Nov 28, 2009

I'm Confused

I’ve been sitting here for the past few days trying to comprehend some events that have happened recently. Yet no matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to come to any clear understanding. Perhaps you can help me out?

Lets start off with what happened on August 6th, of this year. Kenneth Gladney, a black conservative, was selling flags at a town hall event (I only mention his race for reasons you’ll see later). He was then attacked by members of the SEIU (Service Employees International Union) who issued a racial slur then proceeded to beat him to the ground. It was captured on video as you can see below:

After three months, the attackers were finally charged – with misdemeanor ordinance violations.

Then on November 4th of this year, a Christian was attacked at a Californian mall kiosk where Abdul Walid Hamid of Hayward:

tore a crucifix from a person's neck and scared others at Stoneridge Shopping Center.

...Hamid was yelling "Allah is power" and "Islam is great" while holding a pen in a fist over his head. Witnesses said he shouted anti-Christian comments, said police.

He was charged with:

battery, grand theft, exhibition of a deadly weapon and a possible hate crime. – emphasis mine

Then of course we have the well known incident at Ft. Hood where Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan slaughtered 13 soldiers and injured around two dozen more.

What were his charges? 13 counts of premeditated murder.

Next we have a black professor of English at the City College of New York (also a former Yale faculty member) who wrote an essay while sitting next to an anonymous male whom she “longs to murder.” Apparently she was upset over a lost seat on a commercial airlines flight. His offense? He was simply white. There has been no condemnation levied against her from her employer, nor from those who “jealously guard us against hate crimes.” Remember, she is a professor and as such, is “mentoring” the next generation of American leaders.

Lets do a fast recap. First we have a black conservative who was attacked by union members who called him a racial epitaph and beat him to the ground. It took 3 months for very limited charges to be levied against his assailants. Then we have a Muslim kiosk worker attacking a Christian by ripping a crucifix from his neck, shouting anti-Christian comments, and praising Islam. Next we have a Muslim fanatic who commits mass murder – all the while praising Allah. Please note that he hates the United States military. Finally we have a black professor who openly proclaims her hatred for whites and actually wrote about it. Yet none of the aggressors and/or perpetrators of these incidents were charged with a hate crime, with the exception of Abdul Walid Hamid who was charged with a "possible."

However, a Muslim woman who had her headscarf yanked pressed charges against the woman who did so. The woman was charged with a hate crime.

Does any of this make sense to you?


Rushlight said...

Does it have anything to do with WHERE the event occured? Some of the places you name have more liberal leanings, while the others (ie: Ft. Hood _Texas_) are more conservative, generally speaking.

TroubledPatriot said...

That's what I'm trying to point out! This is why hate crime legislature is so wrong! Justice is no longer blind. Yo can get away with something in one town but be tried for hate in another.

Realistically, if you're a Conservative or a Christian, it'll be very difficult to charge anyone with a hate crime for doing something against you. Yet if you're a Muslim, and someone grabs your scarf....

Rushlight said...

Sorry. Sometimes you hafta spell it out for me. But, hey, I was trying to pay attention!