Many big cities are refusing to charge any black suspect with a hate crime, no matter what the circumstances. Baltimore is probably no exception.
This is in relation to the Baltimore mob attack on a white man by an all black mob on St. Patrick’s day. Video of the attack was made and posted online at worldstarhiphop.com. That website regularly features videos of racially motivated attacks on white people. The man is attacked, robbed, and stripped of his clothes by an all black mob that cheers wildly the whole time.
Statements made by the camera and others in the video suggest that they set out to attack a white man specifically to post it on worldstarhiphop. At the beginning the camera is discussing robbing the white victim with other black males. The camera man then encourages the men to rob the victim and calls the victim racial slurs. Then as other people join in on the attack, the camera can be heard telling someone he is filming it for worldstarhiphop.
Thousands of people have expressed anger online and called for hate crimes charges.
Baltimore police commissioner Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III lashed out saying anyone who wants hate crime charges is “race-baiting” and “fear-mongering.” Can you imagine the media attacks Bealefeld would be subjected to if he said the same thing about a white on black crime? If the shoe was on the other foot, the media would be calling for Bealefeld’s head.
In a TV 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.”
As Baltimore cops investigate the videotaped beating of a tourist on St. Patrick’s Day, a second clip showing the brutal attack could help police identify members of the mob who knocked the victim to the ground, stole his belongings, and even tore his pants off.