Marcus Epstein's class 6 felony hate crime case was dismissed by the DC Superior Court on July 8.
Marcus Epstein is a young man with a very bright future. He has been in the right place at the right time, sailing through the right schools, and to law school at the University of Virginia. In the ultra-conservative world of the Peter Brimelow, VDare, American Renaissance, and John Tanton anti-immigration movement, he has already made a name for himself as a rising superstar.
Epstein has also made a name for himself as something of a bully, vociferously defending himself when his links to noted racists like Jared Taylor have been exposed, protesting that he is not a racist. A recent profile in the SPLC Blog proves the young man doth protest too much.
The Executive Director of Pat and Bay Buchanan's American Cause and Tom Tancredo's Team America PAC had been awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to a 2007 drunken attack on an African American woman. The incident was detailed in this Blogcritics Magazine article on May 29, 2009.
During a drinking binge in 2007, Epstein, who claims he cannot possibly be a racist because he is part Korean and part Jewish, verbally and physically assaulted a woman on a street in Georgetown. Further complicating things was the fact that Epstein had the misfortune to have the assault witnessed by an off Duty Secret Service officer.
Bay Buchanan immediately rushed to Epstein's defense. In Human Events, she wrote that the poor thing was the subject of an "internet lynching" by the left-wing One People's Project. She simply could not understand why such a nice young man could be treated so badly by those nasty liberals. After all, he had a speech impediment. She went on to say he has an exceptional mind and is a very talented writer.