Selwyn Duke
Gang attacks white family, shouts "this is a black world"; police "aren't ready to call it a hate crime"
By Selwyn Duke
July 9, 2009

Many opponents of hate-crime laws have long pointed out that they will never be applied equitably. The laws exist solely to punish members of politically-incorrect groups who commit politically-incorrect crimes. That is to say, they're not about eliminating hate — they're about targeting those the left hates.

If ever there was a case that vindicated this thesis, it's a recent unprovoked attack on a white Ohio family by a mob of black teens. Phil Trexler at reports:

    It [the attack] came after a family night of celebrating America and freedom with a fireworks show at Firestone Stadium. [Marty] Marshall, his family and two friends were gathered outside a friend's home in South Akron.

    Out of nowhere, the six were attacked by dozens of teenage boys, who shouted ''This is our world'' and ''This is a black world'' as they confronted Marshall and his family.

Despite this, Trexler tells us, "Akron police say they aren't ready to call it a hate crime or a gang initiation. But to Marty Marshall, his wife and two kids, it seems pretty clear."

Yes, it seems pretty clear to anyone with two brain cells to rub together.

Now, I don't believe in hate crime legislation and have devoted copious ink to demonstrating its Orwellian nature. But if this isn't a "hate crime," what is? What has to happen for politically-correct, thoroughly corrupt authorities to label a bias crime against whites just exactly what it is? Do the perpetrators have to sign a notarized affidavit prior to the act stating, "We hereby acknowledge that we hate white people and are committing this act of violence on that basis"?

I understand that the police are generally circumspect in what they say. But, in the least, their statement should have been something to the effect of, "We're not officially calling it a hate crime yet, but it certainly appears as if the perpetrators were motivated by bias."

Of course, chances are good, I suppose, that Akron authorities will ultimately bring hate-crime charges (assuming the thugs are caught). If they do not, however, the city's citizens ought to demand that the whole leadership of its police force be fired and replaced.

And while we're at it, let's get rid of hate-crime laws — otherwise known as "get-whitey laws" — too.

© Selwyn Duke


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