DNA tests and Hate Crime Hoaxes

Wednesday, April 12, 2006
This article in today's American Thinker is getting much media attention, including a reading on Rush Limbaugh's radio program.

7 comments:

CF said...

The latest:
"(04/12/06 - DURHAM) - An anonymous staff member is giving a detailed account of what happened the night a stripper said she was raped.


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"She was hysterical. She was crying. She was pretty banged up. She said she was sexually assaulted, but she didn't say by whom," the staff member told ESPN The Magazine's Eric Adelson.
The staff member went on to say the sexual assault nurse found injuries in the woman's pelvic area.

"She never said one thing about Duke, any athlete or anything," the source said. "She just kept hollering and screaming. She never said who did it."
http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=triangle&id=4074964

Knucklehead said...

I, like our Terrye, was wondering why this sordid event was so quickly "politicized". My thanks to American Thinker for providing at least one explanation.

Regardless of the legal outcome of this event the purpose false "hate crime" charges are put to is to establish a lie as a fact in some particular subgroup of the political spectrum. The likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are not particularly interested in truth. They are interested in the public perceptions that keep them funded to the level they prefer to be accustomed to.

Rick Ballard said...

Knuck,

The nastiest thing about false accusation cases is that they destroy all trust. The 'Day Care Molesters' nonsense made things so bad that I wouldn't put a kndergartner on my knee to read them a story in Sunday school. And having been clipped unjustly in one discrimination case made me unwilling to risk hiring anyone who might seek that avenue to riches.

False accusations have a percicious effect far beyond those directly concerned.

CF said...

Think of the bright side. Whenever rational voters see a candidate alongside Jesse or Sharpton, they'll know all they need to know about him/her. Someone who'd lie and race bait to get a vote.It's long past time that someone start calling them on it:Like --how can you stand there and debate with a "candidate" who is responsible for spreading lies that fracture out society and in at least one case was directly responsible for a man's death? Have you and your party no shame?

MeaninglessHotAir said...

cf,

Well, the lies and the race-baiting have been going on for years without remediation on the part of the voters. I'm not holding my breath.

Knucklehead said...

Rick,

Excellent point. Do you think these are intended or unintended consequences? The Gramsians probably know exactly what effect they are after. The Useful Idiots are probably ignorant of it.

Rick Ballard said...

Knuck,

The Gramscians have a peculiar knack for destroying intitutions once they have control. They have higher education and it has never been more in disrepute. They have the MSM and it is in a truly risible condition. As I've looked over the cities controlled by the left wing there are very few exceptions (although there are a few) that are not mockeries of what a city should hope to be.

It seems that the first thing the levelers level is themselves. So, 'do they know' should have 'anything at all' appended to it - and at that point I would say that the results are negative.

The underlying philosophy is a sham to begin with, so it's hardly surprising that the results are negative. I'm having a tough time writing about the cities because of the negativity. It just isn't helpful to continually find fault when the rectifying factors are impossible to instill.

"It's broke but it can't be fixed until it's more broke" just doesn't cut it.