First...Ha, this story's turn of events was just pure awesome. Talk about being captured first hand with "egg over the faces of those protestors".
Second...C'mon. This is why we left the 'dark ages' and introduced scientific methods for basic investigation and fact finding purposes. 'Claims', 'accusations', 'suspects', etc. ARE NOT facts, and even more so coming from someone just because they're emotional and sobbing. Make no mistake, this 'racist everything' BS needs to stop; it's directly comparable to the witch trials...Can't prove jack***, just takes a mob to finger point, and the desired 'justice' is so grossly disproportionate you might as well be burning people alive.
Third, as much as 'others' claim racism is rampant...This is largely nothing more than warped perceptions. And these 'false claims' are likely more accurate and rampant... Well, I'm sure most folks these days have some form of phone/camera combination. When 'stuff' like this happens to you, turn those things on ASAP. Spread the word...We know how to take'em down at this BS game ;0)
Last, this is exactly what happens with double-standard laws are allowed. All crimes are hate; their should not be a distinction. If you don't like that, then hate-crime distinction needs to be applied to EVERYONE. This story shows a blatant use of a double-standard and the 'race card'. Even better, liked how the 'community' just shrugged it off and dismissed it. Hmm...What was it the 'community' was demanding of the school and accused white kids??? Watch the double-standard in action...None of those justice demands will play out now that it's the 'other side'.
I think that if one makes false accusations about a racial attack, they should be held in the same regard as an actual racist activity. I think this because it is just as racist to make a false claim toward another race as it is to commit a racial attack.
False claims of racist attacks should be treated the same from a punishment standpoint as actual racist activities. In both these cases whether one actually carries out a racist attack or falsely accuses anyone of racist attacks, what is clear is the prime intention, which is to deliberately cause harm.
Using a false claim of a racial attack can be like wielding a gun in a crowd. The gun may not be loaded, but the panic, fear and disruption is just as real as if the gun were armed. It can also weaken genuine claims of racial violence, as we’ve all learn from the children’s story about the boy who cried wolf. As dishonest claims of racial violence is used, actual cases of racial attacks may not garner the notice and attention they justifiably deserve. It also furthers to weaken the already fragile racial relations we feel in our society today. The punishment for such crimes should be equal and just.
Punishment for false claims of racist attacks should not be treated the same as actual racist activities because to do so would diminish real racist activity. However, false claims should be severely punished and treated seriously. False accusations have the absolute potential to ruin people and careers, as has been recently proven out.