DAILYKENN.com --When a white guy who patronized free-speech site, gab.ai, went postal in a Pittsburgh synagogue, the media went ballistic in connecting the dots.
When a black guy who worked for Obama's presidential campaign defaced a New York City synagogue with hate graffiti, the media chirped like crickets and failed to connect the dots.
The media said little about the white man's mental state. However, the mental issues allegedly suffered by the black guy were used for cover to excuse his hate. Apparently his psychology therapist was actually former City Council speaker Christine C. Quinn who claimed to have secured an internship there to help him combat hate crimes (among other issues), according to The New York Times.
Translation: The speaker of the City Council hired a anti-Semitic racist as an intern, was apparently aware of his anti-Jewish views, and excused her duplicity by claiming his hiring was something akin to therapy.
James Polite has been arrested for spray-painting hate speech on a synagogue in New York City. Apparently Quinn's mentorship was ineffective ... or possibly VERY effective.
From wtae.com ▼
A New York man was arrested and charged with hate crimes Friday night after anti-Semitic messages were found in a temple, police said.
James Polite, 26, was charged with four counts of criminal mischief in the fourth degree as a hate crime and making graffiti.
Graffiti was found on four floors of the Union Temple of Brooklyn on Thursday night. Some of the graffiti said "Hitler," "Jews better be ready" and "Die Jew rats we are here," the New York Police Department reported.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attended Shabbat services at the temple Friday night as a show of solidarity.
After the service, he told journalists the incident was a horrible act of hate and "deeply disturbing to all New Yorkers."
"But it is particularly painful for members of the Jewish community who feel very vulnerable right now, who feel under attack," de Blasio said.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was directing the state's hate crime unit to investigate.
"The disgusting rhetoric and heinous violence in this nation has reached a fever pitch and is ripping at the fabric of America, and it must stop," he said. "In New York, we have forged community through chords of commonality and we will always stand together against hate and discrimination."
After his arrest, Polite was taken to a hospital for evaluation, Lt. Paul Ng said. The suspect has not appeared in court.
Former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said she knows the suspect. He had an internship with Quinn when she was on the council, according to a New York Times profile done last year on Polite.
She tweeted that she and others have tried to help him as he went though the foster care and mental health systems and he dealt with homelessness.
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