White House: "Too Early To Tell If Chicago Beating Was A Hate Crime"

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It appears Newt Gingrich was right in his outrage at the hypocrisy surrounding the kidnapping and abuse of a mentally-ill white teen by four young black assailants. Despite the suspects shouting "fuck Donald Trump" and "fuck white people", Chicago police said today that they do not believe the attack was motivated by race, more likely due to his "special needs."

As a reminder, this is what Gingrich, said earlier on Fox and Friends: "If this had been done to an African-American by four whites, every liberal in the country would be outraged and there would be no question that it is a hate crime."  He added that "we are right at the edge of a terrible period — which I know President-elect Donald Trump wants to avoid — of having a deep bitter division in the communities in a way that makes America very hard to govern."

And to address these divisions the country must first admit there is a problem on both sides; alas not only do the authorities refuse to at least approach what happened objectively, so does the Obama administration itself.

On Thursday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at the daily White House briefing that it’s “too early to tell” if the four Chicagoans who kidnapped and tortured a mentally challenged teenager committed a hate crime, despite the quite clear audio track that accompanied the violent kidnapping.

“I’ve seen the video through news coverage, and I know local officials, law enforcement officials are investigating this matter based on reports I’ve seen there,” Earnest said in response to a question from Fox News’ Kevin Corke. “They are still conducting an investigation into the disturbing images we saw in that video. They do demonstrate a level of depravity that was an outrage to a lot of Americans.”

When asked about Obama's take of the video, Earnest said that he hadn’t “spoken to the President about it, but I am confident he would be angered by the images that are depicted on that video.”

When Corke asked a followup question about whether or not it was a hate crime, Earnest responded that it’s “too early to tell.”

“I don’t know where the investigation will lead,” he continued. “Our expectation would be that local law enforcement would follow the facts, and I wouldn’t speculate at this point the degree that federal officials would get involved in considering those kinds of crimes.”

Which is odd, because roughly at the same time, the local police charged the four "depraved" perps with engaging in a hate crime.

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nuubee's picture

It's too early to tell if Obama is a muslim brotherhood member.

knukles's picture

He's gotta be Joshin' me

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

If it had been four whites beating on a 'special needs' black boy, would there be any doubt what it would be called?

knukles's picture

Not a single moment's hesitation as in I mean all of Soros' sycophants would immediately be activated to riot, burn, the press would go apeshit and the DoJ would file charges lickety split.


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tazs (not verified) knukles Jan 5, 2017 4:35 PM

How come they're not called Terrorists?

That's right. They're NOT Muslims.

Oh, the bigotry!

stizazz's picture

ACTS OF VIOLENCE by Jews = Self-defense
ACTS OF VIOLENCE by non-Jews = Crime
ACTS OF VIOLENCE by Muslims = Terrorism

PrayingMantis's picture


... too late to tell if Josh Earnest is not a retard ...

froze25's picture

Too early to tell, means they haven't come up with a sufficient BS story to explain why it isn't yet.

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Draybin Deffercon III (not verified) froze25 Jan 5, 2017 5:03 PM

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Any crime against virtual Satoshi disciples is a HATE CRIME!


small towel's picture

This Josh Earnest is trying to sell dog piss as lemonade,

every day I see him selling it,

No-one's buying it no more.

I expect your mother was proud when you got the gig. 

Proud mother's illusions. Dead on Arrival.

NoDebt's picture

Obama didn't waste any time early in his first term shooting off his mouth that the Cambridge PD had "acted stupidly" towards a black home owner in an incident only PARTIALLY caught on video.  Only to find out later the police were 100% in the right and Obama had just made an ass out of himself.

No problem shooting his mouth off in that case when he wasn't even in posession of the facts.  Yet on this one, oh, no, way too early to tell.

Fuck Obama.  Amongst his other failings he's a fucking racist pig who just figured out how to hide it better than most.


AllMightyDollar's picture

No Debt wrote

"Fuck Obama.  Amongst his other failings he's a fucking racist pig who just figured out how to hide it better than most."


