Skip to comments.‘Violence for violence’s sake is troubling,’ says cyclist attacked by youths on D.C. trail
Posted on 06/13/2013 10:07:58 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
The bicyclist doesnt 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 cant understand is why they did it. They didnt take his $500 bicycle. They ignored his cellphone. They didnt want the $20 in his wallet. In fact, the victim said, I didnt 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 its 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 violences sake is troubling.
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Lol! The as* kicking the left needs is fast approaching.
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.
The 3-S treatment comes to mind with this stuff.
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?
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?
If he listens to any MSM, he knows nothing about it. I guess he knows now.
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.
Yeah, right. This guy probably wasn’t fag’n. Good grief, a closet get’s a beating. That’s the snoozin’ newsssss....
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?
Yeah tight? This guy sure isn’t slow on the uptake is he?
>> I would be fine if they took my things, that I understand, said the man,
Is that something a man would really say? Seriously. Do “men” really find theft acceptable?
I take it he was biking through the jungles of Blackistan when he was jumped? Not familiar with the part of DC mentioned in the article.
It is interesting how few of these events occur in places with CCW. There have been a few, for sure, but not nearly as many.
Thank you George Zimmerman!
I work as a computer technician. The people I work with often ask me to fix their home computers. One of the women that works in my company and her husband are DYED IN THE WOOL LIBTARDS (anti-fracking, obama/biden bumperstickers) you name it.
When I entered their home they had NPR blasting 24/7 and a, I kid you not, FRAMED PHOTO OF THE OBAMA FAMILY on their kitchen counter. They live very close to the ghetto so I’m thinking they feel they will just flash that photo when they are robbed at illegal gunpoint.
Of course the bill doubled for having to listen to NPR while working on their computers.
When I lived there during the early Reagan administration, it was liberal la la land. Judging by the comments of the victim, it's gotten much worse.
Stupid, stupid, stupid. You fool, haven't you been reading the news? You are the enemy, stupid.
While this was happening, did you wish you had a gun?
But violence used to steal stuff in NOT troubling?
A man bicycles through Africa and passes a pack of Hyenas. They chase him, knock him off his bike, and nearly kill him. He survives by climbing a tree and the hyenas eventually leave. “I just don’t understand how that happened” he says.