Obviously every criminal action is addressed by a law that is already
on the books. The push for hate-crime laws is just an attempt to increase
the power and influence of the central federal government. And you may have
noticed that it has resulted in the manufacture of new problems to solve,
for example, the almost completely fictitious problem of "road rage". (If you make an
illegal lane change on the freeway, there's already a law on the books which
addresses that. But if you were angry at the time, now you're
in big trouble!) You have probably seen television "news" coverage in which
the "road rage" problem is treated like a proven scientific fact.
"Hate crime" laws are not about reducing crime or improving our society; they are
about control. Hate crime laws are used as a means of providing
special privileges for protected classes of people — blocs of voters — especially
minorities and homosexuals. Hate crime laws attempt to legitimize inappropriate sexual behavior
and to stifle public resistance to its expression. The
manufacture and enforcement of thought crime laws can put an end to individual liberty and respect
for the rule of law.
Background information can be found in an article called
Hysteria by Mandi Steele.
Note: Scroll down for information about the latest hate crimes
HR 1592, also
known as the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007, as well as the 2009
reiteration known as HR 1913. This latest version is
even more dangerous because it might actually become a law, and if it does, it could potentially
make it illegal to criticize homosexuality as sin (by quoting from the Bible in church, for example),
or to denounce Islam as a false religion. If the First Amendment is important to you, I urge you to
learn more about HR 1913 before it's too late to (legally) speak up.
Hate Crimes that Aren't: Apparently a criminal act can only be
considered a "hate crime" if the victims are not white and the perpetrators are not black.
Fake Hate Crimes: Sometimes hate crimes are staged by "victim" groups or individuals to
generate sympathy or to cover up their own crimes.
Crime Laws Codify Inequality. Because hate crime laws elevate some victims above others, their scope tends to
expand over time. If race and religion are covered, doesn't fairness demand that disability, sex, sexual orientation
and gender identity be included as well? A Louisiana law that took effect last summer classifies attacks on police
officers, firefighters, or paramedics as hate crimes too. Similar "Blue Lives Matter" bills have been introduced in
several other states. This unseemly competition, in which interest groups vie for recognition and status, has very
little to do with justice, which requires equal treatment under the law.
Crime Laws Are Dumb & Dangerous, Regardless of Who the Victim Is. To me, the biggest problem, among several,
with hate-crime laws is that they force the criminal justice system to read the mind of the perpetrator of a crime.
Sometimes this may seem rather easy to do, but usually it is not so clear why someone decided to harm another person.
But even when we are reliably able to discern a motive which is particularly egregious to society (like racial animus), the
bottom line is still that we are punishing someone for their thoughts and not their actions. There is no more slippery
slope than between "hate crime" and "thought crime," and while the former has now become accepted within American
jurisprudence, the latter concept goes against everything we supposedly stand for as a country.
Hate Crime Is Almost Nonexistent.
[Scroll down] All told, 1 in every 47,421 Americans suffered criminal discrimination. Which means that, in 2014, you were more
than three times more likely to be admitted to an Ivy League school than you were to suffer a hate crime. More concretely:
According to The Economist's actuarial tables, you were more than 40 times more likely to accidentally kill yourself than
you were to suffer a hate crime.
shooting: What is a 'hate crime'? Crimes of prejudice are as old as time, but it's
only been in the past 30 years that the term "hate crime" permeated the American vocabulary. The
term refers to crimes prosecuted under specific federal, state or local laws. But hate itself is
not a crime — we're free to feel hatred. And crimes such as murder, arson and vandalism
all have victims. What makes a hate crime different?
torture video represents two distinct kinds of hate crimes - and that means double trouble for the accused. The
perpetrators are heard on the tape yelling obscenities about white people and Donald Trump. The victim is ordered to
say, "I love black people." How does any of that make sense? Perhaps it is born of ignorance. But I suspect these
individuals are somehow missing the essential faculties that elevate humans above all other species: compassion and the
ability to distinguish right from wrong. The capacity to reason and feel. [...] The star witness will be the videotape.
It speaks for itself. The suspects are caught in all their malignity. The victim is seen in all his misery. The
prosecution can rest its case without much more.
Federal Hate Crime
Law Used For Transgender Violence For The First Time. The US Justice Department has used a federal hate crimes
law for the first time to bring criminal charges against someone for targeting a victim on the basis of gender identity,
according to documents unsealed on Wednesday [12/21/2016] by a federal court in Mississippi. Joshua Brandon Vallum
pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act by killing
Mercedes Williamson in 2015 because she was transgender. Court records show he was charged Dec. 14.
FBI data: Jews were nearly 3X more likely than blacks, 1.5X more likely than Muslims to be a hate crime victim.
Members of which of these groups were most likely to be a victim of a hate crime in 2015: Muslims, Blacks or Jews? Based
on media coverage, you would have to say Muslims or Blacks. According to a Google news search for the term "hate crimes" along
with the name of each of those three groups, there are 164,000 results for "hate crimes" + black, 134,000 results for "hate
crimes" + Muslims and only 36,400 results for "hate crimes" + Jews. Based on news reports, you would think that blacks were
4.5 times more likely than Jews to be the victim of a hate crime and that Muslims were almost 4 times more than likely
than Jews to be a hate crime victim. And yet recently released hate crime data from the FBI for 2015 reveal that there were
1,745 African-American victims of hate crimes last year, 664 Jewish victims of anti-religious hate crimes and 257 Muslim hate
real hate-crime epidemic is killing cops. For all the hysteria on the left about a supposed outbreak of
hate-filled violence in the wake of Donald Trump's election, a truly deadly series of hate crimes has prompted precious
little outrage. One police officer was murdered and three others wounded Sunday in four separate ambush attacks in
three different US cities. These weren't violent confrontations that spun out of control: All but one were shot
while sitting in their patrol cars. The other was gunned down and killed in an ambush outside police headquarters.
As William McManus, chief of police in San Antonio — where Detective Benjamin Marconi, a father of three, was
killed in cold blood — said: "The uniform was targeted."
York Attorney General Joins Sharpton Lieutenant to Launch Anti-Hate Program. New York Attorney General Eric
Schneiderman and the National Action Network's Kirsten Foy joined together with civil rights leaders to kick off an effort to
counter hate crimes in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's victory last week. The attorney general announced he
had issued a bulletin to law enforcement agencies and district attorney's offices statewide that identifies hate crimes
statutes and emphasizes the need for law enforcement to properly identify incidents as possible hate crimes right away.
The NYPD has seen a 31 percent increase in hate crimes in the past year — during Trump's incendiary
anti-immigration campaign — particularly against Muslims and Jews, according to Schneiderman.
NY bill would make assaulting a cop a hate
crime. Violence against police officers prompted a New York state lawmaker to draft a bill that would make it a
hate crime to assault a police officer anywhere in New York. It comes after recent murders of cops in Dallas and Baton
Rouge. Those who support it say the measure is needed to further deter people from attacking men and women in blue.
Who's Burning Black Churches?
Oh. Over a two-week period in October, an arsonist targeted seven churches in the St. Louis area — including
several in Black Lives Matter protest hotspot Ferguson, Missouri. The Atlantic magazine, invoking the "long history of terrorism
against black churches in America," lamented that the crime spree had been "slow to get the same attention" in the local and national
media as another string of church arsons that occurred earlier this summer. Reminder: Several of those hyped hate crimes
against "black churches" had been committed by black suspects; a significant number of the "black churches" were, in fact, white
churches; and the complex motives behind the crimes included mental illness, vandalism and concealment of theft.
Passes 'Blue Lives Matter' Law To Make Attacking Cops A Hate Crime. Louisiana enacted a new law Thursday [5/26/2016] to
make it a hate crime to attack police officers. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the "Blue Lives Matter" bill Thursday
afternoon, adding police to the list of protected categories under hate crime law such as race and religion. Louisiana law adds an
additional five years in prison and $5,000 in fines for an offense against one of the listed groups, which now includes cops, firefighters,
and EMS personnel. "The overarching message is that hate crimes will not be tolerated in Louisiana," Edwards said.
Makes it a "Hate Crime" to Target Police Officers! State Rep. Lance Harris introduced the bill after
Darren Goforth, a Texas sheriff's deputy who was in uniform, was killed in 2015, while getting gas for his patrol vehicle. "It
looked like it was strictly done because someone didn't like police officers, like a hate crime," Harris told CNN. "In the news,
you see a lot of people terrorizing and threatening police officers on social media just due to the fact that they are policemen," he
added. "Now, this protects police and first responders under the hate-crime law." A similar bill was introduced at the
federal level in March.
Lives Matter bill makes targeting police a hate crime in Louisiana. Thursday [5/26/2016] the Democratic
Governor of Lousiana, John Bel Edwards, signed a bill making it a hate crime to target police officers or other first
responders. The bill is known as blue lives matter, a take off on the Black Lives Matter movement that has been
critical of police in the past year.
governor signs 'Blue Lives Matter' bill. Louisiana's governor signed a first-of-its-kind bill Thursday
afternoon [5/26/2016] that makes it a hate crime to target police officers and first responders. Called the "Blue Lives
Matter" bill, the measure expands the state's hate crime law to include law enforcement officers, firefighters and other
emergency medical services personnel. "The overarching message is that hate crimes will not be tolerated in Louisiana,"
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards told FoxNews.com in a written statement. He added that he has "great respect"
for the work that law enforcement officers do and the daily risks they take.
The Editor says...
Criminal justice is supposed to be administered without regard to the class or status of the parties involved. For example, one
does not (ostensibly) receive a lighter sentence for a violent crime if one is caucasian. Hate crimes introduce variable
punishment based on the perpetrator's thoughts. That idea is bad enough, but this proposed new law features increased punishment
based on the status of the victim, regardless of the perpetrators thoughts or intentions. It puts cops, firemen and paramedics
into a new category of better-than-first-class citizens. Once we get accustomed to it, the law will probably be modified to
include all government workers. This proposed law is nothing more or less than a means of putting more people in prison with
governor signs 'Blue Lives Matter' bill. Louisiana's governor signed a first-of-its-kind bill Thursday
afternoon that makes it a hate crime to target police officers and first responders. Called the "Blue Lives Matter"
bill, the measure expands the state's hate crime law to include law enforcement officers, firefighters and other emergency
medical services personnel. "The overarching message is that hate crimes will not be tolerated in Louisiana,"
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards told FoxNews.com in a written statement. He added that he has "great respect"
for the work that law enforcement officers do and the daily risks they take.
The Editor says...
Hate crime laws will always exhibit "mission creep" — incrementally expanding in one direction only, to include
various new features that would never have been approved at the outset.
to Manufacture an Anti-Muslim Hate-Crime 'Epidemic'. Step one: Find an expert with an impressive-sounding
academic title to legitimize shoddy advocacy propaganda. Meet Brian Levin. He's the one-man band behind something called
the "Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism" at California State University, San Bernardino. [...] Levin's "methods" of
"analysis"? Stringing together "apparent hate crimes reported in the media and by civil rights groups across the United
States." Most prominent among his sources: the Council on American-Islamic Relations, whose jihad-apologizing frontman
Ibrahim Hooper was quoted by both NBC and The New York Times backing Levin's "research" (which were, of course, based on several
of CAIR's grievance-grifting claims). Cozy, huh? "We're seeing so many of these things happening that it's unbelievable,"
Hooper told the [New York] Times. Indeed, it is.
University Cancels Classes Over Hate Speech. The student body president of Western Washington University said
Wednesday she has received death threats involving her race and no longer feels safe on the Bellingham campus.
The Editor says...
Let's see some documentation of these threats before taking any action.
of String Creates Hate Crime Panic. When the black studies student saw a piece of string in a tree, she did
what any self-respecting black studies student would do: shriek racism. The string looked like rope. And rope means
lynching. And that meant within a few minutes of this Tuesday night discovery on the campus of the University of Delaware, the
entire university community from the acting president on down was in a full hate-crime panic.
Dylann Roof indicted on
federal hate crime charges in Charleston church shooting. While neither federal nor
state prosecutors have decided whether to pursue the ultimate punishment, Wednesday's [7/22/2015] indictment
hinted at federal prosecutors' intentions to seek the death penalty. Citing U.S. laws on the death
penalty, it stated that Roof intentionally targeted vulnerable people and meant to kill "more than one
person in a single criminal episode."
authorities, ignorant of motive, proclaim church shooting a 'hate crime'. The shooting deaths of 9 people at the Emanuel African
Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC is a horrific crime, one for which the perpetrator deserves the death penalty. But the crime
features a depressingly familiar scenario: a ready-made motive for the killings before anyone knows anything about the genesis of the crime,
or the murderer's state of mind. [...] And, in this case, the killings are called a "hate crime" despite no one having talked to the murderer or
heard anything he said that would remotely connect this barbarity with "hate." The problem with this is that it creates unnecessary
tensions — tensions to be exploited by politicians and racialists.
Logic: We Must Lower Legal Threshold For Federal Hate Crime Charges. Federal law
defines hate crime as a crime carried out because of "race". Sharpton wants to remove the hurdle of
"racial intent"; in essence changing the definition so that any crime committed by a non-black, against a
black person, can be considered a federal crime. Think about that for a moment.
a Liberal Commit a Hate Crime? So far, the news media have been more cautious than
might have been expected about labeling the murders an anti-Islamic hate crime. They have publicized
the fact that [Craig] Hicks is an aggressive atheist; the main theme of his Facebook page is a contempt
for religion. There is little, however, that is specifically anti-Muslim. The overwhelming
majority of his comments on religion, to the extent they identify a specific faith, are anti-Christian.
If his victims had happened to be Christians, would the murders make national news, and would anyone be
talking about hate crimes?
attack on Fresno Muslim center branded 'hate crime' by police chief was done by Muslim former
member. It's odd how police sometimes are very reluctant to use the label "hate
crime," but other times rush to use it. An example of the latter phenomenon took place in Fresno,
Crime as Politics.
In the last few days, the local Fresno community was outraged — or at least was
reportedly to be so — at the vandalism of a local Islamic cultural center. The police
authorities almost immediately, and without waiting for the full evidence to be collected, declared
the minor burglary and damage the apparent dividend of illiberal dark forces. The chief of police,
without compelling evidence, and without explaining why a secular medical building was also trashed
in the spree, rushed to hold a press conference. He declared the broken window and moderate trashing
of the center's interior, not just a "hate crime," but in fact a "brazen hate crime."
police investigate 'No undocumented Democrats' graffiti as hate crime. Maryland state police are
investigating as a hate crime graffiti that protested illegal immigration on the wall of a former Army Reserve
Center that was mulled for use as a shelter for unaccompanied alien children. "No illeagles [sic] here.
No undocumented Democrats," the graffiti said in capital letters, according to the Carroll County Times. Lt.
Patrick McCrory, commander of the state police Westminster barracks, said the message likely went up Saturday
night or early Sunday [7/13/2014]. He said he considered the message to be a hate crime. "This is
definitely a racial, religious, ethnic incident," he told the paper.
Time to Eliminate 'Hate Crimes' From the American Legal System. [Scroll down] Is it
constitutional to punish someone for what they are thinking at the moment they commit what is obviously a
crime? And the point which perhaps cuts even more to the heart of things would be to ask if any person is
deserving of more or less protection under the law based on some demographic difference between themselves
and another potential victim.
Hate-Crime Laws and
the Expansion of Federal Power. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia provide additional penalties for crimes
that they classify as "hate crimes," over and above what would have been available if the same crime been committed with a different
motivation. In 2009, President Obama signed into law a federal hate-crimes statute that adds a third level of criminalization
for violent crimes that occur "because of" the victim's "actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender,
gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation." Actual hatred is not required. It is enough that there is a causal connection
between the crime and one of these grounds.
The DOJ's Curious Foray into the 'Knockout Game' Fray.
Twenty-seven-year-old Conrad Barrett of Katy, Texas, has been charged with a hate crime by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for
allegedly targeting a 79-year-old black man as his "knockout game" victim. [...] There is no question that the assault attributed to Barrett
was heinous and likely motivated by racial animus, but the Washington Times addresses the other issue that is undoubtedly on the
minds of many Americans. "The 'game' has spawned a fierce debate since many of the reported victims have been white and their
assailants have been black, but hate crimes charges have been all but non-existent," the Post [sic] states.
Feds charge white man
with hate crime in first 'knockout' prosecution. The Obama administration filed a federal hate-crimes charge Thursday [12/26/2013]
against a man whom authorities accused of using the "knockout game" to target a black man, videotaping it, and then bragging about the
assault to strangers. The charge marks the first time the administration has taken action on a "knockout" case after the game became
an Internet and media phenomenon. It chose a case in which the person accused is white, even though most other cases reported in the
news have involved black assailants.
The Editor says...
This event is newsworthy mainly because there have been dozens if not hundreds
of similar attacks with black perpetrators
and non-black victims, and, insofar as I am aware, none of those resulted in hate crime charges.
The Perils of "Hate" Speech and Crime Revisited.
"Hate" speech, coupled with "hate" crime, are the Gog and Magog of statism and corrupters of genuine justice. They are the twin harbingers of
totalitarianism. The U.S. is moving haltingly in that direction, as witness the invocation of "hate" speech" in many judicial decisions as reason
and objective law are abandoned in favor of positive law. Britain and Europe are galloping in that direction. [...] Positive law or "progressive"
law is practiced by a government which sees itself as an "activist" for social legislation and which enacts laws to advance the "common good." It
is an enemy of natural law. "Hate" speech and "hate" crime are intrusive legal examples of positive law, imposed to guarantee an individual's or
a group's "freedom from" something that might hurt feelings or a tenuous self-respect.
'Knockout Game' Suspect Charged With Hate
Crime. The Brooklyn, N.Y., man accused of assaulting an Orthodox Jew in what appears to be another case of the knockout game is
being charged with a hate crime for the alleged attack. Amrit Marajh, 28, was charged with harassment as a hate crime after he
allegedly punched the 24-year-old Orthodox Jewish man Friday morning [11/22/2013]. The unidentified victim believes he was attacked
as part of the deadly "knockout" game, where an attacker aims to knock out the victim with a single sucker punch, police said.
Blacks Commit 90 Percent of
Interracial Crime. [Scroll down] Hispanics are a hate crime victim category in FBI reports but not a perpetrator category.
Hispanic offenders are classified as whites, which inflates the white offense rate and gives the impression that Hispanics commit no hate crimes.
Uncomfortable truth behind Matthew Shepard's death.
Stephen Jimenez didn't set out to be the most dangerous journalist on earth. [...] Jimenez, 60, a Brooklyn native who splits his time between New York and
Santa Fe, NM, has seen his work attacked by organizations from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to the Matthew Shepard Foundation, which
helped push through a 2009 federal hate-crimes law in the name of Shepard and James Byrd Jr., the black man dragged to his death behind a pickup truck
in Texas in 1998. The New York Times Magazine commissioned, then canceled, a piece from Jimenez in 2004. (The editor claims it wasn't any
good.) But ABC's "20/20" ran with a story Jimenez produced, which won two major broadcasting awards.
A teaching moment for Barack Obama.
Calling certain acts "hate crimes" is a meaningless sop to public opinion. All murder is a hate crime, whether in Florida or Oklahoma.
Sometimes, the hate is premeditated hate; sometimes, it's hate only in the moment of the act. Murder has been a hate crime since Cain slew
Abel and Romulus killed Remus, the ultimate expression of hate. Adding the prefix doesn't make one murder more deadly than another.
Almost Totally Ignore Book Claiming Matthew Shepard Murder Wasn't a Hate Crime. The 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard is considered one
of the nation's most notorious hate crimes. Yet when a new book comes out by a gay author contending that Shepard was not killed because of
his sexual orientation, America's media appear disinterested in reporting the new revelations.
"Hate" Laws are Criminal. The end of freedom of speech
began with the invention of "hate crimes" as a means to deter and punish crimes committed against an individual or members of a designated or
protected "minority." Hate crimes had their conspicuous genesis under the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which criminalized actions against
individuals because of their race, color, gender, or national origin. This was the first major step away from treating individuals as
individuals, and not as members of groups or tribes, and away from objectively defined crime.
Immigrant Group Uses Video Tricks to Lie About Hate Crimes. A slickly produced video from leftist "racial justice" groups
Applied Research Center and their publication Colorlines that was promoted by both Media Matters for America and Moveon as part of the
Drop The I-Word campaign uses deceptive editing techniques to order to give viewers a false impression that hate crimes against Hispanics
are on the rise.
Trial at Rutgers: Hate Crime or Thought Crime? Hate crime laws — which intensify the penalty
if a crime was motivated by bigotry against certain groups — have always been problematic. They
amount to thought crime, cracking down on an offender with particular severity not because of his deeds, but because
of his opinions. Yet since when is it the business of the state to sentence individuals to extra punishment
because they hold views that are primitive or unfashionable?
'Hate Crimes' and 'Occupy'
Protests. Hate crime legislation, while it sounds lofty in its intent, is diabolical in its potential
application. Who, though, at first mention of the idea, would not support additional criminal sanction against
those committing crimes targeted at individuals of minority groups? It does sound like the right thing to do in
cases such as these, right? However, when the emotional connection toward punishing prejudices subsides, and
logical examination of the idea is allowed to formulate, it becomes clear that criminal punishment of "motivational
intent" is a dangerous slippery slope.
Hate Crimes. What most
refer to as a "hate crime" is not a separate offense itself, like burglary or murder. The term "hate
crime" refers to a criminal act committed at least partially due to the victim's inclusion in some protected
group, such as race, religion, disability, ethnic origin, or gender. If one is found guilty of committing
a hate crime, the punishment is significantly increased beyond the penalty allowed simply for committing the
offense. In 2009, President Obama signed an expansion of existing hate crimes legislation that now provides
additional protection for sexual orientation and gender identity, and allows the federal government to prosecute
all hate crimes, even those that individual states choose not to charge as a hate crime.
Dictionary: Hate Crime. Any act of violence, intimidation, or criticism
against a member of a Statist-designated PC group, such as Muslims, gays, women, Hispanics, or
blacks. Violent crimes against whites, Asians, or Jews, based on their ethnic background,
are just crimes. Maybe.
You Can't Say That! It's
now official: The truth shall no longer set you free. In our new era of political correctness,
the truth is more liable to get you penalized, demonized, or fired. Last week, a female juror in a
high-profile American mafia murder trial found this out the hard way. When asked on a court
questionnaire, "Name three people you least admire," this potential juror answered, "African-Americans,
Hispanics, and Haitians." Her answer enraged a federal court judge in New York, who promptly
sentenced her to indefinite jury duty, for her "racist" answer. This woman was penalized for
The Editor says...
Here in Dallas County, when potential jurors arrive at the courthouse, they are shown a short
propaganda movie in which the claim is made that jury duty is a great honor and privilege that we all
enjoy in our free society. On the contrary, the actions of the judge (in the article immediately
above) prove that jury duty is distasteful enough to be used as punishment.
Long Arm of Hate Crime Law Grows Longer. Think you know what a hate crime is? Think again.
According to a June 22 report in the New York Times, if someone defrauds elderly people in Queens, N.Y., he may
very well be brought up on hate crime charges in addition to fraud charges simply because he committed his
crimes under the belief that old folks are easy marks. Furthermore, this novel use of hate crime law
has proved so successful in obtaining stiffer sentences for convicted criminals that it is likely to be
adopted across the state of New York, and from there, no doubt, to other states with similarly flexible
hate crime statutes.
Obama's Wonderland Is
No Fairy Tale. [Scroll down] When questioned by senators about the massive expansion in
hate crimes enforcement, Attorney General Holder responded that hate crimes legislation "would not
necessarily cover" instances where whites, Christians, or military members were assaulted. Preferential
treatment for blacks at the expense of whites and Asians was part of Obama's tenure during his time as
senator. Double standards and obvious favoritism now reign supreme. Most egregious is Holder's
dismissal of the case where New Black Panther Party members intimidated white voters.
mention preferential treatment of the Black Panthers?
wave that's not. What's the biggest crime problem facing Massachusetts today? After the
gut-wrenching story of a 14-year-old gunned down in Dorchester, you might say it's street violence. Given
that we've had three speakers of the House indicted in a row, a state senator due to be sentenced in September
and a city councilor awaiting trial on bribery charges, perhaps you think it's public corruption. But
if you're Barack Obama's top prosecutor in Massachusetts, you know the answer: hate crimes.
Dangerous. [Scroll down] The newly minted "hate crime" law likewise federalizes offenses
based on absurdly attenuated links to interstate commerce. If a misogynist uses a knife manufactured in
another state to rape a woman, that's enough to make it a federal crime.
Comes To Hate-Speech And Violence, Liberals Rule. For some strange reason liberals are
identifying all contrary opinions as hateful regardless of the words actually used. ... When it comes
to hate speech and violence, liberals rule the roost but are the quickest to accuse conservatives of
their own anarchic tactics.
Hating Hate Crimes.
Suppose a middle-aged white man gets beaten to a pulp in a mugging. His assailant will be charged with the
crime, nothing else. If the same crime is committed against a member of the special victim class, the
crime becomes worse — a "hate crime." He'll have a federal case. So, in effect, the
justice meted out depends on the victim's status — not on the severity of the crime. This
violates major swaths of the Constitution. It certainly twists the 14th Amendment's "equal
protection" clause beyond recognition.
hysteria: Why 'anti-bias' laws are foolish. The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes
Prevention Act, which President Obama plans to sign soon, is named after two men who were murdered in 1998. Shepard,
a gay college student, was beaten to death in Wyoming. Byrd, a black hitchhiker, was dragged to death behind a pickup
truck in Texas. Bigotry seemed to play a role in both crimes. Here is something else Matthew Shepard and
James Byrd have in common: Their killers were arrested, tried, convicted and sentenced to life in prison or
death — all without the benefit of hate-crime laws, state or federal.
12 Policies that Undermine Civil Society.
[#5] Hate Crimes Expansion. The FY 2010 Defense Authorization bill recently signed into law by
President Obama included language that expands the definition of a federal hate crime to include "sexual
orientation" and "gender identity." It creates a new protected class of victims based on their sexual
preferences. Among many concerns about this provision is that it could be used to prosecute religious
groups or individuals based on their beliefs or speech.
Hate: Another step downhill for modern liberalism. The left, which invented first "hate
speech" (opinions they didn't like) and then "hate crimes" (crimes judged less on the criminal's actions
than on what he was presumed to be thinking), has now gone on to its epiphany, which is "hate" defined not
by your words or deeds but by what other people have decided you really think. "Hate" is no longer
what you do or say, but what a liberal says that you think and projects on to you.
