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W. Seattle teen beaten bloody in possible hate crime (White claims black torture for slavery)
KOMO ^ | May 30, 2010 | Shomari Stone and Joel Moreno

Posted on 05/30/2010 7:41:41 PM PDT by tlb

SEATTLE - A 16-year-old boy from West Seattle says he was held hostage and beaten for hours, all because of the color of his skin.

Shane McClellan says two men kicked and whipped him at gunpoint - and told him they singled him out because he is white.

Tim McClellan, Shane's father, says he barely recognized his son after the brutal assault.

"I didn't know if he was alive or dead," Tim McClellan said.

The incident happened as Shane McClellan was walking home from a birthday party at a friend's house Tuesday around 2 a.m.

Shane says two men called to him from the top of a staircase near the intersection of 14th Avenue SW and SW Holden Street. The men asked for a light, and when Shane walked over to oblige, they knocked him to the ground and started kicking him.

The two men knocked the frightened teen around on the staircase, making racially charged remarks.

"They started bringing up the past - like slavery - being like, white people did this," Shane said in an exclusive interview with KOMO News reporter Shomari Stone.

The attackers stripped off McClellan's belt and started whipping his back.

"They said, 'This is for what your people did to our people.' They were like whipping me with my belt, my studded belt," Shane recounts.

One of the men held a gun against the back of his head and burned his neck with cigarettes.

At one point they shoved McClellan's face into a hole with the gun against his head. They also urinated on him and poured beer over him.

"What he told me, when they were beating him with the belt, they were saying, 'I don't like white people,'" says Shane's father, Tim McClellan.

Shane recalls, "They're like, 'Aw, white boy, what are you doing? You can't hang out this late. What are you doing around here?' They're like, 'White boy has no belonging - being out here at 2 a.m.'"

"They targeted me for being white, and they made it very clear thats why they were assaulting me," Shane says.

The boy told police that one of his attackers appeared to be black and the other Asian or Pacific Islander.

The victim's father says this was nothing short of hours of torture.

"Put a gun to the back of his head and told him if he said anything they were going to blow his head off while they sat there and burned him with cigarettes on the back of the neck," he says.

The two assailants held the victim on the ground for some time, and Shane eventually passed out.

When he regained consciousness, the attackers were gone. They had taken his money, a coat and an MP3 player.

Shane waved down a passing car for help and met his family at the hospital.

Seattle police have referred the case to their Bias Crimes Unit for review as a possible hate crime.

Detectives told the family they are working on a photo montage of possible suspects - and will see if the victim is able to identify his attackers from the line-up.

Shane is now out of the hospital and recovering at home.

But he gets chills when he looks at the photos that were taken of him right after the attack.

"Gets me shaken up every time I see it," he says. "I don't know, I just get vibes overall from seeing those pictures."

He says he has learned not to wander through the neighborhood at 2 in the morning - and he hopes his attackers are caught and charged with a hate crime.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: beating; cwiiping; democrats; ericholder; hatecrime; hopeychangey; obama; racism; seattle; torture
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I'm unpersuaded of the race war story. A 16 year old giving a light to two strangers at 2 am doesn't sound right. I don't think all the details have come to light.
1 posted on 05/30/2010 7:41:42 PM PDT by tlb
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To: tlb

Libs brainwashing and dividing the country with race-based teaching.

That AZ ban on it needs to go national and apply to colleges that recurve public funding.


2 posted on 05/30/2010 7:44:15 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Somebody call Al and Jesse.


3 posted on 05/30/2010 7:46:22 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: tlb

I agree. It doesn’t take much street smarts not to approach two strangers on a city street at 2 AM. Something’s funny here.


4 posted on 05/30/2010 7:47:09 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: tlb

Why? That’s always how it starts. The mugger asks for a cigarette, a light, or the time. It’s always the same.


5 posted on 05/30/2010 7:48:03 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: tlb

Yep, I’m calling BS too.


6 posted on 05/30/2010 7:48:56 PM PDT by Paradox (Socialism - trickle up poverty.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

If you’re going to make a buy, you really should bring money... I’d ask the father if he is missing a gun from his night stand. Sounds like his little darling was boxing over his class.


