Monday, April 14, 2014

Why "too early"?

I thought this was strange:
The suspect [in the shooting at a Jewish Community Center], 73, is a former Ku Klux Klan leader with a history of anti-Semitism and racism, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization that tracks hate groups. It identified him as Frazier Glenn Miller, 73, commonly known as Glenn Miller, and said he was the founder and grand dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.


Mr. Miller was taken into custody on Sunday afternoon at a local elementary school near Village Shalom, the police said. In video taken by KMBC, a local television station, the suspect yelled “Heil Hitler!” while sitting in a police car.


The police said it was too early in the investigation to determine whether the attacks were a hate crime.
 While I want police to be pretty sure they have a hate crime before they classify it as a hate crime, what more do they need in this case? I was sold with the "Heil Hitler!"