Once again Jamilah Lemieux, Senior Editor, Digital, for Ebony Magazine, is displaying her hatred of people from other races and political persuasions . But now she has added police officers to her venom. Two years ago she trashed former RNC staffer Raffi Williams because she thought he was white, now she is claiming that racist crimes against Caucasians and or Cops could not be called hate crimes (she didn’t mention if they could be called “don’t like very much” crimes)
We first met Ms. Lemieux in 2014 when she had a very public twitter exchange with then RNC Deputy Press Secretary Raffi Williams. Now Raffi is not only African-American but he claims he has been that race his entire life. I have been friends with him for only about three years so I can’t vouch for his race before then. But because Raffi is an honest guy, I tend to give him the benefit of the doubt. Either way I can verify that he was a Black Man in 2014.
On Twitter Ms. Lemieux was dumping on Ben Carson, saying he was insane for his beliefs on race, politics, and “anything else other than his medical work.” She suggested that Dr. Carson’s conservatism taint any ideas he may have. Enter Raffi who made the horrible (to Lemieux) suggestion that she learn more about Carson before judging him. For some strange reason, Ms. Lemieux thought Raffi was white, and because she though he was white she didn’t want to hear his opinion.She tweeted, “Oh great, here comes a White dude telling me how to do this Black thing.” When she figured out he was black she apologized, but because he worked for the RNC said “However, I care about NOTHING you have to say.” Thanks to some intrepid reporting the story went viral. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus demanded an apology, and actually got one from from the Ebony Editors.
Now, two years later Ms. Lemieux wanted to prove she has not learned her lesson of tolerance, she told CNN that the concept of hate crimes does not apply to white people, nor does it apply to police officers. As my Liberty Alliance colleague Joe Newby explains.
Guest Post By Joe Newby
It seems that for a growing number of leftists, “justice” is a one-way street that applies only to certain select segments of the population. Consider, for example, Ebony Magazine’s Jamilah Lemieux, who told CNN on Wednesday that the concept of hate crimes does not apply to white people, nor does it apply to police officers.
“I have to say, I would not describe hate crime as the most comfortable word choice, considering these circumstances. There’s so much that we do not know about what took place, what motivated this person. We only have the one account of law enforcement. We haven’t had the opportunity to really look into his history in a meaningful way,” she said of the Dallas cop-killer.
“When we use a phrase like ‘hate crime,’ we’re typically referring to crimes against people of color, people of various religious groups, LGBT people, people who have been historically attacked, abused or disenfranchised on the basis of their identity. To now extend that to the majority group and a group of people that have a history with African-Americans that has been abusive, and we can apply that to either police officers or to Caucasians, I think gets into very tricky territory,” she added.
“So I’d be curious to know if he was referring to this as a hate crime because he singled them out by race or attempted to single them out by race or because they were police officers.”
The Daily Caller, which posted video of her comments, added:
“It absolutely fits the definition of the hate crime. You can’t just say that only certain groups are allowed to be hated, only certain groups can have crimes designated as hate groups, or hate crimes against them.” CNN law enforcement contributor Steve Moore, a former FBI agent replied. “That’s racism.”
“What you’re doing here is saying that the actual truth of the matter is that hate crimes are defined as a crime against a specific race, doesn’t list them, gender, gender preference group or membership in an organization. That’s how it’s defined. You can’t just say if you’re white, nobody can commit a hate crime against you. And this guy said I’m doing it because you’re white and I’m doing it because you’re cops. That’s race and that’s organization. It’s a hate crime as far as legally and it’s a hate crime the way the FBI would investigate it.”
Micah X. Johnson the Dallas murderer, told officers he was targeting white people, especially white cops.
The Daily Caller (and my colleague Joe) are correct, the shooting of the five cops fits the definition of a hate crime. Just like Jamilah Lemieux fits the definition of a racist putz.