First, a quick little prologue…
I post these type of stories because I believe many of you are ignorant of the type of abuses that sometimes have been going on. Let me repeat an oft phrase I’ve been using: Conservatives are stupid, stupid not because they are wrong, but because they are unable to understand or fathom the insanity that exists on the other side. It’s like not being able to believe a problem exists because you believe its too crazy to exist, and no person in their rational mind could possibly think that way. But when you can’t see an issue that is there, then that issue spreads, until one day you finally wake up, but by then it is far too late to stop it. Insanity happens. Know and understand thy enemy.
12 months in prison for putting a noose under a carport
Man gets 12 months for a noose
Posted: November 5, 2010
MONROE, La. - United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley and Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez announced today that Robert Jackson, 37, of Ruston, Louisiana, was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison for placing a hangman’s noose under the carport of the home of a Honduran immigrant who moved to Ruston from New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Jackson was also sentenced to one year of supervised release upon his release from prison and ordered to attend anger management and culture diversity programs.
He was charged with “violating the Fair Housing Act by intimidating and interfering with another’s housing rights because of race”.
The link to the original article no longer works but there are some sources here:
First I have some questions about whether this is even Constitutionally appropriate. Isn’t the state supposed to handle these type of matters? So why is a federal court prosecuting him for what is basically a domestic dispute?
It’s not like this man even “broke and entered” either, he just stepped onto his neighbor’s property and tied a little piece of rope under an open car shelter. Seems more like the federal government trying to go after people for racism.
another related story:
A University of Illinois student was charged with a hate crime on Tuesday for allegedly placing a noose in a campus residence hall .
Andrew Smith, a 19-year-old sophomore, was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and committing a hate crime, which is a felony , after students found a noose hanging inside an elevator over the weekend, according to university police.
You heard that right, he’s going to have his gun rights permanently taken away for hanging a noose.
All you conservatives that believe all “felons” should automatically have their gun rights permanently taken away, you got duped and fell for a Trojan Horse.