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Family brutally attacked Motherís Day weekend
http://www.actionnewsjax.com ^ | may 12, 2014

Posted on 05/13/2014 10:27:13 AM PDT by lowbridge

Rob Gray and his brother-in-law said they were walking down River Street enjoying the sites with their families when they were confronted by a man. Then, a mob attacked them.

“I took a punch to my eye and cracked my orbital,” said Gray.

“I was grabbed by the back of my head at a full run and he smashed my head into the car and I hit the ground,” said Jim Thomas. "This was a violent, malicious attack on a family of eight people."

Thomas says the attackers went after his wife as well.

"There was a man holding her by the nape of her neck, with her hair and dragging her," said Thomas.

And even his daughter was attacked.

"My 6-year-old daughter was punched in the stomach by an adult," he said. 

The men say they didn’t see an officer for more than 20 minutes after the attack.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: amish; banglist; blackonwhitecrime; cw2; ericholderspeople; guns; holderspeople; ifobamahadason; obamassons; savannah; sonsofobama; thugs
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1 posted on 05/13/2014 10:27:13 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

What did Mother’s Day do to them?


2 posted on 05/13/2014 10:27:56 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: lowbridge

These Amish youts need to be stopped.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 10:28:58 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: lowbridge

too bad they couldn’t have a way to defend themselves... or is that racist thinking?


4 posted on 05/13/2014 10:29:43 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: rarestia

Unarmed people make the best victims.


5 posted on 05/13/2014 10:29:55 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: lowbridge

ODD!!! I don’t see ANY description of their assailants. Those pesky Amish again?


6 posted on 05/13/2014 10:30:40 AM PDT by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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To: lowbridge

Amish strike again!


7 posted on 05/13/2014 10:35:29 AM PDT by defconw (Well now what?)
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To: lowbridge; Ingtar

This happened in Savannah, on the big tourist street. Apparently the family was walking along when a black couple pushed their way through them and shoved one of the family’s children. The father of the family said something like, hey, don’t shove a kid, and the couple attacked them, and then were apparently joined by some other people who were with them.

Not going to be good for the Savannah tourist biz, which is why it’s very hard to find reports about it.


8 posted on 05/13/2014 10:35:37 AM PDT by livius
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To: lowbridge

Blacks run amok. Obama and the Lefties have emboldened the bad guys IMO, especially black gangs.


9 posted on 05/13/2014 10:36:45 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: GeronL

It happened in the Atlanta, GA area and GA is a shall issue state. Shall issue works best when people carry.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 10:37:12 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: AppyPappy

Unless I misread, this was in Jacksonville. Hardly a bastion of anti-gun nuts.


11 posted on 05/13/2014 10:37:17 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: lowbridge

I’m surprised they haven’t removed the comments yet.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 10:37:19 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: lowbridge

“Rob Gray and his brother-in-law said they were walking down River Street enjoying the sites with their families when they were confronted by a man.”

When such a situation arises one is well advised to have ones’ hand on ones’ gun and to be scanning behind as well as in front - there were two adult males and neither seems to have been armed nor were they working together to deal with the well known threat of Urban Feral predation.


13 posted on 05/13/2014 10:37:22 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: DickBrannigan

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message2548879/pg1

From the above link: (You guessed right Dick Brannigan)

According to the police report, Thomas told officers they left one of the restaurants, when all of a sudden a black man and woman forcefully walked through his entire family, bumping into him and the small children.

Thomas confronted the two. The report says the man stopped, turned around, charged at him and assaulted him. The report also says Thomas told police several more people came from behind and attacked his family, “It turned into a riot, “says Anokw.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 10:37:50 AM PDT by GOPJ (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator. - - Freeper Balding_Eagle)
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To: livius

Notice that NONE of the MSM outlets mentioned race...

Democrats provide cover for black criminals because black criminals are an important part of the democrat base. As is the MSM hacks...


15 posted on 05/13/2014 10:40:19 AM PDT by GOPJ (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator. - - Freeper Balding_Eagle)
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To: libstripper; rarestia

It happened in Savannah, but hasn’t been reported there very much.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 10:40:34 AM PDT by livius
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To: libstripper
It actually happened on River St in Savannah...and there is something strange about the story.

Look at this in WSAV...

SAVANNAH, GA - Police in Savannah are investigating an Atlanta family’s claims that they were attacked by a group of people on River Street in downtown Savannah Saturday night. The family claims when they said something to a man and woman who walked into them, they were then attacked by several individuals in front of their kids.

