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‘Violence for violence’s sake is troubling,’ says cyclist attacked by youths on D.C. trail
WaPo ^ | 2013/06/12 | Peter Hermann and Trishula Patel

Posted on 06/13/2013 10:07:58 PM PDT by Zhang Fei

The bicyclist doesn’t remember seeing the youths run at him as he pedaled home late Tuesday afternoon on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, but he certainly recalls one knocking him off his bike and at least a dozen others piling on, punching and kicking him in the head.

What the 37-year-old can’t understand is why they did it. They didn’t take his $500 bicycle. They ignored his cellphone. They didn’t want the $20 in his wallet. In fact, the victim said, “I didn’t hear a word.”

And the lack of apparent motive is haunting the married father of two, who uses the trail regularly to bike between his office in the NoMa section of the District and his house in Silver Spring.

The randomness of the attack near Third and S streets NE — and near the location of a surge of violent robberies two years ago — has made him more scared and more angry and left him wondering whether it’s time to give up pedal power in his commute.

“I would be fine if they took my things, that I understand,” said the man, recovering at home from broken bones above his left eye and bruises too numerous to count. “But violence for violence’s sake is troubling.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: blackcrime; blackonwhite; corruption; dc; gunfreezone; hatecrime; holder; holderspeople; knockout; liberalidiot; liberalism; liberals; nwa; obama; obamaschildren; obamaspeople; yoots; yutes
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Polar bear hunting in DC.
1 posted on 06/13/2013 10:07:58 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
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To: Zhang Fei

No sir, whats troubling is that your government disarmed you so the third world could rape your wife, but it was you on the bike this time.


2 posted on 06/13/2013 10:09:41 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: Zhang Fei

“It doesn’t fit the lies & disinformation I’ve been fed my whole life.”


3 posted on 06/13/2013 10:10:08 PM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: Zhang Fei

Good thing he was armed. Ooops! Never mind. It’s d.c. where self defense is a no no. Wouldn’t want to hurt the perps feelings now would we. They’re just doing their thang.


4 posted on 06/13/2013 10:10:33 PM PDT by rktman
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To: Zhang Fei

He shoulda activated his white privilege and made them run. Cuz we can do all sorts of things with our superpower. But he didn’t... Libs taught him using his powers like that was bad.

We do have them don’t we?


5 posted on 06/13/2013 10:12:34 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Zhang Fei

We’re not allowed to say that feral Negro youth are playing the knockout game. We can’t mention that they are feral and uncivilized barbarians. We can’t say that they are uncivilized savages. There’s so much we aren’t allowed to say. So instead, we have to hear hand wringing about what motivates unspecified people to do these acts of violence. As if there is an acceptable motive, if only we knew what it was.


6 posted on 06/13/2013 10:12:58 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Zhang Fei
“I would be fine if they took my things, that I understand,” said the man, recovering at home from broken bones above his left eye and bruises too numerous to count.

Well, doesn't sound like what happened to him is too far removed from what he's willing to tolerate.

7 posted on 06/13/2013 10:13:09 PM PDT by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: Zhang Fei

“But violence for violence’s sake is troubling.

Another clueless idiot.
Wait till the government thugs get a hold of him.
Feral youts, just out for a bit of the old ultraviolence.


8 posted on 06/13/2013 10:14:06 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

Gonna be hell when the Droogs really do form.


9 posted on 06/13/2013 10:15:45 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: jtal

“Youths” from NE D.C. - surprise, surprise, surprise.


10 posted on 06/13/2013 10:18:15 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

You mean like Wonder Woman’s bracelets? Those were cool.


11 posted on 06/13/2013 10:21:06 PM PDT by rktman
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Pay back for acts committed long before any of us were born.


12 posted on 06/13/2013 10:22:33 PM PDT by rktman
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To: Zhang Fei

“I didn’t make eye contact.”

That’s zoo etiquette. Baboons consider eye contact to be aggression.
With inner city yutes yer supposed to wink and nod, and a friendly finger wave, followed by a holster thumb-snap pop.


13 posted on 06/13/2013 10:22:55 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Zhang Fei

How do you get that dumb?......


14 posted on 06/13/2013 10:23:31 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Zhang Fei

this guy is an idiot....can’t see the forest for the trees....


