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Robbery suspects could return to face charges today

Monday, May 13, 2013 8:27 PM
Last updated Tuesday, May 14, 2013 9:06 AM
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Two suspects arrested in South Carolina in connection with two recent downtown assaults will likely return Tuesday to face charges in Augusta, police said.

Robbey Eugene Moses, 21, of Lumpkin Road, and Dominque Shantaee Hale, 19, of First Street, remained in Newberry, S.C., on Monday at the Newberry County Detention Center, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew. The two were arrested Friday in connection with a May 2 robbery of a man who was accosted as he left a Broad Street bar. Moses also faces charges in the brutal May 3 beating and robbery of a South Carolina couple on Riverwalk Augusta.

Chew said the two will likely return to Augusta on Tuesday, but declined to be more specific, citing security reasons.

Another suspect in the riverwalk attack, Kevin D. Richardson, 21, remained at large Monday night. A $10,000 reward has been offered to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest and conviction of the men responsible for the assault.

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rj1960j10
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rj1960j10 05/14/13 - 08:24 am
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Hate Crime

If and when they are caught and prosecuted. Will they be charged with a hate crime.

Dixieman
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Dixieman 05/14/13 - 09:09 am
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Fly there, fly home, do time

How about chaining them - unarmed - to a bench on Riverwalk at midnight to dawn for a month or two and let others take whacks at them?

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 05/14/13 - 09:37 am
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I understand what you're

I understand what you're feeling, Dixieman, but these are SUSPECTS. Can't you wait until they're proven either guilty or not guilty in a court of law? rj I get your point; and they're are plenty of hate crimes being committed like this one, but the media wants nothing to do with describing it as such. If it isn't categorized as a hate crime by media when that Richardson's facebook link (the still missing Riverwalk suspect) even said he was a "hata" then there shouldn't be such a category to prosecute. ALL crimes are hate crimes in my opinion, it is a matter of degree of violence and ferocity that makes them more heinous.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 05/14/13 - 03:07 pm
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Hate crime? What exactly
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Hate crime? What exactly constitutes a "hate crime" anyway. If I'm beaten nearly to death, but they did it to get my money, do they get a lesser punishment than if they did it because they hate me. Personally, I don't care WHY they did it, just that the did it. And unless they actually tell you they did it out of hate, then you can only speculate their motive. I'm a bit weary of any law that criminalizes thought.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 05/15/13 - 12:35 am
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Exactly, Humble Angela.

Exactly my point Angela. ALL crimes boil down to being hate crimes, even if it is simply the lack of caring about another human being. In my book that is hate, just a matter of degree, so I don't care why they did it either. My point is, the law HAS been trying to criminalize an emotion, but has unevenly prosecuted something that can't be quantified no matter who is doing the feeling. Only certain scenarios "qualify" for "hate crime" in the courts. I do not know of any cases in which a black against white crime has been considered as a hate crime, does anyone? Labeling some crimes as hate crimes simply does not make sense. It is impossible to quantify hate or know someone else's emotions, no matter what their race is.

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