The daily reports that the state’s U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke has turned his attention to a pressing problem not normally the purview of his office.
Burke is expanding the office to maximize prosecution of hate crimes — specifically extending protections to those in the “gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community.” Burke is traveling the state holding forums to inform these communities of his efforts on their behalf.
But never fear, his message is not limited to homosexuals. The U.S. Attorney’s Office has also held meetings with members of Phoenix’s Black and Muslim communities, and has more meetings planned with Latino groups and others around the state.
There is a pervasive separatist mentality which has reached epidemic proportions as hate-crime laws have become a new industry by extending special protected status to specific victims with enchanced penalties to perpetrators.
Too many Americans have stood by as passive observers as victimization has reached cult-like eminence, fearful of such incendiary labels as “homophobe” or “bigot” being hurled in their direction. Since any crime of violence is a hate crime, the idea of government sanctioning of such extraordinary protections, conferring a position of special victimhood, should be abhorrent to us all.
Dennis Burke is a well-tutored student of the radically liberal Janet Napolitano — using his office to give legal aid and comfort to the unrestrained victimization mindset — and all at taxpayer expense.