LAPD Determines Racist Slurs During Assault Does Not Rise to Level of Hate Crime

posted by Jack

LOS ANGELES – Rodolfo Rodriguez was attacked by several people after reportedly bumping into a little girl on his daily walk in South Los Angeles. Detectives do not believe an attack on a 91-year-old man on the Fourth of July is a hate related incident, authorities said.

On Tuesday night, Century Station detectives arrested Laquisha Jones, who is suspected of being involved in the assault, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Jones, 30, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.

Rodriguez had gone out for a walk in Willowbrook about 7 p.m. on July 4 when he was assaulted, according to a GoFundMe campaign set up by his family. Rodriguez has a broken cheekbone and bruises on his face.

His family said a woman confronted Rodriguez after he reportedly bumped into a little girl who was with her. Rodriguez was then struck from behind, and “as he fell on the ground, he blacked out,” Sheriff’s Det. Matt Luna said.

Misbel Borjas, who lives near Rodriguez, was passing by in a car when she saw him walking and trying to pass a woman and a girl. Then, Borjas said, she saw the woman push Rodriguez and start to hit him with a block of cement.

“She was yelling at him, ‘Go back to your country,’ or ‘Go back to Mexico,'” Borjas recalled. “It was racist.” But authorities said that through their investigation, “detectives have discovered that this is not a hate-related incident.”

In case you are curious what constitutes a hate crime, here is a summary… “his is because California’s hate crime statutes, beginning with Penal Code 422.55 PC, impose severe, additional punishment for harming, threatening or harassing someone because of the person’s…

Disability, Gender, Nationality, Race or ethnicity, Religion, or Sexual orientation.

California’s hate crimes laws have two major parts. Penal Code 422.6 PC makes it a stand-alone crime to interfere with someone else’s civil rights, or damage or destroy their property, because that person has one of the characteristics in the list above. Penal Code 422.7 PC and Penal Code 422.75 PC provide that if you commit a crime such as [assault] or vandalism, and you are motivated in part by the fact that the victim has one of the characteristics in the list above, your criminal offense will be considered a “hate crime.”

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11 Responses to LAPD Determines Racist Slurs During Assault Does Not Rise to Level of Hate Crime

  1. Libby says:

    Why are you even interested in this?

    I’m perfectly satisfied with the attempted murder with special circumstances (the brick). I don’t really need to be reminded that such sorry excuses for humanity are roaming the planet … beyond the fact that our system of due process … is processing.

    Go paint something.

    • Post Scripts says:

      Libby I guess what chaps me is, had it been a white woman, you know she would have been charged with a hate crime! The statute is quite clear and the elements were there, but it’s almost inconceivable that a person of color could commit hate crime in liberal California. A double standard exists and the law is not equal in this case.

      • Libby says:

        Know I don’t know that. You believe that … for reasons I have already explained to you: racial resentment up the whaazzooooo … which does, sort of, demonstrate some intellectual functionality.

        It’s distinctly possible that Lakisha is so whacked out that she is not capable of holding coherent opinions about anything … does not possess the mental acuity to hate for a reason.

        • Post Scripts says:

          I suppose that could be possible, but the police never said she was wacked out. I think they didn’t push the enhancement because of politics. My guess it came via the D.A.’s office.

    • Post Scripts says:

      By the way, I have been busy painting something, a lot of somethings, and they are all hanging up at the Upper Crust bakery in downtown Chico. Wish you could see them.

      • Peggy says:

        Your show is awesome, Jack. So enjoyed having a bite to eat surrounded by them.

        Thank you for selling me the one I wanted. Can’t wait until after the show ends in August to get it.

        • Post Scripts says:

          Thanks Peggy. I appreciate knowing you enjoyed the show. So far the comments have been extremely favorable, according to the people who work at the Upper Crust.

  2. Pie Guevara says:

    Allow me to test this.

    Peter Strzok’s testimony today summed up in a gif.

    Strzok summed up in a gif. from r/The_Donald

    • Tina says:

      Yep, that’s what I got from this guy this morning.

      His smirks as Democrats tried to delay and disrupt was also indicative of his low life character.

      Slime, definitely slime.

    • Peggy says:

      Recorded and watch most of the hearing yesterday. Couldn’t help thinking what a arrogant slime-ball and how much he reminded me of Comey with his you can’t touch me attitude.

      Rush this morning pointed out he knows congress can’t do anything to him, since they have no power to do anything to him. A contempt charge won’t put him behind bars, only the DoJ can put him there. Which will never happen, unless Trump orders them to do an investigation. Trump has to declassify all of the documents, after concealing classified info.

  3. Tina says:

    Imagine Libby thinking you post this stuff just for her.

    What they all hate is that they can’t control the narrative or hide the obvious double standard from public view…poor dears. Kinda puts a hole in their pretenses.

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