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Spring, TX? No Thanks…

03.05.2006 (2:18 am) – Filed under: Crime,Justice,Texas ::

Some of you have undoubtedly heard about the skinheads who beat up and tortured a Mexican boy nearly to death in Spring. This happened in a reasonably nice neighborhood. Disgusting little fuckers, aren’t they?

There are so many mental defectives involved in this hideous event that it’s hard to know where to begin unraveling it. Besides the two skinheaded thugs, the unnamed, irresponsible woman of the house who, according to later stories:

…picked up her 16-year-old son at the festival about 11:30 p.m and later went to bed, while her son, the victim and the two suspects continued socializing. The woman’s 12-year-old daughter also was present.

At least some of the youths have told sheriff’s detectives they smoked marijuana and took Xanax at the house that night

A confrontation broke out when the victim was accused of trying to kiss the 12-year-old girl.

So, you thought it was a good idea to bring a couple of skinheads into your home, then go to bed while your pre-teen daughter was downstairs with them? Yeah…no wonder “The woman could not be reached for comment”.

The primary perpetrator’s mother who describes her son as “very quiet” and denied that he had any Nazi sympathies.

  • Question: “Do you see any flags here?” she asked, referring to neighbors’ reports of swastikas being displayed at her home.
  • Answer: Actually, yes, there were Nazi flags outside her home until the subdivison forced them down.

Not surprisingly, the neo-Nazi punk behind the attack was well-known around the neighborhood for his anti-social behavior. There is the downside to freedom of expression, and that is that people like these are allowed to speak when their intellect clearly demands that they remain silent.

So why didn’t the neighborhood take action against this creep? Well, what could they do? Vigilantism has been outlawed in this country and individuals’ ability to make unofficial judgments of right and wrong reduced to the point that no action is possible, particularly in the case of a juvenile offender.

Given that:

  1. A neighbor once was forced to stop his car because Tuck was frozen in a Nazi salute, blocking the man, who had his wife and children in the car. Tuck soon moved aside, and he and his friends laughed at the family as they drove by, Rivera said.
  2. Tuck infuriated several families in the subdivision when he trained young children to bow down and praise Hitler.
  3. Two years ago, Tuck hung a swastika flag above the family’s garage until it was taken down on subdivision officials’ orders.
  4. Neighbors would sometimes wake up at 4 a.m. to rap music, with lyrics replete with racial slurs, blaring from Tuck’s house.
  5. On Martin Luther King Day about two years ago, Tuck paraded around the subdivision with a swastika flag.

What were neighbors supposed to do? According to the American criminal justice system, nothing. They had no rights, in essence, because the police aren’t going to do anything in a case like this. Why? There’s no up side to it for them wasting time on “nuisance crimes”. That is, of course, until it’s too late.

Many times it seems as though the good citizens – the real citizens, of whom the perpetrator is not one – of this country are held hostage by laws deliberately designed to protect criminals from the justice they so richly deserve.

How would this situation differed if a group of men from the neighborhood, aware of the punk’s “psychopathic” tendencies and masked to protect themselves from the legal system, had dragged the little Nazi across the train tracks and beat the shit out of him? Maybe it wouldn’t have made a difference. But I doubt that it would have made the situation any worse. Instead, it would have served notice that people are watching and willing to act, regardless of the fact that the cops and lawyers literally require the real citizens of this country to look away when this behavior occurs.

It’s no suprise that this isn’t the punk’s first crime. And it’s no surprise to me that the criminal justice system, an oxymoron in the best of times, failed to keep the little bastard where he belongs. While the inane juvenile “protection” laws keep the skinhead’s records private, the state of Texas sentenced the adults in the case to 75 and 150 days in jail, whereupon they served half of that time. Therefore, one should not be surprised that the juvenile involved is out of the pokey, roaming the streets with a clean record and doing what he’s doing.

Why the leniency? That’s not a simple issue, is it?

Certainly it is complicated by federal judges’ rulings that Texas’ prisons are too crowded and inhumane. Were the skinhead’s actions somehow more humane because he didn’t have to share a cell while he was in the clink? Or because there were too few televisions in the slammer and the biggest, baddest dude on the cell block made him watch reruns of “Maude” until he went mental? Hardly.

