Friday, February 09, 2007

Still, It Could Be Worse

Dayne Gilbey's an icon of common-sense, decency and good old English eccentricity compared with these two.

For a month, the two skinheads had talked off and on about "earning" a spider-web tattoo, Peterson, now 37, testified yesterday.

In their skinhead world, the tattoo meant you had killed someone of a different race, a badge of status in the white racist movement. They wanted "the web" etched on their elbows as a rite of passage.

Peterson's account of the 1989 hate-crime murder of Philadelphian Aaron Wood riveted the courtroom during yesterday's 4-hour preliminary hearing.




The story's about as pretty as the tattoo.

3 comments:

Foxy Brown said...

Ahhh, tattoos and criminality.

Bert Rustle said...

Most racially motivated murders are not comitted by Whites in the USA. Black/Hispanic racial murders in Los Angeles which are reportedly not due to gangs/drugs:

http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?aid=722

How whould this be reported if Whites were involved?

For the full monte on who is attacking who see:

http://amren.com/colorofcrime/color.pdf

Bear in mind that Hispanic attackers are counted as White but Hispanic victims are not which inflates the White attacker count.

Steve said...

Is the significance of these tattoos a recent thing or an American thing?

I remember blokes on the late 70s and early 80s with spider-web tattoos on their elbows. They were just ordinary hard-cases, not, to my knowledge, people who carried out racial attacks.