:40:36 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: stormer

It appears to have quite a bit of appeal here. It’s nearing 3AM Eastern time and we have over 20 posts.


24 posted on 06/04/2009 11:41:19 PM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (REALLY & TRULY updated!).)
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To: stormer
I'm curious as to why zeestephen felt compelled to post a story that barely has local appeal here in Seattle, let alone to the folks in this forum.

Is this not news worthy to post a story about someone connected to a Washington state Commission, that brutally assaulted someone, and then lied about it?

Are we not supposed to read about or post news events here?

25 posted on 06/04/2009 11:43:00 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: zeestephen

#16 was to stormer, not you.

I know who posted the thread here, and I have no problem with that, but it appears someone else here does.


26 posted on 06/04/2009 11:45:35 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: stormer

So are you the resident PC commissar and posting police?


27 posted on 06/04/2009 11:47:01 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: dragnet2

That’s news to me.
I guess you’re busted!

;-)


28 posted on 06/04/2009 11:47:07 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: stormer
stormer writes:

“I'm curious as to why zeestephen felt compelled to post a story that barely has local appeal here in Seattle, let alone to the folks in this forum.”

I posted this news article because it highlights preferential legal treatment based on race.

I don't concern myself with the local appeal.

I post on this forum because it's where I've been posting every week for more than five years.

29 posted on 06/04/2009 11:47:21 PM PDT by zeestephen
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To: puroresu
I don't care what the race of either the victim or the perpetrator is in any situation. But in this case, if the races were reversed or both of these men were of the same race, you would have never seen the story here.
30 posted on 06/04/2009 11:48:57 PM PDT by stormer
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SEATTLE -- Michael McBain had just returned home to his Capitol Hill condo with his wife when two steps inside, a complete stranger beat him unconscious. McBain was punched in the head and kicked in the face. "There was a big guy standing there, sort of blocking the door. And I guess I must have brushed past him," he said. It was St. Patrick's Day, 2009. On the same night, witnesses identified the man who had attacked McBain. That man, Joseph Hooks, was finally charged with the crime on Wednesday -- nearly three months after the attack. Prosecutors say it has taken them months to file the charges because they were compiling more compelling evidence against Hooks. Hooks is a Seattle city employee and a commissioner on the Washington state Commission on African American Affairs,

Looks like a story to me.

31 posted on 06/04/2009 11:50:43 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: stormer

Darn how old could you be? I am 51 yrs old & I live in a state where a white person would have been arrested just as fast as a black person. At least that is the way it has been for as long as I can remember. Beating anyone that badly would have resulted in an arrest asap no matter what race you are.


32 posted on 06/04/2009 11:51:00 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: dragnet2

your right, someone else does for some reason and I don’t have a clue as to why. I think the entire story is very relevant.


33 posted on 06/04/2009 11:51:40 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: zeestephen

A black, sodomite government employee.

It must have been a wrenching moment when they realized that they were going to have to charge him, when all he did was punch out a blue-eyed devil.

Hmmm...who was that predicting back in the fifties that this day would come?


34 posted on 06/04/2009 11:51:55 PM PDT by dsc (A man with an experience is never at the mercy of a man with an argument.)
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To: Luke21

All I did was ask a question.


35 posted on 06/04/2009 11:51:58 PM PDT by stormer
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To: zeestephen; pandoraou812

Not guilty. 0bama’s Pres_ent.


36 posted on 06/04/2009 11:54:42 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: stormer
But in this case, if the races were reversed or both of these men were of the same race, you would have never seen the story here.

But that is not the case, and how do you know that?

I've seen lots of murder/assault stories posted on this forum where white guys were the suspect/perpetrator.

How do you respond to this?

You seem to be clearly implying or suggesting this is a racist forum, only because this story happens to have a black man as the suspect.

37 posted on 06/04/2009 11:55:24 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: stormer

A state that has a “Commissioner of African American Affairs” is sick. One that has such a “Commisioner” that goes around beating up on White Folks is sicker. The wimp that got his ass beat should have “manned up” and kicked a little ass of his own.
You sound like one of our PC Freepers who don’t have a problem with such crap and maybe even approve of it. Care to elaborate?


