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In addition to assault Delmon Young is being charged with a hate crime for “anti-Semitic remarks”

Apr 27, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

Delmon Young AP

Not only was “a highly intoxicated” Delmon Young arrested and charged with assault last night in New York, the Detroit Free Press reports that he’s also being charged with an “aggravated harassment hate crime” for what detective Joseph Cavitolo called “anti-Semitic remarks” during the assault.

Police told the Free Press that it’s unclear if the victim was Jewish, which would certainly add an odd layer to the “anti-Semitic remarks” angle. The hate crime charge is a misdemeanor, so it’s more like icing on the (allegedly) horrible person cake.

So far the Tigers have declined to comment, saying only “we’ll get back to you” when the newspaper sought their response to Young’s arrest.

And in remarkable timing, six years ago today Young was suspended indefinitely for throwing his bat at a Triple-A umpire.

  1. randygnyc - Apr 27, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    Koufax- I am one of those “right-wing Jews”. Fiercely conservative and militantly Zionist. There are greater numbers than you’ve been lead to believe exist, on Daily Kos. My extended family all share my views. We are all educated and, as the left calls it, proud members of the 1%. Youd love to be a fly on a wall on the wall during our family Seder. You should hear how we’ve mobilized our financial support of Netanyahu and at the same time have spared no expense to oust the usurper, Ba’raq.

    • koufaxmitzvah - Apr 27, 2012 at 9:39 PM

      Let’s put it this way. My impression of what the general Right wing perspective in regards to the Middle East debate is wondering why aren’t the Jews of America voting for them. It’s a fact seen in the polls, and a sentiment plastered all over the media by politicians and blog commenters. I’m not going to deny that there are many right wing Jews.. My uncle is one, and cousins from his generation in my family tend to think the same way. But as long as the proven fact remains that American Jews vote Democrat– no matter if it’s Jimmy Carter (more then than now) or Barack Obama (painted like Netanyahu, much worse in this debate than he has actually spoken)– the right wing Jew is a minority in our community. And, really, on the sites I visit and participate on when I’m not chilling at HBT, ya’ll really are very, very loud.

      I’ll grant you the To Each His Own mentality. I am a Zionist of a different ilk than you. My family seders were led by a single mother in the face of her Orthodox shul which wouldn’t join our table because she wasn’t married nor a man. Our sentiment of the Reagan/Bush years was at least they supported Israel, albeit for the wrong reasons, because everything else happens to be going down the shitter.

      You and Gator should come out to Israel when I move there and open the Middle East Side Deli. It’ll be awesome food, Gator, with a real barbecue pit, and kosher with split hoof animals galore. Our sandwiches are going to be so high that the shmaltz will dribble down your chin. It’ll be the home of the Bagel Burger and the Burger Bagel, both with the optional latke as a topping. Heck, anyone reading this is welcome to show up. No harm in advertising an entity that doesn’t exist yet. Come for the history. Stay for the food. And while you’re here, grab a t-shirt for 10 bucks.

      L’Chaim.

  2. randygnyc - Apr 27, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    I think you meant cheese-burger ; – )

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