Bludgeon wrote:Even better, do so in the proper thread
Sorry I didn't notice that last night when I replied in that thread. I will move it here.
For anyone who missed the discussion in the Phelps thread, here's the background.
* Bludgeon calls US Attorney General Eric Holder "human garbage" because
(a) Bludgeon believes he has instituted a "stated policy" of "not policing any black on white civil crimes of any sort",
and (b) Bludgeon is angry that one of Holder's underlings in Texas filed hate-crimes charges against Conrad Alvin Barrett. (In Bludgeon's words, the Barrett case is proof that Holder "goes out of his way to find white people to convict").
Here's my explanation of why Mr Barrett is being charged:
kurt_w wrote:No, Bludgeon. [Barrett was] arrested because he:
(1) Records multiple videos of himself musing about randomly attacking a black person for fun, including one in which he drives around a mall parking lot talking about how he's working up the courage to do it;
(2) Finally settles on a 79-year-old black guy as his target, bashes him in the face and sends him to the hospital for four days; and then
(3) Makes the mistake of showing the video he filmed of himself assaulting the old guy to a random (white) stranger in a bar, who calls a cop to report the crime.
It is very rare to have such indisputable, clear-cut evidence of intent in a hate-crime case. This guy freakin' videotaped himself planning the crime, explicitly stated on the video that it was about race, then videoed himself committing the crime, and then showed the videos to a stranger.
That's why this guy is being prosecuted. Get it?
Bludgeon wrote:You would like to think so. I'd be surprised if the guy was not a ringer.
"a ringer"? WTF does that mean? You mean this is all some kind of hoax?
Bludgeon wrote:Get with Holder's program - they're sticking by their policy of not policing any black on white civil crimes of any sort - this is Holder's stated policy.
kurt_w wrote:Really? I'd be very interested in seeing a link to the exact wording of that "stated policy".
My guess it's just paranoid fantasies on some right-wing blog. But you seem certain of its truth, so please share.