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Attacks on the rise; similar beatings reported in 2008
The News-Gazette ^ | 9/28/2010

Posted on 10/01/2010 8:50:35 AM PDT by Altura Ct.

CHAMPAIGN – The number of reports of beatings to white men in Champaign appear to be coming in quicker than police can even process them.

Champaign detective Sgt. John Schweighart said police received three more reports since late Thursday night.

At 10:45 p.m. Thursday, a 36-year-old man was attacked by four black males, who first asked him for a cigarette, then punched his face and knocked him to the ground.

Mike Sola, 50, was attacked in the 1100 block of Crescent Drive about 9:30 p.m. Friday from behind by at least two black males as he left a high school football game.

And about 12:45 a.m. Saturday, a 20-year-old Rantoul man was attacked by two black men in the 700 block of South Sixth Street.

"They all appear to be random," Schweighart said. "On some occasions, the suspects say nothing and they just start to batter. The one on the 23rd, the victim was walking and one of the suspects asked him for cigarette. He told them he didn't have any and was struck from behind."

Schweighart said the similarities in the attacks and the race of the attackers and the victims tie the cases together. But it's clear the problem is spreading.

"Geographically, we can't even map this. It covers from one end of the city to the other," he said.

Police have stepped up patrols in the campus area to deter the attacks and were able to nip an attack in the bud in the 500 block of East Green Street on Sept. 18. But because they usually last only seconds, Schweighart said it's "happenstance" if police catch one in progress.

It was late August when police went public asking for help in catching the attackers, but a Jerseyville woman who contacted The News-Gazette after reading of recent attacks said her son was the victim of two similar attacks in 2008.

Joy Molloy, 58, said her 22-year-old son was walking with a friend in January 2008 on Daniel Street when he was attacked without provocation by several black men.

"They'd been drinking and some kids accosted them and literally beat him and left him for dead," Molloy said.

Her son was admitted to Carle's intensive care unit for bleeding in the brain, multiple broken bones in his face, a concussion and multiple cuts inside his mouth from being kicked. His friend thought when Molloy's son hit his head on the curb, the attackers may have thought he was dead and ran off.

Because he was 20 at the time, the hospital was not required to call his parents, but a nurse persuaded him to contact his mother. Arriving at the hospital, she said she asked her son if he was robbed but he didn't know for sure. She found his wallet in his pants with everything still in it.

"They did it just for fun," she said.

And after physically recovering, her son was attacked again in the summer of 2008, also while walking to his fraternity on Daniel.

"The second time they just punched him in the side of the face. He just kept going," Molloy said.

"It is absolutely not safe to walk the street. It has nothing to do with being by yourself. He was with someone else both times," she said. "Parents need to know this."

"It was so much easier when they were 4 or 5 years old and you could see them and know what they were doing," Molloy said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: black; blacks; obamanation; race; racebaiting; thugculture; thugs; white; whites

1 posted on 10/01/2010 8:50:40 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Altura Ct.

Similar attacks on the 16th. St. Mall in Denver.

When caught thanks to a video of the beatings, the vermin was allowed to go free.


2 posted on 10/01/2010 8:52:30 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Altura Ct.
I'd like to see two changes in the law:

1) Concealed carry for everyone.
2) No penalty for shooting someone in self-denfese. Very liberal interpretation of "self defense".

It would bring back politeness.

3 posted on 10/01/2010 8:55:29 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: Altura Ct.

But these are definitely NOT hate crimes.

In fact, I suspect the white men deserved it for any number of reasons.


4 posted on 10/01/2010 8:55:32 AM PDT by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: Carley

Hickenloopers world...


5 posted on 10/01/2010 8:55:50 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Altura Ct.
Everyone should read 5 Stages of a Violent Crime

The "asking for a cigarette" is part of the "Interview" stage, where the criminal gets close enough to "interview" you for the crime, sizing you up, seeing if you're prepared for the attack, etc.

6 posted on 10/01/2010 8:56:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Altura Ct.

This could really backfire on “the bruthas”. I can see it now, “I was afraid for my life, these 4 guys approached me just as the victims in the story I read in the paper this AM.”


7 posted on 10/01/2010 9:00:11 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: Altura Ct.
If I put my hand in a fire and I get burned, I will not put my hand in a fire again. Does that make me a fire racist?

Am I now prejudice against fire? Yes! Dam, I'm not stupid.

What political correctness is doing is trying to force us to ignore nature. They are trying to force us to ignore common sense.

What is obvious should be suppressed. We have to believe in some mythical fantasy land where Blacks are smart and Asians are stupid.

