Skip to comments.W. Seattle teen beaten bloody in possible hate crime (White claims black torture for slavery)
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.
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.
Somebody call Al and Jesse.
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.
Why? That’s always how it starts. The mugger asks for a cigarette, a light, or the time. It’s always the same.
Yep, I’m calling BS too.
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.
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...
Maybe not, but I am guessing you don't know Seattle, tlb.
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Jesse and Al would be so very proud of them.
Your right something doesn’t sound right. Why is a 16 year old out at 2A.M.? Nothing good comes to you after midnight.
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.
“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.
You are right. Hate crimes are not called for on black on white. Just ask Al or Jesse.
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!
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
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.
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.
Ya think maybe the teen intended to rob the “gentlemen” but they grabbed his gun and turned the tables on him.
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.