An indigenous woman in Calgary, Canada who yelled “I hate white people” before punching a white woman in the face and knocking her tooth out did not commit a racially motivated hate crime, a provincial court judge has ruled.
Judge Harry Van Harten’s written decision in the case argued that the motivation of the perpetrator, Tamara Crowchief, in the attack on the victim, Lydia White, was not related to racial bias.
The judge disagreed with the prosecutor’s argument that the unprovoked assault, which occurred in November 2015, rose to the level of a hate crime.
Van Harten said there wasn’t enough evidence to establish the claim that Crowchief attacked White because of her skin color, despite the fact that the perpetrator, who had never met the victims before the attack, yelled “I hate white people” before throwing a punch.
“There is no evidence either way about what the offender meant or whether … she holds or promotes an ideology which would explain why this assault was aimed at this victim,” the judge said.
I don’t know that I ever understood hating people because of their physical appearance. I don’t know that I ever will. Many things which I disagree with, I can understand, this overt racism, I can probably never. But, I’ve never denied it existed. Indeed, at an early age I was confronted with overt racism. At one point, as a child, we lived in a mostly black neighborhood. While I was taught that we were all different in some respect or another, and that we were all equal under the eyes of God and law, the “adults” of the neighborhood were teaching their children to hate white people. At a very early age I understood “fight or flight”. All I was trying to do was to play and make friends.
Personally, I refuse to encumber myself with guilt over some stuff which happened centuries ago. But, here’s some news for the people who are so filled with hate that they can’t see reality.
So called “native Americans” or what ever our Canadian friends call themselves, are not the original “natives” to America. Further, it’s more than likely, which ever tribe you wish to claim to be from took the land they dwelled in from other non-natives. There are and have been many, many books and academic works which detail the movements of the various tribes of American Indians. Most often, they supplanted other indigenous peoples. I guess that’s consistent with leftarded thinking. It’s okay that our ancestors did that, but, you should feel extreme guilt for what your forefathers did ……… which was to bring longer life, more liberties, running water, electricity, and crap like that to a culture which could not discover the wheel or metallurgy.
I’m also told I’m to feel immense guilt for the slavery institution. It’s a bizarre way of looking at things. As a US American, I’m very proud of the way early Americans handled the issue. Slavery, as an institution has existed for thousands of years. It still exists in a very large part of the world, today. It took the US less than a century to abolish that horrid institution ……… which still exists in a very large part of the world, today. What would I be apologizing for? What guilt should I feel?
It irks me to no end. White people didn’t invent slavery! Africans and Mid-Easterners did! And, it still exists there today!
The flow of cultures and societies didn’t start with Europeans! Well before there were any recorded “white” people, societies and cultures move and displace other societies and cultures. If I should feel guilt, everyone else in this world should probably feel greater guilt! But, no one should feel guilt over what someone else did.
Until this world confronts hate, on every level, and not allowing it for some but not others, we’ll never get rid of hate. But, the leftards know this, and that’s why they inflame the fires of hatred.
That said, I can think of nothing more vile than the concept of a “hate” crime. A crime, is a crime, is a crime. If you murder someone, regardless of the motives, you should have the most extreme punishment available to the law. If one randomly attacks someone, then, they should also receive an extreme punishment. It’s that simple, regardless of the motivation. A dead person is just as dead regardless of the motivation. A random attack towards an innocent person is a crime against a civil society and should be dealt with in a most aggressive and harsh manner.
But, if it is to be thus. If we are suddenly to judge victims and assailants alike, based on their ethnicity and race, then, I would suggest people arm themselves. One can have justice without law. Law is simply the most expedient and efficient pursuit of Justice.