Slugger’s Penalty Includes a Walk Through History

Mary Pilon, New York Times, November 7, 2012

The entrance to the Museum of Tolerance in Midtown Manhattan is lined with quotes from major world figures about freedom, independence, diversity and liberty. {snip}

Each year nearly 15,000 tourists, schoolchildren and other visitors go to the museum to learn about the horrors and heroes of the Holocaust, and to examine how hate groups thrive online and the choices faced by bystanders of bullying. {snip}

The museum, it turns out, is also an occasional destination for criminals. And Delmon Young, formerly of the Detroit Tigers, will be the latest.

Delmon Young

On April 27, Young was arrested after yelling an anti-Semitic slur before tackling a man to the ground outside the Hilton New York on Avenue of the Americas, the police said. Young pleaded guilty Wednesday to aggravated harassment and was sentenced to 10 days of community service. He was also ordered to attend a half-day “restorative justice” program at the Museum of Tolerance, the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

While Young’s sentence may be welcomed by those who support alternatives to incarceration, it is also likely to provoke questions from those who think Young’s punishment is too modest.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office, which prosecuted Young, a free-agent outfielder, stood by the seriousness of the sentence.

“We have to identify these offenses as hate crimes,” District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. said in a telephone interview Wednesday, “and get the best outcomes for the victims and offenders. What we’re trying to get at is dealing with the underlying offense and bring closure to the victims and change the behavior.”

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Under his plea agreement, Young will take a one-on-one tour with a guide sometime before his next court date in May. His visit will be reported back to the district attorney’s office.

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The museum’s path leads past computers filled with examples of digital terrorism and hate groups, culled by the museum’s organizers. Panels in the background show images from the Oklahoma City bombing and the outcries over the murders of James Byrd Jr., a black man killed by white supremacists in Texas, and Matthew Shepard, a Wyoming college student killed for being gay. There is a section titled Assuming Responsibility that teaches about hate-crime legislation, volunteering, nonviolent protesters and the efforts of first responders.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/D7BX764AFX7YRN57CDP7IRUMNE Darryl

    Oh noes! Digital terrorism! I so scared!!!! Please make it stop!!!

    Hey, I’ve got an idea, let’s make a “Knockout King Hall of Fame Museum.”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/N7BSZIU36LD45V77JJOVUUYGP4 Tim

    MY idea of diversity is seeing Elvis`s name written in 116 languages in flourescent paint underneath a black light….

  • Puggg

    As an aside, I noticed that Jewish voters gave 69% of their votes to Obama.  While it’s less than the 79-83% (I see different numbers) than four years ago, it’s still overwhelming.

    Back to Mr. Young, I read stories of black men all the time who do this, and only get slap on the hands punishments.  Awhile back, I read about black man brutally assaults white man inside a high school, and the black doer got 60 days in the county can, plus he had to write an essay about civil rights and tolerance.  I thought to myself, yeah, maybe the judge in that case can hire a first grade teacher to read his essay to make sure it’s on grade level, so he can mark off the essay as fulfilled.

    • A L

      The decline in Jews who voted for Obama, if it is true, is probably mostly do to Obama not kowtowing enough to Israel.  It has nothing to do with the things we find objectionable about Obama.  I hope no WNs are unsophisticated enough to think that a mild decline in Obama’s Jewish vote means Jews are “waking up.”  

      • Puggg

        Here’s what I’m barking at.

        Obama seemed to be anti-Israel in the opinions of a lot of people. Now, that’s an arguable point, and Obama and his people will try to refute that accusation, but the accusation is out there and credibly believed by enough credible people. On top of that, the Republicans made sure they talked about how anti-Israel Obama supposedly was.

        But even counting all that, Jewish voters STILL gave more than 2/3 of their vote to Obama.

        Which means that Jewish voters really don’t care that much about Israel, or Obama wasn’t really anti-Israel, or somewhere in between.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WP6FBJWJYEU7S6TMNJS5D2BB5M Luis

          Obama is also virulently anti-Second Amendment. So are probably 95% of the Jews in the U.S. That’s another factor.

          • flyingtiger

            Jews are not anti 2nd amendment. Irish Catholics are. They are the leaders of anti gun organizations.

          • gemjunior

            That’s the stupidist thing I ever heard.  Every one of them I know (Irish Catholics) has guns and knows how to use them.  Many are cops.  Where did you come up with this doozy?  Because some anti-gun orgs have an individual with an Irish last name?  What about Italian Catholics?  Polish Caths?  British Methodists (if  you can find one).  Ted Kennedy, the traitor to this country, was of Irish background.  Are you suggesting that people of Irish background supported what he did and are now enjoying it?

          • Michael_C_Scott

            My old gun show partner was Jewish.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SVXVW3GTZ2ES4KXN6WW3WMI4KI Luca

        It’s all smoke and mirrors. Obama will come to Israel’s aid while pretending to be pro-Palestinian. If iran ever makes the move you can bet your bottom dollar Americans will come rushing to Israel’s aid with dollars and unfortunately our precious Armed Forces. It’s an old con game of deception and somewhat like child psychology. He bailed out all the jew bankers and all the liberal jews in Hollywood and the press supported him. He knows who butters his bread.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WP6FBJWJYEU7S6TMNJS5D2BB5M Luis

          Right, Luca. Starting with that Magyar Jew, George Soros. Obama is his personal sock puppet.

