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Why Aren’t Blacks Charged With Hate-Crimes?

While people were absorbed in what happened to Flight 370 or who would be dancing with whom on Dancing with the Stars, the Obama Justice Department (an oxymoron if there ever was one) has been busy pressing for unparalleled Congressional authority not permitted by the Constitution.

As John Fund writes: “Forty-five states and the District of Columbia provide additional penalties for crimes that they classify as ‘hate crimes,’ over and above what would have been available if the same crime had been committed with a different motivation. In 2009,…Obama signed into law a federal hate-crimes statute that adds a third level of criminalization for violent crimes that occur ‘because of’ the victim’s ‘actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation.’ John continues: “Actual hatred is not required. It is enough that there is causal connection between the crime and one of these grounds.” (Hate-Crime Laws and the Expansion of Federal Power: How does the Thirteenth Amendment justify making certain kinds of violence a federal crime?; National Review; 3/18/14)

The obvious concern is that given the record of the federal government to police itself, how can it be trusted to not just police others; but on what grounds does Obama’s deeply racially biased Justice Department under Eric Holder arrive at the necessary prescience to divine a person’s thought? This is the same Obama Justice Department that saw absolutely nothing wrong with New Black Panther Party members committing one of the most flagrant acts of racially motivated voter intimidation in modern history.

However, under Obama nothing is as it seems on the surface, and the additional penalties he signed into law which I referenced above is just such a case. One’s right to be protected from double-jeopardy has been sacrosanct; but, under Obama’s law, federal authorities now have “the power to prosecute a defendant who has already been prosecuted by state authorities. They can even prosecute a defendant who has been acquitted, Double-jeopardy protections do not apply.” Even more egregious: “The Obama Justice Department has argued that the part of the 2009 Hate Crimes Prevention Act that governs race is constitutional under the 13th Amendment, which reads that: ‘Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have ben duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” So the logical question would be, how in heaven’s name can you read into “the 13th Amendment to prohibit criminal activity, though racial in nature, if it has nothing to do with ‘slavery or involuntary servitude?’”

Logical minds would argue you cannot – however, we’re talking about Obama and Holder. But leave that thought for the moment.

Why are not blacks who are brutally attacking whites in depraved, predatory, and animalistic atrocities called “knockout games” being charged with hate crimes? If “violent crimes that occur ‘because of’ the victim’s ‘actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation,’” are defined as hate crimes, why are not these black hoodlums being charged with hate crimes? Give me a scenario in which blacks attack, rape, brutalize, and/or murder whites that it is not based on hate. What clearer evidence is needed?

The Obama Justice Department is not about Justice; it is about punishing whites. Former Justice Department lawyer J. Christian Adams, who resigned in protest over Obama and Holder refusing to prosecute the New Black PantherParty members, shared in an interview with me that Holder made it known he was only interested in prosecuting civil rights cases if the aggrieved was black.

As John Fund notes, “…starting with a 1968 housing-discrimination case, the Supreme Court began stretching the phrase ‘badges and incidents’ beyond any tenuous connection to slavery. In Griffin v. Breckenridge (1971), for instance, the Court held that ‘the varieties of private conduct that [Congress] may make criminally punishable or civilly remediable extend far beyond the actual imposition of slavery or involuntary servitude….Congress has the power under the Thirteenth Amendment rationally to determine what are the badges and the incidents of slavery.’” Further, “After noting that the 13th Amendment ‘has respect not to distinctions of race or class or color, but [only] to slavery,’ the Court concluded that ‘it would be running the slavery argument into the ground to make it apply to every act of [private] discrimination.’”

Why is it that seemingly only whites can be charged with hate-crimes? And specific to said question, what is the true ratio of white-on-black crimes juxtaposed to black-on-white crimes? Blacks, as I wrote, are not the hunted; they are the hunters. (See: Blacks Are The Hunters Not The Hunted; mychal-massie.com; 2/25/14)

Justice is not served unless she is blind. But under Obama and Holder, Justice is only blind if the perpetrator is black, and the victims are white. If hate-crime provisions were about law and justice we wouldn’t be having this discussion; I wouldn’t be writing this article. But hate-crime laws are not about law and justice. They are about adding additional punishment to the crimes of whites against so-called protected classes.

Additionally, speaking tangentially, I find it interesting that the protected classes do not include the most vulnerable of all – said being the unborn. But that is a “Behind The Political Curtain” piece for another day.

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12 Responses to Why Aren’t Blacks Charged With Hate-Crimes?

  1. Justin Evans January 21, 2015 at 1:27 am #

    It seems that, as a nation, we are losing our capacity for intellectual honesty. We don’t ever talk candidly about race, crime, religion – we cherry pick our facts and our stories from the cesspool of popular culture. Thank you for some honest dialogue Mr. Massie. And thank you for being a Christian voice, there aren’t enough of those that have the spine to be heard anymore.

