Police: White teenager charged in N.Y. hate crime beating NEW YORK (AP) — A white teenager was charged with a hate crime Thursday for allegedly beating a black man with a baseball bat in the Howard Beach section of Queens, the site of an infamous racial confrontation two decades ago. Police said Moore and two other black men were walking in Howard Beach early Wednesday when they were attacked by three white men. One of Moore's friends said he was intending to steal a car, but Moore was not aware of the plan, officials said. Prosecutors said Moore's assailants hurled racial slurs and allegedly told him, "That is what you get when you try to rob white boys." http://www.courttv.com/news/2005/0701/hatecrime_ap.html and this one: Accused killer prone to threats By Christine Clarridge Seattle Times staff reporter In the days leading up to the fatal shooting of a popular high-school tennis coach, police had numerous encounters with the 18-year-old man charged in the slaying. One week before Samson Berhe allegedly shot 46-year-old Mike Robb, police were called to Berhe's home by his mother, who said her son had repeatedly threatened to kill himself, according to a statement released yesterday by police. Berhe's doctor, she reportedly told police, had taken him off his mental-health medication. Berhe had spoken to several friends and neighbors in the days before Robb's death of his desire to kill a white person, according to charging papers. A friend of Berhe's told police he had said, "I got to shoot a cop or shoot a white person, you know, before I leave this world." Berhe is black and Robb was white. Charging papers say that when detectives attempted to interview Berhe after his arrest, he called the police "haters" and "all you [expletive] white people." http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002354263_shooting01m.html HMMM, which incident seems more racially motivated to you? Seems like we're going backwards here folks, so much for "equality".