And the MSM were Obama's goal tenders and cheerleaders, protecting their golden boy

Joe Sichs Pach's picture

I yearn for the day someone decides to wipe the perma-smirk off J. Earnests face with a baseball bat

de3de8's picture

This why the word nigger is still in use

New_Meat's picture

Beer Summit before the inauguration?

I'll go with the "over"

- Ned

{and, not even with yours}


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Draybin Deffercon III (not verified) The Saint Jan 5, 2017 5:59 PM

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Slomotrainwreck's picture

If was black on white then it can not be a hate crime. Black peoples are not allowed to be raysist.

ShorTed's picture

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DeadFred's picture

They are simply misguided youths oppressed by the system. Surprisingly MDB seems to have been keeping his head low on this one, rare example of wisdom on his part.

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The Saint (not verified) DeadFred Jan 5, 2017 5:43 PM

MDB's Soros paycheck didn't come in this month.  in fact, he hasn't seen a check since November 8th.  He can't keep posting his liberal dribble under these circumstances.



Mr. Bones's picture

This, they're working on creating a credible narrative.  Trouble is, people have seen the video and and 'fuck white people' != 0, whereas 'fuck <disabled> people' = 0.

It's entirely possible that they attacked this guy because he was both disabled and white, but 'fuck white people' doesn't work so well if the person you're torturing isn't white. 

If I stole a blind guy's wallet is it a hate crime? If I stole a blind purple skinned man's wallet, recorded and broadcast it, and narrated with 'fuck purple people' what would a reasonable person conclude the hate was based on?

Which brings me to a final question: Are they making a hate crime accusation on an unprovable basis so that it gets thrown out in court?

Koba the Dread's picture

No! All the evidence is in on Josh and he definitely is a retard. And a whore. And not a very good one. You'd think politicians would be able to find front men who can actually lie well. Such people exist. Josh ain't one of them.

migra's picture

I think we have conformation of that. It's clear old Josh is a retard with a bad case of rich liberal white guilt.

WorkingFool's picture

Obama's real legacy - racial hate

CRM114's picture

No. They aren't called terrorists for the same reason this hasn't officially been called kidnapping. It's a cover-up.

I would think the use of violence and the political angle of the Trump comments, legally speaking, does count as terrorism.

What Name's picture

OK, they terrorized the boy. Therefore they are terrorists. Feel better?

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WillyGroper's picture

it's evident "josh" was gagging on his own bs.

whether staged, elf, monarch, or just plaine evil, the whole kitnkaboodle is meant to inflame.

they don't just want war to cover up their crimes, they want civil war as the cherry on top.

we all know where it leads.

More Ammo's picture

Yep, just what the hell is a "hate crime"???

Maybe they are the original crimes like murder, rape, theft and such and now they have to be differentiated from all the legislated bullshit???


Progressive word swapping crap.

spdrdr's picture

I suspect that "hate crimes" can only be perpetrated by white, middle-class males.

supersajin's picture

The hypocrisy from the left post 11/9 is so blatant.

Biffkenson's picture

Obama would have already addressed the nation if it was the other way around.

Lumberjack's picture

How about calling it a WAR crime...that was at least legally speaking, an act of terrorism.

blue51's picture

It would be called a 10 Alarm Fire , because Chicago would be burning .

Normalcy Bias's picture

There's no doubt it'd be called, "Let's Burn Down Our Own Neighborhood!"

drendebe10's picture

Wutta fukn jackazz this mouth is.     ...black olives matter..

knukles's picture



Normalcy Bias's picture

He's our own Baghdad Bob, and a pathetic fucking joke.

BabaLooey's picture

oh FUCK OFF....in "earnest".....Josh...

...and take your stupid prick Soetero with you.

tenpanhandle's picture

Using this "spokes mouth" for Obama, always seemed to me one of those Illuminati type traits where they hide things right out in the open i.e. Josh Earnest spewing Obama's lies on a daily basis.  Maybe deputy DA Wong Wright can comment on this. 

Raffie's picture

I am falling out of my chair LOLing..... they are very confused about this video and what it means.

Sooner or later they will say RUSSIA DID THIS FAKE VIDEO...

NeedtoSecede's picture

Beat me to it Raffie. These yutes are covert agents of Vladimir Putin! Bomb Russia ASAP!