July 26, 2009

Post-racial America?

A hate crime in East Austin that's not being called such:

Police are investigating a brick with an offensive message thrown into the window of an East Austin home.

The brick, thrown through a 4-year-old boy’s bedroom window, read “Keep Eastside Black. Keep Eastside Strong.”

The homeowner, Barbara Frische, who is white, said she has lived in the home for 10 years.

“It’s the first time anything like this has ever happened to me,” she said.

Police have not classified this incident as a hate crime, said Austin Police Sgt. Richard Stresing, because hate crimes target an individual specifically because of an identifying characteristic, like race. Police say the incident has been classified as criminal mischief and deadly conduct.

Not a hate crime, eh? Are you serious?? Just another reason why "hate crimes" are a joke. And have you heard about this sad incident on the MSM? You haven't? Wow ...

As another local blogger might say, "Post-racial America my ass."

Posted by Hube at July 26, 2009 11:45 AM | TrackBack

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first reaction... smells like a hoax.

writing on a brick, correct spelling, no slang.

Posted by: anoni at July 26, 2009 03:50 PM

Hube, you are such a racist!!! This obviously isn't a hate crime. Black people are capable of being racist. Everyone knows that.

Now, when that cop that was simply doing his job and responding to the report of a break-in questioned the good doctor in Cambridge ...that was obviously a racist act. However, throwing a brick through a white person’s window because you hate their race and you want them out of your neighborhood, that's not racist at all. That is, of course, unless it's a white person that threw the brick and the house belonged to a black person. Now that would be really racist.

See the difference? It’s quite elementary.

Posted by: A.B. at July 26, 2009 06:40 PM

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