Hate Crimes in the 2008 Election

I’ve previously supported hate crimes law beacuse they help crack down on racial and political violence. Of course, for hate crimes to actually function that way and not to encourage such violence, the powers-that-be have to actually be against such violence.

I haven’t heard the Obama campaign calling for a hate crimes investigation into this yet:,

Woman Attacked At ATM, Assailant Scratches Letter Into Her Face – Pittsburgh News Story – WTAE Pittsburgh
Police spokeswoman Diane Richard said the robber took $60 from Todd, then became angry when he saw a McCain bumper sticker on the victim’s car. The attacker then punched and kicked the victim, before using the knife to scratch the letter “B” into her face, Richard said.

The Tribune reported that Todd, who isn’t familiar with the area, drove to a friend’s house and together the pair located the Citizens Bank ATM at Liberty and Pearl where the attack happened and called police.

Todd declined to comment to the Tribune. Friends said she is in Pittsburgh volunteering for the McCain-Palin campaign.

Richard said the woman refused medical treatment after the assault, which happened outside the view of the bank’s surveillance cameras.

The robber is described as a dark-skinned black man, 6 feet 4 inches tall, 200 pounds with a medium build, short black hair and brown eyes. The man was wearing dark colored jeans, a black undershirt and black shoes.

Barack Obama has previously opposed urban COIN.

Update: The complaint may be false, which brings to mine the Duke LaCrosse scandal. In that, Obama called for an investigation into District Attorney Nifong, but not for any action against the false accuser. I cannot recall McCain’s reaction. It will be interesting to see how behavior around this scandal relates to past behavior.

11 thoughts on “Hate Crimes in the 2008 Election”

  1. Disturbing news.

    It will be interesting, once these news cycles are done, to compare the media’s treatment of this predator with Crystal Gail Mangum.

  2. Aside from filing a false police report, what else can the community do to punish this woman, this outsider who stirred up so much trouble?

  3. It’s definitely discouaring that the patterns of McCain supporters being attacked [1] and the patterns of Obama hanging out with thugs and terrorists [2,3] can lead to false positives.

    As I said before, Obama’s style is so bad, it will hurt the country [4]. It always sucks when others are dragged into the mud like this 🙁

    [1] http://socialrupture.blogspot.com/2008/10/portview-pa-republican-party.html
    [2] http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-palin5-2008oct05,0,5117713.story
    [3] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2008/04/28/jeremiah-wrights-speech-on-race-and-what-it-says-about-nominations.html
    [4] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2008/03/22/already-divisive-and-wrong-now-obama-is-boring-as-well.html

  4. The report is indeed false; the woman made it up. [1]

    But nice to see that the dishonest smear campaign continues. Yep, take a story and try to spin it so it reflects negatively on B.O.

    Let’s look at it from the correct angle: This is a woman working for the McCain campaign who consciously tried to evoke the “evil, scary black man” by making up the false story. Y’know all the so-called Kool-aid, deranged leftists out there, some of whom are black and beat up poor defenseless female supporters of McCain.

    [1] http://edition.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/10/24/mccain.sticker/?iref=hpmostpop

  5. Curtis,

    This is a woman working for the McCain campaign who consciously tried to evoke the “evil, scary black man” by making up the false story.

    I agree. The story clearly was racially inciteful. That’s why I compared it to the Duke LaCrosse case, which similarly involved a false report across racial lines.

    Y’know all the so-called Kool-aid, deranged leftists out there, some of whom are black and beat up poor defenseless female supporters of McCain.

    As I mentioned, one of the tragedies of these false reports is that it leads to true trends being ignored. As white women are about 100 times more likely to be raped by black men than black women are to be raped by white men, the question of a recent political skew in victims is a quantitative one that can actually be researched.

    [1] http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/pub/pdf/cvus0302.pdf

  6. Speaking of hate crime(s):

    George W. Bush had been a hate-crime criminal.

    George W. Bush did in fact commit innumerable hate crimes.

    Bush was absolute evil.

    George W. Bush is now sort of like a fugitive from justice.

    Bush will go down in history in infamy.

    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

    “GEORGE W. BUSH IS THE WORST PRESIDENT IN U.S. HISTORY” BLOG OF ANDREW YU-JEN WANG

    andrewyu-jenwang.blogspot.com

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