The Hate Crime Double Standard

As conservatives, we are used to the media and Democrat double standards on almost every issue, especially on anything have to do with race or race relations… but this time the double standard is unforgiveable.

In Houston, Texas a horrible crime was committed on Christmas Eve in 2010.  Twelve year old Jonathon Foster went missing on Christmas Eve – when he was found he had been murdered — tortured to death with a blowtorch.

The police worked hard investigating the horrible crime and their work eventually led them to Mona Nelson.

The twist in the case? Mona Nelson is an African-American woman – Jonathon Foster was a white boy.

Have you heard about this case? No. Have the Feds been pursuing hate crime punishment for this? No. Have any of the race hucksters been marching for justice for Jonathon? No.

Why not?

How about this story?

injusticeIn September of 2012, white University of Minnesota student Colton Gleason was walking with friends in St. Cloud when a car pulled up, and Jesse Smithers got out and punched him. The single punch killed Gleason.

Again, Colton Gleason was white and Jesse Smithers is African-American.

Have you been watching this one on the news? No. Have the major networks been wondering about the horrible nature of this “knockout game” crime? No. Have you heard President Obama and Eric Holder talking about the evil nature of the crime or how these young men could have been their sons? No. Has anyone been pontificating on interracial violence? Nope – well one person has – Col. Allen West.

The 18-year-old Smithers was sentenced to 10 years in jail. He originally entered a plea of not guilty but changed it to second-degree murder. Appearing in court Thursday, Smithers apologized for what he called a “complete accident.”

Probably the most disturbing aspect of this case and sentencing is that since Smithers has been behind bars for the past 18 months due to his sentence, he will be eligible for release in five years.

Could Colton Gleason have been President Obama’s Son? Where was Eric Holder and the US Department of Justice? Do any of you recall the outrage from the media and the protests held for justice in Colton’s case?

But there is no denying the blatant hypocrisy regarding “justice” that’s supposed to be blind and equally applicable. What lesson has Jesse Smithers and others learned from this case? Can anyone tell me what’s going on in the Delbert Belton murder case? Oh right, his murder is forgotten too.

Amen Col. West. Amen.

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Onan Coca

Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Romulus Marketing and Bravera Holdings. He's also the managing editor at,, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their five wonderful children.

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