I used to live near Bristol, Connecticut, so I’m glad to see the local paper is doing its part in the war on hate: ethnic backlash in city. Their September 11 front page report detailed 4 “crimes against people of Middle Eastern background” over the previous year:
- Shortly after last year’s terror attacks someone scrawled an ethnic epithet on a Paki-owned liquor store.
- A man named Sachok walked into a Subway restaurant and used a racial epithet to describe the owner of the business, who does not have a Middle Eastern background. The suspect then threatened to blow the place up but was later apprehended at a candlelit vigil.
- Water department employees called the cops when they saw two men who appeared to be of Middle Eastern backgrounds taking photographs near a filtration plant and the cops brought in the FBI.
- Three vandals went on a spray-painting spree, writing epithets on homes, vehicles, a church and a school. It was a hate crime because the epithets included references to Osama bin Laden and September 11. The judge was so outraged by the references she said the vandalism bordered on treason.