Yelling ‘I hate white people’ and punching one isn’t a hate crime, Canadian judge rules
Tamara Crowchief may have yelled "I hate white people" as she carried out a violent assault on a white person, but that doesn't mean her attack was racially motivated, a Canadian judge has ruled. "The offender said, 'I hate white people' and threw a punch," Van Harten told those gathered in the court during his ruling. "There is no evidence either way about what the offender meant or whether . . . she holds or promotes an ideology which would explain why this assault was aimed at this victim. I am not satisfied beyond a reasonable doubt that this offense was, even in part, motivated by racial bias."