posted on Nov, 25 2013 @ 08:33 PM
I'm not intending the title of this thread to be inflammatory, but I read the following
this morning, and it couldn't
help leave me wondering...
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.
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.
Now, this 'knockout game', despite having been around for decades, has been a prominent subject of discussion for the past few weeks. Most notably,
it seems that many people feel that it is solely a crime perpetrated by African Americans on white people (thus giving it the nickname 'polar bear
hunting'). Many people would argue that this distinguishes it as a race-based attack, and therefore constitutes a hate crime.
People in authority have continued to deny this apparent trend, saying that race plays no issue, and these are not hate crimes. Yet the attached
article, in which the victim is an orthodox Jew, the suspect apparently HAS been charged with a hate crime.
This begs the question, why haven't the other people charged with this crime (presumably on non-Jewish white people) ALSO been charged with a hate
I'm not a Zionist or anti-Zionist (I'm Australian, and that stuff means virtually nothing to us over here), but I'm aware of the tensions in the
media and internet forums (I know, 'fora') that are brought to the surface when people of Jewish ethnicity are seen to be given 'different' or
'special' treatment or protection. It just makes me wonder why this is the only case I have seen where it has been deemed a hate crime?
I'm only putting this forward for genuine discussion - other people might know further details on the matter. Please don't let this devolve into