Skip to comments.Tape shows beating on bus of Belleville West student (with video)
Posted on 09/15/2009 6:23:49 AM PDT by blueyon
BELLEVILLE A Belleville West High School student was beaten aboard a bus on the way to school Monday, and a police spokesman said the beating could be racially motivated.
The 17-year-old victim was white and the teen assailants were black. Police released a video of the beating, which shows the victim being punched repeatedly while other students on the bus gather to watch, some cheering. It doesn't appear that the victim did anything to provoke an attack and tried only to defend himself. Police said it all unfolded in a five-minute span.
The victim was trying to find a seat and was told by two students he could not sit next to them, police said. When he did sit down, one teen tried to push him out of his seat then began grabbing the victim's neck and punching him in the face.
The victim eventually returned to his seat, but another student began taunting him a few minutes later. The victim was then struck in the face.
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This is disgraceful ... it all starts at home.
Yep. Kids left to raise themselves just go ferril.
As opposed to a "love crime"? Let's not perpetuate this liberal language reconstruction crap. It's a crime, plain & simple. Unlike the IDIOTS that Hah-vud is pumping into our government cesspool today, I don't care whether they did or did not "hate" him. Just put these animals in a cage.
THAT never happens. /sarc
Gee, ya think? I guess they have to go the "allege" route in public, but it is time for the authorities to come down HARD on this crap. If they don't they'll be complaining about "vigilantes".
I don’t believe in hate-crimes label. They beat him for no reason other than looking for a seat, if it was a nerd black kid would they have not beat him for the same thing also?
Unless you can prove they wouldn’t then how can you charge them for what they were thinking? Charge them for assault and battery, expel them, and turn them loose to enter the great big game of catch and release they practice as justice nowadays.
did not know it was posted as I DID do a search first.....
If you believe that you are either delusional, naive or stupid.
Oh the joys of forced integration.
“Yep. Kids left to raise themselves just go ferril.”
....yep....packs of feral black teeenagers are growing in power across urban America....they are the fourth and fifth generation spawn of LBJ’s Great Society programs....they will only become bolder with Obama in the WH.
If the victim ‘dissed’ Obama on the bus, he could be the one charge with the hate crime and we would need to understand real and perceived injustices that led these peaceful children into acting out in a socially inappropriate way.
I wish I could say I am being sarcastic.
By the way, dissed is not a word. It pains me to type it.
We have an obligation to protect our children from physical attack. Are the courts and law enforcement going to protect them, or do we have to do it ourselves?
Oops - it looks like J curve issues again - like the 60’s.
Blacks are not going to come out of this better.