Friday, August 06, 2010

Omar Thornton Case: “Displaying” a Noose, in Order “to Intimidate or Harass Minorities” was a Crime in Connecticut Since May, 2008

By Nicholas Stix
Revised at 11:15 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2010.

A reader just gave me a link to the following June 6, 2008 article.

The governors of Connecticut and New York last month approved new laws to punish those who display nooses to intimidate or harass minorities and others. While violators in Connecticut face up to a year in prison under the state’s new statute, offenders in New York could serve up to four years.

That was before Thornton had been promoted to truck driver, and supposedly saw a noose and the "n-word" drawn in a bathroom stall at work.

Given Supreme Court First Amendment precedent, in which burning the American flag is protected speech, and such laws’ anti-white partisanship, which appears to me to violate the 14th Amendment, I think that they are facially unconstitutional, but no one has challenged them.

Even if the Connecticut law distinguished between an actual noose and a drawing of a noose, if Thornton had really found nooses drawn in the men’s room stall at Hartford Distributors, as he claimed, he could have hit the jackpot. Then again, Thornton was a lying, thieving, black mass murderer, so I guess we’ll have to take his word for it.

1 comment:

Californian said...

Here is one more thing to consider: why is it that these kinds of laws are appearing now? There has been no lynching of minorities for decades, and I doubt if this fellow would have any seen one in his own lifetime. Yet suddenly, the "noose" has become a major item of law.

Moreover, the idea that minorities would be intimidated is something of a sick joke. It is minorities who have the organization, the agitation, the media, the law and the violence on their side. When was the last time Whites rioted against blacks? Every major civil disturbance involving race since the 1960s has been a black led affair. Look at the Long Hot Summers to the Rodney King riot. And look at the under-publicized black-on-White violence rates.

The minority obsession over racism in the past is used to mask the minority privilege today: affirmative action, government programs all over the place, and now another restriction of free speech rights for Whites.