Hate Crimes
"Hate Crime" laws are Orwellian thought-control regulations which set up different levels of punishment for a given crime, depending on what someone was thinking when a crime was committed, and depending on who the victim was.
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 Hate-Crime Hysteria by Mandi Steele.

Note:  Scroll down for information about the latest hate crimes bill, 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.

Subsections:

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.



Hate 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.

Hate 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.

Charleston 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?

Chicago 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.

Hate crimes 2015
2015 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 crime victims.


America's 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."

New 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.

Louisiana 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.

Louisiana 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.

Blue 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.

Louisiana 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 longer sentences.

Louisiana 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.

How 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.

Washington 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.

Piece 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."

Charleston 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.

Sharpton 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.

Can 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?

Christmas 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, California.

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."

Md. 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.

It's 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.

Media 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.

Pro-Illegal 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.

On 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.

The Statist DictionaryHate 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 being truthful.

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.

The 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.

Did someone mention preferential treatment of the Black Panthers?

The hate-crime 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.

Constitutionally 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.

When It 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.

'Hate' 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.

Secondhand 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.

Why 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...
House Approves 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.

Dems 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 Act.

New hate 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.

Christian 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.

The 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 sexual morality.

The 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 reality."

FBI:  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.

Rebuttal:
The 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.

Democrats Jumping 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.

Hate 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.

Hate 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?

Are 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.

"Hate 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 behavior.

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.

It's 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).

Maryland 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.

'Hate 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.

Empty 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?

Don't 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.

Incoming 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 Smith's bill.

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.

Fake 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.

Real 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?

NAACP:  Feds 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. … Many incidents that CAIR has labeled "hate crimes" have turned out to be dubious.

'Hate 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.]

Update:
Hate 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!

It's 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.

'Hate 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.

'Hate 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.

What 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.

Your 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 ideology.

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 hate crimes.

Christians 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 homosexuality.

A Bustling 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.

'Hate Crimes' 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.

Misguided 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 favored status.

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 against homosexuality.

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.

Jailhouse 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.

Hate Crimes 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."

House 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.

Is Quoting 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.

Why 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 liberties.

Thought crimes.  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.

The Handmaidens of Hatred.  During times of war between countries, hatred has always had its way to one degree or another.  Many people from the U.S. and other allied countries hated Germany and Japan during WWII.  The converse was true as well.  During the current war against radical Islam, it is clear we are hated, and many of us return that toward the ideas of jihad.  That's not surprising.  What is surprising has been the hatred, and the degree of it, from the left-leaning leaders and citizenry of our own country toward their own domestic political and social opponents.  That's we.  What is hated is quite countable:  Christianity.  Class, wealth, and accomplishment.  Conservatives.  The GOP.  America as founded.  These all have been targets of left-wing hate.

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.

London's 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.

Elie 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.

New 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.

How 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."

Twitter 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.

Benham 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."

Poll: 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.

Facebook 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.["]

Proposal 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.

Lawmakers 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 such crimes.

13 House 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.

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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.

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?

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.

Canada's 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 Commission.

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.

Idiot's Guide 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 out?

Sneaking 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.

What 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 speech.

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 religion.

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 goal. … 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.

Academic 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.




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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 hanged.

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.

Free 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 discrimination."

Tribunal 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 a rebuttal.

Jury's 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.

Decision 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.



Police 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".

There's 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.

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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 critics.

Wanted for 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 faith.

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.

Hate-crime 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.

The 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 special status.

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.

Thought 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.

"Hate 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 of it.

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 or beliefs.

Federalizing 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 [2005].  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.

Do 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.

Christians Fear Effects of Canada's New Hate Crimes Law.  Signed into law, the bill punishes speech critical of any "sexual orientation."

Hatred 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.

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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.

Senate Passes 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 to oppose.

 Follow-up   NOW: Transgendered 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.

Kennedy's defense priorities:  What is the critical issue in our wartime debate over defense reauthorization? … 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.

Is 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, unfortunately, worked.

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If Ted Kennedy were a man of integrity, he would have resigned from the Senate in 1969.

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. … Weld 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.

In Australia, 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.

Update:
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 Wednesday [2/21/2007].

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?

"Peeping" 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 [2003] 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 hate crime."

Hate Crime 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.

Stomping 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.

Definition 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.

"Hate 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.

Are 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.

Witch 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."

Liberal 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.

Kennedy "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 all criminals?

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 black man.

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 legal system.

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.

Hate 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 their cause.

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.

Senate Judiciary Committee Passes "Thought Crimes" Bill:  S. 625 "Seriously Flawed," Knight Says.

Pennsylvania 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.

Robert 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."

- Robert H. Knight, Culture and Family Institute. 

New 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."

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 being committed."

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 nameGary 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 and interpretation.

"Hate Crimes" Bill Advances in TexasNow 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 leadersPerry, Ratliff may feel heat from conservatives.

Conservatives Fight "Hate Crimes" Provision in Major Education BillAs 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.

Canadian Hate Crime Laws Go Too Far, Say Critics.

Oooops!  Shocking 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.

MTV's 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 MazeEzola 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."

Politically 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.

