Last edited by sawyerloggingon; 02-15-14 at 03:30 PM.
I do want to apologize for one thing on this thread though. The fact that a disabled vet was attacked by teenage thugs no matter what the races involved are just blows me away and that should have been my first comment on this.. WTF is this country coming to.
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self" -Hemingway
Furthermore, "hate crimes" aren't separate charges. They are, exactly as you suggest, something increases the sentence and does not change the underlying charging statute
jallman: "It's all good. At least you have a thick skin and can take being poked fun back at without crying. "
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
I don't know if it's purposeful racial bias on the part of the media and I don't mean to belittle violent crimes no matter who commits the act, but I think the main reason Black on White crime isn't so widely reported is because it just doesn't happen as often and certainly not in such violent fashion. Consider this county's 238 year history of racial violence and injustice and the nature of the crimes committed then it puts a simple case of assault and battery into perspective.
Now, had the White guy been pistol whipped and robbed or shot and killed while utterring racial slurred, then you have a story the media couldn't ignore because it would certainly meet White hate crime status some folks here are clearly looking for.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 02-15-14 at 08:24 PM.