Skip to comments.Four arrests made in MAX beating seen on YouTube
Posted on 01/14/2012 1:22:20 PM PST by bkopto
Two women will be arraigned Friday on charges stemming from the beating of a teenage girl on a MAX train.
YouTube video from the Dec. 26 attack surfaced this week, sparking outrage in the Portland area. It showed a 14-year-old girl being attacked by three other passengers on a MAX Green Line train in southeast Portland.
The cell phone video also showed others who appeared to be celebrating the attack. It didn't appear that any MAX passengers tried to intervene or stop the attack.
On Thursday, police arrested 38-year-old Selena Harris, her 18-year-old daughter Rakeshia Burns, and Burns' 16- and 13-year-old half-sisters.
The mother is being charged with hindering prosecution because officers said she hid her kids from the police and lied to keep them from getting arrested.
Her daughters are charged with assault, disorderly conduct, riot, harassment and interfering with public transportation.
Police said the YouTube video helped in the investigation -- they shared the video with the Portland Police Bureau's Youth Services Division and began to identify the suspects. Additional tips came in to investigators after the video was seen on local newscasts earlier this week.
Burns and Harris were booked into the Multnomah County Jail and will be arraigned tomorrow.
The two juvenile girls were lodged at the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Home.
Can I make an observation, and perhaps get flamed???
The observation is, there seem to be many reports of violence by young people on public transit around the country.
Liberals want all of us to use public transportation whenever we can.
However, if the feral among us are out there on public transportation, how many of us would rather drive our own car, and add to the liberal angst over carbon footprints and such, to steer clear of this senseless violence????
I may get flamed for asking the question but it sure seems that public transportation is getting more dangerous.
Thanks to mediums like U-Tube, the always dangerous nature of public transportation is being seen by a wider audience.
(People that have been forced to use public transportation have known it was dangerous for decades!)
If you are on that train, white, and headed toward the ghetto you ARE in danger.
But of course blacks beating whites is no hate crime, just part of their right to hate you for your skin color.
Rakeshia. I don’t even have to watch the video.
“This video is unavailable
This video has been removed as a violation of YouTube’s policy prohibiting hate speech.
Sorry about that.”
Beat me by two minutes.
My daughter lives not too far from there.
Animals like this need to be put in cages and left there.
Where’s Bernie Goetz when you need him?
How dangerous would it be if every law-abiding citizen carried concealed?
Yeah, ask Bernard Goetz.
"The first shot hit Canty in the center of the chest. After the first shot my vision changed and I lost my sense of hearing. The second shot hit lightning fast Barry Allen in the upper rear shoulder as he was ducking (later the bullet was removed from his arm). The third shot hit the subway wall just in front of Cabey; the fourth shot hit Cabey in the left side (severing his spinal cord and rendering him paraplegic). The fifth shot hit Ramseur's arm on the way into his left side. I immediately looked at the first two to make sure they were "taken care of", and then attempted to shoot Cabey again in the stomach, but the gun was empty. I thought Cabey was shot twice after reading a media account no shots missed; I had lost count of the shots and while under adrenaline I didn't even hear the shots or feel the kick of the gun. 'You don't look too bad, here's another', is a phrase I came up with later when trying to explain the shooting while I was under the impression that Cabey was shot twice. Cabey, who was briefly standing prior to the shooting, was sitting on the subway bench during all attempted shots. The others were standing. Shortly after the shooting my vision and hearing returned to normal.""
I grew up in New York City and I love public transportation...there was a period of about 15 years, reaching its peak during the tenure of Dinkins just before Giuliani took over, during which it was dangerous, but normally it was and is very safe. And New Yorkers do come to your aid.
I was the target of a racially motivated nutcase on a train and the people who came forward and defended me were black. So New York is probably different (in a good way) from the rest of the country.
That said, I lived in San Francisco for a few years and after the first few rides, I learned never to get on a bus at certain times of the day (when the “kids” were coming home from school) or on a bus going to certain neighborhoods, because the feral young riders would suddenly turn on any white or Asian or older Hispanic rider in the bus and attack. They didn’t attack younger Hispanics because they were armed...with a knife, but they were good at using it.
Even if they didn’t attack you, they would start taunting you, which sure made for an unpleasant ride. And the drivers didn’t do anything because they were scared too. So I can’t blame the drivers, but it sounds to me as if this liberal haven needs better and speedier security.
Public transportation IS getting more dangerous. The lame stream media is steadfastly refusing to make that little tidbit of information public knowledge. Can’t have the taxpayers’ knowing, they might vote to discontinue funding for the black hole of public transportation. Can’t have people responsible for their own transportation needs, it’s too much like right.
