February 21, 2015
More proof that non-Whites cannot be charged with “hate crimes” even when they obviously committed a crime which fits the definition of that term.
In this case, his victims were probably Black, so you’d have thought they’d have been more likely to press the issue, but I guess defending Moslems is one of the prime drives of the current American system.
Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper didn’t charge a Detroit man with a hate crime after it’s suspected he stabbed two people at a Southfield bus stop, possibly motivated by religious hate.
Nick Loussia, Deputy Chief of Police for the Southfield Police Department, said the suspect, 39-year-old Terrence Lavaron Thomas, “is Muslim, and asked the victims what religion they were” before allegedly attacking them.
He’s charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent and possession of marijuana.
Oakland County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Paul Walton said the evidence doesn’t support a 2-year felony charge of ethnic intimidation, although investigators are still interviewing witnesses.
Walton said an argument started over “bad breath and bad teeth” before it “deescalated to a physical altercation.”
“At this point … I’m not hearing anything that is going to monumentally change any of the charges,” Walton said.
The FBI is looking at the case also to see if any federal hate crimes were committed.