Jul 9, 2009

This is not a hate crime?

As reported by Phil Trexler, a writer for the Beacon Journal, the Marshal family was attacked by a gang of black youths on the 4th of July.

According to the article, the youths were shouting “This is our world'' and ''This
is a black world.''

39 Year old Martin had to stand up to these thugs to protect not only his
wife, but his 14 year old son and 15 year old daughter. Two other male friends
were also injured.

Can you imagine the fear that want through this man’s mind as he fought
to protect his family? What if the youths had won? What would have happened
to his wife and young daughter?

Yet with all of this, according to the article:

“Akron police are investigating. Right now, the case is not being
classified as a racial hate crime
. There were no other reports of victims
assaulted by the group that night.”

In response, I sent this email to the Akron police department:

Dear sirs,

I am just writing to ask in regards to the teen mob attack on the Marshal
family, why is this not being classified as a hate crime? The attackers were
yelling "This is our world'' and ''This is a black world.'' What makes
this NOT a hate crime?

I'm willing to bet $100.00 that if it were a group of white people beating
up on a family of blacks yelling, "This is our world! This is a white
world," the phrase "hate crime" would be the moto of the day!

I am a writer for the political blog, "The Troubled Patriot."
I'd appreciate some feedback as to what helped you to determine that this
was not hate.

Thank you for your time.

Philip L. Damon Jr.

I seriously wonder if I'll get a reply back.

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