Point of fact: I am not a racist. I just believe that justice is blind. All allegations and accusations ought to be afforded the same weight of investigation, whether it be by the media or by the police. All crimes ought to be prosecuted…not just so-called “hate crimes” that are defined as such by whatever minority happens to be loudest at a given moment in legislative history.
Now, on to the rest of the story.
Apparently, to get into the club of “hate crime victim”, one has to have either be part of the right protected group, or have an amazing PR team, like “Reverend” Jesse Jackson of the Pushy Rainbows, or “Reverend” Al “Kill-all-the-Jews-in-Hymietown” Sharptongue.
“Deep Brain” Bill Schmalfeldt gives us the criteria in his post defending the media’s decision to ignore these stories:
First, there is no evidence that the media even censored this one case. The victim “e-mailed” two TV stations and a newspaper. If you really wanted media attention, you would call them, not e-mail them. E-mails are easy to ignore and are read by underlings who decide whether or not to pass them up to a reporter. A direct phone call to the news director at a radio or TV station is much more likely to get results!
So, it’s the victim’s fault if the newspaper accidentally tosses into the “Spam” folder a first-hand account of a crime by the victim? Rrriiiiiight.
Also, the “reporter” Bill Schmalfeldt “interviewed” the victim via his Facebook account and gave us the transcript (or was it just snippets? who knows?):
When I got home I was bleeding, no insurance, and tired. I just wanted to sleep and, at the time I felt to myself “what will the police do anyways?” I called the Police the next day and they told me to come down to make a report I also called a detective unit but got a voice mail.
I did not go to the station as I could barely walk the next day and was in so much pain. Only when the detective called me back some 36 hours later did he tell me the police could come to me to take a report.
and then provides this brilliant journalistic analysis,
Jason says the detective mentioned these [other black-on-white] cases to him, but there is no evidence of that. No proof of that. And proof is the standard by which we must weigh cases like this. Anyone can say anything they like. Can you prove it? And there is the problem.
Proof! We need proof! We asked the writer for some proof. He has been silent since last night.
Mr. Schmalfeldt, crime is messy. It doesn’t conform to your deadlines. It’s messy for the perps, but it’s messiest for the victims, who have to sort out psychologically what has happened to them and what to do next. This process varies from person to person and won’t fit neatly into your crime reporting template in Word.
Proof? How about just the facts?
A man reported he was chased and beat up by criminals with a chain after leaving a bar.
Same for the flip side…
Fact: A man reported he was chased and beat up by criminals with a chain after leaving a bar.
What’s missing from both facts? That’s right. Race. Because crime knows no race. It’s just a crime no matter the skin color of the perp or the victim. Just report what happened. Don’t try to be a mind reader.
More than anything, I hope this “journalist” doesn’t report on accusations of rape or child abuse. What kind of proof does he want for cryin’ out loud? Does the media really mean to be CSI, judge, jury, and executioner? Or can’t they just post the police blotter–the WHOLE–police blotter, leaving out their opinions of the motives of the criminals, and leave it at that, like they used to?
So, before you become a victim of a hate crime, make sure you are feeling well enough very quickly to make your report to the police. Women, don’t do anything else but get yourself directly to an emergency room for a rape kit, no matter how traumatized you are and no matter what your circumstances directly after the assault.
Most of all, everyone, whether you’re black or white. No matter if you’re hispanic, like alleged Nazi Skinhead George Zimmerman). Before you are assaulted, make sure that you’re measuring up to the political correctness standard for “victim” so that your story will “count” enough to be investigated further by our media and police corps.
- Unreported rapes: the silent shame – Crime – UK – The Independent (rajcairnsreport.wordpress.com)
- Remember: Only white people are racist (therightofthepeople.wordpress.com)
- Media censored seven hate crime mob attacks in Grand Rapids (wyldgoose.wordpress.com)
- 18 Year Old Black Thug Charged With Hate Crime (theroycroftreport.com)
- Hate Crime? What Hate Crime? (whitelocust.wordpress.com)
- First Trayvon Martin- George Zimmerman related hate crime reported in Chicago (Thanks Al!) (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Oak Park hate crime not out of poverty (blithespirit.wordpress.com)
- “Asking for it”: Delhi police blame rape on the victims (thefword.org.uk)
- Why Race Isn’t the Issue In the Martin/Zimmerman Case (thecollegeconservative.com)
- Trese: Unreported Murders (thecodenameblue.wordpress.com)
- What is a “White Hispanic” vs a “White Black” (dewgeneral.wordpress.com)
- Letter: Double standard on hate-crime reporting reveals mainstream media bias (tcpalm.com)
- VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: From the Trayvon Martin Tragedy to a National Travesty. “Whites are far more … (pjmedia.com)