At least not a hate crime. A criminal of color ran down a white man on Thanksgiving day. Of course the press says nothing about the racist nature of this crime. The press is harping on the fact that the victim is a part-time firefighter, which is itself a code for white man as there are not many firefighters, especially those who do wildfire fighting, who are of color.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 28, 2011
San Francisco police released a videotape Sunday of the man who deliberately ran over a state firefighter at a Geary Boulevard gas station on Thanksgiving Day...
The seasonal firefighter for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, whose name was not released, suffered life threatening injuries when he was intentionally struck by a car at 2:45 a.m. Nov. 24 on Ninth Avenue and Geary Boulevard, police said.
The victim and suspect had gotten into a fight inside a restaurant at 11th Avenue and Geary Boulevard just before the incident, police said. The two were eventually separated, and both left the restaurant. The victim walked to a gas station at 11th Ave., and the suspect was seen getting into a black Mazda CX sport utility vehicle with 12-spoke sports rims, driving into the gas station and intentionally running over the victim, police said. He then fled the scene...
The suspect was described as a mixed race or Latino male, 18 to 24 years old, with short black hair and a manicured beard.
Thomas Perez is apparently unconcerned about this hate crime. One wonders why...Not really. We know why Perez and the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division is unconcerned about crimes directed against white people. For one he is too busy investigating the State of Alabama for assisting in arresting illegal aliens.