Skip to comments.Father badly beaten after trying to protect daughter at Valleyfair
Posted on 07/15/2008 12:53:29 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
Six men remain in the Scott County jail following what police call a brutal assault on a father trying to protect his daughter.
Shakopee police say as the crowd was leaving Valleyfair Amusement Park around midnight on the 4th of July, the victim's daughter was confronted by two men.
"The 12-year-old daughter was either touched or slapped in the buttocks area," Scott County Attorney Patrick Ciliberto said. "The father confronted (the men) by yelling at them for what they had done to his daughter," he added.
Police say the two men called their friends, who were also in the park. The group of seven men and a juvenile then confronted the father.
"They beat him to the ground and then, the evidence that we have, when he was on the ground, they used their feet on him. They were kicking him in the face when he was down," Ciliberto said.
According to the criminal complaints, the men were stomping on the 41-year-old father as he lay on the ground, unconscious.
He suffered severe head injuries, including a fractured right orbital bone and possible subdural bleeding on the brain. "We don't know if there are permanent injuries yet," the County Attorney said.
Shakopee Police found the suspects in the parking lot. Seven of them were arrested and one man ran from the scene and police are still looking for him. Of the seven taken into custody, one was a 14-year-old.
The six adults charged and held in jail are Devondre Evans-Lewis, Andrew Shannon, Darris Evans, Terry Arnold, Derry Evans, and Anthony Gildersleeve.
The Scott County Attorney says several of the men have criminal histories and they are all from the Twin Cities metro area. They range in age from 18 to 22-years-old.
All six adults have been charged with 3rd degree felony assault causing substantial bodily harm.
Yeah. Now the girl and mom need to worry that these idiots will come after them. And Dad isn’t even around to intervene. Hope they have family.
"..Six men and a 14-year-old boy were jailed and charged July 8 with third-degree assault....
..He said the father was taken to Ridges Hospital in Burnsville for a fractured eye socket bone and other injuries. His office was told Monday that doctors were waiting for the man's swelling to subside before checking for permanent injuries which could justify more serious charges...."
This is crazy! A prosecutor should be able to file more charges than that based on the father's known injury.
More info on the crime:
HOW IT STARTED
Shakopee police Sgt. Jay Arras said. the man and his family were leaving Valleyfair around when a man “tried to grab the 12-year-old girl in a sexual manner.”
This prompted one of the men to call more friends over, saying they should “get these bitches.”
When the friends arrived, the father “was jumped from behind by all of them,” Arras said
The group then stomped on his head while he was down, according to the victim’s mother.
Though the victim was unconscious, his wife was able to inform police about what happened and identify the suspects. She said that the eight men took turns stomping on her husband’s face as he was on the ground.
Amen. Read today's Arkansas DEMGAZ....five (5) violent crimes...every single one of them says, "Suspect(s) is(were) a black male(s) wearing......."
What amazes me is Little Rock used to be in the top three (3) most violent cities in America (per capita) until 1995....when we passed the CHL Act 419 law allowing citizens to carry concealed handguns...now we are only in the top twentyfive (25) most violent cities (per capita).
I don't think its as much about race as it is about ignorance, lack of respect, and poverty IMHO.
I guess... the question is... what is “substantial bodily harm???”
Nope. I care about crime victims regardless of their race.
But now that you mention it, why are there so many more blacks in prison today than whites? (see: Prison Statistics)
Why is there so much more black-on-white crime than there is white-on-black crime? (See: Mapping The Unmentionable: Race And Crime)
I'm not a racist. I'm a realist.
Human beings only have two ways to deal with one another: reason and force. If you want me to do something for you, you have a choice of either convincing me via argument, or force me to do your bidding under threat of force. Every human interaction falls into one of those two categories, without exception. Reason or force, thats it.
In a truly moral and civilized society, people exclusively interact through persuasion. Force has no place as a valid method of social interaction, and the only thing that removes force from the menu is the personal firearm, as paradoxical as it may sound to some.
