Basically, it works like this.
There’s a surge of attacks on a minority group. Politicians vow action and set a quota for law enforcement and prosecutors of hate crimes that must be arrested and charged.
The cops arrest people to make the quota, prosecutors put out press releases, but the charges are entirely for show and don’t go anywhere.
Here’s how the crackdown on attacks on Asians and Jews in New York City played out.
Data obtained from the state Division of Criminal Justice Services shows that of the 569 hate crime arrests that were resolved in New York City between 2015 and 2020, 65% ended up with convictions.
But even so, the hate crime component was dropped in the vast majority of instances. Only 87 cases, or 15% of hate crime arrests, resulted in a hate crime conviction, bumping up the severity of sentencing for the underlying crime.
Among the city’s five district attorneys, this rate ranged from a high of 23% in Manhattan to just 1% in The Bronx.
We’re actually talking about fairly small numbers here.
In fact, since Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark took control of the office in 2016, through 2020, just a single hate crime arrest out of a total of 92 resulted in a hate crime conviction…
In Brooklyn, 30 out of 173 hate crime arrests led to hate crime convictions between 2015 and 2020, while the number was 15 out of 110 in Queens and 3 out of 30 in Staten Island, according to the state data THE CITY obtained via Freedom of Information Law.
That’s right 30 over 5 years in Brooklyn, 16 in Queens, and 3 in Staten Island.
It’s a scam. The prosecutors put out press releases, the media covers it, but everyone knows that nothing is going to happen.