15 posted on 06/13/2013 10:24:19 PM PDT by cherry
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To: rktman

Nah man...Its in the SKIN!!!! It s our mutant ability to dominate and oppress! It makes white peepZ tEh AweSomZ!!!


16 posted on 06/13/2013 10:24:34 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Zhang Fei

DC is ruled by Azathoth.


17 posted on 06/13/2013 10:27:10 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Hardraade

Azahoth the “blind, formless darkness” in Lovecraft novels? That description fits a a particular politician I know


18 posted on 06/13/2013 10:31:21 PM PDT by Fai Mao (Genius at Large)
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To: Zhang Fei
“It was completely random,” he said. “I’m having a hard time understanding why this happened. There’s no answer. I want to feel comfortable using the trail.” But he said he is not sure whether he will use it again.

Nobody is this stupid. I wouldn't doubt it if he mentioned the other incidents of this nature happening across the US and the Washington Post just chose not to publish it. Just as they chose not to describe the perps.

19 posted on 06/13/2013 10:31:34 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Against a dozen “youths” in a ten round magazine zone.


20 posted on 06/13/2013 10:32:21 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Norm Lenhart

Well crap! Now someone tells me that I didn’t really have to work hard all those years by simply using my white privilege so I could retire half way comfy? Man do I feel like I’m from Dumbassistan. LOL!


21 posted on 06/13/2013 10:36:04 PM PDT by rktman
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To: cherry

this guys sounds like he’s liberal. As a good liberal, he can’t comprehend being attacked by savage minority youth. After all, he’s on their side, sympathetic to how the man and the system have kept them down and all that. He probablt felt immune to attack due to being liberal.


22 posted on 06/13/2013 10:40:25 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: rktman

Thats the evil plot of the libs! Why do you think they put so much effort into minimizing white people and teaching kids how evil we are? to suppress our natural superpowers!

I’m on to their dastardly plan. So if I disappear, the world will know the truth!


23 posted on 06/13/2013 10:42:42 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: rktman

You just need to wear your cracker on your sleeve. Dont-cha-know


24 posted on 06/13/2013 10:44:21 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: Norm Lenhart

Those of us from Krypton have them. Sorry to those that don’t.


25 posted on 06/13/2013 10:50:34 PM PDT by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: Fai Mao

Yep. Chaos and madness.


26 posted on 06/13/2013 10:51:25 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside

But we don’t HAVE to be sorry! We are white. So we oppress and dominate! That’s the beauty of the superpower!

It’s not racist. Libs tell us that every day and libs never lie so we can say it.


27 posted on 06/13/2013 10:52:31 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Junior_G
“I would be fine if they took my things, that I understand,” said the man, recovering at home from broken bones above his left eye and bruises too numerous to count. ---------------------------------------------------------- They did take his things - the ones that really count, if you think about it. And the things the things the thugs took were the things the thugs most wished to deprive him of. That deserves some thought, especially because the thugs obviously got what they wanted but they could have cared less about taking the material things they could steal and sell to provide themselves with monetary gain. We are entering a whole new realm of violence where the rules and rationals don't seem to matter much anymore and random, senseless violence purely for the sake of hatred is replacing the more traditional muggings for the sake of the cash in your wallet. The term Polar Bear Hunting is very appropriate and one of these days the hunters are going to find that Polar Bears are dangerous game and that they bite back. There is a reason there are not many Polar Bears hunted in Texas, and it has nothing to do with the temperature, although it may have a lot to do with the heat.
28 posted on 06/13/2013 11:04:21 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: rdcbn

what you said!


29 posted on 06/13/2013 11:10:23 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Dilbert San Diego
The man said he cannot think of a single reason for the attack on the eight-foot wide paved trail, which he uses to save money, help the environment and get some exercise.

He can't think of a reason? Talk about a poster boy for Darwin. On any number of levels, the clueless enable the vermin. How does *that* help the environment?

30 posted on 06/13/2013 11:11:27 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Zhang Fei

Being locked in an SUV is looking pretty good now, huh, Libby?


31 posted on 06/13/2013 11:13:25 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Nobody is this stupid.

Yes, they are. I associate with Liberals every day. They really ARE that stupid. I've just given up and decided they are beyond help.

