Above: Memphis Mayor AC Wharton and Police Director Toney Armstrong after speaking to the media Monday
by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
No hate crime. In fact, there’s nothing to see here….move along.
That was the outrageous attitude of the Police Director of Memphis, Tennessee in response to the brutal racial attack on 3 White victims, including 2 employees of Kroger, Saturday night.
Despite clear targeting of the victims by race, Police Director Toney Armstrong said he’s had lots of calls asking how the investigation would proceed but said there is “not sufficient enough evidence to investigate this as a hate crime.”
Um, what? Let’s review the video evidence once again, shall we?
“They got a White dude…woo hoo!”
NOT a hate crime. Got it.
No Federal investigation for civil rights violations of White victims. No Eric Holder visit or Al Sharpton agitation.
Switch the races and you don’t have to wonder what would be the #1 story on the Nightly News tonight — and all week long, leading to an Obama Rose Garden statement and national hand-wringing about “why can’t we get past racism”?
Oh wait, the victims were White? Crickets.
Regarding the perpetrators of the race attack, Armstrong reported that one 15-year-old suspect has been charged for aggravated assault and aggravated rioting. The suspect also has previous drug and firearm charges. He is not enrolled in school this year and his mother has been charged in the past with contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Charges on three other suspects were pending but expected Tuesday. All the suspects are Black.
If you disagree with the Memphis Police Director’s assessment of this incident, you can reach him by email here. If the email is returned you can contact the department here, or via phone at 901-636-3700. (Please no hate speech or profanity)