An Old Hate Resurfaces

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    An interracial couple were severely beaten today here in Cleveland by a gang of at least 8 young men and boys. The male victim was very nearly killed, and is white. His girlfriend was the first to be hit and he tried to defend her. She is black. The motive for the attack was anger that the couple were of different races.



    http://www.fox8.com/news/wjw-news-cleveland-teen-couple-beaten-after-school-arrests,0,3558920.story

    Five arrests have been made so far, and police are searching for the remaining suspects. Here are photos of two of the defendants....

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    Un-fucking-believable.

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    I wonder if Eric H. Holder, Jr. will prosecute them with Hate Crime charges, or he'll just ignore it like he does black panthers intimidating voters.
     
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    I don't know that it's old hate. The perpetrators are too young to have been involved in the old hate.

    This is new. It just is identical to the old stuff. So why do these younger generations hate this?
     
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    Felonious assault is not a federal crime, Samson. We do have an asshole DA though...the charge should have been attempted murder with a hate crime enhancement.

    This attack took place with a dozen blocks of my house. Am I supposed to be afraid to have lunch or drinks after work with a man because he's black now? I just cannot believe thiis old nightmare is back again.

    I am blown away by this crime, and when I googled for the link, there were similar crimes in other cities.

    Unreal.

     
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    Thankies, Ragnar. I fixed the Op, and the link there has more data.
     
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    I haven't any idea, Avatar. I thought young people were taking it for granted you can love whoever you wish.
     
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    Would someone please tell me what makes this a hate crime? Other than the belief of one of the victims, and her family, that it was? The only thing the story quotes the perps as saying did not sound racist at all.
     
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    That's the local FOX News outlet's homepage, Quantum Windbag. They are not going to reprint a slew of racial epiteths and curse words -- this is not SF or NYC, and readers/viewers would be offended here if they did. I suppose I could unearth the actual police report, if you really care.

    So far, the DA has not charged a hate crime. I just opined that he should.
     
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    The more I think about it the more a scripture comes to mind:


    "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." (Matthew 24:12)

    Simple fact is, the more corrupt, proud, dishonest, etc, our society is the less love we will have for each other. We need to have the love of God in our lives. And we get it by listening to the Lord. As long as we harden ourselves to that love, there will be less love in this world.
     

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