7 posted on 05/30/2010 7:50:52 PM PDT by jonascord (We've got the Constitution to protect us. Why should we worry?)
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To: tlb

Maybe, maybe not.

16 year-olds feeeeeeel that they are invincible. About the last thing in the world they are inclined to do is follow the advice of fuddy-duddies like their parents who tell them silly stories of what happens to youts who hang out on dark streets in the dead of night.

I lived in the area once upon a time and can say that I never went out - even for a pack of smokes - without being armed. And things have deteriorated significantly since then...


8 posted on 05/30/2010 7:51:03 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: tlb; 21twelve; Feasor13; matt1234; Bosun; washingtoncon; Pavegunner72; cherry; aw93472; ...
I'm unpersuaded of the race war story. A 16 year old giving a light to two strangers at 2 am doesn't sound right. I don't think all the details have come to light

Maybe not, but I am guessing you don't know Seattle, tlb.

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9 posted on 05/30/2010 7:52:43 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: tlb

Jesse and Al would be so very proud of them.


10 posted on 05/30/2010 7:54:09 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder ([name withheld upon request])
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To: tlb

Your right something doesn’t sound right. Why is a 16 year old out at 2A.M.? Nothing good comes to you after midnight.


11 posted on 05/30/2010 7:54:25 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: rockrr
Seattle police have referred the case to their Bias Crimes Unit for review as a possible hate crime.

Even if it is determined the crime was based on race, Seattle police will come up with a term (such as “wilding”) so as to not have it classified as a hate crime. I know of what I speak. Remember the Central Park Jogger? She was white; perpetrators were all black or Hispanic — the crime “Wilding”. It was never classified as a hate crime.

12 posted on 05/30/2010 7:55:21 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: jonascord

“Sounds like his little darling was boxing over his class.”

Yes, it does rather sound like a made up story, yet the injuries were quite real, presumably. They’ve been having some racial conflicts in that area, so I can’t dismiss it out of hand.

I would also like to point out that if the situation were reversed the victim’s word would be sacrosanct, at least until a few lives were ruined, or nearly ruined.

IE: Tawana Brawley, Duke University, etc.


13 posted on 05/30/2010 7:57:47 PM PDT by jocon307 (It's the spending, stupid.)
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To: Mr. Wright

You are right. Hate crimes are not called for on black on white. Just ask Al or Jesse.


14 posted on 05/30/2010 7:58:43 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Release Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich and let him and his family get on with their lives.)
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To: sionnsar

The white kid might have been a rapper wanna be. Baggy shorts, hoody, baseball cap on sideways. “Hey bro - its cool, I’m down wit dat.”

If it was me, I’d take a long time to heal up. Postpone the point where my old man would take the belt to me for being out so late!


15 posted on 05/30/2010 8:00:16 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: taxesareforever

be interesting if he condemn that voilence on white. If he does not, then he loses any credibilty. Basically its okay to beat up a white person for past slavery


16 posted on 05/30/2010 8:01:00 PM PDT by 4rcane (Tennessee flood)
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To: tlb

Very possible it played out the way he says.

But calling it West Seattle?

That’s not West Seattle. That’s White Center.
AKA locally as rat city.

A very “diverse” area.


17 posted on 05/30/2010 8:02:39 PM PDT by djf
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To: tlb
The incident happened as Shane McClellan was walking home from a birthday party at a friend's house Tuesday around 2 a.m.

It's been quite a few years, but I'm absolutely certain of where I was on every Tuesday night at 2AM when I was 16. And it wasn't walking home from a birthday party at a friend's house and giving strangers a light.

18 posted on 05/30/2010 8:04:44 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: jonascord

Ya think maybe the teen intended to rob the “gentlemen” but they grabbed his gun and turned the tables on him.


19 posted on 05/30/2010 8:04:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: 21twelve
All sorts of "might have beens" could apply.

Seattle is nowhere near as nice as the travelogues say.

