Police search for alleged beating suspects

Police are looking for two brothers accused of beating and robbing a Lukachukai, Ariz., man in a remote area of the Glade recreational area Monday afternoon. Full Story
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Irate

Chinle, AZ

#1 Oct 7, 2009
This case should be classified as Hate Crime for singling out a Navajo (Native American) hitchhiker and beat the s/h/i/t out of the poor helpless individual. The perpetrators do not have to use racial slur to be slapped with Hate Crime, because they targeted the Native American. Daily Times and the Police should show the perpetrators' pictures so the area folks will never forget the crime they have committed against the Native American.
Are you serious

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Oct 7, 2009
Irate wrote:
This case should be classified as Hate Crime for singling out a Navajo (Native American) hitchhiker and beat the s/h/i/t out of the poor helpless individual. The perpetrators do not have to use racial slur to be slapped with Hate Crime, because they targeted the Native American. Daily Times and the Police should show the perpetrators' pictures so the area folks will never forget the crime they have committed against the Native American.
I am in no way condoning the beating of this poor man, but it doesn't make it a hate crime. They didn't single him out, they probably just had nothing better to do and came across this man hitchhiking. More often than not if it IS a hate crime then they WOULD have used racial slurr while beating this man. Personally, this kind of behavior sickens me. Especially knowing that one of these "boys" (we can't really consider them men at this point) is of my generation. I hope they get the punishment they deserve. Shouldn't be too hard to find a couple of brothers in this county.
What the French Toast

Tuba City, AZ

#3 Oct 7, 2009
Irate wrote:
This case should be classified as Hate Crime for singling out a Navajo (Native American) hitchhiker and beat the s/h/i/t out of the poor helpless individual. The perpetrators do not have to use racial slur to be slapped with Hate Crime, because they targeted the Native American. Daily Times and the Police should show the perpetrators' pictures so the area folks will never forget the crime they have committed against the Native American.
They are from LUKACHUKAI.
just wondering

Pittsburg, CA

#4 Oct 7, 2009
If a Native American individual-or several-
attack and rob an Ango or Black man, is that
a hate crime too?
voice of reason

Montezuma Creek, UT

#5 Oct 7, 2009
This is another case that illustrates the dangers of hitchiking. Everytime you go out and hitchike, you are putting yourself at risk. It's sad what they did to the hitchiker, but there is not enough evidence to say that they singled him out because of his race. To say he was "targeted" is completely off base. Once again, why do we always have to "pull the race card." Why can't we understand that sometimes, our actions put us in these situations, NOT OUR RACE!
Ur Misinformed

Farmington, NM

#6 Oct 7, 2009
just wondering wrote:
If a Native American individual-or several-
attack and rob an Ango or Black man, is that
a hate crime too?
Yes.....wait! NO!......umm Yes!

Personally, I don't believe that this is a hate crime, just a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Could have happened to anyone. It's an unfortunate incident, and the brothers should be charged to the fullest extent of the law!
huhhh

Mclean, VA

#7 Oct 7, 2009
just wondering wrote:
If a Native American individual-or several-
attack and rob an Ango or Black man, is that
a hate crime too?
It doesn't matter what ethnic group they are from, if an individual assaulted for their ethnic background--it's a hate crime. So let's get our crap together and stop posting Navajo this or Anglo that...
To Be honest

Bloomington, IL

#8 Oct 7, 2009
This act is horrible, and I feel so sorry for this man and his family. But lets not just jump to a conclusion of a "hate crime". If we assume that's what it is then we are just making it worse and furthering the racial differences. Lets be objective and look at this for what it really is....a crime. Just a horrible crime. And what's worse....Jose Garcia. Is this the same Jose Garcia who stomped a 3 year old baby girl to death back in 2007? His age is the same as would the that Jose Garcia. I believe this is the same "dirt bag". He needs to be put away for good this time.
just wondering

Pittsburg, CA

#9 Oct 7, 2009
The question I posed about an attack on an Anglo or Black individual by a Native(s) mentioned nothing about the attack being racially motivated.
Just like this attack: there was no indication that the attack was done BECAUSE of race. It appears to be an opportunistic crime: ie. it probably would have happened to anyone being there to be picked up on the road.
Why would anyone want to stir up the hornets again? We should all strive for tolerance and try to accept each other. We do! We have may friend of all ethnic and racial backgrounds. And we don't even think about it. All you stone throwers and haters should smarten up a little bit, huh?
huhhh wrote:
<quoted text>
It doesn't matter what ethnic group they are from, if an individual assaulted for their ethnic background--it's a hate crime. So let's get our crap together and stop posting Navajo this or Anglo that...
SBailey

