Racial Hate Crime Double Standards

Tampa Tribune:

Three teens charged in beating of 13-year-old on Gulfport bus

Three teenagers were arrested Wednesday after they ganged up and beat a 13-year-old student on a Pinellas County school bus after it left Lealman Intermediate School, Gulfport police said.

The driver of the bus called for assistance when the 15-year-old students repeatedly punched and kicked the other boy, according to police.

The suspects had fled via the emergency exit before officers got to the bus at 20th Avenue South and 51st Street. All three were later identified and apprehended.

The victim said he encountered at least one of the suspects in a school restroom where he alleged that the suspect tried to sell drugs to him, police said.

The victim reported this to school officials, and at the end of the day, both victim and suspect rode home on the same bus, according to police. As the bus was stopping near the intersection, the three suspects started punching and kicking the victim for nearly a full minute. As he tried to crawl under the seat, the suspects kicked and stomped on him.

In all, the suspects threw dozens of punches and at least 23 kicks or stomps. police said. The victim was injured including a fractured arm.

Arrested were Lloyd Khemradj, 15, and Julian McKnight, 15, both charged with aggravated battery; and Joshua Reddin, 15, who faces charges of aggravated battery and unarmed robbery, for allegedly taking the victim’s money after the assault.

This does not appear to have been a hate crime. The three thugs gave the 13 year old a beat-down for “snitching” on one of them. They would have done the same regardless of what color his skin was. That doesn’t make the crime any less savage, however.

Nonetheless this story does demonstrate the double standard in what we call racial hate crimes. If three white 15 year olds ganged up on a black 13 year old the media would presume the attack was racially motivated unless and until there was clear and convincing evidence proving otherwise. In all likelihood they would maintain the racial hate crime narrative even then. (See: Zimmerman, George)

But brutal and unprovoked attacks by blacks on white are never presumed to be racial hate crimes. That is a double standard.

I am not suggesting that we should apply the racial hate crime presumption in all cases where the victims and perpetrators are of different races. I am saying we should use a single objective standard to determine if racial animus was involved.

One more thing: What took place was not a “fight”. Three-on-one never is. “Fight” implies mutual aggression. When the aggression is unilateral the proper term is an “attack” or “assault” as in “Trayvon Martin attacked George Zimmerman.”

Three Not-So Little Thugs

If Obama had three sons . . .

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36 Responses to Racial Hate Crime Double Standards

  1. Klown says:

    McKnight’s father says the attack is not his son’s normal behavior.

    Trayvon was a saint too.

    I’ll bet you a year’s worth of beer that this wasn’t their first time. Nor will it be their last. Their status as minors will probably protect them from the punishment they deserve. But they won’t be minors much longer.

  2. yttik says:

    I’m prepared to completely scrap all our hate crime laws. I can’t find any redeeming qualities in them. If you attack somebody it’s already assault, if you murder somebody, it’s already murder. Tacking on hate crime status is just silly. It implies that it’s extra bad to kill a special snowflake, because they’re extra special. That’s anti equality, in fact it’s demeaning and keeps people as victimized second class citizens.

    • SHV says:

      “I’m prepared to completely scrap all our hate crime laws. I can’t find any redeeming qualities in them.”
      The logic for “hate crime” legislation in the 1968 Civil Rights was that the Federal govt needed a legal avenue to prosecute people who were not prosecuted/convicted for battery, murder, etc. under state laws. Still needed now?? I don’t know.

    • elliesmom says:

      That conversation was bizarre.

    • Mary says:

      JayZ complaining about the have’s and the have-nots.

      Puuuhleeeeze. Get on in there, JayZ—you and Oprah—get on in the slums in CHicago and LA, give your money away—spread the wealth. Go for it.

      • Karma says:

        There is a doc called ‘Battle for Brooklyn’ and though Jay Z and Beyonce have just a small segment in the movie. They lent their star power to help steal homes and businesses from a working class neighborhood for the stadium. All with the false promise of jobs and some low cost housing that never appeared within the community, just the land stealing stadium.

        A trailer of the movie. It’s a sad tale of the govt stacking the deck against the little guy and Jay Z wasn’t on the little guy’s side.


  3. driguana says:

    My question for this Saturday morning…Which black people do you most admire today?

    • yttik says:

      I like Ben Carson, Tavis Smiley, Mia Love. All conservative black people. I suppose that’s because the hive, the cult, the plantation, the blue kool aid people, the Borg, will not allow any dissent or people who think for themselves. I admire people who think for themselves.

      • DeniseVB says:

        People like Ben Carson and Mia Love would be better role models for young blacks because their personal success stories, achieved by hard work and perseverance, are very inspiring. It breaks my heart to see the vile progs personally attack them in racist terms and for nothing more than being conservative and black.

  4. Anthony says:


    “It is the same group we faced in the south with those white crackers and the dogs and the police,” he said.

