Thursday, July 21, 2011

No Hate Crime Here

White is the wrong color skin to wear on a subway into the Bronx, as Jason Fordell learned the hard way:
After Fordell transferred to a crowded 4 train at 42nd St., four young, black men began harassing him, cops said.
“People started saying stupid little comments — cracker this, white boy this, f—-t this,” Fordell said. …
As the train continued into the Bronx, the confrontation became physical, he said.
“I was in a headlock, punched and kicked on the floor,” Fordell said.
Then a passenger decided to join in — declaring, “Oh, I get a few shots, too,” before kicking and punching Fordell in the head, according to cops.
When Fordell finally left the train at his Fordham Road stop, his original attackers snatched his bag and ran. Inside was $2,900 worth of merchandise, cops said.
Fordell says everyone on the train egged on the attackers.
Police do not consider the incident a hate crime, for reasons that should be obvious by now.
On a tip from G. Fox.

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