Federal hate crime laws criminalize racially motivated violence. The Obama Justice Department, over and over and over again, has refused to enforce these laws in a race-neutral manner. Instead, justice is available to some Americans, but not all. Some victims are protected by federal law in the age of Obama.
The latest example of racially motivated violence the Obama administration is likely to ignore occurred in Chicago:
Broken glass littered the pavement at 60th and King Drive across from Washington Park, where the attack took place around 9 p.m. Thursday night. Pedersen says she had just dropped off a friend at the University of Chicago when she stopped at a red light and found her car surrounded by several dozen young people.
“They were walking around both sides of the vehicle – in the front, in the back – and as they were walking across, they were hitting my car, using racial slurs and telling me that I didn’t belong in their neighborhood because I was white,” Pedersen said.
The group, all African-American, she says, kicked the vehicle and shook it violently. Her children were screaming from the back of the vehicle.
Susan Pedersen and her two children do not fit the correct victim profile to bring protection from the United States Department of Justice.
Instance after instance of racially motivated violence has gone unpunished since Obama’s inauguration in 2009 when the victim looks like Susan Pedersen.
Robert Moossy is the chief of the Criminal Section at the Civil Rights Division. His section is responsible for bringing criminal charges in Chicago, or not.
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