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A Beating and Racial Slurs but No Hate-crime Charges
Canada Free Press ^ | February 4, 2012 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 02/04/2012 8:08:28 AM PST by Paladins Prayer

Ah, the left-wing capacity for rationalization knows no bounds. While we’re told that even substantive criticism of Barack Obama is driven by the hatefulness the left has dubbed “racism,” a racial attack by three black teenagers on two white men in Philadelphia this past Monday is, somehow, not.

Consider the scenario, and then tell me why we even have “hate-crime” laws. Wrote Stephanie Farr at Philly.com:

About 8:25 p.m., a cab was stopped at a red light at 15th and Chestnut streets when two 17-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy approached and started calling the male passenger in the back seat racially derogatory names, police said.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: black; hatecrime; racism; white
Yes, "Tasha Jamerson" says that there's no evidence that this is a hate crime. Does D.A. now stand for dumb and asinine?
1 posted on 02/04/2012 8:08:38 AM PST by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer

Holder’s people are the perp’s of course.


2 posted on 02/04/2012 8:10:31 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Paladins Prayer
No problem here. I'm sure Eric Holder's Justice Department would disagree vehemently with accusations of a double standard. Remember how diligently he prosecuted this case:


3 posted on 02/04/2012 8:13:22 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree (How bad would an Obama II administration be, without the constraints of re-election?)
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To: Paladins Prayer

The prisons need filled and the Castle Doctrine will balance what hate crime laws won’t.


4 posted on 02/04/2012 8:16:39 AM PST by Eska
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To: boomop1

I’ve always believed it a waste of time and effort to have hate crimes. Most crime is hate anyway. Assault, arson, murder, rape are all punishable. Why have “Hate Crimes”? So liberals can appear Politically Correct and gain points with minorities for what appears to be selective prosecution.


5 posted on 02/04/2012 8:19:53 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Paladins Prayer

The real issue here is why Hechler and Koch 9mm handguns are (mostly) illegal in Philadelphia.


6 posted on 02/04/2012 8:23:47 AM PST by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: Paladins Prayer

This is poignant.

“Just shouting racial epithets during the commission of a crime doesn’t rise to the level of ethnic intimidation.”

Unless you are white then it’s the crime of the millenia.

This will not end well because of this one sided mentality.


7 posted on 02/04/2012 8:28:03 AM PST by Molon Labbie (End the War On Drugs, Restore the Constitution.)
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To: duffee

Hate crimes are instituted by liberals who want to criminalize thought.

Of course, they get to determine what the perpretrator was “thinking” at the time of the “crime”.

It’s another mechanism to control others.


8 posted on 02/04/2012 8:32:22 AM PST by kjo
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To: Paladins Prayer

I will not bring up O.J.
I will not bring up O.J.
I will not bring up O.J.


9 posted on 02/04/2012 8:35:52 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Paladins Prayer

“Does D.A. now stand for dumb and asinine?”

Nah. It stands for dumb a$$hole.


10 posted on 02/04/2012 8:37:23 AM PST by Ernie Kaputnik ((It's a mad, mad, mad world.))
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To: Paladins Prayer
tell me why we even have “hate-crime” laws

We have hate-crime laws to accord certain select groups an additional layer of protection under our laws, to elevate their legal status above other groups, and to further divide our society into the X's and the not-X's.

In a rich irony, all this division and stratification is done in the name of "equality."

11 posted on 02/04/2012 8:37:54 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Paladins Prayer
Suffice to say that many wouldn't believe the levels to which this cancerous PC has risen in the ranks of the otherwise rational.

12 posted on 02/04/2012 8:38:37 AM PST by I see my hands (The old sod ne'er shall be forgot.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

But many on the conservative side make a good living telling us how morally superior the PC left is.


13 posted on 02/04/2012 8:42:45 AM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

This reminds me of what happened a long time ago with my girlfriend. Some black kids were playing their music at an obnoxious level while we were on the bus. We asked them to turn the music down, and they didn’t. We moved spots on the bus. They followed us. Then we tried to get off the bus, they followed us off the bus. Then they proceeded to assault my girlfriend and call her racial slurs and call me a “race traitor” before trying to assault me.

Luckily for me, at that time, I was practicing martial arts for 6 years and I dispatched them rather quickly.


14 posted on 02/04/2012 8:56:07 AM PST by NorthStarStateConservative (The Democrat Party: Making Black People Slaves in Some Form Or The Other Since the 1850s)
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To: Paladins Prayer

The Philly DA is one of Holder’s people. No crime, no foul. sd


15 posted on 02/04/2012 9:51:34 AM PST by shotdog (I love my country. It's our government I'm afraid of.)
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17 posted on 02/04/2012 10:53:18 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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18 posted on 02/04/2012 11:09:03 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Paladins Prayer
Blacks are more racist than Whites.

~ Larry Elder, "The Ten Things You Can't Say In America"

19 posted on 02/04/2012 11:39:46 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Paladins Prayer

DA = DumbAss apparently.

Just switch white and black around in the story and would we still get the same conclusion from the libtards?


20 posted on 02/04/2012 1:50:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: duffee

Hate Crimes concept is awful, terrible law.

Creating special classes of people as opposed to all being equal under the law.

Problem is if we are all forced to live currently under awful, terrible law, it needs to be applied equally to everyone. The heinousness of not doing so makes it even more unjust. And erodes further trust, what little is left, in the justice system.


21 posted on 02/04/2012 1:53:11 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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