Three cheers for Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter. Calling a spade a spade, the mayor hectored black teenagers for damaging their own race. Tough talk that, and 40 years overdue.
“If you walk into somebody’s office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied, and your pants half down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won’t hire you? They don’t hire you ‘cause you look like you’re crazy,” the mayor said. “You have damaged your own race.” ...
“The Immaculate Conception of our Lord Jesus Christ took place a long time ago, and it didn’t happen here in Philadelphia,” Mr. Nutter said. “So every one of these kids has two parents who were around and participating at the time. They need to be around now.”
The mayor told parents, “If you’re just hanging out out there, maybe you’re sending them a check or bringing some cash by. That’s not being a father. You’re just a human ATM. … And if you’re not providing the guidance and you’re not sending any money, you’re just a sperm donor.”Meanwhile, law enforcement officials are not certain that a pattern of black mobs mugging innocent white bystanders reflects any racial animus. Some are not willing to apply the nation's noxious hate crime laws with stiffer penalties in these cases. Thankfully, some are.
Such reticence evinces the double standard that innocent people--what used to be called decent people until decades of Hollywood brainwashing reversed the presumption--suffer under in liberal-dominated America. It's the Major Hasan standard. When a jihadist traitor whips out a firearm and screams "Allahu Akbar!" before unleashing mayhem on a military base, we are counseled by the President himself to not rush to judgement. Conversely, when a drug-addled, Communist-Manifesto-reading media junkie opens fire on a Democratic Congresswoman, it's Sarah Palin and Rush Limbuagh's fault. Throw the book at him.
Let's see, if a pack of 20 white teenagers singles out a black man for a beating, will race be considered a factor? Hmm. If a pack of 20 heterosexuals singles out a gay man for a beating, will hate-crime laws be applied? Hmm. What's amazing is how infrequent stories like that are. What's appalling is how unsurprising reports of black mob violence are. And, what it shows when law enforcement officials are reluctant to apply hate crime laws for flash mob violence is that those laws were primarily put in place to bedevil one demographic group, straight white males.
Hate crime laws are odious to Noman, and wreak of liberal self-righteousness. However, if the noxious things are on the books, then they should be applied equally under the same presumptions, even when politically correct sacred cows are the predators, as they too frequently are.