... and Rush Limbaugh of inciting hate crimes. How the SPLC, NCLR, Obama, and the others will respond to these latest figures remains to be seen.
Here's the table:
Indexing those and earlier figures against population - bearing in mind to compare apples to apples - is left as an exercise. And,...
... media to talk about the terrible Hate Crimes committed against our people, a 40% increase in one year, to not seize an opportunity to tell that story...
1. "The most vulnerable among us" certainly have some powerful defenders, don't they? See the link in the text.
2. O'Brien isn't in any way a journalist; her use of phrases such as "our people" shows she's just Geraldo in a skirt, an ethno-...
... General Eric Holder on a federal hate crimes bill (S. 909). According to this:
It features Attorney General Holder flatly stating that, despite promising to do so, S. 909 will not protect all Americans who are victims of violent hate crime. It will only protect a privileged minority, including homosexuals, blacks, and Jews. Secondly, Holder can provide no example of even one state failing to...
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Excerpts from an April 7 report from the Department of Homeland Security entitled "Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment" is available here. While the DHS should be keeping track of those groups that are actually violent, as we know that occasionally crosses the line. And, that's affected both...
... "Latinos Increasingly Targeted For Hate Crimes" (link):
The FBI reports that hate crimes against Latinos rose almost 40 percent between 2003 and 2006, and Hispanic activists say they are being targeted with threats and intimidation. Tony Asion, of El Pueblo, a Latino advocacy group, is joined by Kevin Johnson, of the University of California-Davis Law School, to discuss the statistics that are...
... quotes Barack Obama lying about hate crimes doubling, simply to include his comments about Dobbs and Limbaugh. She doesn't do any real reporting in this case and point out that Obama lied. And, later in the article she quotes some hate crime statistics, so obviously she knows where to find them. Even the Washington Post's "Fact Checker" has called BHO on his lie (link), but apparently she's...
... activism and the significant rise in hate crimes against Latinos in recent years. According to the latest FBI statistics, 819 people were victimized by anti-Latino hate crimes in 2006, compared with 595 in 2003.
However, on the same day as the SPLC's report was issued, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) offered this press release:
When examined responsibly, the FBI hate crime...