"Mistrust those in whom the urge to punish is strong." Friedrich Nietzche

"Any and all non-violent, non-coercive, non-larcenous, consensual adult behavior that does not physically harm other people or their property or directly and immediately endangers same, that does not disturb the peace or create a public nuisance, and that is done in private, especially on private property, is the inalienable right of all adults. In a truly free and liberty-loving society, ruled by a secular government, no laws should be passed to prohibit such behavior. Any laws now existing that are contrary to the above definition of inalienable rights are violations of the rights of adults and should be made null and void." D. M. Mitchell (from The Myth of Inalienable Rights, at: http://dowehaverights.blogspot.com/)

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Hate Crimes and Civil Rights Violations

Bear with me here. It may take me awhile to get to my point. This blog is about the brutal rape and torture of a 20-year-old black woman in Charleston, West Virgina recently.

According to the Associate Press report, six white people illegally imprisoned the young black woman for about a week. Evidently they had beaten her, raped her, stabbed her (and otherwise cut her), choked her, forced her to eat rat and dog feces, and drink from a toilet, all the while she was being called "nigger."

The perpetrators have been arrested and are in custody. They are a mother and her son, another mother and her daughter, and two other young men. If these people actually did this--and since the police rescued the young black woman from the house in which she was being held and tortured, there is no reason to believe otherwise--then they are incredibly evil people. (I wonder if they go to church and pray to Jesus Christ?)

One of the women in custody evidently told the victim that they were doing what they did to her because she was black. Now this begs the question: If these oh so white people think that black people, merely because they have dark skin, deserved to be tortured and, one can only assume, eventually killed; that is, if by being black she was such a horrible thing, then why did the white men have sex with her? Why would they sully their lilly-whiteness by putting their penises into such a vile creature? Unless, of course, they believe that all women are beneath contempt and can be treated however they, the dominate male, wishes to treat them. Not only are these people evil, they are also very illogical, but then, most people like this are.

So on to my point. The authorities are considering charging the six with "hate" crimes. An F.B.I. spokesman said that they were considering charging them with "civil rights" violations. What! Excuse me, but any time anyone murders, rapes, assaults, robs, burglarizes, embezzles, or vandalizes, that is a violation of the rights of someone else. If they are citizens, civilians, that is a violation of that person's civil rights. There need be no extra law specifically stating that the perpetrator violated the victims "civil" rights. That should be a given.

As to hate crime, well, the feds came up with that because many states, especially in the South, weren't particularly interested in pursuing justice if a white person violated a black person's rights, merely because he or she was black. The fact is, if someone burns a cross on a black person's lawn, that someone is committing a crime that is defined in law and punishable. At the very least it is trespassing, destruction of property (the lawn), disturbing the peace, and creating a public nuisance. That doesn't seem like much, but it could be good for a few weeks or months in the county jail, plus a few hundred or thousands of dollars in fines. But think, what would a black person have been charged with if the situations were reversed, if the black person burned a hate-charged symbol on some white person's lawn . . . assuming he wasn't taken out and shot or hanged immediately upon being apprehended. He would probably be charged with arson and attempted murder. So, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander . . . if justice is to be done. (In the South, when it comes to blacks? Yeah right.)

Hate crimes and civil rights violations b.s. aside, the evil white people in this case should be charged with false imprisonment, torture, assault, rape, and whatever else the law allows, and all charges should be classified as "aggravated". The charges should be run consecutive. These bad people should do no less than 20 years in prison, including any good conduct time.

Maybe "hate" crime and "civil rights" violation laws serve a purpose. But there are laws enough on the books already to take care of all situations, if we want justice to be done. Of course, there are many, many people, full of hate towards others of different color and race, who don't want justice for those people. They have judged them ahead of time, as that is what prejudice means: pre-justice. I wonder how many of those hateful folks go to church and pray to Jesus Christ? I mean, I don't remember any place in the Bible where Jesus (who was, by the way, in every sense a Jew) said, "God, my Father is only for the white people, everyone else you can abuse and kill as you please."

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