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A beating at Church and Brambleton
The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 1, 2012 | Michelle Washington

Posted on 05/01/2012 7:45:27 AM PDT by Raebie

Wave after wave of young men surged forward to take turns punching and kicking their victim.

The victim's friend, a young woman, tried to pull him back into his car. Attackers came after her, pulling her hair, punching her head and causing a bloody scratch to the surface of her eye. She called 911. A recording told her all lines were busy. She called again. Busy. On her third try, she got through and, hysterical, could scream only their location.

Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton. Church and Brambleton.

It happened four blocks from where they work, here at The Virginian-Pilot.

Two weeks have passed since reporters Dave Forster and Marjon Rostami - friends to me and many others at the newspaper - were attacked on a Saturday night as they drove home from a show at the Attucks Theatre. They had stopped at a red light, in a crowd of at least 100 young people walking on the sidewalk. Rostami locked her car door. Someone threw a rock at her window. Forster got out to confront the rock-thrower, and that's when the beating began.


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KEYWORDS: blackonwhite; georgezimmerman; mob; norfolk; norfolkva; publichousing; trayvon; trayvonmartin; virginia; youts; zimmerman
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Nothing to see here...

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1 posted on 05/01/2012 7:45:31 AM PDT by Raebie
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To: Raebie

DWG - Driving Without a Gun

I know who committed the real crime. The journalist who dared to write about it.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 7:49:29 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Raebie

Race war is coming. Get prepared.


3 posted on 05/01/2012 7:50:57 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Raebie
at least 100 young people walking on the sidewalk. Rostami locked her car door. Someone threw a rock at her window. Forster got out to confront the rock-thrower, and that's when the beating began.

Anybody else see the major mistake here?

4 posted on 05/01/2012 7:52:10 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: AppyPappy
Someone threw a rock at her window. Forster got out to confront the rock-thrower,

Idiot.

5 posted on 05/01/2012 7:52:39 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Raebie

happened here a coupla years ago... someone threw a brick at a passing car, and when the guy stopped, 17 youths drug him out of his car and beat him into a coma for the crime of being white....... if a group throws something at your vehicle, put it in drive and stomp on the gas... if you run someone over, so be it..... that is the lesson I learned ( if you have a 4wd vehicle, lock it in first)


6 posted on 05/01/2012 7:53:26 AM PDT by joe fonebone (If you vote for the lesser of two evils, you are still voting for evil.)
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To: AppyPappy

Neglected to hit the ‘excerpt’ checkbox. Much more at the link.
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The next day, Forster searched Twitter for mention of the attack.

One post chilled him.

“I feel for the white man who got beat up at the light,” wrote one person.

“I don’t,” wrote another, indicating laughter. “(do it for trayvon martin)”


7 posted on 05/01/2012 7:53:31 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: Raebie
crowd of at least 100 young people

Will now check link to confirm what 95% of viewers will have already thought . . .

8 posted on 05/01/2012 7:53:39 AM PDT by tomkat (usurper delenda est)
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To: All
Yup

Forster and Rostami, both white, suffered a beating at the hands of a crowd of black teenagers

9 posted on 05/01/2012 7:54:40 AM PDT by tomkat (usurper delenda est)
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To: tomkat

100 black kids vs 2 white people.

Shocking, I know.


10 posted on 05/01/2012 7:55:05 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: AppyPappy

And she wouldn’t have done so if they hadn’t been journalists and friends of hers.


11 posted on 05/01/2012 7:56:08 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Graybeard58
Anybody else see the major mistake here?

Actually, I see two. 1. Avoid areas where there could be potentially 100 young people walking on the sidewalk. 2. Don't let your pride overrule your common sense. Confronting 100 young people is not a good idea. Very poor odds.

12 posted on 05/01/2012 7:56:22 AM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Graybeard58
From the article:

The officer pointed to public housing in the area and said large groups of teenagers look for trouble on the weekends. "It's what they do," he told Forster.

Perhaps it's time for some decent people to get themselves properly equipped, head into that area, and teach "they" some manners. It's obvious that the entire law enforcement community has failed in their duty with regard to "they".

