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St. Paul Man Fights For His Life After Brutal Beating By Gang Members (Video)
Gateway Pundit ^ | August 11, 2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 08/11/2013 10:23:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A St. Paul man is fighting for his life after a brutal beating late last Sunday night.

The beating took place a block from a police station.

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Even if Ray Widstrand survives he will likely have permanent brain damage. TwinCities.com reported:

Four young males have been arrested after the senseless, brutal beating of a man on a late-night walk Sunday on St. Paul’s East Side, police said Friday.

The victim, Ray Widstrand, 26, of St. Paul, reportedly was in critical condition at Regions Hospital with potentially fatal brain swelling.

Police found Widstrand lying on the ground, bleeding from his nose and mouth, his pants removed and shirt torn, according to a criminal complaint filed by the Ramsey County attorney’s office.

“He’s in the most difficult time right now, as far as swelling and cranial pressure. We’re in that critical time,” his father, Peter Widstrand, said.

According to the complaint, Widstrand was attacked when he tried to walk through a group of 30 to 50 juveniles and young adults fighting near Payne and Minnehaha avenues in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood about 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

His family said he had been living in a nearby apartment for about two months.

“An innocent man was walking down the street and brutally attacked by a group of youth,” said Sgt. Paul Paulos, a police spokesman. “He was out for a walk and decided to go through this group and was assaulted and knocked unconscious.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
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I'll let you Google the suspects.
1 posted on 08/11/2013 10:23:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We are all George Zimmerman.

And need to be.


2 posted on 08/11/2013 10:25:28 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nah...I hate surprises.


3 posted on 08/11/2013 10:25:37 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Now all the Trayvonists will point and start yelling “See what we went through!”...


4 posted on 08/11/2013 10:29:04 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: NoLibZone

> We are all George Zimmerman.

And need to be.

Yep. No more cowing down or putting up with PC or affirmative action excuses.. Their race cards have been permanently revoked.


5 posted on 08/11/2013 10:31:42 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

George Zimmerman cant be everywhere.

We must all be George Zimmerman’s.


6 posted on 08/11/2013 10:33:11 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the cowards still won’t call it what it is....racism against whites.


7 posted on 08/11/2013 10:34:31 PM PDT by soycd
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dude got Trayvoned. He could have avoided this with a little old fashioned profiling.


8 posted on 08/11/2013 10:38:16 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Damn skinhead, Tea Party wackobirds are at it again....


9 posted on 08/11/2013 10:40:01 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("The atmosphere's too cold in here to attract a butterfly like that." Al Stewart)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Victim is white, adult arrested is black. 3 juveniles also arrested [no pics published] ...

Wanna bet on their race ...


10 posted on 08/11/2013 10:49:23 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56

Never get a conviction. How will they prove who threw the fatal punches? :-/


11 posted on 08/11/2013 10:53:14 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Sporke

They don’t need to. All they must show is that they participated in the beating. Similar to a drag race where one car hits a pedestrian, both drivers can be held responsible. Summers v. Tice


12 posted on 08/11/2013 10:56:29 PM PDT by Benito Cereno
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To: Sporke
How will they prove who threw the fatal punches?

Not necessary if they charge them with felony murder (if the victim does die). If a group of people are committing a felony, and someone dies as a result, they can all be charged with felony murder.

They don't even have to have directly caused the death. For example, say a group of thugs try to rob someone. That person tries to run away by crossing the street and is killed by a car. Even though the car actually caused the death, the robbers could be charged with Felony Murder.

13 posted on 08/11/2013 10:59:42 PM PDT by CA Conservative (Texan by birth, Californian by circumstance)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don;t need NSA Google to know what “youths” mean...


14 posted on 08/11/2013 11:22:36 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: jsanders2001

Are we in Anthony Burgess’s “A Clockwork Orange” now?

Decay, decadence and violence can all be reduced with an “iron fist” of enforcement and punishment. If apprehended, these “youths” should either be put away for life or sent to Syria and executed by the Shahiba...