But if you want to believe them, it's all on your head. You've been duly warned by a local.

20 posted on 05/30/2010 8:05:25 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: sionnsar

It almost sounds like a gang initiation gone... silly.


21 posted on 05/30/2010 8:09:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: tlb

Prayers and best thoughts that the kid has a full recovery.


22 posted on 05/30/2010 8:17:17 PM PDT by DemforBush (There's another old saying, Senator: Don't p*** down my back and tell me it's raining.)
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To: tlb

They did all that to him, and then let him live?

Not buying this one.
Something is not adding up here.

We will see.


23 posted on 05/30/2010 8:18:09 PM PDT by Jazz1968
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To: sionnsar

Seattle can be pretty dangerous - ditto San Fran.


24 posted on 05/30/2010 8:19:41 PM PDT by Frantzie (Democrats = Party of I*lam)
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To: tlb

Mmmm mmmm mmmm ...


25 posted on 05/30/2010 8:25:28 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: tlb

why was he out at 2AM?


26 posted on 05/30/2010 8:26:09 PM PDT by 4buttons
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To: mamelukesabre
Why? That’s always how it starts. The mugger asks for a cigarette, a light, or the time. It’s always the same.

The "interview".

27 posted on 05/30/2010 8:31:01 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Paradox
This, if it turns out to not be true (as I think it will) will back lash on Caucasians.

This is just what the regime means about a negative situation too good to waste. The regime wants a race situation to take the target off of obama and his recent failings.

This looks just what they ordered. My first thought would be to investigate this guy and his family. They are probably connected to the Chicago players on capital hill.

Remember sharpton and tawana? Didn't she (with shapton’s help) claim being put in a trash can and covered with feces and urine?

This follows the same play bill. Watch the storm start.

29 posted on 05/30/2010 8:35:38 PM PDT by JSteff ((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))
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To: 4buttons

Why do you think that’s a relevant question?


30 posted on 05/30/2010 8:36:17 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: Kevin in California
Somebody call Al and Jesse.

That was Al and Jesse, projecting their form of diversity.
The Rats want a race war.

31 posted on 05/30/2010 8:37:40 PM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: jocon307

You are right. This is right from sharptons book of plays.

Held for days, totured, covered with feces and urine....

And so it starts...


32 posted on 05/30/2010 8:38:18 PM PDT by JSteff ((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))
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To: MaxMax
The Rats want a race war.

I do believe they will overplay their hand. It's what happens when you mistake civilized behavior for fear.

33 posted on 05/30/2010 8:42:43 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: tlb

A 16 year old coming home at 2 AM was into shenanigans. He should have gotten a ride home or called home. Drinking or smoking pot is the only reason to come home that late.


34 posted on 05/30/2010 8:44:58 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: jocon307

Yeah...what are the chances he burned his own neck with cigarettes and whipped his own back with a belt?


35 posted on 05/30/2010 8:48:58 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: tlb

No - only Whites ever get charged with hate crimes.

The law is not color blind.


36 posted on 05/30/2010 8:51:30 PM PDT by neutrino (Globalization is the economic treason that dare not speak its name.(173))
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To: tlb

Well blacks are incapable of racism, so this story is obviously a lie.

/sarc


37 posted on 05/30/2010 9:07:37 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: ColdOne
Your right something doesn’t sound right. Why is a 16 year old out at 2A.M.? Nothing good comes to you after midnight.

At that age, I was running the streets later than that.

38 posted on 05/30/2010 9:07:57 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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To: tlb

Eh, there are so many things at work in that story, if the kid was from that area, he should have known better than to simply stroll home at 2am.

Then again, clearly something did happen.

I also know that racism is not confined to the MSM’s villian the White Male, there is plenty o’ hate coming the other way as well, but that does not mean this kid was the focus of such an attack.

What sort of racist spends all hours of the early morning beating up some teenager? If they were in that drug life they would be trying to earn, or maybe they earned their money and decided to mess up this kid?

Who knows? Hopefully the investigation will clear all of this up, the one thing is though, I’d like to know if the kids parent’s were politically active in radical causes.


