“The defendants in this case perpetrated hate crimes that targeted innocent victims in their homes simply because of their skin color.”
(Acting Central California U.S. Attorney Tracy L. Wilkison)
In a recent post I highlighted an interview by Los Angeles radio personality Jesse Lee Peterson of a Washington DC libertarian lobbyist, Alex Nowrasteh, in which Peterson told the open borders pusher that illegal aliens from south of the border attacked and made life miserable for American inner city blacks.
Peterson says illegal aliens are “destroying black communities” while Nowrasteh says race relations between “new Americans” and blacks are going well.
For years I have been hearing about how ‘new Americans’ of all stripes were making life harder for struggling blacks as the immigrants and refugees pushed their way into traditional African American neighborhoods.
Here is corroboration of Peterson’s allegations that Nowrasteh didn’t want to believe.
After all, everyone knows that minority groups naturally love each other in the great American (mythical) melting pot, right?
From Courthouse News Service (hat tip: Cristina):
LA Gang Member Gets 16 Years for Firebombing Black Homes
(CN) — Carlos Hernandez, ranking member of the Big Hazard street gang, was sentenced Tuesday morning to 192 months in federal prison for his role in orchestrating the 2014 firebomb attacks in Los Angeles that targeted African American families.
Hernandez, 36, also known as “Rider” and “Creeper,” was sentenced nearly seven years after he and several other Big Hazard gang members arranged a plan to firebomb several apartments at the Ramona Gardens housing complex in Boyle Heights with the intent to target African Americans and force them from their homes in the dead of night.
According to court documents, Hernandez led a team of seven gang members on May 11, 2014 – Mother’s Day – to the housing complex in the middle of the night to attack four separate apartments, three of which were occupied by African Americans. After Hernandez divided the gang members into groups and armed them with lighters and hammers, as well as arming himself with a semiautomatic handgun, the gang threw lit Molotov cocktails into the occupied apartments.
In one of the attacks, a mother with a sleeping infant on her chest only just missed being hit directly by one of the explosives after she rolled onto the floor upon hearing the window shatter.
“The defendant planned, coordinated, and led these racially-motivated attacks that targeted vulnerable families, including grandparents and infants, while they were sleeping peacefully in their own homes,” Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Pamela S. Karlan of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division said in a statement.
Law enforcement officials determined that this plan was by no means a random assault. Hernandez made sure that all of his members were masked to conceal their identities and had all ditched their cell phones prior to the attack to avoid being tracked. The group even traveled to the L.A. complex using a preplanned route that kept them clear of surveillance cameras.
Hernandez managed to cover the group’s tracks so well that the case went unsolved for two years following the firebombing before law enforcement managed to determine who was behind it. Once caught, all of the gang members in the case admitted to police that they went out of their way to specifically attack African American families and wanted them to move away from the complex, which receives federal funding.
Acting Central California U.S. Attorney Tracy L. Wilkison said the sentence should serve as a reminder that the federal government will continue to prioritize bringing to justice those who would engage in these kinds of violent and racist acts.
“The defendants in this case perpetrated hate crimes that targeted innocent victims in their homes simply because of their skin color,” Wilkison said. “These despicable acts are simply unacceptable in our society.
And, see that later in 2014, the feds busted the Big Hazard gang. The UK Daily Mail covered the story.