Back in May, an Oregon man was charged with murder for killing two men who attempted to intervene on behalf of some Muslim women who were being harassed by an avowed white supremacist.
Less than two days after the murders, a man named Frederick Nolan Sorrell allegedly harassed a Muslim couple from his car for more than twenty blocks. According to the Council on American-Islamic Affairs (CAIR), Sorrell also:
“Made pointing hand gestures that were said to resemble pulling the trigger of a gun, and shouted things like, Ttake off the f*cking burka,’ This is America,’ and ‘Go back to your f*cking country.'”
But on Tuesday, when Sorrell was arraigned on hate crime charges, he turned into a blubbering baby, telling a local TV station:
“I guess my fear and paranoia, I just yelled out. I don’t go on social media looking to hate on people,. I guess my ignorance and my stupidity is why I opened my mouth, and I shouldn’t have and I claim full responsibility.
“I’m sorry I blurted out what I blurted out, my paranoia my fear. I don’t wish death upon these people.”
Boo fucking hoo, you hateful sack of rotten excrement. You may be sorry now, but you should have thought about the consequences of your actions before you drove for 20 blocks and threatened people who were minding their own business.
Portland police say they charged Sorrell with a hate crime for a very simple reason:
“In recent months, the City of Portland has experienced increased tension and concerns about hate crime activity and threats to community safety. The Bureau investigates all reports of bias-motivated crimes and encourages any member of our community who is the victim of such a crime to contact law enforcement. Under Oregon law, bias crimes are defined as any criminal act that targets a victim based on the suspect’s perception of the victim’s race, color, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.”
Frederick Sorrell may be crying, but it’s not because he’s sorry for what he did. Nah, like any bully, he’s just sorry he got caught.
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