April 5, 2012 2 Comments
From Fox Toledo:
He was confronted by six juveniles between the ages of 11 to 17, both white and black, and for the next three or four minutes was nearly beaten to death because of, as he says, the color of his skin.
“This white man said, ‘Take him down!’ and the next thing I knew, I was sucker punched from the back,” Watts said.
For the next four minutes, the group of juveniles punched and kicked Watts, until he nearly passed out. Two customers at the nearby gas station stepped in to help.
“All I could hear before I passed out, ‘Don’t kill him, or we all go to jail,'” Watts recalled. “If (the customers) had not gotten involved, he would have killed me.”
Watts is calling the weekend attack that occurred a block away from his Mason Street home a hate crime. During the attack, Watts says he brought up Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen killed by a block watch member Feb. 26.
“Why me? Remember Trayvon! Remember Trayvon!,” Watts recalled. “I meant it as a peaceful way. What happened to Trayvon, I was not responsible for, I live 1,000 miles away! But they kept saying, ‘Kill him! Kill Him! Kill him!’ because I’m a white man.”
Where are the calls for hate crimes investigations? Where are Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson? Oh wait, they only come if the allegations fit their narrative.
Where is the Congressional Black Caucus on this one? Here is a crime that was clearly racially motivated. Where are their condemnations?
Perhaps the most stunning part of this is that detectives do not consider this to be a hate crime.
Let’s see. You have attackers of various ethnicities who make a racial comments that seem to explain their attack and this is not a hate crime.
Does anyone wonder if the victim had been black and racial slurs used, whether the authorities would even hesitate calling this a hate crime.
This is positively Orwellean. All are equal. Some are just more equal than others.