My views on racial hate crimes in the AV

By Palmdale resident Tyler Martin

My name is Tyler Martin, a local white male resident here in the Antelope Valley. I’m writing to you in regards to the ever increasing hate-crime rate occurring locally and would like to express my views upon the matter.

First, the Justice Department has stated in a letter that within the last decade, the Antelope Valley has shown the highest rate of racial hate-crimes in Los Angeles County since the 1990’s, accelerating to an African American fire-bombed church as recent as 2010.

One critical example is when a mayoral candidate’s son stabbed two black men one night while reciting white power statements. Another was when two homes in Palmdale were vandalized and spray painted with racial slurs and swastikas. Additionally, three white youths murdered a black man in Palmdale so one of them could earn a “white supremacist” tattoo.

Second, the Justice Civil Rights Division found an alarming pattern of increased pedestrian and vehicle stops, unconstitutional searches, and excessive force among local black residents from local deputies. In fact, there was a 10-15 percent higher stop and search among black people than whites in 2011.  Pepper spray was administered to those who posed no threat. One black woman was punched in the face while being handled by four men weighing over 200 pounds.

Last, private information is being divulged from certain cases pertaining to those in low income, section 8 housing. One deputy posted pictures of luxury vehicles found in a voucher-family’s section 8 garage, taken by HaCoLA and LASD departments, on a Facebook page dedicated to “I hate section 8.” The family was then attacked due to advertisement of the post. The home was vandalized with obscenities and racial slurs, while urine was thrown at the son of the family.

Racism is due to ignorance, or the misunderstanding between two diversities. There are a lot of things to learn about blacks and Hispanics regarding their background and culture, and vice-versa to understand law, ethics, and bioethics. There should be volunteer programs and seminars to educate the public.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect the views of The AV Times.

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  30 comments for “My views on racial hate crimes in the AV

  1. yabbadabba
    July 30, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    You may educate people until you die, but that won’t change the belief they have engrained in them since birth. I basically do not socialize with anyone in this area; I spend the majority of my time with family and pets. I’m fed up with Palmdale and Lancaster mayors expressing hate towards one another. Section 8 has nothing to do with criminal activity. I was once on section 8 for about 2 years (waited 10 years on the list); I was happy to get a well paying job and preferred that to living in poverty….circumstances got me to seek help as I had 2 teen-agers to support on my own. I have met good needy people of all races, and they did indeed need section 8. The freeloaders are the ones that ruin it for everyone.
    Has anyone noticed that the Antelope Valley is inhabited by more black gang bangers that ever before? I have and do not see gang members of other races. I believe the low-rents and landlords have a lot to do with welcoming so many thugs to this area; they (landlords) can write-off the loss and continue getting the majority of the rent due to them.
    The whole Antelope Valley needs a major make-over and it starts with the politicians.

    • Truth
      July 30, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      Your perception is not very accurate. Perhaps you don’t know what a white gang member looks like; shaved head, sort of dresses like hispanic gangs used to in the 90’s. There are just as many, if not more of them in the valley.

    • Up2here
      July 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      You are correct! I believe from what I see that section 8 people up here do not have respect for themselves or their homes. I would never rent my house out to section 8. It would be ruined. Problem is people are losing their jobs and have to rent it out to sec 8. to pay their mortgage. I lived in an expensive apartment in the valley. My neighbor was on section 8. She traveled to Russia twice a year, her apartment was furnished to the hilt. Know why? She put her money in her children’s names. Now doesn’t that make you angry? The blame belongs on government employees not checking her out fully.

  2. July30
    July 30, 2013 at 9:25 am

    There are many walks of life. Poor, disadvantaged, disabled, and not enough jobs to go around for EVERYONE. So, there is no other choice, but to have low income housing and Section-8 for these people. Its just a solution that the system has come up with and some don’t have any choice or else they’d be on the street, homeless, and that’s a problem by its self. I wish they could fix other problems in the world, drugs, crime, rape, kidnapping..

