Like racism, hate crimes usually apply to only one side

PoliceLights2 Star Parker wrote about the new hate crimes law hidden in the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act and passed by Congress and signed by President Obama following which he vaingloriously stated that in this nation we should “embrace our differences.”

Ms. Parker’s piece was followed here at Dakota Voice by a vigorous discussion of the issue of “hate crimes” legislation with a common point being that assault is assault and murder is murder regardless the thought processes that may motivate the crime.

When “hate crimes” are advocated by the Left the offended classes that must be protected are almost always minorities, homosexuals and pro-abortion advocates, and every purported instance is celebrated and heralded for all to see, over and over and over…  In fact, hate-motivated crimes are at least as frequently directed at whites, Christians and pro-life individuals and groups.  I have made the point before that the national statistics on such crimes are unreliable because such instances are rarely reported by the government-run media and even more rarely investigated and prosecuted by law enforcement and judges.  (Can anyone name for me one person that was arrested, prosecuted and punished following the homosexual riots precipitated by the passage of Prop 8 in California?)

Michelle Malkin is reporting today on another example of government cover-up of what certainly appears to be hate-crimes by any definition.  Here is yet another case that makes my point for me.

“Chilling details are emerging in the local Colorado press about violent black gangs who have been targeting white victims for months:

‘The Denver Police Department announced today that they have made 32 arrests during a sweep to end a four-month spree of what police said were racially motivated assaults and robberies in downtown Denver, including the LoDo entertainment district.

A task force comprised of the Denver Police, FBI and the Denver District Attorney’s Office investigated 26 incidents in which groups of black males verbally harassed and then assaulted white or Hispanic males, according to Denver Police Chief Gerry Whitman.

Many of the victims were robbed after being assaulted.’

“Although police knew what was going on, citizens were left in the dark.”

Attacks on whites and Hispanics by marauding bans of black gang youth have been going on for months in the Denver area but police and the media conspired to keep the true nature of the assaults from the public as long as they could, fearing the repercussions should they be accused of being racists for reporting the truth.

Still, I maintain that there is no need for hate crimes legislation.  But, if such is the law of the land, then it must be applied in every case, unless, of course, the real goal is to silence those with whom the Left disagrees.

I’ll be watching this story to see if any of the perps are charged under “hate crimes”  laws.

8 Responses to “Like racism, hate crimes usually apply to only one side”

  1. The reliability of available data is, as you pointed out, shaky at best.

    Regardless, I wholeheartedly concur that “hate crime” laws are completely unnecessary.

    If someone is assaulted, charge the perpetrator with assault; why the perpetrator assaulted them is irrelevant beyond a investigative and prosecutorial tool for tying the suspect to the crime.

    If someone is murdered, charge the perpetrator with murder; why the perpetrator assaulted them is irrelevant beyond a investigative and prosecutorial tool for tying the suspect to the crime.

    Crimes are wrong based on their own merit, not based on motivation.

    Attempting to punish motive borders on “thought crime” and likely crosses that line.

  2. Quite right, Bob, and another good article, Dr. Theo.

    Unless the people in Washington are somehow stopped, and most of what they've pushed through Congress is not turned back, we are set to fall under the dictatorship of an oligarchy. Just about everything is in place to completely control the people. “Hate crimes” legislation is just another piece of the fascist puzzle. We know that all crime is hateful. This is just more outrageous legislation that has ulterior motives – in this case, the eventual silencing of those who oppose the mainstreaming of homosexuality.

    Dr. Theo is right that he will be waiting to see if hate crimes charges are leveled against the black hoods targeting white and hispanic people. He will likely be waiting and waiting and waiting…

    I know I'm the worst broken record, but we're in big trouble. Only the Lord can stop these diabolical goat's blood drinkers in Washington, but I don't know if He will stop them, because America has turned its collective back on the Lord and has embraced the dark side. America is falling under His judgment for its many sins, the murders of countless millions of preborn babies not the least of these sins.

  3. No, it is you you misunderstand (or misrepresent) the relevance of intent. Intent to do harm versus negligence has relevance to the offense, not “intent to do harm because…”

    Murder is murder, assault is assault, and so on.

    Your desire to establish a protected class based on an immoral and unhealthy sexual behavior is un-American.

  4. You wrote “why the perpetrator assaulted them is irrelevant.” This is simply untrue. For virtually all crimes (save statutory rape and speeding, for example), the criminal code of the state in question will require that prosecution prove the defendant’s mental state.

    So, if the perp committed the crime purposefully rather than through mere negligence, he is more culpable. The same logic, whether you agree with it or not, applies to hate crime legislation. One may be more culpable where his mental state involves hate toward another based on membership in a group.

    The article itself is based on a false premise. Any hate crime legislation that singled out specific groups for protection would be facially unconstitutional on equal protection grounds.

    Hate crime laws may also be APPLIED unconstitutionally, which may be the case here. Since dozens of black males were arrested in the instant, that doesn’t seem to be the case in Denver. The cops, of course, were “building the case” in preparation for the arrest. 😉

  5. I absolutely agree with your assessment of the root causes of all the mayhem that has been visited upon this once great country. I despair sometimes that we can ever recover from the damage that has been done, but my faith is that God's Will will prevail. You and I are prayerfully instruments of His Will and must obey the commands He gives us.

  6. Amen, Dr. Theo.

    This is serious business. I keep reading and re-reading the Bible and the Scriptures concerning the Last Days. I know we don't know how far out from it we are, but in my heart, I know we are very close, even at the door of it. The Word tells us that it's going to get unimaginably bad. Like you said, God's Will is going to be done as it always is; and that means horrible times of judgment for our world, which includes the United States of America, a country that has known the best of His blessings in its short and marvelous history.

    My heart aches, and I cry, to see the fallen beauty of America. I cannot imagine how much worse it is going to be. Maybe the Lord will grant us a reprieve from the hellbound rulers that have taken over our country. If not, we still know that in the very end, we do win.

    Praise the Lord!

  7. I absolutely agree with your assessment of the root causes of all the mayhem that has been visited upon this once great country. I despair sometimes that we can ever recover from the damage that has been done, but my faith is that God's Will will prevail. You and I are prayerfully instruments of His Will and must obey the commands He gives us.

  8. Amen, Dr. Theo.

    This is serious business. I keep reading and re-reading the Bible and the Scriptures concerning the Last Days. I know we don't know how far out from it we are, but in my heart, I know we are very close, even at the door of it. The Word tells us that it's going to get unimaginably bad. Like you said, God's Will is going to be done as it always is; and that means horrible times of judgment for our world, which includes the United States of America, a country that has known the best of His blessings in its short and marvelous history.

    My heart aches, and I cry, to see the fallen beauty of America. I cannot imagine how much worse it is going to be. Maybe the Lord will grant us a reprieve from the hellbound rulers that have taken over our country. If not, we still know that in the very end, we do win.

    Praise the Lord!