Mark Alexander / Apr. 30, 2021

ALL Murders Are ‘Hate Crimes’

Every murder deprives a victim of his or her civil rights.

Wednesday, as a layup for Joe Biden’s fallacious and pandering assertion that “white supremacists” are the greatest terrorist threat to America — just one of a litany of lies in his droning remarks to a few members of Congress — the Department of Justice filed “hate crime” charges against three Georgia men, accusing them of murdering Ahmaud Arbery. That would be three white men, one of whom shot Arbery, a black man – which is why Biden took his low performing speech victory lap in Georgia.

The Arbery death received little attention at the time it occurred in February of 2020, and when it was picked up by the Demos’ Leftmedia propagandists three months later, it was eclipsed by the death of George Floyd in May.

Ahead of Floyd’s death, we covered the Arbery case, noting at the time that it was turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation when the Georgia prosecutor who would have handled the case recused himself after declaring the case a “justifiable homicide.” Subsequently, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr asked for the Department of Justice to take over the case in order to ensure “a complete and transparent review of how the Ahmaud Arbery case was handled from the outset.”

Though a Georgia grand jury did indict the three men, that case will be superseded by the federal case.

I noted in our original analysis of this case, “Given the racially charged nature of this incident now, DoJ should review the case to determine if there is evidence of a ‘hate crime,’ though as I have written previously, all capital crimes are hate crimes, and differentiating crimes by intent serves only partisan political ends.”

Though Arbery had a criminal history known to the man who shot him (who was a former police officer), that was not justification for his death. As I also noted at the time, “Arbery was unarmed, which is to say making a case for the use of deadly force in self defense is unlikely.”

But the key point here is, again, all capital crimes are “hate crimes” — not just those that meet the DoJ’s political standard limiting “hate” to crimes “motivated by bias against race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or disability.” That is an absurdly broad standard for classifying “hate,” and I would add that every murder deprives a victim of his or her civil rights.

More to the point is the disparity in how “hate crimes” are covered. As I also noted regarding the Arbery case, there was virtually no political or media outcry regarding another hate crime.

According to the Delaware State Police, on 8 May of last year (while all attention was focused on Arbery’s death), a 29-year-old black man, a “Black Lives Matter” activist, murdered an elderly white couple from Elkton, Maryland, while they were visiting the grave of their son at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Lidia Marino, 85, was deceased at the crime scene. Her husband, Paul Marino, 86, an Army veteran, died of his injuries a day later.

According to law enforcement sources at the time, the perpetrator had a scoped rifle and stalked the elderly couple, shot them, and then fired on the first responders. The assailant was killed by police six hour later after a manhunt and gunfight. Despite the fact that a black man targeted and murdered an elderly white couple, the Delaware attack was not even a blip on the mass-media radar.

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