Thanks, JW, for Unexpected arrest made in bias probe at NY church LoHud.com September 5th, 2009
PATCHOGUE, N.Y. - Police investigating alleged harassment of Hispanics at a Long Island church made an arrest in the case Friday night, and the suspect is also Hispanic
Police say Garcia also left anti-Hispanic notes on a church altar Wednesday
Any one care to take a bet on this?
Georgia Office of Rep. Scott Defaced by Swastika By Bernie Becker The New York Times August 11 2009
The promising new blog A Race Against Time brings up a crucial point.
This reports that:
The NYPD's Hate Crime Task Force is investigating a string of recent anti-Mexican bias attacks in the Bronx.
The suspects in all of the attacks are believed to be Dominican, making these hate crimes Hispanic-on-Hispanic. But since the FBI doesn't track Hispanic hate crime suspects, these attacks in the Bronx are all recorded as white-on-Hispanic.
Don't believe me? Here's a link to the FBI's Hate Crime Incident Report. In the 'Bias Motivation' section, 'Anti-Hispanic' is listed. Yet in the 'Suspected Offender's Race' section, Hispanic is not listed. Hispanic suspects are recorded as 'White.'
This is a very important development in two ways.
Secondly, there is the prominent featuring of the demand for political repression:
local politicians should halt their angry demagoguery on the issue of immigration. There is abundant evidence that Suffolk County officials have contributed substantially to an atmosphere conducive to racial violence.