Thursday, December 26, 2013

First White on Black "Knock Out Game"

HOUSTON (AP) — A white Houston-area man was arrested Thursday on federal hate crimes charges for allegedly shooting video of himself sucker-punching a 79-year-old black man in a "knockout game"-style attack.

A hole cracker punching an old black person isn't any more or less acceptable than an 'urban youth' punching an elderly white person. I cannot condone random pointless violence, especially against the old, young and generally infirm. That being said people in a group reacting to violence against their group is a very natural reaction.  Reactions create counter reactions which can under some circumstances spiral into ethnic/ tribal violence beyond what anyone could envision. Without overreacting to this incident it could be a sign of bad things to come.


Aesop said...

MLK himself repeatedly warned his homies against racial violence, because he'd graduated math class in the 3rd grade, and 80-12 odds wouldn't have left him with much of a following after the first volley. Few of his would-be successors are as similarly gifted.

While my crystal ball is no shinier than anyone else's, I don't think this presages much of anything.

To me, the notable aspect is whether the media will cover this incident (almost invariably as hyperventialting headless chickens on crystal meth); or even perhaps begin officially noticing the obviously racial component of the other 2000 incidents that led to it; or simply continue current policy, which is to keep their collective heads firmly clenched in a tight, dark, and oxygen-deprived space, and treat any suggestions that Something is happening like it was news of a Bigfoot army riding into town on a squadron of black helicopters.

Anonymous said...

How is this a federal hate crime, whilst all the others were not.

No, no. That was not a question.

And damn that punk for thumping an elderly man. What a hero he is.


Theother Ryan said...

H, I agree on the whole race war mess. Too many honkies with Infantry training and or rifles they know how to shoot.

H, That is a question which is difficult to answer in my mind. What is good for the goose has to be good for the gander.

Yeah he's a scum bag any way you cut it.

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