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Keeler: Federal ‘knockout’ response aims to divide


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The Obama administration is now calling for the feds to bring hate crime charges against a white person involved in the sick game of “knockout.”

The victim? An elderly black man.

For the uninitiated, the game involves an assailant or assailants attacking an unsuspecting victim, often with a single sucker punch, and it seems to be the latest craze among degenerates in our culture of lost youth.

To digress for just a moment, yes, our culture of lost youth. These crimes, horrendous and twisted, give us a window into their existence, a world where coddled youths, undisciplined either at home or at school and emboldened by special interest groups, are allowed to place the blame for their own bad choices on something or someone else. Add to that mix our failed judicial system which, instead of punishing law breakers for their crimes, releases them to commit crimes again.

This is what happens in an America where you aren’t allowed to spank your own child without fear of repercussions from government-funded entities. But back to my question.

My question is why the Obama administration and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder haven’t used hate crime laws against other perpetrators, including eight recent incidents in Brooklyn on Jewish victims who have stated their attackers were black?

Could it be, as Mr. Holder stated to The New York Times Sept. 1 that his department would return to a focus on cases like those involving “disparate impacts” on minorities?

Make no mistake, it is President Barack Obama and his administration that are fanning the flames of division. Racial bias is a sickening disease, and it is being used to create anger and division — not unity.

America can do far better than the so-called leaders of today who care about nothing except their wallets.

We need to come together as one nation and rid ourselves of this scourge we have in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere for the good of all Americans — red, black, white, yellow or otherwise.

Gary Keeler is an occasional columnist for Sunbelt Newspapers and a resident of Plant City.

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