Hate-Crimes Law Named No.1 Anti-Christian Act
of 2009. The new federal hate crimes law has all the potential to be a major attack on
religious liberty and freedom of speech, according to top religious liberty attorneys. The law
was chosen the number one anti-Christian act of 2009 by the Christian Anti-Defamation League.
Hate Shouldn't Be a Crime: I am against hate crimes, but I also am against hate
crime laws for three reasons. First, they criminalize thought, not behavior. Second,
they do not protect individuals, but rather select classes of people. Third, they actually
encourage hostility towards one group of people, Christians. George Orwell once said that
sometimes the first duty of a responsible person is to restate the obvious. Note the
obvious: Hate crime laws criminalize thought, not conduct.
By hook or crook...
Hate-Crimes Measure as Part of Defense Funding. Legislation to punish hate crimes became a flashpoint on
Capitol Hill on Thursday [10/8/2009], as a measure expanding the definition of such crimes was attached to the bill
outlining the Defense Department budget and approved by the House over the strong objections of Republicans.
undermine free speech in hate crimes ploy. What does a hate crimes bill have to do with money
for U.S. troops fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq? Nothing, except that the National Defense Authorization
Act, which will win final passage in Congress and be sent to the president's desk this week, also contains the
Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which Democrats placed inside the defense
measure over Republican objections.
Punish Crime, Not The Thought.
The House has voted to make it a federal crime to assault people because of their sexual orientation. Aside from
violating the Constitution's equal-protection clause, just what does this have to do with national defense? The
House voted 281 to 146 Thursday [10/8/2009] to make it a crime to attack homosexuals and others. The measure
was attached to a must-pass $680 billion defense bill.
It's 'Just Plain Wrong' for Democrats to Attach Hate
Crimes Measure to Defense Authorization Bill. GOP congressmen accuse House Democrats of "using"
the military and an otherwise bipartisan defense-funding bill as a means to ram through a key piece of
legislation on the homosexual activist agenda — expanding the definition of hate crimes to
include sexual orientation. The House voted of 281 to 146 Thursday afternoon [10/8/2009] to make
it a federal hate crime to attack homosexuals and others because of sexual orientation. The
legislation also creates a brand new category of hate crime: attacking U.S. military personnel
because they serve in the military.
Obama Signs Defense
Policy Bill That Includes 'Hate Crime' Legislation. President Obama signed into a law a
$680 billion defense spending bill on Wednesday [10/28/2009] that includes a controversial measure
extending hate-crime protection to gays.
Hate Crimes Laws Encourage Anti-Christian
Bigotry. For almost a decade, Christians in England have been accused of the crime of
homophobia for criticizing homosexual practices or advising abstinence from homosexual activity. ... Many
Christians, usually Evangelicals, have been interrogated, arrested, and charged with homophobia and hate
crimes for daring to criticize homosexuality. And unfortunately the trend of illiberal laws, which
swept over Europe for the last ten years, have breached the great divide and will now blow unrestrained
throughout the United States in the guise of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention
crimes law is a mistake. President Barack Obama has signed into law the Hate Crimes Prevention
Act. ... Sen. Harry Reid, our brave Democratic majority leader, slipped the hate crimes bill into the defense
authorization bill to avoid having to have our senators consider the controversial hate crimes bill on its
own. It's for good reason that our Democratic legislators wanted to hide under a rock while passing
this terrible piece of legislation. It may help them with the far left wing of their party. But
weakening and damaging our country is not something to be proud of. And that is exactly what this
new hate crime law does.
Understanding "Hate Crime"
Laws. Stop thinking [of "hate crime" laws as] "protection" for minorities and gays.
These laws are crafted so that, superficially, they look like one thing, while really being designed
as a first step to bring about another goal, that is, giving government bureaucrats the power to
determine what qualifies as a First Amendment right.
Utah's "hate crimes" lobby tries
again. The good news is that another "hate crimes" law bit the dust and died. The
bad news is that this was the 10th attempt to pass it in the Utah Senate, which means that its proponents
are never going to quit.
preacher arrested for saying homosexuality is a sin. Dale McAlpine was charged with causing "harassment,
alarm or distress" after a homosexual police community support officer (PCSO) overheard him reciting a number of "sins"
referred to in the Bible, including blasphemy, drunkenness and same sex relationships. The 42-year-old Baptist, who
has preached Christianity in Wokington, Cumbria for years, said he did not mention homosexuality while delivering a
sermon from the top of a stepladder, but admitted telling a passing shopper that he believed it went against the
word of God.
Hate Crime Over Rap Music?
Declaring that white people "shouldn't be listening to rap music," a 14-year-old Florida boy allegedly assaulted a
man Monday night [7/26/2010] in what police say was a racially-motivated attack. The teenager was arrested
after he allegedly struck the 22-year-old victim, who is white, in the face.
Adding "Sexual Orientation" to Hate-crime Statutes.
It's a mistake to get bogged down discussing the details of hate-crime laws because the real problem lies in the laws
themselves. Why? Because they are an effort at thought control. ... [According to the hate-crime law
proponents] all groups deserve equal protection, but some deserve more equal protection than others. It's also plain
that the real goal here is to send a message, one seeking to stigmatize the left's newlyminted sins. Hate-crime laws
aren't at all about eliminating hate; they're about eliminating what leftists happen to hate. Leftists feel sympathy
for minorities and homosexuals, so they get protection, but not for whites and heterosexuals, so they get projection.
This explains the blatant double standards in hate-crime law application.
Media Bias Against Traditional Values:
In most of the West we have hate-speech laws, which don't really stifle hate, just whatever the left happens
to hate. Thus do we find average citizens being criminally punished for expressing traditional opinions.
For example, there was a Canadian man named Mark Harding who was convicted in 1998 of a "hate crime" for
distributing pamphlets critical of Islam. Then, his countryman Hugh Owens was forced to pay damages of
1,500 Canadian dollars after taking out a newspaper advertisement in which he criticized homosexuality and
cited Bible passages. And the thought police intrude even into the Church. In Sweden, Pastor Ake
Green was punished for preaching against homosexuality from the pulpit. While we don't yet have these
types of hate-speech laws in the United States, they may be on the horizon.
'Hate Crime' Laws
Threaten Religious Freedom. All totalitarian countries employ "thought crime" laws that criminalize the
conscience. Now, under "hate crime" laws that include "sexual orientation," even Western nations with long traditions
of freedom, such as the United States, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Sweden, are experiencing more and more
challenges to basic freedoms. "Hate crime" laws are a key part of a long-term strategy by homosexual activists to
use "sexual orientation"-based policies and laws to suppress dissent, radically redefine marriage and, ultimately, to
criminalize Biblical morality.
Spirit Behind Hate Crimes Laws. Should pedophiles be placed in a federally protected class to
ensure their lifestyle is not maligned by someone having the audacity to say pedophilia is reprehensible or,
heaven forbid, even sinful, since such speech could incite a deranged individual or group to ill-treat them?
I believe most people would emphatically say no to such a question while wondering what the inquirer had been
smoking. And the thought of the federal government to even consider such protection to pedophiles does
seem ludicrous. But if you have not noticed the branches of the U.S. government specialize in such absurdities.
Hate Crimes Prevention Act has far-reaching
effects. A member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says the federal hate crimes" bill pending
in the Senate "will do little good and a great deal of harm." University of San Diego law professor Gail
Heriot testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday that the Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention
Act, or S. 909, has special problems of overreach, with implications for federalism and double jeopardy
protections. Those problems, she argued, should prompt even proponents of state hate crimes statutes to
question the desirability for a federal statute.
Proposed federal law would be a
hate crime against America. "We're not going to win this case, but that's okay. Once we
get 'hate crime' laws on the books, we're going to go after the Scouts and all the other bigots." This
was a remark made in the gallery by the Clinton White House liaison for "gay" issues during U.S. Supreme Court
hearings on the Boy Scouts case in 2000. She had whispered it to the Rev. Rob Schenck, whom she
mistakenly thought was one of those liberal clerics who think God is still making up His mind about
Folly of Hate-Crime Laws. First, let us consider the question of which "community" [James] von Brunn was
allegedly attempting to devastate. He rushed the Holocaust museum, which memorializes the 6 million Jews killed
by the Nazis and their enablers. There could be no more poignant symbol for the Jewish community. Yet von Brunn
[allegedly] killed not a Jew but an African American — security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns. So which
community was affected by this weird, virtually suicidal act?
RI hate crimes bill unnecessary, says
Carcieri. Rhode Island's governor has vetoed a hate crimes bill that was designed to expand the
state's hate crime definition to include "gender identity" and "gender expression." In his veto message,
Governor Don Carcieri (R) contends that "those who struggle with gender confusion deserve our compassion and
understanding — not laws that cement them into an identity which denies biological and objective
Hate crimes rising in US. The number of hate crimes in the United States climbed slightly in 2008, while
anti-gay or religion-motivated attacks surged markedly, according to new government data Monday [11/23/2009].
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) tallied 7,783 crimes in 2008 — up 2 percent from
the previous year — that were motivated by a bias against race, colour, gender, religion,
sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
Hate-Crimes Spike that Isn't. [Scroll down] The real headline should be this: "FBI,
in spite of its gigantic budget and zombie army of coddled bureaucrats, has no reliable data on hate-crime
trends." But none of this will stop this story from being cited by every diversity-pimping NGO and
taxpayer-fleecing government agency operating as a full-employment program for sociology majors as proof
of a "disturbing increase in hate crimes" as they seek to swell their budgets.
the Race-Card Shark. A rather inconvenient fact, however, is that the only reported act of
racial violence so far happened on Tuesday [9/15/2009] on a public school bus in St. Louis and the
offenders were black, the victim white. An apparently unprovoked attack on a high school student took
place over — get this — a seat on the bus.. The irony is downright nerve-wrenching.
A black student beat the white student to the cheers of his black classmates and the bus driver supposedly
did nothing to intervene. KKK in reverse? That's a lot more violence than Rosa Parks got over her
seat on the bus. In fact, Rosa Parks wasn't on the receiving end of anything more than arrogant stares.
Hate crimes amendments
pass easily. The Senate on Monday passed four amendments to the Defense Department authorization bill that
limit the extension of federal hate crimes laws. One amendment requires that hate crimes be identified and prosecuted
based on "neutral and objective criteria." Another boosts penalties for attacks on U.S. military service members and
their families, while a third authorizes the death penalty for certain crimes that result in death.
The Editor says...
Why would a person be afforded better-than-equal protection under the law, just because his
or her spouse is in the Army?
When is a hate crime not a
hate crime? Hate crimes, of course, can only be committed by whites against other racial and ethnic
minorities. ... Blacks who commit hate crimes are not racist because, well, it's white racism that's motivating
them. Make sense? It does to many in a liberal city like Austin.
The Road to
Serfdom. The persecution of these students provides a case study of the two-pronged offensive
being carried out today against Western culture. First there are the jihadists, who call for our
destruction. Then there are the leftist intellectuals and public figures who defend radical Islamists and
work to silence those who criticize them by criminalizing speech and condemning free thinkers as racists.
Crimes and Special Victims: An Un-American Story. It is human nature to resent groups and
individuals deemed more special than others. Signaling through laws (or media treatment) that one
group's suffering is more grievous than another's — or that one person's murder is worse
than another's — is also likely to fragment communities, as well as to engender the
very animosities such laws are meant to deter.
crimes laws are not necessary. Of course, hate crimes legislation is poppycock. All crimes
of violence are hate crimes. Crime is the last segregated business in America. Most black crime
victims are victims of blacks. White criminals generally pick white victims. If you are killed by
a person of another color, does that make you more dead?
hate crimes any worse than others? If enacted, the law will almost certainly be challenged in
court. The Constitution does not grant the federal government any general police power —
prosecuting crime is primarily a state and local responsibility — and it is far from clear that the
Supreme Court would go along with a congressional attempt to federalize such a broad swath of criminal law.
Crimes" Legislation: A License To Kill The First Amendment. So, if this legislation is not
about stopping "hate crimes" (no law can accomplish that)
and it's not about creating needed laws
(where the laws are needed, they already exist)
and it's not about extending the existing laws to protect
the broadest possible array of likely victims (Democrats in committee nixed that idea)
what is this "hate
crimes" law about? Primarily, it's about punishing people of traditional faith who dare oppose homosexual
What Makes A Crime Of Prejudice
Worse Than Any Other Crime? Hate-crime legislation is just laying the groundwork for hate-speech
legislation, which, indeed, is already on the books in some states. This is the step toward
totalitarianism. This is a direct assault on free speech and should be vigorously opposed.
the crime that matters — not the motivation. As the Alberta Hate Bias Crime
Committee urges creation of a province-wide team to investigate and prosecute hate crimes, it
occurs to me that if somebody hit me in the face with a two-by-four, I'd bleed just as red as
a transsexual ethnic minority in a wheelchair.
Holder to Congress: New hate crime law
needed. [Scroll down] For more than a decade, Democrats have sought to update the hate
crimes law, which already makes it a federal crime to attack someone because of their race, creed or color.
... Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said some of the debate in her state over immigration "has been part of
hate and people have been beaten up because they happen to be Hispanic, they happen to be on a street corner
where somebody doesn't want them."
The Editor says...
Well, Senator Feinstein, the hate crime law already covers incidents of that sort — and apparently the law
does not prevent crime. California has laws against assault and battery. Obviously there is more
at stake than the Senator is letting on.
Hate Crime Bill Slides through House . The
House voted to pass federal hate crimes legislation yesterday [4/29/2009] that elevates one class of victims of crime
for higher federal protections than everyone else based on any one of 30 definitions of sexual orientation including
pedophiles, exhibitionists, necrophiliacs and those who choose bestiality as their sexual identity. While the
bill was in committee, Democrats refused amendments to limit the scope of eligible sexual orientations for these claims,
including the rejection of a bill specifically crafted to exclude a protected status for pedophiles. "This bill
designates in particular gender identity for federally protected status," said Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), chairman of
the House Republican caucus. "Without, I might add, any evidence of any hate crimes occurring against individuals
for gender identity."
'Hate Crimes' Bill is Full of Swill.
To the express exclusion of other identifiable groups — including veterans, the elderly and the
homeless — S. 909, in its current form, would grant special federal resources and preferred
minority status to pedophiles, homosexuals, cross-dressers and — as Democratic sponsor Alcee
Hastings recently admitted on the House floor — a host of other APA recognized "sexual orientations"
(i.e., deviant sexual fetishes and perversions).
becomes first state in nation to protect homeless people under hate-crimes law. Maryland
granted a new safeguard to its most downtrodden residents Thursday, becoming the first state in the nation
to extend hate-crimes protection to homeless people. ... California, Texas and Ohio are considering similar
bills, and legislation has been introduced in Congress.
Here we go again. This bill
establishes severe penalties for those thinking wrong thoughts during the commission of a serious crime-from
10 years to life, depending on the crime involved. And what would those wrong thoughts be?
The additional penalties would be assessed if the crime were committed "because of the actual or perceived
race, color, religion, or national origin" of the victim. Another section of the bill applies to crimes
committed "because of the actual or perceived religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender
identity, or disability of any person." There must be a reason for differentiating between gender and
gender identity in the law, but we're not sure it's worth going into.
How Will New Hate Crimes Bill Affect Your Free
Speech? Our last president was ridiculed for claiming to have peered into Vladimir Putin's eyes
and gotten, in his words, a "sense of his soul." Our current president wants to do something even more
audacious: to peer into your mind to get a sense of your thoughts. And if he finds them
insufficiently accepting of homosexuality, he may want to lock you up.
crimes' law makes some more equal than others. The measure is particularly controversial because
it puts the terms "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" on an equal footing with race and religion. ... U.S.
citizens are protected from physical attack already. The bill, however, adds extra penalties for the
intention behind the attack. That foray into the thought world is a short step from prosecuting speech
the government thinks might contribute to certain crimes, not just the crimes themselves.
Father wants son's beating treated as a hate
crime. Bloodied and bruised, the 18-year-old managed to walk five blocks to his grandmother's house before
being rushed to the hospital. Milligan's father believes several African-Americans beat his son, who is white,
because he is dating an African-American woman.
Symbolism on Hate Crimes. The logic behind the proposed measure is hard to follow. Says
sponsoring Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), "No members of society — none — deserve to be
victims of a violent crime because of their race, their religion, their ethnic background, their disability,
their gender, their gender identity, or their sexual orientation." Which raises the question: Who
exactly does deserve to be the victim of a violent crime?
ignore hate crimes against whites. This is a tale of two stories. Both are about race. It's a
tale of how we perceive and define hate crimes, and of how the media cover matters of race. On June 27, only
two days after Attorney General Eric Holder told members of Congress how hate crimes "victimize entire communities,"
Marshall and his family were victimized in a hate crime themselves. It might be at this point that you're
wondering why you've never heard of this story. It's because Marshall and his family are white, of course,
and their victimizers are black.
Enforce the hate crime laws we have now, Mr. Holder. U.S. Attorney
General Eric Holder ... wins, hands down, the 2009 award for the "Most Despicable Display of Using a Genuine Tragedy To
Advance Your Personal Political Agenda." ... Where did President Obama GET this guy? ... Exactly two days after Holder's
congressional testimony, a group of 30-50 black youths attacked a white Akron, Ohio family. Holder has uttered not
a mumble about this being a hate crime. This is the same guy who took the entire country to task or our "cowardice"
in not discussing issues of race.
Attorney General Hostile to Civil Liberties. Eric Holder, Obama's nominee for attorney general,
is hostile to civil liberties. ... Holder also has advocated hate-crimes legislation to prosecute people whom
state prosecutors refuse to prosecute because of a lack of evidence. To justify broadening federal
hate-crimes law, he cited three examples where state prosecutors refused to prosecute, citing a lack of
evidence. In each, a federal jury acquitted the accused, finding them not guilty.
Utah's "hate crimes" lobby tries again.
The good news is that another "hate crimes" law bit the dust and died. The bad news is that this was
the 10th attempt to pass it in the Utah Senate, which means that its proponents are never going to quit.
Increasing "Hate Crime" Punishment
Violates American Principles. It is a serious mistake for the government to pursue the goal of
seeking to identify and highlight the maximum possible amount of prejudice in the crime problem by counting
as a hate crime every offense motivated in any degree by the offender's prejudice. This definition
sweeps under the hate crime umbrella crimes involving low-intensity prejudices that bubble to the surface
during ad hoc conflicts.
The Haters of Hate.
Here's how hate crime works. If you commit assault, let's say the normal penalty is five years in prison.
Under hate-crime laws, if you commit the assault because of racist ideas, or other bad ideas, then your penalty is
"enhanced" with extra years in prison — and those extra years in prison are not for the act of assault but
for the ideas which prompted the assault.
You are to be punished, imprisoned, for holding a certain idea.
The Trouble With Hate-Crime Laws.
The intent of the bill is to punish motive. This is not the same as intent, and gets into questions of what's
in the perpetrator's head. Did he beat someone up because he dated his girlfriend, took his parking space or
because he was black? Are the welts on the victim's face any different in either case?
A lost battle in the war against "hate crime"
laws: In the current social climate, where multiculturalism rules, it is hard to imagine that a state
legislator would dare to introduce a bill to repeal a "hate crimes" law that was passed in 1990. Yet this is
what happened earlier this month in New Hampshire when state Representative Elbert Bicknell introduced House Bill 136,
to overturn a law that he claims discriminates against the majority of New Hampshire's citizens and depends upon the
granting of special status.
So, you want to
compare hate crimes. On a Sunday morning in Wichita, Kan., a man is murdered while attending
church. The killing is immediately labeled a "hate crime" and an act of "domestic terrorism." The
news media is outraged. Television networks act as if the man was a martyr, and the story is front-page
news in every newspaper in the country. ... The next day, in Little Rock, Ark., two young men are shot down by
a lone gunman. One of them dies. For the most part, the public knows nothing about this shooting
because the news media don't report the story. They are too busy covering every possible aspect of the
first murder. ... And no one calls it a hate crime.
Are Thoughts a Crime? Perhaps Gordon
Smith is merely trying to win reelection in Oregon, a moderate to liberal state with an organized and militant
gay rights movement.
Whatever his reason, it is hard to believe that Gordon Smith really believes that an
American should be punished more severely for assaulting a gay man than for assaulting a little old lady.
That notion is simply too far-fetched to be seriously embraced, but is nonetheless the practical effect of
Law as thought control: Disproportionately
harsh prison terms in many places of the country are now becoming the norm, especially so when law authorities decide that
a "hate crime" is involved.
Thanks to unconstitutional "hate crime" laws, simple civil offenses are now ratcheted up
into felony crimes.
Five more years for your thoughts. The
brazen, unconstitutional nature of these "Gotcha!" laws, contrived by politically powerful interest groups to penalize
American whites, have been cited by legal scholars, lawyers, and lots of just plain, ordinary citizens, who are not deaf,
dumb and blind. In Georgia's case, because of earlier wrangling in the state's Senate over the wording of the law,
no specific groups were cited — making an unconstitutional law even more vague and unconstitutional.
Anti-"Gay" "Hate Crimes" Keep Piling Up. The Associated Press is reporting the latest in a string
of fraudulent high profile "hate crime" reports by homosexual activists who are evidently having trouble coming
up with legitimate incidents of "hate crimes" against homosexuals to bolster their deceptive agenda.
Hate Crimes: In recent years, it's become fashionable in America to talk about the need to stop
hate crimes. But, all too often, "hate crimes" are defined as speech which questions the legitimacy of the
homosexual lifestyle. True hate crimes, however, are acts of violence perpetrated without cause but with a
tremendous amount of malice. A perfect example of this is something that happened in Florida recently.
What's Wrong with Thought Crime ("Hate Crime") Laws?
Violent attacks upon people or property are already illegal, regardless of the motive behind them. With
"hate crime" laws, however, people are essentially given one penalty for the actions they engaged in, and an
additional penalty for the politically incorrect thoughts that allegedly motivated those actions.
Thought Crime Laws: Unnecessary and a Threat to Free
Speech. Currently proposed federal "hate crime" legislation would only authorize direct federal
prosecution of those who cause or attempt to cause "bodily injury." However, such acts are already
crimes, regularly prosecuted and punished under state or local laws. The offender's politically incorrect
thoughts or opinions alone would make such crimes a federal offense.
Is Telling Lawyer Jokes a Hate Crime? A few decades
ago, the "gay rights" movement arose and demanded the right to practice the homosexual lifestyle. "We do
not ask you to approve or agree with us," they would say, "we only ask that you recognize our right to our
practices." But that isn't enough anymore. Today, the "gay rights" movement demands that we not
only accept their right to practice homosexual conduct, but also approve and affirm it as an acceptable
lifestyle. What's next? Will their next step be to silence their critics by making criticism of
homosexual conduct illegal?
'Jena Six' case sparks
march on DC. No one was charged with a crime for hanging the noose. "They need to
deem these things hate crimes when it's necessary and obvious," said protester Letrice Titus, 32, of
Syracuse, N.Y. Organizers said more than 100 busloads of people turned out for the protest
[which was] organized by the Rev. Al Sharpton
The Editor says...
There is a move underway to make the public display of nooses illegal. Why
not just skip the next several increments and make it illegal to tie a knot in a rope?
must toughen noose law. The Rev. Wendell Anthony, president of the Detroit branch of the NAACP,
called Monday [11/19/2007] for tougher federal laws to deal with displays of nooses, following a spate of
incidents around the country in recent months and a noose-hanging incident last week inside a classroom at
Central Michigan University.
CAIR Pushes Phony Charges of
Anti-Muslim Hysteria, Hate Crimes. According to the FBI, CAIR has compromised potential
hate crime prosecutions by ignoring requests to keep quiet about ongoing investigations.
that CAIR has labeled "hate crimes" have turned out to be dubious.
Crime' Laws Threaten Religious Freedom. Ultimately, "hate crime" laws punish only beliefs
or thoughts. All totalitarian countries employ "thought crime" laws that criminalize the
conscience. Now, under "hate crime" laws that include "sexual orientation," even Western
nations with long traditions of freedom, such as the United States, Canada, New Zealand, the
United Kingdom and Sweden, are experiencing more and more challenges to basic freedoms. "Hate
crime" laws are a key part of a long-term strategy by homosexual activists to use "sexual
orientation"-based policies and laws to suppress dissent, radically redefine marriage and,
ultimately, to criminalize Biblical morality.
Bush vows to veto
hate-crime expansion for gays. President Bush is committed to vetoing the latest effort
to expand federal "hate crimes" laws to include sexual orientation, even if it means sending a defense
authorization bill back to Congress, the White House said.
The legislation would make it easier
for federal law enforcement to become involved in crimes against people based on their "sexual
orientation" and "gender identity."
[One might easily wonder why such a matter is included in a defense authorization bill. Apparently
that's the only way to get it approved, since a hate crimes law can't survive a vote on its own.]
Crimes Bill Put on Pentagon Measure. The Senate on Thursday [9/27/2007] attached legislation
to help states prosecute attacks on homosexuals to a bill funding the war in Iraq in an effort to force
President Bush to sign it into law. Opponents, citing a Bush veto threat, predicted it ultimately
would fail. "The president is not going to agree to this social legislation on the defense
authorization bill," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
HR 1592 — The Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007
The Real "Hate Crime": A "hate crime"
amendment was [added] to the Department of Defense Appropriations Act 2004 (S.1382). This
bill would censor any discussion or debate about same-sex marriage or special rights, even teaching children the
homosexual lifestyle is wrong and sinful would put you at risk of prosecution. This amendment would even
designate comments supporting traditional values and even parts of the Bible as "hate speech" — a
crime punishable by fines and even jail!
Back: 'Hate Crimes' Bill Reintroduced. Liberals call it a "hate crimes prevention" bill,
but conservatives denounce it as "anti-Christian" legislation. Whatever you call it, the bill is
back — reintroduced by Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) on Tuesday. Liberals are pressing for
passage, and conservatives are pressing President Bush to veto the bill if it reaches his desk.
Crimes' Bill Moving to Full House. The House Judiciary Committee passed a "hate crimes" bill
Wednesday night, all 23 Democrats in favor, all 17 Republicans opposed. Every Republican attempt to
amend the bill was defeated. Critics call it a "thought crimes" bill.
Crime' Laws Threaten Religious Freedom. Proponents of "hate crime" laws say they are needed to
protect minorities from acts of violence. But "hate crime" laws are unnecessary. Criminal acts are
already illegal. What's more, "hate crime" laws violate the constitutional right to equal protection,
create the un-American offense of "thought crime," and abridge the freedoms of speech, religion and association.
