September 12, 2014
James Woods, a famous actor, has used Twitter to call upon Eric Holder to prosecute those involved in a recent Memphis race-hate attack under hate crimes legislation. The victim was clearly attacked because he was White, with a friend of the attackers saying “they got a White dude.”
In response to the idea that Blacks should be held to the same standard as Whites, the Jew Mark Potok has claimed that it is impossible for a White to be the victim of a hate crime.
No amount of retweets or clamor — some of which came in the form of profanity-laced, slur-laden emailed threats to Memphis police director Toney Armstrong — can make the facts match the elements required to prosecute this as a racially motivated attack.
“The current civil rights intimidation statute of the state of Tennessee does not cover the facts as we know them right now that happened on the Kroger parking lot,” Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said this week.
Mark Potok, senior fellow at the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate crimes, said Woods’ logic was often employed by white nationalists who “call for crimes like this to be charged as hate crimes when there is no evidence to support this.”
“Many people feel that any kind of interracial violent crime is a hate crime and that’s not true,” Potok said.
“These are people who feel that whites are somehow under attack by black people and that the government is not on white people’s side.”To prove that the assailants wanted to beat up a white person requires evidence of intent, said Steve Mulroy, a law professor at the University of Memphis who teaches both criminal and civil rights law.
So there you have it.
How great it must be to be Black and have all of these special privileges. Not only do you get free everything, but it is also impossible for you to ever be held responsible for your own behavior.