It’s an Obama world.
Beating, robbing and stripping a white man by a gang of black youths is not a hate crime.
The beating of a man that was videotaped by onlookers who did nothing to stop it in downtown Baltimore will not be investigated as a hate crime, according to police.
Baltimore police say they’re looking for suspects in the beating, but no arrests have been made. The victim has not been identified, but police say he’s from Arlington, Va.
A video of the beating shows a white man getting punched in the face, with his head slamming against the pavement. He’s then robbed and stripped of his clothes. The suspects who attacked him are African American.
Baltimore County Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld, speaking on WBAL Radio Tuesday, said he doesn’t think the video depicts a hate crime, but that it is stoking “fear-mongering” and “race-baiting.” He said the case indicates “drunken opportunistic criminality.”
The victim in the video appears to be disoriented, when he gets punched.
He was white.
Baltimore Chief of Police: It Would Be “Race-Baiting” To Note a Hate Crime Against A White Man Is In Fact A Hate Crime
Not a hate crime, just “opportunistic criminal behavior.”
What was the opportunity? One white guy lost in a black neighborhood?
What was the selection process for their victim? Was it just random they chose the one white guy?
If that wasn’t random — if he was chosen, at it appears, because he was the one white interloper in sight — it’s a hate-crime.
But it would be “race baiting” to call it such.
In a radio interview, Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III urged Baltimore residents to “distinguish between criminality and racially motivated crime.” Bealefeld, who is white, warned against “race-baiting” and “fear-mongering” in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting and other recent racially charged incidents.”There’s no doubt it’s a crime,” Bealefeld said of the March 17 assault. “We need to vigorously hold criminals accountable, and we have to be careful not to be pulled into this race-baiting.”