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A familiar refrain

Posted by Richard on January 5, 2017

Regarding the “mentally disabled” young man who was held captive, tortured, and beaten for 24-48 hours in Chicago, with some of the torture streamed live on Facebook, there’s this news:

CHICAGO — Chicago police don’t believe a man beaten in an assault broadcast live on Facebook was targeted because he was white despite profanities made by the accused assailants about white people and President-elect Donald Trump, a police spokesman said Thursday.

Charges are expected later in the day against four black suspects, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told The Associated Press.

Repeatedly shouting “F*ck white people! F*ck Trump!” isn’t evidence of racial motivation, according to authorities.

I’m reminded of all the times that authorities have assured us that shouting “Allahu Akbar!” isn’t evidence of radical Islamist motivation.

And the establishment wonders why a large portion of the population views them with contempt.

UPDATE: Chicago PD has decided this was a hate crime after all. Under Illinois law, targeting someone because of either their race or their disability is a hate crime, so it’s not clear which they’re applying in this case. Note, however, that the video doesn’t record any of the perps shouting “F*ck retards!”

UPDATE 2: I should note that I’m not in favor of hate crime laws, especially not those that only apply to crimes against certain “protected classes” while ignoring hatred based on, for instance, nationality or profession. The depravity of these acts alone should be sufficient to warrant long prison sentences. That said, I think the motivation of the perps should be explored and discussed, and I think it’s fair to invoke it as an aggravating factor leading to a longer sentence; a perpetrator of violence motivated by hatred of a whole segment of society is more of a danger to the public than one motivated by a beef with a specific individual.

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Most inept bombing ever, or … ?

Posted by Richard on January 10, 2015

Charles C. Johnson of thinks a Google Earth photo from last September proves that the January 6th “NAACP bombing” in Colorado Springs is a hoax. I think his analysis is wrong, but I have my own doubts about what the NAACP, SPLC, etc., were quick to characterize as a “hate crime.”

Johnson sees “soot marks” on the side of the building in the Google photo he posted and thinks those are being passed off as the bomb damage. But that’s not the case. Here’s an AP tweet with a picture:

The bomb damage, such as it is, is on the right at the base of the wall. The darkened area visible in the Google photo is to the left of that.

Here’s a photo from the Colorado Springs Gazette that makes the relationship clearer and shows that the dark area to the left is clearly weathered:


But it also shows even more clearly how pitifully little damage this “bomb” did. Looks like one or two large firecrackers like M80s to me. According to the FBI, a gasoline can was placed “adjacent to the device.” The plastic gas can was clearly undamaged:


Think about that for a minute: a plastic gas can sitting within a couple of feet of the “bomb,” judging from the picture, survived the explosion completely unscathed.

The NAACP said items were knocked off the walls of their office. I find that difficult to believe, both because of the miniscule impact of the explosion and because of the location. This picture from the Gazette shows that the NAACP office is on the left side of the building, a barber shop is on the right, and the “bomb” went off at the right rear against the barber shop wall:


In my opinion, this was either the work of the most utterly incompetent bomb-maker ever (and possibly directed at the barber shop) or yet another in a long list of hate crime hoaxes.

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False flag attack in New York?

Posted by Richard on August 26, 2010

Ever since 9/12/01, the Islamists at CAIR and their "useful idiots" in the MSM and among the intelligentsia have been peddling dire warnings that rampant Islamophobia was about to unleash a wave of violence against peaceful Muslims in America. So they no doubt were gearing up the PR machine about Islamophobia again after a Muslim cab driver in New York was stabbed in what police called a "hate crime."

Well, it's certainly possible that this was a hate crime committed by some violent whacko who hates Muslims. There are such people (although far, far fewer than CAIR and its enablers would have you believe).

But based on Ben Smith's report, it's also quite possible that this was a false flag attack intended to discredit the opponents of the Ground Zero mosque and engender sympathy and a backlash in support of Muslims. The allegedly Islamophobic perpetrator of the attack, Michael Enright, appears to be a young lefty who works for a "left-leaning media organization" called Intersections International, which is described as a "global initiative dedicated to promoting justice, reconciliation and peace across lines of faith, culture, ideology, race, class, national borders and other boundaries that divide humanity." And which supports the Ground Zero mosque.

That doesn't prove he's not the Muslim-hating drunken whack-job that he appears to be. But it does make you wonder…

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