Reporting hate crime -- 'It's the right thing to do'

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
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The Ohio State University (sign)A conservative activist is praising Ohio State University for following a federal statute regarding hate crimes.

A group of students at OSU vented their anger on social media after the university’s Columbus campus reported two violent incidents involving black perpetrators and white victims as hate crimes. The school did so as required by the federal Jeanne Cleary Act. Still, even though the two suspects were charged with felonious assault and assault, they were not charged with hate crimes.

"What happened in Ohio is we had these two black students yell a racial slur at a couple of white students and then attack them," reports Richard Holt, a political consultant, a member of the Project 21 Black Leadership Network, and a graduate of Ohio State. "Obviously, because they used the racial slur, they were involved in a hate crime, according the federal requirement as to the definition of a hate crime."

Holt points out that the Democrat-run cities typically ignore this kind of activity.

"If you're black, you can't be a racist," he relays of the leftist reasoning. "They've created a culture of permissiveness in attacking people based on their ethnicity, and so for Ohio State to stand up and report this, as they're legally required to, but also because it's the right thing to do -- we can't accept racism in our society regardless of who was perpetuating it."


And Holt is confident that the perpetrators in this case will be held accountable. 

"Our county prosecutor -- he's a Republican. He's very conservative. He's gone after big fish, small fish. He's not someone who's played to politics," the conservative activist observes. "If he finds these people committed a crime they will be prosecuted for it."

Ron O'Brien is the Franklin County Prosecutor in Ohio. He assumed office in 1997, and his current term ends in 2021.


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