When I carry a gun, you cannot deal with me by force. You have to use reason and try to persuade me, because I have a way to negate your threat or employment of force.
The gun is the only personal weapon that puts a 100-pound woman on equal footing with a 220-pound mugger, a 75-year old retiree on equal footing with a 19-year old gang banger, and a single guy on equal footing with a carload of drunk guys with baseball bats. The gun removes the disparity in physical strength, size, or numbers between a potential attacker and a defender.
There are plenty of people who consider the gun as the source of bad force equations. These are the people who think that wed be more civilized if all guns were removed from society, because a firearm makes it easier for a [armed] mugger to do his job. That, of course, is only true if the muggers potential victims are mostly disarmed either by choice or by legislative fiatit has no validity when most of a muggers potential marks are armed.
People who argue for the banning of arms ask for automatic rule by the young, the strong, and the many, and thats the exact opposite of a civilized society. A mugger, even an armed one, can only make a successful living in a society where the state has granted him a force monopoly.
Then theres the argument that the gun makes confrontations lethal that otherwise would only result in injury. This argument is fallacious in several ways. Without guns involved, confrontations are won by the physically superior party inflicting overwhelming injury on the loser.
People who think that fists, bats, sticks, or stones dont constitute lethal force watch too much TV, where people take beatings and come out of it with a bloody lip at worst. The fact that the gun makes lethal force easier works solely in favor of the weaker defender, not the stronger attacker. If both are armed, the field is level.
The gun is the only weapon thats as lethal in the hands of an octogenarian as it is in the hands of a weight lifter. It simply wouldnt work as well as a force equalizer if it wasnt both lethal and easily employable.
When I carry a gun, I dont do so because I am looking for a fight, but because Im looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I dont carry it because Im afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesnt limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force. It removes force from the equation...and thats why carrying a gun is a civilized act.
So the greatest civilization is one where all citizens are equally armed and can only be persuaded, never forced.
Anthony Gildersleeve sounds Hobbit.
I tend to shrug at such statistics- they don't tell the real story: young black males are something like 6 times as likely to be victims of a crime than their white counterparts. Almost all of that crime is at the hands of other black men, but so what?
Even with the higher incidence of black-on-white crime, whites are statistically much less likely to be victims of a crime than blacks.
I wonder why you only talk about the relatively infrequent crime of murder.
More than half of all violent crimes by blacks is committed against whites. It's not the same for violent crimes commmitted by whites, which are overwhelmingly against other whites.
Face it, you're an apologist for thugs. No one here was saying that all black people are criminals, but it's an inescapable fact that crimes committed by a pack are usually young black men.
Can you tell me the name of the largest white street gang in the U.S.? What city are they strongest in? How many members do they have?
I don't have a problem with black people. I have a problem with criminals - no matter what their race. Someone is an idiot and a liar to ignore the racial element to crime, though.
Has anyone here said worse than Chris Rock? Is he a racist?
If this was a BET online forum and the same comments were made, you wouldn't be accusing anyone of racism. It's only because the people in this forum are mostly white. In fact, you're the racist.
I think there’s a town in Norway called “Chicago”, if you get my drift.
We don’t need pictures. If the nature of the attack were not enough to identify these “people”, the name “Devondre” gives it away. Obama voters, all.
Actually, when my white then fiancee (It’s complicated) were attacked by a bunch of racist black women, the police were about to press hate crime charges since race was a factor.
I’ve actually known stories of that happening. I remember one of my friends got raped by a group of white men and she’s never been able to trust whites. It was surreal.
“You know, this shit gets tired.”
Damn right it does. It wasn’t me who went off, calling all those who questioned the races of perps and victims “effin’ racists”. Oh, and then she uses the rap term “bullshiz”? Give me a break. I don’t care who she’s married to any more than I care who YOU are. I call them as I see them and I see this one crystal clear. Anybody stars calling Freepers racists can pack that garbage right back where they came from. My comment stands.