In an interview with Atlanta TV station WSB, the victims claimed that they were attacked by a “mob” of people and that even women and children were attacked, including a 6-year old girl who was punched in the stomach. “This was a violent, malicious attack on a family of eight people,” one of the victims told the station. One of the men had an obvious black eye in a picture posted on WSB's website.

The fight reportedly occurred in front of Wet Willies on River Street. The reporting officer said the victim "advised that he and his family were walking when a black couple forced their way through his family. He then noted that when they said something to them about it; little words were exchanged and the black male started attacking them. Several more black people joined the assault from the opposite direction. The victim advised he was held down and punched in the eye." The officer also noted that he smelled an odor of alcohol on both family members he interviewed and that when one appeared to be getting upset again about the incident he refrained from interviewing him further.

The family also claims that police were slow to respond. SCMPD told WSAV that they are looking at Surveillance video from the area in hopes of learning more about what actually happened.


17 posted on 05/13/2014 10:41:49 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: libstripper

Savannah, GA


18 posted on 05/13/2014 10:42:20 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: GOPJ

The assailants were black.


19 posted on 05/13/2014 10:42:47 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: lowbridge

Black on white crime isn’t really a crime. It’s reparations.


20 posted on 05/13/2014 10:43:58 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: rarestia

No one knows where the hell this took place

Some posters don’t care about the location and will attack you/ me like Algore attacking the Koch brothers for mentioning it. I can set my timer to the first snarky response to my snarky post


21 posted on 05/13/2014 10:44:13 AM PDT by stanne
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To: GOPJ

Don’t confront strangers. You know nothing about them. Sure if they’re attacking you by all means defend yourself or run, but for simply bumping into them in a crowd? I just would just mumble excuse me and move on.

Even in stand your ground states it looks bad when you basically started the confrontation.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 10:44:24 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: GOPJ

I don’t know if this has been reported much anywhere (I don’t watch TV news). In any case, the father did say that the couple was black. I hope this gets better reporting in Savannah and elsewhere, though, and that the city addresses this honestly, because things like this can really be destructive to the tourist industry, a big source of income for Savannah.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 10:44:32 AM PDT by livius
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To: Ingtar

I read the whole article and they never did say whether or not Mother’s Day was seriously injured...


24 posted on 05/13/2014 10:45:52 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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25 posted on 05/13/2014 10:46:33 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: stanne
No one knows where the hell this took place

Can't tell if you're being condescending or pointing out a fact.

The byline says Atlanta. The attack was in Savannah. The reporting website is in Jacksonville. I can see where the confusion lay.

26 posted on 05/13/2014 10:47:46 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Apple Pan Dowdy; bfh333; Broker; clee1; ctdonath2; dansangel; Dick Bachert; ...

GA FReeper ping. This happened in Savannah.


27 posted on 05/13/2014 10:47:48 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: libstripper; rarestia

This was in Savannah. The source is a Jax CBS affiliate.


28 posted on 05/13/2014 10:49:19 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: livius
This occurred on River St in Savannah at 9:30 pm in front of Wet Willies on Sat nite. (gleaned from various sources and a WSBTV video (HERE).
29 posted on 05/13/2014 10:55:31 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: lowbridge

This incident and the ongoing “knockout game” are a precursor to a long hot summer I’m afraid. Lock & Load!


30 posted on 05/13/2014 10:56:54 AM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: rhubarbk

Carry extra mags ... Holder’s people are being trained to attack and raid in gaggles. A semi-auto should have at least 30 rounds at disposal. Fifty if possible.


31 posted on 05/13/2014 11:02:39 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: DickBrannigan

the media fools no one anymore. Look at the comments at the article. People everywhere are sharing the sentiments expressed here at FR.


32 posted on 05/13/2014 11:03:31 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: MHGinTN

The very reason they attack in groups is the same reason that dropping one or two will be all that is necessary if they do attack.


33 posted on 05/13/2014 11:04:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: AppyPappy

Armed or Unarmed, I wouldn’t be allowing that, there would of been a body count. I used to teach unarmed combat in the infantry, and guns are great, but it’s good to know other forms of combat too. Knowledge is power.


34 posted on 05/13/2014 11:05:54 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: GladesGuru

So many people lack any situational awareness much to their pain.


35 posted on 05/13/2014 11:06:34 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: livius

The press doesn’t care about the ‘tourist industry’ - the press cares about making sure black crime against whites is hidden. If black on white crime - and the full extent of it becomes known - it’ll hurt democrats.

That’s the sum total of the reason for hiding it... If this had been a black family - and some white thugs had beaten them up it would be in the news for months. It would be ‘Zimmerman on speed’...