"Hate crime" laws work this way: They add penalties to a criminal sentence if the criminal is also convicted
of having a "hateful" intent toward the victim based on the victim's real or perceived group identity. Crime
victims who don't fit into certain categories see their assailants face lesser penalties. Ultimately, "hate
crime" laws punish only beliefs or thoughts.
the Hate Crimes Law Would Do: Clearly, the intent of this law is not to prevent crime, but to
shut down freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of thought. Its passage would strike at
the very heart of our democracy.
Grandmother Could Be Next: The Hate Crimes Bills. This law promises to grant protected status to
"sexual orientation" and "gender identity" — essentially mandating unequal protection under the law,
which will pave the way for criminalization of thoughts and religious beliefs contrary to politically correct
Unconstitutional Legislation Threatens
Freedoms. Federal hate crime laws violate the Tenth Amendment's limitations on federal power.
Hate crime laws may also violate the First Amendment guaranteed freedom of speech and religion by criminalizing
speech federal bureaucrats define as "hateful." There is no evidence that local governments are failing to
apprehend and prosecute criminals motivated by prejudice, in comparison to the apprehension and conviction rates
of other crimes. Therefore, new hate crime laws will not significantly reduce crime. Instead of
increasing the effectiveness of law enforcement, hate crime laws undermine equal justice under the law by
requiring law enforcement and judicial system officers to give priority to investigating and prosecuting
Sleeping — Antichrist Creeping. Both the house and senate versions of the bill are a
direct affront to freedom of speech and freedom of religion and if by some remote chance they should become a
permanent part of the law they will surely undergo challenges in the Supreme Court about their obviously suspect
constitutionality. The Hate Crimes Bill is a means of squashing the rights of preachers, gospel witnesses,
youth workers, journalists, and every ordinary citizen to quote or explain to others what the Bible says about
Hate-Crime Industry. Political entrepreneurship involves devising benefits to excite or mollify
niche constituencies. Hence HR 1592, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007,
which has passed the House, trailing clouds of sanctimony — lots of members announced their hatred
of hate. Hate crime laws — 45 states already have them; Congress does not mind being
duplicative — mandate enhanced punishments for crimes committed because of thoughts that government
especially disapproves of. That is, crimes committed because of, not merely accompanied by, those
thoughts. Mind-reading juries are required to distinguish causation from correlation.
Vote on National Prayer Day Angers Some Christians. Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives
have scheduled a vote on a "hate crimes" bill for Thursday [5/3/2007], which is also the National Day of
Prayer. One conservative group called this an example of "in your face" politics against Christians
in America — a charge strongly denied by the Democrats.
House Passes Expanded Hate Crime
Bill. The House voted Thursday [5/3/2007] to expand federal hate crime categories to include
violent attacks against gays and people targeted because of gender, acting just hours after the White House
threatened a veto.
thought crimes legislation on U.S. House floor. The bill, harmlessly coined "the Local Law
Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act" by House Democrats, would create a nebulous new class of criminals based
not on the things they do, but on the basis of what they may or may not have been thinking while they committed
the crime. Even worse, the legislation takes the unprecedented step of declaring some victims of heinous
crimes not as worthy of justice as others, simply because they don't happen to fall into a special category of
Black pastors fight hate-crime protection
for gays. A coalition of conservative black pastors is lobbying Congress to vote against a bill
that would extend federal hate-crimes laws to cover gays, saying they fear it would prevent them from preaching
House passes bill to
add attacks on gays to hate crime law. The House voted Thursday to expand federal hate crime
categories to include violent attacks against gays and people targeted because of gender, acting just hours
after the White House threatened a veto. The legislation, passed 237-180, also would make it easier for
federal law enforcement to take part in or assist local prosecutions involving bias-motivated attacks.
Stripes for Thoughts? Isn't it classic community doublespeak when a society that has decriminalized
homosexuality is now contemplating criminalizing opposition thoughts? The question we face is if the federal
government should have the power to lock people away for beliefs flowing from their religion.
This is an original
compilation, Copyright © 2013 by Andrew K. Dart
HR 1913 — The Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009
Hate Crimes Against Freedom. The
recent passage of House Resolution H.R. 1913 has brought America one step closer to implementing a pointless new hate
crimes laws that will threaten free speech without making a single American safer. ... The proposed law does nothing
to reduce crime, is philosophically confused, and may have a chilling effect on free speech. ... There has been much
concern that the bill would silence rabbis, pastors, and priests from preaching traditional moral values against any
of the preferred classes protected in the bill, which go well beyond merely the promiscuous or homosexuals.
Federal Hate Crimes Statute: An
Unconstitutional Exercise of Legislative Power. Every decent person abhors violent crimes that
are motivated by prejudice or bias. Thus, the case for congressional legislation that would expand
federal authority that already prohibits some "hate crimes" may seem compelling. But the Local Law
Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 (H.R. 1913, HCPA) is based on serious analytical and
constitutional flaws and would actually be counterproductive to prosecuting violent crime.
Hate Crimes Legislation Vote Coming Next Week.
U.S. Representative, Barney Frank, announced Thursday that the House Judiciary Committee will be considering
hate crimes legislation, H.R. 1913, this coming week of April 20. Frank is expecting the
committee to pass the bill which would leave it in the House to vote on later this spring, according to a news
release issued by Barney Frank on his website last week. The bill, H.R. 1913, is named the Local
Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. As of Tuesday [4/21/2009] the bill already had 42 co-sponsors.
Is Your Minister a 'Hate Crime' Peddler?
The George Orwell congress resumed its session yesterday. Not content to attempt to end the secret ballot by
the "Employee Free Choice Act," the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark up and pass the equally-Orwellian
"Hate Crimes" bill, HR 1913. Just as the "Employee Free Choice Act" would end free choice, the
"Hate Crimes" bill would criminalize free speech. ... The "Hate Crimes" bill wants to criminalize speech
that insults politically-fashionable minorities, such as gays.
Legislation Brings Debate. [Scroll down] Many Christian activists are concerned the hate crimes
bill would penalize speech — specifically speech from the pulpit condemning homosexual behavior. This
has led many conservatives to conclude the bill is a backdoor attempt to infringe upon the First Amendment
rights of Christians who oppose gay rights. "The idea of being prosecuted for reading Scripture may seem
delirious, but it is just as crazy to think it couldn't happen," said Catholic League President Bill Donohue."
Committee to Vote on Hate Crimes Bill. An identical legislation (H.R. 1592) was passed by
the U.S. House in 2007. The Senate later attached the hate crimes legislation to a high-priority defense
spending bill, which included funding for the Iraq War, in a political maneuver to pressure former president
George W. Bush to pass the amendment. But Bush said the spending bill and the hate crime
legislation were two separate issues and vetoed the bill including the legislation.
Scripture a Hate Crime? On April 22, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark-up
a hate crimes bill sponsored by Rep. John Conyers. Serious questions have been raised by religious
leaders about this legislation, especially as it pertains to religious pronouncements against homosexuality.
Hate Crimes Legislation
Vote Coming. U.S. Representative, Barney Frank, announced Thursday that the House Judiciary
Committee will be considering hate crimes legislation, H.R. 1913, this coming week of April 20.
Frank is expecting the committee to pass the bill which would leave it in the House to vote on later this
spring, according to a news release issued by Barney Frank on his website last week.* The bill,
H.R. 1913, is named the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act. As of Tuesday the bill
already had 42 co-sponsors. The bill was introduced into the House on April 2 by U.S. Rep. John
Conyers (D-Mich.), chair of the House Judiciary Committee.
'Hate crimes' bill — bad
news for believers. A vote is looming this week in Congress on a bill that one conservative
activist warns would not only silence Christian opposition to homosexuality, but also would legitimize
deviant forms of "sexual orientation." A markup vote is expected Wednesday in the House Judiciary
Committee on the Local Law Enforcement and Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.
Protecting 30 Bizarre "Sexual Orientations"
and "Gender Identity" — Ever-Expanding Definitions. The main purpose of this "hate
crime" legislation is to add the categories of "sexual orientation" and "gender identity," "either actual or
perceived," as new classes of individuals receiving special protection by federal law. Sexual orientation
includes heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality on an ever-expanding continuum. Will Congress
also protect these sexual orientations-zoophiles, pedophiles or polygamists?
Obama And Democrats Outdo
Themselves With HR-1913. If you thought you had heard all the bad news coming from the
Obama administration and a Democrat packed congress, you were wrong. Two weeks ago, Representatives
John Conyers (D-MI) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) quietly re-introduced the so-called hate that on Wednesday
April 22, the full US House Judiciary Committee will vote on H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement
Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.
Biased 'Hate Crimes' Bill Would Create a
Caste System of Victims. Congress is set to vote on a bill that would create a caste system of
victims and violate the 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection for all citizens under the law.
Concerned Women for America (CWA) President Wendy Wright sent a letter urging congressmen to reject the Local
Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, H.R. 1913...
Hate Speech law in the USA could restrict religious freedom.
ICC has learned that the U.S. House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on a bill tomorrow [4/22/2009] that
could allow federal officials to prosecute Christians who teach that homosexual behavior is sinful and that
Islam is a false religion.
Leftist Church Leaders
vs. Free Speech. The war on conservative speech has moved from the White House to your neighborhood
pews. Left-wing church leaders want the Federal Communications Commission to crack down on "hate
speech" over cable TV and right-leaning talk-radio airwaves. President Obama's speech-stifling
bureaucrats seem all too happy to oblige.
Congress Should Reject Federal 'Hate Crimes' Bill. All violent crimes should be vigorously
prosecuted — but this novel legal approach violates several core principles and holds a number
of dangers. [#1] It violates the "equal protection of the laws" by protecting some victims more
than others. ... [#2] It punishes thoughts and not just actions. ... [#5] It sets us on a slippery
slope toward serious infringements of the freedom of speech and freedom of religion. In some
jurisdictions that have adopted these laws, "hate crimes" have been defined to include not just violent
physical acts, but merely verbal activity as well, using terms like "hate speech," "intimidation," and even
verbal "assault." By ratifying the "thought crimes" mentality, this bill paves the way for future
expansions of its scope.
Democrats Refuse To Exclude Pedophiles In
'Hate Crimes' Bill. We have just finished sitting through about 8 hours of debate in the
House Judiciary Committee hearing room over the last two days. The so-call hate crimes bill H.R. 1913,
the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act was passed out of committee by a partisan vote of 15-12.
A vote of the entire House is expected next week — on Wednesday, April 29.
So-Called hate crime bill threatens
religious freedom. The so-called hate crimes bill will be used to lay the legal foundation
and framework to investigate, prosecute and persecute pastors, business owners, Bible teachers, Sunday
School teachers, youth leaders, Christian counselors, religious broadcasters and anyone else whose actions are
based upon and reflect the truths found in the Bible. H.R. 1913 broadly defines "intimidation.
A pastor's sermon could be considered "hate speech" under this legislation if heard by an individual who then
acts aggressively against persons based on any "sexual orientation." The pastor could be prosecuted for
"conspiracy to commit a hate crime."
Democrats Have Gutted Their
Publicly-Stated Reasons For Legislation. The Democrats admitted defeat on the phony "findings" to
justify passage of H.R. 1913. TVC hammered them on these phony findings that claimed homosexuals
and drag queens were fleeing across state lines to avoid personal attacks. The Democrats voted to remove
the "findings." This is a major victory for our side — and for our activists who wrote thousands of
letters to expose this fraud.
Religious Freedom is Threatened by
H.R. 1913. Your pastor could be prosecuted for "conspiracy to commit a hate crime" if
the so-called hate crime bill passes the U.S. Senate and House and the President signs it.
The Worst Attack on First Amendment Freedoms of Speech, Religion in
American History. On Wednesday April 25 we woke up to find headlines about how Michelle
Obama likes to sneak out and eat at fun restaurants. Not so well covered by the media was the passage of
the Hate Crimes bill re-introduced and passed in committee by John Conyers. (D-MI) What does it
mean? The bill co-sponsored along with 42 other representatives and crafted by openly gay Congressmen
Barney Frank is riddled with gay agenda politics and disregards the will of the people. It was
introduced between sessions when little attention is being paid to discussions or votes in the house
and is rife with skullduggeries.
Evangelicals Enter Hate Bill Fight! If
there is one thing Rep. John Conyers did not want, it was premature news that his extremely dangerous new
federal hate crimes bill (HR 1913) had been entered into the House Judiciary. A milder, shortened
version (HR 256) was introduced in early January to take any flak against hate crimes legislation.
The much more threatening version, HR 1913, contains all that is necessary to establish a hate crimes
bureaucracy in America. Shielded as long as possible, it has 42 co-sponsors and is a polished weapon for
destroying free speech. Conyers wanted to stealthily introduce it just before spring recess of Congress
last Thursday — to be rapidly pushed to victory when members of Congress return April 20.
Congress To Vote On
Hate Crime Legislation. Congress is set to vote today [4/29/2009] on a controversial measure that would
extend hate crime protections to gays and lesbians. Supporters of the bill claim the legislation is necessary to
protect the rights of a vulnerable minority, while opponents charge the bill is a guided attempt to restrict religious
Democrats are making it illegal to think certain things. The House of Representatives passed legislation
yesterday [4/29/2009] that extends federal so-called hate-crimes laws to include sexual orientation.
This is a move to provide special status for specific groups. It is also unnecessary. If a
miscreant kills or rapes somebody, he should be prosecuted for murder or rape. What he might have
been thinking is beside the point.
Adding "Sexual Orientation" to Hate-crime Statutes.
The hate-crimes bill fails to define "sexual orientation," thus leaving much room for mischief. And the legislation's
proponents certainly give us ample cause for alarm. ... Janet Porter at WorldNetDaily.com ... writes, "Rep. Steve King,
R-Iowa, offered this very simple amendment to H.R. 1913 in the House Judiciary Committee: 'The term sexual
orientation as used in this act or any amendments to this act does not include pedophilia.' It was rejected."
Democrats won't hold hate bill hearings .
In a major strategic shift, Senate Democratic leaders will push the federal hate crimes bill to the floor of the Senate
as another amendment to a "must-pass" bill. Widespread Christian/conservative protest has destroyed the bill's
chances of going forward as standalone legislation — as happened on April 29 with passage in the House. Democrats
say there will be no hearings and no amendments allowed. There will undoubtedly be a minimum of debate on the floor
of the Senate, probably no more than an hour. Clearly, they are in dread of allowing the hate bill to be opened to
public scrutiny and Republican attack as the "Pedophile Protection Act."
The department of hate speech
Related topic: Violence and hate speech come from the left.
Message mocking Trump trauma investigated as 'hate
crime'. A message mocking students for grieving over Donald Trump's election victory is being investigated as a
hate crime at Edgewood College.
Muslim Mayor Introduces The Thought Police. [Scroll down] Behind the push for "hate speech" laws is, of
course, the increasingly authoritarian Left. Increasingly unwilling (and doubtless unable) to engage its foes in
rational discussion and debate, the Left is resorting more and more to the Alinskyite tactic of responding to conservatives
only with ridicule and attempts to rule conservative views out of the realm of acceptable discourse.
Wiesel's Perfect Tribute: Hate Tweet from Hillary Clinton Associate. Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel died on
Saturday [7/2/2016] at the age of 87. He was a living witness to the horrors of antisemitism taken to its logical conclusion, and a powerful
spokesman for the cause of Zionism and the ideals of America. Which is precisely why terror sympathizers and antisemites like Max
Blumenthal — son of Hillary Clinton's close associate, Sid Blumenthal, and a Jew who hates both Israel and the Jewish people
into which he was born — celebrated Wiesel's death.
York Senate Passes Anti-'Hate Speech' Bill for Universities. The New York senate has passed a bill which will
prohibit universities from providing funding to student groups that "encourage hate speech." Bill S8017, which was
co-sponsored by Senators Jack Martins and Todd Kaminsky, is described as "relating to certain student groups that are
ineligible for funding." The legislation states that universities must "adopt rules that any student group that
receives funding from the [university] that directly or indirectly promotes, encourages, or permits discrimination,
intolerance, hate speech or boycotts against a person or group based on race, class, gender, nationality, ethnic origin
or religion, shall be ineligible for funding."
When Hate is Promoted by
Religious Leaders, Why Blame the Followers? Imam Abdullah Hakim Quick then goes on to connect being gay with
Zionism — his anti-Semitic sentiments at their best. All this while standing at a pulpit. If this is
not a crime of hate, then what is? Does this imam have nothing positive to speak about in his sermon, besides spreading
the Islamist agenda of hate and bigotry? For years we have warned of the messages of hate emanating from the pulpit.
We have spoken of the two different messages being given — one to the public and one in private. Why then do we
act surprised when the Omar Mateens of the world take up arms and ruthlessly gun down an entire group of gays? This is what they
are being taught by the likes of Imam Quick. They are acting out the hate that has been instilled in their minds and hearts.
will Facebook, Google and Twitter define the "Hate" they plan to censor? [Scroll down] What is "hate," as
defined by leftists, the very community from which these curators hail? The Southern Poverty Law Center is a prominent
radical leftist group hell-bent on poisoning society against conservatives, especially the social kind. It features a
"Hate Map" with the locations of conservative organizations of all stripes. The Family Research Center, The Center for
Security Policy, the Center for Family and Human Rights, ACT for America and the Traditional Values Coalition —
these are but a few. And what views do these "haters" hold? Some support traditional marriage, some stopping
illegal immigration, some fighting radical Islam. A writer for the leftist website Salon has his example of
hatred — the Confederate flag, which he calls "the American swastika."
and Facebook Vow to Eliminate 'Hate Speech'. Vera Jourova, whom AP identifies as "the EU commissioner responsible for justice,
consumers and gender equality," explained: "The internet is a place for free speech, not hate speech." She added that the new rules
would "ensure that public incitement to violence to hatred has 'no place online.'" But incitement to violence isn't all that the social
media giants are planning to stamp out: Karen White, Twitter's European head of public policy, declared: "We remain committed to
letting the Tweets flow. However, there is a clear distinction between freedom of expression and conduct that incites violence and hate."
The problem with both Jourova's and White's statements is that they assume that "hate speech" is an entity that can be identified objectively, when
actually it is a subjective judgment based on one's own political preconceptions. And given the years-long insistence from Leftists and
Islamic supremacists that any honest discussion of how Islamic jihadis use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism
constitutes "hate speech," these new rules could mean the end of opposition to jihad terror on the Internet.
Believing in two genders is a 'hate crime'
under police investigation at Loyola Marymount University. [Scroll down] Both the police and the
university's Bias Incident Response Team are investigating the stated belief that only two genders exist, male and female, as
a hate crime. A Loyola alumni office employee discussed her views on sexual orientation, which align with the Roman Catholic
Church, with three students who were hanging up posters on the subject on April 14. Cosette Carleo, one of the students
involved, told The College Fix in a phone interview that the hate crime under investigation is "denying transgenderism."
Carleo's account agrees in part with an email by the husband of the employee with whom she tangled. The employee told Carleo,
who identifies as gender-neutral, that only two genders exist, male and female, according to the student. Carleo told
The Fix that statement was the hate crime.
It Begins! Montana Man Being
Prosecuted for 'Hate Speech' and Holocaust Denial. Via Volokh Conspiracy, a disturbing
criminal case out of Montana, where Flathead County resident David Lenio, 28, is being prosecuted
for making disparaging remarks about Jews on Twitter and denying that the Holocaust happened.
Say what? While this sort of prosecution is common in parts of Europe, Americans enjoy the protection
of the First Amendment, which contains no exception for what's colloquially known as "hate speech."
The only permitted exceptions to free speech protections — as the Supreme Court recently
re-articulated — are for obscenity, defamation, fraud, incitement, and "speech integral
to criminal conduct."
Building the New
Dark-Age Mind. We can all but write off today's university as a place of free expression.
In the age of Obama, zealots in the university have clamped down on any thought deemed reactionary.
"Trigger warning" is a euphemism for trying either to censure literature or to denigrate it. "Safe
space" is another term for the segregation of campus areas by race, class, or ideology. "Hate speech"
has become a pejorative for uncomfortable truth.
Brothers on Anti-Duggar Campaign: 'Truth Is Considered Hate to Those Who Hate The Truth'. Jason and David Benham, two
Christian entrepreneurs who have been targeted by gay activists for their belief in traditional marriage, are speaking out about the
campaign by those same activists who are seeking the cancellation of the popular TLC television series "19 Kids and Counting,"
accusing the Duggar family of "fear mongering." "Since when is it considered 'fear mongering' to say that God designed a
man to be with a woman, or that kids deserve to have a mom and a dad, or that the ladies room should be for biological females?"
David Benham told CNSNews.com. "Saying the Duggars are inciting people to hate is simply propaganda."
51% of Democrats support criminalizing hate speech. Note: Hate speech not hate
crimes. YouGov asked people about hate crimes for its poll too and found bipartisan support
for the federal law that provides steeper penalties for crimes motivated by hatred of the victim's
race, religion, gender, or national origin. Sixty-four percent of Dems gave thumbs-up to that versus
54 percent of Republicans. A plurality of Republicans also support expanding that law to target hate
crimes committed against gays: 44 percent say yes versus 30 percent who say no.
'Hate Speech': the Left's Term for 'Opposing
Viewpoints'. Last week, a mass email went out at Yale University (my alma mater) protesting an upcoming visit from Ayaan
Hirsi Ali, a political activist and staunch critic of Islam. The subject line reads, "Dear Friends: More Speech, Not Hate Speech."
The email reveals that by "hate speech," the writers mean what the Left usually means when they use that term: "opinions we don't
agree with." Thirty-two student organizations signed the email under the leadership of Yale's Muslim Student Association (MSA).
That's a revised number after the MSA was forced to reveal that its original list of 36 organizations was falsified. So, not a good start.
Says 'Death To Jews' Group Falls Within Community Standards. Social networking website
Facebook has stated that a group created by anti-Semitic users entitled, "Death to zionst [sic] baby
killer israeli jews" falls within its Community Standards guidelines, despite inciting hatred and
violence against a particular race. Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner originally reported
the news, stating: "A Facebook page calling for the death of Israeli Jews does not violate the
social network's "community standards," according to multiple messages sent by Facebook in response
to user complaints."
In Praise of Hate
Speech. Someone has petitioned the UK Government's Home Office demanding that the term "denier" be
classified as "hate speech." ["]We the undersigned request that the offensive terms, 'climate denier', 'denier',
'denialist' and other variants being used to harass sceptical scientists or other people who do not ascribe to the
hypothesis of man made climate change or man made global warming be classified as hate speech in accordance with the
Public Order Act 1986. Scientists and others should not be subjected to hateful, offensive names in order to
diminish their standing or to make them accept a consensus view.["]
Would Empower Feds to Scour Internet, TV for 'Hate Speech'. A new proposal would empower the feds to scour
the Internet, TV and more for so-called hate speech. Democratic Sen. Ed Markey is pushing a bill to have a federal
agency monitor anything that it suspects may encourage hate crimes. He wants the agency to work in connection with
the Department of Justice and U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, then file a report to Congress on what's hateful and could
lead to hate crimes. So, who gets to decide what's hateful and what will they then do about it?
Leftist Hate Crime
Hysteria. Two Democratic Congressman and Attorney General Eric Holder are spearheading equally
disturbing efforts to monitor and control the behavior of Americans — even if the Constitution and
the truth get trashed in the process. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) have
introduced a bill known as the The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014. It would require a relatively
obscure government agency, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), to "update
a report on the use of telecommunications, including the Internet in the commission of hate crimes."
The lives of others.
Political correctness is not interested in what you actually are. It is only interested in how you look.
[...] Codes governing hate speech are not meant to suppress hate. They are meant to suppress speech.
Call for Examination of Hate Speech in Media Bill introduced in wake of Kansas City shooting. Reacting
to Sunday's hate crime at two Jewish centers in Kansas City, Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.)
introduced today a bill to update the government's 20-year-old report on hate speech in the media. The Hate
Crime Reporting Act of 2014 would examine the role of the Internet and other telecommunications in encouraging hate
crimes based on gender, religion, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, and would provide recommendations to address
Democrats offer bill demanding government study on Internet hate speech. Thirteen House Democrats have proposed legislation
that would require the government to study hate speech on the Internet, mobile phones and television and radio. [...] The Hate Crime
Reporting Act, H.R. 3878, is meant to update a 20-year-old study from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration
(NTIA). That study, delivered to Congress in 1993, looked at hate speech on radio, TV and computer bulletin boards.
The Editor says...
Christianity or Thoughtcrime?
"Thoughtcrimes" — opinions and ideas that oppose the status quo — were pursued and punished by the Thought Police in
the future world described by George Orwell in his novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Could politically incorrect thought be
declared illegal — a type of "hate" crime against individuals or the State — someday in America? Since
much of Christian thought seems to be considered politically incorrect these days, might it also be declared hate speech?
If "hate speech" is outlawed on the internet, it will then be only a matter of time before it is prohibited on the telephone,
and ultimately in any public place. The danger here is that the definition of "hate speech" will be written by those on
the political left, and the law will be enforced by Big Brother's heavy-handed goons.
No more witch hunts. For
34 years, Canada has had a disgraceful censorship law that violates our human rights. In 1977, Pierre
Trudeau rammed through the Canadian Human Rights Act — an Orwellian name for a law that actually destroys
real rights. The entire law is a corruption of justice — it creates a kangaroo court, run by
non-judges, that does not follow the same rules and procedures of real courts, but has massive powers to punish
and fine people who aren't politically correct. But the worst part of the law is Section 13, the
censorship provision. Section 13 creates a word crime — the crime of publishing or
broadcasting anything that can cause hurt feelings.
Era of thought police has arrived.
I speak of the ever-growing scope of Canada's Human Rights Commissions and the damage they are doing to our
fundamental right to freedom of expression.
The commissions have also been at work in censoring religious
institutions. The conservative Catholic magazine Catholic Digest and its editor, Father Alphonse de Valk,
have been denounced to the commission for publishing official Catholic teaching regarding homosexuality.
These cases are still pending, but their outcome is predictable. Unlike in a court of law, there is no
presumption of innocence for the defendant, and the commissions have returned a verdict of guilty in
virtually every hate speech case they have ever heard.
Human Rights Gestapo: In 2006, Ezra [Levant]'s magazine republished the Danish cartoons of
Mohammed with an accompanying article about the Muslim riots that followed. It argued that journalists
should not censor themselves out of fear of violence from a radical Muslim minority, and chastised media that
refused to exercise their free speech rights on those grounds. Subsequently, the Edmonton Council of
Muslim Communities ("ECMC") filed a complaint against the Western Standard with the Alberta Human Rights
When free speech offends Muslims.
