"Hate Crimes Can’t Be Committed Against White People, Cops".
There's video at that link of her saying it.
From the linked article:
On Wednesday, Ebony Magazine’s Jamilah Lemieux criticized the use of the phrase “hate crime” in association with the five white Dallas police officers who were killed claiming that using the phrase with a “majority group… gets into very tricky territory.”
So where did the notion of hate crimes come from?
On October 28, 2009 President Obama signed the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, attached to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, which expanded existing United States federal hate crime law to apply to crimes motivated by a victim's actual or perceived gender,
Of course the Matthew Shepard story (the gay guy who was not killed for being gay, it turns out) was debunked.
So the basis of hate crime legislation is based on a lie.
So, if blacks being killed is a hate crime, but white officers being killed for being white is not a hate crime, or a woman yelling I hate white people while striking a white woman is not a hate crime, what is?
What does it matter?
When president Obama said about Dallas “I think it’s very hard to untangle the motives of this shooter. As we’ve seen in a whole range of incidents with mass shooters, they are by definition troubled.”, he acts like the motive is important.
The only time motive is important is when it demonstrates intent in order to convict.
Convict for the actual crime, not the perceived crime (hate).
I was on the radio Saturday about this.
If you shoot a cop, your intent is to shoot a cop.
Of course, if you are Hillary Clinton, intent doesn't matter, but for the rest of us it shouldn't matter if your intent was to hate and then shoot, or just shoot.
Your sentence should be predicated on your action, not your motive.