  2. Sean January 9, 2015 at 5:17 pm #

    Hi there , great article. I have been trying to research this from time to time I hve read in newspapers about specific incidences however unfortunately it seems alot of evidence has dissapeared… perhaps on purpose? In any event I am looking for perhaps 20 or more specific cases that have happened in the last 5 years. Can you help?

  3. Eric January 3, 2015 at 8:03 pm #

    A big flaw with this editorial is that hate crimes prosecutions are DOWN under Obama and Holder…

    If this administration truly wanted to punish white people, the number of charges would have skyrocketed, instead of dropped.

    Also, hate crimes charges against blacks for things like the “knockout game” were never filed under previous administrations. It’s not like the knockout game (or violence against whites) is new, but hate crimes still weren’t charged in those instances.

  4. David Wyke August 25, 2014 at 4:24 pm #

    Thank you for being honest whites are not the only group that can be racist,all groups have racist among them, but you are the first black person I have ever known to be honest about black against white racism……it does exist I have been called a stupid white MOFO 2times in the last 2 or 3 years

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie August 25, 2014 at 1:35 pm #

      david wyke: good points all…

  5. David Wyke August 18, 2014 at 12:45 am #

    Well this should get way more publicity whites are being hunted

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie August 18, 2014 at 3:07 pm #

      david wyke: feel free to share it…

  6. Brine March 25, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    Race is a start but I believe with this administration and supporters have a bigger end game…this was the first type of no hold’s barred full frontal attack to tell people we are indeed going to fundamentally transform this nation per Obama’s promise. ‘Action’ has been prosecuted but don’t forget about the push to prosecute speech as well that government has discussed involving hate crimes. Just wait until LGBT becomes a protected classification on a federal level. It won’t be just a matter of photographers, designers, florists, etc not wanting to be forced to actively participate in promotion of such chosen lifestyles but will very quickly reach the pulpits. The ‘church’ remained silent on a lot of sin to ‘win the world by acting like the world’ and not be accused of being hate mongers (through thy precepts I get understanding therefore I hate every false way…and of some have compassion making a difference: and others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.).

    I have seen it time and time again where racism is directly equated to opposing perverse lifestyle choices even though these areas are not even close…(several of my kids’ teachers have already tried to set them up and sway students with writing assignments and in class discussions…disagreement with LGBT was called homophobic,bullying, hate speech, and akin to racism as a boy was toying with the thought of trying out for homecoming queen. His comments were allowed as were his supporters but everyone else was threatened…my other daughter had a writing assignment talking about why Michael Sam coming out was important and those that disagreed were akin to racists and needed reeducated). If a homosexual group crashes a church to disrupt a service or commits an act of violence against an old lady holding a bible in a silent protest at a gay rights parade…well that is JUSTIFIABLE in their eyes. Just like the Black Panther voting incident.

    California tried to pass legislation to pull tax exempt status for any discrimination (this was being used primarily as a tool against the boy scouts and not sure if it passed) but it will be shoved through everywhere if there is even a hint at this technique being successful. Churches will be threatened with their tax exempt status and many will cave and use the poor mindset (just as the boy scouts did) ‘we just need to remain silent rather than get shut down…we can’t do anything if our doors are closed so the far greater good is served through compromise.’ Some churches will attempt to go back into the homes but as at least one church found out (in Arizona?) they will still come knocking (his home wasn’t properly zoned as an ‘entertainment venue’ or some such silliness) and attempt to silence people. And those that continue to fight against calling evil good and good evil will end up in jail under the guise of ‘hate speech’.

    The first amendment is already being word-smithed to not mean what it means and uneducated masses just shrug their shoulders because it ‘doesn’t affect them’… and religious liberty in court is being tossed out the window by progressive judges. The ability to be obedient to God rather than man doesn’t matter according to the ‘state’. If you want to be a citizen of America that is the price of admission per one judge.

    Your options via the ‘state’ are to be: ‘retrained/reeducated’ to be accepting of such lifestyle choices (already happening in schools, businesses, and the military), close your doors voluntarily or via the weight of the government, or remain silent until you realize how wrong you are (What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops, cause my people to know the error of their way) contrary to what we are told in scripture. Is it any wonder that Jesus asks if He will find faith on the earth when He returns? (And not our definition of faith but HIS…Hebrews 11…Faith that had Paul and Silas singing in their affliction despite circumstance, and that causes a person to trust in the sacrifice Christ made for their eternal soul because of their wickedness..and it shows up in their walk as more than just a fire escape ticket.) Lord help us all…and we should all be prepared for the trials and tribulations God promised would happen and be ready to give an answer to every man for the hope that is in us. Salt and light in this present evil world.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 25, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

      brine: the church you reference if I am correct unless there was also a family in arizona who suffered a similar fate was in california…I wrote at length about the family having talked with the legal foundation that defended them…your point are well taken…

  7. Scott Prah March 25, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    And the white liberal elite continue to support this madness. Racially motivated justice is just as foul as racially motivated crime.

    • Mychal Massie
      Mychal Massie March 25, 2014 at 5:20 pm #

      scott prah: well said…

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