Canada's Human Rights Commissions (HRC) are government agencies, not courts. They were set up, starting in
the 1960s, to fight job and housing discrimination — offensive acts, not words. Borne of good
intention, some argue they have paved a path to politically correct hell. Those behind the creation of
the commissions maintain they were never meant to impede free speech — a right guaranteed under
Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms — and that "thought crime" cases represent a fraction of
the commissions' work.
to Completely Idiotic Canadian 'Human Rights' Tribunals: 'Freedom of speech is an American
concept, so I don't give it any value." — Canadian "Human Rights" Investigator Dean Steacy,
responding to the question "What value do you give freedom of speech when you investigate?" This is
the way free speech ends, not with a bang but as the result of an administrative hearing in a windowless
basement in Vancouver, Canada. At least that's where a "Human Rights Tribunal" is taking place this
week that will further solidify the Canadian legal position that the right not to be offended by something
you read is more sacred than the freedom of the press.
"Hate Speech" is Now Called "Harassment by
Communication". We've heard of laws in the Netherlands and Canada that penalize preachers for
using the Bible to condemn homosexuality. Now it's happening in America. The Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania has added an amendment to its "hate-crimes" law that covers something called "harassment by
communication." Anthony Picarello, chief counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, said, "The
wording is broad enough that it could be applied (to religious speakers), and that's something… that
the people who crafted the language had in mind."
Suit to decide workplace 'hate
speech'. The words "natural family," "marriage" and "union of a man and a woman" can be punished
as "hate speech" in government workplaces, according to a lawsuit that is being appealed to the U.S. Supreme
Court. Briefs for Good News Employee Association vs. Hicks, which were filed June 5 with the
nation's highest court, lists D.C. school board President Robert C. Bobb as one of two plaintiffs.
When Speech Becomes a Crime:
It's called hate speech. If there ever were a more Orwellian concept, it would be difficult to find.
For much like the concept of "thought crimes" in George Orwell's novel "1984," hate crimes and hate speech
suppose intent on the part of the "perpetrator" that may or may not have any basis in reality. What is
often mere criticism or disapproval is labeled "hatred" and thus made worthy of punishment.
Student lawsuit hinges on whether 'That's
so gay' is hate speech. When a few classmates razzed Rebekah Rice about her Mormon upbringing with
questions such as, "Do you have 10 moms?" she shot back: "That's so gay." Those three words landed
the high school freshman in the principal's office and resulted in a lawsuit that raises this question:
When do playground insults used every day all over America cross the line into hate speech that must be stamped
in another "hate crimes" law. The legislation, if enacted, could lead
to pressure by lobbies of particular "protected" groups to declare as "hate speech" any
open dissent that they deem detrimental to their respective causes.
Makes A Crime Of Prejudice Worse Than Any Other Crime? A free
society, if it is to remain free, must leave even genuine hate speech free
to be combatted by reason and education. The alternative is to move toward
totalitarianism, in which thinking the wrong thoughts can land you in prison
or in front of a firing squad.
Banning mean: "Hate speech" is one
of those enormously elastic terms that pretty much means what the speaker intends it to mean. By and
large, anybody saying un-nice things about an identifiable group of people within a protected category (gays
and blacks, but rarely such maligned folks as the Shriners) runs the risk of being tagged for uttering hate
Teenager faces prosecution
for calling Scientology 'cult'. A teenager is facing prosecution for using the word "cult" to
describe the Church of Scientology. The unnamed 15-year-old was served the summons by City of London
police when he took part in a peaceful demonstration opposite the London headquarters of the controversial
Pastor appealing order to apologize for
anti-gay letter. A former pastor will appeal a human rights ruling that orders an apology and
the payment of thousands of dollars in fines for an anti-gay letter published in a central Alberta newspaper.
The Alberta Human Rights Commission issued a written order on May 30 stating that Stephen Boissoin and the
Concerned Christian Coalition must pay former Red Deer school teacher Darren Lund $5,000 in damages.
Government to pastor: Renounce your faith!
A Canadian human rights tribunal ordered a Christian pastor to renounce his faith and never again express moral opposition to
homosexuality, according to a new report. In a decision dated May 30 in the penalty phase of the quasi-judicial
proceedings run by the Alberta Human Rights Tribunal, evangelical pastor Stephen Boisson was banned from expressing his
biblical perspective of homosexuality and ordered to pay $5,000 for "damages for pain and suffering" as well as apologize
to the activist who complained of being hurt.
Opposing the Fairness Doctrine with a Real Fairness
Doctrine: When outlets like talk radio are successfully attacked, the tools to end the encroaching tyranny
upon free dialogue, independent thought and the right to be contrarian will be distracted and weakened. That is the
When the scattered voices of dissent are cowed or crushed, then minds which do not know they live in prisons
will find escape and freedom harder and harder, until it is impossible. That is the grim lesson of George Orwell,
whose dystopian fantasy, 1984, seems less fanciful each year.
Free Speech on the Run in the West.
In Canada, a teacher drew a suspension for a letter to a newspaper arguing that homosexuality is not a fixed orientation,
but a condition that can be treated. He was not accused of discrimination, merely of expressing thoughts that the
state defines as improper. Another Canadian newspaper was fined 4,500 Canadian dollars for printing an ad giving the
citations — but not the text — of four biblical quotations against homosexuality.
Islamists are attacking freedom of speech. On
campuses and within Western governments it is increasingly taboo to label terrorists who slaughter in the name of
Islam "Islamist terrorists." In Canada, "human rights commissions" attempt to enforce this taboo by putting
such writers as Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant on trial for the "crime" of expressing opinions that offend Islamic
grievance groups — and also for quoting Islamists accurately and thereby casting them in an unfavorable
light. If that's not Orwellian, what is?
Hate speech law unconstitutional:
rights tribunal. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal has ruled that Section 13, Canada's
much maligned human rights hate speech law, is an unconstitutional violation of the Charter right to free
expression because of its penalty provisions. The decision released this morning by Tribunal chair
Athanasios Hadjis appears to strip the Canadian Human Rights Commission of its controversial legal mandate to
pursue hate on the Internet, which it has strenuously defended against complaints of censorship.
Liberal Hate Speech:
Normally, according to the media elites' rulebook, when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives
rant, it is hate speech.
U. of I. instructor fired over comments on
homosexuality. The University of Illinois has fired an adjunct professor who taught courses on
Catholicism after a student accused the instructor of engaging in hate speech by saying he agrees with the
church's teaching that homosexual sex is immoral.
Freedom, for Some: The Hounding of Dr. Howell. Officials at the University of Illinois,
Champaign-Urbana have sparked controversy over their decision not to extend the hiring of Adjunct Professor
Kenneth Howell, a highly rated instructor who has taught electives at the university since 2001 on the history
and tenets of Catholicism. Howell's apparent "offense" is that he accurately rendered those teachings
in an e-mail distributed to students in one of his classes.
The Mark Steyn subsection
Canada's deadly tongue trap:
Here is a little known fact about Canada. It is today a country where you can say or write things that are true and yet still be
brought before a tribunal. That tribunal can fine you; it can order you to pay money to the people who complained about your
words; it can force you to issue an apology; it can do all three.
Free Mark Steyn.
Most of the media in Canada and the United States ignored the British Columbia "Human Rights" Tribunal that took place last
week in a windowless basement in Vancouver. Now, a group of provincial human-rights commissars will decide whether or
not National Review's incomparable Mark Steyn and the largest-circulating magazine in Canada, Maclean's, will be fined or
otherwise censured for printing an excerpt from Steyn's book, America Alone.
O, Stalinoid Canada.
Columnist [Mark] Steyn is being hauled before something called the "Canada Human Rights Tribunal," a parallel
legal system to the normal Canadian courts, without all the bother of due process, the presumption of innocence,
a defined and limited legal venue, and protection for free speech.
As Mark Steyn tells it, no one has
ever been cleared by the Canadian Inquisition over the last 30 years. If you're accused, you get
Why I am glad I'm not Canadian:
I've been called a coward, a moron, a bad journalist, and worst of all a bad writer for having the audacity to express my
opinions in this column, but at least I have never been arrested or put on trial for telling the truth. That distinct
honor has been reserved for Mark Steyn, the Canadian author who lives in self-imposed exile in New Hampshire.
Speech on Trial. [Mark] Steyn's offense was to have published, in the fall of 2006, an excerpt
from his book, America Alone, in the Canadian newsweekly Maclean's. In it, Steyn advanced
the provocative but by no means untenable argument that plunging birthrates in Europe would precipitate a
demographic decline, forcing Continental countries to reach an "accommodation with their radicalized Islamic
compatriots." Europe's future, Steyn suggested, "belongs to Islam."
George Orwell meets the OIC. "We
sent a clear message to the West regarding the red lines that should not be crossed." That sounds like
the statement of a victor in a war, dictating terms to the vanquished. And it may well be: free
speech is under attack in Canada — the prosecution of Macleans Magazine and author Mark
Steyn — and in the United States as well by Islamic governments and groups whose goal is to end free
speech when it is aimed at exposing the truth about Islamic terrorism and its roots. Their goal is positively
Orwellian. Replace "Big Brother" with the "Organization of the Islamic Conference" and you have the world
the OIC wants to impose on us all.
The Canadian Human Rights
Commission blinks. The Canadian Human Rights Commission, like any petty tyranny, has a strong
instinct for survival. As I predicted last week on the Michael Coren Show, that instinct would cause
them to drop the complaint against Mark Steyn and Maclean's. And so they did.
Beware of censorship.
While the Canadian Human Rights Commission has bowed to widespread public opposition to proceeding with a complaint against
Maclean's magazine brought by the Canadian Islamic Congress, less powerful and prominent Canadians should beware: For
them, the threat of censorship remains.
Speak easy. The
reason complaints of the sort brought against Maclean's are not dismissed out of hand by federal and provincial human rights
tribunals is due to section 13(1) of the Human Rights Act, and similar codes in provincial statutes. It reads in part
that any communication "likely to expose a person or persons to hatred" can be prosecuted on the "prohibited ground of
not about 'rights' at all. No matter what the tribunal's ultimate decision is in the [Mark] Steyn
case, it should be clear to all that this state agency is committing gross intrusions into the free press
and into freedom of expression in Canada.
Maclean's wins third round of hate
fight. The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal ruled yesterday that a controversial
article about Islam in Maclean's magazine did not violate the province's hate speech law, marking the third
time this year the Canadian Islamic Congress has failed in its efforts to force the magazine to print
out on system's dedication to secular values. Being acquitted by a pretend court must be something
like being found healthy by a pretend doctor. Both exercises might make you wonder what the point was
in the first place and why the authority to render such verdicts was granted at all. Little solace,
then, is to be found in what on the surface seems to be a reassuring declaration. Such concerns abound
in the aftermath of the "not guilty" verdict handed down Friday [10/10/2008] by the BC Human Rights Tribunal
in the case against Maclean's magazine.
by B.C. Human Rights Tribunal was the cowardly way out. Government bureaucracies and public
institutions have a unique way of signaling that they no longer serve any purpose and it's time to eliminate
or drastically reform them. They do so by conducting themselves in a manner that demonstrates self
preservation has become their one and only objective. The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal made it abundantly
clear this past week that they are in the business of staying in business — nothing else matters.
tell Christian couple their view on gays are 'close to a hate crime'. Police
questioned a retired couple for 80 minutes about their "homophobic" views after they asked their
local council if they could display their Christian literature next to gay rights leaflets, it
was reported last night [12/22/2005]. Joe and Helen Roberts said that police officers
warned them that their actions "were close to a hate crime" after they complained to Wyre
Borough Council about its gay rights policies. The couple claimed that the police
told them they were "walking on eggshells".
little to like about hate-crime laws. Four years ago, I wrote that Pennsylvania's hate-crime law — which, like California's, is a "piggyback"
statute allowing for extra punishment for crimes deemed to be motivated by bias — could have unintended
consequences. … It is possible that such laws could end up punishing blacks who commit violence against
whites — which is a far cry from the historical experience that inspired hate-crime statutes.
The Editor says...
Oh, I see. Now that blacks are being charged with hate crimes, at long last, suddenly
these laws are not such a good idea.
Nine Youths Convicted in Racially Charged
Halloween Beatings in California. Nine black youths were convicted Friday in juvenile court of
beating three white women in a racially charged attack on Halloween night. The youths, ranging from 12
to 18 years old, could receive sentences from probation to confinement in juvenile prison until age 25.
All were charged with felony assault. The judge found eight of them guilty of hate crimes.
Do We Have a Right
to Hate? On October 10, 2004, eleven Christians were arrested in Philadelphia for criticizing
homosexuality. They were arrested under a Pennsylvania hate crime law, which, ominously, is almost
identical to one (H.R. 254) going through Congress at this very moment. Now, I must point out that
it's unlikely the individuals in the above cases were motivated by hate, unless it's hate of certain behaviors
or beliefs. Yet, the law has prosecuted them under hate laws, Orwellian legislation predicated on the
notion that the government belongs in the hate business.
The "hate crime" lobby wins another
round. The views of an editorialist or commentator, however misguided, can be tossed aside or
taken to heart by those who agree or disagree with him. But what recourse is there from a judge with the
power to punish, based on some bias in his own head concerning the proper way to think about race?
Witches see an opportunity in
new hate bill. The [British] government faces new embarrassment over the religious hatred
bill with a warning that witches and satanists could use it to trigger police investigations of their
hate crime. The Home Office definition of a 'hate crime' is: 'Any incident... which is perceived
by the victim or any other person (my italics) as being motivated by prejudice or hate.' On that
basis, Prince Charles could have his collar felt for referring to his polo partner as 'Sooty' — even
though the gentleman in question has no problem with his nickname.
Hate-crime laws incompatible with a free
society. The attempt to expand federal law to cover sexual orientation is particularly
pernicious. Homosexual activists stridently insist that what they call anti-gay speech (including
opposition to gay marriage and refusal to embrace the myth that homosexuality is genetically determined) spurs
violence against gays and is itself a hate crime.
Hate-crime laws penalize
ideas in name of tolerance. Any attack on a person or his property is a crime and punishable as
such. Hate-crime laws add an extra penalty because the offense was spurred by malice toward a protected
group. The additional punishment is for holding bad ideas. It's a short step from there to
punishing pure advocacy. But all ideas, including those that are admittedly ugly and evil, are shielded
by the Constitution.
Democrat Control Means Hate Bill
Will Pass. For the past eight years, the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith has tried
unsuccessfully to pass its Orwellian federal "anti-hate" bill. It has failed largely for one reason:
Republican control of Congress. Repeatedly, Republican opponents of their hate bill, such as Rep. Roy
Blunt and Sen. Bill Frist have been able, with Republican congressional backing, to block passage. With
Democrats now in control, such freedom-saving clout no longer exists.
The Trouble With Hate-Crime
Laws: We are creating laws that instill the notion that the worth of an individual is
dependent on the group to which he belongs.
What Happens in Countries
with Hate Crimes Laws? By failing to heed the warnings generated by other nations which have
embraced hate crimes laws, the U.S. Congress is placing the religious liberties of all Americans in
danger. Throughout the world, many nations have enacted similar laws, seeking to provide special
rights for classes of people. In each case, these laws have led to the persecution of the Christian
What Makes A Crime Of Prejudice
Worse Than Any Other Crime? Hate-crime legislation is just laying the groundwork for
hate-speech legislation, which, indeed, is already on the books in some states. This is the
step toward totalitarianism. This is a direct assault on free speech and should be vigorously
Laws and Evolutionary Tyranny. Why is hate being turned into our national boogeyman? Well,
the social-engineers have deemed that hate — and dreaded permutations of it, such as "racism" — are
the end all and be all, the source of all our ills, as they formulate their very own hierarchy of
sin. Of course, lust would never find a prominent place on the totem pole, since the
libertine formulators in question have tried to turn the exercise of it into a national pastime. Nor
would envy strike them as something bedeviling us, since it infuses their souls and animates their
schemes to redistribute wealth.
"Hate Crimes" Trap. Extra
prison time was dispensed for what Nicholas Minucci said during a physical assault with a bat. If
there is any principle of the Constitution that more imperatively calls for attachment than any other, it is
the principle of free thought — not free thought for those who agree with us, but freedom for the thought that
we hate. … We should be eternally vigilant against attempts to check the expressions of opinions
that we loathe.
strange tales of Paul Mirecki: News of the beating aligned perfectly with the
mainstream media's template of Christian fundamentalists as right-wing vigilantes. Mirecki's
liberal supporters on the Internet swallowed the story whole. The Wichita Eagle told those
with questions about Mirecki's account to "give it a rest." A Kansas City Star columnist
called allegations of a manufactured hate crime a "cheap shot."
A lost battle in the war against "hate
crime" laws. In the current social climate, where multiculturalism rules, it is hard to
imagine that a state legislator would dare to introduce a bill to repeal a "hate crimes" law that was
passed in 1990. Yet this is what happened earlier this month in New Hampshire when state
Representative Elbert Bicknell introduced House Bill 136, to overturn a law that he claims
discriminates against the majority of New Hampshire's citizens and depends upon the granting of
Utah's "hate crimes" lobby tries
again. The good news is that another "hate crimes" law bit the dust and died. The
bad news is that this was the 10th attempt to pass it in the Utah Senate, which means that its proponents
are never going to quit.
Crime Becomes a Reality in Canada. A number of aspects of the new law are
profoundly disturbing. For one thing, there already exists in Canadian law abundant
protection of human rights, including protection against discrimination on grounds of "sexual
orientation." What is distinctive about the new law is the criminalization of negative
criticism of homosexuality as such.
crimes" bill: Prescription for tyranny. Such laws create a multi-tiered
system of justice, in which some crime victims' cases are taken more seriously than
others, thus violating the constitutional guarantee of equal protection. In a
media- and dollar-driven situation, your grandmother's mugging will not receive as much
attention as the "hate crime" committed against a homosexual. Both victims deserve
the full protection of the law, but the one that snags the headlines will get more
Hate Crime Laws are An
Assault on Freedom. Although well intentioned, "hate-crime" laws are seriously
flawed. "Hate crime" laws pose a danger to civil liberties in three ways: (1) They
pave the way for suppression of the freedoms of speech, association and religion. (2) They
violate the concept of equal protection under the law. (3) They introduce the un-American
concept of "thought crime," in which someone's actions are "more" illegal based on their thoughts
Criminal Law While Threatening Civil Liberties. The hate crimes bill, an amendment to the
Child Safety Act (H.R. 3132), was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on
September 15 . Titled "The Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act," the bill is
now under review in the U.S. Senate (S. 1145). This bill lays the groundwork for a
severe threat to religious freedom, expands federal power enormously into cases traditionally
handled by the states, … [and] brings hate crime politics into the schools.
words break bones? Hate crime statutes and the speech codes we see on
university campuses throughout the land are grounded in the notion that certain speech
begets violence. Staving off such violence has long been the Orwellian justification
for suppressing certain speech.
Fear Effects of Canada's New Hate Crimes Law. Signed into
law, the bill punishes speech critical of any "sexual orientation."
Bill goes ahead despite Church protests. The [British] Government pressed ahead … with
plans to outlaw incitement to religious hatred despite warnings from Christians that the
move would worsen relations between different faiths. Representatives of more than 1,000
individual churches across the country – including Anglican, Roman Catholic and Presbyterian
faiths – handed in a petition to Downing Street, urging Tony Blair to ditch the Racial and
Religious Hatred Bill. The Bill … creates a maximum seven-year jail sentence for anyone
convicted of intending to stir up religious hatred.
On the use and abuse of labels: The homosexual lobby [has] succeeded in
getting some public schools to use the terms "harassment" and "bullying" as thinly disguised weapons to suppress the free
speech of those who don't subscribe to their view that the state and society should affirmatively validate the homosexual
lifestyle. Students who simply utter opinions contrary to the prescribed dogma are stigmatized as harassers or bullies,
when they engage in no harassment or bullying whatsoever.
The Editor says...
Notice that the people who are so greatly concerned about bullies at school are the
same people who teach "survival of the fittest" in biology class.
Bullying is exaggerated, says childhood expert. The level of playground
bullying is being exaggerated and children must learn to cope with name-calling and teasing to help them develop resilience, a childhood expert says. In a book
to be published tomorrow, Tim Gill, a former government adviser who led a major review into children's play, argues that mollycoddling children by labelling 'unpleasant
behaviour' as bullying is stopping them from building the skills they need to protect themselves.
California Governor Signs Drag Queen/Hate
Crime Law. This new hate crime law will further imbed cross-dressing in California law, violate
religious freedom, and punish those who criticize homosexuality.
Speak Now or Forever Face Criminal
Charges. As Americans are fighting the battle over the definition of marriage, the culture war
is also raging on another homosexual front. At stake is the religious freedom to proclaim Biblical
truth about homosexual conduct — a freedom which legislative measures and court rulings are
threatening to extinguish. As a result of homosexual activists seeking to receive special treatment
as a protected class, the United States is beginning to consider including "sexual orientation" for protection
from hate crimes. These "hate crime" bills could lead to criminalizing Biblical teachings that condemn
homosexual conduct as a sin.
Homosexual "Hate Crimes" Bill. One month after Canada passed a law potentially
criminalizing biblical texts that denounce homosexuality, the United States Senate has passed
a "hate crimes" bill, which may eventually be construed to criminalize biblical texts that
denounce homosexuality. Senators Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Gordon Smith (R-OR) introduced
this as an amendment to the Defense Authorization Act, making it more difficult for politicians
People Need "Hate Crimes" Law. Only days after the U.S. Senate passed "hate
crimes" legislation offering special protections to homosexuals, the National Organization
for Women is apparently appalled that the legislation did not also include transgendered
people in the language of the legislation.
defense priorities: What is the critical issue in our wartime debate over defense
Well, anyone who's listened to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) would know
the answer: It's whether we should include the phrase "gender identity" in the definition
of protected classes under our hate-crime laws.
Ted Kennedy more interested in defending the U.S. or the gay rights agenda? Knowing that President
Bush would veto it as a stand-alone bill, Sen. Kennedy attached to the recently passed bill authorizing
$150 billion for Iraq and Afghanistan an amendment he calls the Mathew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Hate
Crimes Prevention Act of 2007.
Kennedy's 'Hate Crimes' Help for the Military:
Did you know that recruiting stations and military bases are hotbeds of "bigotry and prejudice?" In a
September 26 floor speech, Senator Edward Kennedy claimed that white supremacists and soldiers are allowed
to incite violence against minorities and homosexuals. The Massachusetts Democrat smeared the military to
win votes for his "hate crimes" amendment to the National Defense Authorization Bill for 2008. The ploy,
The Editor says...
If Ted Kennedy were a man of integrity, he would have resigned from the Senate
Colorado man discovers girlfriend
is transgender, allegedly kills him. A Colorado man is accused of fatally battering a sex
partner with a fire extinguisher after discovering that his companion was a transgender woman.
County District Attorney Ken Buck said Wednesday that he is considering filing first-degree murder charges
and may prosecute the death as a hate crime.
Exposing Faults of the Koran Is Now Criminal. Three influential Muslims were in
the audience. As Daniel Scot read from the Koran, these Muslims grew enraged that he was
exposing the controversial areas of the Koran. The Muslims hired one of the most
successful attorneys in all of Australia, and filed a complaint against
Daniel. The charge? He had exposed the pitfalls of the Islamic religion, which
could be interpreted as "vilifying" a religion. "Under the Racial and Religious
Tolerance Act of 2001," passed by the Victorian Parliament, Christians are prohibited
from pointing out the evils of other religions.
CAIR's Hate Crimes Nonsense: The Council on American-Islamic Relations cites the
July 9, 2004 case of apparent arson at a Muslim-owned grocery store in Everett, Washington. But
investigators quickly determined that Mirza Akram, the store's operator, staged the arson to avoid meeting
his scheduled payments and to collect on an insurance policy. Although Akram's antics were long ago
exposed as a fraud, CAIR continues to list this case as an anti-Muslim hate crime.
Everett man who faked hate
crime convicted of arson. A Pakistani immigrant accused of burning down his grocery store in
Everett and trying to make it look like a hate crime has been convicted of arson. Mizra Akram, 40, could
face as much as five years in prison for the crime. U.S. District Judge Marsha Pechman convicted him
The flames of hate
in Alabama: Ten arson attacks against 10 churches — all of them Baptist, all in
small Alabama towns, all in the space of eight days: If anything is a hate crime, obviously this
is. … But are anti-Christian crimes really that rare? Or are they simply less interesting
to the left, which prefers to cast Christians as victimizers, not victims?
Is a "Sexual Orientation" in Canada, Judge Finds. Pro-family leader worries
that "hate crime" jurisdiction is being expanded. In a decision unnoticed at the
time in the United States, a Canadian judge declared in December  that voyeurism, or
being a "peeping tom," is a bona fide "sexual lifestyle" covered under Canada's
"sexual orientation" portion of its "hate crime" law.
Swedish "Hate Crimes" Law Could Target
Christians; Senate Vote Raises U.S. Concern. Pro-family advocates, noting
the recent passage in the U.S. Senate of a bill that would include "sexual orientation"
in hate-crime laws, fear that the criminalization of public opposition to homosexuality
will also become a reality here in America.
Hate Crimes: Beyond Virtual
Reality. Some so-called hate crimes are misreported or fabricated. In
Houston, a homosexual mugging victim was left for dead in a traditionally "straight" section
of town. The press initially covered it as a hate crime, but investigators found that
the man had been assaulted elsewhere and transported there, "to make it look like a
Laws and the Reversion to Medieval Society: In 1963 President Kennedy
said, "Race has no place in American life or law." Today we are farther than
ever from that ideal. We are a divided society. The bigotry-is-everywhere
crowd preaches more government and more group-identity laws to protect
minorities. Minority resentment grows and resisters to special privilege are
smeared as racists and homophobes. It's a sad and destructive game that moves
us ever farther from an e pluribus unum color-blind society.
on free speech: Bill C-250, [is] a repressive, anti-free-speech measure
that is on the brink of becoming law in Canada. It would add "sexual orientation"
to the Canadian hate propaganda law, thus making public criticism of
homosexuality a crime.
Take Action on Hate
Crimes, Broadcast Decency. The hate crimes bill goes far beyond the current
federal hate crimes law by establishing a new federal offense for "hate crimes." Instead
of a heavier sentence, if a "hate crime" is determined, a completely separate criminal
prosecution would ensue including the possibility of life imprisonment.
