Hate Crime? I don’t see no Hate Crime – What???

Posted on August 15, 2012

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Yet again, more Black racial violence and yet again public officials doing a fine Ostrich imitation.

Cincinnati.com reports:

Pat Mahaney was walking home Saturday with a six-pack of beer, looking forward to a quiet evening watching sports, when something hit him in the back of the head.

“The next thing I knew I woke up on my neighbor’s front step and the life squad was there,” said the 45-year-old North College Hill resident.

Six teenagers, who according to a police report “were just bored and were looking for something to do,” ambushed Mahaney from behind as he turned off Simpson Avenue onto Dallas Avenue. He was immediately knocked unconscious.

“I don’t remember anything,” Mahaney, 45, said as he recovered this morning at his mother’s home. “I was walking home from the store – and bam.”

It was probably a blessing he was knocked out during the worst of the brutal attack — one of the teens even grabbed a can of beer and hurled it at his head.

The boys, ages 13 and 14, face felony charges of aggravated riot and felonious assault.

The sixth and final suspect was arrested Tuesday. All but one have been released from Hamilton County’s juvenile detention center and are on house arrest at their parents’ residences, court officials said today.

The teens are scheduled to go on trial Aug. 24.

Two of the suspects are 13-year-old twins. Their mother, Latasha Alford, 32, said that while not excusing her sons’ actions, they did feel peer pressure to go along with the other boys.

It wasn’t until I got to the part of the report that mentions the name of the mother of two of the attackers, that I had any firm indication of the racial makeup of the group of teens involved.  As has been typical in the long history of these types of incidents, the local authorities, in this case, the Chief of Police, dismisses the notion out of hand, that this could be a hate crime of any sort.

Neighbors and police remain shocked at the brutality of the crime.

“It was a heinous crime but it was not a hate crime,” said North College Hill Police Chief Gary Foust of the teens, who are all black.

He said several residents have called police inquiring if Mahaney was specifically targeted because he is white. He was not, the chief stressed.

No, of course not – most city officials automatically rule out hate crimes when the victim is White.  Not based on the evidence or an investigation or testimony of witnesses, but simply because Political Correctness dictates that Black violence against Whites does not fit within the definition of a hate crime.   And yet, any reasonable and objective person would find Chief Foust’s comments inconsistent and contradictory:

“They were pretty arrogant in the interview with us,” Foust said. “It’s appalling. I think it’s despicable. This appears to be premeditated and there was no remorse on behalf of any of the assailants. Thirteen-year-olds ought to be playing basketball, not running the streets looking for ways to entertain themselves at the expense of somebody.”

The attack is premeditated but the youths gave no consideration to the race of their intended victim?

Keep pissing on my leg and keep telling me it’s raining.

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