Why can’t the alt-left call a hate crime a hate crime?
Is it because some hate crimes are more hateful than others? Or less?
Finally, yesterday, the Chicago police charged the four aspiring rappers with a hate crime for allegedly beating, torturing and kidnapping a white mentally disabled kid from the suburbs.
They were screaming “Bleep white people!” and “Bleep Trump!” but none of the PC posse wanted to … uh, jump to any conclusions.
Take Obama — please. His flack Josh Earnest was asked if this was a hate crime.
“I think it’s too early to tell.”
No call from Obama for a “national conversation” about hate crimes. He didn’t even call it “workplace violence.”
Then there was Don Lemon, last seen drunk on New Year’s Eve on CNN. Apparently, he’s still on his bender, because this is what he said:
“I don’t think it’s evil. I think these are young people and I think they have bad home training.”
Bad home training. Hey, I’ll bet these at-risk youths were turning their lives around too. That’s why one of Lemon’s guests, one Symone Sanders, said that we shouldn’t be “callously classifying” a kidnapping accompanied by a few chants of “Bleep white people!” as a hate crime.
Yeah, they’re lovely people — Tanashia and Brittany Covington, Tesfaye Cooper and Jordan Hall. Tanashia is 24 and the others are 18. Which, according to Chicago PD Commander Kevin Duffin, makes them “kids.”
“Kids make stupid decisions … That will certainly be part of whether or not we determine this is a hate crime or whether or not this is stupid ranting and raving.”
Here was the Boston Globe headline on the hate crime: “4 questioned after video of apparent racial attack in Chicago.”
Apparent. On MSNBC it was called an “apparent beating.” Apparently, whoever wrote these headlines didn’t see the video.
Various local newscasts said the thugs had “detained” the white kid, who was “picked on” and/or “bullied.”
What if this had happened to some Muslim terrorist at Gitmo? The same pajama boys now averting their eyes from the truth would be hollering for war crimes trials.
This wasn’t the first post-election black-on-white hate crime on the West Side. In November, a 50-year-old white man was dragged from his car by four people screaming obscenities about Trump. That hate crime was likewise recorded on videotape.
Police arrested Rajune Lewis, Dejuan Collins, Julian Christian and a juvenile and … do you remember seeing anything about this on the network newscasts? Me neither.
Compare this kid-glove treatment for all these thugs to what happened to the two Babson College students who drove over to Wellesley College after the election. Let’s let Babson President (and former Lt. Gov.) Muffy Healey describe how her students “engaged in behavior that was, at a minimum, insensitive, unacceptable and contrary to our core values.”
Their crime? They were yelling “Trump 2016!” and “Make America Great Again.”
Muffy banned them from campus and they were kicked out of their frat. They had to hire lawyers to fight Muffy’s fake news.
If it wasn’t for double standards, the alt-left wouldn’t have any standards at all.
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