Political Correctness and Hate
Crimes. "Politically Correct" is a catch phrase for modern protocol. From
the Beltway in D.C. to Ivy League halls and corporate boardrooms, every citizen is now facing
monumental pressures to adhere to strict, albeit unwritten guidelines in public and sometimes
private conversation. Innocuous as it may sound, these social trends which force people
to speak within certain guidelines forebodes an ominous development — an evolution
toward "thought police", similar to the Gestapo and Gulag days from [the 20th] century.
of Hate Crime and Sentencing Enhancements for Hate Crimes. "Hate crime" means a
crime in which the defendant intentionally selects a victim, or in the case of a property
crime, the property that is the object of the crime, because of the actual or perceived
race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, or sexual orientation
of any person.
Full text of the
hate crime law.
They Hate Everybody. Police in
Middletown, N.J. arrested five teenagers, charging them with repeated acts of vandalism... but they're not
sure they can charge them with having committed a hate crime on a local church. Because the vandalism
was directed at so many groups — instead of specifically targeting one ethnic class — it
might not qualify as a hate crime.
Five reasons to
fear the Democratic party: Reason #3 - The Professional Grievance-Mongers. The ethnic shakedown artists who
have sued over every slight and hyped every faked claim of a hate crime are America-bashing
enablers of the worst sort — and they are the heart and soul of the Democratic Party.
Wake Up! Islam
Is About More Than Hate Crimes. In short, crime is crime. It is wrong
regardless of whom the violence has been committed against. It should be punished under
the existing laws that apply to each and every person.
Crimes" Law Undermines Protection of Rights. Targeting those
with "politically incorrect" motives undermines the principle of objective
law that undergirds our legal system's protection of rights.
All Rapes "Hate Crimes"? Not to Senator Kennedy. Few people are aware
that Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts), the main sponsor of the hate crimes bill (S.16)
that the U.S. Senate passed on June 15, 2004, by a vote of 65-33, told a Senate hearing in
1999 that he didn't think all rapes qualified as "hate crimes." Senator
Kennedy insisted that "gender animus" be proved before a rape victim would be
considered a "hate crime" victim.
Pastor finds FBI unresponsive to homosexual activists'
threats: Apparently it's a "hate crime" only if heterosexuals target homosexuals.
Anti-Christian Mood Seen In Texas Killings. The 1999
shootings at Wedgwood Baptist Church don't seem to qualify as a "hate crime". Apparently anti-religious
sentiment doesn't qualify as hate.
Sues Christians Under Controversial Hate Laws: Controversial new hate legislation already being
applied against two Australian pastors accused of vilifying Islam, is now being used by a witch who objected
to warnings made by elected officials about occult activity.
Christians Fear Effects of Canada's New
Hate Crimes Law. Signed into law, the bill punishes speech critical of any "sexual orientation."
democracy's final hour? Both the United States and Europe now have crimes of
opinion, a defining feature of Oceania in George Orwell's "1984." Americans and
Europeans are subject to arrest and imprisonment for words judged offensive by the
therapeutic state. This frightening departure from Western tradition is justified
in the name of curtailing hate and advancing human rights.
The Haters of Hate: This is
the precedent established by hate-crime legislation: you are to be punished, imprisoned, for holding a certain
idea. It makes no difference that, so far, those receiving extra prison time are actual criminals.
The fact remains these individuals, as reprehensible as they are, are serving prison time for their ideas.
Hate is not a Crime: Hate, like love,
is not a crime; it is an emotion. Both hate and love are estimates of another person's worth in
relation to one's own value system. Love is a response to positive, admirable traits in another
individual. Hatred is a response to negative, contemptible traits in another individual. As a
result, someone who condemns all forms of "hate" is really condemning all forms of value judgment.
The Trouble With Hate-Crime Laws:
The intent of the bill is to punish motive. This is not the same as intent, and gets into questions of what's in
the perpetrator's head. Did he beat someone up because he dated his girlfriend, took his parking space or because
he was black? Are the welts on the victim's face any different in either case?
"Hate Crime" Legislation is an Assault on Free
Speech. Sweden's parliament has passed a constitutional amendment banning speech critical of
homosexuality. Offenders can wind up with lengthy prison terms. This is being done, of course, in
the name of "diversity" — although, alas, that lofty ideal apparently doesn't extend to the
marketplace of ideas.
"Hate Crimes" Bill To Be Considered Soon: The bill would allow federal law enforcement
authorities to intervene in local criminal investigations of crimes alleged to have been committed because of
bias against the victim's gender, disability, religion, national origin, or "sexual orientation."
Hate crime, don't criminalize
thoughts: In reality, hate crimes laws are an attempt at thought control. The offenses
covered — murder, assault, intimidation — are already crimes. The legislation
seeks to increase penalties when they are motivated by bias. The extra punishment isn't for what the
perpetrator did, but what he was thinking while he was doing it. It criminalizes beliefs.
"Hate Crimes" Laws: An Assault
On Equal Protection: Although well intentioned, "hate-crime" laws are seriously flawed. They
pave the way for unequal treatment under the law as well as the un-American concept of "thought crime," in
which someone's actions are "more" illegal based on their thoughts or beliefs. A grandmother walking
down the street should have at least as much protection under the law as a homosexual who is leaving
a "gay" bar. But under "hate crimes" laws that include "sexual orientation," the same crime would
be punished with greater penalties if the victim were a homosexual.
More Muslim hate crime
myths: They milked the compassion of their communities. They won sympathy from the
media and politicians. And now it appears they were all hate crime hucksters who cried "racism" to
cash in on the terrorist attacks.
Would the feds arrest Mom & Pop
America for hate crimes?: Have we awakened to a different planet? Does the new secretary
of education, Rod Paige, know how serious this is? Does John Ashcroft? Or do all Americans now
agree that homosexuality is just like heterosexuality? Are critics of homosexuality
Whatever Happened to Equal
Protection?: Prosecutorial abuse has reached new heights in Idaho. A white husband
is being prosecuted for committing a hate crime for coming to the aid of his wife, who was assaulted by a
Conventional Debate About Hate
Crimes Legislation Misses the Point: The real question is: Should crimes motivated by
hatred, prejudice, or bias be considered as "morally worse" than crimes motivated by, say, greed, anger,
or jealousy? This is not an easy question to answer. But chances are no satisfactory answer
can be given. Legal ethicists have a hard enough time trying to decide whether and which motives
are "moral" in the first place, let alone deciding which are "worse" among two or more motives. Until
this can be satisfactorily determined, it appears that hate crime legislation has no place in our
The Color of
Crime: Blacks are just 13 percent of the population but they commit more than
50 percent of the violent crimes. … A black is about 39 times more likely to do
violence to a white than the other way around. Blacks are 130 times more likely to
rob a white than the reverse. The vast majority of hate crimes are actually black
against white rather than the relatively infrequent cases of white against black, which
the media prefer to report.
Crimes and Class Legislation: The most serious objection to hate-crime
statutes is that they subvert the ideal of equal justice. The blindfold and
scales of Justitia symbolize the highest standards of law: impartiality, generality,
and uniformity. In our diverse society, only compelling evidence should allow
Justitia to lift her blindfold and treat otherwise-identical crimes and victims
differently because a particular prejudice was a motive in committing the crime. Since
race-, class-, and gender-conscious policies are more likely to divide than unite, the
proponents have a heavy burden of proof in demonstrating the efficacy of bias
laws. They have not met the burden. For all the hubbub, bias crimes
are a small and declining share of all crimes. FBI crime data show that only one
in 1,000 murders, one in 15,000 rapes, one in 3,000 robberies, and one
in 1,300 felony assaults are motivated by bias. And claims that hate crimes
are on the rise are false.
Fake Hate Crime Charges Cast Doubt On Need For
Federal Legislation: A clever propagandist frequently creates a non-existent "crisis" in order
to promote his political agenda. The goal is to gain sympathy for his cause by positioning himself as
a "victim" of an oppressive society. The victim can then claim that the government must pass laws to
protect his alleged "victim class" from "hate." Part of this process of creating a non-existent crisis
is to fake your own victimization. A problem arises, however, when you're caught. Increasingly,
homosexual college students seem most likely to fake "hate crimes" in order to gain sympathy for
Black Racism: The Hate Crime
That Dare Not Speak Its Name. While the federal government rushes to Los Angeles to investigate
an incident in which a handcuffed youth was slammed into the hood of a car and punched by an officer, a pall
of silence still blankets the horrendous racial murder of four young people whose murderers are now on
trial. The difference in the responses to these two stories can hardly be attributed to anything
other than the skin color of the perpetrators and the victims involved. Apparently the sexual torture
and brutal executions of four promising youngsters is of no interest to the nation's moral guardians, because
the victims happen to be white.
Committee Passes "Thought Crimes" Bill: S. 625 "Seriously Flawed," Knight Says.
House approves hate-crime measure: Amid a flurry of 11th-hour legislative activity, the state
House sent Gov. Mark Schweiker a bill that would enhance punishments for crimes of violence to gays, lesbians
and transsexuals, among others.
Ted Kennedy's Latest Drivel: Conservative
circles are rightly opposed to S. 625, Ted Kennedy's latest bill aimed at hate crimes. This
legislation has the potential to do much harm and little good, and real Americans should oppose it at every
turn. To oppose it most effectively, we need to understand what it contains and what arguments we should
make against those contents. We must then make those arguments to our Congressional representatives
in order to stop this bill from passing the House.
TVC Condemns Senator Kennedy For
Hypocritical Vote On Hate Crimes Legislation: "Senator Ted Kennedy's hypocritical vote
on S. 625, the Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act today shows that he is simply a pawn of the
homosexual special rights movement," said TVC Executive Director Andrea Lafferty.
Knight: Getting to the Truth About Moral Relativism. "I don't just oppose the gay rights
movement," he said simply, but with the conviction that makes his opponents increasingly reluctant to debate
him. "I oppose the whole destruction of the Judeo-Christian ethic in American society."
"[In Canada] if you read biblical verses about homosexuality on the air, you may be 'sowing the seeds for a
climate of violence that could lead to a hate crime.' That's the reasoning. That's why hate
crimes laws are geared to ultimately shutting down freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of
assembly. They're not about enhancing criminal law because any criminal actions committed against
either minorities or homosexuals are already illegal."
Hate Crime Report Exposes Homosexual Special Rights Agenda: New
Hate Crime Report Exposes Homosexual Special Rights Agenda
"Hate crime laws are being used by homosexual activists to punish any
person who has the courage to speak out against the recruitment of
children by homosexuals."
- Robert H. Knight, Culture and Family Institute.
Senators Are Blind To Dangers In Tom Daschle's
Hate Crime Bill: "Unfortunately, too many Senators seem willing to pass pro-homosexual bills
that threaten freedom of speech and religion without any debate on the merits."
Homosexual Group Misstates Facts On
Alleged "Eruption" Of Hate Crimes: "We carefully researched each alleged hate crime
cited by the Human Rights Campaign and found little evidence that anti-homosexual crimes were
Here We Go Again: More Lies From Homosexual
Activists: It is a tiresome task, but there is a constant need for honest reporters to debunk
the flurry of lies generated by homosexual activist groups.
Hate Crime Law Creates "Animal Farm" Justice
System: Hate crime laws create a two-tiered system of justice where some "victims" are more
equal than others under the law. If a group of individuals — like homosexuals — can
obtain victim status under hate crime laws, they become a protected class that receives greater protections
than the rest of us.
New FBI Hate Crime Statistics Expose Homosexual
Lies: No compassionate American is in favor of someone being verbally or physically assaulted
because of his sexual preferences, but neither should we be subjected to thought crime legislation that
provides special legal protections to homosexuals not accorded other Americans. Criminalizing a
person's views on sexual behavior should not be a matter of federal law.
Homosexual Hit List Targets Leaders For
Death: Murder targets file hate crime complaint.
Murder by any other
name: Gary Trzaska was brutally beaten to death, unprovoked, by three men of another
race. Hate crime? No, robbery. Silly me, in the America of the 1990s, I thought this
was obviously a hate crime. The facts proved me wrong though, you see, Gary was white and
the "robbers" were black.
Official says the Bible "exposes
homosexuals to hatred". Canadian tribunal rules paper can't run ad with critical scriptures.
Popular, Obscure Symbols Defined
as 'Hate': Many images and symbols have been used in the promotion of racism and violent bigotry
in western culture; Nazi swastikas and other military insignia, or hooded Ku Klux Klansmen gathered
around a burning cross. But increasingly, the number of symbols is growing to include numerology,
acronyms and religious symbols, some of which are generating confusion and even lawsuits over their use
"Hate Crimes" Bill Advances in
Texas: Now that George W. Bush is no longer the governor, Texas is being
re-liberalized. This new bill toughens the current "hate crimes" law, which the courts have held
is unenforceable. The bill is named after James Byrd Jr., a black man who was chained to the
back of a pickup truck and dragged to his death near Jasper, Texas in 1998. Three white men were tried
on capital murder charges in the case, and two of them were sentenced to death. The third was sentenced
to life in prison. (In the Byrd case, how much more punishment could there be? Surely
"hate crime" laws can't make the punishment any more severe than this!)
Update: Texas Senate
OKs "Hate Crimes" Bill: Opponents say "hate crimes" laws violate the constitutional guarantee
of equal protection, make crimes against some favored groups more severe than crimes against others, and
can even create thought crimes.
Further update: OK of hate crimes
bill could cost state leaders: Perry, Ratliff may feel heat from conservatives.
Fight "Hate Crimes" Provision in Major Education Bill: As the full Senate prepares to debate
President Bush's top priority — education reform — the bill is providing fertile ground for
lawmakers and special interest groups to insert language promoting various social agendas.
Hate Crime Laws Go Too Far, Say Critics.
FBI study: Blacks are more likely to be arrested for hate crimes. African-Americans who
thought that hate crime laws would protect them against rampaging white racists are in for a shock: A
new FBI study reveals that blacks are proportionally one-and-a-half times more likely to be arrested for
hate crimes against whites than vice versa.
Media Ignore Homosexual
Murder-Rape Trial: Family groups have complained that the news media have demonstrated
a pro-homosexual bias in their reluctance to cover the case.
Lopsided Look at Hate Recently MTV aired "Anatomy of a Hate Crime," in
partnership with the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network.
William Raspberry says, "Punishing
thought can't change actions."
Running the Liberal Hate
Maze: Ezola Foster says, "I spent 17 years as an activist in the Democrat Party before I
came to the conclusion that the left wing that controls the Party is motivated not by a love of the oppressed,
but rather by hatred for the values I cherish and those who defend them."
correct hate speech
Targeting Whams: The
Senate has passed legislation that creates new federal crimes that can only be committed by a White
Heterosexual Able-bodied Male.
Cannot Wish Thee Worse
Correct Hate Speech
Book: Hate Crimes: Criminal Law and
Identity Politics. The authors argue that hate crime is a hopelessly muddled concept and that
legal definitions of the term are riddled with ambiguity and subjectivity. Moreover, no matter how hate
crime is defined, the authors find no evidence to support the claim that the US is experiencing a hate crime
epidemic — nor that the number or rate of hate crimes is at an historic zenith. Furthermore,
assert the authors, the federal effort to establish a hate crime accounting system has been a failure.
Book review: Increasing "Hate
Crime" Punishment Violates American Principles. It is a serious mistake for
the government to pursue the goal of seeking to identify and highlight the maximum possible
amount of prejudice in the crime problem by counting as a hate crime every offense
motivated in any degree by the offender's prejudice. This definition sweeps
under the hate crime umbrella crimes involving low-intensity prejudices that bubble to the
surface during ad hoc conflicts. The majority of hate crimes turn out to be
fights involving epithets rather than "hard core" ideologically driven violence by people
identified with extremist groups or causes.
His Rocker? "PC Police" are demonizing Atlanta Braves pitcher
John Rocker so that certain "intolerant" beliefs can be equated with mental illness.
Dissent: The FBI's Project Megiddo, which warns against millennial
terrorism, paints constitutionalists, devout Christians, hate groups, and militias with the
same broad strokes.
Fake hate crimes
Long List of Bogus Hate Crimes.
[Sorted by date]
Tips for Hate Crime Hoaxers. The hijab hoaxer at the
University of Michigan described her imaginary Trump-supporting pursuer as white, in his 20s or 30s, with an athletic build, unkempt and intoxicated. He
demanded that she remove her hijab. (After a police investigation, she admitted she made it up.) The alleged hijab victim at University
of New Mexico, Leena Aggad, said her hijab was ripped off by "a really buff guy wearing a Trump shirt." (The attack was serious enough for her to tell
the media about it, but not serious enough to report it to campus security, much less the police.) A 28-year-old black woman, Kara Stevens, claimed three
Trump-supporting white men in their 30s approached her in a Safeway parking lot in Hillsboro, Oregon, mentioned Donald Trump — then threatened to turn
her into their "sex slave"! (Investigation suspended with no video, no witnesses and no evidence.)
Great Hijab Cover-Up. Forget fake news; the real issue is fake "hate." Has there been one (1) documented
hate crime committed by white people against any hue in the Rainbow Coalition since Nov. 8? That's out of the 9,456,723
hate crimes alleged by America's leading hate group, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The SPLC is to "hate" what Rolling
Stone is to rape. It is the biggest peddler of fantasies since Walt Disney. I've read through dozens of SPLC "hate crimes"
and they are all lies. The Muslim girls in particular seem to be very spirited liars.
10 Trump 'Hate Crime' Hoaxes of 2016. Hillary Clinton's post-election autopsy was ugly. The mainstream
media tried to blame her loss on any number of things — but her campaign decided the No. 1 reason she lost was
because of "fake news." In the quest to paint Donald Trump and his supporters as the most vile racist bigots God ever
created, what Hillary called the "basket of deplorables," they ran with every "hate crime" story they could get their hands
on without actually doing their job and verifying the facts. Thank God for our police and hospital workers, because
without their records, a lot of these hoaxes would not have been debunked.
The Top 30 Fake Hate Crimes Exposed Since
Trump Was Elected. Since November 9, the day Donald J. Trump became the President-Elect of the United States,
the media has erupted in reports of "hate crimes" against a large swath of liberal focus groups, especially Muslims. However,
despite early reports, it also turns out that nearly every single one of those reports turned out to be a hoax. So, here are
the top thirty fake hate crimes since Election Day. But before we get to the list, though, at least one American Muslim has
spoken up to tell his fellow Americans to stop it with the fake hate crimes. Siraj Hashmi took to the pages of Red Alert
Politics to tell his fellows to just cut it out. Hashmi warned the fakers that they are only hurting themselves along with
anyone who might suffer a real hate crime by turning all so-called hate crimes into mere cries of wolf in the eyes of the
That Cried Wolf. An all-black church in Mississippi was set ablaze with pro-Trump graffiti scrawled on the
walls. Immediately labeled as a hate crime and promoted in the media as such, it's instead someone crying wolf. A
black church member was responsible for the fire and slurs, not the KKK, not white supremacists, not Trump supporters.
A University of Michigan student cried wolf over a man threatening to burn her hijab. Turns out she made up the story,
not discovered until after law enforcement investigated and social justice warriors ran up the hill expecting to find a
wolf. Instead they found a Muslim student enjoying her moment of national attention, before being charged with false
claims. Another student at Baruch College in New York claimed that three drunken men verbally assaulted her with
anti-Muslim insults on a NY subway. According to the student, the men called her a terrorist and were yelling Trump's
name. It turns out she cried wolf, making up the story, and is now facing criminal charges, but not before wasting the
time of law enforcement.
We constantly argue that the national news media has to be more discerning and wary about stories that crop up on social
media and seem a little too perfect. It is increasingly clear that day will not come anytime soon. The coming
years will be filled with lurid, even farfetched tales of horrific abuse in public places, and a slow trickle of retractions
when the details of the accounts don't add up. For starters, history has taught us to be wary of "you won't believe the
offensive message written on this restaurant receipt" stories. The one in New Jersey was a hoax, the one in California
was a hoax, and the one in Tennessee is sketchy, with a handwriting expert saying the writing on the receipt doesn't match
the customer's. The gay slur on the cake from Whole Foods was a hoax. How many openly racist, sexist or
homophobic wait staff feel the need to offer a perfectly offensive written statement to someone they're hoping will tip
them? How many customers feel the uncontrollable impulse to leave physical evidence of socially controversial or
unacceptable views, simply to lash out at someone who just brought them food?
News: Family Didn't 'Flee Town' over Breitbart Story That Doesn't Mention Them. If you read through the world of left-wing
clickbait Thursday afternoon [12/22/2016], you may have seen a shocking story about a Jewish family chased out of town by anti-Semitic Breitbart
readers because our site blamed them for shutting down a school's Christmas play. Scary stuff — except that version of the
story is 100% fake news.
ADL: 'No truth' to
story about Jewish family fleeing Pa. over Christmas play. The Anti-Defamation League said Thursday that a
widely circulated story that a Pennsylvania Jewish family fled their home after being blamed for the cancellation of a school
Christmas play was false. After investigating, the ADL said, it found the family had gone on vacation. "News
reports alleging that a Jewish family has 'fled' Lancaster County are untrue and damaging," ADL Regional Director Nancy
Baron-Baer said in a statement. "We spoke with the family, who explained that they went on a previously-planned
vacation for the holidays. Stories like this can sow fear in the Jewish community and beyond, and it is important to
stop the spread of misinformation."
Threat At University Of Michigan Was A Huge Hoax. The student grabbed national headlines in the days after
Trump's election victory when she claimed she was stalked by an intoxicated 20-something man with bad body odor and an
unkempt appearance. The man, she said, forced her take off her hijab and threatened to set her on fire with a lighter
if she did not. Despite the lack of evidence for the woman's claims, they were immediately treated as true by various
media outlets, as well as by the university itself, which immediately condemned the incident as a "hateful attack." The
incident was also seized upon by the Center for American-Islamic Relations, which tried to explicitly tie the supposed attack
to Trump's election as president. Now, more than a month later, Ann Arbor police say the whole attack was a sham.
Whaaaaaat?!!! She lied?!
No. I can't even pretend to be surprised. There was no attack. And there were no drunken Trump
supporters. Or sober Trump supporters for that matter. Apparently the only drunk here was the girl.
fake hate crime hoaxer now claims Delta removed him from plane for speaking Arabic. In 2014, Adam Saleh
published a video showing an NYPD officer profiling and harassing Muslims. It was sensational, it was shocking, it was
clear evidence of NYPD "Islamophobia." It went viral and made international news. There was just one catch: it was a
hoax. Saleh had staged the whole thing. The incident was so embarrassing that even Ibrahim Hooper of Hamas-linked
CAIR, a veteran purveyor of fake hate crimes against Muslims, demanded that Saleh apologize. Now, coincidence of coincidences,
Saleh claims that he was kicked off a Delta Airlines flight for speaking Arabic. Even aside from Saleh's history as a
hate crime hoaxer, his story just doesn't ring true.
of Michigan Student Made Up Story About Man Threatening to Burn Hijab. The bad part of these hate crime hoaxes
is the original report always get more attention than the follow-up. And the follow-up usually shows it's bogus.
Guess that "wave of hate crimes" post-election are pretty much 100% bogus.
of Muslim student who made up Trump supporter subway attack story blames NYPD, media. The sister of a Muslim
student who concocted a tale of subway harassment by three white men blamed the NYPD and the media for her sibling's lies in
a Facebook rant. "I'm not excusing what my sister did," Sara Seweid posted Thursday on her page. "I was horrified
yesterday and I'm still trying to grapple with the facts." "Things snowballed out of our control because of the media ...
Reporters made things so much worse for our family."
NYC Hate Hoax 'Highlights Pressures' on Muslims. Yasmin Seweid, 18, has been charged by the New York City
Police Department (NYPD) for filing a fraudulent police report after she claimed Trump supporters called her a terrorist and
attempted to pull her hijab off her head, as Breitbart Texas reported. A source with the New York Daily News said
Seweid stood by her story until NYPD continued to press her on the matter after finding no evidence that the attack
occurred. Seweid admitted that she had fabricated the story, claiming she had family problems.
Woman Arrested After Claiming Trump Supporters Attacked Her On NYC Subway. Yasmin Seweid, a Baruch College
student, initially reported to police that she boarded a uptown No. 6 train at East 23rd St. on Dec. 1 and was called a
"terrorist" by three drunken young white men. She also alleged that one of the men grabbed her bag and broke the strap.
Many people became suspicious of the story when no witnesses of the attack came forward and only one of the men she described could
be found on security footage.
Man faked 'KKK' hate crime, own kidnapping after lighting car on fire. Police say a Volusia County man faked a
hate crime, set his ex-girlfriend's car on fire and then staged his own abduction to throw off detectives. Vincent
Palmer, 27, told detectives he taped a note with racial slurs and the words "KKK" and "Trump" written on it to his ex-girlfriend's
mailbox early Saturday before throwing a brick through her car window and dousing the back seat in gasoline because they were
having problems over the custody of their children, according to an arrest report.
the FBI knows a CAIR scam when they see it. For the past several days, designated terrorist group CAIR has been
demanding federal law enforcement "hate crime" investigations of an anti-Muslim letter allegedly sent to 3 mosques in
'Caliphornia.' But the FBI, fed-up with Muslims constantly crying wolf, appears to be ignoring them this time. [...] The
letter, as you can see, likely was sent by a Muslim, as evidenced by the kind of phrases Muslims like to use against infidels.
Racist Trumpster Hooligans Turn Out to Be Imaginary. An unnamed
20-year-old man in Malden, Massachusetts joins the Hate Hoax List: [...] If only I could give you a name and a mugshot.
But apparently the hoaxer was let off with a warning, despite committing a crime by filing a false police report.
Bowling Green student lied about attack by Trump supporters. Bowling Green police are exposing Bowling Green
State University student Eleesha Long as a liar after she allegedly concocted a story about being attacked by Trump
supporters the day after his historic election victory. Long alleged on Facebook that she was walking down Crim Street
to ask for yard signs when three white males wearing Trump shirts yelled profanity her way and threw rocks at her, but she
did not report the incident to police, ABC 13 reports. Long's post drew a significant reaction online, which caught the
attention of Bowling Green police. Officers contacted the 24-year-old's parents, who said they had not heard from her
since the incident. A campus police officer took long to the police for a statement, which is when he story began to
unravel, according to the news site.
More Hate Crime Hoaxes
from Muslims. It's pretty safe to assume that hate crime hoaxes — particularly regarding
Muslims — will explode off the charts during the Trump administration. Varieties of faked hate have been
roiling communities and college campuses for years with no let up. One count finds 100 hate crime hoaxes in the last
decade, and the Trump presidency is sure to inspire even greater phony-baloney victimhood. One memorable freakout
occurred in 2012 when an Iraqi Muslim man residing in El Cajon murdered his wife and faked it as a hate crime: the
town's Muslims went nuts, hysterically blaming Islam critics like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller for creating
"Islamophobia" thereby causing the crime.
