In nearly every instance, the attacker has been African-American and the victim has been Caucasian. This has led some to believe the attacks are racially motivated.
Yet, to date, the NYPD’s arrest of a Brooklyn man appears to be the only time a hate crime charge had been issued before this week, despite widespread media coverage and police awareness. This brings us to the latest case, which is quite troubling for more than one reason.
According to The Washington Times, 27-year-old Conrad Alvin Barrett attacked a 79-year-old black man in Texas – an abhorrent action worthy of a trip to prison. And to be clear, the attack was racially motivated.
In his own recording of the incident, Barrett – a Caucasian – allegedly stated, “The plan is to see if I were to hit a black person, would this be nationally televised?” He was likely referring to the underwhelming media coverage of this trend, notably the MSM’s tendency to ignore race as a potential factor.
Well, Barrett got his wish. His attack has gained national media attention. However, the reason it has done so is very questionable.
As noted in the report, the U.S. Justice Department has charged Barrett with a hate crime. Kenneth Magidson, the U.S. attorney for the southern district of Texas, stated, “Suspected crimes of this nature will simply not be tolerated. Evidence of hate crimes will be vigorously investigated and prosecuted with the assistance of all our partners to the fullest extent of the law.”
Alright, and what about the vast majority of other cases in which the victim is Caucasian and the attacker is African-American? At what point does it become clear to the federal government that just about all of these attacks are racially motivated? Why is the DOJ targeting one of the few white attackers while the rest are ignored?
Not to mention, since this and every other reported incident occurred in one state, why is the federal government getting involved in the first place?
It appears the DOJ is ignoring its Constitutional limitations while selectively enforcing in this instance. Let’s hope its intentions aren’t, ironically, racially motivated.