Thanks to the Jussie Smollett case there has been a lot of talk concerning Race Crime Hoaxes. Here is an example of one that isn’t.
A member of a Hispanic street gang has pleaded guilty to federal charges after he orchestrated the 2014 firebombing of African-American homes in a Los Angeles public housing complex, officials said on Tuesday.
Carlos Hernandez, 34, pleaded guilty in federal court in Los Angeles on Monday to conspiracy to violate civil rights, violent crime in aid of racketeering, carrying explosives to commit a felony, possessing a firearm in a crime of violence and violating the Fair Housing Act.
Oddly this hasn’t caught the imagination of the press or prompted a discussion.
Generally crimes concerning hate provoke fear and outrage among people, but not always:
Two black young men were assaulting an older white man in Chicago outside a McDonalds where one of its patrons was filming the whole thing. People from inside watched the struggle happen outside through the window and were more or less quiet until the white man pulled out a firearm, and that’s when people seemed to have the problem.
Here is the video
Listen to the reaction of those filming, apparently it’s not “hate” until the right people are in danger.
Even if you are of the right race, it still might not be a story
A Hispanic Trump supporter was attacked and called a racist at a post office in Chula Vista, Calif., by a fellow customer who was triggered by her “Make America Great Again” hat.
Paloma Zuniga said she was dropping off some packages at the USPS office on Saturday when “this mad woman cursed at me and told me I should be ashamed for wearing that hat” as she walked by.
Zuniga, who is a dual U.S. and Mexican citizen, told PJ Media by email that she then turned on her cellphone and started recording because “we go through this abuse often and I wanted others to see how violent they are while we just mind our own business.”
Particularly if when you are of the right race you are of the wrong persuasion.
In fairness attacks against blacks and “Hispanics” who support the president aren’t always confined to the shadows, something they are done in plain sight on a national stage. However the days of doing this unchallenged appear to be over
Candace Owens just absolutely torched Ted Lieu pic.twitter.com/WycvjbXQWg— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 9, 2019
That clip is devastating to both Lieu who tried to smear her and Nadler to tried to spin it as an attack on Lieu.
You’ll notice in that clip that Nadler tries to admonish Owens for something she didn’t do and she calls him on it. He just shrugs and remains silent when she does. Lieu just sat in his chair with no expression on his face. Those Democrats know exactly what they are doing and it’s about time someone spoke up and held them accountable for their own behavior.
Take a look at the number of views Miss Owens response has gotten, I’ll wager CSPAN never had that many views of one of their clips in their lives.
Of course it would be a big mistake to pretend that all of this doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be on guard for things like this:
The son of a Louisiana sheriff’s deputy was arrested Wednesday in connection with a series of arson attacks at three historically black churches in the span of just 10 days.
Authorities in St. Landry Parish took 21-year-old Holden Matthews — son of St. Landry Parish Deputy Roy Matthews — into custody around 5:30 p.m. following a joint investigation by the state Fire Marshal’s Office and the FBI, KATC-TV reported.
Cops have refused to release any information about Matthews, who is white, or a possible motive, but sources told the local television station that the fires appeared to have been intentionally set.
But the problem is the more we see folks try to make a killing off of false hate, the less likely we’ll be able to stop the real thing.
BTW for the record I don’t believe in prosecuting people for “hate” crimes. I believe in prosecution of people for crimes, period. A good investigator and good prosecutor can of course establish a suspect/defendant’s “hate” as a motive for a crime that has been committed but as long as a person isn’t acting criminally a person has the right to hate whoever and whatever they like. And we have the right to evaluate our opinion of such a person based on it.