View Full Version : Black Man Accused of Rape Told Victim He Targeted Her ‘Because She’s White’

11-06-2016, 04:48 PM
An African American man arrested in Pittsburgh and accused of rape was also charged with ethnic intimidation for allegedly telling his victim he targeted her “because she’s white.”

Pittsburgh police announced the arrest of Lee Harris, 47, for the November 6 attack of a woman in the city’s Hazelwood neighborhood. Officials also noted that Harris had to be subdued by a K9 unit, according to Pittsburgh’s Action 4 News.

During the investigation police took testimony from the victim who told them that she had seen Harris in the neighborhood but had never interacted with him before he accosted her


11-07-2016, 11:29 AM
More evidence that rape is a crime of violence and not one of sex. Most rapists, who are usually men, get their thrill from humiliating and debasing their victims, who are usually women. It makes them feel powerful. In his case, choosing a white victim made him feel powerful, so there's the added racial issue there.