Hate crime

Can White People Be Victims of Hate Crime?

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Shane McClellan, a white 16-year-old boy in Seattle, was attacked and beaten down recently by two (this video claims four) assailants who were black and Asian. The attackers whipped him with a belt, held a gun to his head, threatened him with a knife, burned cigarettes into his neck, forced his head into a hole in the ground, urinated on him, and poured beer on him. The attack lasted four hours, and was punctuated all the while by racial slurs and references to slavery. The attackers also robbed him of cash, an MP3 player, and a jacket.

Seattle police are investigating the case as a possible hate crime, and two suspects have been ID'd and had DNA samples taken for further testing.… Continues …

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