Why can’t the alt-left call a hate crime a hate crime?

Is it because some hate crimes are more hateful than others? Or less?

Finally, yesterday, the Chicago police charged the four aspiring rappers with a hate crime for allegedly beating, torturing and kidnapping a white mentally-disabled kid from the suburbs.

They were screaming “Bleep white people!” and “Bleep Trump!” but none of the PC posse wanted to… uh, jump to any conclusions.

Take Obama – please. His flack Josh Earnest was asked if this was a hate crime.

“I think it’s too early to tell.”

No call from Obama for a “national conversation” about hate crimes. He didn’t even call it “workplace violence.”

Oddly, it wasn’t too early to tell when Obama had a chance to say the Cambridge cops “acted stupidly.”

Is the community relations unit of the Just-Us, er Justice Department rushing to the West Side just like they did in Ferguson? Could the Rev. Al Sharpton be reached for comment? The Southern Poverty Law Center?

Then there was Don Lemon, last seen drunk on New Year’s Eve on CNN. Apparently, he’s still on his bender, because this is what he said:

“I don’t think it’s evil. I think these are young people and I think they have bad home training.”

Bad home training. Hey, I’ll bet these at-risk youths were turning their lives around too. That’s why one of Lemon’s guests, one Symone Sanders, said that we shouldn’t be “callously classifying” a kidnapping accompanied by a few chants of “Bleep white people!” as a hate crime.

Yeah, they’re lovely people – Tanashia and Brittany Covington, Tasfaye Cooper and Jordan Hall. Tanashia is 24 and the others are 18. Which, according to Chicago PD Commander Kevin Duffin, makes them “kids.”

“Kids make stupid decisions… That will certainly be part of whether or not we determine this is a hate crime or whether or not this is stupid ranting and raving.”

Remember 2012, when the Washington Post ran a story longer than War and Peace about how in prep school in the 1960’s Mitt Romney cut some kid’s hair.

These “utes” cut the poor kid’s scalp with a knife. He was bleeding like a stuck pig, it was on Facebook and…. Nothing to see here folks, move along.

Here was the Boston Globe headline on the hate crime: “4 questioned after video of apparent racial attack in Chicago.”

Apparent. On MSNBC it was called an “apparent beating.” Apparently, whoever wrote these headlines didn’t see the video.

Here’s the lead on the original AP story:

“Chicago police say they are investigating a video circulating on social media that shows several people beating a man at a residence.”

Well, that certainly tells the story, doesn’t it? But the AP wasn’t the only one pulling its punches. Various local newscasts said the thugs had “detained” the white kid, who was “picked on” and/or “bullied.”

What if this had happened to some Muslim terrorist at Gitmo? The same pajama boys now averting their eyes from the truth would be hollering for war crimes trials.

This wasn’t the first post-election black-on-white hate crime on the West Side. In November, a 50-year-old white man was dragged from his car by some hip-hop aficionados screaming obscenities about Trump. That hate crime was likewise recorded on videotape.

Police arrested Rajune Lewis, Dejuan Collins, Julian Christian and a juvenile and… do you remember seeing anything about this on the network newscasts? Me neither.

Compare this kid-glove treatment for all these thugs to what happened to the two Babson College students who drove over to Wellesley College after the election. Let’s let Babson President (and former lieutenant governor) Muffy Healey describe how her students “engaged in behavior that was, at a minimum, insensitive, unacceptable and contrary to our core values.”

Their crime? They were yelling “Trump 2016!” and “Make America Great Again.”

Muffy banned them from campus and they were kicked out of their frat. They had to hire lawyers to fight Muffy’s fake news.

If it wasn’t for double standards, the alt-left wouldn’t have any standards at all.

Howie Carr is the New York Times best-selling author of The Brothers Bulger and Hitman, in addition to several other Boston organized-crime books and two novels. He is the host of a New England-wide radio talk-show syndicated to more than 20 stations, and is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago.


  1. why is this story NOT on the front page of every news outlett in this country- if it were 4 whites doing this to a black kid watch out,,,, BLM would be torching every city in this country,,,, with obamas vote of approval. Very sad to see this story be quelched. God Bless Donald Trump

  2. Barry Sortero’s Legacy – Cambridge Police Acting Stupidly, the “Gentle Giant”, Workplace Violence, Lone Wolves, The Junior Varsity, All 57 States, Bitter Clingers, Eat Your Peas, and my favorite (the gift that keeps on giving) – This Is All George Bush’s Fault !

    Jan 20 can not come fast enough…

  3. Steyn wants hate crime laws abolished and you want to revel in them! Who is more principled here? Hate crime laws have got to go!