  3. Truth
    July 29, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    The horrible and sad truth is that the idea of ‘white-supremacy’ is the cause of the behavior of racism. The idea and the behavior is as old as recorded history itself. It is in the nature of the European man’s thinking to fear for the existence of his sub-species. It goes back to the fight for survival between Cro-magnon and Neanderthal hominids that inhabited Europe before the migration of the Aryans from Persia (Iran). The caste system of ‘white-supremacy’ and racism was first implemented in the ancient Indus Valley with the establishment of the Vedic laws of Manu where the invading Aryans were able to manipulate the existing religion to establish their dominance over the Black population.
    The fear is based on the failure to genetically assimilate African people into a ‘White’ population. Any other race of people, when interbred with a white person, would produce offspring with white characteristics until those traits become dominant within that population. But since the phenotypical traits possessed by African people are genetically dominant, they cannot be easily bred away. Examine the terms ‘mestizo’ (root of the word ‘mexico’) and ‘mulatto’. White skin and colored eyes are proven to be genetically recessive traits for Homo-sapiens. These characteristics are liabilities to survival because of their intolerance to natural sun light. The spread of recessive genes also resulted in increased susceptibility to infectious diseases.
    To reduce the competition, and therefore increase the probability of survival, European immigrants to this land had to eradicate the native humans. This was accomplished by the systematic assault on the existing way of life. Destruction of religion, economics, politics, medicine, social structure, even the ethnic identity of native peoples was used. These native people, to this day, mistakenly refer to themselves as ‘Indians’ even though, scientifically, not genetically related to the native people of India. The introduction of alcohol/drugs and infectious diseases like smallpox further assisted in the eradication of native populations.
    Richard Nixon was quoted as saying: ” …you have to face the fact that the whole problem is really the blacks. The key is to devise a system that recognizes this while not appearing to.” Ever since the fledgling nation of the United States of America was embarrassed by its continuing practice of indentured servitude of Africans, it has struggled about what to do with the millions of people it had imported that could not be assimilated. In his declaration of independence, Thomas Jefferson charged King George III of England: “He has waged cruel war against human nature itself, violating it’s most sacred rights of life and liberty in the persons of a distant people who never offended him, captivating & carrying them into slavery in another hemisphere, or to incur miserable death in their transportation thither. this piratical warfare, the opprobrium of infidel powers, is the warfare of the CHRISTIAN king of Great Britain.”
    Instead of a proper system of restitution, reparation, repatriation, and re-education of the Africans in America, it was decided to further efforts of assimilation by the systematic destruction of the African religion, economics, politics, medicine, social structure, and ethnic identity. The presence of an African in the school, court, church, workplace, family, or neighborhood of whites is perceived as a threat to its very existence. So when after generations of the true African leaders (fathers and husbands) being handicapped in the arena of economics, education, politics, and social structure, African subjects (mothers, wives, and children)have been conditioned to rely on the government-imposed system for their sustenance. A good example of this is Los Angleles in the post-civil rights era. While thousands of black families migrated from the south to take advantage of job and home ownership opportunities, many of the factories began to pack up and leave. The displaced leaders of the black families at the time found opportunities with the sudden availability of cocaine in the neighborhoods. While the ‘crack’ epidemic successfully disabled millions of African families, it also provided financial support for the rebels and contra-rebels that suppressed the rise of communism in Latin-America. This was until the epidemic spilled outside of the black community, then it had to be stopped.
    The theory of ‘white supremacy’ in America is the direct result of ‘Afro-phobia’ and subsequently results in the cancerous behavior of racism. The fear is not so much of the behavior of a certain people as it is of the chromosome that they possess.
    Wake up people!

    • Up2here
      July 30, 2013 at 9:22 pm

      What website did you copy that from?

      • Nancy P
        July 30, 2013 at 11:14 pm

        Thumbs up. I told her earlier it was crapola, and my comment was removed for being off topic.

        • Truth
          July 30, 2013 at 11:56 pm

          I’m not a ‘her’, and I’m not exactly sure what ‘crapola’ means, if it’s some sort of soft drink or something. This is a statement of some historical facts that may give you some insight as to why people behave in a racist manner. That’s all.

