This post was too large to copy and paste so I think I copied the web address correctly. My title says a good deal about it but allow me to shed more light. A hard working, honest person, a American legally and here serving others being a cabby, and happens to be muslim, was stabbed and attacked by a white male who hopped into his cab that night. The ride began all right and the guy was asking the cabby where he was from and if he was muslim, when the victim responded yes to that question the attacker began to mock and make fun of the driver. When the ride came to a end, the cabby was attacked by the man as he screamed out “this is the check point, I have to take you down”, and he began to stab the driver. The driver begged for his life and pleaded for the attacker to stop what he was doing. Thankfully the driver was able to get out of the cab and get help. The police arrested the man and here is a snipit from the article to sum up what happened.
“The Manhattan district attorney charged Mr. Enright with second-degree attempted murder as a hate crime, first-degree assault as a hate crime and criminal possession of a weapon. He was arraigned on Wednesday in Manhattan Criminal Court, appearing in cargo shorts and a polo shirt, and ordered held without bail. If convicted of the top charge, he would face up to 25 years in prison.”
I feel this man should get the maxium sentence for the crime committed and I feel ashamed that he would try to pull a “Combat Stress” card on a clear crime of hate and utter disgustingness! Throw the book at this guy and set an example that crimes against people for their ethnic or racial backgrounds should not and WILL not be tolerated!