This Cannot Be a Hate Crime, Comrades

Black men beating up a white man for failing to answer a question about Michael Brown correctly: definitely not a hate crime.

Here’s the video for your viewing pleasure (fight starts at about 1:40):

According to my local Fox 2 Station:

The video shows man seated at the front of the MetroLink train can be seen talking to several young men.  After a heated exchange the man wearing a red shirt and hat punches the seated man in the face.  The man puts up his fists to protect himself but never leaves his seat.

The announcer says, “Next station stop, Forest Park –  Debaliviere Station.”

Several other men start punching the seated man in the face.  The man in red then kicks the seated man.  The victim guards his face with his hands.

The train stops and the perpetrators rush out of the MetroLink.

“Good evening ladies and gentlemen.  Welcome to MetroLink.  This is the blue line eastbound to the Fairview Heights Station leaving downtown St. Louis.  Next station stop will be the Central West End.” says the MetroLink announcer.

The victim can still be seen sitting at the seat in front of the car after the suspects exit the train.

The victim told police that the one of the suspects first asked to “borrow” his mobile phone and then asked him what he thought about the Michael Brown situation. The victim replied that he hadn’t given it much thought. That’s when the assailants began beating on him.

Will the President go on TV and say that the perpetrators look like they could be his sons?

The President likes to insert himself into reports of local crimes involving minorities, so I assume it will only be a matter of time before he says something like that. Right?

Sarcasm aside, what we can say without a shadow of a doubt is that there is zero chance, if these suspects are caught, that they will be charged with a hate crime. Federal intervention just doesn’t ever work in that direction.

Instead of the President identifying with race in crimes that are supposed to be adjudicated by the courts (not by the executive branch), and settled by the facts (not by the race of the parties), why not provide a Presidency that is color blind? Isn’t that what Martin Luther King worked for? Not the color of their skin but the content of their character?

So, just to be clear, while I want the assailants prosecuted, I don’t want Federal hate crime charges to be brought against them or anyone.

I don’t see how the Federal Government’s intervention in Ferguson could possibly have worked in any other way than to encourage these kinds of incidents. Furthermore, I don’t see how people like Eric Holder and Barack Obama could fail to foresee what would result.

They want this.

Encouraging and empowering African American criminals is a recipe for creating and amplifying racial tensions in this country. The Federal government and the Liberals in control of it have nothing to gain by blacks and whites discovering their common interests. So they constantly work at creating mutual alienation.

The good news is that I don’t think the strategy is going to continue to work.

PS: When I first wrote this post, I suffered from a kind of dyslexia of the brain and reversed the races in the subheading! “White men beating up a black man for failing to answer a question about Michael Brown correctly: definitely not a hate crime.” But that is a good way to think about this. If that had happened with white suspects and a black victim, it would have been a national news story. And it would have prompted a hate crime investigation.