15 posted on 08/11/2013 11:28:05 PM PDT by Netz
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Prayers for this young guy. May God heal him, Amen.


16 posted on 08/11/2013 11:29:20 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Will any of our congresscritters bring up the epidemic of black on White racial violence?

Will any reporter ask the prezzy his thoughts on it?

The Zimmerman prosecution was designed to make Whitey second guess himself in defending his own life or the safety of others.

17 posted on 08/11/2013 11:36:17 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have to say if I saw a group of yutes, black or white or Hispanic, I would turn around and go the other way. Even if I was armed. Chances are they were armed.


18 posted on 08/11/2013 11:39:24 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: Eagles6

The pols and media are on the other side, FRiend, with almost no exceptions.


19 posted on 08/11/2013 11:39:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Discretion is often the better part of valor. No need to look for trouble. Just be ready if it finds you anyway.


20 posted on 08/12/2013 12:04:05 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Police are calling it a ‘senseless attack.’”

They should be calling it a race-based hate crime.


21 posted on 08/12/2013 12:06:48 AM PDT by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, I know. It was more of a rhetorical question.


22 posted on 08/12/2013 12:10:37 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: VerySadAmerican

You probably got The Talk.

http://takimag.com/article/the_talk_nonblack_version_john_derbyshire/print#axzz2biQMcJ6A

This kid almost certainly didn’t, and is in a world of hurt as a result.


23 posted on 08/12/2013 12:25:18 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

50 versus 1-but you nobody needs a high capacity semi automatic pistol for self defense. Right. FU you commie gun grabbing cork suckers.


24 posted on 08/12/2013 1:00:07 AM PDT by RC one
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To: VerySadAmerican

I was in downtown Baltimore a few years ago on business, and they have an elevated walkway that is very nice. A lot of people use it, and it is less crowded and safer than the street.

I used it to go to the Convention Center early in the morning, it was lots of people, took me through some busy malls, etc.

However, when I went back at 5 PM, the mall was deserted, with bars pulled down over the shops and such. There were no people around, and it felt distinctly UNSAFE. (I found out later NOBODY used it after a certain time, and why didn’t I know that?)

I opened the door to walk out on a elevated walkway that crossed a street, and there were three young, thug looking black teenagers standing in the middle of the walkway.

I immediately reversed direction and went down on the street with everyone else.


25 posted on 08/12/2013 2:54:17 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: rlmorel

Unless you are a thug traveling with eight other thugs, don’t go to Baltimore


26 posted on 08/12/2013 3:05:52 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a. Daffy Duck)
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To: CA Conservative

While the people directly responsible for this atrocity are those who did it, the US press bears a heavy indirect responsibility in my view. They stirred up racial antagonism with their outrageous and incessant coverage (four weeks straight) with everything viewed through a racial context of the Martin verdict (interesting how they utterly ignore the weekly weekend slayings of young people in Chicago; at “best” their coverage is limited to how many “routine” shootings occurred, the victims’ are generally nameless). I doubt those in journalism feel he slightest shame for what they have reaped in America; they are probably smug that they did it.


27 posted on 08/12/2013 3:22:14 AM PDT by laconic
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To: Eagles6

They don’t even have the courage to form a white caucus.


28 posted on 08/12/2013 3:27:52 AM PDT by monocle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Four young males

Let me Guess ahhhhhh Amish.


29 posted on 08/12/2013 3:41:24 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
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To: laconic
"liberal press"

Actually it's the whole liberal edifice that's responsible. If criminal black youths had been cracked down on going back fifty years ago, we wouldn't have the problems we now have. Things changed a bit for the better when they made the decision to keep violent offenders in prison longer about 20-30 years ago, but there's still a very large segment of black youths who are basically feral. Until they're shown, by very harsh methods since gentle persuasion doesn't do much of anything, the error of their ways, cities are going to have these incidents. Which seem to have increased exponentially since 2008.

