Skip to comments.‘Trayvon' shouted as group attacks Good Samaritan
Posted on 04/12/2012 1:54:28 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
The name of Trayvon Martin was invoked again during an attack in Gainesville on Wednesday night by a group that police say stomped on a white man who was scuffling with a black robbery suspect on the Bo Diddley Community Plaza.
The suspect, Carl Milton Babb, 50, had been released from prison earlier in the day after serving more than two years in prison for the same crime he is accused of committing Wednesday -- snatching a purse from a woman near the downtown plaza.
According to a Gainesville Police Department arrest report, Babb approached a woman eating dinner at the Lunchbox on the plaza at about 8:50 p.m. and asked her for a light.
When she said she didn't have one, Babb took off with her purse, which held her $500 cell phone, according to the report.
The woman's dinner companion and another person took off after Babb.
When her friend caught up with him, Babb punched him in the face and grabbed his hair, but he was able to keep Babb pinned down, according to the report.
The scene attracted a crowd, and a number of people on the plaza approached Babb and the Good Samaritan, who tried to explain that Babb had just stolen his friend's purse.
But they either didn't hear him or didn't care, as they circled in on the pair.
GPD spokeswoman Cpl. Angelina Valuri said some members of the crowd shouted Trayvon and at least three of them began stomping on the hands of the woman's friend to force him to let go of Babb.
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Bo Diddley Community Plaza. At the corner of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Blvd.
wow. Do people know how to write news articles anymore?
Hmmm...seems the appropriate response would be to come up shooting, chanting “Zimmerman!, Zimmerman!...”
And somewhere, Obama and Holder are high-fiving and smiling.
Multiple on one my life is in danger and I take appropriate action.
It seems that whites now need to have a plan for when they are attacked by blacks, and then have a plan for when they are attacked by the law for defending themselves.
I was 13 during the Detroit ‘67 riots. We lived maybe three miles from the destruction. I remember my father sent my mother and little brother upstairs. He and I sat on the front porch that night, along with all of the other men of the neighborhood on theirs. Shotguns and rifles at the ready by all. I was proud to be among them.
I was interested in getting the story, but...as you... I found the writing so confusing and poor that my attention was distracted. Must be some new "journalism major" just out of college who was assigned to produce this. Mom and Dad's money (or our tax money) paid for such a good education for this writer - Not.
“At the corner of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Blvd.”
Sounds like a raceway...
That's what Eric Holder's people are SUPPOSED to do.
Most definitely America’s best and brightest
Babb doesn’t have to follow the white man’s law. Too bad he has to go back to the white man’s prison.
It's all done by computer, now.
No more—fight back.
We head closer and closer to becoming another Zimbabwe.
I heard they had Zimmerman in CHAINS today in court!!!
WTH is wrong with this country?!?
Zimmerman is about as guilty as this hero here was who tried to get the womans purse back!
That is exactly what Obama hero Derrick Bell advocates in his "Critical Race Theory," and what Eric Holder has brought to the US Dept of Justice.
If Americans don't wake up to this by election time, they'll think they're living in Zimbabwe before long.