Skip to comments.Ithacans vent outrage (over alleged hate crime), seek justice at meeting
Posted on 07/13/2002 7:07:31 AM PDT by Behind Liberal LinesEdited on 05/07/2004 8:00:51 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
ITHACA -- Outrage, frustration and a desire for justice united those at an emergency meeting held Friday, to discuss a racially charged assault reported earlier this week.
About 75 local residents gathered at the Southside Community Center to learn how they could support the victim and get their questions about the handling of the case addressed. Several city and county officials were in attendance.
(Excerpt) Read more at theithacajournal.com ...
It appears that they were arrested on Monday and apparently not arraigned until two days later. Not exactly the revolving door justice the activists would like us to believe. Furthermore, NYS law says that a defendant can only be held for a short time without holding a preliminary hearing. Furthermore, the standard for bail is whether the accused is a flight risk, has ties to the community, etc.
Others said the community should focus its efforts on boycotting Pete's Grocery. When Signer reported store representatives said the video cameras on the property grounds were not working the day of attack, the crowd responded in uproar and disbelief.
This is the part that really frosts me. Simply because the attack occurred at this small mom and pop grocery store these race baiters want the store boycotted? Geeez.
By the way, anyone with more time than me today might want to "Google" the reporter who wrote this article. We've discussed her here at FR before, but she has a history as a major league race baiting activist (so, of course, the Ithaca "paper of record" assigns her to this racially charged story).
Ithaca is the City of Evil.
Nahhhh - it's because the video cameras "weren't working". How convenient. Obviously, Pete's Grocery is part of the Great White Conspiracy, doing their little part to hold people of color down, and oppress them. Even in the enlightened city of Ithaca.
Clearly these three accused are a cancer on the local body politic, and have to be excised like any other tumor. I'm surprised they're even bothering with the formality of a trial. Jest string 'em up, I says...
Yesterday, the Journal printed both sides' statements to the police (nothing like trying a case in the media, eh?) and it looked to me like the whites really did start the fight. Essentially, the whites were driving by when they saw this young black woman walking down the street and thought she looked stuck up. So they made a comment. She made one back. The whites got out of their pick up truck and the melee started.
How any of that is the fault of the grocery store they happened to pull over at is beyond me. But apparently not beyond the "enlightened" in the City of Evil.
See previous post to Clara.
The whites alleged that the black woman used slurs also. She denies it. They admit using racial slurs against the black woman.
In any event, it does look like the whites went out of their way to attack this woman with relatively little provacation. How that makes the grocery store culpable or proves "institutionalized racism" is the real whackiness here.
You assume correctly.
Too bad this didn't happen about one block up at the organic "cooperative" grocery store. Then they could boycott that.
If that is the case, then they should be punished to the full extent of the law. Just like any lawbreakers should be---black or white.
I agree. 100%
I didn't touch on that issue because--simply put--it wasn't relevant to the points I was trying to make that time which were: yes, there was an attack but no, the store owner is not somehow responsible and no, there is nothing insideous about the fact that the assailants are out of jail already.
I am glad, however, that you reminded us of that very important fact. Thanks.
None of this, "Well, once there was slavery, so all of us should be given a lifetime 'get out of jail free' card."
I still don't believe Ithaca Journal writer Kandea Mosley. And that's got less to do with my knowledge of journalists than my knowledge of Google. For Ms. Mosley... the first journalist to quote an actual U.S. soldier saying war crimes were committed... is simply not credible.
To save you the googlification: Kandea Mosley graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1993, making her, I'd guess, about 27 now. She then went to UCLA, where she became the chairwoman of the African Student Union in 1996-7, and then ran for student president as the Students First! candidate, which opposed Nike on campus and the ending of affirmative action in California (Proposition 209), and won. The protests in her year as president took various forms: she was quoted as saying:
Our opposition to Prop. 209 ... is not a result of a skewed perception of affirmative action as a cure-all for all of our communities and the racist, classist violence perpetuated on our people daily. Rather, the reasons behind raising a political struggle in this university is created out of our understanding that organized struggle ... is necessary on every level.
At the inauguration of the new UCLA chancellor that spring, a web report notes:
Inside USA president Kandea Mosley delivered a speech decrying the end of affirmative action and then sat down on the stage for several minutes, her fist raised in protest.
Graduating in 1998, Mosley then returned to New York, covering the Green Party for the Village Voice (!!) during the 2000 elections. And now for the last few months, she's been upstate, working as a beat reporter at the Ithaca Journal. I'm sorry, but I just can't believe someone with those credentials is going to come to the question of U.S. actions in Afghanistan capable of clear-headed judgment. So I don't believe her story.
...if you work at the Gannett chain, which owns USA Today, you'll be evaluated according to how many minority sources are used in your stories and how many pictures of minorities appear on the news pages. If you don't use enough, you may not get promoted.
anti-racist-sexism demonstrations, Monday 7/15
On Monday, July 15 from noon to one pm, Black
Women will STAND STILL on the commons while our allies
of other genders and colors hand out fliers to
passersby that say, "See Black Women. We're Human
Beings. Stop Violence."
We're also hoping to gather in front of Pete's
Grocery store on Buffalo St. on Monday, July 15 at 5pm
as bodyguards. We'll either chant or hold signs up
that say, "YOU JUST WATCHED, NOW WE'RE WATCHING YOU."
Please bring your WORKING video cameras!
I hope you can participate and/or spread the
word. All are welcome. Passivity contributes to the
problem-let's get free!
Ithaca is the City of Evil.
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