Skip to comments.Washington State Commissioner For African American Affairs Charged In Brutal Beating Of White Man
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 ...
What’s your point?
I think the point is that he was just following the lead of the Obamassiah!
“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?
It's so nice when these people make such glaring inconsistent statements. It just destroys them.
Sue this AH till it hurts.
It's just beginning.
Depends, what point were you looking for?
I don’t think the president has punched anybody.
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.
The one that makes this story relevant to anything.
And yes, I live in the Seattle area where this attack happened.
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.
WA State ping
Wait a minute here, you asked the poster that posted this thread in post #2 what what his point.
Care to elaborate on that?
Whats your point?
2 posted on Thursday, June 04, 2009 11:16:38 PM by stormer
What exactly did this comment mean in your #2?
What are your talking about?
What *point* specifically makes this story irrelevant?
Who is the Washington State Commissioner for European American Affairs?
Bingo! Post of the day!
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. . .
I didn't post a comment.
I posted the original article.
I thought my point was obvious....
Preferential treatment based on race.
It appears to have quite a bit of appeal here. It’s nearing 3AM Eastern time and we have over 20 posts.
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?
#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.
So are you the resident PC commissar and posting police?
That’s news to me.
I guess you’re busted!
“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.
Looks like a story to me.
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.
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.
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?
All I did was ask a question.
Not guilty. 0bama’s Pres_ent.
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.
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?
You are correct, and one cannot prove a negative. I am not suggesting anything, but I will stand by my earlier statement.
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.
I think the gay angle is more important here than the black / white one. Perhaps a pick-up gone wrong?
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.
“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.
Because almost nobody would know about it, just like the story I did post.
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.
The beating of this man reminds me of the beating of Justin Barker at Jena High School, Louisiana, in 2006.
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.
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?
The pendulum sometimes has a will of its own. But it does no good to manufacture a racial incident where none existed.
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.
On the down low?
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