Another Hate Crime Turns Out to be [False]. Racism in America is one of two things, and they are both complete
and utter [baloney]. The first is that rules that apply to all people equally are racist because they disproportionately
affect minorities because of their anti-social behavior. The second is, people making up acts of racism that never
happened to prove they are victims of imaginary racism. This story is about the latter.
Hoax: Hijabbed Student Admits Attack
by Two 'White Male' Trump Supporters Never Happened. A Muslim female college student who claimed she was attacked
and robbed by two "white male" Trump supporters for wearing a hijab admitted to police she made the whole story up.
Muslim woman admits faked hate crime, blamed white Trump supporters. The real hate crime was committed by the
intolerant Muslim supremacist who made up a complete lie and blamed her fantasy on white American supporters of Donald Trump.
Why didn't the police or media release her name and photograph? Why are Muslim suspects often unnamed and unseen?
UL-Lafayette student lied about hate crime by Trump
supporters. The alleged assault against a female student wearing a hijab by two white males, one with
reportedly wearing a Trump hat, drew the attention of the ACLU of Louisiana. Police, however, disclosed Thursday
evening that the female student had admitted to fabricating the incident.
student 'fabricated' story of hijab attack, police say. A student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette
fabricated a story that she was attacked and had her hijab rippped off, police said Thursday [11/10/2016]. The attack was
one of several reported in the wake of Donald Trump's election victory. In a press release Thursday afternoon, the
Lafayette Police Department said that during the course of their investigation into the woman's complaint, she "admitted that
she fabricated the story about her physical attack as well as the removal of her hijab and wallet by two white males.
woman who fabricated story [...] charged with filing a false police report. A day after she reported it,
Louisiana police reveal that the Muslim woman made up the story about being assaulted by a man wearing a Trump hat. The
woman called police to say that two white men, one wearing a Trump hat, hit her several times, screamed racial slurs at her,
pulled off her headbag, and stole her wallet.
who lied about being attack charged. A day after she reported it, police say a woman made up a story about
being assaulted by a man wearing a Trump hat. The woman called police Wednesday to say that two white men, one wearing
a Trump hat, hit her several times, screamed racial slurs at her and stole her wallet and hijab. Lafayette police have
been investigating the incident as an armed robbery and hate crime. However, Thursday afternoon police issued a terse
statement, saying that she had admitted she made up the story. The incident is no longer under investigation, police
said, but no decisions have been made as to whether the woman will face charges for her false report.
This is almost certainly a fake hate crime:
black church burned in the name of Trump. A black church in Greenville, Mississippi, was set on fire on Tuesday
night. Fire fighters arrived to find Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church "heavily engulfed in flames," Mayor Errick
Simmons said in an interview; the fire took nearly an hour to contain. No one was in the church at the time, and no one
was injured. On the side of the church, beneath the blackened windows and roof, the words "Vote Trump" have been spray painted.
Mississippi church burned and vandalised with 'Vote Trump' message. A black church in Mississippi has been
burned and vandalised with pro-Donald Trump graffiti, in what authorities have described as a "hateful and heinous act".
Police and fire services were called to the scene at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in the city of Greenville on Tuesday
night [11/1/2016]. They arrived to find parts of the structure had been set alight and the words "Vote Trump" had been
spray-painted on the side of the building. No one was hurt during the attack and an investigation has been launched
into who was responsible.
Greenville not about hate. Born and raised in Greenville, Deborah Jackson, who is African American, said she
does not feel the fire Tuesday was started "in racial hate." "I think it was a cowardly act but at this point I don't
think it was a hate crime," she said. "I feel like if it was going to be done as a hate crime, it would have been done
in a different area. It's not out in the open. This is in a secluded area. You would not know that church
is over there unless you turned and went around there."
Update: Yes, it was a hoax.
church member charged in 'Vote Trump' arson. Mississippi authorities have arrested a man in the burning of an
African-American church that was also spray-painted with the words, "Vote Trump." Mississippi Department of Public Safety
spokesman Warren Strain says Andrew McClinton of Leland, Mississippi, who is African-American, is charged with first-degree
arson of a place of worship. A bishop said McClinton is a member of the church. McClinton was arrested Wednesday
[12/21/2016]. Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, was burned and vandalized Nov. 1, a
week before the presidential election.
of black Mississippi church arrested for arson. State law enforcement officials say a member of the Greenville
church that was burned and vandalized with "Vote Trump" in spray paint is in custody for the Nov. 1 crime. Greenville
police on Wednesday arrested Andrew McClinton, 45, of Leland for setting Hopewell Baptist Church on fire, according to Warren
Strain with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation. McClinton is charged with one count of first degree arson of a place
of worship. Strain said the investigation is ongoing and declined to comment further. A motive has not been released.
Newcasters Ridiculed Idea Miss. Church Burning Wasn't A Hate Crime. The arrest of a black suspect in the
burning of a black Mississippi church has left egg on the faces of The Young Turks, which last month ridiculed the
possibility the attack wasn't a hate crime. Andrew McClinton of Greenville was arrested by police Wednesday and charged
with first degree arson of a place of worship for allegedly torching Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. McClinton, who
is a parishioner at Hopewell, is accused of setting the church on fire Nov. 1 and defacing its outer wall with the message
so-called "Islamophobia that allegedly drove a Muslim family out of America" turns out to be a hoax. First came
the outrage, "Islamophobia Just Drove This Boy And His Family Out Of America." One tiny little problem. You can
probably guess what it is: Investigators could find no evidence that a Muslim child was attacked on school bus.
Takes On Lesbian Hate Crime Hoaxes At Texas Tech. [Scroll down] Milo then moved into the main topic of
his talk: Why Are Lesbians Faking So Many Hate Crimes? Individually, Milo listed a number of LGBT hoaxes and
their perpetrator, including the likes of Carol Ann and Laura Stutte, Mari Poindexter, Charlie Rogers and more. "It's
a world where feminist whingers can make hundreds of thousands of dollars by complaining about mean words from anonymous
strangers on the internet, and everyone believes them and opens their wallets."
teacher staged violent attack on himself. This is not a victimless crime, as a KIRO-TV reporter tells us that "the
staged crime cost citizens countless investigative hours." And extra security was added to the suburban Seattle high school
after the "attack." That show of force was not free either. Classes were cancelled for a day after the "crime."
Man Charged In Terrorism Hoax After Allegedly Sending Letter Containing White Powder To A Mosque. Said the Imam told him to do it.
Tries To Fake A "Hate Crime" By Sending Letter With White Powder To Mosque. Sometimes all you have to do is
give them the rope and they will hang themselves.
OKC man charged in terrorism hoax after allegedly
sending letter containing white powder to a mosque. An Oklahoma City man was charged Wednesday [8/24/2016] with
a felony after he allegedly sent a threatening letter to a mosque containing a white powder meant to be mistaken for
anthrax. Justin William Bouma, 32, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with the rarely filed felony count
known as the crime of terrorist hoax. Bouma also was charged with one misdemeanor count of malicious injury and
destruction of property.
Another "Islamophobia" hoax crime exposed; mosque member arrested, CAIR imam implicated. An Oklahoma City man
was charged Wednesday [8/24/2016] with a felony after he allegedly sent a threatening letter to a mosque containing a white
powder meant to be mistaken for anthrax. Justin William Bouma, 32, was charged in Oklahoma County District Court with
the rarely filed felony count known as the crime of terrorist hoax. Bouma also was charged with one misdemeanor count
of malicious injury and destruction of property.
who claimed she fought off attempted rapists in East New York after Gay Pride celebrations fabricated Brooklyn attack. A
23-year-old woman who claimed she fought back against three would-be rapists after coming home from New York City Gay Pride celebrations
made the whole thing up, police said Thursday [6/30/2016]. Detectives pored over video hoping to get pictures of the trio said to
have attacked the woman about 3 a.m. Monday — grabbing her in a headlock, punching her and trying to rip her clothes
off. Video showed the woman walking down Shepherd Ave. in East New York as she exited the subway station. But Chief of
Detectives Robert Boyce said the video shows no attack.
YouTuber's brutal beating in hate crime may be fake, according to Los Angeles sheriff's report. An LGBT
advocate and YouTube personality who claimed he was brutally beaten in a hate crime Sunday appears to have made up the
attack, a police report suggests. After leaving Vidcon, a convention for web video makers, Calum McSwiggan said he went
to the Abbey, a gay club in West Hollywood, to celebrate the successful weekend. It then became the "worst night" of
his life, he wrote in a Facebook post. [...] But McSwiggan's recollection was completely different from the Los Angeles
County Sheriff's department, which said it was "unable to substantiate the assault." When officers arrived outside the
club after reports of the hate crime from three attackers, they found McSwiggan — without any visible injuries,
the department said in a statement.
Albany Student Admits Race
Crime Was a Hoax. Alexis Briggs, one of three women who fabricated a crime in which they were allegedly beaten
by '20 white people' because of the color of their own skin, finally admitted the entire ordeal was a hoax. Briggs
broke with her friends Asha Burwell and Ariel Agudio, accepting a plea deal in which she will engage in 100 hours of
community service within the next 10 months. To her credit, Briggs did a difficult thing in finally admitting they
had made up a race crime which had the potential to break apart the community, something her cohorts have yet to do.
Kean University racial hoaxer gets 'Mega' penalty
from judge. A former Kean University student who pled guilty to conjuring up a racial hoax was sentenced to 90
days in jail, five years probation, and will be required to pay an $82,000 fine. Kean alumnus Kayla Simone-McKelvey
used a fake Twitter account to send violent threats to her peers, creating the appearance of a racially segregated atmosphere.
Threat Hoax Could Land Black Student in Jail. According to Hot Air, this prank cost taxpayers $100,000, with
all the resources that poured into the area. Personally, I'd like to see seriously harsh punishment for these
race-baiters. Sharpton should have to pay damages to the cities of Ferguson and Baltimore. Add to this the myriad
of liars, like the student at the University of Missouri who was offended by the supposed off-campus unknown man who yelled
the "n-word" at him. That incident should never have led to the nonsense that happened at that school, an incident that
cost two decent men their jobs. They should be allowed to sue that race-hustler and everybody in the food chain.
to the One True Church of Victimology. Last June in Baltimore, resident Julie Baker said a neighbor had sent an
anonymous note calling her yard decorations "relentlessly gay" and asking her to "tone it down" because "this is a Christian
area." An outraged Baker quickly went to the GoFundMe site to monetize her feelings and asked donors to pitch in to
make her yard decorations even more "relentlessly gay." She quickly raised $43,000. As accusations that she was a
hoaxer piled up she announced she was returning all donations in a vaguely worded semi-apology.
to the era of hate crime hoaxes. It's been a rough May for hate crime hoaxsters. Liars have been caught
peddling racist incidents that never happened, two of these, not surprisingly, were spread by college students and the third,
was fabricated by a man living in a big college town. America's grievance industry preferred habit is the college
campus. All of the exposed accusers are black.
Iowa Student Starts Fight, Loses, Makes Up Hate Crime, Gets Caught. The case of Marcus Owens caused a deluge of
outrage when it first emerged in early May. Owens claimed on the night of April 30 he was attacked, out of nowhere and
without provocation, by three white college-age men, who beat him bloody while screaming racial slurs and landed him in the hospital.
in Rolling Stone lawsuit file new evidence that 'Jackie' created fake persona. New evidence shows that a
University of Virginia student who alleged that she was gang raped at a campus fraternity created the fake persona of the
alleged ringleader of the attack, according to lawyers representing a U-Va. official who is suing Rolling Stone magazine for
defamation. The legal team representing U-Va. assistant dean Nicole Eramo filed the new evidence Monday [5/16/2016] in federal
court in a case involving the magazine's retracted portrayal of the incident and the university's handling of sexual assaults on the
Charlottesville campus. The magazine published the 9,000 word account in 2014, and it centered on claims by a U-Va. student,
named Jackie, that she'd been gang-raped as a freshman in a fraternity house in September 2012.
'Racial Attack' Ruled a Hoax in College Town. The laid back and trendy college town of Iowa City was plunged
into turmoil a little over two weeks ago, after a black University of Iowa freshman claimed that three white men had
viciously attacked him in the downtown and called him a racial slur. A media firestorm ensued, with the first report
airing on a Chicago news station. Iowa City police quickly declared they were investigating a possible hate crime and
even consulted with the FBI. City and university officials were on the defensive. Social justice warriors held
protests. The hate crime, however, turned out to be a hoax — just as more than a few observers had suspected
student's family recants claims of hate crime. Marcus Owens, the black University of Iowa student whose family
claimed he was the victim of a hate crime and racial slurs at the hands of three white men, has issued a public apology after
an Iowa City police investigation showed him to be involved in three fights during the hours the assault was alleged to have
occurred. "Upon learning more details of the case, and while racial slurs served to fuel the violence, Marcus now knows
that his account of events was inconsistent with police findings," a statement from Owens and his family reads, "in part due
to alcohol being involved, his embarrassment at his behavior, as well as injuries he sustained."
drops Whole Foods cake slur lawsuit, says 'the company did nothing wrong'. Pastor Jordan Brown, who filed a
lawsuit against Whole Foods last month claiming it had written a homophobic slur on a cake he ordered, announced Monday
[5/16/2016] that he has dropped his lawsuit and issued [a statement].
Woman lied about slashing, says NYPD.
Police said Friday [5/6/2016] that their investigation revealed that the woman's wound was self-inflicted.
New York college students who claimed to be victims of racist attack expelled. Two black female college
students who claimed to be victims of an assault by a group of white men and women reportedly were expelled from the
University at Albany. University at Albany President Robert J. Jones said in an email to The Albany Times Union
Thursday that Ariel Agudio and Asha Burwell were dismissed from the college. A third student, Alexis Briggs, was
suspended for two years.
N.Y. college students accused
of fabricating racially motivated attack. Three New York college students who said they were targets of a
racially motivated attack face multiple charges for what prosecutors are calling a false claim. A grand jury on Monday
indicted Ariel Agudio, Asha Burwell and Alexis Briggs, all 20, each on a charge of third-degree assault and multiple counts
of falsely reporting an incident, the Albany District Attorney's Office said.
students found to be behind 'white power' drawing at state university. The psychology involved [in phony hate
crimes] sometimes is complex, revolving around self-hate, but in other instances, it is purely commercial — the
opportunity to raise money, or bullying — the opportunity to intimidate spineless college administrators into
meeting demands for (variously) ethnic or sexuality studies programs faculty slots, student centers, or any of the other
baubles purchased out of the high tuitions and student activity fees extorted in return for a degree. The latest
outrageous phony hate crime comes from Salisbury State University on Maryland's Eastern Shore, a campus fully 25% minority,
where black students had previously protested vague forms of racism.
so many anti-LGBT hoax 'hate crimes'? There just doesn't seem to be enough hate to go around, if the epidemic
of hoaxes by LGBT folks falsely claiming persecution is any indication. [...] But so widespread is the practice that the
Daily Wire was able to come up with a list of ten other such hoaxes, which have been discovered and disproven.
Foods sues gay man who claimed anti-gay slur written on his cake. Whole Foods has countersued an Austin gay
pastor who claimed that a cake decorator at the store wrote an anti-gay slur on his cake. Jordan Brown says he didn't
notice the slur until he was stopped at a stoplight some blocks away. [...] Whole Foods released a video they say proves the
pastor altered the cake.
in Whole Foods cake fight sued over student debt, records show. The pastor at the center of a [sic] legal fight
with Whole Foodsover a cake with an anti-gay slur written on it is already embroiled in a separate lawsuit that accuses
Jordan Brown of defaulting on about $27,000 in student loans. Brown, a gay pastor at the Church of Open Doors in
Austin, filed a lawsuit on Monday [4/18/2016] against Whole Foods, accusing the Austin-based grocery chain of writing an
anti-gay slur on a cake he ordered from the flagship store on Lamar Boulevard earlier this month. The suit, filed by
Brown's attorney Austin Kaplan, requests a jury trial and seeks unspecified damages and monetary relief for mental anguish,
court costs and other expenses. Whole Foods on Tuesday filed a countersuit against Brown, saying store officials
investigated Brown's allegation and determined that he made fraudulent claims.
Foods debunks pastor's claim of homophobic cake, takes legal action.&nbvsp; So it was a scam. On Monday, it was
reported a gay pastor, Jordan Brown, who lives in Austin, Texas, decided to sue Whole Foods Market after he said he purchased
a cake that read "Love Wins" and the word "Fag" was added. Whole Foods said they'd look into the case, but stood by
their baker. The internet was immediately abuzz with chatter that Mr. Brown's claims were bogus, that the cake
looked altered, and questioned why in Austin — which is known for its liberal outlook — would this sort
of discrimination happen.
Fake Hate Exposed. A left-wing gay activist and Texas pastor, Jordan Brown, is now facing serious legal issues
for manufacturing a fake lawsuit against the grocery store Whole Foods in Austin Texas. "After a deeper investigation of
Mr. Brown's claim, we believe his accusations are fraudulent and we intend to take legal action against both Mr. Brown
and his attorney" — Whole Foods.
You Planning A Cake Hoax? These 5 Tips Will Make Sure It's A Success. Social Justice Warrior hoaxing is
having a heyday. Whether you're a multi-racial family surreptitiously spray-painting your own home with racist
graffiti, a lesbian waitress writing fake anti-gay notes on receipts, an overweight teen falsely claiming a store clerk
called you fat, or an activist sending yourself hateful tweets, never has the time been better to advance your cause using a
bit of fakery. But [...] you have to be good at your game if you don't want to be caught. Sure, the media will
believe you and run far and wide with your story before checking it, and that's good enough to keep these hoaxes coming for
the years to come. But if you want to keep your cake hoax from being revealed by citizens less credulous than the
media, here are some tips to get you going. Let's look at a story from yesterday [4/18/2016] that was good enough
to fool various journalists but not good enough to fool anyone else.
Gay Pastor Furious After Getting
"Gay Hate" Cake, Then Inconvenient Fact Comes Out. A gay pastor from Austin, Texas, filed a lawsuit against the
Whole Foods grocery chain Monday [4/18/2016] after he allegedly received a cake with an anti-gay slur on it, but several inconvenient
facts make it appear as if he made up the accusation. [...] Whole Foods also wrote that the bakery team member who made Brown's cake
happens to be a part of the LGBT community as well, which makes sense given that Austin tends to be almost as liberal as San
Francisco. Moreover, users on Twitter noted a number of odd discrepancies, such as the fact that the letters did not match,
in that the piping for "Love Wins" looked much more refined than the piping for "F**."
pastor files lawsuit over Whole Foods cake that allegedly contained homophobic slur. A Texas man claims he got
a taste of hate in the form of a Whole Foods cake with a homophobic slur on it. Austin pastor Jordan Brown filed a
lawsuit against the grocery chain Monday [4/18/2016] alleging he asked a bakery employee to write "Love Wins" on a pre-frosted
cake last Thursday and was shocked when he peered inside the box's clear top at a stoplight and saw "Love Wins F--" instead.
'Middle Eastern' Student Made Up Bogus 'Hate Crime' in Manhattan, Slashed Herself. Our pals from CAIR were
unavailable for comment after yet another bogus hate crime. Man, this wave of Islamophobia is so overwhelming they
still have to make up bogus incidents.
Woman Admits Faking Knife Attack Hate Crime in New York City. On Thursday [3/31/2016], a Muslim woman in New
York City claimed she was attacked by a white male who called her a terrorist and slashed her cheek with a knife before
running away. On Friday, police announced the as-yet unnamed 20-year-old slashed her own cheek, giving herself a
two-inch cut, and invented the hate crime story.
woman made up story about being slashed and called a 'terrorist'. A New York woman who was believed to be the
victim of a racially-motivated slashing attack admitted to police that she made up the claim, and the wound was actually self-inflicted.
Professor Cold-Cocked Her Own Face Then Swore Random Guy Beat Her Up At Toby Keith Concert. A gay Central
Michigan University professor has pleaded guilty for falsely claiming that a random guy at a Toby Keith concert called her a
"cross-dressing fag," punched her in the face and spat on her. The professor, Mari Poindexter, had alleged that the man
approached her at the Aug. 19 concert at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort in Mount Pleasant, Mich., reports The Morning
Sun, a local newspaper.
The Great Racial Hoax of
Albany. The Great Hoax of Albany started out straightforwardly enough: a dozen violent and racist white students harassed, threatened,
tossed N-bombs and attacked three black coeds ... hurting them really, really, really badly. For no reason whatsoever. It ended Wednesday
[2/24/2016] when Albany police charged the three black women with assault, and charged two of them with filing a false police report about the racial
violence. [...] And oh yeah, the entire story was a lie. All of it.
Albany students who claimed racial attack will be charged for assault and false reporting. Three SUNY Albany students who claimed
they were victims of a racially motivated attack may have been the aggressors, police said Thursday — and they'll soon face charges.
The students will be arrested about four weeks after allegedly assaulting a passenger on a city bus, then lying about what happened, leading to
national outrage over an apparently fabricated story. [...] The women, who are all 20 and African-American, claimed on Jan. 30 that up to
a dozen white classmates spewed racial insults and ganged up on them on a bus.
college students who claimed to be victims of racist attack charged. Three black female college students who claimed to be victims
of an assault by a group of white men and women have been charged themselves. The University at Albany announced Thursday [9/25/2016] that two
of the women, Ariel Agudio and Asha Burwell, have been charged with misdemeanor assault and falsely reporting an incident. The third woman,
Alexis Briggs, has been charged with misdemeanor assault. The women, all 20 years old, claimed they were attacked early on the morning of
Jan. 30 while riding a bus.
charged with setting Houston mosque fire was a devout attendee. A Houston man has been arrested in connection
with a suspected arson at a mosque on Christmas Day, but the motive for the crime remains a mystery, with the suspect
maintaining he was a regular at the mosque. A spokeswoman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives confirmed that the suspect, 37-year-old Gary Nathaniel Moore of Houston, was arrested early Wednesday [12/30/2015].
Big Lie Exposed: Black Cop Writes Fake Racist Letter. The headlines from February tell the story: "Threatening
'white power' letters appear at police department with a history of racial tensions,' proclaimed the Washington Post."
"Racist 'white power' letter found in Bridgeport Police Department mailboxes says black cops belong in toilet," said the
New York Daily News. Ten months later, a black cop has confessed to writing the letter — and at the
behest of Lt. Lonnie Blackwell, the head of the Guardians, the black police officers' union in Bridgeport.
alum and protest leader at Kean University allegedly threatened to kill black students in shocking anonymous tweets. The person
who repeatedly threatened to kill African American students at the state university here was actually an African American, according to investigators.
They've charged Kayla-Simone McKelvey, 24, a former homecoming queen at Kean University, with anonymously sending a series of tweets two weeks ago that
threatened en masse bodily harm to students of color.
Apparent Hate Hoax at University of
Kansas. When a student activist of politically preferred pigmentation claims to have been the victim of an extravagantly unlikely
hate crime, that dead rat scent you detect is not a bouquet of roses.
Representative Hate Hoax List. Moonbattery maintains a list of fake hate crimes!
Black Students Posing as White Threaten To Shoot Up Their Schools. It's really hard to imagine how some
allegedly aggrieved person would make up a racial hoax.
Crime Hoaxes. When threatening notes that targeted minority students started showing up around the Trinity International
University campus in 2005, administrators spoke to the campus and conferred with police before ultimately evacuating all students of
color from their residence halls. The Federal Bureau of Investigation came in to look into the apparent hate crime, and arrested
a suspect in less than a week. The whole thing was fake. Things didn't go quite that far this year at Central Connecticut
State University, after a student claimed to be receiving notes in her dormitory room that attacked her for being a lesbian. But
hundreds of students did hold a rally for her in March, long before police discovered earlier this month (thanks to a camera in a hall
closet, which was installed after the one initially placed in her room was turned off) that she was slipping the notes under her own
door. Rarely are apparent hate crimes uncovered as hoaxes, but those sorts of incidents have been popping up on campuses for
years and are still a difficult phenomenon to address.
St. Louis Church Arsons:
A Suspect Is Nabbed. St. Louis-area police have arrested David Lopez Jackson, a 35-year-old black man, in connection with
the burning of churches around the area. Jennings has been charged with two counts of second-degree arson. There have been
seven fires in St. Louis and nearby Jennings over the course of October. The arsons struck a range of denominations, but
mostly black churches.
Another fake hate crime. Reading a hard
copy of the New York Times this morning, I find Monica Davey's story "Suspect is charged in St. Louis church fires." [...] Not wanting to go too
far out on a limb, she puts it this way: "The authorities said Mr. Jackson was black."
Candidate Admits Sending Death Threats To Herself. A former Congressional candidate admitted to CBS13 that she sent herself fake death
threats in the mail. Karen Davis is now facing federal charges for lying to investigators about two death threat letters she said she received
during her failed 2014 campaign. "You know, everybody makes mistakes. I did," she said.
Man Suffers Another Racist Beating — in Whole Foods? Another black man is the victim of another racist
beating — for no reason whatsoever. Or so the media would have us believe. This time in Oakland. And we
know that because of what the CBS affiliate called an "unprovoked violent beatdown" was witnessed by one of the world's top
authorities on black victimization, Dr. Zoe Marks. And she is spreading this story around the globe. [...] ["]The 'witness'
in the video is a social justice warrior that has one of those dubious doctorates in 'African studies' degrees and ties to look
for racism where none is present. Everyone involved in this situation is black. A customer, the cashier, the manager
and the security guard — are all black.["] Except for Dr. Marks. She is white.
Black Lives Matter organizer and Oprah scholarship recipient who claims he has been the victim of a hate crime 'revealed to
be white'. A key figure in the Black Lives Matter movement who claimed he was the victim of a horrific hate
crime in his youth as a result his race has been outed as white. Shaun King, an author and writer who is one of the
leading voices speaking out against police brutality on social media, has claimed he is biracial in numerous interviews.
King has said that his father is black and his mother is white and of Irish descent — but his birth certificate lists his
parents as both white.
lesbian couple faked hate crime and destroyed own home with arson for insurance claim, jury rules. A lesbian
couple faked a hate crime that left their home a pile of charred rubble at their Venore, Tenn., property in 2010, local reports
said. An insurance company caught on to the ruse months after the blaze and accused Carol Ann and Laura Stutte of perpetuating
a hoax and blaming the fire on their neighbor, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported.
couple burned down their own house for the insurance payout then called it a hate crime. A
lesbian couple scrawled homophobic abuse on their garage before burning down their own house in Tennessee
then calling it a hate crime, a court ruled. Carol Ann and Laura Jean Stutte reduced their own house
to a pile of charred rubble in September 2010 and branded their neighbor a homophobe in order to get the
$276,000 insurance pay out.
