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Race played role in Detroit mob attack on Steven Utash, prosecutor says
Mlive.com ^ | April 10, 2014 | Gus Burns

Posted on 04/10/2014 9:17:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek

DETROIT, MI -- For the first time since April 2 when an angry mob beat Steven Utash to the brink of death in Detroit, authorities say race is a factor.


Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy on Thursday announced a 16-year-old juvenike suspect is being charged with ethnic intimidation as a minor.


He is also charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm.


Three other suspects, Bruce Edward Wimbush Jr., 17; Wonzey Saffold, 30; and James Deontae Davis, 24, all of Detroit, are charged with assault with intent to murder and assault with intent to do great bodily harm.


Police announced the arrest of a fifth suspect Wednesday but further details weren't provided.


Utash, a 54-year-old father of three from Roseville, remains unconscious and in critical conditions.


Police say Utash was attacked by up to 12 people after he accidentally struck 10-year-old David Harris, who walked in front of his pickup. Utash exited his vehicle to assist when the beating ensued.


Utash is white. Harris and his charged attackers are black.


Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan met with the family personally and helped plan a candlelight vigil for Utash set to take place at 7 p.m. tonight at Little Rock Baptist Church, 9000 Woodward in Detroit.


Family members hoped to raise $50,000 for Utash's medical bills. In six days more than $150,000 in contributions have been made to the online funding site.


Deborah Hughes, a retired nurse who lives near the scene of the attack, is credited for intervening and possibly saving Utash's life. Detroit Police Chief James Craig visited her apartment Tuesday to personally thank her.


Detroit police initially said there was no evidence to support racial motivation in the attack, but earlier this week said they were "widening" their investigation and not ruling out hate crimes.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: attack; detroit; hatecrime
For what it's worth Kim Worthy is black and yes I'm still opposed to the idiocy of "hate crime" laws.

BTW as of yesterday, still nothing more on the "hate crime" beating of the lesbian in Ypsilanti.


1 posted on 04/10/2014 9:17:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
"Hate crime" charges in the beating of Steve Utash.

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2 posted on 04/10/2014 9:18:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

bttt


3 posted on 04/10/2014 9:23:14 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: cripplecreek

I can see by their names, they must all be Amish.


4 posted on 04/10/2014 9:24:20 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: sauropod

Especially Wonzy


5 posted on 04/10/2014 9:24:49 AM PDT by harwood (You don't wanna go there.)
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To: cripplecreek

In other news, water is wet.


6 posted on 04/10/2014 9:25:16 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: cripplecreek
Race played role in Detroit mob attack on Steven Utash, prosecutor says


7 posted on 04/10/2014 9:27:28 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

I believe Kim Worthy also prosecuted Kwame Kilpatrick.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 9:28:02 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: cripplecreek
"Hate crime" charges in the beating of Steve Utash.

I'm confused. Didn't they beat him hard enough?

9 posted on 04/10/2014 9:30:41 AM PDT by shove_it (my real nickname is Otter)
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To: Second Amendment First
Yeah, she's still taking down Kwame's cronies.

Worthy: Crooks 'have a good friend in Bob Ficano'
10 posted on 04/10/2014 9:33:49 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

“Hate crimes” laws are idiotic, but if they apply for crimes against one group of victims, they should apply to everybody (including white victims).


11 posted on 04/10/2014 9:40:59 AM PDT by livius
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To: livius

They shouldn’t apply them for anyone because they’re only going to keep expanding.


12 posted on 04/10/2014 9:44:06 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

“not ruling out hate crimes.”
That’s just to make us feel good. In a few days, there will be no talk about “hate crime.”
Hate crime laws were created to put normal people in jail for everything they say or do, or don’t say or don’t do, and to set free minorities who physically attack them.


13 posted on 04/10/2014 9:49:57 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: cripplecreek

Well will wonders ever cease.


14 posted on 04/10/2014 9:50:08 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: cripplecreek

Duh!


15 posted on 04/10/2014 9:51:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: I want the USA back
Too late.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy on Thursday announced a 16-year-old juvenike suspect is being charged with ethnic intimidation as a minor.
16 posted on 04/10/2014 9:58:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Wonzey???


17 posted on 04/10/2014 10:02:39 AM PDT by nj patriot (How is that hope and change working out?)
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Give it another 5 years and there will be a rash of crimes involving people named Barack.


18 posted on 04/10/2014 10:10:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

There was one the other day where the felon was being charged with a “bias” crime.


19 posted on 04/10/2014 10:11:13 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: cripplecreek

Race played role in Detroit mob attack...


Since when does stating the obvious become news?


20 posted on 04/10/2014 10:12:21 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: cripplecreek

The 10 year old thug purposely ran into Utash’s truck. The entire thing was planned.

I hope Utash survives, and without bad damage.

No white or Asian people should go to all black areas, unless heavily armed in groups.


21 posted on 04/10/2014 10:29:16 AM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: cripplecreek

misdemeanor, no doubt.


22 posted on 04/10/2014 10:30:21 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: cripplecreek
I was wondering what you'd have to say on the subject, creek. I am against it too, but as long as they have it, I'm glad to see it's being applied across the board.

I'm thinking we need a Ypsi Lesbo "hate crime" watch. "Day 101 - Still no word on the investigation….the three tall white gray hooded assailants still at large." Amazing how quickly that left the radar. You'd think the media would be all over it, but they probably got wind from the cops she was less than truthful. I wonder if they'll file charges for her false police report if it ever comes to that.

23 posted on 04/10/2014 10:59:17 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: cripplecreek
Deborah Hughes


24 posted on 04/10/2014 12:28:02 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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