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Criminal acts were brought on by hate

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Did you hear about these six white trash scum who held captive a young black woman and tortured and sexually assaulted her for nearly a week? The West Virginia incident - when read in detail - is one of the more abusive, inhumane cases on record.

Somehow, these six managed to lure the young black girl to their trailer where they bound her, cut her, forced her to eat rat droppings and much, much more. The details, quite frankly, would make you sick. And the details make you wonder just what kind of humans could inflict the damage that these six did.

But what puzzles me is that officials are "considering" whether this crime falls under the category of a hate crime. You must be kidding? Of course, this is a hate crime and should carry the appropriate punishment.

These six renegades were no strangers to law enforcement. Since 1991, police have filed 108 criminal charges against the six. In other words, these are just a group of scumbags who have consistently ignored the laws of this country. This time, obviously, they crossed the line much too far and we can only hope they spend a considerable time in prison.

Of course, taxpayers will provide these six with free attorneys and you can be assured, they'll enter not guilty pleas. But in the end they will be found guilty and they will pay for this crime.

Hate crimes are not my favorite approach. But in this case, the six criminals made it known that they were torturing this woman simply because of her color. There is a special place in hell for these people.

If West Virginia prosecutors don't pursue the hate crime approach, then something is desperately wrong on that state. And without charging them with hate crimes, justice will definitely not be served.

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