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White Man Beaten By Mob In Detroit After Hitting Boy With Truck: Was It A Hate Crime?
cbs ^ | 3/04/2014 | cbs

Posted on 04/04/2014 6:30:00 AM PDT by envisio

DETROIT (WWJ) - As a 54-year-old Roseville man clings to life in the hospital following a brutal mob beating on Detroit’s east side, many are starting to wonder if the whole thing was racially motivated. As first reported by WWJ Newsradio 950, an 11-year-old boy suffered a broken leg on Wednesday when he was hit by a pickup truck after walking into the street near Morang and Balfour. The driver, Steven Utash, immediately got out of his truck after hitting the boy and was viciously attacked by 10 to 12 men. The beating was so brutal, Utash was rendered unconscious.

Our preliminary investigation shows the child stepped in front of his vehicle,” Woody said. “He did exactly the right thing. He stopped his vehicle, he got out and he tried to render aid to a small child. He did exactly what he was supposed to do… It was a small child and it was an accident; is what it was.” State Rep. Alberta Tinsley Talabi (D-Detroit), told WWJ Legal Analyst Charlie Langton the incident appears to have racial overtones, adding, “it’s wrong.” Joseph Utash said although it was tough to stomach, he watched video of the incident. “As my dad’s truck was coming down the street, the kid stepped right in front of my dad’s truck. My dad had absolutely not one chance in the world to try to swerve out-of-the-way or stop,” he said. “He got out of the car to check on the kid and before he even got up to the kid, he got assaulted by 11, 12 people. They jumped all over him and beat him up.

(Excerpt) Read more at detroit.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: blackonwhitecrime; civilrights; democracyinaction; diversity; justusdepartment; shhhdonttalkaboutit; themobrules
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1 posted on 04/04/2014 6:30:00 AM PDT by envisio
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To: envisio

No. This would have turned out exactly the same way if the driver were black.


2 posted on 04/04/2014 6:31:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: envisio

If Zimmerman had just accepted his beat down, St. Trayvon may still be alive today (barring further risky violent episodes).


3 posted on 04/04/2014 6:32:16 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: envisio

Did See BS only happen to know the race of the truck driver...and not the mob or the boy? Since they entered race into their headline?


4 posted on 04/04/2014 6:33:10 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: cripplecreek

I am sure our dear leader will address the nation alongside Al and Jesse for this travesty of racial intolerance.


5 posted on 04/04/2014 6:34:03 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: cripplecreek

“This would have turned out exactly the same way if the driver were black.”

Sorry, don’t buy it.

The driver was beaten down because he was White; a Black would have encountered hostility, perhaps, but not a beat-down, IMO.


6 posted on 04/04/2014 6:34:36 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

“White Man Beaten By Mob In Detroit After Hitting Boy With Truck: Was It A Hate Crime?”

First word of question negates it being so.


7 posted on 04/04/2014 6:35:44 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: envisio

CBS? No, not exactly, it’s a CBS affiliate station.

When I first saw the attribution, I nearly went into cardiac arrest. CBS actually reporting a racial-angle story?


8 posted on 04/04/2014 6:35:50 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: Jack Hammer
Sorry, don’t buy it.

Why?
9 posted on 04/04/2014 6:36:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: envisio

The KKK has flooded the comments section there.


10 posted on 04/04/2014 6:37:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jack Hammer

Ok, without having watched the video, I think the child was coached to step out in front of him based on who he “was” or “represented” to in order to set up the whole incident.


11 posted on 04/04/2014 6:37:52 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: cripplecreek

You know better than that.


12 posted on 04/04/2014 6:37:59 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Jane Long

“””Joseph Utash said he believes his father was intentionally targeted or even worse, that skin color might have played a role. Based on witness accounts, the attackers were African American.””””

I wonder what part of Africa they were born in and when did they migrate to the US?
Or are they 5th generation welfare parasites... beating and nearly killing the person that pays taxes and supports them?

OBAMA!!! WHERE YOU AT!?!!


13 posted on 04/04/2014 6:38:11 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Jack Hammer; cripplecreek

“The driver was beaten down because he was White; a Black would have encountered hostility, perhaps, but not a beat-down, IMO.”

You’re opinion happens to be right.


14 posted on 04/04/2014 6:39:14 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: envisio

A group of men who’d beat someone else to death but couldn’t be bothered to keep him out of the road.

Savages.


15 posted on 04/04/2014 6:40:18 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: cripplecreek

Probably doesn’t remember Reginald Denny too well.


16 posted on 04/04/2014 6:40:49 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: Gaffer
You know better than that.

Because we all know that a black man would never face the same fate in that neighborhood. /s
17 posted on 04/04/2014 6:40:56 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

The elephant in the room which the willingly blind Dems/Libs refuse to see...the fact that the Blacks are not only the most violent group in America, but also by an order of magnitude, the most racist.

Been in Hispanic cities...get along fine.
Been in Oriental cities...get along fine.
Been in Black cities/area...got out as soon as could.
Sensed much hostility due to the color of my skin.
Not all Blacks...but far too many are seriously racist.
Encouraged since 2008 by the Racist in Chief.


18 posted on 04/04/2014 6:41:31 AM PDT by OldArmy52 (The question is not whether Obama ever lies, but whether he ever tells the truth.)
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To: cripplecreek

Bull butter.


19 posted on 04/04/2014 6:41:34 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: envisio

Just ask Holder. He’ll tell you it’s impossible for a black man to be racist


20 posted on 04/04/2014 6:45:52 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: cripplecreek

You keep believing that.


21 posted on 04/04/2014 6:45:53 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: envisio

Detroit - Where the Weak are Killed and Eaten.


22 posted on 04/04/2014 6:46:47 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Gaffer

I believe it because its the truth. Whether you have the courage to face that truth isn’t up to me.


23 posted on 04/04/2014 6:47:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: envisio

Oddly enough, I’m not so sure. Post-accident driver beatdowns are almost unto themselves as far as crimes go. They usually require two elements: a sympathetic victim, and a driver perceived as driving recklessly.

But there are other, more subtle factors involved.

It doesn’t quite conform to the rules of vigilantism, such as a crowd reaction to a “hue and cry” of “stop thief!”, but it is close.

Importantly, the crowd must have an interventionist attitude, instead of either an “onlooker” or “not my problem” attitude; and this is less common. However, in this case, there might be a reason.

The chief of police in Detroit has told the public to arm themselves and enforce the law themselves. And this may have caused a sea change in public attitudes of late. While this beatdown was wrong, it may have been the first demonstration of a new public confidence in improving their own lives by fighting crime, or what they believe is crime.

It will be interesting to see what comes of this.


24 posted on 04/04/2014 6:47:35 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

> Ok, without having watched the video, I think the child was coached to step out in front of him based on who he “was” or “represented” to in order to set up the whole incident.

That thought crossed my mind. Especially when it was mentioned that the event was videotaped.


25 posted on 04/04/2014 6:48:57 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: envisio
Its not a hate crime, because they would have attacked any white person in that situation.

Seriously though, I would not be shocked to discover that the boy stepped out and got hit on purpose. I used to flip houses in the part of town that was 95% black. It was an almost daily occurrence that a 13-40 year-old male would step in front of my truck on the thoroughfare. It was a power play to make me stop. You could lay on the horn and they would never even look up. The only time they ever looked up was when they ID'd the driver before stepping out.

26 posted on 04/04/2014 6:49:32 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: envisio

Detroit doesn’t need any help, but Obama has been stoking racial tensions throughout his whole term and has made it clear that the scales of justice are tilted toward those who act out against the “other.” Maybe they will burn down a neighborhood to celebrate.


27 posted on 04/04/2014 6:49:41 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: cripplecreek

Well...it seems you just don’t know better. I do. Your truth is your own misguided opinion.


28 posted on 04/04/2014 6:50:31 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: Gaffer

You just go ahead and revel in your victimhood. Frankly people like you are no different than the jackals who carried out the attack.


29 posted on 04/04/2014 6:52:42 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: jsanders2001

precisely. all too convenient to have that many people respond so quickly before he could even reach the child and it be videotaped?...


30 posted on 04/04/2014 6:53:11 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit
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To: envisio
many are starting to wonder if the whole thing was racially motivated

Seriously? Maybe people who wonder if water is wet, or if ice is cold.

31 posted on 04/04/2014 6:53:37 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“”””It will be interesting to see what comes of this.””””

I know what will come of this..... nothing.
The media will be silent so no public outrage. If the offenders are caught... so what? Its just another arrest to their rap sheet and it will not disrupt their lives the slightest.


32 posted on 04/04/2014 6:53:40 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: cripplecreek

When you can’t win an argument, resort to epithets, the DU way. I guess to you this is just ‘settled science’ now - just like the AGW argument, huh?


33 posted on 04/04/2014 6:54:49 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: envisio

Actually it is not uncommon for this to happen to people regardless of race in that community.


