Showing posts with label hate crime. Show all posts
Showing posts with label hate crime. Show all posts

What If Jesus Had Been Born In The American Police State?

by John W. Whitehead.    The Christmas narrative of a baby born in a manger is a familiar one. The Roman Empire, a police state in its own right, had ordered that a census be conducted. Joseph and his pregnant wife Mary traveled to the little town of Bethlehem so that they could be counted. There being no room for the couple at any of the inns, ... MORE

Black, Gay Reporter Murders Straight, White Journalists — Media Blame The Gun

by Ben Shapiro.     On Wednesday, America met a deeply evil human being: Vester Lee Flanagan II, also known as reporter Bryce Williams. Williams murdered two people while they were live on air on WDBJ in Virginia: reporter Alison Parker, and cameraman Adam Ward. After the murders, he went on the run – and while he was on the run,   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Is The Civil War Over?

Ethnic grievance industry focused on the past.  In the wake of the recent murders in a South Carolina church, the killer's hope of igniting a race war produced the opposite effect. Blacks and whites in South Carolina came together to condemn his act and the race hate behind it. Some saw in the decision to remove the Confederate flag from   ... MORE

After Copenhagen: The Myth of Civilized Censorship

by Brendan O'Neill. Hate speech laws legitimize violence against those who offend. The two recent acts of censorship-by-murder in Europe—first at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and then at a free-speech debate in Copenhagen—have put the continent's political classes in a pickle. For as much as European rulers want to, and do, condemn the brutal    ... MORE

Union Wants Violence Against Cops To Be Hate Crimes

by Joanna Rothkopf.     The sanctity of the badge. On Monday, the National Fraternal Order of Police requested that crimes against its members be officially considered hate crimes, a classification that means harsher penalties for offenders who have targeted cops because they are cops. The union represents over 300,000 police officers.       ... MORE

Poll: 51% Of Dems Support Criminalizing Hate Speech

First Amendment is so yesterday.    Note: Hate speech, not hate crimes. YouGov asked people about hate crimes for its poll too and found bipartisan support for the federal law that provides steeper penalties for crimes motivated by hatred of the victim’s race, religion, gender, or national origin. Sixty-four percent of Dems gave thumbs-up to   ... MORE

Speaking Ill Of The Police Is Now A "Hate Crime"

by William Norman Grigg.     The NYPD has now added its name to the roster of Officially Protected Victims by filing “hate crimes” charges against 36-year-old Rosella Best, who had tagged police vehicles and a public school with anti-NYPD graffiti. Among the entirely defensible sentiments inscribed by Best are “NYPD pick on the harmless,”  ... MORE

America: Where It's Dangerous To Think

by Barry Farber. The lynch mob blasted through town amid the cheers and unconditional surrender of all the inhabitants; at least almost all. In their triumphal rage they trashed traditions that had made America famous and successfully replaced those traditions with something awful for America. If Thomas Jefferson were alive, he’d drop dead!    ... MORE

When Political Correctness Trumps Human Lives

Thomas Sowell on a very dangerous game.         New York City police authorities are investigating a series of unprovoked physical attacks in public places on people who are Jewish, in the form of what is called "the knockout game." The way the game is played, one of a number of young blacks decides to show that he can knock down some        ... MORE

Edward Cline: "Hate" Laws Are Criminal

The First Amendment should not be a felony offense. The end of freedom of speech began with the invention of “hate crimes” as a means to deter and punish crimes committed against an individual or members of a designated or protected “minority.” Hate crimes had their conspicuous genesis under the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which  ... MORE

Pete Papaherakles: Media Covers Up Black Hate Crimes

No big deal as long as victims are white.   Is the mainstream media deliberately fabricating a myth of white racism in America in order to cover up an epidemic of black-on-white violence? While most Americans are aware of the Trayvon Martin shooting in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26, 2012, very few know about the thousands of whites who have been brutally murdered  ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: A Censored Race War?

A one-way street called 'hate crimes.' When two white newspaper reporters for the Virginian-Pilot were driving through Norfolk, and were set upon and beaten by a mob of young blacks — beaten so badly that they had to take a week off from work — that might seem to have been news that should have been reported, at least by their own newspaper.   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Media Dishonesty And Race Hustlers

Inflaming passions to push a self-serving agenda.    When NBC's "Today" show played the audio of George Zimmerman's call to a Sanford, Fla., police dispatcher about Trayvon Martin, the editors made him appear to be a racist who says: "This guy looks like he's up to no good. He looks black." What Zimmerman actually said was: "This guy looks like he's up to no good  ... MORE

Jacob Sullum: Dharun Ravi's Hateless Hate Crime

Punished for his dead roommates's imagined feelings.    After Dharun Ravi was convicted of "bias intimidation" crimes that carry a penalty of up to 10 years in prison, many people wondered why he had rejected a plea deal that would have kept him out of jail. Ravi's lawyer explained that the 20-year-old defendant's parents "didn’t believe their son acted with  ... MORE