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Police Need Your Help In Capturing Beating Suspects--Urban Youths Beat Up Iraq Vets
KOMO TV ^ | 8/24/05 | John Sharify

Posted on 08/25/2005 12:07:33 PM PDT by misterrob

SEATTLE - Two soldiers who just returned from a year in Iraq were badly beaten in an attack outside Pioneer Square. But believe it or not, someone caught the beating on videotape. Now, police are asking for your help identifying the suspects.

The brutality of it all was captured on tape outside of Larry's Nightclub on First and Yesler on July 31.

Police say the victims were with two women who'd been groped by the suspects. One of the women threw a hot dog at the suspects and walked away.

They didn't get very far. The three suspects ran after them and began attacking the two men -- two soldiers who'd come home from the war.

The graphic videotape shows both victims getting beaten over and over again, and then after one of the victims loses consciousness, a suspect starts stomping on his head.

Now police want your help in catching these guys.

"We consider them very dangerous," said Seattle Police Officer Sean Whitcomb.

After not getting any leads, Seattle police have just released this tape to the media even though it happened over three weeks ago.

If you know who these suspects are, or have any information in the case, you're asked to call Seattle Police.

Both victims suffered broken jaws, while one suffered a broken arm and both had other broken bones and several bruises.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: animalsinballcaps; assault; backwardscaps; disgustingcowards; getarope; gettherope; homeysontheloose; oifveterans; seattle; someoneneedsshooting; urbanbarbarians
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Did a search and didn't see it...

OUTRAGE!!!!

1 posted on 08/25/2005 12:07:33 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: misterrob

I'm sure you didn't because the last two threads were pulled because really nasty flame wars broke out.  Just as this one probably will.  At least we can maybe watch and figure out who's flipping out and for what reason.  <Hand on chin time>

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

2 posted on 08/25/2005 12:10:08 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Psst.  This is that thing I sent you.  Let's see what happens here.

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

3 posted on 08/25/2005 12:11:09 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: misterrob

This is disgraceful. But look at the jive turkeys on the tape. Beating up people for them is probably like a varsity sport. Scum.


4 posted on 08/25/2005 12:11:36 PM PDT by RexBeach (Pardon me, but is that a malaise sandwich in your pocket or are you just glad to be in a funk?)
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To: misterrob; kellynla

It was posted earlier, but yanked due to inter-freeper sniping!


5 posted on 08/25/2005 12:11:58 PM PDT by pissant
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To: Sam's Army; TheBigB; proud2beconservativeinNJ; darkwing104

If this one pans out anything like the last two, it could get very interesting...

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

6 posted on 08/25/2005 12:12:52 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: misterrob

Time for some Ranger justice...


7 posted on 08/25/2005 12:12:54 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - They want to die for Islam, and we want to kill them.)
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To: pissant

Okay...perhaps if people can keep it reasonable then maybe something good comes of it.

What were people getting on each other about?


8 posted on 08/25/2005 12:13:06 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: pissant
inter-freeper sniping
intra-freeping sniping ...
9 posted on 08/25/2005 12:13:23 PM PDT by eastsider (Taking cover :)
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To: Owl_Eagle
I believe these miscreants should be brought to justice.

Is that tame enough to keep the thread alive?

10 posted on 08/25/2005 12:14:07 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: misterrob

They should get life, but will probably be out in a year or less.


11 posted on 08/25/2005 12:14:21 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: pissant

What did I tell you about sniping.


12 posted on 08/25/2005 12:14:48 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: misterrob

this is a healthy expression of angst against the oppressors by the oppressed

/s


13 posted on 08/25/2005 12:15:00 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite ( Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. -Churchill)
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To: misterrob

Calling each other racists and closet liberals, to my recollection.


14 posted on 08/25/2005 12:15:13 PM PDT by pissant
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To: misterrob
I had two (2) weeks of annual training in Ft. Lewis this AUG. I just returned. I spent five (5) days of leave in Seattle to enjoy the beautiful weather this time of year.

I have a friend there that is a Seattle cop and he told me that even though the black population of Seattle is only 12.5-13% of the entire metropolitan population, that the black population commits 87% of all violent crime...and that is based on 2004 figures.

I hope they catch these bastards.

Go figure. Glad WA is a CCW state, I would have had to shoot the dumb bastards and use the "disparity of force" self-defense arguement.

Anyways, I was in Army PT uniform for 5 days and even the liberals said, "Thanks for your service". I was in no way accosted or harrassed in this very liberal town.

DCB

15 posted on 08/25/2005 12:15:21 PM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Nice tagline...

Reminds me of the Beefcake 6000 episode of South Park.


16 posted on 08/25/2005 12:15:32 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

This one ought to stay up, since it has decent quality pics.


17 posted on 08/25/2005 12:15:43 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocity of 11 Sept.)
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To: eastsider

They were planets apart. Hence "inter-"


18 posted on 08/25/2005 12:15:57 PM PDT by pissant
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To: misterrob; eastsider; pissant

intra-freeping sniping ...

There was that one poster who was being really hard on himself.

Okay...perhaps if people can keep it reasonable then maybe something good comes of it.

The one before this had just such a request.  Didn't work out.  It got pulled before I could get much a read on who was saying what. 

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

19 posted on 08/25/2005 12:15:58 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

"I believe these miscreants should be brought to justice."

*gasp*
You Racist!!!!!


/s


20 posted on 08/25/2005 12:16:04 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite ( Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. -Churchill)
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To: pissant

What's to snipe about? That animals need to be shot? What's the problem?


21 posted on 08/25/2005 12:17:08 PM PDT by DogBarkTree
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Wasn't me! I only go snipe hunting!