36 posted on 05/13/2014 11:06:50 AM PDT by GOPJ (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator. - - Freeper Balding_Eagle)
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To: lowbridge

It appears the victims’ route took them to the wrong side of the Bell Curve.


37 posted on 05/13/2014 11:06:51 AM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Usagi_yo

“Don’t confront strangers. You know nothing about them. Sure if they’re attacking you by all means defend yourself or run, but for simply bumping into them in a crowd? I just would just mumble excuse me and move on.”

Here in NJ these incidents are rare because white people rarely bother going anywhere that doesn’t have a 100:1 white:black ratio (and stories like this vindicate them). Since many of the Americans here are descended from those who lived in the cities before they fell, they have no misconceptions about race relations in this country. For the foreigners rapidly filling the state, they either learn quickly or somehow already know.

I don’t doubt that the Obama/Holder Reign of Black Terror is even further increasing the number of whites who have 0 contact with blacks in their daily lives. “Post-racial president”...


38 posted on 05/13/2014 11:07:36 AM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: MrB

Don’t count on it. The bloodlust can rule a mob/herd/gaggle removing rational calculation. Besides, in a gaggle of feral animals you may have one or more carrying a firearm, so you will need to terminate those asap.


39 posted on 05/13/2014 11:08:44 AM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: libstripper

Curious to note in this case would be that if one of the persons were “carrying”, they would likely have not made an issue of being “bullied”, knowing they had the upper-hand in any confrontation.

This beat-down would not have happened because the CCW holder would not have made an issue of it. Correspondingly, the thugs would have “gotten away” with being jackasses and bullies.

On a personal note, I’ve been bullied in the same way (”push through intimidation”) and commented out loud that the person was a “jerk”. The thug spun on me and asked, “Did you just call me a nigger?”

My reply was, “No. Mr. Glock and I called you a “jerk”. The situation quickly changed.


40 posted on 05/13/2014 11:10:16 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The Acronym explains the science.)
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To: MHGinTN

Maybe the advice should be “keep shooting any that are still facing toward you”.


41 posted on 05/13/2014 11:10:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: lowbridge; All

FB post of victim

My family fell victim to an unwarranted, viciously brutal attack in Savannah, Ga. Saturday evening while enjoying a Mothers Day weekend. This is a long read, but please “LIKE” and “SHARE” this story so that we can prevent this type of crime from happening to other families.

Saturday evening (05/10/14 approx 9:30 pm) my family was violently attacked and robbed on the Riverwalk in Savannah, Ga.

It all took place shortly after dinner – around 9:30. I was with my family (of five: my wife Sarah, our two sons Owen 11 and Noah 9, and our daughter Julia 6), accompanied with my brother-in-law Rob (who is also my business partner of an Atlanta based business), his girlfriend Roberta, and his daughter Savannah 13.

We had walked along the Savannah Riverwalk from our hotel (Savannah Riverfront Marriott) to have dinner at the Bayou Cafe. After dinner, we explored the river front shopping -“touristy”- area and purchased some memorabilia in some the stores. As we came closer to the Hyatt we were confronted by an adult male who was extremely hostile. As our attention was concentrated on this particular person, I was rushed and tackled -FROM BEHIND- into a parked car by another man. I went headfirst into the side of this car with the full weight of my assailant on top of me and crashed face-first into the pavement. Immediately, there were FOUR more men who punched and kicked me in the back of the head and neck while I was on the ground.

Our children watched in horror as my brother-in-law (Rob) tried to pull these attackers off of me, only to have another large adult male grab him from behind with his forearm buried into his neck, squeezing his carotid arteries, and smashing him to the ground.

As I was escaping from the melee of attackers upon myself, I saw a large male dragging my wife by her hair across the Riverwalk. I did everything possible to make sure that his hands were completely released from my wife. I was then, once again, assaulted by several more people from behind.

My brother-in-law, Rob had been held in a choke-hold just long enough for the main instigator to run to him and send a solid strike to his left eye (which instantly swelled shut). Rob was however, able to free himself from the choking restraint of his attackers... But I would expect nothing less... After-all, he is a retired Airborne Ranger from the US Army!

But our strengths and alert minds were simply not enough to save our children from this brutal attack. I could care less about the bags of our recent purchases being stolen during this attack/robbery and the cuts and bruises on my body. What really upsets me is that my 6 yr old daughter was punched in the stomach. Both of my sons were thrown around. My niece was viciously attacked by one of the older women in this crowd, Roberta was scratched up mercilessly as she tried to save the children, and my wife was yanked around by her hair by a man 3 times her size. All EIGHT of us were assaulted!

What really puzzles me is this: WHERE WERE THE POLICE???

