EarHustle411 is appalled but not surprised or shocked that the white woman who smashed a mug in the face of a Muslim woman for not speaking American will not have hate crime charges pursued against her. Reason being is the hate crime charge only carries a misdemeanor result. Charges of 3rd degree assault will be the charge pursued. EarHustle411 and the writing staff figures to combine the charges together and pursue them as a collective and not one more than the other.
That’s the problem we have in America, too many hateful things are happening and they are being classified as “misdemeanors” and are not pursued and prosecuted to the fullest in the same rage in which the deed was done. Well hey…what do we know? What we do know is this woman should be locked up like every other animal that displays such disrespectful behavior any jailtime she receives would be too good!!
Read more as reported by The Grio:
Prosecutors in the case of a woman who smashed a Muslim’s face with an Applebee’s beer mug believe that the woman was motivated by hate but do not want to pursue hate crime charges, for fear that the charges would be a lower-level offense.
Instead, prosecutors are charging the woman with felony third-degree assault. By contrast, hate crimes are considered a gross misdemeanor.
“Unfortunately, based on our laws, if we charge the crime that has that title (hate) in it, we run the risk of a conviction of a lower level offense and we don’t want to do that,” said Paul Young, of the Anoka County Attorney’s Office.
“We absolutely recognize the truth and the ugliness of the crime, but we are also going to do our job and try to make the punishment fit the crime, and a gross misdemeanor doesn’t do that,” he told the Star-Tribune. “All we are doing is saying that for some reason the Minnesota Legislature said a bias assault or a hate crime in Minnesota is a gross misdemeanor.”
The charges have been leveled against Jodie Burchard-Risch after she became enraged in an Applebee’s restaurant when she overheard Asma Jama speaking Swahili. She told Jama to “go home” and then smashed the cup across her face.
Below is an interview with Jama shortly after the incident occurred.
Source: The Grio