Postscript. In Texas, there is an enhancement if your assault was against someone 60 years or older. He's gonna get that too, and he is going to spend years behind bars, where he belongs. So, to the Stormfront crowd, keep crying your crocodile tears of fake rage. The racism here is not what is being displayed by the government. It's the racism being displayed by YOU, and it sticks out like a sore thumb.
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That said, I do get what MrVicchio is saying here, "Why does Justice Holder choose to call this a hate crime when it's been going on for so long with other racial demographics, i.e., black-on-black, black-on-white, but suddenly when it's a young white boy attacking an elderly black man is a hate crime?"
I'd like to think it's just a matter of bad timing, like a District Attorney who is up for re-election suddenly deciding it's time to make an example out of certain law breaker to show the next perpetrator of the act he/she means business. That seems to be the case here as stated by Justice Department officials in the OP article:
It could also be one of those rare times when the video evidence clearly shows that the assault was racially motivated. These two YouTube videos from local/regional news detailing the storyline makes it clear that the assailant purposely selected a black man, had the assault recorded via his cellphone, then went on to brag about it.Justice Department officials said they brought the case to make a point about hate crimes.
YoyTube video #1
YouTube video #2
Now, video taping the knockout event probably takes place more often than people think; it's like a trophy for this kids to prove they actually did it. Regardless, I see this as the straw that broke the camel's back rather than a purposefully selected white guy the Justice Department choose to go after in a post-Travon Martin world. Clearly, prosecuting the three young men out of Oklahoma wasn't enough, nor the teen in NYC for allegedly punching a Jew. Mind you, hate crime charges were filed in the two aforementioned cases at the state level, yet the crime still goes on. Maybe it's time a few of these thug teens see time in a federal prison, then maybe other teens will begin to think twice about doing this.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 12-28-13 at 04:17 PM.
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