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Under the Fedora Racism in LA, Chicago, Chula Vista, DC and Louisiana

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


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.

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

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.