The Europhobia of the U.S. Justice Department

By Joseph Fallon
Published in The Social Contract
Volume 8, Number 4 (Summer 1998)
Issue theme: "Europhobia: the hostility toward Europian-descended Americans"

The U.S. Justice Department deliberately seeks to demonize European-Americans as the chief perpetrators of racist and violent criminal behavior in America. It does so through official acts of commission its guidelines for hate crimes and the death penalty - and omission its silence on statistics showing the overwhelming majority of the victims of violent crime (murder, rape, assault, and robbery) are white. This policy constitutes Europhobia i.e., the promotion of fear and hatred of U.S. citizens of European ancestry.

Europhobia was integrated into the criminal justice system by Public Law 101-275, the "Hate Crime Statistics Act of 1990.' Enacted April 23, 1990, this law mandated the U.S. Attorney General to establish guidelines and collect data "about crimes that manifest evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnicity, including where appropriate the crimes of murder; non-negligent manslaughter; forcible rape; aggravated assault, simple assault, intimidation; arson; and destruction, damage, or vandalism of property."

"(T)he task of developing the procedures for, and managing the implementation of, the collection of hate crime data" was assigned to the Uniform Crime Reports Section of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Since 1991, the FBI has designated biased acts against any of the following groups a hate crime





Anti-American Indian/Alaskan Native

Anti-Asian/Pacific Islander

Anti-Multi-Racial Group


Anti-Jewish Anti-Catholic Anti-Protestant

Anti-Islamic Anti-Other Religious Group

Anti-Multi-Religious Group


Ethnicity/National Origin


Anti-other ethnicity or national origin

Sexual Orientation

Anti-male homosexual

Anti-female homosexual




While the FBI identifies victims of hate crimes by race, ethnicity/national origin, religion, or sexual orientation, it identifies perpetrators only by race. This enables the FBI to inflate the number of hate crimes perpetrated by "whites."

Although officially Hispanics can be of any race, in practice the U.S. government classifies most as "white." Therefore, since perpetrators of hate crimes are recognized by race only, the FBI will generally list an attack by a Hispanic on an Asian, Black, or Jew as a hate crime perpetrated by a "white". If a Hispanic attacks another Hispanic that too will probably be identified by the FBI as a hate crime by a "white" against a Hispanic.

This policy has enabled the FBI to officially report that of all known hate crimes "whites" were responsible for 65 percent in 1991, 64 percent in 1992, 51 percent in 1993, 57 percent in 1994, 59 percent in 1995, and 66 percent in 1996. Although these percentages are significantly lower than the "white" percentage of the population, they still overstate the case to the extent that most people equate "white" with "European-American."

This Europhobia in the compilation of official hate crimes statistics has a secondary feature. It insures European-American victims of hate crimes receive little recognition. The worst series of racially motivated hate crimes in California this century were the "Zebra" killings in 1973. The victims were European-Americans - 71 were killed throughout the State, 15 in San Francisco alone. Yet, this is not mentioned in official discussions on hate crimes.

Meanwhile, recent cases of violent hate crimes perpetrated by non-whites against European-Americans are not being prosecuted as such by the local authorities. In Kent County, Michigan, on April 25, 1996, David Crawford, a 17 year old European-American being medically treated for schizophrenia, was beaten, suffocated to death, then beheaded by Hispanic, Federico Cruz. After dumping Crawford"s body in the swamps, Cruz took the severed head home where he videotaped himself mutilating it. Officials are not charging Cruz with any hate crime.

On June 23, 1997, three European-American youths of Oakland County, Michigan - 14 year old Michael Carter, his unidentified 14 year old girl friend, and 15 year old Dustin Kaiser - hopped a freight train to visit friends in a nearby town. Missing their stop, they got off in Flint and looked for a public telephone to call home. There they were kidnapped and robbed by six black men who murdered Michael Carter, raped the 14 year old girl, then attempted to murder her and Dustin Kaiser. Although police arrested the black suspects, they are not charging any with a hate crime.

While such hate crimes go unpunished, the U.S. Justice Department extended its Europhobia to the death penalty. Rejecting a report by the Federal Bureau of Prisons that there is no historical racial bias in federal executions, Attorney General Janet Reno issued a directive to federal prosecutors on January 27, 1995 establishing race-based guidelines for seeking capital punishment which target European-Americans.

These guidelines removed the decision to seek the death penalty from local federal prosecutors and transferred it to "death penalty committees" at the Justice Department. The committees are ordered to consider "statistical evidence" of past racial discrimination in the federal administration of death penalty cases despite the Federal Bureau of Prisons report that no such discrimination exists. The directive is having the desired results. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, the number of whites on death row for federal crimes has already tripled.

Her guidelines not only enable the Attorney General to vilify European-Americans as a violent community by showing an increase in capital crimes committed by them, but by falsely accusing European-American federal prosecutors of a historic racial bias against non-whites in seeking the death penalty, she can further demonize European-Americans as racists who cannot be trusted in official positions of power. Equally important, these guidelines enable the U.S. Justice Department to avoid public discussion of its own crime statistics that show European-Americans are the victims of most racially motivated violent crimes.

After reviewing these statistics, Paul Sheehan reported in the May 20, 1995 issue of the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald that of the 6.6 million violent crimes perpetrated in the U.S. in 1992 - i.e., murder, rape, assault, and robbery - 20 percent were interracial. And approximately 90 percent of these victims were white.

Mr. Sheehan found

...almost 1 million white Americans were murdered, robbed, assaulted or raped by black Americans ... compared with about 132,000 blacks who were murdered, robbed, assaulted or raped by whites... Blacks thus committed 7.5 times more violent crimes than whites even though the black population is only one-seventh the size of the white population. When these figures are adjusted on a per capita basis, they reveal an extraordinary disparity blacks are committing more than 50 times the number of violent racial crimes of whites...(M)ost interracial murders involve black assailants and white victims, with blacks murdering whites at 18 times the rate that whites murder blacks.

Instead of combating such crimes against European-Americans, the U.S. Justice Department, driven by Europhobia, expends its time and energy fabricating "statistics" to demonize the European-American community. In doing so, the U.S. Justice Department is not only violating the civil rights laws, it is undermining the very integrity of the criminal justice system - and, thereby, the continued stability of the political system. TSC

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