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Baltimore Police Chief Bealefeld: Downtown beating not a hate crime
baltimoresun.com ^ | April 10, 2012 | Justin Fenton

Posted on 04/10/2012 9:21:07 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Baltimore's top cop warned Tuesday against "race-baiting" amid rising tensions across the nation, citing the Trayvon Martin case and cautioning that a video generating outrage on the Internet of a tourist being beaten and stripped in downtown Baltimore does not appear to depict a hate crime.

Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III, appearing on WBAL's "The C4 Show," said the attack on a 31-year-old white man from Arlington, Va., appears to be nothing beyond "drunken opportunistic criminality." The comment came in response to a caller who said that if the victim had been black and the assailants white, civil rights leaders would be descending on Baltimore and the attackers would be charged with a hate crime.

Bealefeld, the white police commissioner in majority-black Baltimore, warned against "fear-mongering."

"There's no doubt it's a crime," he said. "We need to vigorously hold criminals accountable, and we have to be careful not to be pulled into this race-baiting.

"I want to caution people, because I think there will be ample national noise as we progress through the Trayvon Martin and the [Oklahoma shooting] cases," Bealefeld said. "As these things get going, I will urge caution of Baltimoreans to distinguish between criminality and racially motivated crime."

Protests continue over the killing of Martin, an unarmed teen shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Sanford, Fla. A prosecutor said this week that the case would not go before a grand jury. The mayor has called his town a "kindling box," with the New Black Panther Party offering a bounty for the shooter's capture and reports of neo-Nazis on patrol. In Oklahoma, several people were killed in a shooting rampage that authorities say might have been race-based retribution.

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


TOPICS: US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: baltimorevideo; blackgangs; hatecrime; trayvonmartin

1 posted on 04/10/2012 9:21:09 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“There’s no doubt it’s a crime,” he said

Wow, what a brilliant statement. /s

Did he say that between bites on his doughnut?

Good grief.


2 posted on 04/10/2012 9:25:16 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Of course, ‘drunken opportunistic criminality’, see it’s fun. Not like those vicious hate crimes that must be abolished with draconian measures. Some crimes are ‘hate’ crimes and some crimes are ‘fun’ crimes, regardless if the end result is assault and robbery.


3 posted on 04/10/2012 9:25:45 PM PDT by kreitzer
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"F-ing cold" is racial hate speech. "Honkey" is a drunken slur.

Chief needs to be educated.


4 posted on 04/10/2012 9:27:16 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Apparently, Frederick H. Bealefeld III wouldn’t know a hate crime if one bit him on that ass.


5 posted on 04/10/2012 9:27:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare is like a stool sample. You have to pass it to see what's in it.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Frederick H. Bealefeld III, appearing on WBAL's "The C4 Show," said the attack on a 31-year-old white man from Arlington, Va., appears to be nothing beyond "drunken opportunistic criminality." I call Bull Sh#t. Photobucket
6 posted on 04/10/2012 9:28:37 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: kreitzer

DOCbHP — drunken oportunistic criminality by Holder’s people


7 posted on 04/10/2012 9:28:59 PM PDT by NDpapajoe ("Our Country isn't what it once was" -- --Hopey Changerton 8-2008 speaking to a 7-yr-old little girl)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

The very concept of a hate crime is absurd. Are we saying that these thugs loved this tourist while they were beating and robbing him? Calling a crime a hate crime is just an excuse for Jesse and Al to get in front of a camera.


8 posted on 04/10/2012 9:29:29 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Black criminals attacking a single white guy. NOt a hate crime. Proof the baltimore police chief is on crack.

If we are going to have bad law such as hate crime laws, they must be applied equally. Until we have the bad law removed. It’s the only chance we have at getting it repealed, if EVERYONE can be affected by it.


9 posted on 04/10/2012 9:31:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: kreitzer

When I go out with the intention of getting plowed, I leave the $1300 watch at home. I also don’t leave a bar in a town like Balt’more (the “i” is silent) without at least 3 of my friends.


10 posted on 04/10/2012 9:31:12 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

More “innocent fun and games” by the Sons of Obama!


11 posted on 04/10/2012 9:32:02 PM PDT by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

It wasn’t a hate crime, eh? I guess the drunken mob was loving him into submission.


12 posted on 04/10/2012 9:37:05 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: baddog 219

Only whites can be racists. Repeat that fifty million times, and maybe you’ll start gettin’ with the program.


13 posted on 04/10/2012 9:38:59 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: baddog 219

Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.


14 posted on 04/10/2012 9:39:31 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. The bartender says "what'll it be Mitt?)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
I wonder how he's able to look himself in the mirror when he shaves?
15 posted on 04/10/2012 9:42:23 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Not the ‘right’ victim- could have been another phone-op for the divider-in-chief.


16 posted on 04/10/2012 9:49:04 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Smart man...he knows the crackers in his city will not leave their couches, or make a peep.

But if he called this crime black on white hate, well, you know...


17 posted on 04/10/2012 9:52:31 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“racially motivated crime” IS “criminality” stupid.

Now you know why I left Baltimore a long time ago.

