Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Uh Oh: Attack Was Racially Motivated

It took some digging, but after I saw a headline that proclaimed loudly that the attack and murder of a Hispanic male was being described by prosecutors as being racially motivated I had to go check it out. Of course, the first thought is this would be tied back to those racist Tea Partiers, of course. My first clue came when the race of the people charged in this murder were not specified and simple curiosity took over from there.

My first clue came in a news article which gave the names of the 'teenagers'.
Steven Mack, Demetrius Yarborough, Deandre Roosevelt Rucker, Sherwin Bilal Archie and Darrius Lavale Tyson face other charges related to the death of Ponce. Pressley said Ponce didn't understand English, so he didn't know what the robbers were ordering him to do -- that's why he was killed.
I ran into story after story that merely repeated the same information which then led me to search on the names. It seems that Mr. Rucker is not a stranger to the world of crime and punishment.

In June, Rucker completed a six-month jail sentence for a probation revocation, according to state Department of Correction records. He was given probation in 2009 after being convicted of felony larceny over $1,000, breaking-and-entering, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and two counts of misdemeanor larceny.

DOC records state that while in prison, he racked up five infractions.
Then I found Mr. Yarborough's mug shot, he also is no stranger to the judicial system.

Yarborough was placed on probation Aug. 24 after convicted on two counts of misdemeanor larceny, conspiracy to commit credit-card theft and another conspiracy charge, according to state Department of Correction records
Finally, I found the mug shots of last two 18-year-olds.

So my question is, where is the ACLU, all the civil rights advocates and the usual parade of race-baiting liberals? The prosecutor says this attack was racially motivated so where are the John Lewis's and Al Sharptons of this world in regards to this case?

Of course, I am probably racist for pointing this out.

Chirp, chirp.

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