38 posted on 06/04/2009 11:58:45 PM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: dragnet2

You are correct, and one cannot prove a negative. I am not suggesting anything, but I will stand by my earlier statement.


39 posted on 06/05/2009 12:01:03 AM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer
You are correct, and one cannot prove a negative.

Based on what you have stated here, I sure can.

I can show you lots of news articles on this forum that were local in nature, and had white guys as the suspect/perpetrator.

You need from me to prove that to you?

I am not suggesting anything

BS, you sure did.

40 posted on 06/05/2009 12:05:09 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: zeestephen

I think the gay angle is more important here than the black / white one. Perhaps a pick-up gone wrong?


41 posted on 06/05/2009 12:06:05 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: stormer
I don't care what the race of either the victim or the perpetrator is in any situation. But in this case, if the races were reversed or both of these men were of the same race, you would have never seen the story here.

Crime stories are posted here all the time, and most of them have nothing to do with race. There's a Phil Spector news story floating around here on FR tonight, as just one example. A white guy charged with killing a white female.

If the races were reversed, then we could expect the following:

A) This would be a huge national news story, not just a local Seattle story.

B) You wouldn't have protested it being posted here.

42 posted on 06/05/2009 12:08:01 AM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (REALLY & TRULY updated!).)
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To: stormer
stormer writes:

“I don't care what the race of either the victim or the perpetrator is in any situation. But in this case, if the races were reversed or both of these men were of the same race, you would have never seen the story here.”

I partly agree, and I'm the guy who posted the article.

If the Commissioner for European American Affairs had severely beaten a black man, it would have been the lead story for every MSM newspaper and TV station in the country.

There would have been no need to post the story.

Everyone would know about it.

If a prominent white Democrat had severely beaten a white Conservative, I would have posted that, too.

Why?

Because almost nobody would know about it, just like the story I did post.

43 posted on 06/05/2009 12:11:07 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Rummyfan
I think the gay angle is more important here than the black / white one. Perhaps a pick-up gone wrong?

More likely just an a-hole with a very large chip on his shoulder.

From the article:

Michael McBain had just returned home to his Capitol Hill condo with his wife when two steps inside, a complete stranger beat him unconscious.

McBain was punched in the head and kicked in the face. "There was a big guy standing there, sort of blocking the door. And I guess I must have brushed past him," he said.


44 posted on 06/05/2009 12:11:38 AM PDT by csense
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To: csense

The beating of this man reminds me of the beating of Justin Barker at Jena High School, Louisiana, in 2006.


45 posted on 06/05/2009 12:17:34 AM PDT by csense
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To: zeestephen

I really believe the 3-month delay didn’t have anything to do with is “profession.”

What it *did* have to do with doesn’t need mentioned.


46 posted on 06/05/2009 12:18:43 AM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: stormer

I remember those days too.

Do we correct past injustices by swing the pendelum to the other extreme and just reversing the discrimination?

Is that considered the “equality” whites and blacks fought so hard for in the 60’s?


47 posted on 06/05/2009 12:21:33 AM PDT by DakotaRed (Don't you wish you had supported a conservative when you had the chance?)
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To: DakotaRed

The pendulum sometimes has a will of its own. But it does no good to manufacture a racial incident where none existed.


48 posted on 06/05/2009 12:26:07 AM PDT by stormer
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To: DakotaRed
I really believe the 3-month delay didn’t have anything to do with is “profession.

Just the fact that that was mentioned, likely means it had everything to do with it. Looking at what position he held, the LEOs had to have their act together on the investigation, before charges would even be considered.

Otherwise, they'd be circling the wagons.

49 posted on 06/05/2009 12:26:09 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Brad from Tennessee
Apparently Joe Hooks is not only a psycho but also a rump ranger

On the down low?

50 posted on 06/05/2009 12:33:41 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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