Equal Justice for Hate Crime Hoaxers

Just a quickie research foray into what happens to the perpetrators of hate crime hoaxes convinces me that indeeD,  Smollett received no more than equal treatment for this class of offenders.

Crysral Magnum, the Duke Lacrosse hoaxer, was not charged in that incident, and went on to a spectacular criminal career.  Jackie Oakley was never charged in theUVA frat case.  We don’t  know the names of the ersatz victims exposed since Trump’s election, the perps of  hijab-ripping hoaxes, the fake noose incidents, so it’s difficult to research what happened to ‘em.  But the one and only prosecution I could find was for the gay organist of a Prog Episcopal Church who defaced his sanctuary by spray painting “Heil Trump!”   He was charged with a mere misdemeanor, not a hate crime.  I’m sure he’s still blowin’ the pipes  at that sacred enclave of PC worship.

So, let’s hear no more about Smollett  getting special treatment, about this case as an anomalous “whitewash of justice”.!  This outcome is the rule, not the exception.

Indeed, if Smollett hadn’t gotten cleared, I think he’d have a case for a civil rights action on the grounds that he was treated more harshly than other “similarly situated” perps.

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22 thoughts on “Equal Justice for Hate Crime Hoaxers”

  1. Real hate pranks get the book thrown at them.

    The three white drunk fraternity brothers who tied a noose around the neck of the statue of James Meredith on the Ole Miss campus were allowed to withdraw from the University.   Their fraternity chapter was closed.   The leader of the three was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor (they had been threatened with felony charges) and was sentenced to twelve months of probation.

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  2. I don’t know why you guys still think that there is the same justice system for us as there is for Leftist approved victim groups. You guys need to pull your heads out from the sand and start seeing the world as it really is. We live in a two tiered system. They can do whatever they want with no consequences, but we better not say a word or we get the cage with the rat it in attached to our face. Boy it’s great to be an American.

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  3. I love the prosecutor saying he had to prioritize violence and he didn’t see Smollett as a threat to the public safety.

    Deliberately inciting interracial (and inter political) hatred is not a threat to public safety?  Riiight, tell it to residents of Ferguson and Baltimore.  Tell it to Steve Scalise.

    But  maybe the county attorneys were more afraid of what would ensue upon Smollet’s inevitable conviction?  SeeFerguson and Baltimore.  Whereas, the streets of Chicago were not thronged last night with white people in MAGA hats, burning cars, smashing windows….nah, maybe they  made the right call after all…

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  4. Chicago, sanctuary city for fake racial hoaxes.

    It could be worse. They could have dragged this out till after the election. Or they could have given him a meaningless sentence.

    Those other hoaxes were not as obvious – yes they were to us but they were revealed so gradually to the general public they were effectively hidden once it became clear.

    This one is different. Everyone heard of it and it was accepted as fact publicly by news hosts, pundits and celebrities. Then the whole house of cards came down and there was zero wiggle room.

    Something profound was revealed to the public that they can’t unsee.

    This will affect votes in 2020 when it probably wouldn’t have before. It’s another energizer for Trump supporters and it’s another reason for black folks, who are very angry and embarrassed about this, to not vote Democrat.

    There should be a federal law regarding this type of crime, since it affects the whole nation and national cohesion. I’m not a big fan of new laws, but…

    Anyone remember what happened to the woman who drowned her kids and blamed it on some black man?

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  5. Hypatia:
    Crysral Magnum, the Duke Lacrosse hoaxer, was not charged in that incident, and went on to a spectacular criminal career.

    I still remember that case with great anger. The worst part? They fired the coach who had been in that job for 13 years before the trial. What was he responsible for? He was home with his wife and kids when the “incident” occurred.

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  6. Robert A. McReynolds:
    I keep trying to tell people, Panama is looking nicer and nicer as the US slips into the abyss.

    https://bestplacesintheworldtoretire.com/questions-and-answers/is-panama-safe

    Gee whiz; I’ve travelled there before and love ceviche but it’s too close to Guatemala. I guess I have a bad taste in my mouth because of the corruption I encountered during business trips; I can’t imagine that has improved.

    Also, I’m a definitive Europhile so I may be out of luck.

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  7. No, we can’t leave; we are already on the Ark, mankind’s last best hope.  We just need to get serious about casting the dung overboard.

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  8. Hypatia:
    No, we can’t leave; we are already on the Ark, mankind’s last best hope.  We just need to get serious about casting the dung overboard.

    You’re right of course but it gets tough when I speak with my suburban soccer mom friends in Michigan I’ve known since grade school and one told me last night, “Ann Coulter deserves to be harmed on her college tours. She’s offensive and obnoxious.”

    I guess I’m fortunate in that I left the suburbs after college; NYC and LA were hardly better though. We’ll see what happens when I make my move to No Florida in July 60 miles south from the Georgia border. Maybe I’ll be able to have some real conversations again!

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  9. Robert A. McReynolds:
    I keep trying to tell people, Panama is looking nicer and nicer as the US slips into the abyss.

    https://bestplacesintheworldtoretire.com/questions-and-answers/is-panama-safe

    Panama is “safe” only while the US exists as a free country. As soon as the balloon goes up on the US, Panama’s days are over. It will immediately lose most of its economy and its backstop against internal and external threats.

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  10. There is an argument that nothing exists without the US and given the past 100 years it’s hard to say  that argument is faulty. That said, the US is so jacked up that trying something new isn’t that far fetched an idea.

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  11. Robert A. McReynolds:
    There is an argument that nothing exists without the US and given the past 100 years it’s hard to say  that argument is faulty. That said, the US is so jacked up that trying something new isn’t that far fetched an idea.

    Who the hell knows anymore? I am so appalled and yes- frightened- by the Democratic party, I’m starting to cash out of some of my stocks.