THe sad thing is I had a good relationship with the Baltimore PD in the late 60’s/early 70’s when I was a journalist covering the Black Panther Party murder of Officer Sager. The head of the CID was a black major who was a real professional police officer.

Baltimore is now a black cesspool of crime and hate, yet I know that there are thousands of decent black people who are suffering just as much from the black criminals as are the white, if not more so.

Who speaks for them? Former Mayor Kurt Schmoke once did but he has been bought off. THe same for Gov/former Mayor Martin O’Malley. Dixon - in jail. The new mayor - don’t know her but the city is still a shithole.

Old Donald Schaeffer tried, but the black political machines undercut him.

I go back as far as Mayor McKeldin, one true liberal gentleman who oversaw integration in a calm and sensible manner.

What we have today in Baltimore are Democratic party hacks, shisters, crooks, cronies, and incompetents. Everyone suffers fromt their presence in government, and the bodies keep piling up.


18 posted on 04/10/2012 9:53:07 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III
http://www.baltimoresun.com/media/photo/2011-07/62957963.jpg
“Sweet Jesus, please save my token whitey, hoity-toity job.”


19 posted on 04/10/2012 9:55:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (Don't tell my mother I work for the GOP. She thinks I'm an uptown Mack Daddy.)
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To: Army Air Corps

SOBs ( Sons Of Barack)


20 posted on 04/10/2012 10:02:23 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Pining_4_TX

You’ve never heard of tough love?


21 posted on 04/10/2012 10:10:07 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I’ve always wondered why Baltimore was one of the cheap properties of Monopoly.

Now I know.


22 posted on 04/10/2012 10:11:48 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: kreitzer

You know there is a Smith and Wesson solution to the problem. We have assured this is an option in our lives in this house....


23 posted on 04/10/2012 10:11:59 PM PDT by hatfieldmccoy (It's not racism..... it's probability, actuarial tables, statistics. Facts are stubborn things.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What do they call it?


24 posted on 04/10/2012 10:53:01 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
SSDD
25 posted on 04/10/2012 11:06:22 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2340033/posts
http://www.bnd.com/2009/09/15/923680/police-bus-camera-shows-attack.html
http://www.stoptheaclu.com/2009/09/15/white-student-beaten-on-school-bus/
Wasn’t a hate crime, either..

(here, where you can still see the video)
http://videos.stltoday.com/p/video?id=6172583


26 posted on 04/11/2012 3:31:58 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Come on, folks. This wasn’t racial, and you all know it. There were plenty of intoxicated black people that night who had a large group attack them.

Well, it is Baltimore, so I suppose that might be true.


27 posted on 04/11/2012 3:49:52 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

There is no such thing as a hate crime. If it cannot be consistently defined it does not exist.


28 posted on 04/11/2012 4:22:13 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Police Commissioner Frederick H. “Chicken Sheet” Bealefeld III


29 posted on 04/11/2012 5:07:24 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“...downtown Baltimore does not appear to depict a hate crime.”

Of course not, Negroes do not commit Hate Crimes, they are simply making the most of their economic opportunities, of showing off their sexual prowess, of exercising their MF vocabulary. or trying to forget the 330,000 Caucasians under the Union flag died to free them from slavery.

If the National press did its job of balanced reporting the Negro Community would know that its the American Negro Culture is what makes their lot so sh.tty.


30 posted on 04/11/2012 5:23:36 AM PDT by BilLies (Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hate your Traditional American guts!)
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To: 6SJ7

“Police Commissioner Frederick H. “Chicken Sheet” Bealefeld III”

Affectionately know to the “Community” as our Butt Boy.


31 posted on 04/11/2012 5:38:14 AM PDT by BilLies (Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hate your Traditional American guts!)
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To: baddog 219

I see you found my bs meter...lol (check tag line)


32 posted on 04/11/2012 10:07:32 AM PDT by willyd (your credibility deficit is screwing up my bs meter...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; ...

The one-sided world of hate criminology continues...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


33 posted on 04/11/2012 6:17:38 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yea Baltimore. It gets even better /s

Snip:
There were at least as many police officers as protesters in front of City Hall on Tuesday evening after a group of about 40 people walked there from the site of a planned youth jail in downtown Baltimore.

Title: “Peaceful march for Trayvon Martin met by heavy police presence
Roughly 40 people walked from jail site to City Hall”

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/breaking/bs-md-ci-trayvon-rally-20120410,0,3182573.story


34 posted on 04/11/2012 6:35:46 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

All this garbage points out the absurdity of having a special category for “hate(red) crimes”.

Isn’t it enough people go ballistic for the simple fact of different races being involved?

Any of these could have nothing to do with races and everything to do with just a bunch of jackasses out of control who need to be shot (no pun) because they are vicious jackasses.

It doesn’t matter the race. Doesn’t matter why. Only matters they are bastards.


35 posted on 04/11/2012 7:24:13 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

“decent black people who are suffering just as much”

I don’t know when you left, but recall a few years ago the black family in mid-town that was arsoned? The woman headed up an anti-drug coalition and she and her children and others were killed because these jackass thugs burned down their house in the middle of the night. It was sickening.

God forbid you speak up against the thug culture. Doesn’t matter what color you are.


36 posted on 04/11/2012 7:40:26 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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