Speaking later Monday, Sykes’ mother Tonia Rush said she believed the bails would have been lower if the crimes were on the South or West sides. “If it’s black-on-black crime, nobody cares,” she said.
Spoken like a mother who spent countless hours nurturing her son to live responsibly. Actually, she is right about bail. The roving thugs made a mistake by taking their rage beyond the confines of their hood. Once out of their environment, their actions are nothing but hate-driven rage against Caucasians. That certainly sounds like a hate crime. Hate crimes are felonies and usually carry a higher bond. They should have stuck to raging against their own if they wanted a lower bond. I wonder if the state’s attorney even has the spine to charge the angry young men with hate crimes.