        • EndTimesComing

          Bailing out American Jews is NOT being pro-Israel.  American Jews by and large no longer care about Israel or it’s existence.  They care about the good life HERE, and feel no threat living here.  Oh, they once in a while scream the Dees approach as to how nazis, or the klan, or anti-semitism is on the rise, but that is just to gain more power and percs.  They don’t believe it.  Also, there are a large number of Israeli Jews – nearly all Hasidic – who don’t even think that Israel should exist as a nation.  And they work against the nation of Israel due to that…..their ultra orthodox belief is that the nation of Israel should not exist until their messiah returns.  There are also pacifist and socialist Jews in Israel just as there are here, working against the national interests of Jews and pandering and siding with the Palestinians.  Trust me, Obama may be a sock puppet for Soros, but Soros couldn’t care less about Israel.  Soros only cares about socialism, turning America into Amerika, and making money for Soros while he does so.  Lastly Obama is not pretending to be anti-Israel.  He IS anti-Israel and anti-Jew.  Spent 20 years in a church which is anti-Jew and anti-Israel.  There’s a reason he did.  He IS a muslim on the down low.  Fact.  Not conspiracy theory, not “birther” imagination.  Fact.  And the muslim world knows it.  He made the full traditional muslim bow to the King of Saudi.  That was on purpose, and as he was required to do as a good muslim.  The media cut the full bowing part out for further broadcasting when those who know called Obama on it.  

        • shmo123

          Pardon me, but I must rant.
           It doesn’t matter what Obama says or to whom–the guy constantly contradicts himself and he will continue to do so, because HE GETS AWAY WITH IT EVERY TIME! He gets away with it because the press is in his pocket and he’s black! Examples of this are numerous from regulatory policy to immigration and on and on. If he doesn’t do as promised, he gets away with saying he tried, as if such pathetic excuses count.
          I get indigestion just hearing his voice anymore, and to think he’s going to be there for another four years is nauseating in the extreme. I cannot help but think that the people of this country are total idiots. Does anyone with half a brain think that after four years of this disaster, he’s going to make things better?

    • The__Bobster

      Wasn’t it Steve who posted that only40% of jews would vote for Obongo this time around? I, of course, refuted this. Destroying historical America is more important to American jews than the survival of Israel.

  • alas

    I wonder do they show images of the countless whites raped and murdered by blacks? Or blacks ethnically cleansed by hispanics? Only white instances it seems.

  • Gen__Lee

    It should be noted, that Delmon Young is also infamous for hitting a white umpire with a BASEBALL BAT after he struck out during a minor league game. 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCX_XlRYYDo

    • Up to my neck in CA

      Thanks for that! Truly magical is the mind of a child.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7RORAJVG7LJJZECDJIILHJBE7U So CAL Snowman

    To a black man, I imagine going to a museum would be worse than life in prison.

    • Sherman_McCoy

      There’s that phrase again: “black man.”  What is that?  Sounds like an oxymoron to me.

  • GB101

    Do you think his  victim has grounds for a civil suit.  The attack would be a tort as well as a crime.  Does the slugger have any money?

    • Sherman_McCoy

      Not for long.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002454802929 John Smith

    I wonder if there is even a mention of Channon and Christopher in this tolerance museum.

  • The__Bobster

    Matthew Shepard, a Wyoming college student killed for being gay.
    ________

    ABC revealed the truth about this murder years ago, yet the media (especially the NY Slimes) keep clinging to the lie.

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brad-wilmouth/2009/04/30/abc-debunks-matthew-shepard-murder-no-hate-crime-msnbc-savages-republ

    • Michael_C_Scott

      “Matthew Shepard, a Wyoming college student killed for being a methamphetamines addict who thought he could cheat his dope dealer.”

      There; I fixed it.

  • negrolocaust

    a

  • negrolocaust

    a 32 yr old man was just beaten and kicked  into a coma in baltimore during rush hour at 13o pm friday by 8 blacks as a game he could die. a witness said one held him down and the rest kicked him after he was out cold and he was white they did not know him

  • negrolocaust

     also it was in the main downtown tourist business district at the inner harbor in daylight with people everywhere he has 4 skull fractures and cant even communicate hes at shock trauma john mason is his name. buy a gun

  • Jackryanvb

    We published an article on Occidental Dissent on this subject, recognizing the sad reality that the American Jewish political elite is universally terrible on immigration issues in to the US.

    http://www.occidentaldissent.com/2010/12/20/yes-virginia-jews-suck-on-immigration/

    The fact that almost 70 percent of American Jews voted for Obama shouldn’t surprise any of us in the know.

    The best policy is to just recognize these unpleasant facts of life and work around. Yes American Jews are terrible/treasonous on immigration, and also in racial presidential politics. They are flat out also just terrible in politics, but they are good in other areas.

  • FourFooted_Messiah

    I see it was for an anti-semitic comment.  What if he had said something not-nice to a non-Jewish white guy?  Like, say, called him a cracker or something?  I bet nothing at all would have happened then.

     

  • 1proactive2

    C”mon, he’s a black thug so he is given photos and pictures to look at. You don’t expect a black jock to actually read something and report on it, do you?

    Most likely he’s never done that in his entire life so maybe looking at pictures with someone to guide him through the exhibit to explain things for him is all he’s capable of. A jail sentence would only give him street cred.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    In Colorado, the assault in this incident would be a class-one misdemeanor (which carries up to two years in jail, making it in reality a felony), and the ethnic slur Young yelled during the  attack, taken together with the assault would be felony ethnic intimidation.  He would be getting some Department of Corrections time instead of a museum visit and some community service.

    On the plus side, the court probably now has him on some sort of probation, and it’s obvious he won’t learn anything from this light “punishment”, so he’ll probably violate probation.