22 posted on 08/25/2005 12:17:12 PM PDT by pissant
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To: misterrob

Keep the pictures bumped


23 posted on 08/25/2005 12:17:12 PM PDT by OldFriend (MERCY TO THE GUILTY IS CRUELTY TO THE INNOCENT ~ Adam Smith)
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To: DCBryan1

Facts are facts. Not sure how you can term someone a racist for sticking with those.


24 posted on 08/25/2005 12:17:30 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: misterrob

Any info on the condition of the victims?


25 posted on 08/25/2005 12:17:38 PM PDT by EggsAckley ("Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change.")
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To: DogBarkTree

That wasn't the problem. I think everyone agrees with that.


26 posted on 08/25/2005 12:17:59 PM PDT by pissant
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To: EggsAckley

See the last paragraph...multiple broken bones.


27 posted on 08/25/2005 12:19:45 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: misterrob
I watched the video on the news, what I found disturbing was the fact that people were passing by, watching the scumbags stumping the fallen victims and didn't interfere. Same thing to the cars that were slowing down to an almost full stop, to see it better. What about arresting these people for allowing this to happened? Isn't there some "Good Samaritan" law in Seattle (a la Seinfeld) that will allow prosecution for the "event watchers"?
29 posted on 08/25/2005 12:20:18 PM PDT by Quinotto (On matters of style swim with the current,on matters of principle stand like a rock-Thomas Jefferson)
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They showed the video tape on the local news last nite(I am in Olympia, Washington), and watching that attack and beating was hard to watch...but I am glad that they have that tape....maybe someone who knows the beaters will do the right thing and turn them in...they need to be held accountable for what they did...and I dont care if they are red, white, black, white, blue, or multi-striped...they should not be allowed to get away with such a terrible assault...


30 posted on 08/25/2005 12:21:01 PM PDT by andysandmikesmom
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To: Quinotto

Don't know.


31 posted on 08/25/2005 12:21:08 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: misterrob
I suspect that the two soldiers probably weren't too impressed with the suspects' behavior towards their female company. So in the fine tradition of gentlemanly soldiers, they got in a scrap over it.

Good for the soliders. Very bad for the perps.
32 posted on 08/25/2005 12:21:10 PM PDT by JamesP81
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To: JimWforBush
PING!!

Nasty punks think it is OK to beat up Vets.

33 posted on 08/25/2005 12:22:31 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Tell me about sniping, Lil' Pretty. ;)


34 posted on 08/25/2005 12:22:36 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: misterrob

Well, by posting their pictures in public, maybe friends of the Army will see to it that justice is served.


35 posted on 08/25/2005 12:22:38 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ("Nuthin' ain't worth nuthin', but it's free.")
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To: eastsider

It coulda been one conflicted Freeper flaming himself.


36 posted on 08/25/2005 12:22:39 PM PDT by RedRover
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To: andysandmikesmom

Also, it never mentions the race of the victims. Maybe a hate crime (although everyone knows that only white people commit those) but then again, maybe not.


37 posted on 08/25/2005 12:22:58 PM PDT by misterrob
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To: misterrob

I found that tagline on a t-shirt. I saw it and knew it had to be my tagline here.


38 posted on 08/25/2005 12:23:42 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: misterrob
black population of Seattle is only 12.5-13% of the entire metropolitan population, that the black population commits 87% of all violent crime...and that is based on 2004 figures.

Facts are facts. Not sure how you can term someone a racist for sticking with those.

Yeah, my buddy works in the Queen Anne neighborhood near downtown, it was very nice and pleasant there. It got more dangerous on Capitol Hill and where these soldiers were almost killed.

It is sad though, to be labeled racist for pointing out facts that the local LEO types give you are simply the facts. By the way, buy Seattle LEO buddy I stayed with is Asian and is engaged to a half black/half white woman...so I KNOW he isn't racist.

39 posted on 08/25/2005 12:24:11 PM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: misterrob

How in the world did this get caught on tape?


40 posted on 08/25/2005 12:24:24 PM PDT by steel_resolve
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To: LongElegantLegs

Do we know if they were Army? If they were Marine Corps, it would suck very, very much for the perps.


41 posted on 08/25/2005 12:24:29 PM PDT by ARealMothersSonForever (We shall never forget the atrocity of 11 Sept.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick
You asked before what makes me livid, this most certainly does.
42 posted on 08/25/2005 12:24:51 PM PDT by JimWforBush (Alcohol - For the best times you'll never remember)
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To: blackie

Oh, I can snipe with the best of 'em. But on this subject, I do not see how there could be any disagreement.


43 posted on 08/25/2005 12:24:51 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: DCBryan1

--even though the black population of Seattle is only 12.5-13% of the entire metropolitan population, that the black population commits 87% of all violent crime...and that is based on 2004 figures---.

They will blame it on whitey .....


44 posted on 08/25/2005 12:26:22 PM PDT by birg
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To: JimWforBush

I'll bet it angers your brother even more.


45 posted on 08/25/2005 12:26:22 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (People too weak to follow their own dreams, will always find a way to discourage yours.)
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To: RedRover
It coulda been one conflicted Freeper flaming himself.

Well, maybe. OTOH, I can't talk. I've pretty much flamed myself before too. Ask Jersey Republican Biker Chick. There was this one particular thread referencing an article trying to prove that prettier people were smarter people. Wasn't my favorite thread.

Back OT, it's very fortunate that video tape was found. I think it's an example of the inexcusable depravity of some of the people in our culture.
47 posted on 08/25/2005 12:26:25 PM PDT by JamesP81
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Roger that ~ Hang 'em High!


48 posted on 08/25/2005 12:26:32 PM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: misterrob

???? "urban youths" ?????


50 posted on 08/25/2005 12:27:23 PM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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