Since the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, more and more stories of violence against white skinned Americans appear to be cropping up. A black on white crime, that appears to be a racial incident, is having trouble finding its way to being properly prosecuted. Breitbart News reports that a brutal attack on an Iraq war veteran by a gang of black Americans took place in Mississippi. The attack was said to have been carried out in “retaliation for Michael Brown”.

The former U.S. Marine Ralph Weems was severely beaten by a crowd of black men near West Point in norther Mississippi. The West Point police are charging Constance Levail McFarland, Marquavious McMillian and Courtez McMillian with “aggravated assault”. No mention of race whatsoever. One wonders if this would be so if Mr. Weems was a black American. Would this have taken so long for a determination to be made, or if it would need to be determined at all.

The FBI, Department of Justice and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation still have yet to decide whether it should be prosecuted as a hate crime since August of last year. Apparently, it is up to Eric Holder's Justice Department to make the determination,. More specifically, the DOJ Civil Rights Division. In fact, it has yet to even open a federal hate crime case related to the brutal assault on Ralph Weems.

Weems was put in a medically induced coma following brain surgery. He is now rehabilitating and has learned to walk again. His father, Ralph Weems III told the Clarion-Ledger that he has made a lot of improvements since the vicious, hate-filled attack.

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“Without getting into too much detail, he’s physically made a lot of improvements. Traumatic brain injury takes a long time to recover in a lot of different ways. He’s not coming home anytime soon.”

Weems and his fellow war veteran David Knighten were at a Waffle House at the time of the incident. The evening went awry when the two were warned by an unidentified man that the location was “not safe for whites”. The reason for this? Patrons were “upset” about the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. So, reverse segregation?

Apparently, as Knighten entered the Waffle House after Weems, he already found him mid-argument with an estimated seven black men. They left after an employee called the police about the dispute. He told the Associated Press on the way home, he and Weems stopped at a Huddle House restaurant. The parking lot was nearly vacant, but they were apparently followed by at least 20 people.

Afterward, he found Weems in the parking lot surrounded. As he was trying to “defuse” the situation, a security guard told Weems and the others to leave. The crowd refused to allow Weems to leave. Knighten said “racial slurs” were being yelled, as they were kicking him after he went down.

The police did not arrive until after the mob left, and the damage to Weems was done.

It is hard not to see a reason to charge the alleged attackers with a “hate crime” in this case, but it is certainly unfathomable not to at least consider it. Is a “hate crime” charge only for the injury or death of a black American?

At least one case, if you look hard enough, has been charged. An 18-year black man who was angry about the Trayvon Martin verdict in Illinois. However, I suppose when you consider that Eric Holder is the one in charge of the DOJ, it is not hard to see why there is a resistance to such a charge.



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