The new math as it…

The new math as it relates to hate crimes against Arabs

A friend, DJ Mitchell emails

“We’ve had 13 federal prosecutions of 18 defendants to date, with a 100 percent conviction rate. We have a very aggressive effort against post-9/11 discrimination.”  –Barbara Comstock, Department of Justice spokesperson, quoted in the NY Times, explaining the DOJ’s response to more than 500 reported hate crimes against Muslims since 9-11.

Do the math: That’s an overall conviction rate of 2.6% — pretty agressive, huh?