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  12. EThompson:

    Robert A. McReynolds:
    There is an argument that nothing exists without the US and given the past 100 years it’s hard to say  that argument is faulty. That said, the US is so jacked up that trying something new isn’t that far fetched an idea.

    Who the hell knows anymore? I am so appalled and yes- frightened- by the Democratic party, I’m starting to cash out of some of my stocks.

    We are moving in a conservative direction.   I expect the market to be mostly up this year as businesses thrive in the Trump economy.   But any underlying economic problems will get shaken and exposed next year.

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  13. Hypatia:
    But  maybe the county attorneys were more afraid of what would ensue upon Smollett’s inevitable conviction?

    Indeed and Ms. Kim Foxx was quite connected with the Obamas who were also friendly with Smollett. It’s obvious a high level phone call was placed.

    Can’t wait for this waste of taxpayer dollars to stop. right. now.

    I say let that  ***hole go and stop with the Trump/Putin nonsense as well.

    We have serious problems and my only focus is the wall. Trump is not defying the Constitution as FDR was not as he declared war on Japan after Pearl Harbor. We are under attack and again, I feel for my friends in San Diego, Mariposa County, and El Paso.

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  14. MJBubba:

    EThompson:

    Robert A. McReynolds:
    There is an argument that nothing exists without the US and given the past 100 years it’s hard to say  that argument is faulty. That said, the US is so jacked up that trying something new isn’t that far fetched an idea.

    Who the hell knows anymore? I am so appalled and yes- frightened- by the Democratic party, I’m starting to cash out of some of my stocks.

    We are moving in a conservative direction.   I expect the market to be mostly up this year as businesses thrive in the Trump economy.   But any underlying economic problems will get shaken and exposed next year.

    I’m highly disturbed by Fed Reserve Chairman Powell right now and so is his boss. Interest rates were too low for too long but the radical increase is happening too fast. I blame Obama who should have put pressure on Yellen to start an incremental increase during his administration.

    I realize how ridiculous it sounds that Barry would know a damn thing about money.

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  15. Robert A. McReynolds:
    I keep trying to tell people, Panama is looking nicer and nicer as the US slips into the abyss.

    If Central America fits your criteria, Costa Rica is well worth investigating.  A number of subscribers to the Harry Schultz Letter have settled there, including the people who took over the advisory when Sir Harry retired (they’ve been there for many years).

    Residency is easy: if you’re retired, you need only show US$ 1000/month in pension to obtain permanent residence.  Under retiree status, you cannot earn money in Costa Rica, but you’re free to earn money abroad.  (This is called Pensionado status.)

    If you’re not retired, you can obtain Rentista status by demonstrating US$ 2500/month from investments, savings, or other income, or by depositing US$ 60,000 in a Costa Rica bank.  Under the Pensionado and Rentista programmes, you pay no taxes on earnings outside Costa Rica.

    You can also obtain residency with a US$ 200,000 investment in an approved business in Costa Rica.  There is a forestry investment programme which provides residency for an investment of US$ 100,000.

    These are temporary resident programmes which require you to be in-country some amount of time.  After three years as a temporary resident, you can apply for permanent residence which, if you’ve met the residence requirements and have a clean police blotter, removes the in-country time requirements.

    After seven years in country, you can apply for citizenship.

    Costa Rica is democratic, politically stable, and has avoided the Latin American risk of military coups by abolishing its army in 1949.  You can get along quite well in the big city in English, but you’ll want to pick up enough Spanish to get along in day-to-day life.

    Most people can live in style on US$ 2500–3600 a month, which many U.S. retirees get from Social Security.  The infrastructure is entirely up to first world standards.  Life expectancy at birth is 79.3 years, which is the second highest in the Americas and greater than in the United States.

    I’m not recommending you go there—due to circumstances I ended up somewhere else—but if I were looking to get out of the U.S. today, this would be near the top of the list.

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  16. EThompson:
    I’m highly disturbed by Fed Reserve Chairman Powell right now and so is his boss. Interest rates were too low for too long but the radical increase is happening too fast.

    I am not so sure that the rapid increase was so bad, especially with the more recent rumors that they are going to keep the rates where they are for the next few cycles.   The tax reform happened quickly, and businesses reacted very quickly to the change of Administration, so the increase in rates was digested in the midst of a rapid expansion.  For now, if they just hold steady I think this year will drift upwards, but in fits and starts of unsettling volatility.

    What I do think is that next year is going to be really hard on the markets.   Beginning in the primaries season, Leftist mass media will quit publishing any good economic news and will be sure to repeat every bad economic story at least a dozen times.   Consumer confidence will tank.   Be prepared.   They are going to try to kill the economy the way they did in 2008, in hopes of rooting President Trump out of the White House.

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  17. MJBubba:
    Consumer confidence will tank.   Be prepared.

    They’ve already started and I’m especially p***ed off about one stock that is simply flawless but some moron in the MSM started a rumor and it dropped a buck a share today.

    So far, however, I am buying under the radar and that seems to be working. Will continue to do so but I miss Facebook! It was so easy…

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  18. MJBubba:
    I am not so sure that the rapid increase was so bad, especially with the more recent rumors that they are going to keep the rates where they are for the next few cycles.   The tax reform happened quickly, and businesses reacted very quickly to the change of Administration, so the increase in rates was digested in the midst of a rapid expansion.  For now, if they just hold steady I think this year will drift upwards, but in fits and starts of unsettling volatility.

    This matches my understanding as well.  There’s a lot of things I don’t understand about economics, so take that into account.

    I miss Alan Greenspan.  My personal policy regarding Fed Reserve economists is “Never trust anybody who has not personally had sex with Ayn Rand!”

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