          • Mr. Mister
            July 31, 2013 at 9:35 am

            I enjoyed reading your comment and believe it is very insightful. Too many whites, unlike myself, just immediately go into danger mode when seeing another skin color. I wonder if a mass psychiatric session would help…

      • Truth
        July 30, 2013 at 11:52 pm

        I actually wrote this myself. Not very difficult to verify either.

        • Karemtilt@Gmail
          July 31, 2013 at 12:40 am

          Where r the white leaders standing up against the white riots in Huntington beach. I haven’t seen anyone stand up against this riot. If that sounds crazy that I’m making assumptions about a whole group by the actions of a few, that’s the point, change white for black, brown, gay and realize a few aren’t the whole group

          • Nancy P
            July 31, 2013 at 4:57 pm

            All those rioters need to go to jail! Just like any other rioters who are destructive and breaking the law.

    • Dr. M.
      July 31, 2013 at 10:03 am

      “White skin and colored eyes are proven to be genetically recessive traits for Homo-sapiens. These characteristics are liabilities to survival because of their intolerance to natural sun light. The spread of recessive genes also resulted in increased susceptibility to infectious diseases.”

      Whoever wrote the above sentence is lacking in scientific and medical knowledge, specifically as it pertains to race, genetics and susceptibility to infectious diseases. There is no one race that is more susceptible to infectious diseases than others. Rather the truth is that every race of people is more susceptible to something. Caucasian people are generally more susceptible to skin cancers, to be sure, but black African people are also more susceptible to other cancers that don’t tend to effect Caucasians and Asian people on the same scale and vice versa. Please do not try to espouse racist garbage if you know not what you’re talking about. Thanks!

      • Truth
        July 31, 2013 at 4:19 pm

        There was no attempt to “espouse racist garbage” here. the facts are that European colonialist spread tons of diseases across the globe while reducing the natural defenses of native peoples and the populations of their own native lands. (Modeling Infectious Diseases in Humans and Animals, Chapter 7 By Matt J. Keeling, Pejman Rohani).
        I am curious as to why you hadn’t shared your vast scientific knowledge with regards to the rest this comment. Or why you quoted three sentences when you only found fault with the last one? I am open to learning anything you may have to offer, by all means, thank You.

    • rome
      August 5, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      Wow, I am so proud of you. This is so clear, just like your commentary on Booker T. and DuBois on the education of freed slaves.

  4. Memememe
    July 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Is there some sort of limit on how many section 8 homes a city can have? Is there any way to reduce it or get rid of it? I’m so tired of this trash roaming around all the time because they don’t have a job to go to. And why should they, right? I don’t see Santa Clarita having a bunch of section 8 mooches!

    • Rooney
      July 29, 2013 at 5:51 pm


    • Jason
      July 30, 2013 at 8:49 am

      Unfortunately there isnt. Its ridiculous how many Section 8 houses are here compared to other areas of LA county. I have zero problem with the program as there are people who truly need it. What I have a problem with are the people that are on it that refuse to work, refuse to be productive members of society, defraud the system and the list goes on. If you are on section 8 theres no need for you to be living in a 5+ bedroom house with a pool driving luxury vehicles. When the laws are enforced people get their panties in a bunch and cry racism or discrimination and no one has a problem with it. Thats a huge problem to me.

  5. Phony Scandals
    July 29, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    Interesting that Tyler Martin didn’t mention the white pregnant women who’s home was broken into by her Section 8 neighbors while she was at work and her husband was deployed. She came home to find her dog was put in the garage freezer and urine was all over her clothes and the clothes of her soon to be newborn. This was IMO the “straw that broke the camel back” on the Section 8 madness in the AV. Since then we citizens of the AV have had enough of the Section 8 out of control tenants. It’s not about race. It’s about respect.

    • Rooney
      July 29, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      People today, especially youth, do not have respect for anyone, even themselves. That’s something you grow up learning and if the parents are disrespectful of others or racist, it passes on to their children. It’s not for lack of money. These people are lazy, good for nothings.

      There should be a draft again to get these people to learn what life is all about. I know of two guys who joined the army and came back respectful men who are now holding jobs and going to college.