Parenthood's 'Hacked' Website Looks Like PR Stunt. As outcry grows in response to a
series of undercover videos revealing Planned Parenthood (PP) employees appearing to engage in
selling organs and tissues from aborted babies for profit, the abortion provider claimed that
"extremists" had hacked their website. As Breitbart News reported, PP claimed that it had
been hacked on Sunday evening [7/26/2015].
Parenthood "Hacking" Sure Looks Like An Orchestrated PR Stunt. Planned Parenthood
claims on several of its websites that the organization's web operations have been attacked by
"extremists," but this so-called hacking has all the hallmarks of an orchestrated public relations
stunt. Numerous people on Twitter pointed to evidence suggesting that this so-called hack
wasn't a hack at all: [...]
Ferguson Activist's Hate Crime Claim Disputed By Police Report, Detective. While
[Shaun] King has said that he was attacked by up to a dozen "racist" and "redneck" students,
official records show that the altercation involved only one other student. And while King has
claimed that he suffered a "brutal" beating that left him clinging to life, the police report
characterized King's injuries as "minor." At least two profiles written about King have asserted
that the assault was one of Kentucky's first registered hate crimes. But Keith Broughton, the former
Versailles police detective, told TheDC that the case was never classified as a hate incident.
Gay Slur Carved Into Utah Man's Arm Was Staged. A man who reported someone beat him
and carved a homophobic slur into his arm staged the attacks, authorities in rural Utah said Tuesday [6/30/2015].
Hate Crime: Gay Man Lied About Attack, Carved 'Die Fag' Into His Own Arm. A 21-year-old Utah man made news earlier
this year by being the victim of a series of "hate crimes" because he was gay. In one instance he told police his attackers
carved "die fag" into his arm. Now police have discovered that this man was lying the whole time, that he carved the
hateful saying into his own arm and that the whole series of "hate crimes" were all a hoax.
Rachel Dolezal Isn't Black, How Is Caitlyn Jenner A Woman? Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal, a
professor of Africana Studies at Eastern Washington University, was outed earlier this week by her parents as being
white. In what has to be one of the more bizarre news stories of 2015, Dolezal pretended for years to be black.
Social media accounts posted pictures of a black man who she said was her father (he's not). She regularly wrote
about her black son Izaiah (he's actually her adopted brother). It also appears as though she repeatedly lied
about being the victim of race-based hate crimes. She claims to have been the victim of at least nine separate
the Story of a Muslim Woman Insulted by Flight Attendant a Hoax? [Scroll down] What's really
remarkable about this story is, near as I can tell, at no point in the last week did any of these major media outlets
try and independently verify the details of of Ahmad's story. Well, according to the Savvy Stews travel website,
passengers who were on board the same flight have posted messages on the Internet with very specific details about what
transpired that appear to contradict Ahmad's story and portray her as the one being rude and out of line.
Aggrieved Muslim Flyer Tahera Ahmad — Not Her First Grievance Rodeo. When a
person walks around continually looking for grievance it should come as no surprise when they find
one, or eleventy. The ridiculous, and profoundly sketchy, story of the liberal
Northwestern University Muslim chaplain, Tahera Ahmad, discriminated against by United Airlines
because a flight attendant opened her can of diet Coke is one such invisible grievance that only
the perpetually aggrieved could find.
Woman's 'Fake Hate' Over a Diet Coke, Of Course It Was a Lie. When Tahera Ahmad
described a horror-show aboard a United flight from Chicago's O'Hare to Washington Dulles in which a
flight attendant told her she couldn't have a Diet Coke because she may use it "as a weapon," it
never rang true to me. Honestly, it didn't pass the laugh test. She may as well have described
the scene in the violent movie "Pulp Fiction" where Bruce Willis' character finds himself taken
prisoner along with Marcellus Wallace in a torture dungeon under a pawn shop. The melodrama of "I
felt the hate in his voice and his raging eyes," is a line out of a bad novel.
Left discovers the value of fake hate crimes. When tyranny arrives on these shores, it
isn't going to start off looking like something out of George Orwell — it's going to look
a lot like college, which is why the sort of people who twice made Barack Obama president of these
United States will welcome it. George Washington University ("the Harvard of safety schools," as
alumnus Dan Foster calls it) has a swastika problem. This goes back a ways. In 2007, a Jewish
student, Sarah Marshak, reported that her dorm-room door had been defaced with swastikas, and she complained
that the university was doing too little to investigate. But the university was in fact investigating
thoroughly — it had, ridiculously enough, gone as far as consulting the FBI — and its
sneakily hidden surveillance cameras recorded the vandal in action. No points for guessing that the
malefactor was Sarah Marshak.
Person Putting "Whites Only" Stickers Around Austin
Turns Out to be Liberal Social Justice Warrior. It turns out that the person who has
been posting "whites only" stickers around Austin, Texas is actually a liberal "social justice warrior"
looking to bring attention to the racism of whites. For days no one knew who had posted them and
why could only be speculated. The answer has been solved today: the stickers were posted
by Austin lawyer Adam Reposa who did it to point out the "gentrification" of Austin and the displacement
student made up story about man threatening her with gun on Texas campus. A Muslim student at the University
of Texas, Arlington, who claimed she was threatened at gunpoint by a white man on campus, admitted on Friday [2/13/2015]
that she made the story up, a university spokeswoman said.
St. Louis Woman Who Claimed She Was Attacked By Black Teens Made It Up. A Bosnian
woman living in St. Louis who claimed she was attacked by three black teenagers because of her
nationality is being charged with filing a false police report after video surveillance shows she
made it all up. Seherzada Dzanic, a 26-year-old Bosnian immigrant, claimed she was attacked on
Dec. 5 in the Bevo Mill neighborhood — a Bosnian section of St. Louis.
'Hate crime' hoax leads to campus
lockdown at Virginia college. Barely a week into the semester at Sweet Briar College, and already a student has admitted
to a "hate crime" hoax. It turns out that the student who put "'White Only' and 'Colored' signs on doors and water fountains"
is no longer enrolled in the school (surprisingly), and she will not likely face "hate crime" charges, as reported at The College
Fix. To add to the insanity, the school went on "lockdown" Wednesday [9/3/2014] after a threatening caller said: "We
want justice." "Who is the white girl that did this?"
Gone Wild: Life in America after the Ball is Over. [Scroll down] Ritualized crying became the
weapon of choice. We heard about well-intended homosexuals being thrown out of the house by mean Christian parents.
We heard about stellar gay citizens "just wanting to build families." In endless performances of rhetorical masochism,
we heard about kids of gay people longing to have society applaud their guardians for wrenching them away from their own
biological roots. We heard about horrible bullies committing all these mythical crimes against helpless gay
people: [...] All of these stories, it turns out, were completely fabricated. And this is a trimmed down list,
believe me — the anti-gay hate crime hoaxes are astonishing in their volume and premeditation. This
is not a coincidence.
Truth often lost in rumor mill of
gay hate crimes. Did you hear about the two gay dads whose daughter got a nasty rejection note for her tie-dye birthday party?
Or the homophobic slurs written around an Ivy League college dorm? Or the two lesbians who came outside one day and found homophobic words
spray-painted on their garage door? Thanks to the Internet, the whole nation can be driven to outrage over rude and outrageous events — events
that, it turns out, never happened or were perpetrated by the "victims" themselves.
DJs spark outrage after admitting they made up story about a homophobic RSVP to a party. Two radio DJs in Long Island who caused an uproar
last week by posting the homophobic RSVP to a birthday party for a 'little girl with two gay dads' admitted on Saturday that the whole thing was a hoax.
Report: Man falsified
police report in alleged anti-gay attack. A Tennessee health food store owner who claimed that three men beat him and robbed
his store in an anti-gay attack was arrested for filing a false police report, according to The Paris (Tenn.) Post-Intelligencer.
Joe Williams claimed that days before Thanksgiving he was beaten by the three men outside of his store. The men, who he claimed were
wearing ski masks during the attack, also allegedly robbed the store of $1,500, and doused it in gasoline.
mom 'strong suspect' in racist graffiti probe. Investigators say the mother of a Lunenburg teen whose home had racist graffiti
sprayed on it last month is a "strong suspect" in the case. [...] "Most of the leads we have followed up throughout the investigation have led
back towards the house," said Lunenburg police Lt. Michael Luth.
Lesbian waitress behind viral
tip story also lied about serving in Afghanistan, brain cancer: report. Former friends and acquaintances of the New Jersey lesbian waitress
who claimed she was stiffed on a tip because she was gay, say that evidence Dayna Morales made up the whole story isn't surprising: she has a
long history of fabricating similar, and even more elaborate, stories about herself.
Waitress in anti-gay receipt
flap reportedly issuing refunds to donors. The couple accused of leaving the note for [Dayna] Morales has since denied doing so, telling
NBC 4 New York they did in fact leave an $18 tip on the $93 bill. The unidentified couple also provided the station a credit card statement
that indicated the tip, according to the report. NBC News has also reported that a Pentagon source said Morales was dismissed from the Marine
Reserve Corps in May because she was not attending drills and that she was discharged under "less than honorable" conditions.
Hate Crime Tip-hoaxing. Two recent
incidents have caused many people, including blogger Elizabeth Scalia, to suggest that people stop tipping with cash, in order to prevent
being falsely accused of a hate crime. [...] So, if you want to avoid being falsely accused of stiffing on a tip and committing a hate crime,
always put the tip on your credit card. And save your receipts and credit card bills.
Knockdown games, bigoted
receipts, and self-inflicted HIV. A gay waitress in New Jersey claimed she got no tip for a sizable bill. The customer
supposedly wrote "I'm sorry, but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle" on the receipt. After an initial burst of
media hysteria, and another wave of sympathy donations from far and wide, it was determined from credit card records that a hefty tip was
indeed left on the bill, and the customers are not only former restaurant employees who always leave good tips, they're also gay marriage
supporters. They evidently made an innocuous comment based on the name of the waitress that someone in the restaurant either
interpreted as offensive, or saw as a good opportunity for a fresh "bigoted receipt" hoax.
in hoax bias incident at Vassar College. Reports of bias incidents at Vassar College that involved hateful messages left on
students' doors were actually elaborate hoaxes — and the perpetrator is none other than the student member of the Bias Incident
Response Team, The Daily Caller has learned.
Family Says They Did Tip
Gay Server, Didn't Leave Note. After a gay server at a New Jersey restaurant said a customer denied her a tip and wrote her
a hateful note on the receipt, a local family contacted NBC 4 New York and said their receipt shows they paid a tip and didn't write
any such note. Dayna Morales, a former Marine and a server at Gallop Asian Bistro in Bridgewater, posted a photo on Facebook earlier
this month, showing the bill with a line through the space for a tip. The photo of the receipt showed someone had written, "I'm
sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle."
dismissed in alleged attack on Muslim cabdriver Mohamed Salim. Charges were dropped Thursday [11/14/2013] in the case of a Fairfax County
businessman accused of fracturing a Muslim cabdriver's jaw after a profanity-laced tirade against the driver and his religion that was captured on
video. After reviewing cellphone records and other evidence in the alleged attack, which some Muslim groups termed a hate crime, prosecutors
said they did not believe Mohamed A. Salim's account.
Minister Sentenced to 2 Years for Staging
Fake 'Hate Crime' at His Home. An African-American Baptist minister from Chesterfield County, Virginia was sentenced to two years in prison this
week after admitting he staged a "hate crime" at his own home because he could no longer afford to pay rent. 41-year-old Olander D. Cuthrell
confessed to spray-painting racial slurs on the side of his house and setting his porch on fire.
Racist Red Lobster receipt may be hoax, analysts
say. The racial slur a Red Lobster waitress claimed to receive on a receipt in lieu of tip may have been a hoax, according to two separate
handwriting analyses. One handwriting analyst concluded that whoever wrote "none" on the tip line was not the same person who wrote the racial
epithet. The second analyst believes the racist comment could have been written by the waitress herself.
Man accused of
writing 'none n*****' in the tip line of his check from a black waitress. The Red Lobster customer accused of writing 'none n*****' on the tip
line of his check is so confident he didn't make the slur that he hired a forensics expert to evaluate his handwriting. The forensics expert evaluated
both 20-year-old Devin Barnes' handwriting and that of his wife and concluded: 'There is evidence to indicate that Devin Barnes did not write the total
entry. No significant handwriting characteristic similarities were noted.'
Black Skin Privilege.
When an anonymous individual drew a noose on the office door of an African American faculty member at Columbia University the entire university
community concluded that it was an act of racism, and the institution was virtually shut down to express collective horror that such an event might
occur. This all took place before there was any indication that its message was racial or that its perpetrator was not the faculty member
herself — which has been a not infrequent occurrence on campuses before.
Hate-crime hoaxes and "counter-Trayvonism".
Four "hateful text messages" appeared on the phone of a 16-year-old black student who was running for Student Council president at St. Peter's
Preparatory School in Jersey City, N.J. [...] Can you guess where this is going? The Journal reports that the unnamed student "sent the
texts to himself, a school official confirmed last week."
City high school candidate for student gov't sent racist texts to himself, school official says. The black St. Peter's Prep student
who purportedly received racist text messages warning him to drop out of the Jersey City high school's student government election sent the texts
to himself, a school official confirmed last week.
What should be next to Trayvon
Martin's hoodie in the Smithsonian?. I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National
Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then
how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes?
The Dreaded Wyoming GOP
Facebook [...] Rapist Has Been Apprehended. All over campus, plus-sized Women's Studies majors hid themselves behind dead-bolted doors, while
University of Wyoming officials launched an investigation to find the hateful misogynist responsible for this crime. Fortunately, investigators
didn't have to look far.
of Wyoming police: Rape threat came from alleged target. The University of Wyoming Police Department says Meg Lanker-Simons created the anonymous
threat of sexual violence targeted at her on social media last week. The university announced Tuesday [4/30/2013] that campus police cited Lanker-Simons
for misdemeanor interference with a police investigation. Lanker-Simons accused an anonymous source of posting a threat of rape on the Facebook page "UW
Crushes" on April 24. But the citation issued Monday claims Lanker-Simons admitted to making the post, then lying about it.
'Hate Crime' Hoaxes.
A student at the University of Wyoming has received a misdemeanor citation for a Facebook post that "allegedly threatened" a female
UW student, the amusingly named Laramie Boomerang reports. The target of the post was Meg Lanker-Simons. The student
who is accused of sending it is Meg Lanker-Simons. CampusReform.org has the full text of the post except for a partly redacted
Hoax College 'Hate Crime' Charge in North Carolina. Jumping at the chance to prove their
politically correct bona fides, Chapel Hill is up in arms over what is quite obviously a faked attack
on a gay student.
who claimed he was beaten for being gay admits he made it all up. A young man who told police he was beaten up in a
would-be hate crime appeared in court today admitting that he made the entire incident up. The story of Joseph Baken travelled
from Missoula, Montana across the country when a picture of his scratched and bruised face made waves on the internet.
college student 'faked anti-gay notes left in her room' that sparked rally against hate crimes. A lesbian student has been kicked out of
college and arrested after it emerged she was behind a string of anti-gay messages slipped under her dorm room door, police said. After the notes
were found in Alexandra Pennell's room at Central Connecticut State University in March, hundreds came out in support of the student at a campus rally
against hate crimes.
arrested for lying about fake hate crime. The lesbian who claimed three masked men broke into her home last month, tied her up, carved anti-gay slurs
into her body and tried to set her house on fire will be arrested, after police discovered she was lying about the attack.
Fake Hate Crimes: An
Islamist Weapon. As Daniel Pipes has documented for years, Islamist organizations in the West
are quick to label crimes as anti-Muslim hate crimes as part of their effort to make Muslims feel under
attack and to paint themselves as Muslims' protectors. ... Cutting through the propaganda requires
understanding the ways in which crimes are misrepresented as hate crimes — and why. There are
two main culprits to consider: Muslims who stage fake hate crimes and Islamist organizations that seek
to exploit them.
left on Muslim woman's car. Police are investigating a note left on a car, targeting an American
Muslim woman and her daughter. The note "We don't Muslims in America" (apparently the word "want" was left
out) was written in English. But there was also Arabic writing, translated to say "We don't want Muslims in
America. Go away."
The Editor says...
This is the most obviously fake hate crime I've ever seen. Who scribbles messages in
Arabic (and faulty English) and leaves them on other people's cars? Nobody.
note left on car in English and Arabic. Grain of salt alert: what
ignorant racist Islamophobic yahoo helpfully pens his hate note in both English and Arabic?
The fact that he left a word out of his English version opens the possibility that the note was
penned by an angry Coptic Christian or some other native Arabic-speaking victim of Islamic jihad,
but it also opens the possibility that the whole thing is just another clumsy fake by Islamic
supremacists trying yet again to portray Muslims as victims and thereby deflect attention away
from jihad activity.
Lesbian Couple Charged With Staging
Hate Crime. A lesbian couple who claimed they were victims of a hate crime have been arrested after police determined they staged the incidents.
On Oct. 28, Aimee Whitchurch, 37, and Christel Conklin, 29, called police and reported the words "Kill the Gay" were scrawled in red spray paint on the garage
door of their Parker, Colo., home. [...] After reviewing witness statements, authorities determined Whitchurch and Conklin had staged the incidents. Both
women are charged with criminal mischief and false reporting.
Louisiana woman says 3 racist men
set her on fire. Officers found Sharmeka Moffitt with burns on more than half of her body when they responded to her
911 call Sunday night [10/21/2012], said Louisiana State Police spokeswoman Lt. Julie Lewis.
Police: Winnsboro woman set fire to
herself. Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb said various theories of what happened to Moffitt began floating around as soon
as Sunday, but law enforcement chose to wait before jumping to conclusions. "This has been a very disturbing case for all
involved," Cobb said. "All of the evidence indicates this was a self-inflicted situation."
Police say Winnsboro
attack fabricated. Police announced Tuesday [10/23/2012] they believe Sharmeka Moffitt fabricated a story about being
attacked and burned Sunday night at Civitan Park in Winnsboro by three men who wrote "KKK" on the hood of her car, and instead set
The Editor says...
This is indeed a hate crime, in my estimation. This woman evidently hates white men so much that she was willing to vandalize her own car and set herself
on fire in order to blame imaginary racist white men for it. That's a lot of hate.
Police: Burn wounds self-inflicted.
Police in Winnsboro are announing at a news conference that they believe Sharmeka Moffitt fabricated a story about being attacked and
burned Sunday night at Civitan Park in Winnsboro by three men who wrote "KKK" on the hood of her car.
Staged Campus Hate Crime. Another day, another fake hate crime. This time, police allege, the faker
is a lesbian at Central Connecticut State University. The Hartford Courant and other media have reported that Central
Connecticut State University (CCSU) has expelled Alexandra Pennell, and now the unhappy college girl faces eight felonies
and 17 misdemeanors. Although Pennell pleaded not guilty, police caught her on tape and she confessed to her roommate,
the newspaper reported. Staging hate crimes is now a common occurrence.
Worst Anti-Muslim Hate Crime in
America was Committed by Muslim. When Shaima Alawadi was found beaten to death in her own dining room with a tire iron, CAIR and countless
Muslim organizations rejoiced, and not just for the usual reason that Muslims rejoice when a woman is murdered, but because they had their own living dead
proof that Islamophobia was the biggest problem in America since German Measles. A note lying on the floor read, "Go back to your country, you
terrorist;" which clearly meant that Shaima Alawadi's murder was a hate crime[...]
Diego Muslim man arrested for brutal murder of his wife was US Army Islamic cultural adviser. One lost detail following the arrest on
Friday of Kassim Alhimidi in San Diego, charged with bludgeoning his wife to death with a tire iron last March, was that Alhimidi was reportedly a
former Islamic cultural affairs officer for the U.S. Army (HT: Daniel Greenfield).
Hate Crimes that Aren't:
The police and the press are doing everything they can to avoid stating the obvious. A criminal
act can only be considered a "hate crime" if the victims are not white and the perpetrators are
Most of this subsection has been moved to this page.
politicization of hate crime legislation. Last week in Chicago, a white special-needs teenager was held captive
by four black youths. The victim was bound, gagged, tortured, forced to drink toilet water, partially scalped, and
subject to racially and politically motivated verbal abuse. The perpetrators streamed portions of their violent
savagery on Facebook. After the victim escaped from his assailants and was found on the streets by a police officer, a
Chicago police commander initially said he was unsure whether the attack constituted a hate crime — as if that
distinction might calibrate the crime's viciousness. President Obama was likewise initially hesitant to label this
cruelty as a racially motivated hate crime — which was odd given the president's prior readiness to jump into and
editorialize about racially charged cases such as those of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates and Trayvon Martin.
Is Breaking. The police did what police do in this age of political correctness. In spite of the fact
that the suspects were caught on tape screaming about race, the police now say that the victim was targeted because he has
"special needs." Earlier, news outlets reported that police were claiming there was "no indication" the attack was "motivated
by politics or race." Yes, I'm sure that if the roles were reversed, and four white people tortured a bound and gagged black
man while screaming about his race and cursing Barack Obama, that the press and police would make similar claims. I'm
certain that attacks like this wouldn't be grist for the leftist mill, proving that "Trump's America" is a racist horror show.
Hate Crime In Chicago Whitewashed By Press. Note that the AP makes no reference to the races of the people
involved, and says it is too soon to tell whether the assault was racially motivated.
denies bail for 4 suspects in Chicago torture video. A judge denied bail Friday for the four suspects accused
of beating a mentally disabled man and streaming it live on Facebook. [...] As seen in the horrifying video that appeared
online this week, a young, mentally disabled white man was beaten, threatened with a knife and taunted with profanities
directed at white people and President-elect Donald Trump. The suspects, who are black, face charges including hate
crimes and aggravated battery.
The Editor says...
Notice that the hate crime charges came about because the victim was mentally disabled, not because the victim was white and the multiple
perpetrators were black. Had the colors been reversed, the victim's mental capacity and physical strength would have been immaterial.
Police: Race not motive behind video
attack. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday morning [1/5/2017] that charges are expected soon against four black
suspects. Guglielmi says the suspects made "terrible racist statements" during the attack, but that investigators believe the victim was
targeted because he has special needs, not because of his race.
The Editor says...
Crime in Chicago is notoriously rampant. This situation isn't improved when race-based criminal attacks are attributed to something
other than racial hatred — because the actors belong to a politically favored group. Inexplicably, the police spokesman admitted "the
suspects made 'terrible racist statements' during the attack," yet they're not racists. This is called playing on both sides of the fence.
It doesn't solve problems, and it gets old really fast.
Lives Matter Chapter Proudly Praises Barista For Spitting In Officer's Coffee. A Black Lives Matter chapter publicly praised a Starbucks
barista for spiting in an officer's coffee at a local California coffee shop Wednesday night [12/28/2016]. [...] Black Lives Matter Stockton contended
that an anonymous barista spit in the coffee because they were unhappy with how the officer had treated a family member. The barista was also
displeased with how the department did not take a race related complaint seriously.
SPLC Survey on Post-Election 'Hate Crimes' Left Out 2,000 Committed Against White Students. How else are you
going to create the fake news narrative that a wave of so-called "hate crimes" was sweeping the nation? For one, just
make things up, as the SPLC is famous for doing. Two, ignore all the actual crimes committed against Trump supporters,
or people who just happen to be white.
white woman after yelling 'I hate white people' not hate crime, judge rules. An indigenous woman in Calgary, Canada who yelled "I hate
white people" before punching a white woman in the face and knocking her tooth out did not commit a racially motivated hate crime, a provincial court
judge has ruled. Judge Harry Van Harten's written decision in the case argued that the motivation of the perpetrator, Tamara Crowchief, in the
attack on the victim, Lydia White, was not related to racial bias. The judge disagreed with the prosecutor's argument that the unprovoked assault,
which occurred in November 2015, rose to the level of a hate crime.
Group Urges Gangs To Kill Cops After Dallas Shootings. Groups like the New Black Panther Party are applauding
the man who killed five Dallas police officers on Thursday, while another group is calling for more dead cops.
clear Muslim flag attacker of hate crime. The FBI has determined that no hate crime occurred on the day after
Memorial Day in Lawrenceville, Georgia, when a Muslim woman dressed in a burqa came out of the woods behind a homeowner's
house, grabbed the family's large American flag and attacked them with it. The FBI was asked by local police to
investigate whether Amina Ali Ahra, 30, may have committed a hate crime when she attacked homeowner Dami Arno and her
17-year-old daughter while the two were drinking coffee in their garage on the morning of Tuesday, May 31. Ahra
grabbed the family's large flag off their mailbox and used the 4-foot long pole made of PVC pipe as a weapon, swinging it
wildly at Arno's head. The 42-year-old fought off the much larger Ahra and two neighbors helped restrain her until
woman's assault on 'white b----' who yelled N-word in Harlem deli wasn't a hate crime, worker says. "They got
mad because they were telling me their order and the Hispanic lady got in front of them," said the store manager, who asked
not to be named. "That's when the argument started. They were arguing with each other, cursing each other out
toward the back of the store. I was trying to make both their sandwiches at the same time so they can leave." But
the dispute quickly became tinged with racial hatred, officials said. "You white b----," the black woman told the
Hispanic customer. "You don't belong here. Go back to your people."
crime charges dropped against boys accused of setting school bus fire in Crown Heights: NYPD. The boys
who were arrested for allegedly setting a yellow bus on fire outside a Jewish elementary school last Sunday [5/8/2016] will
not be charged with a hate crime, NYPD confirmed Friday. The NYPD said two of the boys are 14 years old, one is
12 and the fourth is 11. They were arrested Thursday and charged as juveniles with arson and criminal mischief, originally
as hate crimes. The hate crime charges will be dropped after it was later determined that there was insufficient evidence.
Hero: I Was Attacked at DC McDonald's 'Because of My Skin Color'. A decorated U.S. Marine who was beaten and robbed at a
Washington D.C. McDonald's said this morning that the attack was a "hate crime." Veteran Marine Sgt. Christopher Marquez, who earned
a Bronze Star for his heroism in Iraq, spoke out today [2/18/2016] in an exclusive Fox and Friends interview. Marquez said that four
or five males — along with at least one female — asked him if "black lives mattered" to him as he was eating last Friday [2/12/2016].
The Editor says...
Notice that it is the victim who is calling this a hate crime — not the police.
