A Beating and Racial Slurs But No Hate-crime Charges

Selwyn Duke
Ah, the left-wing capacity for rationalization knows no bounds. While we're told that even substantive criticism of Barack Obama is driven by the hatefulness the left has dubbed "racism," a racial attack by three black teenagers on two white men in Philadelphia this past Monday is, somehow, not. Consider the scenario, and then tell me why we even have "hate-crime" laws. Wrote Stephanie Farr at Philly.com: About 8:25 p.m., a cab was stopped at a red light at 15th and Chestnut streets when two 17-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy approached and started calling the male passenger in the back seat racially derogatory names, police said. The boys then threw an unknown liquid at the cab before they opened the door, pulled the passenger out and started to pummel him, police said. The cab driver, Brian Goldman, then exited his vehicle, perhaps to lend assistance, at which point the passenger ran off and the thugs turned their racial wrath on him. Despite the three-on-one odds and having...(Read Full Post)

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