39 posted on 05/30/2010 9:21:48 PM PDT by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: rockrr

16 year-olds feeeeeeel that they are invincible. About the last thing in the world they are inclined to do is follow the advice of fuddy-duddies like their parents who tell them silly stories of what happens to youts who hang out on dark streets in the dead of night.
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And not only that, but they are “taught” in the public fool system how NOT to be “racist” and “judgmental” to the point that good old fashioned common sense is just wrangled out of them.


40 posted on 05/30/2010 9:23:24 PM PDT by Dasaji (On a beach somewhere in my head...)
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To: sionnsar

I’m in the burbs - and clear free of Seattle most of the time. Mainly the traffic. And Pioneer Square sure ain’t what it used to be.


41 posted on 05/30/2010 10:13:17 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

“...what are the chances he burned his own neck with cigarettes and whipped his own back with a belt?”

I did not say that, in fact I specifically said not that, I said his injuries are real.

However, his story is a little dramatic.

Now it may well be that the fellow is telling the 100% truth.

It may also be that he was into some serious stuff he does not want the parents to know about so he made up this story...about black guys beating him up....because of slavery.

I also said that if the shoe was on the other foot the MSM would never doubt him, although those here would likely have a jaundiced eye.

As it seem some of us may (I didn’t check the thread again, I am just responding to your post directly) in this case.


42 posted on 05/30/2010 10:32:48 PM PDT by jocon307 (It's the spending, stupid.)
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To: muleskinner

Your questions are good ones, but if it were a black 16 year old walking home at 2am and got beat up, all hell would be breaking loose. Nobody would question just what the teen was doing out that late.


43 posted on 05/30/2010 10:34:14 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: mamelukesabre
In Death Wish two thugs asked Charles Bronson for a light then tried to mug him. Let's just say they picked the wrong guy.
44 posted on 05/30/2010 10:37:08 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Uh, seriously? I’d say pretty close to zero.


45 posted on 05/30/2010 10:42:15 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: ClearCase_guy
I agree. It doesn’t take much street smarts not to approach two strangers on a city street at 2 AM. Something’s funny here.

I didn't see anything in the story to cast suspicion on the victim. The victim didn't randomly walk up to two black dudes at 2:00am. The story says they called out to the victim and asked for a light. Now I don't know anything about this kid's politics, but if he's anything like my white Seattle friends he probably heard a little voice in his head that said "stay away from these guys", which was then shouted down by the much louder voice in his head that said "if you don't give them a light you're a raaaacist".

46 posted on 05/30/2010 10:45:04 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: jocon307
Yes, it does rather sound like a made up story, yet the injuries were quite real, presumably. They’ve been having some racial conflicts in that area, so I can’t dismiss it out of hand.

You shouldn't dismiss it out of hand...black hatred of whites is a distinguishing cultural characteristic of the Seattle area. The places where white people are the most apologetic and guilt-ridden over their race seem to be the same places where they get their heads stomped the most. We got national press for the full-on race riot during mardi gras a few years ago. More recently we had the horrifying murder of James Paroline, not to mention a slew of cop-killings.

47 posted on 05/30/2010 10:52:19 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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Maybe BS. But maybe naivete as well. A 16 year old White kid. If he is from the suburbs he has not experienced “urban” reality. But he has lived through at least 11 Black History month/MLK week brain washings, where he has learned that Blacks are cool, accomplished, and perennial victims. He might not have known enough to profile his attackers.
48 posted on 05/30/2010 10:55:55 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: HiTech RedNeck
According to reports they said they were with a gang. Bloods, if I remember correctly.

Seattle is not a safe place to be. There is lots of crime around the University district and Belltown. Visitors better know they can't count on police to help them out.

If you do protect yourself you can bet the officials in charge will focus their attention on you rather than your attackers. That is the way it is and that is why I avoid Seattle.

49 posted on 05/31/2010 12:20:05 AM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: djf

Is it White Center? I thought it was too far from the heart to make it for White Center.


50 posted on 05/31/2010 12:21:15 AM PDT by MarMema
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