Baier: Media Silent on Hate Crime Against Decorated Marine. Fox News Host, Bret Baier called the rest of the
media out Thursday evening [2/18/2016] during his update of the story of the Marine assaulted and robbed by apparent Black
Lives Matter supporters. "The story has received very little national attention, except on this channel." Baier said of the
media's silence on the attack. Sergeant Chris Marquez was knocked unconscious outside of a Washington D.C. McDonalds,
February 12, by black youths that were harassing him and asking him if he believed black lives mattered. Sgt. Marquez
received injuries to his head and neck as a result of the attack.
Police: Woman makes 'anti-white
slurs' to officers during Rock Hill arrest. A Rock Hill woman was charged with resisting police and disorderly conduct Saturday
night [12/5/2015] and placed into a restraint chair at the city jail after police say she directed "anti-white slurs" toward officers,
according to a Rock Hill Police Department report. An officer pulled over Brittany Jenice Foye, 27, for speeding, police said.
When asked for her license and registration, "Foye made statements about there being more issues with the traffic stop," the report
states, and said she was "pro-black" because of "everything that has been going on."
Man Told Victim 'I'm Going To Kill You White Boy' Before Queens Attack. A man needed
multiple stitches after his throat was slashed during an unprovoked attack in Queens, police said.
The incident occurred around 2:20 a.m. Thursday [3/12/2015] near Seneca and Gates avenues in the
Ridgewood section. The 24-year-old victim was walking with his girlfriend when a man ran up to him
and said "I'm going to kill you white boy" in Spanish, police said. The suspect then slashed the
victim's throat with a razor, 1010 WINS' Carol D'Auria reported.
Louis' Bosnian community sees hammer murder as hate crime. Insistence by St. Louis
officials that the beating death of a Bosnian man was not a hate crime is being met with skepticism
and anger, according to leaders of the city's 70,000-strong Bosnian community, and the victim's
brother is calling on authorities to "investigate every possible motive."
vandals swarm Brooklyn deli while yelling 'anti-Semitic' slurs. A group of teenagers
vandalized a Brooklyn deli on Saturday night after leaving a raucous party nearby, said police.
Surveillance footage of the event shows the teens storming the entrance of Gourmet Butcher, a deli
in crown heights at just after 9pm. [...] Police say that there is no indication that the incident
was a hate crime and they are not investigating it as one.
The Editor says...
Read that last sentence again. The headline says the perpetrators were yelling anti-Semitic slurs, although the
body of the article doesn't make that assertion clear.
You Don't Hear About. [Scroll down] Four years later, a black man named Colin Ferguson opened fire
inside a commuter train in Long Island. Six people died and nineteen were injured. "Police
recovered from Ferguson's pocket a handwritten note titled, 'Reasons for This.' It expressed
hatred towards whites, Asians, and 'Uncle Tom blacks,' and stated that Nassau County, Long Island
was chosen as 'the venue' because of its predominantly white population." [...] Commentators either
denied that it was a hate crime or admitted that it was but then tied themselves in knots to explain
it away. The Dallas Morning News interviewed a sociologist who "conceded that Ferguson
picked his victims on the basis of race, but did not think this justified the hate crime label."
If you're black and possibly guilty but a white person is involved,
the media will actively volunteer to be your advocate.
Black Skin Privilege.
In America today, blacks generally can conduct racist assaults on whites and count on "civil rights" activists and the media not to notice.
In the two months following Trayvon Martin's death, black assailants carried out at least fourteen known attacks against white victims with the
idea of "avenging" the fallen youth. In East Toledo, six juveniles beat a 78-year-old white man, shouting: "This is for
Trayvon ... Trayvon lives, white [man]. Kill that white [man]!" In Gainesville, five blacks shouting "Trayvon!" beat a
27-year-old white man, leaving his face permanently disfigured.
If you're white, it's a hate crime. If you're black, it's not.
Federal authorities charge white
'knockout' suspect with hate crime. Federal authorities said Thursday they have arrested and charged a Texas man in connection with the
"knockout game," accusing him of a hate crime for targeting a black man for a vicious street attack. Most knockout victims that have appeared in
news reports have been white, but the Justice Department said in this instance the victim was a 79-year-old black man, and stepped in with federal charges.
This attack was instigated by a group of black thugs with no motive other than racism. But it isn't called a hate crime.
soldier, 20, 'stabbed to death by group of African American men in possible hate crime'. The victim's two friends, also soldiers and also white,
told police they were walking south on Pacific Highway when a vehicle approached them and someone inside called out a racial slur. One of the soldiers
yelled back something about those in the car treating combat soldiers with disrespect, Lawler said. The car then turned around, stopped next to the
soldiers and five black males piled out of the vehicle.
black soldiers arrested for stabbing white comrade to death 'called him a cracker'. Tevin Geike, 20, was left for dead in a parking lot near his
base in Lakewood, Washington in the early hours of Saturday morning. Previously police said they believed the attack was racially motivated because the
attackers — a group of five African American men — called Tevin a 'cracker', a racist term for a white person. However, after
interviews with those involved in the confrontation officers today [10/7/2013] said they no longer believed the killing to be a hate crime after speaking
to everyone they believe was involved.
The Editor asks...
If the colors were reversed, would the cops be so sure?
Scrap Hate Crime Laws — or Enforce
Them. In that Jeremiah Hill does not look like the kind of person who might commit a hate crime — at least by Justice
Department standards — prosecutors have all but cleared him of the same in the stabbing death of Army Spc. Tevin Geike on October 5.
A review of the known facts in these two cases would make you think [George] Zimmerman and Hill live in two different countries.
charged in assault of charity runner in Wilmington. Wilmington police today arrested and charged a Pennsylvania man with assault, saying a
store's surveillance video showed him punching a former Marine who was running in the city Wednesday on a cross-country run to draw attention to veterans'
issues. Police confirmed the assault was made "suddenly and without provocation," offering no motive for the attack on the charity runner.
5 Americans Who Were
Murdered For Being White in America. [#2] The Denver Crips gang had been specifically targeting white people to rob.
They had robbed and attacked dozens of people because they were white. They went out specifically looking for another white person to rob
and found 23 year old Andrew Graham. Graham, who had just been accepted into a Master's program for mathematical engineering,
was walking home. Five members of the Crips followed him for two blocks before they confronted Graham, murdered him, and left his corpse
lying in the front yard of a home in a residential neighborhood.
The perps spew racial slurs, then launch a violent attack. Even so, it's not a "hate crime."
4 teen girls charged with 'ethnic
intimidation' after brutally beating Pa. white woman. Four teenage girls are facing several charges, including ethnic intimidation, after
police said they brutally beat a 32-year-old white woman Sunday [8/25/2013] in Pittsburgh, Pa. According to police, the four young black girls,
ages 14, 15 and 16, threw a bottle at the woman's car while she was stopped at a stop sign and called her a racial slur, a local TV station reported.
"She gets out to address it, and that's when the girls jump her," said Lt. Shirley Sloan, the TV station reported.
Teens face ethnic intimidation charges after
brutally beating woman in North Side. Three teenage girls are facing several charges, including ethnic intimidation, after police said they
brutally beat a 32-year-old woman Sunday in Pittsburgh's North Side. [...] According to police, the girls threw a bottle at the victim, Ginger Slepski's
car, and when she stopped to confront the girls, they attacked her.
If G.W. Bush Had a Son, He'd Look Like Christopher
Lane. Unlike Trayvon Martin, Christopher Lane doesn't have powerful, race-baiting allies in the Oval Office, Justice Department, media, and
entertainment industry. Assuredly, General Holder will not use Chris Lane's senseless murder as a catalyst to pursue his often-requested national
race dialogue. Nope. Nor will the Justice Department zealously create a tips hotline (in Zimmerman-like fashion) to build an airtight case
against the Chris Lane's shooter for a civil rights violation or hate crime, even though the alleged gunman once tweeted, "90% of white ppl are nasty.
Black teen who allegedly murdered Australian
jogger posted racist Tweets. One of the teens charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Australian baseball player Christopher
Lane in Duncan, Okla., previously posted anti-white statements on his Twitter feed. James Edwards, 15, Chancey Luna, 16, and Michael Jones, 17, have
all been charged as adults in Lane's death. Lane, a 22 year-old student from Melbourne, was out for a jog last Friday evening when the three teens began
following him in a car and shot him "just for the fun of it," according to Duncan officials.
White victims, black perps.
United States is raising a nation of savages.
In Brunswick, Ga. two teenagers are accused of shooting a young mother and murdering her 13-month-old child. Sherry West was taking her baby out for a
stroll when the boys demanded she give them cash. [...] She pleaded with them to spare her child — but one of the boys took a gun and shot the
13-month-old between the eyes.
Civil rights activists remain
silent on Florida school bus beating video. A viral video showing the beating of a 13-year-old white boy by three African-American youths
in Florida has left hundreds of thousands of viewers horrified, but critics say the case doesn't seem to be attracting much sympathy from self-styled
civil rights activists. In the chilling video, three 15-year-old boys repeatedly beat and kick a victim police said was left with a broken arm
and two black eyes.
Critics blast Jackson, Sharpton over silence on
Florida school bus beating. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, who both blasted Florida in the wake of the Trayvon Martin shooting and the
acquittal of George Zimmerman in Martin's death, with Jackson calling it an "apartheid state" and "our Selma," have not spoken publicly of the brutal
beating aboard a school bus caught on cellphone and surveillance video. Neither Jackson nor Sharpton responded to requests for comment from FoxNews.com.
Allen West on white boy's bus
beating: Where's Jesse Jackson? The video, which went viral this past week, depicts a July 9 assault on a Pinellas County school
bus. Three black teenage boys, all age 15, beat a white boy, while the bus driver — who has since resigned — tries to
verbally halt the altercation but does not physically intervene. The beating, it was later reported, was due to the victim's report to school
authorities that one of the videotaped assailants tried to sell drugs to him.
You got that right, mister. He's as sorry as they come.
Father of teen charged in Florida school bus beating says
[his] son is 'sorry'. The father of one of three Florida teens charged in a vicious school bus attack said his son is "sorry" for taking part in the July
beating that made national headlines. As the trio headed to court on Tuesday [8/13/2013], Julian McKnight said his son Julian, 15, has also suffered in the
aftermath of the July 9 attack on a Pinellas County school bus after it left Lealman Intermediate School in the St. Petersburg-area community of Gulfport.
Al Sharpton: Black Dude in White Hoodie Viciously Stabs White Teenage Girl. Did you hear about the seventeen-year-old
Queens resident, Natasha Martinez, who was stabbed eleven times last week by a black male wearing a white hoodie? Yep, just a
few days ago, as this young lady was walking home from her job at Mickey D's, and right in front of her house, Natasha was jumped by
a black dude in a white hoodie and suffered eleven stab wounds — she is in serious condition.
Murder and Double Standards. Few Americans outside of
Knoxville, Tenn., know about the case of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, two young people who were kidnapped, savagely assaulted, raped, and murdered
by people of a different race. If Christian and Newsom had been black, and they had been raped, tortured, and murdered by a group of white people, the
victims' names would be painfully seared into the national psyche by the media's saturation coverage of the atrocities and their aftermath.
Police: Mableton fatal assault not
racially motivated. The deadly assault of a Mableton man has become a national story, at least online, with several web sites and
blogs claiming Joshua Chellew was killed because he was white. Initially reported as a hit-and-run, police now say Chellew died June 30
after an attack by four black teenagers in Cobb County. According to the arrest warrant, the 36-year-old victim was repeatedly punched and
kicked by the youths outside a Chevron gas station. Chellew, badly beaten, eventually stumbled onto Mableton Parkway, where he was run
over. He died at Grady Memorial Hospital.
Why is Joshua Chellew less important than
Trayvon Martin? [Scroll down] Courtesy of Top Conservative News, which notes: ["]If the races had been reversed, this
would be the biggest news story in the United States. It would have knocked the Zimmerman trial out of the news.["] Yep. Or, if
Chellew had been able to defend himself against one or all of them, he'd be the new George Zimmerman. We'd be seeing baby pictures of his
attackers. Al Sharpton would be marching.
'Trayvonned'. The media is silent on what
compelled the attackers, but what is known is that Joshua [Chellow] was set upon and mercilessly beaten in a life-threatening attack by a group
of four "unarmed" black males. [...] Did any of you know about this attack? No. Because the media reported it as a "hit and run
fatality" while deliberately refusing to discuss the events the preceded the fatal "hit and run".
Another Blacks-on-White Philadelphia Beat Down: When is a Hate
Crime NOT a Hate Crime? When it's a bunch of black thugs (girls in this case) beating the shit out of a lone, white girl.
Giggling with glee ("like they were enjoying a ride on a rollercoaster," said their victim) while they brazenly and unmercifully beat her
in front of Philadelphia's City Hall. In the middle of the day (so much for your curfews stemming the increasing tidal wave of
feral packs of black thugs acting... well... very black). Image the outrage if a pack of white teenagers were strolling through
town, singling out black kids for random, racially-motivated beatings.
Racial violence is increasingly common and most media ignore it.
Shot For Being White. Four black people in Wilmington,
North Carolina needed money for marijuana and traveling. So they set out to get it by robbing white people. They tried to break into a
house, but were seen, so they fled. They stalked a woman through downtown Wilmington, but she escaped. Finally they came upon a
20-year-old college kid named Joshua. They took his money, cell phone and sandwich. Then he asked them to only take his money and not
his ID because he explained to them it was hard to replace. Then they shot and killed him.
Seven Black Teenagers Attack 1 White Teenager And Beat Him Senseless.
The white kid was simply going to play football, but seven black kids beat him before he got there. It was only a few blocks from his
house. Apparently, the kids at his school didn't like him because he was white.
Black males kill white female, yet it is not a hate crime.
Mom of teen 'slay sibs' tips off cops
after NJ girl, 12, killed for bike. The massive search for Autumn came to a tragic end Monday night when her body was
found stuffed in a recycling bin at a vacant property near the boys' house. An autopsy found she had been strangled. [...] The
two brothers were charged with murder, body disposal and tampering with evidence.
on CAPA teacher caught by surveillance cameras. Police from the city's Zone 2 station have confirmed they are questioning a boy in an
attack on a teacher from the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts on a downtown street. Police said the boy was
accompanied by his mother while being questioned on Tuesday afternoon [10/9/2012].
Eric Holder, 'Hate Crimes,' and 'His
People'. A group of those whom Eric Holder described as "his people," at least six young men, repeatedly punched a
24-year-old white woman in the face, then proceeded to kick her face over and over when she was on the ground helpless. This
occurred in Buffalo, New York last week, but the event has received no attention by the mainstream media because the victim was
white and the attackers were black. This was no friendly urban jostling: the woman was left with a broken nose and cracked
bones in her face. There must have been a little bit of hate in at least one of those kicks to the face, but you can bet it
won't be charged as a hate crime.
The Cowardly Media Reporting On Hate
Crimes. Isn't it curious that the media (with the exception of ABC and FoxNews) refuses to cover a hate crime shooting
of a victim at a conservative pro-life organization in Washington, DC if the perpetrator is a leftwing zealot? [...] This craven media
only recognizes hate crimes committed by the right, whether real or imaginary. The left ones will always be given a pass.
Security guard shot at
Family Research Council in Washington. [Scroll down] When the FBI took the suspect into custody, he had Chick-fil-A "materials"
and ammunition in his backpack, the senior law enforcement official said. The official refused to say whether the Chick-fil-A material was a
flier, a menu, a sandwich wrapper or something else. Gay rights groups have called for a boycott of Chick-fil-A because its chief executive
took a public stance against gay marriage, and the Family Research Council has supported Chick-fil-A.
Hate Crimes Against Sikhs.
The FBI keeps a Hate Crimes Incident Report Form which collects data on hate crimes in the U.S. There's nothing on the report form that
documents crimes against Sikhs.
I Beat Up White Man Because I Am Mad About Trayvon Martin Case. Alton L. Hayes III, a west suburban
man charged with a hate crime, told police he was so upset about the Trayvon Martin case in Florida that he beat up
a white man early Tuesday [4/17/2012]. Hayes and a 15-year-old Chicago boy walked up behind the 19-year-old man
victim and pinned his arms to his side, police said. Hayes, 18, then picked up a large tree branch, pointed it
at the man and said, "Empty your pockets, white boy."
crime in Baltimore. Straight white guys don't make good crime victims. Especially if
the crime is a so-called "hate crime." Last month, shortly after St. Patrick's Day, a white tourist
from Arlington was knocked out cold, beaten some more, kicked, robbed of money, a cellphone, his car key
and a watch, and then stripped nearly naked on a Baltimore street. [...] Fact one: There was only
one white guy standing in front of the Clarence Mitchell Jr. Courthouse that night. Fact two:
Everybody else was black. Fact three: The only person being beaten, robbed and stripped was
the white guy.
youths 'beat man, 78, in alleged racial revenge attack'. A 78-year-old white man says he was savagely
beaten by a gang of six youths shouting: 'This is for Trayvon. Kill that white.' Six youngsters aged
between 11 and 17, both white and black, allegedly launched a merciless attack on Dallas Watts in East Toledo,
Ohio. ... Detectives have said they are not treating the case as a hate crime.
6 charged in beating of NC man
in Seneca. The report said that a woman told police that there were several black men attacking the 32-year-old white
man, whose identity was redacted. "Upon exiting the restaurant he was jumped by a mob of individuals, and severely beaten about
the head and torso," said John Covington, the Seneca police chief. "The report was that racial slurs were being used toward the
Six Men Who
Could Be Obama's Sons Arrested For Pummeling White Man. This beating occurred March 17 and we're just
hearing about it now? Where's the national media to gin up the outrage?
Allen West: The New Black Panther bounty on Zimmerman is a hate
crime. Rep. Allen West, who has previously decried the police "mishandling" of the Trayvon Martin shooting as an
"outrage" and called for a Justice Department investigation, on Wednesday found himself wondering why that very same Justice
Department isn't treating the New Black Panther Party's bounty for the man who shot Martin as a "hate crime."
The Hate That Dare Not Speak Its
Name. In Kansas City on Wednesday, "two older teens" followed a "13-year old boy" walking home from school. When
the 13 year-old reached his front porch, the teens grabbed him, pinned his arms, poured gasoline on him, and set him on fire.
The boy managed to pull his shirt off and pat the fire out, and the parents rushed him to the local children's hospital. As
seen on local TV news, although not obvious in the accompanying article, the parents are white. So is the boy. "We were
told it's a hate crime," the boy's mother told the reporter. ... Without the mother's reference to the hate crime, the viewer/ reader
would have no sense that the attackers were likely of another, unspecified race.
Teen Set on Fire in
Racial Attack; Media Silent. [Scroll down] Of course, if you scrutinize the few local outlets reporting the story
and cut and paste, you can piece the picture together. The Fox article I excerpted above provides only the vaguest hint of the
attack's racial nature by quoting Mrs. Coon as saying that her family was told "it's a hate crime." KCTV 5 did a bit
better, reporting that the victim was white and the assailants black; however, while they quoted the attackers as stating "This
is what you get," for some reason they omitted the "white boy" part.
How Derrick Bell
Beat Martin Luther King Jr.: [Scroll down] Two years ago Newsweek ran a photo of a white
baby asking the question, "Is your baby racist?" While the media will gleefully charge 6-month-old white
babies with racism, accusing them of bigotry for staring longer at photos of other races; it will go on ignoring
the Allen Coon case, as it has ignored any number of similar and worse cases.
Lawyer: Lesbians' assault on gay man can't
be hate crime. Three women identified by their lawyers as lesbians were arraigned yesterday on a hate crime
charge for allegedly beating a gay man at the Forest Hills T station in an unusual case that experts say exposes the law's
New Horizons for Hate
Crimes. Excuse me for laughing, but the flawed logic of liberals has run into sort of a lesbian
conundrum up in the blue-blue state of Massachusetts. Seems three women who proudly fly the rainbow flag were
arraigned for beating up a gay man in a Massachusetts train station. All three ladies were charged with
participating in a hate crime. That's right — three lesbians who happen to be black beat up
on a gay guy in a train station and get arrested for being perpetrators of a "hate crime." The problem
is that all four of the individuals involved — the accused as well as the victim — are
homosexuals. So is it the first-ever gay-on-gay hate crime?
Beating and Racial Slurs But No Hate-crime Charges. Ah, the left-wing capacity for rationalization
knows no bounds. While we're told that even substantive criticism of Barack Obama is driven by the hatefulness
the left has dubbed "racism," a racial attack by three black teenagers on two white men in Philadelphia this past
Monday [1/30/2012] is, somehow, not.
Muslim Hate Crimes. Facts are facts.
Muslims in the Middle East have zero respect for other religions. In the Saudi Arabia city of Mecca, all
other religions beside Islam are banned. Freedom of speech and freedom of religion are squelched and
outlawed in the name of Islam. It appears many in the Muslim world are stuck in year 4.
Christian churches are routinely burned, bombed and destroyed in the Middle East. Christians and people
of other faiths are beaten and killed by Muslims with no fear of prosecution from Muslim-controlled courts.
Ah yes, Islam — that religion of peace.
that Islam is not a "Religion of Peace".
arrested for 'hate-crime' beating tells police he is gay, too. A man has been
arrested in connection with the vicious hate crime which shocked New York last weekend when a
young gay man was savagely beaten outside McDonalds. But the 'twist in the tale' in
connection to the incident is that the man who was arrested claims it was not a hate
crime — because he is also gay.
Obviously this would be a hate crime — if it had been a predominantly black church.
Sarah Palin's church purposely set on fire. Gov. Sarah Palin's home church was badly damaged by
arson, leading the governor to apologize if the fire was connected to "undeserved negative attention" from her
failed campaign as the Republican vice presidential nominee.
Arson suspected in fire at Palin's church.
A Friday night fire at Gov. Sarah Palin's church caused an estimated $1 million in damage, and
investigators say it could be the work of an arsonist. Firefighters were called to Wasilla Bible
Church about 9:40 p.m. and found flames and smoke coming out windows at the back of the three-story
structure, said James Steele, chief of the Central Mat-Su Fire Department.
ATF: accelerant poured
around Palin's church. Federal investigators in Alaska say an accelerant was poured around
the exterior of Gov. Sarah Palin's home church before it was heavily damaged by a fire. The Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Monday that the accelerant was poured at several locations
around the church, including entrances.
No hate crimes charges in Palin church
arson. Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate of the United States, urged law enforcement officials
to thoroughly investigate the Friday night arson of the Wasilla Bible Church, in which the entrance of the church was set
ablaze with a group of women and children inside. "We do not know if this arson and attempted murder was perpetrated
by advocates of homosexual marriage, but the church has been the target of verbal attacks by the homosexual lobby and
their apologists in the major media and this attack follows countless other recent attacks by homosexuals against
Christians," said Delgaudio.
Is this a Hate
crime? Ronda Dowdy awoke Tuesday morning to a sight that shattered her Idaho honeymoon.
Apparently offended by a bumper sticker on Dowdy's car reading "Marriage is between a man and a woman,"
someone allegedly threw a rock through the vehicle's rear window as it sat on Randolph Avenue and left two
notes with pointed messages. "As we were waiting for the police to show up, I saw a crumpled up note
laying in the gutter," said Dowdy, who moved to Pocatello from the Houston area last year. "It said
basically, 'We will not stop until you remove the bumper sticker.'"
The Princeton Hate Crime That
Wasn't : The Jena 6 case exploded overnight when the Media imagined they
had a "race hate" issue on their hands. They did the same with the Duke Rape case.
Both cases were later proven not to be a case of a "hate crime" at all and, in the end, weren't
even real crimes.
Contrast that coverage with a reported crime that occurred near Princeton
University that perfectly fits the definition of a "hate crime" and we found a media that
stayed mum not reporting a thing about it. The reason, of course, is because this victim
was a conservative, Christian attacked because he was a conservative Christian — the
news media obviously didn't feel there was anything to talk about.
Carson: Tea Party Protesters Are 'One of the Largest Threats to our Internal Security'. As
our readers have already learned, Rep. Andre Carson gathered Capitol Hill reporters around him and told the
tale of racial slurs and menacing crowds on the verge of hurling rocks at the congressmen. Our first few
videos showed the congressmen coming out of the Cannon Office Building, walking down the steps and into
Independence Avenue from various angles. None of those videos revealed the racial hatred Rep. Carson
conveyed to reporters that day and none of the videos showed a mob rushing or in any way impeding the
War Memorial Torn Down by Vandals: Is This a Hate Crime? The
Mojave Desert War Memorial, which was saved temporarily by a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, was torn down
by vandals sometime Sunday night [5/9/2010]. Liberty Institute, which represents longtime memorial
caretakers Henry and Wanda Sandoz, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), The American
Legion, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the American Ex-Prisoners of War, is offering a reward
for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the removal
of VFW property.
Grievance Industries Collide. At Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch, we learn Canadian authorities
and school officials don't know quite what to do about a McGill University Muslim student who has written
that he'd like to "shoot everyone in the room" at a conservative student organization, that the organization
is a "secret Zionist convention" to which he "should have brought an M16," and that — in response
to the club's showing of "Indoctrinate-U," a documentary about political correctness on college
campuses — "the jihad begins today."
The Editor says...
Imagine if a nominally Christian student had made threats of violence against a Muslim. Would there
be any hesitation about what to do with him?
Downplays Student's Jihad Threat. Montreal police are investigating a student who made
threats against a conservative club at McGill University, even though university officials determined
the student's threats about jihad and wanting to "shoot everyone in the room" were harmless. A
spokesman for the Montreal Police Service told the Toronto Star they take the threat allegedly made by
Haaris Khan seriously. Khan attended a viewing of the documentary "Indoctrinate-U," sponsored by
Conservative McGill, a student organization affiliated with Canada's Conservative Party. During
the viewing, Khan is accused of making death treats using his Twitter account.
Street Justice in America. [Scroll down] After I learned of the attack on Mr. Alsaegh,
I did not want to rush to judgment and waited until he told me that the FBI concluded that this was a hate
crime. I believe that my article on this incident is the first to be reported in the media. This
incident has been totally ignored by the mainstream media. Why is it that attacks perpetrated by
Muslims against Muslim infidels or honor crimes are ignored?
Sharpton, Jackson, Media
Silent About Hate Crime in S.C.. Six black men assaulted a white man outside a restaurant in Seneca, S.C. on March 17
after insulting him with a racial remark. Such was the severity of the beating and obvious racial motive that local police have
referred the case to federal officials. However, contrary to their usual reaction in such matters, the national media have yet to
jump on the case, and civil rights leaders have said nothing about it.
of Alabama man not seen as hate crime, despite claim 'Trayvon' invoked. A racially charged beating of a white
Alabama man by a throng of African-Americans is not being investigated as a hate crime, despite one witness' claim that she
heard an assailant exclaim: "Now that's justice for Trayvon."
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