There was absolutely NO POLICE PRESENCE anywhere to be seen or heard from.

In order to escape further attack we rushed into an ice cream / candy store which was merely 10 feet away from where the incident took place on the Riverwalk. Our attackers stood out front in a mob, waiting for us. The shop owner, yelled at us that he didn’t need any of this in his store to hurt his business. Mind you, we are BLEEDING from multiple lacerations, our clothes torn apart, and with a group of small terrified children. We asked him to PLEASE call 911 and get the police there immediately.

After several minutes we left our “safe haven” inside the store and moved quickly down towards our hotel. The whole time these same attackers followed us at a short distance.

We finally did see 2 patrol officers (almost 25 mins after the incident) They took a statement and called for an ambulance. We explained that the people responsible for this attack were STILL there. We never saw any more police patrol or backup.

We were treated by the EMS for lacerations and were advised to get X-rays.

The following morning (after checking out of the hotel), Rob and I went to an urgent care clinic in Savannah and our wives drove separately to take the children home. Rob had been hit so hard, that it has probably fractured his orbital and damaged his left eye. I have multiple scratches, bruises and a scratched lens in my right eye. We both have severe head & neck trauma.

It’s incredulous that this kind of incident could happen in such a well traveled “touristy” area. There MUST be something done in order to have more police presence in this area along the Riverwalk. Visitors should ABSOLUTELY become aware that Savannah, Ga. needs to step up their game in protecting their visitors.

Please help me put a stop on tourist attacks.

For police information regarding this attack, please contact the Savannah Chatham Police Dept located at 201 Habersham St. Savannah, Ga. 301401. Case Report Number: 140510183 Officer Nelson P.R. 11817

Thank you,

https://www.facebook.com/jim.thomas.5682/posts/10204126067578506


42 posted on 05/13/2014 11:11:01 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: lowbridge

Being attacked by a mob is a life threaning situation and should be met with highly accurate and high volume (as in ammo) deadly force.


43 posted on 05/13/2014 11:13:20 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Bulwyf

I also taught close quarters combat in the Infantry and could not agree more with your comments.

I would also advise people to learn how to use a knife and carry one as well. I know some idiots will “stand up” to a gun because of what they see on TV. But only the most determined antagonist will attack someone holding a knife, esp if the holder knows how to use it.


44 posted on 05/13/2014 11:18:36 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: machogirl
I am not laying blame on the victim but.....

Sounds like poor or no situational awareness from his account. WHERE WERE THE POLICE? Really? Is he planning on the police protecting him in every situation the rest of his life? The police have NO responsibility for your personal protection. NONE.

The only way this "issue" is going to get resolved is by people defending themselves with extreme prejudice and the story getting national attention. Until then the attacks will continue....

45 posted on 05/13/2014 11:21:01 AM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: machogirl
This FB post is interesting in that it doesn't mention the man and woman who reported walked into the family group and exchanged words and doesn't mention whether or not the store owner called 911 (appears that he did not).

All in all, this is a very strange story at this point.

46 posted on 05/13/2014 11:23:04 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Envisioning

Yes, and always be ready to be on the defensive. A poster on one of the linked articles on this thread, said to ‘read the 911 transcript and that three 911 calls were made and there were witnesses’.


47 posted on 05/13/2014 11:25:14 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: taxcontrol

I don’t know how many times I’ve told my boys the same thing. A knife in capable hands is far more dangerous in close quarters combat.


48 posted on 05/13/2014 11:25:20 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: RoosterRedux

There should be plenty of video (security). (one would hope)
If there are some rough types walking around, I could see (these days) of a store owner whom has to possibly deal with some rough people, ‘not wanting to get involved’. Sad reality today.


49 posted on 05/13/2014 11:30:15 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: RoosterRedux

“Metro Police are investigating a confrontation between two groups of people on Savannah’s Riverwalk Saturday night.
Downtown Precinct officers responded to a fight in progress near the Rousakis Plaza about 9:30 and found eight members of a family, some with minor injuries. The family included at least two children.
Officers immediately secured video from a nearby surveillance camera and are in the process of determining how the confrontation began and who was involved. The investigation is ongoing.
The attached document shows the call came in at 9:48 and police were on scene at 9:58.
Please keep in mind that this reflects information received and repeated by radio dispatch. The information on it is supplied by unknown callers who may or may not be accurate.”

this from WTOC-TV https://www.facebook.com/wtoc11?filter=3
AND Savannah PD (pic of the police report)
https://www.facebook.com/wtocdonlogana/photos /pcb.877251602300458/877248612300757/?type=1&theater


50 posted on 05/13/2014 11:35:10 AM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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