First Trump-Inspired Hate Crime

Brothers Scott and Steve Leader allegedly beat and urinated on a homeless man because he was Hispanic. Scott Leader reportedly told police that he was inspired by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
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August 20, 2015 10:46 a.m.

You have seen that two guys in South Boston beat up and urinated on what they believed to be a hispanic homeless man yesterday, citing Donald Trump as their inspiration. It’s an example of what over-the-top xenophobic borderline hate speech can lead to. But a candidate cannot be responsible for what every violent loser does in reaction to their campaign. What makes this story more than a sick oddity though is Trump’s reaction. When asked about it, he issued a mild condemnation before quickly pivoting to how “passionate” his supporters are to make America great again. Check it out.

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