      • Phony Scandals
        July 31, 2013 at 4:45 pm

        I totally agree! Make our youths serve at lease two years serving our country. It will teach them to think about others instead of themselves!

  6. Nancy P
    July 29, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I am so sick of hearing the section 8 comments and others about how unfair whites are to blacks or browns or blacks and browns to white.
    People asking for handouts should have to prove that they really need it. Driving Range Rovers, Mercedes or BMW, while carrying their Coach and LV bags, is not needy.
    How can they afford hair weaves that cost hundreds of dollars and always have the perfect pedicures and eyelashes if they are so needy? How can they be going on cruises and have their kids in private schools? How can they afford to keep having more kids… oh yeah, they aren’t paying for it.
    How are so many people getting the Handicapped Parking mirror hangers and license plates? They don’t appear to be disabled. My understanding was the permits are for physically handicapped people.
    I like nice things, but would never ask everyone else to pay for me to have those things. If I did ask, I would be willing to answer any question I was asked by the government giving me the money. The Welfare and Social Service system in LA County is laying down on the job.

    • July 30, 2013 at 10:07 am

      Dishonesty has become a way of life for some people, its the norm among certain groups of people. Take advantage of anything you can to make it through life.

      I was watching The Peoples Court a few weeks ago and the defendant was talking about the plaintiff and said “she ain’t got no job, she got no money, she don’t even have any cases” and Judge Milian said “cases? what do you mean she has no cases” and the defendant mumbled a quick answer and Judge Milian moved on, which is a shame, because what the defendant meant was that the plaintiff didn’t have any phony personal injury cases pending. Apparently its become common among lowlifes to get “cases” by having a “slip and fall” accident or a phony car accident or somehow get a case going by dishonest means.

      I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, every time I turn on the news there is an endless supply of stories about people being dishonest to get ahead in life.

  7. Human Being
    July 29, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    There is only one race, the human race.
    There are many ethnicities, like there are many breeds of dogs.

    Violence is often perpetrated as an expression of self loathing being displaced onto others.

    As for public education regarding diversity issues, that is why there are different months for celebrating different ethnic backgrounds. People have to want to learn about others, they can not be forced to go outside their narrow world view.

  8. July 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    So the big solution is: “Racism is due to ignorance, or the misunderstanding between two diversities. There are a lot of things to learn about blacks and Hispanics regarding their background and culture, and vice-versa to understand law, ethics, and bioethics. There should be volunteer programs and seminars to educate the public.”

    Well I disagree, that is such a simple answer to a hugely complicated problem.

    Ya some deputies are racist jerks, but perhaps that’s because one particular race is committing most of the CRIME in in the AV, but I can’t mention the race or I will be a racist.

    There will always be “white supremacists” and other hate groups because we will always have gullible people who came from a broken home who can be influenced by these groups who give them a sense of family and support they never got at home (see the movie: American History X) – heck I bet 99% of people in prison for a hate crime wouldn’t be there today if they just had not met the people or persons who taught them all that hate.

    Section 8: I believe Section 8 has destroyed the AV, it has brought in tons of what I like to call “ghetto trash” into the AV- people who have no morals, no code, no honor and do nothing but pop out babies so they can play the system and get free housing and money to get drunk and high with. Its not uncommon in my apartment complex for me to look out my window at 2AM and see 4 and 5 year old kids playing on top of the dumpster while their mom and 14 other people are drinking 40oz beers about 30 feet away while loud music plays. They cant afford to do this every day, but its quite common.

    And when those kids grow up, the cycle continues – the males become our future gangbangers, armed robbers, burglers, inmates etc… while the females learn to play the system just like mommy taught them to.

    • Quigley
      July 29, 2013 at 11:03 pm

      Once again Sammy p you hit it right on! This is exactly what is going on in the AV and everyone knows it. The valley is in the crapper and just gettin deeper. Parris & Ledford need to stop their cry baby [removed], grow some heuvos,and handle this [removed] of a town!

  9. Andrew
    July 29, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    You hear that? That’s the world’s smallest violin…

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