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About That Horrendous Premeditated Hate Crime

The race of perpetrators should be immaterial — unless it helps the Demos' "hate" narrative.

Mark Alexander · May 12, 2020

As promised, a follow-up on two contrasting murder cases — one the cold-blooded murder of two elderly people visiting their son’s grave in a Delaware veterans cemetery, and the other the shooting death of a black man in Georgia.

As I noted yesterday, despite the fact that the Delaware State Police believe a black assailant targeted and murdered an elderly white couple, the Delaware attack was not even a blip on the mass-media radar.

On the other hand, the MSM is saturating media outlets with the Georgia case because it checks all the boxes for an election-year race-bait feeding frenzy for the Democrat Party and its Leftmedia publicists. Demos are desperately trying to keep their impoverished black urban constituents in line — the voting line.

As of yesterday the identity and race of the Delaware victims had not been released. Thus, I established contact with residents from Elkton, Maryland, home of the Delaware cemetery victims, to confirm the elderly couple was white — and indeed they were. While their identities have now been released, there is no mention of their race or any call for their murder to be investigated as a so-called “hate crime.” (All violent assaults and murders are hate crimes.)

While the respective race of the individuals involved in both of these cases should be immaterial, the Georgia case fits a disgraceful political narrative that elevates it as clickbait across all Leftmedia platforms. But that also exposes a gross double standard in how such cases are treated by the media and Democrat politicians, who are predisposed to brazenly use the blood of victims as political fodder when it advances the Left’s political agenda.

Regarding that double standard, Manhattan Institute researcher Heather Mac Donald has thoroughly documented the racial disparity of interracial crimes. According to the latest Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of criminal victimization (2018), Mac Donald notes: “There were 593,598 interracial violent victimizations … between blacks and whites last year, including white-on-black and black-on-white attacks. Blacks committed 537,204 of those interracial felonies, or 90 percent, and whites committed 56,394 of them, or less than 10 percent.”

Mac Donald adds, “That ratio is becoming more skewed, despite the Democrat claim of Trump-inspired white violence. In 2012-13, blacks committed 85 percent of all interracial victimizations between blacks and whites; whites committed 15 percent. From 2015 to 2018, the total number of white victims and the incidence of white victimization have grown as well.”

Mac Donald concludes: “Blacks are also overrepresented among perpetrators of hate crimes — by 50 percent — according to the most recent Justice Department data from 2017; whites are underrepresented by 24 percent. This is particularly true for anti-gay and anti-Semitic hate crimes.”

So, black Americans represent about 15% of the population but perpetrate 90% of violent interracial crimes.

Again, Democrats and their Leftmedia outlets have saturated the nation with hyperbolic headlines about the Georgia shooting, which may result in one or more homicide convictions. But where is the justice for the Delaware murder victims — and thousands like them? If the Department of Justice is going to investigate any “hate crimes,” it should investigate ALL hate crimes.

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