32 posted on 06/13/2013 11:15:29 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: IncPen

I would be fine if they took my things, that I understand,” said the man,

I wonder if he would understand if they took his life.


33 posted on 06/13/2013 11:16:41 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: Norm Lenhart

Is that why my power to make libs heads explode when they tell a lie?


34 posted on 06/13/2013 11:17:04 PM PDT by Stayingawayfromthedarkside
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To: Dilbert San Diego

They are NOT what you called ‘feral and uncivilized barbarians’ or ‘uncivilized savages’, That would make them UNUSUAL, these b@stards are the NORMAL BLACK YOUTH, the ones who DON’T ACT THIS WAY, are the unusual ones.

Look at travon marton-spelled wrong to show my DISRESPCT for him- he would be alive if he didn’t start a fight.


35 posted on 06/13/2013 11:20:16 PM PDT by Chainsawj
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To: Stayingawayfromthedarkside

It’s a natural byproduct. I can prove it. Simply walk into any college or coffee shop wearing a Reagan/Flag shirt. Libs will start screaming without you saying a word.

If the X-men taught us anything it’s that people fear that which they do not understand. And God knows libs fear EVERYTHING ;)


36 posted on 06/13/2013 11:23:31 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Zhang Fei

I guess now he’s dazed *AND* confused! :)


37 posted on 06/13/2013 11:27:55 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: ponygirl
They really ARE that stupid.

There are too many people who remain children by choice, as if self-inflicted cluelessness absolves them of any accountability in life. When reality comes down hard and without mercy, instead of casting off the delusions, they double down on stupid. Anything but electing to grow up. The Bible calls them the simple.

Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

38 posted on 06/13/2013 11:29:52 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: MaxMax
You just need to wear your cracker on your sleeve.

This sounds like a craft project. Take a saltine and glue a safety pin to the back. Affix to the lapel.

Note the reactions.

39 posted on 06/13/2013 11:39:29 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Zhang Fei
“But violence for violence’s sake is troubling.”

We certainly don't want for you to be troubled, now do we? So why don't you take a good long look in the mirror, and recall what you can about the appearance of your assailants. Now can you think of a much more likely reason that you were attacked than "for violence's sake"?

(Yes, I am reading between the lines, and I might be wrong, but I used to live in D.C. I left.)

They say a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged, but that requires that the muggee have a measurable IQ.

40 posted on 06/14/2013 12:00:49 AM PDT by TChad
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To: Norm Lenhart

Lol! The as* kicking the left needs is fast approaching.


41 posted on 06/14/2013 12:04:42 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Zhang Fei

Lots of stupid, gentrifying liberals will learn about this game soon enough.

Since it has become so cool for millennials to move back to the city, they can learn all about this firsthand.


42 posted on 06/14/2013 12:06:17 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Zhang Fei

The 3-S treatment comes to mind with this stuff.


43 posted on 06/14/2013 12:08:00 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Zhang Fei

As his head was being beaten to a pulp, I wonder if he begged for mercy by assuring them — truthfully — that he had voted for obama twice?


44 posted on 06/14/2013 12:16:39 AM PDT by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: Zhang Fei

He could understand if they stole his stuff just to make things more “equal,” but he cannot fathom why they failed to recognize him as one of the “good guys.” Don’t they know he voted for Obama?


45 posted on 06/14/2013 12:25:28 AM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: rdcbn

Excellent comment,rd.


46 posted on 06/14/2013 12:45:45 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: Zhang Fei

If he listens to any MSM, he knows nothing about it. I guess he knows now.


47 posted on 06/14/2013 12:48:35 AM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: Zhang Fei

This guy sounds like such a frikkin’ wimp! He almost sounds like he thinks it was somehow his fault.

Something like this would make me go Charles Bronson pretty thoroughly.


48 posted on 06/14/2013 1:27:15 AM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Zhang Fei

Yeah, right. This guy probably wasn’t fag’n. Good grief, a closet get’s a beating. That’s the snoozin’ newsssss....


49 posted on 06/14/2013 1:49:27 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Bullish

This is just one small action in the “Bloody Kansas” pre-civil war before the Second U.S. Civil War.

In other words, a preview of coming attractions.

Are you prepared?


50 posted on 06/14/2013 1:58:01 AM PDT by Darin1948
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