Racists Who Raped and Tortured Black Woman Won't Be Charged With Hate Crimes

This post, written by Malena Amusa, originally appeared on Race Wire

A friend warned me this news would be more disturbing than Jena 6-- the sad tale of six Black boys unethically charged in Louisiana after beating up a white student behind a noose-hanging.

This story is about the group of six white men and women in West Virginia who held a 20-year-old Black woman captive, and for a week, subjected her to gang rape, stabbings, torture and psychological abuse.

As if the case isn't shocking enough, what's also stunning is the authorities won't pursue hate crime charges in the case. Despite strong evidence suggesting just the opposite.

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