St. Louis Men Who Beat White Man Over Michael Brown/Ferguson Not Charged With ‘Hate Crime’

A white man riding on the St. Louis Metrolink who was brutally beaten by a crew of black youths because he didn’t want to talk to them about the riots and racial strife in Ferguson has found out that his attackers won’t be charged with a hate crime.

Prosecutors announced on Wednesday that despite the racial motives of the black attackers, the state won’t charge the attackers with any hate crime.

There will be no hate crime charges for two males arrested in the beating of a man that may have been sparked by a question about the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown.

St. Louis police have charged Ronald Williams, 21, with assault. A 15-year-old has also been arrested, according to authorities.

There had been speculation that the suspects might be charged with a hate crime because the victim was white and the people who attacked him were black. And because the punches were thrown following the Michael Brown reference.

But that won’t be happening.

“Specifically, when put in context, it did not support the finding that the acts in this case met the elements of the hate crime statute in the state of Missouri, specifically proving the motivating factor behind the individual that we have charged, Ed Postawko with the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office told CNN affiliate KMOV.

Why isn’t this surprising, eh?

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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