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Union Square ‘I Hate White People’ Beating Victim Dies at Bellevue Hospital
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Posted on 09/09/2013 11:27:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A 62-year-old man who was brutally attacked in Union Square last week died Monday.

On Wednesday, a man shouting that he “hated white people” punched victim Jeffrey Babbitt — who is white — in the face, witnesses said, causing him to fall and strike his head on the ground.

Lashawn Marten, 31, who is black, “made statements to the effect that I’m going to punch the first white man that I see,” said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.

image Brooklyn resident Jeffrey Babbitt died at Bellevue Hospital after a seemingly unprovoked attack at Union Square. (Image: Handout via Newsday)

After punching Babbitt, Marten allegedly attacked two other men who came to Babbitt’s aid, police said. Police were investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.

Paramedics took Babbitt to Bellevue Hospital, where he lapsed into a coma and was pronounced brain-dead by doctors.

Babbitt was a longtime resident of the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn, where neighbors and friends were shocked by news of the assault. “Everybody’s broken up about this,” neighbor Audrey Feifer, 75, told Newsday. “If you had to go to the doctor or anywhere, he would take you.”

Babbitt reportedly lived with his 94-year-old mother Lucille, and was described by those who knew him as being ‘obsessed’ with trains and comic books.

Marten has been charged with second- and third-degree assault and will go before a grand jury Tuesday, the Manhattan D.A.’s office told PIX11 Monday.

Marten’s charges may be upgraded at that time.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: blackonwhitecrime; obamason; racistattacks; sonofobama

1 posted on 09/09/2013 11:27:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“No indications that it was a racial or terrorist thing”, right Fuzzy? Just another minor “random” killing.


2 posted on 09/09/2013 11:31:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The time for impeachment has come.)
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To: nickcarraway

if you’re white and living in those liberal cities, you best adopt the Bernhard Goetz defense strategy

or end up bleeding out curbside


3 posted on 09/09/2013 11:39:46 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Who said there were no indications it was a racial thing?


4 posted on 09/09/2013 11:56:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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5 posted on 09/10/2013 12:02:31 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Just another minor “random” killing.

Funny, that's almost exactly what the New York Times said:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/nyregion/friends-mourn-man-fatally-assaulted-in-union-square-park.html?_r=0

Mr. Babbitt was walking through Union Square near Forbidden Planet last Wednesday when he was punched in the face seemingly at random by an assailant who, the police said, declared his intention to “punch the first white man I see.”

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In a neighborhood that had long ago moved past its rough-and-tumble days, the seemingly random act of violence at 3 p.m. in a bustling park came as a shock.

I added the boldface.

These days it is impossible to parody the left. They are always worse than we imagine them to be.

6 posted on 09/10/2013 12:19:53 AM PDT by TChad
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To: nickcarraway

a man shouting that he “hated white people” punched victim Jeffrey Babbitt — who is white — in the face, witnesses said, causing him to fall and strike his head on the ground.

Lashawn Marten, 31, who is black, “made statements to the effect that I’m going to punch the first white man that I see,” said NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.

image Brooklyn resident Jeffrey Babbitt died at Bellevue Hospital after a seemingly unprovoked attack at Union Square.

Police were investigating the incident as a possible hate crime.
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What behaviors make something a ‘hate crime’ in NYC?

Now, I am against thoughtcrime statutes, but if this isn’t a hate crime I’m a progressive.


8 posted on 09/10/2013 1:51:03 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

What behaviors make something a ‘hate crime’ in NYC?

Easy, white on black crime... other way around doesn’t count.


9 posted on 09/10/2013 2:10:20 AM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: TChad
The New York Times headline for the article uses the phrase, "random hate crime."
10 posted on 09/10/2013 2:16:12 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: TChad

It’s weird, they use , “hate crime,” in the headline, but they don’t use the word, “hate crime,” in the article. I wonder if their style guide allows something in the headline, not referred to in the article?


11 posted on 09/10/2013 2:17:55 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

taking all bets, no hate crime charges filed.....

Open season on whites, but some are to cowardly to realize it.


