2 Men Face Hate Crime Charges For Beating White Teen For 'Enslaving Our People'

Two men who are accused of beating a White teen bloody because they were upset at him over slavery should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

The men, one black and one Filipino, allegedly beat 16-year-old Shane McClellan as he was walking home in the early morning hours in West Seattle.

Police say Ahmed Mohamed, 22, and Jonathan Baquiring, 21, asked McClellan for a light and then began beating and kicking him. They allegedly beat him with his own belt, poured an energy beer drink on him and burned his neck with their cigarettes.

"How do you like it, white boy?" and "This is for enslaving our people," McClellan says the men said as they urinated on him and attacked him for four hours.

The case is being prosecuted as a hate crime and it should be.

The level of violence and ignorance displayed during this attack is disgusting. To beat a teenager for four hours simply because he is White doesn't make any more sense than attacking someone because they are black or Asian.

The attack also increases the chances that the child will develop a hatred for blacks and Asians because of the beating he endured. I hope his parents are getting him the proper psychological attention.

If these two men truly wanted to honor their ancestors who suffered through slavery and persecution, they would be out taking advantage of the things their ancestors fought for such as getting an education, working and giving back to their communities.

Beating some random kid accomplishes none of those things. Instead, they were walking around drinking a beer called Four Loko and looking for trouble. After the two had beaten the boy, they walked around with his blood on their hands for hours. A police officer spotted the two men and smartly took a DNA swab for evidence.

Now, given the evidence police have against these men, it's possible they will be headed to prison.

That's not the example their "people" want them to set for others. Instead of beating up white people over slavery, maybe these men should seek to escape the bondage they are in.

Jeff Mays