Words cant describe how I am feeling right now... seething at the blatant liberalism and discrimination comes to mind. If the roles were reversed people would be screaming from the roof tops on a national level about this racist assault. And if the victims had been armed and one of these young racist punks had been shot, you can bet that this poor man and hs family would be beseiged by protestors led by ilk like Quanel X..
Amazing, disgusting, and very disturbing. First and foremost, this is a serious crime -- hate or otherwise. Secondly, it is sympthomatic of the growing extreme divide in this country. When Americans began to be labelled "anglo", "white", "African", "Asian", "Mexican" Americans it started us on categorizing people and setting up "us" vs. "them" even more than before.
For sure a racist attack and I wish the family could have put at least one or two in the ICU. Now any one who wants to tell me that the only racist in this country are white feel free. Where is Jesse Jackson screaming for the civil rights of this family being discriminated against for there skin color? Racism is a problem yes. But how come there are no black or Latino actors on TV telling folks not to be racist? If this offends anyone or sounds racist, I'm not racist. I do not intend for this to sound or be construed as racist comments. I am simply pointing out that white people are the only ones labeled "racist" any other skin color.
I wish someone would contact Mr Marshall, someone with more experience than me (obviously) as the comment "The Marshalls say they fear retaliation at home or when they go outside. They are considering arming themselves, but they're concerned about the possible problems that come with guns."
I think maybe a little education about firearms and safety would help this family as they all seem to be self-defense or self-preservation oriented.
Exactly. The whole "hate crime" thing is absolutely stupid. It was a way for minorities to get special treatment when they are a victim of an assault. It's as if to give stiffer penalties to non-minority criminals and less to minorities.
The bottom line is what was the crime? I don't care what the attacker is thinking, I care about what he/she is doing and punish them based on that. No one can prove what someone is thinking, they can only go by what they were saying and doing. We might as well have Alien Crime. I can beat the living snot out of someone and get a lighter sentence because I thought they were an alien who was going to beam me up.
All that aside, what happened was a Hate Crime as hate crime is defined. It seems they don't have any suspects so of course, they're tucking their tail trying not to stir things up by calling it what it is. Otherwise, they might have a riot because they're using the term Hate Crime in a case where the victims are non-minority. Can't have that, that's their crime to hang on to.