Police blame "Kick A Ginger Day" posting for boy's beating

In Calabasas, Calif., police think a Facebook posting declaring Friday as "Kick A Ginger Day" led to a red-haired 12-year-old getting attacked by 14 other students. ("Ginger" is a nickname / slur for people with red hair, light skin and freckles. It became especially popular a few years ago after a "South Park" episode.)

blogs.kansascity.com/crime_scene/2009/11/police-blame-kick-a-ginger-day-posting-for-boys-beating.html

Monday, November 23, 2009

          **UPDATE: Police won't treat "ginger beating" as a hate crime**

Sooooo...what in their police/ law enforcement ] minds constitutes a "hate crime"? Would it be treated different if the boy was African-American? Jewish? Muslim? .............:shrug:

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