Neither is it aided by America’s ludicrous “war on drugs”. The reason that prisons are bursting all over the place is because we’re cramming them full of people who made a habit out of selling or consuming the wrong extract of the wrong plant. For what purpose? To force a bit of moral dogma that says “Thou shalt not alter one’s sensory perceptions (except through certain government-authorized means)”? Isn’t that what that particular issue comes down to?

As always, it’s a problem of focus, people. By homing in on Joe Pothead, we’re letting the David Tucks of the world have their way with us. And by enforcing a vision of a separation of justice from citizenry we’re mandating that it always be that way.

In the final analysis, it is and always will be impossible to codify a legal definition of right and wrong. Pretending that we’ve done so and denying the need for case-by-case judgments serves no one except the criminals. Silly me, I thought that’s why they were called “judges”.

8 Responses to “Spring, TX? No Thanks…”

  1. dbroussa Says:

    Its a nasty situation and a horrible crime, but you have focused on a major problem. The community has no legal standing to do anything about him until he commits a crime, and then they don’t really have anything they can do because he is a juvenile.

    I once thought that the community could shun people and shame them into good conduct, but that doesn’t work in our current society because we are so disconnected to our neighbors and value their opinion of us little it at all. The end result is that we are not neighbors so much as tenants of homes that all look alike and we have to abide by homeowners associations to act for us behind deed restrictions because people will just blow us off if we tell them we think poorly of them.

  2. Roberta Says:

    I have to say I’d tell the little f&*ker off. Baring that sounds like hooded guys beating the hell out of him is a good idea.

  3. Neo-Nazi’s Deface Los Angeles City Councilman’s Office | ¡Para Justicia y Libertad! Says:

    […] It was attacks like the one that happened one year ago, when two neo-Nazi fucks – David Tuck and Keith Turner – tortured an innocent Latino that the hate-crimes legislation was created for. David Tuck, 18, a neo-Nazi roughneck with a reputation for racist outbursts, confronted the Latino teen, with whom he had previously consumed a cocktail of vodka, marijuana, cocaine and Xanax, a prescription anti-anxiety medication, and dragged him outside. With the assistance of his friend Robert Turner, 17, Tuck then commenced a four- to five-hour beating in which the victim was stripped, kicked with steel-toed boots, and severely sodomized with a patio-umbrella pole. Finally, Tuck and Turner stood their victim against a fence and poured bleach all over his body. According to prosecutors, Tuck at one point also attempted to slash something into the semi-conscious victim’s chest and burned him with cigarettes. Witnesses say Tuck yelled ethnic slurs and shouted, “White power!” during the attack. […]

  4. zach Says:

    I used to chill with this fools lil brother when i lived in the h-town.An my brother an sister chilled with david…haha damn cant belive this shit happen

  5. zach Says:

    …one of my brothers friends beat the fuck out of keith so thats a good thing

  6. Neo-nazis deface Los Angeles city councilman’s office | Scholars and Rogues Says:

    […] was attacks like the one that occurred one year ago, when two neo-Nazi teenagers – David Tuck and Keith Turner – tortured an innocent Latino that the hate-crimes legislation was created for. David Tuck, […]

  7. TJ BROWN Says:

    This is NOT how everything went down, I am a VERY VERY close friend of the family…If you knew the whole story and NOT just want the fucking media puts out there, or assholes like the one that wrote this, you would know the TRUTH! I do, and trust me….we are currently working with a GREAT attorney at getting his sentanced reduced..and its looking good in his favor. Have a heart this kid is INNOCENT!!!

  8. Curious Says:

    TJ, were you a witness to the events described in the original Houston Chronicle article, in which Tuck and Turner were accused and eventually convicted of sexually assaulting the younger boy?

    If so, was your testimony admitted into evidence at the trial and, if it wasn’t, why not? You’re saying that the victim, the police, the jury, and the judge all incorrectly interpreted the facts. What exactly did happen?

    Conversely, if you were not a witness, on what do you base your claim?

    If memory serves, the boy who was mauled and anally assaulted eventually committed suicide, correct? That he was driven to that act by the assault can hardly be doubted, but it’s the blogger who’s the asshole?

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