13 posted on 05/01/2012 7:56:28 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Raebie

?
The paper didn’t want to report on this crime because it could be veiwed as treating its employees differently?
what utter BS

truky the media has sunk to the lowest level possible.

and No of course this attack wasn’t racially motivated, [sarc]
thanks for posting this


14 posted on 05/01/2012 7:56:39 AM PDT by RWGinger (Simpl)
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To: Raebie

apparently so ... link is blocked and nothing on website. my area code = help!


15 posted on 05/01/2012 8:01:07 AM PDT by wayne_b24 (every day in the Light is a good day ... John 8:12 & 14:6; Psalm 119:105; Joshua 24:15)
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To: wayne_b24

Link works fine.


16 posted on 05/01/2012 8:01:54 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: RWGinger
tru(l)y the media has sunk to the lowest level possible

Oh ye of little faith !

This summer it'll be fellatio on steroidal parade.

17 posted on 05/01/2012 8:02:02 AM PDT by tomkat (usurper delenda est)
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To: Raebie

“I don’t,” wrote another, indicating laughter. “(do it for trayvon martin)”

See. There you go. Clearly the people in the car were asking for it after what they did to poor little Trayvon.


18 posted on 05/01/2012 8:02:22 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Lurker
"Someone threw a rock at her window. Forster got out to confront the rock-thrower,"

Idiot.


Tactically, this wasn't the smartest thing to do, unarmed, but at least this guy had the balls to stand up to thugs, something which is increasingly rare these days. I'm going to save my disgust for the crowd of thugs that earned it.
19 posted on 05/01/2012 8:02:43 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Raebie

Article here:

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/05/beating-church-and-brambleton


20 posted on 05/01/2012 8:03:09 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: PetroniusMaximus

For the last 30 years of my life whenever a crime is mentioned someone in the back mutters or shouts about a coming race war. I’m tired of it.


21 posted on 05/01/2012 8:04:52 AM PDT by stellaluna
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To: stellaluna

“I’m tired of it.”

If you are tired then go back to sleep.


22 posted on 05/01/2012 8:06:59 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: fr_freak

Balls? Sounds more like soft brains. Unless you’re the spawn of Bruce Lee and the The Bride of Kill Bill you can’t beat 100 kids.


23 posted on 05/01/2012 8:07:22 AM PDT by stellaluna
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To: Raebie
Church and Brambleton.

I saw that, and instantly knew what City and State, and what the perps looked like.

That's a nasty location, almost third world.

24 posted on 05/01/2012 8:09:29 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Lurker

“Perhaps it’s time for some decent people to get themselves properly equipped, head into that area, and teach “they” some manners. “

Noooooo....We need a lot more of these beat downs before people wake up in Obamanation. We need so many of these that liberals get Stockholm Syndrome. I want liberals to be thinking of excuses for their beating before they get to the hospital. I want them to be so common that journalists get fired for talking about them.
I want it to be so common that liberals beg for Conceal Carry.


25 posted on 05/01/2012 8:12:17 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

“If you are tired then go back to sleep.”

That’ll preach


26 posted on 05/01/2012 8:13:31 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Lurker
The officer pointed to public housing in the area

Yep. "Public housing" seems to be a breeding ground for third-world thuggery.

27 posted on 05/01/2012 8:13:31 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Raebie

NEVER EVER get out of your vehicle. RUn someone over if you have to to but get the hell out of there.


28 posted on 05/01/2012 8:16:03 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Raebie

thanks - gubmint computer


29 posted on 05/01/2012 8:18:17 AM PDT by wayne_b24 (every day in the Light is a good day ... John 8:12 & 14:6; Psalm 119:105; Joshua 24:15)
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To: Lurker

Lord of the FLies...... youngsters left to their own devices.....


30 posted on 05/01/2012 8:18:17 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: Graybeard58
You pretty much posted exactly what I was going to write. When there's a crowd of 100 and things start to get ugly, who in their right mind gets out of the car? That's when you floor the gas pedal and get out of Dodge.

The article didn't mention anything about alcohol but I have to wonder if the guy who got out of the car had been drinking. To say he wasn't thinking right is putting it mildly.
31 posted on 05/01/2012 8:19:13 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: fr_freak

Even the Minute Men knew when to run an gain a better position.....


32 posted on 05/01/2012 8:19:41 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: stellaluna

Or unless you have an AR with the proper attachments. :)


33 posted on 05/01/2012 8:21:05 AM PDT by I_Publius
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To: Leaning Right

Amen....a car window is not worth your life. Get going and deal with the broken window later.


34 posted on 05/01/2012 8:22:10 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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To: I_Publius

Or claymores hanging out the windows with the proper side towards the enemy.


35 posted on 05/01/2012 8:25:04 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: stellaluna
Balls? Sounds more like soft brains. Unless you’re the spawn of Bruce Lee and the The Bride of Kill Bill you can’t beat 100 kids.

I'm willing to bet that the group of 100 weren't necessarily all focused on the two in the car at the time. The guy probably thought he was only dealing with a few punks, not everybody in the whole neighborhood. Once the others saw the ruckus, then they swarmed him.

On the other hand, this guy could be one of those left-wing idiots who has never really interacted with black people in real life on the street, and so wouldn't allow himself to consider the possibility that these people were actually less than perfect angels.

Don't know the whole story, but rather than pour derision on the victim, I'll save it for the animals who attacked him.
36 posted on 05/01/2012 8:29:38 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Graybeard58
Anybody else see the major mistake here?

Yes. Failure to respond with appropriate gunfire.

37 posted on 05/01/2012 8:35:48 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: gimme1ibertee

Forster’s father neglected to give him “the talk”.


38 posted on 05/01/2012 8:38:37 AM PDT by sueQ
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To: JimRed
Yes. Failure to respond with appropriate gunfire.

You might get 5 or 6 of them and that might make the rest of them scram, then you'd be in George Zimmerman's shoes, only worse, depending on how many of them you shot. If however many shots you got off did not make them scatter, then you'd be dead.

Drive away and let your insurance take care of the broken window, it's just not practical to face off against 100 people.

39 posted on 05/01/2012 8:46:56 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Romney vs. Obama? One of them has to lose, rejoice in that fact, whichever it is.)
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To: Raebie
Here's pics of the two that were jumped:
40 posted on 05/01/2012 8:49:20 AM PDT by lado
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To: Raebie

If there are any black parents reading this, tell your kids not to attack white people. Some of us are armed.


41 posted on 05/01/2012 9:01:48 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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The real mistake is to be where these people are. Being armed is not a perfect answer: if you protect yourself you will be faced with an obese mom screaming “he shot my baby”, phony “reverends” calling for your lynching, Holder receiving the would-be lynchers at the DOJ, and Obama saying your assailant looked like his fictious son. No. Staying away from them is the best answer. So sad.
42 posted on 05/01/2012 9:11:53 AM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Raebie
100 black kids vs 2 white people.

It's never 1 to 1. Not even when the white person is an 85 year old woman, unless the perp is just stealing her purse and running away.
43 posted on 05/01/2012 9:14:18 AM PDT by crosshairs (Worship the Creator, not the created.)
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To: Raebie

If the ratio is always going to be that extreme, I need to carry a few more backup magazines.


44 posted on 05/01/2012 9:16:47 AM PDT by crosshairs (Worship the Creator, not the created.)
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“On the other hand, this guy could be one of those left-wing idiots who has never really interacted with black people in real life on the street...”

You got it. The Virginian Pilot is a left wing rag whose prior editor was rewarded with a Obama admin post recently.

Black editor and past black editor.

I’m really tired of it.

If this would have been 30+ whites on a black couple the leftys would have been crawling out of the woodwork to scream “RACISM!!”


45 posted on 05/01/2012 9:18:37 AM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Graybeard58

100 “young people”, rock hits window...

Response:
Pedal to the metal.


46 posted on 05/01/2012 9:19:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: stellaluna

Do you see any difference in the occurrences today than 30 years ago?


47 posted on 05/01/2012 9:21:41 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: lado

They look “liberal”.


48 posted on 05/01/2012 9:23:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Lurker
Perhaps it's time for some decent people to get themselves properly equipped, head into that area, and teach "they" some manners. It's obvious that the entire law enforcement community has failed in their duty with regard to "they".

First off, keep in mind that your jury pool would be predominantly composed of "they". Second off, at 100-to-1 odds, you had better be driving this.

49 posted on 05/01/2012 9:35:03 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Raebie

Sad that this happened but if you are stupid enough to leave your weapon (the car)to confront a 100 people and you were not intelligent enough to own and legally carry a firearm then shame on you...........


50 posted on 05/01/2012 9:42:32 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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