Who knew this was a big problem in New York City. Blacks are attacking Hispanics. In one Staten Island neighborhood there are 11 suspected attacks.
Of seven attacks sent to a Grand Jury, all but one was investigated as a "bias" crime - not a "hate crime." Does anyone out there know the difference, and wasn't a law passed to make "hate" a crime - not "bias?" I have a bias for the brand of ice cream I buy, but I don't hate the other brands.
And although most of the suspects were described as young black men and investigated for bias crimes, a grand jury has indicted only one of seven people arrested on a hate-crime charge.
But Isaias Lozano, a day laborer, said he knows why he was attacked and robbed in December by "morenos" - the Spanish word he uses to describe his black neighbors.
"They hate us because we're Mexicans," he said while sitting at El Centro del Inmigrante, a center for immigrant day workers. "They aren't robbing just anybody."...In the last quote above, the man is described as an "immigrant day worker," but is he really an immigrant or an illegal migrant? According to the writer of the article linked above, America is trying to figure out how different ethnicity's can learn to live together. I assume Blacks calling Hispanics racists, doesn't resonate.
Others blame it on the illegal migrant debate, and particularly on Arizona:
Some community leaders here blame the attacks on hoodlums preying on day laborers, who are perceived as easy targets because they often carry cash home from work. Others say the Arizona law is stirring up a climate of intolerance, even these thousands of miles away.
"It's a cascading effect," said the Rev. Terry Troia, a board member of El Centro del Inmigrante. "There are negative impulses being put out there both nationally and locally. People on the fringe catch a piece of that, and they are acting on it."A teacher says the presence of the newcomer's has "touched a nerve," and has "changed the texture of the neighborhood." Translated: "There goes the neighborhood." Get used to it. Help us send illegals home by voting Republican.