30 posted on 08/12/2013 3:55:12 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did you ever wonder why whites move out of a neighborhood when it starts turning black?

Wonder no more.

Blacks are a lot like Pit Bulls.
Face one and chances are you will not be bothered. Face two or more and the pack syndrome goes into effect.

Hate crime?? No doubt it was, but blacks cannot be racist, haven’t you heard?


31 posted on 08/12/2013 4:06:22 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: soycd

“And the cowards still won’t call it what it is....racism against whites.”

Maybe it is because I’m in one of the most segregated parts of the country, but I don’t understand how these white victims end up in an environment where they can be caught unawares like this. Nobody I know would ever be in an area where enough thugs could congregate to attack them like this (and I live VERY close to Newark NJ). It is just understood that some areas (not “thug” areas, but “thug-accessible”) are avoided after a certain time while others are avoided all the time.

How many more stories like this will convince people that the liberal lies about thugs are just that: lies.


32 posted on 08/12/2013 4:23:30 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Stingray
Police are calling it a ‘senseless attack.’

Senseless means no reason. We all KNOW what the reason was.

33 posted on 08/12/2013 4:38:09 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only thing the ticks me off more than hearing about these stories is reading the responses here, where the Freeper lot is castigating the media for not covering it, the police for not declaring it as a hate crime, or the overall bitching related to the Zimmerman/Martin issue.

Permission for a black man to speak openly?

Thank you. (hold my coat)

[SHOUTING MODE ON]

Attention WHITE PEOPLE! You are not Dorthy, you don’t have a dog named ‘Toto’ and this is NOT Kansas! You have mobs of animals described as humans attacking ANYONE at will and they will continue to do so until they are stopped.

Everyone, I repeat EVERYONE is a potential victim. Being white just makes you a more visible target at night.

TO BLOODY HELL WITH THE RACISM ANGLE !!!

I want to shout this from the roof tops: If you have to go into the hood for any reason, pack heat - period. If you are approached and feel your life/safety is in jeopardy, draw your weapon and be prepared to OPEN FIRE!.

This means don’t WAIST any ammo.

Sorry, mods. No sense mincing words when there are lives at stake. And besides, that excuse works for cops even when they’re off duty.

If you are arrested for exercising your 2nd Amendment rights, just grab every news article like this one, and tell the jury ‘I didn’t want this to happen to me’. Believe me, even the black folks on the jury will understand (since most victims of these animals are black). Self-defense is NOT an affirmative action program!

[SHOUTING MODE OFF] (catching breath)

Now, if you will excuse me. I have to hang up my coat, make coffee, and start work to I can continue to pay taxes (read be a slave to) to this... this... machine.

jimjohn - OUT (throws the mic down)


34 posted on 08/12/2013 4:46:07 AM PDT by jimjohn
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To: jimjohn

We really need a “like” button on this site.

great post


35 posted on 08/12/2013 5:37:07 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: jimjohn

Good post!


36 posted on 08/12/2013 6:09:32 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: driftless2
You used the right word for these animals:

fe·ral [ frəl ]

1. gone wild: describes animals or plants that live or grow in the wild after having been domestically reared or cultivated

2. savage: similar to or typical of a wild animal, or living wild

37 posted on 08/12/2013 6:14:34 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: VerySadAmerican
he tried to walk through a group of 30 to 50 juveniles and young adults fighting

I'm having a hard time being completely sympathetic to this guy's plight. Even in my younger more liberal days I wasn't this stupid.

38 posted on 08/12/2013 6:14:55 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: jimjohn

Two thumbs up!!!


39 posted on 08/12/2013 6:27:55 AM PDT by citizen (We get the government we choose. America either voted for Obama or handed it to him by not voting.)
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To: jimjohn

Bravo! Nicely done.


40 posted on 08/12/2013 7:36:32 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (<= Mash name for HTML Xampp PHP C JavaScript primer. Programming for everyone.)
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