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Two teenagers allegedly attacked a 13-year-old boy and set him on fire with gasoline in what police in Missouri are investigating as a possible hate crime.
The eighth grader was walking home from Kansas City's East High School around 3 p.m. last Tuesday when he noticed two older teens following him, KMBC reports.
"And they rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open," the boy's mother Melissa Coontold KCTV. "One of them poured the gasoline, then flicked the [lighter], and said, 'This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy'."
However, Kansas City police have said since the incident first was reported that they do not think it was a hate crime.
Read more here: www.kansascity.com...=cpy
An ex-Rutgers student was convicted Friday of bias intimidation and 14 other charges for using a webcam to spy on his gay roommate’s dorm-room trysts with another man.
Dharun Ravi, 20, sat stoically as the jury returned its damning verdict in a case that caused a national furor when the outed roommate jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge.
The jury deliberated over three days before convicting Ravi, who faces up to 10 years in prison on the hate crime charge and possible deportation to his native India.
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Originally posted by JayFlores
Welcome to the wonderful world of politics and tainted justice....
Originally posted by Phantom28804
That being said, the way it is worded is that the crimes has to be racially, sexually, or religiously motivated to be classified as a hate crime.
Originally posted by KeliOnyx
Unfortunately there are no simple answers. First is understanding that prosecutors make their charges based on what they can prove. The first case you posted could arguably be classified as a hate crime, but proving that it was another matter entirely. This is not to say there aren't imbalances as to how hate crime legislation is prosecuted. White people will almost always come out on the bottom side of these things because being largely the ethnic group in positions of power and cultural favoritism. Face it the markets pretty much cater to us. Minority groups also have organized social groups whose sole purpose is to ensure that national attention gets focused on issues they deem important.
It may not seem fair to many, but life isn't typically fair. An organization like the NAACP could be formed to push issues such as these for white people and it would be decried as racist, which may or may not be true. But that is what the perception would be. There comes a time where one has to realize that perception is everything and being the group largely in control, puts white people at a disadvantage when someone asks is this type of organization really needed.
There shouldn't be a need for any organization that is ethnically based, but unfortunately there is. One day we won't need them but for today they have a function. We can go back and forth with what is right and what is fair between the races all we want and it will take us back over a hundred years. At some point somewhere someone has to stop and say enough. Someone has to say these are the laws we have and we want to see them uniformly enforced. The Martin/Zimmerman case was not treated uniformly. Zimmerman should have been arrested and the evidence investigated cataloged and collected that night. Even if he was not ultimately charged, at least the police department could say they treated him like any other suspect and maintained their impartiality.
Originally posted by beezzer
reply to post by DavidWillts
It's okay to hate caucasians.
It's okay to hate christianity.
It's okay to hate smokers. (Unless it's that medical stuff they sell in California)
It's okay to hate the military.
It's okay to hate the rich successful people.
It's okay to hate conservative radio talk show hosts.
It's okay to hate conservatives.
It's okay to hate FOX News.
It's okay to hate the Tea Party.
It's okay to hate terrorists (as long as they're domestic)
It's okay to hate militias.
It's okay to hate gun owners.
It's okay to hate patriots (unless you're patriotic duty includes paying taxes)
Everyone, everything else you can't hate. Then it'd be a hate crime.