34 posted on 04/04/2014 6:55:41 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
The chief of police in Detroit has told the public to arm themselves and enforce the law themselves. And this may have caused a sea change in public attitudes of late. While this beatdown was wrong, it may have been the first demonstration of a new public confidence in improving their own lives by fighting crime, or what they believe is crime.

Wrong. This is typical and has been typical in the given situation for most of my 50 year life. If you don't recognize the "step into your path" power play, then you've never been a white person driving through the 'hood.

35 posted on 04/04/2014 6:55:45 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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: Was It A Hate Crime?

This is obviously referring to the driver hitting the boy. No way could it be the boy's fault for stepping into the street without watching....

/s

36 posted on 04/04/2014 6:55:58 AM PDT by Mopp4
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To: envisio

“Mostly teenagers”

“They also stole his wallet.”


37 posted on 04/04/2014 6:57:40 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: cripplecreek
No. This would have turned out exactly the same way if the driver were black.

Sorry, pal. But I don't think so. Don't forget that Bathhouse Barry is in our White House and Holder's our AG. They are totally in control, and it's a war against "whitey," because like the AG office told us a few years ago, "We're in control now."

38 posted on 04/04/2014 6:58:27 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: envisio
"Was it a hate crime?" "Was it "the knockout game?"

The press needs to stop dithering around as if each case of black ultra-violence can only be acknowledged if it meets the criteria of progressives.

Call it what it is - endemic black racial violence against white victims.

I'm sorry, but America is involved in some kind of undeclared, one-sided guerrilla war, and nothing will change until the victims fight back, and the powers that be are forced to admit the truth about what's going on.

39 posted on 04/04/2014 7:03:23 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: cripplecreek
This would have turned out exactly the same way if the driver were black.

Did you forget the /sarcasm tag?

40 posted on 04/04/2014 7:04:08 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: envisio

The article references a video of the incident. If there is a link, I missed it. It would help the debate to see the actual video both of the accident and then the mob attempted murder.


41 posted on 04/04/2014 7:13:08 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: unixfox

Blacks kill each other at an extremely high rate and now I’m supposed to forget that and declare that this wouldn’t have happened with a black driver.

I will say that this would have been unlikely in a white neighborhood regardless of the race of the driver.


42 posted on 04/04/2014 7:13:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: SampleMan

“I used to flip houses in the part of town that was 95% black.”

I watched Rehab Addict last night, the program with “Nicole” (the blond that wears the low cut string-tops and shorts while rehabbing old homes). She’s from Detroit, and had returned there to rehab a burned house she’d picked up for nothing. It was on Campbell Street. Maybe you’re familiar with that area

Nicole did a great job on the house. She even bought two vacant lots across the street to plant a community garden...had lots of the local school kids out helping with the planting.

I made the comment to my wife...nice, classic house...great rehab...BUT...I wonder if Nicole will ever be able to sell it? I’m thinking she’s stuck with it now.


43 posted on 04/04/2014 7:18:37 AM PDT by moovova
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To: envisio

Way back then, the southerners should have picked their own cotton. Slavery has resulted in unmitigated disasters, one after another after another. And more to come, I guarantee it: when the EBTs stop.


44 posted on 04/04/2014 7:20:56 AM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: envisio
Racism in action. Dat honky showed "White Privilege" by having a truck...
45 posted on 04/04/2014 7:22:03 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: OldArmy52
..many are starting to wonder..

The driver's biggest mistake was driving any where near Detroit. The real wonder is whether or not the unwashed mass of melanin deficient folk will ever pull its collective head out of the sand.

46 posted on 04/04/2014 7:22:50 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: envisio

Also...the nurse that stepped into the fray to stop the beatdown...brave lady. She deserves an award.


47 posted on 04/04/2014 7:24:16 AM PDT by moovova
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
"While this beatdown was wrong, it may have been the first demonstration of a new public confidence in improving their own lives by fighting crime, or what they believe is crime."

Bravo Sierra!

That was a black, racist "honky beat-down" hate crime. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Blacks have declared war on whites in the US. Thanks to the presstitutes, many folks don't recognize it yet.

48 posted on 04/04/2014 7:32:09 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
"While this beatdown was wrong, it may have been the first demonstration of a new public confidence in improving their own lives by fighting crime, or what they believe is crime."

Bravo Sierra!

That was a black, racist "honky beat-down" hate crime. Nothing more. Nothing less.

Blacks have declared war on whites in the US. Thanks to the presstitutes, many folks don't recognize it yet.

49 posted on 04/04/2014 7:33:16 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes, this would not have turned out the same way if the driver was black.


50 posted on 04/04/2014 7:34:01 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (When you have neither the law nor the facts on your side, pound the table.)
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