12 posted on 09/10/2013 2:19:03 AM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: nickcarraway

Just think, he died to provide amusement for a Negro.


13 posted on 09/10/2013 2:35:47 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: nickcarraway

. . . brain dead . . .

Welllll .. I hope so. These days, you never know ~


15 posted on 09/10/2013 2:50:23 AM PDT by PraiseTheLord (have you seen the fema camps, shackle box cars, thousands of guillotines, stacks of coffins ~)
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To: nickcarraway

I am in no way saying he deserved it but I’d be willing to bet $50 on who Babbitt voted for.


16 posted on 09/10/2013 3:33:19 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

“Just think, he died to provide amusement for a Negro.”

Well put; I was shocked when this story was originally announced on the news (radio, complete with details), and not surprised when it quickly disappeared. Another victim of the unassimilated contraband...


17 posted on 09/10/2013 4:14:41 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

I am in no way saying he deserved it but I’d be willing to bet $50 on who Babbitt voted for.


Really now? What a tasteless and uncalled for wager.
Your post get my STFU award for the day.


18 posted on 09/10/2013 4:31:47 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: mikey_hates_everything

What a stupid thing to say.


19 posted on 09/10/2013 4:43:27 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

Stupid thought.


20 posted on 09/10/2013 4:54:30 AM PDT by healy61
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To: nickcarraway

When asked by reporters if there was a racial component to the attack police spokesperson I. B. Shillen stated “there was no indication that this was anything other than a random attack and we’re not sure what the motivation of the assailant was at this point. We have however been able to definitely rule out race as a factor during our investigation.We also advise the public if they are ever attacked to offer no resistance and make a police report on the incident as soon as possible.”


21 posted on 09/10/2013 5:03:17 AM PDT by bonehead4freedom
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To: bonehead4freedom
I guarantee you that if a White said,” I hate Blacks” and attacked a Black it would be a hate crime.
22 posted on 09/10/2013 5:18:00 AM PDT by sport
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To: 1010RD

It would only be considered a hate crime if the black perp had used a derogatory term like cracker to describe his white victim.


23 posted on 09/10/2013 5:18:41 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: healy61

No, just too deep for you all. Cause and effect.

The black guy wouldn’t be looking to punch the first white guy he saw that day if the white guy he punched hadn’t voted for the guy who instigated the black guy in the first place.


24 posted on 09/10/2013 5:29:39 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: sport

Asked by reporters if the attack on Raymond Jackson by Cletus Peckerwood may have had a racial component police spokesperson I. B. Shillen stated “ most definitively during the course of our investigation it became apparent from statements from both the victim and witnesses that several racial slurs were directed at the victim by the assailant Mr. Peckerwood during the attack and the only reason Mr. Jackson was attacked due to his being African-American.” County Prosecutor Tyrone Mohammad stated” we will not tolerate racial prejudice in our communities, not only will we charge this defendant will criminal assault and hate crime statutes under the state criminal code but we have also been in contact with both the FBI and the U S Justice department about adding additional charges.”


25 posted on 09/10/2013 5:39:16 AM PDT by bonehead4freedom
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To: nickcarraway
"Police were investigating the incident as a possible hate crime"

Wonder if the perp yelling "I hate white people" was their first clue?

Sarcasm aside, FR is the only place I've heard about this incident. As usual.

26 posted on 09/10/2013 5:55:23 AM PDT by wbill
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To: nickcarraway

This never happened. After all, Lashawn, just like the late St. Trayvon of the Skittles (SBUH), was “unarmed” and therefore unable to hurt anyone. It’s just a racist myth being peddled by Honkies and Crackers.


27 posted on 09/10/2013 5:58:34 AM PDT by libstripper (])
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To: Hotlanta Mike

So “hate” then is simply a quirk of an ethnic dialect?


28 posted on 09/10/2013 7:14:21 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

So “hate” then is simply a quirk of an ethnic dialect?


Liberal logic implies that “white person” is proper vernacular, so there couldn’t have been any malice involved and therefore this random assault on a white person is not a hate crime.


29 posted on 09/10/2013 8:48:17 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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