Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Eric (my-people) Holder has just called for a thorough hearing of the Zimmerman case.  According to the Denver Post:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that the Justice Department will take appropriate action in the killing of Trayvon Martin if it finds evidence that a federal criminal civil rights crime has been committed.

The attorney general made the comments in an appearance before a civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton.

Holder said the department will conduct a thorough and independent review of the evidence in the Martin matter. One of the department’s top priorities, said Holder, is preventing and combating youth violence and victimization.

But don’t hold your breath for Holder to concern himself with the death of Daniel Adkins. Hat tip to Olave D’estienne for bringing this to our attention. From Fox News:

LAVEEN – Police are saying more about a shooting at a Taco Bell Tuesday night in which one man died.

They’re also identifying the victim as 29-year-old Daniel Adkins.

About 7:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man and his girlfriend ordered food at the Taco Bell drive-thru and were told to pull up while their order was prepared.

At the same time, Adkins stepped around a corner into the path of the vehicle and angry words were exchanged between he and the driver.

They got into an altercation and Adkins was shot once by the driver. He died at the scene.

The driver, a 22-year-old black male, called police but has not been arrested.

At first, the couple claimed that Adkins had a metal pipe that he swung at them — but it turns out he was holding a dog leash with his yellow lab on the other end.

Family members want that driver arrested, but he’s claiming self-defense.

In other words, as Olave points out, this case is very similar to the Zimmerman/Martin case -except that the races are reversed and Adkins was disabled.  He had the mental capacity of a 12-year-old child. Where are the rallies, the press coverage, the concern at the federal level and the outrage? Where are the throngs of people shouting “I am Daniel Adkins”? Olave’s comparison of the two cases is very good.

The truth is that 99% of the people you know, in real life, have never heard of Adkins – because his name is hardly mentioned on the idiot-box and he is ignored by “mainstream” news outlets for being the wrong race. I think Adkin’s case is a perfect subject for flyers, bumper-stickers etc. I guarantee that I will be accused of “racism” and “hate” for passing out such flyers.

It is illegal in Israel to publicly proclaim that less than six million Jews died in the Nazi Holocaust. According to Wikipedia, the Israeli law reads, in part:

Prohibition of Denial of Holocaust 2. A person who, in writing or by word of mouth, publishes any statement denying or diminishing the proportions of acts committed in the period of the Nazi regime, which are crimes against the Jewish people or crimes against humanity, with intent to defend the perpetrators of those acts or to express sympathy or identification with them, shall be liable to imprisonment for a term of five years.

Of course Israel is not alone in upholding such thought crimes, but this “outpost of the free world” should strive for higher standards when it comes to freedom. A case last year, pitting a rabbi against anti-racism laws in Israel,  is reminiscent of some of the attacks against Christians in European countries.

If you publicly disregard the custom of remaining silent during the one-minute commemoration of fallen Israeli soldiers (accompanied by a loud siren), you will find yourself accosted by an angry public and the law will not be on your side. I can speak from personal experience on this matter.

But now it appears that any offensive statement, if posted publicly (such as on Facebook), can lead to detention and interrogation. An Israeli basketball player, Ido Kozikaro, learned this the hard way:

Ido Kozikaro, Gilboa/Galil’s center, was interrogated under caution by Afula police on Monday because of an off-color post on his Facebook page.

“There’s nothing like starting the holiday with matza dipped in the blood of Christian and Muslim children,” the post read in Hebrew on the basketball player’s page…

Kozikaro was making a joke based on the blood libels that have been made against Jews over the centuries. A member of the Gilboa regional council filed the complaint.

With laws such as these, the traditional feminist saying, “that’s not funny”, takes on new meaning. Admittedly, I don’t think it’s funny either – but I’ll simply hold my laughter; I won’t go running to the authorities.


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