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Old February 21st, 2015, 09:31 AM   #1
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Not A Hate Crime

Detroit Muslim accused of stabbing victims over religion not charged with hate crime | MLive.com

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Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper didn't charge a Detroit man with a hate crime after it's suspected he stabbed two people at a Southfield bus stop, possibly motivated by religious hate.

Nick Loussia, Deputy Chief of Police for the Southfield Police Department, said the suspect, 39-year-old Terrence Lavaron Thomas, "is Muslim, and asked the victims what religion they were" before allegedly attacking them.

He's charged with two counts of assault with intent to murder, carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent and possession of marijuana.

Oakland County Chief Assistant Prosecutor Paul Walton said the evidence doesn't support a 2-year felony charge of ethnic intimidation, although investigators are still interviewing witnesses.

Walton said an argument started over "bad breath and bad teeth" before it "deescalated to a physical altercation."

"At this point ... I'm not hearing anything that is going to monumentally change any of the charges," Walton said.

The FBI is looking at the case also to see if any federal hate crimes were committed.

"We're taking all of the logical investigative steps with regards to the sorts of violations we investigate," David Porter, spokesman for the Detroit FBI field office, said Thursday. "There is no update to provide

"I'm not saying anything beyond we are investigating the matter."

Thomas's bail was set at $1 million cash or surety bond.

According to police, Thomas attacked the victims, a 52-year-old man and 51-year-old man from Detroit, after he "made several comments about his religion and asked the victims about their religious beliefs just before the assault occurred."



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Old February 21st, 2015, 09:33 AM   #2
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Then the Atlanta Journal-Constitution informs its [dwindling] readership] this whopper.



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Paging Brian Williams.......... Paging Brian Williams.........

Well they did eventually correct that.



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but if it had been the muslim that got stabbed it would have been a hate crime. I guess with all the muslims flocking to Michigan they are afraid of pissing them off. damn pussies.
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Old February 21st, 2015, 10:23 AM   #4
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... it's suspected ...

... possibly motivated ...

He's charged with ... possession of marijuana.

... an argument started over "bad breath and bad teeth" ...
A real staunch Muslim there with pot on him.

And I didn't know bad breath and bad teeth were of great religious significance.
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Walton said an argument started over "bad breath and bad teeth" before it "deescalated to a physical altercation."


I especially like the "deescalated" bit......
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Here's how a rational person would approach this.
On the one hand, people who know only one or two factoids are convinced it was a hate crime.
But people who have the complete transcripts of the interviews with the victims and the suspect, think it's probably something else.

Wanna guess what a rational person concludes?
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Here's how a rational person would approach this.
On the one hand, people who know only one or two factoids are convinced it was a hate crime.
But people who have the complete transcripts of the interviews with the victims and the suspect, think it's probably something else.

Wanna guess what a rational person concludes?
and how many here knew for SURE that officer Wilson was guilty of murdering Michael brown before the GJ ever met? quite a few as I recall.
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Here's how a rational person would approach this.
On the one hand, people who know only one or two factoids are convinced it was a hate crime.
But people who have the complete transcripts of the interviews with the victims and the suspect, think it's probably something else.

Wanna guess what a rational person concludes?
Are you gonna find us one???
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A real staunch Muslim there with pot on him.

And I didn't know bad breath and bad teeth were of great religious significance.
Well...I knew this woman years back with breath so bad...I actually DID think of killing her....so cut the guy some slack.
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