    Fucking crook.


  5. Glenn Mcgahee says:

    Those boys could be Barack Obama or his son or something.

  6. elliesmom says:

    What was the school administration thinking putting a 13 year old on a school bus with three 17 year olds he had just reported for trying to sell him drugs? If they didn’t think they should be involving the police yet, they should have at least provided safe transportation home. My personal experience tells me the sooner you involve the police, the smaller the problem gets. I learned that the hard way.

    • Klown says:

      Apparently that school is a “drop-out prevention” school. So all the kids are either truant or discipline problems but the school district is trying to avoid suspending/expelling them.

      If you don’t make police reports it really improves your crime statistics.

      • elliesmom says:

        Earlier that day the three boys were allegedly guilty of selling drugs on school property. Now they’re allegedly guilty of selling drugs and of assault and battery. Even if we don’t factor in the poor kid who was brutally beaten, the three boys who will now be arrested would have been in less trouble had the school involved the police before school got out. Schools have few resources to investigate crimes committed there, and even fewer avenues for punishment. Detention, suspension, and expulsion are about it today. You can’t even put kids to work on school grounds- even if it’s to clean up something they did w/o their parents’ blessing. I once had a parent give me his kid’s car keys to hold until I decided he had made amends for something he had done, but those parents are few and far between. We should stop giving schools incentives to hide crime and give them incentives for cleaning up the place instead.

  7. Klown says:
    • yttik says:

      Dems have become boring and predictable. Of course the party is outraged, supporting women was never their goal. Come to think of it, I’m not even sure they like women. I suspect all their allegations of misogyny and the war on women are simply projections of their own inadequacy.

  8. DandyTIger says:

    Good piece from Bob about the Martin hoodie as religious relic as the result of not having a press corps:

    We the people can be stampeded, especially about emotional topics. For reasons which are blindingly obvious, race is the most emotional topic in American life.

    In the world of fifth-grade civics textbooks, our journalists and even our lofty professors jealously guard such topics. They bravely stand to challenge, correct or clarify claims which are unfounded or false.

    We don’t live in that world, a world fifth-graders can understand. For at least the past twenty years, we have lived in a world where lawyers or other collections of hacks get to invent novelized tales and fake facts, and the “journalists” rush to repeat them.

    When a nation has no actual press corps, we the lunatics end up in charge. Crackpots like Skolnik end up saying that a sweatshirt is a mythical garment on a par with Babe Ruth’s bat (?) or the Declaration of Independence. Struggling to top that hysterical claim, the people who have replaced the journalists may even reimagine the hoodie as a religious relic.

  9. yttik says:

    Seattle is hot right now on the wahism scale of Worthy Of Mockery and Humiliation.

    I kid you not, first we had a debate about the inherent racism of calling a brown paper bag well, a brown paper bag. Next we pondered the inherent racism of the term “citizen” and suggested a change to “the documented.”


    • DeniseVB says:

      First they came for your brown paper bag, then they’ll go for brown crayolas and sugar. 😛 So silly these politically correct progs.

    • elliesmom says:

      I live in that other bastion of liberal nuttiness. We vote to ban stores from selling single servings of water in plastic bottles and try to force restaurants to go vegan one day a week. So soda sales go up and people eat home one day a week.

      • Vegan? Why vegan? I wouldn’t be in favor of that LA thing they do with meatless Mondays, but it seems like it would at least be an easier regulation for restaurants to achieve. Vegan is difficult and expensive.

        • Karma says:

          Some east coast jerk came here with that meatless Monday bs….don’t blame us,….lol

        • elliesmom says:

          Because “meatless” says you can serve dairy products and eggs, which still involves human beings “subjugating animals”. The water bottle ban has passed and is the law in Concord, MA. The folks in the People’s Republic of Cambridge are still working on the vegan days, but they have had a few restaurants comply voluntarily. They’re also trying to ban on street parking to force people onto public transit. I don’t think they “get” how little need people from outside the city need to go there if they make it even more difficult than it already is. Or maybe they really are trying to build a moat around themselves.

  10. helenk3 says:

    racial hatred is being stirred up more now then it has been for a long time. the sharptons and the jacksons have been around but did not have the platform they are given now.
    I knew there was reverse racism, but it was not as open as it is now. The sad thing is i do not think the genie can be put back in the bottle. the black actors that want you to pay money to see their movies but show such contempt and hatred for whites see nothing wrong with it. and think that whites should just keep on contributing to their livelihood and keep going to see their shows
    any white actor who shows racism is condemned as it should be.
    I was taught as a little girl that racism is silly. those were my mothers words to me. she said look a black has to get off a sidewalk if we are walking but how many of the same blacks are nursing white babies. this was before civil rights and there was still segregation

    so if white on black crime is considered a hate crime so should black on white or hispanic or asian be considered the same way

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