Albuquerque, NM

#10 Oct 7, 2009
Irate wrote:
This case should be classified as Hate Crime for singling out a Navajo (Native American) hitchhiker and beat the s/h/i/t out of the poor helpless individual. The perpetrators do not have to use racial slur to be slapped with Hate Crime, because they targeted the Native American. Daily Times and the Police should show the perpetrators' pictures so the area folks will never forget the crime they have committed against the Native American.
I read this article TWICE, NOT once did it say what nationality the victim is. They refer to him only as a victim...
So quick to jump on the race card...REALLY getting old....
Citizen Joe

Montrose, CO

#11 Oct 7, 2009
I had the misfortune of dealing with these 2 jokers when I worked for the schools. They were pukes then and bigger pukes now. It takes really tough guys to commit a crime like this. Drop them off on the reservation and let them try and thumb a ride.
Whistle Blower

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Oct 7, 2009
This crime was no more racially motivated than any other. These two maggot, bottom feeders would've picked up somebody's old, white, brown or yellow grandmother and did the same thing to her. They're probably both too stupid to even know the difference between races. All they saw was a target and that target just happened to be the easy prey of a hitchhiker. They won't be hard to find. They have to crawl out from under their outhouse sometime.
HUH

Rio Rancho, NM

#13 Oct 7, 2009
Irate wrote:
This case should be classified as Hate Crime for singling out a Navajo (Native American) hitchhiker and beat the s/h/i/t out of the poor helpless individual. The perpetrators do not have to use racial slur to be slapped with Hate Crime, because they targeted the Native American. Daily Times and the Police should show the perpetrators' pictures so the area folks will never forget the crime they have committed against the Native American.
So what if it was a Asian? A White? A Black? You make is sound like just because this guy was navajoe it was a hate crime? Get over it. Some people just beat the crap out of other people for some other reason. Dont turn everything into a race issue you dummy.
does it matter

Farmington, NM

#14 Oct 7, 2009
Farmington is a racist place, so dont say its not a fkn hate crime.
Are you serious

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Oct 7, 2009
To Be honest wrote:
This act is horrible, and I feel so sorry for this man and his family. But lets not just jump to a conclusion of a "hate crime". If we assume that's what it is then we are just making it worse and furthering the racial differences. Lets be objective and look at this for what it really is....a crime. Just a horrible crime. And what's worse....Jose Garcia. Is this the same Jose Garcia who stomped a 3 year old baby girl to death back in 2007? His age is the same as would the that Jose Garcia. I believe this is the same "dirt bag". He needs to be put away for good this time.
I just looked up that previous crime and I do believe it is the same sorry excuse for a human being. I can't believe he was allowed to go free on a 5k bond after killing that poor child! I am seriously sick to my stomach. I have a 17 month old daughter and I can't imagine having that done to her. He deserves to rot in hell for all eternity. Asshole
2cool4school

Rangely, CO

#16 Oct 7, 2009
think Booze may have been involved?
Ignorence

Albuquerque, NM

#17 Oct 7, 2009
I had the extreme misfortune of living in this ,San Juan, area for a number of years I have seen and experienced the racism and bigotry, that is tolerated and seems to be condoned by a percentage in this community. People who are religious, have a high social standing, still make jokes or speak crossly of native Americans, and other races to which they feel they are better than. And I am well aware that it goes both ways. However my point is these people don't come out right to the public and speak there views they are scared to, weak in my opinion. And your telling me that all some one, who has a motive of hurting someone of a particular race and does in deed have a degree of hate for this race, has to do is hold back their slurs or even go to a higher extent in the heat of the moment if they slipped up is Absurd. I for one am against the hate crime law because it in my opinion cannot be enforced i think the degree of the beating should raise the degree of the punishment. Hateful people should be dealt with weather they speak their hate or not.
Golf Pal

Rio Rancho, NM

#18 Oct 7, 2009
As for pulling the race card, it's a lame excuse, and it gets old. Instead of crying racists/racism, why not try using common sense and make good decisions, on a daily-basis. Come on people, grow-up. Remember we are all AMERICANS!!!!!

Like one of the posts mentioned, there are dangerous risks when a person hitchhikes, it's too bad this guy was beaten. I hope the Garcia brothers get what they deserve and justice prevails.

I personally do not pick-up hitchikers because you never know what they are capable of or what their plan is, especially in this day and age, too many psychos.
Fed Up

Los Alamos, NM

#19 Oct 7, 2009
does it matter wrote:
Farmington is a racist place, so dont say its not a fkn hate crime.
Ignorant comment!!

A CRIME IS A CRIME!! Hand down punishment for the CRIME. simple - end of story!
bottom ash

Albuquerque, NM

#20 Oct 7, 2009
The hitchhiker should have bit off a thumb. It would have been Fingerlick'in good. Could have had a Garcia hotwing. I remember a guy named Adam bit a guy's cheek off in Shiprock. Man, talk about a hole in a face. All the Navajo cowboys ran in every direction. It happen in the 70's, if that happen today it would have been a racial thing. But one Anglo student against ten Rez cowboys, any gringo would have did the same. I think he was part VAMPIRE.

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