If They Had A Hammer…

Did you hear about the brutal murder of Zemir Begic in St. Louis a couple of days ago? He was beaten to death, with hammers, by ‘teens’.

If you haven’t heard about this it isn’t surprising; none of the major news outlets thought it fit for much attention. After all, there’s no reason to think that Mr. Begic was targeted for being Bosnian, so it surely wasn’t any sort of “hate crime”, just one of those — what’s the expression again? — oh yes: “random, senseless, tragedies”. A local crime story, nothing more. (And it isn’t as if the mainstream media have lots of reporters in the St. Louis area at the moment, anyway.)

Stever Sailer comments here, and Theden has an item here.

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17 Comments

  1. Gary Seven says

    Identify as “Bosnian.” #hammerhate

    Posted December 2, 2014 at 11:18 am | Permalink
  2. JK says

    If it walks like, talks like, looks like, it’s a polar bear.

    No call making it a bigger issue than it is, there’s fish enough to fry at the moment — likely getting breaded up for the hot oil next is Joe Scarborough.

    Bosnians need wait in the line.

    Posted December 2, 2014 at 11:49 am | Permalink
  3. Malcolm says

    JK refers to this.

    Posted December 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    Meanwhile, RamZPaul explains the ‘privileged’ way to avoid being shot by the police. (It’s actually quite effective, once you get the hang of it.)

    Posted December 2, 2014 at 12:34 pm | Permalink
  5. JK says

    RamZPaul has it almost completely nailed but I’d add a fourth.

    #4. Be careful, as a pedestrian, to whom being in the near downrange vicinity of might matter should a live-fire episode ever occur.

    (No matter how much time is spent on the range – there are missed shots.)

    Posted December 2, 2014 at 12:52 pm | Permalink
  6. JK says

    How very refreshing!

    I’ve just landed on a news item concerning the possible new leader of the DOJ Civil Rights litigation department where there’s a sentence not explicitly laying the blame for all that ails, where mostly stuff does:

    “Forty-six people, almost all of them poor African-Americans who had prior run-ins with the law, were convicted on charges of cocaine dealing and sentenced to years in prison based solely on the testimony of a former rodeo clown …”

    And here I was about to give up. (I’m leaving the link off as there’re alot of mentions of totally unnecessaries.)

    Posted December 2, 2014 at 3:41 pm | Permalink
  7. Wait a minute. Wasn’t this unfortunate man wearing the obligatory sign? Namely:

    “I am not just a white man. I am a Bosnian white man!”

    Posted December 2, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Permalink
  8. The one in the middle is awesome, dude …

    freg%2Bsign.jpg

    Posted December 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm | Permalink
  9. I assert that the sentiment expressed in the middle sign (above) is the apotheosis of absurdity.

    Posted December 3, 2014 at 6:52 pm | Permalink
  10. Malcolm says

    I believe that’s a Photoshop job. I’ve seen the original; it says “every time he leaves the house”.

    Posted December 3, 2014 at 8:45 pm | Permalink
  11. “every time he leaves the house”

    My apologies. Darn those photoshoppers …

    It is hard enough to discern what is real from what is merely mockery of Leftist stupidity …

    Every time he:

    leaves the house;
    robs a store;
    hammers to death a white man;
    knocks-out a Jew;
    gang-rapes a white girl;
    burns down a local business;
    loots and pillages in a racist rage;
    kills for the fun of it;
    votes for Obama to get a free phone;
    etc.

    Posted December 3, 2014 at 9:31 pm | Permalink
  12. “Rioters, looters, and their enablers on the Left love to chant, “No justice, no peace!” In one sense of these words, I completely agree. There can be no durable and genuine peace without justice. But there can be no administration of justice without respect for truth. In the Ferguson affair, did justice demand the indictment of Officer Darren Wilson? No, because the evidence presented to the Grand Jury, which is as close as we are likely to come to the truth of what happened in the altercation between Wilson and Michael Brown, did not warrant his indictment.

    But leftists, true to form, have chosen to ignore the truth. They value truth only if it fits their ‘narrative.’ So their calls for justice are hollow and indeed absurd. There can be no justice without truth.

    No truth, no justice!”

    Maverick Philosopher

    Posted December 3, 2014 at 10:09 pm | Permalink
  13. Musey says

    It’s so sad when someone dies as a result of a brutal attack so I don’t want to detract from that at all. That said, I don’t think that this atrocity is comparable. Crazed, drug addicted, teens are not policemen. A man who is paid to uphold the law and treat everyone equitably, is not to be confused with drug addled kids who commit horrible crimes.

    Posted December 4, 2014 at 3:38 am | Permalink
  14. It is lunacy when a supposedly rational adult portrays mad dogs as “drug addled kids”. It is invidious when that same supposed adult perpetuates the slandering of a policeman who has been absolved, in a court of law, of any wrongdoing.

    Posted December 4, 2014 at 12:42 pm | Permalink
  15. Musey says

    I knew that I could rely on you, Henry. I’m not really commenting on the policeman’s guilt or innocence, just pointing out that the two situations are quite different.

    That said, I have just watched a news item showing a black man being wrestled to the ground and subsequently choked to death by out of control law enforcers. That particular video clip appears to show a clear cut case of brutality.

    Posted December 4, 2014 at 5:45 pm | Permalink
  16. JK says

    Malcolm? Henry?

    Just so y’all know – my machine had a touch of something and I’ll not be logging into anywhere so think of me as “Gone Fishing”

    Except that, that’s about all I can say if you know what I mean …

    But in my absence, y’all are in charge. I expect the world to be ship-shape and set a’right by the time I get back – figure 96 or so hours minimum.

    Posted December 5, 2014 at 4:13 pm | Permalink
  17. “I expect the world to be ship-shape …”

    OK, sailor! But, remind me again, which side is starboard? I want to avoid the left (if you know what I mean …).

    Posted December 5, 2014 at 6:31 pm | Permalink