Tancredo Speechwriter, Marcus Epstein, Found Guilty of a Hate Crime (with an Update)

Marcus Epstein, ultra-conservative who beats black people up, calls them the N word, and hates Latinos (Courtesy: DC Indymedia)

Marcus Epstein, ultra-conservative who beats black people up, calls them the N word, and hates Latinos (Courtesy: DC Indymedia)

And this biracial (yes, Jewish and Korean) pixie schmuck, Marcus Epstein, who consorts with European neo-Nazis, is going to the University of Virginia Law School in the fall? What a self-hating nincompoop. He must have some heavy duty sponsorship for his admission to that school. Do the school authorities know what he really is and what he’s done?   Better walk a wide berth from this guy if they allow him to come. Or better yet, get the Latino and black law students at UV organized to be on the look out for this creep and his organization, Youth for Western Civilization. What? From the Washington Independent is the U.S. Attorney’s factual proffer:

On July 7, 2007, at approximately 7:15 p.m. at Jefferson and M Street, Northwest, in Washington, D.C., defendant was walking down the street making offensive remarks when he encountered the complainant, Ms. [REDACTED], who is African-American. The defendant uttered, “Nigger,” as he delivered a karate chop to Ms. [REDACTED]’s head.

A karate chop? To a black woman who just walked by minding her business? According to DC Indymedia, here is what happened next.

[Epstein] was briefly detained by the woman’s husband, but was able to escape, only to be arrested minutes later by a Secret Service officer who witnessed the attack. According to the officer’s statement, a friend of Epstein’s informed him that he had been drinking. Well, in vino veritas.

A restraining order to stay away from the couple has been imposed on Epstein. He currently faces a maximum punishment of 180 days in jail and $1000 fine and also had to continue mental health treatment, complete an alcohol treatment program, write a letter of apology to the victim and donate $1000 to the United Negro College Fund prior to sentencing.

People have been onto Epstein for years. The New York Times, for example, came across a collection of his spew.

[..C]onservative writer and activist Marcus Epstein has worked with the mainstream of the immigration restrictionist movement. He wrote speeches for former Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.) during his presidential bid, and he’s still working as the executive director of Tancredo’s Team America PAC, alongside Bay Buchanan. Epstein has been targeted for years by civil rights groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center and the One People’s Project

Epstein pled guilty, but later took it back. Instead, he admitted that “the government could prove me guilty.” Again, what? His sentencing is scheduled for July 8. Meanwhile, his employer, the former Colorado representative, as well as both Pat and Bay Buchanan, has assumed greater visibility in attacking–you guessed it–Judge Sonia Sotomayor for being a racist.

Well, it certainly takes one to know one.

UPDATE: Talking Points Memo reported late yesterday afternoon that according to Jason Wu Trujillo, UVA’s Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Marcus Epstein will not be attending the University of Virginia, ever. Brian Beutler suggested that Epstein may have deliberately withheld the incident from college authorities, who insist that prospective students disclose any wrongdoing:

Have you ever been convicted of any offense, excluding minor traffic violations which did not involve injury to others?

Are there any charges pending or expected to be brought against you?

….If, after you submit this application, you are charged with a criminal offense or disciplinary charges are brought against you, notify the Office of Admissions in writing immediately.

If Epstein thought he could slide with silence in the age of the Web and e-mail, or by withdrawing and finessing his guilty plea, his gambling just crashed and burned. These people don’t want drunken, anti-social troublemakers, especially one with demonstrated neo-Nazi and racist tendencies, allowed onto their campuses. Even Pat Buchanan had to toe the line in college. And I bet any college official worth his water with the surnames of Wu and Trujillo would especially be on the lookout for that kind of thing.

~ by blksista on June 1, 2009.

2 Responses to “Tancredo Speechwriter, Marcus Epstein, Found Guilty of a Hate Crime (with an Update)”

  1. Same thing I thought. Self-hating dude who hates the fact that he can’t pass for a white dude. Seriously screwed up dude–the funniest part was Bay Buchanan’s protest that this happened A FULL TWO YEARS AGO, and we should just let it go. Yeah, but if Sotomayor farted in 1993, we need to know about it.


  2. Thank you for this post


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