The racial slurs are very badJune 4, 2016 Tim WorstallNewspaper Watch27 CommentsWhite Youths Yelling Racial Slurs Chase Black Teenager To His Death Don’t you think? Make it so much worse. previousTrump University Scandal Is Same As $80,000 Yale MFA In PuppetrynextI do wish people would get this Google tax stuff right 27 thoughts on “The racial slurs are very bad” Gamecock June 4, 2016 at 12:14 pm Ex-police on the job. So Much For Subtlety June 4, 2016 at 12:21 pm Is it a crime to chase someone? News to me. In the meantime, the death of Muhammed Ali is providing whole new definitions of the word “anti-racist”. A man can spend most of his adult life committed to the idea that another race is genetically inferior (and, incidentally, an artificial and evil creation of a mad scientist), he can repeatedly state in public that women of his own race who sleep with men of another race ought to be killed, he can defend segregation in all but name – and still he is held up as an anti-racist. So clearly words have no rational meaning any more. Bloke in Germany June 4, 2016 at 2:43 pm @SMFS, threatening behaviour? Intent to do various illegal things to the chasee? Harassment? Yep, crimes. Would you rather it wasn’t, and just wait until they caught you before they could be charged? Pace Ali, he was always several segments short of the full grapefruit, and increasingly so with advancing age and the damage the career did to his brain. You rarely find people of great abstract mental ability in boxing – it doesn’t tend to go with wanting to get punched for a living. I don’t think Ali was held up so much as an anti-racist as a black American that whites could (and did) cheer for. That was more noteworthy then than now, and still more important in the US than in the UK. Mr Ecks June 4, 2016 at 2:48 pm “Mostly” white youths? WTF does that mean. A attempt to mix YONAs with whites and put it all on the whites? Or perhaps some of the whites were in blackface? Or wearing sombreros? Given the thousands of black youths brazenly murdered by other black youths strange that this undoubted tragedy is being hyped–even leftist scum like “Think Regress” must be able to see how pathetic it is to promote such an event as an example of the iniquity of white people. Gamecock June 4, 2016 at 3:35 pm ‘McKenzie, who’d forgotten his inhaler at home, was unable to breathe.’ Kids out playing with each other on a summer night. Kid dies of an as asthma attack. Thinkprogress packages it as a racial crime. Because . . . why wouldn’t they? Andrew M June 4, 2016 at 3:51 pm Mr X, The article states that the aggressors were a mix of whites and Hispanics. Apparently Hispanics can be racist, as long as it’s towards blacks. Gamecock June 4, 2016 at 4:31 pm It’s all fun til someone loses and eye . . . or has a fatal asthma attack. Ironman June 4, 2016 at 4:32 pm I take your point Tim (as does Big and, er, no one else); chased by an apparently armed and definitely malevolent gang, frightened out of their minds and then circumstances cause one of hem to stop breathing. The racial abuse and possible, but only POSSIBLE, racial motive isn’t the major part of this. So yes, I agree. But then we get to:- “Kids out playing with each other on a summer night. Kid dies of an as asthma attack. Thinkprogress packages it as a racial crime. Because . . . why wouldn’t they?” Yeaaaah, just kids playin’. Fuck me! Gamecock June 4, 2016 at 5:04 pm ‘Yeaaaah, just kids playin’. Fuck me!’ What is your evidence that it wasn’t? JerryC June 4, 2016 at 5:18 pm Were they a mix of whites and Hispanics or were they White Hispanics? Gamecock June 4, 2016 at 5:29 pm You people who WANT to find hate should search your souls . . . if you have one. =========================== http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/04/nyregion/dayshen-mckenzie-staten-island-hate-crime.html But a week after his death, the police said on Friday that it appeared to have resulted from a preplanned encounter between rival street gangs that ended with Mr. McKenzie running and suffering an asthma attack. Though anguished by the suggestion that her son was in a gang, the boy’s mother, Tisha Richardson, agreed that her son’s condition had caused his death. The racial slur was a casual expression among youth, she said, not evidence of a hate crime. “Asthma is what killed him,” she said. “It was a tragedy. I’m angry that he didn’t have his asthma pump.” Ironman June 4, 2016 at 6:16 pm Where’s my evidence. Er, let’s see: the article! The evidence provided in said article by those who were there. This may or may not be the greatest, most reliable evidence. It is, however, by simple definition EVIDENCE. On the hand we have :- ” “Kids out playing with each other on a summer night. Kid dies of an as asthma attack. Thinkprogress packages it as a racial crime. Because . . . why wouldn’t they?” This on the basis of…. ooh nothing at all. Gamecock, join SMFS as a Thick.Racist.Prick Ironman June 4, 2016 at 6:18 pm Oh the feeling of superiority you EDL knobheads give me. Mr Ecks June 4, 2016 at 6:39 pm Your feeling is both entirely your own and illusory at the same time. You are a legend in your own mind after all. As well as a CM stooge. JerryC June 4, 2016 at 9:18 pm I guess the lesson is never go to a gang rumble without your athsma pump. dcardno June 4, 2016 at 9:37 pm Oh the feeling of superiority you EDL knobheads give me. Yeah – “kids out playing” goes too far, but does pointing out the linked article (prior to your post) that states that the meeting was a pre-arranged confrontation between two gangs qualify one as a thick.racist.prick? Of course the mother rejects the suggestion that her son was in a gang (cue Mandy Rice-Davies). That police say witnesses didn’t mention the racist epithet until the second interview leads me to wonder about Think Progress’s motivations (or pre-existing attitudes) in trumpeting a ‘hate crime.’ JerryC +1 Anoneumouse June 4, 2016 at 10:36 pm I just watched all of Don Rickells roasts So Much For Subtlety June 4, 2016 at 10:47 pm Bloke in Germany – “threatening behaviour? Intent to do various illegal things to the chasee? Harassment? Yep, crimes. Would you rather it wasn’t, and just wait until they caught you before they could be charged?” Sure. Those things are crimes. Chasing someone is not. “Pace Ali, he was always several segments short of the full grapefruit, and increasingly so with advancing age and the damage the career did to his brain.” Except he wasn’t stupid. From a middle class Black family. He took up boxing because he liked it, not because he was poor. His ideas were odd. And yes, he is being held up as an anti-racist campaigner today. In the Ironman sense that he hated White people, I guess. So Much For Subtlety June 4, 2016 at 10:56 pm Ironman – “I take your point Tim (as does Big and, er, no one else);” As usual our Caped Crusader and his Boy Wonder agree. No surprise. “chased by an apparently armed and definitely malevolent gang, frightened out of their minds and then circumstances cause one of hem to stop breathing.” Definitely malevolent? Care to cite any evidence of that? “They guy said, ‘You got a problem?’ And my (friend) said, ‘You got a problem?’ and it went on,” recalled Smith. This looks like fairly normal behaviour to me. It certainly does not look like the Crips going to war with the Bloods. How bad a$se are they? When a fat, female, retired police officer turned up, they ran away. Apparently armed? The police are still refusing to call the gun allegedly used a gun. “The racial abuse and possible, but only POSSIBLE, racial motive isn’t the major part of this. So yes, I agree.” What is the major part? Boys pretending to be tough guys and the fat one ends up having an asthma attack? This looks like a retired, fat, female wannabe trying to inject herself into the national agenda and garner some fame. That is all. The boys did not mention the racial angle. The woman didn’t either. Until they realised they could get on the TV. No shots fired. No one beaten to a pulp. Just some young men meeting for a fight behind a burger bar and running through the streets. If this is not normal what the f**k is? But of course you have to have your moment of drama and don your underwear as a Superhero riding to the rescue. So the facts don’t matter. So Much For Subtlety June 4, 2016 at 11:17 pm Mr Ecks – ““Mostly” white youths? WTF does that mean. A attempt to mix YONAs with whites and put it all on the whites?” It means it was a racially mixed group of young men fighting with another group that was probably also racially mixed. Although perhaps the offending “gang” was made up of Obama’s sons? After all, Obama could be called mostly White. 50% anyway. I guess it is a “glass half full” sort of thing. JuliaM June 5, 2016 at 6:36 am JerryC: “I guess the lesson is never go to a gang rumble without your athsma pump.” Well, that’ll make any future remake of ‘West Side Story’ a lot more inclusive… 🙂 Paul Rain June 5, 2016 at 7:06 am Come on- he was an ‘aspiring rapper’- that’s all you need to know. He was probably chased by this mixed multicultural diverse gang and called a nigger because he was a fat stupid nigger, nigging out, and he started shit with some people who were minding their own business. Good riddance. Paul Rain June 5, 2016 at 7:09 am I have it on good authority that he was yelling “Warriors, come out to playayay!” prior to his death from running while fat. Bloke in Germany June 5, 2016 at 8:35 am @SMFS, time changes our perception of cultural icons remarkably rapidly. Today, Gandhi was an unimpeachable hero and moral leader while Rhodes was the most evil man to have ever lived who did only bad things and never any good ones. By the time the gospels were written Jesus had mutated from preacher of the end times to the son of God himself. Rinse and repeat. Bloke in Germany June 5, 2016 at 8:46 am @Paul Rain, The boy’s dead for fuck’s sake. Get off your “I’m a wealthy white male victim of diversity” hobby horse for five seconds. Flubber June 5, 2016 at 12:07 pm “Get off your “I’m a wealthy white male victim of diversity” hobby horse for five seconds.” Well considering this is being used as another “white people just wanna go-a-lynching” story… well it seems a valid observation… Gamecock June 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm The press stands on the body of a dead kid and fabricates a story about how degenerate our society is. People cheer, “Yeah, we’re bad!” Investigation shows that ex-police (think Ackroyd and Murray on SNL) was wrong. People still cheer, “Yeah, we’re bad!” The bad guys here are the press, exploiting the death of a child. But y’all just cheer on. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.