Tag Archives: hate crimes

Requiem for Antonio Santiago (Open Thread)

Back in March, we published a post about little Antonio Santiago, an apparently “white hispanic” INFANT who was brutally murdered in cold blood, as he sat in his stroller.

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Shooting in Wisconsin: Who is Wade Michael Page? (Open Thread)

Wade Michael Page; Photo from MySpace

© Miri WTPOTUS August 6, 2012

Here we go again. Another shooting.  Another set of odd circumstances.  Wade Michael Page is the alleged shooter at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, where seven died, including the alleged gunman.  Page was 40 years old and was shot dead at the scene by police, so we may never know his motivation.   As usual, the media and law enforcement immediately referred to him as a lone gunman, white, and an example of “domestic terrorism.”  Continue reading

Mob Mentality

Scene from London riots by “youths”

© Miri WTPOTUS 2011

London burns.  Thank goodness it can’t happen here.  Or can it?

Disturbing riots in London are variously attributed to disaffected “youths”; to anger over the shooting of a gangbanger by a policeman; to “children” engaging in hooliganism because their parents are uninvolved; to hooded political dissenters, stirred up by unions and activist groups in protest of UK anti-austerity actions; or to “flash mobs” organized via social media by thugs who want only to take things they can’t afford to buy.

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