Raccoons commit hate crime!

August 23, 2012

With bacon!

An anonymous caller is taking credit for Sunday morning’s possible hate crime at a New Dorp Beach field where morning Ramadan prayers were scheduled, claiming in a message to the Advance that he been discarding spoiled bacon when he left it on the field.

“Hi, Deborah. [The caller is referring to Advance news reporter Deborah Young.] This is– I was reading the article about the horrible incident of bacon and Muslims in the park and I wanted to let you know that is not my intention,” said the male caller, in a 9:20 a.m. message left on a reporter’s voice mail Tuesday. He stops short of saying his name.

“I had put the bacon there. It was going bad in my trunk and I put it out for the scavengers like the opossums and the raccoons and sea gulls, and I did not intend for that to cause anybody any problems.

“It was not any (inaudible) anti-Muslim act, and I did not want to offend anybody in way. Thank you and have a good day.”

Meanwhile, the NYPD is still investigating this as a “hate crime”:

The Advance has informed the NYPD of the message, though a spokeswoman for Deputy Commissioner for Public Information Paul Browne’s office declined to discuss its content except to say that it’s under investigation.

“This incident is being investigated by the hate crimes task force. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. Any calls will be kept confidntial,” the spokeswoman said.

What’s the “crime” part of this “hate crime”? Is leaving bacon outside a crime now? And, if the act was really hateful and anti-Muslim, isn’t it covered by the First Amendment, like hateful and anti-American flag burning is?

(via American Thinker)

5 Responses to Raccoons commit hate crime!

  1. Jim,MtnViewCA,USA on August 23, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Off topic, for anyone wanting an emotional lift, an oldie but goodie.

  2. Guest1 on August 23, 2012 at 9:53 am

    At best, the person was littering. Hate littering?

  3. Ken Adams on August 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Yet another littering problem turned into a criminal matter … wonder if Arlo Guthrie will write a song about this one.

  4. allie on August 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Can’t do anything that might, just might, offend Muslims. Meanwhile offending Christians is not only okay but encouraged by many people is this country. Ir Muslims are so offended by bacon and ham maybe they need to return to the Middle East where they don’t need to worry about being offended by bacon, women having freedom to work and go to school, or having American’s singing God Bless America. Oh, wait, singing God Bless America offends a lot of democrats too.

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