An armed society is a polite society.
More violence prone families. Truly pathetic.
I bet it shows up on LiveLeak. They run stuff that YouTube will delete.
Here, found it.
Oh, and thanks for nothing Google/YouTube.
An “airhead”? Seriously? A 14 yo girl describing the upcoming attack by some savages on a train. She actually seems pretty level headed and well spoken compared to many adults I know.
“yet, they’re completely silent when a hate crime is perpetrated against a young white girl right here in the good old US of A”
It doesn’t promote a liberal ‘Cause!’, so it doesn’t fit the pre-approved media management narrative, so it must be ignored.
She may be the bravest girl in the world, but she is an airhead.
When's the headline:
Obama/Holder Dept. of Just Us asks certain videos be removed from Internet
Only Police "Acting stupid" to be Allowed On 'Net
"Videos of hate crimes will also be allowed, the typical white folks acting out against minorities," said a Dept. of Just Us spokesman
>>Rakeshia. I dont even have to watch the video<<
Those pesky Amish at it again...
The biggest problem with public transportation is the public it transports.
The zookeepers must have their hands full.
I’ve never been the target of violence or robbery, but was often the target of sexual harassment while walking in the city or taking public transit there. Thank God for the car and the suburbs.
Back when I rode, the young black men would stake out their territory in an aggressive way, legs sprawled, ten seats marked out by three of them. There were robberies; a woman was followed home after a bus ride and raped and murdered, but the young black women weren’t a threat and there were not these racial attacks where the only point is to hurt and degrade someone, and of course, to stake out territory.
What do you consider an airhead to be defined as?
A space cadet.
I don’t care what anyone says. The attack and hooting, looks and sounds like chimpanzees. The style of hitting, the monkey hooting and screaming,, a few even literally start swinging from overhead bars.
Don’t take my word for it,, watch the video. I defy anyone to tell me im imagining it.
Dont take my word for it,, watch the video. I defy anyone to tell me im imagining it.
Agree. She probably could have occupied their minds if there was one of those 10 cent peanut machines nearby.
Another problem is that public transportation is a vector for all sorts of contagious diseases. How much more use of the overburdened health care system gets used by people who use public transportation rather than individual cars?
“She is an airhead.”
She is a 14 year old girl in America in 2012.
She should not tbe the subject of criticism.
Criticism is deserved of the animals that picked a fight with a younger, smaller person and ganged up her 3 on 1, typical subhuman style.
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You probably want to read up on Charles Yerkes, and the rampant crime on his intra-city electric rail system in Chicago in what was the closest thing to public transportation in the late 1800s.
(The way Yerkes built the system was a crime in itself...)
Not to mention two of them were adults assaulting a minor.
I agree she is hardly an airhead. For a 14 yr old she does do a decent job of describing what happened and her reaction to the assault was pretty mature too. She did her best to try and defuse the situation but failed due to the fact that her attackers are nothing but troglodytic animals.
The simple answer is far too much. In the DFW area, the local mass transit agency made the county hospital district a regular stop on one of the system’s light rail lines. The same individuals that believe someone else should pay for their medical care also believe someone else should ensure they have safe, efficient and taxpayer funded transportation.
“Rakeshia. I dont even have to watch the video.”
Yeah, and notice that she has two half-sisters who are both also teenagers. The 38 year-old “mother” is just a whore populating the country with miscreants who have been taught to hate anyone who isn’t black.
the only way you defuse that situation is within that milisecond when something hits you.you take down the biggest one immediately.
and keep going.
Let me understand, you’re afraid of getting flamed for suggesting that dark-skinned sub-humans and mental retards are responsible for predatious behavior as if they are entitled too do that because of the empowerment they get from a racist pro dark-skinned ruling political party? Is that it? Nawww, you seem right on track there.
White victim "not articulate"
Police Dismiss Charges Against Black Teens
"She should verbalize better, she's a typical white folk, that video could be a fake," said a Obama/Holder Dept. of Just Us spokesman
It would not be a problem at all if non-felons and non-crazy people would be allowed—everywhere—to legally carry at least a 9 mm. People would be very polite.
A big job for a petite 14 yr old to take down a big hog of a 38 yr old and her hoglets.
Wow. I live and work in Los Angeles, and I ride the buses every day from West Hollywood to the downtown area and back. I get off in a very gang-infested area. Happily the kids around here seem to be quite nice, however, and so far I haven’t seen anything like that. I’ve been riding the bus for 2 and a half years now. But I’m not in South Central or anything like that. Just downtown.