When is a hate crime not a hate crime?
When it’s committed by black juveniles against a white woman and her babies in the middle of Chicago.
Two juveniles were arrested last Thursday and charged with misdemeanor criminal damage to property.
What actually happened, according to the police report, was that Susan Pederson had just dropped off a friend at the University of Chicago and was stopped at a red light when out of nowhere and for no apparent reason, a gang of black youths began surrounding the car.
Her two children, a boy and a girl, were in the car with Pederson while the youths began hitting and shaking her vehicle.
“They were walking around both sides of the vehicle — in the front, in the back — and as they were walking across, they were hitting my car, using racial slurs and telling me that I didn’t belong in their neighborhood because I was white,” she told local station WLS.
The children were screaming as the thugs kicked the car and then rammed it with a bicycle before breaking the back window.
The flying glass cut her 3-year-old son’s arm.
Luckily, a police cruiser showed up and scared off the gang members. Two of the thugs were caught and charged with misdemeanors.
Pederson said the incident was more than just a misdemeanor, and she wants to see stiffer charges.
How about we start with a hate crime charge? Because that’s obviously what it was.
If we’re going to put up with having laws that punish people for their racist thoughts while committing a crime, then those laws need to be applied equally.
The country needs to move past the nonsense of the Left that says only black lives matter, or that only whites can be racists, or that the country owes a debt to blacks for slavery.
If a bunch of hoodlums surrounds a car and threatens a woman and her babies while yelling racial slurs, that’s a hate crime, regardless of the skin color of the victim or the perpetrators.
So how ’bout it, Chicago?