Hate (Crime) Cannot Wish Thee Worse

Politically 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.

Off His Rocker?  "PC Police" are demonizing Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker so that certain "intolerant" beliefs can be equated with mental illness.

Criminalizing 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]

Prosecutors won't file charges against Muslim student suspected of hate-crime hoax.  The Washtenaw County Prosecutors Office will not file charges against a University of Michigan student suspected by the Ann Arbor Police Department of a hate-crime hoax, an official with the office confirmed Monday to The College Fix.  In November, a female University of Michigan student told police days after the election that a white man demanded she remove her hijab or he would set her on fire with a lighter, an allegation later deemed false by police.

Dearborn Hijabi Drops Lawsuit After Video Evidence Proves She Lied.  A local Muslim woman has dropped her 2015 federal lawsuit against members of the Dearborn Police Department, whose officers she claimed violated her civil rights by requiring her to remove her hijab when she was taken into custody on a traffic warrant.  The city of Dearborn, which was also named as a defendant, said in a statement Wednesday that video taken in the police department's booking room during the arrest "revealed that her claims were false."

Faked Hate in Dearborn:  Muslima Drops Lawsuit Against Police After Video Proves She Was Lying.  Another islamofauxbic hate crime turns out to have been committed by a Muslim.  Most hate crimes against Muslims, in fact, turn out to have been faked — mostly so that Muslims can claim they're being persecuted and that counter-terror efforts have to end.  And the authorities fall for this virtually every time.

Another Muslim hate crime hoax?  Notice how most of these alleged 'anti-Muslim incidents' never seem to happen where there are CCTV cameras or even one passerby with a cell phone.

Muslim girl who claimed she was pushed in front of a train because of her headscarf faces prosecution in Austria after CCTV shows she invented the story.  A 14-year-old Muslim girl who claimed she was pushed in front of a train simply for wearing a headscarf has been challenged after police checked CCTV tapes.  The girl, identified only as Sinem, claimed on social media she had been called a 'terrorist' and was pushed onto the tracks by a man who had taken offence at her headscarf at a railway station in the Austrian capital of Vienna.  She told an online anti-racism forum she was only saved at the 'last second' by another man who pulled her onto the platform before the S-Bahn train arrived at Wien-Döbling station.

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.)

The 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.

Top 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 American peo[p]le.

The Media 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.

Happy Hoax-idays!  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?

Fake 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."

Anti-Muslim 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.

Muslim 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.

University 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.

Sister 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."

Newsweek: 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.

Muslim 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.

Cops: 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.

Even 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.

COPS: 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.

Shocking: 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.

Louisiana: 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.

Louisiana 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.

Muslim 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.

Student 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:
A 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.

Black 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.

Residents: 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.
Black 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.

Member 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.

Flashback: 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 "Vote Trump."

The 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.

Milo 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."

Seattle-area 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."

Muslim Man Charged In Terrorism Hoax After Allegedly Sending Letter Containing White Powder To A Mosque.  Said the Imam told him to do it.

Muslim 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.

Oklahoma: 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.

Woman 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.

LGBT 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.

Race 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.

Welcome 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.

Welcome 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.

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.

Lawyers 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.

Another '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 all along.

UI 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."

Pastor 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.

Two 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.

Black 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.

Why 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.

Whole 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.

Pastor 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.

Whole 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.

More 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.

Are 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.

Whole Food Love Wins Cake
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**."


Texas 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.

Surprise! '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.

Muslim 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.

Muslim 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.

Lesbian 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.

SUNY 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.

NY 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.

Man 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].

Another 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.

Black 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!

Two 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.

Hate 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."

Former Congressional 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.

Black 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.

Report: 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.

Tennessee 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.

Lesbian 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.

Planned 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].

Planned 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: [...]

Leading 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.

Authorities: 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].

Fake 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.

If 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 hate crimes.

Is 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.

Perpetually 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.

Update:
Muslim 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.

The 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 of minorities.

Muslim 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.

Hoax: 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?"

Gays 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.

Radio 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.

Teen's 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.

Shocking discovery 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."

Charge 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."

Jersey 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.

University 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 four-letter obscenity.

Another 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.

Man 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.

Lesbian 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.

Lesbian 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.

Fake hate crime
Hate message 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.

Anti-Muslim 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 herself afire.

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.

Police: Lesbian 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[...]

San 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 not black.

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The 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.

Chicago 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.

Vicious 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.

Judge 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.

Black 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.

That 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.

Punching 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.

Hate 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.

Feds 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 police arrived.

Black 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."

Hate 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.

Marine 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.

Bret 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."

NYPD: 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.

St. 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."

Teenage 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.

Hate Crimes 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.
White 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.

Three 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.

Pennsylvania man 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.  #HATE THEM."

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.

Attention 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.

Attack 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.

Suspect: 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."

A hate 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.

Six 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 victim."

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 flawed logic.

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?

A 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.

More evidence that Islam is not a "Religion of Peace".

Man 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.
Alaska Gov. 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.

Rep. 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 congressmen.

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.

When 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."

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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?

University 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.

Sharia Vigilante 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.

Beating 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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