8 posted on 10/01/2010 9:02:48 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: MileHi

Yup. Looper wanted to put the homeless in Coors Field for the winter. The Rockies were not amused. He declared Denver a sanctuary city and is now denying that fact.

His restaurant hired an illegal with a criminal record who shot and killed a Denver police officer.


9 posted on 10/01/2010 9:04:03 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Altura Ct.
how about a bunch of white guys hide somewhere and have their colleage walk down a street and when the animals attack the lone guy, the white gang jump out and fight back....

fight back people....show some gumption...

10 posted on 10/01/2010 9:04:26 AM PDT by cherry
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To: wastoute

It didn’t work out real well for Bernhard Goetz.


11 posted on 10/01/2010 9:04:33 AM PDT by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Where’s Bernie “I have five dollars for each of you?” Goetz when you need him?


12 posted on 10/01/2010 9:05:42 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Carley

Therefore, I will vote Tancredo.


13 posted on 10/01/2010 9:07:21 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Altura Ct.
The number of reports of beatings to white men

Maybe this is the civilian army Oboma was talking about. Wait until Oboma is losing his reelection in 2012. His army will make sure he stays in the White house whether he wins the election or not. A national "Crises" (created) would give Oboma all the power he needs.(ImANutJob didn't meet with the black panthers and black muslims for nothing. I see major funding going to these radical groups from Iran.)

Isn't it time the "uniter" president did something to stop the racial divide he's created? Why has he not said anything? Why does he remain silent on this issue? Could it be he actually likes it? Could it be he knows he needs it?

14 posted on 10/01/2010 9:07:59 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Altura Ct.
"They all appear to be random," Schweighart said.

Gangs of blacks targeting white people for attack is no more and no less "random" than gangs of whites targeting blacks for attack. However, I'll bet "Detective" Schweighart would not classify a series of attacks in which lone black men were set upon by gangs of young white men as "random". In fact, I'd wager he would be looking for signs of activities by white supremecist groups in the area, and calling for a federal "hate crime" investigation.

15 posted on 10/01/2010 9:12:14 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: brownsfan

But these are definitely NOT hate crimes.

In fact, I suspect the white men deserved it for any number of reasons.
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It’s called Social Justice.


16 posted on 10/01/2010 9:19:06 AM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: Altura Ct.

Intimidation is all some people have.


17 posted on 10/01/2010 9:19:44 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Class warfare is Obama's thing.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Time to stand up against Black Ku Klux Klan racism like this. Need to rid politicans in both parties who ignore Black KKK violence on whites. That includes politicians in BOTH parties


18 posted on 10/01/2010 9:25:55 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (They don't let you build churches in Mecca)
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To: Altura Ct.

0bama has emboldened black racists.


19 posted on 10/01/2010 9:58:33 AM PDT by matt1234 (The only crisis 0bama can manage is one he intentionally created.)
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To: Altura Ct.

Don’t walk without packing heat.....


20 posted on 10/01/2010 10:02:38 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Altura Ct.
The U of I has become a politically correct nightmare. This disclaimer is attached to the 'Crime Alerts' that the police send out. Notice that the race of the offender may not be given except in certain circumstances.
The University of Illinois Police Department does not use race as an identifier in our Crime Alerts unless the descriptors are unique enough to aid the community in identifying the offender.

To be more specific, we do not use race as an identifier unless the description is sufficiently detailed that it would aid in the investigation and apprehension of the offender(s).

Barbara O'Connor, J.D. Executive Director of Public Safety Chief of Police University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


21 posted on 10/01/2010 10:26:50 AM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: brownsfan
“It didn’t work out real well for Bernhard Goetz.”

Bernie made several tactical errors after the shooting.
He hung around and talked to the conductor for a short time allowing for good description. He was ID’ed by an anonymous tip. My guess is he talked to someone about the shooting and someone dropped a dime on him. If he had taken off immediately and shut up it was unlikely a good ID could have been made.

He turned himself in and made self incriminating statements after waiving his right to an attorney. Bad move. Even so he was found guilty only of illegal gun possession and served 9 mos.

The bad guys tried to ream him with the ambulance chasing team of Kunstler & Kuby and managed to get a 43 mil judgment. Goetz filed bankruptcy but still has never paid a dime even though a judge ruled the BK should not exclude the judgment.

Basically SSS ( figuratively speaking) should have been his MO.

22 posted on 10/01/2010 10:32:29 AM PDT by Polynikes (Haakkaa Paalle)
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To: Altura Ct.

Time to make the perps graveyard dead via hollow points.


23 posted on 10/01/2010 1:42:25 PM PDT by crosshairs (If I agreed with a liberal, then we would BOTH be wrong.)
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