Police across the nation reported 7,722 criminal incidents in 2006 targeting victims or property as a result of prejudice against a particular race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin or physical or mental disability. That was up 7.8 percent from the 7,163 incidents reported in 2005.
The report did not contain highly publicized incidents in late 2006 at Jena, a small town in Louisiana, that involved hanging nooses reminiscent of those used in the lynching of black people in an earlier time and beatings of white students by black youngsters in retaliation. Only 12,600 of the nation's more than 17,000 local, county, state and federal police agencies participated in the hate crime reporting program in 2006, and neither Jena nor LaSalle Parish, the county where the town is, were among the agencies reporting.
Nevertheless, the Jena incidents and a rash of subsequent noose incidents around the country have spawned civil rights protests in Louisiana and last week at Justice Department headquarters in Washington. The department said it investigated the incident but decided not to prosecute because the federal government does not typically bring hate crime charges against juveniles.
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations