Skip to comments.A beating at Church and Brambleton
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.
DWG - Driving Without a Gun
I know who committed the real crime. The journalist who dared to write about it.
Race war is coming. Get prepared.
Anybody else see the major mistake here?
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)
Neglected to hit the ‘excerpt’ checkbox. Much more at the link.
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)”
Will now check link to confirm what 95% of viewers will have already thought . . .
Forster and Rostami, both white, suffered a beating at the hands of a crowd of black teenagers
100 black kids vs 2 white people.
Shocking, I know.
And she wouldn’t have done so if they hadn’t been journalists and friends of hers.
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.
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".
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
apparently so ... link is blocked and nothing on website. my area code = help!
Link works fine.
Oh ye of little faith !
This summer it'll be fellatio on steroidal parade.
I dont, 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.